Florimel ‘Flora’ Pines aka Grauntie Flora
Dossier: Florimel Pines
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“Being a hero means fighting back even when it seems impossible.” ~ Ford Pines
Sarahbeth Florimel “Flora” Pines, Ph.D.
Date of Birth: October 14, 11:57pm
Classical Astrological Sign: Libra
Eyes: Warm brown
Hair: Gray/silver (older); Dark brown, chestnut brown, ash brown (younger)
Weight: 145 lbs (30s), 210 lbs (60s)
Age: Mid-60s; 30s
Apparent Age: Healthy 50s
Other distinguishing features: Six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot (Polydactyly), cleft chin.
Handedness: Ambidextrous, Left Preference
Tattoos: Flora has a variety of tattoos from cultures around the world. Of note are the Lokean Urnes Serpents on her left forearm (yes this is the author’s real life tattoo btw), along with the Chaos star, and the Cipher wheel which is tattooed on her left shoulder. She also bears various small Cipher-related tattoos on other parts of her body.
Orientation: Bisexual (tending towards Pansexual due to experiences in the multiverse)
IQ: Genius (188 Terman Classification)
Doctoral Degrees: Parapsychology, Applied and Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics, Metaphysics, Psychology, Theology, Mythology, Biology (and 3 others)
Skills: Crochet, Dungeon Mastering, Punning, Drawing, Writing
Regarding the Metal Plate: I have determined that the plate was considered a temporary solution to a long-term problem. In my backstory, the plate was installed at her request by medical professionals, but at the time she was advised that this wouldn’t always protect her. Once Bill ‘evolved’ a way to bypass the plate, Florimel would become vulnerable to him once again.
Florimel loves lime flavored desserts, like key lime pie. She also really likes lemon cookies.
Her ‘go to’ cocktail is gin and tonic with lime. She also likes lime juice in unsweetened iced tea.
Flora loves Bill’s nicknames for her (not that she’d ever tell him!)
She loves doing crafty things with Marty. Making decorations, beading, crocheting/knitting (Flora crochets however!), scrapbooking. She loves craft stores. Places like that weren’t very plentiful when she got sucked through the Universe Portal.
Interestingly enough, Korean artist Taco8998 really defined what Female Ford might look like. It was her art that I based my cosplay and idea of the character on. Other artists were inspired by her designs, not just myself and Vintage. Though Vintage has defined the character in her unique art style which is the canon designs for Mystic Falls characters, much of it was influenced by Taco and my Sims designs. (I haven’t worked in Daz for a few years, so I haven’t done character designs like those I have for the Dirandan Chronicles and Tenny’s characters.) So when I was RPing Flora with Tumblr artist BP, they used Taco’s art (since Taco gave me the ok to use her art!) as the basis for her cartoons of Flora and Bill’s crazy RP sessions. (I have more, they’re hilarious!) I have to really thank Taco8998 (find her on Tumblr) for inspiring me to envision Flora and for her cute little drawings she made.