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Information on my Alaskan Character

January 10th, 2010 (12:28 am)
current song: Mauvais Garcon - NAAST

Too lazy to go find the french lyrics from this song for the subject line.

So I'm making a character. He does not yet have a name, so I'm documenting all the information on the town he lives in etcetera here so I can keep it all in one place without having 10 tabs open on my browser.

City of Barrow, AK: http://www.cityofbarrow.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
Ilisagvik College: http://webspace.ilisagvik.cc/
Character Model on Newfaces: http://www.newfaces.com/15Xander15
Barrow High School: http://www.nsbsd.org/schools/bhs
Barrow Arctic Science Consortium: http://www.arcticscience.org/
Inupiaq Culture in Barrow: http://www.nativevillage.org/Messages%20from%20the%20People/Whaling%20-%20Mary%20Lum%20Sage/HOME%20Inupiaq%20Culture%20from%20Mary%20Sage.htm

Now to try and name this fellow. I need to learn some Inupiaq names.

EDIT: I have discovered that the Inupiaq nowadays give their children regular Western names, but keeping the Eskimo surname. So my boy's last name
is: Nageak. :) No clue how it's pronounced though.

EDIT II: Keeping track of first names I like: Gerard, Leopold... Richard? Simple yet strong. People name their sons Prince? That would just be funny. xD Maybe since he's so close to Russia his dad could be Russian and he could have a Russian name? huh. so many choices. Naming characters is impossible.

EDIT III: Everyone meet Tate
Napaaqtuq Nageak! Profile is stolen from Best Kept Secret on invisionfree. Hey, Laur, I'll ask next time. ;)

the basics }

FULL NAME • Tate Napaaqtuq Nageak
NICKNAMES • Just Tate.
BIRTHDATE • May 9th, Taurus
GRADE • Junior in High School

history }

PARENTS • Ovluaq and Mary Nageak
SIBLINGS • Three younger brothers: Nathan (10), Jonah (7) and Levi (3)
OTHER FAMILY • Paternal Grandparents: Savik and Kivvak Nageak; Maternal Grandparents: Roy and Flossie Homer; fifteen aunts and uncles of whom five are through marriage, the closest of whom are Rosey (Homer) and Joseph Tracey; and twenty first cousins. His best friend is also his first cousin, Prince Tracey.
NATIONALITY • Inupiaq (indigenous eskimo tribe)
HOMETOWN • Barrow, Alaska


appearance }

HEIGHT • 5'3
WEIGHT • 110 lbs
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES • Bottom lip is pierced, which he decided to do upon learning that in his tribe's history, a boy upon becoming a man pierced his lip with a labret.

    at least 1 solid paragraph, please!
FACE CLAIM • 'Alexander' from NewFaces.com: http://www.newfaces.com/15Xander15

personality }

FIVE WORDS describe your character in five words.
LIKES   wood carving, whaling every spring and fall with his tribe, getting dirty, spending time with family and friends, dancing (both tribal and 'club' dancing), sports (just as a hobby), carpentry,
DISLIKES completing his schoolwork,
STRENGTHS at least five.
WEAKNESSES at least five.
QUIRKS at least three.

    at least 3 good paragraphs. I really need to get an idea of who this character is