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October 9, 2009

Character Sheet- Miranda

Filed under: Character Sheets — Joana @ 1:50 am

Part 1: The Basics

What is your full name?

Miranda Black

Where and when were you born?

June 30th, Penobscot Valley Hospital

Who are/were your parents?  (Know their names, occupations, etc)

My mother Emily is a real-estate agent, while my father, David, owns his own restaurant

Do you have any siblings?  What are/were they like?

I have two! My twin brother Michael used to be this huge, loud spaz, but after our parents divorced he got all… I guess he’s mellow now but he was depressed for a long time. Then there’s our little sister Stacey, who’s ten years younger than us. She’s pretty resourceful for a seven-year-old.

Where do you live now, and with whom?  Describe the place and the person/people.

I live at Clearbell for a lot of the year since it’s a boarding school, and I live with my family during extended holidays.

What is your occupation?

Currently a student

Write a full physical description of yourself.  You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks.

About 5’5, long black hair, darkish skin. Some people say I’m ‘too skinny for my own good’.

To which social class do you belong?

Upper-middle, probably

Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?


Are you right- or left-handed?


What does your voice sound like?

I… don’t know?

What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?

None that I can think of

What do you have in your pockets?

I have no pockets

Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?

I like to stick my used gum in Michael’s hair, but that’s more to annoy him than anything else.

Part 2: Growing Up

How would you describe your childhood in general?

Pretty average, I guess.

What is your earliest memory?

Pushing Michael off the swing-set when we were three.

How much schooling have you had?

I’m currently a junior in high school.

Did you enjoy school?


Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?

Mom says I started dancing because I saw it on TV.

While growing up, did you have any role models?  If so, describe them.

Not really

While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?

Yep! Despite how much Michael complains now, he and I did a lot of plotting with each other when we were growing up.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I think I’ve wanted to be a dancer since I was five.

As a child, what were your favorite activities?

Dancing and aerobics, for some reason.

As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?

I was really energetic and creative, though Michael likes to say I was just devious.

As a child, were you popular?  Who were your friends, and what were they like?

Yes, actually! I had a lot of friends and liked to set them up with Michael. Of course I don’t think they’d be too happy to find out that he was just a closet-case. Le sigh.

When and with whom was your first kiss?

My date to the seventh and eighth grade dance, seventh grade year. Lots of slobber. Bleck.

Are you a virgin?  If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?


Part 3: Past Influences

What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?

Getting into Clearbell, because it meant I might actually have a shot at being a dancer.

Who has had the most influence on you?

I like to think I’m pretty independent, so I’m my own biggest influence.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

The ingenious idea of throwing Michael and Cameron together. I mean, they’re happy now, right? Score one for Miranda.

What is your greatest regret?

No regrets for me.

Do you have a criminal record of any kind?

Nothing illegal, just ill-advised.

When was the time you were the most frightened?

Probably the time between sending in the paperwork for Clearbell and being accepted.

What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?

I tried acting once. Not my thing, to put it lightly.

If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?

Nothing I can think of.

Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?


What is your greatest fear?

Nothing in particular right now, but I was SO afraid Michael was gonna do something to himself when he was depressed.

What are your religious views?

I wasn’t raised religious so… none, I guess.

What are your political views?

Make love, not war *peace sign*

What are your views on sex?

I wish I could have some?

Are you able to kill?

Not for real, though many a Goomba has suffered my wrath.

Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?

I haven’t met mine, but yes.

What do you believe makes a successful life?

Being able to do what you love

How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?

I am the first to say that I am a very open person. Almost to the point of annoyance. Almost.

Do you have any biases or prejudices?

Not really

Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances?  Why do you refuse to do it?


Part 5: Relationships With Others

In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)?  Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?

I’ll treat you nicely if you treat me nicely. Not much to it.

Who is the most important person in your life?


Who is the person you respect the most, and why?

Not sure

Who are your friends?  Do you have a best friend?  Describe these people.

Well there’s my brother Michael who I like to stalk most of the day. There’s his boyfriend Cameron, who was actually sort-of my friend before they started going out. There’s Misty, who’s basically mine and Michael’s mutual best friend. Cameron introduced that photography kid Shawn into our little group, but he seems to prefer Michael over me. He’s way too jumpy.

Do you have a spouse or significant other?

Not right now

Have you ever been in love?  If so, describe what happened.

Not yet

What do you look for in a potential lover?

Someone who can keep up with me

How close are you to your family?

Definitely close with Michael, and Stacey likes to visit us a lot and keep in contact. Dad’s kind of… dropped out of my life since the divorce, and Mom’s a bit out there so we’re not that close.

Have you started your own family?  If so, describe them.  If not, do you want to?  Why or why not?

No, but I think I’d like to eventually.

Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?

Maybe Cameron? Michael’s too apathetic to care half the time.

If you died or went missing, who would miss you?

Any of my friends

Who is the person you despise the most?

This one girl in my cardio class. Oh my god, I can’t stand her. She’s just such a diva!

Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?

Conflict presents itself to me on a silver plate with a nice garnish; no use trying to avoid it.

Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?

I like to think so

Do you like interacting with large groups of people?  Why or why not?

Definitely; I thrive on attention.

Do you care what others think of you?

To a point

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?

Dancing, watching movies, singing (even though Michael likes to protest against that one)

What is your favorite color?

Light blue

What is your favorite food?

Crispy chicken salad. Yum.

What, if anything, do you like to read?

Chick-lit. Yes.

What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?

Movies and watching Michael try to get Cameron to do his schoolwork.

Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs?  If so, why?  Do you want to quit?

Ew, no. My body is my temple, why would I defile it like that?

How do you spend a typical Saturday night?

Either recital, practice for a recital or, if there’s no recital coming up, I’ll go out to the movies with Michael and them.

What makes you laugh?

A lot of things, actually.

What, if anything, shocks or offends you?

Blatant ignorance

What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?

I once couldn’t sleep and got up around 2am and started to do the dance that those two dancers in Majora’s Mask do every night. My roommate threw her pillow at me.

How do you deal with stress?

I like to yell at my food. It’s oddly calming.

Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?

Usually spontaneous


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