Here is my idea for a human character. Sorry I tend to go overboard on the details....Played by:
Chou Chou RheastarCharacter Name:
Alara is very petite, standing at around 5í3 she doesnít take up much space. Her hair is a rich, dark red in color and falls in thick curls down to her shoulder blades. Her eyes are a vibrant green with flecks of gold hidden in their depths. She had round cheeks with a defined face and her dimples are obvious when she smiles. Her face is very expressive and mobile and broadcasts what she is feeling. Alara is very slender and delicate appearing, with small hands, feet, and waist.Role:
Travel Writer/Fantasy NovelistWhy does your character want to go to Atlantis?
Alara is a four time New York Bestselling Author. Her novel series has become the next big thing since Twilight and her travel writing is almost as popular. Yet, she canít find a single thing to write about. Her private life non-existent and the need for a new book to be submitted soon, coupled with a childhood love of Atlantis, drive her to request to be one of the people sent to Atlantis. She hopes to find the spark there that ignites her creativity and maybe her life once more.Character Personality:
Alara has two personalities. One is her Public Bestselling Novelist persona. The other is her true self. In public Alara is very bubbly and outgoing, able to smooze and socialize among the highest class of people. She has an innate ability to get people to enjoy being around her and to seek out her company. Alara is very comical and uses her expressive face and quick wit to get people to laugh and be at ease around her. She appears very confidant and aggressive with the opposite sex. She is seen as the fun loving and slightly materialistic party girl.
Her true personality is what people who only know her through business and through the public eye never see. Alara is at heart a very shy and sensitive person. She takes everything people do or say to heart and will agonize over the things she said to people or the things she did, over thinking everything to make sure she never cause someone distress or discomfort. She prefers to be quiet and do things like read or draw instead of the parties and events she is required to attend as a wellknown novelist. She is a very submissive type person, always deferring to others opinions or needs. Although, in business she can be ruthless about getting what she wants and can negotiate a deal to benefit her.
Her secret desires are at beast kinky and at most wild but she has a hard time approaching men she truly finds attractive. But, with the right man, she will truly let herself go and reveal her more crazy, wild desires.Character History:
Alara was born in the cargo hold of a merchant ship from Russia on itís way to America. Her father worked on board the ship for the Russian mafia and had smuggled her mother on board in hopes of starting a new life in America and getting away from his shady past. The ship was raided upon arriving in the States because it was suspected of having ties with the Russian Mafia. Alaraís father was accidentally killed in the ensuing chaos and a kind law enforcement agent took pity on her mother and helped obtain papers for them to stay in America.
The same agents soon became Alaraís step father when he fell in love with her mother and they married. A widower, he had two sons who were five and three years older than Alara. Unlike some mixed families there was no strife between the family members and they were all very happy to be together. Alaraís stepfather loved her like she was truly his own and his sons treated her like their true sister. They became very protective of the smaller sibling and were like her body guards at school against anyone wanting to bully the Russian girl.
Alara was raised speaking fluent Russian, English, and Spanish because her father believed knowing her home language as well as other languages was important. Her mother told her countless Russian fairy tales and folklore and Alara quickly developed a love of storytelling and history. She could always be found with her nose in a book or writing.
At age 10, her mother developed cancer and her family was thrown into turmoil. The cost of her mothers medical bills caused her father to work many hours and take on more dangerous (better paying) missions to support their family. Her eldest brother got a part time job to help and Alara and her other brother took over the household chores her mother was unable to manage. Alaraís mother was in and out of the hospital for five years and had surgery to try to remove all the cancer. Unfortunately, around Alaraís sixteenth birthday her motherís cancer came back much stronger and she soon passed away.
Her step-father was heartbroken to loose yet another wife and threw himself heedlessly into his work. Alara rarely saw him and both of her brothers had moved out to go to college. Alara retreated into herself and became angry and resentful towards everyone. She started sneaking out at night and hanging out with older men who were of a very bad reputation. Her father was never home and her brothers rarely saw her so Alara continued un-noticed in this pattern for over a year until her father was injured and had to stay home to recover. Finally forced to drag himself from his grief, as well as being forced to see a psycologist because of his injury, he noticed Alaraís strange behaviour. There were many huge fights and Alara even ran away for a few days before they started to work through things. Alara started to try harder to spend time with people her own age and stopped sneaking out at night. Her brothers even started trying to come home more to spend time as a family.
After she graduated high school Alara was accepted into a prestigious Art College on a full scholarship that even paid for her to get a small apartment of her own. Her eldest brother had opened a restaurant which had become popular with celebrities in Manhattan and was helping her father pay off his debts left over from Alaraís motherís illness. Her other brother had joined the Marines and was never able to tell them where he was until after his mission was over. He always sent Alara beautiful and rare things from his travels all over the world.
After college Alara sold her first travel book. She had taken a year old trip to Russia to try and find her family. Much to her surprise she had family on both her Motherís and Fatherís side still living in Russia and they were overjoyed to be re-connected with her. They had feared all three of them had perished on the journey to America. Her book was about her journey to find her family and see her families Russia.
After that book she started her Fantasy series and it instantly became a bestseller. She split her time between her fatherís house in the States and her family in Russia instead of buying her own home. Never having man longterm relationships she had one relationship with an older man in the Russian mafia until she had to get away from him for fear of his families more sinister ties.
When the Atlanteans came she had been in the States with her father. Jumping at the chance she now waits patiently to hear if she will be one of the lucky few who are accepted to go to Atlantis.