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Marshall Thompkins

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Marshall Thompkins
played by Grimm Solace














"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he re-reads." ~ Francois Mauriac


The Basics

Full Name: Marshall James Thompkins

Nickname: Marsh

Age: 27

Date of Birth: October 2

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Nationality: American

Sexual Orientation: Bisexual

Marital Status: Engaged to Remy Kalb



Gender: Male

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 178 lbs.

Hair: Black. Kept short, and usually in a mussed, spiky style.

Eyes: Hazel.

Scars, Tattoos, Piercings: "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope." ~ Kofi Anann - This is tattooed on the inside of his right forearm. "When you learn to read, you will be born again... and you will never be quite so alone again." ~ Rumer Godden - This is tattooed on the inside of his left forearm. Both tattoos are usually covered by long-sleeves.


He has his tongue pierced and has a septum piercing though he usually wears a clear barbell in his tongue, and a clear retainer in his septum. He also has both nipples pierced, and wears smaller hoops. Marsh also has a Prince Albert. He officially blames Waverly and Chrissie for all of his piercings. They're bad influences.


Other: Marshall keeps in good shape. He tends to work through his emotions by physically exhausting himself. He hates to shave, so he's usually got some serious five o'clock shadow going on. That said, his time as a stripper means that he's no stranger to manscaping, and does do regular maintenance.


Celebrity: Tyler Hoechlin



Marshall has always been a quiet person, preferring the company of books to people most of the time. He's gotten better about that - working in a service-driven business has done that. Still, while he's better about being polite and friendly on the surface, it takes a lot for him to call someone a true friend.


He's fiercely loyal and loves deeply, when those emotions are inspired in him. Marshall has a gentle streak a mile wide, which is why he let himself be adopted by two cats, and fosters kittens until the kittens are ready for adoption.


He's got terrible gay-dar and is prone to silent, unrequited crushes (no matter the gender of the crushee), because he always feel like an awkward monster. That, and he'd rather get to know a person before he says anything about how he feels - it's just more polite and considerate that way.


Ten Facts

Fact I - Marshall loves the written word.

Fact II - He played baseball in high school.

Fact III - Marshall loves to play with interior decorating.

Fact IV - He has a bachelors in Comparative Literature and an associate's in business management.

Fact V - His favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Fact VI - Marshall coaches a Little League baseball team.

Fact VII - He's a cat person.

Fact VIII - He volunteers at the local animal shelter and fosters kittens.

Fact IX - Most of Marshall's traveling has been a result of his friendship with Christian Hunt.

Fact X - Marshall wears glasses for reading.



Marshall is the only child of James and Rae Thompkins. The family moved to Silver Hills when he was seven. His parents had gone to Silver Hills for a second honeymoon to celebrate fifteen years of marriage. They fell in love with the town, and decided to move there.


Together, they opened Inklings Bookstore, living with Marshall in the apartment above the bookstore until their new home was renovated. 


Marshall loved the changes in his life. He'd always loved books, and being surrounded by them only strengthened that love. His bookish nature carried over into school, and he was very talented academically.


As he grew older, he planned to go to school on the East Coast with his best friends, Maggie and Cam. Unfortunately, life had other plans for him. His mother began suffering bouts of memory loss and confusion while he was in high school. Marshall never discussed this, and very rarely brought his friends home as the memory loss and confusion became more common - Rae would become extremely upset when her symptoms were made obvious to people outside of their family.


It wasn't until his senior year of high school that Rae Thompkins was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. The diagnosis was devastating, but James and Marshall were determined to see her through it. James encouraged his son to go through with his plans to go to college out of state, but those plans were further derailed when James was injured in a car accident shortly after Marshall's high school graduation. 


Marshall stayed in Silver Hills, promising himself he'd leave when his father was well enough to take care of Rae himself. Two years later, he gave up on that dream and enrolled himself in classes at a local college. James had recovered, but Rae's condition had continued to deteriorate. Marshall's father was determined to keep his wife in her home as long as he could, a goal Marshall wholeheartedly agreed with, but James needed help to do so.


Marsh took over day to day operations of the bookstore, taking classes whenever he could. It took him the better part of six years to finish both of his degrees, but he finished them.


Suffering a from more than little envy, since both Cameron and Maggie were away at school, Marsh celebrated his twentieth mostly on his own. He's still not entirely sure how, but he ended up at Lollipops. Totally not kosher because he was still under the legal drinking age, which actually got a bouncer fired, because the club's owner found him trying to figure out how to order a drink at the bar. Smarting from being caught out in his one real act of rebellion, Marsh tried to pick a fight, but got firmly put in his place by Christian Hunt.


One thing led to another, and Marsh ended up learning to strip and danced at Lollipops for a year and some change. He's still not entirely sure what possessed him, and he's never admitted to any of his friends in Silver Hills that he took his clothes off for money. He's also never said anything about climbing Christian like a tree. Several times. He and Christian have remained on friendly terms since.


Two years ago, Rae was put into a nursing home. She no longer recognized her husband or son, and needed more day to day assistance than either of them could give. Shortly after she was moved out of their home, James suffered a fatal heart attack. Marshall, in order to keep paying the nursing home for his mother's care, sold his parents' house and moved into the apartment above the bookstore, which had been used for storage until that point.


His mother passed in February 2019, which put a pause on a relationship that might have developed with Remy Kalb in the wake of the blizzard this year. Fortunately, they ran into each other again at an art show, and clicked. Marsh has fallen head over heels in love with Remy. They're going to be looking at moving in together once Remy's lease is up.


Comments for Consistency

1.) Marsh is careful about consent and boundaries. Taking his clothes off on a stage taught him that a lot of people don't have that kind of consideration. He doesn't want to be one of them.

2.) He's kind of crazy organized.

3.) There are certain people he'll do anything for: Remy, Maggie, Cameron, Christian, Lucy, Raziyah and Cora.


Family Portrait

Father: James Reese Thompkins (deceased)

Mother: Rae Lilly Thompkins (deceased)





Other Family: None that he keeps in contact with.


Pets: Francis, a ginger female with white markings. Greebo, a gray tom with ears notched by too many fights. Both are fixed. Greebo has decided that Remy is His Person.



Job: Owns and operates Inklings Bookstore.



Transportation: 2010 Ford Escape.



Living Situation: Lives in the apartment above his bookstore.

Address: Fill in here.

Rents or Owns: Owns.

Lives With: His cats, Francis and Greebo. His cousin, Max


Social Network


Maxwell Thompkins - Cousin



Maggie Palmer - Maggie is Marshall's closest friend from his school days. She reminds him to be a little spontaneous, when he'd probably get stuck in a rut. She's one of the people for whom he'd do absolutely anything.

Cameron Russell - Cameron is Marsh's other friend from his school days. They aren't as close as they used to be, but Cameron is still dealing with a lot of mental turmoil from having left his wife in England. He's also a father now, to Coraline.

Lucy Russell - Cam's adopted younger sister, and also a friend. She and Maggie tend to give each other bad ideas, and Marsh tends to rescue the both of them. He's good with it.

Christian Hunt - Christian is the closest thing to an ex that Marshall has in his life. Christian is both one of Marsh's biggest cheerleaders as well as one of the people who loves to torment him. Until recently, they had benefits to go along with their friendship, whenever they happened to cross paths.

Remy Kalb -- Remy got snowed in at Inklings Books during the most recent blizzard. Marsh is in love, and he and Remy are making plans to buy a house and move-in together.

Leigh Garrett -- Leigh is a good friend. Marsh appreciates how hard she works to be a genuinely well-balanced person.



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From Another Perspective

"Marshall is the best kind of friend to have. He's loyal, sweet, and he doesn't seem to get too upset when you say or do random stuff to get a reaction. I do think he deserves some happiness, and I hope he finds it. At least his store is right down the street from my shop, so it's easy to send sweets to him!" -- Maggie Palmer


"I met Marshall when he was kind enough to let me stay in his store and home during the February 2019 blizzard. Things have evolved a lot since then, and I'm so excited to explore where this goes. It's cool to spend most of your day thinking about someone, right?" -- Remy Kalb  


Pertinent Information

in town since » 1993.

time spent away » Marshall's lived in Silver Hills since his family moved there in 1993.





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