|Date of Birth||("Pisces")|
|Place of Origin|| United Kingdom|
|Forum Posts|| horrorlass|
|Portrayed by|| Unknown |
|List of Alessandra's blogs|
Alessandra Cotswold is a character in The Chosen Flock Video Series. Alessandra loves horror movies, and is very smart but not very motivated. It seems as though she will do something big in the future, but the question is whether her motivation will be a good influence or a bad influence.
A Horror Lass
Alessandra grew up in London in an extremest environment, as her parents were (and remain to be) religious fanatics, strictly practicing the rites of the Hymn of One. She and her best friend Cynthia became close at a young age, and the two of them once ran away from home after an arguement with their parents and childishly decided to live next to a duck pond they were fond of visiting. However, they were soon located, and they returned home.
As they grew older, Alessandra's parents became concerned that Cynthia's partying lifestyle was exerting a negative influence over Alessandra, and they moved to a different part of London when Alessandra was 16. Alessandra's parents have their daughter spend her time studying and preparing for her future. However, she admits that she has gotten so far ahead that she has been spending her time watching cheesy direct-to-DVD horror films which her mother despises. She manages to get away with this by advocating that she is acting of her own free will, which her parents' belief system doesn't allow them to thwart. Her fascination with horror films go beyond that of simple enjoyment, as she analyzes the difference between a horror movie and a horror film.
According to Alessandra, "horror movies are the ones that are really cheesy, and you just laugh at them. And they're normally pretty gory and you can just laugh at how bad they are." Horror films, on the other hand, "are the ones that actually make you really concerned about the characters. And makes you really worried for their lives. Especially when you know that at any moment they're going to meet their fate."
Cynthia locates Alessandra's YouTube videos and seizes the opportunity to invite Alessandra to attend a party with all her old friends, including Paul, whom Cynthia implies has a crush on Alessandra. Alessandra successfully sneaks out of the house and attends the Arctic Monkeys concert with her friends, happily catching up with all of them.
After the concert, Cynthia's boyfriend, Matt, drops Alessandra off at the bus station, which she rides to the park. She walks home the rest of the way, and is extremely pleased with herself that she didn't get caught. However, she admits to being exhausted from the previous night's events, and are sure that her parents have noticed that. After she finishes vlogging, her parents call a family meeting where they inform her that they have hired a spiritual/academic adviser to keep watch over her. Alessandra is less than thrilled, but reluctantly goes through the motions that Sophie has her go through. Cynthia responds by pointing out the ridiculousness of the situation, and invites Alessandra to an upcoming sleepover. However, Alessandra avoids her messages, which causes Cynthia to worry. Alessandra even auditions for a spot in a clique of Ceremony girls led by two girls named Alondra and Chandra, but receives the lowest score, due in part to Alondra's inability to suffer through the entire video.
Alessandra responds by posting a dark video where she tells the story of a princess who is unable to save those around her by the pain and suffering caused by an unstoppable force. Cynthia seems to get the message, as she promises to leave Alessandra alone and apologizes for bothering her.
Escape to Freedom
In reality, the videos contained secret messages, and Alessandra told Cynthia that she couldn't contact her because Sophie is watching her every move, and Cynthia conveys that she understood the message. Undaunted, Cynthia makes one last attempt to see Alessandra by inviting her to a guitar performance she is giving at her mom's coffee shop.
However, the event is canceled when a man is injured by what appears to be a radium leak, but in actuality was a failed attempt by the Hymn of One to kill Cynthia. Cynthia calls Paul, and he freaked out, and went to Alessandra's house in order to get her away from the clutches of the Hymn. Cynthia sends him the address of where she and Matt are staying, and Paul promises to show up. However, they never do. It is later revealed that Alessandra and Paul had decided to hide in an abandoned flat on the edge of their hometown, figuring that they would be better off in familiar territory. However, after two months, the Order successfully located them and were close to capturing them, the duo escaping just in time via the bathroom window. She posts a riddle on the forum, which leads to a series of hints on her MySpace, YouTube, Bebo, and FaceBook accounts. The clues led Cynthia to the duck pond where they spent time as children, and there she located a letter from Paul and documents that indicated that they were hiding out in Leamington Spa, the birthplace of Aleister Crowley.
However, when Cynthia and Matt went to find them, they found nothing. Matt convinces Cynthia that she is being strung along by a hacker, and Cynthia reluctantly gives up the search for her friend.
Alessandra is the Italian form of Alexandra,<ref>http://www.behindthename.com/name/alessandra</ref> which is, in turn, the feminine form of Alexander.<ref>http://www.behindthename.com/name/alexandra</ref> Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. However, the most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.<ref>http://www.behindthename.com/name/alexander</ref>
|The Chosen Flock Characters|
|Main Characters||Alessandra · Liandra · Betsy · Alondra · Chandra · Cynthia · Sandra · Ananda · ShepherdX|
|Supporting Characters||The Cotswolds · Li's parents · Betz and Sandra's parents · Finn · Alondra's parents · Matt · Paul · Chandra's father · Sophie · The Davises · Danielle · Allison · Chrys · Mike · Ash Pitasooze · Mina · Lacey · David Jerr|