: Catherine GrantAge
: 30Character Type
: A photographer for a major newspaper, from out of town.Physical Description
: Catherine stands at about five feet, nine inches, with a slender and athletic form. She possesses long, dark hair that matches her brown eyes. A surgical scar is on her upper right forearm as result of a bullet wound.Personality
: A Battle-Hardened Civilian would be the best way to describe Catherine. Friendly and sociable to a point among others, there is an underlying discomfort when it comes to having to deal and be around people who have lived a seemingly normal life. She is a tough woman, used to dealing with the realities of combat without ever really having fired a gun in her life. From the front lines of a combat zone, to the medical tents, from among the guerrilla combat soldiers in revolution-torn streets, to the dark and dank basements filled with the screaming wounded in a make-shift hospital. Her experiences, however toughening mentally and physically they may have been, were not without their defects. PTSD is something she struggles with on occasion. Normally it is something she has grown accustomed to, something she has been able to get a handle on in life, but there are times, more than a few times, when it is too much to hold in and push off into the back of her mind. History
: Catherine is a photojournalist for a major newspaper. Her love of photography started at a young age, going through disposable cameras like candy in capturing images of life around her. It helped to sustain her through high school, providing the job she loved during the long summers by photographing weddings, houses for sale, business, and the like.
As she moved out of her family's house in Philadelphia suburbs for the city, it was there that her career skyrocketed. Her work caught the eye of editors of a major newspaper, and it was from there that she was hired and brought on to help capture images of the world.
In her work, she had been taken all over the world. Combat situations in the Middle East. Terrorist bombings. Democratic revolutions. Presidential visits. In more than a few occasions did she get close to being nominated for her work, close to becoming an award winning photographer.
Behind the scenes though, Catherine struggled with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from her times in such stressful, dangerous situations. It was after her last recent trip overseas that she's taken a leave of absence, to help gather herself and her thoughts, while channeling her energies and therapy in the form of more peaceful photography. It's her goal of creating a photo book of images from around the United States that depict Americana that brings her to Nightwood.
A random stop on the map on her travels, the much-talked about science fair by the locals brings her there with her camera.Quirks:
- No Stranger to Stressful Environments: Experience from her career. She's been in combat situations, embedded with troops, in cities that were in full riot mode, etc.
- Physically Fit and Some Combat Training: Another perk of the job. It requires her to be fit, able to run for her life if needed, and has forced her to undergo some combat training to be in war zones and the like.
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- PTSD: Effects of her career have taken a mental toll. It's made her awkward sometimes around people, and can be debilitating in some rare instances.
- Pills: A secret addiction that's been growing over the years. For some time, pharmaceuticals have been the only escape she's had when things become too tough for her.
: LinkSpecify Ons
: Nothing off the top of my head.Specify Hard Offs
: Fine with gore and blood and guts. Would like to not be involved in poo stuff if that happens, but agreeable to most things.Sexuality
: Predominantly heterosexual.Content Level:
Hell yeahDeath? (Y/N) Degree of Death? (Normal, Nightmare, Hell)
: Yes, but after discussion, and if it is a fitting death. Hell is fine with me, but again, it would have to be after discussion.Face Claim?
: StoyaSurprise GM Events?
: N/A at the moment. Open to most anything, from friends, even family if you want to work on something like that, possible romance, enemies, monster's obsession, etc. PM me if you would like to work something out. I don't bite!