Jared (smite_knight) wrote,

OOC: Hoping this will help a bit

Body and Appearance
1. Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy? He's not the tallest man around, but he's fairly broad and dense.

2. How old is he? 35

3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch? His posture is pretty average for a working man; not particularly straight up, but he keeps his head high or whatever that means idk

4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities? Jared is very fit. He needs to be if he's gonna go fighting evil demons and shit. As for disabilities... Jared is completely deaf. He gets around this by being an immensely talented lipreader and being aware of his surroundings.

5. How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid? Fluid enough to suggest combat training. Jared knows how his body works and it shows.

6. How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror? whatever happened to "eye of the beholder" Not ugly by any means, but unlikely to win awards either. Jared's not terribly concerned with his looks, but he does keep his beard in order if he can.

7. Describe his complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred? He's pretty weather-worn from running around in the elements for years, and he's definitely got his scars.

8. Describe his hair: color, texture, style. Blond, fairly thick, long and usually tied back.

9. What color are his eyes? Light grey-blue

10. Does the character have any other noteworthy features? He keeps his beard in an odd double goatee style. Depending on his company his hair is either loose and covering his ears or tied back.

11. What are his chief tension centers? the hell does this even mean He doesn't like having people where he can't see them, and... hell, I dunno

12. What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit? Considering he tends to carry his wardrobe with him? It's worn, there's not much of it, and none of it is unnecessary.

13. Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them? They're pretty good. Like stated before, they are worn, but they're still functional.

14. Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences? Well, on the job means in armor, so yes. Freetime tends to mean traveling between jobs, so whatever the weather's like.

15. You knew it was coming: Boxers, briefs or commando? uh... medieval undies or commando, idk

1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse? /lazy

2. How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate? His speech has a slight slur, and his voice can be quite loud.

3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics? He doesn't use contractions.

4. What language/s does he speak, and with how much fluency? "Common" (aka English) and sign language

5. Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations? Common when his audience is hearing, sign when they aren't :|a

6. Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words? He's used to talking for others, so he can speak easily, though he will have to stop for certain subjects

7. Is he eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change? He tends to clam up about his handicap around people he doesn't know, but he's wordy when he needs to be.

Mental and Emotional
1. How intelligent is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart? He's had a broad education, but this applies to his world and may be out of date in other settings...

2. Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate? He plans when he can, but he's capable when winging it.

3. Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical? Primarily idealistic, but he can be practical. He'll keep to "doing the right/noble thing" unless the right/noble thing is so dumb even he can't justify it lol white knight

4. What kind of education has the character had? He went to knight school, so general education along side combat training with weapons and shit.

5. What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about? Jared knows swords, survival on the road,

6. Is he an introvert or an extrovert? Naturally, he's pretty extroverted. Living in fear of his handicap and how people would react to him dampened his sociability a lot, but having a travel companion cured him a bit, so he's much better about it these days.

7. Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven? Good-tempered and pleasant for the most part,

8. How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic? He may come across as someone who stares. Like, a lot. It's just his way of communicating :T But he'll give people the benefit of the doubt, especially if they're humanish. If they look like monsters... well, there'll be a lot more suspicion.

9. Is he more likely to act, or to react? Depends how dangerous the enemy. React if he's unsure of his opponent, act if he knows that they're dangerous.

10. Which is his default: fight or flight? If he thinks he can win? Fight. If he knows for a fact that he'll probably die? Flight. If there's someone that needs protecting? Fight until they flight, and then flight if he's getting beaten and is still capable of flight.

11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks? He'll laugh at a joke if it's funny, and he can make jokes if the mood strikes him, but overall, he's fairly serious. He doesn't really have the time or temperament for pranks.

12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does he deal with them? Not really.

13. What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person? Having his hearing removed kind of broke him a little, but meeting and traveling with Rapscallion mended the breaks. He's not who he used to be, but he's mostly okay.

14. What does he fear? Uh... being alone again, really. He was terrified of getting too close to people, but having a companion who had the same disability and none of the fear helped him along. He'd hate to go back to the solitude.

15. What are his hopes or aspirations? Just... being the best knight he can be. Protecting the weak, fighting those who would do wrong, etc.

16. What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him? He'd prefer to keep his disability under wraps if it isn't necessary for people to know, but he's not so dedicated to keeping people from knowing as he used to be.

1. Describe this character's relationship with his parents. It was pretty good, but he kind of lost track of them when he lost his hearing. But they're dead now... :|

2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like? He has a brother who works in baking. Jared's not terribly close to his family nowadays.

3. Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand? Not close to family :|a

4. Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them? He's got Raps now. Read on to find out about Raps.

5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet? Once upon a time, Jared was off to fight a dragon. After a short scuffle, Jared stumbled upon the fact that this dragon was, in fact, deaf. In a moment of desperation, he tries communicating to the dragon in sign, and the dragon signed back. The dragon had nothing better to do, so he decided to join Jared on his travels. Jared named the dragon Rapscallion, and they became bffs.

6. Does he have other close friends? Dragons aren't good with sharing, so Jared tends to keep his list of friends short.

7. Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people? He's pretty sociable and easy to get along with.

8. Which does he consider more important: family or friends? Raps is pretty important to his well being, so... friends.

9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once? Single :|a

10. Is he currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse? Nope

11. Who was his first crush? Who is his latest? :|

12. What does he look for in a romantic partner? 8|

13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does he relate to them? If no, does he want any? Nope

14. Does he have any rivals or enemies? Not really.

15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey scale? Hrm... gonna say Jared's on the lower side of the scale. As far as I know or care, he's on the lady-oriented side, but... well, frolicking may be negotiated if a nice young man were to happen along.

16. How does he feel about sex? How important is it to him? Uh... Not terribly? He goes without for lengthy periods of time and... fff idek

17. What are his turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits? idk. I'll think about it if the opportunity comes along.

1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does he fit type? Apparently Jared's a Libra :T As far as I can tell by the description... he doesn't match all that well.

2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life? He tends to focus on more earthy things than things of a higher plane.

3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it? mmm, Knight codes. Jared believes in being a good person and helping others. He went to a school that focused on it and was trained to follow it to the best of his ability. To compromise it, it would have to be something serious, like a choice between evils.

4. How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent? As long as they're not detrimental to him or people he feels he needs to protect, he'll be tolerant.

5. What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational or does he have a good reason for them? Things that aren't at least somewhat human looking and wizards. Beasties tend to be what Jared's hacking to bits, and magic is what stole his hearing.

Daily Life
1. What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt? He struggles a bit with money, but Rapscallion has a knack for keeping gold around...

2. What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him? Knights in Jared's world are actually a sort of mercenary. They travel the land, help those in need, and are rewarded with supplies and money. The better known the knight, the more they are called on and the more they get. Jared isn't as well known, and his handicap does get around, so he's not terribly popular.

3. Where does he live? House, apartment, trailer? Is his home his castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does he share it with others? He doesn't really have a home. He's either on the road or bunked down for winter or somesuch.

4. Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend his money on? Ahaha, Raps doesn't like spending money, but what money Jared does get off him is spent on small treats that he won't have to pack later, like foodstuffs.

5. What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else? Knighting :3 His career hasn't worked out quite as he hoped it would, but he's happy enough with it. In regards to his disability, he's really good at what he does. Rapscallion only makes it easier B3

6. What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time? He tried to take up whittling, but he's actually not very good at it :|a Spare time is spent keeping equipment and Raps in order, chatting with Raps... just keeping entertained while on the road.

7. What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods? He's definitely not a picky eater and he likes the booze.

Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is his favorite:

1. Color? Green
2. Smell?
3. Time of day?
4. Season? late spring/early summer, when it's not so rainy but not terribly warm
5. Book? Eh, Jared's not a reader, and books don't travel as well as he'd like
6. Music? :|a
7. Place? large towns where he can just slip through the crowd and no one will pay much attention to him.
8. Substance?
9. Plant?
10. Animal?

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