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 You could be the greatest, you can be the best, 36 | TENDFOOT | J PADALECKI
flynn tyler
social worker • 36 YRS
ESTP
Occupation
social worker
Nickname
Flynn
Pronouns
he/him
Sexual Orientation
hetero
Status
single
Partner
n/a
Riding Style
Western
Flynn has been working with the ranch for the last ten years. They were the first employer to give him a real shop, following his time in prison, and as a result, he's stood by them through all of the struggles the ranch has been through.

He's a hard guy, and an even harder group leader. He holds his kids to high standards, and doesn't accept anything less from them than 110%. He's known on the ranch for being a hard ass who doesn't always follow the ranch's rules about physical proximity with the kids, especially the ones in his group.

Recently, however, he's discovered that he's fathered a child, and that has him scratching his head. He's been a father figure to the kids on the ranch for years, but the idea of having a daughter out there has caused him some distress as he attempts to do the absolute best by her that he can.

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Flynn Tyler
TW: assault, prison time, fighting, physical violence, corporal punishment references

Basics


Full Name: Flynn Tyler
Nickname/Alias: Flynn
Date of Birth: May 30, 1980
Current Age: 36
Gender: Male
Pronouns: he/him
User Group: Tenderfoot
Sub-Group: Leader

Appearance


Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 186 lbs
Scars or Marks: long scar on his foot
Tattoos or Piercings shoulder piece on his right
Face Claim: Jared Padalecki

Personality


MBTI Type: ESTP
Likes: music, working with animals, hard work, long summer days, long talks, working with kids, being a dad, jeans, making a difference, beer, socializing, jumping off the deep end, really getting to know people, pushing kids, inspiring people, writing, making dreams possible, outdoor activities, camping, white water rafting, horses, dogs
Dislikes: when people don't take responsibility for their behavior, mousiness, the word "can't", drugs, excuses, wearing ties, big houses, "man purses", people who are stuck up, wearing sandals, when people tell him to cut his hair, when girls toss their head and make that exasperated sound, attitude from his kids, being told "no", repetition, being confined
Strengths: bold, rational, practical, affectionate, curious, original perceptive, direct, sociable, learns quickly
Weaknesses: insensitive, impatient, risk-prone, unstructured, defiant, inconsistent
Fears: cockroaches, choking, ducks, confinement in tight spaces, prison, hospitals
Aspirations: More than anything, Flynn wants his life to mean something. He doesn't believe in giving up, and he wants to pass that on all of his kids. Maybe he can't help everyone, but by doing the best for those that he can reach, he can make a difference. He might not be able to change everyone's world, but he'd be happy if he could change the world for a few.

Relationships


Romantic Orientation: Hetero
Sexual Orientation: bi
Relationship Status: Single
Significant Other: n/a

Lifestyle


Career/Occupation: Social Worker
Education: B.S. Social Work
Dream Job: Own his own program for troubled youth
Home Town: Great Falls, Montana
Religion: Pagan

Equestrian Life


Preferred Riding Style: Western
Disciplines: trail riding, western pleasure
Riding Strengths: good posture and communication
Riding Weaknesses: too demanding, harsh

The Early Years

  • May 30th, 1980 -- Flynn and Dante Tyler were born.
      Flynn and Dante were born at St. Vincent's Hospital to an unknown birth mother at 4:22 and 4:56 am, with Flynn being the first. This is really all the information he was ever given about his birth mother, and there was never really a mention of his father. He has no idea what happened, why it happened, and while he's interest in knowing and connecting, he still feels lost and unsure of where he would start with such little information.
  • July 11, 1980 -- Flynn and Dante were place permanently with their parents.
  • January 23, 1981 -- Flynn and Dante's adoption was finalized.
  • 1983 -- His mother returned to work.
  • 1985 -- Flynn Started Kindergarten.
  • 1986 -- Sasha Died.
      Sasha's death was a really big deal for Flynn, who had brought the kitten and nursed her back to health. He'd been so mad at Scott (his older brother) for holding the door open while she ran out, that when he discovered she'd been hit by a car that he'd first punched his older brother before running off and finding a place to hide and work out his feelings. Neither his mother or father had been happy with him for punching Scott, and they made sure that he clearly understood that behavior would not be tolerated.
  • 1988 -- Flynn started going to therapy.
      Therapy was a frustrating experience for Flynn, who was still young and had a hard time identifying his feelings. It felt like every time he said something to a therapist, it got taken the wrong way, and he learned quickly that therapy wasn't a "safe place", at least not for him.
  • 1989 -- Flynn got into a fight at school.
      By this point, his parents had figured out that he had some aggression issues, but they'd thought that he was making forward steps, at least until the day that the school called his parents in and away from work to deal with the fact that he'd been fighting. It hadn't mattered that he hadn't started it, or that he hadn't even hit first, he'd been suspended with a promise of expulsion if it happened again that school year.

      Neither his mother or father had been pleased. Not only had they lost hours at work, but they had to deal with "getting their house in order" according to the school principal, which had been humiliating. They tongue lashed him all the way home, and when he got there, he got the harshest thrashing of his life, up to that point. He didn't get into another fight for quite some time.

  • 1992 -- Flynn entered middle school.
  • 1992 -- Flynn joined the basketball team.
      Flynn was tall, and when one of his buddies at school discovered that he somewhat naturally gifted at the sport, he suggested that he join the team. After gaining permission from his folks, he joined the team and had a ton of fun that season.
  • 1993 -- Flynn got kicked off the basketball team.
      Maybe it hadn't been the best idea to throw the ball especially hard at the coach's son's face, but he'd been so angry about the crack the kid had made about him being adopted that he couldn't see clearly. The coach had scolded his own son for the crack AND for not catching the ball, but it was Flynn he kicked off the team for being overly aggressive. He didn't sit well that night, after the coach had called home to his parents.

The Adolescent Years

  • 1994 -- Flynn began high school.
      School came easy for Flynn, who had was by no means a nerd, but who had always thrived in the classroom. High school was a big adjustment, but he started out really excited.
  • Spring, 1996 -- Flynn got suspended for a week.
      It hadn't mattered that he didn't do what he'd been accused of, the "evidence" that he copied Charlotte Grayson's worked against him. Even when he'd seen that the papers had been exactly the same, he'd been shocked. He'd let her look at his English paper for comparison early that morning, but he hadn't thought she'd copy it, but that was exactly what she'd done. No one had listened to him about the fact that he hadn't done it -- not at school and not at home. That was a really defeating moment for him
  • 1998 -- Flynn graduated high school.

College Years

  • Fall, 1998 Flynn started college.
      Despite the threat of his suspension going on his record, Flynn was still able to attend a state school. He started out with an undecided major, and it didn't last long, so it was probably a good thing.
  • Winter, 1999 -- Flynn started drinking.
      He was too young to be drinking, but it hadn't mattered to him, his buddies, or the bartender that was at Willy's bar. He and his friends started frequenting the bar regularly, unfortunately, there were some unsavory characters that frequented the bar as well.
  • 2000 -- Flynn got into a bar fight.
      The judge that oversaw the case gave him community service and probation with a warning not to come before him again for the same thing.
  • 2001 -- Flynn was charged criminal assault and battery.[/i]
      Before Judge Perkins once more was the last place that he'd wanted to be, and the judge hadn't spared him. After beating a man bloody enough that he had to go to the hospital, Flynn was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. The circumstances that led to fight hadn't mattered, and while his lawyer had tried to make a point that he'd been defending a woman who'd been subject to the victim's abuse, it hadn't made Flynn's actions okay.

Prison

  • 2001-2007 -- Flynn served his time in a state prison.
      His time in prison was mostly uneventful. He served his time, and when he was allowed to go early, he was thankful, ready to turn his life around.

Life Beyond Prison

  • 2008 -- Flynn finished college and received degree in Social Work.
  • 2009 -- Flynn took a position on Brook Haven Ranch.
      Logan and Amber Brook gave him a chance when most other positions wanted to turn him away. Finding a job working in social with a felony record was pretty much impossible, but they gave him a chance working with the kids, and while he can be aggressive, he's stood by the ranch through everything and has consistently produced results using his methods.
  • January 2017 -- Flynn discovered he had a daughter(s).
      No one had ever told him that he had children, and the news was shocking. He worked hard to try to get custody of her, but after speaking with a judge that was hesitant, they came to a mutual agreement that she could attend Brook Haven Ranch, a school where troubled youth went to heal.

You can move a mountain

There isn't anything in the world that "his kids" can't do, if you ask Flynn. He's the demanding sort of group leader that has high expectations of those that he's in charge of, but those expectations are only because he believes in them. He won't allow any of them to sit out, and he's persistent.

It's his job to be the annoying voice inside their heads that gets them up in the morning and pushes them to complete tasks that they thought he couldn't -- if he's not, he's not doing his job right.

The kids can dislike him for pushing them all they like, but it's how he shows he cares, and he's been doing this for long enough to know what works.

Don't wait for luck

The discovery of his seventeen year old daughter has been jarring (and it isn't going to stop there) and it's taken some convincing to get her to the ranch, but he's not stopping there. Now that he has Nadia close, he plans to work with the owners of the ranch and see if they will write him references so that he might convince the judge that custody of his daughter belong with him, felon or not.

After all, he served his time for his charges, got out on good behavior, and has had a spotless record since -- he deserves a chance to be involved in his daughter's life, and he doesn't plan to do anymore waiting.

Don't make excuses. Make a change.

Flynn believes that personal accountability is one of the best things that they teach the kids that come to the ranch. It's better than anything they learn in school, and had it been a lesson he'd learned earlier, it could have meant him avoiding prison. If he can help these kids to avoid where he's been, then that would be great, if they go on to do greater things, that's even better. He won't take their crap, and he'll always come down on them hardest for not taking personal responsibility.

Sometimes, bad things happen, but it's how you react that defines you.

About Flynn

Flynn has a reputation both on the ranch and in the town of Trader's Bend for being the "bad boy" sort, but the truth is that he's a really good guy at his core. He'll be the first one to tell you that he's made mistakes in his life, and that there are situations that he could handle better. As an adult, he's had to learn to take responsibility for his actions, and he finds it grating when other people don't -- and it doesn't matter whether they are teenagers or adults.

Working on the ranch over the years has given him a purpose, and he works hard to make sure that he's having an effect on those that he's responsible for. He's a passionate sort of guy with rough edges, who is generally hardest on those that he cares about the most. The ranch has given him the ability to reach kids before they make mistakes that they can't take back, and teach them that for everything they do, there is a consequence, and that they are responsible for their choices.

While some of the Brooks tend to be softer, Flynn is the hard sort of guy that is known for getting in the faces of those that he works with -- he's hard on the teenagers, and has even been known to be hard on the adults that work alongside him. He believes that these kids need to know that there isn't anything that they can't do; all they need to do is put their mind to it and focus.

Brook Haven Ranch tends to be where he spends a great deal of his time, but with that said, he does get out fairly regularly, and the town knows where he stands when it comes to troubled teens. He's an honest sort of guy who's likely to call those that want to attack the troubled youth coming into town cowards that are simply looking for someone to to bring down

As a man's who's spent the last few years fighting for the rights to his own child, thanks to poor decisions he's made, he feels that there need to be outlets for these teenagers that are making wrong decisions and turning down the wrong roads.

Platonic

Honesty is an important trait to Flynn, and he goes out of his way to make sure that he's honest (sometimes to the point of being blunt), and pushes those around him to be as well. In addition to this he's passionate, and willing to fight for the things in his life that are important to him. His friends mean the world to him, and he'd fight for them simply because he cares.

He's not the kind of guy that runs around being super affectionate, but as well known as he is around the ranch for pinning wayward kids against walls or getting in their faces, he's also known for clapping friends on the backs or ruffling kids' hair as a means of being affectionate.

At the end of the day, despite his reputation and hard nature. Flynn's a good guy and I'd love to see him have a handful of friends.

If you have any super duper plot or thread ideas, run it by me! I love plot!

Romantic

There's no getting around the fact that Flynn WILL have enemies. Whether that's because you don't appreciate his methods with the teens at Brook Haven, or because you don't like his tendency to be honest and tell you how it is, it doesn't really matter. There's enough ammunition to get him quite the collection of people in his life who aren't his biggest fans.

The quickest way to find yourself on this list is to cause problems for "his kids", or to knowingly deceive him. He's not one of those guys who will automatically rank you in his life, but if you're a jerk, expect to get filed into this category, even if it's only temporarily.

Antagonistic

Lovers, lovers. Who hasn't had them before? Most of Flynn's past relationships haven't worked out, and Flynn is aware that a lot of the time, that's his fault. He's demanding, and he's hard; that's a lot for most women to handle. Usually, the women who walk into his life think one of two things and that's either that they can handle it or that they can change him -- neither of which is usually true.

Familiar

Flynn struggles when it comes to family. Because he's adopted, he always feels out of sync with his adoptive parents, like they mesh but not quite as well as they should. Growing up, he was closest with Dante, and least attached to their older adopted brother, with their parents falling in between the two.

Both his mother and father have always been hard workers who put in long hours, only to go home and deal with their three sons -- trading off nights of cooking based on who'd done it last and who most needed a break.

As a young boy, he'd always respected his parents for the great people they were, and that never changed as he got older, though he did become more aware of their faults.

Now that he's been made aware that he is a father, he's been left scratching his head as people press him about his beliefs -- because their not all that different than what he grew up with. While he might not have turned out the best, that wasn't because of the way he was parented, it was due to the fact he made some poor decisions, and he had to learn some lessons the hard way. And if he does say so himself, he doesn't think the end result is really all that bad.

Right now, Nadia (his daughter) is working the program in a group that isn't his in an effort to get him access to her and even some parental rights, despite the fact that he's got a felony on his record and the judge was hesitant to put her in his care.

Other

If your in the Tenderfoot Group, check this out. For Flynn, the kids in his group are "his" and they are important to him. He will push them, he will not accept "no" as an answer, but most importantly, he will always be th,ere when they need him. He believes in forcing his kids to be their absolute best and accepting nothing less than everything. He's hard on them, and he doesn't always abide the ranches rules about physical proximity -- he will shove them up against a wall or move them, if he needs to. He's even been known to smack a butt in corrective manner on occasion **

Flynn wants the kids in his group to succeed, to move forward, and to heal. He doesn't tolerate wallowing in their hurt or them focusing on what's happened to them, and he certainly doesn't let them make excuses for their behavior. He punishes harshly, and isn't opposed to "grounding" the kids by removing all free time privileges and replacing them with chores for repeat offenses.

In addition to being very hard, he's also very loving. He cares about these kids and he'll tell them that. After all, if he didn't, this would just be a colossal waste of time.

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First Impressions

One of the first things that people notice about Flynn is that he is a tall guy. At 6'4", he towers over most others on the ranch and it's typically what people notice, then comes the he almost always has a very serious look on his face -- even when he's happy. These things, especially in combination with one another are known for making people, in the general sense, nervous.

Stranger Impressions

Trader's Bend isn't a big town, and yet, in the ten years that Flynn has lived in the area there are more people that would fall under the stranger category than there are ones he'd classify as friends. Most of these people see him as someone they should be wary of, especially when he roles in on his motorcycle and someone tells them to steer clear.

Friendly Impressions

If you're toxic, Flynn will cut you out of his life. It's just that simple, and the friends he has know that about him. He doesn't have time for drama or games, he's got kids he oversees and kids of his own as well. He's a busy guy, and he like it that way. He wants his time with friends to be enjoyable, not filled with problems or drama, and if you bring that to the table, he'll tell you once that he doesn't want to hear it before he's no longer available. With that said, he wants to hear about real problems, real life, and things that are troubling his friends -- he just doesn't want the unnecessary crap. He long standing friends tend to understand this about him, which is why they fall into that category.

Familiar Impressions

Flynn is closest with his twin brother, and while he loves his family, and appreciates everything they've done for him over the years, part of him wonders why he even needs to feel that way. Most biological children don't, but despite no one ever saying it, there's always been the expectation that he be thankful for the things they did for him. And while they can see that he's turned his life around, it's easy to see him as rotten apple in the bunch of boys.

Rival Impressions

Flynn can be highly competitive, but it's less about whether he did better than another person and more about whether he did his best. It shows, and while rivals might first think he's competing against them, they usually learn fairly quickly that it's himself he's competing against.

Enemy Impressions

Enemies opinions and impressions of him vary from being all talk to hot headed to an easy target. None of those things are true, and while he doesn't mind being a person's enemy, he's actually a badass that people don't want to fuck with.

Authority Impressions

People in positions of authority likely find Flynn to be frustrating. He'll listen to the directions they give, but simply won't follow them if he thinks his way is better, and since he typically yields results, they don't get on him. Whatever he's doing, it's working, and it's producing bonds with his kids.

Coworker/Partner Impressions

His co-workers often find his dominant and overbearing tendencies to be stifling. It's his way, or the highway, and he makes that clear pretty quickly. You have to have your own backbone be able to go toe to toe with him to get anywhere.

Lover Impressions

Most women he sleeps with seem to be under the impression that his hard nature will change with them, or that they can change him. Neither of these things are true, and may be the reason that he doesn't have a long term relationship. He's a hard and demanding lover, and even harder and more demanding in bed.

Self-Impressions

When Flynn looks in the mirror, he strives to find three good things he sees and six that he needs to work on or improve. To him, he's a work in progress -- never quite finished, and always in need of work. He's a flawed guy, and he knows it, but he does have an idea of where many of these kids are coming from, and being able to relate to them while still holding them to standards helps.

Post-Mortem Impressions

There will be a lot of people at his funeral, and while many of them may not be classified as friends, most of them will be people who's lives he changed or had a considerable impact on. He will be remembered as the man that rode their asses as kids, and the man who pushed them to never accept their best, there was always more effort that they could be putting into something.

"Never stop until you've given you're all, then find more to give."

Mun Impressions

Flynn is my baby, I adore him. He's a hard ass and he pushes the kids in his group so hard, but his goal is only to see them succeed and let them feel what success and healing feels like. This is his home world, but I do take him to other places, on occasion.

Friends

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First Last • Relationship

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Enemies

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Lovers

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Family

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Other

First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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First Last • Relationship

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Habits

Last to bed, first to rise

Flynn doesn't hold his kids to standards that he can't also keep. He's typically in bed after them, and awake hours before. This leads to him taking a power nap or two throughout the day, but it's worked so far.

Morning Coffee

Before he makes it to the ranch, Flynn has a cup of coffee, then he also brings a thermos with him to help him get through the early hours of the morning.

Nature Runs

Working as a group leader on the ranch requires that you be in good shape. The kids are active, and allowing your body to get out of shape and expecting to keep up with them all will never work. For this reason, Flynn goes for runs in the morning, typically while the kids are in class.

Quirks

Fascinated by spiders

A lot of people are scared of spiders. Not Flynn, he finds them fascinating.

Power napper

During the day, Flynn typically finds a place to hunker down and take quick power naps that help him to get through the day. He always sets an alarm, so this wouldn't be something that most people know.

Calls people by their last name

Flynn often calls people by their last name. This is a trait that most people associate with coaches, so it's not surprising that people assume that he is or was one, at some point. He's not, and it's actually something that he picked up in prison.

Hobbies

Bowling

It's dorky, but that's never stopped him before. Flynn loves bowling, and he looks forward to the day there are kids in his group that have earned privilege levels high enough that he can take them out.

Chess

Rainy days come every once in a while, and it's during those rainy days that kids in his group might discover his interest in chess. He loves to play.

Archery

Archery is one of those things that Flynn picked up in the last few years. He enjoys the sport, and while it's not something they do on the ranch with the kids, it is something he does.

Paintball

Flynn loves to play paintball. He's talked over doing this sort of an activity with his group with Logan, and they both came to the conclusion that there's too much of an opportunity to hurt other students and have come to an appropriate substitute. Even so, Flynn still loves it.

Skills

Wood Carving • advanced

Wood carving is something that he started as a teenager, and never stopped. He makes all sorts of things, including wooden spoon, figurines, and had even carved beautiful large figures into what would have otherwise been ordinary pieces of furniture. He's talented, and his home is filled with pieces he's made, both in and out of the kitchen.

Pizza Making •

Flynn loves pizza. What he loves more is pizza an beer. Either way, it's hard to get good, fresh, hot pizza out to the ranch, so he makes his own. He loves to do this, and may even have a night with his kids where they skip dinner at the mess hall and do pizza together instead.

ASL • Fluent

Flynn learned ASL in college. He thought it might come in handy, and it turns out that he was right.

Interests

Strategy Games

Startegy games. Enough said. <3

Team Building Exercises

Team building exercises are fun. Not only do they push the mind, but they force people to work with people they might not otherwise have to and in the process, it helps them become more tolerant. He loves to expose his group to these.

Group Counseling Techniques

Flynn is always in search of more, better, or unique group counseling techniques. His degree is in social work, not counseling, so he's always learning what he can to use with his kids.

Desired Plots

How many are there?

Recently, Flynn discovered that he had a daughter, but he never would have guessed that they was five of them. It's so rare, and how is it that he'd never been told about any of them?

Nice try ...

With some more "privileged" kids coming in, there's an opportunity for Flynn to have a knock out drag out with a kid that feels like they don't belong on the ranch. I'd lvoe it if this kid was sent here for a bit of tough love, and Flynn was able to give them that. Anyways, the point of the plot is for the kid to attempt to cause problems for Flynn, because of his history in prison. Of course, by now, Flynn's fully reformed, educated and licensed social worker, he just also happens to have a history. He wouldn't pull back because of the kids threats, in fact he'd push them harder because the deflection is an indication that there's something they aren't taking responsibility for (to Flynn).

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Pronouns: she/her
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katelyn yu
Social Worker • 32 YRS
ESTJ
Occupation
Social Worker
Nickname
Kate
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Sexual Orientation
Pansexual
Status
Engaged
Partner
Josh Tanner
Riding Style
English
Kate grew up as the only daughter in a semi-traditional Korean-American family. Her mother pushed her to study the piano until Kate thought her fingers (or her ears) were going to bleed, while her father encouraged her to follow her dreams. AS a result, she left the piano behind and became a red and white belt in Judo (6th dan) and a black belt in TaeKwondo (5th dan).

She went to college to be a social worker after she helped her best friend in childhood escape from his abusive parents. He survived because of her, and the feeling that it was possible for her to make that big a difference in the lives of people she cared about drove her to do something bigger with her life, to continue to put that effort into "saving children."

It was through her job that she met her current boyfriend, Josh Tanner. He is a police officer who helped her on a couple of cases, a man who had already adopted as a single father and who would later do so again. He inspired her, and the two of them have been together for the past ten years. Kate doesn't always agree with what he does (he's a struggling drug addict who may also have an alcohol problem), but she loves him nonetheless, and therefore she is strongly committed to Josh.

Kate is what she likes to refer to as a "badass social worker." She rides a Harley Davidson (two, actually -- her Softail and her Lowrider) without sitting behind a man to do so; She is a master of Judo; She has taken control of her own destiny without expectations from other people. She does very well for herself in the general sense of the word, and she believes that everybody has the opportunity to make the most out of their lives, and therefore that they should push to be the best that they can be.

Dew
is
Mountain Rush

Breed
Andalusian
Gender
Mare
Age
6 Years
Disciplines
Show Jumping
Application
is Offline


Age
37
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Timezone
GMT-5
Contact
PM or Discord
23 Posts
180 Points
Tenderfoot
Leader
Kate & Flynn
I honestly think that these two are going to work well together. They have different attitudes toward the system, but both of them are hard asses who want to see the kids grow through the program and who won't accept failure from their students. As far as presenting a united front that's doubtless in my mind. Both of them have the same general way of looking at their group and their students, and working together should be pretty smooth. At the same time, I don't see them having much of a relationship outside of their responsibilities on the ranch. Kate will probably like Flynn, but she has too much going on with Josh to deal with even a friendship with a man -- not that Josh is the jealous type, because he's not. It's more that dealing with more than one man when she doesn't have to is something she doesn't want to touch. Beside which, she knows about his time in prison and that means that he's the same sort of "bad boy" that Josh is. How do you think Josh got his limp? Ahem. So Kate will be focusing more on their working relationship than she will on a relationship outside of their work.
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william jenkins
Student • 16 YRS
ISTP
Occupation
Student
Nickname
Will, Billy
Pronouns
he/him
Sexual Orientation
heterosexual
Status
single
Partner
none
Riding Style
English
Polly
is
Pollyana

Breed
Irish Sport
Gender
Mare
Age
16
Disciplines
Hunter/Jumper
Application
is Offline


Age
37
Pronouns
she/her
Timezone
GMT-5
Contact
PM for Discord
59 Posts
600 Points
Tenderfoot
Mustang
Will & Flynn
And of course my sweet baby Will. How about I just point out that we could do with having Flynn in here?
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nathaniel philip
Counselor • 29 YRS
ENTJ
Occupation
Counselor
Nickname
Nathaniel
Pronouns
He/Him
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Status
Single
Partner
Riding Style
Western
Nolo
is
Nolo Contendere

Breed
Quarter Horse
Gender
Mare
Age
7
Disciplines
Trail
Application
Ben
is Offline


Age
35
Pronouns
He/him
Timezone
EST
Contact
PM
54 Posts
235 Points
Pathfinder
Counselor
Flynn & Nathaniel
This is more an idea for a couple months down the road than right now. Nathaniel would have a problem with some of Flynn's methods, particularly the corporal punishment, if he found out of them. Right now Nathaniel's new enough that he's reluctant to argue with a group leader about methods, but that won't last forever. If he finds out (perhaps from a student), at some point he might confront Flynn, both about his ethical objections and his concerns that it could get the ranch in trouble.
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karl sanders
Chemistry Teacher • 57 YRS
ESTJ-A
Occupation
Chemistry Teacher
Nickname
Karl
Pronouns
He/Him
Sexual Orientation
Homosexual
Status
Married
Partner
Riding Style
Western
is

Breed
Gender
Age
Disciplines
Application
Ben
is Offline


Age
35
Pronouns
He/him
Timezone
EST
Contact
PM
29 Posts
170 Points
Trader's Bend
Local
Flynn & Karl
Karl definitely likes Flynn, a lot; his biggest complaint about BHR is that not everyone on the staff is like Flynn. I'm not sure where that goes as a thread, but if Flynn ever has a frustrating day at BHR and needs someone to vent at over a beer, Karl's his man. For that matter, if Karl just wants a nice homecooked meal away from the ranch, he's always welcome at Karl's house.
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isabella curry
Student • 15 YRS
ISTJ
Occupation
Student
Nickname
Bella
Pronouns
She/Her
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual
Status
Single
Partner
Owen Dorsey
Riding Style
English
Nearly two years ago, the barn that housed Bella's five horses burned to the ground. The fire was set by carelessness during one of her twin sister Ronnie's wild drinking parties. Ronnie has always kept the wrong sort of friends while Bella stayed in her hole and wrote in her journal or drew in her notebooks. While both girls were equally abused by their stepfather, they responded differently to the abuse.

And they responded differently to the fire as well. Two of Ronnie's horses made it out of the fire, but none of Bella's did, and though Ronnie's horses have since been sold by their stepfather as retribution for what she did (and because Ronnie refused to interact with them after the fire), Bella suffers the loss of her animals acutely. She saw them die, and she cannot imagine anything worse than that.

Half of Bella's body -- as is Ronnie's -- is covered with burn scars acquired when she struggled to pull her horses out of the blaze. The scars have made Bella self-conscious to the point of aggression. She won't allow people to get close to her and sometimes refuses to participate in group activities as a result of the scars.

It's making a lot of trouble for the people on the ranch, and the fact that Bella's been put into the group that her brother leads hasn't made things any easier on her. Nate's been strict and demanding with her, with high expectations of excellence when all she wants is to lay in bed all day.

The last thing that she wants is to bond with another horse. It's too difficult when she loses them. But the ranch has given her a "special" horse, a damaged thoroughbred that some have said only a real horse whisperer can handle. Will a broken girl be able to heal a broken horse?

Tokyo
is
Lost in Translation

Breed
Thoroughbred
Gender
Gelding
Age
8 Years
Disciplines
Eventing
Application
is Offline


Age
37
Pronouns
She/Her
Timezone
GMT-5
Contact
PM, Shipper, or Intro
66 Posts
525 Points
Wrangler
Mustang

Bella & Flynn
Starting out just with headpeople in the group who have not plotted with Flynn (to keep this as simple as I can for as long as I can!), Bella transferred to his group but I never gave him much on her. I figured that she needed the discipline that Tenderfoot would provide for her, but I don't see her and Flynn getting along very well. I doubt that he will understand her directly (he'd be more likely to understand Ronnie, IMO), and I also feel strongly that she's going to be intimidated by him -- and not in a good way. He's big, for one, and he's not always the kindest of the leaders, so unless she has some reason to experience his direct kindness in a direct way, I don't think that theirs is going to be a particularly healthy relationship. Bella is actually not in any threads right at this moment, so is one of the ones that I need to get on getting active (an open probably wouldn't be a horrible idea, and I'll consider it if I can't get her something). As far as actual plot (thread) ideas, I'm not coming up with a lot of wonderful stuff here xD She's definitely intimidated by him. I had this thing where Thomas locked the girl's lav so that the girls couldn't get into it (not out of it, but into it -- he locked it from the inside) and said that one of the girls in his group had stubbornly wet herself rather than going to find a different bathroom. Bella wouldn't be that person, but she might poke fun at that person if you wanted to find a way to turn that into a "discussion" between her and Flynn about the group taking care of one another and helping one another out rather than bringing one another down.
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thomas montgomery
Student • 17 YRS
ISFP
Occupation
Student
Nickname
Tommy
Pronouns
He/Him/His
Sexual Orientation
Pansexual
Status
Dating
Partner
Nadia Grisham
Riding Style
English
Cherish
is
Cherish the Moment

Breed
Shire Horse
Gender
Mare
Age
16 Years
Disciplines
Jumping, XCountry
Application
is Offline


Age
37
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Timezone
GMT-5
Contact
PM for Discord
29 Posts
265 Points
Tenderfoot
Mustang

Thomas & Flynn
Well we both know how this is likely to go for Mr. Troublemaker/Prankster, don't we xD Do you want to do something with them surrounding the lav locking incident? I already set up the punishment for Tommy, but it's still something that we could cover with them. Thomas is going to have a very tough time chopping wood because he can't coordinate his limbs with what his eyes are telling him.
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esmeralda correa
student • 17 YRS
ESFP
Occupation
student
Nickname
esme
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Sexual Orientation
homosexual
Status
single
Partner
none
Riding Style
Western
fuego
is
let

Breed
APS/AQH
Gender
mare
Age
15 Years
Disciplines
barrel racing
Application
is Offline


Age
37
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Timezone
GMT-5
Contact
PM for Discord
22 Posts
160 Points
Trailblazer
mustang

Esme & Flynn
Why not? They're both featured, so this one counts twice, right? (; I actually think that Esme and Flynn might get along pretty well. She's definitely fiery and something of a spitfire, but I think that this is one of those cases where Flynn's more apt to respect her for it than to try to put that light out. Esme does what she does for a reason, and that reason isn't purely to create chaos for the people around her. She's trying to make the world a better place, and though some might consider what she's doing to be acting out, she's got her head and heart in the right place with the way that she behaves. There are reasons that they would interact, of course. They're both on the same ranch, so there's no way for any two people to avoid one another permanently, you know? The best idea that I have for them is him coming upon her frustrated with something, maybe one of her letters to her father? Her dad's in prison for murder, which is something with which Flynn can relate to a certain extent. How good is his Spanish?
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samuel anderson
Student • 17 YRS
INTJ
Occupation
Student
Nickname
Sam
Pronouns
He/him
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Status
Single
Partner
N/A
Riding Style
Western
Honey
is
Sweet as Honey

Breed
Paint
Gender
Gelding
Age
14 Years
Disciplines
Pleasure Riding
Application
is Offline


Age
25
Pronouns
She/her
Timezone
GMT-5
Contact
pm
42 Posts
350 Points
Tenderfoot
mustang

Flynn and Sam
What Sam needs far more than an understanding counsellor is one that will give him a good kick in the rear when he needs it and someone who isn’t afraid of damaging him by giving him tough love. Sam doesn’t follow the same sort of background as most kids at Brook Haven – he’s from an upper-middle class nuclear family, close with two parents and that love him, and without an extensive history of being targeted or bullied. He’s also anti-confrontation and has no problems with alcohol or drugs beyond nicotine and caffeine. Based on all the above, Sam truly doesn’t think he belongs at Brook Haven and that he’s taking up the spot of someone who truly needs it. His goal in this program is to both progress quickly and finish as soon as possible, or guilt someone into getting him a razor so he can kill himself. He has no intent to ‘get better’, and he doesn’t think there is a problem the program can fix in the first place. One thing Sam is not used to is having his control taken away from him. He’s used to planning every minute of his day, and now he’s got a ton of chores that encroach on his time and a horse he has to look after. He’s mortified that because he’s got so much extra work to do that he won’t be able to get the high grades he’s looking for. I think he’ll put a lot of that blame on not only the organizers of the program, but also on the leaders of the Tenderfoots. He’ll do his chores and take care of his horse, but Sam will not open up during group or individual therapy. Nor will he won’t tell anyone why he tried to kill himself. I think there could be an interesting dynamic here. Flynn seems all about recognizing and accepting responsibility for their actions, and pushes them to achieve their best. Sam believes he’s already doing that. I guess Sam could sort of fit under the ‘Nice Try Kid’ spot, so it’d be a relationship that draws both our characters forwards. As soon as Flynn starts pushing Sam, Sam will get agitated and push back. He’ll get embittered and purposely cause a bit of trouble. I’d like to see this be an antagonistic tough-love relationship from the beginning. I am not opposed to the physical deterrents that Flynn would normally employ in punishment. And this is precisely where my brain died. Any further thoughts?
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samuel anderson
Student • 17 YRS
INTJ
Occupation
Student
Nickname
Sam
Pronouns
He/him
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Status
Single
Partner
N/A
Riding Style
Western
Honey
is
Sweet as Honey

Breed
Paint
Gender
Gelding
Age
14 Years
Disciplines
Pleasure Riding
Application
is Offline


Age
25
Pronouns
She/her
Timezone
GMT-5
Contact
pm
42 Posts
350 Points
Tenderfoot
mustang

Flynn & Sam
No worries. I believe I took even longer to reply back http://files.b1.jcink.com/html/emoticons/tongue.gif. A quick point of clarification - Sam recognizes he’s here for a reason. He just doubts the program would do him any good at all, and is in fact detrimental to any future he has. He’s also incredibly resistant to changing the way the program wants him to. He sees Flynn and Kate as people who are sucking away his time for something useless, like folding socks, instead of something that would benefit him. I like the idea of the thread. I think I’ll change it up a little though – make it so instead of Sam half-assing a chore, he isn’t paying 100% attention to what he’s doing in the kitchen and nicks his finger while doing food prep. That could lead to a fun argument on whether it was intentional or not, and how he can’t be reading a textbook and using a knife. Thoughts, feelings, feelings on your local weather?
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chris magellen
Junior Counselor • 24 YRS
ESTP
Occupation
Junior Counselor
Nickname
Chrissy
Pronouns
she/her
Sexual Orientation
Homosexual
Status
single
Partner
n/a
Riding Style
Western
Sprig
is
Spring Melts

Breed
Clydesdale
Gender
gelding
Age
19
Disciplines
barrel racing
Application
is Offline


Age
21
Pronouns
ze/zher/zhim
Timezone
GMT-8
Contact
PM
9 Posts
85 Points
Tenderfoot
Jr. Counselor

Flynn & Chris
It would be so great to have Chris have some form of authority in her face, it's something that hasn't really happened a lot since she left the ranch, and it would be so awesome to have someone she would have known from her previous time on the ranch to be the one to say something to her. It would definitely be a sort of wakeup call, like 'hey, you're an adult now' that Chris sort of needs, even if it doesn't always stop her from swearing. If you could start, that would be great, and take your time if you're busy, I understand http://files.b1.jcink.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif
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griffin robinson
student • 17 YRS
estp
Occupation
student
Nickname
griffin
Pronouns
He/Him
Sexual Orientation
homosexual
Status
single
Partner
Riding Style
English
Griffin has been in foster care since he was six-years-old, and was referred to Brook Haven by his social worker. He's dealing with a lot of issues from his past, which particularly influences how he reacts to authority figures. He is energetic and extroverted and will probably get along fine with most others -- unless he doesn't, in which case he really, really won't!
echo
is
astronomical dusk

Breed
thoroughbred
Gender
mare
Age
9
Disciplines
leisure
Application
is Offline


Age
23
Pronouns
She/Her
Timezone
GMT
Contact
PM
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145 Points
Tenderfoot
Mustang
Griffin & Flynn
I would love to plot and thread these two! I just first wanted to check whether there were any particular types of thread you enjoy (or are looking for!) with Flynn. I can imagine that as a group leader, Flynn probably gets a lot of the same-ish types of thread, so let me know if there’s anything in particular which strikes your fancy! I’m all for stirring things up a bit and keeping it interesting! :] That said, I really, really don’t think Griffin will like Flynn -- which does leave us with a few interesting things to play around with. Griffin is going to cause a lot of trouble (sneaking out, breaking rules, generally being a bit of an ass to Flynn) and I do imagine at some point Flynn would notice and have to step in? Otter and I were talking about how Flynn (and Kate) have pretty hands-on methods -- which Griffin would hate, but as a player I’m not opposed to something in that vein happening. There’s probably a lot of thread / interaction opportunities here, but let me know your thoughts / interests and we can come up with more specific ideas <3
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