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Homer G. Noirs

Homer Gene Noirs (a.k.a. Homer the Iron Bones)

When I woke up, the future did not exist. The future was now, and nothing else if I couldn't unbelt my seat.
— Homer remembered the day he got the nicknamed "The Iron Bones"

The lead vocalist and guitarist of the Arwish rock band The Phobia, Homer G. Noirs is being known as their main songwriter, with the haunted singing voice that easily catch everyone's mind.

He always be known of the obsession with experiment, and alongside his talent bandmates thus created plenty of influencial works of music that not only inspire their fans, but the industry as a whole.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Born and raised in Kalester, The Maritime Union, his childhood didn't go so well. He attended at the local school trying his best to fit in, but not only he felt out of place, he also kept getting bullied from an unknown reason even himself couldn't understand, losing so many valuable belongings. The only thing to cure such pains was being alone listening to music. The beauty of songs and lyrics had inspired him to learn an instrument. According to him, he began with an acoustic guitar.

The cover of their debut album, (The)Scariest Childish Mind, was based from a random picture taken at school by the young Homer.
by Adcheryl, with vinyl from Pixabay

Along with his few close schoolmates he formed the rock band named The Phobia as to counter his fear he developed. Although his skill was very new unlike any others, he became some kind of a band's thinker.

After all members graduated, the band regrouped and started performing at bars in Kalester and then moved to Arcwood - mostly covering hit songs. Only a couple years later they eventually got to sign the contract from the major record.


The Phobia

At the time, many rock songs was made for the masses: the radio-friendly pop rock always dominated this genre. In order to be outstanding, Homer and the band must not cared for the numbers.

And so it was - their first few albums were highly praised, with the lyrics provided by Homer, and a strange chioce of instruments and production that no other rock band didn't risk taking. Some of them topped the national chart as well as in several countries across the globe including the Sungear Republic, the biggest of its kind.

Nevertheless, international fame came with a cost. Exhausted by those world tours, the band went on a short hiatus to relax and work on other projects.

Solo Career

During the hiatus, he practices more unfimillar instruments such as piano and drum. He even did the recording songs his session, but it was only demos just to prototype the concept. He also performed gigs, took part at music festivals, or sometime picked his old guitar and play around his favorite cities like Arcwood, Sungear, as well as his hometown Kalester, gaining lots of local reputation and respect.

During that time also mean writing more songs and his solos albums were released, mostly about his wandering and experimenting in sounds. By the time The Phobia regrouped, more materials were ready to be used.

The Moment Homer Became Tougher

The most famous thing he had been known other than music was something that'd have been called the miracle. It was twenty years ago. Homer was a headliner on the Obsedia's annual music festival. He took off from the Sungear International Airport, estimately to be there in two hours. On arrival, The weather was very wet and foggy. The plane was shaking while attempting to land. With a miscalculation, it passed the runway by miles and crashlanded onto the nearby field. Heavily torn and exploded, it resulted about 300 passengers and crews fatalities - only 20 survived.   According to the arriving rescue team and news reporters, Homer seemed to able to walk away from his seat with no external scars at all fnding the others survivors. He even posed himself to one of their photographers before being carried into an ambulance.
Homer on the News by Adcheryl and Artbreeder
Hospitalized for three days, he was fully recovered - physically, as he then suffered a memory loss. He didn't know who he was or everyone around, only thing he still remembered was his finger muscle memory. His repaired guitar became a tool to recovery his past. It worked so effective as the melodies changed from an unrecognizable sound, to what that could be heard on a radio.  
He came out of hospital a couple of weeks later, and what he did next was to write songs thanking everyone who gave supports and believed in him.   The media started to nickname him "Homer the Iron Bones". He felt uncomfortable at first but then embraced it after many years, saying it sounded funny and resonated with him somehow.  
The first album since the band's hiatus, Unpredicted Cycle, is influenced by Homer's plane crash experience.

Personality Characteristics

Savvies & Ineptitudes

Homer is a multi-instrumentalist. In fact, he almost becomes the one-man band, having no afraid to play new instruments and adapt to the band's direction, for both acoustic and digital. His preferred chioce of those are guitar and piano.

Virtues & Personality perks

Humble and down to earth, doesn't mind playing in any venues no matter how classy it is. If it's a place for him to show, he will do with respect.

After the plane crash, he also developed the wild range of voice, more than even him could ever did before, making opportinuty for more possible ideas for the band's discography.

Vices & Personality flaws

He's wise but some kind of perfectionist. He may write the best song ever, but scrapped the recording halfway if it isn't sound right - at least for his solos. Nevertheless, more than a hundred songs he wrote for the band and solo combined, half of them have never passed a demo.


Contacts & Relations

For the past 25 years, the relationship between The Phobia's bandmates are still strong. No lineup has changed since the beginning. He married to a Sungish woman, having 2 childrens.

Wealth & Financial state

The income he earned from music careers was enough for Homer to own two houses at Kalester and Sungear respectively - both with its own studios.

Current Residence
Radish Brown

Life come to works

His lyrics is mostly inspired by his past and life experience, whcih can be seen in his song titles. Notable examples are, in no particular order:

  • My Life as a Snackbag Boy
  • Lovely Ugly Pencil
  • The Secret Diary
  • Chilling in Confusion
  • Can You Be My Wanderer
  • Aerodynemic/When the Runway Slid
  • Seatbelt
  • Heart To Heart
  • Forget Me, Maybe

A Doubtful Regeneration

His recovery speed were questions by some journalists. Rumor had it that he may used a restricted hi-end expensive treatment, since he was moved from the Obsedia Hospital to Sandman General Hospital in Sungear, where it was only available. Homer responsed that it wasn't true at all, the hospital had not enough gears to support.

What about his temporary memory loss, one of its common symptom? A statement from the hospital told it's caused by a short trauma upon crashing, not the recovery treatment as being cited. Nevertheless, he never disclosed why his net worth was dropped by millions, a few months prior to the accident.

Cover image: by Chris Ainsworth
Character Portrait image: Homer G. Noirs by Artbreeder


Author's Notes

For the Bard Challenge! Feel free to comment :D

11/2/2022 - The first draft done! (Portrait very soon)
11/2/2022.2 - A portrait added. Small edit thanks to Kefkejaco comment!
12/2/2022 - Texts done at least! Only arts remain.
12/2/2022.2 - Added completed art and published!
21/11/2022 - Major edit

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10 Feb, 2022 20:44

Nice read! To me that does sound like something to do with enlifer :p I like his experimental nature in music. You mention that he has a different voice after the incident but does he sound completly different from before? Btw I would perhaps mention the accident section before talking about the changed voice :)

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10 Feb, 2022 20:53

Thank you so much Kefkejaco! It's like he'd unlocked additional voice range to reach, but your question made me think the other way which is interesting :)   I'll change the order a bit before the next edit tomorrow, so thank you once again!

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11 Feb, 2022 21:45

Nice character! Indeed, it sounds like something fishy is going on, with the lack of injury, the extended voice range and the memory loss... :p I bet some schoolmates must regret all the bullying now that he's become rich and famous! How did he meet his other bandmates? Through school?

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12 Feb, 2022 20:08

Yes, they were! They're all schoolmates. It may begin with his few good friends who understood and were interested in music, before hiring more and doing rehearsal together!   I'd explained it again later in a dedicated band article - so stay tuned. :D

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12 Feb, 2022 16:38

I like your album covers - really cool.

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12 Feb, 2022 16:52

Thank you! :D

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