[name_u]East[/name_u] [name_u]Marsh[/name_u] Academy, 12th Grade [name_m]Philosophy[/name_m] Class (17-18 year olds, 25 students)
Mr. [name_m]Ernest[/name_m] " [name_u]Nesta[/name_u] " [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] Tulloch "Mr. [name_u]Nesta[/name_u] "
The first student in this class comes from a wealthy background and has been attending voice lessons since she was eight in hopes of becoming an opera singer. She took this class to gain points and attend a prestigious college focused on music and humanities. She’s severly withdrawn in class. She never contributes to the discussion and endlessly doodles on the side of her notebook. In spite of that she has a lot of insight and opinions which shows in her carefully reasearched assigments and willingness to ask Mr. [name_u]Nesta[/name_u] for sources to read after class. He wants her to express opinions more freely but she is strongly convinced that there is no point in that, as her worldview would immediately be dismissed because she was born into privilege.
Besides that, she admits that she has major issues concerning envy and anger and is not extactly sure she would be able to keep her composure during heated discussion , as she often blows up at her 3 younger sisters over the smallest inconviniences. It particurarly infuriates her if they dare to borrow and then crease the dresses that she uses for singing performances - mostly cocktail dresses in darker colors such as crimson or dark purple, to which she often adds acessories associated with the rococo period , such as white gloves or excessively decorated wigs.
She tries to deal with her negative personality traits with the help of her therapist, [name_m]Graham[/name_m]. She’s exceptionally envioius of her younger collegue - [name_f]Bee[/name_f] Leavell , who got noticed by [name_m]Kelso[/name_m] Pendry’s mother, an opera singer, due to her low voice in the contralto range. As a true crime fanatic, this girl made a facebook page in which she shared hateful memes and maliciously edited videos comparing [name_f]Bee[/name_f] to [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_m]Holmes[/name_m] - most notably, compared their deep voices and styles of clothing to each other. She accused [name_f]Bee[/name_f] of using the same tactic as the infamous CEO allegedly did - namely faking her contralto. According to this girl, [name_f]Bee[/name_f] would do that in order to charm small business owners into giving her discounts when she organized events for High [name_u]Velocity[/name_u] or seniors at the nursing home. That page was found by the school administration and this girl got suspended for over 2 weeks for severe yet secretive bullying. The girl has since realised how much she messed up. She let her envy of [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] 's mentorship or natural range blind her own appreaciation of the professional help she gets from her own voice coach and her beautifully trained mezzo-soprano. While [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] and [name_m]Kelso[/name_m] have largely forgiven her, the local community has not. She has become persona non grata in most of the school’s social circles and stopped using her beloved rococopunk aesthetic to stay unnoticed. She pretty much only has Mr. [name_u]Nesta[/name_u] and two other close friends supporting her - one of them in this class.
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] " [name_f]Bee[/name_f] " Elinora Leavell was made by yours truly
The 14th student is a girl who is very known for her naturally low voice which sits in the contralto range. Sometimes it bothers her because she tends to get mistaken for a man, especially by older folks - who she has frequent contact with due to volounteering at a nursing home ever since she lost her paternal grandparents in a tragic car crash. Naturally warm and caring, she has a good head on her shoulders and loves organising parties or events for seniors at the place where she volounteers. She also has a keen interest in fashion - especially being into the corporate, suit-and-tie-for-women aesthetic which she feels completes her overall organised and quiet nature. Because of her voice and style she is often regarded as boring at best or cold and souless at worst. Very few people can see through that - Pomeline Newman, her best friend, being one of them. Recently through Pomeline and Thorn. this girl has met Kelso Pendry and found a deep connection to him, admiring his goal to become a substance counselor and bonding over losing loved ones. The girl became involved in finding venues and booking events for High Velocity to play at, just for the sake of further befriending Kelso. It feels good to finally have found someone who understands her. She is determined to strengthen the friendship and for now chooses to ignore butterflies in her stomach. She’s way too put-together for stupid teenage infatuation.
@kitkatcookie Finally managed to reference my favourite true crime case directly, yay! But also created the first character that I have a love-hate relationship with!