Whoops - didn't realize until now how close my handle was to a certain pasta.
Anyway, here's the re-application for Dane. Sorry about the confusion before (and the long wait. Holidays are kicking my butt more than expected. But thing have slowed down, which is good.)
Name: Dane Todd
Nick Name: Great Dane
Apparent Age: 28
Civilian Appearance: Dane is a massive mountain of a man - tall, muscular and strong after a life of lifting heavy auto parts. No matter where he is, Dane dresses like he is in warmer climates - jeans and a short-sleeved, button-up shirt stretched across his wide shoulders. Sunglasses, straw hat and usually a cigar.
Work Appearance: A pair of team overalls, usually smeared with a healthy amount of oil and transmission fluid. Keeps the hat on. He likes the hat.
Bio: Ever since he was a boy, Dane spent more time on the road than he spent off of it. The transition from governments running things to corporations wasn’t exactly a smooth one. Dane’s father was a runner - a man who drove supplies across the crumbling country, making a living as a trader and smuggler. Always on the move. Dane could handle a big rig before he knew how to walk, and knew how to keep it running on chewing gum and wishful thinking when parts were scarce.
All good things must come to an end though. As the corporations solidified their power, they also cracked down on the runners. Cut into their profits. So, when the heat got to be too high, he switched gears, so to speak. Turned his mechanical talents and driving skills to the racing circuit.
Personality: Dane is a larger-than-life figure, with a personality to match his size. Known for his loud booming laugh, which he uses often, Dan is a friendly fellow, always ready with a smile and a bone-crushing handshake. Years of being on the road have given him a sort of patience and introspection that seems pretty rare in the racing world. Slow to anger...but when it does happen, it is a sight to see.
(+) Knows a Guy- Dane has visited nearly every highway and major town in the western world. And he’s met quite a few people on his travels. No matter where they are, he’s sure to have a dozen friends and friends of friends - from high up corporate types to shadier contacts.
(-) Non-committal - Pretty much the only thing that can crack that calm, even demeanor of his: commitment. A life on the road has made it pretty much impossible for him to commit to anything. Gets nervous if he stays in one place too long, and he’s generally not comfortable talking about himself, more than any shallow details, because close relationships seem like an anchor.
(+) Well-Travelled - Dane has lived a nomadic life, and lonely days on the road were usually countered with someone sharing his bed. Practice makes perfect, after all, and he displays the same confidence and skill as he does on the road or under the hood.
(-) Hot and Cold - Given his refusal to commit to anything in life, sometimes he can become a bit distant, even cool, after sex, especially if there is anything that even hints to something more than the physical. It has in the past caused some tension between himself and others.
Hard no: Animals, toilet stuff and extreme gore: no thanks.