Century of birth: 31st
Country of birth: STC
Best friend(s)/(unusual) pet:
Schmazz, a childhood friend from grade levels, and Johnny Cash
What did your parents want you to become?
Harold and Martha Broadblank wanted me to be an experimental scientist and work for the government.
What are you really doing now?
I converted an obsolete magnetic levitation train car into a time machine and have been outcast from society by STC.
What is your day job?
I used to work at Synergistic Technologies Corporation (STC) Processing Plant number 187 as a science technician. Now I am a rebel and a time traveler.
What is your night job?
Taking my turn keeping watch at the camp.
Where do you live?
In a commune in the woods with The Others. The Others are a group of outcasts from STC that oppose a reliance on technology and instead live in harmony with nature in the woods. The Others are planning a revolution against STC.
Where would you rather live?
Old Town, where STC outcasts live with technology, but outside of STC control. There I could continue my experiments with scrap metal and castoff materials.
If you were a plant lover/gardener/botanist – what would your garden/park/meadow/field/balcony/window shelf/… look like?
Natural tall evergreen trees for the birds and woods creatures to live in, if they ever come back.
What is the weirdest story of your life? My inspiration to build a time machine was to go back in time to meet Johnny Cash. I have loved his music from the audrecs and vidrecs in the records hall. I went to his deathbed in 2003 and convinced him to come with me and brought the STC cure for his affliction.We got lost in time and ended up in Egypt, got thrown in jail, I became the Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s inventor; Johnny became the bard. We escaped and the Pharaoh Hatshepsut came with us to the year 3100.
Best encounter ever: Meeting Johnny Cash.
Favourite text/statement/book/… “I’ll try to carry off a little darkness on my back, till things are brighter, I’m the man in black” from the Johnny Cash song The Man In Black.
Your chosen name is: Maslow Broadblank
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