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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.

  • Joanne's strengths are the fact that she can get through pretty much everything. She's an expert at lying, at getting out of trouble, so putting on a smile and pushing through everything else is easy. She's resilient.
  • Joanne is very confused right now, and that's probably her biggest weakness. She's torn between her family's belief in supremacy and her brother's belief that nobody should judge by what others are, so much as who they are.

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?

  • Joanne would like to figure out who she is and what she believes in. Other than that, she doesn't really have any plans as of yet.

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

  • It'd most likely be spent cooped up in her room, watching failed videos (and cat videos) with her twin brother. Away from her parents, away from her so-called friends, away from all her confusion.

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

  • There's really just one thing she would ever willingly keep. It's a picture with Peter and his best friend. He's her baby brother, her absolute everything. It's good to know he's a constant in her life when nothing else is. His best friend... well she isn't exactly quite as important yet, but there's this thing about her, it intrigues Joanne. It's the kind of picture that makes her get a grip and hold on tight. A look at that picture... and her will to live is genuinely reinstated.

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

  • She's not sure what she'd change. Her parents and siblings (her twin aside) are blood supremacists, and whenever she reckons she's tittering onto their side, it's the amount of animals that are around. The amount of pure-bloods that are marrying with lesser people... it sickens her family, and sometimes even her; however, she's trying, and whenever she's with her twin, she usually feels like they're good people, how it's her parents in the wrong, how she just wants to eliminate all the racism and feeling of superiority.

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

  • She's most likely have begged the hat for Slytherin, because she'd very much rather not be the odd one out in her family. She doesn't know how she feels about them, but that doesn't mean she wants to be the black sheep.

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!)

Some things are woven so intricately into your being, you can never relinquish them, as much as you wish so from your core, your deepest of places. At times it can be the best thing imaginable for you, making you feel like you're soaring past the seven wonders of Earth. More commonly than not, however, it makes you feel like the shittiest being in the Milky Way. It often takes the shape of a tragedy, one way or another caused by you, or your very own blood. You do everything you can to forget it, to erase it from your memory chambers, to try and keep yourself from hurting further, but it's impossible - the memory of the burning pain, the feeling of disappointment, anger and self-hatred that came washing over you is all too familiar by now. It's ingrained into every single one of your chambers. Your memory, your emotions, everything. You are no longer the person you used to be. The transitional phase is long and slow, but in the end, the being you once were has been reduced to nothing but ashes. In your place is now the shell of who you once where. Deep down, you're there, but you've undergone too much pain and misery to even recognize it anymore. You need help. Desperately. But you're too afraid to say so, aren't you? So you let it manifest. You let it manifest in a dark and dangerous way. You titter onto the dark side of self-care, without anyone to properly care for you the way you need and secretly yearn. Your soul has withered under the carelessness of many, but none like your own, like your parents', like your siblings', like the family you lost. But were they truly ever your family? It certainly doesn't feel that way.

Everybody fails to see the sadness and confusion, the pain, that lingers behind your brown orbs. Nobody sees the way you stare towards the Dungeons longingly. The pain you've carried with you throughout the years has progressed, slowly threatening to overcome you. Your barriers are stronger than ever, everyone has been fooled by your appearance and looks; your name alone screams power. Nobody dares defy you, you're easily one of the most influential witches of your era. Manipulation is an art you've mastered by now, a mistress of potions and disguises at such a young age, which frankly you know how to use to your benefit. The years on the run from who she is, hiding away and living shamefully have molded you into someone far too wise for the number that represents how long the flesh that holds your soul has lived on. But you know. Your soul is older, darker, wiser. You're lucky, you know, to bear the soul you have. But you don't embrace it. It's the soul that has brought down misfortune on the people that share your blood and the people they hate. Fate is a tricky thing, something you can never escape, yet your soul has again and again forsaken that, bouncing from fleshy host to fleshy host carelessly and recklessly. Your soul should be put to rest, after every century it has been forced to undergo misery and agony. But it lives on. It escapes the clutches of the endless rest over and over again. You're tired beyond recognition. You want it all to end, you want to end it yourself most the time. But you can't. You won't. You don't want to be a bigger coward than you already are. But it doesn't make sense, which furthers your confusion. You've got mixed feelings. Living seems cowardly, not living seems cowardly, facing your family does, not facing them does, too...

But you hold on. For Peter. For your twin. Your soul sister. Your better half. He's your purpose, your only reason to exist right now. You love him to pieces, there's no denying that, but he doesn't realize the battle that wages inside of you. He's oblivious to what's going on inside of you, and that bothers you, but you know it shouldn't. You're an enigma.

You're a mystery, a puzzle that has yet to be solved. Nobody has made a move to attempt and figure you out, though. You know nobody ever will. You're a mess inside. But deep down, you're the girl you once were. Your smile can be the brightest, your eyes have the potential for vividness and warmth. You secretly yearn to feel the thrill of happiness again, but you believe you won't. Who would even like to figure a puzzle like you out, to sort you through and understand your complex nature? You, for sure, wouldn't. You wouldn't think twice about abandoning a monster like yourself. So why would anyone else pay you any attention, let alone pass your tests and trials? Prove you wrong? You're a monster, you know. Knowing what your family does, and not reporting it.

The world is better off without you.

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!)

Aristocracy. Arranged marriage. Blood supremacy. Hatred. Racism. It's what composes the Adairs' parents and most their children. Thus, the Adair family never truthfully felt like a family to second youngest child Phyllis, so much as Peter Adair himself did. She's always been the odd one out, from the second she was born as the only girl in the family. She had her twin brother Peter, younger by three minutes, and her older brothers. Though her family felt strongly about her, it was mostly negative, given the fact that the only way of passing on their beliefs for the next couple of generations would be through sons who gave their own name to their children. Phyllis... she'd marry into another family, who could potentially have different sets of beliefs. It never did sit well with her British-born father and Swiss-born mother. Yet they treated her like they treated their sons, because they saw her as a way to potentially forge an alliance with another family, just how her grandparents forged an alliance through her parents' marriage. That was all they seemed to care about. Their power, their influence over everyone.

Phyllis' first couple of years were difficult, to say the least. Her parents were barely around, it didn't help that they often took her brothers out and left her behind with the butler in their New Zealand home. It made her feel like an outcast from the start. Though honestly, she preferred being thought of as an outcast, the black sheep of the family, than to be let in on the horrors her family committed. It wasn't a secret they were supremacists, like every other pure-blooded family that lived in New Zealand. Why they settled there has never been in Phyllis' interests to find out. Why? So she could be scarred further? She'd rather not. It was bad enough as was when she found out they were able to take their hatred a step further by continuously attempting to bring down and even kill some muggle-borns and half-breeds. Though their hatred had never extended towards half-bloods, at least not to the extent it extended towards the other two, but it was there nonetheless.

Phyllis was homeschooled early on on magical subjects, her parents not once allowing her to touch muggle subjects. They often berated her for wanting to learn about muggles and the subjects they learnt in school. Little by little, they began to poison her mind. She was beginning to believe them, and there was a point in her life where she found herself just as discriminating as her parents. It's a point in her life she isn't proud of, a point she tends to run from, but it existed. It happened. And she'll never be able to properly escape it. However, there was a constant in her life that no matter what, always tried to do his best to keep her from falling into their parents' belief. Her twin brother, Peter Adair. He always did what he could to save her, be her knight in shining armor throughout their years pre-Hogwarts. It's why she's so protective nowadays, just returning the favor he did her in their childhood. Though then again, was it very effective, when she still feels confused these days? When she doesn't know who she is, let alone what she should believe in?

Phyllis Adair - who by then was beginning to answer only to Joanne unless it was to her parents or older brothers - was homeschooled for her first two official years of magical schooling. She took first and second year tutored by someone hand-picked by her parents. She hadn't been allowed to leave with Peter to Hogwarts by her parents, since they believed there were still beliefs to be engraved in her. Those two years were the worst for her, because she didn't have her brother to keep her from falling for their parents' bullshit beliefs. Her confusion worsened on the subjects, but she began to openly agree with her parents, fearing what would come if she didn't. And to be truthful, she just wanted to be with Peter. It's for that that she was relieved to find out her parents would be relocating the family to Great Britain with some other families from New Zealand, and she'd be allowed to take third year in Hogwarts. It does, of course, have its downside. They'd caught word the Adair patriarch's homeland was being led by a monster, a mutt, a werewolf. There was nothing confirmed, but they were already enraged, so nothing could stand in their way by then. If it turned out to be true... Phyllis - Joanne - feared what could possibly happen.

Nobody was safe.

Not anymore.

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!

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Her FC is Lena Meyer-Landrut.

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)?



  • seems good to me !!

Slytherin's Crest

This character is a Slytherin!

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