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Connor Davies

    (07/04/2016 at 13:47)
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Application for Hogwarts School




→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.

Name: Connor Davies

Birthday: 16th August

Hometown:Exeter, Devon

Bloodline: Adopted Muggleborn, true parents unknown

Magical Strength (pick one):
Charms

Magical Weakness (pick one):
Divination

Year (pick two): Either First or Second

Biography:
If you are applying to be a first, second, or third year, your biography must be at least one hundred words long.
If you are applying to be a fourth year or above, your biography must be at least three hundred words long.

One Friday afternoon a muggle man and woman had adopted a baby boy and brought the two week old infant home to their farm. "Welcome to the family, Connor” His adopted mother, Cynthia, cooed as she held Connor in her arms as the new father, Michael, watched on proudly. Both would soon come to find out how demanding Connor was, as a baby he refused to sleep for stints any longer than one hour and ate a lot, to the point that he was overweight until the age of six when he lost his baby fat. Connor was such hardwork and wore his parents out day by day. It didn’t change much as he grew older but his needs changed and evolved but they never gave up on him. They are yet to tell him he is adopted and Connor will go to Hogwarts thinking they are his biological parents.

Connor’s father was a pastoral farmer and the Davies family lived on a moderate farm half an hour outside of Exeter. The farm gave somewhere for Connor to run around and burn off some energy. It was on the farm where he developed a love for animals as he and his older brother, Stuart, were encouraged to help out with feeding the animals. It was also where Connor developed a love for pranks, much to the annoyance of his father.
“Daddy, daddy! The barn is on fire!” He would shout, running for his fathers help.
“What?” His father would exclaim, running to find the barn in perfect condition. He would look at his son who would run off laughing as if it was the funniest thing in the world. His parents still knew however that their son meant no harm and even though he was naughty, he was a good person really.

Connor was naughty at school, teachers described him as, “nothing but trouble” and “reckless” and his grades were never very good. Connor performed his first ever spell at school (unknowingly of course) by locking a particularly strict teacher in the stationary cupboard by sealing the door closed with his mind. He didn’t understand it but was the first sign that there was something different about Connor, something unexplainable, something magical.

Just three weeks before receiving his Hogwarts letter, the Davies had a new arrival, a baby girl called Anna who Connor loved from the day she was born. She was much easier to handle than Connor had been and it was one morning when Connor was playing with his little sister when a strange letter arrived in the mail for him. He opened it and read, but it didn’t make any sense to him. He wanted to see what his mother would make of it and the conversation went like this, “Mum!” Connor called, “I got a letter saying that I got into a new school for wizards!”
“Haha, very funny Connor.”
“No honestly, it’s written here.”
“You have to do better than that to fool me these days Connor.” His mother replied, with good reason, Connor had a reputation for playing pranks on his family and she put this down as another one of them. “Is Anna okay?”
“Okay, it’s probably nothing” He replied, discarding the letter and going back to playing with his baby sister, “Yeah she’s fine.” It wasn’t until more letters begun to arrive that his family took notice and responded, learning the truth about Connor’s magical ability and setting him up to attend Hogwarts. He is very excited to learn more about this magical talent he has and start at Hogwarts.


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

House Request:Gryffindor please

Personality: Connor is a troublemaker, that much is obvious, he loves playing pranks and can get himself into sticky situations just with words. He is a good friend to have as he is loyal and will always stand by his friend. He is adventurous, always keen to explore which will keep him busy at Hogwarts, he is interested in most things apart from homework, he’d rather do anything else.

Connor has a lot of energy which transpires as pranks when he is in a good mood, however on occasions he can get angry when he becomes quite destructive, getting into fights and breaking things. Thankfully, he is usually in a good mood.

Appearance:He has brown curly hair and brown eyes. He usually has a cheeky grin on his face like he's up to some mischief.


→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.
Please reply to one of the Sample Roleplays below.

Sample One
 
Connor thought the dungeons were overrated, everyone said they were creepy and haunted but the whole of Hogwarts was haunted, and as for creepy, well, he could see why it would be thought as that. There was no natural light in the corridor and the dim candlelight created many shadowy parts which to many were frightening, but to Connor, these shadowy parts were excellent hiding places. As he walked slowly toward the dungeon exit after exploring the depths Connor noticed a figure, a girl maybe, coming down to the dungeons. He quickly hid himself before she saw him. He thought it would be funny to jump out at the girl and scare her as she passed.

Connor waited for this moment but the girl walked slowly and then stopped too far from him to jump out with any panache. He sighed quietly as she spoke, looking around himself to see who was there but was unable to see anyone present. The tapping noise was off putting too and made Connor feel uneasy. Perhaps the dungeons were creepy after all. "Who are you talking to?" He asked loudly, keeping himself hidden, "There is no Emma Birch here."

→ ABOUT YOU.

Please list any characters you have on the site (current and previous): This one is my first one

How did you find us?: Google search, I wanted to roleplay :D
« Last Edit: 14/04/2016 at 19:51 by Connor Davies »

Aries Paladin

    (09/04/2016 at 07:24)
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Hey Connor, and welcome to HSnet! :D Your application is shaping up really well so far (love Connor's mischievous personality!), but before we can accept it, there are just a few things we'd like to clarify.

First of all, in our universe, there was a plot event called the Time Warp, which threw Wizarding Britain back into the thirties and effectively caused the Muggle relatives of Muggleborns and Halfbloods to disappear. As Connor is Muggleborn and would've been born in either '1936' (as a First Year) or '1935' (as a Second Year), this would likely mean that his birth parents disappeared with the Warp; accordingly, we have to ask that you make some changes to his story to fit the site plot. Your options are that Connor's parents, Muggles from the era, in fact adopted him as a baby (which would only minimally change your current background for him—he doesn't even have to know he's adopted!), or that he is a Muggleborn orphan (which would drastically change his story). Please decide on which path you'd prefer his story to take and edit the application for this.

Secondly, in your roleplay sample, you say that it is Connor and his friends pranking Evangeline. As it's stated that it is a few girls who are daring her, this is technically powerplaying, or taking control of characters without their consent. Could you please change the sample so that Connor is not associated with anyone—perhaps he just stumbles across Evangeline and decides to act on one of his mischievous impulses by shouting 'boo' at her?

Thirdly, you imply in your roleplay sample that Evangeline was affected by Connor's prank, which would also technically be powerplaying as it's deciding how she reacts; please remove the mention of her reaction and his own exclamation regarding it (“Ha that was brilliant, your face was hilarious!").

Lastly, you say that he heads "toward the staircase back to the nicer part of the castle". In a real roleplay thread, leaving at this point would not leave a lot for the other person to reply to and would make for a slightly abrupt ending to the scene; could you please tweak it so that Connor sticks around (even if he doesn't really want to)?

Once you've made these edits to your application, please repost it below and we can take another look. :)

Thank you! <3

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Connor Davies

    (14/04/2016 at 19:38)
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All understood, I've made the changes you recommended.

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    (16/04/2016 at 09:24)
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Dear Mr. Davies,

We are delighted to inform you that your application to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry has been accepted. Term will begin on May 1st, 2016. Currently, students have gathered at Camp Loki; your admission is joint for both the school and Camp Loki, and we cordially invite you to spend your summer there if you so wish. Should you choose, you may also visit our Elsewhere board via the Floo Network to purchase school supplies.

We look forward to seeing you at the School.


Regards,

Aries Paladin
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