Where Anyone is Possible
Augustus D. Fitzsimmons
A Perceptionist of Resonance
An Artist of Sound
He–a being of impoverished perception, dethroned of a gift many had been bestowed,
Who in return sacrificed the greater bemusement of Sight,
Only for the benevolent acuity of Resonance,
To become a Perceptionist of Sound.
A Blurred Trail:
Augustus was born innately blind to Bridgette Milwaukee on the 8th of June in 1985 in Birmingham, England, under the shadow of an oak just by their stead in the confines of a swimming pool drenched in blood. He was fathered by Michelson Fitzsimmons, a well-known poet that had dedicated his whole life to his wife and to poetry itself. After the sudden death of his mother at the early age of eight years, he was forced to move toward America with his father, where he had a supplemented childhood followed by a great education, despite the hurdles of his life, for he was blind and had to adopt the Language of Braille as a means to understand text. He, however, did not have any issues at all with being able to hear and to perceive sound by the ear. Rightfully so, due to the need of being exclusively wary of his surroundings only by sound, he developed an increased acuity for each ear, hearing twice as more than any other human being, even more than his father.
Augustus, then, by the age of ten, began his journey into the universe of art, invention and creation. One day, his father had caught the boy in his room, alone with a canvas, an easel, a color palette, paint and some brushes he had stolen from school with the aid of a classmate of his. To the father's surprise, upon laying eyes on the canvas, he found that the boy had painted something incredibly beautiful without the necessity of utilizing observation. . . It was then that the father decided to put the boy in art lessons and had paid the teacher more than the usual parent would pay to give Augustus specific lessons based on sound and description to aid him with the ability to develop a style of art only by listening and applying attention to characteristics that were spoken aloud.
With time and patience, after successfully graduating from High School with an extraordinary roster of grades, he applied for the University of Arts and Plastics with the sole intention of expanding his set of skills. Proving to be the best of his class with works such as The Silence of the Ocean, A Dawn of Majesty and Birth by Gods, he graduated within five years and became a dedicated artist and professor for the same University, dedicating his free time to drawing and roaming about in search of a possible milestone ... with only 32 years of age.
A Lack of Vision:
Augustus was born blind. Due to his blindness, he cannot see anything at all, only moving, subtle shadows here and there. His mother helped him adapt by teaching him the language of Braille, act that was carried on by his father once his mother perished. While his guide was his father for moving around, soon after Augustus became independent enough, he obtained a cane to conduct himself throughout any path and any obstacle.
Appearance of the Blind:
Augustus is quite the man with his formidable physique, despite his limitations. He is well-built and averagely tall with about five-feet and eleven inches of stature. He has shaggy, light-brown hair and slightly torched dermis with hints of radiance. His eyes are, as expected, that of a blind man, utterly blank, composed of an eternal cream that, when gawked at, reveals the darkest secrets of its victim.
The Cane of Defense and Guidance:
As it was already mentioned, Augustus carries with himself a cane for walking, identifying objects and making sure he is on the right path. Inside of the cane, however, he contains a sharpened dagger for a means of defense against any sort of aggressor. One shouldn't expect Augustus to do miracles, however, especially with any sort of fire-arm, elongated sword or anything of the sorts that requires the full vision of a man. Augustus can only defend himself if within close proximity of his victim and nothing more. He is just as mortal as any other man or woman, just as fragile as well, even with the strength he possesses. Without the cane, he is literally lost in the world without a guide to escort him. He is always wary of this limitation and deemed that the name of his cane would be, indeed, Limitation.
Rules of the Art: