The jackpot Cam hit in Vegas finally gave him the chance to party like a rock star. He never wanted to forget the weekend he barely remembers, so he got himself a permanent souvenir: his first tattoo. Now more tattoos are beginning to appear and Cam has no idea why.
Mornings in the SoCal apartment he shares with his best bud are all starting off the same way: Cam wakes up and discovers a new ink breakout somewhere on his body. Sometimes it’s undecipherable writing. Other times it’s a strange symbol. Every time it’s a blemish even his most expensive exfoliant can’t scrub away. All attempts at finding out who or what is vandalizing his once-immaculate appearance are coming up empty, and the ever-multiplying tattoos aren’t just destroying his looks; they’re destroying his whole life.
Forced to embrace his altered self, Cam starts over in the place he least expected. There his life begins to follow a familiar and comfortable pattern and gives him hope of a new normal. What Cam doesn’t realize is that his transformation is far from complete.
Buan Boonanca always had the craving to see the world outside of the bubble of the Orange County, CA ghetto where he was raised. Drawn to the spirituality of the Native peoples of America, he moved to Northern Arizona to live among the tribes which inhabit the area. Before long, the hedonistic sands of Las Vegas seduced him and lured him away from his peaceful life. The years of materialistic excess in Vegas left Buan broken and bankrupt. He found his way to a Buddhist sanctuary where he began his recovery. Temptation called again and drew him away from his new-found serenity. This time it was the call of adventure. He then spent the next decade on an extensive exploration of Europe and eventually fell in with a band of Taoists. Through much study and meditation, Buan discovered he only exists in the imagination of a contract manager for a small software company located somewhere in The Netherlands. He currently still resides in the mind of another and enjoys his fabricated life.