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March 14, 2011
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TBOS Audition: Geoffrey Pierce by tweedandtea TBOS Audition: Geoffrey Pierce by tweedandtea
Geoffrey Pierce, my character for :icontbos-oct:

Name: Geoffrey Pierce
Age: Lost track at 5,217. For legal purposes, he's 40.
Height: 5 foot 11 inches
Weight: Not much, he's very slight
Eyes: Dark
Hair: Curly brown, but its greying at the front and his temples.
Clothing: A sweater, jeans and a button up shirt. And leather shoes. Also wears a gold ring on his left ring finger out of habit rather than actually being married.
Profession: Professor of history at Fenway College, Boston. Also runs an inn.
Hobbies: Violin, military history and flying planes. Also restoring a Supermarine Spitfire that's currently in his garage. Have I mentioned he doesn't own a car? This is why.
Personality: Laid back, calm, opinionated but respectful. Likes to help people. Something of a skeptic and can have a sharp tongue.
Gift: None
Abilities: Apart from his aging VERY slowly, he's a normal guy. He comes from a different reality, and as a result ages with his own world rather than Earth, where he lives. It's all wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.
Chosen by: The Book

Brief Biography (as its difficult to sum up 5,000 years in a paragraph or two):
Geoffrey fell to Earth approximately 5,000 years ago. He ended up in the Desert between Israel and Babylon. After wandering about alone for a good many years, he ended up with a group of Samaritans, who brought him to Samaria (the capital city of Israel), where he lived for a great many years until he ended up traveling to Judah. Then the Romans showed up, so Geoff went off to Italy for a while before moving to what is now Wales following the death of Marcus Aurelius.
For the next several centuries, Geoff split his time between Wales, France and Italy befriending lots of cool people like Dante Alighieri and telling stories. He also began playing the violin nearly as soon as it was invented. He plays well, but has had nearly 500 years of practice. By no means is he a natural player, he has just had lots of time. Once he picked up the violin, he largely stopped story-telling.
By the time of the Renaissance's end, Geoff had left Italy and settled mostly in Wales. Following the French Revolution, he spent significant time in France, but left once Napoleon came to power, returning after Waterloo. In Paris, he met Victor Hugo. The two maintained an epistolary friendship until Hugo's death.
Geoffrey came to the United States in the late 19th century, with all intentions of going to California. He got sidetracked when in New York and ended up going north to Boston, where he stayed until 1938. Sensing that things were going poorly in Europe, he returned to England where he enlisted in the Royal Air Force. These days, he tells his students it was his grandfather who did.
Following the war, Geoffrey returned to Boston where he opened an inn and got some degrees. He is now a mildly disgruntled history professor.

If you have any questions about Geoff, feel free to ask via comments or note!
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Khyansaria Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Egh, I love him! Yea to the Hugo nod, by the by.
tweedandtea Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thank you. :)

I can't help the Hugo reference at all. I'm minorly obsessed. XD
xTacitusx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
barring his involvement in WWII, was he a soldier at any point? or was he just a witness to history the entire time?
tweedandtea Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes to the soldier. He aligned himself with the Guelphs during the Guelph-Ghibelline arguments in medieval Florence, which is where he became friends with Dante Alighieri.
He has also fought in other wars, but these two are the most defining in his life.
Second-Person-Point Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love the style in which this is drawn. And I'm going to be honest I'm a freak for history and Europe so this combined all my favorite things. <3
tweedandtea Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I am as well! Each time I learn something new, I try to incorporate it into Geoff's story, if it fits.
Second-Person-Point Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That sounds so cool! Oh my jeez, then so much stuff must be in it! And then there would be other times where it must be like "oh, but he was in Italy at the time..." or something... XD
tweedandtea Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Exactly! It makes things very difficult to plan out at times. At other times, it's pretty easy--oh, he wasn't in the Old West because he was hanging out in Boston, etc.
Second-Person-Point Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Still so interesting because when it fits, and you make him go all those places, it's like he's lived this crash course through history. Sweet beans!
tweedandtea Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep! If I can find a way to get him to fit in the period, then he goes there. Still trying to figure out what he was doing during the Napoleonic wars.
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