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Matthew Gourlay; Preppy, if not by choice
Topic Started: Aug 29 2009, 07:17 PM (536 Views)
chitoryu12
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Name: Matthew James Gourlay
Age: 17
School: Bayview Secondary School
Grade: 12th
Hobbies and Interests: Soccer, golf, drinking/partying, cross-country, Hannah Montana, student government

Appearance: Matt is one of those kids who could be handsome if he didn't look so goofy most of the time. He's 5'10 with plenty of muscles from his extensive sporting background, though his arms are slightly lacking in comparison to the rest of his body. He keeps his dark blonde hair cut short, sometimes with a very short fauxhawk in the center, as if he didn't really care how distinctive it was. He often cuts his hair so that he has a small, slightly squarish widow's peak.

While he has the body of a strong athlete, his face greatly offsets it. He has a very boyish, slightly "funny" look to him, with wide, bright blue eyes, a large mouth, slightly protruding and pointy ears, a somewhat pointed, thin nose, and a light complexion devoid of freckles or extensive acne. Overall, his face is several years younger than it should be.

Matt dresses in a very "preppy" style at school and around his parents, with polo shirts and khaki slacks the norm. When his parents want him to look nice, even without a specific event to go to, he'll be dressed in a button-down shirt, dress pants, and black dress shoes. On occasion, he'll come to school wearing his Bayview High soccer team uniform if he feels the need to advertise his position. Around his friends, however, he drops the expensive outfits in favor of a style more befitting their standards, attending parties with a t-shirt a size too large and baggy jeans. He almost always wears a necklace with a tiny silver crucifix.

Biography: Matt Gourlay was born to a privileged family in the most expensive neighborhood in St. Paul. His parents were natives of Houston, Texas, but moved to Bayview a year before their first son, Robert, was born. Matt was born on March 17, 1992, four years younger than his brother, and very quickly set about with his current behavior.

To put it simply, Matt was extremely spoiled. His parents, John and Linda, wanted the best for little Matty, and showered him with praise and gifts even when he didn't deserve it. Matt took it all gratefully, understanding by the end of elementary school that he could get his way with his parents very easily and always accepted their gifts, sometimes faking humbleness later on to make it appear that he wasn't just milking them.

Matt got into sports at the age of 6, his parents pushing him to begin playing soccer in the assumption that, since Robert excelled at it, his younger brother would as well. Matt enjoyed soccer, was an excellent soccer player. The sports kept him in shape, and he later took up golf and cross-country, joining the school's cross-country team at the beginning of his senior year.

Matt, in all honesty, doesn't even like his parents. Despite all the false praise and expensive toys he had grown up with, he viewed them as simply "fake" and believes that he would be better off if they just shut up and gave him an iPhone. He finds much more comfort in his friends, many of them from the soccer team, and his parents have no clue that their precious, intelligent, nice little Christian boy is in fact a foul-mouthed partier and heavy drinker. It wasn't uncommon for him to let his friends help themselves to his parents' liquor cabinet when they were away, then using his rather large allowance to get one of his older friends to buy alcohol and replace what they had taken out. His parents rarely drink, and as such don't notice if a bottle of gin is now a bottle of vodka.

Matt does quite well in school, wanting to keep up the illusion of his perfection to his parents and let him act like he's superior to other kids. He rarely finishes a class without a top grade and ran, though he failed, for student body president in his senior year. He intends to follow his older brother into the Air Force Academy when he graduates, mainly because the military gets him a free ride for higher schooling.

The illusion of perfection that his parents maintain is quickly shattered simply by looking at how Matt treats other students. Matt is a bully, plain and simple. He enjoys the feeling of power he gets from being on top and likes to lord over other students with his wealth and advantages. He often mocks students who are less popular because he knows that they have fewer friends to run back to and get on his ass, and he prefers to keep his bullying to social networking sites like Facebook to avoid any angry punches to the mouth.

Advantages: Matt's an athlete, so he has a strong body and is an excellent runner. He doesn't get fatigued easily, and he can jog a mile without any trouble. He's been golfing for five years and has a wide, powerful swing. He's made many friends and acquaintances in the sports teams, as well as the parties he goes to, so he's got an ally around every corner.

Disadvantages: Despite his bullying ways, Matt is a coward at heart. He's not used to being in any sort of trouble because none of his victims have ever decided to fight back and he makes sure to keep up his "nice guy" appearance around the teachers to avoid disciplinary action. As such, he's never had a punch thrown at him, much less a burst from an automatic weapon, and he's quite intimidated by anyone bigger than him. He's never held or fired anything more than a light gun at an arcade before, and his bullying has meant that some students will be more than happy to see him get his just deserts.
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Please bring the formatting in line with that which is in this topic. I know it seems like a nitpick, but when it comes to making wiki pages, there's a specific layout, and it's a major headache if we have to tweak everything to get it to match up with said layout.
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Fixed. Sorry, I had copied the template from another character without checking that it was right first. I thought it looked a little weird. :P
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Matt doesn't need a whole lot of work, just a few small issues.

1. His interests include Hannah Montana yet this is not mentioned in the biography.

2. "He's been golfing for five years and has a wide, powerful swing." This is not something to include in his advantages. Needless filler. This is something that could be written and elaborated on in Matt's biography if you so choose.

3. His disadvantages section could be shortened and cleaned up. I understand what you are saying, but the way it is worded is to informal. Don't forget to try and write the profile from the point of one of Danya's crew.

4. Please include a weight for Matt. For all we know, he could be 5'10 and 150lbs but still in shape.

Like I said, there aren't any major changes to be made, so just reply when you've fixed what I've asked and we'll get on with approving Matt for Pre-Game.
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