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Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

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Postby keesmommy » Tue May 01, 2007 9:39 am

Greetings,

I would like to read the story this bio describes.  It has a certain "resonance" . . . .


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Postby keesmommy » Tue May 01, 2007 9:41 am

Greetings, Jillers,

I would like to read the story this bio (Gailin Conor Melkham) describes.  It has a certain "resonance" . . . .


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Postby keesmommy » Tue May 01, 2007 9:50 am

To: Everyone,

Actually, I'd like to read the stories that go with  several of these bios.  Do they exist or was this simply "an exercise"?


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Postby looneywriter » Tue May 01, 2007 5:30 pm

Full Name: Eva Romaine (Eva is pronounced like Eva Gabor.)
Birthday: sometime in the recent past
Birthplace: Washington state
Current Location: somewhere on the western coast, maybe southern Oregon
Heritage: Irish/Danish
Eye Color/Hair Color: pale green/red
Right or Left Handed: left handed
Major Strength: her independent nature
Major Weakness: her independent nature
Fears: betrayal
Life Goal: to keep breathing
Dream Profession: N/A  

Actual Profession: Teacher of survival skills
Favorite Meal: anything she can shoot down with her bow
Coffee Drinker: coffee is only a fond memory now
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: so is alcohol but she could really use a drink from time to time

Has Character Been in Love: once
Is Character Attractive: not overly attractive, she's average, very petite
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: it's the very least of her worries
Healthy Habits: hunting down her food
Unhealthy Habits: caution on the edge of paranoia
Favorite Movie: if only there were still electricity and the luxury of sitting idle before a TV
Vices: none, again to have a vice one must have the luxury of idle time
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): none
Number One Regret: not being able to save her brother Kevin


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Postby Terrycshan » Thu May 03, 2007 5:01 pm

Full Name Sean Patrick Michael Mulligan
Birthday: March 18, (whatever year works in my story)
Birthplace: Galway Harbour, Ireland
Current Location: Florida
Heritage: Irish immigrant
Eye Color/Hair Color: Blue/Sandy
Right or Left Handed: Right
Major Strength: Wit, sailing skills, and a head for mathematics without paper and pencil.
Major Weakness: Explosive Temper and brunettes with blue eyes and he is seldom on time.
Fears: Going bald, losing his teeth, dying too young and living too long, and spiders.
Life Goal: To live aboard his own a 52’ Morgan sailboat in the Caribbean with a blue-eyed brunette, until the day he dies.
Dream Profession: Professional sailor and Sailing in America’s Cup
Actual Profession: Carpenter/Sail maker in a boatyard, and he occasionally crews on tour boats, etc.
Favorite Meal: Bar-B-Q of any kind
Coffee Drinker: When ever necessary as a stimulant.
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Guinness, just because he’s Irish.
Has Character Been in Love: Has kissed many, loved not a few, but his heart is saved for one who is true. He still looks for her. His heart has been broken.
Is Character Attractive: At one time; now he is weathered, but still has a certain rugged charisma.
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: Not really
Healthy Habits: Brushes his teeth when ever practical three times a day and flosses with an obsession. He has great teeth.
Unhealthy Habits: Bar-B-Q of any kind, in excess.
Favorite Movie: Unforgiven or Shane
Vices: Unmotivated, sometimes yields or falls to drink.
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): Not even one
Number One Regret: He should have finished dental school, but knows he would have been like Doc Holiday.
If allowed, I would like to add two more traits, as follows:
Idiosyncratic belief Thinks his life is inexplicably tied to the success of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball team; when and if they win, he will win and not until they do. He and they, with a seven-run lead, going into the ninth inning, are always able to snatch defeat out of almost certain victory.
Circumstance of life, He is always one day late for opportunity or something, anything. Check out his birthday.

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Postby shorty » Sat May 05, 2007 9:45 am

Background for: Joash

Single father of three since the death of his beloved wife in childbirth with third child(second son), is 41 years old. He was born & raised in Emmaus, but has lived & has had his business in Bethlehem since the year before he and Deborah married. He is Jewish, and obedient to all the Temple customs/teachings.

His eyes are hazel green and his hair is a salty-colored dishwater blonde. Fortunately for him, his salt-colored hairs are more white than gray or dull in color, and adds to the respectable balance with his other features. He's right-handed.

Major strengths: good, honest businessman, good w/cloth colors & lengths for the size needs of his customers, accurate to a fault, loves his children deeply & is very (though some say overly)protective. Has a deep belly laugh, when he does laugh. Good w/numbers. Attends Temple faithfully and gave the required tithes & offerings.

Major weaknesses: lost the gift of tact. Is gruff, bitter, and unable to smile much since Deborah's death. Isn't happy w/life since she died and is detached/distant from his children in order to shield them from his pain, though he hasn't realized, yet, that they already see it for what it is.

Fears: being thought of as less than a man. Less than a good Jew. Being considered over-emotional and having his pain discovered and called for what it is. Has learned to fear change, conflict, and disapproval of the Pharisees.

Life goal: to be a good dad and Jew, so as to be found & called a faithful servant by the Almighty.

Dream profession: carpenter; but he's a trader/buyer of cloths/linens and has a busy shop.

Favorite meal: lamb w/bread & honey, goat's milk cheese, and lentils mixed with carrots & leeks on the side, and for dessert dark tea and some cool cucumbers. He doesn't drink coffee, prefers dark tea. Doesn't drink alcoholic drinks, outside of the weddings he's attended. But his bitterness at life has disabled & changed him just as much as overdoing alcohol, so there's not that much difference.

He's been in love, deeply & passionately, and used to live life to the full and laughed often. But when Deborah died, his heart & feelings did too. Or so he believed.

Healthy habits: washes hands/feet per custom, as well as before he opens his cloth shop for the day so as to keep his cloths clean and with as little dusty finger prints. His unhealthy habits are his pained bitterness towards life, as well as indulging in too much bread with honey when he's particularly sad. The Pharisees counseled him in his early grief that the men didn't cry, they went on about their business. He took them seriously, unfortunately.

Vice(s): Bitterness. He's let it change him,though he's not aware of just how much so. His #1 regret is that his beloved died, the sun has gone out. His #2 regret: that those of The Way have come in and shaken the people up, and doesn't know what changes that will bring.

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RE: Getting to Know You 4/24-4/30

Postby Terrycshan » Sun May 06, 2007 2:21 pm

Did I miss it? What era does Joash live? He seems like a good character that could drive a story if the right circumstances come along. I'm sure you will see to that.

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Postby atk200 » Sun May 06, 2007 8:13 pm

Full Name: Hoven "Vernus" Taylor
Birthday: Janurary 10
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Current Location: South Riding, VA
Heritage: Black American American
Eye Color/Hair Color: Brown/Black
Right or Left Handed: Left
Major Strength: Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Major Weakness: Inability to be objective about his love life
Fears: Loneliness, rejection
Life Goal: To have a successful career and personal relationship
Dream Profession: To become the world's greastest writer
Actual Profession: Store Mangaer of a muti-million dollar corpation
Favorite Meal: Fast Food
Coffee Drinker: no
Favorite Alcoholic Drink: None
Has Character Been in Love: Definitely
Is Character Attractive: Very and very shapely
Does Character Think of Self as Attractive: He does, but he is not overly confident about it
Healthy Habits: Takes time for self, physically active, doesn't smoke or drink, good body care - skin, diet, etc.
Unhealthy Habits: Goes to both extremes over personal issues
Favorite Movie: Freedom Writers
Vices: Manipulative, short-sighted, lack of self-control
Tattoo(s)/ Piercing(s): None


Hoven is all but obsessed with his ex-lover. He has wanted her from the first time he laid eyes on her. They shared a brief "exclusive" relationship in addition to a long-standing torrid affair. Both ended very badly because of her possessive, controlling nature. If she could relive the past, she would do everything she could to keep her lover and not push him away.

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Postby Terrycshan » Wed May 09, 2007 5:07 pm

good, thanks.

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