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    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
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    Bree's Networking 4.0
    #1
    Open Thread 


    @Albert Pettigrew
    29 | UCPB | Slytherin | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Laywer in the Dept. MLE

    Albert is generally an asshole, though knows how to be nice in the right crowd. He has a feeling of superiority to most people who aren't other UCPB men, but is generally very charming and chivalrous around women he would potentially consider courting.

    I'm specifically looking for FRIENDS for him. They would likely be UCPB men around his age, though UCHB or MCPB would suffice if their personalities align well. I'm also prepared to HURL him at UCPB women aged 18-24 with good reputations! He really enjoys feminine, demure women over other types.

    @Annabelle Scrimgeour
    19 | UCPB | Gryffindor | ✦✦✦ | Unattached
    St. Mungo's Welcome Witch

    Annabelle is a disowned debutante turned welcome witch who's awaiting the day she can become a healer's intern at the hospital she works at. While doting and kind to most, she can be hot-tempered and sassy when threatened or offended.

    I'm looking for FRIENDS for her at the moment. They would likely be girls of any class and blood who graduated in 1887, or Gryffindor girls in the classes of 1886-1888. She currently has her eyes on Richard Gladstone, but she's technically open for HURLS. Be warned, though: she's a wreck with most of the male population.

    @Augusta Selwyn
    14 | UCPB | Ravenclaw | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Third Year

    Augusta is a newly-orphaned girl who went from living with her mother to living with the woman her mother disliked. She's never been a super nice girl, but she never fit the "mean girl" stereotype either. She can be judgmental, but overall tends to keep to herself.

    I'm currently looking for FRIENDS for her. While not generally judgmental when it comes to class, Augusta would likely not befriend muggleborns or those who are outspoken about their support for them. Also Ravenclaw girls and other girls in her year are good candidates for friends!

    @Cornelius Sherington III
    29 | UCHB | Gryffindor | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Viscount Hillingham

    The eldest son of an Earl, Cornelius has always struggled balancing his lives in the magical and muggle world. While he identifies best with his magical side, his father (a muggle) expects him to interact without trouble with the family's muggle friends and relatives. The secret of magic has always weighed on him, and it's turned him into a bit of a shut-in since his parents have began pressuring for him to marry.

    Cornelius is open for HURLS at the moment. Potential ladies would need to be between the ages of 17-24, UCAB, and have no personal issues marrying a noble. He's also open for FRIENDS, which would likely be UCAB boys who graduated in 1876 and would have little issue with his status as a noble.

    @Frida Lestrange
    14 | UCPB | Hufflepuff | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Fourth Year

    Frida has always been very uncomfortable in her own skin, mostly due to her own nature and the family name she has to live up to. She's been told that Lestranges are ambitious, powerful, and influential, and she just feels like a... flopping fish. She can be very intelligent in some subjects, but is insecure enough to where not many people are actually aware of them. Compared to many members of her family, she is soft-spoken, friendly, somewhat nonjudgmental, and gentle.

    Mostly looking for FRIENDS and ACQUAINTANCES. Likely friends would be other UCPB girls simply because her uncle would prefer that she hang around those sorts, but she'd likely be friendly with UCHBs, MCPBs, and MCHBs as well! I believe she'd technically be open for a BETROTHAL, but we'd all need to talk to Soph!

    @George Livesey
    35 | UCHB | Ravenclaw | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Gentleman of Leisure

    George has had a fairly easy life since childhood, and therefore doesn't tend to understand the struggles of others well. Nevertheless, he's never been rude or outwardly offensive, and tries his best to turn on the charm to everyone he meets. He tends to worry a lot about how he presents himself, both physically and with his words.

    George really needs FRIENDS at the moment. They would likely be UCAB men between the ages of 30-40. He's also technically open for HURLS, but right now he has his eyes on Attica Paxton. Potential wives would be UCAB and aged 18-30.

    @Handsome Whitledge
    17 | UCHB | Gryffindor | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Complicated
    Seventh Year; Head Boy; Keeper

    Handsome is the eldest child out of his newly-orphaned sibling and also the head boy of Hogwarts. He's very kind, understanding, and sweet, though can be immensely stubborn and sometimes ignorant. He enjoys quidditch and still has no clue what he plans to do with his life! He also suffers from a really dramatic family life.

    Handsome really needs FRIENDS if he's going to survive graduation. Friends would likely be males of any class who graduated in 1887-1888. He's very friendly and does not judge on the basis of blood or class, so any would do! He's also romantically involved with Madeleine Backus, but girls are free to crush on him!

    @Holly Scrimgeour
    12 | UCPB | Slytherin | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Betrothed
    First Year

    Holly used to be one of the youngest children in her family, but all of her elder siblings died during the laughing plague. She's very privileged and isn't really the nicest to the most people. She's a good student and dreams of being the best at, well, everything.

    Holly is mostly taken care of plotting-wise, but she could totally use more SCHOOL-RELATED THREADS. She's currently betrothed to Germander Macnair, so it could be cool for her to interact with members of his family!

    @Mathias Beaumont
    31 | UCPB | Ravenclaw | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Widowed
    Investor

    Mathias has a rich history that involves a lot of drama, both with women and Witch Weekly. Luckily, he settled down in 1886 and had a generally uneventful life ... until July of 1887. His wife and daughter both died and he was left widowed with his son and some major depression.

    I'd like to PRE-HURL him at some women for when he finds the guts to leave his home and venture out into the world. Any potential bride would likely be between the UCPB, between the ages of 20-25, and be capable of being the mother to an infant. He also needs FRIENDS, who would likely be UCPB men around his age.

    @Tripper Jameson
    16 | UCMB | Gryffindor | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Fifth Year; Beater

    Tripper is generally an upbeat, friendly boy who enjoys sports and isn't exactly the best with schoolwork. He's lived with his friends on-and-off for years due to the abuse he receives from his older brothers.

    He currently needs FRIENDS! He's not very judgmental about class and blood, so he'd likely befriend any boys between fourth and sixth year who would get along with his personality type. I'd also enjoy SCHOOL THREADS for him.

    @Violetta Lestrange
    23 | UCPB | Slytherin | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Complicated
    Debutante

    Violetta is a kind and philanthropic woman, save for the blood prejudices that have been deeply ingrained into her being. She loved children and dreams of being a mother more than anything. She frequently volunteers at orphanages with her mother while awaiting marriage.

    She's open for HURLS. Her ideal man is required to be UCPB and likely between the ages of 28-40. She has no preference on appearance, though would prefer her husband be powerful, popular, or otherwise notable within the magical community. She also needs FRIENDS! Those would likely be UCPB ladies around her age who also frequent the Lady Morgana!



    @Cameron Gillenwater
    12 | MCMB | Gryffindor | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Second Year; Chaser

    Cameron is a rambunctious Gryffindor who's been enjoying his time in the magical world since being introduced to it during the summer of 1886. He's obsessed with quidditch and plays as a chaser for the Gryffindor quidditch team. He's not too shabby with his actual magic, but frequently struggles to get his homework turned in.

    He currently needs MALE FRIENDS. There's not many second year males, so boys between first and fourth year would work. They would need to not be purist or classist. SCHOOL-RELATED THREADS would also be great!

    @Edgar Pomfrey
    41 | MCHB | Slytherin | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Charms Professor

    Edgar is a man who never intended to be a professor, but ended up there along the way. He's very concerned with the success of his students no matter their background or gender. He's very friendly with most people, but doesn't tend to turn a blind eye to those who are being blatantly disrespectful or discriminatory.

    He currently needs FRIENDS. They'd likely be men in their forties who aren't heavily conservative. I'm also up for SCHOOL-RELATED THREADS with other professors and his students. He's also available for HURLS with MCAB women under the age of 30, but he'd likely have issues being with a woman he formerly taught (anyone who graduated in 1886-1887).

    @Flora Halliday
    15 | MCHB | Ravenclaw | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Fifth Year; Prefect

    Flora tends to be the opposite of her twin sister. She's very neat, well put together, and tends to care very much about what other people think of her. She wants to come off as very self-assured, confident, and feminine despite suffering from self-esteem issues. Her focus is very much on academics, and she considers herself above silly social drama and the like.

    She currently needs FRIENDS. Other girls at school with her would be ideal candidates, though I don't imagine she specifically hangs out with a specific "type". She's also a prefect preparing for head girl season in a year and a half, so I'd love to do some SCHOOL-RELATED threads with her. CRUSHES are also something I'd like to do, and I'm not 100% sure of her sexuality.

    @Novella Braunstone
    17 | MCPB | Slytherin | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Seventh Year

    Novella is an ambitious, yet strictly proper girl who has ambitions to do something in the field of healing, herbology, or potions. She's been a stellar student since beginning Hogwarts and always worries about how her future will end up. She hasn't yet thought about marrying, but she does know that she wants more in life than to be a housewife.

    Novella currently needs FRIENDS. They'd likely be like-minded females or respectful boys her age who share similar interests with her. She could also use PRE-HURLS during Hogsmeade weekends.

    @Simeon Graves
    26 | MCHB | Ravenclaw | ✦✦✦ | Complicated
    Metal Charmer

    Simeon was once a member of the upper class, but was disowned by his conservative grandfather for expressing his liberal opinions. He has since become a metal charmer and befriended many of the revolutionaries. He's generally a very optimistic, happy-go-lucky person, but tends to be more of a follower than a leader.

    He currently needs his COSETTE, who you should go and adopt from Beanie. I'd also love REV THREADS with others of their little plotting group! POLITICALLY-THEMED THREADS are also plenty welcome!

    @Tatianna Brownhill
    11 | MCHB | Hufflepuff | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    First Year

    Tatianna is notably the daughter of Eleanora Brownhill, a current candidate for Minister for Magic! She's a somewhat bashful first year who does everything she can to make other people smile. She's insecure about her own abilities and has been trying to be her own person rather than having people associate her with her identical twin sister.

    She currently needs FRIENDS. They'd likely be MC first year girls or first year Hufflepuff girls! She could also have male friends if they'd be willing to befriend her! I'd also love some SCHOOL-RELATED THREADS.

    @Tessa Darrow
    20 | MCHB | Hufflepuff | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Governess to the Ross Family

    Tessie is the ideal Victorian woman in most senses apart from her career as a governess. She's the daughter of Hufflepuff head of house, Hamish Darrow, and has always been a daddy's girl. She did well at Hogwarts and dreamed of being swept off her feet following her debut; sadly, however, that didn't happen and she resigned to the life of a governess.

    I'm looking to HURL her at eligible MCAB gentlemen. They would likely be 28+, have a solid career, and be capable of emotionally and financially caring for a wife. She also needs FRIENDS, who would likely be MCAB women or graduates of 1885.

    @Tierney Walsh
    25 | MCHB | Ilvermorny | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Magizoologist

    Tierney is very close with his sister, Una, and the two have traveled around the world on their attempt to learn everything there is to know about magical creatures. Their last year has been spent exploring and studying British creatures while also spending time with their cousin who's currently also in Britain. Tierney is fiery and adventurous, and incredibly protective of his sister.

    He currently needs BROS around his age! He's not very picky on blood or class, but would hate to hang around anyone he considers "dull". He's also up for HURLS with MCAB ladies younger than himself!





    @Andrew Bingham
    20 | LCHB | Hufflepuff | ✦✦✦✦✦ | Complicated
    Muggle Liaison Office Employee

    Andrew dropped out of Hogwarts following his brother's death and has since worked in the Ministry. He's a hardworking, kind, and outgoing man who tries his hardest to help support his family. He was injured during the Wizarding World Market and has since suffered a little dip in self-esteem.

    He's currently looking for FRIENDS! They would likely be other Ministry workers, LC men around his age, or people he knew at Hogwarts. He dropped out after his sixth year, so most graduates of 1886 would know him. He also has a romantic past with Jamesina Mcintrye and still has feelings for her.

    @Dionisia Tweedy
    19 | LCMB | Hufflepuff | ✦✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Magical Bugs Healer at Hogsmeade Hospital

    Dionisia has always struggled to be accepted by both the magical and muggle community. She was almost murdered at age eleven by her muggle father for being a witch, and then the magical community proceeded to judge her for being a muggleborn. As a result of the prejudice she's faced, she's become quite political in nature and a part-time activist when not working.

    She currently needs FRIENDS. She stayed with her MC friends (Fisks, Beauregards, etc.) while in school to avoid ending up in an orphanage, and has always associated with members of the middle class because of this. She's also open for HURLS with MCAB or LCAB men aged 25+. She prefers liberal-leaning men.

    @Ernie Nuffer
    16 | LCHB | Slytherin | ✦✦✦ | Unattached
    Fifth Year; Chaser

    Ernie definitely has some daddy issues in life, having been orphaned after the loss of his mother and having his biological father reject him. His grandparents took him in as their own and, despite not being positive that his so-called "brother" is his father, he definitely has his suspicions. His family issues have led to a very angsty, standoffish personality later in life.

    He's currently looking for FRIENDS. They'd likely be other males around his age of any class who aren't bigoted or judgmental. He also best gets along with the sort who like quidditch. He's too young for proper hurling, but I'm totally down for CRUSHES or a romantic plot of some sort. Ernie knows he's gay, but doesn't like to put a focus on it or even think about it most of the time (mostly he pretends romantic relationships aren't a thing by turning his head at any signs of affection).
     



    Current Wanted Ads:

    Current Family Connections Needed:
    • Annabelle's Mother: b. ~1830-1840, UCPB, likely from a conservative-leaning family. No scandal in the family around the time of marriage (~1850-1860) and no obviously eccentric or questionable members of her immediate family.






    #2
    CURRENT PLOT NEEDS
    (because Bree obviously doesn't appreciate the "Needs" tab on the above post)
    HURLS
    • Violetta Lestrange: She recently turned twenty three and I'm anxious to get her married off! She's getting to that point where the only thing she really desires is a man her father approves off (see: respectable UCPB) who's capable of fathering the children she's always wanted (fun fact: Scrimgeour ladies have difficulties conceiving, so she'll likely have trouble getting pregnant).
    • Tessa Darrow: A debutante turned governess who doesn't really deserve the life of a spinster. She's comparable to an English rose and possesses the beauty, poise, and elegance most mainstream literature and publications would applaud. Needs someone willing of supporting her and caring her her tender emotions.
    • Tierney Walsh: An American-born magizoologist with a sense of adventure. Looking for a woman of his class who also shares adventure. Not necessarily ready to settle down completely, but meeting the right woman might prompt him to figure out where and how he plans to spend his life. Will need the approval of his sister.
    SCHOOL-RELATED THINGS
    • Flora Halliday: Fifth year Ravenclaw prefect who's undoubtedly looking ahead towards the battle for Head Girl. I'd really love some typical "tutoring" threads, though I'd love for there to be some mishaps and drama along the way that steer it away from being ~drab.
    • Cameron Gillenwater: With him living as a muggleborn in Godric's Hollow, Hogwarts is really the only place where he can be properly threaded without going out of my way to find excuses for him to be places he realistically wouldn't be. He definitely lacks male friends (likely due to the lack of young male students!), but I'd love for him to have some mentor figures.
    • Ernie Nuffer: Let him rain on your character's parade. Snide comments and unapologetic sarcasm guaranteed.


    #3
    For networking purposes, these are people getting notable retcons! Anyone not listed has minor things that won't affect relationships or potential plots (or they're not getting retcons at all).

    Albert Pettigrew
      — no longer twins with Percy.
    Andrew Bingham
      — left school in 1885, but not because his brother died
      — his brother also never existed
    Annabelle Scrimgeour
      — disowned in July of 1887 instead of September of 1887
      — never was a welcome witch, and instead became a P&P intern
      — has a NPC aunt she went to live with after being disowned so I don't have to rely on a best friend for Bella to live with
      — took slightly different NEWT classes but it doesn't matter
      — Joseph doesn't exist anymore
    Frida Lestrange
      — was never betrothed to Kimon Selwyn
      — going to be less of a doormat and more assertive
    George Livesey
      — never previously married so no longer a widower
    Handsome Whitledge
      — family is now upper-MC
      — took some different NEWT classes (still deciding!)
      — the family tree is being messed with to reduce cousins
    Mathias Beaumont
      — lost his son instead of his daughter when Rose died
      — was a Slytherin instead of a Ravenclaw
      — has some drama with Ursula in the past
      — never had early Charming drama that caused some strife
    Novella Braunstone
      — WCHB instead of MCPB
    Tripper Jameson
      — will be upper-MC instead of solid UC
    Violetta Lestrange
      — Bellamira never existed, making her the only child
      — going to be less bitchy and less obviously prejudiced

    Also making their returns are the following:

    Ephraim Van Rossum
      — will be MC instead of UC
      — Pearl will be a squib instead of a muggle
      — will be living in Irvingly and working @ Irvingly Infirmary again
    Odette Hoch
      — will be Odette Ravenhurst again and will have never been a vampire
      — WCHB instead of the original MCHB
      — will have never been engaged to Julian Fisk
      — working as a Ministry welcome witch
    Stephen Flint
      — revamping his work history completely
      — will be married instead (but idk to who yettttt)

    alsooo people who were head students/prefects w/o reasons might just be chopped completely for people who need them more!




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