The Artist

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Currently

Art

Known As

Arthur McTavish
Arthur Le Blanc
Arthur Grim
Arthur StVier
Arthur Bloomquist
Art

on MUX as

The Artist

Has Been

Piano Man
Master of Forgery
Musician and Performing Horse
Art Historian
Future Rockstar
Designer of Glorious Chariots

Apparent Age

Early 20s

Played By

Andreja Pejic
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B.O.C - Veteran of the Psychic Wars


You see me now, a veteran

Of a thousand psychic wars

I’ve been living on the edge so long

Where the winds of limbo roar

And I’m young enough to look at

And far too old to see

All the scars are on the inside...

I’m not sure that there’s anything left to me


Don't let these shakes go on

It's time we had a break from it

It's time we had some leave

We’ve been living in the flames

We’ve been eating up our brains

Oh, please, don't let these shakes go on


You ask me why I’m weary

Why I can’t speak to you

You blame me for my silence

Say it’s time I changed and grew

But the war’s still going on, dear

And there’s no end that I know

And I can’t say if we’re ever...

I can't say if we're ever gonna be free


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Beauty, art, music, song, these are the things that life is about, and he sees them all around him, everywhere, in everything and everyone.

He has to express himself in whatever way he can.

He wants to leave his own mark, too.

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You have to express yourself, in whatever way you can. Beauty, art, song, these are the things life is about, and you see them all around you. They're everywhere. You want to leave your own mark, too.



In the Facility

Facility Persona

The Artist relates to people through his art; only when he renders them in some medium do they become real. This might make him seem strange, distant, flighty, or creepy, but it's not deliberate, it's just that only his art, or whoever might become one of his muses, really matters to him.

Things That Linger

His morals and motives are usually ambiguous, and he lives for the moment.

His first name is always Arthur. He has always been Arthur, and he will always be Arthur.

None of his supporting cast are ever human.

The Artist's Door

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Memento Mori

Prosperity's Price

The McTavish piano.

Slasher

The painting of all the ghosts who sat for him.

Carnival

His red violin.

Project Icarus

His notebook of strange alien symbols.

Bonds of Blood

His silver guitar.

The Last Road

No memento mori from this story yet.


A tall, slim, pale young man, with long white hair, the face of a marble angel, and a devil's eyes. Radiant, ghostly, ethereal.

Though they may be gray or violet or blue in various incarnations, his eyes in the Facility are usually red.

He likes to wear a paint-stained white blousy shirt and worn blue jeans, and his feet are often bare.

Gallery

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The Addict

Art's lover in Prosperity, he remains the Artist's muse. Multi-faceted, multi-gendered, and fiercely passionate, his mix of sweetness and debauchery has captured Arthur's imagination like no other.

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Bianca (Carnival)

Huge silver koi fish.
Having found her alone and lonely in a pond in which he'd sought rest and respite, Arthur took her along with him after discovering with her a mutual love of poetry.

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Falada (Carnival)

Black Friesian Stallion
An older horse, wise in circus ways and all things equine, Falada was rescued by Arthur from an abusive owner at a rival circus. After his captor's demise, he chose to follow the Grim, becoming part of Arthur's small herd of four. So what if one of them sometimes walks on two legs? So what if one of them is a fish? Nothing seems to faze him, and for a horse, he's very stoic.

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Florian (Carnival)

Black Friesian Stallion
Freed along with Falada, Florian also chose to join Arthur's herd. Young and vain, he enjoys performing for the crowd and revels in the adulation. But, though he and Falada are opposite in temperament and both are stallions, there is no conflict between the brothers; instead, he looks up to the elder Falada and gladly follows his and Arthur's lead.

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Arthur McTavish (Prosperity's Price)

A 'cousin' raised alongside Seamus and Robert, rumor is that he's actually their half-brother. Most of their children have grown up with him being Uncle Arthur, in any case. He left town soon after finishing school to attend medical school back East and had a successful practice for a number of years there, but claims that he eventually burned out. He showed up in town a few years ago looking like he hasn't aged a day, and has been playing piano at either Sidewinder's or the family gambling hall most nights ever since. He's a very good pianist, often playing classical compositions in a livelier, more current style. He's also known to patch a family member up on occasion if the need arises.

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Arthur Le Blanc (Slasher)

Born in Lyons, France, painting was always in his blood. He was something of a prodigy as a child, replicating the work of renaissance masters with stunning detail, but when his teachers would take away his references and make him create something original, he struggled. He could reproduce anything he looked at, but always came up blank in his mind's eye. He could paint breathtaking portraits, scenery, still life, but works straight from his imagination always lacked soul.

When you have a skill, you use it, and so Arthur used his to create exacting forgeries of obscure works thought to be lost or destroyed. He also made some of the very best passports and IDs in the world. A close brush with the law in Seattle put him on the radar of a cop with revenge on his mind, so when that cop came asking him to forge IDs for his crew of bank robbers, he was skeptical. The more he learned of the cop's story, the more intrigued he became. Stealing a missing masterpiece was ambitious, but the cop had no buyer or real plans beyond that. Arthur provided not only a buyer for the painting, but a replica to leave in its place so no one would ever know what was really stolen that day.

Now it's just a waiting game, then off to Paris for the sale.

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Arthur Grim (Carnival)

Coming to America

The Fossegrimmen and the Nokken are quite similar creatures in Scandinavian folklore - both are associated with water, both play the fiddle, and both are faeries of a sort. The former is a kind creature, playing and teaching music in exchange for gifts of meat. The latter is a dark, malicious beast that can change into a horse and leads people, often children, to their watery death with the lure of music. Perhaps they were always different sides of a coin, or maybe time and telling has blurred them together. Whichever the case, Arthur Grim is both, brought to this land from the imaginations of the Scandinavians that settled largely around the Great Lakes.

In a sort of Seelie/Unseelie sort of way, he spends half the year a Fossegrimmen and half a Nokken. In Spring and Summer he is kind and benevolent, playing music for the enjoyment of others and living on whatever offered food is given to him. In the Fall and Winter he becomes capricious and dark, luring the unfortunate to whatever body of water is near with the beauty of his horse guise or the music he plays as a man. Their drowning sustains him.

Big Top Performer

Arthur joined the carnival early, an old acquaintance of Mephistopheles. In Spring and Summer he fiddles while his two Friesian horses perform impressive tricks and dance. In Fall and Winter he performs with them in his own horse form, three highly trained horses without a trainer on stage.

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Arthur StVier (Project Icarus)

A renowned expert on art history and the role of art and architecture in culture, Arthur is a part of the Cultural research mission. If there are signs of intelligence or life to be found on the asteroid, he's going to be quite useful in finding it and figuring out what it means.

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Arthur Bloomquist (Bonds of Blood)

The more quiet and mellow of Erik and Stina's twins. Where Zane is a future Broadway star and the life of the party, Art is more aloof and focused on his band 'Violent Violet'. He's supportive of his twin and attends all of his shows, but is careful to steer clear of any competition or cross purposes. Each shines in their own way. He's an art student, where everything he does is some form of portrait of David Bowie regardless of the assignment (and much to his teacher's chagrin). He laments the artificial world of the 'gallery scene' and what constitutes art, even though his father owns a gallery.

His main drive is to make it as a musician with his band, which is very guitar-driven industrial/alternative. He's the frontman, playing lead and singing lead, with Star Thistle providing harmonies on choruses and playing bass. Other positions are open, so feel free to ask about joining!

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Active Character: Slasher

You're dyin' and you're screamin' inside

Oh you're guilty way before you been tried

It's crazy but you're diggin' it

Aerosmith - Young Lust

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Out of the Woods

Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you

I don't think that I can really survive

I'll never break my promise or forget my vow

But God only knows what I can do right now

Meatloaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

2018-12-24
Christmas Feast
(2018-12-24 • Facility Dining Room) An experiment with the dispensers leads to an evening of good food and good company.
Cast  •   The Confidant  •  The Thrill-Seeker  •  The Addict  •  The Bon-Vivant  •  The Caregiver  •  The Scholar  •  The Coward  •  The Artist  •
2018-12-23
Date Night
(2018-12-23 • The Addict's Room) The Artist and the Addict enjoy an evening in.
Cast  •   The Addict  •  The Artist  •
2018-12-23
Sister's Reunion
(2018-12-23 • The Facility - Parlor) Three once-Hargreave sisters find each other again. Others join for yet another conversation about the nature of the reality in the Facility. Also, a discussion on having a get together to celebrate a missed Christmas.
Cast  •   The Penitent  •  The Explorer  •  The Confidant  •  The Visionary  •  The Fool  •  The Addict  •  The Artist  •  The Bravo  •  The Deviant  •  The Capitalist  •
2018-12-21
Paintings are the Mirrors to One's Soul
(2018-12-21 • The Facility - Parlor) The Rogue and the Capitalist talk former lives with the Caregiver before the Artist's presence freaks her out.
Cast  •   The Rogue  •  The Caregiver  •  The Capitalist  •  The Artist  •
2018-12-17
Collisions (II)
(2018-12-17 • The Facility - Parlor) Lots of awkward reunions and explanations ensue as the survivors filter out into the Facility. (Part II)
Cast  •   The Penitent  •  The Addict  •  The Deviant  •  The Artist  •  The Judge  •  The Rogue  •
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