Name: Francis St. Ledger
School: Aurora High School
Hobbies and Interests: Soccer, music (acoustic guitar, saxophone, trombone and keyboard), reading, street dance, "parkour"
Appearance: Francis is a fairly tall individual, as he stands at 62 following a recent growth spurt. He is also a very skinny individual; he weighs only 155lbs, and his ribs can be seen when he breathes in. This is mostly genetics, although the sports he participates in also has something to do with it. It isnt too noticeable, however, as Francis normally wears slightly baggy clothing.
Francis has light blonde hair which he prefers to be kept fairly long, although his mother constantly fusses over it, saying how nice hed look with shorter hair. It reaches his shoulders at the back, and mostly covers his ears. The fringe of Francis hair is swept to his right, reaching his right eye, and some people who dislike him have called it an emo-fringe in training. Whenever its sunny for long periods of time, Francis hair will gradually become lighter, often turning almost white. Several people have compared him to Draco Malfoy.
Francis has naturally pale skin, which he strives to keep completely free of blemishes. He does, however, have a dusting of freckles across the bridge of his thin nose, although theyre pretty unnoticeable. Francis has a rather thin face to go with his thin body, and fairly dull blue eyes, which are oval in shape. He also seems unable to grow any facial hair, although he doesnt mind this. Francis also has an average sized mouth, and average sized ears.
Francis normally wears polo shirts and chinos with a belt, although he will sometime wear jeans, all of which are slightly baggy. His favourite pieces of clothing are a pink polo shirt and a belt with the Superman logo on the metal buckle. Francis also normally wears a pair of white Vans. Whenever he is performing street dance, however, Francis will wear a plain grey t-shirt under a similarly plain grey hoody, with whatever trousers he can find and a pair of battered black trainers.
One other point of interest about Francis appearance is the fact that the little finger on his left hand is bent at an abnormal angle, and the fingernail of it has curled over his fingertip to form a sort of protective shield. This is due to an accident Francis had when he was five, when he caught his finger in a fast swinging shop door.
Biography: Francis was born to Christian and Harriett St. Ledger, a wealthy couple who both work as lawyers in Seattle. He also has an older brother named Darius, who is 21. As his parents jobs are very time consuming, Francis doesnt often get to see them. When he was young, his parent figure was a child minder named Emma McCarroll, and until recently, Darius looked after him too. Now that Francis is eighteen, however, Francis can rely on himself more. He still has a fairly good relationship with his parents whenever he does see them, especially when they go on vacation. He does find them slightly embarrassing sometimes, as he sees them as rather old-fashioned.
Francis had a good early life, albeit a fairly ordinary one. He was a very outgoing and confident boy, quickly striking up friendships with boys and girls his age. Francis would spend most of his time idly playing soccer with his friends or Darius. When Darius wasnt around, or it was too rainy to go outside, however, Francis would read something from the St. Ledgers extensive library. Harriett and Emma both encouraged this, often asking Francis whether he wanted to read to them instead of vice versa. Francis collection of books has, by now, grown, but his favourite genre of books remains the same; fantasy and adventure. In particular, Francis enjoys the Skulduggery Pleasant and Mortal Engines series, although hes not a fan of Harry Potter, calling it overrated and stupid.
Francis has always been a guy whose interests change almost weekly. For a long while his major interest was knights and medieval weapons. After that, he was hugely interested in wrestling. Most recently, Francis has shown an interest in playing the electric guitar, although he himself has acknowledged that theres a large possibility hell get bored of it and itd be a large waste of money. The one interest that Francis has that has never disappeared, however, is soccer. Whether its a kick about at the park or a proper match for the school team, Francis will make sure hes there. He is a very versatile player too, and can play as a central midfielder, goalkeeper or winger. At the moment, he plays in central med for the school team. His best quality is probably the fact that hes not afraid to get stuck into tackles and headers. Francis follows the English Premier League, as he doesnt think that the American leagues are anywhere near as interesting. He supports Manchester United, although he also has a soft spot for Wigan Athletic.
As stated, Francis early life was fairly ordinary. He was a bright, confident and outgoing boy, who was also polite to his peers and superiors. As he got older, however, things started to change. Francis had been friends with a group of boys since he was around five. They all had similar interests to Francis, and while not exactly the politest, they were seen as good, friendly people. When Francis was around 14/15/16, they started to become rowdier, ruder, and generally more unpleasant. Francis wasnt entirely sure about their behaviour, but out of loyalty to his friends, he stayed with them, making sure he acted just like them. This had a bad effect on his personality. He didnt enjoy himself whenever he was out with this group of friends, and when he returned home he would be very moody and grumpy, arguing about the most ridiculous of things. Eventually this desire to fit in grew so great that he decided to give up playing the trombone and keyboard, which he had recently started learning, because in the groups eyes, they were seriously uncool.
Christian, Harriett and Darius were rather perturbed by Francis change in personality, but they had no idea what had triggered it or how to stop it. When Francis was 16, however, the St. Ledgers went on vacation to Sicily for two weeks. Francis forgot to bring his mobile phone with him, so he had no way of contacting his friends back in Seattle. His parents noticed that Francis was much more cheerful for the whole duration of the trip than he was back at home. As soon as they returned from Sicily, Francis went out with his group of friends. When he returned, he was as moody as he had been before the trip. From this Christian and Harriett deduced the reason why Francis was acting so grumpy.
While his parents didnt want to see Francis grumpy, they also didnt want to split him up with his friends. Harriett suggested that he joined a club outside of school or something similar. Francis agreed with the idea, but also wanted to do something that would make sure his friends didnt laugh at him for. Eventually he decided to join a small group that ran weekly, teaching people street dance. Francis quickly found that he seriously enjoyed street dance, and he often practices especially tricky moves in his bedroom. This has, unfortunately caused a couple of breakages to furniture over the two years Francis has performed street dance. At the group, Francis met a boy the same age as him named Rene Dougherty. Rene had very similar interests to Francis, but was pretty quiet and shy compared to Francis normal group of friends. The two started hanging out outside of the street dance group, and whenever they did, Francis was much more cheerful and happy.
Whenever Francis was hanging out with Rene, theyd mostly play or watch soccer, or practice street dance moves. One thing that Rene was interested in was parkour. Hed never actually attempted it himself, but found the whole idea intriguing, something Francis agreed with. The two had a desire to attempt parkour, but werent exactly fans of running all over the city, and eventually concluded that the whole thing could be too dangerous for them. However, they figured that their agility from street dance could help them do stuff similar to parkour, if not the actual thing. Rene and Francis attempted a number of stunts, too technical and time-consuming for street dance, and without the high speed of parkour. While the danger had been lessened, accidents still occurred, the most serious being Rene breaking his arm attempting to do a backflip. So far, Francis most impressive stunt is where he runs towards a tree, taking a couple of steps onto the actual trunk, before flipping backwards off. The two call the whole thing parkour although they admit thats just to make it sound cooler, as the whole thing is more of a mix of street dance and stunt work.
At school, Francis does fairly well. He does excellently in PE and English, and does okay in most of his other subjects. His best subject, however, is music. Francis shows great enthusiasm for it, and is interested in the background to the pieces and their composers, as well as listening to the music itself. The subject prompted Francis to practice an instrument or two himself. He started learning the aforementioned trombone and keyboard, the former because it interested him, and the latter because Christian and Darius both played it. He has also recently started learning the acoustic guitar and saxophone, because they also interest him and he thinks theyre both cool, even if his group of friends doesnt. Whilst Francis did give the trombone and keyboard up for a while, he has recently decided to start them again, no matter what his friends think. Francis also plays for the school soccer team and plays trombone in the school band. He has not joined the book club, however, as he thinks it ridiculously nerdy.
Francis is, at most times, a friendly and confident individual, as he has started hanging out with Rene and people like him more and more. He still feels loyal to his old group of friends, however, and still hangs out with them quite a bit. Whenever he does so, Francis becomes moody, grumpy, argumentative and rude. This means he has just about as many friends as he does enemies.
Advantages: Francis is agile and fit from soccer and street dance. At most times, Francis is a confident and friendly person, so could make allies more easily.
Disadvantages: Francis has several enemies who have had to deal with him when hes in his grumpy moods. If he gets into one of these moods on the island, he could annoy and anger people. Francis could also get overconfident in his parkour abilities, and attempt to do something needlessly dangerous.
Hey Pippin! Great profile, I just have a few minor edits for you to make before I go ahead and approve him.
First, the name in the profile needs to match the topic name, just to make bookkeeping easier on us.
Hobbies/Interests should be more of a list format -- "Soccer, music (acoustic guitar, saxophone, trombone and keyboard), reading, street dance, 'parkour'" might work better. It just helps us when we're scrolling through profiles to make sure everything's covered. Having parkour in quotes is fine, since I can see what you mean through the profile
He is definitely pretty skinny. Since it's on the edge and I have known some teenage boys who get ridiculously thin after growth spurts especially, I'm not going to demand that you change it if you really don't want to...but I personally would feel more comfortable with it like 5-7 pounds heavier, since it seems like the street dance/parkourish stuff he does would need a decent amount of muscle. I'd also like just a brief mention of his other facial features (nose, mouth, eye shape).
I don't see his above-average intelligence brought up anywhere in the profile, and honestly probably wouldn't be much of an advantage for SOTF anyway. If you just remove it, you should be good to go!
Make edits, post in thread, you know the drill. Thanks!