History Tropers / StreamofConsciousness

24th Jul '17 12:44:59 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* AgentPeacock: Indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, occasionally invokes ViewerGenderConfusion, and revels in being a LongHairedPrettyBoy. He also took soccer and jujitsu in college, frequently hikes, excels at planning and navigation, and has an impressive temper.

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* AgentPeacock: Indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, others ("he" is merely used for the sake of avoiding confusion), occasionally invokes ViewerGenderConfusion, and revels in being a LongHairedPrettyBoy. He also took soccer and jujitsu in college, frequently hikes, excels at planning and navigation, and has an impressive temper.



* BizarreTasteInFood: He was raised on home-cooked super-spicy food (raw garlic, jalepeños, and onions as snacks), and has proven to have cast iron stomach on multiple travels. This typically involves finding the [[MasochistsMeal spiciest dishes available]]. If he tries some [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce new tasty sauce]] abroad, he'll buy some and add it to his kitchen when he gets home. This has resulted in Mexican salsa recipes, Caribbean chicken marinades, a jar of Moroccan saffron, and a bottle of award-winning Humboldt Habanero-Mango Hot Sauce. However, [[ForeignQueasine he managed to eat]] a [[FundamentallyFunnyFruit durian only once]].

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* BizarreTasteInFood: He was raised on home-cooked super-spicy food (raw garlic, jalepeños, and onions as snacks), and has proven to have cast iron stomach on multiple travels. This typically involves finding the [[MasochistsMeal spiciest dishes available]]. If he tries some [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce new tasty sauce]] abroad, he'll buy some and add it to his kitchen when he gets home. This has resulted in Mexican salsa recipes, Caribbean chicken marinades, a jar of Moroccan saffron, and a bottle of award-winning Humboldt Habanero-Mango Hot Sauce. However, [[ForeignQueasine he managed to eat]] a [[FundamentallyFunnyFruit durian only once]].once.



* VocalDissonance: You wouldn't think a guy with rock star hair would be so quiet.

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* VocalDissonance: You wouldn't think a guy with rock star hair would be so quiet. When talking on the phone, he's often mistaken for a woman.



* WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: Most his organizational and leadership skills were learned during his corporate career, to the point of being the go-to person for handling audits, balancing entire vaults, and mentoring new management. Years of counting money, playing video games, and frequent typing have also given him very fast fingers.

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* WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: Most of his organizational and leadership skills were learned during his corporate career, to the point of being the go-to person for handling audits, balancing entire vaults, and mentoring new management. Years of counting money, playing video games, and frequent typing have also given him very fast fingers.
23rd Jul '17 3:17:26 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* [[AmbiguouslyBrown Ambiguously Olive]]: '''No one''' can figure out his ethnicity unless explicitly told. Guesses have included [[DashingHispanic Spanish]], [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench French]], [[TheMafia Ita]][[ItaliansTalkWithHands lian]], Russian, Greek, [[NiceJewishBoy Israeli]], African, Cuban, Colombian, Indian, and [[AsianAndNerdy Chinese]].

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* [[AmbiguouslyBrown Ambiguously Olive]]: '''No one''' can figure out his ethnicity unless explicitly told. Guesses have included [[DashingHispanic Spanish]], [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench French]], [[TheMafia Ita]][[ItaliansTalkWithHands lian]], Russian, Greek, [[NiceJewishBoy Israeli]], African, Cuban, Colombian, Indian, and [[AsianAndNerdy Chinese]]. [[PlaysGreatEthnics This lets him blend in easily when traveling abroad]].



* BrainyBrunette

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* BrainyBrunetteBrainyBrunette: Combined with AsianAndNerdy.



* BrilliantButLazy: Excellent at [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyzing]], planning, and [[TheStrategist strategizing]]...when he's motivated to actually do something.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Excellent at [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyzing]], planning, and [[TheStrategist strategizing]]...when he's motivated to actually do something. He was [[RidiculousProcrastinator notorious for procrastinating]] in college, excellent grades notwithstanding. Years of working professionally curbed that habit. He'll still occasionally get into a bored funk, but the prospect of traveling somewhere new is enough to get him going.



* IAintGotTimeToBleed: Pulled this off spectacularly after getting a massive, impossible-to-pass kidney stone while traveling in Prague. He went through hobbling around a crowded city in the summer heat, a temporary stent surgery and overnight stay in a foreign hospital, being stranded by his tour group, three extra days of agonizing pain while finding an emergency route home, and connecting flights back to San Francisco by running on adrenaline and raw stubbornness. He collapsed shortly after the return, however, and was kept down by a second surgery, fever, and sheer exhaustion.



* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: While it was always there, this side didn't really blossom until adulthood. He deliberately made himself look more androgynous by growing out his curly hair, is indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, cooks often, runs a household, [[SimpleYetOpulent dresses well by wearing clothes that match and/or accentuate his skin tone and eyes]], decries men's relatively bland fashion, thinks ElegantGothicLolita and PerkyGoth styles rock (even if ''he'' can't rock them), and unabashedly loves ''{{Disney/Tangled}}''.

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* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: While it was always there, this side didn't really blossom until adulthood. He deliberately made himself look more androgynous by growing out his curly hair, is indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, cooks often, runs a household, [[SimpleYetOpulent dresses well by wearing clothes that match and/or accentuate his skin tone and eyes]], decries men's relatively bland fashion, thinks ElegantGothicLolita and PerkyGoth styles rock (even if ''he'' can't rock them), is intrigued by the OtokonokoGenre, and unabashedly loves ''{{Disney/Tangled}}''.


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* StrategyVersusTactics: Good at seeing the big picture, shifting trends, etc. This is the specific reason he never took a student loan. The steps to achieving long-term objectives, on the other hand, can be troublesome. He tries to improve on this failing by focusing more on logistics. This even extends into his fighting game matches: the overall strategy is to deplete the opponent's life bar more than your own within a given time limit. ''How'' that's done is entirely up to the player, and he uses [[ConfusionFu tactics no sane competitive player would even consider or know how to immediately counter]]. This results in some [[TechnicianVersusPerformer bizarre - but often entertaining - victories against unsuspecting technically-focused opponents]].


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* WeaponOfChoice: The [[SimpleStaff hiking stick]] he's had for over two decades. He also carries a dual folding utility knife and box cutter.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: In some respects. He's good at seeing the big picture, but still has trouble with interpersonal relationships and finding his own life direction. People open up to him for advice, which he finds weird. Even when he was a kid, he was called an old soul.


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* WorkplaceAcquiredAbilities: Most his organizational and leadership skills were learned during his corporate career, to the point of being the go-to person for handling audits, balancing entire vaults, and mentoring new management. Years of counting money, playing video games, and frequent typing have also given him very fast fingers.
29th Sep '16 4:56:21 PM StreamofConsciousness
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** Spending time hiking the [[GhibliHills rainforests and coastlines]] of Maui and the Big Island, most memorably Honolua, Pololu Valley, and Waipio Bay.

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** Spending time hiking the [[GhibliHills rainforests and coastlines]] of Maui Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island, most memorably Honolua, Pololu Valley, Manoa Falls, Koko Crater, and Waipio Bay.



* GentlemanAndAScholar: Tries to be [[PolitenessJudo polite]], thoughtful, and is interested in studying a wide variety of subjects. He's also visited every major museum and botanical garden in San Francisco, and loved his time spent in Versailles and the Louvre.

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** Going on yet ''another'' road and hiking trip all over Oahu, including Pearl Harbor, Manoa and Waimea Falls, Koko Crater, Dole Plantation, both the Windward and Leeward Coasts, Hanauma Bay, and a sunset in Waikiki.
** Going on yet ''another'' road and hiking trip into California's north country, including Redding, Burney Falls, Shasta, Dunsmuir, and Lassen Volcanic National Park.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Tries to be [[PolitenessJudo polite]], thoughtful, and is interested in studying a wide variety of subjects. He's also visited every major museum and botanical garden in San Francisco, and loved his time spent in Versailles Versailles, the Louvre and the Louvre.Doge's Palace.



* HereWeGoAgain: By jumping on a airline ticket price fluke, he got to go to Hawaii - first Maui, then the Big Island - ''twice in six months''. Several [[CallBack Call Backs]] and moments of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] ensued the second time.

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* HereWeGoAgain: By jumping on a airline ticket price fluke, he got to go to Hawaii - first Maui, then the Big Island - ''twice in six months''. Several [[CallBack Call Backs]] and moments of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] ensued the second time. He managed to pull this off ''again'' in 2016, with Oahu and Kauai!


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* TheNavigator: Has gradually developed into this over the years, due to studying geography, the ability to read maps and plan logistics, and having a strong sense of direction.
29th Sep '16 3:49:50 PM StreamofConsciousness
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A college graduate, freelance writer, blogger, and photographer, world traveler, and two-time NaNoWriMo winner, StreamofConsciousness has been browsing the site for years. When he's not [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife trying to figure out his place in the grand scheme of things]], he's usually writing novels and articles, [[{{Literature}} reading]], [[VideoGames gaming]], [[MusicTropes listening to music]], studying everything from [[ArtTropes art]] and [[RealLife history]] to [[PhilosophyTropes philosophy]] and [[PsychologyTropes psychology]].

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A college graduate, freelance writer, blogger, and photographer, world traveler, and two-time NaNoWriMo winner, StreamofConsciousness has been browsing the site for years. When he's not [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife trying to figure out his place in the grand scheme of things]], he's usually writing novels and articles, [[{{Literature}} reading]], [[VideoGames gaming]], [[MusicTropes listening to music]], studying everything from [[ArtTropes art]] and [[RealLife history]] to [[PhilosophyTropes philosophy]] and [[PsychologyTropes psychology]].



** Most people have game apps on their mobile devices. He has ''encyclopedias'' on World History, Literature, Philosophy, Art, Critical Theory, Earth Sciences, and Astronomy. That's aside from texts, dictionaries, and podcasts covering [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseLanguage Japanese]], [[ChineseLanguage Mandarin]], Thai, [[SmartPeopleKnowLatin Latin]], and ''[[UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage Esperanto.]]''

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** Most people have game apps on their mobile devices. He has ''encyclopedias'' on World History, Literature, Philosophy, Art, Critical Theory, Earth Sciences, and Astronomy. That's aside from a small library of texts, phrasebooks, dictionaries, and podcasts covering [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseLanguage Japanese]], [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseWritingSystem Kanji]], [[ChineseLanguage Mandarin]], Thai, [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Thai]], [[UsefulNotes/ThatSouthEastAsianCountry Burmese]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Cambodia}} Khmer]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Laos}} Lao]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Vietnam}} Vietnamese]], [[UsefulNotes/SriLanka Sinhala]], [[SmartPeopleKnowLatin Latin]], [[UsefulNotes/SpanishLanguage Spanish]], [[{{UsefulNotes/France}} French]], [[UsefulNotes/GermanLanguage German]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Italy}} Italian]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Bulgaria}} Bulgarian]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Croatia}} Croatian]], [[UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic Czech]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Greece}} Greek]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Hungary}} Hungarian]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Poland}} Polish]], [[UsefulNotes/PortugueseLanguage Portuguese]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Romania}} Romanian]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Russia}} Russian]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Sweden}} Swedish]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Turkey}} Turkish]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Philippines}} Tagalog]], [[UsefulNotes/IndianLanguages Hindi, Urdu, Bengali]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Fiji}} Fijian]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Nepal}} Nepali]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Tibet}} Tibetan]], and ''[[UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage Esperanto.]]''



* CallBack: Several, due to visiting Hawaii twice - Maui and the Big Island - ''less than six months apart''.

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* CallBack: Several, due to visiting Hawaii twice - Maui and the Big Island - ''less than six months apart''. He managed pull this off ''again'' in 2016, with Oahu and Kauai instead.



* [[{{UsefulNotes/Trekkie}} Trekkie]]: Growing up, he watched tons of [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] on tape, ''all'' the movies in order, as well as [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] when it was originally broadcast.

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* [[{{UsefulNotes/Trekkie}} Trekkie]]: Growing up, he watched tons of [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] on tape, ''all'' the movies in order, as well as [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] when it was originally broadcast.broadcasted.



* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: A staunch believer in this, despite being an introverted loner and [[TheCynic cynical]] {{bookworm}}. Has a thing for hiking mountains and rainforests, as well as wandering cities. When given the opportunity, he usually travels around the world. Places visited have included [[{{UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands}} Aruba]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Pre-ColumbianCivilizations}} Chichen Itza]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Malaysia}} Kuala Lumpur]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Singapore}} Singapore]], [[{{UsefulNotes/France}} Paris, Nice, and Villefranche]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Morocco}} Tangier]], [[MonkeysLionsAndAnnoyedSpaniards Gibraltar]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} Málaga, Seville, and Barcelona]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Thailand]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Canada}} Vancouver and Victoria]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Hawaii}} Maui and the Big Island]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Italy}} Pisa, Salerno, Pompeii, and the Strait of Messina]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Rome}} Rome]], [[{{UsefulNotes/VaticanCity}} Vatican City]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Venice}} Venice]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Montenegro}} Kotor Bay in Montengero]] That's not counting his trips to WashingtonDC, NewYorkCity, [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} Philadelphia]], and a summer road trip around [[{{UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates}} America]] when he was younger. Ironically, he rarely visits SanFrancisco despite living in its vicinity.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: A staunch believer in this, despite being an introverted loner and [[TheCynic cynical]] {{bookworm}}. Has a thing for hiking mountains and rainforests, as well as wandering cities. When given the opportunity, he usually travels around the world. Places visited have included [[{{UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands}} Aruba]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Pre-ColumbianCivilizations}} Chichen Itza]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Malaysia}} Kuala Lumpur]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Singapore}} Singapore]], [[{{UsefulNotes/France}} Paris, Nice, and Villefranche]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Morocco}} Tangier]], [[MonkeysLionsAndAnnoyedSpaniards Gibraltar]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} Málaga, Seville, and Barcelona]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Thailand]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Canada}} Vancouver and Victoria]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Hawaii}} Maui Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Italy}} Pisa, Salerno, Pompeii, and the Strait of Messina]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Rome}} Rome]], [[{{UsefulNotes/VaticanCity}} Vatican City]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Venice}} Venice]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Montenegro}} Kotor Bay in Montengero]] That's not counting his trips to WashingtonDC, NewYorkCity, [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} Philadelphia]], and a summer road trip around [[{{UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates}} America]] when he was younger. Ironically, he rarely visits SanFrancisco despite living in its vicinity.
27th Feb '16 6:23:17 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* FestivalEpisode: He's making an effort to get out and attend more of these. Notable examples include the San Francisco Giants World Series and St. Patrick's Day Parades, as well as Chinese New Year, the 2015 [[CherryBlossoms Cherry Blossom]] Festival, and the 2015 ''Castanyada'' in Barcelona.

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* FestivalEpisode: He's making an effort to get out and attend more of these. Notable examples include the San Francisco Giants World Series and St. Patrick's Day Parades, as well as Chinese New Year, the 2015 [[CherryBlossoms Cherry Blossom]] Festival, and the 2015 ''Castanyada'' in Barcelona.Barcelona in 2015. Taken a step further when he ran a booth at the 2016 Chinese New Year Festival.
13th Feb '16 10:27:14 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* CrossPlayer: Usually, depending on the characters' playing styles and appearances. This especially holds true for fighting games; his go-to characters are [[KickChick Chun-Li]] in ''Third Strike'', [[CuteBruiser Karin]] in ''Alpha 3'', [[BloodKnight Juri]] in ''USFIV'', [[RapidFireFisticuffs Vanessa]] in ''KOF'', [[ExtremityExtremist Christie]] in ''Tekken'', [[YamatoNadeshiko Aoi]] in ''Virtua Fighter'', [[NaginatasAreFeminine Seong-Mina]] and [[LadyOfWar Xianghua]] in ''Soul Calibur'', [[LightningBruiser Ayane]] in ''Dead Or Alive'', [[PrehensileHair Millia]] and [[HandicappedBadass Baiken]] in ''Guilty Gear'', [[ObfuscatingStupidity Makoto]] in ''BlazBlue'', [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery Mitsuru]] in ''Ultimax'', [[BadassPrincess Lucina]] in ''Smash''...the list goes on and on.

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* CrossPlayer: Usually, depending on the characters' playing styles and appearances. This especially holds true for fighting games; his go-to characters are [[KickChick Chun-Li]] in ''Third Strike'', [[CuteBruiser Karin]] in ''Alpha 3'', 3'' and ''V'', [[BloodKnight Juri]] in ''USFIV'', [[RapidFireFisticuffs Vanessa]] Vanessa]], [[WhipItGood Whip]], [[AnIcePerson Kula]], and [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak King]] in ''KOF'', [[ExtremityExtremist Christie]] and [[BadassAdorable Lili]] in ''Tekken'', [[YamatoNadeshiko Aoi]] in ''Virtua Fighter'', [[NaginatasAreFeminine Seong-Mina]] and [[LadyOfWar Xianghua]] in ''Soul Calibur'', [[LightningBruiser Ayane]] in ''Dead Or Alive'', [[PrehensileHair Millia]] and [[HandicappedBadass Baiken]] in ''Guilty Gear'', [[ObfuscatingStupidity Makoto]] in ''BlazBlue'', [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery Mitsuru]] in ''Ultimax'', [[BadassPrincess Lucina]] in ''Smash''...the list goes on and on.
9th Jan '16 1:57:42 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* GradeSkipper: Started grade school a year early.
16th Dec '15 1:45:36 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* TheCharmer: Has gained a reputation for being one, [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn despite his protests]] [[UrbanLegendLoveLife to the contrary.]]

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* TheCharmer: Has gained a reputation for being one, [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn despite his protests]] [[UrbanLegendLoveLife to the contrary.]]]] He also once talked his way into an exclusive museum exhibit, a high-profile tech conference, and was given an authentic Hawaiian lei by just asking nicely.



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Part of what drives him to become a RenaissanceMan.
* {{Determinator}}: He paid for his ''entire college education himself'', with no loans whatsoever. He was reduced to a StarvingStudent, had little sleep between classes and work, and had to rebuild his savings from scratch, but he graduated [[DebtDetester without a single cent of debt]].



* TheIllegible: He tends to write very quickly, thus resulting in stylish but utterly unreadable messages.

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Part of the reason he grew out his hair and strives to be a RenaissanceMan.
* TheIllegible: He tends to write very quickly, thus resulting in stylish but utterly unreadable messages.
15th Dec '15 11:26:33 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He was so fixated on exploring [[{{UsefulNotes/Venice}} Venice]] that he nearly ran out of time to return to the cruise ship. [[MomentOfWeakness He did not take being forced to give up on his adventure well]]. Instead of moping, however, [[TakeAThirdOption he climbed to the top of the ship, so he could get the best possible view of the city on the way out]].
15th Nov '15 8:11:39 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* AgentPeacock: Indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, occasionally invokes ViewerGenderConfusion, and revels in being a LongHairedPrettyBoy. He also took soccer and jujitsu in college, frequently hikes, excellent at planning and navigation, and has an impressive temper.

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* AgentPeacock: Indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, occasionally invokes ViewerGenderConfusion, and revels in being a LongHairedPrettyBoy. He also took soccer and jujitsu in college, frequently hikes, excellent excels at planning and navigation, and has an impressive temper.



* SharpDressedMan: Occasionally, though he's more comfortable with business casual with rolled-up sleeves. He also ''rocks'' a [[BadassLongcoat stylish trench coat]] and [[ScarfOfAsskicking scarves]] in cold weather. Played straight on the formal nights during a recent Mediterranean cruise, in which he busted out a traditional three piece suit.

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* SharpDressedMan: Occasionally, though he's more comfortable with business casual with rolled-up sleeves. He also ''rocks'' a [[BadassLongcoat stylish trench coat]] and [[ScarfOfAsskicking scarves]] in cold weather. Played straight on the formal nights during a recent Mediterranean cruise, in which he busted out [[SheCleansUpNicely a traditional three piece suit.suit after hiking all day]].



* ShrinkingViolet: ''Used'' to be one when he was younger. Some traits still show up, usually when he's in someplace new.

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* ShrinkingViolet: ''Used'' to be one when he was younger. Some traits still show up, usually when he's in someplace new.meeting new people.
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