Kevin Cole 20 Questions
Question 1) What is your Character’s Sex?
Question 2) What color is your Character’s hair, eyes, and skin?
Appearance: Brown hair, blue eyes, white (tanned) skin
Question 3) Where was your character born?
Question 4) What is your character’s date of birth?
October 17, 1976
Question 5) What was your character’s family life like?
Kevin’s parents, James and Wilma Cole, still live in Wiscasset, Maine, where Kevin was born and raised. He grew up happy, but wanted to live in a bigger city, like Portland, ME, where he now lives. Still, he visits his parents every so often, and enjoys the visits.
Question 6) Has the character started his own family?
Kevin is single, with several friends who often spend the night.
Question 7)Where or how was your character educated?
Kevin attended school in Wiscasset, completing High School and apprenticing with a local furniture maker before he started his own business.
Question 8) Describe your character’s Moral code?
Kevin has few attachments, other than to ‘doing the right thing’. It’s not a formal code of honor, but he struggles with his self-worth any time he doesn’t live up to his own image of himself.
Question 9) Are there certain thing’s your character can’t or won’t do? Why?
There is probably little Kevin /won’t/ do. But there’s much he would never consider doing, such as hurting others without a good reason, or taking something he doesn’t own.
Question 10) What things, people or ideas does your character hate?
His hates are the culture of money and business, letting profit rule even when it hurts people. He also doesn’t have a lot of respect for those who deliberately lie about themselves.
Question 11) What things, people or ideas does your character love?
Being admired. Winning. Something made that reflects the person who made it.
Question 12) What do you think is your character’s best quality?
Kevin’s strongest quality is his ability to focus. If something is important to him, he can keep at it until it’s done or he knows he can’t finish it yet.
Question 13) What do you think is your character’s worst quality?
His worst quality is that he doesn’t care much about people. Several individuals are important to him, but people in general are irrelevant. Fortunately, he can (usually) cover it by simply smiling and saying as little as he can get away with.
Question 14) If your character’s family is still alive, what do they do and where do they live?
His parents live in Wiscasset, Maine. His father’s a general contractor, his mother works in the local library, though she does not have a library science degree.
Question 15) List any past serious relationships that your character had, and give a brief description of the relationship.
None — nobody has gotten that close to him for long enough to be considered ‘serious’.
Question 16) Why does your brother hate you and refuse to speak to you?
Miles apparently feels Kevin has always treated him poorly, tattling about any misdeeds of his and taking Miles’ share of family gifts, treats, and attention. This would not be a terrible problem were it not that Kevin refuses to admit he has done any wrong.
Question 17) Which of your siblings do you hate and why?
Miles: he made it a habit to torture (pardon me, tease) Kevin while he was growing up and refuses to respond to any efforts to clear the air.
Question 18) What was the deeply moving spiritual experience you had?
Growing up in Maine, Kevin did a lot of hunting as a child and teenager. Thanks to his father, he learned to appreciate the deep interconnectedness of life in a forest and, by extension, the entire world. It made him conscious that he needs to consider every action in terms of not just the immediate effect but all that might be affected by its results, possibly generations later.
Question 19) Why does your character avoid Christianity?
Although he knows and loves many deeply spiritual Christians, to Kevin’s perception, no religion has done more to break the connections between people and nature than Christianity. This leaves him with little desire to be more than polite around the churches and institutions surrounding the religion.
Question 20) When did your character learn to use and repair firearms?
As a part of his experiences with hunting, Kevin learned to handle a rifle, to make and use custom loads, and to repair same. He hasn’t used this skill very often, however.