Swanson, Oliver

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Oliver Jacob Swanson
Career Occupation
Acting Chief Science Officer
USS Sheridan, DD-4086
Biographical Attributes
185 cm (6 ft. 1 in.)
81.6 kg (180 lb.)
Eye Color:
Emerald Green
Hair Color:
Short, with a faux-hawk & classic "Star Fleet" sideburns
Mediterranean / Italian
Facial Hair:
Tenor, smooth, with a slight N. American east coast accent. His speech is highly annunciated with much vocal inflection
United Federation of Planets
Philadelphia, North American Continent, Earth
Familial Relationships
Status of Parents:
Separated. Michelle is a chef and lives in Toulouse, France. Harold is a computer technician in Pittsburgh
Tiffany, 27. She is a bartender in Seattle. She and Oliver do not get along
Marital Status:

Personal History

Oliver Jacob Swanson was born on a rainy day in Philadelphia. His childhood was fairly normal; he got fairly average grades in school, had a few good friends, and got into just enough trouble to give him a little character. His parents split when he was ten, and he moved back and forth between their houses for the next eight years. He had a pretty easy time with the divorce- his parents hadn't been getting along for a long time, and he was smart enough to expect that they'd break eventually. His sister didn't understand how he could take it so easy, and the difference between the two caused a permanent rift between them.

He had fun in his teens. He had a high aptitude for languages and sciences, and his grades in those areas were well above average. He came out to his family and friends when he met his first boyfriend, Ian, at 17. It was not an issue, they all had guessed before he told them. Under the bough of his supporting family and friends, Oliver was encouraged to study performing arts, and acted in school plays whenever he could. He learned several instruments, and when he completed school at eighteen, he took a job as a musician aboard a cruise ship.

The next couple of years were the most enjoyable, and the most dramatic, of Oliver's life. He had ample free time aboard ship, and he explored all facets of life- he dated a lot, found a new hobby in holo-photography, and became a skilled gymnast. While ship life was fun, by the time he was twenty he decided he had outlived the lifestyle, and finally disembarked for good in Rio de Janeiro. He worked as a waiter for a while in Rio, and hated it. In the few months that he had been land-bound, he had started to feel a craving for something more.

Restless, he had began to subsidize his appetite for life by being reckless. He drank, slept around, tried dangerous sports; anything so that he could feel like he was experiencing more. It was on one of these binges that he came to the realization that Star Fleet was where he belonged. Waking up next to a young engineering officer on shore leave, he saw the small silver and gold delta shield on the floor next to the bed, and a million things flashed through his mind. For the first time, he was sure where he wanted his future to go.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Science
Academy Minor(s): Communications & Computer Engineering
Hobbies and Pastimes: Holography / Holo-photography, Gymnastics, Piano, Violin, Cello, Flute
Short-Term Goals: Oliver's goals are more personal than career oriented. He wants to see and experience as much as possible
Long-Term Goals: Department head. Oliver does not want to be a command officer, but he wants the responsibility of running something
Personality: Oliver has a conflicted personality. At times outgoing, fun, and unrestrained, he also is quiet, dark and emotional. Overall, independent, graceful, and courageous
Sense of Humor: He laughs at everything. His jokes tend to be campy
Phobias: None
Likes: , Theatre, Cooking, Reading, Photography, Alcoholic beverages, Cheesecake, Extinct Religions, DNA Extraction, Asto-Physics, Interior Decorating, and Jeffries Tubes
Dislikes: Weapons, Insects, Comic Books, Stuffed Animals, Trumpets, and the color Orange
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Oliver has a large collection of isolinear chips that he is extremely OCD about. Also, he can't stand to see dirty windows
Achievements: Several music and drama awards. 3 commendations from Paradise Cruise line for service as an entertainment crewman
Disappointments: Nothing has been really disappointing to Oliver
Illnesses: Contracted a case of the Thelusian flu at age 19. No long-term effects
Strengths: Creativity
Weaknesses: Gets bored easily
Fears: He is afraid that he will be
Prejudices: None
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Khaki cargo pants and a black muscle shirt
Distinguishing Features: A tattoo of an ornate Celtic cross on his upper left arm; a mole on his cheek below his right eye
Pets: None. He doesn't really like animals
Friends: Scott Mansfield, 22. They were roommates for much of Oliver's time as a musician. Scott is always up to something, and Oliver finds him hilarious

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: The break-up of his first and only long term relationship
Best Time: The first year as a musician aboard the cruise line
Most Crucial Experience: His time in Rio
Role Model: Eva Peron and Marie Curie

Career History

Stardate - Graduated Star Fleet Academy, Science Division
Stardate - Promoted to Midshipman, assigned to USS Sheridan, DD-4086
Stardate 02096.01- Promoted to Ensign, USS Sheridan, DD-4086

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