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But oh, my darling, what if you fly? 14:58, July 25, 2017 (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.

His strengths are his intelligence, his ability to pick up languages especially, as it allows him to connect with more people. However, his weaknesses are definitely his obsessive-compulsive disorder and his disorganisation, as they conflict horribly and cause him so much stress.

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?

His objective is to plot every Unplottable location on a map, as it proves to himself that he's intelligent.


3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so? Learning languages (or learning in general) on his own in the common room,


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

His father's charm book, his wand, his Scottish-Gaelic dictionary, his quill collection, his Rubiks cube


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

He'd make the spells less flashy, as they scare him sometimes.


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

Literally no idea - but not Slytherin, because ew.



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!) Andrew's entire purpose in life is to explore; that is fundamental to his existence. It's the reason he was put on this earth. There is so much stuff out there in the big wide world, and as far as we know we have only one life, so Andrew has no intention of wasting that. Thus, he is a fervent reader; no, he is a fervent self-educator. His literal goal in life is to find and plot every Unplottable location in the world - impossible, you say? Of course not. Those locations had to be plottable once, right? His passions stretch from Herbology to history to the far corners of every language ever spoken, and yes, multilingualism is another one of his goals. Six languages, to be exact, is his mediocre goal. Twelve is the ultimate. He is a shy boy, there is no doubt about that. Burdened with a stammer that drives him up the wall and the anxiety that comes with it, the perfectionist in him has him repeatedly going over his words in his head before saying them - as he does most things. His parents think it's a childhood habit; his doctor, the beginning symptoms of OCD. Andrew just thinks it's something he does to make him calm. There's no harm in that, surely. Well, maybe the OCD thing has more weight than he thinks. You see, Andrew has a hell of a lot of disorganised traits that betray his "organised" mind. Aside from his stammer, he has zero sense of direction: seriously, you ask him to tell his left from his right, he'll more than likely point at the ceiling. As well as that, his constant studying has a hell of a lot of things rattling around in his head, causing him to often spurt out random languages or start repeating math puzzles at inappropriate times. Bless him. He needs pulling to the real world sometimes. He is a happy kid, promise. He's a teddy bear, really, and soft. He's so, so soft. Don't yell at him, don't reorganise his things, and definitely don't mock his stammer cause he'll probably just fucking cry or something. Oh, and don't hurt his friends. He couldn't stick a pig if his life depended on it, really, but something ugly will come out if you go near somebody he cares about.

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!) Unfortunately, the upbringing of Andrew is as tedious and uneventful as you could get. The Scottish highlands housed a swiftly-growing family, the Finleys: a collection of children who couldn't be so different to each other if they tried. Whilst the eldest twins were sporty and obsessed with becoming football players, the second-eldest set were artistic types, born with paintbrushes and writing pads in their hands. And lastly came Andrew, the only offspring without a twin to accompany him, quiet and unassertive from the day of his birth. He was a runt, the smallest of the family, with a crop of blonde hair that contrasted the entire family's dark-haired selves. Whilst the rest of the family were lanky and pink, he was fuller in the face and his skin was golden - in fact, as first look, you'd probably think he was adopted. With no similarities to his family (apart from one pretty relevant one came to fruition later), Andrew was somewhat isolated, and had only his father's extensive library to entertain himself with. His brothers kicked a ball around amongst the grass outside, the other brothers painted it, and Andrew sat in the dark with his nose deep in a German dictionary because what else was he supposed to do? Unsurprisingly, such frequent studying amassed quite the brain in Andrew; he began teaching himself the basics on multiple different languages, and once he'd finished all of the foreign dictionaries he could find, he came across a pretty hefty novel shoved into the back of his father's desk. It was a beautiful book, bound in leather: on the cover were the words, The Book of Charms and Spells. He didn't think much of it at the time - maybe it was just a very, very advanced children's story book - but his father freaked when he realised Andrew had found it. And thus, the magical history of the Finleys came to life. You see, Andrew Finley Sr. was a pretty talented wizard, who had decided to abandon that life and marry his Muggle wife and try to at least live normally. And the four children they had birthed seemed like they had zero magical skills whatsoever - four Squibs, four typical human beings. But Andrew Jr? It turns out he had inherited the genes. And he found that out when, without touching anything, every single book flew off the shelves of his father's study during one of Andrew's searches. That may have scared the shit out of him. It also may have triggered the obsession with keeping things organised - who knows? The letter that came on his eleventh birthday made him freak out a little. At first he thought it was one of his brothers playing a joke on him, but then his dad sat him down and explained things, explained everything he could. And well - that's where our story begins.

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! Essentially the runt of the pack, Andrew is the smallest of his siblings, barely reaching 5'3" if he's on his tiptoes; of course, making him perfect elbow height for everybody else. He is a charming looking boy, your typical cherub, with angelic blonde hair (which he always keeps immaculate) and rich brown eyes, inherited from his mother. Like most things in his life, Andrew likes keeping his clothing organised: you won't catch him dead in a t-shirt, always a button-up, and if he wears jeans it's probably because all of his trousers are in the wash. His FC is Callan Mcauliffe.

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!)

Halfblood


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!) No


6) What year is your character in?

First



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)?

4/0



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This character is a Ravenclaw!



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