Inside the castle walls, students return to the familiar routine of the school year; 9am classes, and dorm room gossip, while outside the castle walls the world becomes more and more unpredictable. War is looming. Terror is lurking. Fear is waiting. And one man can not keep reality from breaching the walls... Now everyone is being pressured to pick sides...
Each year, it is the job of the Hogwarts Prefects and Head Students to plan and organize events around the school.
This Halloween, they have opted for a Haunted House experience on the grounds!
Upon exiting the castle, you will be greeted by a low lying fog, separating into a clear path
that leads you to a dilapidated house, with the trees of the Forbidden forest looming behind it.
Many horrors await you inside of the Haunted House of Horrors!
There is, of course, a catch! The Marauders (courtesy of the fact that James and Remus have been involved in the planning!)
have taken this opportunity to add a few extra tricks, treats, and scares to the house, so tread carefully within.
This is, optionally, a dice game to keep things exciting! More info will be provided.
Giant Pumpkin Carving!
It simply wouldn't be Halloween without Hagrid's giant pumpkins! This year, however, it's up to the students to get
involved in carving some pumpkins up. Battle through the fog and make your way to the Gamekeeper's Hut - you'll
recognize it for it's orange glow. All the tools and carving equpitment you need are waiting for you, so don't
miss your chance to create a pumpkin masterpiece!
Candy Costume Party!
Halloween requires costumes. It also requires sweets and candy. Therefore, it's only right we throw a candy costume party!
This year, Honeydukes are providing the treats - all of your familiar favorites and a few new, slightly bizarre ones
to try out.
Slugs, Bugs, Warts, and Bones, whether you want a Slimy Slug Sour, or a Freaky Finger Fruit Pop, Honeydukes
has provided everything your could ask for!
So put on your best costume and work up a sweet tooth, then join us in the Great Hall for a Sugar and Spice,
All Things Scary and Nice Candy Costume Dance!
Post by Joshua Chasin on May 17, 2014 19:41:40 GMT
Joshua Ajax Chasin
Full Name: Joshua Ajax Chasin
Nickname: Josh is one he hears frequently.
Age: 17 years old
Birthday: 9th September
House: Slytherin House
Year: Sixth year
Home Town: London
Loyalty: Neutral. Or I guess you can say pending. Everyone eventually picks a side whether they fight in it or not.
Wand Wood: Ash
Wand Core: Dragon Heartstring
Valerie, 18, South Africa
Eye Color: Blue-grey - starts off as grey in the centre but forms blue towards the edges of his eye.
Hair Color: Dark brown
Height/Build: 5’10” (1.79m), all limbs are intact, all parts are functioning normally and muscles are on display at the torso, upper arms and probably the other areas too.
Play-By: Landon Liboiron
His eye lashes are too perfect to belong to a male, but then again he doesn't care much about people’s opinions and therefore he doesn’t care if his eye lashes look manly or not. Eyebrows? They pretty much stand out being dark and thick but yet not so thick that it might be seen as repulsive. In fact it suits him and as mentioned before; he doesn't care much about opinions. Joshua has dark brown, stubborn strands which refuse to stay up so it's pretty much all over his ears, eyes and forehead.
Nudity is not his thing (excluding showers and other events which may render nudity to be absolutely necessary), but clothes are. He's not a fan of robes; he views them as a man dress of sorts and prefers wizard casual wear above fancy, formal attires. Although he is forced to wear school uniform and occasionally by his parents to dress in what they call "civilized clothing", he still prefers clothes you can breathe in. Muggle clothing in his house, both home and Slytherin, is frowned upon but Joshua rarely gives a damn and wears whatever he wants when and where he wants.
Likes: *Royal purple. *Blueberry pie. *Playing guitar. *Quidditch, especially the adrenaline that comes with it. *Dangerous, potentially stupid and fatal actions. He won't lie, everything that kills him makes him feel alive. *Arithmancy *Alchemy *Curses, not exactly in the way you think he does. Stay tuned... *Surprises *Books, he might not look like the reading, intelligent type but you'd be surprised.
Dislikes: *Fate, he doesn't like the idea that he doesn't have control of his own future. *Closed Mindedness. *Dolls, they greep him out. *Hot drinks, he'll overlook a cup of hot chocolate but waits almost until its cold before he even takes the first sip. *Having to make his own food, even with magic he's not very good at it. *Stereotypes and titles next to a name.
Positive Traits: *Shrewd *Cunning *Resourceful *Ambitious, although not so much cut-throat as fair play. He believes you have to earn a win. *Self-preservation *He has leadership qualities but he prefers not to put them to use as much as he probably should. *Stealth *Clever, he can reason his way into and out of almost anything. *Manipulative *Trustful and loyal, of course it depends on who you are and whether or not you can reciprocate. *Friendly. Shocking, isn't it? *Thick-skinned
Negative Traits: *Not as traditional as most in his house would like him to be, but in his eyes he gave Slytherin tradition the cold shoulder the minute he was born a Halfblood. *Not so keen on fraternity but it depends on what frat he's offered to join. Perhaps not a general weakness but in Slytherin it is. *Chocolate truffles, he's a sucker for those. *The mentioning of his biological mother. *His power lust. Like all Slytherins he too has thoughts of cheating or manipulating himself into a position. So far he has managed to resist.
Quirks/Habits: *Roles his eyes when he feels the situations calls for it, which is basically all the time. *Smirks a lot. *He has this habit of waking up each morning.
The things he learned at Hogwarts were the things he hardly knew about himself. It was his fears, it was what he wanted the most, what shape his Patronus would take and what his favourite smells were. Odd things- odd and unusual but never boring. As an infant his mother died in a fire, he barely knew her but couldn’t imagine the pain she had to go through and wouldn’t want to either. Burning alive would be his worst fear, a fear that took the shape of a burning man, still alive but unable to be saved, slowly dying in front of his eyes while reaching out for help. This he had only seen for a second, left to realize only a year later that the man the Boggart portrayed was himself. But what made his fear amusing to him was the shape it took after he cast Riddikulus and the Boggart turned into a man wearing the hotdog costume he once saw on a muggle flyer.
Only ever interested in curses his passion, his desire and the one thing he currently wants the most in life would be to become a famous curse breaker/inventor. Many, including Professors, assume that his fascination with curses may be because he’s fascinated with the Dark Arts and therefore the Dark Lord. For the most part, yes, he is interested in the Dark Arts, just as must as he is interested in the good kind of magic. However, when it comes to the Dark Lord he believes anyone who calls himself that needs to be admitted in a phycriatric hospital.
When it comes to his happiest thought it’s the days he finds himself alone in the Slytherin common room that immediately comes to mind. To be honest, he hates the place when it’s filled with snakes. To him they fail to admire and appreciate the luxury of it and only seem to talk trash about other houses. When he gets to be alone in the common room he likes to relax, think of anything but feuds, school or how annoying the Professors can be. His Patronus takes the form of something quite unusual but unique. An octopus. Just like the animal he’s unpredictable.
Chocolate-chip pancakes, peppermint and Italian food. These three things are not only things he loves to eat but things he loves to smell. Bribe the elves to make pudding with peppermint as a main ingredient, a breakfast including a choice of chocolate-chip pancakes and a main course consisting of anything Italian and he’ll definitely be drawn to the smell.
Who is Joshua? He’s a Slytherin, one who wears black, green and silver almost every time you see him. When he comes walking your way you move, you shirk, sometimes you even stand your ground only to be disappointed by the fact that he’s not what you expected. But what is he then, why isn't he a cruel, violent asshole who thinks he owns the school? Maybe you've heard of them, maybe you think it’s a myth, some rumour or an extinct species? Well, not exactly, there are still about three left, three not so bad Slytherins.
Once you realize this it’s important to know that with Joshua you won’t just get sunshine and rainbows. He was and still is a Slytherin for a reason. He’s just as cunning, shrewd, resourceful, annoyingly full of himself, manipulative and thick-skinned as any other Slytherin. Although he might not share the love of tradition, fraternity and being upright nasty as most Slytherin do, he does have his negatives like power lust, stealthy means and harsh words and wits every now and then. However, if you’re playing a game of any sorts or even writing a test next to him you don’t need to worry, he won’t cheat, in fact he believes winning and succeeding in anything should be earned. He is resourceful, and despite the nasty stereotype he does venture into the library every day or two, he does open a book and join a study group and he does ace his tests fairly like many resourceful Slytherin’s do. Of course there are those who got into Slytherin by default because they didn't fit in anywhere else, those whom the hat deems too stupid for Ravenclaw, too cowardly for Gryffindor and too quick to bully for a nice, fluffy Hufflepuff. Unfortunately that's how almost everyone sees the students of Slytherin, a stereotype he hates.
Joshua is not a noticed over achiever, he prefers the shadows when it comes to his academic achievements. However if you ask him about it he’s not ashamed to talk about it, but why should he go running down the halls sticking his grades in everyone’s face? In a lot of ways he’s very humble, he won’t take all the credit if he had any sort of help, he won’t brag about the obvious but might show off the small things that don’t really matter. Joshua might be one of the rare Slytherin’s who can be considered as approachable but he’s not the type to just go around saying hello to everybody, nor is he someone who grins at random people and waves as he passes you in a hallway. If he feels like talking he’ll come to you, if you feel like talking you can come to him, just make sure you make sense and he can actually follow your train of thought, otherwise you’ll quickly meet the Slytherin in him which bluntly states he’s bored with you.
Like I said, don’t expect all sunshine and rainbows with him. Also don’t expect an answer to any question relating to which side he’s on. He’s on none; he prefers to be on none until he no longer has a choice. It’s like asking a teenager what they want to do after school; sometimes they take a break for a year to figure things out. Joshua is taking a break until a wand is either held to his head or some miracle happens that sways him over. In the end he’s not a violent guy, he believes there’s no such thing as equality but that those whom are considered superior are not always Pureblood. No one is the same, he knows that, but some are better than others. He has an alternated way of thinking than most.
Much more, but I’m beginning to write a book. Please RP with Joshua and find out the rest for yourself.
Current Residence: Hogwarts, his father lives in London but he hardly considers that his home.
Parents: Magnus Neo Chasin (father), Pureblood, 47 years old, works in the Department of Law Enforcement as a Wizengamot.
Daniela Katherine Chasin (Stepmother), Pureblood, 38 years old, stay home mother.
Siblings: Abrax Magnus Chasin (Half brother), 8 years old, spoiled brat.
Pet: An owl named Judas and a cat named Lucy.
Joshua Ajax Chasin was born and raised in London, and although his family hated Muggles his father had an unusual tolerance for them and preferred living close to the Ministry. According to Joshua's grandparents his father was irresponsible and careless when he was young and fell in love with a Muggleborn, his father abandoned the family’s expectations and had a child with the Muggleborn woman, Sisandra. When Joshua was only two years old his mother burned to death in a fire that was set to the house. Much to Magnus’ surprise no magic could extinguish the fire and he had to choose between his son and his beloved. Sisandra died that night and deep down Magnus knew it was no accident; it was murder, most likely by his own family.
He kept quiet, went along with the lie because he knew the family didn't care for Joshua either. They viewed him as filth, a mistake and Magnus would not allow them any chance to hurt his son. After that Magnus’ parents arranged him to be married to Daniela, another Pureblood from a respected family. She’s beautiful, classy and everything a Pureblood woman should be, but he didn't love her. They married and not long after she was expecting a baby boy.
Abrax was born when Joshua was 8 years old and despite the lack of love between his father and stepmother they both loved and adored the baby boy. As the brothers grew older Abrax seemed to get all the attention, the best money could buy and never wanted for anything. To Joshua his little brother was exactly like his stepmother, both of them blonde, blue-eyed and deceiving to the eyes. He saw his stepmother for who she was, a cruel, spiteful and deceitful women, he wouldn't be surprised if Abrax grew up to be just like her. The perfect little Pureblood according to the family.
Although his father seemed to adore his half brother more he knew he and his father had a lot in common, it was no secret that they were close and oh how the rest of the family hated that. All that they wanted for Joshua was the worst.
At eleven an owl arrived with a letter telling him he’s been accepted into Hogwarts. He’s heard a lot of stories and couldn't wait to get on the train and be sorted. At first he expected to be sorted into a completely different house than what his family had been sorted into for years, but much to his surprise he was sorted into Slytherin which shocked not only him but the whole family. His father, however, wasn't surprised at all, he knew his son and could see the Slytherin in him from a very young age.
Joshua joined the Hogwarts Orchestra and played the violin up until his third year and then left because it no longer seemed ‘cool’. He took up guitar after that and has played ever since, not for the public but for himself. In his fourth year he tried out for the Slytherin Quidditch team and became one of the Beaters. He also took part in extra classes like Art, Earth Magic, Ghoul Studies and requested Alchemy to be one of his classes in his current year.
Joshua’s had his fair share of bullying in his earlier years but always stood up for himself until finally in his third year he outwitted them and although he still receives a remark or two he’s been free of that since. Although often asked to join in on a prank, bullying or something of the sorts he never took part unless it was constructed by his own group of friends. There’s a lot more about this guy but up until now he’s been fairly normal and weird all together, he’s smart but not exactly Ravenclaw material and he’s fit and brave but not so much as he is shrewd, cunning etc. He’s looking forward to this year because he no longer plans to remain in the shadows on everything.
Hey Val I'm gunna accept Josh, but just wanna point out that based on the info at the top, he'd be 16, not 17. An August birthday would make him one of the youngest in the year. If you want him to be 17 he'd have to have an early September birthday. Minor detail. Other than that, he sounds awesome!