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    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    11.10 Election update!
    11.07 We have Posting Wizards!
    11.06 A big announcement...
    11.04 Happy AC day!
    11.03 Banner time!
    11.03 Welcome to November!
    10.29 October is waning...
    10.17 Election 1887 campaign ledgers are up!
    10.16 Kayte's changed her (Charming) face!
    10.10 Congrats to September's PW winners Olive and Miri!
    10.03 An update on the Hogwarts ban...
    10.01 It's now October~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    Oscar Stretton

    Full Name: Oscar John Stretton
    Nicknames: ehhhhhhhh
    Birthdate: November 9th 1870
    Current Age: 16 years
    Occupation: Fifth Year / Penny Dreadful Editor / Bad Influence
    Reputation: 5
    Residence: Slums, Hogsmeade
    Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
    Wand: Larch, 10", dragon heartstring, whippy
    Blood Status: Half
    Social Class: (high end of) Lower
    Family: Father/BFF: Basil Stretton
    Aunts: Angelica & Laurel Stretton
    Second Cousin Person: Susannah Stretton
    Mother: Alice Stretton
    Appearance: Oscar is the same height as his father, standing at 5'5" and unlikely to grow any further. He's right-handed, thin and a little bit awkward still. He has dark black hair and brown, almond-shaped eyes. Oscar dresses shabbily when he's not in school robes, having a rather lame fashion sense, (inherited from his father.)
    History: 1870: Oscar is born towards the end of the year. Very exciting, I know.
    1875: Oscar's mother blows herself up when she is experimenting with her potions. Very small,
    Oscar gets an eyeful of his mother's mangled body - and then goes to sit by the front door for hours, waiting for his father to get home. It's years until he properly understands what he saw,
    and he never really speaks of it.
    1876: Dad, who is now Oscar's best friend, starts writing penny dreadfuls. As an offshoot of this,
    Oscar starts learning to read using his father's penny-dreadfuls, and develops a lifelong affection for them. Late in the year, he begins demonstrating small signs of magic - little things,
    like sending books flying across the room.
    1877: Oscar and Basil both move to Hogsmeade, and are joined swiftly by Oscar's aunts, which seven-year-old Oscar thinks is delightful.
    1878: Basil starts bartending, which Oscar thinks is great because it gives him more time to hang out with him! He is always around when Basil writes his penny dreadfuls in the mornings, and tries his best to help.
    1882: Oscar goes to Hogwarts, where he is sorted rather quickly into Ravenclaw. He still helps Basil with the penny-dreadfuls; just through letters, this time.  He makes fast friends with an assortment of students, who become a sort of posse. (He is not the leader.)
    1884: Dad begins managing the 3BS. Oscar begins taking Earth Magic and Arithmancy in the fall. Now that he is on Hogsmeade weekends, he has the cursory level of embarrassment for visiting the Three Broomsticks with any of his friends, even though his dad is still basically his best friend.
    1885: The Strettons begin doing Sunday lunches with the neighbors. While not rebellious per se, Oscar's natural recklessness begins to turn up at school - him and his friends, while not entirely troublesome, are troublesome enough that he does find himself in detention more often then he'd like. (It's never enough to damage his schoolwork, though.)
    1886: Oscar, in a fit of boredom, joins male leisure sports club.
    1887: Oscar begins hanging around with - and encouraging poor behavior from - Miss Cecily Gallivan, one of Ravenclaw's beaters. He thinks it's pretty harmless - whether or not that feeling stays remains to be seen.) Towards the end of the semester, Oscar decides that he wants to be a healer - that way he can do potions like his mom, but without the dying.
    He has basically nothing to do this summer except loiter in the Slums avoiding his aunts, wait for his O.W.L. scores, and hang out with his dad and/or Cecily. (Irresponsible teen day-drinking is not entirely unlikely.)

    Personality: Reckless, with a razor-sharp wit, Oscar is an optimist. His dad is his favorite person, he's a bit of a nerd, and he's prone to irresponsible behavior tempered both by his own nature and being a teenager. Loyal and smart, Oscar is very unlikely to ever do anything that would really hurt his schooling - anymore than slight misbehavior, at least.
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    Age: 20
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