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Elementary Contest Entry - Andorra by Adannaya Elementary Contest Entry - Andorra by Adannaya
For the OC contest over at :iconaph-elementary:

Andorra
Name: Camille Peralta i Marquès
Nicknames: Cami, Camillita, Camillette
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Subject(s): Reception

Personality: She is a girl who is a little shy when it comes to people she's not super close to (see: Antonio, Francis... but mostly just Francis now that Antonio is missing), but is actively challenging herself to be more of a social person. In order to get over her shyness, she tries to find a common ground between herself and other people - and if she can't do that, she deliberately looks for something to admire in them. She's stronger than she looks and pretty athletic, but she really likes hanging around the Textiles room in her spare time because it fascinates her to see how clothing is made. Sometimes she's a little forgetful, but she tries to leave herself notes to remind herself of important things. She knows she's been very reliant on Francis and Antonio in the past, and with Antonio having vanished, she wants to challenge herself to be able to be more of a support to Francis and the other Dwellers.

Strengths: Despite being shy, she's very resilient. Even if she fails at something, she'll get back up and keep trying. She's also small, even for a Dweller, allowing her to squeeze into those places that are just a little too tiny for the average Dweller, and she's very quick on her feet. She's good with her hands - she made a "cross necklace" out of a piece of string that was too small for the others to use and pieces of a mangled paper clip.

Weaknesses: She's a little forgetful and is awful at connecting faces and names. Also, being smaller, it's easier to put her down for the count if you manage to get ahold of her.  Her shyness can be debilitating when it comes to working seamlessly with people who aren't Francis or Antonio or someone close enough to them for her to be comfortable around. Also, she's a little too curious for her own good, and very headstrong - she's trying to prove herself so much that she often rushes headlong into things and engages in extremely reckless behavior.

Likes: Clothing and dressing up for sure - she likes to feel pretty. She also likes having people do her hair for her. She likes being active, and honestly does like getting to know people even if it takes her some time to warm up to them at first - which is why she's trying to stick it out in Reception. She also gets a rush from doing dangerous things - one of her favorite things to do is to try and swipe cheese from mousetraps, whenever the school tries to set them.

Dislikes: Being told to sit tight and wait, having people poke fun at her height, seeing people in clothes that don't look good on them. With the uniforms, it's not really an issue, but she just really doesn't like things that don't look good - chalk it up to influence from Francis.

Talents: She's very quick and good at sneaking into places without getting spotted. She picks up on the basics of new skills very quickly - it's just that it takes her a lot more time and concentration to expand past the basics on things. Jack-of-all-trades, master of none, basically. She's trying to learn to do a lot of things to make up for having kept to herself for so long.

Flaws: She is very easily overwhelmed and very easily distracted. Someone with more life experience than her would find it very easy to pull the wool over her eyes. She jumps to conclusions sometimes, and though she tries not to, she ends up judging people based on appearance sometimes. She's somewhat aware that she can be shallow at times and makes an effort not to be, but... that effort often fails. In the past, she has allowed others to take care of her rather than standing up for herself, and she finds it very easy to slip back into old habits of letting others handle the important things; then she gets frustrated with herself for letting it happen, and frustrated with the people who told her to sit back and let them do it. It isn't rational and she knows it - wanting to take care of herself and wanting to be taken care of are sort of opposing desires - but she can't help but get annoyed by it.

Relations:
France (Francis) - He was one of the first people she really opened up to - safe to say, he's important to her. Doubly so now that Antonio has vanished; if Francis were to vanish too, it would really set her off. She admires his sense of style, his "finesse," his "charm," et cetera... she knows he can make mistakes, but she'll be the first to defend him if someone were to give him trouble. (Not to say she'll do it well. Think a "whiteknight" on a forum immediately dashing to someone's defense at any perceived slight. Yeah, that's Camille.) Originally she tried being in Cafeteria with him, but she got a little too creative with the ingredients and she and her "fusion cuisine" were relocated to Reception.

Spain (Antonio) - He was the second person she really opened up to, and him being gone is really disturbing to her. She was sort of dependent on him and Francis to get along because the other Dwellers sort of intimidated her. She looks up to him for his optimism and friendliness, and when she tries to motivate herself to get to know the other Dwellers, she thinks of how friendly he was to give her the inspiration to keep going. She really wants to know what happened to him, but absolutely refuses to believe he's dead.

Philippines (Maricela) - Being in the same Subject as her twice (first in Cafeteria, then in Reception), Camille has started to feel a little more comfortable around Maricela. The fact that the other girl is so nice is definitely helping to pull Camille out of her shell, but there's still a long way to go before they'd really be friends.

Others in Reception - She's marginally more comfortable around them than she is around others, since she's been with them for some time now.

Others in Cafeteria - Less comfortable with them than she is with those in Reception, but more comfortable than she is with others in general.

Other Dwellers - She's uneasy around them but trying hard to get to know them. It's Antonio's disappearance that has really kickstarted her trying to stop being so reliant on just Francis and Antonio, so she's only really been at it for a short time. Those who know Francis and Antonio well (Emma comes to mind), she would probably be a little more at ease with.
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angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's awesome~
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Adannaya Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thank you!
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's adorable! :heart: Also, I lol'd at her saying she'd gotten the cheese out of a mousetrap. XDDD
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Adannaya Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thanks! I was trying to think of where Dwellers could get food that was small enough for them to work with and then I remembered mousetraps... XD;;
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But still! That doesn't seem the most sanitary of places to get food. XD Oh well, when you're that small, I guess you'll take what you can get.
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
oh my gosh Britt, aaaahhh<3333 She looks so so cute! QUQ <3 Thanks a bunch for entering! <3
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Adannaya Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Thank you, and you're welcome!
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