Name: Benjamin "Benji" Filipov (He goes by Benji)
D.O.B: October 7th, 1990
Age: 26 years old
Occupation: Publican. He runs the pub-styled bar in town. The place is called Anna's. (I just really like the word Publican ok, so fancy)
Street: Hill Path
Personality: Chill - Patient - Listener - Quiet - Well Spoken - Reserved - Secretly Judges Everybody - Crushes on people easily, poor bab
- Alcohol (especially vodka)
- his hair
- Listening to people (kinda half his job)
- Raised voices
- his hair
- stupid people
- pen thievery
- Being blamed for shit
- Brewing (duh)
- Walking streets at night
- sketching tattoo ideas
- dressing super nice
- Organizing his room
Still in development, hoping some rps may help him build character <3
How long have the lived in Lichbarrow?: Newly moved in but had been making arrangments for a while now what with the Pub and everything.
Why did they move here?: Benji saw this small town as a great opportunity to get away from his family, and also to open up a laid back kind of bar. Seeing how small and homely the town was, a pub suited him and his new home perfectly. This place is both his dream and his getaway.
History: Benji grew up with a pretty standard family. A dad working for a business, a mom working part-time at a clothing store down the road, an older brother and a younger sister. Benji had an especially close relationship with his sister Anna. They shared and talked about nearly everything with each other. For most of his childhood, Benji had a totally well-adjusted family. Or so they all thought. Anna was suffering from depression for a while now, but everyone thought she was fine. During her freshman year of high school, she started getting bullied, humiliated daily. She started pushing everyone away, suffering silently. And it didn't end well. Ultimately, she took her own life.
This shocked everyone in the Filipov household, and ultimately broke it apart. The dad shut down, stopped talking to anybody. Spending more time at work and away from everyone else. His mother did the opposite, yelling and blaming everyone for Anna's death. Unable to accept what had happened, suddenly Anna was the child no one else could even compare to. Benji's older brother Malachi quit college and joined the military just to get away. Leaving 17 year old Benji behind to deal with broken parents. At home, Benji learned to be quiet and patient. He dealt with his mom's accusations, her blame and her spite. She blamed her son for not stopping his sister, for not seeing the signs and trying to do something. Benji blamed himself too. He had no outlet until an acquaintance at school invited him to a night out with her buddies.
These night outs consisted of drinking. A good bit of it. It was fun and everyone there quickly accepted Benji as their own. He was still the quieter of them, but not voiceless. Not anymore. And the alcohol reminded him of when he and his sister got into their parents' beer. He could actually remember his sister fondly for the first time in what seemed forever. He realized blame wasn't important, but keeping her memory alive was, so he was finally able to mourn in his own, healthy way. For the rest of high school, Benji still had to mediate between his mother and father, comfort a mother that still blamed him every chance she got, and keep his head down and stay quiet. But whenever he got a chance, he was sneaking away with his buddies, enjoying the nightlife and whatever schemes they came up with.
Come time to head off to college, Benji knew exactly what he wanted to pursue. Brewmaster. He wanted to learn how to make his own brewery, his own drinks. But decided at some point having to be in charge of so much wasn't his thing. He wanted something smaller, to run his own bar while brewing on the side for fun. Now he just needed a place. Benji at first tried to go back home now that it's been years since he's seen his parents. When he did, he found his parents were divorced. His dad was still dead to the world and his mother, while somewhat moved on from Anna's suicide, never lost her mean streak. The moment he came back into town to see them, the drama was kicked up all over again. He remembered exactly why he went to college so far away. So less than a week later, he was already on the move. His search for a new home lead him to Lichbarrow. There was an old bar in town that was being sold, neglected by the previous owners for some time now. So with a few correspondences, Benji bought the rights and turned the rickety building into a pub, naming it Anna's in memory of his sister.
Sexuality: Pansexual, Panromantic
Status: Single Bingle
- Anna Filipov: Deceased younger sister whom he adores
- Borys Filipov: His papa. Benji hasn't had a decent conversation with him in many years.
- Dianna Filipov: His mom. Very rocky relationship. He cares about his mom, but can rarely talk to her without it turning into an argument.
- Malachi Filipov: Older brother. They talk sometimes but aren't as close as Benji wishes they were.
- Lily Hernandez: an old friend from his childhood, got him into alcohol in the first place. Texts her every now and then.
- NO ONE LOCAL THO HAHAHA
- Not yet anyway
He's Polish-American. His dad's family is made up of Polish immigrants.
He has piercings on his ears and on his cheeks. Probably wants more
Hoards pens like you wouldn't believe
Has a legendary mystery tattoo on his hip
I'll probably post laterHere it is
Is actually trash but covers it up by being quiet and dressing nicer
Has a necklace containing a pinch of his sister's ashes. It hangs by his bedroom window.
He thinks his scruff makes him cool (it doesn't)
Fights his super luscious locks constantly.
Skypes his older brother every once in a while
Brews his own beer and vodka on the side
Speaks a wee bit of Polish
This is what he looks like with his hair down without glasses
Media: I prefer google docs, discord, or notes to roleplay. If I need to dust off skype, I'll do it.
Style: I much prefer literature plz ;w; I love planning too before a roleplay
bless benji for naming the pub after his sister, im
my heart can't take it <3
but hey hill path neighbour!! we should rp sometime our babs seem to share a love for alcohol as well as their contempt for curly hair, i'm sure they would get along swimmingly lol
And yeah, Benji's a good boy. Real brotherly and all. And he lives for dad jokes so I mean, he's also the worst.
And eeeey, I was making a joke a while ago about how Benji lives on the same street as two of the toughest chicks in Lichbarrow (Irene being the other one). BUT YEAH that hair tho, I wonder if she too has broken brushes with her hair before X'D
Glad to meet you though, I've heard great thing about Phil and her awesome owner! Majority of it coming from Winter.
Yess Irene is so bad ass i love her ♡ Definitely one of Phil's role models haha Although Ben seems p badass too //stares at his piercings
She 100% has broken more than one brush on her hair in her lifetime hahahaa
LOL omg winter was basically the mama of the group, always bragging about her children QuQ (not actually her own, always everyone elses ♡)
uuugghhh he's a baaabeee //papaps you too
You're the one with Luna right? Rad gamer gal -u-
also amazing job on the doc!
Thank you! It took me 2 days to finish :'y I hope Sheryll's line was well done to you, the adorable smol that she is. she'ssocute
Also, when can Edgar harass him?
iMMEDIATELY. Anytime you please, Edgar is very welcome here =w=
I love him, welcome to the group
I'll start saying hello to everyone sometime late tomorrow or something, gotta go sleep for the ten hour drive home tomorrow :'''D killme
So yeah don't misread my silence or anything I'm so super happy i'm gonna say hi to everybody and chat them up and maybe roleplay when I'm not dying of nerves so EXCITE.
Thats all good tho, just come on in whenever! Its always super fun to have a new person in the chat.
Is.. Is that a pen I s2g X'D Oh he loves you already I can assure you. And yes I would love to roleplay with you! Thank you for being so friendly I really appreciate it ;u;
Yeah, it's called a bribe. That's how you make friends, isn't it? With lots of bribery going on. And also, sure thing : D
Also, it was actually your character, the one with the tattoo on his neck uhhhh Isaac! The first comment on there. When I read it I laughed, but then it just kinda clicked like. Hot damn, they right tho. So I have a character in a prime position for meeting everybody in a super friendly and chill roleplay group. If this doesn't baptize me in the world of roleplaying with new people, idk what will.
mmmm I'm so nervous tho I mean I should get in right? but it's just taking a while and I'm like omg what if I don'tttt
I hope I have an easy time getting along with everyone, but if anyone's half as welcoming and kind as you have been so far, I'm sure I'll be fine. I look forward to meeting your ocs, especially Isaac. I can see he and Benji getting along quite well ;w; aaa i'm so excited to join and start saying hello to people
But most importantly: Welcome to the group ; )