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Fallon Tate

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CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character name: Fallon Tate

Previous and Current Characters: Audrey Campbell (Retired), Caroline Bisset, Eloise Warwick

Character age: 27

Character education:
Ilvermorny class of 1953


Strength and Weaknesses:

Strengths: First and foremost, Fallon is adaptable. She can roll with the punches and adjust herself for pretty much any situation. Taking care of herself from a young age instilled a sense of independence in Fallon. She does not need someone to hold her hand and walk her through everything. When Fallon cares about something, she will put all of her effort into it. It becomes a part of her. Just like her journaling, just like her articles, just like her love for different places and cultures.

Weaknesses: Fallon is impulsive above all else. She makes most important decisions at the drop of a hat and spends even less time worrying about it. Of course, she is also stubborn. Once she sets her mind to an idea it would take a fair bit of effort to change it. While many people do not like change, Fallon needs it. Otherwise, she grows restless. Unchanging routines are a nightmare for her. Without variety, she usually ends up making drastic changes to make up for it.

Physical description: For someone with a big personality, Fallon is quite small. Rather petite in size, she stands just at 5’3 inches. Until recently her blonde hair was often kept in braids pinned in a crown on her head, otherwise, it was just left loose and wavy. However, she recently chopped it into a short and sleek bob she keeps tucked behind her ears. Fallon never leaves home without feeling confident in her appearance. She is usually dressed in the latest fashions. Her hair is always neat and clean and her makeup is precise. Usually, she seems a bit overdressed and her makeup a bit dramatic, but not outrageously so.

Personality: Fallon is outgoing and friendly. Living a life where she was constantly new in town, not knowing anybody, she had to become the type of person to strike up a conversation with anyone, though it was quite easy for her to adapt since she had always been outgoing. She loves to listen to people, whether it is venting, telling her stories (please tell them to her!), or just talking about their day. Most significant is the fact that she is a people pleaser. Being left behind is a huge fear of hers, so she will try her hardest just to be liked by people and will do her best to keep the people she cares about happy. It is a dangerous line before it gets to be unhealthy. And she will cross it happily.

Hopes and dreams. Why are you teaching at Hogwarts?:

Fallon was not a great student. It’s not that she was not capable or intelligent enough, but she just did not do well with the traditional type of learning. Homework, lectures, tests, and papers did not do anything for her. Instead, she much preferred practical, real world experiences. She never had a specific career path, preferring to just go where the wind takes her and ended up falling into being a travel journalist.

While she loves that, she had found herself wanting more as she settled in the United Kingdom and adapted to a more stable life. It is still what she loves to do and she will probably never give it up, Fallon has been a bit restless lately. She wants to give to the children who were like her. To be the Professor who goes outside of the norm and supports students who do not thrive under traditional learning circumstances.

And if she was being honest, she always loved trying new things and teaching is something she had never done before.

Biography:
Fallon Tate was a very unexpected surprise for her parents, Sandra and Michael. The pair had met at Ilvermorny, but they did not start dating until after they had graduated. The unprepared couple were young and they had not been together for very long, so a baby was the last thing on their mind. The pair married quickly, pressured to do so by their parents before the baby arrived. And so they were the Tates, living in a tiny house, just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.

Money was tight before Fallon’s arrival and even tighter after. Michael had to work long hours to ensure that they had enough to make ends meet. Sandra was less than helpful in that department, but she also was the one who had to take care of the baby, so it was just easier for her to be a stay at home mother anyway. Fallon does not remember much about this part of her child, but there are still some things that stick with her vividly. She remembers hearing the shouting after she was sent to bed, being made to play quietly on her own while her mother entertained friends, and being left alone on occasions despite being quite young.

Most of all, she remembers the night her mother had left. She was only six and a half. As usual, there was an argument. Probably about money, though she cannot actually remember. But, always the nosy child, Fallon sat on the floor right next to her bedroom door. It was always open a crack to let a little light in. She listened as they argued, but this time it was different. It moved on from whatever started it and centered around her. Sandra did not want to be a mother anymore. She never wanted to be one in the first place. Knowing she most definitely was not supposed to hear that, Fallon climbed back into her own bed and waited as she could hear her mother packing her things. Fallon has not seen or heard from her since.

Without a caretaker while her father worked, Fallon was left in the care of Wanda. She was an elderly witch who lived down the street. Intolerant of the rambunctiousness of a young child, Wanda gave Fallon different activities that she could do quietly. One of these was Fallon’s first journal. She has religiously kept one since that day. Never missing a day, Fallon has kept every journal she has filled, now sitting on a bookshelf in her apartment.

When she was at Ilvermorny she had to figure everything out for herself. Conflicts with friends, makeup, relationships, anything a young girl would go to a mother or older sister for. Part of her was angry she had to do it all on her own, but she always seemed to manage. Her father remarried when she was twelve and by the time she was fifteen, she had two younger brothers. Even when she was at home, she always felt a bit outside of her family. She wasn’t there for all the important moments and she couldn’t quite relate to them. Being independent and having to take care of herself since she was able to made her less reliant on them and she spent most of her time on her own, usually shut up in her room or roaming the town they lived in.

Academics were not her main focus at school. Obviously, this posed a bit of a problem for her. Fallon hated sitting in class and listening to lectures. Assignments and tests were unimportant to her. She was just as capable as her classmates and she didn’t need a letter grade to prove it. She liked to learn by doing things, real world examples. While her friends were making plans for after they graduated, Fallon was stuck. She didn’t know what she wanted. Everyone seemed to be ready to settle down and she was ready to explore.

After graduation, Fallon felt much to ansty at home. So, she packed her things, got herself a one way portkey, and never looked back. She spent the next eight years travelling the world. However, the nomadic nature of her life grew to be quite lonely. Looking to establish actual connections, Fallon settled down in London. She’s met people she cares about and now feels like she has found her home. Now, she’s looking for her next adventure.

SAMPLE ROLEPLAY

It was the largest office in Hogwarts and, perhaps to students and newcomers, the most intimidating. The shelves were filled with various odds and ends, with a place of honor for the Sorting Hat, and the walls held all the portraits of past Headmasters and Headmistresses.

In the middle of the room sat a large desk. Everything was in order, for the current occupant had always despised a messy desk. It was the sign of a messy mind, and she had always favored neatness.

A clock sat on the desk, which currently showed the time to be 2:05. The meeting was supposed to begin at 2:00 precisely.

Along with order, Anneka valued punctuality. She was a very busy woman these days. Even during the summer, she had a number of matters to attend to. Interviewing and hiring staff was only of those matters. The newest potential member of her staff wasn't making a good impression.

She paced the room, black heels clicking against the stone floor. When the door finally opened, Anneka turned, her expression reminiscent of a Russian winter. "You are late."

Explain yourself was what her face said.

Roleplay Response:

Time management was never one of Fallon Tate’s strong suits. She ran on her own time. She was usually five to ten minutes late for everything. Though she never intended to. It was just how she was.

Except, today, she was determined to be on time. She had specifically given herself plenty of leeway so she would be on time-- early even, for this interview. Fallon wanted it to go well. She had arrived at Hogwarts Castle as she planned, with time to spare.

What she did not account for, however, was the difficulty she would have navigating the castle halls. Having never stepped foot in the school (and not having the best sense of direction to begin with), the directions given were less than intuitive for Fallon. And the staircases moved. This was not what she was planning on. She knocked before she entered the Headmistress’ office.

“I sincerely apologize, Ma’am.”

She stepped further into the office, standing in front of her interviewer. Fallon may not have been the most serious person in her personal life, but she knew when she had to be. True contrite was evident on her face.

“I got a bit lost in the halls. The portraits, however, were rather helpful in pointing me in the right direction. I hope you can forgive me as I’ve never been to Hogwarts before.”

It was no excuse for being late, but Fallon hoped the Headmistress would accept her explanation and continue on with the interview.



Lesson Plans PM’d on April 1, 2020.

.......................I have Emotional
Motion Sickness.

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