Vera Lee Wychbury
April 18




The Hex

She swears she was a normal kid back when her father was alive. It was nice, even though her mom wasn't around for most of it. He was always so kind and tried his best, and even on bad days she knew she was loved and that was enough. Her mom only stepped up to the plate once her father died. That was probably the worst day of her life. She remembers it so clearly; being pulled out of class one morning and being told that her dad got in an accident on the way to work. At least she got to say goodbye before he left. But she wished - she still wishes - that she got to say just a little more.

The following years were a fucking nightmare, in her own words. Her mother cared little about Vera's wellbeing and was really only around for the benefits she got for taking care of her. She did the bare minimum and Vera was always too afraid to tell anyone how lonely she felt. It was a very volatile enviroment - lots of verbal and sometimes physical abuse being hurled around. She sought solace in online communities, specifically ones centered around sharing violent and explicit media. Think websites like bestgore and 4chan. It was an unhealthy outlet but an outlet nonetheless.

Because of her life basically revolving around violence she developed self-destructive tendencies and anger issues. She thought of herself as someone not worthy of positive relationships; all she would do is ruin the other person's life, just like her mom told her. After just barely graduating high school she scrapped together money from shady online gambling sites and moved into Levite Towers, where she now runs a popular gambling news website and an underground forum much like the ones she used to frequent as a teen. It's not a life she enjoys living per se but she can't die just yet; if she doesn't take care of her pet hedgehog Hank then who will?


-She has a noticeable gap between her front teeth, she hates it but doesn’t want to get braces (especially now).

-As a kid she took tap dancing classes and was REALLY good at it. She’s a little rusty nowadays but she’s still got it.

-Hank is a long-eared hedgehog that Vera adopted after she moved out. His name is short for Hankerchif.

-Other than caring for Hank she doesn’t consider her life to have any value, not in a depression way just very matter-of-fact. Because of this she's pretty reckless and often doesn't think twice before putting herself in harm's way.

-She only smokes menthols and will politely decline any other kind of cigarette.

"Does she have Limp Bizkit on her playlist?" - my friend Adrian

Vera moodboard