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Mac's a loyal bastard and loveable dog. Perpetually lost in the
depths of his emotions, he wrestles with an ever-shifting sense of
identity, amplified when he learns in
Astral's cult that his
magical powers work only in tandem with someone else's. Prone to
moral compass points him as north as it can, but he can only take
so much southern temptation, as
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
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 weak will is influenced by the hypnotic suggestion that he is
Mac is autistic and has ADHD and spent a lot of time in his older
brother's shadow as the incompetent queer younger brother. The
inferiority complex 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
Mac is stocky and short with a shaggy black mullet and tan skin.
He's fuzzy like a dog with thick body hair. In general, he has
quite rounded features.
Sometimes he's trans, but never went through an estrogenizing
Clothing and Dress
He prefers bell bottoms when given a choice, and he needs a
sherpa jacket 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
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
Somehow, he meets Georgie: 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 meets 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 but 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 to pick the names Anthony and Carroll.