CONNOLLY, Oliver

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CONNOLLY, Oliver

Post by Oliver Connolly on Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:13 pm



OLIVER GRESHAM CONNOLLY
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INTRODUCTION
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NICKNAMES/ALIAS:  Ollie

AGE:22
Birthday: January 20

ALLEGIANCE:The Order, technically.

•France
•England
•Hogwarts
•Hufflepuff House/Quidditch Team

•Friends/Family:
•The Deas Family
•The Connolly/Clark clans
•Ariel Greyback & co.
•Jack Dyllan

•Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club in Essex
•The Ministry of Magic

•The Quidditch Federation:
•The Irish National Quidditch Team (for his cousins)
•The English International Quidditch Team
•Puddlemere United



HOGWARTS HOUSE: Ex-Hufflepuff
Oliver's N.E.W.T.S. And O.W.L. Results were rather poor considering how little he could manage to pay attention in classes.

WAND: Birch, Unicorn Hair, 10 1/3 inches, Swishy
The wand wood type is based on the calendar used by Ollivander. It is based off of the Celtic Calendar and while not everyone is given a wand based off of the calendar, most are.

PLAY BY: Theo James

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APPEARANCE
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HAIR COLOUR: Brown

EYE COLOUR: Brown

COMPARATIVE HEIGHT: tall

BODY BUILD: Middling, but fairly well-built

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

The most interesting part of his face is probably Oliver's eyes, which are dark brown and tented by arched eyebrows that seem a shade darker than the hair on top of his head. His scruff, though, typically appears lighter than his normal color until it gets long. He's got a rather wide nose that looks a bit crooked, full lips, and ears that are attached at the earlobe. They stick out a bit, but not to the point where they’re particularly comical. When he's thinking rather hard about something, a line appears between his eyebrows. Ollie tends to be alright with a day or two of stubble, but almost always keeps it trimmed. He is not at all interested in a properly bearded jaw. He's fairly tan from being out on the boat so often, though part of the time he's under the deck.

Oliver's hair is a sort of medium brown color, and is always kept rather short. His bedhead, luckily, looks rather like he styled it “messily” on purpose. It isn’t really ever long enough to look like it’s genuinely just messed up by his pillow. He often runs his fingers through the hair above his ears, so if he’s been working for a while, it’s probably made rather obvious because his hair will stick out in odd directions.

Oliver is pretty tall, but doesn’t look it next to his best friend, or next to Keiran or Theodore. He has callouses on his first three fingers of his left hand from handwriting his first drafts.

Oliver would rather wear tees and shorts if he could get away with it. Luckily, he usually can, as he isn't required to dress up for his job. He's more likely to wear darker colors, unless he's out on the boat where he'll go for light ones to shoo the heat away. When he's at home, he sometimes will take ages to get dressed for the day, wandering about his flat in pajama bottoms but lacking a shirt. Other than that, the only time he would ever dress up would be for a date or some important event for his friends or family. The less he has to worry about his appearance the better.


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PERSONALITY
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TRAITS:
01. Tries to be charming, but often says the wrong thing
02. Independent (can do on his own)
03. Intelligent
04. Blatantly Honest
05. Faithful
06. Imaginative
07. Sarcastic
08. Active
09. Relatively Irresponsible
10. Tolerant
11. Quiet
12. Affectionate
13. Easily Distracted
14. Dogmatic at times
15. Tactful
16. Trustworthy
17. Aspiring
18. Considerate
19. Creative
20. Eloquent
21. Fair
22. Mature (except around Ariel)
23. Self-sufficient
24. Tidy
25. Grumpy (mostly in the morning)
26. Sentimental at times
27. Often to-the-point

LIKES & DISLIKES:
+ Desserts
+ Sailing
+ Being with family
+ Tea
+ Being on time
+ Reading/writing
+ Snarking at his friends
+ Cards
+ Children
+ Muggle technology
+ Serious/Important/Deep conversation and thought
+ Joking around (sometimes)
+ Views/Scenery (oceans, mountains, whatever. Pretty places)
+ Mangos

- Poetry
- Cryptic stuff
- Impatience
- Arguing (well, he does it with Ariel enough. But he doesn't like real fights)
- Being idle
- The Ministry
- His family asking about his love life
- Cooking
- Vanity
- Time to himself
- Winter
- Being put on the spot
- Intolerance
- Erratic Behavior
- Bullies

GOAL:  “Alice Connolly.”

PERSONALITY:
Oliver is never going to be that person who judges someone on either their family or their habits, as he's learned through his years traveling and interacting with people that habits are often accidentally inherited and that parents unwittingly drop these habits along the way. They, too, have learned these things from their parents, making it no real fault of their own. He picks up things here and there to write into his works: the things he learns from others as well as those things he imagines; these make up the worlds in his books. He takes time to look at each person individually, rather than just at their place in society, knowing how many times he has been judged for minor flaws or his place in the world. Because of this, he has rarely been able to say he sincerely dislikes or hates anyone.

Sometimes, he forgets that he's talking to someone rather than writing something for one of his stories and goes off on the things he's thought of lately – like how there is no “harder,” there is just “hard” so people should stop ranking each others' problems by “how hard” they are. Or like how tough conversations have to be had because you can't try and keep a person inside some closet even though starting a hard conversation is painful, if only because a closet is no place for a person. On that note, he’s incredibly awful at keeping his feelings to himself. Particularly if they’re positive emotions, like affection or happiness.

He's really not a complete tosser, except maybe around Ariel. The man brings it out in him, and he usually can't help it. He'll be honest with someone to the point of getting himself in trouble. He really is a good guy, and a sort of sweetheart, but he has his moments. He's a bit of a try-hard but is going to be at his friends' sides regardless of anything that's happened to him as of late.

Personality type: ISFP or INFP. I’ve combined quotes about both below:
Other fictional ISFPs: Sansa Stark, Hobbes (see below), Rachel Green (Friends)
Other fictional INFPs: Anne Shirley, Calvin (Calvin&Hobbes), Jon Snow

“ISFPs direct their energy inward. They often keep to themselves and are hard to get to know. They are deliberate and independent. They do not like being the center of attention. As Sensors, ISFPs process information through their five senses. They appreciate beauty and desire to create it. They live in the moment and are practical.

More in touch with the reality of their senses than their INFP counterparts, ISFPs live in the here and now. Their impulses yearn to be free, and are often loosed when others least expect it. The ISFP who continually represses these impulses feels 'dead inside' and may eventually cut and run.

ISFPs may be quite charming and ingratiating on first acquaintance, flowing with compliments which may (or may not) be deserved. On other occasions, the same individual may be aloof and detached. Some ISFP males are fiercely competitive, especially in sport or table games, and may have great difficulty losing. This competitive nature, also seen in other SP types, sometimes fosters 'lucky,' 'gut' feelings and a willingness to take risks.

Organized education is difficult for the majority of ISFPs, and many drop out before finishing secondary education. Their interest can be held better through experiential learning, at which many excel. ISFPs will practice playing an instrument or honing a favored skill for hours on end, not so much as practice as for the joy of the experience.

As INTPs tend to have a sense of failed competence, INFPs struggle with the issue of their own ethical perfection, e.g., performance of duty for the greater cause.”

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FAMILY & POSSESSIONS
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FATHER:
Gregory Connolly
Half-blood
British
Speaks both French and English quite well
Occupation: Lawyer.

MOTHER:
Deborah Connolly (nee Clark)
Muggle
Half-British (dad's side), Half-French (mum's side)
Speaks French better than English
Occupation: Fashion Designer

SIBLING/S:
Younger Sister – Thalia
Died at age 17.

OTHER:
Cousins on his dad's side including Roland Connolly, an Ex-Beater for the Irish National Quidditch Team (in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup)
Many cousins on his mum's side (all of which are older than himself, but only by a year or two)
Alice Rousseau, his soon-to-be fiancée, who works for Greg and lives in the flat with him and Ariel Greyback, his best friend.

SPECIES/BLOODTYPE: Human, Half-blood

SOCIAL STATUS: Middle Class

PETS: A pomsky (a dog Wink ) lives at his flat (staying with Ari or another friend when Oliver has trips) as well as a couple dogs at the home in Cheroy, France. His dog, Eric (named as a joke on Ariel), sometimes goes out to sea with Ollie on his day trips or shorter sails.

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CHARACTER HISTORY
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EARLY YEARS:
Oliver was born in the south of France, in Lyon, but his family moved to England early on in his life, before his third birthday. He learned French and English practically at the same time, being more or less fluent in both. His sister Thalia was born five years after he was, and he's always been rather protective of her – even if she's the Gryffindor and he's a Hufflepuff. He tends to stick to English unless he's visiting family or chatting with them over the phone. That said, he grew up in a half-Muggle household, where his mum kept up with technology and films and the like. Oliver was rather lucky, he discovered, that Hogwarts couldn't use such things – his studies would have been down the toilet if could. So he did his best, in his youth, to avoid getting too stuck on them. Instead, he spent his time outside, or reading, or doing whatever he wanted with his best mate.

Oliver met his life-long best friend, Ariel Greyback, at a very young age, as their mothers were close so they often saw one another. Years of shenanigans and adventures led to Oliver finding out that Ari was going to end up changing on the full moons like his father had. Faithful to the end, Ollie has always been around when Ari needed him – full moon or otherwise.

Family nights for Oliver meant sitting about watching a film or playing games or cards. With four of them, it was easy to team up or mix around who did what. This also applied to their chores and dealings with dinner and dishes. Events with extended family members were always something of a fright, particularly because Oliver continually discovered new family members he had previously not been aware of on his mother’s side. It felt very grating when he was young, and he started disliking such things, becoming less family oriented.

HOGWARTS YEARS:
Sorted into Hufflepuff, Oliver sometimes wondered if it was the right place for him. When he was around Ariel, he didn't always feel like one of the badgers. The two got on well, but having spent so much time together, Ollie stopped caring about if he said the wrong thing. They both knew that snide comments or any sort of attack on each other was in jest or to seriously alert the other person of a problem of theirs. He picked up some rather unfortunate tendencies towards cursing and the like through his Hogwarts years, but after graduating – and particularly in front of his elders – Oliver is more conservative with his language.

Not the type to spend his time on Quidditch, Oliver instead kept up the family tradition of loving cards and toying with them at all hours. He tended to force Ariel to learn the new card games he brought back with him – they often wasted most of their time on things like poker and spades and skiving on homework until the last minute and skipping Quidditch matches. Oliver was intelligent enough but often had trouble sitting still in classes or keeping on one topic long enough to finish the assigned homework. Because of this, he’s convinced that he’s not very good at magic. In truth, he isn’t horrible – not nearly as bad as Declan. But he doesn’t really believe in himself enough to do well. (see the last paragraph of adulthood)

ADULTHOOD:
Oliver decided he wanted to keep up his writing and spend lazy afternoons on the sailboat he bought off royalties from his first novel. Rather than using it for anything particularly useful, he decided he would rather be able to get away on a random weekend than use money for a nicer flat or more nights out to dinner.

His sister Thalia was killed during the werewolf attack at Hogwarts and he went through something of an existential crisis. Now he cares much more about family than he did before, considering he had a bad habit of avoiding them when he felt like he had failed in something. That week was also the start of his real relationship with Alice after he met her at a friend’s dinner party.

Ollie's flat is shared with Ari, who needs a place to hang his hat, and with Alice. Undoubtedly, this will mean jokes about Ariel and Eric, forcing the previous to dogsit the latter. He is preparing to propose to Alice, but has to go through her father first. At that point, he has no idea what Ariel will decide to do, but he’s definitely concerned about it.

Oliver is probably best known for his time in the Orer of the Phoenix. He tried to lead it, but after the pieces kept falling apart, he wasn’t sure he could do it. His mind was finally made up when 12 Grimmauld Place was nearly broken into by Augustus Rookwood, who attacked Alice and has threatened to tell Elijah of the fact that she isn’t dead. Oliver finally knows the truth about Alice’s background and has nearly made peace with her father, Paul, enough to allow the two men to work together in trying to protect her. Or Oliver things (hopes) so at least.

He also hopes to get in touch with some of the people from the Order that he feels bad about essentially abandoning. With both Keiran and Robin missing, Oliver feels like he needs to keep an eye on things even though he is no longer involved in the Order’s missions. He’s likely been in touch with folks besides Henry Tross, but when Henry takes off for rogue missions without the Order’s permission, Oliver may very well join him. However, that incompetence he felt during school remains and makings him panic at the worst moments. In truth, he can do things well when he doesn’t think and just acts. But it’s part of why he tried so hard to lead the Order and to protect Alice, and part of why he went about them in the entirely wrong way.

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OUT OF CHARACTER
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ALSO KNOWN AS: Addie

RP EXPERIENCE: heh.

HOW YOU FOUND US: I'm paying rent. I just live here now.

MAIN CHARACTER: Adrienne
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