Leyla "Sweet Pea" Aydin
Lieutenant Leyla Aylin "Sweet Pea" Aydin
Kiele Sanchez
Kiele Sanchez as Leyla Aylin "Sweet Pea" Aydin
Personal
Alias: Peapod, Lala, Pea-Pea, Sweetiepea, Sweets, Ley
Age: 26 (04 Nov 2015)
Features: Caramel toffee brown hair. Hazel eyes. 5'2", 110 lbs.
Colony: Tauron
Professional
Rank: Lieutenant
Department: Air Wing: VAQ-141 "Harriers"
Position: Raptor Pilot

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

— Wallace Stegner


Background

Born and raised in The Black Country of Tauron, Leyla comes from a, by Taurian standards, small family of three boys and two girls. From hard-working stock, Leyla spent more than her fair share of time working off the books with her mother in the sweatshops of the Country. Art, predominantly found object and metal sculpture did quite a lot to help the girl escape from the hopelessness of her economic situation. But it was a favour called in by her grandfather that got her a nomination to The Fleet Academy, where she majored in Astrophysics, and upon graduation went on to Flight School, where she started out in the ECO pipeline, but was quickly shunted to Raptor Pilot. Her first duty station was aboard the BS-107 Hephaestus, before being assigned aboard the BS-132 Cerberus, barely a week before Warday. Her initial assignment was to the Early Elevens, where she was paired with ECO LT Jeremih "Shortbus" Snowdon, but as of 26 Aug 2041 AE, she was approved for transfer to the VAQ-141 "Harriers". Her current ECO is LTJG Marko "Flasher" Scaurus.

Immediate Family

  • Emin Aydin — Father. Welder. (Presumed Dead on Tauron)
  • Aylin Aydin — Mother. Seamstress. (Presumed Dead on Tauron)
  • Emre Aydin — Brother. (6 Years Elder) Mechanic. (Presumed Dead on Tauron)
  • Ali Aydin — Brother. (5 Years Elder) Maintenance Worker. (Presumed Dead on Tauron)
  • Baruk Aydin — Brother. (3 Years Elder) LD Truck Driver. (Presumed Dead on Tauron)
  • Salima Ali — Sister. (2 Years Younger) Housewife. (Presumed Dead on Tauron)
  • Mark Makinen — Designated Next of Kin. Major, Colonial Navy, Chief Engineer. (Active Duty, BS-132 Cerberus)

Service Jacket

Station Duty Start Duty End Squadron Notes
BS-107 Hephaestus 23 Jan 2038 AE 17 Apr 2040 AE VAW-112 "Helos" Tasked with patrolling tylium space lanes, providing protective escort for transport and refinery vessels traveling between Colonial mining interests and depots within the Colonies. Secondary duties including exploration of asteroid fields for tylium veins and security for mining operations.
BS-107 Hephaestus 17 Apr 2040 AE 12 Feb 2041 AE VRC-50 "Raging Angels" Primary duties divided between engagements with pirate vessels and protective escorts of civilian movements between transports and mining facilities and SAR activities associated with mining operations. Some zero-G assault on known illegal mining operations.
BS-132 Cerberus 14 Feb 2041 AE 26 Aug 2041 AE VAW-11 "Early Elevens" ECO LT Jeremih "Shortbus" Snowdon.
BS-132 Cerberus 26 Aug 2041 AE Present VAQ-141 "Harriers" ECO LTJG Marko "Flasher" Scaurus.
BS-132 Cerberus 03 May 2042 AE Present VT-27 "Hyperlights" (Concurrent Assignment) Lead Instructor, Raptors.

Physical Features

Rich, caramel toffee, in her hair, sweeping long and straight from a high, clear brow, falling down nearly to the middle of her back, tied back in a single, simple braid. Light glints of gold, from sun and weather give her a perpetual girl of summer mien. Her eyes are bright, expressive, a vibrant hazel green. A slim nose, full, sweetly curved mouth, and a slender jaw are accented by warmly tanned skin, with hints of rose at the apples of her cheeks, and the faintest dusting of childhood freckles, never quite outgrown. Feminine figure, somewhere in that step between slender and gracefully proportioned, makes her seem just a bit smaller than her normal five feet and two inches.

Typology

According to personality typing, Leyla is an INTJ, referred to as the System Builder.

INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake … INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play … Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel … This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals … Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense..

You can read a bit more about INTJs HERE (serious), or fun, but oh so true HERE. You can take the test HERE.

On the Grid

Trivia

Language
Whatever the 'stereotype' being from Tauron brings with it, Leyla is damned proud of the place and the people she came from, and considers it a point of pride that she speaks Taurian fluently, something of a rarity in her generation.
Stoicism
On a related note, whether a byproduct of her natural inclinations, or the fallout from Warday, Leyla rarely if ever chooses to engage people in personal ways. She may speak to them personably, even joke or laugh with them, but unless absolutely necessary she does not touch anyone, or allow anyone to get too close to her person (literally or figuratively). Few are far between are the people she allows close to her. But those that she does, she protects with a savage ferocity.
Tatau
Leyla's tatau are extensive, and all seem to be done in the traditional way, by a skilled Kaiwhakairo(master tattooist). The texture of the tattooed skin and color of the tau(dye) are indicative of the use of the traditional tools: the uhi(flat blade), the uhi matarau(comb chiseled blade) and the paatuketuke(wooden mallet). Her tatau contain elements of her family's achyddiaeth(geneology), and kaupapa(stories) as well as her own personal/individual kirituhi, which speak of her life and achievements and whakapapa, which detail her social standing and influence within the Aydin's sphere of influence on Tauron. In keeping with the female traditions of her family, her tatau run along her sides and back and down along hips, buttocks and thighs, ending just above her knees. While living arrangements and situations being what they are, her tatau are sometimes visible, she tends to keep them covered, feeling them to be a private and personal affair. For more detailed in-game information on Taurian tatau, read THE GUIDE.
Gloves
Since Warday, Leyla always wears gloves. A pair of well-cared for black mourning gloves, in old Taurian tradition, or, if she's in her flight suit, her suit gloves. Baring those, any others she can find in a pinch. She has gloves like other women have shoes. If she has to take them off for any reason, she studiously avoids physical contact with anyone.

Roleplay Logs

Total (posted) log count: 133.


Soundtrack

Constant Rotation

Neverending White Lights
"The Grace"

Life

Shinedown
"Second Chance"

Post Warday

Nadia Ali
"Fantasy"

Romance

lynden
"First Time (You Were Mine) - Velvet Gavel Remix"

Personal

Blue Stone
"Worlds Apart (Searching for You)"

Memory

Conjure One
"Premonition"

Solitude

Song of the Moment

Jessy Greene
"Time Bomb"

Gallery

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