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NAME: Jenny
AGE: Over 18
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CHARACTERS PLAYED: Katniss Everdeen


CHARACTER INFORMATION

NAME: Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)
CANON: Marvel-616
AGE: 21
CANON POINT: After Young Avengers Vol. 2 and the Fraction Hawkeye arc, since there's only one issue left and all.

BACKGROUND: Marvel wiki: Kate Bishop

INCENTIVE/FIT: For however much pissed off she tends to get at Clint Barton for his stupidity and self-destructive streaks, Kate does both admire and care for him a lot. Enough that, given the opportunity, she'd be willing to come to Eudio in exchange for his hearing being restored. Hearing aids aside, I think she'd prefer that if he's going to go out and get in trouble, he does it with all of his senses fully intact. It really helps that everything in Eudio is consensual and not just restricted to sex given her past. And that, at this point, she's also had a one night stand turned brief relationship with Noh-Varr.

SAMPLES: One. Two. Three.

ANYTHING ELSE? lbh, she's awesome:



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Player Info
Name: Jenny
Age: 29
Contact: pilot.jaina @ gmail.com
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Character Basics:
Character Name: Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)
Journal: [personal profile] tryit
Age: 21
Fandom: Marvel-616
Canon Point: After the events in the Hawkeye #16
Debt:
Class A: 3 years
Class B: 107 year, 6 months
Class C: 25 years, 7 months

  • GRAND TOTAL: 136 years, 1 month


    Canon Character Section:
    History: Wikis really are the best. As a note, because comics timelines can be really confusing, I've placed the past 2 years worth of comics in the following order for my own mental sanity:
    Hawkeye 1-5
    Hawkeye 7
    Deadpool vs Hawkeye 0-4
    Young Avengers 1-15
    Hawkeye 6
    Hawkeye 8-present day

    Maybe, hopefully, someday, there will be some sort of timeline released. Until then, it's better than not having anything to work off of.

    Personality:
    Although Kate grows up the daughter of a wealthy New York socialite, she never feels all that comfortable with her family’s wealth. Like her mother, she spends her time prior to joining the Young Avengers working with charities – donating time and money to shelters and soup kitchens and other humanitarian causes. While most New Yorkers would walk by a homeless beggar, Kate is the type to stop to give them change. After the death of her mother, about a year prior to the formation of the Young Avengers, she becomes more involved in activist work. Determined to make a difference in the world, it’s perhaps no surprise that she eventually forces her way on to the Young Avengers team.

    Most of her life, prior to her mother’s death, is that of a rich debutante. She attends Interlochen National Music Camp every summer, where she learned cello and guitar. One of her father’s friends gives her a pony for her birthday. She attends a prestigious New York private school. Kate’s life is lacking for nothing, picture perfect really. Yet, though she gets teasingly called a spoiled brat, she rarely acts like one. Prior to joining the Avengers, Kate is subjected to the violence and harsh realities of the world. Though an age isn’t given, I headcanon it to be about fourteen when she cuts through Central Park at night and is assaulted (presumably raped). Though she sees a therapist to work on the emotional repercussions, it’s not enough for her. In her eyes:

    "Life is short. And it doesn’t matter how good your grades are – or how many hours you put in at the soup kitchen… You’re not safe. Bad things happen. Things you can’t control. Things that have nothing to do with you. And they will destroy them if you let them. Or you can try to learn from them, so that the next time you’ll be prepared. So that – even if you never feel safe again – you can do your best to make sure that what happened to you never happens to anyone else."

    She takes up kickboxing and jujitsu and other forms of combat so that she won’t be caught off guard ever again. And when her sister’s wedding is interrupted by an armed robbery attempt, she doesn’t let the Young Avengers do all the work. Headstrong and determined, she jumps right into the fray and effectively saves the day without a second thought to her own wellbeing. Up until Cassie’s death, this trend continues. Kate fights alongside the rest of the Young Avengers, even often leads them on their missions, despite her lack of any superhuman ability. And she takes up the fight again at Clint’s request a year or two after. As Billy puts it, despite Kate lacking any powers, she’s still "A superhero, Kate. You were always a superhero."

    Though she tends to come across as the coolest and most hip or suave of the Young Avengers, she is as much of a superhero geek as the rest of them. Time and time again, she easily recognizes superheroes and tends to react in awe of meeting them. Even Cassie Lang, Ant-Man’s daughter, is greeted with something akin to wonder – Kate knowing full well who Cassie’s father is upon their first meeting. Yet, Kate isn’t the hero-worship type. She has absolutely no problem standing up to ridiculing high school teachers, let alone any of the Avengers or other superheroes or villains the team meets, even Captain America:

    "Sir, with all due respect, the minute Eli’s back on his feet, he’ll be chasing down bad guys, powers or no powers. That’s just who he is. It’s who we all are. The same as you. I know you and Iron Man don’t approve of us but I can’t help thinking if you guys had supported us – if you had taken the time to train us – maybe Eli wouldn’t be in surgery right now. Maybe Billy’s parents would still have a place to live, and Teddy’s mother would still be alive. That’s how it feels anyway. So if you really want to protect us… you’ll accept us."

    It’s this stubbornness and pride that earns her Hawkeye’s bow and codename, Clint Barton being the only other Avenger who ever stood up to Captain America the way she did. Kate has absolutely no problem speaking her mind and making certain that everyone knows her opinion on the matter, even if she’s not the most eloquent or polite in the process. When Clint Barton dons Captain America’s costume and shield for a trial run after Cap’s death, Kate easily tells him off for what she believes to be disrespecting Cap’s memory. When he asks how what she does – taking up the name Hawkeye – is any different, she explains that she did it to honor him (unbeknownst to her that she’s talking to Clint the entire time).

    Unlike the rest of the Young Avengers, Kate has no personal connection to the Avengers. In place, she forges a student-mentor relationship with Clint Barton. Their first real meeting is full of friction, with Clint attacking Kate to test her skills in the field. He then plays up her pride and self-confidence and bets her for his bow back. It’s a bet that Kate cockily accepts and then loses, calling it "her greatest shame ever." Then, just as recklessly, she goes out and gets a bit buzzed with Tommy (unconcerned with engaging in underage drinking) and agrees with him when he suggests that they steal the bow back. Which they do. Though rules and laws are important, well, at times they’re more like guidelines. Right?

    After Cassie’s death, she opts to quit being a Young Avengers - blaming herself for Cassie's death as she died on a mission Kate was leading. The guilt ways at her for some time, seen when Clint calls her up to work for him. Despite his arguments, she’s a bit reluctant to accept at first. But he eventually convinces her otherwise and despite her promise not to take up being a superhero to Billy and the rest of the time, she starts to work alongside Clint as his partner. Their relationship is full of snark on both ends, a lot of teasing and name calling. A comfortable friendship that borders on the same familial relationship that she had formed with the Young Avengers. Kate’s way of showing she cares is often through name calling, yelling, scolding, and teasing. And again and again, she comes to his need – both as physical backup and emotional support. And she doesn’t hesitate to yell at him when he deserves it. Or steal his dog to drive across country with.

    Though confident and outspoken in the field, when it comes to boys, Kate flails as much as any other girl. Some of this probably stems from the sexual assault she suffered. Though people are quick to match her up with Eli, she often denies that there’s anything going on between them. Even when they go out on a not-date, she spends the whole time being awkward and insisting to him that they be just friends. Eventually, she does kiss him (but not before flirting and kissing Tommy). But she tells him that she needs to take it slow. But it seems that she eventually grows from this shyness – as indicated by her eventual fling with Noh-Varr and the happiness she feels over sleeping with him despite wanting to feel stupid and ashamed for a second.

    Strengths
    Mental: Despite not having any powers, Kate takes over for Patriot after he initially abandons the team after their encounter with Kang the Conqueror. Even when Patriot rejoins, they are shown to co-lead, with the Young Avengers more than usually following Kate’s command over that of Patriot’s. She’s intelligent, resourceful, and extremely decisive. Once a decision is made, Kate will stick with it and see it through. She’ll also take full responsibility for her actions – both the good and the bad. She doesn't easily back down on any matter, especially if she believes herself to be in the right.

    Emotional: The ability to take responsibility for her actions extends to the emotional side of things. Though she is a typical teenage girl in many respects – flustered around attractive guys, wanting some sort of approval by friends and family for her choices – she’s can also a little mature beyond her years and, it seems, very good at compartmentalizing her emotions.

    Weaknesses
    Mental: Though she's smart, she's not a genius. As quick thinking and resourceful as she is, she can also let pride and impulsiveness get in her way -- although those are areas she's since approved upon as she's grown older. She'll give in to stupid decisions easily when in a bad mood - stealing Hawkeye's bow from the Avengers HQ with Tommy; stealing Lucky for a roadtrip after a fight with Clint, etc.

    Emotional: The trauma experienced in her early teens affects her throughout the rest of her life. Though she copes with it through martial arts lessons and therapy sessions, she does tell imply that she doesn’t necessarily feel safe sometimes. This feeling is probably reinforced all the times she’s nearly died in canon and by the loss of Cassie and Vision in The Children’s Crusade. It’s also seen again in the Marvel Now! Young Avengers series after she wakes up in Noh-Varr’s bed the next morning, stating that she should feel ashamed of herself. She suffers from a lot of guilt and her actions can often be seen as results from that guilt. For example, she quits being a superhero after leading the mission that got her best friend killed. She’s also reluctant to work with Clint when he first calls to ask her to be his partner but, eventually, she breaks down and agrees. She'll also take anger out on those she cares for whether she means to or not. It's her way of showing she cares.


    Powers/Abilities: Kate is extremely talented when it comes to archery. According to Clint Barton (the original Hawkeye), Kate is “without a doubt the finest and most gifted bowman I’ve ever met” – a part of the reason he allows her to keep both his bow and codename after revealing himself to still be alive. She’s also talented in a number of martial arts (jujitsu, kickboxing), fencing and sword fighting, and combat in general. Also, Kate can play the cello.

    Appearance: According to the wiki, Kate’s approximately 5’5” tall and weighs 120 pounds. She’s in excellent health and shape, possessing strong arms from her career as a superhero archer. Kate’s Caucasian with blue eyes and long black hair that falls past her shoulders. Much like most comic book characters, she has a tendency to wear the color associated with her superhero uniform. In Kate’s case, she tends to sport a lot of purple in wardrobe choice. I use Zooey Deschenal as a PB in addition to images from the various comics.

    CR AU
    Game You’re Transferring CR from: N/A

    How has your character changed from their canon self?

    Are they gaining any abilities from their time in game? Did the game setting take something from them?


    Samples:
    Actionspam Sample: Thanksgiving at her place...


    Prose Sample:
    Sometimes there's no avoiding the serious dicussions...
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    I'm not here right now so leave a message. Bishop, out.





    [If you need to get in touch with the player, please message this journal or find me on AIM or plurk @ enelyasol!]
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    Your name or online alias: Jenny
    Your email: pilot.jaina @ gmail.com
    Another preferred means of contact: enelyasol @ plurk/aim
    Character's Full Name: Katherine Bishop
    Character's Canon: Marvel-616
    Character's Journal Name: tryit
    What would you like your character's tag to be?: kate bishop

    Answer the following questions in no less than 300 words but no greater than 1000 words put together...
    Character's background (their past and present): Although Kate grew up the daughter of a wealthy New York socialite, she never felt all that comfortable with her family’s wealth. Most of her life, prior to her mother’s death, was that of a rich debutante. Then, at around age 14 or so, she opted to take a shortcut through Central Park at night and was raped. Though she saw a therapist to work on the emotional repercussions, it was not enough for her. She took up kickboxing and jujitsu and other forms of combat so that she wouldn’t be caught off guard ever again.

    Kate joined the Young Avengers after they attempted to help save her sister's wedding when it was interrupted by an armed robbery attempt. She helped them defeat Kang the Conqueror and then, after Captain America and Iron Man attempt to break up the Young Avengers, convinced them to continue being superheroes. Using her father’s wealth, she provided them with better costumes and the hangout necessary to continue their extracurricular activities. Unlike the others, however, Kate never decided upon a codename.

    Kate fought alongside the rest of the Young Avengers, even often lead them on their missions, despite her lack of any superhuman ability. Eventually, Kate's stubbornness and pride and willingness to stand up to Captain America earns her Hawkeye’s bow and codename; Clint Barton being the only other Avenger who ever did similar.

    After two of their teammates died while fighting Dr. Doom, the Young Avengers disbanded. For approximately the next two years, it can be presumed Kate lives her life as any normal citizen of New York would. When Clint called her to take up working alongside him a couple of years later, she was reluctant to at first. But he eventually convinced her otherwise and she started to work alongside Clint as his partner. At some point in this duration, the Young Avengers also reformed for some hopping around the multiverse to fight evil alien parasites.

    Character's personality: Although Kate grows up the daughter of a wealthy New York socialite, she never feels all that comfortable with her family’s wealth. While most New Yorkers would walk by a homeless beggar, Kate is the type to stop to give them change. Even before becoming a superhero, she's always been determined to make a difference in the world.

    Though she tends to come across as the coolest and most hip or suave of the Young Avengers, she is as much of a superhero geek as the rest of them. Time and time again, she easily recognizes superheroes and tends to react in awe of meeting them. Yet, Kate isn’t the hero-worship type. She has problem speaking her mind to whomever, whenever.

    Kate’s intelligent, resourceful, and extremely decisive. Once a decision is made, Kate will stick with it and see it through. She’ll also take full responsibility for her actions – both the good and the bad. She doesn't easily back down on any matter, especially if she believes herself to be in the right. She can be very good at compartmentalizing her emotions, sometimes coming across

    Emotional: The ability to take responsibility for her actions extends to the emotional side of things. Though she is a typical teenage girl in many respects – flustered around attractive guys, wanting some sort of approval by friends and family for her choices – she’s can also a little mature beyond her years and, it seems, very good at compartmentalizing her emotions.

    Character's skills/abilities/powers: Kate is extremely talented when it comes to archery. She’s also talented in a number of martial arts (jujitsu, kickboxing), fencing and sword fighting, and combat in general. Also, she can play the cello.

    Any special equipment your character is bringing along? This includes weaponry, magic items, etc.: Bow, quiver full of normal and trick arrows (boomerang, net, explosive, etc...), motorcycle helmet.

    Are you bringing your character to [community profile] ten_fwd from another game? If you are, which game?: No.

    Why do you want to play this character in Ten Forward, and what do you plan to do with them? I don't necessarily have anything in particular in mind for Kate when she boards the Enterprise. Mostly, I want to play her because she's a fun, witty sort of character that would probably have a fun time being in Ten Forward. Space and multi-dimensional travel isn't something that's new to her. It makes her a nice contrast to play in the game aside from Katniss.

    Writing Sample #1: Test drive meme.

    Writing Sample #2: And something a bit more prosy.
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    Other Characters: Katniss Everdeen ([personal profile] stillplaying)

    Character Name: Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)
    Series: Marvel-616 (specifically featured in Young Avengers, Children’s Crusade, and Hawkeye comics)
    Timeline: After the events in the Hawkeye Annual #1.
    Canon Resource Link: Marvel wiki entry and Regular wiki entry

    Character History: Although Kate grew up the daughter of a wealthy New York socialite, she never felt all that comfortable with her family’s wealth. Like her mother, she spent her time prior to joining the Young Avengers working with charities – donating time and money to shelters and soup kitchens and other humanitarian causes. While most New Yorkers would walk by a homeless beggar, Kate was the type to stop to give them change. After the death of her mother, about a year prior to the formation of the Young Avengers, she became more involved in activist work. Determined to make a difference in the world, it’s perhaps no surprise that she eventually forces her way on to a team of teenaged superheroes.

    Most of her life, prior to her mother’s death, was that of a rich debutante. She attended Interlochen National Music Camp every summer as a child, where she learned cello and guitar. One of her father’s friends even gave her a pony for a childhood birthday. She attended a prestigious New York private high school where she excelled as a student. Kate’s life was lacking for nothing; picture perfect really. Or, at least, as picture perfect as you could get growing up in the Marvel-616 universe; a universe where superheroes, alien invasions, mutants, and all sorts of comic book insanity was kind of commonplace. Especially within New York, where teams like the Avengers and Fantastic Four kept their home base.

    Though she was teasingly called a spoiled brat, she rarely acted like one. As stated, she acted more like her mother - more interested in helping out others than herself. Prior to joining the Young Avengers, Kate was subjected to the violence and harsh realities of the world. After opting to take a shortcut through Central Park at night, she was violently assaulted by a stranger (definitely sexually; hints in comics suggest rape without ever using the word). Though she saw a therapist to work on the emotional repercussions, it was not enough for her. In her eyes:

    “Life is short. And it doesn’t matter how good your grades are – or how many hours you put in at the soup kitchen… You’re not safe. Bad things happen. Things you can’t control. Things that have nothing to do with you. And they will destroy them if you let them. Or you can try to learn from them, so that the next time you’ll be prepared. So that – even if you never feel safe again – you can do your best to make sure that what happened to you never happens to anyone else.”

    She took up kickboxing and jujitsu and other forms of combat so that she wouldn’t be caught off guard ever again. And when her sister’s wedding was interrupted by an armed robbery attempt, followed by the Young Avengers attempting to save the day, she refused to let the teenage superheroes do all the work. Headstrong and determined, she jumped right into the fray and effectively saved the day without a second thought. It didn't matter to her that she lacked any superpowers where the Young Avengers all clearly did have some sort of special ability. She had grown up reading about heroic actions that made the newspaper day after day and even fangirled the Avengers to a degree. She refused to be a damsel in distress ever again.

    When Ant Man’s daughter, Cassie, came to visit Kate at the hospital shortly after to see if she knew anything about where the Young Avengers are and how to join up, Kate agreed to help Cassie seek them out. Even though the boys were reluctant to let her and Cassie join at first, she essentially strong armed her way on to the team. In raiding the abandoned Avengers Manner, she found the original Hawkeye's bow and Mockingbird's mask and fashioned herself a quick superhero costume to go with the rest. She helped them defeat Kang the Conqueror and then, after Captain America and Iron Man attempt to break up the Young Avengers, convinced them to continue being superheroes. Using her father’s wealth, she provided them with better costumes and the hangout necessary to continue their extracurricular activities. Unlike the others, however, Kate never decided upon a codename.

    Kate fought alongside the rest of the Young Avengers, even often lead them on their missions, despite her lack of any superhuman ability. She was more than willing to stand up to Captain America and the other Avengers that try to convince them to quit being superheroes. At the end of the Family Matters arc, after the death of Teddy’s mother, the discovery of Tommy (Billy’s spiritual twin brother person), and all the other chaos that occurred, she holds no hesitation in confronting Captain America when he attempts to tell them to quit being superheroes altogether. In her eyes, half the awful circumstances she and her team had just gone through could have been avoided if they had been supported:

    “Sir, with all due respect, the minute Eli’s back on his feet, he’ll be chasing down bad guys, powers or no powers. That’s just who he is. It’s who we all are. The same as you. I know you and Iron Man don’t approve of us but I can’t help thinking if you guys had supported us – if you had taken the time to train us – maybe Eli wouldn’t be in surgery right now. Maybe Billy’s parents would still have a place to live, and Teddy’s mother would still be alive. That’s how it feels anyway. So if you really want to protect us… you’ll accept us.”

    This discussion was a turning point in Kate’s role in the superhero community. While she had been consistently in between codenames prior, after standing up to Captain America, she earned the codename of Hawkeye. It was this stubbornness and pride that earns her Hawkeye’s bow and codename; Clint Barton being the only other Avenger who ever stood up to Captain America the way she did.

    Eventually, she took Eli’s place as the team leader altogether. At heart, she was a natural leader. And while Eli had been in charge when the team had originally formed, Kate never hesitated to make decisions when he did. The team split during the events of the Civil War arc and the Superhero Registration Act. She went underground with most of the team (minus Cassie and Vision) and fought on Captain America's side in the conflict. The conflict ended with Cap's death, but the Young Avengers remained strong.

    When Clint Barton donned Captain America’s costume and shield for a trial run after Captain America's death, Kate easily told him off for what she believed to be disrespecting Cap’s memory. When he asked how what she does – taking up the name Hawkeye – was any different, she explained that she did it to honor him (unbeknownst to her that she was talking to Clint the entire time). She encountered Clint again sometime after - this time when he interrupted a pseudo-date Kate was on with fellow teammate Eli to test her abilities. He eventually played against her pride and self-confidence and bet her for his bow back. It was a bet that Kate cockily accepted and then lost, calling it "her greatest shame ever." Upset that she lost both her bow and codename to a better archer, she recklessly agreed to go out drinking with another teammate, Tommy. This ultimately resulted in the two of them breaking into the Avengers HQ and Kate stealing the bow back. Clint rewarded her for the impudence and lets her keep the bow, as well as gifting her with a photo of the original Avengers. Though Kate might not have had the previously existing connection to the Avengers that her teammates did (Cassie as Ant-Man's daughter, Eli as the grandson of the black Captain America, Tommy and Billy being the reincarnated lost souls of the Scarlet Witch's children, and Teddy being the son of Captain Marvel), she now found the start of a kinship with Clint.

    The team continued fighting as a group for some unspecified time after. Among other events, they helped with the Skrull invasion and at the Siege of Asgard and ultimately obtained a good degree or respect from the rest of the superhero community. This time lasted until after the events of Children’s Crusade, when her decisions to lead the team in helping Billy (and Tommy) find the Scarlet Witch ultimately resulted in the death of her best friend, Cassie, and fellow Young Avenger, Vision. At this point, she decided to quit the superhero gig. Unlike the rest of the Young Avengers, she held no prior connection to the actual Avengers and, therefore, had no right to continue to masquerade as a superhero. For approximately the next two years, it can be presumed Kate lives her life as any normal citizen of New York would.

    When Clint called her to take up working alongside him a couple of years later, she was reluctant to at first. After failing her team, and more importantly – her best friends, she didn’t want to dress up in costume anymore and fight bad guys. What right did she have to live that sort of life? But he eventually convinced her otherwise and despite her promise not to take up being a superhero to Billy and the rest of the team, she started to work alongside Clint as his partner. Their relationship becomes full of snark on both ends, a lot of teasing and name calling. It becomes a comfortable friendship that borders on the same familial relationship that she had formed with the Young Avengers. Again and again, she comes to his need – both as physical backup and emotional support. Nor does she hesitate to yell at him when he deserves it.

    The Marvel-616 timeline can be really difficult to follow and I'm going to say that the following (the most recent Young Avenger arc) took place after the events of Hurricane Sandy in the Hawkeye books. Kate had a one night stand with Kree Noh-Varr that turned into a longer relationship when they rescue Billy and Teddy from an interdimensional parasite posing as Teddy's dead mother. They also met up with the kid version of Loki and a dimension-travelling superhero named America Chavez. Ultimately, the run can be summarized as hopping around the multiverse for a couple of months prior to Kate's 21st birthday. They eventually defeated the parasite and set things back to normal - all before the New Year. Kate broke up with Noh-Varr after he was ready to dump her for a chance to be with his ex (who wound up being a figment of the imagination projected by Loki's mind), celebrated the New Year with her best friends and then went back to working alongside Clint.

    Unfortunately, Clint Barton has a tendency to be self-destructive. And even the best of partners could only take so much. After the death of one of his friends, Kate and Clint get into a huge fight that ultimately lead to Kate stealing his dog to drive across country with so that she can get away from Clint and his stupidity for a while. Her time in L.A. was the first time in her life in which Kate attempted to make it on her own without the support of family or friends. After an encounter with Madame Masque – a villain whose dastardly deeds she had already interrupted once when saving Clint’s ass – she wound up cut off from her family fortune. Rather than letting that upset her too much, however, Kate quickly went and found work as a private investigator. Like with joining the Young Avengers, it was a job she pushed her way into despite L.A.P.D. not being all that pleased. Eventually, she wound up once again in over her head fighting the bad guys. The latest issue of Hawkeye ended with Kate discovering the same people she was busy fighting in California were plotting Clint's death back in New York. She left, determined to get back and save her partner from an untimely demise.

    Abilities/Special Powers: Kate is extremely talented when it comes to archery. According to Clint Barton (the original Hawkeye), Kate is “without a doubt the finest and most gifted bowman I’ve ever met” – a part of the reason he allows her to keep both his bow and codename after revealing himself to still be alive. She’s also talented in a number of martial arts (jujitsu, kickboxing), fencing and sword fighting, and combat in general. Also, Kate can play the cello.

    Third-Person Sample:
    The music room had been an unexpected discovery. When was the last time Kate really had a chance to sit down with a cello and just play? Since high school, at least. Maybe even some time earlier. Living the life of a superhero didn’t exactly give someone a lot of time for other extracurricular activities. Most of the time, she had had no complaint. But as she sat down now, running her fingers gently over the strings of the cello bow, she almost regretted the decision to stop playing.

    Sure, she was a better sharpshooter than she was a musician. And, when especially compared to the other Hawkeye, she did the superhero thing damn well for a girl with no powers. Still, there was a sort of peace you got from playing an instrument that you didn’t find fighting villains, super or not. And given the recent upheaval in her life, not the least bit her sudden and unexpected arrival in a world that was only supposed to exist in a children’s story, peace was something Kate found herself craving.

    She steadies the cello between her knees, resting the upper bout against her chest. Her eyes close, blocking out the rest of the world around her. It’s a lot like shooting, if she stops to think about it. Nothing else exists except you, your target, your arrow, and your bow. But now, it’s nothing but herself, the cello, bow, and the music. Funny how a bow figured in to both. The pads of her left hand stroke the strings of the fingerboard, gently plucking each note. They’re not as well calloused as those of her right hand, the hand that typically pulled back the string of Hawkeye’s bow. But muscle memory steps in where actual memory briefly fails. She curls her right hand around the cello bow and, so slowly, draws it across the strings.

    The sound is a little jarring at first. But she knows any fine instrument has to be properly tuned before expected to work. What goes for her bow goes for the cello. She continues to play, humming softly to herself as she makes the fine adjustments necessary, gently turning the peg until the note chimes true. It’s like fixing the site on her bow. Those tiny adjustments that are so necessary to make certain that each of her shots continue to ring true. In the heat of battle, you can’t miss. You can’t make a mistake. She has to be the best, as Hawkeye, as Kate Bishop.

    Even if it’s strange to be here, even if the faces she recognize don’t recognize her, it’s nice to have a break. To be away from New York and Barton and even the responsibility of taking care of Lucky. She doesn’t have to worry about making ends meet or finding a place to live now that she’s been kicked out of her hotel room (thank you very much, Madame Masque). For a little while at least, as she starts to play Bach’s cello Suite Number 1, she can forget.

    And relax.

    First-Person Sample: Well, it’s not exactly Stark-level technology, but I guess it’ll have to do. Beggars can’t be choosers and all that.

    [And, hey, at least she doesn’t have to worry about cellular or data service being shut off because she can’t pay the bills. Or, well, have access to her father’s credit cards. Or any of those responsible adult things she’d need to do back in California. The thought makes her pause for a second a she stares at the screen, brows creasing with worry. Lucky’s back there and Barton’s back in New York and it’s hard to stop the brief pang of guilt that hits her.

    But it’s not like she had a choice in arriving in Wonderland. Some things, Bishop, she reminds herself, are out of our control.

    The smile returns a split second later and she quirks an eyebrow.]


    I hear we’ve all taken a trip down the rabbit hole together. Lucky us. I knew I needed to get out of New York for a while, but this is taking it to a little bit of an extreme, isn't it? [A shrug.] Well, since we’re stuck here, I should probably introduce myself. I'm Kate Bishop. Hawkeye – like this place needs anymore superheroes. You know, of the Avengers?

    ...well, practically anyway.

    [She’d probably do a better job of it than Barton, if you ask her. At least she’s willing to take responsibility for her actions.]

    So, what’s there to do around here? Because I was finally going to get a chance to experience that California dream lifestyle thing. Is there a beach? Someone tell me there's a beach.
    tryit: ([hawkeye] adjusting glasses)
    video;

    [In retrospect, maybe she should have given her friends more notification when she decided to disappear for a while. A quick letter left on the table for Sam asking him to watch Lucky wasn't exactly a whole lot of detail. Nor were the letters left to Billy, Teddy, Tommy, or Wanda saying she just needed to get away for a while.

    Whatever. The past is the past, right? And she returned with minimal injuries. A few bruises, some cuts and scrapes. Maybe most obvious is the healing scratch on her right cheek. Not that she seems to care when she turns on the video feed to the journal. It felt good to kick some ass. And gave her her own way to deal with the grief of losing Simon.

    Kate flashes a quick grin, tilting down her sunglasses to show alert blue eyes.]


    So, what did I miss, Luceti?


    action;

    [Later that night, Kate can be found at HQ. She's out to have fun tonight, dressed in a purple dress with dangling silver target earrings. But she's also working, spending part of her time tending bar in between hitting the dance floor herself.

    Coming close to death a couple of times has a way of reminding a girl to live.]
    tryit: ([happy] hawkeye out)
    [It's been some time in coming. And though they had planned on a New Year's opening, it takes more work than otherwise imagined to build a night club from scratch. It also probably doesn't help when one of the partners decides to move a handful of days before the projected opening night. Things become a lot more chaotic and, well, plans get put aside.

    ...whoops?

    But finally, nearly two weeks after the proposed opening day, things are just about ready to go. There isn't any mistletoe hi-jinks to get in the way. Only a sick friend who, hopefully, will get better before their grand opening next week. Proper advertisement is as important as a well-managed business and it's clear from the way the two girls stand that it was probably Kate's idea to do this all along.

    They stand in the entrance of the club, the journal carefully propped to capture them both in frame, as well as parts of the floor and stage of the nightclub. Kate grins at the camera, completely at ease with the advertisement she suggested they film. Wanda stands with one hip jutted out to the side, her hand resting there, the other hanging easily at her side. It is a more confident posture than she's typically seen with, short of those who have seen her in her "Scarlet Witch" persona.]


    Hi. Are you bored? Lonely? Cold? Or just looking to get up and move? [It is highly probably this little speach was rehersed multiple times, given the way Wanda speaks them. She smiles, happily enough, though.] Come join us at HQ, then. We're starting the party this Friday at our Grand opening.

    [Kate nudges her friend, doing her best to subtly flash Wanda a thumbs up. Then, it's her turn to grin at the camera, utterly at ease and completely winging her share of the speech.]

    Drinks are on the house. Don't get caught out in the cold, Luceti. Come to HQ, where the music's always hot. And for you new comers to town? We're still hiring! Interested in working in the hottest club in town? [Never mind that it's Luceti's only club.] Come on by and give us a try.


    [ooc: Two character, two muns! If you'd like either one or both of them, please specify. If you don't care, we'll just tag as we please. Kate's in purple and Wanda's in red. Information on the club can be found here!!!]

    HQ

    Jan. 19th, 2014 05:23 pm
    tryit: ([happy] flirt)
    HQ

    For all your information needs on Luceti's new night club.

    Staff

    Managers:
    Kate Bishop | [personal profile] tryit
    Wanda Maximoff | [personal profile] maximoff_girl

    DJs:
    Sam Yao | [personal profile] voiceinthedark
    Jack Holden | [personal profile] 250mhzwabl
    Kurt Wagner | [personal profile] wildbluevagner

    Bartenders:
    Kate Bishop | [personal profile] tryit
    Ginia Solana | [personal profile] whiskytraitorfirefight

    Bouncers:
    Wanda Maximoff | [personal profile] maximoff_girl
    Bulla Brief | [personal profile] fashionably_strong

    Waitstaff:
    Raven Darkholme | [personal profile] mutantblues

    Janitors:
    Wanda Maximoff | [personal profile] maximoff_girl


    Location

    HQ is located in a newly constructed building not too far from the town center. It sits across the river from House 47 and across the road from House 14. On the outside, it doesn't look so much - a simple brick warehouse like building with a patio extending around the back and the side parallel to the river. The club's name glows in a neon sign above the entrance: HQ.
    more information... )










    Questions or comments? Feel free to use this post!
    tryit: ([neutral] reading)
    So Sam said you’d probably like a pair of yoga mats for Christmas and I figured that would be easy enough to find here. But I sort of wanted to get you something a little more significant than that. I’ve never had a boyfriend for the holidays before but after watching Teddy and Billy the past couple of years, I kind of figure that this is the time of year you’re allowed to be cheesy and all that crap. So, here goes:

    You make me feel safe.

    Shut up, Simon and just read, okay? Not a word to me or anyone else until you’ve finished the whole thing. I get that this might not seem like a lot. But, god, you’d think after years of therapy this would be easier to write. Remember when you asked me why I got into the whole superhero gig? And I told you about the Young Avengers trying to stop a couple of would-be thieves at my sister’s wedding? There’s a lot more to that story. We all make stupid mistakes in our lives and even if you grow up hearing your whole life not to walk across Central Park in the dark, sometimes you do that anyway. Because when you’re fourteen, you kind of think you’re invulnerable. But you’re not. And sometimes, bad things happen to good people. Men come out of nowhere and grab you and put a hand over your mouth and… And I think you can figure out the rest. It’d explain, at least, why I’ve frozen on you a couple of times when we’ve had sex. And why I yelled at you after that whole Tunnel of Love thing.

    You’re the third person I’ve ever mentioned this to. My therapist knows and Billy and Jessica Jones – remind me to tell you about how awesome a superhero she was back in the day at some point. But I kind of figured if we’re going to make this work, I need to be honest. I want this to work out between us. It’s probably going to be the second biggest mistake I’ve made in my life, but I guess some lessons are hard to learn.

    Okay, back to the whole point of this. After the attack, I didn’t think I could ever feel safe again. And for the past six years of my life, I haven’t. I’ve done everything possible in my power to make sure something like that won’t happen to me again. And won’t happen to others. But actually feeling safe again? Never.

    I don’t know when it happened but somewhere within the past two months, I realized that when you hold me, I feel like everything’s right in the world. So, I guess what I really wanted to say is thank you. Thanks for giving me that, even if this letter’s probably scared you away from wanting to continue anything with me. I’ll understand if it did. I never meant for it to come out so

    sappy. It’s only been two months, y’know? But if there’s anything else I learned from that day, it’s that life is too short. Mom dying a couple of years later helped to reinforce that thought. You’ve got to live each day like it’s your last and if I wake up tomorrow and find that you’ve been sent home or, hell, if you decide in a couple of minutes that maybe it’s better that I don’t spend the night here, at least I’ve told you this. And I’ve gotten to thank you.

    It’s the best gift anyone could have given me.

    Yours,
    Katie.
    tryit: ([serious] kate said what she meant)
    Alien planet or not, there's no way I'm spending another Thanksgiving alone. I know I'm not the only American trapped in this place. And I can't be the only person here with a thing or two to be thankful for.

    [It had been one of her favorite holidays as a child. Her mother had reminded her every year just how much she had to be thankful for growing up in the Bishop family, never needing to want for anything. They'd spend the day in one of the soup kitchens her mother helped to run and serve meals to those in need. She never complained, even as a little girl.

    By the time they came home at the end of the afternoon, it seemed like Christmas had come early. Food would be spread out on the dining room table and her father would actually be home from the office in time to spend a meal with the rest of them. Eleanor would insist they all eat dinner together, It hadn't been just the Bishop family that night, but their cook and nanny and housekeeper. Everyone together, one big family.

    It had been one of the first traditions to go after her mother died. Thanksgiving had become a day to slave away in the soup kitchens, nothing more.

    Kate takes a deep breath, looking pointedly at the camera. If a flicker of sadness and longing crosses her face, it's in your imagination. There's no regrets here. Not one whatsoever. Life is too short to let those emotions keep dictating your every action.]


    So, guys, what do you say? I've never exactly prepared my own meal but it can't be that hard. Thursday, 5 pm, my place. Bring whatever you want. I'll provide the bird.
    tryit: (Default)



    kate bishop.
    ❝Kate said what Kate meant.❞

    FULL NAME: Katherine Elizabeth Bishop
    NICKNAMES: Kate, Katie
    CODENAME: Hawkeye

    DATE OF BIRTH: April 5
    CURRENT AGE: 20
    SEXUALITY: Heterosexual
    OCCUPATION: College student, superhero
    LOCATION: New York City

    PARENTS: Eleanor Bishop (deceased), Derek Bishop
    SIBLINGS: Susan Bishop
    MARITAL STATUS: Single.





    permissions.
    ❝I have no powers and not nearly enough training, but I'm doing this anyways. Being a super hero is amazing. Everyone should try it.❞



    ➢ out of character.

    ➣ Backtagging? Always.

    ➣ Threadhopping? Sure, if it's not marked private.

    ➣ Comments in subject lines? I'm good with it.

    ➣ Forthwalling? Depends. Contact me ahead of time?


    ➢ in character.

    ➣ Hugging this character? Sure.

    ➣ Kissing this character? Why not?

    ➣ Flirting with this character? I'm ok with it!

    ➣ Fighting with this character? Go for it.

    ➣ Punching/attacking this character? Just know she'll fight back.

    ➣ Using offensive/defensive powers on this character? Again, she'll fight back.

    ➣ Injuring/Killing this character? Injuring is okay. Killing, let's talk.

    ➣ Using telepathy/mind reading/empathy on this character? Okay by me! If you need extra info, just let me know.

    -----------------------------------------------------

    out of character.
    OOC STUFFS OOC STUFFS OOC STUFFS.

    NAME: Jenny.
    PLURK: [plurk.com profile] enelyasol.
    MUSEBOX: TBA.

    CURRENT GAMES: [community profile] luceti, [community profile] alteredstates.



     
    tryit: (Default)
    Player Information
    Name/Alias: Jenny
    Personal Journal: [personal profile] hominidae
    Email: pilot.jaina @ gmail.com

    Character Information
    Character Name: Katherine Elizabeth "Kate" Bishop (Hawkeye)
    Canon: Marvel-616

    Canon Point: After Grills’ death, before she leaves on her roadtrip to L.A. So somewhere within the past few Hawkeye comics. They’re not all that linear with time, so it’s hard to pinpoint a particular issue.

    I have no powers and not nearly enough training. But I'm doing this anyway. Being a superhero is amazing. Everyone should try it. )
    tryit: ([sad] late night early morning)
    House of M aftermath retrospect )

    [Action]

    Most of her day's been spent doing the normal activities. Taking Lucky for a walk, dragging him around with her as she staples advertisements for nightclub positions on trees all around town. She's already recruited Elrich to build the place - a decent sized building right near a couple of the stores. And when Billy's better, she'll recruit him to help do the interior design rather than dare let him slip into a depressed slump. She's had enough of that already from him back home, thanks all the same.

    But there are other jobs - permanent jobs - that'll be needed in order to have things run smoothly.

    Around lunch, she'll stop at the coffee shop (still with Lucky in tow) for a break. She stretches out on one of the booths by the window, people watching rather than reading the book on the table in front of her. That evening, Kate can be found at the Battledome, testing out some of the bows Clint left behind.


    [Video]

    It's not until night that she opens the journal again. Sitting on her bed, dressed in a white tanktop and purple pajama buttons, she absently scratches the mutt's head. The feed is set to video and she forces a grin on her face.]

    Bored? Looking for a little bit of gainful employment? Then I've got the job for you. [Grin, grin, grin. She's absolutely trustworthy, Luceti. Not to mention determined and stubborn.] For all those of you I haven't had a chance to meet, my name's Kate Bishop. I hail from one of the many Earths represented here. The same one as Billy Kaplan and Teddy Altman, in case you've met them.

    [Because it's always good to have people who can vouch for you. She lifts her hand from Lucky to wave it in dismissal, earning a mildly irked look from the dog.]

    But that's all beside the point. I mentioned jobs, didn't I? With all the crazy space opera drama going on lately, if there's anything this place needs, it's a little bit of fun. Yeah, we have a bar. But what good is a bar if you can't dance? Since Cloud Nine's fallen into disrepair, Wanda Maximoff and I have taken it upon ourselves to offer you - the lucky citizens of Luceti - a brand new, even better option. Cloud Nine 2.0. Or something. We're still working out the kinks in the name.

    So, this is where you come in, Luceti. There's only so much Wanda and I can do on our own. And though we've got some great people helping us now, we're going to need permanent staffers. I'm talking DJs, soundguys, bartenders, waiters and waitresses. Hell, even a bouncer or two if things get rowdy. Think of the perks. Free alcohol, a chance to give back to your community in the most entertaining way possible. A break from the ennui that doesn't involve war and death.

    Interested? Contact either myself or Wanda for more details. There are signs posted all around town in case you need the reminder.

    [She places two fingers to her forehead and gives a quick salute. Lucky glances up at her and then at the journal, before resting his head back on his front paws, disgruntled by the lack of attention.]

    See you there. Hawkeye, out.
    tryit: ([anger] oh yeah?)
    [Okay, kidnappings on top of kidnappings? Seriously? To say that wasn't cool would definitely be the understatement of the year. One she wasn't going to touch with a ten foot pole. It would, she told herself as she trekked from the edge woods to her building, be best to just forget the whole matter. Maybe pretend that the past month was just something out of a crazy, deranged nightmare.

    Because, holy shit, had she really been dating Clint Barton?!? God, was it too much to just wish it was all a dream? But no. Those stupid purple wings had been there when she had woken up in the woods (again!). And plucking a feather from the wings had hurt far too much.

    First stop, shower. Second stop, Billy and Teddy's apartment to play the good friend card and announce her return in person. Thirdly? Something - anything - to blow off some steam.



    Later that day, Kate can be found at the Battledome shooting arrow after arrow at stationary targets. And missing every time. When she's finally had enough, she makes her way over to the coffee shop. It's there that she takes out the journal and begins to talk:]


    Someone tell me they've considered revolting. Because I'm starting to get really tired of this place and our damned keepers. Y'know, I don't care if I'm preaching to the choir, but shifts seriously suck. Actually, everything here kind of sucks right now.

    How long do these kidnapping effects last anyway?

    [Because not hitting the target from five feet away? She hasn't been that bad since she was a child. Forget about the fact that maybe, just maybe, she shouldn't have met those robots that came for her with explosive arrows. Call it habit. Or something.]

    Actually, forget that. If it's more than a day, I really don't want to know right now. Someone want to go dancing tonight?
    tryit: ([interest] go on)
    Any questions, comments, or concerns with how I play Kate Bishop? Please tell me how I'm doing!

    Entry is anon enabled and IP off. All comments are screened.
    tryit: ([happy] smirkity smirk)
    For any interaction that you want to happen with Kate, anytime and anyplace within the [community profile] luceti world that do not fit into a given post, please use this!

    Just give a date and place, and whether this will be via journal or in-person!
    tryit: ([happy] from the mug and not the pot)
    action - for Zatanna Zatara and Billy Kaplan;

    Okay, to say that this so wasn't what Kate expected to wake up to was an understatement. )

    video/action - A Shot in the Dark;

    [Sometime that evening...

    Showered and cleaned, dressed in normal clothes, and finally clued in, Kate sat at the counter in the coffee shop sipping at a vanilla latte as she stared at the book. It wasn't exactly Ninth Street Espresso but hey, at least it contained caffeine. For what seemed like the umpteenth time, she flipped through the journal pages yet again before finally giving in and turning on the little camera.

    She held up the mug in a quick salute and gave a quick, wry grin.]


    Y'know, as prisons go, this one's definitely going to extremes to keep up the masquerade of resort village. Shops and restaurants and night clubs, oh my.

    So... what exactly do people do here for fun?
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