We are currently accepting new applications for Elsewhere!

Author Topic: Student Applications - Anastasia Airam  (Read 487 times)

Anastasia Airam

    (01/08/2016 at 15:49)
    • View Profile
→ CHARACTER INFORMATION

Name: Anastasia Airam

Birthday: 10/22/1937 (11 years old)

Hometown: Liverpool

Bloodline:
Pure blood
   
Magical Strength:
Charms

Magical Weakness:
Divination

Year (pick two): 1st or 2nd

Biography:

It all started with two siblings fighting each other under a starless night sky. Among a sea of discontent and mistrust, Vera Bracho and Paola Montaner cry as the twins fight each other in the beginning of what later appears to be an endless cycle. Twenty years later, the cycle continues as the brothers are separated from each other yet again, their eyes filled with rage shatter the spirits of their respective wives.

Just as the night and day, Oliver and Julian Airam could not be more different if they wanted to be.  Having been born in a pure blood family under the Gryffindor house for many generations Julian Airam quickly became an outcast. Living in contrast of his older brother, he became a shadow under the house of Slytherin since his sorting at Hogwarts twenty years ago. Stubborn and self-centered as always, Julian seems to live to upset his brother for falling in love with his obsession many years ago. An obsession that culminated in the abandonment of Julian’s lineage from the family and his isolation from the fortune he once sought fervently after. His wife Paola lives in fear knowing Julian never truly got over his heartbreak and she is forced to live in a damaged marriage filled with lies due to the separation of both branches in the family. Now, Julian’s obsession is focused on Vera and Oliver’s daughter, Anastasia, who is a constant reminder of the light in him he once lost. Knowing she is the pride that shines in his brother’s eyes, Julian is determined to damage what hurts him the most. And what would be worse than making his niece an outcast herself?

Meanwhile Anastasia lives sheltered from the truth and the darkness that surrounds her Uncle Julian. She is a friendly, shy, spirited and intelligent 11-year old who is the embodiment of her mother Vera in body and spirit. Armed with her father’s bravery and fierce determination she is everything her uncle once envied from his older brother. However, his hate is also his weakness as he truly does care for his niece for she is everything he wishes to be. Anastasia’s spirit and light could bring peace between the two houses and her time at Hogwarts will be marked by a journey of self-discovery, growth and her mission is to reveal the lies that have surrounded her family for over twenty years.


→ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

House Request: Gryffindor please please super please otherwise my character’s bio doesn’t work!

Personality:

Anastasia is a very unusual girl in the sense that she is mature for her age. She can determine the mood in a room quickly and knows when to behave and be silent or when to let it all go and be loud. Her biggest fear is seeing her family crumble. She is afraid of all insects and she has a strange love/hate relationship with heights, she both enjoys and fears heights due to the strange, impulsive feeling of not being in control. She likes music and she is not good in sports even though she was raised around them.

Her personality is complex; she is a very intelligent girl and can easily get into trouble if she thinks something is worth it. She is friendly and can get along with anyone; her biggest defect is that she can be carried away with standing up to something she believes in. She tries to be helpful but will not do the work for others and she knows her talent resides in potions and defense against the dark arts which she knows she inherited from her parents. She enjoys reading and she is a magnet for trouble. Curling up by the fire with a book in hand while listening to the rain is her perfect day. She loves thunderstorms and doesn’t like bullies or people who think are better than others. She demands and expects respect and lives by the rule of treating others as one would like to be treated.

She can be disorganized due to her laziness and too demanding from others. She is normally even tempered unless an injustice escalates her anger to dangerous levels. When very upset her personality will harden and doesn't have any regard for anyone else's feelings but the truth, however, it fades away as fast as it forms. She tries to control her bluntness and typically has the reins on her annoyance towards being kept waiting or insulted. She normally has a bright smile and a calm tint in her eyes but when angry her eyes take in an icy gaze that can kill. Intelligent and proper for her age, she is graceful and has a very eloquent and civilized manner of speech.

As an only child, she has always wanted a younger sibling so she can't help herself see in others the possibility of being close friends to the point of being like siblings which in turn allows for someone to hurt her feelings easily. She is afraid of failure and doesn't like being left in the dark. Her curiousness to find out the truth behind her family has brought her trouble as she tends to roam around trying to find answers against her parent's wishes. Unafraid to bent the rules in order to achieve what she thinks matters the most, she tends to forget her rationality and can be swayed by her emotions but hardly ever for a bad reason.

Her friends all know her as Anya as she dislikes the ostentatious sound of her name and has a soft, melodious voice courtesy of her years of singing.


Appearance:

Anastasia is definitely her Mother’s mini-me without the reddish tint in hair. She has long, wavy, brown hair that seems to have a light ash shine in the light just like her father’s.  Always afraid to stand out too much, she decided to add curvy bangs to hide her eyes in an effort to blend in unseen. She inherited her mother’s eyes, a sea green bright color with a gaze that can only be described as mysterious and intelligent. She has a friendly smile and a loud, giggly laugh that can easily be heard. She easily gets nervous despite her determination and tends to lack self-confidence at times which provides her with an eternal blush.

She has a tan complexion and a tall stature with a regal poise despite her rather casual style of clothing. Always wearing converse shoes, she wears a lot of purple and blue-green. Cool colors as such decorate her wardrobe as the aqua shades keep her cool but calm in the torrent of her unusual moments of fiery and icy behavior.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.

You come across one of these posts on the site. Please select one & reply as your character. Remember, you can only roleplay your own character's actions, not Evangeline's or Hugh's.

Option I:

“Well, this certainly wasn’t very smart”

Anastasia roamed the cool hallways of the dungeons as her friends urged on from the entrance trying to conceal their laughs and giggles. She shivered in fear trying to disregard the coldness not associated with temperature in the labyrinth she was forced in.

“Next time do not give in to peer pressure……duly noted”

Her hand traced the rough edges of the walls as she continued down the path into never ending darkness as she heard her worst nightmare scurrying around her. Knowing she was terrified of bugs, her friends Alice Beckler and Laurie Moore decided to test her bravery by daring her to walk around the dungeons without a light while touching the walls with her bare hand until the end of the corridor. While they did haunt her with the descriptions of the bugs that reside in the dungeons, they failed to tell her about the ghost of Emma Birch who was known to roam around.

A few minutes go by and a gasp is heard until silence completely weighs down the feeling of dread as Anastasia reaches the end of the corridor. She turns around and feels what appears to be a tickling mass grasping her left hand as her heart races faster than ever.

“Ahhhh!!!” a scream ripples across the corridor as Anastasia dashes towards the exit while flinging her arms around as Alice and Laurie encourage her with a look of complete terror.

The door closes with a loud thud and the three girls head towards the main staircase as they try to get the spider webs off Anastasia with a look that can only be described as pride and acceptance. Anastasia turns around the corner and looks back to the door as her own mind already starts planning an investigation on the ghost of Emma Birch.

With a high arch on her eyebrow and a smirk, she knows she has passed the test.


ABOUT YOU

Please list any characters you have on the site (current and previous): Anastasia Airam

How did you find us?: Googled
« Last Edit: 01/08/2016 at 20:51 by Anastasia Airam »

* Anneka Ivanova

    (05/08/2016 at 02:31)
  • ***
  • Hogwarts Headmistress
  • [Winner!] HSNet 30-Day Challenge
    • View Profile
Hi Anastasia!

Your application is looking good! However, I'll need you to make some changes to your RP sample before we can accept you. Your sample was great, however, you failed to mention Evangeline at all. You need to write as though your character is replying to Evangeline's post. (While this isn't a real thread, we encourage you to pretend that it is.)

Once you've made those changes, please post your entire revised application below and we'll take another look!
and if I'm flying solo, at least I'm flying free
to those who ground me, take a message back from me
tell them how I am defying gravity

Anastasia Airam

    (05/08/2016 at 15:03)
    • View Profile
→ CHARACTER INFORMATION

Name: Anastasia Airam

Birthday: 10/22/1937 (11 years old)

Hometown: Liverpool

Bloodline:
Pure blood
   
Magical Strength:
Charms

Magical Weakness:
Divination

Year (pick two): 1st or 2nd

Biography:

It all started with two siblings fighting each other under a starless night sky. Among a sea of discontent and mistrust, Vera Bracho and Paola Montaner cry as the twins fight each other in the beginning of what later appears to be an endless cycle. Twenty years later, the cycle continues as the brothers are separated from each other yet again, their eyes filled with rage shatter the spirits of their respective wives.

Just as the night and day, Oliver and Julian Airam could not be more different if they wanted to be.  Having been born in a pure blood family under the Gryffindor house for many generations Julian Airam quickly became an outcast. Living in contrast of his older brother, he became a shadow under the house of Slytherin since his sorting at Hogwarts twenty years ago. Stubborn and self-centered as always, Julian seems to live to upset his brother for falling in love with his obsession many years ago. An obsession that culminated in the abandonment of Julian’s lineage from the family and his isolation from the fortune he once sought fervently after. His wife Paola lives in fear knowing Julian never truly got over his heartbreak and she is forced to live in a damaged marriage filled with lies due to the separation of both branches in the family. Now, Julian’s obsession is focused on Vera and Oliver’s daughter, Anastasia, who is a constant reminder of the light in him he once lost. Knowing she is the pride that shines in his brother’s eyes, Julian is determined to damage what hurts him the most. And what would be worse than making his niece an outcast herself?

Meanwhile Anastasia lives sheltered from the truth and the darkness that surrounds her Uncle Julian. She is a friendly, shy, spirited and intelligent 11-year old who is the embodiment of her mother Vera in body and spirit. Armed with her father’s bravery and fierce determination she is everything her uncle once envied from his older brother. However, his hate is also his weakness as he truly does care for his niece for she is everything he wishes to be. Anastasia’s spirit and light could bring peace between the two houses and her time at Hogwarts will be marked by a journey of self-discovery, growth and her mission is to reveal the lies that have surrounded her family for over twenty years.


→ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

House Request: Gryffindor please please super please otherwise my character’s bio doesn’t work!

Personality:

Anastasia is a very unusual girl in the sense that she is mature for her age. She can determine the mood in a room quickly and knows when to behave and be silent or when to let it all go and be loud. Her biggest fear is seeing her family crumble. She is afraid of all insects and she has a strange love/hate relationship with heights, she both enjoys and fears heights due to the strange, impulsive feeling of not being in control. She likes music and she is not good in sports even though she was raised around them.

Her personality is complex; she is a very intelligent girl and can easily get into trouble if she thinks something is worth it. She is friendly and can get along with anyone; her biggest defect is that she can be carried away with standing up to something she believes in. She tries to be helpful but will not do the work for others and she knows her talent resides in potions and defense against the dark arts which she knows she inherited from her parents. She enjoys reading and she is a magnet for trouble. Curling up by the fire with a book in hand while listening to the rain is her perfect day. She loves thunderstorms and doesn’t like bullies or people who think are better than others. She demands and expects respect and lives by the rule of treating others as one would like to be treated.

She can be disorganized due to her laziness and too demanding from others. She is normally even tempered unless an injustice escalates her anger to dangerous levels. When very upset her personality will harden and doesn't have any regard for anyone else's feelings but the truth, however, it fades away as fast as it forms. She tries to control her bluntness and typically has the reins on her annoyance towards being kept waiting or insulted. She normally has a bright smile and a calm tint in her eyes but when angry her eyes take in an icy gaze that can kill. Intelligent and proper for her age, she is graceful and has a very eloquent and civilized manner of speech.

As an only child, she has always wanted a younger sibling so she can't help herself see in others the possibility of being close friends to the point of being like siblings which in turn allows for someone to hurt her feelings easily. She is afraid of failure and doesn't like being left in the dark. Her curiousness to find out the truth behind her family has brought her trouble as she tends to roam around trying to find answers against her parent's wishes. Unafraid to bent the rules in order to achieve what she thinks matters the most, she tends to forget her rationality and can be swayed by her emotions but hardly ever for a bad reason.

Her friends all know her as Anya as she dislikes the ostentatious sound of her name and has a soft, melodious voice courtesy of her years of singing.


Appearance:

Anastasia is definitely her Mother’s mini-me without the reddish tint in hair. She has long, wavy, brown hair that seems to have a light ash shine in the light just like her father’s.  Always afraid to stand out too much, she decided to add curvy bangs to hide her eyes in an effort to blend in unseen. She inherited her mother’s eyes, a sea green bright color with a gaze that can only be described as mysterious and intelligent. She has a friendly smile and a loud, giggly laugh that can easily be heard. She easily gets nervous despite her determination and tends to lack self-confidence at times which provides her with an eternal blush.

She has a tan complexion and a tall stature with a regal poise despite her rather casual style of clothing. Always wearing converse shoes, she wears a lot of purple and blue-green. Cool colors as such decorate her wardrobe as the aqua shades keep her cool but calm in the torrent of her unusual moments of fiery and icy behavior.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.


Option I:

“Well, this certainly wasn’t very smart”

Anastasia roamed the cool hallways of the dungeons as her friends urged on from the entrance trying to conceal their laughs and giggles. She shivered in fear trying to disregard the coldness not associated with temperature in the labyrinth she was forced in.

“Next time do not give in to peer pressure……duly noted”

Her hand traced the rough edges of the walls as she continued down the path into never ending darkness as she heard her worst nightmare scurrying around her. Knowing she was terrified of bugs, her friends, fellow Gryffindors Alice Beckler and Laurie Moore, decided to test her bravery by daring her to walk around the dungeons without a light while touching the walls with her bare hand until the end of the corridor. While they did haunt her with the descriptions of the bugs that reside in the dungeons, they failed to tell her about the ghost of Emma Birch who was known to roam around.

"H-h-hello?" she hears a small, trembling voice around the corner. "Hello! Is Emma Birch here?" the voice adds with a little more power. Anastasia completely taken back remains quiet as she tries to identify the voice. She looks back to the exit and decides that she needs to find out who this unexpected person is.

"Who are you?" Anastasia says as the dull echo of her footsteps ricochet around the hard walls of the dungeons.

"Who is this Emma Birch you are looking for? Is she lost?"  she asks timidly while taking a few slow steps towards the source of the voice. "I can help you look for her if you'd like? she walks a little faster towards the blurry shape not far from her now.

"Where are you?" she questions as she bumps into someone forcefully and falls back into the freezing, wet ground. Confused, Anastasia looks up and in the dull darkness she sees the shape of a young girl. She gasps in surprise at the intrusion and realizes the small figure hasn't said anything yet. Silence completely weighs down the feeling of dread as Anastasia turns her head to the left to feeling of a tickling mass grasping her left hand as her heart races faster than ever.

“Ahhhh!!!” her scream ripples across the corridor as Anastasia hurriedly struggles to get on her feet. With a quick glance back towards the girl frozen in place she dashes towards the exit while flinging her arms pathetically around as Alice and Laurie await for her at the strong, wooden door. "What are you waiting for? she pratically yells at the mysterious girl as the door forcefully closes with a loud thud.

Anastasia turns around quickly as she sees someone approach them....

ABOUT YOU

Please list any characters you have on the site (current and previous): Anastasia Airam

How did you find us?: Googled
« Last Edit: 05/08/2016 at 15:27 by Anastasia Airam »

* Anneka Ivanova

    (13/08/2016 at 18:38)
  • ***
  • Hogwarts Headmistress
  • [Winner!] HSNet 30-Day Challenge
    • View Profile
Your RP sample is looking much better! :) The only thing is now, you are indirectly controlling Evangeline by not allowing her to move or say anything when Anastasia runs into her. This is called powerplaying and can be very frustrating for other players. If you need some examples of how to reply without controlling the other character's actions, check out some of our sample applications.

Once you've made those changes, please post your entire revised application below and we'll take another look!
and if I'm flying solo, at least I'm flying free
to those who ground me, take a message back from me
tell them how I am defying gravity

Anastasia Airam

    (15/08/2016 at 18:21)
    • View Profile
→ CHARACTER INFORMATION

Name: Anastasia Airam

Birthday: 10/22/1937 (11 years old)

Hometown: Liverpool

Bloodline:
Pure blood
   
Magical Strength:
Charms

Magical Weakness:
Divination

Year (pick two): 1st or 2nd

Biography:

It all started with two siblings fighting each other under a starless night sky. Among a sea of discontent and mistrust, Vera Bracho and Paola Montaner cry as the twins fight each other in the beginning of what later appears to be an endless cycle. Twenty years later, the cycle continues as the brothers are separated from each other yet again, their eyes filled with rage shatter the spirits of their respective wives.

Just as the night and day, Oliver and Julian Airam could not be more different if they wanted to be.  Having been born in a pure blood family under the Gryffindor house for many generations Julian Airam quickly became an outcast. Living in contrast of his older brother, he became a shadow under the house of Slytherin since his sorting at Hogwarts twenty years ago. Stubborn and self-centered as always, Julian seems to live to upset his brother for falling in love with his obsession many years ago. An obsession that culminated in the abandonment of Julian’s lineage from the family and his isolation from the fortune he once sought fervently after. His wife Paola lives in fear knowing Julian never truly got over his heartbreak and she is forced to live in a damaged marriage filled with lies due to the separation of both branches in the family. Now, Julian’s obsession is focused on Vera and Oliver’s daughter, Anastasia, who is a constant reminder of the light in him he once lost. Knowing she is the pride that shines in his brother’s eyes, Julian is determined to damage what hurts him the most. And what would be worse than making his niece an outcast herself?

Meanwhile Anastasia lives sheltered from the truth and the darkness that surrounds her Uncle Julian. She is a friendly, shy, spirited and intelligent 11-year old who is the embodiment of her mother Vera in body and spirit. Armed with her father’s bravery and fierce determination she is everything her uncle once envied from his older brother. However, his hate is also his weakness as he truly does care for his niece for she is everything he wishes to be. Anastasia’s spirit and light could bring peace between the two houses and her time at Hogwarts will be marked by a journey of self-discovery, growth and her mission is to reveal the lies that have surrounded her family for over twenty years.


→ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

House Request: Gryffindor please please super please otherwise my character’s bio doesn’t work!

Personality:

Anastasia is a very unusual girl in the sense that she is mature for her age. She can determine the mood in a room quickly and knows when to behave and be silent or when to let it all go and be loud. Her biggest fear is seeing her family crumble. She is afraid of all insects and she has a strange love/hate relationship with heights, she both enjoys and fears heights due to the strange, impulsive feeling of not being in control. She likes music and she is not good in sports even though she was raised around them.

Her personality is complex; she is a very intelligent girl and can easily get into trouble if she thinks something is worth it. She is friendly and can get along with anyone; her biggest defect is that she can be carried away with standing up to something she believes in. She tries to be helpful but will not do the work for others and she knows her talent resides in potions and defense against the dark arts which she knows she inherited from her parents. She enjoys reading and she is a magnet for trouble. Curling up by the fire with a book in hand while listening to the rain is her perfect day. She loves thunderstorms and doesn’t like bullies or people who think are better than others. She demands and expects respect and lives by the rule of treating others as one would like to be treated.

She can be disorganized due to her laziness and too demanding from others. She is normally even tempered unless an injustice escalates her anger to dangerous levels. When very upset her personality will harden and doesn't have any regard for anyone else's feelings but the truth, however, it fades away as fast as it forms. She tries to control her bluntness and typically has the reins on her annoyance towards being kept waiting or insulted. She normally has a bright smile and a calm tint in her eyes but when angry her eyes take in an icy gaze that can kill. Intelligent and proper for her age, she is graceful and has a very eloquent and civilized manner of speech.

As an only child, she has always wanted a younger sibling so she can't help herself see in others the possibility of being close friends to the point of being like siblings which in turn allows for someone to hurt her feelings easily. She is afraid of failure and doesn't like being left in the dark. Her curiousness to find out the truth behind her family has brought her trouble as she tends to roam around trying to find answers against her parent's wishes. Unafraid to bent the rules in order to achieve what she thinks matters the most, she tends to forget her rationality and can be swayed by her emotions but hardly ever for a bad reason.

Her friends all know her as Anya as she dislikes the ostentatious sound of her name and has a soft, melodious voice courtesy of her years of singing.


Appearance:

Anastasia is definitely her Mother’s mini-me without the reddish tint in hair. She has long, wavy, brown hair that seems to have a light ash shine in the light just like her father’s.  Always afraid to stand out too much, she decided to add curvy bangs to hide her eyes in an effort to blend in unseen. She inherited her mother’s eyes, a sea green bright color with a gaze that can only be described as mysterious and intelligent. She has a friendly smile and a loud, giggly laugh that can easily be heard. She easily gets nervous despite her determination and tends to lack self-confidence at times which provides her with an eternal blush.

She has a tan complexion and a tall stature with a regal poise despite her rather casual style of clothing. Always wearing converse shoes, she wears a lot of purple and blue-green. Cool colors as such decorate her wardrobe as the aqua shades keep her cool but calm in the torrent of her unusual moments of fiery and icy behavior.

→ SAMPLE ROLEPLAY.


Option I:

“Well, this certainly wasn’t very smart”

Anastasia roamed the cool hallways of the dungeons as her friends urged on from the entrance trying to conceal their laughs and giggles. She shivered in fear trying to disregard the coldness not associated with temperature in the labyrinth she was forced in.

“Next time do not give in to peer pressure……duly noted”

Her hand traced the rough edges of the walls as she continued down the path into never ending darkness as she heard her worst nightmare scurrying around her. Knowing she was terrified of bugs, her friends, fellow Gryffindors Alice Beckler and Laurie Moore, decided to test her bravery by daring her to walk around the dungeons without a light while touching the walls with her bare hand until the end of the corridor. While they did haunt her with the descriptions of the bugs that reside in the dungeons, they failed to tell her about the ghost of Emma Birch who was known to roam around.

"H-h-hello?" she hears someone ask. "Hello! Is Emma Birch here?" the voice adds. Anastasia completely taken back remains quiet as she tries to identify the voice. She looks back to the exit and decides that she needs to find out who this unexpected person is.

"Who are you?" Anastasia says as the dull echo of her footsteps ricochet around the hard walls of the dungeons.

"Who is this Emma Birch you are looking for? Is she lost?"  she asks timidly while taking a few slow steps towards the source of the voice. "I can help you look for her if you'd like? she walks a little faster towards the blurry shape not far from her now.

"Where are you?" she questions as she bumps into someone forcefully and falls backwards on the freezing, wet ground. Confused, Anastasia looks up and squints to try to see better in the suffocating darkness. Suddenly she feels a tickling mass on her left hand as her heart races faster than ever.

“Ahhhh!!!” her scream ripples across the corridor as Anastasia hurriedly struggles to get on her feet. With a quick glance back she dashes towards the exit while flinging her arms pathetically around as Alice and Laurie await for her at the strong, wooden door. "What are you waiting for? she practically yells at the girls as the wind forcefully closes the door with a loud thud.

Anastasia, with her back against the door, remembers someone else was there too and a tinge of guilt bubbles inside her. Before she has time to say anything, she turns around as someone approaches them....

ABOUT YOU

Please list any characters you have on the site (current and previous): Anastasia Airam

How did you find us?: Googled
« Last Edit: 15/08/2016 at 19:49 by Anastasia Airam »

* Anneka Ivanova

    (20/08/2016 at 19:41)
  • ***
  • Hogwarts Headmistress
  • [Winner!] HSNet 30-Day Challenge
    • View Profile
Hi Anastasia!

There's still some problems with your RP sample. One is that halfway through you switch to tenses.  "she hears someone ask" should be 'she heard someone ask'. We write in past tense here.

Another is that you're still not giving Evangeline many options. "she bumps into someone forcefully" and "as the wind forcefully closes the door with a loud thud. Anastasia, with her back against the door, remembers someone else was there too and a tinge of guilt bubbles inside her. Before she has time to say anything, she turns around as someone approaches them...." I'm assuming Evangeline is who Anastasia ran into, but if this was a real thread, you've given her no chance to respond. Then Anastasia runs away and the door shuts - again giving Evangeline no chance to respond. At the end someone is approaching. If that's meant to be Evangeline, that's powerplaying.

If you could fix these issues in your RP sample, we'll take another look!
and if I'm flying solo, at least I'm flying free
to those who ground me, take a message back from me
tell them how I am defying gravity