Your grace is wasted in your face, your boldness stands alone among the wreck

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  1. Ok, I'm fresh out of two RPs that ended very poorly and I'm looking for something just as epic. I had to choose just one, but I would like something that is not only action adventure, but also has elements of comedy, crazy/unconventional romance, dark themes, and so on. Something well-rounded.

    The character I want to play has a little info sheet and a picture, which I can post here. At this time, I have little to not inclination to play any other character and I have no idea as to a storyline that I'm looking for. So here's the character....

    Name: Jay O’Riordan

    Nicknames: Animal, Jay-Jay, Jay-Bird, Asshole, etc.

    Age: 27

    Occupation: Assassin, Enforcer, Thug, whatever

    Birthplace: Ballybricken, Limerick, Ireland, UK

    Race: Human (or Metahuman, if the story is somewhat based in fantasy, TBD)

    Sexual Preference: Omnisexual, doesn’t care.

    Notable Features: Short black messy hair, bright green eyes, pale skin, dresses very punkish.

    Jay's Story:

    What’s the point? The violence, hatred, even death? There really is no point. Humans are animals, plain and simple. Many of us think we’re above the food chain because we came up with fire and guns and processed food. We’re intelligent and sophisticated, somehow. That’s just what we tell ourselves in order to sleep at night and feel better about things. To fool ourselves into forgetting or dismissing what we really are. Animals.

    Jay O’Riordan didn’t have much time to learn how to fool himself and that raw, unforgiving nature didn’t let him dismiss it. He was born in a small cottage on the outskirts of Ballybricken, Catherine O’Riordan’s screams of pain and pride being the first thing that filled his ears. She was assisted by her ‘family’, fellow IRA members clinging to the tail-end of the organization’s existence. Public existence anyway. Life was simple those first few years; learning to walk, playing tag with the neighbor’s sheep (they were always ‘it’), never questioning why mum was gone for a few days at a time, and learning to hate British people. Catherine was proud of her boy, who incidentally looked just like his father, wherever the man might be. Love was tough in their home, but Jay was taken care of. When it was time to move, he said good-bye to the sheep, to the neighbor, and to simple life. Things changed when they reached Dublin.

    The warm quaint house was traded for an old abandoned building that was shared with strangers, mum’s tough love was replaced by a cold detachment that left the boy to his own devices most of the time. They squatted for about a year until their make-shift home was raided. The police had come to collect Catherine and the others who’d taken part in a bombing. Jay was held by his puny little arms while his mother resisted arrest. She screamed that she wouldn’t be taken alive for defending her country, flailing and even striking one of the officers. Jay wailed and tried to reach for her in a last ditch effort for comfort in such a chaotic moment. He froze and went silent though as the woman looked her son in the eye and told him that there is no real love in the world, that the system is wrong and to fight it. Then she impaled herself on a shard of glass in a broken window. Jay went into foster care, being that his father had disappeared and he had no other known relatives other than Catherine’s sister, who was in prison.

    It didn’t go well. He was traumatized, detached, and told that he needed to forget about what had happened. It didn’t mean anything and his mother was mentally unstable. His silence only lasted a year or so, then he began to hate more than just British people. Theft, assault, and unruly behavior landed him in a boys’ home where the rules were strict and punishments were harsh. But this didn’t deter him. Jay quickly learned how to sneak out and that the place was only good for free meals and a warm bed, though the latter didn’t mean a whole lot to him. He discovered the wonders of knives; how they could hurt and elicit fear. And not just when people are threatened by them, but also when he turned the weapons to himself. It disturbed the faculty of the boys’ home when Jay would cut himself, seeming as though it didn’t hurt, and walk the halls a bloody mess. Literally. He couldn’t stand the idiots who cut themselves to feel something or punish themselves or to gain sympathy. Jay cut himself because it frightened people and because it helped him to feel nothing.

    They’d tried forcing him into therapy, but that didn’t last long. Not after he stabbed one of the therapists with a pen and used the blood to fingerpaint on the walls as the man went running from the room, shrieking like he was going to die or something. The only thing left was to put him in a mental institution, but that would mean relinquishing freedom. Jay couldn’t have that. At 16 years old, he left the boys’ home and took to the streets. The next year was a bit of a blur, but evidently very eventful. The boy had wound up in America and met a girl. She was the most beautiful creature he’d ever seen, which made him want to hurt her. The girl smiled at him, spoke to him, even flirted. She…liked him. He, a dirty street rat that was nearly skin and bones from having so little to eat. The second time they met, she kissed Jay and he punched her square in the face. Somehow, the rich red blood that flowed from her broken nose made her even more beautiful! She screamed and called for help, spewing curses at him between said screams and calls for help. Jay never saw her again.

    He slept on the sidewalk, ate out of garbage cans, and stole clothes when the weather turned cold. Not once though did he beg for a dollar or place to stay. Pity was for the weak and Jay was surviving. Despite malnourishment and occasional illness from food poisoning or the flu, he held his own and never backed down when fighting for anything, whether it was a chicken bone with meat still on it or a dry place to sleep when it rained. Word soon got around to the regular bums and squatters that he was to be left alone after he killed a man’s dog for food, then threatened the man that he’d be next if Jay was still hungry. He lived that way for three years. Soon, Jay forgot how old he was, the town he’d been born in, what his mother had looked like. He was becoming a good-looking young man, underneath years of grime and filth that covered him from head to toe. People would stop occasionally and offer help, guidance, little pamphlets about Jesus Christ. Jay would laugh. He’s throw the pamphlets back at them, use them for toilet paper, or eat them right before the do-gooder’s horrified eyes. People eventually stopped coming around.


    · While Jay doesn’t understand the finer points of human emotion, operating on very basic feelings (humor, anger, disappointment, favoring some people over others, etc.), he makes up for it in his incredible skill as a bruiser. If Jay actually loves anything, it’s weapons and playing rough with his street brothers. And he doesn’t bother to practice fighting with any refinement. Bare hands or a good weapon, Jay will throw himself into battle without grace and still manage to come out on top. Unless of course an official job requires a smidge of finesse, which is probably about all Jay has.

    · It is widely speculated that Jay isn’t an average human and that his ‘metahuman ability’ is being immune to pain. This can be a slippery slope, however. The inability to feel pain makes it difficult for Jay to know when he may have sustained physical damage that could be fatal (bleeding out or puncturing internal organs). On the other hand, injury does not slow him down when he’s set on getting a job done or finishing a fight. He also has the ability to heal fairly quickly, though it doesn’t really register consciously. This information is reserved for a fantasy-based story only.

    · In his downtime, Jay enjoys drinking, playing with weapons, and smoking cigarettes.

    · Jay has no shame and will gladly say or do whatever he’s thinking, the idea of someone not liking it never crossing his mind. That only thing that really makes him hold his tongue and check himself is known disapproval from the few individuals that he respects and favors.

    · Jay is not a warm and fuzzy kind of guy who will tell you that your outfit looks good if it doesn’t. He’s honest to a fault in most situations and doesn’t have the emotional capacity to worry much about other people’s feelings. In fact, ‘friendship’ or ‘love’ isn’t in his vocabulary so much as camaraderie and his own strange brand of loyalty.

    Reason for Living: Jay has none, other than to simply be alive.

    Greatest Fear: Jay doesn’t really feel fear, but he gets sullen if he knows he’s let down the people he favors most.

    Most Secret Dream: Though it’s not a secret, Jay’s biggest dream is being in possession of every weapon he likes and hoping that if he dies, it will be in an epic, catastrophic battle. He might also like to witness an atomic explosion one day.

    Useless Skill(s): Jay is very good at playing cards, but doesn’t have much patience for it. He can also handle quite a lot of alcohol and usually gets along with most people, though much of the time it’s sheer indifference that keeps things kosher.

    Favorite Food: Steak, rare. Just about any meat, really, but Jay thoroughly enjoys a good plain steak. He mostly sticks with simple foods; meat, potatoes, soup, and the like. Jay prefers to steer clear of anything too fancy and complicated.

    Theme Song: ‘Brain Stew’ by Green Day.
  2. I like your plot! Its very interesting! I like to challenge myself with different Rp's and different styles and I think your idea hit the mark! XD Send me a message if you want to chat.
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