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365 People, Places & Things #131
This young lady is the premiere gadgeteer her pulp era world.
Pulp Era Women: Sally Smithfield
In the year 1932, Sally is 28 years old. She is tall (5’10”), has shoulder length sandy blond hair, blue eyes and a slim athletic build, which comes from both her years of ballet training and her practicing of martial arts. She is a crack shot, an ace pilot and a hell of a good driver. All of that alone would have gotten her a place on Doc Tempest’s team, but Sally is also a builder of gadgets without peer.
Sally was born to parents who were scientists, so her love of science is a natural thing. She has an older brother, Tom, who is also a scientist. However, two things distinguish Sally from the rest of her family. First, she has that perfect 50/50 blend of magical and technological aptitude that results in a person being either a Weird Scientist (which she is) or a Technomancer (such as her archenemy, Wizard X).
Secondly, Sally is a Type 2 Human, the next evolutionary step up from homo sapiens. This makes her just a bit stronger, faster, tougher and smarter than normal humans. Well, ok, she’s a lot smarter than the average human. Hell, she’s even smarter than most Type 2 Humans.
Despite that, Sally can be a bit absent minded at times, mostly because she tends to always be mentally working on her next gadget. When it comes to everyday things, Sally can be a bit challenged. She has been known to wear the same clothes for a week while working on a project. For the most part, Sally is a terrible cook, but an excellent baker, with cookies being her specialty. She is a poor housekeeper, which is why she pays a woman to come in once a week.
When She can, Sally works working in the family lab (The Smithfield Scientific Company), but much of her time is devoted to being a member of Doc Tempest’s band of adventuring crimefighters. Like all of them, Sally is quite addicted to a life of globe trotting and hell raising.
Sally has a big secret: she is a lesbian. Presently, she has not quite accepted this fact, mostly because there are at least a couple of men she finds sexually attractive. Soon, however, Sally will meet the woman who sweeps her off her feet. Sadly, in 1940, there will be a tragic event that will cause Sally (with Doc’s help) to decide to go into cryogenic suspension for what should have been 20, but turns out to be 90, years. When she is revived, Sally joins up with Doc’s great grandson and continues her gadgeteering/adventuring career in the 21st Century.
In her spare time in the 1930’s, Sally enjoys driving in her amazing car (named Betsy), ballet dancing, swimming and listening to jazz music.
In her spare time in the 2030’s she enjoys building kinetic sculptures, playing virtual reality RPGs, dating petite brunettes, reading the latest technical journals and traveling into outer space.