Syd Reed
6 ft 3 in, 135-140 lb
Lee Taehyun
Aries (4/9)
Denver, CO
main, dark AU


Syd is a troubled teen, struggling with a myriad of psychological issues (most of which he refuses to admit are typical teenager problems). He is hardened and crass on the outside but has an incredibly soft heart, showcased in his love for Taehyun, his mother, and his cat Arlene.

Discovering just how much of his brash personality is a front to keep people away is something he struggles with; he often makes violent, graphic threats when provoked but will not act on them; a dark part of him thrives on being the "psycho" kid, as this reputation makes bullies give him a wide berth.

He writes his innermost thoughts and feelings in a private journal. He has a deep fascination with death, morbid and macabre subjects. He spends a lot of time on the computer, creating custom Doom levels and browsing sites like Rotten and Ogrish.


His parents split up when he was around 12-13. His father, Wade, had an extramarital affair and eventually moved to Kansas City with his new wife, Susan, and her son Brooks. Syd partially resents his father for abandoning both him and his mother, yet part of him still longs for his father's love. As a result, Syd is very close with his mother Misty.

In eighth grade, Syd staged a fake suicide. He had a crush on a classmate, Rachel Larson, and slid an anonymous note confessing his feelings into her locker. She read it over the school announcements the following day. The only saving grace regarding this humiliation was his anonymity was kept intact, though as all his classmates laughed he felt like they knew. "I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it to the end of the day without breaking. I used ketchup packets as blood and faked a suicide in the cafeteria. I just needed a way to get sent home without getting in trouble. I got suspended for a few days and made to go to counseling before I could go back to school."


  • Music (Rammstein, KMFDM, the Smashing Pumpkins, Orgy, KoRn, Marilyn Manson, Filter, Gravity Kills, Nine Inch Nails, Slayer, Static-X, Ministry, Skinny Puppy)
  • Movies (slasher/horror films, Pulp Fiction, Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers, Robocop, Aliens, Terminator)
  • Video games (Doom, Duke Nukem, Twisted Metal, Mortal Kombat, Primal Rage, Bloody Roar, Killer Instinct, Mace: The Dark Age, Metal Gear Solid)
  • Smoking pot, drinking, sex
  • Cherry cola, Slim Jims, pizza

  • Dislikes
  • Bullies, jerks, anyone rude for no reason
  • Animal abusers
  • His dad's "new" family
  • Everyone? He's a bit of a misanthrope, save for a handful of people he cares about


  • Wears mostly t-shirts and jeans; his closet is filled with t-shirts of his favorite bands
  • Loves horror fiction (think Stephen King and Clive Barker), non-fiction about serial killers/mass killings/cults/etc
  • He was in an advanced program for "gifted" kids in elementary school and hated it, but he stuck it out for a few years for his parents' sake; he prefers being in regular classes because there, everyone thinks he’s a genius. He’s the smart kid. In an AP class, he’d be the dummy, or just another smart kid in a class full of them. He wouldn’t be special.
  • He knows a handful of Korean love phrases/words due to his friendship/romance with Taehyun
  • He took a German language class in his sophomore year
  • Syd is adept at computers and wants to go to college for game design or computer programming


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