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#1 Mrs Blithe

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:24 AM

Pre-Hogwarts Primary
Lesson Three
Becoming You!

 

        "Hello, everyone," Mrs Blithe greeted brightly, smiling at the students and Mr McRobbie. This was a very important lesson, Delaney believed, and starting out on the right foot was important. "Today we're going to be talking about tolerance of others." She paused then, in case Mr McRobbie had anything he'd like to add. 
 
      "As I'm sure you're all perfectly aware, you and your classmates all come from different backgrounds. Some of you are muggleborn, some are not. Some have known about magic all of your lives, and some have only just discovered it!" Delaney herself was a muggleborn witch, and knew first hand how hard it could be to adjust as an eleven year old learning about magic for the first time.
 
    "When we're meeting new people, we should all try to remember this. Everyone is different. Everyone faces struggles the rest of us don't know anything about. Please, remember to be kind." It was hard to tell ten and eleven year olds to be nice to each other, but these seemed like mostly good kids. She hoped they'd take her advice to heart.

 
    Returing Mrs Blithe’s warm smile, Mr McRobbie was very quick to put his game face back on. This week’s lesson wasn’t one to be taken lightly. “And how intolerance will be taken seriously,” he added, doing his best stern teacher voice. He could have added to Mrs Blithe talking about magical blood by detailing some of the abuse he’d received for being a muggleborn wizard, but thought that best saved for another day.

    “Summed up very nicely there, Mrs Blithe,” Max nodded, “but there aren’t just differences in your magical background. At Hogwarts you might meet people who are part goblin, or giant, or even a Veela! For example, there was this one guy in my year who was 8 feet tall by the time he was your age,” he told the students, eyes wide with excitement, “so we have to be kind to them too, because… well, people who are eight feet tall might take exception and…”

   Better left unsaid, probably.

    “That also goes for Magical Creatures too, and we have some of our very own here! Has anyone met them yet?” One of the girls near the front’s hand shot up. “Do you mean the little growly things, Mr McRobbie?” Little growly things was one way to describe them, sure. “I do! We have two wee gnomes who’ve set up camp in the park, we call them Trouble and Puddle, and they really like Bertie Bott’s Beans if you ever want them on your good side. Be nice to them and they’ll be nice to you!”

    Tolerance in a nutshell!

 

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Character Development

      Obviously a lot of thought and planning goes into creating your character, making them special and unique, and developing their characteristics and personalities. The more developed your character is, the more you'll enjoy writing them and it gives the people you are RPing with things to write about as well, helping your RPs move along smoothly.

  • If your character has fun traits or quirks, it gives you all kinds of interesting RP opportunities. For example,
  • Being extremely bossy
  • Being fascinated by fire
  • Collecting weird shaped rocks
  • Anything else you can think of!

      On VHOT, you'll find many different links and quizzes that will give you ideas and help you further develop your character. Those threads are there to help you, so be sure to check them all out!

      However when developing your character, it's important to keep in mind that there are certain things you're not allowed to RP on VH.

Disorders & Disabilities

  • Here is a list of Sensitive Subjects to make you aware of what you can and cannot include when developing and RPing your character. A few examples of things you cannot RP your character having are,
  • Physical features that you can change, such as eye or hair color, or facial features.
  • Any form of mental illnesses
  • Physical handicaps of any kind

Relations, Races & Abilities

  • The Committee for Character Excellence, or the CCE, is in charge of special races, relations and abilities on VH. There are only certain types of these that are accepted on VH, and they must be applied for. This is a list of things you may see on VH,
  • Canon/Ambiance Relation
  • Part-Giants/Veelas/Goblins
  • Werewolves
  • Animagus
  • Legilimency/Occlumency
  • Seer

      A note about CCE abilities, the people who have been on VH for a while are given priority, because they've shown their dedication to the site. Also, the mods want to know that the canon characters are going to make it to graduation, not go inactive a year or two after being sorted. Additionally, remember that you must be a current 4th year (or older depending on what you're applying for) to even apply for most of these abilities or races, and if you do actually get accepted, you have to wait at least two years, if not longer, before sorting another character.


Edited by Mrs Blithe, 09 January 2017 - 06:11 AM.


#2 Mrs Blithe

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 03:00 AM

Homework.


Assignment: Pick five words that best describe your character, and explain why.
Extra Credit: RP talking about the first time you met or heard about someone with one of the powers or races on the CCE list. 50 word minimum.

- OR -

Draw a picture or create an original graphic of one of these characters/races. This may be hand-drawn, done in Paint or a graphic program like Photoshop... you don't have to be the next Van Gogh, it's the effort that counts! Just remember Lesson Two and the rules about no hotlinking, be sure it's hosted properly on a site such as Photobucket! If you use existing images/artwork found on the internet as part of your graphic, you must credit your sources.



 


If anyone has any questions about THIS particular lesson,
feel free to post it here, and one of us will answer it as soon as possible! <333

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Extra Reading: The Committee for Character Excellence, VHOT Character Development Resource Center, VHOT Roleplaying & Character Development Forum


Edited by Mrs Blithe, 09 August 2016 - 04:51 PM.






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