Thursday, September 29, 2005

basic statistics

Name: Sabine Fairweather
Age: 33
Myers-Briggs type: ISTJ
Nationality: English, Londoner
Current Residence: St. Louis
Socioeconomic Level as a child: wealthy
Socioeconomic Level as an adult: obscenely wealthy, from family funds/investments. She’s the only remaining heir
Occupation: independent researcher/alchemist
Talents/Skills: brilliant. meticulous, detatched, methodical. languages, cognitive reasoning, research.
Birth order: younger of two. Older brother, Edward. Physician. Dead at 40. Never was close, because he was 16 years older, male, and the heir. (interesting dynamic, here: Trace has a much younger sister whom he is responsible for, but not close to; Sabine had a much older brother who was distant and whom she came to resent.)

Height: 5'2"
Weight: 90 lbs, at most (sickly appearance)
Race: English
Eye Color: pale blue
Hair Color: pale blonde
Health: poor. damaged by overwork and Mereck’s, er, influence
Hobbies: dissecting things. tormenting Trace. hunting down Mereck and inflicting vengeance.
Educational Background: excellent tutors in childhood; later apprenticeships, fellowships and private study; PhD-equivalent in several things
Intelligence Level: brilliant. How often must I repeat it?
Any Mental Illnesses? Uh… other than obsession and a mild sociopathology?
Learning Experiences: discovering she was a girl must’ve sucked. Death of her father, being dependent upon Edward; the whole Mereck incident.
Character’s long-term goals in life: become the most brilliant alchemist/scientist ever. Discover Elixer of Life.
How does Character see himself/herself? As a demi-god
How does Character believe he/she is perceived by others? With envy and awe
How self-confident is the character? Uh…
How does the character deal with anger? Everything in her burns cold. If angry at a person in front of her, she will probably resort to sarcasm. I doubt she gets mad at things beyond her control. She plans ahead so well and so redundantly that her daily life holds practically no surprises. The hot water doesn’t run out, her supplies arrive before the old runs out, etc. nevertheless she has this old anger toward Mereck and her father and Edward and Patriarchy in general that has never been appropriately expressed or dealt with. This would be a large part of her resentment toward Trace—she needs him, but he’s a man.
With conflict? Deals with it. Or sends someone to do so, by nefarious means if necessary. I believe she would be quite capable of killing, although she probably considers it uncivilized.
With loss? She’s numb to loss by now. She has practically nothing left to lose. She believes herself untouchable.
What motivates this character? Curiosity, hunger for knowledge, respect. Vengeance, at the moment, and a bit of self-preservation.
What frightens this character? Dying. Or worse: dying obscure.
What makes this character happy? I think “happy” is an embarrassing extreme with her.
Is the character generous or stingy? Generous with money; stingy with everything else: praise, information, time. She thinks everyone is beneath her, ergo she treats everyone with a sort of noblesse oblige
Is the character generally polite or rude? Polite on the surface, but can be vicious underneath. One of those people whose manner can make the nicest compliment sound like an insult.
Relationship skills: None. She is blunt, rude, sarcastic, impatient, and is interested in people only to the degree that they can help her. Serious shell around this woman. She has been left to herself for so long she can’t imagine any other way to be.

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