Hey, sorry about the silence, guys. I'm gonna post the OC and the main RP tomorrow.
Ah nooo waaaaaaaaaaaaitttttt! I want in!
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True Name: Amitābha
Modern Alias: Dao Pham
Culture/Mythology of Origin: Buddhism
Occupation: He's kind of a bum. He makes a lot of money by gambling, to the extant that he's off accused of cheating, though it's never proven (though it's amazing what you can see when you can play with light waves). He also puts on light shows and various magic shows, usually on the streets and carnivals. He blows most of his money on shrooms and acid.
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Weight: 119 lbs.
Weapon of Choice: No weapons, he tries to avoid conflict.
Appearance: To anglo-American's he looks like a thin asian guy, probably in his early 20s though it's hard to tell.
History: Flew over to America with the other South Vietnamese refugees. The war caused most of them to lose their faith in God, and what power he did have on arrival he soon lost as the older, more devout generation passed away and the new, Americanized generation forgot their own Gods. Lacking a reason to hang around in San Francisco, he embraced the hippy lifestyle of the early 70s. Tripping is his life, whether your talking about physically bumming about from city to city, or psychotic exploration, he's always down for it. His old hippy friends grew up, but being what he is, he's stayed a youngish-looking Asian immigrant, psychonaut, card shark, and travelling magician. It's an interesting lifestyle, and sometimes he can forget that he used to be Buddha hundreds of millions prayed to, the curator of the Pure Lands. Oh well.
Personality: Quiet and introverted when you first meet him, but once he warms up he's a real great guy, not to talkative but warm and full of energy. The drugs can make him a little quirky, though.
Powers: He can control light, to an extent, bending beams to allow him to see around corners or the backs of objects which face him, and also to send light from a far away source to illuminate another point, though he cannot turn off light sources without walking over and flipping the switch. Sounds lame, but it can come in handy.
Talents: Cards, performing in front of crowds (though he's not very good at interpersonal communication until he gets to know you, think of introverted actors), guiding people through hallucigenic experiences (think acid shaman), he thinks he's a talented writer (matter of opinion), but he definitely has a knack for gardening (living in the city he doesn't get to exercise this much).
Sorry about that, guys. I've been so busy these last few days I haven't had the chance to do shit. But my schedule's finally cleared up. So if anyone is still up for it...
I'm still up for it.