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: Gerhard Nees (Ger or Geert for short)Sex
: MaleCharacter description:
The earliest memories Ger has of his childhood are pretty representative of the first 12 years of his life: his mother and father stoned out of their minds in their small 3-person trailer park home. Yep, it was the Holland, it was the 80's and his parents were honest-to-god hippies. In all fairness it wasn't all bad, but most of the time little Ger had to learn to fend for himself: school, cooking, you name it and he had to do it.
By early adolescence Ger had learned enough about the surrounding society and his parents to know they were not ideal role-models, but what is a 12 year old to do? He did what he had always done, take charge of his own life as best he could. Most of the kids at school did not talk to him much (he was 3 years older than most of the other kids in his grade), so he resigned himself to play sports in the nearby woods with the friends he had. This life continued until he was 18, at which time he came home to something he was not all that surprised to find: a burnt down trailer smelling heavily of marijuana smoke... well at least they went out happy.
After the funeral he did his best to look for work, but finding steady work was a lot harder than he imagined it would be. And so he hitch-hiked around the country, working for room and board at small inns and restaurants along the highway.
This was standard practice until a several months later, when working in a restaurant in a popular Dutch camp-site he overheard 3 men dressed in uniform talking about their current dilemma: they were park rangers in charge of the nearby forested area called "The Veluwe", and one of their fellow rangers had abruptly just quit on them. Not being one to pass up an opportunity, Ger did what he could to convince them to give him a chance (citing that he was experienced and comfortable working outdoors). He got the job if for no other reason that there were no other applicants, and that he would work for nothing more than room and board while he was on trial.
As it turns out, Gert's complete reliance on only himself his entire life prepared him quite well for park ranger life. He was accustomed to being without someone to talk to for long periods of time, able to read and write well enough so that it did not hinder his job and to boot he was friendly with the people he met. Over the next few years he grew into the ranger life, through encounters with the steady stream of tourists he improved his abysmal school-learned English into near full-fledged fluency, he made friends with most of the other ranger staff and to top it off he was learning an awful lot about plants and animals in the nearby woods.
Yes sir, at 22 years old, a steady job, Gerhard's life looked like it was finally taking a turn for the better!
OOC note: For those wondering, Ger is of normal intelligence. It might seem as though he is a bit dim from the above text, but the only thing lacking is his school education (dropped out in 10th grade (high-school)).
OOC note2: The hardest part about this was finding a decent picture that fit the character!
Picture BelowCharacter keyword:
Hardworking (why postpone until tomorrow what you can do today?)Sexual Experience:
Hetero. Several trysts which amounted to nothing more than 1 night stands. Living as a park ranger is not the best place to meet potential long-term love interests.Your Characters Specialist skill
: Wilderness Survival (as is fitting to a forest park ranger)OOC information:
I am relatively new to adult role playing. Feel free to give me a smack in the right direction if needed!
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