Sheshebens is a tiny, well renowned genius. His high intellect stems from his exceptional memory. Whenever he learns or hears something new, it will stick.
Sheshebens often doesn’t want to acknowledge how smart he really is, and wants to appear just like anybody else. Even if he has a very kind heart, his poor social skills has left him with few friends, as he often ends up accidentally offending people by his straightforward nature. Teaching is a whole different story, as at his school he’s free to lecture about what he’s passionate about, and he loves to share his knowledge to those who are willing to listen.
Sheshebens’ passion lies in philosophy, which makes him tend to question everything, including why he’s alive. This means he’s pretty much always experiencing an existential crisis. He has a hard time finding a reason to be happy about anything, and overanalyzes the simplest things. Being left alone with his head never ends well.
Name meaning: Small Duck
Nicknames: Sheshe, Shee, Ben, Benny, Benben
(He really dislikes being called Ben, Benny or Benben, don't do it.)
Height: 150cm (4'11")
Gender: Male (he/him)
Orientation: Demisexual Biromantic
Occupation: University Professor, Author
Relationship Status: Single
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Politics, Music, Bird watching
Learning, Memorizing, Singing, Critical thinking
Books, Mayonnaise, Coffee, Birds, Dogs, Parks, Sweaters
Aloysius, Bigotry, Overthinking, Violence, Sewing, Mornings
He buys caged birds just to set them free.
He runs late almost every day (from being a night owl and never getting up early).
He ate half a jar of mayonnaise once.
He's a hoarder of random trinkets people sell on the streets.
He hates spending money on unnecessary things like expensive fabrics and a house bigger than he needs.
"But change is good. Change is necessary, because if we kept doing the same thing, we would never get better. How are the birds supposed to take flight, if they never dared to jump out of the nest?"
"The world is so beautiful… And we never stop to watch."
"Everything is so strange... But for some reason, it still is... What's the point of that?"
"Eggs are so fascinating..."
Much like his mother, Vivienne has always been extremely kindhearted and caregiving, maybe a little bit too much so. The only thing she wants to talk about is her new fashion line, though, which never interested Sheshebens much.
Sheshebens more reserved grandmother. Although very lovable, she always felt quite untouchable, being a big deal in the fashion industry. Especially seeing as Sheshebens’ notoriously inept in the subject.
Petronella is a carbon copy of Sheshebens mother, always around to spread sunshine and happiness. Unlike his mother however, Petronella was able to get a son that could reach the family’s expectations.
Because of her absence during his life, Sheshebens never really got to know Evangeline, but from the few times they have interacted, he knows they think in similar ways. Sheshebens can tell that she is being silenced by her husband.