who lost everything
who still has a fortune stashed away somewhere
and that's why he lived alone
and eventually killed him
for murdering a client, because he couldn't solve the case, because he'd committed the very crime he was investigating
for killing a man in a barfight
for his experiments
and he's still trying to solve it
but he gave up, and he stayed because he's hiding from his old client
half his relatives play the Great Game!
no, no, I'm quite sure his parents are dead, and I'm quite sure he killed them
his twin sister's been sighted, with her redheaded maid
hugging! on the streets!
I hear he has a taste for dead men
I /saw/ them through a /window!/
and his husband /watches/
they were seen on a park bench!
but then who /hasn't/ had the Epicene?
are you sure that wasn't his twin sister?
no! really? you don't think, surely--!
and he broke her heart, and she threw him out of the house after months of charity
and she broke his heart, and he left as soon as he found somewhere else to go
and they're still together in secret
nonsense! /everyone/ knows they're really the same person!
until he rejected her
when he realised he was mistaken to have rejected her in the first place
to pay for the rooms she lets him
whom he rejected, and who took his own life at the rejection
who is now a lover to the Lovelorn Actress
and they broke it off over academic differences
and they ended it for the sake of her career
in a desperate attempt to save his University career, which backfired
and he left after a scandalous liaison with the Provost
and he left after a romance with a fellow scholar turned sour
and he still takes work there when it suits him
and he left after drinking himself insensible on laudanum
because really, what /does/ he do in those rooms?
Machotaildrop is a 2009 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Corey Adams & Alex Craig. "Billboards, airplane-towed banners and the videogame young Walter Rhum plays every day at the bakery/skate shop he works at trumpet the notion that the widely worshipped skateboard company Machotaildrop is, in a word, "glorious." Walter wants nothing else in his boring suburban life than to earn a place among the top riders, like the haughty and heroic Blair Stanley. Dreams do come true, kidsafter he mails in his carefully assembled demo video, an elegantly handwritten invitation from the Baron himself arrives and Walter is soon whisked off to Machotaildrop's hidden headquarters, an opulent chateau where Walter is feted as the next big thing in skating. But is this really a dream come true, or a nightmare about to unfold? What exactly motivates this charming yet perplexing Baron and his strange attendants? What are his plans vis-a-vis the Manwolfs, a pack of feral skater miscreants Walter...
and the scent of incense makes him ill, because he's a devil in disguise
and have you seen the little white one? so dear--!
and the ginger one's like to scratch out your eyes just for looking at her
because he's going to build a feline army!
for experimentation. what, you didn't think he actually /liked/ them?
because he's using them for his experimentation on corpses, and kittens!
because he keeps a menagerie of eldritch abominations in there
because he's compiling dossiers on the Masters, and if he sets foot outside he'll be arrested
and that's when he goes to parties in the first place
but that doesn't stop him from /crying/ at parties
...you say you saw him buying a /negligee?/
what do you mean, 'closet?' I heard he showed up to an All Hallows soiree in a gown!, that wasn't him, silly, that was his twin sister
he writes all his letters in elaborate cryptographs in case they're intercepted
he's always armed
he can't stand to be touched
not emotion-wise, but really, no physical heart.