Wildest Dreams Jonas Quinn, a middle aged computer software engineer for Cavalier, Inc, has grown weary of his ordinary life. He’s been married for nearly twenty years to his highschool sweetheart, and is the father of two teenage daughters. For a while, it had been enough. He had been genuinely happy, but when he turned Thirty Seven, something just felt off. He woke up one day in his home, went to work, and started to wonder what else there was in this life. His life seemed rather ordinary to him, plain, and he found himself hungering for more. This revelation was nearly six months ago. Now he is separating from his wife, living in a one room apartment downtown, living off one night stands and cheap thrills. He knows that he cannot go back to the life he’s left, but can’t find a way to move forward.
This roleplay will center on Jonas Quinn, and a much younger woman whom he meets randomly, and the resulting romance. It will be an exploration of the idea that opposites attract. Jonas is, even through all of his attempts to break out of his shell, a very predictable, very confined individual. A cup of coffee with his eggs and toast for breakfast kind of guy. The character opposite him should be outgoing, fun loving, charismatic. Someone who can teach Jonas Quinn above life, and fill in that part of himself that he’s missing.
Themes: Age Difference, Romance, Possible Drug Use, Adult Themes.
Occupation: Computer Software Engineer – Chevalier, Inc.
Hair/Eye: Brown Hair, Green Eyes
Marital Status: Married, Separated
Spouse Name: Katie Quinn
Children: Grace Marie Quinnn (15), Elizabeth Noell Quinn (12)
Bio: Jonas Quinn was born in Chicago in the late 70’s to Michael and Marie Quinn. He is the first of three children. His childhood was pretty uneventful. He played football in high school at J.F.Kennedy High, and was your typical teenager. He broke curfew, stumbled into his own share of teenage trouble. He had no problem with the law, no problems with drugs or alcohol. In his Sophomore year, he met his future wife, Katie Sanders. They married soon after high school graduation.
Jonas attended the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus and received his BS in Computer Software Engineering in the Spring of 2000, and two years later finished a Masters degree. Currently, he’s a project leader at Cavalier INC.
Perpetually between jobs.
She's got blue-stormed eyes, dark brown hair, and a petite stature. Standing at 5'1" and weighing under 100 lbs, she looks like a toothpick could fall and break her. Also has a tendency to wear outfits that show extra skin somehow (fishnets, short tops, short shorts, free shoulders, torn jeans...).
Adapting to new jobs and new lifestyles. Finding new hobbies. Being good at being bad at things (home-cooking, arts and crafts, etc.).
Maintaining a job. Commitment. Holding herself responsible. Getting mad (or staying mad). Being sad.
Being self-centered. Feeling sorry for herself. Regret. Having a reason to lose someone.
If there are people who smile a lot and make others smile just by talking to them, there's Mimi. She's a rodeo of glee who'll dance with an alleyway homeless just to help warm them up in the city winter. She's the worst kind of lovable employee because she's hard to fire but a blessing when she quits. People make all sorts of assumptions about her because of the way she dresses--sometimes punky, sometimes goth-filled, other times rave-inspired--but she's never afraid to defend herself.
Mimi's behavior is as sincere as it is a facade and she's fully aware of it, but her stance on the matter is that if you live something long enough, you become it.
Mimi was raised without a father who was apparently a junkie that OD'ed the same year she was born. She was raised by a mother who valued being an honest parent, namely because it became a way to keep her alcoholism in check. Honesty being a number one priority as well as the mother's young age, Mimi and Yuuko (勇子) formed almost sisterly bonds, but discipline was much more lacking.
Yuuko named her daughter Mimiko (巳水子) for "April water child". Her American upbringing be damned, Yuuko wanted Mimi to have at least some connection to her Asian heritage especially since there were no other familial connections nearby. Nevertheless, Mimi had a hard time in school because she took after her father more than anyone while her mother was still fairly ethnic, making Mimi a weeaboo, a fraud, a kidnapped orphan, amongst other things.
High school was a mixed bundle of isolation and popularity, depending on the standard of the day. Sometimes she was bullied, sometimes she was exotic, and other times she was just another one of the mean girls hanging out with a jock on the hood of his car. She was one of those teenagers that had a little bit of everybody's experience, with different kinds of grades that averaged out to being a decent student, and a couple of friends from completely opposite sides of the popularity spectrum.
College was when she started thinking about self-exploration more than her social ties. The easy decision was picking an Asian American Studies degree. The hard one was realizing that she lacked a sense of identity. She'd only just started talking to her mother about the family she never got to know when one day Yuuko had an aneurysm.
With the surprisingly sizable assets her mother left behind, Mimi paid off her loans and dropped out of college, moved into a small one bedroom apartment on the eighteenth floor and began the search for herself. It's been a couple of years and a dozen or so jobs since then, but she's still partying with discovery and dating history.
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