Self-Employed Herbalist, Tarot Reader
Positivity, tarot cards, nature and the outdoors, his gardens, his loved ones, being alive.
Negativity, violence, destruction, blocked or bad energy.
LOOKS : Adorable
Reuben stands at an above average height of 5'11", and weighs in at about 180 pounds. His body is quite toned as he enjoys staying as healthy as possible. He has straggly, unkempt dirty blond hair and sea blue eyes which are oftentimes covered by black rimmed glasses. He will sometimes grow out his scruff just enough to make him look a bit older, but as soon as he feels he looks a bit too rugged, he'll shave it clean and start again. He wears t-shirts with jeans in the spring, shorts and tank tops throughout summer, light sweaters in autumn, and scarves in the winter. Quite the "hipster" in ways of fashion and whatever speaks to him at the time is what he decides to wear for the day.
Being a Taurus, Rueben certainly fits the bull
bill. He is a kind-hearted soul and finds positivity in most any situation. He's not afraid to speak his mind and always speaks the truth; regardless if it's hurtful or not. He's stubborn, yet willing to admit defeat when he is clearly proven wrong. He spends a lot of his free time in nature; whether that be in the woods, at the beach, or simply running in the urban neighborhoods of Gaia, he's always having a good time when he's outside. When he's not outdoors, he spends much of his solitary time reading the tarot or studying herbalism and creating herbal remedies.
Reuben tends to be the type of person who marches to the beat of his own drum. He doesn't care for the opinions or instructions of others and would rather figure things out on his own. Sure, if he has questions about something he'll ask and take their responses to heart; but unwarranted advice isn't readily accepted or necessary; and it's actually one of his pet peeves when someone tells him what to do. He also is a huge believer in karma and will take any chance he gets to be kind to another being in the hopes that it comes back around to him in the future.
Reuben Rothmore was born on April 24th to his parents, Peter and Rubi; and had an older brother and sister. They were a very conservative family; going to church every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday. At a very young age, Reuben was instilled with all of these very conservative views which always seemed to conflict with the way he truly felt about something.
Growing up, Reuben always felt as though he was different from his family. He felt much more connected with nature in a spiritual way. While his brother and sister were often indoors playing video games or with makeup, he was outside enjoying the crisp, cool breeze and often spending time with the plants the family grew in their back yard.
It wasn't until Reuben began going to grade school and beyond that he realized his "differences" were something that other people felt as well. It was during his teenage years that he realized he wasn't only gay, but he didn't feel about God the way the rest of his family supposedly did.
Doing his own research at their local library, he realized what he enjoyed more was the freedom of being himself. A friend he made at the library gave him his first tarot deck, an original Rider-Waite and the love for the tarot began. Of course, this was blasphemy to his parents, but he kept it to himself. During his time at the library he was also introduced to herbalism, realizing that his true passion was for plants and growth. He then bought himself a small planter and began to grow his own herbs and reagents he could use in his potions.
These "hobbies" became fully realized jobs when he grew into an adult. Reuben came out to his family when he was 21. They proceeded to kick him out, forcing him to move to Barton Town, where he then opened his own alchemy shop out of his home, selling custom potions and specialty herbs to his clients and reading tarot on the side for some extra cash.