Just wanted to setup a character that I've been rolling over and over in my mind. I've read this community before, and I would like to join. I have read the FAQ, so I know what is expected. I hope I am not intruding upon anything, I just wished to post my character so I could help in this lovely community. I am willing to play in any story, especially those which contain much history. My name (not my character's) is Jesse.
Okay, well, here it is. I hope you enjoy.
Name: Apolina (Pauline in Bohemian/Czech)
Appearance: Dark brown hair, greyish-blue eyes, olive complection, small face, pointed chin, almond-shaped eyes, colourful clothing from native land.
Location (general): Paris ( For schooling)
Strengths: Strong reader, visual learner, artist (painter), musician (violin), hard working student, design, good with helping others' finances.
Weaknesses: too much loyalty given to people, slight cases of depression, spending too much time at the theatre...
Social Class: Lower Middle class (Through family relations, in Paris, her Uncle)
Backstory: Apolina was born 1879, to a librarian and tailor in Prague, Bohemia. At the age of seven, her family immigrated to France through her Uncle, who currently lived in Paris. Their first place of residence was with her uncle at his apartments, but due to size and complaints from the landlady, her father and mother had to search for a home of their own. Her uncle found them a small, but reasonable plot in northeastern Normandy. Apolina lived with her parents and was schooled by her mother for three more years before she moved in with her uncle for a chance at a better and furthering her education. Her uncle is a rather successful art critic who taught her everything he could, between her schooling and his work and social events. By the age of seventeen, Apolina was ready to apply for a local college that talyored to the arts. Whilst at school, as can be imagined she was introduced to the next generation of Aesthetes, she had already been familiar with the first through her Uncle's connections. Though she is not of a wealthy or aristocratic background as her friends, Apolina feels greatful that she has pushed herself beyond any specific class, which she can now claim to any of them. Dressing in her native clothing, she is seen as an 'original' boho, something that her pent-up friends of aristocracy admire deeply, always asking advice on clothing, and designing clothing for their crowd. The last one of which she can claim thankfulness that her father was a tailor. Apolina has those who she admires, especially the artist Rossetti and the others of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, and many poets and playwrights which seem to pass around Paris like bees at a beehive of decadent honey.
Other: The reason for Apolina and her families' immigration to France was due to current government rule. Under the government of the Austrian prime minister Alexander Bach a rigid, reactionary order was introduced. Many people moved from their homeland for reasons of personal freedom, and better living conditions. While most of these people went for Canada and America, through her successful uncle, her family was able to stay in Europe.
Well, I hope you enjoy, and that Apolina will get a chance to join the party. If there's anything you don't like, or I need to check with please send a message. Thank you.