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Sam Merlotte


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Sam Merlotte
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Sam is a complicated guy who tries to bury his feelings but ends up wearing them near his shoulder. He's sensitive, loyal, and thoughtful, but all the hurt from being A Nice Guy TM has been piling up.

Sam needs all kind of plots. I'm trying not to do romances until I finish watching season 4 of True Blood since that's where the site starts and I'll probably be at that point mid-april (I binge the show).

Apr 6 2017, 12:56 PM
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Character Name: Sam Merlotte
Nicknames: --
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Date of Birth: January 29, 1977
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Species: Shifter
Play By: Sam Trammell
Physical Appearance:

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Sam wears a hair style that is too young for him with bangs constantly in his eyes. He wears the rancher style - blue jeans with a large belt buckle, plaid shirts, boots, and cowboy hat.

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<p align="justify">Personality: </p>

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<p>Sam didn't have the happiest childhood growing up and the many betrayals he faced growing up really stung. He dwells on them often, picking at their scabs; they are the reason that he has such trouble letting people in. He is a loyal, loving, big-hearted man and wants to stay true to his nature but he can't, because he keeps getting hurt. He has a lot of patience, and never quite knows when to give up and when to continue on.</p>
<p>Sam also has poor judgement when it comes to personal relations. Similarly, he has poor boundaries. and is bad at drawing boundary lines and respecting those of others. He also has some anger management issues. All of these point to some self-worth issues that he is struggling with. </p>
<p>He has his fair share of hopes and dreams, and is currently living out his own dream in owning a small business and is doing moderately well at it, though there are many places that could be improved. He has his sense of style and he likes things his way. </p>

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easy going<br />
friendly<br />
attractive<br />
reliable<br />
loyal<br />
thoughtful<br />
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<p style="text-align:justify;">Weaknesses: </p>
<div style="padding-left:20px; text-align:left;">predictable at times<br />
anger management issues<br />
stress management issues<br />
doesn't stand up for himself on the small things<br />
doesn't let others in <br />
trust issues <br/>
trouble letting go / processing of hurt <br />

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Neutral to FangHater. He's not much for prejudice but they've caused nothing but trouble for all of his friends; he is wary.

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Sam will be played as true to his character as I have insight for and will stick to his plot and parts. But, he still does have a life ; we just never saw much of it on the TV series because it was too boring.

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Father: Joe Lee Mickens<br>
Mother: Melinda Mickens<br>
Brother: Tommy Mickens<br>
Adoptive parents: Mitch & Sue Ann Merlotte<br>
Friend with benefits: Tara Thornton<br>
In love with: Sookie Stackhouse<br>

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<p>Sam was born to the Mickens as an unwanted pregnancy so he was placed for adoption and ended up with the Merlottes. He had a pretty normal happy childhood. When he began puberty, he experienced his first shift as a traumatizing event in front of his adopted mother. The next day, he arrived home to an empty house, except his room. He was deeply hurt. </p>
<p>Instead of experiencing poverty, Sam used his new abilities to burglarize houses for his needs. One particular house was occupied by Maryann Forrester, a supernatural who seduced him and scared him shitless. During this timeframe he obtained a cheating girlfriend who used him for his cash and eventually attempted to steal from him. After some unpleasant encounters with werewolves, he left. </p>
<p>Using Maryann's cash, he established his small business in Bon Temps, Louisiana called Merlotte's Bar and Grill. He is moderately successful, able to replenish what he spent; the money is kept in a vault in his manager's office. After working with Sookie Stackhouse for so long, he began to have feelings for her which he kept hidden for some time, afraid of scaring her away after realizing her powers as a telepath.</p>
<p>With the arrival of Bill Compton to his bar, things took a downhill spiral, like an anti-vampire riot, Sookie frequently leaving on personal emergency trips, Arlene's husband being a serial killer, another murderer who set the whole town to find and butcher him, and more vampire and werewolf activity in the area. </p>
<p>Deciding to take a vacation, he set out to satisfy his personal curiosity with who his birth parents were. He ended up deeply disappointed with how gravely dysfunctional his family was, how useless his father, and how messed up his brother. They prey on his kindness and he cannot get them out of his life again. He tries his best to help rehabilitate his brother as he feels the most sympathy and relatibility for his situation, and these efforts are only somewhat effective on the rebellious lad. Ultimately, Tommy dies after dealings with werewolves because of his relationship with Luna. </p>

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<p><b>"I'm leavin' early!"</b>, Sookie called out. </p>

<p>Sam rose from his seat, rubbing his eyes to get out the eyestrain from the computer screen and the stress of the half-rate no-good piece of shit inventory ordering program he'd just switched to. He had half a mind to call up the company and complain that they'd done nothing but rob an unsuspecting business owner of their hard earned - no, no. He <i>would</i> complain. Later, though. He rose and walked to the end of the hall, peeking his head to see the kitchen, bar, and restraunt all in one. </p>

<p><b>"Dammnit, Sook, you said you were stayin' late today to make up the hours you missed yesterday, and the day before that. "</b>, he hated when people didn't keep their word. It was what a proper man did. He hated feeling like Sookie's father instead of her employer, doubly so since he had had feelings for her for so long. He hoped his voice sounded repremanding instead of whining. </p>

<p><b>"Bill needs me, sorry. Cut the hours from my check if you have to."</b></p>

<p><b>"Okaaaay, come in early tomorrow morning and help with prep. "</b>, he compromised. He could always use extra hands on deck dicing, slicing, and storing thing for the day.</p>

<p><b>"Can't do that neither."</b>, she was short and terse.</p>

<p><b>"Fine."</b>, he wanted to snarl it at her but settled for snappish. <b>"Call in when you can work next then."</b>, he could use the hands. And he felt bad if Sookie lost money to attendance, the woman had a rickety old house that needed all kinds of repairs since the previous owner's owner got it, the thing was so old. </p>

<p><b>"Fine."</b>, Sookie countered, walking past him to the cubby that held employee's personal effects, grabbing hers, and stowing her apron. </p>

<p><b>"Sook...."</b>, he breathed with a sigh, heavy hearted. <b>"Ever since you started dating that -"</b></p>

<p><b>"Nope. I ain't got time, Sam. Save your speaches for some other day."</b>, she cut him off, and was out the door before he could even take his seat again back at the computer. When she was like this, she was impossible to reason with. </p>

<p><b>"Fine."</b>, he muttered to himself, her steps fading as she walked to the building exit, accompanied by the creaking of the employee back door. He clicked the button that seemed the most promising to complete his order and the computer popped up with an error message. <b>"DAMMNIT!"</b>, he exploded, shouting and pounding a fist on his thigh. It hurt, so he rubbed the spot, grabbing the phone and dialing up the number on a business card near the computer. </p>


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Your Name/Alias: The Nighttime Sky
Current Characters: Grace Harper
Age: 32
How far have you gotten in the series?: Seen the series before; currently re-watching it and am on Season 3 episode 11
How often would you be able to participate in the RP? Once a day to every other day, but I suck at posting on weekends
How did you hear about our site?: Google / known about it already

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