Andrew Faldrick

Comprehensive Character Attribute Form


(The character is set in our world in 2049).

Type of character (protagonist, antagonist, sidekick, etc.): Protagonist.

Character’s name: Andrew Faldrick.

Goal: Beat the technologically obsessed society and connect with a human for real.

Flaw: Lack of self confidence + lack of resources (which also affects the lack of self confidence).

Age: 31.

Sex: Male.

Height: 1,8 m.

Weight: 82 kg.

Race: Caucasian.

Hair color: Dark.

Eyes: Green.

Grooming: Basic.

Clothing: Ordinary, slightly worn and not always clean.

Health issues: Minor.

Physical abilities: Ordinary.

Speech (accent): British.

Parents: Helena, 67; Alan, 63.

Siblings: None.

Friends: Online friends: Allyhoop67; BB-gun; James Aldwin (dead).

Best friend (or person closest to): Formerly James - still important to the protagonist. Now Allyhoop 67.

Least favorite people: rich people.

Enemies: None.

Pets: Cat - Tubby.

Residence: A small shanty in Helsinki.

Neighborhood: Eastern part of Helsinki - now a slum for unemployables.

Cultural background: British parents, moved to Finland a long time ago.

Religion (and attitudes about religion): Christian - believes in God, does not go to church.

Memberships: gaming communities online, block of unemployables.

Schooling: university.

Attitude toward school: Interested in learning, confused why it is needed anymore.

Popularity: Ordinary.

Mentors: YouTube personalities.

Heroes: YouTube personalities, self-employed people, charismatic people who are out and about.

Favorite sports: esports.

Work experience: Bare. Odd summer jobs as a teenager. Does not want to participate in the jobs that are available that are essentially slave labour in his eyes.

Hobbies: Gaming, active forum poster, movie enthusiast.

Likes and dislikes (music, movies, TV, books, etc.): enjoys fantasy, sci-fi, cyberpunk, history, nature documentaries from the past.

Fears: What is happening in the world - the future, being irrelevant in the world.

Dreams: having a good job, having a real family, being successful and handsome in the old way.

Life goals (in 5, 10, 30 years): Connect with a person, establish a family, live inside ‘the real city’.

Nervous habits: Tics,

Foibles: Can be socially awkward at times.

Reasoning style: Analytical, logical, a pinch of sarcasm.

How would your character’s friends describe her or him? An aloof guy who likes to have fun but also to some degree naive and way too principled.

Is your character shy or bold? Shy but wants to grab more opportunities whenever possible.

Is your character talkative or taciturn? Way too talkative in other people’s view.

What most irritates, embarrasses, or bores your character? Just going with the flow, not questioning the status quo and how things are done.

How would your character complete the sentence “My life is __________”? Missing something.

 

Other things I thought of while filling out this form: Don’t make this character a copy of myself this much.

 

A paragraph of character description:

 

Andrew lives in a world where most people are satisfied socially, emotionally, and intellectually through (social) media. People rarely see a reason to interact much in the real world and instead indulge in virtual and augmented reality. Andrew is not satisfied by this. He requires more emotionally and intellectually. He misses the good old times of where people actually interacted with each other and shared their ideas about the world in person. Therefore he craves a deep bond with someone else - a real relationship. However, this is difficult for him as he is insecure and somewhat socially awkward at times. In addition to this, people are just no longer used to deeper real life interaction and find it odd when he wants to see them offline rather than online. Andrew likes to blame the world for all of this but he fails to see that perhaps it’s also partially his fault, as he is a person who tends to overestimate himself and his abilities.

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