21Gender & Sexuality:
Lanie isn't one to talk much. She's shy but in small groups has a tendency to loosen up quite a bit. The only time she really tends to speak up is when she sees someone who is being treated wrong. Willing to put others before herself, whether they are strangers, foe, or friend. She is a very loyal friend. She doesn't like injustice or back stabbing people. She doesn't humor gossipers nor will she talk poorly about someone behind their backs. She's a nonjudgmental person, believing "Live and let live" as long as no one is being harmed in the process. Brief History:
Lanie grew up in a family of five, the middle child of middle class parents. They worked hard for everything they had and she had learned quickly the value of money, and what was truly important in life. She was 10 when her younger sister, Sarah, was born, and Lanie quickly took over the role of second mother to her. Her older brother, by 2 years, didn't want much to do with either her or the baby at that point in his life, finding friends more important than family.
Necessity found her becoming a babysitter for the little girl when she wasn't in school, more often than not. Lanie didn't mind it though. It wasn't until Sarah turned two that things became difficult. Sarah was developing slowly and after a series of tests the doctors confirmed that she had cerebral palsy. It made caring for her more difficult, but Lanie took to it as well as any 12 year old girl could.
Lanie took all the first aid classes that she could, in the little bit of free time she had. She wanted her mother and father to be able to trust that she could take care of Sarah, and she needed the knowledge to feel safe in caring for her as well.
Lanie was an easy-going child, always willing to help. The only time she ever really got in trouble was when it came to protecting Sarah. She wouldn't hesitate to say something in response to rude comments from people about her sister. Literally having gotten into fist fights over it more than once when she heard comments from people her own age about her "retarded" sister.
Although Lanie was more than smart enough to get into a college of her choosing, she chose not to go, instead staying at home and helping her parents out. She got a job after graduating as a teacher's aide for a special needs class, in the very school her sister attended, although not in her sister's classroom. She was happy with her life, but often times found herself thinking of going back to school to become a teacher, wanting to lead the very classroom she was helping instead of just assisting.
The camping trip was unusual for her, but she was trying to find a way to get her classroom out of the school and into a more natural setting. Feeling that a fieldtrip at the beginning of the year would help the students and teachers bond. The teacher was willing to humor her idea, but she had to come up with a fully laid out plan before it could be presented to the principal of the school for approval. Special Skill:
- Fire-maker = self igniting butane micro-torch
(I'm not sure if you're still accepting characters and if not I understand. I just thought I would place my character sheet here and hope for approval. I must warn you though, I am relatively new to group games so I might need some guidance, if this is a problem just let me know and I'll either delete my character sheet or change whatever it needs)