Cast

Dempsey Carter

Age: 22

Height: 6'2” (188 cm)

Weight: 180 lb. (81.64 kg)

Loves: Rhodes

Quirks: Wears a lot of shirts with loud patterns; likes to people-watch; loves burritos; is actually a pretty good cook; hates it when people make fun of his teeth

Dempsey Carter has more energy than he knows what to do with. His hyperactive nature frequently gets him in trouble, especially when he rushes into situations without thinking about the consequences. Even though he has a tendency to misplace his priorities, he won't think twice before helping out when someone is in trouble. He is highly emotional and is strongly affected by the feelings of others. Seeing people be happy will bring him joy, but watching them get hurt will make him cry. As impulsive as he is, he restrains himself when it comes to getting what he wants out of relationships. He doesn't like to make his loved ones uncomfortable and is often too bashful to ask for favors.

Dempsey has dreams of finding success as a video game developer and spends much of his free time working on his own projects. During the day, he works as a computer repair technician. To help fund his extra video game equipment, he makes pizzas at a Chuck-E-Cheese knockoff called “Pizza Zombie,” which is not nearly as enjoyable. At least the managers pay him overtime when they make him fix the broken arcade machines.

 

Rhodes Costello

Age: 22

Height: 5'6” (168 cm)

Weight: 225 lb (102.06 kg)

Loves: Dempsey

Quirks: Terrible at video games but still likes to play them; loves to make fun of badly-produced movies and TV shows; hates being told he looks like a leprechaun

Rhodes can be shy and emotionally closed-off, but get past his shell and you will find a wry, easily-excitable person who loves friendly teasing. He is sensitive to the emotional needs of others, which makes him a good listener. While he is open to new experiences, he tends to be overly cautious and avoids danger when he can, especially when he's at risk of being embarrassed in front of other people. He often doesn't know how to react to a negative situation until after it's already happened, as he tends to shut down when faced with direct conflict. He tends to find social situations overwhelming and worries about how he is perceived by others.

Rhodes is earning success as a woodworker who makes rustic wildlife sculptures. He wants to develop his repertoire and explore different subject matter in his art, but he's not sure how to do it yet. He supplements his income by working at a thrift store called “Mega Cheep," which might not be the greatest of jobs, but he still enjoys having cheap access to quirky home decor and clothing.

 

Gideon Verner (AKA Krazy Noodle Guy)

Age: 40ish

Height: 6'11” (210.82 cm) 

Weight: 210 lb (83.91 kg)

Loves: Krazy Noodles

Quirks: Loves candy and sweet foods; does not sleep very much; only goes out at night; tends to attract psychic phenomena; hates haircuts

Gideon's entire life is shrouded in mystery. Nobody knows where he came from, where he lives, or what he does every day, but his erratic behavior draws stares whenever he goes out in public. He leaves the house for one reason, and one reason only: to buy more Krazy Noodles, usually in such huge quantities that he depletes the store's entire inventory. He uses it to make giant macaroni sculptures that he won't let anybody look at.

Gideon is just as likely to roll around on the floor giggling for no reason as he is to wander around the woods moping about the injustices of life. He is terribly lonely and wants to make friends, but his social anxiety prevents him from getting close to people. He technically lives by himself in a remote corner of the mountains, but a dark presence follows him around--and he doesn't want people to know about it.

He can't control his love of sweets and he won't stop himself from eating an entire large bag of cookies in one sitting.

More characters on the way!