Living in Future Tense


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Sylvia has worked as an actress and model nearly her entire life; she's become a rising star over the last year after landing a breakthrough lead role in the television series The Ward and The Watcher. The show has been filming its highly anticipated second season, but unfortunately, Sylvia has incurred major injuries in a dire set malfunction. Production has been abruptly halted as media attention begins to stir. Sylvia has barely had time to blink, let alone heal.


Milo is a voice actor, known best for his role as Rory T. Lion of Rory and Friends. He started as Rory's singing voice shortly after university, and has since followed in his mentor Laurence Green's footsteps in taking up Rory's mane. Milo has amassed many (if often minor) roles in cartoons, video games, and anime dubs. As a British transplant, he took immediately to the SoCal lifestyle— but he supposes he's willing to try moving somewhere new for his family's sake.


Liam is a horror fantasy author. He's become his own illustrator, as well, after learning that drawing helps him to drive out his crooked thoughts just as much as writing does. He's published a tidy collection of novels of his own, and is now working on a joint project with his long-time friend and fellow writer, Teddy Atwater. He's a stay-at-home father of two: one human son, named Elijah - and one blind, deaf, and elderly-yet-undying eldritch cat named Jojo.


Milo and Liam's son, born and raised in California. Elijah has a deep love for music that is reflected in his plans for his future; his dream school, an east coast college with a well-known music performance and composition program, has accepted his early admission application. Elijah has happily elected to finish his last year of high school in Massachusetts, getting to know the area before attending his university-to-be. It also doesn't hurt that his long distance girlfriend and east coast resident, Robin Atwater, lives nearby.


Jack is the oldest of five siblings, and the daughter of a single mother. As far back as she can remember, she's been the secondary caretaker in her house - especially when her mom is away for work. The money Jack's made from the jobs she's kept throughout high school and college goes primarily to helping her mom with bills, or is spent on necessities for her siblings. She often thinks about how to monetize her hobbies, quickly turning her for-fun interests into jobs as well. She's constantly thinking of ways to get un-stuck from her current life.


Ernest is an only-child. He lives with his mom and dad in an apartment over his parents' pizzeria - but he barely spends any time at home, these days. Though he occasionally helps his parents out with their business when they really need him, most of his time is spent working for a residential program as a floor counsellor. Though he misses hanging out with his cousin, Jack, and is in agony over how little he sees his boyfriend Felix, he insists they'll all get together soon - as soon as he's made it through the current crisis.


Felix moved to Foxglove Hollow when he was 15, when he was officially removed from his mother's custody and sent to live with his grandparents. He's done work on their farm ever since, caring for them as they age, and helping them (and the neighbors) with odd jobs whenever needed. He met Jack and Ernest when he transferred into their high school. He developed a crush on Ernest almost immediately - though it took time to convince Ernest that this tall, handsome jock flirting with him wasn't acting on a prank. He's since won Jack's trust as well, and the two often hang out while hoping Ernest is free to hang out soon.



Nora is Sylvia's mother. She lives in England with her husband, Roger, though she's never emotionally accepted living apart from Sylvia in the short time her daughter has lived alone in LA. She's immediately been on the first flight over the moment she senses Sylvia needs her; this is the first time she's arrived to an actual emergency.


Sylvia's father, and a retired agent. Though Roger no longer works in the industry, the enormous success of his career still bolsters Sylvia's acting connections to this day. Roger is a quiet, calming presence - and Sylvia takes after his reserved yet observant personality.


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