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Ned Jackson; Budding voice actor
Topic Started: Jan 7 2018, 04:16 PM (203 Views)
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Name: Ned Jackson
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Grade: 12
School: George Hunter High School
Hobbies and Interest: Voice acting, animated TV shows & movies, video games, anime, Youtube (posts voicework, watches letís plays), webcomics, singing, theatre club

Appearance: Ned is a Caucasian boy that stands at 5í8Ē and weighs 142 lbs. Physically, he is neither very flabby nor muscular. His face is round, has shaggy dark brown hair, light brown eyes, bushy eyebrows, and a round nose. He occasionally suffers from acne outbreaks around his cheeks and forehead, but he remedies this with regular use of acne cream. He also has facial hair that he regularly shaves.

Nedís wardrobe mainly consists of t-shirts, usually with titles and characters from his favorite games, movies, cartoons, and anime. He also wears jeans and khakis most of the time. He tends to wear converse sneakers and tennis shoes for footwear.

Biography: Ned was born as the second child to Mark and Laura Jackson. Ned has an older brother named Kurtis who is four years older. Mark works as an accountant at a bank, while Laura works as an elementary school teacher. Kurtis, nicknamed Kurt, is a senior college student, going for a bachelorís in animation.

When Ned was a little kid, he loved cartoons. He was first introduced to Disney animated movies by his parents and then was introduced to channels such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon by his brother. Action series like Teen Titans and comedies like Spongebob and Ed, Edd n Eddy are among his favorites. This continued throughout his life, and as he grew older, he came to appreciate animation as an art form and a legitimate form of entertainment. He enjoys the expressive and creative visuals, as well as the storytelling aspects. Not only does Ned enjoy modern cartoons, but also old classics his brother grew up on. Ned is mostly introverted, but makes time for watching his favorite shows and going outside to hang out with others.

As he entered elementary school, Ned developed an additional love for video games. Kurt let Ned play video games with him on his Playstation 2 and Nintendo 64. Ned's first console was that same Playstation 2, given to him by Kurt as a hand-me-down. Nedís favorite game genres include fighting, racing, platformers, and roleplaying games. He enjoys the action and speed of these genres, as along with other aspects, such as story and graphics. Ned often saves up his allowance money to buy new games and wait for the holidays and his birthday to get new consoles. On road trips, he will bring a Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita to pass the time. Some of his favorite game series include Mario, Sonic, Legend of Zelda, Tekken, Soul Calibur, Fire Emblem, and Blazblue.

In elementary school, Ned loved to talk with other kids about his favorite television shows and movies. He would talk for the duration of lunch period and recess as he played on the playground. He liked to play and interact with other students. He did have his fair share of bullies, though: sometimes, kids would make fun of Nedís taste in shows and choice in games, calling him nerdy or dorkish. His parents told him the best way to deal with bullying is to tell someone and try to ignore it. Ned kept this advice to heart throughout his school years, though nowadays he is more pacifistic around bullies and tries to talk his way out of conflict.

One of his favorite parts of any cartoon is the voice acting. He admires the performances done by the actors to bring characters on screen to life. Tara Strong, Grey Delisle, Maurice LaMarche, Tom Kenny, and Kevin Michael Richardson are among his favorite voice actors, just to name a few. He decided to become a voice actor himself when he entered 5th grade. He would do impressions of his favorite cartoon characters at lunch and recess. His friends would laugh and enjoy these impressions. Ned loved seeing everyone laugh, so he made it his life goal to pursue a career in voice work. Since then, he practiced with his range, doing more impressions, and has experimented with different accents.

It wasnít until middle school that Ned started getting into anime. While he did watch shows like Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh when he was young, it wasnít until his brother introduce him to Dragonball Z that Ned began watching more anime shows. He likes slice of life comedies, shojo romance, and most of all, shonen action series. On the weekends, Ned will stay up late to watch Toonami and, in recent years, has look on streaming sites like Crunchyroll to see what new anime are being released. He also likes to look up anime based websites and channels on Youtube to see what new anime are recommended and if any other shows catch his interest. His most recent favorites include Attack on Titan, Space Dandy, One Punch Man, Kill la Kill, Jojoís Bizarre Adventure and Miss Kobayashiís Dragon Maid.

Ned has a Youtube account where he posts videos for his voice acting practice. Among the videos he releases are fandubs of comics he finds on the web. He enjoys doing those the most, because he has more freedom to give characters voices he feels are appropriate. He developed a liking for webcomics through this. He enjoys the variety of art styles and how some of them are themed. His favorite webcomics are either anime or video game themed. He also enjoys doing song covers from his favorite shows and movies. Although he doesnít think of himself as much of a good singer, many of his subscribers have said otherwise and compliment his singing.

Aside from managing his own channel, Ned also likes to watch letís plays. He enjoys seeing the reactions of other gamers and hearing their opinions, whether or not they're different from his own. Some of his favorite Youtubers include Markiplier, Game Grumps, OneyPlays, and, for a while, Pewdiepie. Ned has attempted his own letís plays, but they are usually short lived due to his sporadic uploading. They are usually edited down to the likes of highlight reels and bloopers. He also enjoys watching animations made by other Youtubers and has lent his voice to some of their videos.

Things havenít changed much since Ned transitioned into high school. In social settings, Ned does his best to be friendly. When heís with friends, heíll often try to do voices to get a laugh out of them. When talking about cartoons and anime, he will discuss with such passion he can become overzealous. He describes himself as an animation connoisseur. If he feels he is talking too much, heíll try to calm himself and shorten his sentences. He doesnít want to be seen as annoying by his fellow students. His circle of friends doesnít strictly include others who share his interests, as he tries to treat others the way he wants them to treat him. He will ask to enlist the help of others to help with his videos. He is heterosexual, but he has not had much luck in pursuing a relationship. He still faces problems with bullies, who say that Ned is immature for doing silly voices.

In school, Ned is an average student. His grades vary from As to Cs. His worst subject is History, which he has a C average in. His best subject is Math, because his mother has taught him many problem solving techniques over the years. He joined the theatre club in his freshman year to improve his acting skills. Performing on stage is brand new territory for him, as there is a much larger audience than the small groups of students he entertains at lunch. Still, he enjoys the chance to perform in front of a large crowd something he hopes his dream career as a voice actor can accomplish.

He has a close relationship with his family. His parents are supportive of his hobbies. He is also on great terms with his brother Kurt, who Ned considers the sole person responsible for getting him into animation and video games. Ned often helps Kurt with his animation projects by providing voices and sounds. Ned currently has a part time job at a local Wal-Mart. The checks he earns go to his bank account, the same bank his dad works for. Ned hopes to use his savings to pay for getting into a performing arts college.

Advantages: Nedís friendly nature can help him gain allies. He can also use his skills as an amateur voice actor to keep potential alliesí spirits up. His pacifistic nature can make him seem non-threatening.
Disadvantages: His voice acting skills could also backfire and end up annoying potential allies. Ned is more pacifistic when it comes to dealing with others, so he can be seen as an easy target by more violent students.
Edited by Ryuki, Jan 7 2018, 09:39 PM.
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Hi, Ryuki! Welcome to V7! Ned's a good start, but DENIED pending some follow up work.

At his core he's in a good place, but there's a fair few things I'd like you to elaborate more on, and a few other things that I'd like you to elaborate less on. My comments below are highlighted in blue.

Name: Ned Jackson
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Grade: 12
School: George Hunter High School
Hobbies and Interest: Voice acting, animated TV shows & movies, video games, anime, Youtube(posts voicework, watches letís plays), webcomics, singing, theatre club Space after Youtube

Appearance: Ned is a Caucasian boy that stands at 5í8Ē and weighs 142 lbs. Physically, he is neither very flabby nor muscular. His face is round, has shaggy dark brown hair, light brown eyes, bushy eyebrows, and a round nose. He occasionally suffers from acne outbreaks around his cheeks and forehead, but he remedies this with regular use of acne cream. He also has facial hair that grows above his lips, on his chin, and on the sides of his face, which he regularly shaves. This is a fairly typical description of where facial hair grows, and doesnít really add anything. Iíd recommend just saying he regularly shaves his facial hair instead, for brevity.

Nedís wardrobe mainly consists of t-shirts, usually with titles and characters from his favorite games, movies, cartoons, and anime. He also wears jeans and khakis most of the time. Shoes?

On the day of the abduction, Ned wore a light blue t-shirt with the super mushroom from the Mario series on it. He also wore light khaki shorts, a brown belt, and black converse sneakers. We donít need abduction information in pregame apps, so you can snip this out.

Biography: Ned was born as the second child to Mark and Laura Jackson. Ned has an older brother named Kurt who is four years older. Mark works as an accountant at a bank, while Laura works as an elementary school teacher. Kurtis, nicknamed Kurt, This reads a bit weird since you just referred to him as Kurt last sentence. is a senior college student, going for a bachelorís in animation.

When Ned was a little kid, he loved cartoons. He was first introduced to Disney animated movies by his parents and then was introduced to channels such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon by his brother. This continued throughout his life, and as he grew older, he came to appreciate animation as an art form and a legitimate form of entertainment. What does he like about cartoons specifically? Not only does Ned enjoy modern cartoons, but also old classics his brother grew up on. Some names or genres would be helpful. Once, when his parents asked Ned what he wanted to be when he grew up, he answered that he wanted ďto be a cartoonĒ No quotes in profiles, please. This would work fine written as is without being a quote, although itís somewhat superflous information by itself.. Ned isn't completely introverted, however, Nothing in the profile before now has suggested thatís he introverted in the first place though. Being into cartoons doesnít necessarily imply it. as he tends to switch back and forth from staying inside and watching his favorite shows, and going outside. Also not really what introversion is, so much as being a shut-in. Introverts can enjoy the outdoors.

As he entered elementary school, Ned developed an additional love for video games. Why? His first console was a Playstation 2, given to him by his brother as a hand-me-down. Nedís favorite game genres include fighting, racing, platformers, and roleplaying games. Why? Ned often saves up his money to buy new games and wait for the holidays and his birthday to get new consoles. On road trips, he will bring a Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita to pass the time. Some of his favorite game series include Mario, Sonic, Legend of Zelda, Tekken, Soul Calibur, Fire Emblem, and Blazblue.

In elementary school, Ned loved to talk with other kids about his favorite television shows and movies. He would talk for the duration of lunch period and recess as he played on the playground. He liked to play and interact with other students. He did have his fair share of bullies, though: sometimes, kids would make fun of Nedís taste in shows and choice in games, calling him nerdy or dorkish. His parents told him the best way to deal with bullying is to tell someone and try to ignore it. Ned kept this advice to heart throughout his school years, though nowadays, no comma he is not afraid to talk back to his bullies.

One of his favorite parts of any cartoon is the voice acting. He admires the performances done by the actors to bring characters on screen to life. Tara Strong, Grey Delisle, Maurice LaMarche, Tom Kenny, and Kevin Michael Richardson are among his favorite voice actors, just to name a few. He decided to become a voice actor himself when he entered 5th grade. He would do impressions of his favorite cartoon characters at lunch and recess. His friends would laugh and enjoy these impressions. Ned loved seeing everyone laugh, so he made it his life goal to pursue a career in voice work. Since then, he practiced with his range, doing more impressions, and has experimented with different accents.

It wasnít until middle school that Ned started getting into anime. While he did watch shows like Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh when he was young, it wasnít until his brother introduce him to Dragonball Z that Ned began watching more anime shows. On the weekends, Ned would stay up late to watch Toonami and, in recent years, has look on streaming sites like Crunchyroll to see what new anime are being released. He also likes to look up anime based websites and channels on Youtube to see what new anime are recommended and if any other shows catch his interest. His most recent favorites include Attack on Titan, Space Dandy, One Punch Man, Kill la Kill, Jojoís Bizarre Adventure and Miss Kobayashiís Dragon Maid. What does he generally like in anime? This is a fairly diverse list, so does he just enjoy basically all anime or is there a common genre or tone that appeals to him?

Ned has a Youtube account where he posts videos for his voice acting practice. He downloaded the program Audacity and has been using a Snowball microphone he got for his 12th birthday. This sentence is also a tad superflous; we don't really need the specifics of how he records his work. Among the videos he releases are fandubs of comics he finds on the web. He enjoys doing those the most, because he has more freedom to give characters voices he feels are appropriate. He developed a liking for webcomics through this, some of which are video game themed. What are the things he likes in webcomics? He also enjoys doing song covers from his favorite shows and movies, although he doesnít think of himself as much of a good singer. Is he correct in that assessment or not?

Aside from managing his own channel, Ned also likes to watch letís plays. Why? He does not have a Steam account, so naturally he is curious on what the latest games are released and watches others play them. Whilst I'm sure Valve would appreciate the comment, I don't think not having Steam excludes people from hearing about the latest releases. Also couldn't he just get a Steam account if he likes video games? These games include the Five Nights at Freddyís series and Slenderman. Some of his favorite Youtubers include Markiplier, Game Grumps, OneyPlays, and, for a while, Pewdiepie. He considers Markiplier especially to be a big personal inspiration. Why? Ned has attempted his own letís plays, but they are usually short lived Why? and edited down to the likes of highlight reels and bloopers. He also enjoys watching animations made by other Youtubers and has lent his voice to some of their videos.

Things havenít changed much since Ned transitioned into high school. In social settings, Ned does his best to be friendly. When heís with friends, heíll often try to do voices to get a laugh out of them. When talking about cartoons and anime, he will discuss with such passion he can become overzealous. He describes himself as an ďanimation connoisseurĒ. No quotes please. If he feels he is talking too much, heíll try to calm himself and shorten his sentences. He doesnít want to be seen as annoying by his fellow students. His circle of friends doesnít strictly include others who share his interests, as he tries to treat others the way he wants them to treat him. He will ask to enlist the help of others to help with his videos. He is heterosexual, but he has not actively tried asking any girl on a date. Why? Ned is also very tolerant towards LGBT individuals, as he has a couple of friends he has known since childhood who are bisexual and homosexual. This reads as a tad awkward thing to be specific about, because I've had no suggestions up until now that Ned would be intolerant of any particular group.

In school, Ned is an average student. His grades vary from As to Cs. His worst subject is history, which he has a C average in. Why? His best subject is math, though ironically he finds it boring. Why? And what is his favourite subject, then? Also, school subjects like History and Math should be capitalised. He joined the theatre club in his freshman year to improve his acting skills. Performing on stage is brand new territory for him, as there is a much larger audience than the small groups of students he entertains at lunch. Still, he enjoys the chance to perform in front of a large crowd, something he hopes his dream career as a voice actor can accomplish.

He has a close relationship with his family. His parents are supportive of his hobbies. Ned will help them with doing chores around the house. I think most teenagers would do this every once in a while. He is also on great terms with his brother Kurt, who Ned considers the sole person responsible for getting him into animation. Ned often helps Kurt with his animation projects by providing voices and sounds. Ned currently has a part time job at a local Wal-Mart. The checks he earns go to his bank account, the same bank his dad works for. This last sentence is also superfluous, unless he has a specific plan for the money in his savings account.

Advantages: Nedís friendly nature can help him gain allies. He can also use his skills as an amateur voice actor to keep potential alliesí spirits up. He can stand up for himself through verbal interactions. At the moment his willingness to back talk to bullies, which I assume is the source of this advantage, is only mentioned in one line and not really justified. It either needs more elaboration in the profile, or to be cut as an advantage. If you go with the former, it might be worth expanding on it because at hte moment it sounds a bit flimsy; maybe go further into how he has a strong backbone and won't cower easily? If you go with the latter, I'd like to see another advantage made to take it's place, because the list is a bit short at the moment and revolves around him being friendly and funny. Just make sure it's all biography justified.
Disadvantages: Being more introverted, Again Iím not really seeing evidence that Nedís introverted. He seems pretty chatty at school, really. Ned isnít very athletic. This isnít actually mentioned in the biography, so it canít serve as a disadvantage at the moment. Also, his voice acting skills could also backfire and end up annoying potential allies. He is more of a talker than a fighter, so he can be seen as an easy target by more violent students. This isnít really explained in the biography. I know he is willing to talk back to bullies, but thereís no mention either way of how he feels about getting physical.

That's it for now, so post here when you've made the edits and I'll take another look. Thanks!
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