It's probably time I start considering moving out for real...
@Jo EstradaNo, not really. I guess I'm just a bit tired of living here. Plus I think it would do me some good to wake up in a place where I don't get woken up with something thrown at me 9 out of 10 times.
@Alex LinHey, not like that! I'm staying in Melbourne, I promise.
Though it's gonna be a bit rough, everything's crazy expensive around here.
Anybody noticed how this QuillBook thing went down precisely just before and during my birthday? I swear to Merlin this crap just wanted to mess with my plans...
Business is slow during these days... Can't wait for the summer to come.
We have a small discount going over at The Tipsy Mozzie until the end of the day!
Shane is a moderately social person - while not particularly well versed in such a thing he enjoys hanging out with his friends, although his buttons are very easy to push. Almost anyone has tremendous ease in making him get embarrassed, frustrated, happy, or any of a full range of emotions that come through his face as clear as water.
He's a terrible liar as a result, even more so when it comes to hiding what he feels - at least, if the person isn't too dense, like Alex some of his friends are. As such, he just opts to go where his very impulsive feelings take him unless it goes against his principles, being more of a feeler than a thinker.
He tends to submit to authority very quickly because he doesn't want more trouble than his natural bad luck already gives him as well as not wanting to disappoint his mother. This makes people think he's a coward a lot of the time, when it couldn't be further from the truth. He often steps up to intervene in situations he deems unfair, lacking much of a survival sense in those occasions, and having gotten into physical fights over bullies and petty criminals because of it.
He appreciates the little things in life, such as a good meal and a nice sports game, rather than thinking long term and defining goals for himself. All he wants is to spend a good time on this Earth with his friends and family, and if possible, stop any injustices he may walk into.
Shane is a very tall young man with a muscular build attributed to bodybuilding. Despite being 22 years old, he looks to be considerably older due to a family curse he is presently unaware of.
He has well kept blonde hair hair and blue eyes eyes, and keeps a neatly trimmed beard. It's very rare when he's seen without his trademark blazer. Under it rest quite a few tattoos, as he's grown a bit of an obsession with ink during college.
He's been mistaken for a criminal based on his appearance before, having ended up in the local police station one too many times for questioning.
While he doesn't have many friends and his posture is mostly unapproachable, Shane proves to be a caring friend to those who bother. Given the sheer amount of bad luck he runs to he's learned to appreciate every little good thing in his life and to pay mind to them, friendships included - anyone investing time in the man will find themselves repaid with loyalty and kindness.
Having never met his father nor having any idea of who the man is to begin with, Shane is entirely removed from that side of his family. He couldn't tell you if he's a muggleborn or a halfblood, or if he has siblings he hasn't heard of. It bothers him at times, but he doesn't feel the need to seek out his father in the least.
He's somewhat afraid of his mother, willing to do her bidding because he doesn't like it when she yells at him. Nevertheless he cares for her very much and she's his most important person by far, and he'd do anything for her. They live together in an apartment above The Tipsy Mozzie.
Shane's curse influences his love life the most - he's only capable of being attracted to women who are toxic, not all up there in the head, or with whom he'd otherwise have no chance with (see: Alex Lin). As such, he has a string of very questionable exes and admirers, and he usually doesn't notice things until it's too late despite his friends' warnings.
He's very much a relationship kind of guy and very devoted to his partner at a given time. It could be that his earnest behavior eventually makes it so he actually finds his lucky charm someday.
Of these he has plenty - whether it be in the police force due to the frequent (unfair run ins), crazy exes, bullies he used to beat up and anything in between, there's a lot of negative energy directed towards Shane. In fact, one would argue he can't go a day without running into someone who'd like to see him end up in a ditch.
Shane Alexander Robbins was conceived in a one night stand between the owner of a bar and a distraught wizard, the latter being part of a prominent family known for having a bad luck curse. This bad luck manifested in the form of an accidentally punctured condom, and Shane's mother was left with a child to raise, along with no name for the baby boy's father.
He grew up in the upstairs floor of the bar, which doubled as lodgings for the duo. They were semi-comfortable with the earnings of the bar, but it wasn't always stable. Shane developed most of his musical talents with instruments that he found in pawn shops rather than going to a music store and purchase something new because of these occasional financial difficulties.
Eventually, as the boy started to show magic abilities, he was sent to Whitlam Bilby - and later, Tallygarunga. It hurt a great deal to be away from his mother, but he was there that he befriended his roommate for the duration of his entire stay, formed a tight friends group, and engaged in sports activities he was never allowed to before - he wound up taking on Taekwondo, but after displaying promise, he had to retire several years later due to injuries.
A void was left in his life as his Tallygarunga career came to an end - while he wasn't particularly fond of magic, he missed hanging out with friends all the time and was unable to practice his sport of choice competitively anymore. In an odd stroke of luck, given his curse, all his close friends relocated to Melbourne to pursue further studies and careers; his best friend being one of them, whom then pushed him into bodybuilding.
Now, as his studies near their end, he is unsure of whether he wants to take up his mother's mantle in the bar or if he wants to pursue music. Hopefully he can make a decision soon.
Deciding to remain a freelancer for the time being when it came to his music, Shane soon found the need to find some way to more consistently support himself - unwittingly he fell into the trap of continuing his bartender stint for the sake being able to continue living in the apartment above the establishment for free, and have some pocket money to boot. Though, as per usual, various things got in the way of saving up - such as having to find a new, more expensive gym to work out in so to avoid his newly obtained Muggle stalker (whom Jo Estrada eventually got rid of, fortunately). Things aren't looking up for him, but, have they ever?
Perhaps it was a stroke of luck that both Jamie and Cole decided to move to Narragyambie, leaving Alex stranded with him. With increased time spent together, he might have a chance.