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Arabella Lark

    (30/12/2014 at 01:24)
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Name: Arabella Lark

Birthday: December 24th, 1932

Hometown: Nairn, Highland, Scotland

Bloodline:
Muggleborn

Magical Strength (pick one):
Transfiguration

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination

Year (pick two):
First year (second year is second choice)

Biography:
If you are applying to be a first, second, or third year, your biography must be at least one hundred words long.
Arabella was born to her parents James and Imogene late on a cold Decembers night. As with most children born on Christmas eve or Christmas day, she was sent home in a little stocking, what a magical start to her magical life. She had lived next to the ideal life. She had two loving parents, five older siblings to teach her the ways of the world (when they weren't fighting that is.) her parents ran a popular bakery in town. Her and her older siblings spent much of their time at the bakery, helping to the best of their abilities; whether it was the actual creation of desserts or simply odd jobs, they all grew up working hard. This instilled a strong sense of independence in Arabella whom now knows that to get something, you need to work for it and that's what she did with her school work.


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

House Request: Ravenclaw

Personality: Arabella is strong and hard working. Once she gets close to someone, she explodes and you cannot shut her up to save your life.

Appearance: Arabella is short for her age and has long light brown hair that is constantly braided down her back.

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Arabella quickly stood up to go comfort the crying James. Her footsteps quick, but his quicker; her little legs never seemed to be able to keep up to anyone. When he suddenly stopped and turn to face her, she was surprised.
Thinking about it, she didn't really know James at all. He was so much older than her and wasn't even in her house.
"WHAT! Haven't you ever seen a loser before? Why don't you just take a picture!"James screeched.
She tried to stop him mid sentence, but failed. Always slight too polite and not to mention scared. No, not scared terrified. "James," she said softly "I know you don't know me, but I know you. And I want to say that we all have bad days. Now I know it's terrible when a bad day happens when you think it's important, but it's all gone to be forgotten soon." Suddenly words failed her. Why was she talking to this strange boy, she didn't know her. Despite this she still had compassion for the poor boy; she knew that this wouldn't be forgotten soon enough for his liking.


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* Charles Kedding

    (30/12/2014 at 17:27)
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Hello Arabella!

Your application is coming along great; there are just a one thing I’d love for you to address.

I’d really love to know a bit more about Arabella’s past. How did the Time Warp affect her? You can get more information about it here: Time Warp

It was an event in our site’s history that send the Wizarding World back in time, but left the Muggelborns ahead. This would have meant that Arabella would have been left at only 3 years old, and would have likely been picked up by St Mungos Orphanage. I’d like to know how that affected her, with her weak health and being pulled away from her family.

Please copy and paste your entire application, and respond below instead of editing. That way we know to come back and look. Thank you!
« Last Edit: 31/12/2014 at 02:57 by Charles Kedding »
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Arabella Lark

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→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.
Name: Arabella Lark

Birthday: December 24th, 1932

Hometown: Nairn, Highland, Scotland

Bloodline:
Muggleborn

Magical Strength (pick one):
Transfiguration

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination

Year (pick two):
First year (second year is second choice)

Biography:
If you are applying to be a first, second, or third year, your biography must be at least one hundred words long.
Arabella was born to her parents James and Imogene late on a cold Decembers night. As with most children born on Christmas eve or Christmas day, she was sent home in a little stocking, what a magical start to her magical life. She had lived next to the ideal life. She had two loving parents, five older siblings to teach her the ways of the world (when they weren't fighting that is.) her parents ran a popular bakery in town. Her and her older siblings spent much of their time at the bakery, helping to the best of their abilities; whether it was the actual creation of desserts or simply odd jobs, they all grew up working hard. This instilled a strong sense of independence in Arabella whom now knows that to get something, you need to work for it and that's what she did with her school work. The day she received her letter, there was quite a shock.  Her and her parents thought it was some sort of prank her older sibling were pulling. Once they figured out that it wasn't, they didn't know what to do. None of her older siblings possessed magical powers. Confusion ensued in the attempt to figure out what to do. How were they to send an owl, how would they find all her supplies. They did manage to "find" another magical family (more like they found them) whom aided them to get her to Hogwarts.


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

House Request: Ravenclaw

Personality: Arabella is strong and hard working. Once she gets close to someone, she explodes and you cannot shut her up to save your life.

Appearance: Arabella is short for her age and has long light brown hair that is constantly braided down her back.

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Please reply to one of the Sample Roleplays below.
Arabella quickly stood up to go comfort the crying James. Her footsteps quick, but his quicker; her little legs never seemed to be able to keep up to anyone. When he suddenly stopped and turn to face her, she was surprised.
Thinking about it, she didn't really know James at all. He was so much older than her and wasn't even in her house.
"WHAT! Haven't you ever seen a loser before? Why don't you just take a picture!"James screeched.
She tried to stop him mid sentence, but failed. Always slight too polite and not to mention scared. No, not scared terrified. "James," she said softly "I know you don't know me, but I know you. And I want to say that we all have bad days. Now I know it's terrible when a bad day happens when you think it's important, but it's all gone to be forgotten soon." Suddenly words failed her. Why was she talking to this strange boy, she didn't know her. Despite this she still had compassion for the poor boy; she knew that this wouldn't be forgotten soon enough for his liking.


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* Anneka Ivanova

    (31/12/2014 at 19:34)
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Hi Arabella!

It still looks like you haven't addressed the Time Warp in your biography. Arabella would've been four years old when her parents and siblings "disappeared" because they're muggles. This means she might have been picked up by an orphanage (either St. Mungos or a muggle one) or taken in by a wizarding family and her muggle family wouldn't have been around when she got her letter to Hogwarts.

Please make these changes and post your revised application below, so we can take another look.

Thanks!
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tell them how I am defying gravity

Arabella Lark

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→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.
Name: Arabella Lark

Birthday: December 24th, 1932

Hometown: Nairn, Highland, Scotland

Bloodline:
Muggleborn

Magical Strength (pick one):
Transfiguration

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination

Year (pick two):
First year (second year is second choice)

Biography:
If you are applying to be a first, second, or third year, your biography must be at least one hundred words long.
Arabella was born to her parents James and Imogene late on a cold Decembers night. As with most children born on Christmas eve or Christmas day, she was sent home in a little stocking, what a magical start to her magical life. She had lived next to the ideal life. She had two loving parents, five older siblings to teach her the ways of the world (when they weren't fighting that is.) her parents ran a popular bakery in town. Her and her older siblings spent much of their time at the bakery, helping to the best of their abilities; whether it was the actual creation of desserts or simply odd jobs, they all grew up working hard. This instilled a strong sense of independence in Arabella whom now knows that to get something, you need to work for it and that's what she did with her school work. The day she received her letter, there was quite a shock.  Her and her parents thought it was some sort of prank her older sibling were pulling. Once they figured out that it wasn't, they didn't know what to do. None of her older siblings possessed magical powers. Confusion ensued in the attempt to figure out what to do. How were they to send an owl, how would they find all her supplies. They did manage to "find" another magical family (more like they found them) whom aided them to get her to Hogwarts. As Arabella was from a muggle family, the time warp did not send them back as non of them were in magical places at the time of the warp, she was in fact born in 1932


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

House Request: Ravenclaw

Personality: Arabella is strong and hard working. Once she gets close to someone, she explodes and you cannot shut her up to save your life.

Appearance: Arabella is short for her age and has long light brown hair that is constantly braided down her back.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.
Please reply to one of the Sample Roleplays below.
Arabella quickly stood up to go comfort the crying James. Her footsteps quick, but his quicker; her little legs never seemed to be able to keep up to anyone. When he suddenly stopped and turn to face her, she was surprised.
Thinking about it, she didn't really know James at all. He was so much older than her and wasn't even in her house.
"WHAT! Haven't you ever seen a loser before? Why don't you just take a picture!"James screeched.
She tried to stop him mid sentence, but failed. Always slight too polite and not to mention scared. No, not scared terrified. "James," she said softly "I know you don't know me, but I know you. And I want to say that we all have bad days. Now I know it's terrible when a bad day happens when you think it's important, but it's all gone to be forgotten soon." Suddenly words failed her. Why was she talking to this strange boy, she didn't know her. Despite this she still had compassion for the poor boy; she knew that this wouldn't be forgotten soon enough for his liking.


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How did you find us?:
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Aubrey Kedding

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Hello Arabella!

First off, there is a bit of a math error with Arabella's birth year. In order to receive her owl on her 11th birthday (book canon), she would have had to be born 24 December 1931.

Going with the above as her birthdate, I see that you have now addressed the time warp in your biography, however her story does not align correctly with our timeline. The time warp sent the wizarding community back 38 years, so Arabella would have been born 1969 pre-warp. When the warp occurred on the cusp of 1974-75 New Year's Eve-Day, Arabella would have only been 5 years old. Therefore, her parents would have not been present to witness her receiving her letter. At the tender age of 5 she woud have been picked up by St. Mungo's, a muggle orphanage, or perhaps a magical family.

I will be closing apps, however if you can PM me an edited app - keeping in mind the timeline mentioned above - in the next 24 hours we'll get you sorted and into a house. If not, you are more than welcome to apply Arabella as a child in Elsewhere for the time being and re-apply to Hogwarts next term.

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