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Help Me Out?

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:31 am
[Putting this in the thread brainstorming forum because it's not a single request but not quite a character list soooo -shrug-]

Hereís the story: I would like to start easing myself back into RPing but I need you kind peopleís help in doing so!

In the spirit of full disclosure: I am not yet entirely free of RL duties so my activity may still be shaky, responses likely will not be immediate. That said, I am nevertheless breaking out my writing brain, dusting it off and putting it to good use. But I am limiting my options to the 3 characters most accessible to me at the moment (Iím aware that muse is a myth and inspiration is really persistence etc etc but due to time constraints Iím currently not ideally suited to wrestling with characters that arenít speaking more-or-less directly). While I will still be working on replying to ongoing threads, I am not looking for anything new that isnít tied to one of those listed below. Have a look and let me know if anything works. If thereís anything not listed also let me know and weíll work something out!


  • @Phaedra Rosier: By far the character I have the most muse for and the one Iím most interested in writing at the moment. In terms of character development, sheís undergoing great personal change and really needs some triggers- people or situations who will challenge her in various ways or stretch her abilities. She is in dire need of a solid new social circle, as save for some burgeoning friendships with a few of @Ace Longbottom's folks, sheís pretty starved of this. Her interactions to date have been pretty surface level or mostly antagonistic and Iíd like to explore the more complex parts of both her better and worse natures by pursuing lasting relationships. That said, I will consider just about any plotting suggestions for her and would love for other characters to barge into her life in substantial ways given that itís all been very transitory thus far. In terms of locations, sheís potioneering and living at Slug and Jiggers so absolutely any excuse imaginable is possible for an encounter there. In the long-term, Iíd love for her to develop a selection of clientele that can bring her challenging (and maybe not entirely above water) work to keep her on her toes. Other locations at Diagon Alley would work too, as would the Ministry (hoping to send her to the gala, but sheíll have other reasons to visit). Perfect strangers, distant acquaintances, deadly enemies, burgeoning friendships, blasts from the past- anything works!!

    What she has to offer: Pride & prejudice Laughing Lol no but seriously, an ongoing judgemental mental commentary, a stubborn reluctance to face up to mistaken beliefs, a whole host of buried ghosts and a talent for dismissive scorn. Also sharp insights, intelligent conversation, an empathetic understanding of loss and regret, and unwavering, unshakable loyalty to those she values over any cause or creed.


  • @Pavo E. Hitchens: The DFs really should have been getting up to more but there is a dearth of them so most likely nothing major will take place until the end of the school year or the start of the next one. Summer is an opportunity for a recruitment drive, but currently he is available for encounters with students or staff, negative or not. In most ways he is something of a caricature but is a prime candidate for starting some darker, more serious conflict within (or without) school halls if you so wish. Again, Hogwarts is probably the main locale until the summer holiday unleashes him on wider society.

    What he has to offer: Absolutely zilch. Unmediated villainy. Unshakable conviction in his own superiority and othersí inferiority, unmitigated hatred for those outside of his ideals, an unfailing willingness to antagonize and torment and bully and a refusal to face up to any consequences. Also utter confidence in his cause and those who join him in it, and a reliance on mob mentality to intimidate and draw people in.


  • @Maddie McKillon (and @Charlie Jericho): I'm including Maddie here in case anyone has need for a professor/Head of House since itís currently exam season. I have no real arc for her in mind, but as the summer approaches she will be revisiting her anxiety about transport and the studentsí safety, so that might be something to play off of? Otherwise, sheís always up for things with colleagues and friends. Charlie is equally pliable if anyone has need for a timid but adventurous first year to befriend or push around. Both are limited to Hogwarts and the surrounding area at the moment, but come the holiday anywhere in the wizarding (and even muggle) world will work!

    What she has to offer: Instinctive warmth and kindness, patient academic outreach and a genuine interest in othersí physical and emotional well-being. Also deep-seated insecurity and denial thereof, overprotective maternal instincts, intense worry over others' safety to the point of single minded circular thinking.


Summer is prime time for crackplots (like ships but not necessarily romantic) and past/future/AU threads could be a lot of fun, so if you canít find any reason for our characters to coincide in the current timeline Iím totally open to exploring options outside of it! Really, Iíd love to reacquaint myself with my lot and the bevy of characters PA has to offer, and I always enjoy being surprised and challenged so take your pick and letís get to plotting? Pretty please?

tl;dr: Alyssa needs plots. You can give them to her. Please do.
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:47 am
You can have that detention with Destrey if you like.† If Pavo wasn't espousing pureblood ideology she'd probably help him but... as it is, she might use him for target practice.
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:53 am
I've been meaning to follow up on that! We can definitely thread it. Having given it some thought, I think we can assume Pavo is wily enough to keep his mouth shut around her. But he might very well slip up at some point, who knows. Judging by your response to the survey (yes, I've taken notes xD) we'd probably do better to just jump into it and see how it goes. So if that sounds good then... would you like to start or shall I?
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:52 am
Oh I think I should start.
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:22 am
I'll keep an eye out then
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:38 am
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:16 am
I think I still owe you post in Irina/Maddie thread *sosososorry* I promise I'll do that today

Oh, and we have Pavo/Charlotte but I'll also like to see Pavo and Darian since they have similar personality. It could be fun but also Darian is potential candidat for DF

Aaand I like Phaedra A LOT so *throws all character at you* I have Aneta and Beatris if you need frenemies or just enemies, Echo and Alejandro if you need romance, Katya and my others potioners if you need partners etc.
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:14 pm
It's ok, take your time! My replies right now probably won't be too prompt anyway.

Pavo/Charlotte is next on my list of threads to get to! I also think Darian/Pavo would be fun. The Slytherin Common Room seems the most obvious place to start but did you have any particular location/scenario in mind?

I'm spoilt for choice! Razz I think Aneta, Beatris, and Katya sound like they have the most potential. Certainly if we could find an excuse for Phaedra to meet one of the first two that could be really interesting. As for potioneers- Phaedra prefers working alone but perhaps Katya might need some help, or a rare ingredient or something, leading her to pop in to Slug & Jiggers?
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:24 pm
I didn't have location in my head but you are right, common room is most logical place

For Aneta or Beatris, I'll try to think about reasons why they could need to meet Phaedra
For Katya, on the other side, is easy. She is potinoer but she is still young so she is not one of the best. Maybe she can ask Phaedra to help her find some potions to help her with all this werewolf thing?
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Re: Help Me Out?

on Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:18 pm
OK, so we've got Lucien and Phaedra. But you wanted something with Keiran, Frank or Barnaby. Since you aren't using Ella so much right now, let me see...

Well, I think the deal with Barnaby is that he considers Frank his best mate, but Frank obviously doesn't. He's trying to look after Mai and going on all of these secret jobs and, frankly (hah) he can be a bit of a butt. We already knew that, though. So something I'd like for Barnaby is for him to find someone who actually considers him worth their time. That, or somebody who'll see Frank treat him badly or whatever one day and be like "no way, man. Not cool" and either tell Frank off or decide to help Barnaby himself.

Since Keiran/Phadra feels aren't really a thing anymore, we could do something with him being conflicted about Kenna and her catching on..? I don't know. I can't see an instance when that would happen unless she stopped by the shop. He'll be there more during the summer so the boys will all be in the same area fairly often, along with the kiddos.

Otherwise, I don't know what to suggest.
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