Just about every season of Total Drama has to have a goth in some form, and Talwen fills that role perfectly! However, unlike Gwen, Talwen tends to be more geekier than most goths, as you can see by the glasses as well as the books she tends to carry around.
This appearance may cause her to become shunned by some cliques, but she doesn't care, as long as she keeps a cool level-headed composure. Her blog, which is very well-detailed and filled with snarky observations, keeps her one step above those bullies!
In addition to being an avid reader, she is a talented artist and writer, and likes to frequent places such as DeviantArt and Fanfiction.net. And like her goth friends, she can actually tell the difference between goth and emo, two terms which most people her age (or any age) get confused. Gwen, obviously, is her inspiration for signing up to be on Total Drama Alpharama, and she hopes to make it as far as Gwen did in Total Drama Island, if not farther!