[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Thomas WhalenSpecies:
Messy brown hairEyes:
Average build Other:
He likes to wear baggy jeans, polo shirts, and sneakers, usually with a striped jacket and a laptop case::Info::Family:
Joan Whalen (grandmother, deceased), Sarah Whalen (sister, estranged)Personality:
Tom is usually a pretty friendly guy, but he can be kind of awkward. He’s not good with the whole “emotions” thing, so he just keeps to himself when something’s bothering him. When one of his friends is down, he’ll try to be there for them, but he’s not the best at comforting people, so he tends to just sit there and offer sympathetic looks and the occasional hug. He’s extremely nerdy, and loves learning new things. He is also fairly intelligent, but very easily bored. When he takes an interest in something, it’s hard to get him to think about anything else for long. Conversely, if something doesn’t interest him, it probably won’t have his attention for very long, and he’ll be distracted very easily. Because of this, he often finds himself wandering off to check something out, usually something he’s not supposed to be investigating. Strengths:
He’s rather clever and very tech-savvy, more in the software department, but he can handle hardware if he needs to. He can strategize when necessary.Weakness:
He’s rarely serious, which can lead to a lot of awkward situations he’d rather avoid. He also tends to over-think things, and he has a fear of failure, often causing him not to even try if he doesn’t believe he can do something. He’s also not exactly strong, per se.Likes:
Tom is your classic nerd. He absolutely loves technology, to the point where you could say he’s addicted to it; you’ll very rarely find him without a laptop or at least a phone. He’s also a fan of science-fiction, and when he’s not working, he can often be found lying around watching or reading something about space or the future. He also loves to play video games in his spare time. Coffee; Tom spends his days converting caffeine to code.Dislikes:
Typos. Typos are the bane of his existence, as they can ruin his whole program and force him to spend hours carefully examining the code to see where he messed up. He also despises senseless violence. He’s not quite a pacifist, but he’ll only fight if it’s in self-defense. He hates when things get too awkward for him to bear, to the point where he’d rather be quite literally anywhere else. He’s not a fan of vegetables.Dream:
He’d like to travel the world someday, and he hopes to one day get a programming job with a game company. If not a game company, at least something interesting.History:
Tom, unlike his older sister, Sarah, never really knew his parents. He has vague memories of a man and a woman, but harbored no emotional attachment, as he didn’t know anything about them. The two were raised by their grandmother for most of their lives. He and Sarah were inseparable at the time, always playing video games or watching movies together on weekends.
In high school, Tom started getting really interested in computers. He found the advancements in technology astounding, and he decided he wanted to be part of that in the future. He bought a laptop, moved out of state to go to college for IT, and put all his time into his schoolwork. He graduated college with a BS in computer science just before he turned 22 and immediately went into the workforce, working for a local company for a steady income, as well as doing a few odd jobs on the side when they were available.
A few months after he graduated, his grandmother died, and he drove back home for the funeral. He cursed himself for not spending more time with her when he had the chance. She and his sister were the only family he’d really had, and he took a week off to spend time with his sister, only to discover that they didn’t really have many common interests anymore. He still loved her, but he was grateful for the excuse to leave at the end of the week, and he hasn’t seen her since then.HOW DID YOU FIND US?:
Once upon a time, about two years ago, I got bored and found this place. Now, here I am. Hello.