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#1 Joel Marshall

Joel Marshall

Posted 09 September 2016 - 06:18 AM

joel marshall

marshall. 32. lawyer. christian slater.

dob

> april 3rd

profession

> lawyer > teaches a few law classes

hometown

> denver > colorado

organizations

> none

Who the fuck are you?

You prefer to stay enigmatic, the sort of person who isn't easy to pin down while simultaneously being one of the easiest people to understand. First and foremost: the only predictable thing about you-- the only thing one can count on, time and time again-- is that you're unpredictable. Certainly you show a degree of loyalty to those you care about, but those are so few and far between. Not only that, but you have this uncanny ability to appear incredibly genuine even when you're not.

You're intensely charming when you want to be, though you're simultaneously amused by purposely bombing situations. Chaos is what you thrive on; you're not the sort of person who abides by societal niceties simply because it's what is expected of you. Instead you're moody, changeable; one moment you can be perfectly agreeable and the next endlessly argumentative, playing the perfect devil's advocate. If someone isn't in your personal bubble of loyalty, you owe them no sense of trust. Certainly you know how to evoke trust with that likeable personality you can put on (you're just a guy people want to get a beer with), but you don't necessarily take it to heart when making decisions. You come first.

You despise authority with everything in you. Those who seek to control you are to be resisted no matter the cost; it's part of why you became a lawyer. In the beginning, back before you motivated yourself to go to college, you tried your hand at being a con man, someone who could talk a person out of money on a whim. But did that not give you a degree of control over someone else? Control has never been an interest of yours (you value freedom on all levels, including the freedom of others), and besides-- you weren't interested in resisting authority by punishing the everyday citizen. No, you had bigger aspirations than that. A statement to make.

So you threw yourself into college and eventually found your place in law school. Cases that challenged the way the constitution was read in particular fascinated you; you studied supreme court cases with great interest, even if you despised the fact that that sort of authority existed. But you knew it was the only real way to rebel against the system-- defend those who need it most, fight for the underdog, and change the world a little bit at a time.

You're more of a public defender rather than a lawyer that's in it for the money. In fact you have a bit of a paternal streak in you when working with underprivileged kids, bringing out a trustworthy, caring side rather quickly that others rarely see. In court you're witty, sharp, obnoxious, the sort of person one wouldn't want to listen to yet you command their attention anyway. You can argue around anything, make anything sound good. In a sense you could be a dangerous lawyer if you wanted, but you've never been interested in that sort of money. Money controls others. Again, you have no interest in being controlled, especially by a system that's set up against so many others. So you're chaotic, but you fight within the system you hate. You strive to uproot the way people think, to make a lasting effect on others. Sometimes you get down about it, however; sometimes the single-minded groupthink of the world gets you feeling frustrated, angry. You can have quite the temper when you dwell too much on these sorts of matters, as well as when you've lost a case or simply can't reason around something. You expect a lot of yourself, even if you hate when others expect something of you.

You're a personality that's difficult to swallow when you're not at work (hell, sometimes you're difficult at work). While you have a mind that seeks to do good, you don't advertise it. In fact people often think you're nothing more than a jackass if you're not maintaining your charm, given the fact that you have a proclivity for chaos. If someone expects you to act a certain way, you absolutely love to prove them wrong. It dictates your interactions with acquaintances, often giving them whiplash. It's possible to make it into your inner circle but it's a long process, one that involves you trusting another.

Which you don't do very easily. Not that you've been burned exactly, so much as you're aware of how strong bonds interfere with your own personal (and selfish) freedoms. When you trust and love someone, you're willing to sacrifice everything you are for them. That devotion is apparent in your every action and word, even if you have a slight tendency to lie if you thins it benefits both parties. Perhaps that is where you are most morally grey, despite doing the right thing as a career; you simply have no issue with lying or social constructs that would pin you down.

Yet you believe in a strange, grand karmic retribution to the world. If one wrongs you, you remember. You lock it away and wait for the moment in which they get their due, whether it be by your hand or another's. Is it vengeance? Maybe. Or maybe it's an odd attachment to justice. Despite fighting most societal norms, you do have a strong concept of justice. The world is not just, which only makes you despise authority even more. Perhaps that's where your do-gooder side comes from; you simply want to see a world in which people are truly free.

melli

28. cst. pm. character #???.

application by nicole (i, ii, iii, iv).





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