Pearl Clambake

Appears in:  AFTR

Species:  Cat (White Angora Cat)

Age:
  23

Appearance: 
Chubby, vacuously pretty, with a taste for tight-fitting clothes and heavy make-up; voluptuous; large blue eyes

Birthday:
  March 8 (Pisces)

Favorite Color: 
Pastels like pink, yellow and baby blue

Likes:
  Romance and the whole damn thing:  flowers, perfume, jewelry, flattery

Dislikes:
  Being alone, prettier women, herself (tries too hard to disguise her flaws under heavy cosmetics and perfume ...the outcome is a pathetic clown --- almost the female version of Strummer) 

Personality:
  Whiny, self-pitying, eager for attention, giggly and easily led.  She sees herself as dainty and flower-like and wishes to be treated as such.  Despite this, she has extremely low self-esteem, therefore... capable of dangerous rage.

Fears:
  Dying an old maid; can't bear to be alone for long

Strengths:
   Her shrill voice can carry over a mile away.   Can disarm opponent  with one well-placed, piercing shriek.  Very strong physically --- her enthusiasm (or rage) and solid build can be a formidable combination.  Would make a good goon.

Weaknesses:
  Emotionally very needy and tends to cling.  A bit childish and inclined to temper tantrums.  Her healthy libido can turn into an unhealthy attachment to any man unlucky enough to cross her path.

Occupation:
  Inept carnival nurse

Credentials:
  Grade 12, with mediocre grades.  Her 'nursing' degree consists of a few first aid sessions with Helen.  Probably shouldn't wear a nurse's uniform, but does anyway.

Goals:
  To marry Prince Charming and have lots of kids

Hobbies: 
Man-watching, imagining the 'perfect' wedding

Marital Status:
  Miserably single (like Ally McBeal without the law degree or the cute outfits or the willing boyfriends)

Dream Voice:
  Arleen Sorkin (Harley Quinn on Batman)



Design Notes:

Size:  Pearl is rather short --- about five heads in proportion.

Face:  Round, with two chins.  Her eyes are set evenly on either side of her nose, her snout is small and she has a cute little pink nose. 

Eyes:  Larger than other characters’ eyes --- wide and innocent --- almost vacuous.  Her eyes are baby blue, with lots of white showing.  She has heavily made-up baby-doll features.  Imagine a chubby feline with delusions of being Marilyn Monroe.

Eyebrows:  Light brown and thinly arched, like a flapper.  Has a constant “surprised” look.  

Teeth:  Small and pointed, but rarely shown.   

Body:  Round, soft and voluptuous.   

Markings:  Pearl ’s fur is white and fluffy (she’s an Angora cat, after all).  Don’t forget her big, fluffy tail!  

Hair:  Blonde and tightly curled (or marcelled, like a 30’s starlet).  

Hands and Feet:  Small and dainty.  No shoes unless she’s at a dance or something.  

Clothing:  Her nurse’s uniform is crisp, white and conservative and she wears a perky little white cap with a red cross on it.   Pearl wears frilly, very feminine dresses, never pants.  She loves pastels and ‘girly’ designs, like polka-dots, hearts, anything ‘cute’.  And she likes to show off her curves, and wears clothing that is very tight (a size or two smaller than fits her).


September 2004

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