Friday, March 23, 2012
Current Age: Teen
Traits: Evil, Hot-Headed, Natural Cook, Great Kisser
Favorites: Black, R&B Music, Goopy Carbonara
Star Sign: Scorpio
Theme Song: "Soldier" by Ingrid Michealson
On the surface, Ian Pesce is the social equivalent of a bull in a china shop. He's hot-tempered, demeaning, impatient, and easily blinded from the big picture by small things that cause him irritation. No one gets in his way, and those that do never make that mistake twice.
In fact, simply calling him 'hot-tempered' may be an insult. Although Ian spends quite a lot of his time angry about something, the things that truly anger him don't just put him over the edge--they send him into a blinding, incontrollable rage. He would never strike anyone who he truly cares about, but there are more than a few jokes about Ian's habit of 'talking with his fists', or the trail of carnage he leaves in his wake after an argument.
To many, this pent up rage is something of an enigma, as the rest of his family is quite pleasant, but those that know him better know that the source of his problems come from something entirely different: the unattainable standards he sets for himself. Even if his siblings weren't remarkably talented, Ian would never be satisfied with himself. Never smart enough. Never strong enough.
"Potential?!" For the first time, Ian whirled around and actually made eye contact with her. "Why, so I can be even more out of place than I already am? I'd skip the baby stuff and move onto multiplication tables and fatter books so what, I can still be three steps behind my brother and sister?"
"Ian, calm down, I didn't mean to--"
"No! I'm sick of it! You wanna know why I'm so mean to everyone? Because it's the only thing I'm the best at! Ethan's soooo smart and soooo talented at everything he does--and Sophie's sooo popular and sooo good at sports. But me? I'm nobody. And I'm tired of being ignored. It's my turn to be special! I don't care how!"
-- Ian Pesce & Alesha Kane
Believing that the world sees him the same way, Ian refuses to acknowledge reality for what it is. Compliments towards him are seen as insults and love is seen as a lie--something quite painful for Ian, who desperately desires the approval of his peers. Unfortunately, thinking that he will never get it, he does everything in his power to prevent it, to form a solid excuse for why everyone dislikes him so much.
However, for all his faults, underneath it all Ian has many virtues. It's not just his anger that runs red hot: the potential for passionate love is immense, as his his loyalty to the few who can handle him. He never backs down--not from his ambitions, or from the people he cares about. Ian would go to the end of the world and back, literally, for someone or something he believed in.
And, as with all who are young, his true talents may have yet to surface... all he may need is a little time and patience to sort out his abilities for him to find the sense of accomplishment he so deeply needs--but, with his quick temper, it may be quite some time before that comes to pass.
In the meantime, Ian tends to lurk (particularly at night) with those that share like-minded ambitions for grandeur, hoping to finally find what it is that would truly make him whole... but be wary, citizens of Twinbrook: to Ian, the ends justify the means. This boy is willing to do anything, anything, to get what he wants... and it's unlikely he'll take 'no' for an answer.