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« on: 31/07/2021 at 23:05 »
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Application for Hogwarts School


Name: Finlay Thomas McCormick

Birthday: 12/5/52

Hometown: London


Magical Strength (pick one):
Conjuring & Summoning

Magical Weakness (pick one):

Year (pick two): First, Second


Finlay Thomas McCormick did not like to share.

Unfortunately for him he had to share nearly everything in his life with one person or another. He shared his mum and dad with all his siblings. Siblings that there didn’t seem to be an end to. Sometimes  he had to say their names in his head while counting on his fingers to remember how many there were. Sometimes all he knew was that he hadn’t used all his fingers yet to count them out.

All his toys and other possessions were never really just his either. Even when he kept things in his and Joey’s bedroom with a sign on the door that told everyone to KEEP OUT; things would still go missing. He suspected Cherry was behind most of the stealing because she was always following him around and wouldn’t think twice about taking something that wasn’t really hers. It didn’t matter that Fin often, accidentally on purpose, forgot his favourite toys at daycare so he knew where they’d be. Someone always ended up returning them to his mum.

Sharing his face was probably the worst thing he had to share. He was Finlay and did not like when people mistook him for his twin. Fin didn’t think it was so hard to tell them apart, they were very, very different and his temper flared a little every time someone called him Joey. Joey probably found it funny when someone called him Finlay, which just proved Fin’s point of how different they were.

As if all that wasn’t enough, Fin even shared his name. With a ghost, except not a real ghost because then at least he’d have been able to talk to the other Finlay Thomas McCormick. But no, his uncle had died well before Finlay was even born. All the younger Fin had were stories about his uncle being in the war and how heroic he was.

It sounded like a lot to live up to and Fin didn’t mind that maybe his parents expected him to be important because he expected that from himself. He just planned on going about in a way that didn’t mean dying in a war.

Even if he had to share almost everything in his life, Finlay was determined to make sure everyone still saw him and not everyone he had to share with.

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House Request: Slytherin, please!

Outgoing but not always friendly; a person has to be worth his time. Ambitious but he wants most people to like him so he’ll often be mischievous in classes. He likes to lead but isn’t always responsible. Sometimes he just likes ordering people around. He feels almost everything strongly yet he can appear heartless or emotionless. Calculating but makes some decisions quickly enough that might look impulsive to others.

Dark hair that’s usually a mess; average height. Green eyes that usually reveal a hint of whatever he’s feeling even if he’s trying to hide his emotions. Lean with the beginnings of an athletic build. Usually walks with a commanding or purposeful presence, even if he’s about to do something reckless.

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Option II:

It wasn’t the best place to practise duelling - the gardens. It presented challenges, sure, with its more enclosed space than the courtyard; swinging his arm around sometimes led to smacking a grouping of flowers or being scraped by some branch of some sort. On the positive side, Fin was able to practise his dodges. The foliage acted as a barrier might in an actual duel, helping him work on aiming around something while staying mostly protected by it.

Defensive duelling wasn’t his style and the only reason he was in the gardens was because Joey was wandering around exploring what the Hogwarts gardens had to offer and Fin felt like he needed to make sure his brother didn’t get lost in all the greenery. Fin wasn’t convinced his twin could make it out of such a new place without Fin’s help.

So he was making the most of their trip. The sound of a bird chirping meant he was turning quickly, twisting his wand in a motion that would release a cloud of smoke toward his opponent if he were in a real duel.

A rustle in a nearby flower patch had Finlay quickly spinning around on one foot to focus behind him, his wand hand high in the air while his wand pointed downward, ready to fire another spell at an imaginary target.

Except the boy just ahead in the flowers was not imaginary. He was real, alive and starring in Fin’s direction. His arm had begun dropping back to his side before the boy spoke and his comment had Fin grinning.

“Actually I could use a target to practise on. Since you’re just skipping through the flowers or something, you don’t mind if I try some spells on you, yeah?”

Right arm rising into the air and his wrist twisting his wand to the right, Fin was about to let a spell fly when he heard Joey call out.

”Fin! Come look at this!”

He closed his eyes for a moment and released a heavy breath before dropping his arm and backing away from his almost-opponent.

“Guess we’ll have to do this again another time. Have fun smelling the flowers, even if maybe you shouldn’t be? With all that going on.”

Fin circled his own nose with a couple of fingers, indicating the other kid’s runny nose.


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Elsewhere Accepted / Finlay McCormick
« on: 06/04/2020 at 02:39 »
E L S E W H E R E   C H I L D

Character Name: Finlay Thomas McCormick

Gender: Male

Age: 7 12/5/52


Parents/Guardians (Are they currently played characters?):
Serena and Bailey McCormick

In a house!

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the daycare)?

Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Calla Douglass and company.

Biography: (100 words minimum.)
Looking just like someone was fun but also not fun.

Fun, because when he told Joey to go and pretend to be him his brother usually listened. The first time he did this was when he was supposed to have his hair cut. Haircuts were the worst. He had to sit still for forever. Too bad Mum caught on quick when she noticed that Joey's hair was already shorter. He'd had to sit there anyway.

The not fun part was that he shared everything. His birthday (even if his exact time was three minutes later than his brother's), his green eyes and sandy hair; everything. Right down to that dot on his face (he never remembered what Mum called it).

Even his name wasn't his own. He had to share that with Uncle Finlay, who was dead. Didn't seem fair to him (or Joey, he supposed, who was named after their other dead uncle) to be named after someone he'd never meet. All the twins had were stories of how great their uncles were. What were they supposed to do with that?

What Fin chose to do was find trouble wherever he could, almost always dragging Joey along with him. Whether it was hiding Lily's favourite toy, Fred; playing hide and seek with Cherry and not seeking her when it was his turn; destroying most of the toys in the house to see how they worked inside, there was always something he could do to get attention. Even if it was considered the wrong kind of attention.

Fin was the younger twin but it was often his ideas and schemes that got the two of them in trouble. Joey was a good brother, always willing to tag along on adventures that Fin cooked up. It probably meant that Fin wasn't a very good brother since he didn't mind getting Joey into trouble, even if he'd never let Joey take the fall alone.

With Joey by his side, Fin would make a name for himself (and his twin too); just maybe not the name his parents expected them to make.

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Godric Park.

Overhead, the sky was a crisp blue, for once clear of the ever-pervasive spongy clouds and rain. The sun was a lemony-yellow presence, high in the Eastern sky, and in front of it zipped three broomsticks in a straight line, or something very like one. One... two..... three... the boys passed, their shouts of excitement echoing as they chased the snitch, a tiny shimmer reflecting the sunlight.

Far below was another, much smaller broomstick.

It trugged along the ground, hugging close to it like a sluggish choo choo train and occasionally shuttering in protest. This was because said stick was currently being occupied by a very small girl who was tugging upward on the front of it with all her might, trying to coax it into doing what it had been expressly designed NOT to do.

"John, I said wait up!" The tiny girl squealed, giving the broomstick another tug.

Begrudgingly, it drifted upward a foot, and then sank, depositing the troublesome girl safely on the ground. Janey Hurst was not pleased. In a huff, she hopped off the toy safety broom, grabbing it firmly and thrusting it handle first into the turf.

Her brother was such a beast. He NEVER let her play! She folded her arms, seething blue eyes fixing on another figure nearby.  "You!" She barked, much more sharply than she meant to.

"...Do you want to play?"

Roleplay Response:
The McCormicks were taking over Godric Park.

They did that almost anywhere they went. Fin was the fourth and there were still several of his siblings younger than him. Not only did they take over in numbers, most of them were pretty hard to ignore with their loud personalities.

There was Lily, almost always with Fred around unless Fin had hid him from her, and her random sparks of magic. Scarlet and Joey were probably the quietest of the bunch but Fin made sure his twin at least didn't go too long without joining in on any mischeif afoot. It never took much convincing.

Cherry was the most annoying. She was the main reason Fin had made a sign saying 'no girls allowed' for his bedroom door. She was the loudest and always so demanding. She liked attention even more than Fin did.

"...Do you want to play?"

Fin sighed and paused in his destruction of this area of grass. He was pulling tufts of the green blades out in an attempt to form the pattern of what he thought spelled his name.

It was a girl's voice and he could tell it wasn't one of his sisters. Besides not recognising the voice, they didn't usually ask to play. They just tried to insert themselves in what he was doing when they wanted to play.

Without turning he said, "Not really. I have enough sisters and I don't like playing with girls."

An idea came to him then, his lips sliding into a smirk. He little hand wrapped around a pile of the grass he'd already ripped out. He cupped it to his chest, as if he were trying to keep something from escaping.

"Unless you like
snakes!" Fin whirled around, not really knowing where the girl was standing and tried to fling the grass at her and give her a fright.

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