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28 April 2011 @ 10:52 pm
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 ❦ Mun
Name: Sam
Journal: zutara4lyfe 
Contact Info: [AIM] xxsammarie
Other Characters: N/a

❦ Character Info
Name: Sinbad
Movie/series: Sinbad: The Legend of Seven Seas
Year/Position: Staff (History/Geography teacher?)
Non-Speaking Animal Companion(if any): Spike, his beloved dog.
Powers(if any): Being a boss.
Canon history: Here!
AU history: Sinbad had been traveling overseas for as long as he could remember. As time went on, his crew seemed to drift apart, leaving him on his own. The mist was spreading, and even though he didn’t let on, he was starting to get worried. Until one day his ship docked at a certain Academy…
     Sinbad is a very proud, cocky pirate. He doesn’t seem to care too much about speaking his mind and usually gets into a lot of trouble for it. He’s quick with words and holds little to no regrets after they are spoken. The odds of him dropping an argument are slim to none. Getting the last word in always seems to appeal and he just likes winning.  Sinbad will stand by his original words and it will take a lot of convincing to prove to him that he may be wrong.
     Despite his irrationality, Sinbad is full of jest. Many of his insults are light-hearted unless he’s reached a snapping point. If he’s comfortable enough with a person, he’ll openly joke or pick at them in a friendly way. This is seen a lot particularly with Kale. Sinbad also uses his humor to go around any deep feelings that might be getting to him. He rarely goes into things that are bothering him, especially if it’s with someone he isn’t very familiar with. He laughs off most of his feelings (particularly sadness). If he doesn’t like someone, the jokes aren’t meant to be so funny. 
     Sinbad tends seek thrill and excitement in situations most would cower away in. He thrives for adventure and will take on just about anything that calls to him. He doesn’t mind being the first to dive into something that might bring him pain and thralls in the risk that comes with it; he’s ready to fight himself out.
     Being a generally smooth-talker helps when one is a pirate, but once Sinbad develops any type of attachment, his words are real. He truly wants to be there for anyone he cares about that needs him. The last thing he wants to do is let them down, and so he goes to many extremes for this handful of people. He knows he can’t make everyone happy, but he would like to at least appease those who have had his back.
Greatest Fear: His greatest fear lies in letting those close to him down. This is seen a lot with Proteus and how he tries to constantly prove himself. He wants those he cares about to know he cares and that he would risk anything for them. Disappointment in him is not something he generally likes, and it hurts all the more with people he wants to make proud.
What are you plans with this character?: Sinbad is very outgoing, and can tend to be flirtatious. Unless someone strikes him the wrong way, he’s pretty friendly and willing to give most people a chance.  With the mix of personalities at the academy, I think he'd fit right into the drama.

❦ Writing

Third person writing sample:
Sinbad rubbed his hands together as he walked down the hall. It was certainly colder here than he expected - and he lived by the sea. He gave a quick wave to an unfamiliar face that walked by in the narrow hall and sighed inwardly when he got an odd look in return.

He loved traveling and being new places, but he wasn’t exactly sure how he felt about this one. It was big;there was plenty to explore. Hell, there were so many new faces to get to know. Maybe that’s why he was drawn here. Still, it irked him.

Maybe it was just The Mist, or the fact that he had to stay somewhere. Did he really want to be here, or did he just settle for the first place that accepted him? He did not want to think the latter – he knew he had to be at least a little above desperate.

Sinbad knew he couldn’t stay at sea forever and he knew that by now, most of his crew was gone. This place wasn’t far from the ocean; he could still get that aspect of a homey feel. He twisted his frown to a smile in a quick manner; why let himself get so down about it? Why even think about any of the negative things going on? This place, it could give him exactly what he always wanted; a fresh start. He could be whoever he wanted among these people. He could be anyone (and being a master scammer had its perks).

He took a turn in the hallway and unlocked and opened the door to what was now his room. Small, yes, but hey, it was more stable than his ship. All he had to do was make this place seem like home, it’s not like he planned on spending much time here, anyway.

First person writing sample:

[The screen clears to the sight of a half-confused man with a red hat. He flashes a smile the instant he realizes the camera’s on and sits back in the seat across from his desk.]

Hey Academy, it’s Sinbad. I’m new faculty here…

[He gives a quick wave before scratching the back of his neck.]

So uh…if you have any questions, feel free to stop by and ask. Or vice versa, at least until I figure this place out.

[A pause.]

Know what? Stop by. I don’t like this camera anyway; it’d be great to meet you all face-to-face. All you people familiar should know where I am. I wish I could tell you.

[And he winks before leaning in towards the camera, clearing his throat softly and turning the screen off.]