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'Til the Moon Falls
Keep calm and play the song.
Character's Full Name: Darren Lynn Casey
Reason or meaning of name: his mother chose his first name, and his father shares his middle name.
Nickname: Dare.
Reason for nickname: It's both a shortened version of his first name, and great pun material.

Birthday: June 13th
Astrological Sign: Gemini


PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

Age: Sixteen
How old does s/he appear? His age.
Eye Color: One is light brown, the other is hazel.
Glasses or contacts? He used to wear glasses, until they were punched off his face.
Hair color: Naturally, light brown. Dyed black, though.
Distinguishable hair feature (bald, receding hairline, etc.): Not that I can think of.
Type of hair (coarse, fine, thick, etc?): Fine. Probably pretty fried from all the dying.
Typical hairstyle: Short. Choppy. Long bangs in front that usually fall into his eyes.

Height: 5'7"
Weight: 142 p.
Type of body/build: Average.

Nationality: American

Skin tone: Pale as milk.
Skin type: I dunno, but freckles~

Shape of face: Heart-shaped

Distinguishing Marks? Light freckles down his arms, all over his shoulders, and across his nose.
Scars? Scar on his nose from being punched in the face, his glasses tearing into his skin. Scars on his hands from fighting.
Most predominant feature: Eyelashes. Most girls who talk to him start off with a jealous comment about them.
Resembles (famous or not): He resembles his father, mostly, but his voice resembles that of Simon Curtis.

Accent? None.

Is s/he healthy? Yeah, physically. Mentally, he's a little strange.
If not, why not: Bipolar.

Physical disabilities: He can't see s**t far away. He's near-sighted, and hates contacts. Refuses to wear glasses.
Physical abilities (what is character good at? sports, etc.): He's mastered the art of stealth, and is fairly good at swimming.

FAVORITES

Color: Green.
Music: Favorite band is Hollywood Undead, so rap?
Food: Chocolate.
Literature: Children's books.
Expressions: "Whatever floats your boat."
Book: The Dollhouse Murders.
Quote: "Two words; one finger."
Expletive(s) (swears): He says '********' a lot..
Mode of transportation: His dad's beat up old Volkswagen Beetle, which he's learning to drive.


HABITS

Smokes: Yep.
What? Weed and cigarettes.
How often? Weed; socially. Cigarettes; once or twice a night.

Drinks: Yeah.
What? Hates beer, but loves mixed drinks.
How often? Only socially. Usually ties in with smoking weed.

Worst bad habit? Drinking. He's a violent drunk, on account of the untreated bipolar disorder.

Quirks: He talks to himself.


BACKGROUND

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Type of childhood: Cozy. Mother worked because his father lost his job. Dad became the stay-at-home dad.
First memory: Three years old, able to push the cart in the store for the first time. Crashed into a tower of wine, breaking nearly every bottle and never being able to push again.
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her: Mother's death.
Why? She died in the bathroom while his dad was cooking. Dad found her, and told Darren not to look, but he saw before he called 9-1-1. The image is burned into his mind.

Booksmart or streetsmart? Street.


Religion and/or religious views and/or tendencies? He was raised in a Christian household. His mother was more open, but his father was quite extreme. Darren is Christian, but doesn't worship nearly as much, or to the extreme that his father does.


Firsts:
Job?
Mowing lawns.

Kiss? Jace Evans.

Sexual experience? Will be Jace.


FAMILY


Mother (name): Jessie Marie Casey
Relationship with her: Was good, even though she worked so much.
Father (name): Albert Lynn Casey
Relationship with him: Warm, even after the loss of Darren's mother.
Siblings: None.
Birth order:
Relationship with each:
Children of Siblings:

Extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.): He has an aunt on his mother's side, back in Portland, Oregon.
Close to family? Sort of.


CHILDREN

Does character have child(ren)? No.
How many?
Are all children with the same partner?
If no, why not? If no, what is the custody arrangement?
How does character relate to his/her child(ren)?
Which child is character's favorite?
Why?
Character's most favorite memory of his/her child(ren)?
Character's least favorite memory of his/her child(ren)?
Is relationship with children good?
Is relationship with children important to character?


OCCUPATION

Where does character work? Well, he's kind of a drug dealer.
How many years? Two.
Relationship with co-workers? He and his supplier are on speaking terms, at least. Nothing too close, though.
Like his/her job? Not really.
Why or why not? It's sort of illegal.

Dream job: Singer. More realistically, head chef at a successful restaurant.



ATTITUDE

Greatest fear: Spiders.
Worst thing that could happen to him/her? Waking up in a bed of spiders.
What single event would most throw character's life in complete turmoil? Someone finding out he was gay.

Character is most at ease when: Fantasizing about boys in his room.
Most ill at ease when: Those fantasies come back to bite him in the a** when he's trying to glare at Jace. This is the main reason he leaves so quickly after glaring.

Priorities: Self-protection.
Philosophy: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

How s/he feels about self: Fine.
Past failure s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about: Pissing his pants in second grade, because the teacher wouldn't let him go potty.
If granted one wish, what would it be? One might think he'd want his mother brought back, but he knows she's in a better place where she's not stressed. That she's smiling from up above. What he would wish for is his father's approval.
Why? It's better to focus on problems of the living. It's so hard to live a lie. Darren hate's liars.

Daredevil or cautious? Daredevil.
Same when alone? Yep.

Biggest regret? Going to a party, hoping to drink a little and make a couple sales, he hooked up with a girl and took her back to his place. They stopped outside his door, and while they were making out, he mentioned Jace's name. She left, pissed off. Lucky for him, the girl didn't remember who he was, didn't know who Jace was, and didn't go to his school.

Biggest accomplishment: Coming out to his mom.
Minor accomplishments: Reading the entire Bible.

Character's darkest secret: He's gay.
Does anyone else know? His mom did.
If yes, did character tell them? He told her, yeah.
If no, how did they find out?


PERSONALITY

Greatest source of strength in character's personality (whether s/he sees it as such or not): When it comes to defending someone he's close to, the other party is guilty until proven innocent. He always stand by his loved ones.
Greatest source of weakness in character's personality (whether s/he sees it as such or not): He's trustworthy, but will use confessions and weaknesses against those he loves to win arguments.

Character's soft spot: His mother.
Is this soft spot obvious to others? To those who know about his mother, yes.
If not, how does character hide it?
Biggest vulnerability: His crush on Jace.

Which of the 7 deadly sins does character fight (or give into, willingly or not)?
(lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride)
Lust, sloth, wrath, envy, pride.
Which of the 7 virtues does your character have (or fight against)?
(chastity, abstinence, liberality, diligence, patience, kindness, humility)
Chastity, abstinence, liberality, humility.


TRAITS

Optimist or pessimist? Optimist. In his eyes, it's as bad as it's going to get. It can only get better.
Introvert or extrovert? Both.
Drives and motivations? To get the ******** out of Nebraska.
Talents (hidden or not)? He can sing.

Extremely skilled at: Kissing.
Extremely unskilled at: Controlling his temper.

Good characteristics: He's honest, and trust-worthy.
Character flaws: He's cruel.
Mannerisms: Blah.
Peculiarities: He doesn't like to talk over the phone, or start conversations with anyone.


SELF-PERCEPTION

One word character would use to describe self: Awesome.
One paragraph description of how character would describe self: I don't have it as bad as some people. I could have turned out a lot worse. I'm bipolar, but at least I'm not a serial killer, right? Hide your kids, hide your wife. ..or husbands. Yum.



What does character consider best physical characteristic? Smile.
What does character consider worst physical characteristic? Ears.
Are these realistic assessments? Not really.
If not, why not? Humans are humans. Humans aren't perfect.
How CHARACTER thinks others perceive him/her? He KNOWS they think he's some gothic, voo-doo doll using freak. Which is ironic, because he did try to use the teddy bear Jace gave him as a kid as a voodoo doll. (Tore off its arms and legs. Stabbed it a little, to no avail.)
What four things would CHARACTER most like to change about self? (#1 most important, #2 second most important, etc.)
1.
His temper.
2. His drinking habits.
3. His smoking habits.
4. His sexuality.
If change #1 was made, would character be as happy as s/he thinks? Maybe.
If not, why not? It would keep him from getting in so many fights, but then he'd just be the village p***y, so.. Catch 22, I guess.


INTERRELATION WITH OTHERS

Is character divorced? No.
If yes, how many times?
Has character ever cheated on any significant other? No.
How does character relate to others? They usually just talk about him, not to him.

How is s/he perceived by...

Strangers? Freak.
Friends? Want to ******** him.
Wife/Husband/Lover? Jace comes to love him I:
Children?
Co-workers? Speaking terms.
Protagonist? He is. >> So.
Antagonist? Obviously they think he's a freak.
First impression character makes is: a*****e.
What happens to change this perception? Nothing. It's true.

What do family/friends like most about character? Honesty.
What do family/friends like least about character? Temper.


GOALS

Immediate goal(s): Graduate.
Long range goal(s): Get married and move away. Doesn't need to be in that order.
How does character plan to accomplish goal(s)? Finish school, and go from there.
How will other people around character be affected? He's not close to many people, so.. His father would miss him.

PROBLEMS/CRISIS

How character react in a crisis (calm/panic/etc.)? He gets...loud.
How does character face problems? Depends on the problem. He's usually violent.
Kinds of problems character usually runs into: His sexuality.
How does character react to NEW problems? With yelling.
How does character react to change? He hates it. He tears apart his room.

GENERAL

Jewelry? A crucifix his mother used to wear, that his father gave him after her passing.
Other accessories? His ears are pierced.
Drives a ... : Crappy old Bug.
Where does character live? Nebraska.
With anyone? His father.
Where does character want to live? Somewhere he can be with a man, since he knows he can't force himself to be with a woman.
Spending habits (frugal, spendthrift, etc)? He's been poor for as long as he can remember. He doesn't spend ANY money. He's lucky to have clothes that fit. (Some lunch periods, he'll go to the school office, and look through the lost and found for clothes.)
What does s/he do too much of? Sulking.
Too little of? Studying.
Most prized possession: Necklace.
Play musical instrument? Not very well.
Which one(s)? Violin.
How did s/he learn? His mother tried teaching him.
Does character like animals? Somewhat.
Any pets? Not at the moment.
Likes music? Yeah.
What kind? Rap, mainly.

TECHNICAL

Owns a computer? No. Will get one later.

UNCATEGORIZED

Person character secretly admires: Jace Evans.
Person character was most influenced by: His mother.
Most important person in character's life: Jace.
Why? He'll be the second person to know Darren is gay, and not send a mob after him. Unlike Darren's father, who throws him out over it later.


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