LAPOTSCHKA [this kitten steals everything}
Group: South Ender
Member No.: 669
Joined: 17-March 11
Alright so I have been thinking about making another character and this would be a teen, aged 17, going by the name of Roxie Beauregard. I have a rough personal history for Roxie which I'm posting here so you can get an idea what to expect, although only the last few (pink) paragraphs are really of importance for my request/question.
Roxie's parents met at the age of 19 and 21 at college where he was studying law and she was majoring in interior design. Their relationship was one of those 'I've known you for a week but it feels like a lifetime' type of relationships and within a year they were newlyweds, which made them very happy, and expecting, which was absolutely not making them happy. Parenthood did not suit their current life plan (their first son was scheduled to be born in 5 years' time), the young couple aimed to get an abortion. Their parents, however, had a very different idea about this and through gentle persuasion (and the Beauregard's threat to cut their only son out of their will), Anastasia Roxanne Beauregard (named for her grandmothers) actually had a chance at life. Preoccupied with their studies, the young parents entrusted the care of their daughter to Skye's parents, despite them being hippies. The idea had been, that they were closest to the institution Roxie's parents were attending and thus they would have a lot of time to spend with their daughter and make sure that the girl would turn out 'alright'. After all they raised Skye, too, and she did not become a crazy tree hugging stoner like her father.
Over the years it became clear that this was the wrong assumption to make. Roxie grew up being heavily influenced by her hippie grandparents in so far, that she had the life goal of changing the world and make it a better place (ecologically, socially, emotionally and economically), knew and had few inhibitions, a moral compass that made her conservative parents tear out their hair and freely experimented with everything a conservative father rather his daughter didn't, including but not limited to pre-marital sex, 'alternate lifestyles', dating a teacher, getting tattoos and consuming several illegal substances at least once out of curiousity and in the case of cannabis and alcohol regularly for fun. On the other hand, her parents did leave their mark on their only child: Roxie was always a very focused and ambitious child, sometimes borderlining ruthless. She knew that to change the world she would have to be more than someone's wife and she had no intentions of just being the 'Crazy chick demonstrating for every cause' to anyone so early on, Roxie made becoming a judge at the Supreme Court her life goal.
Most of her teenage years were a constant struggle to balance the values of the people that raised her and those of the people that had given life to her and still stay true to what she thought was right and important. A desaster waiting to happen, really, since they were literally worlds apart.
Up until a few months ago, Roxie's life was fairly uneventful if you ignore being arrested for assault with a soda can at the age of 15, dating a chemistry teacher 20 years her senior (most recently), managing to make her school carbon neutral, an impromptu trip to Tibet and ruining the career of a promising football star as an act of vengeance, which probably all make for excellent conversation material. Last December, Roxie's parents told her that the family was going to move to Bishop City, where her father was going to join a renowned company as the head of their international legal department. Roxie, who disliked the thought of leaving sunny LA behind objected heavily and tried to worm her way out of the move with the aid of her maternal grandparents. The resulting quarrels led to them leaving the country for a long trip to India, Bangladesh and God knows where - without Roxie. At that point, the teen had resigned herself to just accepting her fate until she turned 18 and could get a place of her own when fate struck hard and took first her mother and a couple of weeks later her father away.
Over night, it seemed, Roxie's life had been transformed into a hellish version thereof.
In their will, her parents have stipulated that custody for Roxie is awarded to [her godfather / godmother ABC], with her inheritance being held in escrow by her paternal grandfather until she turns 21, which is when a third of her inheritance will be released. According to the will, she is to complete college and study law and earn the corresponding degree at a university of her choice (as she always said she would) to obtain full control of her inheritance. In the meantime, all educational costs and any expenses are paid from her inheritance / the allowance she is provided with by her grandfather.
Basically what I am looking for is for someone who would be interested in playing the person taking Roxie in as her godfather / godmother. Her parents are both very conservative and died quite recently in their late 30s-early 40s. Both times it was an accident.
I can see several scenarios for this to play out - with either a former friend who had been stipulated ages ago and then had a falling out with Roxie's parents (and they never got round to changing their will) or someone who is just as grieve stricken as Roxie should be. Note that I intend to play Roxie out as being supremely pissed off at her parents for just dying on her and going down a self-destructive road (no self-mutilation, more like the kind of self-destruction a Lindsay Lohan is known for). This character will be very difficult to interact with and have a lot of baggage which your character might have to deal with.
There are of course also other ways for this to play out - if you have any ideas, go ahead and let me know.
Most importantly, I guess though, would be for me to know whether there would actually be an interest in interacting with such a character and the kind of RP that would come with it. I am assuming right now that Roxie will have close and intense contact to whoever takes her in - whether this is just one character or a group of characters. Thus I would hate to create her first and then start looking for a suitable godparent. I have a backup plotline in case I can't find anyone who is interested but personally, I don't find it as appealing.
Umm... thoughts, please?