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Player Name Jon
Contact: Reply here, PM this account, or Skype (just ask for it!)

Character: Argus Scrimgeour
Quick Facts: He is easy to anger, a skilled duelist, suffers with Paranoia and PTSD though is very sociable.
Age: 63
House: Slytherin
Grad Year: 1841
Class: Upper
Reputation: 8
Blood/Race: Pureblood
Occupation: Former Auror

Needs:
I'm mostly looking for social acquaintances, former work colleagues, and in general friends of the family.

I'm looking for people Argus' would hang out with at social events. Perhaps even people from a family he could complain to or about his dysfunctional fam with? Other than that, I'm pretty open!

Enemies, potentially too - anyone who are close with his children are likely, at the very least, suspicious of how he treats his children (that is: badly). He never shows his anger issues in public, though!



Character: Thomas Tilcott
Quick Facts: Tommy is obsessed with Quidditch to the point of fault. He is a regular gambler though it rarely impacts his life. He is very friendly and a bit if a prankster and doesn't always know when he's taking something too far.
Age: 25
House: Gryffindor
Grad Year: 1882
Class: Middle
Reputation: 8
Blood/Race: Pureblood
Occupation: First String Chaser for Puddlemere United

Needs:
In general, I'm after friends for Tommy. Either through his Quidditch career, school years, or even just fans.

He is a very sociable and personable guy and so is very easy to make friends with.

However, he is very loyal so if you were to break his loyalty and trust - he would make little to no effort with you to retain your friendship. Rivalries regarding other Quidditch players, whether friendly or competitive, are more than welcome.

I would also love to see Tommy meet someone who he could fall in love with whether it's just a fling or a long term thing. Having never really dealt with the romantic side of things, it would be amazing to see how Tommy would react to having his heart taken by something other than sport - or even having it broken.


Character: James Grey
Quick Facts: James has a fascination with the Church of Magical Jesus as he believes it can answer who his mother was and his heritage, having found a book bearing it's logo (that has since been destroyed) that belonged to his mother. He is a good friend to have but has no issues in lying in order to get his own way.
Age: 14
House: Gryffindor
Class: Middle
Reputation: 7
Blood/Race: Halfblood though believes himself to be Muggleborn.

Needs:
In short, I'm after school friends and connections to the Church of Magical Jesus for James.

He is a very nice person with a strong sense of morals and so if he sees something that isn't right, he won't hesitate to step in and make it right. He knows what's good and what's not - though isn't above lying to achieve his goals. This has, alongside his supposed blood heritage, probably led to him making more than one enemy at school.

Also cute school romance that will inevitably not work and they'll drift apart as they get older, perhaps.

Character: Woopy
Quick Facts: Woopy hates everyone and is pretty much an open book. He is very skilled in magic and uses it probably more than he ought to.
Age: 113
Class: Working
Race: House Elf

Needs:
Woopy could do with some house elf company but alas.

Regarding plots:
He hates everyone so if you want drama involving an annoying and arrogantly moody house elf who near enough hates all wizard though is loyal bc that's just what he does, please don't hesitate to drop my way.

I picture him sneaking stuff into Hogwarts, maybe, for a fee. Elves aren't bound by wizarding charms, you know *wink*

But really Woopy is pretty simple; drama, annoyance, anything but no romance (unless house elf!)

Perhaps a student takes a friendly curiosity to him! Who knows! Let me know if you've got any ideas!



Character: Andrew Lyness
Quick Facts: The owner of a large textile firm, Andrew is glued to his business and supplies fabrics across the nation.
Age: 35
Class: Upperclass
Blood: Muggleborn

Needs:
Andrew always needs friends and social connections. Being an entrepreneur, he focuses a lot of his social time on networking and gaining contacts. After all, it's not what you know but who you know.

Potential business partners or people he supplies to would definitely be fun.

He's very personable and extremely friendly, so I imagine he does have quite a few friends.

I don't see him having many proper enemies beyond those bloodpurists or veela haters - and he's very passionate about equality. He's devoted to his family so if you slander them, you'll be sure to be on the receiving end of any drama.

Romance isn't on the agenda as he is in an extremely loving relationship (with a veela so you can judge if it's real love), but school crushes and such are always fun to bump into.
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I'm pretty sure I play the oldest guys around xD Lucius Lestrange is definitely the best suited of the three to Argus, and I think they're cousins by marriage. He probably doesn't think much of him, but he doesn't think much of anyone, and would be perfectly friendly, SO.
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(April 3, 2018 – 6:28 PM)Aldous Crouch Wrote: I'm pretty sure I play the oldest guys around xD Lucius Lestrange is definitely the best suited of the three to Argus, and I think they're cousins by marriage. He probably doesn't think much of him, but he doesn't think much of anyone, and would be perfectly friendly, SO.

Oooo. This could be interesting. Argus would definitely be civil to Lucius and though they seem to have similar ideals, I feel like they'd grate on each other.

It'd be interesting to thread these two at some point if not just to see how they'd act together given their familial ties.

I feel like it'd always just be tense when they're in the same room haha.
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Heeeey, Jon! I've got some stuff for you!

For Argus:
    Bella Scrimgeour, though that's not a surprise. We've talked about them through skype!

    Violetta Lestrange is his sister Chrysanta's daughter, and while they are related, I'm not really sure why they'd have a reason to spend time with each other other than on holidays or other similar occasions.

    Holly Scrimgeour is also his niece, but at school all the time sooooo.

    I'm bringing his nephew, @"Stephen Flint" <--[watch this space] back and they'll definitely have more reasons to interact, so stay tuned!

For Thomas:
    The only men close in his age range are Simeon Graves and Tierney Walsh. The former lives in London and hangs around the revolutionaries (and IC plotting group!), but I'm sure they could find a reason to interact if Thomas visited the Augurey Beak Café. Simeon was also a Ravenclaw and two years ahead of him. Tierney would likely be more difficult to network, since he's an American who lives in Irvingly. I'm fairly sure he enjoys quodpot (the American version of quidditch) over quidditch itself, so I'm not sure they'd bond there!

    As far as hurling goes, I have Helga Scamander and Tessa Darrow. Tessa's probably unlikely to take a real interest in him, mostly because of her desire to keep a stellar reputation and her ~realism~ about getting a husband (if at all!) who can adequately support her. Helga, however, is Young and Dumb™ and would think he's cute!


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ARGUS:

Bella Scrimgeour - More than happy to always talk more about this dysfunctional father/daughter relationship!

Violetta Lestrange - Yeah, all I can see with regard to this on Argus' side is maybe he'd check in on his sister every now and then. Holidays could work, especially as he's all about making sure his family isn't doing anything shameful... cough, Bella, cough. ;)

Holly Scrimgeour - I feel like she'd be one of those family members Argus' somewhat approves of as she seems to be everything he wanted in a daughter. Of course, finding reason for them to ever spend time together is a bit difficult.


@'Stephen Flint' - CANNOT WAIT OMG


THOMAS:

Simeon Graves - Thomas definitely would visit Augurey Bleak Café if to do nothing more than hope someone recognises him or for some 'quiet' so there's potential for something there. Especially if Simeon talks about the Revolutionaries - that could pique Tommy's interest.

A connection through school - maybe regarding a prank or something - could be feasible.

Tierney Walsh - If we did thread these two, I think Thomas would find it difficult to see past the Quadpot. He would argue for days as to why Quidditch is clearly superior. Which could be fun.

Helga Scamander - Tommy would think Helga is absolutely adorable and would likely fumble on his words just because of how she is. He'd feel the need to be proper around her.

I can see him trying to impress Helga, either by going out of his way to not talk about his job and instead be a gentleman, or by talking about it all the time and his rise to become a pro player.

I can definitely see something with these two.


Tessa Darrow - If these two were to approach one another romantically, I think this could he quite fun as Thomas would be more than willing to throw a relationship down the drain (even if one wasnt really there) just to try and prove that Quidditch is a sustainable career. He'd end up being too focused on trying to show he is suitable husband material than pursuing any meaningful relationship.

Even if he'd love the type of person she is and potentially could find a life with her, he'd much rather throw that away just to show that yes, Quidditch is a real job to the point of annoyance. He'd also think she's super cute and would definitely fawn over her.
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Unfortunately I don't have much for Argus, though I do have a friend of Bella's Gemma Simpson, I doubt she's even a blip on the radar.

I do have some connections for Thomas! Eugene Scamander was a year ahead of him in school, a Hufflepuff, but he also played quidditch! He's super easygoing and also a MCPB, so I feel like they might get along alright! He tends to stick to the straight and narrow, but does get into shenanigans every now and then. I also have a whole bunch of girls who were a +/- a year of him in school but half of them are married and boring XD

February Lynch and Gemma above are both my quidditch fan MC ladies. Gemma played in school and on a JR team, February's twin played professionally and so they both know their stuff. Gemma's kind of out of touch with the sport now, but Febs might know of him!


“What if I loved all these what ifs away?”

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Argus:

Gemma Simpson - The only thing I could see with this is Argus checking in on Gemma under the pretence of seeing what his daughter is getting up to but with that being said, I can't see much beyond that as I don't think he'd have a super vested interest in keeping an eye on her friends tok. Unless they were to bump into each other or something. I'm unsure if Gemma would be aware of Argus/Bellas relationship?

Thomas:

Eugene Scamander - For sure, I can definitely see these becoming friends during their school years. Tommy is quite easy going and friendly, if a bit dimwitted sometimes. I think Eugene would definitely be someone Tommy would have tried to play pranks with during their school years and someone he'd remain friends with after the fact.

February Lynch & Gemma Simpson - Tommy would love to be able to talk sports with these and maybe a friendship or something with them (maybe romantic interest - potentially) could form.

It's entirely possible that February could know Thomas if he's ever played against her twin when they played professionally, which could be super interesting.

All the others - Throw them all at Tommy!! :P
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(April 6, 2018 – 12:29 AM)Argus Scrimgeour Wrote: Argus:

Gemma Simpson - The only thing I could see with this is Argus checking in on Gemma under the pretence of seeing what his daughter is getting up to but with that being said, I can't see much beyond that as I don't think he'd have a super vested interest in keeping an eye on her friends tok. Unless they were to bump into each other or something. I'm unsure if Gemma would be aware of Argus/Bellas relationship?

Thomas:

Eugene Scamander - For sure, I can definitely see these becoming friends during their school years. Tommy is quite easy going and friendly, if a bit dimwitted sometimes. I think Eugene would definitely be someone Tommy would have tried to play pranks with during their school years and someone he'd remain friends with after the fact.

February Lynch & Gemma Simpson - Tommy would love to be able to talk sports with these and maybe a friendship or something with them (maybe romantic interest - potentially) could form.

It's entirely possible that February could know Thomas if he's ever played against her twin when they played professionally, which could be super interesting.

All the others - Throw them all at Tommy!! :P

ooo re Gemma & Argus; she's unlikely to be aware of much, Gemma doesn't even know what day it is most of the time haha XD she's a grade A space cadet.

I'd really love for some bros for Eugene!! Like you have no idea how much he needs guy friends #surroundedbysisters haha. We could have them grab a drink and catch up or get into shenanigans!

We could totally toss Thomas and Febs together! Gemma's kind of... idek what to do with Gemma romantically anymore, she's just... oblivious, but she'd be down to talk quidditch any time haha, she misses playing.

I can probably handle one new thread at the moment, so you pick what you'd like!


“What if I loved all these what ifs away?”

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Nothing for Argus unfortunately (my closest in age/status is Ernest Mulciber whom you're already threadding with), but I've got a few for Tommy!

Thom Pettigrew is his sponsor as I mentioned when you were apping him. Thom is really in to Quidditch and much more hands-on than the average sponsor. He also frequently forces his players to come attend social functions so he can show them off, so you've got that to look forward to.

Magnus Lockhart was a year above him (or two?) in Hufflepuff, and plays professionally for the Cannons. He doesn't speak much but they might know each other well enough to have a friendly sort of rivalry. Lock was also raised a MCHB and has only fallen to WC since he got married in 1883 :P

Reuben Crouch is a few years older, was a Gryffindor in school, and played pro Quidditch briefly before his family pressured him to leave. Most of his friends either play Quidditch professionally, used to do so, or strongly considered doing so. If you ever want Tommy's gambling thing to turn into something a bit more destructive Ben would love to help you out with that. ;) His current life goal is to be a bookie and steal everyone's money. Especially brash and impulsive young men's money.


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Lovely to meet you, Jon, I'm Lady! ^_^

I have for you:

FOR ARGUS:

Benedict Sterling
Starting from 1885 to present is pretty much Ben's situation. He was promoted to Head Auror and performed rather well, however in 1887, he went missing for a good few months. He was discovered with amnesia and no idea of his magical abilities. Present-day today, he's taken time and slowly memories have come back and has been re-instated as an Auror. Argus might have opinions about Ben - he's rather progressive, but he was a good auror and is loyal to his core. If you would like to skype more about their relationship (if you think they might know each other) just let me know! ^_^

FOR THOMAS:

Amelia Evans
This is mah little spitfire <3 I like to think that she and a young Molly Weasley would have been a fearsome duo xD I just made her younger (she used to be 25 going on 26, but I made her having just turned 25 bc I am in denial of my bby growing up), so I think she and Thomas would have been in the same house together. Amelia was a quiet but fierce and even though she never played, my app says "She never participated in Quidditch, though she made plenty of friends who were more than eager to teach her the ways of the odd, glorious sport played on broomsticks." so Thomas could have potentially befriended her and taught her the sport? Amelia is a bit skittish so if she and Thomas were friends, she would have been wary of him at first and it would have taken a while for her to warm up to him. I feel like they would be friends though - like Thomas, Amelia is fiercely loyal - to the point where she set a senior student's robes on fire after he insulted her friend xD Again, do let me know what you think for both of these and if you have any ideas that spark up!


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OKAY this post is gonna be super long so I'll try separate it to the relevant players.

Bee:

Gemma (and Argus) - I mean, it's possible then that Argus could use Gemma for ~spying purposes. Depending on how easy Gemma is to manipulate and such?

Eugene - Bros4Lyf. I really feel like these two would get on quite well. I imagine them two meeting for drinks and it inevitably turning into "let's do some stupid shit". Which I'm down for.

February - Yes! I think this would be super interesting. Especially if we end up going down friendship/romance route as Tommy would just feel conflict bc what is love if not only Quidditch. I imagine they do know each other through the twin but idk to what extent.

Gemma (and Thomas) - Similar to February but I feel Tommy would try harder to show her all the ways of Quidditch. Maybe even show her his prized broom collection lmao

I'm down with any thread so it's entirely up to you! All 3 would be super interesting, just depends on what kinda thread you're after!



Lynn:

Ernest - All I want to say is I love Ernest and he is the best the end

Thom - Yes! David and Tommy are actually good friends which works well considering Thom is also his sponsor. I imagine Tommy really enjoys Thom and his approach, minus the social engagements though Tommy understands why. I can't wait to see how we can thread these two!

Magnus - Oooh, it'd be interesting for these two yo have a rivalry. They could have been sort of friends at school, then drifted and now they just jokingly shittalk each other when they play one another, occasionally meeting to train together or something.

Reuben - preface with Argus dislikes Reuben bc bella and 100% wants to send Reuben an angry letter.

Anyway, that could be super interesting in the future. Maybe Reuben knows Tommy due to his quidditch, sees Tommy at a casino or something, and makes it his mission to relieve Tommy off all his money?



Lady:

Helloooo! It's lovely to meet you too!!!!!

Benedict - Immediately, I see Argus respecting Ben for his work, feeling sympathetic to his trauma, but being belittling for his opinions. They likely worked together for a very short period if my timings are right or at the very least is aware of his rise and fall and slow rise as an auror again. I'd love to Skype about it - my Skype is Zargoltir!

Amelia - I really feel like these two would be good friends and definitely Tommy would have tried to show her Quidditch once she warmed up to him for sure. They likely befriended each other during flying lessons or something at least.

One idea I do have, though unsure how open you are to it, is Tommy saw her as a good friend - almost like a second sister of his but not much else. How possible would it be for Amelia to have developed feelings on him, being unreciprocal, creating potential for drama!? :D
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Eugene/Tommy, let the shenanigans begin!

TBH I think Gemma is so into her work right now that he'd purposefully have to seek her out, and even then she probably wouldn't be all that trustworthy of him, she's loyal af #gryffindor4lyfe. XD

As for Febs we can do that after we wrap up Eugene/Tommy if you want!

Additionally, if Tommy knows Lock (Magnus) he may, by extension know Ruth Lockhart! Lock's wife, but she was also a Gryffindor the year ahead of Tommy and her brother designs brooms and clearly her whole life is somehow related to quidditch lol
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Eugene - Yassss. I'll reply asap!!!

Gemma - For sure. I mean, Thomas was a Gryffindor too so he gets it :P Hed probably not seek her out unless he had due bc, y'know, Quidditch is all that matters

February - definitely!

Ruth - Yeah, I think me and Lynn are going with a friendly rivalry so it's entirely possible he does know Ruth by extension. Also the whole broom designing thing sounds interesting!! Thomas does need a new broom. His has sort of... stopped behaving. To be polite.
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(April 7, 2018 – 3:30 PM)Argus Scrimgeour Wrote: Ernest - All I want to say is I love Ernest and he is the best the end

Thom - Yes! David and Tommy are actually good friends which works well considering Thom is also his sponsor. I imagine Tommy really enjoys Thom and his approach, minus the social engagements though Tommy understands why. I can't wait to see how we can thread these two!

Magnus - Oooh, it'd be interesting for these two yo have a rivalry. They could have been sort of friends at school, then drifted and now they just jokingly shittalk each other when they play one another, occasionally meeting to train together or something.

Reuben - preface with Argus dislikes Reuben bc bella and 100% wants to send Reuben an angry letter.

Anyway, that could be super interesting in the future. Maybe Reuben knows Tommy due to his quidditch, sees Tommy at a casino or something, and makes it his mission to relieve Tommy off all his money?

All sounds good to me! Re: Thom/Tommy, there will be one of the aforementioned social events early next month, so we could plan to thread there. Lock we can postpone till the season starts up and just play it by ear. I'm super in to getting angry letters for Ben or having him run into Tommy at the Casino but LMK what kind of timeline you want for either :D


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Thom: oo, yeah! That sounds good to me!

Lock: I think it would be best to wait until the season starts then thread if they end up playing one another?

Reuben for Thomas: if you wanted to do this, I think Tommy would be more likely to visit a casino midweek in the evening - as it's quieter.

Reuben for Argus: I mean, he really wants to. Especially considering Witch Weekly keeps mentioning his daughter and Argus now has it in his head that it's all Reubens fault. If you're down, I can have Argus send a letter within a week or so?
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Perfect! I'm game for everything. :)


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