Xerox Star (UNIVER.SYS)
|Full Name||Estelle Parkins|
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Estelle Parkins is the personification of Xerox Star, a revolutionary computer/workstation system released on April 27, 1981, as a successor to the Xerox Alto. It introduced various features that were completely novel at the time, including folders, icons, a two-button mouse, Ethernet, and e-mail. These features, which are now ubiquitous in modern computing, were groundbreaking innovations at the time, and they changed the way people interacted with computers.
Estelle was designed by SpacePuffer and debuted on the web in November 5, 2022, however she debuted on this site on April 7, 2023.
Estelle is an adventurous and action-oriented person, raised in a well-educated family. She's quite charming and knows social graces and norms, but can be rebellious and doesn't mind bending the rules. She finds her austere environment boring and seeks out more engaging and fulfilling interests, such as languages, performance arts, and aviation. Estelle is knowledgeable about aeronautic-related topics and loves all things that fly, including birds.
However, Estelle struggled with staying committed to a single pursuit, earning her the nickname "Unreliable Star". Her tendency to put herself in danger also caused concern. Despite these shortcomings, Estelle remained optimistic and determined. She gained a bit of success in local scenes as an idol, and later joined the duo of misfit OS-tans, Nix and Lisa, forming the Whizzy Wigs.
Estelle grew up in the Ethereal Research Club (ERC, a parody of Xerox PARC), surrounded by intelligent and skilled Admins. Edel, a particularly close Admin, acted as a mother figure to Estelle and her brother, Alto. Edel taught Estelle many things, but Estelle was most interested in languages and aeronautics. Unlike her brother, Estelle preferred to act rather than think and enjoyed being in the spotlight. To Edel, this is a good thing, since she felt ERC really needs someone action-oriented and bold to keep them from being stagnant.
However, the other Admins underestimated Edel's efforts and considered her influence made Estelle too adventurous and destructive. When Alto's paintings were stolen, the Admins did nothing to help, which disappointed Estelle and made her feel that her and Alto's talents were wasted at the ERC because of their passiveness. She decided to pursue other ventures, such as aeronautics and performance art, with the goal of becoming an influencer and idol. Edel was surprised and worried about Estelle's bold and rash attitude getting in the way, but Estelle reassured her that she would create her own legacy, even if it went against what she was originally made for.
Family and relationships
Estelle described her older brother Alto as "my brother, but kinda like my dad too" because of his height, age, and wisdom, and how he brought her up in ERC. Alto is quite the opposite of Estelle in some ways, yet also similar. While Estelle loves the action and the spotlight, Alto prefers peace and quiet. However both of them share interests in linguistics.
Edel is very much like a mother figure to Estelle and Alto, and taught them many subjects including languages. Edel is very much supportive of Estelle's ambitions due to her own similarly can-do attitude, however she can get tired of other Admins who never take her seriously.
Despite Kay being one of ERC's prominent Admins, Estelle haven't interacted with him much, and thought that he favored Alto more than her due to their similar passion for language research.
Estelle and Lisa's friendship started out rocky due to the former's bold, unapologetic confidence rubbing the latter the wrong way, mostly because Estelle's jokes can go a bit too far sometimes. Soon after some time knowing each other, she sympathizes with Lisa's situation and her desire to establish her own identity, and the fact that they both are "misfits" among other OS-tans.
Mac and Estelle are often annoyed with each other, due to the former's pretentiousness. However both can be quite destructive when it comes to properties, Lisa sometimes have to step in if they start breaking things.
Names in other languages
|Japanese||エステル ・パーキンズ (Esuteru Paakinzu)|
- Estelle is a French and Occitan name meaning "star."
- Estelle's yellow color scheme and dandelion print skirt is a reference to Xerox Star's codename, Dandelion.
- Estelle's love for aeronautics is a reference to PilotOS, the OS running on Xerox Star's hardware.