Anais Jessamyn James
Looks remarkably like: Julie Kennedy
WHO ARE YOU?
Name: Anais Jessamyn James
Nickname: AJ… just AJ. Her brother occasionally calls her Anais to annoy her. Her ex called her Jessa, she still isn’t sure how she feels about that.
Sexual Preference: Bisexual with a heavy leaning toward men.
Allegiance: For, with reservations.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, Listening to music, getting tattoos.
Talents: Can grow anything.
Languages: English, French, Latin
Notable Education: Boston Latin Public School, UMass Amherst, Harvard University ongoing.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE?
Eye Color: Shifting Blue-green changes with her moods.
Hair Color: Red
Identifying Marks: Various tattoos
WHAT MAKES YOU TICK?
Likes: List at least six
- Being outside
- Growing things
- Good food
- Her niece
- Her brother
- The park
- The sound of fountains
- The sun on her face
- Knitting and spinning
- Peace and quiet
- Stupid people - uneducated is fine, stupid is most definitely not.
- People treating her work as trivial
- Seeing people in pain
- People seeing her as weak
- Cooked mushrooms
- losing things
- Gentle and Caring
- Creative and Insightful
- Inspiring and Convincing
- Determined and Passionate
- Can Burn Out Easily
- Always Needs to Have a Cause
- Extremely Private
- Dependent on her family for emotional security, without them her whole world would fall apart.
Fears: List at least six
- Losing her family
- Being ostracized for what she is
- A loveless forced marriage
- A supernatural holocaust... she has nightmares about gas chambers.
- Blind Hatred - Fanatics
AJ is a soft spoken young woman with a spine of pure steel. She has always been idealistic and creative, but she is not an idle dreamer. She is quite capable of stepping in and making things happen once she decides on a path. She is decisive and direct, speaking with an eloquence and maturity that has always belied her years even as a young girl. She is not a closed off person, but she is rather guarded and at times can be difficult to come to know. She has a tendency to disdain casual friendships and only works to maintain ones that go beyond day to day familiarity. She craves depth and sincerity in her friends as well as in her relationships and would rather nip either in the bud then work at something that will not garner what she needs and desires.
She is intelligent and very insightful and has a particular knack for seeing beyond others’ facades, interpreting intent rather quickly. Shallow people annoy her in a way that is rather akin to rage and she does not suffer fools lightly. Her perfectionist nature definitely comes to the fore when it comes to her friendships, she does not have many, but they are all exceedingly precious for being people who understand her and thus she treats them like gold, always giving of her time and attention, at times to her own detriment as she often forgets to take care of herself. Language and understanding other's emotions are rather easy for her which makes her the kind of person that people tend to come to when they need to talk, and feel confident that the person will not judge them. She has the ability to see all sides of a situation and a way of putting things that seem to help. However she also does not pull her punches when she sees something she feels needs to be addressed, be it in the world around her, or in her best friends back yard.
WHAT ARE YOU?
- First Aid and Medical Care This covers such things as wound binding, bone setting and herbal/natural remedies.
- Hand to Hand Combat This usually involves Krav Maga.
- Shield Power - (Starting) Due to their secrecy, and the fact they are only known in myth. These creatures can hide their power for those around them. Helping them Appear human and blend in with those around them.
Special Thanks To: Twisted
- Fast Healing: All Re’em are able to heal wounds at a quicker pace than most humans. Their healing abilities rival those of the lycanthropes.
- Aura Reading: (20 Points) [+1 Power] A White re’em can sense whether someone is injured or ill by looking at their aura. This does not show mental or behavioral illnesses.
- Empathy: (20 Points) [+1 Power] This power allows the re’em to read not only the emotions of another person, but whether said person has any sort of mental illness.
- Empathic Healing: (50 Points) [+3 Power] This power allows the re’em to cure mental illnesses. The more complex and severe the illness, the more difficult the healing process, and the re’em herself may take on several of the symptoms for a few days after the process. The decision to heal mental illnesses must be made with care, as this may rob a person of their sense of self rather than allow them to feel like themselves for the first time in many years.
WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
Christopher Wesley James (Father-Deceased)
Melisande Anais James nee Dupre (Mother- Deceased)
Wesley Xavier St John James (Brother- 39)
Linnéa Melisande Felder-James (Niece-4 1/2)
Other important people:
Jayanti Arora – (Housekeeper and professional nag)
AJ never met her father, although she has heard many the story about the old Re’em from her brother Wesley. Her father had lived a long life before meeting his match in a much younger woman. They’d married quickly to the dismay of her parents and had Wes four years later...for thirteen years the family was a happy, quiet one, and then unexpectedly right before Wesley was go undergo his choosing Melisande became pregnant again. It was a difficult pregnancy, and with less energy to give to her husband and his own fading health from age, his body finally gave out just before his daughter was born.
The pain of losing her mate was enough to bring on and early labor, but AJ had a tenacity that would not quit and she not only survived, but thrived… Wes says she did it all on her own, as their mother was too heartbroken to even really hold her child, but AJ knows who she owes her very life to, and it’s not her foolish mother, who she barely remembers. After the death of her father the family moved from Oxford to Connecticut to live with Melisande’s parents. Melisande retreated more and more into herself, and left Wes and her parents to care for AJ. When AJ was three her grandparents didn’t wake up one morning, quietly having passed away in their sleep together, holding hands. It wasn’t long after that Melisande the last link of support she had having been taken away finally just let herself fade away to be with her love, leaving her children behind to fend for themselves.
Wes moved them into Boston so that he could go to school and while many would say that an eighteen year old couldn’t raise a child by himself, Wes proved them all wrong. He devoted his time and attention to her, never letting her want for anything and raising her the best he could while finishing college and becoming a teacher. To AJ her brother could do no wrong, he was the perfect example of everything she wanted to be and when it came time for her own choosing she chose to be white, like him and their father. Her aversion to Red was rooted in her feelings of abandonment by her mother. Something that she rarely talks about but still feels deeply.
Growing up with an overprotective brother for your only parent could be interesting. He didn’t have the experience of many parents and was at once more lenient with her and other times stricter than he needed to be, but in the end it all balanced out. He encouraged her love of plants,probably the only thing she shared with her mother, and in the end sent her off to school to pursue the dream she had of becoming a botanist. It was in her first year of school that things changed for her. She met some friends who introduced her to members of their family, and for the first time she fell in love. Shaymon, was older, and handsome in a boyish brooding way, but he set her heart, and her body on fire and the best part was that he was a Re’em as well. The pair began dating, and while on a trip to Boston Shay introduced her and her brother to his Cousin Lynn, also a red Re’em. There was something almost serendipitous about the meeting as soon Lynn and Wes were also dating, much to the happiness of Shay and Lynn’s family.
Perhaps a bit too much happiness, but neither AJ or Wes thought much of it. In the scheme of things AJ’s relationship with Shay did not last long, less than a year before they decided they were better off as friends, although he was her first in many many things. Wes and Lynn were still dating and seemed to be doing fine, when one day Aj was dropping in on Shaymon to see if he wanted to get a drink and a movie only to find him in a compromising position with her brother’s girlfriend. It took her several days to process the information and decide if she wanted to tell her brother, but eventually she couldn’t keep it from him and the pair separated.
It was only a couple of weeks later that she learned that Lynn was pregnant and had told Wes she was going off to have the baby with Shaymon. Her brother descended into a deep depression and did nothing but work and drink, and barely sleep. AJ was considering her options on what to do with the man when they received the news that Lynn had taken a fall and gone into early labor. By the time they reached the hospital in New York she was gone, but the child was still fighting for life. Shay couldn’t look either of them in the eyes, and had no interest in the child without Lynn and so with a bit of finagling Wes and AJ left the city with his beautiful daughter in tow. They knew she was his even before the blood test came back, the red hair was a dead give away. So once again it has been the two of them against the world, only this time she is helping her brother raise the beautiful little girl whom she adores more than anything in the world. AJ’s world revolves around her plants, and her family and she thinks that’s just fine.
What should we call you? Æsa
How long have you been roleplaying? Since the dawn of time.
How did you find us? I followed the Tiz.
Random fun fact about you? I once made a grown man cry by just looking at him. [/justify]