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Sixth Year; Chaser; French Club President
Sixth Year; Chaser; French Club President



16 year old Pureblood
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Hermia Bonaccord
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
-Emily Dickinson
PROFILE

Full Name: Hermia Lisette Enora Bonaccord

Nickname(s): Mia, Hippolyta or Little One (ironically called by her mother) Sunshine by her father

Birthdate: September 22, 1873

Age: 16

Occupation: Hufflepuff Chaser and Prefect

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: London during the season, family home in Versailles, France

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Wand: 10" Ash, Unicorn Hair, Flexible

Family:
Anselm Edwin Bonaccord, Father, French Ministry Ambassador, 53
Enora Bonaccord (nee Neville), Mother, 46
Charles Anselm Bonaccord, Brother, 24 Pure, Ministry researcher
Silvius Henri Bonaccord, brother, 22 Pure, Healer
Pierre Lucian Bonaccord, brother, d. at 19, 1888 Pure, Squib, something never mentioned by the family
APPEARANCE

While she’s learned to carry herself with poise, Hermia is still self-conscious about her height. Nearly 5’8”, she shot up like a weed between her first and second year and constantly worried about her towering over the boys. It is a perpetual struggle to get her pin straight hair to hold the curl that is so in fashion at the moment. Her hair seems to fluctuate between a coffee brown and a softer caramel depending on the season. There was a solid two years where it was nearly copper red, and she is so grateful it faded into a more discreet brunette. While she wore it long as a child (and whenever away from Britain), Hermia’s hair is now just past her shoulders due to a cruel prank by her brother, Pierre. While the change was initially mortifying, Hermia embraced her difference and learned to bear the change. Her hair is slowly growing, but she isn’t certain if she’s truly ready for it back. No matter the magical product, she can’t seem to keep strands in place and tucked away. When Hermia looks in the mirror, she is most taken with her hazel eyes that seem to shift with mood and clothing. She loves it best when they flash green and gold.

Managing to avoid the cursed blemishes and oily skin most gained in puberty, Hermia is instead splattered with freckles. There is also a small scar on her cheek from an incident with her brother she chooses to forget. They may have been adorable when she was smaller, but now they seem like one more reason people look at her, and she hasn’t learned to love them. The most frustrating part of her appearance is her overall slim, almost lanky, build. She hoped womanhood would give her some shape to speak of, something that wouldn’t leave her feeling boyish, but it wasn’t to be. There is a constant nagging in her mind that she lacks the femininity to attract a husband on anything more than her name and, while she would never voice it, her straight frame concerns her. What if her lack of hips, her slight frame, makes her less capable of birthing children? Without exception, her signature feature is her smile. Governesses have cautioned her to tame her broad grin an accompanying laugh, but Hermia wears her joy for the world to see. Yes, it makes her eyes squint; yes, she shows every tooth; but there is only so much emotion one can repress at a time. Hermia is ambidextrous. She is naturally left-handed, but had her hand slapped enough by governesses that she learned to adapt.


PERSONALITY
Bridge builder and Mediator– Loyal to a Fault – Kills with Kindness – Silently Stubborn – Determined to do her ancestors proud – Fusses over details – Queen of memorization – Sentimental – Finds muggles intriguing – Shuts down when threatened – Rebels with books and Quidditch - Active and Anxious
OTHER
ClassOWLNEWT
Alchemy
Ancient StudiesO N/A
AstronomyEEN/A
CharmsO -
Defense Against the Dark ArtsEE -
Earth MagicO N/A
Muggle StudiesEE N/A
HerbologyO N/A
History of MagicO N/A
PotionsO N/A
TransfigurationEE N/A

Languages Spoken: French and English (native languages), Tunisian Arabic, some Italian and Standard Arabic
Languages Read or Written Only: Latin, Classic Greek
Clubs: French Club President, History, Charms, Dueling, Quidditch
HISTORY

*TW: Sibling abuse and suicide*

1871: After a two-year sabbatical in his home country, French Ambassador Anselm Bonaccord accepts a new post as the French ambassador to Britain. He relocates to London with his wife, Enora, and three young sons.

1873: September 22 – Hermia Lisette Enora Bonaccord is born during an early autumn storm, at St. Mungo’s, following the most difficult of Mrs. Bonaccord’s pregnancies. She adamantly declares that this is the absolute last time she will have a child. Charles, 8, and Silvius, 6, are quick to love their little sister; Pierre, barely 4, wants nothing to do with his new sibling.

1877: -Muggle Queen Victoria is attacked, wizards are expelled and found Hogsmeade Village.
-Ambassador Bonaccord sends his wife and children back to France for their safety
-Charles begins studying at Beauxbatons

1879: -Ambassador Bonaccord accepts temporary post in French Tunisia
-Silvius begins at Beauxbatons
-On a trip to the sea, Hermia sees dolphins for the first time and declares her wish to become one. In a moment of adult inattention, Pierre holds her under the water, later swearing to his mother that he was giving Hermia her wish.

1881: Pierre never receives his invitation from Beauxbatons, confirming his parent’s fear. Wondering aloud at dinner, a 7-year-old Hermia asks what a “squib” is. An already rocky sibling relationship further breaks down.
-Hermia wakes to Pierre’s hands around her throat, wondering why she just won’t die and go away. Hermia remembers grabbing his hands, feeling everything warm, and then a flash of light. Her parents found Pierre with smoldering hands howling on the floor, and Hermia staring down in confusion. Her big brother didn’t look so big in that moment. Her first true showing of magic seemed to truly unravel something in Pierre.

1883: The Bonaccords consider a new posting to the UK a few years before Hermia is slated to begin at Hogwarts to help her readjust to British life. Pierre is bitter at the move and reminds Hermia with every breath.
-Hermia is with her family, minus Pierre, to see France defeat Egypt in the World Cup final. She asks father for her first broom.

1884: The Laughing Plague kills Charles’ intended, Hermia’s last summer with her family is an uneasy one

1885: Hermia begins her Hogwarts career and is sorted into Hufflepuff. She confronts homesickness and the strangeness of being surrounded by so much British everything by building a small army of friends and throwing herself into clubs. When the History Club found out she could recite the Statue of Secrecy in its entirety, and that she was descended from the Bonaccords, she found a bit of instant bookish notoriety. She also learned that ‘normal’ people’s parents didn’t make they memorize ancient statue as a mark of family pride. She wasn’t amused.

1886: Hermia earns her parents’ permission to join the Hufflepuff Quidditch Team and earns a spot as a Chaser. She leaves the Book Club due to the absolutely boring things considered proper for ladies to read. She can recite the first two books of the Odyssey, for Merlin’s sake.

1888: July – On a rare trip back to the family home in France, the entire family was back in one place. For the first time in years, Pierre seemed to be in good spirits. That afternoon on the way in from the stables, he forcibly cut off Hermia’s braid, labeling the act as something to remember him by. It was the first time in her memory, that Hermia fought back, breaking his nose before Charles pulled her off. For his part, Silvius hexed Pierre soundly. All Pierre did was laugh. For all their magic, he, the Squib, was still the only one of them not slaves to lies. Whatever that meant.

Hermia remembers waking to her mother screaming and her father crying, something she never remembers hearing. Pierre killed himself around midnight, on his nineteenth birthday. He looked smug hanging there, finally free of his worthless family, the pity of wizards, and, he stressed, his stupid sister. His only true regret being he hadn’t killed her first.

Hermia learns she was chosen as a Prefect. The news is overshadowed by the family's grief.

September – Hermia convinces her parents to let her go back to school. Whether it’s because of some guilt over failing to notice how abusive Pierre’d become before his death, or the need to be free of all reminders, Hermia doesn’t ask. Her parents must have notified her Head of House and Headmaster, but Hermia mentions Pierre even less than usual to her peers. She becomes almost fanatical in her studies and subtly distances herself from others. The keen observer would notice her lack of genuine enthusiasm for nearly everything.

1890: Hermia’s fifth year and O.W.L.s behind her, she reluctantly returns home to await her scores and to parents that she barely recognizes after her brother’s suicide. Father’s mentioning engagements and mother is…quiet. If she’s honest, she doesn’t miss Pierre as she thinks she should, but she would endure all his cruelty if it meant having her family back.

YOU LIKELY KNOW...
-Hermia is descended from two famous wizards:
  • Pierre Bonaccord, first Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards
  • Lisette de Lapin, French animagus who advised English King Henry VI
- Hermia has practiced ballet and singing since childhood.

-Hermia's family moved for her father's career and she'd consider Tunisia her home if she had to choose

YOU MIGHT KNOW...
-Hermia is easily exasperated by English stuffiness

-Hermia is wary of staunch blood purists

- Hermia has an amazing memory and has the Statue of Secrecy memorized, it's her special talent of sorts

-Interested in "liberal" politics and equality of witches and non-humans

-Idle time makes her anxious and she crams her her days full

YOU DON'T KNOW...
- Her brother, Pierre, was abusive and tried to kill her before his suicide in 1888

-Wishes she could have a career after school

-Hermia blames blood purity obsession for her brother's death.

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Played By: Amy

Contact: PM

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Registration Date: June 6, 2020

Date of Birth: May 3, 1989 (31 years old)

Local Time: September 24, 2020 at 6:39 AM

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tl;dr: I'm a nerd! Try this new sorting quiz and have your mind blown! I'm a Ravenclaw Primary who models Gryffindor and a Gryffindor Secondary that models Slytherin.

The only thing I love more than a good sorting is a sorting that explains itself and defines its terms. Ever get tired of these?
  • OMG! You like, have friends and, like probably follow basic human rules, lols. You must be a Hufflepuff!
  • You've read a book! Ravenclaw, you nerd, you must not be able to make friends, life is so hard you bookish introvert.
Yeah, it's reductive and ridiculous.

Welcome to Sorting Hat Chats! Started by two friends several years ago as a blog where they would just nerd out on sorting, Kat and Emily have designed a crazy elaborate system that tackles sorting in a new way.

Basically, you have a Primary house that is your "why/motivations" and your Secondary house is your "how/methods." Also, they emphasize that neither is more important, they are just different facets of your personality. They also stress the importance of choice. Remember how Harry was freaking out about being a Slytherin? Yeah, choice.

So, I am very close between a Ravenclaw and Burned Gryffindor Primary. The difference if the level to which I go with my gut. From my results:

Ravenclaws do not lack an intuitive sense of morality or gut feeling about things, but they distrust those instincts and have a need to ignore or to dig down deep and dissect those internal moral impulses. Living within their built moral system is as important to a Ravenclaw as to a Gryffindor; it’s the source of the morality that differs between them– what they trust.

A Burned Gryffindor has lost confidence in their own internal moral compass. They’d prefer a reality where they could trust their gut and themself, and just do good-- but they live in the real world. Things are too complicated. So they build, find, or invest in an outward morality-- a code, a religion, a philosophy, or another person. This means they can look a lot like the Ravenclaw, relying on an externally constructed morality. However, while Ravenclaws are comfortable and satisfied by this external system, for Gryffindors prioritizing external systems is a pale, disappointing comparison to being able to trust themself.

And I'm a Gryffindor Secondary.

Gryffindor Secondaries are more likely to change their volume than their content. They can hold their tongue. They can be polite, patient, proper people—but when the going gets rough or the rough get going you can find a Gryffindor Secondary by the way their problems are met head on rather than subverted, negotiated, or cajoled. They have an efficiency so direct it can be almost combative.

Gryffindor secondaries can be subtle, skilled, and even quiet, but they will cut to the core of things unflinchingly. They will sacrifice social harmony, reputation, and peace before they sacrifice their own outward integrity.

That first line? I feel seen heard?. I could also be a Slytherin Secondary because I am the queen of situational code switching. The big difference between the Slytherin and Gryffindor Secondary? The Gryffindor Secondary can feel slimy when they have to wear some of their masks or can feel like they're lying.

There are also Models!

A model is a toolset you're borrowing from another House. It may come pretty naturally to your hand, if it's been part of your life long enough, but you mostly use it for utility. You don't find yourself using these techniques and behaviors except when you think they'll come in handy. They're not valuable, enjoyable, and worthwhile for their own inherent sake.

I model Gryffindor Primary and Slytherin Secondary.

Gryffindor House is the house of justice and bravery. If you model Gryffindor Primary, you also value these things and like to live by them-- but you wouldn't feel guilty for dropping those goals in the service of your own priorities (whether that's sticking by your chosen family or stopping your emotional biases from sending you down the wrong path). But you'd like to value these things. They're good, solid, and satisfying. If the phrase "some things are just wrong" appeals to you, you might be a Gryffindor or have Gryffindor model.

Slytherin secondary is the house of making it up as you go along. Slytherins find it better to keep their options open and see how things progress before making a decision, and tend to be quick on their feet. Whether or not they enjoy literal improv, they take their cues from the people around them, and respond to them and the situation on its own terms.

Learn more here: The "Basics" (it's a deep dive, don't be fooled)
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