On Lakyn James


Character’s Full Name: Lakyn James

Name Origin: Originally Lakyn’s full name was “Jeremy Laken James”. He was named directly after his father, though its unknown for sure where his middle name came from, except that his mother probably chose it. When Ben James adopted him, Lakyn took out his first name altogether and made the decision to go by his middle name permanently (a habit he’d picked up back in the 6th grade). On Juliet’s suggestion, he replaced the ‘e’ with a ‘y’.

Nicknames: Jr, by family; Lakyn, by everyone; Lake, on occasion.

Religion: Lakyn’s parents were only religious when it suited them (often in public settings), but it was something Lakyn himself latched onto pretty strongly. He struggled with this more in his early adult years, and although he still has a belief in God he doesn’t follow a specific set of religious rules.

Physicality: Lakyn resembles the James side of the family enough that he could be Juliet’s brother rather than her cousin. He has a tall and thin stature, fair skin, dark shaggily cut hair, soft features, and eyes that appear silver in color. Despite the fact that he’s fairly small his muscle structure is lean – he works out enough to have a runner’s body. He has a bit of a dependency on hoodies which range from designs in pop culture to solid colors. He also likes fitted or skinny jeans and converse.  Height: 5’10” | Weight: 150lbs | Shirt Size: S | Chest: 35in | Waist: 30in | Shoe Size: 8.5

Sexuality: Gay. Lakyn had a hard time coming out, in part because of his small traditionally minded school but mostly because of his homophobic parents. It happened his last year of middle school and resulted in violent behaviors. The year ended with a suicide attempt brought on by many different factors.

Tattoos: Before he was of legal age, Lakyn had an infinity symbol tattooed on his wrist as a tribute to his aunt (Juliet has a matching one). It’s also extremely probable that he and Scott got a couple’s tattoo sometime after their wedding. (Likely something like this, though probably on their shoulder blades instead of their wrists).

+There’s a good chance Lakyn would, at some point, get a tattoo to symbolize his survival of life, rather it’s meaning would be obvious or not, but I have yet to decide on what it would be. (Personally, I approve of the semicolon project, but I think Lakyn would shy away from it if only because he has enough labels on his body.) I saw a girl on tumblr once who tattooed her heart beat above her attempt scars and I could see him doing that with his loved ones heart beats instead of his own.

+Also, its entirely possible he would cover his scars altogether. Definitely wouldn’t put it past this boy to adorn himself in pale colored flowers. However, that’s a lot of skin. So who knows. Things I’ll think about for sure.

Scars: Lakyn has a lot of scars, both self inflected and not, though they all stem from a rough upbringing. Due to his pale skin and the thinness of razor blades most of his cuts aren’t noticeable unless one is up close or the lighting is just right. They’re predominately on his biceps, forearms, hips, and inner thighs. Other scars come from a myriad of sources and range from visible to not.

Personality Facts: Quiet, apathetic, anxious, tends to keep people at an arms length, values communication, doesn’t like to lie, realist.

Quirks: Foul mouthed, loves video games, gets into things he knows are bad for him, doesn’t talk to people when he first meets them, works well under pressure, sports fan, likes running, likes bright colors despite his tendency to dress in darker shades. Loves horror movies and can’t stand the color white.

Skills/Talents: Very fucking smart, incredible cook, can passably understand French.

Phobias/Fears: At this point in his life Lakyn claims not to be afraid of anything, although he is still prone to nightmares. While asleep, he loses his logical processing, and therefor becomes afraid of things quite easily.

Favorite-

  • +Food: Cherry Pie
  • +Drink: Hot Chocolate
  • +Alcoholic Drink: Orchata Rum
  • +Color: Mint Green
  • +Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • +Music: Bands like Green Day and 21 Pilots  (he’s also a big Troye Sivan fan)
  • +Motto: “Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.”

So, if you could pick someone to represent Lakyn, who would it be? 

Rasmus Ledin is someone I never knew until I started searching for Lakyn, but I think he fits really well. I’m particularly fond of his hair (apparently hair is a big deal for me?) and his eyes – even though Lakyn’s are more of a grey color I think Rasmus’ get the point across.

I also really liked Logan Lerman, especially after watching him in Perks of Being a Wallflower. He’s just…missing something. Maybe it’s just because he’s so dang cute…who knows. Lol. But I have to admit, I definitely wouldn’t complain if someone wanted to cast him. (And, you know, he was cool with that). Look at me just talking like I have a movie *sighs*. Get a grip Char. (Also. This.)


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