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Jaime Schanbacher
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Name: Jaime Elizabeth Schanbacher
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Grade: 11th
School: Cochise High School
Hobbies and Interests: Archery, Drawing, Gaming, Swimming

Appearance: Jaime Schanbacher is somewhat short for her age, being five feet two inches tall, and weighing 107 pounds, giving her a slim figure. Her straight hair is dirty blond and goes down to her shoulders and is normally worn loose and without bangs. Her oval face has a small, centered nose, and green eyes, which sit below thin, unstyled eyebrows. Her eyelashes are fine, and as such are mostly visible only when her eyes are closed. Her skin is light due to her Caucasian heritage, and she does not normally wear makeup, allowing the odd blemish on her face to show. She has two traditional piercings on each earlobe, each of which are commonly filled with a silver metal stud and a silver metal hoop earring, as well as a navel piercing. Her thin, downturned lips are normally in a slight frown, however this is simply due to that being her natural facial expression, as opposed to being indicative of any mood, and sit in between relatively low cheekbones.

Jaime wears comfortable clothing, mainly Converse sneakers, dark straight jeans and T-shirts which have a design on them from various science fiction franchises, mainly Mass Effect and Battlestar Galactica.

Biography: Jaime Schanbacher was born on May 18 in Morristown, New Jersey to father James and mother Janice. Her father is an insurance salesman and her mother is an alternative medicine pharmacist. She is the youngest of three - junior to sister Jennifer, who is fourteen years older than Jaime and John, who is eight years older.

When Jaime was in elementary school, she was quite shy, choosing to only talk to a couple other people. She was good at most subjects, with the exception of math, which confused and irritated her, even when she got help from her parents and teachers. Jaime also had a habit of getting into minor arguments with teachers due to her stubborn nature, which would occur once every one or two months. While Jaime followed most rules, such as the requirement to do homework, be on time, or raise her hand, to her best effort, and attempted to get clarification on more esoteric rules, if she found a rule or ruling to be unreasonable, Jaime would not follow it until she faced punishment. This was a constant subject during parent-teacher conferences, and gave Jaime a reputation as a rebel among the teachers, and risked facing harsher penalties for her actions as time went on, as she was very rarely right enough for any authority figure to intervene on Jaime's behalf.

The main thing she loved to do in her free time since she was a child was to go to a lake or pool and go swimming when she could get her parents to go with her on the weekends. She was always drawn to the water and how it felt when she dove in, so when her parents signed her up for swim lessons at the age of six, she was very happy and very willingly learned how to properly swim. When at the pool, she would commonly swim laps if alone, or play with any friends she was with.

When she couldn't go to the pool, she would sometimes allow her mind to wander and draw with colored pencils, with a slow but steady rise in skill. At other times, she would play action-oriented video game on her brother's Playstation 3, such as Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls, or BioShock, which she would play for a few hours on the weekends, giving herself a decent proficiency in those games. These hobbies continued into middle school, where she also became interested in target archery, which she learned through her father with his 40 pound draw compound bow. While it was difficult as first, archery did grow on Jaime, to the point where she would shoot at targets in her backyard and at the nearest range on the weekends of the colder months under supervision, either with her father's bow and assistance, or with a 22-pound compound bow, where she would relax, take her time and concentrate when shooting off arrows, although she has never considered competing, as she simply shoots to relax, as when she draws in her sketchbook.

When Jaime was in seventh grade, her maternal grandmother Bessie suffered a stroke. While she survived, it left her disabled. Jaime and her parents therefore moved to live with Bessie at Bessie's home in Kingman over the summer to help care for her. Jaime's father was able to take a better paying job in nearby Bullhead City to pay the living costs of his family, which he could not find in New Jersey. Even though Jaime understood why the relocation was taking place, she went very reluctantly, as the sudden upheaval and added responsibilities were not something that she had planned for or desired. Jaime's brother and sister, having their own jobs, did not move to Kingman.

When Jaime started high school at Cochise, she fell in with a small group of music lovers, due to a similar taste in rock music. Her wit, sarcasm, snark, and opinionated nature regarding authority helped her bond with the group further. She hung out with them mostly during school hours and on the weekends, as during the week, she had to, on top of her schoolwork, take care of her grandmother, who suffered from limited mobility, by helping her make meals, get around the house, clean up, and ensure that Bessie's medication was taken and her blood pressure was at a satisfactory level. Jaime's parents also made Jaime learn first aid, in case Bessie ended up getting hurt. While Bessie did not get injured, Jaime still kept up on her first aid, partially because of the importance of the task should the need arise, and partially because her parents continued urging her to do so.

During the week, whenever she had free time, she would draw various pictures in a sketchbook that were mostly based off photographs or whatever she saw outside using colored pencils, or shoot her bow at some targets in her backyard, doing both in order to relax herself and clear her mind. With her drawing, she doesn't see herself as having a specific influence, but her attempt at making her drawings as close to the base photographs shows her preferred style of photorealism.

In school, she did well in most of her subjects, with the exception of math, where she required a bit of tutoring to get herself up to speed. Like in grade school and middle school, she had issues with teachers that were disrespectful or enforced unreasonable rules, and would debate them with the teacher. However, she was able to restrain herself more than when she was in elementary school, and when she did protest, she would attempt to be more respectful to the teachers in question, and, irrespective of her reasoning or evidence, drop the matter if she could not convince the teacher to see her way and grudgingly follow the rule. This was due to her realizing that most of the time, the authority figures were right - either because they knew what they were doing, or because said authority figures had the power to be "right."

Currently, Jaime gets a high B or low A academically in most of her subjects, although her grades in math are achieved with more difficulty, as she still is confused by some mathematical concepts, and requires help to understand those concepts. This is irritating to her, as she is much more easily able to understand other subjects, and she does not understand why she does not understand math. The exception to her average is in art, where she consistently gets top grades. Due to her rebellious nature, which still comes out sparingly, teachers do keep an eye on her. Due to her responsibilities at home, Jaime does not partake in any extracurricular activities.

When she has free time, she is hanging out with her friends, and tries to go swimming at the local pool when she can relax and cool off. When Jaime is around, her opinionated nature has caused her to be a leader of sorts, if only because she will passionately argue a point to death if she thinks she is right, although she is a little better when it comes to admitting that she may be wrong when she's around her friends. If she can't, she will play video games with them on her PlayStation 4, mainly the Mass Effect games, the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, or Dragon Age: Inquisition, which she also likes for its open ended gameplay. If she is alone, Jaime will copy photos into her sketchbook or shoot her bow on her own to relax and refocus herself. Currently, Jaime isolates and distances herself a little from her parents and is somewhat secretive around them, although this is due to teenage rebellion as opposed to any real stressors on the relationship or Jaime performing any undesirable activities. Because of the age difference, she isn't very close to her siblings. She talks to her grandmother when she is taking care her, and they get along decently well. Currently, Jaime does not know what exactly she wants to do for a career, but she is considering going into nursing, given how she sees what she is doing for her grandmother as hospice care.

Advantages: Due to her practice in archery and drawing, she does have good focus. She also has a basic knowledge of first aid, a holdover from when her parents made her learn to ensure her grandmother's health.
Disadvantages: Her mouth and stubbornness could get her into trouble with an attacker that might otherwise leave her alone.
Edited by decoy73, Sep 20 2015, 02:23 AM.
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Okay. I've made the edits, mostly in the details. Big things to note:
  • I've added a lot about her rebellious nature. She is reasonable and will abide by punishments for most infractions, such as serving a detention for not having her homework done or being sent home because she couldn't cover up an exposed midriff. It's the dumb infractions that she'll outright refuse to follow - for example, if the missed homework was because she was sick or if the dress code violation was an exposed collarbone. I have also noted that she has some reputation among the teachers because of this, irrespective of how well-reasoned her arguments are.
  • I've removed the athleticism from disadvantages, but I can't think of another one to take its place. She has no infirmities, she isn't stupid in any way that would matter in SOTF, nor is she well known enough to be a target for any reason, and I don't believe the opposite would qualify as a disadvantage (few connections meaning few people would refuse to go after her because of who she is). This might need some consideration.
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Edits:

  • Added details on her appearance.
  • She does get help in math, but it irritates her, especially since she is able to understand everything else.
  • I have made it known that this is a constant topic during parent/teacher conferences, as she is almost never right enough to be able to score a "victory," so to speak. Later on, she holds her tongue and is more respectful due to a combination of understanding rules, and realizing that the authority that teachers have makes them "right," in the sense that their authority means that they can enforce some unusual rules.
  • Added detail to her hobbies and motivation for them. Also noted that with her caring for her grandmother, her archery and drawing help her relax and focus herself, and the swimming is there so she can cool off, given that it is Arizona.
  • Added detail on her relationship with her friends and how she stacks up with them.
  • I have added some detail on the move and Jaime's relationship with her parents and grandmother, noting that Jaime doesn't like it, but understands why it's happening the way it is. I have also noted that she is a little more isolated and secretive with her parents, but only because she is a teenager as opposed to any actual issues.
  • Her advantages are now "focus," due to aforementioned drawing and archery, and first aid, which I have noted she knows as a precaution in case Bessie gets hurt or suffers another stroke.
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