|fabricatedemons (fabricatedemons) wrote,|
@ 2012-10-24 20:59:00
out of character
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intended character journal: hothamwater
Character Name: Rachelle Pelham
Age/Birthday: 16 / May 13th, 1996
Premade: Lindsay Funke: Arrested Development: The younger sister of THE GOB, the twin sister of THE MICHAEL BLUTH and the older sister of THE BUSTER BLUTH. Her father was recently imprisoned for money laundering, and therefore, the family has money troubles. Lindsay considers herself to be an "activist", but is rather superficial and vapid, only supporting causes because of the social status that would be attached to her. She has self-image issues, due to the many years of verbal abuse from her mother and boyfriend THE TOBIAS FUNKE's lack of interest in her.
Year At WFP: Junior
Room & Roommate: 314: Justina Underville
Email: rachelle.pelham@ willowfallsprep.edu
Period 1: Geometry
Best Class: English, because she speaks it.
Worst Class: Contemporary Issues (She does not understand why she continues to do so poorly in this class. She totally gets it.)
Extracurriculars: Foodies Club (Yes, world, she’s bringing hot ham water to you shortly), Drama. She was previously in band but quit. This year she's trying Nature Club, too, because so many causes relate to nature even though it's totally a renewable resource.
Titles: Rachelle has run for various student government positions but her platforms are generally absurd and she's never won.
Special Achievements: Ha.
PB: Taylor Momsen
Defining Characteristics: Rachelle considers herself a fashionista. She pays attention to seasonal trends more than she pays attention to lessons and will do her very best to be one of the first people wearing whatever is featured in the latest fashion spreads. She has a very colorful and eclectic wardrobe (if not inappropriate) that she likes to expand when Shane isn't paying attention. Sometimes she steals pieces from Faux Pas. If Shane asks, she will make up some tale about how she found them. Or better yet, how she made them. It doesn’t matter that she doesn’t know how to sew on a button, much less a proper seam. She wears her school uniform during class hours, but she pushes the limits on occasion.
Although she doesn't exactly resemble her twin (or any of the Pelhams, for that matter), she thinks she fared well in the gene pool. No matter her mother's criticism of her appearance, Rachelle knows she's capable of turning heads. Hell, she's got great hair...probably the best hair in her year. She's 5'9 and thin ("You want your belt to buckle, not your chair") and will flash a beaming smile and bat her eyelashes whenever she thinks it will suit her. She is the self-proclaimed master of the come-hither pose (though it's affected and laughable) is under the impression that one's appearance is half the power of persuasion.
Oh, and yes -- she did have a nose job.
Place Of Birth: Bozeman, MT
Current Location: Bozeman, MT
Father: Carter Pelham Sr. Business tycoon and CEO of Pelham Company. Currently in prison for money laundering.
Mother: Lucille Pelham: Matriarch of the family, though not a very good mother figure. She's often verbally abusive towards Rachelle and enjoys the rich lifestyle in spite of current financial situations.
Brother:Carter "CAP" Pelham
Brother: Shane Pelham. Rachelle's "twin".
Brother: Joel Pelham
Uncle: Oscar Pelham. Carter Sr's twin. A war veteran, hippie, and pot smoker.
Cat: Purrhaps, who Rachelle assumes is at home, but is actually roaming the neighborhood and getting by on his own.
Likes: Attention, social status, sleep, expensive beauty supplies and fashion, hired help, supporting ridiculous causes, having money, Shawn, boys, and her cat, Purrhaps (although she is a terrible pet owner)
Dislikes: Her mother, being ignored, responsibility, most domestic chores, being poor and on limited funds, her father's imprisonment, schedules, Shawn, and Shane’s lectures
Rachelle is a selective exhibitionist. Although she loves the limelight, very few people know the real Rachelle. She's very selective about the people she allows to get close to her, and even moreso, how much she reveals to them. Her extroverted nature makes it easy for her to conceal her innermost secrets and insecurities. In fact, the one person who knows her best is Shane, and she's not even sure he realizes it. She certainly doesn't go so far as to admit it. Yes, he probably finds her habits and hobbies bizarre, but he just doesn't get how very complex her life is. Truth be told, Rachelle would rather not tell him; she hates it when he's disappointed with her.
A large part of her behavior is due to the fact that she's the only girl in the family. She's the only girl, the prettiest girl, and Daddy's girl. She's used to quite a bit of attention (though Mother's attention is far from positive), and revels in it. She can be quite shallow, obliviously so at times, but when it comes down to it, she has a good heart. She sincerely does mean well. Shane might point out that her short attention span doesn't help convey her good intentions, but she's of the mindset that something is better than nothing.
In spite of her steady effort to maintain a prominent social position among her peers, she occasionally exhibits strange, socially inappropriate habits that most people don't understand. Because of this, some people may think she's desperate, and if she knew that, she'd be mortified. Rachelle doesn't want to be singled out for her actions and hates being judged. She'd rather think that everyone finds her original, provocative, and daring, no matter how much strain that puts on her relationships.
Rachelle is the self-proclaimed liberal of the Pelhams. She adopts causes regularly and organizes protests within the school. She does believe in what she's promoting...most of the time...but if she tells you that her motivations stem solely from concern for others' welfares, she's lying. Rachelle thoroughly enjoys organizing events to help a good cause, but she gets more wrapped up in the social aspect of it than anything else. Anyone familiar with her causes knows that they are short-lived. In fact, if you ask her about them months later, it may take her a few moments to recall what you're talking about.
It should be noted that Rachelle owns a cat (at home), Purrhaps, who is woefully neglected. She simply assumes that Purrhaps will do fine on his own, and ignores the cat's needs in order to fulfill her own self-interests. Because of her behavior, Purrhaps seeks attention elsewhere. Rachelle rarely notices.
Rachelle doesn't make close friends very easily. She's superficially nice and tries her charm out when it suits her, but she really doesn't do well sustaining long friendships. She can count her friends on one hand. She has a boyfriend, Shawn, who virtually ignores her and who she suspects might really be gay. She tries to make up for the lack of a really close relationship by flirting with other boys. It must be said that she is an awful flirt - literally awful. If she could manage to act normal around a boy, she'd probably fare better, but she usually comes off as forced, if not farcical. Luckily, she doesn't mind being objectified. It's pathetic.
First Person: I realize that the filters would have to be separate, but for the ease of getting into character here, have laid it out in one example)
[Filtered to the Pelhams]
Mother is actually considering coming to Willow Falls for Parents’ weekend. She says she misses us, but I think we can all assume that she is suffering from some kind of insult withdrawal. I am letting you know in advance that I WILL NOT give her a tour of the campus. She already asked if I needed to let out my school uniform because it sounded like I was breathing heavy on the phone.
[Filtered to CAP and Shane]
I mean it. Joel can deal with her. He LIKES her. And please try to keep her away from Shawn, okay? She sounds so bored I think she’ll even bother him.
Foodies club is so enlightening. I mean, who knew that you could get so much satisfaction in the kitchen without a fryer that makes cornballs?
Third Person: I play Leigh Tharp, who starts out the log.