QUINN-WATSON, alyssa deirdra Jul 16, 2014 23:09:18 GMT -5
Post by ALYSSA DEIRDRA QUINN-WATSON on Jul 16, 2014 23:09:18 GMT -5
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*ALYSSA DEIRDRA QUINN-WATSON,
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Face Claim: Maggie Smith
OH, HAI THERE! I'M RACHEL AND IT IS MY PLEASURE TO MEET YOU. I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR TOO MANY YEARS SO I KNOW WHAT TO DO. YOU NEED TO TALK TO ME? HIT ME UP AT PRIVATE MESSAGING AND I'LL TRY TO GET BACK TO YOU.
FULL NAME: Alyssa Deirdra Quinn-Watson
AGE Seventy Seven
BIRTHDAY January 13th
OCCUPATION Retired Journalist
Alyssa stands at a towering 5'10." She is proud of her height and always stands tall and dignified. She has a very slim build, weighing about 130 pounds. Alyssa is in decent shape for a woman of her age. While she cannot do too much strenuous exercise, she manages to get around. Her hair is now white, but it once was red. Her eyes are bright blue. Over the years her sense of style has simplified quite a bit. She once loved dressing up in designer brands, but now she prefers comfort. However, she will give in to buying a nice, new pantsuit from Brooks Brothers from time to time.
having control of the situation, politics, debating, black and white films, classical music, Faulkner, Walt Whitman, Shakespeare, Brooks Brothers, New York City, her children, her husband, being right, writing, going to museums, history, landscaping, photography, the arts, economics, getting her way
teenagers, most popular music, being proven wrong, losing at anything, sports, loud noises, ignorance, stupidity, when her children make bad choices, sexists, patriarchal societies, not having control of the situation, Lawson Raynard Andrews, modern art, anything cheap or inexpensive, leaving Manhattan (particularly Park Avenue)
+INTELLIGENT: Alyssa is a genius. Deal with it. She's smarter than 90% of the population, and she knows it. She was the brightest student in her class in college and she was one of the first successful women journalists. She's proud of her complex mind and often rubs it in everyone's face.
+BOLD: She is totally unafraid and unashamed to do whatever the hell she wants. She does it loud and proud and doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. Sometimes she's too brazen for people and can come off obnoxious. Haters gonna hate, right?
+LOYAL: Say what you will about her, but Alyssa would never betray a good friend or confidante. She's loyal to a fault. She's never cheated on her husband and she's never backstabbed her friends.
+HONEST: You will always know where you stand with Alyssa. She doesn't play games unless she absolutely has to. In her mind, honesty speaks volumes. However, she can sometimes border on being blunt and even rude.
+STRONG: She's a tough old brood. She's been through a lot in her life, and has the willpower and drive to continue through. At seventy seven years, she's in excellent health. The doctors all say she could live for a very long time.
-COLD: To the average every day stranger, Alyssa comes off as very cold and unfeeling. This is not entirely true, but it is true to some extent. She does believe feeling strong emotions is petty and is a sign of weakness, but there are a select group of people she cares strongly for.
-CONTROLLING: Alyssa has an intense need to control the situation at all times. She is not happy unless she is. Many people say that her husband rules NYU, but at home his wife is the ruler. An extremely accurate statement.
-ARROGANT: She believes that she is better than everyone else. She's flaunts her superior intelligence around and acts like she's God's gift to the world. Someday she's going to get kicked off that high horse of hers, but it hasn't happened yet.
-ARGUMENTATIVE: Everything is a debate to her. She's competitive and gets a very exhilarating feeling upon winning a fight. It's gotten to the point where she'll look to begin arguments because she knows she'll win.
-POOR BEDSIDE MANNER: Some people claim that Alyssa doesn't have a maternal bone in her body. Honestly, she really doesn't. She was very loving and maternal when her children were babies, but as they grew older, she lost her touch.
People are always under the impression that Alyssa Deirdra Quinn-Watson is a fire breathing dragon. She is, perhaps, a bit scary at times. Her arrogance and desire to control everything can be off-putting and she lacks a lot of maternal instinct one would assume a woman would automatically have. In fact, she is more like a man in personality than a woman. As a parenting team, Alyssa often plays the part of the strict disciplinarian while her husband plays the part of the kind, loving, and understanding father. She's a vehement feminist and often gives rousing speeches on why women aren't equal and need to be.
She's not all aggression and conflict and she does have quite a few good traits. Alyssa is very loyal and honorable to a fault. She'd never backstab someone close to her nor would she practice corrupt politics. She's also honest. With her, you'll almost always know where you stand.
Alyssa Deirdra Quinn is the daughter of Cormac and Ellen Quinn. She was born in Northern Ireland on a very chilly Jaunary morning. Her parents had many children before Alyssa. In fact, Alyssa had five brothers and sisters, and she was exactly in the middle During her childhood, she'd often get lost in her sea of siblings. She struggled to find her voice as a young girl growing up. Her father encouraged her to be brave and stand up for herself as did her mother. She attended a small, private school in Ireland. It was very clear from the time she was born that she was a smart girl. She excelled in school, particularly with language. As she grew older, she began to form her own identity.
In secondary school, Alyssa participated in the arts. She was a talented photographer and played the piano exceptionally well. She'd often accompany the school choir for concerts. Her passion, however, was with writing. Alyssa could always be found writing away in her journal. Her final year before graduation, she won a huge award for one of her papers. She had a bright future ahead of her, but she knew it wasn't going to be easy. Being a woman, she was expecting discrimination against her.
She attended the Trinity College Dublin for her undergraduate degree. She majored in Political Science but took many classes in English and Literature as well. She dreamt of becoming a politician someday. Her dreams were smashed when her senior year advisor discouraged her for even thinking about running for office. At the time, she did not have nearly the self confidence she had now. Instead of pursuing a career in politics, she sent out her application for postgraduate school. She got into Columbia's prestigious graduate program for journalism and communications.
Alyssa slowly learned the evils of the male patriarchy. She crusaded for women's rights on campus. She rose awareness, but things were still lacking in equality. During her time at Columbia, she met her future husband, Marcus Watson. He was handsome and intelligent and he didn't hold her back. They quickly became the best of friends and before she knew it, they were dating. After they finished schooling, Marcus proposed to her. She accepted, knowing full well he was the only man she wanted to be with. Both of them came from Old Money, so they did not struggle to find a place in Manhattan to live.
For quite some time, the couple lived happily on Park Avenue. Alyssa got a job working for The New Yorker and Marcus pursued a career in History. Alyssa gained notable recognition during her journalism career. She won many awards and was even considered for the Nobel Peace Prize. However, she felt something was missing. The couple knew that they wanted to have a family. For quite some time, they tried, but it was always to no avail. After many years, Alyssa eventually conceived, and on March 6th, Ellen Elizabeth Watson was brought into the world.
Alyssa was filled with joy when her baby girl was born. She was beautiful. Together, the couple raised their daughter. Marcus would often read to baby Ellen before bed while Alyssa played the piano. Four years after Ellen, Alyssa had another baby girl which she named Ena. Alyssa's heart was filled with so much love for her two girls.
As her daughters grew older, Alyssa changed. She wasn't good with teenage girls at all and struggled to connect with them. She still loved them very much, but had a difficult time. She enrolled them in the best private school in the city and expected nothing but stellar grades. Ellen outperformed her sister in nearly every mark, leaving the mother proud, yet disappointed in her younger sister. When Ena started acting out, Alyssa nearly threw up her arms and gave up. Her husband had much more patience than her, however, but even he grew tired of Ena's antics.
When Ellen got into Yale, Alyssa swelled with pride. While, she wanted her daughter to attend her alma mater, she knew Yale was a fine choice. A piece of her broke the day Ellen left to move in to her dorm. Her prized daughter had left the nest, leaving her with the other one. Ena's endeavors were never as impressive as Ellen's. When her daughter made the decision to move to Ireland, Alyssa was pleased. However, with no more children left to take care of, she wasn't entirely sure what to do with herself anymore.
She through herself back into her work and excelled. Her husband eventually became the Dean of New York University. She never heard much from her youngest daughter, but she kept in constant contact with Ellen. Before she knew it, her little girl was walking down the aisle, marrying the perfect man for her. Alyssa truly couldn't be happier for her girl. Alyssa was disappointed to hear the couple was staying in Connecticut to live, for she was hoping her daughter would move back to Manhattan. Instead, she and her husband made many trips to the other state to visit the newlyweds.
One day, her daughter came to her in a fit of tears. She told her that she had slept with her husband's brother and then went on to tell her about the problems she was having with her husband. Alyssa was extremely upset at this news. Ellen was supposed to be her crowning jewel, not some flawed stone like Ena. When her daughter told her she was thinking of leaving Gabriel for that other man, Alyssa just about lost it. She told Ellen that such an action would be unacceptable and stain the family name.
She was pleased to find out her words had been headed as her daughter remained married to her husband. However, it wasn't long before the couple divorced. Alyssa learned from her daughter that her husband had been abusive towards her, which caused Alyssa to rethink her prior advice. She took Ellen and her grandchildren in while her daughter worked to get herself back on her feet. For years they lived like that, and Alyssa was happy as a clam. She could make sure Ellen was behaving herself properly this way and possibly pick out a suitable second husband for her daughter.
The bliss did not last for long, soon her daughter was off to a new state. This time, the pathetic Rhode Island. While Alyssa did not approve of her daughter's career change into secondary school teaching, she held her tongue. She's been doing a good job at holding her tongue until she found out her daughter was seeing the other man. Alyssa wanted to jump into her car and drive straight to Rhode Island to knock some sense into her daughter, but her husband stopped her.
When she got the call that Ellen had overdosed on Prozac, Alyssa drew the line there. She was sick of worrying about her daughter like this, and new she needed to take matters into her own hands. She bought herself a nice little house right next door to Ellen and planned to move there. Marcus, finding this to be a ridiculous and disgusting idea, has refused to move in with his wife. Alyssa claims this is only temporary. She knows Ellen will come running back to Manhattan again in no time.