|Tate Oliver Maly|
|Birthday:||September 4, 1987|
|Education:||Louisiana State University|
|Address:||18/A Gilders Road, Barfield|
Tate Maly is a tall man and used to be the tallest in his class. He had a major growth spurt before any of the other guys his age, so he was always seen as the giant freak for a couple of years. He's still tall, but luckily he's not seen as much of a giant freak anymore. Tate has a very nice style and enjoys to wear clothes that somewhat pop. He doesn't go over the top with anything, but he still likes to somewhat stand out in a crowd. He will wear a lot of brighter colors to do this. He also loves scarves and will often wear them with his outfits.
Tate Maly is a very outgoing person and always has been. He grew up in a large household, and he hated blending in with the others. He learned quickly how to speak up and get the attention of others. He loves to be in the spotlight - even if it sometimes isn't the best light. He's also excellent at public speaking, being able to draw a crowd's attention to him and keep them fascinated with his words. He may sometimes talk with his hands, but that's just how he keeps himself energized as he speaks. He loves the feeling of seeing people looking towards him and paying attention to him. Growing up, Tate was always the center of attention in his household, something that is often abnormal for a middle child. Because of this, he's always seeking attention and is somewhat self-involved. He forgets about the feelings of others and doesn't really let them speak when he has something to say. Everything must be about him. Tate is also very stubborn and hardheaded. He can also keep a grudge for years upon years, a downfall which curses him to this day. He still hates different bullies he had during elementary school - as ridiculous as it may seem.
Tate Oliver Maly grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as the third son in the Maly family. His mother had honestly been wishing for a daughter to take care of in the large group of sons she already had, but still, she was excited to have Tate. His father was also glad to have another son to play ball with one day in the future. Tate's father owned a small fishing company based in Baton Rouge, and the company had been started in the late 1800's in the Maly family. It was a family business, and Oliver, Tate's father, was planning on definitely passing it down to whichever of his children was the most interested. Growing up, Tate learned all of the different techniques of fishing and spent a majority of his time on the Mississippi River. Tate lived most of his childhood on his father's boat, and he absolutely loved how it was. He may have heard lots of shouting from the crew members and the loud motor running, but for some reason, he found it to be relaxing. He would spend his time on the deck, relaxing under the sun and watching the skies float by him. It was something he loved and, to this day, describe in perfect detail.
When Tate was six years old, his parents had their last child who happened to be a daughter. His mother was finally excited to have a daughter and decided from then on she would no longer be having kids. Plus, she thought five children were plenty. Tate ended up spending a lot of time with his younger sister. He absolutely adored her, unlike his other brothers who found her to be annoying. They would all pull pranks on her and steal her dolls and toys. Tate would get annoyed with his brother and would try to find the dolls for his sister. He would bring them back to her, and then sit around with her for hours playing with her dolls with her. His father was glad to see that at least one of his sons was nice to their younger sister, and he would often praise Tate for his actions. Before long, Tate was viewed as his father's favorite, which displeased his other brothers. Before long, his brothers started harassing him too. Tate simply ignored them though and continued on with his life.
At the start of high school in ninth grade, Tate began to realize something was different about himself. He tried to ignore any thoughts he had for some of his male classmates, but he couldn't help it. He would find himself daydreaming about his guy friends rather than the girls in his classes. His older brothers each had girlfriends and would occasionally tease him about his lack of one. After trying to ignore any feelings he possibly had, he decided that maybe he needed a girlfriend. He started dating a pretty blonde girl named Charlotte, who had been interested in him for months. They started seeing each other at the end of ninth grade, and dated all through the summer. They continued dating during tenth grade, but still Tate felt like it wasn't right. Deciding he needed help, Tate called his older brother Jayden and asked about his opinion about the matter. Jayden wasn't sure what to tell him except maybe he should try sleeping with her. If that didn't change his feelings, just dump her and find a different girl. Tate felt like it was a good enough answer, so he made plans for him and Charlotte to have sex during the summer before the eleventh grade year. Afterwards, Tate still felt like something was wrong, so he waited a few weeks and dumped her. He began to think about other girls he could possibly date, but none of them really appealed to him.
Tate was beginning to truly understand exactly what he was feeling, but he knew he shouldn't feel as such. His mother had once explained to him the sins of homosexuality after the two had went shopping together and had seen a gay couple kissing. She had told him everything about how sinful it was, and he had agreed with her. Yet, Tate was feeling this way and knew that he shouldn't. During that summer, he started asking his dad different questions about everything and how he felt about gay people. All he received was a string of curses about the evil of homosexuality. Tate simply nodded his head in agreement, deciding that he needed another girlfriend as soon as possible. It just simply hadn't been working between him and Charlotte. He started dating a new girl, but after a few times of sleeping together, he dumped her too. It just never felt right to him.
Also during his high school career, Tate decided early enough exactly what he wanted to do with his future. He had already been fascinated by horror novels - Stephen King being his favorite author. Tate decided that he wanted to be an author like King and make a career out of writing. His parents were both uncertain of his hopes at first, but went along with it. They decided they wanted their son to be happy with what he wanted to do. They also began to realize that he could have a chance of being a writer after he let them read a few of his short stories. During his junior year, he wrote a short horror poem for a contest, and was able to get it published in a youth poetry collection book. He was beyond excited for it, and would talk about it to whoever would listen to him. It helped him believe that he might actually have a chance of one day being an actual author.
During his senior year, Tate applied to Louisiana State University and was luckily accepted. It was located in Baton Rouge, so he never had far to travel. He already knew the university campus well, so he wasn't worried about attending school there. Tate was also super excited about it all and would talk about it quite often. However, the downfall to his senior year was when he accidentally started to crush on the high school football team's quarterback, Austin. He couldn't help it, but every time that Austin would talk to him, he would get really nervous and flirtatious. After a win for one of the football games, Austin gave Tate a ride to a party at one of the player's house that was located outside of the city. As they reached the party and Austin put his car in park, he leaned over and kissed Tate. Tate was surprised by the sudden kiss, but began kissing him back. After the sound of loud, drunk laughing, they pulled away from each other and headed into the party, without saying a single word about the moment. To Tate, it felt like they were avoiding each other at the party. Afterwards, Tate got a ride back to his place with Austin, and they were both silent the whole ride back. When they finally got to Tate's house, Austin apologized for everything and said it would never happen again. He understood that Tate had a girlfriend and wasn't interested - plus, he shouldn't be because that was wrong. However, the two began to have secret rendezvouses before and after school - sometimes even during school.
After graduation, Tate and Austin began to attend LSU together. They still kept their relationship a secret since neither wanted to ruin anything. Tate also knew from past experiences just how hateful his family could be towards relationships such as Tate's. Instead, Tate decided to focus mainly on his schoolwork and writing. All throughout college, he stayed with Austin. Austin also became one of the star players for the college's football team, and Tate would try to go to every game he could to cheer for Austin. During his senior year at LSU, Tate began to write his first horror novel after an idea came to his mind. He would spend all of his time writing and would sometimes forget about different assignments due for his classes. He wasn't failing though, which was lucky for him. Austin began to notice the chance in his behavior and tried to tell Tate to focus on his studies, but Tate was completely involved with his novel. It was the only thing he could think about all the time. After his college graduation, Tate was nearly done with his novel and began to search for a publishing company.
After his college graduation, Tate decided he wanted to let his family know that he was gay. He wasn't sure how to tell them, but he knew that he had to at some point. Over the summer, he brought Austin over for a family dinner and was going to tell the news that they were dating. However, his father began to rant at the dinner table about this employee he had who happened to be gay. He had fired him the day before due to this, but had found a different reason to claim for the firing. Austin and Tate glanced towards each other during the angry rant, and decided maybe a different time would be good to tell. After the dinner, Tate and Austin went up to Tate's old bedroom and laid around in Tate's old bed together while trying to figure out what exactly they should do. They were going to come out to Tate's family first and then Austin's, but now neither of them were certain about anything. As they laid around cuddling, Rae, Tate's sister, came into his room to ask him something and found the two of them together. She was shocked at first, and was about to start screaming when Tate managed to quiet her. He told her everything, hoping that she would understand him. The two had always been very close to each other. As he explained his feelings for Austin, he watched as her eyes seemed to grow darker and hatred settled in her exterior. She told him that she hated him and he would go to hell. Tate could feel himself breaking apart with her words, but he somehow managed to get her to stay quiet about everything until he could tell his parents himself. He knew then though that he would never be accepted in his family.
After finishing his novel, Tate found a publisher who absolutely loved his work. He was beyond excited, and his family was happy for him - all except Rae. Austin was also extremely proud of Tate, and they began to make plans to move closer to the company. Its headquarters was in New York City, but his agent lived in Barfield, which was much farther from the city than Tate liked. Still, he and Austin talked about moving together to Barfield since there was also a smaller part of the company in the city. They started packing their belongings to leave, when Austin suddenly decided he could no longer go with Tate. He had told his family without Tate being around, and after a lot of screaming and yelling, Austin had given up on the relationship. He had decided to break up with Tate because Austin just knew that he was supposed to like girls. Tate tried to win him back, but nothing he did seemed to help. He almost gave up moving away, but then decided against it. He finished packing his belongings and moved up to Barfield, far away from his past in Baton Rouge.
The change in Barfield was great compared to how his life used to be in Baton Rouge. Everything was completely different from his river lifestyle. However, he soon fell in love with the city and managed to find a nice apartment in which to live. At the age of twenty-four, his first novel was finally published and became a hit across the nation. He was surprised by the love for his books, and felt as if he were really accomplished. He also began to work on his second novel in hopes it would be just as amazing. He also began to date different men in Barfield, but could never seem to find one that was better than Austin. They all seemed lesser than his ex, and he could never get Austin off his mind. After receiving a lot of money for his novel, Tate finally decided to come out to his family. During a large event for the publishing company, Tate decided to come out to the world as gay. News traveled fast to his family who were all shocked to discover this. Within a few days, he began to receive phone calls from his parents and siblings, asking him if it were true. After he said yes, he would hear all of the curses and hateful words from their mouths. It bothered him, but he tried to get over it the best he could. He no longer had his family to support him.
Currently, Tate still lives in Barfield in a nice apartment. He's written two horror novels which have been well received by the public, much to his pleasure. His second novel did better than his first, and his agent claims it could be due to the fact that he came out as gay and the community was supporting him. No matter what it was, Tate was just glad that people were reading his books. He's also working on a third novel, although he's going through a major writer's block at the moment. He is also very single, but not looking much for relationships. He wants to focus on his writing more so than anything else. He also still sometimes thinks about Austin, who sent him an email not too long ago, asking about how he was. Tate never replied to it since he wasn't certain how to respond.
Oliver and Madelyn Maly are Tate's father and mother. He grew up like he were the favorite of his parents, which they often never really hid much from his siblings. It was obvious to his brothers and sister that he was the favorite child. Still, Tate tried not to make a big deal of it. He enjoyed it, of course, but would often claim that he wasn't the favorite. He didn't want his siblings to think that he thought it too. Also, Tate's grandfather named Tate Maly lived with the family too. Tate was named after his grandfather, but never had much of a relationship with him.
Tate had two older brothers named Jayden and Brian. Jayden was very athletic in high school and college, and was known for dating multiple women at a single time. Currently, he lives in New Orleans with his wife and son. It's still a surprise to most of the family that he ever actually settled down. Brian still lives in Baton Rouge and is currently engaged. Along with them, Tate has a younger brother named Carson. Carson works for their dad in the fishing company and is planning on hopefully taking the business when he's older. Rae is Tate's younger sister who Tate used to have a close relationship. However, after she caught him and his ex-boyfriend together, she began to hate him. Since then, they have not talked a single bit to each other. Tate knows that she recently got married, but he was not invited to her wedding since she wanted nothing to do with him.
|Face claim: Jussie Smollett – Portrayer: InsaneBlueberry|