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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Scarlet McCormick, Definitely a Child
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 02/02/2020 at 00:16 »
Hi, Scarlet!

Your application looks good, there's just one small thing you'll need to edit before we get you accepted. If Scarlet's already 8 years old, she was actually born on 10 August 1950, not 1951. She would be 7 in 1958 and turning 8 in August 1959. If her birth date is fixed and you don't want to change that date, then she's currently only 7 years old. not 8.

In future, please also list your other characters (or at least your anchor account) for that question, as it saves us having to check who the anchor account is manually.

Once you've made the required change to Scarlet's birth year or age, please repost your entire revised application below and we'll be more than happy to take another look. Thanks!
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Adults & Children / ACCEPTED: Declan Rose
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 02/02/2020 at 00:07 »
Congratulations! This application has been accepted.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=8945.0
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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Declan Rose
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 02/02/2020 at 00:07 »
Accepted!
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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Callan Fraser | Elsewhere Child
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 02/02/2020 at 00:02 »
Hi, Callan!

Your application looks great so far -- after some discussion, there's just one thing we'd like you to edit before we can get you accepted.

In your biography, you write:
Quote
"Guess what famous top player will be joining my radio show this Thursday?" There was no hiding the excitement in his voice. Robert Reed Fraser was very, very excited about his broadcasting. "Is it me?" Bearnard replied teasingly, without getting any attention. "Giles McCorrin! Captain of the King Kelpies!" Callan heard the gasps around the table and although he didn't know much about quidditch, even he could feel that this was something big.

Given that there is already a set league of top teams in HP and site canon, we have decided that if you want to introduce a new original team, they would need to be minor-league rather than one of the major teams. This would mean that the captain wouldn't be as famous/one of the 'top' players and that it might not be an impressive enough name to get such a reaction from Callan's family. Of course, it's possible that describing Giles as a 'famous top player' is just Callan's father bragging, and that the family are still impressed  by this. If this isn't the case and you'd rather that he really was interviewing a top player, you could edit this to say that he's interviewing 'the captain of [major team e.g. Chudley Cannons]', without stating the NPC's name. This leaves things more open and fluid for everyone else as well.

If you'd like to keep the biography as is and just have the parts about Giles being a famous top player be a subjective assessment from Callan's father, you don't need to change anything and can just post below to let us know that that's the option you're taking. Alternatively, you can repost your entire revised application below, editing the bits I bolded above to better reflect the minor-league status of the King Keplies, or you can replace the King Kelpies with a canon team and remove the mention of any named NPC.

Once you've done that, we can take another look at your application. Let me know if you have any further questions about the above. Thanks!
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Elsewhere Accepted / Re: Autumn Beck, Nearly an Adult
« Last post by Autumn Beck on 30/01/2020 at 12:04 »
E L S E W H E R E   C H I L D

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name: Autumn Joy Beck

Gender: Female

Age: Seventeen (22 October 1940)

Bloodline: Muggleborn

Parents/Guardians (Are they currently played characters?):
Matthew and Lillian Beck.

Residence:
Yorkshire, England.

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the daycare)?
No

Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?
No

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Zo & Co.

Biography: (100 words minimum.)

Lillian and Matthew Beck were just ordinary people, with ordinary friends, ordinary jobs, living in an ordinary house. Until little the twins appeared, and changed their lives for the better. They were the light of their lives, little Autumn and Asher. Though their parents didn't quite understand the magical side of their children, they were incredibly supportive and somewhat fascinated. It was a childhood that anyone would want; love, support, and understanding.

After the birth of the twins, Lillian began her career of a housewife, staying home to care for their surprises. Her husband on the other hand, kept their hotel running and keeping food on the table. His family owned a chain of extravagant venues, and this was no exception. They were apart of the high class society as muggles go, but that never stopped the relentless teasing for the kids when they started at Hogwarts.

The pair was inseparable, and that didn't change at all, despite beginning their education at Hogwarts. Both of the children were placed in Ravenclaw, despite her desire to be sortied into the house of crimson and gold. Still, they made friends. Great ones at that. Autumn and Asher both played quidditch, though she spent most of her time on the bench. Her brother was the real star when it comes to the sport, as her talent laid more in writing.

She loved to play piano, write poetry, and paint. He loved quidditch, snogs, and hard rock. But in the end, they always found one another and made time to keep their bond strong.

Roleplay:
Reply as your character to the following:

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:

"Come onnn," she huffed, pulling at her brother's sleeve. "I want to finish shopping before lunch."

"What's the rush, poppet?" Asher groaned. "Cut through the park then."

Autumn rolled her eyes, practically stomping as she led the way through the park. There seemed to be a hundred kids playing all around them without parents even really watching. She watched as a brother and sister fought, and the grin couldn't be contained as a light glance was cast towards her brother. "Who does that remind you of?"

Releasing his sleeve, she tried to hurry past the little girl who seemed to have spotted her. Unfortunately for Autumn, the girl was faster and she sucked her teeth before turning to answer her. "Depends, what are we going to play?"

This was going to be a long day.


OTHER
How did you find us? Other


*Changed her birthdate to reflect the correct age.
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Elsewhere Accepted / Scarlet McCormick, Definitely a Child
« Last post by Scarlet McCormick on 30/01/2020 at 03:29 »
E L S E W H E R E   C H I L D

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name:Scarlet Eden McCormick

Gender: Female

Age: 8  (10 August 1951)

Bloodline: Halfblood

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

Residence:
With mom and dad!

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the daycare)?
Nope! I'm old enough to babysit myself!

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

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Do my brothers and sisters count?!

Biography: (100 words minimum.)

"I'm theeee second oldest kid of my mummy and daddy. They have like, a whole hundred of us! But I bet I'm secretly their favorite, cause ya know, they just can't say that. It's rude. But that's okay, I know they love me most."

A handful is an understatement. In a house of nearly ten people on the occasion, Scar loves to play. Constantly on a broom in the gardens, she enjoys playing 'quidditch' with her siblings. Even though a couple of them aren't big enough, but Bailey and Serena encourage her to the fullest to keep practicing as much as possible. She doesn't like when her parents fight or when they're off at work or teaching, but she loves her aunties.

She just can't wait to go to Hogwarts and be a big kid with her sister and cousins. She hopes to be in Gryffindor like her mum, even though she guesses being a snake wouldn't super bad. Either way, the little girl is too excited to grow up!

Roleplay:
Reply as your character to the following:

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:
She was having sooo much fun! Mummy brought her and her siblings to the park, and she was ready to play! The other kids kindof made her nervous but that was okay. Mum said it would pass as soon as one of them talked to her. So instead, she began chasing around Lily and Joey, laughing all the while, shrieking uncontrollably.

Until some brat interrupted their fun!

With a pout, she crossed her arms over her chest. "You can play with us! But I don't want to play that."/i]

OTHER
How did you find us? Google | TopSites | Recommendation | Facebook | Tumblr | Other
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Elsewhere Accepted / Autumn Beck, Nearly an Adult
« Last post by Autumn Beck on 30/01/2020 at 03:01 »
E L S E W H E R E   C H I L D

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name: Autumn Joy Beck

Gender: Female

Age: Seventeen (22 October 1941)

Bloodline: Muggleborn

Parents/Guardians (Are they currently played characters?):
Matthew and Lillian Beck.

Residence:
Yorkshire, England.

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the daycare)?
No

Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?
No

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Zo & Co.

Biography: (100 words minimum.)

Lillian and Matthew Beck were just ordinary people, with ordinary friends, ordinary jobs, living in an ordinary house. Until little the twins appeared, and changed their lives for the better. They were the light of their lives, little Autumn and Asher. Though their parents didn't quite understand the magical side of their children, they were incredibly supportive and somewhat fascinated. It was a childhood that anyone would want; love, support, and understanding.

After the birth of the twins, Lillian began her career of a housewife, staying home to care for their surprises. Her husband on the other hand, kept their hotel running and keeping food on the table. His family owned a chain of extravagant venues, and this was no exception. They were apart of the high class society as muggles go, but that never stopped the relentless teasing for the kids when they started at Hogwarts.

The pair was inseparable, and that didn't change at all, despite beginning their education at Hogwarts. Both of the children were placed in Ravenclaw, despite her desire to be sortied into the house of crimson and gold. Still, they made friends. Great ones at that. Autumn and Asher both played quidditch, though she spent most of her time on the bench. Her brother was the real star when it comes to the sport, as her talent laid more in writing.

She loved to play piano, write poetry, and paint. He loved quidditch, snogs, and hard rock. But in the end, they always found one another and made time to keep their bond strong.

Roleplay:
Reply as your character to the following:

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:

"Come onnn," she huffed, pulling at her brother's sleeve. "I want to finish shopping before lunch."

"What's the rush, poppet?" Asher groaned. "Cut through the park then."

Autumn rolled her eyes, practically stomping as she led the way through the park. There seemed to be a hundred kids playing all around them without parents even really watching. She watched as a brother and sister fought, and the grin couldn't be contained as a light glance was cast towards her brother. "Who does that remind you of?"

Releasing his sleeve, she tried to hurry past the little girl who seemed to have spotted her. Unfortunately for Autumn, the girl was faster and she sucked her teeth before turning to answer her. "Depends, what are we going to play?"

This was going to be a long day.


OTHER
How did you find us? Other
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Elsewhere Accepted / Declan Rose
« Last post by Declan Rose on 30/01/2020 at 01:21 »

E L S E W H E R E   A D U L T

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name: Declan Evan Rose
Gender: Male
Age: 20 7 July 1938
Blood Status: Pure

Education:
Ilvermony to Hogwarts-Gryffindor house

Residence:
Born in New York, now resides in London

Occupation
Singer/Songwriter

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the Ministry, Shrieking Shack) or to take over an existing shop in need of new management?
No

Requested Magic Levels:
Adult characters have 32 starting levels to distribute across these four categories (less levels can be used if you so desire, but no more than 32). The number of levels on the lowest ability must be at least half of the highest ability.

If you want levels above the usual 32 total, or a significantly uneven distribution of starting levels, please fill out and submit the Special Request form here.

  • Charms: 11
  • Divination: 5
  • Transfiguration: 10
  • Summoning: 6
Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?
n/a

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

Biography: (300 words minimum.)
There were moments in life that would remain in one's memory forever. Moments where one knew, without a doubt, that they were significant. Not the moments that happened and much later revealed how important they were. Certain moments were so significant they changed a person's life in that instant.

Declan Rose could recall three such moments in his life.

His earliest memory was of music. The name and artist of the first song he ever heard had been lost to time (probably because once he'd discovered music he hadn't stopped at just the one song), but the feeling persisted and lived in him still. The lyrics mixing with the melody to weave a story together captivated him. From that moment on it was all he wanted to do.

The second significant moment of his life, more significant than even discovering his love of music, was the death of his parents. It tilted his and his siblings' lives upside. Declan withdrew inside his own head, living in an endless circle of hopelessness for so long the transition to a new school in a new country barely registered. Eventually he felt so upside down inside that circle that he finally turned around and put his life back on track. He hadn't been the only one to lose his parents and as the second oldest he owed it to Bryson and Trini to step up. He owed it to everyone in his life, including himself, to get his head on straight.

It was a few years after the death of his parents when he experienced that sensation again, the jolting in his veins that told him to sit up and pay attention, this was going to be important. This time it involved a girl. Fourteen might be considered late for one's first crush but maybe it wasn't so rare for someone who lost their parents at a young age; there were so many other things occupying his mind in those years. He didn't even know the girl's name but he'd never forget seeing her on the beach, the sun a halo behind her. The bright ball had been dim in comparison to the girl's smile. It was the only thing he'd really been able to notice about her. A smile that had stopped him in his tracks so long that he'd lost sight of her and hadn't been able to find her when his head had finally cleared of the fog.

It was just about the only regret he had in life and he still thought about that smile from time to time.


Roleplay: 
You come across one of these posts on the site. Please select one & reply as your character:

Option One -
Amelia Nixon was many things, but she was never a pushover reporter that people could just usher away with a busy shuffle past. She was dedicated and eager to cut to the very middle of the current political tensions because she was Amelia Nixon and her articles would most certainly become front page material.

“Sir, please! It’s for the Prophet, how do you feel-“

Another one brushed passed her, the shuffling busy masses making their way through Diagon Alley for the lunchtime rush. This had been the best possible time to get people, but none of them were giving her anything to go with.

Only momentarily discouraged, the short red headed lady took a seat on a nearby bench. Her quill resting in her left hand and her notepad ready in the opposite hand. Amelia pouted, tapping the quill against her leg as she scanned the waves of people for somebody - anybody - who looked like they had something to say.

She had been dreaming of her name in bold print, Amelia Nixon: The Source of Today’s Tomorrow. She had been dreaming of the larger office and the secretaries that would fetch her the morning coffee and fetch her anything she needed. The VIP interviews and the most exclusive press passes. But all Amelia had was a page seventeen piece on the rising number of frogs in London.

Hardened by a day of no success, the reporter stood up and started to trod off down the alley. A loose stone on the cobble path caught her heel, sending the distraught girl toppling down to the ground.

“Merlin’s fog watch, my heel is broken! Help!” she yelled as she tried desperately to recover her shoe frantically in the middle of the Diagon Alley moving crowds.

Roleplay Response:
The crowded streets dampened his excitement. Crowds didn't bother him in the slightest if he were at a concert and there was music involved. In the middle of Diagon Alley? When he had places to be? Not so much.

It wasn't the people. Declan, even if he was on the quieter side, had always been easygoing and got along with most people. It was the fact that he was carrying his guitar with him and every time someone jostled against him his jaw tightened a fraction more. He'd be grinding his teeth together soon if he wasn't careful.

If the audition was almost anywhere else he would have used the Floo so he wouldn't have to risk any damage to his equipment but it had seemed really stupid to do that when he only had to walk a few blocks. He hadn't realised how busy Diagon could be during the day. Sleeping at this time was his normal habit lately. Performing at night seemed to earn him a little more money so that's what he'd been doing.

If he was more trusting he could have at least used the Floo to transport his guitar. When it came to his livelihood he wasn't taking the risk.

A shout came from just ahead of him and with a furrowed brow he focused his attention there, despite the thoughts and nerves about his audition. He wasn't a jerk, if someone was hurt he'd stop and help.

When his eyes found the woman on the ground, seeming to reach out for the shoe that was nearby, a flash of white sunk into his bottom lip to prevent a bark of laughter escaping him before he schooled his features into something more sympathetic. The scene might be funny to him but it clearly wasn't to this lady.

Stopping beside her with a friendly smile he asked, "What's more important? Retrieving your shoe or getting you up on your feet again?"

He offered his hand in case it was the latter.


OTHER
How did you find us? I followed my heart.
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Adults & Children / Re: Santiago Nightingdale ~ Elsewhere Adult
« Last post by Calypso Ross on 27/01/2020 at 17:57 »
Hi Santiago,

Thanks for editing that! (We don't have an edit button for applications, as it's much easier for us to track app changes via reposts instead.)

Your application looks great now, there's just one thing I missed when reading the first time around. Your lowest level (Divination) needs to be at least half of your highest level (Charms). This means that if you want your Charms level to be 12, your Divination level needs to be at least 6, so you'd need to take levels away from Transfiguration/Summoning and put them in Divination instead. Alternatively, you could lower your Chars level and put some of those levels in Divination.

Apologies for missing that the first time! If you could repost your entire revised application below again with the edited levels, then we can get you accepted. If you have any questions about levels, let me know. Thank you!
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Adults & Children / ACCEPTED: Olive Solita
« Last post by Marina Lamont on 27/01/2020 at 03:06 »
Congratulations! This application has been accepted.

http://hogwarts-school.net/sortinghat/index.php?topic=8940.0
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