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.
- Strengths: Understanding, Sympathetic, Reliable
- Weaknesses: Hotheaded, quick-tempered, runs her mouth a lot.
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?
- She doesn't have any goals set out, at least not yet. She hasn't really found her passion.
3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?
- It'd probably be cuddling with Serenity, doing absolutely nothing. Or organizing a party. Whichever works.
4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?
- A picture of her and her mother when she was seven, in her achievement day. Comes to show they don't need anyone else, except each other.
- A picture of her and Brynja, grinning, covered in mud and arms thrown around each other's necks. It was their field day that day, in a mud field. It was probably the most fun she'd had her whole life.
- A picture of her and Serenity, in front of Durmstrang's very well decorated, lit up Christmas tree. It was taken the day she realized she had feelings for the girl.
- Her wand, because it's what ties her to this world.
- A picture of her, her mother, her uncle and aunt, her cousin Pyrrha, Brynja, Brynja's uncle, and Brynja's cousins. Her family.
Clearly, her memories are everything to her.
5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?
- She's never really had a problem with the wizarding society, so there isn't really anything she'd change about it.
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
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!)
Birgitte truly is one of a kind. She's a sweetheart, an absolute dork, if you're on her good graces. She'll literally do even the impossible for you. Growing up with a mother who was sad most the time, missing the love of her life, Birgitte knows how to deal with other people's emotions. While she doesn't handle hers correctly, always locking them away from the world, she usually knows what to do when it comes to other people being sad and/or needing someone they can rely on and trust with their emotions. She's really sympathetic and understanding, and not at all judgmental, making her easily one of the best people you could go to during a crisis.
One thing about Birgitte is she's fairly hotheaded. She has a short temper and is easy to anger, especially if it's regarding something about her. It's not easy for her to cool off, especially once you've set her off, so treading carefully when addressing Birgitte is often encouraged. She's quick witted and often runs her mouth a lot, which has admittedly gotten her in trouble in school before, not that she's ever faced repercussions. It's not that the school encouraged that behavior, not at all, it's just that she's typically one of the most active students in class, always asking questions and participating. It may make her something of a teacher's pet, but really, it's only for her own benefit. To become what the teachers want you to be - albeit temporarily - will always get you what you want, when you want.
She isn't solitary, either; for her to function properly, she needs her friends surrounding her. She's very social and takes initiative, at least more than she was when she was nine and following Brynja left and right. She's a very eccentric young woman who loves to have fun, as proven by her love for all that is Christmas and her knack for creating snowballs and hitting people at just the right angle. And, well, her ability to throw incredible parties, but that's beside the point, isn't it? Overall, she is quite happy and hyperactive in nature.
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!)
It's the night Hell froze over - literally speaking. Bernard Sandvik - a squib football player - and Frøya Rasmussen - a squib writer - are childhood best friends with obvious sexual tension you could cut with a knife. Their friends have been betting on when they'd finally go for more than platonic moves. It's clear they have it bad for each other, at least to everyone else except each other. One of their mutuals - Sidse - is the one that wins the bet, as a matter of fact, having bet on their tension reaching its climax right after Bernard won his first game as center midfielder with WIP. All it takes is a beer and the high of his victory to work up the courage and march up to Frøya, pulling her in for a kiss that leads to a rambunctious night for the two, over at their shared flat.
6 months away from birth
It's here that Frøya realizes she's expecting a child, and panics. Her relationship with Bernard is still in its fledgling stages and she doesn't want a child to mess it up. She knows she has to abort, to abandon the child, so she can stay with Bernard, but the better part of her - the more human part, to be correct - disagreed. She's at a loss over what step to take next, and her window of opportunity to terminate the pregnancy is closing a little more with every passing second. In the end, her humane side wins her over, causing her to end the brief - albeit filled with lots of love and affection - relationship with the famed muggle. He is understandably upset and confused over their relationship's abrupt ending, but also angered by the fact that Frøya didn't even have the decency to end things with him face to face, leaving just a note in her side of the bed. All of her things are gone. There isn't not one thing left behind, in what was once her small home, her hearth.
3 months away from birth
Frøya now lives in magical Oslo with her brother, Norway's formar Minister for Magic, his wife the former Head of Magical Education, and their daughter Pyrrha Rasmussen. She is a mess. She misses Bernard a lot, she wants to be with him. Part of her regrets deciding to keep the baby. The other part of her feels happy by the decision. Bernard may have easily become her ex. The baby will always be her child. It was sort of a given choice, but it didn't make it any less easier to deal with for her, or for him. Yes, the break up has also been hard for him. Little does she know, he's a complete and utter mess without her. Bernard has made many moves to find her, he has contacted every family member of hers he knows (which isn't many, to begin with) and searched all Norway for his best friend, the love of his life. He can't seem to find her. It's like Frøya dropped off the face of the Earth.
Frøya is in pain. Not just emotional pain, but also physical pain. She's pushing a child out of her. It hurts like a fucker and she's close to passing out. It isn't made any easier by the thought that Bernard might have been there with her, making his stupid jokes and holding her hand through everything, calling her beautiful and giving her words of encouragement. She's about to pass out due to exhaustion when the baby is finally out of her, but she is able to hold the newborn for a few short moments. She names her Birgitte, as Bernard always wanted to name his first daughter. She sleeps with a smile on her face for the first time in months.
Three months old
She's considering finding a new home for her and Birgitte. She feels she has overstayed her welcome, especially now that she has a baby that spends more time awake at night than she does asleep during the day. She doesn't wanna disrupt the Rasmussen family's dynamic further. In a matter of weeks, she has found a nice apartment, although relatively small, in one of the complex in muggle Oslo. She would have aimed for Hell, going back to her roots, but she hears from the media Bernard Sandvik has moved on to a new girl, into a big house of his creation. He stands out a lot, she muses, He always did.
Five months old
Birgitte is five months old when Frøya finds out. Bernard has children now, with the girl he moved in with two months ago. His rebound girl turned into his baby momma. If only he knew the love of his life was the one that had his first baby. Her heart shatters into a million tiny pieces, all too scattered to be able to piece them together to some extent. She's crying, screaming into the darkness of the night. Her sister-in-law has to come in and take care of Birgitte while Frøya's brother comforts her.
One year old
Birgitte is fifteen months old by now. She can say mamma and a mess that somehow can translate to Pyrrha. She doesn't really see anyone besides mama, Pyrrha, and her aunt and uncle. Not once has she heard any of them utter the word pappa. It's a foreign word to her for now. Frøya hopes the concept will forever remain foreign to her. She knows better, though. Birgitte will begin preschool eventually and will realize she's different. But Frøya doesn't let go of that wishful thinking. Bernard... he's making a name out of himself. Rumor has it he's been offered a position within Norway's National Team. Frøya hopes he takes it, for the girl he's still dating if not for himself. Frøya came across her once. She seemed like a lovely lady.
Five years old
Birgitte has finally started at preschool. She has a lot of friends both inside it and out, but she hasn't connected with any of them as well as she has with Brynja Skovgaard. She's Pyrrha's best friend's cousin. It's a wonderful coincidence. It works in their favor, not that they understand as much. She has a pappa, though. Birgitte doesn't know why she doesn't. She brings it up one day while she and her mamma are out for ice cream. Frøya freezes up - for once, she doesn't know what to say. She was rendered speechless for the first time since she met Bernard and he called her the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen. Birgitte doesn't get her answer that day, but she will eventually. Once Frøya knows what to say (and how), she'll give her the explanation her daughter wants.
Seven years old
It's when she's seven that she finally gets the explanation about her father. Frøya had pushed this day off for all of her daughter's life, not wanting to make her feel guilty about her father's absence. Yet she knew she had to. Frøya takes her out for ice cream one day and calmly explains to her that they couldn't stay with her father because he was a very busy man. As Frøya expects, Birgitte is filled with all sorts of questions. It takes two sundaes and an hour and a half to get through all of them, but by the end of their conversation, Birgitte promises to never bring up the man again. She knows he makes her mamma sad, and that's something that the seven year old can't handle. She wants to see her mamma happy, not sad. After that, she works twice as hard at everything she does, so Frøya can see she's everything she needs. She wants to make her proud, make her realize they don't need a father for her, or a husband for Frøya. All they need is each other.
Nine years old
Birgitte is still really good friends with Brynja. They've grown inseparable, really, excluding those few days during the month where Brynja disappears and her cousin Asbjørn doesn't tell her where she is. Birgitte is grumpy those days, she's unsure of what to do when she's alone. Brynja is without a doubt she more eccentric of the duo, the one with the big ideas, the one that always lands them in trouble, whether it be with her aunt and uncle, or Birgitte's mamma. Regardless, one way or another, they always do something that gets them a punishment. They make a game out of it when it becomes so consecutive. Whoever gets the most punishments by the end of the month wins a big sundae, courtesy of the loser. They end up in a tie most the time they play the game. By the time they're ten, Frøya nor the Skovgaards know what to do with them. After that, they often got off with bad behavior without punishment. There was just no taming the girls.
Ten years old
All along, Birgitte has been raised without knowledge of magic's existence. Frøya doesn't want to get her daughter mixed up with that community, not if she really is a squib, as she suspects. Her suspicions are proven wrong. Birgitte is a witch like her cousin Pyrrha, and her aunt and uncle. This discovery is made after Birgitte heals a cut on her mother's finger originating from Frøya's shitty cutting skills in the kitchen. She's freaked out by the event, while Frøya is surprised. She didn't expect her daughter to be a witch. At least she knows how to deal with it, she supposes, after having witnessed her parents go through the same with her brother. Similar to the way they discussed Bernard when Birgitte was seven, the mother and daughter duo go through a two hour long conversation about Birgitte's magic and the world she never knew about.
Eleven years old
As she's from Norway and she's a half-blood, Birgitte is accepted into Durmstrang. She is unaware of Brynja being magic. How would she know? She's saddened to leave her best friend behind, but she wants to learn how to do magic. The thought of it alone is exciting, just imagine how it was when she actually began to attend the school of magic. Her first year was quite eventful. She makes a friend out of Serenity Schmidt, a second year student. It's uncommon to find inter-year friendships in a school like Durmstrang, but Birgitte and Serenity are one of them. They just... click. There is a special connection between them nobody can deny. It doesn't compare to what Brynja and Birgitte have. They're more platonic, they know each other inside out, they just seem more like soul sisters than anything. Serenity and Birgitte's connection is more... intimate, at least so it seems for now.
Fourteen years old
It's as clear as daylight now. She's not straight, she's not even bi. It explains why she's never felt any sort of attraction towards any guy. She's a lesbian. She realizes as much during Christmas of third year, watching Serenity take in the decorations that adorned Durmstrang Institute. She looks absolutely stunning in front of the lights. Birgitte had never thought of her like that before, but it just makes sense. Why she felt a flutter in her stomach whenever she was around the older girl, why she instantly smiled when she thought about her, why she can never seem to get her out of her mind. It all fits now, the puzzle was complete. Now if only Serenity felt the same way...
Fifteen years old
Bernard finds out about his daughter when she's fifteen. She's in school when it happens, but when the next visit to Durmstrang Village comes around, she sees her mother with a man. He introduces himself as Bernard, her father. She doesn't know how to feel that day, at that moment. Her father is back. He knows about her. He's recognizing her as his child. The man she'd once wondered about, was right in front of her, in flesh. Her surprise fades into the nothingness when she discovers he'd known since the summer before her fourth year. The bastard knew and didn't bother to contact her. Frøya had told him during an encounter that summer, and he didn't deem her worthy enough to meet until almost half a year later? Yeah, some father he is. She returns to the Castle that night, angry at her mother for telling him about her, angry at her father for not reaching out sooner, but mostly just angry at herself for letting herself believe she'd finally have a father.
She had wanted to come out to her mother that day. She didn't.
It's during the visit that follows that she finds out that he has quite the number of kids running around, with the oldest one being her age. She finds it disgusting, how he just gave up on her mother and knocked another girl up. She finds her father disgusting, just like the brats he fathered. They got to have a father. She didn't, and that's not fair. She decides - in a matter of seconds - she wants to leave Durmstrang. She doesn't want to be there anymore, not after finding out about her father and half-siblings. She's not sure if it's a Christmas miracle or what, but her mother grants her her wish. It all makes sense when she discovers her father actually lived in England. Her half-siblings are transferring to Hogwarts, too, at the same time she is. She should have fucking known. By the time she tries to pull out of the agreement, before she's forced to live with her father, it's too late.
Her mother is forcing her to give her father a chance, by staying in Norway and allowing him to take her for an entire month during summer.
She can only hope his house is easy to sneak out of, and her cousin Pyrrha's is easy to break into. She isn't sure she'll survive a whole month with him and his spawns.
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!
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?
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)?