I hope you don't mind, Capone, I'm going to post my revised character sheet here instead of in a PM. Feel free to critique as you deem necessary, I will change whatever you think needs to be revised.Name
: John Shepard Age
: MaleSexual Orientation:
: Oral (primarily giving), Teasing, Light Bondage, Anal (Giving)Limits
: See O&Os hereCondition
: Unable to refuse commands issued by members of the opposite sex, as well as an inability to remember such commands being issued. (Example given at the end of "History" section) The diagnosis for his condition is that, due to an error with how female pheromones are perceived by his neural transmitters, any command issued by a member of the opposite sex is understood as a subconscious command from John's sympathetic nervous system. Profession
: Actor, owner of a private theater, partial-owner of his father's talent agencyPersonality
: John revels in sarcastic humor and loves to taunt, tease, flirt, and banter. He does not readily trust others and mostly avoids serious relationships. Contrary to his love for conversation, John does not seek out the spotlight when off the stage. While he attends parties and other social events regularly, he will often stay in quieter areas and spend the night chatting with a small group. He does not drink or smoke, or engage in any recreational drug use... not yet
, anyway.History (WARNING – LONG(-ish) READ)
John is the son of a recently-deceased and incredibly successful talent agent. He had a very sheltered childhood as a result of his being raised by an overly-strict caretaker (his father could not be bothered with parenting, as he had clients to take care of) and learned at an early age to obey her orders without question.
Quiet and withdrawn as a grade-schooler, John kept mostly to himself and stayed buried in his studies. A straight-‘A’ student each and every semester, he was a model of obedience and discipline. As he entered junior-high, his father urged him to get more involved in acting, and John complied unquestioningly. He delighted in the freedom of expression acting allowed him - even as he listened to and incorporated every suggestion or command given by his directors. It wasn’t long before John established himself as a prominent actor. During high-school he participated in both school productions and private theater shows (thanks in part to his father’s network of clients and business partners), and it seemed obvious John was destined for a life on the stage.
John graduated high-school as one of three valedictorians. Surprisingly, he had not submitted a decision letter for college at the time of graduation. His father had landed John a significant role in an independent film – the director of which was a good friend of John’s father. Needless to say, John accepted the role – not without a little urging from his father – and decided to push college off until later in life.
Eleven months after his graduation, the film was entered into the Sundance Film Festival and was very well-received by critics. John’s father had already been fielding offers from other producers, hoping to catapult John from indie films to blockbuster productions. As always, John obeyed his father’s direction – even though John’s true passion was for the stage, and not the set.
During filming for his next role, John received news that his father was seriously injured in a car accident. John was immediately flown back to his hometown, where he rushed to the hospital in which his father was undergoing emergency surgery. His father’s vehicle was struck head-on by a pick-up truck which had suffered a blown-out tire and swerved into the opposite lane of traffic. The doctors informed John that his father’s chances for survival were slim, as he had suffered severe brain damage and internal bleeding in the crash. Seven hours later, his father died upon the operating table.
The shock of his father’s abrupt passing hit John extremely hard. He was given two weeks to himself before he was requested to return to the set – most of John’s scenes had already been filmed. During those two weeks John was bombarded with people and events demanding his attention – of which the wake and funeral were the most important. In a whirlwind of activity, directed by his father’s business partners and friends (John and his father had no other family), John was able to set his affairs in order.
It was obvious to all that John’s father had ensured his son would have no financial worries for the rest of his life – John was the sole inheritor of his father’s entire estate. Also included in the will was a letter from his father, written seven months before his death. Although the wording suggested his father expected John would not read the letter for many years, the message was clear – live on, and prosper. As was his prerogative, John obeyed his father’s last request unquestionably.
Recently, John acquired a well-known theater house. The previous owner had lost a good deal of money paying for medical bills, and John stepped in to take over the establishment. He kept the same managerial and non-essential staff, electing to participate on-stage instead of running the institution. John had his first episode relating to his condition approximately a week after a routine flu-shot at St. Raphael's, while assisting the staff with the break-down of the previous play’s stage props. A female staff member had asked – as a joke, she said later, with her ears burning bright red – John to talk off his shirt. Without hesitation, John complied. He hadn’t even noticed until the other staff present began making cat-calls and wolf-whistles at him. It came as a complete shock to John when he glanced down and noticed his bare chest.
John had been casually seeing an actress he met during auditions for the newest show for his theater, and similar situations began to happen during her visits. His companion stated later that she asked him for a favor on numerous different occasions, and each time John would immediately obey. While John could remember some of these situations vaguely, he could not remember the vast majority.
Just two days ago, in an attempt to determine the cause of this compulsion, John asked one of his few friends to give him a command. The friend - a fellow actor from high school - complied, but when he ordered John to go and buy him a drink, John refused. His girlfriend then asked the same question, and the next moment John was aware of was he standing in front of the two of them while they stared at him oddly. His girlfriend held a plastic cup she hadn’t had before.
Disturbed, John plans to see a psychologist at St. Raphael’s, in hopes of finding the cause of his condition. As a young, single, incredibly wealthy bachelor, John was worried that he would easily be taken advantage of - and financially ruined - if anyone else was to discover his dilemma.