Character name: Daniel Macon
Age: 24 going on 40
Gender and Sex: Male and straight, but he's had some past morning afters that have left him haunted.
Basic personality: Wounded nice guy. Recovering addict.
What happened to turn you off relationships: Dan grew up a nice guy in the burbs with decent grades and playing sports and just being a normal kid. Then he met Stacy. An high school love affair with the new bad girl in town spiraled into drugs and debauchery of a sort that he can't speak of outside of therapy. Honestly, he has no idea how he won the karmic lottery and doesn't have some horrible social disease or a headstone. A nice cop in Vegas-- he still has no damn idea how he even got to Vegas-- scraped him off the street and got him into rehab before it was jail or dead.
What are your strong points (pick three)? 1) Hitting worse than rock bottom and then climbing back up in rehab and subsequent recovery made Dan realize that he's stronger than he thinks he is. 2) Likes to be busy, to keep moving and get shit done. That goes with… 3) Creative as hell. Sketches, paints, dabbles in writing, plays the guitar, has a passable singing voice.
What are your weak points (pick two): 1) His high school moniker of 'Macon-Bacon'. Taunting is for punks. 2) Being over-manipulated. Dan understand that there's a certain amount of manipulation that goes on in any relationship, be it a lover or the gal at the drive-thru. It's when someone revels in it that his ire gets up. Been there, done that. 3) Hates laziness/weakness of character due to his former life.
A picture or detailed description of my appearance: pale brown hair, a tad scruffy with strikingly bright blue eyes.
He's a buff guy because exercise helps keep the demons at bay and strengthens a formerly abused body. He never wants to be that wasted junkie again.
Has some scars that make him look like a war survivor, as well as some deliberate ones to remove some ink that needed to go.
Sometimes gets the shakes and will withdraw from people and activity to calm down. Not a good idea to press him when he gets that feral look in his eye.
Looks older than his 24-- acts it too-- due to his experiences. Few would suspect him to be younger than 30 or so.