Shelby Garrett

Basic Information

Birth Name (Name Guidelines): Michelle Brittany Garrett
Aliases: Shelby, Britain
Place of Birth: Oneonta, Ala
Agereal and apparent) (see the age breakdown for vampires here, see the real/apparent age calculator for werewolves here) 22
Current Occupation: Freelance Graphics and webpage designer, 911 emergency phone operator, etsy store owner, student
Past Occupation: (If different from above)Student


Hair Color:Dark Brown
Length and Style: Short feminine boy cut. Thick front bangs that skim her eyebrows, short layered back that can be styled sleek or moused out or mussed up for a more carefree look.
Eye Color: hazel grey with an outer rim of deep blue
Skin Color: brown, a nice glowing mocha that is a mix of culture at its best
Nationality: American
Race: (I.E. Vampire, Werewolf, human etc.) Human The specifics after that would be anyone's guess. Her mother was half African American and Caucasian and her father was of some Latin american/other descent. (She never met him)
Body Type: athletic with some curves
Wolf Form (Werewolf - please read first):

Description (if an NPC) or name of your creator/gifter(if a PC) ( Please be as specific as possible, who your creator/gifter was, why he chose to change you, where is he/she now?):

Personal Questions

1. Describe your character's personality - Shelby is practical and cynical on the outside with a bit of imaginative dreamer on the inside. She isn't afraid to stand up for what she believes but she is more quiet than her looks tend to suggest
2. Describe how your character would appear to a stranger (I.E. typical dress, way they carry themselves etc.) Her looks change dramatically from day to day. Most days she tends to look well put together if a bit 'creative' other days she might have a darker mood or just something random. She tends to have at least one or two crafted things on her person. (She did go through a goth phase but she didn't do very well at it. She wasn't near pale enough in the first place and for a group of supposed rebels, goths tended to have a lot of rules about what was the right and wrong way to dress) Most of her odd fashion choices tend to be her accessories and wigs and eyeglasses.

3.What does your character like? Anime and most cartoons, including computer animation,wigs, art, uniqueness, freedom of expression, caffeine, desk toys, her collection of eyeglasses, mugs and glass wear, learning new stuff, most things British, Indian or Japanese, facebook games, video and computer games with good artwork that is entertaining (despite the above mentioned artwork criteria, she likes minecraft and says the art style grows on you)

4. Dislike? repression, discrimination (especially of women, or appearance based pigeon holing.) Being thought of as a redneck simply because she was born in the south, traffic, violence, hospitals, bullshit, obsequious behavior, spiders,
5. (For humans) Describe what abilities you see your character having if they were turned. perhaps shapeshifting, blending, maybe ethereal or, if to compensate for her human inability to see, perception.
6. What are your fears? (please choose and explain 3 minimum)

Hospitals - Her mother was a nurse and early in life hospitals held no fear for her at all but after her mother was mugged and murdered just outside of her workplace, Shelby has come to think of hospitals as places of death.

Spiders and scorpions - Yes, it is stupid and girly but they are evil scary critters. She is sure that every spider she sees is poisonous. Sightings have been known to cause shrieking and furniture climbing. If required to kill a spider on her own, Shelby has been known to throw something large and heavy at it. She has attacked more than one violently with a broom, shaking and cursing the whole time.

Losing Amrit and Hana - She lost her father before she was even born and then her mother. Amrit and Hana have become the closest thing to family she has and while she doesn't spend large amounts of time with them they are still a part of her sense of security. Their well being deeply concerns her. (At one time she feared they would abandon her but she got over that as years have proven that fear unfounded)

7. What is your character's strengths and weaknesses? (please pick 3 minimum of each and explain in detail how and why this affects your character)

Practical - Shelby is practical and level headed. She has a pragmatic view of daily life and problem solving. In just about any case (aside from spider sightings) she is likely to keep a level head during a crisis.

Creative - She has a rich and active imagination which she has always relied on to help her create unique pieces of art, keep her and her friends entertained or fill the time in a boring classroom.

Independent - Shelby learned to fend for herself at her time in school and was encouraged to be herself. Now she is confident in who she is and does not need a posse of like minded friends to tell her she's wonderful or a man to support her.

Procrastinator - She is likely to put off something she doesn't want to do. School work, paperwork, some craft that started out great but began to take too long to finish...this weakness description...

Stubborn - Shelby refuses to back down from something she knows is right or something that she wants. She also refuses to be pushed into something she doesn't want to do.

OCD - She has a tendancy to organize. Not necessarily a neat freak, Shelby has lived in a dorm room for most of her life. Packing, stacking and filing became second nature. She will absently sort or stack things while on the phone, talking, or waiting. It doesn't even have to be her own stuff. Magazines on tables, books at a friend's place...whatever

Vampire -

Abilities (Listed here)

Flaws (Listed here)

Werewolf -

Abilities - Listed here (Include Tier Points) -

Flaws - Listed here(Include Tier Points) -

Hobbies & Skills (for more information, read here)
Art, drawing and painting
plays the guitar
Crafty things - has a smattering of craft related skills, most learned at school in various classes or from class mates.
Horseback riding
Some farming skills (She was much better with the animals and less successful with the care and growing of plants)
Pottery, both using a wheel and not
web design,knows enough html coding to make a web page, especially CSS and some flash, loves dreamweaver for making things go more quickly
Speaks Spanish, Japanese and Hindi
Aikido and self defense
Firearms (Her foster father practically demanded it)
CPR and emergency care techniques

Cosmetic Traits(Distinct, character defining physical attributes. These should be minor and offer no real power other than to make your character appear more interesting.) Wears a lot of wigs, wears glasses (has a wide variety of funky frames) Occasionally wears contacts but tends to snatch up a pair of glasses far more often.

Quirks and Habits worthy of mention - Plays with things around her, doodles when bored, Her OCD asserts itself where her space has to be just so when doing things important to her. Also idly straightens things like sugar packets on a restaurant table, books on a desk, clothes in a basket...whatever

Personal History 3rd person (1st is acceptable) but please be as detailed as possible, this can/will affect your rp with other players.

Shelby's life was centered around her mother and their tiny little home in Oneonta. She never knew her father. Her mother didn't speak of him much but what she did say was that he was a kind man, always good to her and had been excited about raising a baby together. She stressed that Shelby's father would have loved her. Shelby has her doubts because before she was born he just vanished, leaving a note about how he couldn't stay but he would help. That he did, sending money like clockwork every month. It meant that her mother didn't have to work two jobs and for that she was grateful. She went to school, had friends, liked pink and unicorns like every other little girl. She finished her fifth grade year and was enjoying the summer when her life changed drastically.

Her mother was a nurse. She had left her shift one night and was headed home. The next morning she was found dead not far from the St. Vincent's Hospital,a victim of a violent mugging. With her father unknown and her mother dead, Shelby was put into foster care. It was a strange experience. She had friends in school that were foster kids. They never seemed to have new clothes or much to eat. Her foster parents were exotic and apparently very wealthy. She was assured that they only wanted the best for her. Hana and Amrit Harichandra were extremely comforting and understanding. She found Amrit especially wonderful and protective. Shelby considered him to be like the father she had never met. Hana was very nice but with her mother's death, another woman's presence hurt a little too much in the beginning. In her dreams she would see her mother and she would comfort her and tell her that Amrit and Hana were sent to protect her and care for her.

She stayed with them through the summer and then she was sent to a boarding school in the north. They promised to visit her often and kept that promise. Originally Shelby felt left alone but Amrit said that they travelled a lot and that she was a special and very gifted girl. She needed the best schools. When it became apparent that she hadn't been abandoned, Shelby came to enjoy her boarding school. She quickly lost the southern accent which led to much teasing but she never aquired a northern one either. She excelled in all things art related and with much encouragement from her foster family, she continued with it.

As a pre-teen/early teenager she harbored a secret day dream that Amrit was a wealthy mysterious vampire. That he protected and taught her originally out of a sense of duty which became love over time. He could not keep her around because his life was dangerous and she would eventually figure out the truth about him and his vampire wife. He - did- only visit her at night but when she was older and more realistic she admitted to herself that it was because he was a very busy man with a career. Most people worked during the day and that meant seeing children at night, especially children attending school.

She was taught some things by Amrit, Hana and their staff. Amrit was especially adament that she learned to use a firearm and impressed upon her that should she ever be attacked that she should shoot and keeping shooting until her attacker no longer moved. Take no chances.

When she got older she found she had much in common with Hana, who taught her photography and pottery along with the aikido and tai chi that she had learned earlier.

After she finished school, Shelby looked for universities, assured by Amrit and Hana that she could go to any that appealed to her. Shelby studied abroad for a bit, taking individual courses, most art related, in local countries. She also did a lot of traveling for fun, hitchhiking through out Europe, even into some of the Slavic countries.

She came home to Amrit, who had a temporary residence in New York. While sitting in the courtyard gardens drawing some of the flowers, she heard one of Amrit's people talking about a move to Nachton that would happen soon. That made up her mind, she would attend the university in Nachton. They had excellent art classes anyway and it had been in the keep pile of her college brocures.

When she told Amrit, he had grown very still, staring at her for a long moment without blinking. Shelby gazed back at him waiting to see if he would deny her the chance to be nearby. After what seemed like an eternity he agreed, saying that he had promised her that she could go to the school of her choosing.

((OOC: While Shelby might not believe in the supernatural, it has been a part of her life since before she was born. Her father was accidentally gifted while trying to stop a bar fight. After his first turning he feared that he had become a monster. He left because he was afraid of what he might do to Beverly Garrett and his baby.

Her mother did not die of mugging. She died when one of Mahesh's people accidentally killed her during a feeding. When he found out that there was a child about to be left homeless because of one of his people, Mahesh took it upon himself to provide for her. ))

OOC Checklist

Player name (online is fine) -Mai
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