Name: Christopher Schwartz
School: Davison Secondary School
Hobbies and Interests: Electronic music, video games (especially rhythm games), computer science, Internet culture, tabletop role-playing games, sketching.
Appearance: At a height of 6'2" and a weight of 140 lbs, Christopher's lanky frame stands out in a crowd. Due to his lack of any real exercise, Christopher has almost no muscle to speak of. He has messy curls of dirty blond hair that reach just past his ears. His head is in the shape of an oval, with light brown eyes, a long hooked nose, and thin lips. He has a small amount of facial hair, which he shaves regularly. His skin is slightly scarred with acne, but it isn't incredibly noticeable.
Christopher's outfit is incredibly casual, consisting almost entirely of t-shirts, jeans, and loose-cut pants. His shirts usually bear a video game reference on them. On Casting Day, Christopher was wearing a green 1-up t-shirt and brown cargo pants. He was also wearing a new pair of black running shoes, bought only six days ago.
Biography: Christopher was born on February 27th to Franklin and Janine Schwartz, a pair of third generation German immigrants. They had met in college, both being members of several clubs together. They quickly fell in love, married five years later, and birthed Christopher four years afterwards. Another year after that, the second child of the family, Alice, was born. The Schwartz family has a comfortable life because of a good source of income. Franklin works as a lawyer for a well known law firm, and Janine is a computer technician.
Because neither parent could afford to spend their entire day looking after their children, they hired a housekeeper early on to keep an eye on them. The housekeeper was one Roberta Oliver, a family friend who was at the time unemployed. Roberta took the two children under her wing, and was the most prominent authority figure in both Christopher's and Alice's childhoods. Because of this, Christopher thinks of Roberta as his primary parental figure, even though he still loves his parents very much.
Christopher was a very imaginative child growing up, and in primary school he spent his time drawing his thoughts on paper. During recess, he did play with the other kids, but would lose interest in conventional activities more easily than his peers. While Christopher wasn't opposed to playing with other people, he found it slightly easier when he didn't have other people to worry about. Nonetheless, he still made a few friends in primary school. Christopher liked to act out his imaginations during recess, and drawings became ideas for games he could play with his friends. Although Christopher got bullied, it was very minor, never amounting to more than small cases of name-calling, and they gradually stopped over the course of primary and middle school.
When Christopher was ten, his parents had saved up enough money to buy Christopher his own computer. They had given him a high-end gaming computer; both Franklin and Janine were gamers and they wanted to share their interest with their son. Christopher was soon hooked on the device, using it not only to play video games but also to browse the Internet, listen to music and so on. Christopher would browse website such as Reddit and 4chan, becoming accustomed to Internet culture quickly.
Christopher's interest in electronic music started with his love of video game music. As he listened to the songs, he began to look for the songs on Youtube. There he would stumble upon remixes, and from there to original electronic tracks. It wasn't long before Christopher became hooked on the electronic genre, specifically "harder" genres such as gabber, breakcore, and speedcore. This love of music also led to what would become his favorite type of video game: rhythm games. He began to download freeware rhythm games such as Stepmania and osu!.
As Christopher grew older, his love of putting pictures to paper resurfaced, and he began to sketch again. It started as small doodles of his favorite video game characters, and became larger from there, with the subject matter broadening as he saw things that he wanted to put to paper.
When Christopher entered high school, he saw that one of the programs offered was computer science. Intrigued, he took it as one of his electives and became fascinated by it. He loved the idea of learning how software worked, and he saw it as a way to better understand how his favorite games worked.
At around that time, one of Internet friends asked Christopher if he wanted to join in on an online Dungeons and Dragons session. While Christopher had heard of tabletop role-playing games before, this was his first opportunity to try one. Figuring he had nothing to lose, he decided to give it a try. It took a while for it to grow on him, but eventually he became engrossed in the fantasy worlds that his friends were a part of. He is now part of a group that plays regular sessions.
Near the end of freshman year, he began to make his own electronic music. He spent his first few months just playing around with the production software, learning how all the tools worked. Christopher learned quickly though, and soon he was releasing songs under the alias MidnightGopher. By the end of sophomore he even had a small fanbase.
Academically, Christopher grades are above average, his report card being a half-and-half mix of As and Bs. His strongest subject is computer science, followed closely by art. Christopher pays as must attention as he can in class, but on bad days can be preoccupied with ideas for his next song.
Christopher is of two minds about SOTF-TV. On one hand, Christopher enjoys the storylines and drama that inevitably stem from the situation. On the other, his stomach churns thinking about how lightly they take the deaths on the show. In his mind, the true monsters are the people in charge, not the participants themselves.
Christopher is friendly, but doesn't like to be at the center of attention. As such, he has a small but close circle of friends. Christopher has more friends online, and enjoys spending more time with them, simply because they share more of his interests. While he wants to be closer to his parents, they aren't around enough for that to happen. He is, however, close with his younger sister, Alice. His enthusiasm for video games rubbed off on her, and they frequently play games together. When not with his friends, Christopher will browse the Internet, play video games, or work on his music. Christopher doesn't mind spending time alone, because he feels it gives him more breathing room to pursue his interests.
While Christopher isn't sure what he wants to do after high school, he's hoping that he can become famous enough with his music that he can start making a living out of it. If that doesn't happen, though, he figures he will just go to college for computer science.
Advantages: Christopher has a close circle of friends that he can trust. He is also used to being alone and should be able to cope by himself.
Disadvantages: Christopher's indoor lifestyle and lack of any real exercise means that he has almost no strength or stamina to speak of. His tall frame would make him an easy target for players.
Designated Number: Rainbow Parrots 5 (RBP5)
Designated Weapon: Pony Pogo Stick
Mentor Comment: "Look on the bright side - any kill is automatic highlight reel, you feel me?"
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RBP5: CHRISTOPHER SCHWARTZ [DECEASED]
- Joined: March 22nd, 2010, 8:03 pm
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