Friday, 20 August 2010

Guess That Character Blogfest - Day Two

Howdy! Firstly, sorry if I didn't make it to your blog yesterday. Have been terribly busy with work and my eyes were ready to pop out of my head by the end of the day! Please give me the weekend to navigate your reveals as well!

Ok, here is a description of Ivy:

29 years old. Wispy ash-blonde just below the shoulder-length hair, with an uneven fringe that is always falling in her face. Tall, slim, but curvy, average sized bust, but quite perky and model-like - probably her best asset, although she hides a lot of her great bodily features (read below to see why). Small blue-grey eyes. Sharp, yet gentle, impish facial features, not quite symmetrical, her ears stick out a little too much. White skin. She protects herself obsessively from the sun. Doesn't like to wear make-up, but does wear lip gloss. She looks quite young, but has a few wrinkles below her eyes, in between her eyebrows, and around her mouth from a lot of crying, frowning, and squinting at archaeological artifacts.

Doesn't give much of a damn recently as to how she looks, so is quite scruffily dressed - wears the same old jeans (ripped under the bum) and orange mohair sweater too many days in a row. Half-tucked in white shirt underneath, collar stained with sweat, strands of hair falling from her pony tail. Addicted to black baby-doll shoes that she can just slip on and off without a fuss and match with anything and everything. Loves her long vintage maroon coat. Wears it everyday on her way to work at Ditsy Daisy's Cafe to protect herself from the icy cold streets of Seattle.

She's very well-built. She is an archaeologist, loves field work, and is therefore very fit. Couldn't break her wrists if you tried. Recently went through divorce, became depressed, ran away from Melbourne, Australia to Seattle and got herself a waitressing job to pay the bills. Wanted to escape responsibility and career for a while, sort her mind out, live like a the teen she never was. She's influenced by her mother who is an obsessed pediatric surgeon and because of her she has an (unwanted) mental dictionary of medical jargon and body parts that she subconsciously relates to everyday life. She resents her mother for naming her after Inra Venous (I.V. get it?). Has loved the drums since she was a child, but never took it seriously. Was just having a play around to take her mind off things and use as an aid to beat something up other than her ex-husband.

Ok, imagine a mix between Robin Wright Penn and Cate Blanchet, with no make-up, more of a fringe and with more ashy-coloured hair ... and you (kinda) got my gal.

So ... drum roll ... the winner is ... well actually there were two that were pretty close! So I'm gonna be even more generous, (gosh what has got into me?) and award them both!
Hmm, given she's a drummer, her arms well-honed, strong wrists, medium build, 5' 5" shoulder-length blonde hair (scraped into pony/pig tail), pear-shaped face, rosy glow, purt lips from too much indepth concentration, hazel eyes.
I'm seeing someone most at home in cut off's or khaki shorts. Simple, plain t-shirts. Minimal make-up. Dark blonde hair streaked lighter by hours in the sun. Usually pulled back into a pony tail. Probably a ball cap or other hat. Clear blue eyes that will pop if she were to play them up with make up. She's smart, and comfortable in her own skin.
 
So Francine and Vicki, email me so that I can organise Paula to email you about your e-books!
 
See you all next week!!!

30 comments:

  1. Holy crap, I didn't know there was anything to win! WOO HOO! You so totally rock!

    This was the greatest blogfest!

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  2. Hi,

    Grea pics!
    Hell, I had no idea there was a prize going down, thanks, and many thanks to everyone, especially Jen, because this has been such a fun blogfest.
    best
    F

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  3. Wow, that is SO not how I imagined her!

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  4. Wow!!! You are the first blog I have visited for the blog fest and right now I'm 0-1. Some how I know that my number is going to stay the same!

    She's one pretty girl, a lot prettier than I imagined!

    Thanks for playing Jess! Awesome job Francine and Vicki!

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  5. I think I was off on this one. Great job!
    Congrats to the winners!

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  6. Ooh Seattle huh? That's where I'm from. She sounds like an awesome character, too bad I can't remember what I guessed, still though, this was loads of fun! Thanks Jess.

    Today's guest blogger is Renae Mercado!

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  7. I knew I wouldn't get any of these right...

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  8. Oops - I left my last comment on the wrong post. Anyway, congrats to the winners! And I love your pictures, I can totally see either of them as this character.

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  9. I love Ivy already! Can't wait to read her whole story :))

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  10. I missed yesterday, but that's so cool when people have guessed right here and on other blogs!

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  11. I don't remember my guess, but I don't think I was close like at all, lol.

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  12. another one i was way off on! vicki totally rocks at this!

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  13. Great pics for this character, and Francine is a pretty good guess I think lol. Congrats to winners!

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  14. Sounds amazing. I missed this blogfest. Boo-hoo.

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  15. A very complex character, your Ivy! And I was about as wrong as I could be ...

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  16. I was way off, but I love both Robin Wright Penn and Cate Blanchett. Excellent choices! Great post!

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  17. YES! That was exacty what I meant... except with light brown hair... LOL! :D

    fun stuff~

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  18. Wow, I was totally off on this one. *lowers head in shame*

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  19. Blew another one! Great character! Good choice of photos.

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  20. Oof, I was way off! But she sounds like a wonderfully interesting character - an archeologist who plays drums? Super cool.

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  21. Nice - I think she works really well! :)

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  22. She is pretty cool this character of yours =) I didnt think I got it right, but loved knowing her!

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  23. Oh well, another wrong. lol. Great pics though. Seeing Ivy I can totally link the description to the pic :)

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  24. Its like seeing a radio personality for the first time. They're rarely how you think they should look LOL!

    Stephen Tremp

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  25. Sherlock Holmes' ghost is so disgusted with me. But Stephen is right about guessing what a radio personality looks like.

    I have such a crush on Cate Blanchett. I have an autographed poster of ELIZABETH : THE GOLDEN AGE on my movie memrobilia wall.

    Have a great weekend, Roland

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  26. Wow, I was so off. I don't know why I kept thinking of short black hair and brown eyes? I'm funny. :)

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  27. Agh, I absolutely LOVE Cate Blanchett! Nice picks for your character.

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