I realized too late that he looked girly because his shoulders are too narrow.
African Wild DoggieStaff Position||
- BISEXUAL ------------ GAYBirthday||
5' 5" (167 cm)Weight||
134 lbs (60 kg)Likes||
Smiling, jokes, games, good tricks/schemes.Loves||
Milkshakes, guessing what other people are thinking.Dislikes||
Distasteful jokes/tricks, sweet foods, being wrong.Hates||
Thunderstorms, heights, his tail being touched.Personality||
Diego takes pride in doing things his own way, even when it may not be the best of ways. Fairly open-minded and willing to listen: Diego is friendly and easygoing, able to brush off both insults and compliments with relative ease(he may come off as either arrogant or modest). He considers himself easy to talk to, and enjoys a good laugh as well as any other. In fact, he might enjoy a good laugh better
than any other. He's always up for a brilliant or strange scheme or plan, even if it means bending the rules a bit: so long as it doesn't involve heights.
Since taking up the post of Vice Principal at Charter-Mays Academy, he's been told that he's not up to the task. Secretly annoyed, he finds himself subconsciously working harder and harder. Afraid of being wrong, he strives to be a perfectionist in his work, but otherwise doesn't seem to care.Other||
He's scared of thunder and lightning. (Astraphobia)
He's scared of heights. (Acrophobia)
He's allergic to chocolate.
He has trauma of his tail being stepped on. As such, he's especially on guard when sitting on the floor.History||
Constantly teased as a child, Diego was withdrawn, shy and afraid of interaction. Very different from the Diego of the present. He had only one friend in his whole school: a cow-girl named Cyra. They stayed friends for four years, until Diego turned ten years old and a new bully terrorized the school. The jaguar-boy teased him especially for only hanging out with a 'sissy girl', harassing both Cyra and Diego until Cyra moved away a year later. Diego was left to bear the brunt of the bully's teasing himself, and -- still not confident enough to stand up for himself -- Diego turned to self-mutilation and binge-eating. He moved away from his hometown when he was 14, but habits had been made and habits, as we all know, are difficult to break.
He quickly stopped binge-eating when he found no joy in it, but continued to slit his wrists throughout his teenage years from age 14 until the age of 17. By then, he stopped slitting his wrists and instead began taking drugs he got from the bad boys of the neighborhood. He was especially attached to Amphetamine, or rather: "Speed". His single mother discovered his drug habits at last and pulled him away from the world of stimulants at great cost. He spent the next three years(until he was 20 years old) in therapy. His therapist processed him through a method which brought Diego back to Earth without the use of Speed, though Diego has since retained his easygoing personality. With a bit of help from said therapist, he overcame his drug use and decided that he wanted to go to university. His mother, whose ice cream business has since improved, agreed to finance his studies.
For the next four years(24 years old, so you can keep count) Diego worked hard to make up for lost time and simultaneously achieved the qualifications needed for him to obtain a teaching license and a mathematics degree. (He also took psychology on the side; but really, that was just a hobby...) He made friends as well -- no longer subjected to the cruelty of mindless children -- and enjoyed life for once. He taught mathematics for two years at Dareven High School, then received a black-bordered letter that informed him that his uncle had recently died of a heart attack. In his will, he had left his position of Vice Principal of Charter-Mays Academy to the only other educator in the family: Diego. There was some dispute over leaving the position to a newbie teacher just because it was in the previous Vice Principal's will, but the dispute quieted down a little when the new Principal -- Max Curry -- was decided on by a similar method. Sort of.
Diego considered rejecting the Vice Principal position to opt for teaching mathematics instead, but an encounter with a to-be student named Cys Nabelle*
prodded him into staying at Charter-Mays, convincing him(by way of jeer and taunt) that Diego was just running away from opportunity.*Possibly my second character.Notable In-History Relationships||
Mallory Delmonté -- Mother (48 years old) -- Owns a home-made ice cream store.
Trucy van Houten -- Sister(26 years old) -- Stay-at-home mother of two boys.
Varnell van Houten -- Brother-in-law(28 years old) -- Sales Director of a fabric company.
Donald and Darren van Houten -- Nephews(5 years old) -- They like cooking.
Cyra -- Childhood Friend (XX years old) -- ???
Cys Nabelle -- Acquaintance? (16 years old) -- Student at CMA