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Leah Holmes

    (15/12/2020 at 02:43)
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Application for Hogwarts School




→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.

Name: Leah Holmes

Birthday: 10 of March 1948

Hometown: Surrey

Bloodline: Muggleborn

Magical Strength (pick one): Charms

Magical Weakness (pick one): Divination

Year (pick two): Third or Second

Biography:
Leah Holmes was born on the 10th of March 1948 in London. She was born and raised in a small flat in Surrey. Unfortunately, due to certain health issues her mother had acquired during pregnancy, Leah was born with several health issues - a heart condition among one of them. The heart condition limits the amount of physical activity Leah can perform. While it’s difficult for her to compete in sports, it has never stopped her from participating.

Something that always troubled her was the way her parents argued constantly. After a long day at school, Leah came home to the usual bickering. It later turned into a full blown argument that tipped Leah over the edge. She came between her parents, ready to confront both of them. Before she could speak, her mother screamed, pointing down at Leah with a horrified look. In Leah’s hand was a drawing from school, now covered in flames. Leah was confused as the fire didn’t seem to be hurting her in any way.

After the incident with her parents, home life became difficult. Leah’s parents often kept some distance between them, as if they were scared she’d burn them to crisps. It seemed like they didn’t want to have anything to do with their ‘freak’ of a daughter. Her time at school provided them with a brief respite from the magic they could not understand. While home life was horrible, this new discovery only fueled Leah’s fire more. She felt like even her heart condition couldn’t stop her from pursuing whatever this meant.

The lack of parenting and new found independence didn’t stop Leah from living her life. She spent most of her free time in her room or roaming the streets near the flat in Surrey. After an afternoon of standing up to the local bully, Leah arrived home to see a strange visitor in the living room. Her parents were nowhere to be found. The stranger introduced themselves as a faculty member from Hogwarts school. What seemed like ten minutes was actually two hours of the stranger talking about Leah’s abilities and what was to come from this moment on for the young girl and her family. Leah would attend a magical school to learn new skills and improve the ones she already possessed.

At Hogwarts, Leah was excited to learn new facets of her magic and come to terms with the fact that this—which had previously branded her a ‘freak’—was in fact a gift. While her early year(s) was somewhat uneventful, Leah is very excited for what is to come in the upcoming term and the many terms to come at the school.


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

House Request: Gryffindor

Personality:
Leah has always been the type of person to stand up for what she believes in. She will go above and beyond to show people she cares. At school, she isn’t afraid to stand up to playground bullies or stubborn teachers in the pursuit of what she believes to be right. In saying this, it usually doesn’t take much to tip Leah over the edge and she can appear a little quick to judge. However, there is a lighter side to Leah that involves plenty of practical jokes and a lot of laughs from those around her. She is a fierce friend and brings joy to others through her jokes and manner.

Appearance:
Eye Colour: Hazel / Hair: Wavy dark brown / Tall (156cm) / Thin build

→ 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.

Response to Option 1:
When Leah wasn’t spending time with her friends, she was lurking around the corridors, trying to soak in as much of the castle as possible. Despite previously only going down for Potions, Leah was interested in exploring the dungeons next. Hearing a group of older Gryffindor girls tell a first year to go to the dungeons only made Leah want to go even more. She could tell this new adventure was making the first year uncomfortable and wanted to make sure she’d be alright.

The dungeons were as drafty and cold as Leah expected them to be. It felt extra cold because she wasn’t inside the Potions classroom, sitting around a heated cauldron with her friends. She’d made no attempt to stay quiet, which was a big mistake. She watched as the girl attempted to speak...to a figment of her imagination, apparently. There was no Emma Birch... at least not to Leah’s knowledge. Leah stayed quiet for a few more moments, examining the young girl. When nothing happened, she cleared her throat loudly. “You know, I think those girls tricked you into coming down here. Even if you refused to come down here, you wouldn’t get kicked out of Gryffindor,” Leah said, making her way over to the young girl. “Standing up to those girls would’ve been just as brave and coming down here.”


* Marina Lamont

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Hi Leah, and welcome!

Your application looks great, but it seems like you forgot the 'About You' section at the very bottom. Please copy/paste the following into your application, then post your entire revised application below and we'll be happy to take another look.

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[font=archer][size=20px]→ ABOUT YOU.[/size][/font]

[b]Please list any characters you have  on the site (current and previous):[/b]

[b]How did you find us?:[/b]


Also, in your roleplay sample, you mention Leah as a Gryffindor. You don't need to change this, just keep in mind that though we do our best to accommodate your house requests, these are not guaranteed and your character may end up being sorted elsewhere.
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Leah Holmes

    (19/12/2020 at 11:26)
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→ ABOUT YOU.

Please list any characters you have  on the site (current and previous): None.

How did you find us?: Elsbeth Blaine referee me.

Leah Holmes

    (20/12/2020 at 09:04)
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→ CHARACTER INFORMATION.

Name: Leah Holmes

Birthday: 10th of March 1948

Hometown: Surrey

Bloodline: Muggleborn

Magical Strength (pick one): Charms

Magical Weakness (pick one): Divination

Year (pick two): Third or Second 

Biography:
Leah Holmes was born on the 10th of March 1948 in London. She was born and raised in a small flat in Surrey. Unfortunately, due to certain health issues her mother had acquired during pregnancy, Leah was born with several health issues - a heart condition among one of them. The heart condition limits the amount of physical activity Leah can perform. While it’s difficult for her to compete in sports, it has never stopped her from participating.

Something that always troubled her was the way her parents argued constantly. After a long day at school, Leah came home to the usual bickering. It later turned into a full blown argument that tipped Leah over the edge. She came between her parents, ready to confront both of them. Before she could speak, her mother screamed, pointing down at Leah with a horrified look. In Leah’s hand was a drawing from school, now covered in flames. Leah was confused as the fire didn’t seem to be hurting her in any way.

After the incident with her parents, home life became difficult. Leah’s parents often kept some distance between them, as if they were scared she’d burn them to crisps. It seemed like they didn’t want to have anything to do with their ‘freak’ of a daughter. Her time at school provided them with a brief respite from the magic they could not understand. While home life was horrible, this new discovery only fueled Leah’s fire more. She felt like even her heart condition couldn’t stop her from pursuing whatever this meant.

The lack of parenting and new found independence didn’t stop Leah from living her life. She spent most of her free time in her room or roaming the streets near the flat in Surrey. After an afternoon of standing up to the local bully, Leah arrived home to see a strange visitor in the living room. Her parents were nowhere to be found. The stranger introduced themselves as a faculty member from Hogwarts school. What seemed like ten minutes was actually two hours of the stranger talking about Leah’s abilities and what was to come from this moment on for the young girl and her family. Leah would attend a magical school to learn new skills and improve the ones she already possessed.

At Hogwarts, Leah was excited to learn new facets of her magic and come to terms with the fact that this—which had previously branded her a ‘freak’—was in fact a gift. While her early year(s) was somewhat uneventful, Leah is very excited for what is to come in the upcoming term and the many terms to come at the school.


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

House Request: Gryffindor

Personality:
Leah has always been the type of person to stand up for what she believes in. She will go above and beyond to show people she cares. At school, she isn’t afraid to stand up to playground bullies or stubborn teachers in the pursuit of what she believes to be right. In saying this, it usually doesn’t take much to tip Leah over the edge and she can appear a little quick to judge. However, there is a lighter side to Leah that involves plenty of practical jokes and a lot of laughs from those around her. She is a fierce friend and brings joy to others through her jokes and manner.

Appearance:
Eye Colour: Hazel / Hair: Wavy dark brown / Tall (156cm) / Thin build 

→ ABOUT YOU.

Please list any characters you have  on the site (current and previous): None

How did you find us?: Elsbeth Blaine referred me.

Roleplay Sample:

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.

Response to Option 1:
When Leah wasn’t spending time with her friends, she was lurking around the corridors, trying to soak in as much of the castle as possible. Despite previously only going down for Potions, Leah was interested in exploring the dungeons next. Hearing a group of older Gryffindor girls tell a first year to go to the dungeons only made Leah want to go even more. She could tell this new adventure was making the first year uncomfortable and wanted to make sure she’d be alright.

The dungeons were as drafty and cold as Leah expected them to be. It felt extra cold because she wasn’t inside the Potions classroom, sitting around a heated cauldron with her friends. She’d made no attempt to stay quiet, which was a big mistake. She watched as the girl attempted to speak...to a figment of her imagination, apparently. There was no Emma Birch... at least not to Leah’s knowledge. Leah stayed quiet for a few more moments, examining the young girl. When nothing happened, she cleared her throat loudly. “You know, I think those girls tricked you into coming down here. Even if you refused to come down here, you wouldn’t get kicked out of Gryffindor,” Leah said, making her way over to the young girl. “Standing up to those girls would’ve been just as brave and coming down here.”

* Ella Galanis

    (20/12/2020 at 09:42)
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Dear Miss Holmes,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Term begins 1 January 2021. Currently, students have gathered at Camp Loki, and we encourage you to spend your summer there. Should you choose, you may also visit our Elsewhere board via the Floo Network to visit or purchase school supplies.


Yours sincerely,

Ella Galanis
Head of Ravenclaw
schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
and I have to sit down for a while

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