"Everyone likes to have fun, really, and I don’t think that that’s a crime."
Bisexual, no preference
36, though he acts about 16
- my favourite character! (in this universe, at least)
American (New York)
Super messy, styled in a slight quiff to the right, parted on the far right. He barely takes a minute every morning to run his hand through his hair, and that's the extent of his grooming routine
A scraggly goatee beard
Pip has a very large, crooked nose, and naturally droopy eyes which make him look permanently tired. He has a 'shit-eating grin' (according to) and freckles all across his nose and shoulders
Pip has a tanned complexion with warm undertones
Pip has an average body; in clothes, he looks quite dull and skinny. His chest has slight abs, but they are hard to see, and they are not very defined at all, on account of never working out. His arms are very skinny, and have almost no muscle concentration
Pip has a black spiky piercing in his left cartilage
good-natured; he is a genuinely kind, well-meaning person, despite his reckless actions. Pip gets along with almost anyone he meets, and, an natural-born entertainer, can easily lift people's moods.
relaxed; Pip takes things as they come, and does little to change the outcome of his actions. He believes that whatever happens is for the greater good of everyone involved; he calls this mindset 'being relaxed,' others call it 'being ignorant and childish.' Either way, Pip is rarely stressed.
optimistic; always searching for the best in every situation, Pip places his faith in the universe, seeing a silver lining to every cloud. This gets annoying quickly in serious situations, but, at times, it is needed. He always has a positive outlook on life, despite his situation.
Pip is wildly intelligent, perceptive, and a quick mathematician, however he wastes those skills in illegal gambling rings, instead of pursing a legitimate, or even just legal, career. He is funny, welcoming, and extremely good at making people feel welcome. In spite of all his qualities, however, he can be overbearing and loud, and is quite immature and senseless when making serious decisions, brushing the consequences of his actions away as 'the universe's plan' instead of taking responsibility. The one thing he can't let go is his brother's death, but he refuses to deal with it properly by acting like an irresponsible thrill-seeker
- uses filler words... all. the. time
- talks over others
- laughs when uncomfortable
- twitches his nose when nervous
- sings to himself when alone... and sometimes when not
- winks WAAAAAY too much
- smiles slightly when confused
- eyes bulge out when he laughs
As a way of dealing with the death of his brother and best friend, Pip is motivated by his need for 'fun.' He lives for the experience; drinks, money, girls, boys (but never drugs.) He doesn't really care how he gets his kicks, or the money to fund them, so long as the end pays off and his the public remain relatively unharmed. All he wants to do is gamble all day and party all night long, and will go to extreme measures to fund his lifestyle, and doesn't seem to realise that he is indulging in (other than drugs) the same things that got his brother killed in the first place
Pip is selfish, brash, often too loud mouthed for his own good, overly opinionated, loud, egotistical, childish, immature, and reckless. He doesn't think things through, and refuses to accept that anything might be his fault. He is avoidant and ignorant
Pip is prejudiced against drug dealers, who he blames (as a group) for killing his brother, refusing to believe that his brother did anything wrong in buying the drugs himself
Pip is talented at playing the drums, shuffling and counting cards, arithmetic, cycling, and cracking his knuckles. Not really a talent, but he also has a very high pain tolerance
Pip enjoys partying, gambling, betting, and playing the drums. He loves theme parks, especially going on rollercoasters, and watching action movies. Double points if it's in the cinema for the 'full experience'
Pip has a gambling addiction, and refuses to deal with his built-up grief for his deceased brother
Pip is very, very skilled at maths, especially quick sums involving probability. He thinks logically, which benefits him in the casinos. He is also very brave; possibly too much so for his own good
- Big Spender (Shirley Bassey)
- Good Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
- Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
- Vegas Lights (Panic! At the Disco)
- Money, Money, Money (ABBA)
- DONTTRUSTME (3OH!3)
- Do It All The Time (I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME)
21st March, 1971
New York, America, where he has lived his whole life, on account of a fear of planes
Pip went to a public school in New York, where he did not learn much, however his father taught him maths, which he excels in even as an adult. When he was 11, his brother, Jack, taught him to play poker, and it was immediately that he was exceptionally skilled at it, though he didn't start playing it professionally until after Jack's death
Pip was born, raised, and arrested in New York. His parents, Hannah and Timothy Harper, gave them the best upbringing they could with their finances, alongside his older brother (by two years), Jack, with whom Pip was extremely close with.
Timothy recognised Pip's wasted potential through the public school system, and so taught him about maths, which is his speciality. This caused them to have a stronger bond. As well as this, Jack capitalised on Pip's maths skills, and taught him to play poker when they were 13 and 11, respectively. He was immensely talented at the game, but too young to play for money, so filed the information away in the back of his mind. Pip barely passed high school, and went on to work in a burger chain, not attending college despite his capabilities.
Whilst Pip was making burgers, Jack started buying heroin, most likely from. Aged 25, when Pip was 23, he died of an overdose, which completely broke Pip. He started to live like Jack, trying to rebuild the memories he had with his brother with his friend Barry Sullivan (see social), and started to play poker professionally. He quickly climbed up the ranks of NYC casinos, moving on to illegal, underground games, becoming a well-known face in the gambling scene before bankrupting himself in an unfortunate losing streak one drunken night.
Hurried and needing to fund his lifestyle, Barry and Pip broke into the house of Franklin, as a sort of revenge for him 'killing' Jack. Due to the recent death of, and Franklin's poor mental state, it was very easy for the pair to steal around 5 million dollars from him, and blow it all in three nights, before waking up to police sirens. Pip now resides in Eastbrick Maximum Security Penitentiary, with thug as his cellmate.
- Hannah Harper; a warm, sensitive woman who was a truly good mother. She loved Pip and Jack with all her heart, however become reclusive and withdrawn after Jack's death. She died of complications related to diabetes when Pip was 29, which didn't affect him much. Not that he didn't care; he was, and still is, overwhelmed by the loss of Jack
- Timothy Harper; a wisecracking, intelligent man and university lecturer who taught Pip everything he knows about maths. He calls Pip every week in prison, and always supported him, though he didn't always agree with his coping mechanisms. He offers support to Pip when he is ready to accept it, and waits patiently for that moment. He had a closer bond with Pip than Jack, but understands Pip's pain, and cares deeply for his son
- Jack Harper; his deceased brother. (I will now copy and paste the information from 'friends' ;))Jack died of a heroin overdose when Pip was 23, which led to Pip's hatred of drugs. Ever since, Pip has refused to acknowledge his death, and tries to replace him with doing the things that Jack liked to do. He taught him to play poker when Pip was 11, so he started to gamble and play professionally, quickly climbing the ranks to one of New York's best casino regulars
- None that last for longer than a night
- None; Pip knows that he would be an awful father
- HATES drugs because they killed his brother
- cares deeply about his family
- love love loves superhero movies
- thinks sports are dumb
- big supporter of animal rights
- terrified of planes, and has never been on one
- really hates Adam Sandler movies, but loves Seth Rogen ones
- The money, the drinks, the girls - and the guys, sometimes, too. I loved winning.
- Sixteen-year-old me would’ve killed to win 500,000 dollars. Thirty-six-year-old me saw that as pocket change.
- "Whatever, man. If I die in here, if I never get out, it's all good. I've had a damn good run, right?" (To )
- A simple mindset is harder to forget, easier to follow.