Jason Mazzitore is an 11-12-year-old boy who lives in the same neighborhood as Riley Andersen after the family's move to San Francisco.
Jason was born in San Antonio, Texas to Thomas and Katherine Mazzitore. Growing up, Jason was a generally talkative, funny, and intelligent child despite being diagnosed with ADHD and ASD at the age of 4. His primary hobbies were typically indoor activities such as playing video games and reading. After living a comfortable, simple life in Texas, Jason's father took a job opportunity in San Francisco and moved the family there when Jason was 11.
Jason struggled to adapt to his new home, becoming saddened and angry about the loss of his old life in San Antonio. His joyous, intelligent personality was replaced for a time with a rude, reclusive and depressed one. With the help of his parents and their honesty with each other, Jason was able to mostly recover from the depression caused by the move.
A month later, a new family moved into the vacant house a block away from the Salvati home, the Andersens from Minnesota. Although sharing English, history, psychology, and biology class with their daughter, Riley, Jason was not present when Riley sobbed in front of the entire class after telling them about her life in Minnesota, for he had a doctor's appointment that day. Because of her shyness, Jason typically ignored Riley. Despite this, Riley knew of Jason because he was usually the first to answer a question in class or crack a joke.
After a chance encounter in the cafeteria, Jason met Riley for the first time and the two kids found that they had something in common: both were trying to adjust to a new life after leaving behind a great one back home. This sentiment and understanding soon developed into a friendship.
Personality: Jason is a comedic, intelligent and talkative boy who enjoys video games, movies and TV shows. Because of his tastes for indoor activities, Jason is somewhat physically weak though Riley is helping him overcome that. Jason is also known for his honesty and habit of blurting out answers in class rather than raising his hand. Additionally, because of his ADHD, Jason has difficulty sitting still and will often doodle or play with his school supplies if he isn't engaged. Additionally, Jason has trouble falling asleep at night and rarely dreams. His mild Autism manifests itself in repetitive behaviors, getting over-emotional about things, and a tendency to get so lost in thought, he stares into space. Jason displays some odd personal beliefs such as believing honesty is more important than politeness, though he will warn others when he intends to criticize. Additionally, Jason does not consider interrupting others to be rude and vice versa. These personal views sometimes get Jason into trouble. Although normally happy and content, Jason will occasionally have outbursts of anger and episodes of depression. Usually, Jason will recover fairly quickly from both. Jason misses his old life in San Antonio dearly and is not yet fully adjusted to living in San Francisco. His biggest fears are wasps, needles, and getting attacked while walking alone in the dark.
Physical Appearance: Jason is fairly short, only around Riley's height with a thin, almost underweight build. He has medium brown eyes, dark brown or black hair(depends on lighting and exposure to sunlight) that is usually forward-facing and somewhat unkempt due to his habit of running his hands though it, a rounded face, small button nose, and a light skin-tone that looks even lighter when untanned.
Jason's wardrobe consists of dark-colored pants and shorts, black shoes with red trim or black motorcycle boots, and typically plain shirts. Often complementing all his outfits is a black leather-and-cotton long-coat with a prominent, upturned collar, beaked hood and red fabric at the lower back with buttoned cuffs. Sometimes, Jason will sport a black gaucho hat to complete his look. To carry items with him conveniently, Jason will often wear a dark brown leather satchel.
Since this is an Inside Out OC, his mind will be explored. The general style of it is Art Deco mixed with science fiction elements. His Islands of Personality include: Family, Friendship, Justice, Video Games, Pop Culture, Academics, and Comedy. Due to his ADHD, his Train of Thought resembles a high-speed, Art Deco-inspired bullet train that will randomly derail in epic explosions only to reappear somewhere else and go off-course. Most of the other regions in his mind are similar to Riley's. Lastly, because of sleeping problems associated with ADHD, Jason's Dream Productions studio appears to have been abandoned long ago, though he is still capable of dreaming. Deep within his Subconscious dwells a forest of asparagus, towering needles, a shadowed man with a knife, and a gigantic, killer wasp.
I am available for an Inside Out Rp anytime, just message me using the notes system. I have a few rules though:
1. Little if any supernatural things can happen, Inside Out is not that kind of Disney movie.
2. Keep everyone in-character.
3. Bing Bong is dead/forgotten. Having him turn up alive just makes his sacrifice in the film meaningless.
4. Riley should not recover from total personality loss and a spell of depression overnight. According to one of the books, Riley has Family, Honesty, Goofball, Hockey, and Friendship Island restored as of two months after she tried to run away. She has also gained Tragic Vampire Romance and Boy Band Island. During this period of time, she had to create new Core Memories and adjust to living in San Francisco.
Also, this character is free for use in any fanfiction or fanart. Just give credit to me for his character.