Writer Details - Helen

Last Edited : 6-Dec-2005 9:33:12 pm
Full name: Helen Pluck
Reason, meaning or purpose behind the name: My mother chose it after Helen of Troy
Nickname: Helen, gobby, any charrie names
Reason for nickname: none
Race: Human
Occupation/class: Student
Social class: Lower Middle Class English

Physical Appearance:

Age: 21
How old they appear: pass
Eye Color: Celtic - Grey rims, green centres, amber around iris
Glasses or contacts? Supposed to but don't
Hair color length and style: Natural blonde, but half of it is brown due to growing dye out. Close cut.
Weight and height: Weight I have no idea, I'm about 5" 6' give or take
Type of body (build): Curvy
Skin tone and type (i.e., harry, slimy, scaly, oily, fair, burns easily): Extremely fair
Shape of face: Oval
Distinguishing marks (dimples, moles, scars, birthmarks, etc.): Large oval birthmark on knee, raised chickenpox scar on back, surgical scar on left wrist.
Predominant feature: Peircings
Is s/he healthy? Ish
If not, why not? Or why are they healthy? Suffers from reccuring chest infections. And hangovers.
Do they look healthy? Why/why not? Fairly. Good with makeup :)

Favorites:

Char’s favorite color: teal
Least favorite, why? Pink, its icky
Music? Eclectic
Least favorite music, why? Country and Western, its just.. *shudder*
Food: Indian
Literature: SciFi/Fantasy
Expressions: "That was totally *random*,"
Expletives (curse): Shitting hell!
Mode of transport: Bus, I can't drive :(
Hobbies: Roleplay. Drinking. Studying

Personality:

Are they a daredevil or cautious? Mixed
Do they act the same alone as when with someone? No, I tend to be more of an extrovert when I'm with people, but if its people I don't know, more of an introvert. On my own... I'm just random :)
Habits: Drinking, smoking, typing far too fast. Breaking keyboards.
Drinks: White wine. WKD Iron Brew, to the point I walk in my pub and there's a bottle waiting on the bar for me. Caffe Nero Latte.
How much: Depends, wine with some meals, at least once a month for the WKD, twice a week for the coffee
Greatest Strength: compassion
Greatest Weakness: extreme inability to say no
Soft spot: family, close friends
Is their soft spot obvious, why/why not: Yep
If not, how do they hide it:
Biggest Vulnerability: Slight addiction to drink when times are tough/stressful. Getting out of it though.

Background:

Hometown: Leeds, "captial of the North-East" though Newcastle would disagree
Type of childhood: we moved a lot, and... stuff.
First Memory: Dad complaining about the price of Flucloxacillin
Most important child hood event that still affects him/her: I can't go into that
Why? Its messy and extremely personal
Education: At University right now
Religion: A little of everything
Finances: Dire. Student = poor

Family:

Mother: Steph
Relationship with her: Wunnerful, if sometimes a little messy
Father: John
Relationship with him: Both strong willed, so... combustable
Siblings, How many, relationship with each: Only one, sister, Jenny: relationship, very volatile
Children of siblings: None
Other extended family: Uncle and Aunt, Bob and Yvonne, Grandfather, and paternal Uncle and Aunt
Close? Why or why not: Yes, with first set of uncle and aunt, because I adore my mother's brother and his wife, they rock. Not so close to the others. Messy family stuff.

Attitude:

Most at ease when: It varies.
Most ill at ease when: Hungover.
Priorities: having fun, being loved and loving in return
Philosophies: There's no point being a pretty corpse.
How they feel about themselves: sometimes good, sometimes very bad, self confidence issues. Convinced I have a self-destruct button someone keeps pushing
Past failure they would be embarrassed to admit: Monetary troubles
Why? Father constantly lectured about taking care of money
If granted one wish what would it be, why? To have the self restraint not to live to the excesses I sometimes do. Self explanatory

Traits:

Optimist or pessimist? Why? Optimist
Introvert or extrovert? Why? Extrovert
Drives and motives: Compassion, loyalty, love
Talents: Writing, typing, drinking *g*
Extremely skilled at: Typing
Extremely unskilled at: Bugeting
Good characteristics: kind, loyal, friendly, understanding,
Character flaws: Addictive personality
Mannerisms: Very contact orientated, except on rare occasion where everyone has to get out of my personal space before I freak
Peculiarities: Major allergies to Fish and Orange juice, minor allergy to caffine, and under no circumstances should be allowed to consume large amounts of sugar
Biggest regret: Monetary breakdown
Minor regrets: THAT night.
Biggest accomplishment: Going back to Uni!
Minor accomplishments: Exam results
Darkest secret: Its a secret
Does anyone know? Only a few
how did they find out: I told them. It was that or fall apart

Self-perception:

One word they would use to describe themselves: Drunk
One paragraph of how they would describe themselves: Fun loving, sweet and friendly, with a severe problem vis a vis budgeting, and a minor problem with saying no to a decent drinking session
What do they consider their best physical characteristic and why: Uhm, the boobs, on a good day. And the peircings.
The worst one? Why? HAIR! Its... about twenty different colours
Are they realistic assessments? No, LOL
If not, why not? I probably have better characteristics, and worse ones, but hell, I try not to deafen people blowing my trumpet :)
How they think others preserve them: Drunk, stupid, lazy
What four things would they most like to change about themselves: Better self control, ability to stick to one hair colour for more than six months, less addicted to internet, able to get up on a morning
Why? Self-control, well, I'd have more money! Hair... beause it confuses the hell out of everyone, less addicted to internet - would stop parent types ripping cable out of wall so much, able to get up, might not miss lectures!
If they were changed would they be the same person, why/why not: No, I wouldn't be me
Would changing of number 1 make them more happy? Why/why not: Yes and no... I'd lose some of the accidental joys, and some of my good friends have come out of my lack of self control *snickers*

Interaction with other people:

How do they relate to others: Pretty open and friendly, if a bit hyper
How are they perceived by strangers: Nuts
Friends: Kind, affectionate, caring
Wife/husband/lover: Desperate need to be held, lots
First impression of the char: Drunk
why? I drink too much!
What happens to change this perception: Haven't managed that yet...
What do people like most about this char: Y'know, I have no idea
What do they dislike most about them: I'm a flake!

Goals:

Immediate: Graduating
Long term: Staying in academia as long as I can
How do they plan to accomplish them: BA, MA, PhD
How will others be affected by this: I'll still be getting financial handouts from my folks *winces*

Problems/Crisis:

How do they react in a crisis: Initally calm. Then meltdown
How do they face problems: Minor ones head on, Major ones... Runs away
Kind of problems they usually run into: Monetary
How they react to new problems: Initally calm, then meltdown
How they react to change: It really depends on the outcome of said change

General:

Favorite clothing, why: Jeans and t-shirt. Cause they're comfy!
Least favorite, why: Formal dresses/skirts. Feel confined
Jewelry: Peircings: Tongue, lip, nose, ears, silver and crystal cross necklace, and silver heart ring
Other accessories: Phone, keys, cigarettes, lighter
Drives: Love, and need to feel like I'm needed
Where do they live: With parents and sibling
Where do they want to live: I have no freaking clue
Spending habits, why: Addicted to spending money. Makes me feel better
What do they do too much of, why: Spending
Most prized possession, why: Cross necklace and heart ring, reminders of a love never quite gotten over
People they secretly admire, why: Mo Mowlam, Hillary Clinton, Betty Boothroyd, strong, political women
Person they are most influenced by, why: Probably my mother and Grandmother.
Most important person in their life: Family


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