Dossier: James Orcutt

Poe DossierName: James Timshel Orcutt

A.K.A: Jamie, “Poe” (alleged)

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

College Affiliation: Strathmore College (graduated); currently a 1L at Eli Law School

Undergraduate Major: History, Political Science

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Gray

Height: 6’1″

Activities: Elizabethan Society, Rose & Grave (alleged)

Known Associates: Malcolm Cabot

Likes: secrets, power, order, reptiles

Dislikes: information he doesn’t have, stupid people, upstart Lit Majors who don’t know what’s good for them, beef

Favorite Color: black

Favorite Food: Doritos, eggplant Parmesan

Favorite Book: East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

Favorite Song: “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” by The Postal Service

Favorite Movie: Harvey

Specialties: Lurking, Sarcasm

Significant Other: none known

Status: It is thought that Orcutt spent his Spring Break on Cavador Key with the Knights of Rose & Grave, but with so few associates, it’s difficult to track his movements, and even more difficult to confirm the highly unlikely rumors of his Spring Break activities.

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24 Responses to Dossier: James Orcutt

  1. Daphne says:

    that’s awesome–couldn’t be more perfect!

    p. s. i love the trench coat, makes him look enigmatic 🙂

  2. Bill Clark says:

    Poe is in the Lizzy?! Lurking and sarcasm are generally frowned on there. I’d much sooner expect to see Amy as a member than Jamie. But maybe he *does* have hidden depths, after all.

  3. PurpleRanger says:

    I pictured him looking a little more like David Boreanaz. That’s the voice that I hear when I read the books. And especially when I read the secret stories told from Jamie’s POV.

  4. Shannon says:


  5. Diana says:

    PR: Whatever works for you! Poe, however, is built very differently, in both face and body type. He’s slim, he’s pale (Boreanaz wasn’t even pale when he played a vampire), he’s got very pointed features (remember, the first thing we see of him is jaw bones and cheekbones) and he’s got very, very dark hair without blonde California-boy streaks.

    Shannon: Yep.

  6. dulce says:

    honestly i have no idea how i saw him in my mind… maybe a mix between Snape and Sirius…
    there’s something in DB that reminds me of poe… but maybe its just more Angel’s personality more then David himself…

    but i love that heis specialty includes “lurking” handy skil for an (alleged) digger!

    but the best is “upstart Lit Majors who don’t know what’s good for them” i mean who can that possibly mean????

    oh Poe i love him so!

  7. dulce says:

    timshel, meaning “thou mayest” ? interseting

  8. Virginia says:

    Did you purposely make it so Amy and Jamie’s favorite songs are by The Postal Service or was that just a happy coincidence?

  9. Taylor says:

    I was going to ask a question, but I see Virgina already asked, but I’m still curious as well. I thought it was amusing how they both has Postal Service songs.

  10. Lizzy says:

    Dare I ask where Jamie got his middle name?

  11. Diana says:

    Virginia and Taylor: You are very observant. What do you think?

    dulce: the very same.

    Lizzy: Well, the same place most people get their names. Their parents. Jamie’s name was actually a compromise, and there are hints to that in this dossier as well as in details from Poe’s life story.

  12. Alexa says:

    Love it, especially the specialties and the favourite movie – good pick there Jamie 🙂
    I like the picture but I always imagine Peter from Heroes as Jamie now.

  13. Jessie says:

    I’ve avoided reading Steinbeck since a disastrous experience with The Pearl years ago…not the best idea for someone in grad school for modernist lit. But on your recommendation, I picked up East of Eden yesterday, and am so in love with it. Thanks!

  14. PurpleRanger says:

    I had the same reaction everyone else did to his middle name. For some reason, I was thinking it would be Montgomery.

  15. Diana says:

    Alexa, that’s pretty good. Especially the hair.

    Jessie, I don’t touch Steinbeck with a ten foot pole, myself. He’s kinda obsessed with killing small fuzzy animals in his books. I read THE RED PONY and then GRAPES OF WRATH in short order in high school, and have been on an embargo ever since. But people I trust tell me EoE is awesome and I should get over myself.

    PR, of course you were. And though there were many things his middle name was over the years, it never ever started with an M.

  16. Genna says:

    I love all of these little facts about them and how you were able to make them so individualized 🙂

    I think in real life, someone like Jamie is elusive and boxed out from the world, and I would really be shocked seeing him with an Amy around campus 🙂

    But if you have heard of the thing shipper, I am a total Amy and Jamie shipper – and yes – I havent read tap and gown yet – its kind of delayed from where I am.

  17. Anna Jarzab says:

    Name: James Timshel Orcutt
    Favorite Book: East of Eden, John Steinbeck

    V. v. clever…

    You really should read East of Eden! It’s an amazing novel.

  18. Sara says:

    I realize I’m 4.5 months late here, but I just reread Rites of Spring (Break) today (I was craving some angsty Poe action), and so I had to come check out his picture again… He’s very very nice to look at! 🙂

  19. Tamy says:

    Just like I imagined him!!
    Who is he – the man in the picture -, I mean, in real life? A celebrity?

    Favorite Book: East of Eden, John Steinbeck just great!

  20. Diana says:

    Tamy, all the dossier photos are candid shots of people on the street.

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  22. WOW entry 21 is linking to my review…I did not realize that was going to happen but yeah I confirm 🙂
    I heart Poe (sorry Jamie)

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