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William Collins

    (25/04/2013 at 04:55)

Application for Salem Institute




→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.
Name: William Collins

Birthday: Wednesday, 3 January 1923, 03:33:12 am (during the first full moon of 1923).

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Bloodline: Pureblood adopted by Muggles.

Magical Strength (pick one):
Charms

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination

Year (pick two): Primary 1

Biography:

People would speak about William Collins as if there was nothing special about him. His mother worked as a nurse and his father worked at the spindle top oilfields while William went to school. The mother would pick William up after school and take him home, and have dinner prepared just before William Collins Senior would arrive home. Collins Senior loved his son and his wife, he would come home go to his shed and change out of his oil stained clothes and then go to greet his wife in son in the house as dinner was served.

Indeed the Collins family was a perfectly happy and healthy family, however this would change suddenly when William Collins Jr. turned eleven. The family was used to celebrating Williams birthday every year, as they where proud of their son, his achievements, and his aspirations. This year however the father and mother could not afford to throw their only son a birthday party... it was on this same day during William Jr's protesting that he learned he was a adopted child.

Williams Jr. went to school the very next day very confused and disorientated, adopted how could this be? His father and mother had always love him, no matter what he had done... even if all he did was succeed... he was an honor role student in gifted classes not because he was naturally gifted, he had spent many long hours studying as a child as was expressly made important by his mother and father who wanted a better life for him.

On this day much like the others, Williams was stopped during recess by the local bully Thomas J. Phillips or T.J. as he was called by his accomplices. They had chosen to pick today of all days to taunt Williams for the color of his hair and eventually turning to stronger ammunition by implying that his parents didn't love him. Williams was of course not a fighter and had never acted physically, the boys thought him a push over and would be right... but today William attempted a swing at the oldest boy, he knew his parents loved him... but what of his real parents? why had they abandoned him and who where they... he certainly would not let this bully who had teased him on a normal basis insult them as well.

Williams Jr. failed miserably in his attempt to become physical which led to one of the most significant moments in Williams life... T.J was prepared to knock Williams face off and so he would have, but after pushing Williams to the floor and pulling back his fist, Williams became so angry and something happened.

The bottom of T.J.'s shoes caught fire just as he was about to throw the punch and melted to the ground, so when he attempted to throw the punch he fell flat on his face, and his friends indicated his shoes where on fire, he quickly removed his feet and was uninjured by the flames and went off screaming. This made Williams feel uncertain, but good about himself, weather it had been his doing or not he liked the feeling of a bully in pain.

Williams was ejected from the school for fighting, but more so because of a report against the boy by T.J. and his friends that Williams had done it on purpose somehow with matches. It was their word against his, and the school had a zero tolerance policy for that type of behavior.

Williams parents where so ashamed, but more concerned, they approached him and he told the truth. He said he did start the fight but he had nothing to do with the fire. When the parents protested he confessed to overhearing their conversation about him being adopted. It was at this time, the father and mother told him their secrete shame... His mother eggs were not fertile, she could not have children and they had been waiting on a adoption list for so many years.

One day a family claiming to be sent by the adoption agency brought young William to their door, Williams senior and his wife thought their prayers had been answered, only to find out the boy was not registered with the adoption agency... but they didn't want to return him. So as soon as the adoption agency opened up the next day they registered young William and named him after Daddy. He had and always will be his families jewel, special in their hearts as he would be their one and only... so moved by their story Williams accepted their love completely.

During breakfast the next day William Senior was attempt to devise a plot to get Willaims Jr. back into school, they boy was innocent and he was determined to prove so. However while skimming through the mail he found a letter written to young William... it was a day he had dreaded for many years, a Letter of acceptance to Salem's Institute of Witches and Wizards...

Williams Senior had never told him what the boys real father had also told him, when his wife took the boy into the house and cooed over the boy... which was "The boy is special more so than you will ever realize, a letter will come addressed for him one day... follow its directions to the letter... this will be your greatest gift to him and as giving him to you is mine. Keep him, teach him, and no matter what for god's sake love him... like I could never!"

Williams Senior took several days off work to prepare the boy for new school following the letters instructions to the letter, getting his supplies and making the final arrangements for his coming time in Salem Institution. 

→ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Note: This section is optional, and is up to you to complete.

Society Request:

Personality: Straight forward, Knows what he wants and how to succeed by any means. Hes a kind boy who deplores violence of any kind, especially bullying. He believes in training the body and mind, but is in essence a pacifist. He makes friends easily, knows the value of books and teachers as assets to his goals.

Appearance:

Reddish/ orange hair, very few freckles (they will go away in time), sort of pudgy cheeks and brown eyes. Semi big ears, strong muscular appearance for his age, brilliant mind, hes a little taller for his age but his parents agree it is a simple early growth spurt nothing more.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.
Please reply to the Sample Roleplay below.

William had been assigned to a project about the Civil war, or the "Muggle civil war" he detested the term as may had thought to refer that his parent's where muggles... it sounded like a dirty word and indeed some even used it as such.

It was quite and empty in the library that day and this was exactly how William liked it, unlike the boy who was his partner. William enjoyed the privacy and the ability to study to his hearts content... again much unlike his partner he thought turning looking at him while he made a heavy sigh.

William thought the wizard world was fascinating, however much to his dismay he found the wizards school lacking when compared to his imagination... he had read many books about magic as a child and expected a castle or tower and although Salem's institute was impressive the students were not... just take this lazy boy's next comment.

"How about I write the essay and stuff? You can just put your name on it. Sound good?"


William had been hard at work concentrating when the boy had slammed his book shut, almost jumped out of his seat. The thought of letting someone who had absolutely no idea about the north vs. the south battle and probably didn't care to know important figures like Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. William shook his head and turned back to his book.

Turning back to focus on his book he shook his head again and then said not taking his attention off it "I would sooner go without dinner than let you write this report... in fact" he put the book down and looked at his partner and said "If your not going to focus on the project... just go to dinner without me and I will write the report and you... can sign your name on it after". William felt bad for the way he had spoken to the boy and then continued "common, its not that hard... there's two of us, if you focus on the north and south's goals I can focus on the important figures and battles that made those goals possible... if we both work hard, I'm sure we'll be finished before dinner, so what do you say are you with me?"

William extended his hand to shake on it, he really hoped the boy would agree, he liked eating and was not partial to skipping meals even to finish a report Late or otherwise. 

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« Last Edit: 08/06/2013 at 12:56 by Lyndon Audley »

William Collins

    (25/04/2013 at 07:05)
(Apologies a few things that needed to be fixed).

 CHARACTER INFORMATION.
Name: William Collins

Birthday: Thursday, 10 January 1963, 12:08:06 am (first full moon of the year).

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Bloodline: Pureblood adopted by Muggles.

Magical Strength (pick one):
Charms

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination

Year (pick two): Primary 1

Biography:

People would speak about William Collins as if there was nothing special about him. His mother worked as a nurse and his father worked at the oilfields while William went to school. The mother would pick William up after school and take him home, and have dinner prepared just before William Collins Senior would arrive home. Collins Senior loved his son and his wife, he would come home go to his shed and change out of his oil stained clothes and then go to greet his wife in son in the house as dinner was served.

Indeed the Collins family was a perfectly happy and healthy family, however this would change suddenly when William Collins Jr. turned eleven. The family was used to celebrating Williams birthday every year, as they where proud of their son, his achievements, and his aspirations. This year however the father and mother could not afford to throw their only son a birthday party... it was on this same day during William Jr's protesting that he learned he was a adopted child.

Williams Jr. went to school the very next day very confused and disorientated, adopted how could this be? His father and mother had always love him, no matter what he had done... even if all he did was succeed... he was an honor role student in gifted classes not because he was naturally gifted, he had spent many long hours studying as a child as was expressly made important by his mother and father who wanted a better life for him.

On this day much like the others, Williams was stopped during recess by the local bully Thomas J. Phillips or T.J. as he was called by his accomplices. They had chosen to pick today of all days to taunt Williams for the color of his hair and eventually turning to stronger ammunition by implying that his parents didn't love him. Williams was of course not a fighter and had never acted physically, the boys thought him a push over and would be right... but today William attempted a swing at the oldest boy, he knew his parents loved him... but what of his real parents? why had they abandoned him and who where they... he certainly would not let this bully who had teased him on a normal basis insult them as well.

Williams Jr. failed miserably in his attempt to become physical which led to one of the most significant moments in Williams life... T.J was prepared to knock Williams face off and so he would have, but after pushing Williams to the floor and pulling back his fist, Williams became so angry and something happened.

The bottom of T.J.'s shoes caught fire just as he was about to throw the punch and melted to the ground, so when he attempted to throw the punch he fell flat on his face, and his friends indicated his shoes where on fire, he quickly removed his feet and was uninjured by the flames and went off screaming. This made Williams feel uncertain, but good about himself, weather it had been his doing or not he liked the feeling of a bully in pain.

Williams was ejected from the school for fighting, but more so because of a report against the boy by T.J. and his friends that Williams had done it on purpose somehow with matches. It was their word against his, and the school had a zero tolerance policy for that type of behavior.

Williams parents where so ashamed, but more concerned, they approached him and he told the truth. He said he did start the fight but he had nothing to do with the fire. When the parents protested he confessed to overhearing their conversation about him being adopted. It was at this time, the father and mother told him their secrete shame... His mother eggs were not fertile, she could not have children and they had been waiting on a adoption list for so many years.

One day a family claiming to be sent by the adoption agency brought young William to their door, Williams senior and his wife thought their prayers had been answered, only to find out the boy was not registered with the adoption agency... but they didn't want to return him. So as soon as the adoption agency opened up the next day they registered young William and named him after Daddy. He had and always will be his families jewel, special in their hearts as he would be their one and only... so moved by their story Williams accepted their love completely.

The next day William's Senior was determined to get his son back into school, however the school had just been closed for the Holiday seasons "expelling a kid right before Christmas vacation" Williams Senior shook his head in disbelief, how could a school do that to a child? Thankfully he to had some vacation days saved up and spent the entire time with his son and wife.

Christmas was special for Williams Jr., he had recieved plenty of presents and even returned them with many of his own made from scratch... His mother adored the lovely bird feeder made of chestnut wood and the father could very well make use of his new lunch box made of mahogany.

Everything at the House of Collins was wonderful and as the parents stayed up to watch "Guy Lambardo" announce the ball drop 1974-1975... William Junior was comfortably nestled in his bed and his batman and robin pajamas.

The next morning William Jr. didn't wake up to his fathers crazy sense of humor, or his mothers soft voice, instead he found himself on the floor, cold, in clothes that were not his... He searched frantically for his mother and father... but all the other rooms where empty, he ran outside but all the greeted him was empty plot of undeveloped housing projects, machinery strewn about the area, discarded and cold like the ground on his feet...

William had never been alone... emotions welled up in his stomach, he was lost and scared in a dream that seemed to have no end... for three days and three nights William, he swore and pleaded unto the heavens and earth, he screamed till his lungs gave in and then once all the anger and rage had subsided the wishes for this reality to end, to be taken back to his loving family... he snapped.

William was found cold and broken, his clothes tattered and dirty and his mind full of hate and rage towards whom ever was responsible for his loss. There was no indication that he had mourned the loss of his parents, or even cried a little for some other reason... because he had not shed one tear, because he did not accept this reality... when the people introduced themselves as witches and wizards he lunged at them, hoping to strike them and prove this dream false, but he only collapsed from dehydration and starvation.

William was placed in the USA Branches hospital for orphan witches and wizards where he would come to learn about all different manner of things that had been alien to him not but three days and three nights ago. Magic, time-warps, his parents gone, and him being a wizard...would he accept it? Only time would tell.


→ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Note: This section is optional, and is up to you to complete.

Society Request:

Personality: Straight forward, Knows what he wants and how to succeed by any means. Hes a kind boy who deplores violence of any kind, especially bullying. He believes in training the body and mind, but is in essence a pacifist. He makes friends easily, knows the value of books and teachers as assets to his goals.

Appearance:

Reddish/ orange hair, very few freckles (they will go away in time), sort of pudgy cheeks and brown eyes. Semi big ears, strong muscular appearance for his age, brilliant mind, hes a little taller for his age but his parents agree it is a simple early growth spurt nothing more.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.
Please reply to the Sample Roleplay below.

William had been assigned to a project about the Civil war, or the "Muggle civil war" he detested the term as may had thought to refer that his parent's where muggles... it sounded like a dirty word and indeed some even used it as such.

It was quite and empty in the library that day and this was exactly how William liked it, unlike the boy who was his partner. William enjoyed the privacy and the ability to study to his hearts content... again much unlike his partner he thought turning looking at him while he made a heavy sigh.

William thought the wizard world was fascinating, however much to his dismay he found the wizards school lacking when compared to his imagination... he had read many books about magic as a child and expected a castle or tower and although Salem's institute was impressive the students were not... just take this lazy boy's next comment.

"How about I write the essay and stuff? You can just put your name on it. Sound good?"


William had been hard at work concentrating when the boy had slammed his book shut, almost jumped out of his seat. The thought of letting someone who had absolutely no idea about the north vs. the south battle and probably didn't care to know important figures like Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. William shook his head and turned back to his book.

Turning back to focus on his book he shook his head again and then said not taking his attention off it "I would sooner go without dinner than let you write this report... in fact" he put the book down and looked at his partner and said "If your not going to focus on the project... just go to dinner without me and I will write the report and you... can sign your name on it after". William felt bad for the way he had spoken to the boy and then continued "common, its not that hard... there's two of us, if you focus on the north and south's goals I can focus on the important figures and battles that made those goals possible... if we both work hard, I'm sure we'll be finished before dinner, so what do you say are you with me?"

William extended his hand to shake on it, he really hoped the boy would agree, he liked eating and was not partial to skipping meals even to finish a report Late or otherwise. 

→ ABOUT YOU.

Previous Characters (if applicable): Jennifer Alison Oneill, Lady Oneill

How did you find us?: Current student of Hogwarts and Adult in elsewhere <3.



Eirwen Medraut

    (25/04/2013 at 08:06)
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Hello William!

Your application looks great and the added bits about the Time Warp looks excellent! However, I'm a little confused about his age still! You mention that you'd like him to be in Primary 1, which would mean he is 11. If that's the case his birth year would be 1927 post-warp (1965 pre-warp).

You also mention that the bullying by T.J. takes place just after he has turned 11, but at the same time you note that the incident was just before the Time Warp, so in December 1974 - That would make William turn 13 this year (1938), not 11.
However, if you would like him to be 11 this year, perhaps the incident wasn't about his birthday, but instead an argument about a Christmas party that couldn't be held when he was younger? :)

Please clarify this and we'll be happy to take another look at your application! :)

- Eirwen Medraut

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