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Character : Jared Smith
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PostSubject: Jared Smith   Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:26 am

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Name/alias: Lizzie
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Role playing experience: SGA mostly (see other application)
Other characters: The Doctor

Your character
Full name: Jared Smith
Nickname(s): Jay to some friends
Date of birth: 03/07/1968
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Sexual preference: Heterosexual (in his experience so far, anyway.)

Physical appearance
Eye color: Hazel
Hair color: Brown
Unique traits: Tattoo of union Jack on his right bicep
Face used: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Likes: Open spaces, good company of a few people, anything caramel-flavoured, whiskey
Dislikes: Closed in spaces/feeling trapped, overly crowded places, very loud or over-the-top individuals
Strengths: Calm and logical, thinks things through
Weaknesses: Claustrophobic, whiskey
Hopes: to be able to live a normal life again
Fears: closed spaces, the unknown, things he learned about while in UNIT
Random facts: Hates liquorice, has a surprisingly good singing voice, takes his coffee black and strong, keeps a hand gun hidden in his house.
Skills: His military training has made Jared good at hand-to-hand combat and an excellent marksman with a variety of weapons, though he doesn't carry a weapon now that he's retired. He does keep relatively fit, partly through habit and also because his claustrophobia keeps him out on the streets most days. He's good at picking up small details and has an excellent memory... when not drunk.
Overall personality: Jared is fairly quiet and reserved. Life has taught him to keep secrets well and never give too much away. He thinks before he speaks and rarely does anything just on impulse. Even when heavily intoxicated, which he often is, he’s still a fairy quiet and broody sort of drunk. One on one, he can be quite friendly though and even chatty if he feels enough at ease. He’s slightly old world charming when it comes to women – the sort of guy that politely holds the door open or pulls out your chair.

Place of birth: London, UK
Currently living in: Cardiff, Wales
Family: Jared’s younger brother, James Smith, was killed in a car accident age 20.
His estranged parents, John (75) and Emily (73), live in London. He was never quite good enough in his father's eyes and they barely talk. He keeps in regular phone contact with his mother.
He was once married to a Sarah Newton (38 ), but his work took him away too often and gave him too many secrets and the marriage didn’t survive.
Occupation: Retired and on a pension
Marital status: divorced
Transportation: mostly on foot, though he owns a Jeep
History: Jared and his younger brother, James, were brought up on the outskirts of London. He had a fairly normal childhood, education and upbringing. His father was a tough man, though, and never really approved of Jared. Somehow he was just never good enough in his father’s eyes.

Jared enlisted in the army when he turned 18 in a rebellious attempt to annoy his father. He was surprised to find that in the army he could prove himself as a good soldier, earning several commendations early in his career and finding the sense of worth he felt he’d been missing in his childhood.

At 22, he returned home for a short time to grieve the passing of his brother in a car crash. While on leave, he met and fell head-over-heels in love with Sarah Newton and they were married shortly thereafter.

At 25 he was recruited to UNIT and quickly began working his way up the ranks. Unfortunately the long working hours and the job's many secrets took its toll on his marriage and Sarah eventually filed for divorce.

During the invasion by the Cybermen and Daleks (during the Battle of Canary Wharf), Jared was captured while on a mission and only narrowly escaped conversion. After this experience he was left with severe claustrophobia and, even after intense counselling, he isn’t at all comfortable in any space where doors are closed and can freak out if there isn’t an obvious exit available. His condition meant he was forced to take an early retirement.

He moved to Cardiff, Wales, partly out of curiosity (his time in UNIT made him aware of the rift) and partly because the over-crowded streets of London no longer felt safe. He lives in a small house, where he can leave the doors unlocked and often spends his time idly roaming the streets or in the local pubs washing his woes away with a bottle of whisky.

Prove you read the rules: Mod edit: Proven
Role play sample: (257 words. Sorry it’s a bit rambly.)
Jared sat quietly at his usual table outside the pub. He swilled the amber liquid in the bottom of his glass, enjoying the warmth of its slide down his throat each time he took a sip, and watching with interest the wide variety of people who passed him by. Each person was headed somewhere, busily going about their day, while he just sat and took it all in. The world just kept on turning.

“Hey there, Jay. Need anything?” the barman asked, stepping out into the cold and lighting a cigarette.

“Nah, Mike. I’m good thanks,” he replied. He turned back to watching the street as Mike nodded quietly, leaning against the wall.

Since his forced retirement, Jared’s life has slowed to a crawl, living from moment to moment, bottle to bottle. It was hard to believe how regimented his life had been just a couple of years ago and how easy it had been to fall out of all that.

He still woke up at five AM on the dot, but now he didn’t have anywhere he needed to be. But here, he could just sit quietly, watching, as others lived their lives – safe in the knowledge that no matter how hard things got, the world kept turning... or maybe that was just the whiskey talking. The gentle buzz was starting to sink in with his second glass. One more and maybe he’d feel like entering the pub proper, sitting at the bar with other people within the closed space created by the building’s four walls

Last edited by memoriesandwhiskey on Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:07 am; edited 1 time in total
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PostSubject: Re: Jared Smith   Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:51 am

I like him, he's well rounded and is a walking example of the downside of working for UNIT.

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PostSubject: Re: Jared Smith   Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:48 am

I really like Jared, he feels very real, and his story is very believable!


(Now we wait for Jen to make the avatar and everything else! Smile )
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PostSubject: Re: Jared Smith   Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:09 am

cheers Yay! drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Jared Smith   Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:33 pm

done and done Very Happy
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