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all we did was survive. that's enough. 17:00, July 7, 2018 (UTC)

The Open-Ended Questions

A. Please answer the following questions as elaborately as possible. (Remember, this part is only a requirement for your third to fifteenth character! However, if you want to have more input on where you character is sorted, then please answer #6!)

1) What would you consider to be your character's strengths, and your character's weaknesses? Elaborate on your answer.

Adrian's strengths would be his charisma, and the ability to talk his way out of any situation. His weaknesses are his bitterness and ego, as it makes him very unlikeable at times.

2) What goals and objectives has your character set out in their life? Is it to be successful and rich? Is it to find happiness? Why?

He wants to continue the family name (or repair it) and become famous in Quidditch, so he doesn't lose his identity.

3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?

Playing Qudditch with his dad, as it's when he feels most natural.

4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?

Family photos, broomstick, cookies, stolen jewelery, Rubik's cube

5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?

He doesn't care enough to want to change anything, really.

6) What house does your character want to be in? What house does your character not want to be in? Why?

He literally isn't arsed.

The Sorting Quiz

B. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is a requirement for every character you make! Please bold the answers from an IC Point of View, and mark in italics the answers from the OOC Point of View.)

1) Which type of spell is most useful?

A. A Complex Spell
B. A Spell Of Control
C. A Combat Spell
D. A Healing Spell

2) What is most important to you?

A. Grades.
B. Getting your way.
C. Life.
D. Friends and family.

3) What would you do if a teacher caught you cheating?

A. I'm the person people cheat off of.
B. I wouldn't get caught; I'm too slick.
C. I would deny the accusation until the teacher gives up.
D. I would 'fess up, apologize, and accept the consequences.

4) What matters most to your character?

A. Wisdom
B. Reputation
C. Success
D. Friendship

5) What's the best way to get things done?

A. Putting together a qualified team and completing the task efficiently.
B. Trick someone else into doing the work for you.
C. Get some friends together and lead them in the task.
D. The right way, no matter how long it takes.

The Character's Background

1) Give a description of your character's personality. Are you noble or sneaky? Arrogant or Humble? Anything about your character that might help the Sorting Hat decide. (Don't worry, you can copy this onto your character page later!) (Remember, personality must be at least one paragraph long for the first two characters, two paragraphs long for the third to eighth characters, and three paragraphs long for the ninth to fifteenth!)

Upon first meeting Adrian, it is extremely obvious that he is a child of fame. He hasn't quite crossed the border into arrogance or irritation yet but he sure as hell doesn't hide the fact that he's a Schmidt, and he's proud of it; after all, they're the most famous family in the current Wizarding population (for Quidditch or dying, they're not quite sure yet), so surely he's allowed to be proud of that? Don't let that put you off him, though: he's a genuinely cool lad, as you'll come to find out. Just remember that in the end, he'll always choose himself over you. It's just how he is.

Once the self-centeredness is overlooked, Adrian is as quick as lightning. His humour is a whole personality of its own: he's the class clown, the person who can always lift somebody up when they're feeling bad, the one you go to when you're in need of a smile. Just his presence, coupled with the stunning cheeky grin he cracks out, can only be described as magnetic. He's extremely charming, and can talk his way out of any situation - and if that fails, he'll just pull the Schmidt card and fake his death.

Does he follow the Schmidt tradition of putting on a funny and elaborate facade to hide a deeply unhappy soul underneath? You betcha. Okay, maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but it's hardly surprising that a childhood in the limelight constantly being prodded by tabloid magazines and expectations has left Adrian feeling not only lonely, but immensely annoyed. It can show sometimes when he gets particularly wound up and a bitter, passive-aggressive side can shine through: he just kind of wants to grab people and yell, I'm not my dad. He doesn't, though - he suppresses it, which probably isn't healthy.

What doesn't help the expectations is Adrian's immense love of Quidditch. Following the family tradition, he is a natural at the sport, and can happily spend entire days whizzing around on a broomstick with a Beater's bat in his hand. He doesn't, however, enjoy all of the comparisons to his father. At least his sister doesn't play. He'll always be better than her.

Another unsavoury aspect of his personality is his bizarre knack for stealing. Call it an impulse or an addiction or whatever, but Adrian sure loves the thrill he gets from pocketing a valuable item (or even a bottle of Coke) from a store and just walking out with it. Hopefully he'll grow out of it. The Schmidt name doesn't need any more scandals.

2) Write about the history of your character. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? etc. (Again, you can copy this onto your character page later!) (Remember, history must at least be two paragraphs long for the first two characters, three paragraphs long for the third to eighth character, and four paragraphs long for the ninth to fifteenth character!)

Adrian has been riding the Schmidt high all his life, ever since he was born to Arthur and Daria Schmidt during a hot summer on a sandy beach somewhere - nice and dramatic, just like him - and the paparazzi swarmed him as soon as he got home. From then on his life was forever in the spotlight, with a constant eye on every aspect of his being, from his clothes to his growth to his hobbies to how much of a Schmidt he really was. It's not surprising he grew up to be such an attention whore.

He knew he was good at flying from the age of about five, when his dad plonked him on a broom and showed him how to manoeuvre it; by the age of eight, he was zipping around the back garden like he was born to do it (arguably, he was) with the skill only a Schmidt could possess. However, other traits began to blossom at the time, much to the disdain of his parents: cutting up his little sister's things, pinching objects out of drawers, even mastering the art of making things disappear and subsequently vaporising his dad's Quidditch sets in childish protest. His magical abilities shone through at a young age, unlike his sister's: it was clear that he was a powerful wizard, and would grow up to develop those skills exponentially.

The decision to send him to Durmstrang was an awful one, if you ask Adrian. It's awful there. No fun, all the corridors are dark and badly-lit and the Quidditch games are like pub brawls. Mila hated it too, so the family happily moved back to England at the start of his fourth year and he transferred to Hogwarts, ready to make some new friends and forget the awful coldness of Durmstrang.

3) Write about your character's appearance. What do they look like? Are you planning on using a certain model for your character? If you already have a picture in mind, you can put it here!

Adrian has always prided himself on how much he looks like his father, from the mop of shaggy brown hair to the deep eyes to the tanned complexion; he looks like a Schmidt, through-and-through. Being athletic has left him tall and slender, despite his awful diet, and a nasty Quidditch injury as a child has given him a bit of a limp which he's never quite managed to shake. He dresses like any other teenage boy - fuction over fashion - though his clothes are pretty high-end, given his family's status.

4) Is your character a Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important Harry Potter characters!)


5) Does your character have any special magical abilities? Or special abilities in general (photographic memory, etc.)? Is he or she of a different magical race, such as Veela, Vampire, Werewolf or the like? Part or half of that magical race counts! (Remember, you cannot have a character with special abilities/of a different magical race as one of your first two characters!)


6) What year is your character in?


OOC Questions

C. These do not affect what house you're sorted to, but everybody must answer them!

1) Is this your first character?

A. This is my first character.
B. No, this is not my first character.

2) If your answer to the previous question is B, how many characters do you have? How many of them are "exotic" (of a different magical race/have a special ability)?

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Gryffindor crest The Sorting Hat has placed Adrian Schmidt into Gryffindor!

"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart."

I'm the patron saint of your demise. Devil

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