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[Intern Alias]: lo-fi
Participant Name: Eleanor Post
[Pronouns]: she / her / hers
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Appearance: DOB 10/19/1965 // GENDER FEMALE // HEIGHT 5'6" // WEIGHT 141 LBS // HAIR COLOR BLONDE // EYE COLOR GREEN-GRAY // ETHNIC ORIGIN CAUCASIAN // INMATE NUMBER 269437 // ARREST ID 20FO12659 // DATE ARRESTED 02/20/2017 // COMMIT#A01, :INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER (FELONY), STATUS: ACTIVE CHARGE, COMMIT#A02, :INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER (FELONY), STATUS: ACTIVE CHARGE // PENAL CODE 192 (b) // WARRANT #20CR369 // BOND AMOUNT $4,100,000.00
*Language(s) known: English
*Highest Education Received : Nursing Associate Degree (with a license 15+ years out-of-date), Unfinished Religious Education (Nun Dropout)
*Relations: An ex-husband--they don't talk anymore. An adult daughter--they don't talk anymore either.
Reputation: Nell Post: a name semi-synonymous with late-night television ads for cheesy sleep hypnosis tapes (depending on what part of the US you were in and what your cable situation looked like circa 1995). While Nell is probably most fondly remembered as a pretty blonde with a pretty voice coaxing you to "call now for our special, limited-time $29.95 offer," the onset of the new millennium definitely saw her grow alongside the self-help industry as a motivational speaker and "spiritual entrepreneur," exploring many different phases/trends of "belief" while she made the occasional talk show appearance, wrote a few middling books, toured several business conferences, and hosted private retreats. END OF TAPE, PLEASE SWITCH TO TAPE 2
A. Area of potential: INFLUENTIAL
At the height of her popularity, Nell regularly filled auditoriums and sold out her lectures at business conferences (granted, the companies usually bought the tickets for their employees, but still...). Even in her soft beginnings as a late-night TV mirage ("buy the Building Confidence tape set today, and get the 'I am Confident' mug and 'I Control Me' mousepad for free"), Nell had a certain talent for encouragement and motivation. More than that though, Nell always had a certain need to talk, persuade, teach, motivate, convince, and shepherd others to new heights & thrills & braveries. Nell feels best when she's interacting (/leading) a group of people who trust her, who look up to her, who she cares about and wants to see succeed. She sees a direct relationship between the power she holds and the goodness she can do; she regularly seeks out that kind of power & influence.
B. Area of potential: WITTY
As an occasional guest and (loosely-termed) "expert" on a handful of daytime talk & lifestyle shows--usually ones touting the new "It" scare or solution--Nell became known for a wry, acerbic wit that, tempered with her good-nature and very marketable delivery, was easy television gold. She was an attractive, intelligent woman who believed what you believed and could chuck skeptics with a soft-sharp sarcasm usually reserved for children. Now that she's a little older, that sly delivery fits her even better. She's a keen, mature guest with an inviting sort of impishness that simmers & waits for you to catch up.
C. Area of potential: ROMANTIC
Nell likes the idea of so many things. She likes the idea of astrology, she likes the idea of psychics, she likes the idea of feng shui, of piety, of positive thinking (the only reason some people don't succeed is that they're holding themselves back), alternative medicine (the only reason we don't all live forever is that we haven't tried it the right way yet), of marriage (with Richard, my life will be complete), motherhood (well, maybe with Laura my life will be complete instead), miracles, success... Nell is and has always been the consummate romantic. To this end, she's prone to too many phases and quick trends, but she does it in the sincere belief that there is an answer and she just hasn't found and perfected it yet. Once she does, everything will be OK again. Not just for her, but for everyone else too. She chases this idealism relentlessly, & with a certain starry-eyed, utopian insistence.
D. Known Risk Factor: NEUROTIC
What insists on being up ("we can will ourselves to health and happiness") must come down. Nell is hardly a stable, steady person. She's both prone to manic bursts of productivity and angry, frustrated funks. She's been historically plagued by doubt (self, spiritual, & otherwise) and has a lot of trouble recognizing and coping with turbulence. Many of her personal habits/teachings naturally aggravate her mood and exacerbate the fallout. In her pursuit of idealism and rejection of traditional forms of help, she tends to do a great deal of damage to herself & others. We'd also be lying if we said that the woman who patented "Sleep Your Way Tonight to No Beers Tomorrow" didn't have a certain weakness for such classic medications herself.
E. Known Risk Factor: VICIOUS
Nell is the product of an American upbringing. She sincerely wants to find an answer to things, and she sincerely wants to share it with people, and for her the only thing that translates these goals is Success, the only medium she can think of to measure her Success is business, and the only unit of measurement is dollar signs. To this end, Nell can be brutal in exacting her purpose, and when that still feels empty and unfulfilling (because it's just $$$), or when that falters, or fails, or brushes up the wrong way against reality, she's been known to be capable of reprehensible cruelties and negligence. A stubborn, determined, and desperate individual, pointed at a false finish line, armed with a greater purpose, an intense need/lack, thinks she's on the right side of God, *has to be* or she's staring at nothing, Nell is a dangerous competitor.
F. Known Risk Factor: UNLICENSED
For all the books she's published, talks she's given, hands she's shaken, and people she's promised things to, Nell has curiously few official accolades. She used be a nurse, but let that license lapse well over a decade ago. She was once an aspirant nun, but as you can see that aspiration didn't pan out. As a matter of fact, Nell's motivation and justification for "helping people" initially was just that a) she'd read a lot of other people's self-help books already and b) she liked to do it! Nell's never had any psychological training, sociological study, spiritual accreditation, or formal expertise. She collects her knowledge and beliefs from unvetted sources and convenient claims, and then hocks them not only as truth but also the answer you've been looking for all this time. "Fact" can be relative to Nell, and it certainly takes second, third, or fourth place behind idealism, success, and the soundness and surety of her own delusions.
*Other: STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. ELEANOR ANNE POST
Late February of 2017, Nell was arrested and charged with two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Nora Church (67) and Veronica Rigel (34), participants of Nell's weekend program, who (prosecution argues, Nell agrees) died as a direct result of her negligence/generally unsafe practices surrounding her operation. Charges mounting and public scrutiny intensifying, Nell agreed to an unofficial plea deal with [REDACTED].
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Oct 3 2017, 10:10 PM
of the poorSworn To Provide...
- Sustenance: provides free or discounted meal options for newer and/or lower-income participants. Meals conform to a new
space age dietary plan championed by Nell Post--literature provided with every meal.
- Warmth: organizes clothing drives and distributes free or discounted apparel to newer and/or lower-income participants; arranges appropriate goody bags for clones who came w/o luggage, inc. clothes that fit, available sundry items, and a free download of your choice of Nell Post sleep hypnosis .mp3
- Community: partners with local establishments to provide a streamlined experience for new and/or lower-income participants; arranges religious services (currently co-ed, as in all-in-one); provides guided tours of the biome and occasional free admission to lectures & local talks by Nell Post.
- Education: partners with Guild Professors & volunteers to provide relevant orientation classes like "how to manage finances on [REDACTED]," "keeping your head up in space," and "Nell Post: Guided Meditation"
- Shelter: No
Rival Advertising Allowed! This is a sacred space.
How You Can Help:
#Scam? What Scam?
- Volunteers: currently requesting volunteers for cooking, cleaning, escorting (tours), teaching, distribution (of Nell Post literature), etc.
- Partnerships: the charity is looking to partner with local stores & services to provide cheaper options for the less-fortunate
- Non-Competitive Services: seeking individuals with talents or services that could help the needy and/or new w/o impinging upon their dignity
Jul 7 2017, 05:23 AM
Square tile floors and square tile ceilings apparently looked the same no matter how far divorced you were from them: decades… light-years... Nell thought she’d shut the book on hospitals when she left Geisinger Holy over twenty years back. An entire youth ago, and the scene still wasn’t really much different: square tile floors, square tile ceilings. Off-white & echoing. No matter where you went, no matter how far you were spirited away, sterility was always the same: a veritable abyss of whiteness, and latex, and the thin sounds of latex being peeled on, peeled off, & thrown away.
White ceilings. White lights. White floors, walls, and hallways. White bed-sheets. White hospital gowns. Periwinkle scrubs. Nell reclipped her hair, redraped her stethoscope, regathered her clipboard, recounted her inventory & her life or what was left of it. She scraped a spot off the white counter-top with her thumbnail and thought of home: the flat, arid skies of California, thinning from hunger; the saw-grass colored walls of all her hideaways, the two or three little homes she owned on various shores; her big, unneutered dog--she’d named him “Biter.”
There was no proper period of adjustment for being suddenly elsewhere, only the strangely anonymous and mysteriously mandated medical shifts inside a glass bubble somewhere--anywhere--in the vast sky. And somewhere--maybe lightyears away, or maybe altogether too close--Mercury was transiting Leo. Jupiter and Neptune were approaching an aspect of 150°. Her favorite local weatherman (weatherboy, more like, and she merely liked the way he stuttered through his broadcast) was giving his terrible, hideous forecasts. Somewhere someone was reading her book, listening to her podcast… and, almost certainly, someone was taking her spot on Early Today. Ever since she woke up here, Nell had to remind herself that all these things were still happening, or had already happened, and there were reasons out there for this. Just do your shift, then drink your gin & tonic, close your eyes, and don’t dwell on California. You can make it here too. You will.
She was actually nearing the end of her shift. It had been a long stretch of awkward semi-emergencies all day. I fell on this, I swallowed that, I licked one of the rocks--do you think that was a bad idea? She’d had it about up to here with the girl who stuck her hand in one of the meaner fish-tanks, or the fellow who’d stubbed his penis but wouldn’t admit how, or the robot who swore he wasn’t a robot (so could he please have his flu shot now?). She had an hour until she could clock out for the cool release of too much ice in her highball, and until then she whittled away at the tension with mantras and self-affirmations. You will, you will, you will.
She was certain she could deliver this entire biome. She could help. She could make herself and everyone else something. There’d be plenty of time later for the details.
She cracked open the door to the waiting room and checked her clipboard with renewed vigor and confidence. “Thank you all for waiting,” she said, and tapping her pen-point beside the name on the file, called out the next patient in line. She held the door open for them. “We’ll see you now.” There was a certain flatness to her voice that only came from being close to clocking out. “Follow me,” it droned.
Jul 3 2017, 06:21 PM
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UPDATED: 11.01.2017That voice
. Does it sound familiar? Do you know where you were in the wee hours of the mid-90s? If the answer is anywhere near a television in America, you might remember Nell from her iconic late-night infomercials where she outsold the entire budding self-help market with her snake-oil sleep hypnosis tapes
, guaranteed to cure all from fear of public speaking to cigarette addiction to weight issues to a dissolving relationship with God & family--and all for $29.95, plus the second tape set free! Nell's been many things at least once: a Midwestern schoolgirl, an aspirant nun, a nurse, a wife, a mother, a self-help extraordinaire, a self-made millionaire, & a murderer. Of sorts. She got her start as a pretty young blonde coaxing you buy her tape set--you and I can quit drinking together
--but she definitely evolved alongside the self-help industry, becoming a reasonably successful motivational speaker and self-proclaimed "expert/guru/guide" etc. but in Feb 2017 her negligence caused the deaths of two followers
. Those manslaughter charges weren't looking so hot for her, so she took TEDISON up on their offer and can't remember the crime or attendant guilt anymore.Nell is an unlicensed "expert."
She has no
study in any of her "fields," and in fact all of her sources are very dubious
and she's frequently anti-fact in this way. She has a gazillion interests
from astrology to psychology to philosophy to mysticism and you can bet
she has not studied these well and will pick-and-choose what she likes and present them poorly
. She's an incredibly problematic figure of some influence.& on [REDACTED] she's your nurse. Be careful!friends
Spunky! Pithy! Devious? Watch out: Nell craves influence. She wants to be around large groups of people, and in those groups she wants to be a leader, a guide, a "wisewoman" (uggh). She likes to motivate, she likes to shepherd. She will naturally seek out people who are easy to affect and who gravitate towards "answers," which is absolutely what she purports to have. She's a strong personality, and despite all her dubious study is not stupid; she has a sly wit that always played well on talk shows & she can hold her own! She can be funny, and fun to be around! But the woman is also neurotic, handles stress poorly, and can stress others out. She has some classic substance abuse issues (alcohol, cigarettes) if you're at all the kind of person who vegetates at the canteen. She has a lot of different interests she's keen to talk about/take action on: Religion, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychology, Pseudo-Psychology, Astrology (star charts!)... hit her up! She can so be the spunky older aunt who you kinda like but really hate the opinions of...lovers
Nell is incredibly negative about sex, has had mostly negative experiences, and has blinders on about this. Since her divorce she's led a mostly celibate life (almost ascetic in some more troubling moments) and her non-feelings on the body may suggest a deeper void. She used to try and date but sex itself fills her with an emptiness that rivals black holes. She's learned--consciously or not--to stay away from it. While she craves love, other people are unfortunately as elusive to her as the God she tries very hard to believe in. enemies
Oh, I'm sure. Nell can bring about a lot of destruction in her relentless pursuit of power, control, and comfort. She's super Capitalistic too and speaks the language of many, many enemies: money. I'd imagine that she'd bristle some skeptics, or people who are generally wary of the the more exploitative parts of the self-help industry (i.e. her). I'd imagine she'd also make some more political enemies as well, that is, other power-minded people. & I know we have a lot of scientists here, so if you're character is particularly keen on facts, debate, research, evidence, logic--you may find your enemy in Nell Post. subplots
★Nell's spearheaded [REDACTED]'s first charity, dedicated to helping the new & needy settle into their new home... by giving them discounts-on and introductions-to whatever Nell Post goods & services they require!
★I. Love: power clashes, power clashes, pow, pow, power clashes~! :)
★Sleep Hypnosis: sleep your troubles away while listening to absolute crap! If you think it's stupid, you wouldn't be the only one! Go see @Samira Mahajan about that!
★Herbal Supplements: her boy @Raban Morgenstern helps her make these but, uh, do they do anything really? The bottle says it even cures hemorrhoids... but something seems fishy....
★Repressed Memory Therapy for Lunacy Sufferers: Nell is neither trained nor licensed, and her particular brand of hypnosis will only implant false memories in sufferers...
★Matchmaking: Nell's been known to do this especially with the young & meek and she seems to have a knack for making bad pairings. Lemme know if you want your character to have a really bad blind date.
★With her crime occurring in February it's a matter of months before we have characters who could actually remember the crime--if/when that happens, I'm super open to exploring it.
Currently, she's hidden the luggage that alludes to her crime and she's wary of it. Wanna find it? @Sal has stolen this for leverage.
★Ask @Raban Morgenstern, her semi-surrogate son, or @Fern Martinelli, her crony. Nell has a way of PUSHING people. Do you need to be pushed?
★Nell is a nurse and that is such an opportunity for fun! This is the same Nell who is guilty of negligent homicide, so I'm excited for that angle.
★Uh, this woman is an absolutely classic barfly. Troublesome alcoholic stuff is all welcome, though if you're one of those EXCITED drunks you clearly haven't been doing this as long as she has, kid...
★Nell's deeply Catholic and deeply troubled. I actually wouldn't mind exploring this! Nell sponsors panreligious services through her charity, so this is probably a good in.
★Passive Aggression is an a r t and Nell is great at it. If you need anyone to remind you of your cruel mother or aunt, please call.
★Androids? You mean appliances, right?
★She has an aggressive pit bull named Mace (Macy) who only loves Nell
and @Sal. You better believe that good girl is guarding her. |