Blaine Fitzwilliam - Botanist Sept 16, 2015 4:23:13 GMT
Post by fairyeyez on Sept 16, 2015 4:23:13 GMT
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Blaine L. Fitzwilliam
Name: Blaine Fitzwilliam
Family: Father - James Fitzwilliam, Mother - Emily Fitzwilliam (Deceased)
Job: At time of crash - Botanist, Farmer and sometimes teacher later as needed.
Looks: Blaine is a fairly average height if not slightly on the small side at 5'8 and his frame is slight and slender. He carries a fragile appearance, as if a strong gust of wind might knock him off his feet. His hair is dark like his moms, black and straight, falling below his chin and often in his eyes. His features are soft and his eyes too big in his face, like he hasn't quite grown into them yet, still with a baby face at 24. The eyes are a pale ice blue and his skin is pale in the way that suggests he has never been outside much. His lower lip is nice and full but his lips are usually chapped from a constant habit of worrying them with his teeth. The scar across his left cheek is something he'd prefer not to talk about.
Personality: Blaine is quiet around people, shy and not used to interacting but there is a wildness that shows itself sometimes, like a wounded animal trapped too long in a cage that is ready to lash out and escape. When he was younger he was always demure, always apologizing and stepping out of the way but with age and time away from home he is developing an strong will and a desire to carve a place for himself in the world. When working on any kind of project he has a quiet and single-minded focus, easily able to spend several days in the lab with very few breaks and little concern for anyone else.
For the few friends who have gotten to know he has a quirky self-deprecating sense of humor. He's very smart and will read anything he can get his hands on. Books of all kinds have been his escape and he loves it all, fiction, non-fiction, epic fantasy, science fiction. He also cares deeply about the suffering of people around him - finding it very difficult to walk away or ignore, especially if those people are hungry children.
History: Blaine's back story is not an easy one. He was a sweet child, very attached to his mother and when she passed away it left a large scar over his life. His father retreated into himself, into their house and developed some severe OCDs. He didn't like outside people and he didn't allow Blaine to bring friends over or to spend time at other peoples houses. Even school was difficult because his father was so paranoid.
There was never enough food in their house and most of the meals Blaine manages to eat were his school lunches, ramen, canned soups, things that could be ordered in bulk and years later the previous neglect is evident in Blaine's frame. If you asked him he would never call what he suffered abuse, even in the darker times. Blaine just looks too much like his mother you see, so being ignored was far preferable to being noticed and sparking his father's temper and a desire to alter the likeness that reminded him of Emily - leading mostly to bruises but in one intense case a scar he carries still.
Blaine may have sunk into his own depression and fallen by the wayside if not for the attention of an exceptional teacher. She caught site of a quiet focus and fostered in him a budding fascination with plants. With her guidance and Blaine's existing penchant for devouring any literature placed in front of him he quickly garnered a focused skillset and once he entered higher education he made a name for himself as an unassuming expert in his field. His knowledge of edible flora is uncontested and he has spent the last two years focused with particular intensity on edible plant life and the ability to grow it in challenging conditions.
The NASA project was such a natural choice. Blaine was exactly what they wanted from someone with his skill set, no family, singularly focused and incredibly gifted. When he accepted the mission he hadn't thought much about the other people who would be boarding this craft with him beyond being nervous about people being in his face- that was until a girl with jet black hair and piercing brown eyes boarded his shuttle and sat down across from him.
>> Stranded after the crash and with the memory of years with hunger clawing at his insides he is determined to make sure the survivors have enough to eat if nothing else, a difficult challenge to be sure.