Introducing the lovely Charlotte, for
I haven't colored... well, anything in a while. Here's to hoping my coloring skills have not died on me!
Name: Charlotte Dreuxelle
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 140 lbs
Sexuality: Straight; bi for the right person
Status: Single, looking
Charlotte is very stubborn; to the point of idiocy. She won't give up on something she's decided on, which makes it a good thing that she usually takes a while to decide on something. Usually, however, this poses little trouble, for Charlotte also is very adept at choosing her battles. A hardworking individual for the most part, assuming she isn't expected to multitask. She'll simply get far too distracted switching back and forth between projects.
She's friendly, but that stubbornness really comes into play if she has any reason to hold a grudge. Not that she thinks every slight is a declaration of war, but if bad relations build up for long enough she's going to give the cold shoulder for longer than is healthy.
Having grown up as the child of immigrants in New York, Charlotte looked to the stage for her inspiration in life. Or, rather, she looked at her cousin, who aspired to the stage. Though he was a dancer, Charlotte was entranced by the acting in the plays and musicals that they snuck in to see.
Her father died when she was fifteen, and still following her dream, Charlotte decided to try to help support her small family by auditioning for ensemble roles in upcoming plays. She wasn't ever given a part. For Charlotte, no matter her hopes, was and is a horrible actress.
Not to be defeated, Charlotte continued to practice and audition. Sadly, she was just that bad of an actress. So, finally discouraged by seasons of rejections, Charlotte decided to use her other skills to get close to the stage, planning to take it by storm someday. Since she was a rather skilled seamstress, she decided to try and get into costumery.
Her reputation by that point, however, preceded her. Which was when the Cirque came into town. Entranced by the acts, and tuned in to the possibilities of acting on such a stage, she signed up (as a seamstress) as soon as she could.
-- Charlotte's bad acting mainly stems from her incorporation of semi-interpretive dance. It gets out of hand quickly.
-- Irrational fear of small dogs; for some reason it's really only tiny canines that get her goat. She absolutely adores larger dogs, cats, she's even okay with rodents... it's just chihuahuas and the like that scare her.
-- Her necklace is adorned with a locket, a gem-studded threader, and a bobbin. She'll often wear pins in her bun just in case.
-- Given the chance, she'd rather go out flaming than fade away. So, if you diagnosed her with cancer and then gave her tickets to skydiving, don't expect her to use the parachute on the way down.
-- Her hair ends just below her shoulder blades when it's down. She doesn't like to wear it down, though.
-- Her mother and her two brothers didn't have the heart (or the strength of will, for that matter) to try and discourage Charlotte from her dream.