01-24-2010, 03:36 PM
Name: Nora Ilene Pinesword
Appearance: Nora has dark brown hair often mistaken for black that she manages with a lot of hairpins and a scrunchy. Her skin is pale but not of the unnatural shade- it just looks as if she doesn't bother to go to the beach on weekends like other girls. Her eyes are a warm brown which have brighter patches in rings, like the tree stump. Her face is long with soft cheekbones, and she has a small mouth. Her body is lanky without much shape, and it has been noted that she has pointy elbows. Her approach is usually quite timid, but her eyes are always up and aware. She'd be the type to watch from afar and then tiptoe closer for a better look- kinda girl.
Personality: Nora is shy and timid, and isn't very streetwise. Her booky intelligence seems to take up a lot of her brain capacity so that she is bad at learning much in practical work. She has a sort of elegance to her without really realizing it, and is a very good listener.
Bio: She was born to a middle class family in the suburbs. A real strict bunch of nutters that strongly instilled in their two children that kids should be seen, not heard. Her older sister became a real rebel in her teen years and when she went off to college, her family never heard from her again. When calling the university, they told Nora's parents that her sister had said she was leaving education, but to do what and where, they weren't sure. The disconnection from their child hurt her parents badly, and at seeing their reaction, Nora decided she wouldn't hurt them further by coming home with a bad report card, or going out at night to clubs. Nora was going to put her head down to the books. Nora was going to monitor her free-time. Nora was going to be seen, not heard.
Nora sat on a bench just outside the school entrance, a book of physics open on her lap. She read and reread the lines carefully with a smile, trying to embed newtons laws into her mind. She loved this time of the morning, and the quietness of it. The chill in the air only seemed to make her more aware- which was a good thing. Nora liked being alert and focused. There was something admirable about standing (well, alright she was sitting) at attention like a soldier waiting to be called into battle. Or maybe she was just a bit of a freak for exciting over that physics test first period.