Name: Melissa Collins
Musing Threshold: Create Hope
Total XP: 0
Charisma 4 (Lovable)
Appearance 4 (Sex Appeal)
Empathy 4 (Desires)
Performance 4 (Voice)
Linguistics 1 (Spanish)
Treasure 1 (baker's stone)
Temporary Banality: 0
Animal Magnetism (1)
Good Listener (1)
Sex Appeal (3)
Voice of a Songbird (1)
Changeling's Eyes (1)
Surreal Quality (2)
Abilities (-4 points)
Flaws (+3 points)
Merits (-12 points)
Willpower (-2 points)
Melissa is slender, graceful and shapely, standing around 5'3". Her hair is raven black, usually tied back into a loose ponytail that hangs about halfway down her back, often with a pen helping to hold it in place. Her eyes are an amazing shade of violet, set in a lovely face with a delightful smile. Melissa usually dresses tastefully but with the intent of showing off; she likes jean shorts or skirts, often with a halter or other backless top, although in truth she looks good in anything (or nothing).
In her fae mien, the logic behind Melissa's choice of clothing becomes obvious. She sports a beautiful pair of butterly wings, patterned in bright red, orange, and blue; a pair of four-inch antennae poke out of her head. Her chimerical clothing is usually a bit fancier than the mundane; her favorite is a long, backless dress in dark blue and purple, slit up to mid-thigh for ease of motion. The pen she wears in her hair is actually a chimerical dagger, although she would hate to actually use it.
Always a lovely girl with a wonderful voice, Melissa's Chrysalis at age 15 only made her more fun-loving. Outgoing and vivacious, Melissa can and will get along with just about anyone, and usually doesn't lack for people to get along with. She isn't just trying to be polite -- she really likes everybody. Unable to tell the straight truth, Melissa usually couches her Pooka-ese in exaggerations or polite questions.
Melissa has lived in Talis Canyon for most of her life. Now 19, she currently attends a local university, majoring in music theory; she lives in a small studio apartment not far from campus, and hopes to someday make a career as a singer. (She certainly has the talent for it -- her voice is postively gorgeous.) Lately she has been trying to counsel her friend Michael, a talented young pianist who seems to frequently lack confidence in his work (and in himself in general).
Melissa never seems to lack for suitors, both on campus and among the fae. It's not just her beauty or her lovable personality (though she certainly has both), and it's not that she acts especially like a slut (though she has had no shortage of partners and is very skilled indeed, not to mention flexible), and it's unclear whether she's even fully conscious of it, but something about her manner just radiates sexiness. The sway of her hips attracts eyes like moths to the flame; she can break hearts and harden cocks with a wink, a grin, or a whisper. It doesn't exactly help that Melissa is a shameless flirt -- she doesn't intend to cause trouble, but things generally seem to work out in the end.
Answers to Mandatory Questions:
1. I'd like to get used to the Changeling game (which is why Melissa's background is weighted heavily in the direction of mortal rather than fae affairs). Melissa is not the sort to provoke much combat (although it could happen); most of her interactions are likely to be the pleasant kind.
2. Melissa wants to finish college, to become a professional singer, and to generally enjoy life to the fullest. And to make new friends -- you can never have too many friends.
3. Adventure. Plenty of sex -- Melissa's set of Merits practically demands it.
4. I believe Ajoxer was interested in having his character (when completed) co-exist with mine, a potentially amusing situation if ever there was one. (The presence of a stronger fighter could make combat a more reasonable option, too.)