Frank the Robot has a magnetically driven mouth that drives his head away from his body so it sort of bobs along as he walks.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Scotty wants to wish you a Happy 4th of July!! Scotty is a profession piercer at Custom Holes Tattoo and Piercing shop. He started when he was 13 with a safety pin, a lighter and some alcohol on his friends. He started to make quite a bit of money so he dropped out of high school when he was 16, went to Bloodborne Pathogen Training, got a workers permit and began apprenticing at a real shop. He prides himself in doing the most difficult piercings that others won't attempt such as the Ampallang as it can takes years to heal and is quite painful for men. Because of his specialty he can charge more than other piercers and he does, doing quite well for himself. He drives a decked out Cadillac Sixteen - that's right 16 cyllinders baby! At 1000hp that baby's gas bill costs more than most people's rent!
Fredrick dresses up as a vampire on a regular basis. It seems less odd now with the whole Twilight Saga craze, but he's actually an accountant for a non profit charity, who seem to ignore his unique sense of humor. He just has an odd fetish for for vampires and wears the getup in hopes of finding his a lovely "vampiress" to join him back at his "lair."
Wilkin is a clown for very obvious reasons. He works up on Hollywood Boulevard trying to earn enough tip money to stay drunk through the day from tourists there to see the walk of stars and hand prints in the cement.
Matthew is a rancher. He looks pretty clean cut for a cowboy, but its because he just went into Austin for his Sister's wedding. She forced him to clean up and rid himself of his cowboy hat in order to participate. He complied for the ceremony but as soon as the groom kissed the bride and drove off in the limo, he donned his hat once again. Matthew is a bit of a lonely man, out on the ranch with only his animals, there is is no special lady as of yet.
Albert works with Herman at the Discovery Channel. He is also an entomologist, but specializes in Butterflies and Moths. He has a collection of at least 1000 different species in his home. He unlike Herman had to fight to do what he loved. His parents always tried to get him to participate and sports and school related activities that would add to his "popularity". His parents, being jocks back in high school, just didn't understand how their son could be so nerdy. After he went off to college on a golf scholarship, the one sport he agreed to take part in, he quickly dropped it and continued with his study of bugs. In some ways this made his parents happier, as golf wasn't a real sport to them anyway.
Herman is an Entomologist. He LOVES bugs. He owns 6 crickets, 5 arachnids, 2 beetles and a few other things I can't remember. His walls are covered in news articles dealing with insects and or pictures of insects. He works for the Discovery Channel and gets to travel all over the world studying bugs and working as an "Insect Advisor" on some of the shows. He got into bugs at an early age when he was at school. The trees were covered with caterpillars of which he would collect and bring home. They would eventually turn into moths. He would take all sorts of notes about how they changed, noting any observations in his Bug Book which led to a small drop in his grades for a while. When his parents discovered his passion was truly something he wanted to pursue, they started saving money for him to go to a great school after high school so long as he graduated with honors and he did!
Betsy was diagnosed with Gout when she was 10 which made for a rough childhood but she struggled through it. The gout is also the reason she was a bit plumper than most, she actually eats quite well and never eats fast food. This led to her writing about her life and condition in a blog which now earns her $1000/day in ads and landed her a cover on a health magazine. She is quite happy with her life and has learned to love things that most others find difficult like carpentry and rock climbing. Betsy is quite a woman who has achieved a lot in life and never let her illness get her down.
AJ is a wanna gangster. He grew up in the suburbs and got straight A's until he was 16 where he gained a teen complex and got into rap. He then decided he wanted to be "gangsta" too and started ditching school and battling in old warehouses on the weekend. He did get accepted to community college so his parents are hoping he shapes up before admissions close.
Camille is a low end real estate agent. She got into it right after highschool. She used to be the head cheerleader but got knocked up by Brett, the Chess Team Captain. She was always into the nerdy guys. He runs a very successful Internet business. They gave the baby they had up for adoption when it was born to a very well off family, but still married as they were always in love.
Frank works with Fred at the tree mill doing milling rather than lumberjacking. He likes his job, but is now looking for "safer" alternatives as he lost 2 fingers last spring when rushing through a job. He's kind of bummed as it was his beer opening hand, so now he has to stick to kegs instead of bottles and glasses because its just easier for him to pour drinks from a tap that to try and open either by himself.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Fred is a lumberjacker. He grew up in Canada and found the job through word of mouth. He never thought it would be his career when he started when he was 15, but it did and now 20 years later he could not be happier. He has a wife, Allison and one child, May, who he hopes will live to have just a happy life as he has made for himself.