3,028 years of age » ghost » friend to no mortal being
Alfonso the Halfwit, of Puppledale • currently residing in Hogwarts Castle
- Currently making lewd gestures at Professors.
- Face of the one everyone knows the name of.
History: Alfonso isn’t merely a specter, though the circumstances surrounding his death are far more interesting than anything he’s done in the afterlife. The Halfwit of Puppledale will likely tell you that he was murdered, by the insane Lady Swift, a madwoman who turned out to be a succubus. He will tell you that the succubus was distraught, unable to convince the boy to run away with her. The truth of the matter is that his ugliness offended the succubus so much that she bludgeoned him over the head with a chamber pot.
- (+) Dead
- (-) Insane, Rude, Collects Stamps
5 and three quarters years of age » wizard » friend of Helga
Lady Sweetcocker, of Ladyparts • currently residing in Hogwarts Castle
- Currently hiding her girl penis.
- Face of the Vanessa Hudgens
History: What time is it? Time to break free, according to Lady Sweetcocker. Sure, she has her secrets; who doesn’t? Attending Hogwarts though…this could be the start of something new. Of course, she’ll have to stick to the status quo if she wants to bop to the top! This school could be exactly what she’s been looking for. All the Lady from Ladyparts has to do is keep her head in the game.
- (+) Sweet, Cocker
- (-) SHE’S FIVE YEARS OLD AND MIGHT HAVE A PENIS.
28 years of age » vampyre » ‘special’ friend of salazar
Lady the Hunter, of Puppledale • currently residing in Hogwarts Castle
- Currently under Salazar’s covers taking the snake.
- Face of the blonde one from that band
History: Jizzy J. Rambo be a gangbangin’ forma United Hoodz Special Forces soldier whoz ass fought up in Vietnam n’ won tha Congressionizzle Medal of Honor yo, but his cold-ass time up in Vietnam still haunts his muthafuckin ass fo’ realz. As his schmoooove ass came ta Hope, Washington ta git on over ta a gangbangin’ playa, da thug was guided outta hood by tha Sheriff Lil’ Willy Teasel whoz ass disses Rambo yo, but what tha fuck Teasel do not know dat his crazy-ass muthafuckin insult angered Rambo ta tha point where Rambo became violent n’ was arrested, as da thug was all up in tha county jail bein cleaned, he escapes n’ goes on a rampage all up in tha forest ta try ta escape from tha sheriffs whoz ass wanna bust a cap up in his muthafuckin ass. Then, as Rambo’s commandin officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries ta save both tha Sheriff’s department n’ Rambo before tha situation gets outta hand.
- (+) Blood isn’t the only thing he sucks.
- (-) Submissive, Crazy
Related Biographies: Werewolves, Hogsmeaders, Fridwulfa the Baker
19 years of age » witch » friend of godric
Rowena the Miniature, of Ladyparts • currently residing in Hogwarts Castle
- Currently plotting the overthrow of Asia
- Face of Selena Gomez
History: Rowena the Miniature is nothing like Rowena the…Larger? She’s about as brilliant as a box full of hair, and just as interesting. Since coming to Hogwarts, Lil Ro has managed to blow up half the kitchen, molest Peeves the Poltergeist, fall down thirteen flights of stairs, and fail her astronomy class. Anyone and everyone who is subjected to this klutz has walked away with more than a few paper cuts. This bitch is serious business.
- (+) Quilted Quicker Picker-Upper.
- (-) Too many STDs to count.
14 years of age » wizard » friend of rowena
Wallace the Balls, of Puppledale • currently residing in Hogwarts Castle
- Currently a briggand.
- Face oh fuck they have names?
History: All Wallace the Balls wants to do is finally get a raise at his job at Ye Olde Bank. So far, life has been pretty good to him; he’s got a sexy girlfriend and he’s the favorite customer at the local flower shop. Recently, however, Wallace found out that his sexy girlfriend was having an affair with his best friend, and now he’s tired of this world. But you know what they say…love is blind.
- (+) Wears Sunglasses to hide his true identity from florists.
- (-) Unintelligable, Greasy, Creepy
I'm a little nervous about the second person tense thing. Is that the standard for your paras? I've always written in the 3rd person past tense and I'm sort freaked now.
asked by Anonymous
It’s not standard at all. I haven’t had anyone submit an app in the second tense since I wrote that sub-clause, although I have had apps that blew my character conception in other ways—write what you’re comfortable with if that’s what you want. The app is structured around what you feel comfortable with. If that’s long or short or expression oriented great, what I look for is grasp of character (or style, if it’s not ic).
I’d like to say, however, that stretching your comfort zone is an amazing exercise. I once ran an rp where 2nd person paras were a mandatory part of the sample and 95% of the apps were stunning because the form of the para was challenged or reinvented by each applicant. Have fun with it. Because if you can’t have fun with your character or the way you’re writing them you’re not going to want to stick around for very long. Best of luck with your sample, and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
21 years of age » vampire » courtier
Lady Carmilla Sanguina, of Herzogtum • currently residing in Hogsmeade
History: The Lady Sanguina has her secrets, as do many in the London court where she occasionally resides, although hers are not as easy to keep under lock and key. She has taken the risk to travel far from her homeland and live among those who would kill her if they discovered a hint of what she is. Nothing could be as thrilling. Carmilla possesses the gene for magic, as well as the one for vampirism. Not as exciting as you might think; the trait is genetic and a bite from her won’t turn you into a vampire. The pallor of her skin and sensitivity of her light eyes are the only reasons why lounging in direct sunlight is uncomfortable, for magic does not make her immune to sunburn. Carmilla treats this all with a wide amount of scoff and her unique variety of energetic dark humor. She must drink blood in order to survive, but the streets are filled with commoners no one is bound to miss in a hurry. She might age as fast as wizards and choke at the smell of garlic but all of those extra details aren’t what makes Carmilla a little… off. She has never met a rogue she didn’t like, and takes each and every opportunity she can to do the opposite of what she’s told. Spunk, youth, and in equal measure volatile, the largest mystery that surrounds her is why the twins from Crunn both have her on their minds. The pair of showmen are drawn to her spark, but befriending the pair of them could prove to be her undoing: for what Carmilla refuses to admit is that the hearts she tears so casually from men’s chests do more than circulate blood.
Related Biographies: Carrow the Quick-Witted, Conan the Quick-Fingered, Günther der Gewalttätige
27 years of age » werewolf » hogsmeader
Eadhild the Scarred, of the Hollow • currently residing in Hogsmeade
- Currently a Barmaid at the Hog’s Head
- Face of Keira Knightly
History: Born to two parents both afflicted and deeply pleased with lycanthropy, Eadhild was raised to be a warrior for her wolf brethren Whether she wanted to or not, ‘Hilda’ was infected and spent a number of brutal years training in combat for the defense of her race and and once it was discovered she had inherited her father’s abilities, in magic she traded in her childhood to become that which she was bred to do. Now with this new Ministry on the rise and threatening to ignore, dismiss and relegate her kind to the kennel it is perhaps time for her to trade in her arrows for an opportunity to see this new war being waged. Her clan, hidden in the mountains to the west, now depends on her and her pack to learn how to fight these ‘civilized’ beings. And HIlda’s facing a front she’s never had to face before—taming her inexhaustibly wild, hostile, and guarded nature for something approachable—something that won’t attempt to gnaw on choice calves, still attached to walking legs. Savaric the Grimm has employed her as a barmaid, reasoning that fewer customers means less having to clean up after them (not that he’d stoop so low).
Related Biographies: Werewolves, Hogsmeaders, Savaric the Grimm
20 years of age » blood status unknown » Hogsmeader
Castia the Rat, de Mimsy-Porpington • servant and ward of Sir Nicholas
- Currently apprentice to Augusta the Smithy
- Face of Kaya Scodelario
History: The Rat and the Pig turned up on Sir Nicholas’s doorstep in de Mimsy-Porpington twenty years ago, with no identification other than scrawled note of regret. Sir Nick deemed it must be of regret, the baby drool stained ink made the writing illegible He took Castia and Pollux into his manor, where from a young age Nick’s aging parents encouraged the twins to earn their keep. Pollux tended the pigs and Castia kept the rat catching cats under control—dirty servant work the twins would take to throwing to each other as taunts of Rat or Pig, resulting in their commonly known titles. If ‘Rat’ is anything to go by, her life hasn’t been easy. Where her brother toiled away among the dusty volumes for the library, Castia much preferred to be in the thick of things, lurking over the blacksmith’s shoulder or slipping under tables at the local tavern to snatch the odd crust of bread. The move to Hogsmeade a year ago didn’t change much for the twins. While Sir Nick enjoyed the perks of funding and owning half of Hogsmeade, the twin’s status as servants put them at the lowest of the low. For a time they entertained hope of being invited to study magic at the school, Hogwarts, but Sir Nick’s social faux pas kept Godric from noticing Castia’s brazen magic or Pollux’s ambition.
Castia watches. The sky entrances her, but more so for the figures she spies on the backs of brooms than for the stars she and her twin are named for. She has yet to steal up the courage to ask Günther the broom maker about his craft or Gwenog about flying, but she’s taken to experimenting with sapling and iron in Augusta’s foundry, certain the answer lies in a kind of alchemy. Pollux disdains her flighty behavior, telling her the dream is as silly as a rat in trousers (which she will need to mount a broom). He’s certain he’s found the answer to an alchemy all his own: to steal the foolish Sir Black’s title and fortune.
Related Biographies: Hogsmeaders, Sir Nocholas, Augusta the Smithy, The Team, Pollux the Pig
I’m going to be reopening all inactive characters. Stay tuned.