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Join date : 2012-06-09
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|Subject: Romantic Interest Desired Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:41 pm|| |
As the title says, I'm in search of a potential romantic interest for Manny. Most of you are already aware of what he's like. For those of you who are new and haven't seen him in action, his file is here
Essentially, Manny is a 39-year-old paranoid schizophrenic who has never been in a romantic relationship and is beginning to realize that something's been missing in his life. Now that he is at Hallowsgate and has been on medication for some time without refusing to take it, Manny's behavior is starting to stabilize. His hallucinations and delusions have reached a low point. Naturally, though, he's still pretty withdrawn, distrusting of others, and paranoid in general. I don't see Manny falling in love quickly or easily, so if your character is out for instant gratification, it probably wouldn't work out. Being fairly self-loathing, he's not sure that he's worthy of love, even if he's starting to question his lifelong belief that he's incapable of it. He really doesn't know how romantic relationships work and likely wouldn't feel comfortable initiating if he thought he had feelings for someone. While not sexually inexperienced, it's been awhile since he's been with anyone in that way. It's simply never been that important to him. In most cases, it's just been a means to an end (drugs).
I'm not sure Manny really has a type or specific sexual preference. He's been with men and women over the years pretty indiscriminately. I imagine he's capable of falling for damn near anyone who is patient enough to stick by him. His trust needs to be earned and he's not particularly outgoing or friendly, so whoever he ends up taking a shine to will have to be understanding of that. I wouldn't say he's mean... he just prefers to be by himself. I'm hoping this person could actually be the catalyst to help him out of his shell a little more.
So yeah, just thought I'd throw that out there and see if anyone's interested in exploring this angle, even if it doesn't work out. I'm open to ideas.
_____________________________________________________ Paranoid Schizophrenic - Thirty-Nine - Single - Self-Loathing - Antisocial Introvert - Smoker