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1957 / Re: Haunted Families Pt. 1 | soulbird
« on: 09/09/2019 at 10:38 »
Neddy felt like a sandcastle dissolving under the tide, melting forward into the tumbling waves that took shape as Lupin's hands.  Saltwater wavered between his eyelashes, blinking down his cheeks as his quarry neared.  Fingers found his cheeks and Neddy's lungs filled with liquid, chasing air to some unreachable location until suddenly there was no space between them.

His own hands landed with hesitant fervor on the fabric he'd only just stricken, and with a sliver of distracted surprise, he found himself eager for this thing he didn't even know he wanted.

It wasn't like his (their) first kiss; not chapped, nor forced, and certainly not quick.  It wasn't like his kisses with Kaguya, which felt like tree bark jelly on the edge of boredom.  In this, he couldn't breathe, couldn't keep time, couldn't do more than react.  His chest was overcrowded and bursting⁠, and his brain was no longer doing the thinking.

He didn't want to stop.

The curse must've sensed this, because it immediately zapped him, and he pulled away with a startled wince.  Holy shit, his mind provided dumbly, but he bit his lip to hold it in and didn't look at Lupin.  The scent of some realization plucked at the goosebumps on his arms, but he fled from it for the thousandth time.

Neddy let go of Lupin's shirt and tugged at his tousled hair with a stammering chuckle.  "Ow."  The dangers of talking about the snog— and a proper snog it was⁠— were too great a risk to even consider.

1957 / Re: Haunted Families Pt. 1 | soulbird
« on: 09/07/2019 at 04:49 »
Neddy didn't like this card set one bit.  Fists were red like split lips and scalding coffee, sharp like spicy chips, and dull like bruises and frowns.  He didn't like any of those things, but still his hand made the shape, out of fear.

He scooted closer to the counselor, and pretended he hadn't seen Lupin's dare.  If he ignored its existence, like he ignored all the confusing feelings that came along with it, perhaps it would go away.

(It had never worked before.)

In the end, he did punch him.  Fist like softened butter against a solid chest, but it was all his heart— rather than his strength— would allow.  In a way, he'd punched as hard as he could.  The red blinked away, reluctantly satisfied.

Neddy rubbed the moisture from his eye, and prepared for a rejection that he didn't know he feared.

1957 / Re: Haunted Families Pt. 1 | soulbird
« on: 09/05/2019 at 00:50 »
"You had all three?"  Neddy grinned at his accidental success, and wondered— not for the first time— how he ended up being so lucky.  He didn't even notice the dare until he caught Lupin's gaze between the 'Him' and 'In'.  All suspect of luck immediately vanished.

"What??"  He leaned away from the hostile words, but the phrase didn't waver, apparently waiting for a definite answer.  Neddy tugged at the collar of his glowing shirt.  He feared what a cursed game would do to someone who refused.

Neddy's hand hovered in front of Lupin's face, finally touching the counselor's nose and withdrawing.  He could almost taste the caramel and nutmeg.  "No."

The words grew bigger and brighter, shaking visibly before dissolving back into mist.  It surrounded him, red and suffocating; he felt it as a cactus prick, and heard it like a radio splintering on the ground.  Merlin, did he hate that color.

The haze dissipated suddenly, and Neddy blinked.  "Oh.  Um.  Your turn, I guess?"  At the top of his head, he'd grown a pair of koala ears.

1957 / Re: please don’t let go ~ palmread snaps
« on: 08/31/2019 at 08:28 »
In truth, Neddy's roommates had very little to do with his addled and dispirited state; he was used to the kind of aggressive discomfort that coloured their stares red.  He was used to it, but he didn't understand it.

He'd play that card for as long as Henry believed it, because the real reason was far more upsetting and wrong than an elbow in his ribs or a handful of trampled flowers.

(In a dusty tomb at the start of summer, two faces underlit by the glow of his shirt⁠: why couldn't he stop thinking about it?)

"Yeah.  That'd be cool."  He sunk deeper into the couch and Henry's side and turned his head so his friend wouldn't see the pink hues decorating his cheeks.  He shared a bed with Mimi all the time; it wasn't unusual for friends to share.  It wasn't unusual at all.

(So why couldn't he stop thinking about⁠ it?)

1957 / Re: Haunted Families Pt. 1 | soulbird
« on: 08/31/2019 at 08:18 »
"Woah," he gaped, as the smoke formed and words strung together.  The familiar buzzing, smoking sound of red accompanied the dare, but he shrugged it off with a fascinated grin.  His shirt began to glow, and Neddy instinctively clutched at the fabric with his free hand.  Lucky for him that it was only a harmless light spell.

The room was spooky enough by itself, filled with hieroglyphic warnings and jars with unknown contents, and Neddy would be lying if he said he wasn't nervous.  If this were the start of a horror story, they'd both be turned inside out and splattered on the walls like raspberry syrup.  But this wasn't a story.  It was real life.  (And maybe that was more terrifying.)

"Nope."  He chewed on his lip.  "Do you have painters?"  A chill pinched all the way up his spine, and he smiled eagerly even as he shuddered.  "What happens if we refuse a dare?"  Though he asked, he wasn't sure he wanted to know.

1957 / Re: Livin' In A Dreamworld | L.S.
« on: 08/30/2019 at 20:45 »
hufflepuff / fifth / pure / french-scottish

1957 / Re: Duel 2 - Märchen vs. Märchen vs. Santoro
« on: 08/22/2019 at 10:29 »
Neddy— or Paul, he supposed— shook his head, amusement crackling on the skin of his lips.  "Okay okay, mozzarella the food is a cheese, but mozzarella the color is a soft and creamy flax-white that would look great with your golden hair!"  He ducked under a swooping bat with a strange, foolish grin stuck between his teeth.  "And believe me, I know about colors."

He knew about them, because he heard them in the plum-galaxy tune of Kaguya's voice, and felt them in the peach-fuzz blues of Henry's, and smelled them in the firecracker smoke of Frankie's shouts.  But knowing them did not equate to understanding them, and this is where his expertise ended— why was Mouse grey-brown and mozzarella?  He couldn't explain, no more than he could explain why the sky was blue.

(He should ask Henry about that later.)

But in secret, he agreed; Kaguya should have married Sol instead.  If she had, he wouldn't be stuck in the awkward dilemma of trying to keep her friendship, but not her girlfriendship.  The summer was running out, and so was his time to plan out the best way to break it to her.  To break up with her.

Oh, what a bother.

Round 6 Results:

A1.  Mouse attempts to cast Illusio Cheese to try to startle Kaguya.  Success!  The sudden appearance of cheese on the block makes even the bats and zombies jump!

A2.  Mouse attempts to cast Expelliarmus at Kaguya.  Success!  y e e t

A3.  Sol attempts to cast Confundus at Mouse.  VOID.  What are you doing, Sol?  Your wand's way over there!

Round 7 of 7:

Kayuga Märchen - 92%, -1 ability; disarmed, must use a physical action to rearm; two rounds missed, one more to forfeit


Mouse Märchen - 91%, may act twice.


Solange Santaro - 77%

1957 / Re: Haunted Families Pt. 1 | soulbird
« on: 08/21/2019 at 08:21 »
The confusion that came so naturally to Neddy was drowned out by excitement over something unfamiliar and interesting.  He'd played Happy Families before with Mimi, but they rarely followed written rules, so the game may as well have been new to him.

He leaned closer to Lupin to take a look at the deck, gaping wordlessly at the gruesome picture depicted on the card.  He liked the idea of a dare game, for two reasons.  First, because it increased the likelihood that Lup would sing for him, and second, because it implied a... re-do of their first interaction.

(Not that, y'know, he wanted to kiss Lupin again, it was just that he'd learned a lot about kissing since then and he was curious about trying it on someone other than Kaya.  Obviously.)

Right now, he almost said, but stopped himself when he remembered that he still had things to hide and didn't much fancy playing a creepy game when his roommates could walk in at any moment.  "Hm, we should do it somewhere spooky, to add to the mood.  I know this room at the end of one of the tunnels that's got a bunch of old rugs and mummy furniture— tonight?"

Name: Ronnie Jay Beckham
House: former gryffindor, pediatric psychologist, healer
Faceclaim: Anais Pouliot [age 26]
Themes: soft, mom, gentle, daytime, peaches, poppies, kinda sad but trying
Color: cobalt/indigo blue, creams, & soft red, maybe a bit of brown
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Name: Bunny Märchen
House: runaway rabbit!  hogsmeade street urchin
Faceclaim: Maya Irene Wada; she's 10 now so older pictures are best!  her instagram is great-- lmk if you need some pictures
Themes: creepy, wild girl, fangs, running, nursery rhymes, pastels, easter!!!!
Color: pink, yellow, purple, etc!  pastels!  and blood
Special Requests: RABBITS!  particularly kinda scary ones

1957 / Re: Duel 2 - Märchen vs. Märchen vs. Santoro
« on: 08/21/2019 at 06:40 »
Round 5 Results:

A1.  Mouse attempts to cast Creo dirt! at Sol, hoping to distract her.   Success!
[Ref note: it seems unlikely that Mouse would gain magical ability by distracting Sol, but we kept it this time anyway!  Keep in mind your requested effects should make sense for the action/spell.]

A2.  Mouse attempts to cast Commutati Profundus Levis Plasticus Textus! at Sol.  Failure!

A3.  Sol attempts to cast Confundus at Kaguya.  VOID.  Posted outside of round time.
[Ref note: I know it was an accident, but make sure you post in duels with the right account!]

Round 6 of 7:

Kayuga Märchen - 92%, disarmed, must use a physical action to rearm; round missed.


Mouse Märchen - 91%, may act twice, +1 ability.


Solange Santaro - 83%, round missed.

1957 / Re: Duel 2 - Märchen vs. Märchen vs. Santoro
« on: 08/18/2019 at 05:04 »
Neddy liked this duel most of all.  All of the coolest people (Lupin aside, of course) gathered in one spot to duel in the most ridiculous and topsy-turvy way.  Just like Kaya's dance, which he clumsily tried to replicate, a wrinkly type of grin twisting up his cheeks and teeth.

"Wait, what color would you be, Mousy?"

This was Neddy's expertise.  Even as a referee, he couldn't help but interject.  "He could be like a greyish-brown, with bits of yellow and mozzarella and blue!"  He shot a look at Lia, maybe for confirmation, maybe to convince her that he was still paying attention to the duel enough to ref.  (Long way he'd come from his first duel the previous summer, where the two of them had faced each other and come away as friends.)

Round 2 Results:

A1. Mouse attempts to cast Commutati Argenteus Quadratus at Sol. Success! That looks super cool!

A2. Kaya attempts to do a topsy-turvy dance to distract her opponents.  Success!  Neddy is super impressed.
[Ref note: Simple physical actions can still have 2 modifiers.  No need to short yourself!

A3. Kaguya attempts to cast Commutati Acutus at Mouse. Success!  Doesn't really hurt, though.  0% damage.

Round 3 of 7:

Kayuga Märchen - 97%, may act twice.


Mouse Märchen - 100%, may act twice, -2 resistance.


Solange Santaro - 85%, -1 ability, -1 agility; round missed, two more until forfeit.

1957 / Re: Haunted Families Pt. 1 | soulbird
« on: 08/17/2019 at 05:31 »
Neddy slid his saxophone case under his bed, followed by two shoe boxes of precious items, and then a pile of miscellaneous clothes to disguise them.  The day had hardly begun and his roommates— a belligerent boy with teeth like a bloodied wolf, and a slippery kid with a rough blue-green voice— had already made their expectations for the summer clear.

He'd already hidden his purple socks and the pink jacket with silver epaulettes, and the bunch of azaleas he'd collected were now a crumpled heap outside the pyramids.

Still, he matched Lupin's grin.

"Between you and I," he said, and plopped onto the mattress across from his friend.  "I think I got the worst team."  Of course, that might've just been a reaction to who he wanted on his team, but he stood by the statement.  "What's that?"

1957 / Re: genesis | eden's squad
« on: 08/15/2019 at 03:54 »
Considering who among them he was dating, Neddy sure was paying a lot of attention to another member of the group.  He crept up behind Henry, tiptoeing comically before latching onto the counselor's arm and poking his head around to grin at his friend.  "Boo!" he beamed, but it was hardly startling.

A mustard-flavored laugh coughed through cobwebs and echoed between the walls, and he grabbed for Kaguya's hand with a wide smile.

"Soooo," he said, a hint of melody in his tone.  "Who wants to swim with ghosts?"

1957 / Re: please don’t let go ~ palmread snaps
« on: 08/13/2019 at 02:01 »
Neddy understood.  His summer roommates were a far cry from the castle arrangement he'd grown so accustomed to, or the comforting sound of Mimi's breath when they were home for holiday.

He blamed the cold for forcing him to scoot closer.  The artificial grin dropped from his face, and the taste of butterbeer drew his eyes halfway closed until his head was almost leaning on Henry's shoulder.

"I was planning on sleeping here," he admitted, with a shrug and a chuckle meant to convince the counselor that it wasn't a big deal.  "Don't think my roommates want me 'round."  He finished off the butterbeer, his fourth, and held the cup like it was the answer to the confusion that had been the summer's motif.

He looked at Henry through his eyelashes, and pushed away the unusual temptations that had plagued him since the first night of camp.  "Besides, this couch is much more comfortable."

1957 / Re: The family disappointment | Will
« on: 08/11/2019 at 05:04 »

15.  hufflepuff.  (discount) pure.

i had a crush on was friends with a blue boy like you when i was a kid in hogsmeade.  his name was will, too.  he was cute, too.  he didn't go to hogwarts for some reason, though, and i always wondered what happened to him.

anyways!  hey, im neddy c:

   wait a second     

1957 / Re: please don’t let go ~ palmread snaps
« on: 08/09/2019 at 20:13 »
Neddy sipped on the butterbeer with an urgency that only hinted at the turmoil beneath the surface.  He was a zombie in more than title⁠— a summer child of the night, and only half-alive⁠— sitting alone on the couch.

For reasons he couldn't quite put together, the summer wasn't going well for him.

An off-kilter grin accompanied his gaze as it traveled from stained slipper to cryogenic irides.  He wrapped an arm around himself to soothe the sudden drop of temperature.  "I guess not," he shrugged, and pressed the cup again to his lips.

He shifted a bit to allow room on the sofa, but said nothing of it.  In this empty and quiet room, long past curfew, he didn't know what to think.  "How's the counselor life?  You get your own room, yeah?"

1957 / Re: a suspended chord — hubby ♡
« on: 08/08/2019 at 06:05 »
"Dinosaurs, obviously.  What else could it be?"

Maybe it was the change of scenery.  Maybe it was the thrill of the summer.  Or maybe it was always there— the imbalance in his fingertips, the way his hand felt too big and too small and the wrong shape in Kaguya's.

His head whirled with confusion, legs barely able to keep him from tilting, but he showed no sign of it.  Instead, he held onto that jesting smile, and leaned in for a kiss, because it felt nice on the lips.

(Not as nice as—)

"Maybe they hold giant parties on the beaches when we've all gone to our cabins."

1957 / Re: look up into the Sun | sol santoro
« on: 08/03/2019 at 10:51 »
n e d d y

fifteen . huff . french-scottish . pureblood

oooohhhhh you're aesthetic

but ow that burns, do u have sunscreen

also wow the photos u took of my moon gf slayyyyy.  are u gonna do dares with us?

1957 / Re: if I were a pianist, i’d play in the closet
« on: 08/03/2019 at 10:41 »
♡ ♡ ♡

15. hufflepuff! discount pureblood.

ignore the hearts haha it's a jokeeee

haha no it's  n o  t

1957 / Re: Infirmary Sign-Ups 1957
« on: 08/03/2019 at 10:29 »
AGE: 15
Do you work well under pressure?
are you threatening me uM it dePENDS?
depends on if youre tHrEAtEniNg mE

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