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Character Notes for "What I Choose to Become"

These are the character notes for "What I Choose to Become."


Antoinette Vuillaume -- She has fair skin, brown eyes, and straight brown hair to her waist. She graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. She came from Kansas City, and later moved to River City. Antoinette majored in Scientific Ethics with a minor in Fine Arts. Currently she plays for the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra and its subset Futurity Chamber Orchestra. The philharmonic performs on weekends, while the chamber orchestra can be hired for entertainment venues around the metroplex during the week. They have a more avant-garde flair than the more classical River City Symphony Orchestra.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Piezoelectric Violinist, Good (+2) Futurist, Good (+2) Graceful, Good (+2) Sophisticated
Poor (-2)

Albert Spurlock -- He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short brown hair. He wears glasses. He graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. He came from the nearby town of Ava, where he currently resides. Albert majored in Computer Engineering with a minor in Science Fiction Media. He has become a popular filmmaker in the field of science fiction. The Ansible Algorithm explores the changes caused by new communication equipment. Clementine is about a woman who mines comets for water. Lifeformations tours the galaxy to admire biospheres founded on different elements. Robotnik is a love story between two androids, rather than the usual pairing of an android and a human. Zulu Moon is Afro-futurism about the first lunar colony. A proud nerd, Albert is a bit out of shape. He enjoys people and parties, though, and he can eat almost anything.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Science Fiction Filmmaker, Good (+2) Iron Stomach, Good (+2) Nerd, Good (+2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence
Poor (-2) Out of Shape

Frida Morisot -- She has fair skin, black eyes, and shaggy dark brown hair to her shoulders. She graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. She came from Springfield, where she currently resides. Frida majored in Scientific Ethics with a minor in Science Fiction Art. She has become a popular illustrator for book covers and games. Among her markets are Plesiosaur Press and Jörmungandr Strategy Games. She loves hanging out with artists and other creative people. Her anthology Spectronomicon was created by painting monochromatic aliens and then inviting her friends to write short stories or poems about them. Frida struggles with math, though, and prefers to hire it out.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Speculative Fiction Artist, Good (+2) Bohemian Friends, Good (+2) Dexterity, Good (+2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence
Poor (-2) Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

Greta Picard -- She has fair skin, brown eyes, and shaggy brown hair that falls just past her chin. Born with partial amelia, she has stubs instead of hands and both legs end just below the knee. She wears a variety of prostheses to compensate, some of them very creative. Greta graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. She came from Hartville, and later moved to Hollywood. She majored in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Mechanical Engineering and Fine Arts. Greta has become famous for acting in science fiction films, both in physical costumes and digital ones; she excels at playing cyborgs and aliens. She designs and builds many of her own prosthetic devices. She is friends with the futuristic musician Lynyrd Watt. However, people ignored her boundaries so much during her childhood that it has left Greta with limited awareness of where those lines should be, making her prone to intrude on others.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Science Fiction Actress, Good (+2) Agility, Good (+2) Disability Actress, Good (+2) Futuristic Music Fan
Poor (-2) Nosy

Amelia is a birth defect in which part or all of a limb fails to form. Teratogenic damage from toxic chemicals such as pesticides is among the causes.


Jaida Moore -- She has fair skin, brown eyes, and brown hair to her shoulders. She wears glasses. She graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. She came from West Plains, and later moved to River City. Jaida majored in Scientific Ethics with a minor in Science Fiction Writing. She has become a popular writer in the field of science fiction. Among her novels is Four-Star Planet, about exploring a system with four suns. She also volunteers as a writing mentor for disadvantaged youth. Due to her poor visual-spatial skills, Jaida is always getting lost.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Science Fiction Writer, Good (+2) Fast, Good (+2) Giving and Receiving Critiques, Good (+2) Linguistic Intelligence
Poor (-2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence

See the cover art of Four-Star Planet.


Linnea Newell -- She has fair skin, dark brown eyes, and short straight blonde hair with hot pink streaks. She graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. She came from River City, where she currently resides. Linnea majored in Computer Science with a minor in Science Fiction Media. She has become a popular game designer in the field of speculative fiction video, computer, and tabletop games. She works for Jörmungandr Strategy Games. JabberJock is an immersive arcade video game based on piloting a small submarine. Willowind is a very dreamy computer game about saving a riparian ecosystem from various threats. Cooper is a tabletop roleplaying game based heavily on teamwork. Linnea has no shortage of friends eager to playtest her newest inventions. The games can run until dawn, because she needs little sleep. Not everyone is so blessed, but that's what caffeine is for.
Origin: One Halloween, Linnea covered her entire body in makeup to mimic a favorite character. Afterwards, some of the hair dye refused to wash out. Or grow out.
Uniform: Very casual, often just loungewear. She likes geeky t-shirts.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Game Designer, Good (+2) Gamer Friends, Good (+2) Logical-Mathematical Intelligence, Good (+2) Needs Little Sleep
Poor (-2) Dislikes Nature
Powers: Average (0) Crayon Soup
Motivation: To have fun.

Lynryd Watt -- He has fair skin, blue eyes, and light brown hair. He shaves his head. He wears glasses. Lynryd graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. He came from Carthage and later moved to River City, Missouri. He majored in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Fine Arts. Now Lynryd specializes in making and playing futuristic instruments. He has performed for many science fiction stageplays and several movies. He is friends with science fiction actress Greta Picard. As far as Lynryd is concerned, normal is a setting on the dryer, and he doesn't even bother trying to fit in.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Futuristic Musician, Good (+2) Dexterity, Good (+2) Geek, Good (+2) Teamwork
Poor (-2) Passing for Normal

Kadabra is a futuristic instrument.


Petey Carolla -- He has fair skin, brown eyes, and short wavy hair of light brown. He is tall and slim. He graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. He came from Kansas City and currently lives in Springfield, Missouri. Petey majored in Technological Studies with a minor in Science Fiction Media. He has become famous for making radio shows for blind people, featuring science fiction among other genres. The Sargon Symphony uses splendid music to voice the aliens. Vortechs is space opera in which only blind people can use the technology on the alien spacecraft that humans discovered. Dot Matrix is a nonfiction show about Braille. Petey is known for his patience and skill with words. His fashion sense is so bad that he customarily dresses in shades of black, white, and gray so it's impossible to screw up. He has a few items in brighter colors, but only wears one of those at a time.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Radioman, Good (+2) Linguistic Intelligence, Good (+2) Patience, Good (+2) Tall
Poor (-2) Fashion Sense

Ethelwynn Beverton -- She has olive skin, brown eyes, and short brown hair. She is a mermaid with a brown-and-white fish tail. Out of the water, she uses a wheelchair. Ethelwynn graduated from the Technical College of New Jutland located in the least-inhabited eastern part of Douglas County, Missouri. She came from Branson and currently lives there. She majored in Biology with a minor in Fine Arts. Now she works as an underwater photographer, studying Table Rock Lake in Branson as well as making trips to other places. Ethelwynne is a serious geek, and repelled both by giggling little girls and smarmy men attracted to mermaids. But she can talk about aquatic ecosystems for hours, and does not mind fellow scientists geeking out over her tail.
Origin: As an undergraduate project, she volunteered with the Branson game warden to document a fish poaching problem and clean up the mess of abandoned tackle around Table Rock Lake. One day she got tangled in a fishing line with zetetic lures attached. By the time the warden got her to the community clinic closest to the lake, she was already unconscious and having trouble breathing. She spent weeks in intensive care at a SPAZMAT facility while her body changed into a mermaid. Meanwhile the warden hunted down the culprit and prosecuted him for using lures enhanced with fish pheromones and zetetic contaminants, which helped inspire her to protect wildlife.
Uniform: Ethelwynn wears fashionable women's clothes designed to look good in a wheelchair. She detests the "old lady" styles too common in adaptive wear.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Aquatic Biologist, Good (+2) Constitution, Good (+2) Geek, Good (+2) Underwater Photographer
Poor (-2) I'm Not THAT Kind of Mermaid!
Powers: Good (+2) Freshwater Mermaid
Motivation: To show people the beauty of underwater life.

Adaptive clothing fits better for women in wheelchairs.
Tags: cyberfunded creativity, education, fantasy, fishbowl, poetry, reading, weblit, writing
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