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« on: 16/12/2018 at 22:31 »

Application for Hogwarts School


Name: Perseus Leo Perniger

Birthday: June 6, 1941

Hometown: Yorkshire


Magical Strength (pick one):

Magical Weakness (pick one):

Year (pick two): Third or fourth (preferably fourth)


Perce and his sister Phoebe (sometimes known as Pheebs) were born into an extremely rich wizard family, but the money actually comes from his mother’s side, which is all Muggle. Perce’s maternal grandfather, Harlem Huntington, is the owner of a very successful chain of Italian restaurants and currently is running the business with his Muggle son, Patrick Huntington-Smith. This is why neither of Perce’s parents needed to get jobs. Perce’s mother, Sarabella Huntington-Smith, is a Hufflepuff alumni and the only witch in her family, while his father, Marion Perniger, is a halfblood wizard and a Slytherin alumni. They both came from very traditional, old-fashioned families, which is probably why they raised their two children the same way. Their house-elf, Darci, is the offspring of Marion’s old family house-elf and she was born a few years before Perce was (so she was kind of like a wedding gift). One of Darci’s responsibilities was to look after the Perniger children.

From the beginning it was shown that Perce was a bright and curious child, eager to explore every subject. As stated above, he sometimes got out of hand when he was younger; he and his younger sister, Phoebe, would dance and sing throughout the halls of their manor as all the portraits on the walls sang along, their house-elf babysitter, Darci, storming along behind them yelling at them to stop. When they weren’t fooling around, though, Perce and Pheebs had the best their parents could give them. They had dance lessons, they learned languages (Perce was better at this than Pheebs, who only learned Spanish), piano lessons for Perce, violin lessons for Pheebs, voice lessons for them both, etiquette classes and more, just like their parents’ families. Basically, Perce had what one might call a “gentleman’s education.” He was also very close with his sister. He was very protective of her, and they would often pick up sticks in the backyard and pretend to be doing magic. Phoebe was bursting with jealousy when Perce got his Hogwarts letter, and he was excited beyond belief! He didn’t think he fit into Slytherin, like his father or Hufflepuff, like his mother, but Ravenclaw sounded perfect to him.

Perce’s career at Hogwarts started out great, because he got the House he wanted, which was Ravenclaw. Perce found that he cared little for Quidditch and couldn’t see what the big deal was, quite frankly. He didn’t do so well at Flying class and didn’t go to see the games, preferring to earn Ravenclaw points in class instead. Everything else, though, he liked. His favorite class was History of Magic, because he got to read lots of books and learn lots of new things. His best practical subject was Transfiguration. Perce had always had a good memory in general, especially for facts and events, and he couldn’t understand why people found History of Magic boring. He loved to debate with his classmates over the politics of the things they studied. It was good to take classes with fellow Ravenclaws, because more of them believed in paying attention even if the class was boring, which to Perce it wasn’t. He also joined Frog Choir.

Before he knew it Perce was back for his second year…and this time, his younger sister Phoebe was with him. More social than he was, she joined a bunch of clubs right away, including Frog Choir with him. Not much actually happened during Perce’s second year, except towards winter he decided he wasn’t meant to be a singer, and quit Frog Choir. Pheebs stayed in it, however, playing her violin. Perce still played piano, and very well; since the bass clef often demanded more dexterity, being left-handed came in handy for this (but almost nothing else).

When third year rolled around, Perce was taking some new classes for the first time…Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, and Arithmancy. He actually only needed two electives to pass, but since when was it in Perce’s code of conduct to do just the minimum amount of work? Care of Magical Creatures was interesting, and Divination was a bunch of baloney, but Perce LOVED Arithmancy! It quickly became his favorite subject, surpassing even History of Magic. By the end of the year, Perce decided he would give up Divination and swap it for Study of Ancient Runes, which was sure to be better, once his fourth year began. The reason was, he knew he could have dropped Divination and not taken on a new class, but he thought he still wanted more extracurriculars. He was looking forward to finally being an upperclassman.

Fourth year rolled around and it kind of disappointed and kind of didn’t. It was chock-full of drama, as the drama increased as his Hogwarts years went by. Phoebe joined the Quidditch team, which he is extremely against, and she has also been showing an interest in boys, which he is also very against. He has already decided that he wants to be a Professor when he graduates, either Arithmancy or History of Magic, and if that cannot be, he might also like to work as an Unspeakable.


House Request: Ravenclaw

Like many Ravenclaws, Perseus Perniger he has a never-ending thirst for knowledge and tries to tap into as many academic fields as he can (music, science, literature, finance, etymology…). This can sometimes backfire if he ends up biting off more than he can chew. He also has extremely high expectations for himself and others (he kind of has an overachiever complex). He seems quiet and reflective on the outside, but on the inside his mind never seems to shut off, so he could never do well in a job that was mostly manual labor. If he were ever to leave a job, it would be because he wasn’t “challenged” enough (he greatly enjoys challenges). Perce lives for debate for the same reason. And as all his friends and family know, although he’ll admit when he’s wrong, he loves being right. Perce is extremely smart, quite serious, and is polite to everyone unless they prove they deserve otherwise; however, if he cares for you, his normal politeness will transform into true kindness and caring, and he will do anything for you. He doesn’t like people who are good-looking on the outside but rotten on the inside, and he has no patience for people who beat around the bush or aren’t straightforward. In terms of romance, what he looks for is someone with whom he can have long, deep philosophical and intellectual debates, so if you put your looks before your studies, being in a relationship with him is wasting both his time and your own. Mostly he likes people who are intelligent and studious like him, because he thinks people like that are hard to find these days. Kindness, too, he realizes, is an important thing. Usually he’s a pretty good judge of character, though (like everyone) sometimes he can be wrong about a person. On a good day he is polite, studious, helpful, well-mannered, intelligent, protective, and hygienic. On a bad day he is nitpicky, borderline antisocial, overly dramatic, insecure, prone to exaggeration, and a know-it-all. He enjoys ballroom dancing, playing the piano, and learning new things. He does not enjoy gossip (or the types of people who enjoy it), Quidditch, or boredom. When he’s not in uniform, he usually dresses pretty nicely, nothing you couldn’t wear on a first date. Speaking of dates, he is single at the moment but open to a girlfriend as long as she doesn’t play games and isn’t too young or too old (older girls kind of intimidate him, to be honest). His commitment level is do or die.

Perseus is rather small and skinny for his age, partly because he's a "late bloomer," partly because he focuses his workouts on his brain and is far from a gym rat. His book bags usually weigh almost half as much as he does and they're always breaking. He's actually more insecure about his appearance than he'd like, as the whole process of adolescence confuses and rather upsets him and he doesn't really have anyone to talk to about it.


Option 2:

That rat of his was in for it now.

The gray little rascal had disappeared from his clutches at breakfast. Again.

Before Hugh even knew what was happening, Merlin had shot across the floor, somehow managing to avoid all the feet walking across the hall and had escaped through the open doors.

Which meant that Hugh was now stomping through rows of flowers and other various flora, searching for the small creature. It was like the rat knew Hugh was allergic to most flowers. Merlin always chose to run to the gardens whenever he got away from Hugh. It was as if the rat did not want to have him for an owner.

Hugh had named his pet Merlin because he had hoped the powerful name would give the rat more incentive to be more than a rat. Not that he expected Merlin to change into a wizard or anything, but rats were just so...useless, for the most part. With a name like Merlin, Hugh thought it might give the rat purpose.

The only purpose Merlin seemed to have was getting away from Hugh as often as possible.

As the fifth year trudged into the second row of flowers, not taking much care to avoid trampling the first row, he felt the first sneeze building up pressure in his nose and behind his eyes.

"You blasted rat! Where are you?"

He pulled apart a section of bright red flowers; he didn't know what they were called because he despised flowers, and ducked his head low to peer into the depths of the flowerbed. It was moving closer in proximity to the flowers that finally did it. Hugh took in three great breaths and then let out an almighty sneeze. It was strong enough to disturb some of the dirt on the ground before him.

Groaning, he stood up again and wiped his nose on his sleeve. It was as he was turning his head, his nose running up and down his arm, that movement in his peripheral vision caught his attention. Normally one who preferred to put his best face forward, Hugh was a bit embarrassed to be caught wiping his runny nose on his robes.

Nevertheless, Hugh put on his best haughty voice. albeit a bit thickly with his plugged nose and said, "Can I help you with something? It is not polite to stare."


The weather was finally nice out. Usually Perce preferred to stay inside the castle and read, so even if the students weren't allowed to leave the castle, it wouldn't really have a big impact on his life. However, when the weather got warm, sometimes the castle, even the library, did get a little stuffy. So Perce decided to go outside for some studying. He brought his class textbooks but also some books he'd borrowed from the Ravenclaw Common Room (his goal was to read them all before he graduated). He was looking forward to cross-referencing, highlighting, note-taking and all that good stuff.

Swinging his heavy book bag around to make it easier to carry, he looked at the flower garden on the grounds nearby. It really was beautiful. Maybe he could pick a bouquet and send it home to his mother, to let her know he was thinking of her...yes, that would be nice. So he left his bag under a tree (somewhere where he could still see it, though), went into the flowers and tried to choose the best ones, until he heard a crashing noise behind him, like a bear or something. But when he looked it was actually another student. He was sneezing and wiping his nose on his robes, so Perce figured he might have a flower allergy. Then he spoke, saying it wasn't polite to stare.

"I'm sorry," Perce said, giving him a smile, then took his handkerchief out of his right back pocket (he always kept his wand in his left back pocket, his hanky in his right). Then he handed it to this fellow student. "I thought you might need this."


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