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Myles T. Abernathy


Myles T. Abernathy

Full Name: Myles T. Abernathy
Birthdate: July 13th
Apparent Age: Late 20s/early 30s
Occupation: Burnout/Therapist
Family: Abernathy
Virtue: Faith
Vice: Gluttony
Myers-Briggs: [INTP-T]
Seeming: Wizened
Kith: Oracle/???/???
Entitlement: College of Worms
Court: Autumn (****)
Keeper: Daughters of Pleione


Myles is a bumpkin.

Notable Stats

  • Common Sense (Oracle Blessing)
  • Visionary Dreams
  • Encyclopedic Knowledge
  • Investigation (****)
  • Empathy (****)
  • Crafts (***)
  • Strength (*)
  • Streetwise (-2 Penalty)


Myles' Mien - thanks Elmo!


Weird Science

Any scientist or academic active between 1968 and 1975 may recognise Myles, who looks an awful lot like a young Milo Abernathy: a wunderkind psychology researcher and playboy who ran with counter-culture types out of Stanford.

Think Timothy Leary, John C. Lilly or the Fundamental Fysiks Group as inspiration for who he worked with. Anyone interested in things like Jungian psychology, quantum mysticism or psychic communication with dolphins may have met him in California or at various international conferences.

Of course, Milo Abernathy is still alive: having sold out to the man years ago, he’s a 65 year old retired clinical psychologist who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and dogs.


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Logs



“The problem is not to find the answer,
it's to face the answer.”


Some people just emit vulnerability; they are too sensitive for this world, and the inevitable bumps from potholes along the road of life leave them bruised and dazed.

Myles T. Abernathy is one of those people, limping through existence with a hazy focus - a fragile collection of mood swings and flights of fancy. Which is strange, because apparently the man works as a psychotherapist - giving emotional support and council to other folk who come through his door. It takes all sorts, eh?


Living at the Abernathy Estate - renowned House of Weird - Myles is a tweedy nerd who cruises around in a vintage Dodge full-sized van that looks straight out of a kidnapper’s starter pack. He can often be found watching pigeons in the park and listening to Roy Orbison singles on a portable record player - generally coming across like some kind of Lynchian figure of woe.

Myles is the type of guy to argue passionately about esoteric conspiracy theories, stick his nose in where it don’t rightly belong, and get so wrapped up in whatever he’s talking about that he becomes near-on impossible to understand. Who’s to say if the guy is a deep thinker or just a burnout?

Hooks

  • The Counsellor Is In
    Myles is a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist of the Jungian variety. Board certified and everything, he runs his practice from an office at the Gabriel Building in Fallcoast's Commercial District. Need a shrink? He may be your guy - he’s always up to listen to a traumatic tale.
  • Handicap Status
    Myles walks with a cane due to some undisclosed mishap - he can occasionally be seen loitering in free clinics waiting for physio, getting lost in pharmacies, and generally taking his time getting places.
  • Another Abernathy
    Myles has a drawling Maine accent, but he’s not been around the city much until lately. Old timers may say he looks an awful lot like Milo Abernathy who left town in ’68 to be some big shot college boy in California. Maybe he’s the old guy’s son?
  • Good Omens
    Myles is a gifted oracle blessed with Visionary Dreams and other prophetic aptitudes. Perhaps he’s had a dream meant for you, or can lend a hand interpreting prophetic mysteries.
  • Just a Dream
    Myles isn’t just a Visionary Dreamer who’s privy to frequent prophetic dreams, no - he is a oneiropomp of minor note, experienced with helping other Lost with lessening nightmares, providing psychotherapy or healing dreams, sleep teaching and more.
  • Skein Walker
    Myles is a secret practitioner of Oneiroscopy. Dream Pledge? He don't need no stinkin' Dream Pledge. Need somebody to witness a dream, fight off some Shame Riders, or generally skulk through dreams like a total creep? Think Myles. He can and will literally walk into dreams unannounced.
  • Forgive Me Father
    Myles is Catholic - after a fashion - and while his attendance is erratic, he's known to attend different services, sometimes multiple times a week, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
  • That’s Soo Vintage
    Myles collects vinyl records, dresses like he's deeply committed to mid-century Americana aesthetics, and is perpetually going through dusty old crap in the back of consignment shops. Hipster dweeb, or geeky collector? Hard to tell - but he posts a lot of sales ads for old crap and is always hawking things. Maybe he’s found something special that shouldn’t be his?
  • Palo Alto Pals
    Myles spent early 2010 to May 2016 in the San Francisco Bay Area: if you’re from around there, perhaps your paths have crossed before. For more information, see the details on the Watchtower of the Redwoods Freehold.
  • Trouble Finds A Way
    Myles is spectacularly good at getting himself into sticky situations he has no real business in. Need a patsy, or a witness? Myles is so often that guy; what does it matter what he sees? No one's going to believe him anyway... Right?

Soundtrack

Black Keys - These Days

These blood red eyes don't see so good.
But what's worse if they could;
would I change my ways?
Wasted times and broken dreams,
violent colors so obscene...
is all I see these days.

Giles Corey - No One Is Ever Going To Want Me

I want to feel like I feel when I'm asleep,
I want to feel like I feel when I'm asleep,
I want to feel like I feel when I'm asleep,
I want to feel like I feel when I'm asleep...

Modest Mouse - Lives

Everyone's afraid of their own life
If you could be anything you want
I bet you'd be disappointed, am I right?
No one really knows the ones they love
If you knew everything they thought
I bet that you'd wish that they'd just shut up.

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - I Scare Myself

I scare myself, and I don't mean lightly
I scare myself, it can get frightening
I scare myself, to think what I could do
I scare myself -- it's some kind of voodoo...

Bright Eyes - Hot Knives

So give me black light (give, give me)
So give me hot knives (deep clean sleep)
On a dance floor, no one tells time (there is no time)
Oh, I've made love, yeah, I've been fucked; so what?
I'm a cartoon, you're a full moon, let's stay up.

Recoil - Want

I want to know how it will end
I want to be sure of what it will cost
I want to strangle the stars for all they promised me...

Velvet Underground - I'm Set Free

I've been set free and I've been bound
To the memories of yesterday's clouds
I've been set free and I've been bound
And now I'm set free
I'm set free
I'm set free to find a new illusion...



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