mac's a loyal bastard and loveable dog. perpetually lost in the depths of his emotions, he wrestles with an evershifting sense of identity, amplified by his magical powers working only in tandem with someone else's. prone to condependency and whining, mac's moral compass points him as north as it can, but he can only take so much southern temptation. in the original story, mac is a wee lad at 19, but he's grown up into his mid 30s. he has shaggy black hair, a small mustache, and puppydog eyes.
inside mac are two dogs: anxiety and loyalty. they never leave him alone, even though they'll sometimes turn into guilt and codependency. he blusters sweetly to do the right thing with the messages of his christian parents ringing around in the back of his mind.
mac is autistic and has adhd and spent a lot of time in his older brother's shadow looking like an incompetent queer younger brother and it isn't helped when he spent a lot of his time looking very anxious about it. it's the baleful puppy eyes.
- being outside
- farm animals
- unconditional love
- being left out
- lifting things
- resisting temptation
- standing up for himself
stocky and short, shaggy black mullet, tan skin, rounded features
Sometimes he's trans, but never went through an estrogenizing puberty
Clothing and Dress
bell bottoms, a sherpa jacket he wears like a thunder blanket for dogs
the year is 1969.
born on april 19th, [1937-1950] mac anthony carroll was born to mr. and mrs. carroll in a nowhere town in oklahoma. his older brother boone is in high school. he went to the local public school, worked on his family's farm, and went to church.
mac didn't have to think about whether he was gay, only how to hide it. boone was always teasing mac for his queerness (which mac learned later was projecting), but that influence went away when boone was arrested and imprisoned for grand theft auto and aggravated assault.
with boone out of the picture, all eyes were on mac. unable to stomach his parents' increasing suspicion about his sexuality, mac ran away to san francisco. or, well, he tried, but he ended up in LA
Meets Georgie somehow. A party, at school, at a gay bookstore. They fall in love immediately, and Georgie teaches Mac how to love himself. He gets to feel powerful and useful when he protects her, even from herself.
Usually through Georgie, Mac meeds Astral and Teresa. They intimidate or outright scare him with their combination of crazy, magical, and powerful. He's instantly attracted to Astral but averts his gaze when he learns Astral's married. Astral wastes no time coming onto Mac, so his guilt does not stick around for long.
at some point, Astral knocks Mac up after Teresa's second kid (whether mac is trans or not, there is magic~)
- loves her more than anything in the world
- buddies through thick and thin
- would die for her
- overwhelmed by his mind and sexual stamina
- unfortunately regards him as a functioning addict
Teresa: gf's/bf's wife
- semi-regularly engage in group sex by not attracted to her
- jealous of her relationship with georgie
- Bobby Briggs
- Soldier (TF2)
Origin of Name
Mac's very early source is from a canon completely unrelated to the character he is now, but when we were coming up with a full name for him we thought it'd be funny if his initials spelled out MAC, so then we just looked at baby names that made sense for the time period and location.