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PAINTEDRED 06:16, May 27, 2018 (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. Strength: River's very charming and cunning -- he can get almost anyone to do almost anything. Weakness: River doesn't know how to deal with negativity. He runs away whenever things get too depressing.


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? Stay rich, live his best life, be #GOALS.


3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so? His ideal day would be a gigantic display of extravagance and wealth, with probably two private jet rides squeezed in there somewhere to take him and a bunch of friends to remote locations where they can do things like go cliff diving or jump out of helicopters. As the night begins they'd probably go to some festival with an amazing DJ and be so drunk that his only memories of the night before will be accessible on his Witchagram story.


4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why? His wand, his cellphone (oh my God, he doesn't think he could live without his phone), his credit card (it's loaded), his Yeezys (lol), and his collection of polaroids (of his family, of the Marauders, etc. It makes him feel loved.).


5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why? He'd lower the age of being able to do magic outside school. Kinda unfair that adults get to have all the fun when they don't even know how to properly have fun anymore.


6) What house does your character want to be in? What house does your character not want to be in? Why? Slytherin or Gryffindor, most definitely. Hufflepuff sounds basic af and Ravenclaw looks like it's full of nerds who have nothing better to do with their lives than read, no offense.



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!)

River is the definition of "good vibes only". Sadness? Anxiety? Loneliness? What are thooooseee? He'd actually rather jump off a cliff than have to deal with any of that. Because of that, Riv tends to live a fast-paced life dictated only by feeling good in the moment. While he does have big dreams and a somewhat structured plan on how to get there, he's a hundred percent sure that he can have fun on the journey.

Riv is aware that he gets away with most things because he's the son of a famous couple and also somewhat famous in his own right. He uses this to his advantage. Riv has a problem with accepting responsibility for his actions or working hard to achieve what he wants. If something isn't handed to him or isn't easy to get, then he taps out almost immediately. He normally needs someone to keep him in check, to remind him that at least minimal effort is required to accomplish simple tasks. He's insanely charming as well, and he uses that particular skill of his often. He can talk almost anyone into almost anything.

When it comes to people he cares about, Riv is intensely loyal. He's that guy who would jump off a bridge if all his other friends were jumping off a bridge. When it comes to friends, Riv is ride-or-die for even a mere acquaintance that seems fun. It's really easy to become his friend and very difficult to make him your enemy. He'd treat practically anyone like a long lost sibling as long as they aren't a total asshole, and is always 100% for seeing the good in people.

Aside from all this, Riv isn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed. Sometimes sarcasm goes over his head if he's not the one being sarcastic, and he's insanely gullible. He asks stupid questions sometimes but he really means well, and he's rarely embarrassed by it, anyway, so it works out. So what if this 'stupidity' might get him into trouble? He's here for a good time, after all, not a long time.


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!)

River Rey Taylor has been living the life since Day -274. A picture of his ultrasound was the most liked Witchagram picture of 2022. The announcement of his birth made headlines all around the magical UK. Lola and Honey Taylor were a magical power couple. Lola Taylor, a Wizarding pop star, met Honey Hansen, a star player of the Holyhead Harpies, at the Quidditch World Cup. The rest, as they say, was history. After five years of dating, the two of them got married, and Lola was artificially inseminated so that they could have a child. That child was River, and he's been reaping the benefits of being a celebrity baby for as long as he can remember. His first signs of magic wreaked havoc on the household -- as young as six, whenever he didn't get what he wanted it would look as if a hurricane had hit the room.

The older and older River got, the more aware he became of his privilege, and the more and more he would use it. Just saying his name would get him into most anywhere he wanted to be. He could get almost anything he wanted for free. He could become friends with anyone he wanted to meet. A single tweet could change the minds of pre-teen fangirls forever. He really, really, really loved his life.

His best friend and partner in crime in all this was Prince Richard of Wales. A year older than him, Richard might be royalty but River greatly appreciates the lack of a stick up his friend's arse. The two of them were often seen doing reckless and mischievous things, as documented by Riv's "vlogs" on his Witchagram stories. Things died down when Rich went to Hogwarts a year ahead of him, but River found ways to keep himself entertained while his friend was gone. Not like anything could stop him from living his best life.

Eventually, River was sent to Hogwarts for his first year. He was sorted into Slytherin almost immediately, the hat citing his ambition and charming personality. Barely passing any of his subjects (he was never particularly bright), River always found a way to make it through the year, whether it be through paying someone to do his homework for him, or just sucking up to the professors until they're convinced that they shouldn't let him fail. Reunited with Rich, he was an unstoppable force.

When he came home for Christmas break during his fourth year, he was met with a big surprise courtesy of his parents. A new sister. Sort of. That's the easiest way of putting it, River thinks. Even though Rich was practically his brother, being an only child was lonely, so he was really excited about the idea. And then she arrived. And he realized that she was the most boring, obnoxious nerd that he ever had the displeasure of meeting in his entire life. The bright side? Now he has a new someone to do his homework for him.


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!
Riv Gif 3
Model: Tom Webb


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!) Half-blood.


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!) None.


6) What year is your character in? Fifth.



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 abic)? Four, none exotic.



Slytherin's Crest The Sorting Hat has placed River Taylor into Slytherin!


"Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends."


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Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.TSig

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