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B024 - Rickhall, Alan[/DECEASED]; Limisios' character
Topic Started: Aug 8 2010, 02:04 PM (574 Views)
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Name: Alan Rickhall
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Bayview Secondary School
Hobbies and Interests: Drama, Philosophy

Appearance: Alan is slightly taller then average and rather thin, weighing 157lb and measuring at 5 foot and 11 inches in height. He has a regular Caucasian skin tone and light blue eyes. His face is rather round and average looking. His fingers are slightly longer then average and his body is also very thin and boney. His ears also stick out slightly and his forehead is also slightly larger then average, but he often covers them with his hair so that people don't notice.

His hair is brown and shaggy, it's often a bit messy from not washing or drying it properly. It also often gets in his eyes, but he refuses to have it cut any shorter then it needs to be, saying that it simply doesn't suit him. He is often seen wearing polo neck shirts of many different designs with all the buttons done up and a variety of differently coloured tracksuit bottoms. When needed, he also wears what seems to be the same black and beige cotton jumper. (Mostly black with beige strips down the sleeves and collar.)

On the day of the kidnapping, Alan was wearing a turquoise blue and white striped polo-neck shirt, with all the buttons done up, a black and beige cotton jumper, (The same as described) a pair of brown tracksuit bottom trousers and a pair of slightly worn, black trainers. He also has a small photograph of himself and Zoey Desantra, a girl who he once loved but now can't work out if he still loves or not in his right trouser pocket.

Biography: Alan's parents were both born in London, England; however they didn't meet until they had both coincidentally moved to St. Paul in Minnesota. They both moved for different reasons; Alan's mother moved because although she loved England she wanted a change of scenery and always wanted to live in America, she eventually decided on St. Paul. Alan's father however, moved because the DIY company that he worked for in England decided to branch out and he was to become manager of a branch being set up in St. Paul. Alan's parents were rather strict when it came to teaching Alan proper manners (Something that Alan learnt and began using very quickly) and have always made sure that Alan always respected his British heritage, through constant visits to various parts of England so that he could learn his native culture from the very young age of 7. Because of this, he has developed a mild British accent and a very well-spoken and considerably posh tone of voice.

As a baby, Alan's upbringing was fairly average with no problems. When he started school, although he was shy and scared at first, he got on rather well with almost everyone he met, making a few good friends and always trying hard to work to the best of his abilities. (Which in many subjects was fairly above average)

During his childhood, his mother was always trying to find hobbies for Alan to take up and keep him amused. He turned down just about every sport that he trialled, saying that they were boring and tiring. He especially hated Soccer, a subject that quite a few people in his class had started picking up. His lack of knowledge on the subject (Plus the fact that he called it Football) cost him quite a few of his less important friends, who turned against him and started to make fun of him. Alan would always take these insults to heart and would often end up crying about them. His confidence was shattered as a result of this and he began to keep to himself and a few close friends. It wasn't until his mother suggested that he tried out the local youth dramatics society that he began to build his confidence back. He took to acting right away and loved every minute of it. Even though he was still young and was normally a background character on stage, he truly felt something whenever he was acting, although at the time he didn't know what that something was.

At about the age of 11, Alan started to develop feelings for a particular girl named Zoey Desantra, who joined his class that year. He didn't quite understand these feelings but he had saw bits of romantic movies that his parents watched so he immediately jumped to the conclusion that the feelings he felt for Zoey were 'true love' and that he would have to ask her out. Unfortunately, she did not quite have the same feelings for Alan as Alan did for her and she almost harshly rejected him without a second thought. Alan's confidence plummeted back into the ground and she slipped out of his life. Unfortunately it was around that time that the town's local drama society went bankrupt. Alan was too scared to join one of the other drama societies in the town and simply stopped.

As he grew older, his parents started planning more and more holidays to England and as a result, his British accent started to develop and began to use it more and more in regular conversation. He also stopped playing around and messing about with friends, finding more amusement in reading or just talking to people. Over the next couple of years, many people who he talked to began to find his calm and polite attitude slightly weird and registered him as different and unapproachable simply for this fact. Alan was confused by this. His parents had always taught him that being polite and nice was right and that people will like you for it, but people weren't liking him, he couldn't understand why people didn't like him for just being a nice person, so he tried acting like everyone else. Unfortunately, after a couple of weeks, many people twigged on to his drastic change in personality and began to make fun of him for it. His confidence now 6 feet under, Alan went back to his old personality and vowed never to stray from it. As a result, he began to hate change of almost all kinds. Strangely, he would often get over large change, but it was the little changes that really got to him, things like a change in his daily schedule or moving the furniture in his room drove him round the bend. However he didn't want to break his quiet polite attitude, so he pushed all his anger down, along with any other anger he occasionally experienced from being made fun of by some insensitive acquaintance.

This hatred of change had quite a big effect on him over the next few years. He witnessed the people he had known for years change in several ways. Obviously some changed more then others, but Alan couldn't stand it. He couldn't understand why people would want to take up smoking, he couldn't believe it when he saw people who he had known for over 10 years, in the back of police cars for robbing convenience stores. He began to ponder why people would want to change. He began to spend more and more of his time alone, he wasn't able to restore his confidence so he could not summon the courage to talk to people although he often desperately wanted to. He began to take an interest in many philosophical theories like the 'Cogito ergo sum' (I think therefore I am) theory. Things like this made him slightly paranoid, when he told his parents about these thoughts, they simply dismissed them and told him to stop thinking them. But he couldn't help it. It was as if he was in a mental battle with himself for sanity. And all this time he managed to maintain his polite, British exterior.

By the time he was 15, his parents decided that it was time for him to find something to do to keep his mind off the thoughts he was having and signed him up for an amateur dramatics society. There he made quite a few friends and began to build some confidence back. He realised that the reason he loved drama and acting so much, it was because he had always wondered what it would be like to be someone else; what it would feel like, what would he do, he would think of the people he knew and think to himself what it would be like to live in someone else's body, to think in someone else's brain, the live in someone else's heart. He also realised that Zoey; the girl he fell in love with all those years ago helped out at the drama society as a stage-hand. Alan was unsure if this was fate or not. Even so he keeps a small, printed photograph of Zoey and him that was taken at one of the studio's wrap parties. But he decided not to dwell on it too much. He had no idea if he still liked her and he had no idea if she liked him, but they became great friends with each other all the same, the incident all those years ago was never mentioned between them, but there was always a slight awkward and embarrassing feeling in the air whenever the past was mentioned. Life was beginning to balance for Alan.

As he grew to his senior year of high school, he slowly made a few friends at his school and always managed to maintain a good standard of work. His accent, along with some vocal skills he picked up in his drama group, came of use to him as many people saw him as a voice of reason, even though he didn't talk much, when he did, most semi-educated people listened and sometimes even followed him. He did sometimes get depressed that at 17 years old he still hadn't successfully had a girlfriend, but it was just a passing feeling, that he very rarely got upset about. He still spent most of his spare time thinking, contemplating life, looking mindlessly at the night sky, just trying to work out why life is the way it is. He also developed a hatred for people who smoked, probably because he linked it to change and would avoid people who smoked whenever he could, but on the surface he just said it was because they were unhealthy. He also eventually let out all his bottled-up anger healthily through his drama classes. He does have trouble releasing anger at the time when someone makes him angry, but he just releases it through acting. (It seems to be the only way he can release it) He would never swear, he would never talk back and although he would try to talk his way through things, (This did sometimes work) but if that didn't work, on the inside, all his feelings started filling up his heart. (Until he burns it off through acting)

Advantages: Alan's philosophical mind helps him to think any situation or puzzle through. His calm and sensible attitude are to some extent respected by others and people generally listen to his input when he builds up the courage to speak.
Disadvantages: Although the anger that he had built up for ten years has gone and wasted, he still has a lot of trouble releasing any new anger that is introduced to his brain; the only way he can release it is through acting. He's also very shy when around people he doesn't know well, through fear of them disliking and/or insulting him.

Designated Number: Male student no. 024


Designated Weapon: A Rusty Spoon
Conclusion: Well, it might work for prisoners, but somehow I don't think B024 will be able to dig his way off the island. No, he's doomed, barring some sort of serious luck.

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