Alex's Bio, A work in progress
Name: Alex (short for Alexandra)
Gender: Female (though people sometimes mistake her for a boy)
Age: 10.5 (5'th grade)
Height: About average for her age
Weight: Slightly below average, but only slightly, less fat, a little more muscle
Her weight however, can vary, as she has an unpredictable appetite, and can eat large amounts at times, and at others eat little to nothing, she has a fast metabolism, and is rarely cold.
Appearance: dark blond, messy hair, sometimes in short loose pigtails, sometimes in a short pony-tail, usually just short and sometimes a bit longer or shorter (cuts her own hair when she feels like it) green eyes (with a bit of blue), Irish/german/swis etc. heritage, Usually tanned (a bit of a farmers tan from short sleeve shirts, tank tops and overalls)
Character: "Tomboy", clever & quick-witted, stands up for others more so than she stands up for her self (often confronts bullies), brave, athletic, caring
if she likes you, if she hates you
not so much, doesn't mind getting dirty, hard working, determined, very stubborn, defensive
Tops: t-shirts (mainly), sweatshirts, hoodies, sleeveless t-shirts, tank tops, Polo shirts, plaid shirts.
Bottoms: usually wears baggy jeans or baggy overalls (or dungarees or coveralls, depending on where you live), sometimes wears suspenders with jeans, sometimes wears baggy sweatpants, cargo or corduroys or other pants (esp in the fall and winter)(and baggy shorts in hot summer), sometimes wears coveralls or rompers
She will on semi-rare occasions be found in a simple skirt of summer dress
but never caught dead in a fancy dress.
Often wears a hat (baseball cap, news boy or other non-fancy hats)
Her pants often have fading, rips, patches and mud/grass/oil/paint stains
Hates wearing anything too "girly or fancy" primarily as it inhibits her from playing and working and being herself in them, along with being annoyed with "lady like" behavior (but will sometimes wear a plain summer dress or a skirt).
Usually fills her pockets with useful things, pencils, paper, compass, band aids, (occasionally a worm, frog or mouse she wants to show off) etc.
Sometimes has scratches cuts or bruises, especially on knees and elbows, or face from fights.
Sometimes goes bare footed, if not she wears worn-out sneakers or boots, or worn sandals during parts of the summer
Likes: Animals, Pizza, Ice cream, Cookies, Baggy Clothes (overalls are her favorite), Helping people and animals, Nature, fruits and veggies, sports, and candy (esp. chocolate) (tries to not eat too much)
Favorite Activities/hobbies: Soccer , farming and taking care of her animals, basketball, Mountain biking, skateboarding, and snow boarding, Fishing (usually lets them go, unless she finds a big and old fish), rock climbing, Karate/martial arts (is moderately experienced), track, most sports and outdoor/physical activities, Mechanics (adopted the roll of mechanic at home, fixing up their 21 year old truck, gets summer job as mechanic)/Carpentry, gardening, cooking, and videogames (she owns a second-hand slightly broken Nintendo 64, but plays more often).
Doesn't like: people calling her just a 'girl' or telling her to act like more like a girl *hilarity begins when someone tries, but will ultimately fail* , mosquitoes (the only thing she will kill on sight), bullies/mean people, lazy people, spoiled people, Shopping (except for special things), being sick, poison ivy and stinging nettle (of which she sometimes has on her arms and legs), animal or human cruelty, hamburgers/hotdogs
Personal hero: Temple Grandon and Amelia Earhart
Favorite characters: Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird (her favorite character ever, possibly because they have so much in common) , Leslie from Bridge to terrabithia. Fern from Charlotte's web
Random other traits:
Alex lives on a small farm, with chickens, cows, goats, a pig, a bunny, a horse and a pony, and also her cat and dog. She also plants plenty of crops and has a large garden, she loves being a farm girl (except perhaps when an animal of her's dies) and doesn't mind getting dirty (and is the one who does most of the work on her farm, though her brother used to do more).
Does well at classes she likes (esp: science and PE), and bad at classes she doesn't like, or finds boring (depends on teacher, and what is taught)
Alex is also part of 4H club (she was kicked out of boy scouts, and holds a deep grudge with them on account of their segregation)
Sparing and a bit frugal, but generous: (gives gifts, but doesn't buy expensive clothes and the like) (gets most clothes second hand or hand me downs, used bike, used skate&snow board) (Her Family has gone through financial hardships as well)
Alex is a partial vegetarian:
She very rarely eats red meat (usually only thanksgiving and Christmas), she runs her farm under the pretence that animals are only to be eaten when they're close to death and are ready to die. Any other meat she eats she tries to do it humanely and quickly. (But she is obsessed with killing mosquitoes) She'll get really mad at you if you kill something for fun, like yell at you, kick your ass, beat you up angry
Family (the following is temporary, work in progress, and highly likely to me majorly changed):
Her father is a biology teacher at a university, and doesn't get to be a father often during the school year, in the free time he has during the summer, he tries to make it up to her by playing with her and teaching her things about nature. Because of her fathers work, Alex is often home alone, and has main responsibility for the farm.
Her mother died when she was a little girl (toddler) for reasons her father won't discuss.
Her father, she thinks, has a hard time being with alex because she reminds him of her mom
Alex has an aunt (in law) that she despises, primarily because she wants her to be girlier and more lady like.
She's given her girly dresses, which she's ripped up, died and used for patches on her pants, or other wise made sure she rips up and dirties them.
She tries to teach Alex lady manners
, which hasn't worked very well either.
Alex had an older brother, named Conner. He was 10 years older than her, he was very loving to her, and used to play with her a lot. "I'm lucky to have you as a little sister, because its like having a little sister and a little brother at the same time" she would always laugh at that. He was very outdoorsy and sporty like Alex is. Many of Alex's clothes are hand me downs from her older brother. When Alex was 7 he went off to war, he disappeared and was never found, presumed dead. Alex secluded herself for a month, but finally got somewhat over it, because she knew he would have wanted her to stay in school and live on happily with out him. But, when she's older, she thinks about finding out what happened to her brother, she would join the army but
she hates guns and violence
so that doesn't work
Despite this Alex usually is a happy kid