❥ FIRST IMPRESSIONS
♚ VISUAL: Elena is five feet and six inches tall, with an olive complexion that's on the lighter side. Her build is slender and athletic. Her hair is long and dark brown, usually worn pin straight. She has expressive brown eyes.
♚ FASHION: Elena's sense of style is both feminine and casual; it's meant to look effortless. She'll dress to the nines when the occasion calls for it, but most of the time you'll find her in comfortable layers: lace-trimmed tops, henley shirts, leather jackets, and jeans. Converse sneakers and boots sold separately.
♚ DEMEANOR: Elena's outward demeanor is friendly and approachable. She has one of those darn trusting faces, though this is not always the case. Still waters, etc.
♚ AURAL: Her voice has a hint of raspiness to it.
♚ OLFACTORY: Elena owns scents that are light and feminine, but never pungent. Her signature fragrance is Givenchy's Dahlia Noir: the perfume for special occasions, the body lotion for her day-to-day.
♚ MENTAL INFORMATION: She usually wears a vervain necklace, or ingests vervain, to keep vampires from compelling her. That said, she has no special mental shields, and isn't immune to telepathy and likeminded abilities. Feel free to have your character read her narrative thoughts if they can - Elena has a rich internal life.
♚ MAGICAL INFORMATION: Elena is a doppelgänger - a shadow self of one of her world's very first immortal beings, though Elena does not know all of the details. Doppelgängers are meant to sustain the natural balance, by dying in place of their immortal ancestors. Their blood is also a key ingredient for many spells.
♚ BACKTAGGING: I'm a slow tagger. Sometimes real life gets in the way, and sometimes inspiration isn't there. I try to be present when I know I'll be giving my best to my writing partners. Backtagging is a dream, but I understand that some things need to be dropped at times, for whatever reasons. Feel free to get in touch with me if you ever want to discuss the remainder of a thread.
♚ FOURTHWALLING: For the time being, I'm going to say no.
♚ PHYSICAL AFFECTION: Sure! Elena is a very tactile person, and much of the affection and comfort she displays is through touch.
♚ PHYSICAL VIOLENCE: Just let me know beforehand if it's something serious, and I'll do the same. Communication is key.
♚ DEATH: Let's discuss!
♚ RELATIONSHIPS: I'm up for exploring relationships of all kinds, those presented in canon and cross-canon. Elena is kind of like a baby duck; she'll imprint on someone if she relates, identifies, or cares for them.
❥ VAMPIRE STUFF
Per the show's wiki:
Vampires are magically reanimated beings inhabited by the spirits of the deceased person, closely resembling the living human they were prior to transformation. Vampires feed and survive on the blood of the living, typically that of humans. A human who has consumed vampire blood in some way (whether by drinking it, having it poured into their open wound, or by being injected with it) and has subsequently died with the blood in their system will be magically revived as an undead vampire, just like the vampire who sired them.