Well guys, for years I've roleplayed women NPCs with minor roles and such. Besides fanservice, love interests or villiains, I have never used a "GM PC" that was not of my gender and age (22), specially, all of mt female NPCs have been used on non-class based RPGs.
Since the Class in D&D is an important factor of roleplaying a PCs personality, I find it curious on how to roleplay a bard, a female one specially.
My setting is a Post Apocalyptic Fantasy, taking place in Tokyo, 1360 years after mankind dissapears. The place is now filled with ruins of buildings with trees, grass, lakes, sometimes perilious desserts and jungles, and people lives like near the beggining of the Victorian Era, but with less commodities. There are only THREE settlements on the game, the rest of the places are highly hostile and most of encounters will be combat based.
About the bard, she's 16 years old, unusually pretty and attracts the sights of men (and even some women) with her charming eyes and smile, happy-go-lucky, spends most of the time in the Inn playing music for the townspeople even against the desires of her parents, haven't really fleshed out the rest. I really like how the character looks on my head but I don't know how to make her feel more "teenage" since she's the youngest of all the adventuring group.
The thing is, what is a bard supposed to be like? Specially in a world where 70% of the population are either ghosts, aberrations or plain living nightmares... What should I roleplay while they're in combat? I can imagine describing the actions of warriors and such exchanging weapon wsings against large claws of beasts but I don't know how to do this with a character who will spend large ammounts of time singing, dancing and prancing. And, tho most male bards are often depicted as rogueish, what's usually the conception of a female bard's attitude? Specially one that's not yet of age.