Baxter Charles Hale
27 (Birthday: June 3, 1989)
June 3, 1989
5'6", medium brown hair, blue eyes, usually has stubble in an attempt to not look quite as baby-faced as he does when he's clean-shaven, soft around the middle
Devious, super manipulative, but not in a malicious way. Very slow to warm up to people, doesn't really like being touched except by people he trusts totally. Ruthless, when he needs to be. Looks a lot more innocent than he is.
ISTJ - Logician
Love language: Acts of service / Quality time
Does your character collect anything?
Not an allergy, but he can't drink alcohol.
Kind of clothing?
Button-down shirts, jeans, Converse, unless he's indulging Josh's designer dreams and wearing whatever crazy beautiful thing Josh wants to dress him up in that time
Getting into a fight over a crayon in kindergarten
All kinds of parrot
Least favorite animal?
What element would they be?
Deadly sin that best represents them?
Which animal would they be?
Probably an oriole or some other kind of songbird
Socioeconomic level as a child?
Prefers to be on the controlling side of the camera, but has been known to let Josh take pictures of him; neat to the point of obsessiveness on his more worried days; sort of addicted to ASMR Youtube videos and has been considering getting into recording them
Special skills / talents?
Absolutely deadly hand-eye coordination, pretty good green thumb for someone who grew up in the desert, very broad knowledge of random trivia facts
On the low side
His entire relationship with Natalie, but especially getting sick because of her.
The top of Stratosphere Tower
Cheese fries, butter cookies, buffalo wings, Snickers, loves everything that is terrible for him
Dream place to live?
He'd like to end up somewhere where he can have a garden in the backyard.
Mode of transportation?
Gets around by car but loves traveling by plane
African Grey parrot, Noel
Desert Eagle pistol
Developer chemicals if he's been in the darkroom, sandalwood if he's been burning incense
How do they feel about love?
Very ambivalent about it. He's been hurt by everyone he said he loved, so he's hesitant to put the word to the people he feels it about now in case that causes them to hurt him too.
Least favorite color?
Las Vegas, NV
Where they live now?
Makes a living by?
Fears or phobias?
Irrationally afraid of floods for someone who lives in the desert
Race, ethnicity and nationality?
Music they listen to?
Classic rock, indie-folk, puts up with Josh's varied tastes with mostly good humor
Doesn't take very good care of himself on his own, plays up how bad he feels for attention, isolates himself when he should reach out
What turns them on?
Having his hands massaged and his fingers sucked, voyeurism, telling other people what to do, being treated gently
What turns them off?
Being treated roughly, not being taken seriously, hands around his throat
People assume he's much younger than he actually is and that pisses him off
He's had treatment-resistant hepatitis C since 2010, he'd honestly be a lot better off if someone just defined the word demisexual to him.
Religious and to what extent? Any spiritual beliefs?
Was raised Christmas-and-Easter Catholic, doesn't really believe it
Kind of student if they attend/were to attend school? (e.g. class clown, straight A)
The quiet one in the back of the class who knows everything about everyone
People who know about his hep C assume he got it when he got his tattoo, which is completely incorrect. He got it because his girlfriend Natalie would steal his razor to shave her legs and put it back without telling him.
What ONE item would they take to an uninhabited island?
Outlook on life?
Everything's fucked up, your best bet is to be slightly more fucked up than the fucked up things that happen to you.
Most important person in their life
Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR camera
What was your character like as a child?
Usually quiet, tended to hang around the edges of a room, spent a lot of time doing artistic stuff
What (if they can) does your character eat?
Would eat total junk if he lived alone; Josh has been feeding him an actual balanced diet, and they've all been shifting toward vegetarian since Nate moved in.
What is something other people assume about your character?
He's still in college
Do they like the name they were given?
He's okay with it.
Cracks his knuckles, pops his back, chews on pens
Cheap chocolate, really likes hallucinogens but doesn't do them often any more
Learned how to swear in Greek while he was dating Damien
Two brothers and a sister, not close to any of them
Have they ever wanted to commit suicide?
Yes, for about a year after he found out about the hepatitis and Natalie left him.
As a child, what did they want to be when they grew up?
A photographer (he's always been very single-minded about it)
Glass half full or half empty?
Someone's probably going to knock the glass over.
Belief in an afterlife?
Views on gambling, lying, killing, etc...?
If you can get away with it, you might as well do it.
Do they stand up for what they believe in?
He chooses his battles more wisely these days than he did when he was younger.
How much do they value money?
He's very good at managing it.
Wants to get married?
Doesn't really see that happening.
Wants to have kids, raise a family?
What's their one big kink?
Passive, agressive, or defensive?
Cat or dog person?
Ranch or Italian dressing?
Anyone they really hate?
All of his exes. They all screwed him over pretty badly one way or another.
Most traumatic experience?
He briefly worked as a money runner for an illegal casino when he was putting himself through art school and he got to the casino about five minutes after it got shot up by a gang. He split before the cops arrived, but... that was a lot of blood. And a lot of explanations he couldn't have given if they'd asked him.
The first time he went on an airplane as a kid and his dad let him sit by the window and it was the coolest thing ever
What brings them the most joy?
Quiet nights in with his friends. Or kicking ass at bar trivia night, but staying in is better.
Are they ticklish?
Yes, but he kicks when tickled.
Do they play any instruments?
Knows how to play guitar but hasn't practiced since Natalie stole his
Coke or Pepsi?
Fourth of July
If they could have one thing in the world?
His health back.
Would they dare kill someone?
Body modifications? (Piercings, implants, tattoos etc.)
Full-back, highly detailed tattoo of angel wings that he got when he was 18 and frequently forgets he has, until other people react to it