Okay, OP here again at long last.
I just got off the phone with my GM, discussing ideas presented here in as serious a tone as I can manage. He let me know a few things, such as I'm the last one to turn in my character sheet and that nobody else has really given a real backstory, or talking about shit like "Oh, yeah, by the way, my character worships the Goddess. That cool, or is it going to be an issue later?" So he's giving me 8 bonus freebies.
Now, I could up my Overload by one point, or buy a point of Dampening, and have a point left over, but... I think I'm going to up my Brawl and Athletics a little bit more ("Turians go through boot camp, so I'm gonna put myself through my own boot camp Mama! Be back from my jog!") and throw the rest into Contacts. If the GM goes with my passing joke of his "female trouble" or not, I figure he would have made some friends back home.
So... Yeah. I'm now envisioning his facepaint done up like some of the face tatts that some Asari have in the game.