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HPM: Jem App by LindsayPanes HPM: Jem App by LindsayPanes
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I've been debating joining for a long tiimmeee so I figured I might as well do it finally. :0 I was originally going to apply with a Floatzel, but I liked the idea of an Oshawott better~



:bulletblue:Name :: Jem Donovan
:bulletblue:Age :: 24
:bulletblue:Gender :: Female
:bulletblue:Pokemon :: Oshawott
:bulletblue:Height :: 5'4" (162cm)
:bulletblue:Bodystyle :: Pear
:bulletblue:Birthday :: May 4th
:bulletblue:Home Island :: Amusement Archipelago

:bulletblue:Personality :: Naive | Somewhat Stubborn | Oblivious | Childish
    Jem is unaware of the hard-work and dedication it takes to become a successful business owner, nevermind rancher. Her naivety stems from her lack of experience in the real world, since she was always kept on a short leash by her parents. One would assume this lifestyle would result in a brattish child, but in fact was the opposite in Jem's case. She tries her best to be as kind as can be, sometimes too kind and will often times go overboard if she feels she hasn't done enough. She has yet to learn of the difficulties of the world, giving her a child-like attitude towards her problems. She tends to be the sheep of the group, preferring to follow a leader rather than lead herself. Her mind is easily deterred, but if she feels her choice is right she will put up a bit of a fight to defend her views.

:bulletblue:History ::
    As the only daughter of a noble Samurott family, it was expected that Jem would marry an eligible bachelor of equal status to the family in order to carry out the traditional business. As a young girl, Jem's lifestyle was groomed to perfection. She was a prize to be won by every male in the area. There were even some who traveled from far away to her. Because of her status, her family often disallowed her to play with and preferred to keep her under the safety of their own home. The gate that separated her world from the outside was the farthest she was ever allowed to explore. She kept to herself and did as her parents asked and stayed away from anyone they deemed "unfit" for her to meet. Though she always did wonder what it would be like to meet someone on her own and make her own friends, as opposed to the crowd her parents surrounded her with. One summer morning, another noble family which her father had invited came for a visit. Jem greeted the family with her usual demeanor: a curtsey and a smile were glued onto her face. The male head of the family stepped out first, followed by his wife and...a son? Jem rolled her eyes. It was a typical meet-and-match organized by her parents again. She excused herself from the group only to be followed by the boy. The following weeks resulted in an annoyed Jem as her "suitor" would tail her all around the property. Hiding in her room failed, as did trying to distance herself by running around and in between obstacles. The chase soon became hide-and-seek, and the more they played together the closer their bond grew. Finally, she gave in and properly introduced herself, the boy did as well. Sitting by the family pond, the boy confessed that he was hoping he could convince Jem to run away with him one day. Seeing her confusion the boy explained. His parents were hoping to have him marry the girl one day in hopes of ensuring the successful business to the boy's family, but he had other dreams. He wanted the freedom to have his own business somewhere far off. Jem sought something similar, and agreed to his proposal. They announced the news to their parents and the boy became a more frequent visitor around the household. Jem didn't mind, of course, as she had gained a new friend and partner! When the perfect day came, the pair moved far off to another land. Jem hoped for somewhere her parents would seldom visit and the boy hoped for a place where he could start his adventures. They soon stumbled across an island which seemed to fit the criteria just right...
    :new: Once the two reached the island, the boy helped her find a plot of land to support herself and went on his way. Jem was left with a Meowth and a hope that she would someday own a ranch full of animals. But this has yet to happen.

:bulletblue:Job :: Rancher
:bulletblue:Ranch Name :: Tidal Meadows

:bulletblue:Cat Race :: Meowth
:bulletblue:Cat’s name :: Destrie (dess-tree)

:bulletblue:Talents :: Singing, speed swimming & telling fairytales
:bulletblue:Funfacts ::
    :bulletblue: Although she is a water type, Jem prefers not to swim and likes to stay on land.
    :bulletblue: She lives alone in her house, so she takes advantage of her new freedom by going out and exploring.
    :bulletblue: Like most Oshawott, if she loses her scalchop she begins to panic.
    :bulletblue: She has a vivid imagination, which makes for great bedtime stories.
    :bulletblue: Jem is afraid of bugs.
    :new: Under the mentoring of Alexander Lester, Jem has learned a great deal about keeping birds. Using her knowledge, Jem like to make bird feed that is all natural and healthy. She has yet to perfect her recipe.



Jem Donovan (c) LindsayPanes
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rabidpan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
What a cutie. Hope we get to RP sometime. I'm trying to get rooted in HPM again = v=
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Dr-Reggie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always loved this character, but there was always something about her that kind of confused me.

Who was the boy she agreed to marry and move with to Raccolto? I always kind of wondered if he was going to be an NPC, but I also see the app mentions she lives in her Raccolto home alone. Is he not around anymore?
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LindsayPanes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I never originally intended to bring him in as an NPC yet, since I didn't have a concrete design for him.

They agreed to "marry" so they could both move away from home and begin their own lives doing seperate things. From the parents' perspective of both sides, they are engaged and living together, even if it isn't the case. He's actually off travelling. c:
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Dr-Reggie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, I see. I guess it should have been obvious to me. |D Well thanks for explaining.
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LindsayPanes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem c:
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redflamekitty44 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
She is so adorable!
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FoolForThought Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Oh wow! You're lines are so clean and you're character is super cute!
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blinding-eclips Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
qsdffsd adorable design Lin! <3
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lizard-keys Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
Aww, she is very cute! I love her design and her personality!
Best wishes on getting in~! <3
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TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Daawh! She is so cute! And so nice to see you trying to join this group too! :D Good luck.
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