Full name:
Ludwig Marcus Braithwaite III

Born in:
Tacoma, Washington

July 9th (Cancer)


Let’s face it—it’s a rough, cruel, dog-eat-dog world out there, and some people have to work twice as hard as others to get anywhere in life. And nobody knows that more than Ludwig.

His parents have always thought of him as a very bright child—they wouldn't have given him the name of a famous composer if they thought otherwise—so they have very high hopes for him and are constantly pushing for him to do well in school. Now given their social background, the state of the neighborhood they used to live in, and everything you’ve probably heard on the news lately, it’s perfectly understandable that Mom and Dad would want their kids to be better off than they were. But still, it’s a lot of pressure to put on a boy of Ludwig’s age.

Another thing he knows about more than anyone is that intelligence is not always appreciated. Doing your homework every night is one thing, but if he had a quarter for every time his classmates or one of his teachers thought he was being a know-it-all, he could start his own college fund. And if he had a DIME for every time someone wanted to beat the snot out of him because they thought he was smarter than them, he could buy his way into any Ivy League school. Plus, he could also go to gym class every day and collect combat pay.

So good luck convincing Ludwig that knowledge is power.

Besides, they also say that it’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know…