"Okay, I gotta pop myself in at last minute. I'm gonna take a look and see what's what and who's playing who, but Zombie RP sounds interesting, particularly on a forum where 'oh my god we're all gonna die' sex might break out..." Chuckle.
"Okay, okay, let me take a look and I'll be back with an idea."
EDIT: "Hmm... everyone seems to be a stand up, pleasant type of citizen, people who want to help people..."
Name: William Lin, aka 'Jien'
Education: High School Drop Out
Job: Nothing Stable, William does odd jobs on occasion, and has gotten in trouble with the law for the various ways he makes money, but he's done a good job of avoiding prison, so far
Personal Skills: Jien is strong, though in the way someone constantly dealing with low-lifes and cops might be, and has taken his share of abuse, physical and emotional. Jien is not formally trained in anything, he has always been kind of a Jack-of-all-Trades, and while he'll definitely make mistakes, he can learn to do many things after just a few mistakes. Jien has never fired a gun, but he does keep a few sharpened blades at home, like any good sociopath, and he knows that anything sharp enough can kill someone with some well applied force.
Equipment: Jien keeps a multi-tool (aka pliers, screwdrivers, knives, not quite a swiss army knife) on him at all times, and has a laptop and cell phone which are paid for by his less than honest jobs. He lives in a pretty crappy apartment, which has just the bare minimums needed to live, other than his sword (which he uses to entertain his sociopathic and misanthropic fantasies).
History and Personality: Jien was born in an unpleasant household, with an abusive father and a bipolar mother. His mother was practically a mail order bride (a woman his father met on a business trip to China and ended up returning home with), and his father drove her to suicide. Will spent much of his life blissfully ignorant, until the fights got worse. Then he started to change, become sociopathic, and after his mother's death, and his father turned his anger and abuse to the only person left, Will 'changed' his name to Jien (a rough pronunciation of part of the Mandarin word for knife or dagger), so that his full name (his last name taken from his mother because his parents were not actually married) would reflect his mother's culture.
After he dropped out of high school, he got involved with crime, and one day, Jien was dragged home by the police. After the cops left, his father started to beat him and scream, and Jien finally had it... The actual events that transpired are not known, but through technicalities (Jien being 17 at the time, the cops having been close enough to return to the scene and see Jien's bruises and hear some of the altercation, and Jien's father dying later in the hospital), Jien was released, with some court mandated anger management and therapy, and a few other minor penalties that have since been cleared.
The money left to him was substantial enough to allow Jien to lead his cheap, shoddy lifestyle, with support from his various jobs. However, Jien stays out of the public eye much the of time, as the details of his case may not be known, but the same is not true of the consequences. Jien, while a sociopath and a misanthrope, is actually a compassionate person, if he feels someone has earned his respect and trust. However, his jaded view on life, and his lifestyle growing up makes him a rare and dangerous person, someone who has no respect for law or authority, and is neither afraid of death, nor concerned with the prospect of killing (so long as he can reasonably justify it).
Jien does not have any real friends, just 'associates' and people he talks to online. He goes out at night and has one-night stands to satisfy his desire for interpersonal contact, but these often depress him more. He is interested in psychology and philosophy, but not as studies or sciences in any way, he dislikes the concept that people or the world can be analyzed and broken down. His train of thought is interesting, in that he can perform a task a thousand tims with the same outcome, and still think that at any given time, that outcome might change (in a relevant example, he might find that zombies are killed by destroying the brain, and keep doing that, but he may continue to attempt new techniques or 'finish off' his enemies in case something changes for any reason). Jien believes in one important truth, the only thing that one can know for sure is that one knows nothing for sure...
"This character definitely has a bit of me in him, but all to relative extremes, I think he will definitely be interesting."
("Also, approved or not, a place where the profiles can all be in the same place would be nice, if not here, in a specific thread just for that, particularly if you want them to stay updated. It's hard for me to remember who's who just skimming posts. I keep forgetting what I've read... I like the idea of updated profiles, but they should be organized without a bunch of conversation in between."
"This is just a piece of advice, even if I'm not in, to help you and the other players keep the characters organized.")