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Created on 2011-12-22 06:09:14 (#1184766), last updated 2011-12-24 (299 weeks ago)

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Name:Mary Anne Bell
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You just don't know. You hide in this little fortress, behind wire and sandbags, and you don't know what it's all about. Sometimes I want to eat this place. Vietnam. I want to swallow the whole country--the dirt, the death--I just want to eat it and have it there inside me. That's how I feel. It's like...this appetite. I get scared sometimes--lots of times--but it's not bad. You know? I feel close to myself. When I'm out there at night, I feel close to my own body, I can feel my blood moving, my skin and my fingernails, everything, it's like I'm full of electricity and I'm glowing in the dark--I'm on fire almost--I'm burning away into nothing--but it doesn't matter because I know exactly who I am. You can't feel like that anywhere else.

History: Once upon a time, she had a boyfriend named Mark Fossie. In the summer of '67, he brought her out to his posting in the small medical detachment near a river called the Song Tra Bong. Well-meaning boys in the camp taught her how to treat wounds, cook outdoors and fire an M-16. The Green Berets taught her how to be lethal. This last part didn’t go over well with Mark. When he tried to send her home, she vanished into the jungle.
She has been there for almost three years.

Identifying features: Stands roughly 5 1/2 feet tall. Slim build, long legs. Blonde hair and blue eyes.

Scars: She has an old burn scar on the back of her left calf, left over from a run in with napalm. There are also faint surgical scars on her stomach, knees and ankles. The most notable is a name, deliberately carved just off center above her right breast; it reads "Ruinosus" and looks like this.

Weapons: Unless otherwise stated, it is safe to assume that she is always armed. She may be carrying any of the following in the specified locations:

- a hunting knife on her hip or in the small of her back
- a slim dagger strapped to her left forearm
- a push knife strapped to her right calf
- a 9mm pistol in the small of her back

She also owns an M16 and a sniper rifle.

EDIT: As of September 19, 2006, Mary Anne joined the tarot as the Queen of Swords. Changes to appearance and new abilities may be found here.



Mary Anne Bell is from "The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong" in The Things They Carried, and is the property of Tim O'Brian. She appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing in [info]milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made.

PB for the icons is Milla Jovovich; all icons (unless otherwise stated) made by [info]walksbyherself.
To get in touch with Mary Anne, contact her mun.
Mary Anne's mun keeps weird hours on Central Time.

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9 mm, amberites, ambush, bikinis, charms, chu lai, claymores, columbians, comfortable high heels, dancing, green berets, knives, m-16, napalm, necklaces, not mark fossie, tarot, the song tra bong, tongues, vietnam, white culottes
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