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04 Oct 2019 @ 8:40am
Ensign Nicolette Blanchet
Name Nicolette Anna Blanchet
Position Chief Flight Control Officer
|Physical Description||Standing a dimune 5'3" and weighting 112lbs, Colette is not exactly of an intimidating stature. She's tiny and slim, considering herself more of a pixie than a human. She sports long, often fuzzy blonde hair and light-blue eyes, and has a wide, ear-to-ear smile. She often says that she looks like if she were 12. She kinda dislikes her looks, wishing she were taller and more curvy. She's left-handed and left-footed.|
|Brother(s)||Maurice Blanchet (age 20)|
|Other Family||Grandparents, some cousins, etc.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||The first impression of Colette is probably that she's totally crazy. She's overly bubblish, and overly extroverted, she can literally jump in your neck and talk about meaningless trivia for hours. A true ADHD person, she's always buzzing around, bursting out of energy, getting on the nerves of people who'd prefer a bit more peace and quiet.
Below this surface, however, Colette is a highly intelligent and very much caring individual. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, she developed a high social sensitivity, and is keen on helping those is need, wherever she can. She is also quite bookwormish and has a quick mind. She's a talented and trained pianist, and has a natural sense of music.
Colette is also a highly emotional person, who very much lives her emotions intensely and throughoutly. Given her ADHD-prone nature, she finds it difficult to control or hold back her feelings. She always says out loud what's on her mind, even if it might sound rude occasionally. She can be happy and joyful in a moment, and then sad and depressed in the next. She's very stubborn and rarely listens to other people, even if she knows they're probably right.
Given her extroverted nature and the fact that she connects easily with people, Colette can make friends easily, but there's only a very few people she really feels close to her. She lives in her own little world, not really caring about the 'normal people', and given her 'weirdo' nature, she doesn't really feel she fits into society. This outsider status makes her feel a bit lonely sometimes, longing for someone who can truly understand her.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths:
- Quick thinker
- Musically talented
- Physically weak
- Low self-esteem at times
- Can be impulsive and very stubborn
|Ambitions||To not die as a crazy cat lady...|
|Hobbies & Interests||- Playing the piano and composing music
- 20th century pop culture
- Her cat, Schrödinger
- Talking endlessly about meaningless stuff
|Personal History||Nicolette Blanchet was born in Montréal, Canada, Earth, on May 7, 2366. The first child of Jacques Blanchet and Nadine Girault, a pianist and a ballet dancer, she was born into an artistic family. The marriage wasn't exactly a happy one, as both parents tended to follow their own career rather than pursuing a future together. The family moved a lot during these early years, so Colette and her brother never really had a permanent home and friends.
Despite these obstacles, Colette was a bright and intelligent girl from early on, who excelled in her studies. A true bookworm, she loved to read, but she also found fascination in everything connected to obscure Earth popular culture. She often felt like an outsider in school and among other children, both because of her constant moving from one place to another and because of her thinking being quite different from 'normal kids'. Eventually, her father left the family when Col was 9, and re-married to a former girlfriend of his, leaving the two kids in the care of the their mom, who settled down in Montréal.
Colette also turned out to be quite a talented piano player from early on. She started learning to play at 6, and eventually matured into quite a great musician. First, she studied from private tutors, then, at 12, she got accepted to the prestigious Youth Conservatory of Montréal, where she graduated at 18. During these years, she also played in a modern jazz band, and recorded a solo album under the pseudynom 'Gilberte Swann'.
As a teen, Col still felt like an outsider, but learned to embrace her 'weirdo' nature, and gain enough confidence in herself to face life as it happens to her. She had a few friends, and even some brief romances. After graduating from high school, she briefly considered pursuing a professional career in music, however, seeing how her father ended up futile pursing his dreams, she made a surprising career choice instead: enrolling to Starfleet Academy.
Spending four years at the Academy in San Francisco, Colette graduated with the rank of Ensign, majoring in Flight Control. She was first assigned to the USS Hugo, where she served as Assistant Flight Control Officer for a year, before being given a new assignment, her first as Chief Flight Control Officer on the USS Atlantis. On the Hugo, her department head commended Ensign Blanchet for her hard and persistent work. Relocating to her new ship, along with her ever-trusty Burmese cat, Schrödinger, Colette is looking forward to her new job with a combination of enthusiasm and nervousness.
|Service Record||2384-2388: Starfleet Academy
2388: graduated with the rank of Ensign
2388-2389: USS Hugo
2389-: USS Atlantis