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Name

Derek Bloom

Also Known As

Derek North

on MUX as

The Confidant

Archetype

The Confidant

Occupation

Cal Arts Student

Apparent Age

22

Played By

Sam Heughan

Faction Membership

Cal Arts Film Students
Documentarian/Cameraman
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Dirty Laundry by Don Henley

Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here

I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear

Come and whisper in my ear

Give us dirty laundry


Special Thanks to The Bon-Vivant


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"Deep within us—-no matter who we are-—there lives a feeling of wanting to be lovable, of wanting to be the kind of person that others like to be with.
And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving."

-The World According To Mister Rogers


There is just something about him. He's approachable, at the very least, sometimes he's magnetic. Trust in him comes fast, so opening up is easy. He can draw you in and make you feel like the only person in the room. When you are done, you tend to leave better than you came.

He tends to give thoughtful advice but there is no promise of it being any good. But he did think about it and that has to count.

Your secrets are safe with him. Your hopes and dreams and worries and cares too. Your burdens are his burdens because no one should struggle alone.

Trust matters and he will do his best not to break it. He gives it easily but understands that isn't the case with everyone. He handles with care.

Archetype Roster Concept 



There's always that one person that people just innately trust and can talk to about pretty much anything, and you're that person. You help them with their problems and share the weight of their burdens.



Role in Slasher

It's okay, you can tell him things. Everybody does. He was built to be a firm shoulder to cry on, and he won't tell anyone. Honest. Unless it's kinky and you're famous and the tabloid pays well. A guy has to eat!

He's going to be big one day, just ask him. He'll tell you. Not modeling or acting, those days are probably behind him. No, he's settled in on the other side of the camera, filming the world all around him and telling its stories. True stories. He's great at interviews, has an instinct for stories, and an eye for framing it all. Where's he from? What was his childhood like? Silly you! He's here to tell your story, not his. Just sit down, relax, and look directly at the camera while you tell him all about it.

-Ex Model: He was near Times Square once in his underwear. Save for special bookings with his girlfriend at the time, Derek was more often a runway model, noted for his boyish good looks and his freakish height. He was a couture attraction.

-The Next Big Thing: Derek's personal project is a documentary short on youth at the end of a decade. He swears the project will be a groundbreaking cinéma-vérité film that will be held in example.

-Amnesiac: He doesn't like that word but it is accurate. Two summers ago in 1987, something happened to Derek. He disappeared over the holiday, missed the fall semester and came back for the Spring with badly damaged short term memory. He recalls anything from before that summer just fine but his retention is hit and miss at best. He has improved slowly and steadily over the years but it's still a major problem.

-Photos and Notebooks: No, Derek isn't really into scrapbooking. His best friend, Kaspar, will be snapping polaroids of everyone Derek meets and labeling them. Between that, meticulous notes and the very footage he will be shooting, the pair will trying to stay ahead of his damaged memory.

-The Scarf: They came in their own bag. Scarves, ascots, and one honest to goodness ribbon. His neck is always covered. Always? ALWAYS. Skinny dipping at night? Not without his neckerchief. NOTE: This only started two years ago AFTER the thing that damaged his memory

-Vain As F**k: From his bottle blond, flat ironed hair to his adonis physique to his carefully selected outfits, Derek Bloom has look perfect at all times. While he doesn't mind getting dirty, if the need arises, he will hesitate if he wasn't prepared. (Or he forgot.)

-The Great Outdoors: For a pretty, prissy young man, he does enjoy being outside. Hiking, climbing, swimming, what have you.

-Secrets: Where is Derek from? Does he have a family? What's the deal with the scarves? How did he end up brain damaged two years ago? No. One. Knows. His nearest and dearest tend to know better than to press him about these matters. They also are privy to the fastest way to piss Derek off in an explosive way.

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Brawn: Good
+ Muscle & Fitness (Positive)

He looks like he's been cut from marble by a fine hand but it's not all looks. Derek is strong and fit and healthy as a horse.
+ Free Climber (Positive)

You'd think Derek were half spider from his ability to scale damn near anything with his bare hands. He's even dabbled in free soloing because ropes are for pussies. Maybe he likes the rush?
+ The Good Fight (Positive)

While not trained in martial arts, Derek knows how to throw a punch. (His reach is amazing) He'll fight like hell if he has to and he'll fight for a long time.
Finesse: Poor
- Tall People Problems (Negative)

Derek is quite tall at 6'6. While he's not exactly clumsy, being tall has its unique set of problems. Like cracking your head on a door frame while fleeing in terror or the bushes being just too short to hide in.
Brains: Normal
- Terrible Memory (Negative)

His long term memory is fine but his short term memory is shot to hell. He's had few problems as a student that extra notes and a tape recorder couldn't fix. Socially? Another matter entirely. So no, he doesn't remember your name.
- Easily Lost (Negative)

Derek has zero sense of direction. I guess he shouldn't wander in the woods alone...
Spirit: Good
+ Social Chameleon (Positive)

Something about this guy makes him just instantly relatable. He can hang with anyone and talk about anything but mostly, he just enjoys listening.
+ Top Notch Liar (Positive)

He's a great liar in the short term. He can pull a fast one but with his memory problems, bullshit can pile up.
+ Pretty Boy (Positive)

Derek is a beautiful man and he knows it. He will take every advantage and privilege that goes with it.

Perks and Quirks

+ Area of Expertise

Creative Mind(Brains): Believe or not, Derek has some actual creative talent.
+ Wealthy

Having just come into a large sum from selling out his his ex to the tabloids, he's got money to burn.
+ Let's End This

Ever the fighter, Derek knows how to wrap up a conflict with the quickness.
+ Beyond The Grave

Derek the Friendly Ghost! Well, when he dies...for real. Who better to listen to your problems?
- Faint Hearted

No tolerance for the gross. No. Ew. Pass. HARD pass.
- Connection to a Monster

???
- Jilted Lover III

Danica was his teenage dream. Is he over it? Nooope.

Standing at a towering six feet, six inches, Derek is tall and it's usually the first thing people notice. Hell, they notice at a distance. He is not only tall but also built like a chiseled greek god. A gym rat if you ever saw one and he has no problem with anyone admiring his hard work. His skin is quite fair with just a sprinkling of freckles across his classically handsome face. Straight nose, high cheekbones, and a clean shaven, square jaw. His blue eyes manage to stand out by simply being large and expressive.

His aesthetic is fastidiously preppie. Starting at his light strawberry blond hair, we know Derek is friends with a flat iron and peroxide. A close look at his roots or a day and a half unshaven will reveal his true ginger nature. Wet hair breaks free of the bonds of product and curls easily. Otherwise, expect straight as sticks bangs, swooped out of his eyes just so.

His outfits are well put together. No clashing colors or styles with a heavy lean on bright colors for his slacks, sweaters, and polo shirts. Big and Tall doesn't come cheap, so it's not the latest and greatest, but it's clean and stylish.

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Dee-Dee

Film Student
Trendsetter

Of all the things I don't remember, why couldn't you disappear too?

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Oscar "Oz" Knight

Film Student

What the fuck does she see in you? I mean, really? While I'm over here, damn near perfection, you are...you.

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Misty Alvarez

Film Student

Unforgettable.

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Kaspar Henrik (Slasher)

Film Student
The Sidekick

Kaspar Henrik is an exchange student who most well known as "That creepy German guy". He and Derek became fast friends at Cal Arts while most tend to avoid the guy. His personal project that can only be described as "German Arthouse Porn". The Arthouse part is how he thinks he'll get away with all the nudity.

He quietly takes notes and snaps polaroids as he hangs out with Derek. He knows his buddy's got an issue so he helps him out, making him priceless in Derek's eyes.

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Paige North (Slasher)

Housekeeper at the Eager Beaver Lodge
Paige is the new girl at Eager Beaver, having arrived and started just a day before the influx of guests. She came by way of hitchhiking with nothing but a single backpack.

In the chaos of a new season, no one is asking a lot of questions. Paige likes it that way.

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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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Dead-o-rama

It's so hard to be careful, so easy to be led

Somewhere beyond the pavement

You'll find the living dead.

Dancin' at the Zombie Zoo

Tom Petty - Zombie Zoo

2019-07-08
(Not) Alone in the Dark with the Thing
(2019-07-08 • Outside) Officer Ocasio goes outside to escort people from Icarus II to Icarus One.
Cast  •   Angel Ocasio  •  Sebastian Rozgold  •  Hannah Riordan  •  Samantha Davies  •  Constantine Thornton  •  Jamie MacLeod  •  Serena Shepard  •  Derek Bloom  •  Warren Rambeau  •  SSgt. Malcolm MacLeod  •  Braden Flower  •
2019-02-22
The Abyss
(2019-02-22 • Beaver Lake - Lake Shore) Phase one of the distraction efforts at the lakeside is a success, but at a great cost.
Cast  •   Emily Reed  •  Derek Bloom  •  Matthew Pryce  •  Warren Beausoleil  •  Mallory Miller  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •
2019-02-19
Red Red Wine
(2019-02-19 • Dining Hall) An impromptu gathering in the dining hall is interrupted by Mahoney. Thankfully, everyone escapes with their lives, though it's a close call.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Scott Dixon  •  Victoria Duchamp  •  Sonya Queen  •  Derek Bloom  •  Paige North  •
2019-02-17
That Voice Again
(2019-02-17 • Room 201) Derek finds some form of closure, returns a corpse, and leaves a part of him behind.
Cast  •   Misty Alvarez  •  Derek Bloom  •
2019-02-13
Run To You
(2019-02-13 • Mahoney's Hole) A few people head over to Mahoney's Hole to replace the films and torch the altar room. On the way out, they run into Mahoney. Unfortunately, not everyone makes it out alive, and Misty is killed.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Raul Santiago  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Adam Malcom Walker  •  Derek Bloom  •  Paige North  •  Misty Alvarez  •
2019-02-12
Into the Night
(2019-02-12 • Room 214) Dante and Derek have the same idea at the same time -- bringing booze to Misty's room.
Cast  •   Dante Richards  •  Derek Bloom  •  Misty Alvarez  •  Katrina "Kat" Hale  •
2019-02-10
Sledgehammer
(2019-02-10 • Beaver Lake - Deep Woods) Dini's Bunker is explored, Danica and Oz are rescued...and an epiphany is had.
Cast  •   Colorado Jones  •  Laine Gallagher  •  Christian Price  •  Scott Dixon  •  Tallulah Bennett  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Danny Novak  •  Roxie Moretti  •  Derek Bloom  •  Julian McQueen  •  Michael Black  •  Misty Alvarez  •  Emily Reed  •  Bastian Roen  •  Maxine Rodriguez  •
2019-02-09
Let the Day Begin
(2019-02-09 • Eager Beaver Lodge - Bar and Lounge) In which Derek and Misty get drunk, Addison is a douche, and Danny wants to pray.
Cast  •   Misty Alvarez  •  Derek Bloom  •  Danny Novak  •  Addison Barrett  •  Christine Lake  •
2019-02-08
Here Comes Mr. Cottontail
(2019-02-08 • Beaver Lake - Deep Woods) Dolly is reunited with Mr. Cottontail.
Cast  •   Kirk Patterson  •  Christian Price  •  Laine Gallagher  •  Sasha Savage  •  Colorado Jones  •  Emily Reed  •  Misty Alvarez  •  Michael Black  •  Mallory Miller  •  Derek Bloom  •  Bastian Roen  •  Maxine Rodriguez  •
2019-01-25
Disposable Heroes
(2019-01-25 • Eager Beaver Lodge - Maintenance Shed) A motley crew assembles to take on the task of refueling the shed. They're successful, at a price.
Cast  •   Bastian Roen  •  Maxine Rodriguez  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Maxine Rodriguez  •  Colorado Jones  •  Theodore Quinn  •  Mallory Miller  •  Danny Novak  •  Derek Bloom  •  Misty Alvarez  •  Jonathan Hawkins  •  Kimberly Constance Alistair  •
2019-01-21
Highway to Hell
(2019-01-21 • Beaver Lake - Condemned Building) Several Lodge employees and guests alike converge on Lakeview for various reasons. Some have come to find patient files in which to use to appease the spirits. Others are here for a radio. Some are here to find trinkets of sorts. Then there are those hoping to find Max. What they do find is definitely more than anyone had bargained for.
Cast  •   Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Emily Reed  •  Warren Beausoleil  •  Kimberly Constance Alistair  •  Mallory Miller  •  Jonathan Hawkins  •  Christian Price  •  Scott Dixon  •  Addison Barrett  •  Derek Bloom  •  Sonya Queen  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Danny Novak  •  Bastian Roen  •  Roxie Moretti  •  Michael Black  •  Director1/  •  Justin Tanner  •  Julian McQueen  •
2019-01-19
Information Society
(2019-01-19 • Second Floor) People come and go on the second floor. It's not quite a party, but the film crew are brought up to speed on what's going on.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Evaline Mitchell  •  Hyacinth Mackie  •  Roxie Moretti  •  Michael Black  •  Tabitha Ryder  •  Emily Reed  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Derek Bloom  •  Kaspar Henrik  •  Paige North  •  Kirk Patterson  •  Sasha Savage  •  Chuck Taylor  •
2019-01-17
Karma Chameleon
(2019-01-17 • Great Lodge, Hallway) Danny goes looking for Misty and finds Derek. They sit in the hall for a heart to heart, and reach a tentative truce.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Derek Bloom  •
2019-01-17
Turned Away
(2019-01-17 • Misty and Kat's Room) Derek shows up at Misty's door hoping to apologize, but is waylaid by a green goopy monsterrrr instead.
Cast  •   Derek Bloom  •  Misty Alvarez  •
2019-01-12
First Blood
(2019-01-12 • Beaver Lake - Condemned Building) Kimberly, Scott, and Sonya sneak down to the site of the accident. Others follow them. Sonya and Kimberly sneak on ahead into the building and find something unexpected.
Cast  •   Scott Dixon  •  Christine Lake  •  Derek Bloom  •  Sonya Queen  •  Kimberly Constance Alistair  •  Maxine Rodriguez  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Addison Barrett  •  Bastian Roen  •  Michael Black  •  Kaspar Henrik  •
2019-01-12
The Breakfast Club
(2019-01-12 • Eager Beaver Lodge - Bar and Lounge) And the odds of Danica chasing Derek across the lakefront in a Princess Leia slave bikini whilst wielding a broadsword now stand at +1.
Cast  •   Derek Bloom  •  Oscar "Oz" Knight  •  Danica Durant-Knight  •
2019-01-10
Ballroom Blitz
(2019-01-10 • Lakeshore) Certified Sex Gods have their show on the beach. There's booze, drugs, a bonfire, a bouncy castle, and two all-out brawls that end in a shower of fire retardant and rain. All in all, it's probably one of their best shows.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Tommy Rodgers  •  Marc Westin  •  Lucy Westin  •  Scott Dixon  •  Kirk Wachowski  •  Roxie Moretti  •  Christian Price  •  Justin Tanner  •  Laine Gallagher  •  Troy "Mack" Mackenzie  •  Derek Bloom  •  Kaspar Henrik  •  Michael Black  •  Russell Daniels  •  Addison Barrett  •  Misty Alvarez  •  Julian McQueen  •  Angus "Gus" McQueen  •  Finn O'Neil  •  Matthew Pryce  •  Jonathan Hawkins  •  Ethan Drake  •  Darcy Mercer  •  Emily Reed  •  Jessica Nichols  •  Lyle Lucas  •  Hyacinth Mackie  •  Dashiel Bauer  •  Olivia Robinson  •  Kimberly Constance Alistair  •  Adam Malcom Walker  •  Nicholas Fletcher  •
2019-01-10
Rockit like Herbie Hancock
(2019-01-10 • Stage by the Lake) Certified Sex Gods soundcheck: All goes pretty well actually. Better than the performance later sadly.
Cast  •   Danny Novak  •  Lyle Lucas  •  Addison Barrett  •  Hyacinth Mackie  •  Terry "Snare" Snarelli  •  Nicholas Fletcher  •  Misty Alvarez  •  Derek Bloom  •
2019-01-10
Splash
(2019-01-10 • Eager Beaver Lodge - Indoor Pool) Derek finds Kimberly enjoying the indoor pool and discovers some of her many talents as they talk.
Cast  •   Derek Bloom  •  Kimberly Constance Alistair  •
2019-01-06
I Drove All Night
(2019-01-06 • Eager Beaver Lodge - Bar and Lounge) Some of the film kids decompress after the long drive at the lodge's bar.
Cast  •   Maxine Rodriguez  •  Dante Richards  •  Misty Alvarez  •  Derek Bloom  •  Kirk Patterson  •
2019-01-05
Entrance discussions
(2019-01-05 • Beaver Lake - Lodge Grounds) Emily finally shows up with the rest of the girls from Zeta Eta Pi. She bumps into Danny on her way in. Mallory and Warren have an unexpected reunion, and some film students show up!
Cast  •   Maxine Rodriguez  •  Warren Beausoleil  •  Mallory Miller  •  Danny Novak  •  Emily Reed  •  Derek Bloom  •
2019-01-01
Grab a Sharpie
(2019-01-01 • On the Road to Beaver Lake) Misty and Derek take a road trip in June of 1989 to scout out potential locations for the film kids' project.
Cast  •   Derek Bloom  •  Misty Alvarez  •
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