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 Elliot m. tanner, 32, bartender/waiter, g. hedlund
ELLIOT TANNER
 Posted: May 24 2016, 11:42 PM
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elliot tanner
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    full name michael elliot tanner ii nickname ellie, et, tanner age 32 date of birth February 29th, 1984 birthplace cape cod, ma nationality american
    family
    parents michael elliot tanner sr.
    nancy rene tanner neè jones
    siblings NANCY TANNER relationship status single significant other n/a children n/a other family pets willow, the golden lab (mainly his sisters dog)
    knowledge
    education umass amherst (BS in sports medicine) occupation waiter/bartender workplace name of diner/sourwulf
    philosophy
    atrological sign pisces mood malaise religious affiliation baptized Protestant, non practicing positive traits loyal
    compassionate
    sentimental
    humorous
    sensitive
    negative traits lazy
    forgetful (short term memory mostly)
    self-pitying
    fearful
    escapist
    appereance
    face claim garett hedlund

  • having children was something that the tanners never saw in their future. they were happy as just a pair. on michael's 32nd birthday, evelyn announced she was pregnant. michael was thrilled and from then on parenthood seemed to for them. elliot was born in feb of 1984 on the worst day of the year: leap year. to him, this was going to set up the precedence for the rest of his life.

    evelyn didn't have an easy pregnancy, and elliot was always a fussy baby, and frankly downright a total pain in the ass until he was about 3. don't get the tanners wrong, they loved elliot so much, but he was a handful. so they decided to raise him as an only child. after age 3 he calmed down, and suddenly it was a lot easier raising him. it took some planning and time, but finally when elliot was 5 years old the tanners announced another pregnancy.

    elliot was so excited to be a big brother. he had just started school and all of his friends had siblings, except him. now, he was gonna be a cool big brother. everything of was blissful, but then evelyn passed away while in child labor. it was a whirlwind of excitement, but grief. now 6 yr old elliot was so confused, but ever since he's been his little sisters rock.

    michael tanner was such a proud papa. he loved being a dad. his excitement for his kids was over the moon. he was at ever single event. he was determined to be the best mom/dad hybrid. of course, he had his flaws, but where michael was flawed, elliot tanner could find a way to ease that. the family was such a close unit. they were their best friends. the way i picture them is the classic white 90's tv family, that is like slightly progressive bc his a single dad. you feel?

    aside from the death of his mother, the tanners hadn't had any major upsets. a lot of the time it felt like they endured all the shit they were going to endure. michael tanner never remarried after the death of his wife, but elliot and nancy would encourage him to date. they were occasional dates, and their dad was such a hopeless romantic, but no one ever compared to elliot's mother.

    high school was a breeze. elliot was well liked by all of his peers, he was a star baseball player, and received a near full-ride scholarship. he studied sport's medicine not too far from home (elliot never had intentions of moving out of MA). when he left college, elliot was playing for a minor league team, but then was quickly picked up by the majors. elliot played with the red sox for the entirety of his career.

    elliot is always a little suspicious of things when they go well. he was riding the high of his baseball career when he was brought down by an injury that would put him out of the game forever. it tore him apart because baseball was the only thing he knew. then a few months later, elliot's father became sick. his dad was given only a months to live. michael tanner lived another year and a half. during that time, his long-time girlfriend left him, and elliot ended up moving home with his sister.

    since then, he has been trying to put back together his life. death wasn't anything they hadn't experienced before, but elliot wished that they hadn't lost their father the way they had, but in the end it's how things go right? sure, elliot is depressed, but he gets by. he smiles when he can, laughs often, and smokes a ton of pot.

    so here's a tl;dr: elliot is a kind soul. he's sentimental. he's terribly loyal to those he loves. he's generous in the sense that he just wants nothing more than give everyone a good laugh and make them smile. he's an entertainer at heart and it's no surprise he's taken to stand up comedy to cope with the shitty hand life dealt him. he helps run his father's hardware store in town, but also teaches baseball lessons and is a handyman if you need one.

  • friends he puts a lot of effort into friendships. he also loves to entertain people and make them laugh. he uses his friends as muse for his comedy. he doesn't lust after being the center of attention, but he does like it a lot. he just wants to be around people a lot and give them a good time that would be memorable. he's really giving, however, people have been known to take advantage of it. it goes back to his loyalty. call him anytime of the day, and he will be there to help as much as possible. also good luck getting him to shut the fuck up... btw.

    enemies alright so this i could being a thing. he's a loud person, and he defs drinks more than he should when you invite him out. so i'm sure he's made enemies. elliot is very sure of himself in some respects, and it can be a bit of a fault a lot of the time. he isn't violent, but he surely does argue with people. he isn't afraid to be honest, so there's that.

    lovers he is probably the worst and best lover. again, he's very loyal to his lover, and his spontaneous nature is usually helpful in this department, but again he's self centered and will be a little absent minded to his lover's needs. he was dating a girl for years, but when he lost his job she dumped his ass because he was too mopey. he hasn't been in a serious relationship since, but he does date!

    others i would also love the idea of having cousins for elliot. i feel like his family isn't huge, but he always makes a point to see them. seeing as i said above that he's terribly sentimental, he puts an emphasis on family. so i defs would like some family lol... "others" would also include clients from his baseball lessons. he also will do handy work now and again for extra cash (his sister always sends him when ppl as at the store for help).

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EVELYNN NORDSTROM
 Posted: May 25 2016, 06:19 AM
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29 years old
she/her
burlesque dancer
Single
played by sammie
4772 posts central she/her pm for aim


lilly & elliot
hello, sonny! meet lilly: a 28 year old native who likes to think she's a simple woman, but she's quite indecisive and a bit weird and sometimes overly cheerful. she's a bit on the shy side when it comes to first meeting people, but once she warms up, she's very bubbly, humorous, and can be quite charming in her own little way! anyway, she would def know elliot through work! i saw that he's working at the inn and lilly works there as the manager's pa. so, she's likely seen him around and would be cool with him and such. also! she used to be a bartender at sourwolf! so, they could developed a friendship or something there? they'd get along super well and she would love his humor and would be like "ughh rough day. please make me laugh!" lol anyway, maybe they get together every so often to make up their own drinks and see who comes up with the best? lol lilly can be quite competitive but it's all in good nature. anyway, i just think they'd be cute! but feel free to do whatves with this!
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ELLIOT TANNER
 Posted: May 25 2016, 08:40 PM
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lilly & elliot
hiiiya sammie!! ok so yeeesss i love this idea! maybe she was the one who told him to apply at the inn if bc maybe he mentioned he needed another part time gig? cause that would be cool!!! lol but yes i love all of this. i bet he probably makes the worst tasting drinks just to be a bbole lolol he always has the jokes ready to give out at any given time. so be his guest and ask away! lemme know if you wanna give em something!


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grace & elliot
yay i glad you love him! <3 i defs agree that elliot loves his sister back a looooot. he probably thinks that grace reminds him a little of their mother from what he remembers as a kid. he likes to make connections like that. and he thanks her so much for making dinner. he probably can fend himself he's not that bad off, but he is pretty lazy lol. even though he didn't really want much to do with the store, he is glad she didn't sell, but he does feel bad her dreams were put on hold for it. i think they're both mutual on the whole performing and acting thing and so it sucks for him to see her not get to live up to her full potential. you know big brother stuffffffsssss. i imagine they have moments like this together all the time and he gets all emotional and on the verge of tears lol. wow i am awful bc i am laughing at him crying. anyways! i am super excited for their dynamic! lemme know if you wanna comm or thread!


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EVELYNN NORDSTROM
 Posted: May 25 2016, 08:59 PM
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lilly & elliot
bahahaha what a little brat! lol and lilly is def on the naive side, so if he were to tell her that he promises not to make shit drinks, she would believe him every single time with mild persuasion on his end lmao and yes! she would have absolutely encouraged him to go apply at the inn and would have given him a solid recommendation. annnnd i started a creeper cell thread here! <3
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ELLIOT TANNER
 Posted: May 25 2016, 09:05 PM
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lilly & elliot
lolol love it http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/fiskihavet/EMOTICONS/devil_zpsimkjjult.png thank u lilly for speaking highly of him. http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/fiskihavet/EMOTICONS/thumbup_zps1e5ncgmq.png awesome will get to it rn http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/fiskihavet/EMOTICONS/heartheart_zps7whhgcam.png
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cameron taylor
 Posted: May 27 2016, 09:18 AM
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29 years old
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MLB Pitcher (Red sox)
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cameron & elliot
Soooo it wouldn't be right if I didn't throw Cameron at you who has played and still plays for the Red Sox, but also, these two stud muffins also grew up and lived in the Cape for all of their lives so I'm going to say they were sanbox buddies? Knew each other since they were toddlers and have pretty much been like brother's ever since? Cam probably checks in on regularly after he was released because he can only imagine what that must feel like. But whenever Cameron is in town, he'd definitely shoot the shit with Elliot like always, love him? thanks <3


serena & elliot
So Elliott and Serena are pretty much two of a kind in the sense they both have a colorful sense of humor, enjoy a good time and aren't all that high maintenance. What definitely caught my attention was that he also lost a parent at the age of 6, Serena lost her father at that age and remembers him vividly because it's something she can't necessarily let go. She isn't depressed or has been diagnosed but there are days where she thinks about him more times than not and wonders just how different her life would be if he was still around.

He would have been a senior when she was a freshman but she made friends easily be it in classes or mutual friends unless you prefer them to not have crossed paths much then and instead reconnected at a bar or somewhere else and were all like, 'you too!?!', yeah they're going to be fun <3



giselle & elliot
This is my wholesome darling Giselle. She was also raised in Cape Cod but left for College and only came back about a year ago from New Jersey. Her life was perfect up until she got engaged and moved in with her now ex-fiance who started physically abusing her out of nowhere. She left that environment and the state altogether to come back home and find some piece and serenity.

If Elliot ever decided to see a shrink, I could easily see it being Giselle, she loves helping others and making them see the bright side to what may seem like a haunted past, present, or future. If Elliot doesn't want to take that route yet, then odds were he may have known Tommy or Ava and met Giselle through that and they're friends?



shane & elliot
Sooo here is my trouble maker Shane. Now there is no way that these two would have known each other unless they met within the past two years when Shane moved to Cape Cod from New York. Shane had a less than conventional upbringing with his mother leaving him after he turned 1 and his father having to work twice as hard to take care of the boy. He's very low key and observant and will feel you out before he decides to include you in his circle of friends

Shane also dabs into illegal underground fighting while attending a boxing gym during the day. He works as a manager for an auto shop and doesn't really do monogamy. I think these two would get along, and he's friend's with Matt who also smokes weed so maybe that's where they meet and get along?


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TRENT ARENDT
 Posted: May 27 2016, 09:22 AM
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ichthyologist
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played by ANNA
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trent & elliot
wait jesus, have you met ginger jesus yet? because i don't think i have spammed you with him. ngl, you haven't missed much. he's such a sad panda. or a bitter panda? angry panda? idk, he's a panda. i got lost in that sentence okay. anyway, trent is a wanna-be writer who pm doubles as a handiman to pay his bills, sits at home and watches telenovelas and hates on his sister who is living with him for god knows what reason hahahahaha. i've probably told you about his sad life at some point, but if i haven't - lol you haven't missed much like at all. he lost his wife a few years ago and his life has pretty much been shitty since then because he won't let himself move on because he feels it'd be disrespectful to her? because that makes a lot of sense... she probs would have wanted him to be happy, but trent is like throwing himself pity parties on a daily basis, still. aaaaanyway, i can sort of see them having been really good friends for like as long as any of them could remember? they're the same age and stuff and trent was sort of that weird kid back in school and like idk. he could've used a friend back then? or whatever works tbh. i just want him to have a friend that isn't feeding into his depressed bullshit.
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ELLIOT TANNER
 Posted: May 29 2016, 03:51 PM
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cameron & elliot
ok so yeah i can defs see old friends for sure! they are three years apart so sometimes i'm sure the age difference did get in the way, but i feel like they didn't let it bother them too much. maybe they played little league together? but yeah i think elliot would really appreciate the kindness from cameron lol! but yes i could defs see this brotherly love. and he was probably really excited when he found out the red sox picked him!!


serena & elliot
lol i could see them having casually known each other. he's probably that one popular guy everyone knows in some capacity. but most likely reconnected once high school ended. but yeah i could them having this understanding of what it's like having a parent who passed away (esp elliot i mean both his parents are rip).


giselle & elliot
lol elliot will eventually need a therapist. do u have a business card gisselle???


shane & elliot
lolol i could see them meeting some how. i mean he usually smokes it all by himself, but sometimes he ventures out and smokes with friends, so i see that. i also do think elliot frequents the gym because he likes to be in shape. he doesn't wanna be that baseball player who left baseball and looks like a hippo. no sir. so maybe they did meet through the gym?


Delilah & elliot
hmm tough to say how they could have met. i feel like they don't run in the same circles, buuuut that's not to say people can't be friends bc of that. he doesn't have kids or anything lol, but who knows they could have made nice at a bar once?

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 Posted: May 29 2016, 03:58 PM
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trent & elliot
lol love this ok. trent needs to stop being such a damn egg ok?? and elliot is here to help him be fun bc he knows he can be fun. lol they can throw pity parties together, lbr here but yes?? i love the idea of old friends. and when he starts acting all pouting elliot won't be afraid to tell him to stop moping around. lol yes that weird friend everyone was like why r u two friends? but elliot's always been like idk cause he's super cool?? i feel like elliot sees a different side of him??? idk he probably also tells trent this this kind of shit, too.


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BEBE NELSON
 Posted: Jun 21 2016, 05:01 PM
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bebe & elliot
First of all, I have a sister who was born on leap year. So yay for leap year babies.

This is Bebe. She’s a 26 year old escort, who moved to Cape Cod two years ago. She’s okay with it. It pays the bills, but she doesn’t want to be an escort forever. She’s very creative, and wants to pursue one of her creative habits. She’s had a rough go of things, so she’s fairly closed off to people. She’s reluctant to let people in, because she is terrified that if she lets anyone in, on any level, then she’ll get hurt in some way. But when she does open up around someone, she can be fun to be around. She likes to chill out with a few beers, and just have fun. And with his desire to make people laugh, I can see Bebe enjoying his company. She is more likely to become friends with someone if they can make her laugh a lot. So yeah, drinking buddies?? She’ll ask him to make her complicated cocktails, and he can experiment with her, if he wants.


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ELLIOT TANNER
 Posted: Jun 23 2016, 05:48 PM
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bebe & elliot
yes drinking buddies would be wonderful!!! elliot is always there to lend an ear and he is happy to listen. and he would sooooo be up for the challenge and they would all taste awful :/// LOL but i am up for whatever!


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MURPHY THOMPSON
 Posted: Sep 16 2016, 09:55 AM
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31 years old
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murphy & elliot
yaaaaaaas improv buddies. i am so here for this, sonny. this is basically a useless post back in your plotter, but i am doing it anyway because i love you. <33
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NATHAN MUIR
 Posted: Jan 16 2017, 02:06 PM
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37 years old
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land developer
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played by mag
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elliot & nate
he's a bartender. nate is a gentleman who has recently started visiting bars much more frequently due to boredom after his recent separation. and bc he doesn't want to be alone. SO WHY NOT MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR FRIENDLY LOCAL BARTENDER??? he definitely would. he like gives no fucks and will talk anyone's ear off and pretty much force elliot into being his friend. plus going to elliot's comedy shows would also give him something to do on nights he doesn't have his some so. win/win. more trash but still love me ok. http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb473/fiskihavet/EMOTICONS/heartheart_zps7whhgcam.png
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CORA MURPHY
 Posted: May 19 2017, 03:13 PM
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she/her
etsy shop owner
Married
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cora & elliot
oh my godddddd i have so many feels already for these two. like literal heart eyes. i have so many cute visions of them as teens, her demanding she can play video games with them just so she can beat them. my heart melts at just imagining elliot coming to get her to go downstairs for dinner or something and him accidentally catching her getting changed or something. because how awkwardly cute would that be?!?! ah i'll stop now. my heart's swelling too much.

its like they're finding each other at the perfect moment in time and that's actually quite beautiful. cora needs to be reminded she's worth so much more than she's become. some trophy wife for a businessman. and for someone from her past who always inspired her to be a better person, made her giggle and made her feel good about herself to come back into her life will remind her all she's worth. and awwwww its just too cute. i think for dramaz sake, cora's never gonna have liked elliots high school sweetheart just because she would have thought he deserved better.

omg i want to do things like yesterday with them. i keep meaning to hit you up on aim, but work's kicking my butt this weekend. BUT WHERE SHOULD WE START WITH THESE TWO BABIES?!

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