A. Please answer the following questions as elaborately as possible. (Remember, this part doesn't have to be filled out if it's an expansion character!)
1) What would you consider to be your character's strengths, and your character's weaknesses? Elaborate on your answer.
- + ambitious, sweet, charismatic
- messy, doesn't know how to prioritize, easily triggered, immature
2) Has your character's life played out the way they wanted? Have they achieved the goals they set out for their life? Why, or why not?
- No, it hasn't played out how he's wanted, but... he still has time to make things right. He can get wizardkind to the moon. He can still become a pilot. He can still discover alien life. He's got the money, and the time. (He doesn't have the time at all, but he'll work on it.)
3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?
- Yeah, with these kids he has to babysit all fucking day, he doesn't know what a free day is. But if he knew what it was, or if he had the time to even envision it, it'd involve no kids at all. Just him, Zoya, and - fuck. What would they do? Go out on a nice date, maybe? Who are we kidding, they'd probably end up building a pillow fort and having a movie night.
4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?
- His wand, because duh. (Fact: he's lost his wand so many times, he's on his 32nd wand.)
- His brown leather jacket, because quite frankly, he looks great in it.
- Money. He literally cannot do anything without money.
- A picture of Zoya & him. It's when they were young, Zoya had absolutely no idea what she was getting herself into, and they were barely one date into their relationship.
- His keys. God, why is he always losing them?
- This is a sixth, but I don't care, because Jon is also the kind of husband that keeps all the important, sentimental shit locked up in a box, like the first ever report Zoya made for the Prophet.
5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?
- Why are children such a big pain in the neck? Kill them all. (Jk. He'd never. He'd probably do something generic, like bring equality to the world or something.)
1) Give a history of your character. History must be at least two paragraphs long. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? etc. (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!)
- Jon is the epitome of a child; he's grown older, he hasn't grown up. He still clings onto the same dreams he had as a little boy. He still wants to be part of a resistance, he still wants to pilot a plane, he still wants to make the Death Star explode. (Fuck, he needs to back off on Star Wars.) Truth is, Jon is very immature; he can't stay serious for longer than two minutes, for the life of him. It's gotten him into trouble many times. (Including that one time at his father's colleague's funeral. Apparently they didn't like the fact that he started playing Highway to Hell.
The only times Jonathan has expressed any seriousness are when they relate to his job. It's just about the only thing he'll take seriously. He may enjoy being the life of the party, but he makes for a hell of a LEO, too. (Whenever he isn't losing his wand, of course.) He's smart, ambitious and he knows how to get his job done - so at least that's that. Sort of negates the whole needs to get his shit together thing, doesn't it? And yet he wonders why his family doesn't think he'd make a good CEO for his grandfather's company.
2) Give a description of your character's personality. Personality must be at least one paragraph long. Are you noble or sneaky? Arrogant or humble? (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!)
- Sofía Hernández hated every bit of who she was; she was Guatemalan, poor, and had little to no chances of ever getting herself a better life. She was just eighteen, fresh out of school, and was working a job as a waitress where her shifts were a constant nightmare. Until she met Jonathan Bostwick. He was just there for a visit, trying to close a deal for his own father's company. He was around her age, just out of Hogwarts, and was trying to fill in his father's shoes. He'd wound up at her diner, lost and hungry. Fast forward to a couple hours later, and they were conceiving one of Jonathan's many kids.
It was a scandal that many had anticipated would come to light eventually. Jonathan was a manwhore, he'd led many girls on during Hogwarts, and to be fair protection was never really on his mind. So left and right, he had women popping up claiming to have his kids. Of course, because he had the support of his father and a vast amount of money at his disposal, he was able to pay off every one of these women and silence them indefinitely. He refused to recognize his children, with very few exceptions. He first got married at age of 25, to Sofía herself, who he managed to reunite with during a follow-up on the mall he had invested in in Guatemala. Of course, she wasn't as mayo as his father wanted, hence why Sofía underwent physical changes. She legally changed her name, to something a little more fitting (i.e Linda). Their marriage was rushed, though, and it didn't last long.
Jonathan's second wife was a local pure-blooded witch who was, for the close-minded society, more socially acceptable. Sharon, was her name. Like with Linda, their marriage didn't last long, but two kids did come from the marriage. He also had children with Linda, when he married her again, and with Susan, whom he married when Linda divorced him after catching him with three different women at the same time. His marriage with Karen Westcott - his fifth one overall - also led to a couple more of his children. A pattern was presenting itself; he never really went more than five years with the same wife, until he got married for a sixth and final time, again to Linda. His life had become a joke, of sorts, and that wasn't a fact that went by unnoticed by the wizarding public of the UK.
Jonathan's father retook control of the company that he'd given to his son when he first got married. It was a rational decision that had to be made. Of course, that didn't mean Jonathan saw it that way - he fought and fought and fought, and even threatened to sue his old man for wrongful termination. He actually went ahead with it, though he and his father were able to reach to an agreement; whichever of his kids took the company the most serious, would inherit his shares and thus control. Which posed issues. From the children Jonathan had, none of them were interested in taking control. Why would they? That would mean having to oversee the development of over a hundred different businesses. That's an issue that the Bostwicks have, even today, which is a real bummer, because Arthur Bostwick is only getting older, nearing a hundred years old, and if if he dies before he announces an heir to the fortune, then... it's all gonna be for nothing.
Jonathan Bostwick Jr. is the third legitimate Bostwick kid, a result from his father and Linda's first marriage. His childhood, to be 100% sincere, is a blur that he doesn't like to dwell on. It wasn't the most stable of childhoods, though at least his father thought ahead and did get him and his siblings nannies that would tend to their needs. While it created a barrier between him and his parents, it did help Jon grow closer to his siblings and learn the value of these relationships. They were there through the highs and lows, through his father's many weddings, and helped him when it became too difficult to deal with nosy reporters.
He was ten when his magic first manifested, and his sisters Penelope and Deidra were there to witness it. He was out on a boat with his father and stepmother at the time, and his plethora of siblings. They were in Cayo Espanto, but honestly - that trip was shit. He couldn't move away from the VIP zone (turns out it stood for vomiting in progress), and almost ended up dehydrated because of all the puking he was doing. If not for the fact that he poofed back into the little cabin they were staying in, he swears, he'd have died that day. He ended up grounded, but it was alright, because he wasn't a squib and would be going to Hogwarts when he was eleven.
When he arrived at Hogwarts, he was promptly sorted into Hufflepuff, which didn't bode well with his father. It was known for being the weakest house, and he reminded his son every time he had the chance. Jon knew better than to listen, though, and embraced his house. He flourished there in all ways except one: romantically. He had endless amounts of crushes, but they led nowhere - probably because he always froze up and could never do more than stutter. It took extensive coaching for him to be able to say two words to the girls (and the occasional boy, honestly) he liked. For fuck's sake, when he met Zoya Nazyalenskaya - the woman that would eventually become his wife - he was so distracted he walked right into the Whomping Willow. He ended up in the Hospital Wing for a month, and Zoya still hadn't noticed him.
He did everything he could to catch her attention; he became a prefect, he joined the quidditch team, and he kicked ass at it. He even got Head Boy in seventh year in hopes of impressing her. Did any of that garner her attention? No, as far as he was concerned, she was still blissfully unaware he existed. He constantly ended up at St. Mungo's in an attempt at catching her attention, and nothing worked. Until he worked the nerve to approach her. He almost passed out, but he got the job done. He slid in what he suspected was one of the best pick-up lines ever; “I’d whomp your willow.” (He had a panic attack and stumbled away afterwards. It was bad.) The onslaught of pickup lines continued well into his seventh year, when he finally, finally, finally asked her out. It turns out she only agreed to get him to stop using those shitty pickup lines. ("Is there a mirror in your pants? I think I can see myself in them," was fucking iconic.) His job was done and on the fourth date, he officially asked her to be his girlfriend.
Immediately after he graduated, Jon pursued a job in law enforcement. He became an auror and quickly rose through the ranks. He was Hit Wizard by age 25, and was leading the force when he was 26. Unfortunately, he was placed on medical leave after a stint went wrong, leaving him in a coma for six days. Someone had put him through Crucio, and his body couldn't handle it. He suffered from intense PTSD afterwards, and to this day hasn't quite gotten over it. He retired a few months later, and then officially became a royal guard. It seemed relatively safe. Of course, it's not what he really wanted to do; he wanted to go into space one day and be a space pilot. But royal babysitter would do. At age 28 he finally proposed to Zoya, and a year later they got married.
3) Are you Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important Harry Potter characters!)
4) 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 one as your first two characters!)
5) What is your character's profession? Does your character plan to enroll your character into the Ministry of Magic? Does your character not work? Is your character a teacher?
- Currently, he's what he likes to call the head of royal babysitters.
6) Describe your character's marital status. Is your character single or married? What is the spouse's name? Any kids?
- He's married to Zoya Bostwick; 0 kids.
7) What about your character's appearance? What do they look like? Feel free to write down what they look like! If you're using any FC, you can put a picture here! Please state the character's faceclaim!
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)?
- 12/1 or something