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.
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?
3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?
4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?
5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?
6) What house does your character want to be in? What house does your character not want to be in? Why?
- As part of the student exchange program, Anastasia has no qualms with whichever house she's sorted into, as long as it's an accurate sorting. She wants to know what she values most. Where she'd thrive best.
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.
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!)
- It's difficult to tame someone who doesn't want to be tamed. Anastasia dreams big and shines bright; she's a shooting star in an empty sky.
- Anastasia Kuznetsova is very outspoken - that's one thing about her. When she sees something that she doesn't like, or feels uncomfortable about, she lets you know. It's something essential about her, just like how argumentative she is. She's very challenging, always looks to prove you wrong, and often likes to think she's right and you aren't. She's argumentative through and through - she gets a kick out of pissing people off. Anastasia enjoys being loud; she likes making her presence known, no matter what she has to do to get to that point.
- She's group-oriented. She works best when she's surrounded by other people, especially if it's by friends and family. She hates the feeling of loneliness, hates the silence, hates feelings of emptiness. At least when she's surrounded by people she loves, likes or at least tolerates, she's more herself, more in her environment. For hell's sake, even if she doesn't know you, Anastasia is bound to have a good time and make you have a good time. She feels like herself the most when she's got people to be with, people to hang out with, talk with, socialize with.
- Anastasia has a lot of little quirks; she loves to learn new things, but has the attention span of a two year old and often forgets to listen to people. She's very flexible and loves rhythmic gymnastics and ice skating and just about anything that enables her to show off said flexibility. Table tennis and cheerleading are just two more sports Anastasia likes to partake in; she inherited her mother's athleticism and hardly anyone can deny that. (Not even Rotislav, who often encounters her in their search for midnight snacks, or Sergei, who usually ends up feeding her his leftovers. Those calories never affect her somehow, right?)
- Above all, Anastasia values individuality. She's the kind of person that accepts you for who you are. Cautious, happy-go-lucky, smart, dumb, she doesn't care - she's just the kind of person to think that you deserve a chance to be who you are without fearing rejection or judgment. She loves being in a place so diverse, with people that have different sets of beliefs. She's full of warmth, always radiates happiness, and really the kind of girl you want to be friends with just because she gives a sense of comfort - like a childhood friend you didn't know you missed.
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!)
- I'm sure you thought the Willow family's story would end with a happily ever after. But it didn't - not all of the kids', anyways. Kea didn't make it past the infamous Scrofungulus epidemic. Amizo perished after getting involved with the wrong crowd. Yevgeniya is another fallen Willow. And those that did manage to survive the onslaught of tragedies broke apart and led their own lives, which while unsurprising, is still a sad event. Nonetheless, life persisted and Satrina Willow found a way to remake herself after facing so much loss.
- When Satrina Willow was seven, she wanted to be a superhero. She didn't care that her mum said they weren't real. She just hadn't seen one. And Satrina, of all people, knew that sometimes things you can't imagine even in your wildest dreams happen right in your face. Impossible things happen all the time, and she'll gladly present it as a fact. When Mikahil Kuznetsov was seven, he wanted to be a quidditch player. He was going to be a quidditch player. That was the end of it; there's nothing he'd ever want more than to play quidditch for the rest of his life.
- When Satrina Willow is eleven, she's going to make a name for herself as a curse breaker. She'd be a heroine and save the world, like she knew had been done before. She was going to become so famous nobody would ever think twice about disrespecting her; not even that brat Mikhail Kuznetsov, with his stupid little grin and ugly green eyes. When Mikhail Kuznetsov was eleven, he was going to be a quidditch player to end all quidditch players. He'd get on his house's team, represent Russia, and bring victory after victory in in his country's name. Oh, and understand girls, too, because wow is Satrina nuts and impossible.
- When Satrina Willow is thirteen, she's considering becoming a potioneer. It's an easy topic and she knows she can rake in a lot of money as a potioneer. Plus it doesn't involve transfiguration, which is lovely because honestly, if she spots one more bird to turn into a glass, she will kill someone. When Mikhail Kuznetsov is thirteen, he's still adamant on becoming a quidditch player; nothing will ever stop that. Not even Satrina Willow, who just recently hit puberty and is beginning to resemble a goddess from those Greek myths - wait. What is he saying? He didn't say that. He didn't.
- When Satrina Willow is fifteen, she's given up on her life and her studies and has resorted to becoming a trophy wife. It's her calling. She'll sire some pretty babies for a dashing, rich young man, and drink her sorrows away. Yeah. Like Mikhail. They'll have his eyes, and his charming smile, and - no. No, no, no, she won't go down this road. Mikhail Kuznetsov is still an infuriating asshole. When Mikhail Kuznetsov is fifteen, he's trying to convince his professors and parents quidditch is the way to go for him. It's his passion, his life, and he wants to do it for the rest of his life. Nothing can ever trump that passion. Not even Satrina, with her gorgeous blonde locks, stormy grey eyes and that sweet flowery perfume.
- When Satrina Willow is seventeen, she finds herself facing an uncontrollable urge to kiss the hell out of Mikhail Kuznetsov's plump lips and dedicate her life to creating new spells to facilitate people's lives. Yeah. That sounds like a wonderful idea. But she really, really wants to kiss Mikhail Kuznetsov, more than she's ever wanted to. When Mikhail Kuznetsov is seventeen, he knows he's going to end up marrying Satrina Willow. He wants her more than he does a life of playing quidditch; he's decided. From her voice to her smell to her smile to her laugh, he wants Satrina Willow more than he does anything else.
- When Satrina Willow is nineteen, she's pushing a baby out of her vagina. She's about to bring a tiny human into this world and she isn't sure if it's safe enough to bring him out of his little home inside of her. She's terrified and regretting all her life decisions up until that point - up until she sees his cute little face, with his pink cheeks, his father's lips and a little tuff of hair resembling hers atop his head. When Mikhail Kuznetov is nineteen, he knows he'll never love anyone as much as he does Satrina Willow and Sergei Kuznetsov. He looks so much like him and Satrina, and has such a strength - he knows he wants a quidditch team worth of his and Satrina's cute little babies.
- When Satrina Willow is twenty, just under a year after Sergei's birth, she meets her first daughter for the first time. Her daughter, who looks so much like her sister Lilith did when she was an innocent baby. All her worries melt away when she sees her grey eyes and hears her sweet little giggle. This is her life now. This is her child, whom she'll raise with love and warmth and protect her until she meets her own Mikhail Kuznetsov. When Mikhail Kuznetsov is twenty, he knows no boy will we worthy enough of dating his sweet daughter, who smiles so brightly and laughs so loudly. She belongs with him, tucked safely in his arms, away from bad boys and all that is bad.
- When Anastasia Kuznetsova was almost a year old, she started running. Away from her brother, away from her parents, away from her clothes and away from the shower. Ever the firecracker, running becomes like second nature to her. What does walking mean? Crawling? No thanks, it's go big or go home. Likewise, for the longest time, Anastasia refused to utter a word. Why should she? Screaming and/or crying usually seemed to do the trick. Until it didn't. And that's when she started busting out fully composed sentences. For the years that followed, it was Satrina and Mikhail's belief that their daughter was a prodigy, in more senses than one.
- When Anastasia Kuznetsova is six, she realizes her parents might actually not have been too off track. She was smart; in primary education, she always scored perfect marks, and always knew the answer to every question asked, even if she wasn't following along in the lesson. It's like her brain itself was hardwired for academic purposes. It was excellent; not once did she have to worry about books or anything. At this age, Anastasia truly felt like she could turn towards other ways to keep herself entertained. Sports. Yes, this is one of those tacky athlete-children-turned-pro stories, as much pleasure as Anastasia takes in blowing the story out of proportion.
- When Anastasia Kuznetsova is eight, her magic manifests for the first time. She's known about possessing this gift for a very long time; one time, when she was four, visiting England, she saw her Aunt Lena curse a man hitting on her mama. She doesn't know what it caused, but she knows he couldn't stop pissing his pants. She personally couldn't stop laughing. Even her mama had this silly grin on her face. It's a memory she clings onto with fondness even today. She's essentially radiating happiness when her magic manifests, in the form of a talking snowman. Sergei Jr, she remembers. Her brother hit her with a snowball for that one. It wasn't worth it. (It totally was.)
- When Anastasia Kuznetsova is eleven, she starts attending Koldovstoretz. The school is dark and grim and the total opposite of who she is, but there's something familiar about it. Maybe it's how her parents described it, like their second home before they found their way into each other's hearts. Or maybe it's the people inside it, that warm her heart and fill her with so much love and happiness. Her year, she soon realizes, are her family, and nothing comes between family. Not even her brother, whom can't seem to leave her and her best friends alone. Sergei was really annoying until he became the star quidditch player and got his own mopey Breakfast Club to hang with.
- When Anastasia Kuznetsova is thirteen, she realizes her heart is too big and loves too fiercely to limit her just to men. Why should she love someone according to their genitals? Why should it dictate her happiness? Her kind of love is abnormal, according to Babushka Anzhelika. Her mother didn't seem to agree. Neither did her papa. In the end, she agrees with her parents. What does her grandmother know? Love is love, after all, and she's seen firsthand there's no love purer and stronger than this. It's also that year that she realizes she doesn't have the figure to play quidditch. She'll stick with gymnastics and ice skating. It's fun, she's good at it, and honestly, quidditch isn't even cool anyways. She might not be a jock at Hogwarts, but does it matter? She has a chaming personality, a dazzling smile, and boy oh fucking boy does she know how to throw a party. All in all, Anastasia is set; she's at her prime, surely. Okay, maybe she doesn't have the Mikhail(ina?) to her Satrina yet, but she's barely in her teenage years. There's time in abundance.
- When Anastasia Kuznetsova hits fifteen, a new chapter of her life begins. Given her excellent grades, magnificent record (how has she not gotten caught with alcohol yet? really, she's shown up to class so many times hungover) and the good word of her teachers, she was awarded a full ride as part of the Student Exchange Program. It took some time to convince her mama and papa, but before she knew it, she was receiving their full blessing to crash with her Aunt Lena for a summer before attending Hogwarts School for a whole term. She doesn't know what to expect, but she hears the students there are wild as shit. It's safe to say she's pretty excited to see where this chance takes her. Who knows? She might fond an ass worth tapping, and a heart worth staying for. (Doubtful, but who knows?)
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!
- Her faceclaim is Pyper America Smith.
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!)
- She is a pure-blood, and happens to be related to the pre-existing (Sakellarios-)Willow family.
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!)
- Anastasia has no special magical abilities.
6) What year is your character in?
- Entering her fifth.
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)?