He is so cute. I can't get over it! I love lemurs.
Gage and his best friend/lover, Jazz, are re-workings of ideas for some pole dancers/prostitutes (I...can't remember...) that Lindsay used to hang out with before she got herself into a better life situation (she still pole dances but can get FAR better clubs than she used to). Jazz was a victim of the sex industry, as Lindsay was, and Gage and her tended to live in really iffy neighborhoods, and Gage at least has been known to do some iffy things for cash if desperate before.
They now live in an apartment above Gage's parents' garage that was made for his (really horrible) grandparents, who now live on the first floor of his parents' house due to their (further) failing health.
Jack of all trades, somewhat of a Renaissance man--enjoys all liberal arts subjects, but more artistically inclined. Activist for sexual freedom, abolishment of traditional gender roles and the current gender binary, radical self-love, nudism, and fat positivity. Published author, well-respected within certain circles--writes articles, non-fiction stories, poetry, and lyrics, largely about his experiences involving the aforementioned subjects. Set designer, drag performer (King. 20s maudlin and Vaudeville, 80s cheesy glam rock, 50s greasers and rockers), extremely talented banjo and guitar player--in a band with Carlos and Merriweather on vocals and banjo/guitar--DIY crafter/sewer, leads nature hikes sometimes. Planning to continue school for a Ph.D in literature in order to teach at a college level, while maybe working for a smaller degree in geology. Incredibly successful in almost every one of his endeavors--hugely intelligent, hard-working and likable.
BFFs with Carlos and Merriweather, Lindsay, and Bailey (who is sometimes a sex partner). Also knows Carmichael, Rachel, Derrick, Avery (Merri's ex boyfriend), and Tyler (Carlos' ex boyfriend, a little weird/cold sometimes).
Full Name: Gage LaCroix
Nicknames: Goober, Monkey (family and Jazz, Carlos, Lindsay, Bailey only)
Weight: 180 lbs
Body Type: Chubby, wide hips, thick limbs.
Occupation: Student--set design major. Does odd jobs, performs as a drag king, and runs a porn blog to pay the bills.
Ethnicity/Species: Mongoose lemur. Malagasy (Sakalava)/Chinese.
Faith: Loosely spiritual.
Partner: In an open relationship with Jazz.
Siblings: Rachel (four years younger), Jessica (seven years younger).
Music: CocoRosie, Elvis Presley, Gravy Train!!!!, The Real Tuesday Weld, Oingo Boingo, Streetlight Manifesto, Patrick Wolf, P!nk, Jerry Lee Louis, The B-52s,The Cliks, Rick Nelson, The Beatles, The Cure, Cactus Attack, Old Man Markley, Bright Eyes, Veronica Falls, Dean Martin, Louis Prima, Interpol, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Murder By Death, Lou Reed, The Smiths, Eurythmatics, Mother Mother, Beastie Boys, Handsome Boy Modeling School, The Birthday Massacre, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, Earl Scruggs, The String Cheese Incident, The Distillers, Sam Mickens, Parenthetical Girls, Queen, David Bowie, Yellow Swans, Bob Dylan, Amanda Palmer, Rasputina, The Venus in Furs, Depeche Mode, DeVotchKa, VNV Nation, MSTRKRFT, Your Heart Breaks, The Jezabels. A bit of everything, but fond of early rock/pop, bluegrass, punk, glam, and experimental genres.
Fashion: A lot of 50s influence—fond of fedoras, suits, slacks, suspenders, bow ties, etc. but mixes punk and genderfuck elements in too, wears shorts, stockings/tights, boots, often. DOES NOT wear a lot of colors, usually will add one or two bright bits to an outfit only, since his fur/face are bright enough. White, black, grey, khaki, olive, bright green, and red make up his wardrobe. Nudist—feel free to draw him doing just about anything nude or nearly nude, will often walk around shirtless or w/o an undershirt (with and without binding aids).
Personality: Very extroverted, but spends most of his down time alone or with his partner(s). Has few actual close friends, but many acquaintaces. Very politically driven—heavily genderfuck and big supporter of drag performance (drag king), body type, clean/safe porn, gay rights/marriage worldwide, etc. and doesn’t care much what others think of his lifestyle. Loves to joke around and be silly. Is in a band with Carlos and Merriweather, does vocals and plays guitar and sometimes keyboard, writes some of the lyrics. Exhibition fetishist—the porno blog is as much for his own pleasure as it is a way to get some extra income for school and rent. Has been best friends/lovers with Jazz for years, many who know them don’t know when/how they met and rarely see them apart. Close friends with Bailey, sleeps with him sometimes but not romantically interested in him at all (the feeling is mutual). While he lives with his family they still don't interact much because his grandparents live there too, and they hate him. Their remarks, when he does have to be around him, roll off of him for the most part. He’s rather non-confrontational and would rather avoid a problem than work through it.
Drugs: Drinks socially.
Likes: Drag, sleeping in, lounging and being lazy, yoga, climbing trees, hiking, tumblr/tumblogging, creating music, theatre, set design, almost all food, being nude, Tim Burton, exhibitionism (favorite toys: camera, webcam), comedy, Judas & Jesus, LBGT events, Game of Thrones/A Song Of Ice And Fire, reading (Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Poppy Z. Brite, Sylvia Plath, Oscar Wilde, Richard Adams, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, J.R.R Tolkein, William Golding, Mark Twain, Mary Shelley, John William Polidori, Keats, H.G. Wells), comics (Love & Rockets, Fun Home, Skim, Craig Thomson, Jeff Loeb, Grant Morrisson, Daniel Clowes, Neil Gaiman, Charles Burns, some Alan Moore—dislikes his more recent stuff and him as a person), writing (essays, lyrics, poetry), True Blood, Pomade, The Walking Dead, Wayne’s World, The Mighty Boosh, Futurama, Mad Men, Beetlejuice, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Real Time With Bill Maher, Boardwalk Empire, corny 80s and 90s things.
Dislikes: Narrow-mindedness, his grandparents, Emilie Autumn, Jamie Stewart, confrontations, aggressive people, contact sports, reality TV, Stephanie Meyer and other incompetent writers, getting his hair wet/mussed, being rushed.
Movies: Big Fish, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Big fan of Tim Burton, but doesn’t like every one of his films. Also likes Henry Sellick a lot (Coraline, James & The Giant Peach). Also Velvet Goldmine, Fight Club, Crybaby, Zombieland, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Arsenic & Old Lace, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona, Pirate Radio, Be Kind Rewind, Labyrinth, Zoolander, Ferris Beuler’s Day Off, Mean Girls, Connie & Carla, Scott Pilgrim, Going The Distance, The Artist, Pom Poko, Where The Wild Things Are, Ferngully, Shawshank Redemption, Jailhouse Rock, Hearts In Atlantis, Stardust, Tomboy, The Dark Knight, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Misery, The Wall, Chicago, Lilo & Stitch, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Star Wars (3-6 only).
Back and shoulder fur is tinged orange.
Body hair is blond, but thick. Present on chest, stomach, armpits, crotch at all times.
FtM, sometimes packs—due to fur/hair, harness.
Small, well-trimmed moustache.
Green streak through hair
Can be slicked back or swept to the sides
Red fur on sides of face and buttocks.
White neck and torso, cream tinge from around navel down.
White feet, black toes.
Black toes, dark hands.
Feet DO work as hands, kinda!