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It's official. Papers have been filed, and the unexpectedly long marriage of @Adele DeVylissea is over. Dear oh dear. At least the Drunk...
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Blacky's Characters Always up for plots and new things, so feel free to toss in ideas!   Amanda (Amy) Lee7 | Description ...
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Unflushable...
Rachel was like that floater that just refused to flush... And it was Audrey's self-designated job to be there for him and the kids whenev...
Miss Piggy Del
"What a delightfully ugly snort there, Adele! Don't tell me the pink cheeks are spreading and affecting your brain, I'm not sure how I'll ...
Blood to Blood, Shade to Shade
"...The other part owner is basically dead, and his wife is a swamp donkey. She let the place go and refused to do anything to save it, so...
Unwavering Faith
"Mamiere will cook." Caleb interjected, before looking squarely at Zane. "And then you will die." ...
Adoptables
Morgan Richter
Seventh Year Parents: Mason Richter & Carlotta (Last) Raised solely by her mother Mother is at least half Brazilian, father is parti...
Timothy Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Chef One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Lilah Karras
Bilby...
Thomas Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Events Manager One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Petros Karras
Job up to you...
Adam Longhurst
Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
Kristen James
Author...
Tamarah Blair
Star Quidditch Chaser One of the infamous Blair Triplets Has a love for all sports, but always especially for Quidditch Was picked up to play for...
Emily Burdett
Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
Kalea Taylor
Fifth-Sixth Year Is either in her fifth, or sixth year. Age dependent on what year she's in, and time of year born [hence the range] Excellent came...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
Liam Burdett
Public Relations Representative Youngest of the Burdett brothers Of his siblings, is closest to Liz Works for the Australian Federal Ministry of Magic as a ...
Alison (Surname)
Main occupation up to player | Base guitarist in Franklin Struck Gold squib born to wizard parents, though was still placed in wizarding school in the hopes that she might prove to just be a late bloomer (...
Lily Quinland
Bilby Student...
Kora Karras
Up to you...
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Characters
Violet Kalifa
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Violet is incredibly tactile, but also very calculated and self conscious. While at first she may appear amiable she is very socially awar...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Derrick Ackers
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human A man who seems to always be looking for the next big thing in his life in the way of fun or simply an activity to do just to shake up th...
Kate Belmont
48 ☆ pb ☆ hu Kate is Daddy's little princess all grown up. She's never had much of an interest in romance, beyond creating the odd scandal here and the...
Michael Grant-Jones
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Michael is a complicated man, who has two distinct personalities; that when he is in public company and that when he is with his loved on...
Boaz Izem
30 ☆ mb ☆ hu Boaz would tell you he has led a fate filled life, full of dramatic personal relationships. This has led him to believe that he has all th...
Holly Bennett
17 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Holly is a little bit like marmite. People tend to either love her or hate her, well, a less extreme version of that. She is self confess...
Cassandra Sullivan
18 ☆ pb ☆ fr Wildcat, pocket rocket, little bundle of constant energy and amusement, there's a reason she needed to take up dancing to burn some of tha...
Hine Parata
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu While she likes to define herself as strong and athletic, her strength is in persistence. She has a tendancy to complete what she starts, ...
Amea Nedvidek
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc She's not easy to understand. She is for the most part, a cool calculating woman with a very serious look on life. She takes things person...
Liam Somersfield
32 ☆ pb ☆ hu Liam is a very quirky soul. He's extremely depressed from previous life experiences but he hides it well by constantly joking around and b...
Lot Karras
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu ven when he appears self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. Lot is like a vo...
Tory Pierce
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Tory has always been a tomboy who loved getting into scrapes. She is more courageous than is good for her, and particularly susceptible to...
Salt Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Salt is shy, anxious and has little confidence. She is nervous and insecure. She is kind and although awkward, she is welcoming and will o...
Vladimir Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Vladimir is one of the quietest people a person could ever meet. The man hates intruding upon the affairs of others. He respects everyone ...
Sean Rhodes
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Sean is a serious soul, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t stand up for himself or others. He’s incredibly loyal and you can always...
Adele DeVylissea
35* ☆ Halfblood ☆ Sorceraic There are two very distinct sides to Adele. One, is the happy, carefree, laid back person she would like to be all the time. During these ...
Artemisia Bellerose
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Having moved from one country to the next and then the next, Arti often had a problem making, or keeping, friends when she was younger and...
Marcus Carsen
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Dhampir To narrow it down to a 'playful sort' would do Marcus a grand discredit. Being in the business of news and socially active there is a cert...
Susan Summers
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Frank and serious with little regard for easing the blow of opinions and facts. It’s not that she doesn’t care about people's feeling...
Stanley Pike
17 ☆ mb ☆ hu Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his eff...
Audrey Adagathguarde
25 ☆ pb ☆ hu Happy, hyperactive, and peppy -- if there was a cheer squad then Audrey would be it. She can be almost childlike in her natural bubbliness...
Maddison Harris
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Maddie is like a rose, a delicate flower who can prick you with thorns if mishandled. She is a bit shy but a complete goofball around her ...
Eugenia Holtzer
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Eugenia has always liked to take the lead, it's not so much that she desires leadership as much as it's the simple fact that she naturall...
Savannah Ryan
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human You will find that Ava is bright and intelligent for her age. She has a playful kind of personality and an easy laugh. Ava enjoys being h...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Gerry has always been very strong-willed. She knows what she likes, what she doesn't, and she seldom bends to any who aren't in her closes...
Maks Valentin
9 ☆ pb ☆ hu Maks is a cheeky little boy with a honey badger attitude to go along with it. Always cheerful, and willing to do whatever he wants and nee...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Iris is the type of girl that can easily overload herself. She likes to start projects, but not necessarily finish them, and her dreams ar...
Matt Belmont
51 ☆ hb ☆ hu Matt’s obsession with neatness and cleanliness is a defining part of who he is. He keeps detailed records of everything, organises his m...
Samhain Eros
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Samhain is very quiet, and prefers to be on her own. She views people as untrustworthy, and tends to avoid them. However, she desperately ...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Organized and studious, but erring on the aloof and dreamy side of it. Siwan spend so much time traveling, that it was difficult for her t...
Evony Wynter
16/17 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Centaur Evony is by default, a happy person. She enjoys the chance she has been given to attend schooling within the magical world and strives to...
Jason Miller
38 ☆ pb ☆ hu Jason is a very colorful guy. A fun-loving individual, he loves to be around a crowd of people, having fun and cutting up when it's accept...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Alic is a very mercurial person; he can be your worst enemy one minute, and your best friend the next. How he treats you depends on how he...
Caitlin Sullivan
36 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Cate would be considered a no-nonsense woman, which may sound strange when someone is told about her personal gifts and the fact that she ...
Tyson McKennis
17 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Driven and Ambitious, Tyson's major noticeable traits is that he always finds something to work hard towards living under the shadow of h...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Viktor Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Viktor is a fairly quiet man, but is more than comfortable with engaging in conversation with others, even those he has not met before. No...
Dylan Connell
38 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Dylan Connell can be considered a very grim sort of man on the surface, more of actions than words. Often when he -does- speak it is short...
Jonathan Azai
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Fae Jonathan is an enigma of switching phases and no one personality or image he shows is entirely true only a fragment of what he wants to b...
Stuart Blair
51 ☆ pb ☆ hu Considering he's the father of five Blair kids who were all Spencers (and a secret other one who ended up in Sturt), it would be fairly ac...
Keith Anderson
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keith is a shy person when he is in a new place. However, once you get to know him, you realize he is a fun loving, down-to-earth kind of ...
Eudoxia Miller
33 ☆ hb ☆ hu Eudoxia comes across to most people as cool and collected. She prides herself with always being in control of emotions, though she does no...
Alan Burdett
50 ☆ pb ☆ hu As a general rule, Alan is open, honest and likes to have a joke around. He was a Spencer student in school, and well known for his pranks...
Ashkar Gastrell
44 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ash is a man that seems to exude confidence. He wears this along with arrogance as a shield. Showing the world a Wizard who has little re...
Scarlett Fate
11 ☆ hb ☆ hu She is eccentric and very creative. She paints a lot and her favourite style of painting is abstract. She favours loud colours and messy ...
Thomas Sollozzo
53 ☆ pb ☆ hu Thomas is a dangerous individual who enjoys nothing more in life than money, murder, and torture. Sociopathic by nature, he shows very li...
Gemini Demetra
22 ☆ hbr ☆ vt A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into...
Zane Nedvidek
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Serious. Sociopathic. Distant. These are just some words to describe Zane. He isn't much of a talker, but when he chooses to speak to you...
Mary Ohara
29 ☆ mb ☆ hu Mary is a rather ordinarily happy woman, though she might choose to express it a little more vehemently than others. Always talkative, Mar...
Stella King
20 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stella is rather reserved and guarded.  Her family was close knit and traveled a lot.  She never had an actual home as a kid as the fami...
Rue Delaney
28 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Rue is odd. She’s always been odd. There’s just something mildly unsettling about her. It could be her eyes, that startling shade of ...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Josie is, for the most part, an optimistic young woman. She loves life as it is, and wants to explore it--but one day at a time. She deals...
Sturn Haviland
26 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Veela The surface of Sturn Haviland can be very misleading, looking at the way she holds herself, speaks and moves one would think that the res...
Alexander Winfield
19 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Sorceraic Alexander is an extremely friendly young man and enjoys the better side of life. He has already dealt with what it felt like and even now ...
Morgan Ohara
13 ☆ hb ☆ hu Despite her situation, Morgan is a very sweet girl. She is rather shy, and introverted, but isn't afraid to make friends. She just needs s...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Igor Drakov
30 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Vampire Igor did have a fairly pleasant disposition, but through trauma inflicted upon him by his father, his attitudes and personality changed, ...
Vladimir Valentin
527 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vladimir is a bit of a mix in terms of his personality, however the most noticeable feature of his is the fact that he is extremely calc...
Lilith Evenstar
24 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lilith becomes known to any community she joins very quickly, owing to her outgoing nature. She is fair and frank, preferring to be honest...
Jezebel Blair
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc Jezebel is generally a friendly and understanding person in most aspects, this is because through her life growing up she herself has had ...
Rosmunda Townsend
32 ☆ pb ☆ vt Though she may appear stoic, practical and professional much of the time, Rosmunda is far from unkind or lacking in compassion. In fact, i...
Elektra Devereux
31 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ely takes most of her life's problems on the chin. Most. For the rest, she usually hides it behind a mask of dry humour and sarcastic rem...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Daria Bishop
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Many would say that Daria is the very definition of stubborn. The traits she has are almost a shock when you get to know her, she is outsp...
Tony Wolfe
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu Srengths: Compassion- regardless of what others may think of him Tony has a rather large heart. He keeps it hidden as much as possible, th...
Ikedi Azikiwe
43 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ikedi is the type of person you want in your corner. He is compassionate and caring, and incredibly driven. Because he was the eldest of t...
Aiden Longhurst
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Aiden is ridiculously protective of his younger sister Valerie, and treats all new people with caution - especially men. When he first cam...
Amy Lee
7 ☆ hb ☆ hu Amy is a very quiet, sweet little girl. She will go out of her way to comfort someone else, and tends to be always grinning and happy. She...
Leander Hue
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human While Leander is generally fair in grading, he dislikes untidy workspaces and is strict on his students in this area.  Lee loves organiz...
Penny Quinland
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can rea...
Bryan Hawthorne
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Bryan Hawthorne is a down-to-Earth kinda guy. He enjoys the simple things in life such as the great outdoors with camping and hiking. He l...
Sage Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Sage is very academic and very creative. She is sharp-minded but gets obsessed with one thing or the other. She is a good friend and she h...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
Albertine Bellerose
Sixteen ☆ pb ☆ hu Albertine is an extroverted girl who due to feeling out of place in her current situation has become more introverted. She answers in cla...
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The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
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Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: May 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
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Flinders: 155
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 215
Spencer: 205
THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF MAGIC

Derrick Ackers

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  1. Sure has gotten a bit chilly lately. . . You know what means~. Bonfires!

  2. It seemed many had the concept, their ideas built off one another or at the very least were mirrored or relative, the one that caught his ear the most had ironically had been that of 'Inspiration.' "Oho!? Inspiration! That is something I didn't expect someone to say. Typically people think the elements of Fire or Air personify that, yet obviously, Water does too in its own way." Derrick made his way over towards the tubes pulling out a small extended stick from his robes and pointed towards a random sector that traveled along the middle of the room where the entire class could get an easy sight on to it. "The commonality that everything, even inspiration has, is the motion. This is physically and internally on a philosophical step of water itself, it's rarely ever truly 'stationary' even when held in check. The greatest asset of it is that it's also something that can take so many forms even in words." The descriptions were all various 'forms' of water in description and meaning which he had hoped demonstrated his point even further. "It is the mortal enemy of fire, and by extension myself!" The last part he added for a sake of comedy at least for his own amusement if nothing else. "As such a spell that comes to mind is the Water-making spell, Aguamenti. Now - that isn't the only use for it, much like every Element, it holds the capability to be used in various applications based on the users concentration, technique, and willpower. First we'll go with the easiest step just to. . . You know, get a good idea of it conceptually!" He started to make his way towards the other side of the room and moving a few scarecrow designed bundles of straw, each for one student. Taking his finger he made a traced motion which caused each of the bundled up straw-men to be caught a blaze even going as far as to offer a happy sigh as if he finally got some 'urge' out for doing such a destructive thing. "Oh right. . . Class, can't admire the handiwork. . ." Derrick coughed a bit and about faced to the students. "Your assignment? Extinguish these fires before we're all burned alive! I'm exaggerating." This time, or maybe, for a while until the Auror's decided their job was entirely done. Finally, taking up his wand from inside of a small little loop on his belt he began to trace a smooth motion, almost like a traced wave if one were to follow the motion. "This is the proper technique for the Aguamenti spell, er, for those that don't know it - Of course! Try not to overshoot - focus and give it what you can." After the brief demonstration he quickly stepped off towards the side leaning on the desk but keeping himself alert incase some kind of mishap did occur.
  3. The last month had been a bit hectic even for his own tastes, he liked crashing weddings as much as the next person but never to cast a spell that would put a wave of people to sleep. He to admit that was one thing that put him in a bit of a bad mood, mostly, because it reminded him of a crucial part within his life. As much as he tried to keep an optimistic front to it, it held a heavier weight on him. Which perhaps didn't help that he had recently then and even now considering the very idea that he had been trying to escape, what were he and Arti? They never classified things just. . . Happened, what they did, just happened. Not that he was complaining, she was fun and it was a good feeling and presence to have albeit the uncertainty was something he wasn't used to and even more so the constant thought of the fact it was even a present thing. Today was a primarily mild day in comparison to what the weather had been like and being near the lakeside offered up a much better breeze than being directly in the city which was comforting in its own way. A long sleeved shirt nestled on him which was covered by a light jean jacket as he stood directly at the waters edge just peering at the constantly bubbling and flowing stream that coursed through the area. As much as it had been his opposite in every way, it ironically offered a calm that gave him some time to reflect and consider the words that he needed to say and not sound like a bumbling idiot - or worse- have it fully Derrick-fied where it wouldn't even be said, it'd be entirely avoided by him with some kind of ploy. It was tough when you're the opponent to yourself where it all needed to count and you needed to stand up, there you were, slapping yourself down. His hand fished through his coat pocket to pull out his phone as his head tilted slightly, he had been waiting Arti to arrive, knowing that the place he told her to meet him at was something unorthodox to what they usually would do, where they'd usually go. Even to the point that a small little basket with picnic goods settled inside of it and its woven surface planted right next to his legs, not the best day for a picnic but who really wanted to sit in a drenching heat for that kind of stuff? Derrick leaned his head back to let his eyes gaze skyward and let out a gentle sigh - it had been a while since he actually had nerves like these that welled up within him. It seemed to stretch like a wave of heat and pressure against his skin that condensed its own form of perspiration. Like someone pressed a heavy fur coat over his entire body. "Come on, Sparky, you ain't 'fraid of nothing." A gentle whisper to himself.
  4. Since the start of the term there had been a sense of tension in the atmosphere, part of him expected it had more to do with the wedding fiasco than the actual school itself. But it did make sense that they'd place this many Auror's in light of what had occurred. A hand weaved through his hair as he sighed since either way he was getting a break from all of it even if it was for a few minutes to sit down and just relax. A chair was spotted in Derrick's view and he quickly took a seat on it with a heavy bounce that followed soon after and not long behind that a sigh of pure relief. "This feels so~ much better than a stern wooden chair that threatens to make every movement comfortable. I am about to use some of this stuff to make padding. . ." That was probably a thought he should consider keeping to himself. A hand rose to scratch at his beard while his eyes gazed around the empty room, it was way too quiet. All this time he had wanted a secession, briefly, from the students and chaos that came in the wake of having patrolling guards through the halls. . . It all was starting to hit how he enjoyed being in the thick of chaos. There was always something to do and it wasn't something boring but perhaps not the most ideal situation for his particular brand of fun. Reaching into the bag that he had brought in with him his hand would rummage through it, digging deeper until he had reached the bottom. Rustling sound of a plastic bag echoed within the leather case and once his hand had a bag of animal crackers nestled in the depth of his palm. No time was wasted with him peeling it open to access the baked goodies left on the inside of the bag. Picking a single cracker between his fingers and tossing it into his mouth giving a hefty chomp that echoed a crunch within his ears. The man gave a wide smile enjoying it a lot more than he probably should have been, like a child finally able to get that long desired snack after being trapped in the prison that is school. Then his hand slipped to the side of the bag to pull out what seemed to be a small bottle that had some water inside of it as he popped it opened and drank from it lightly. "Okay, this is the very idea of relaxing. A drink, crackers, now all I need is to watch a bonfire." His eyes squinted to see if he could remember a place that would actually fit that criteria in the moment. "Nope, I'm out of luck with such a short time on my plate. Merlin's balls."
  5. Not entirely sure how I found myself in this very blazing predicament, as much as I enjoy the uncertainty of what a blaze can consume this is probably one of the few times I am utterly unsure about anything. Speaking,. of course, metaphorically - It has been sometime since I considered anything 'serious' in terms of relationships. There has been the occasional bed buddy and I can't forget good ol' Luce, who was much more consistent in that path. But nothing beyond friends with benefits evolved from that and really we're better friends than anything, I know I can trust the woman as much as I trust Auds. Then again. . . Trusting that feisty brunette is what ended me up in the middle of this field where I find myself more at a loss of direction than anything. I mean, Eleza's been dead for a few years now and somehow, some way, I still feel as if I am. .. Betraying her? It's not even logical I probably shouldn't even be viewing things that way. Part of me just can't seem to slip out of that which meant I had to power through with much more force and determination. Interest makes me try, wariness makes me want to back off and also makes me want to glare at Audrey. One of the few people that knows better than most my actual reason on why I never actually ran towards any long-standing relationship. LO AND BEHOLD! She decided that it was an executive freaking decision to set me up on this path. Aaaah, serves her right, that's why soon after her and good ol' Al-Pal started hooking up and getting the good hip romping in. That still pales in comparison to the fact I found myself constantly going to see Artemisia. She's an interesting person and it doesn't hurt that she's willing to go with the flow of an evening or moment without a second thought. Then, taking in mind, that she has her own level of hurts and pains? Yea. . . It makes this all the more seemingly clear a setup. Even though we both know it we some how fell into the trap willingly by going along with it genuinely afterwards. But what do you get really for pressing two wounded people so close to one another? Will they manage to seal up the wound within the other? Or will that wound just tear up? Will the pain ever truly start? What is the lingering effect and meaning behind it all? She still has yet to meet Janet, and truthfully? I am afraid of that possible prospect. . . And I ain't fraid of nothin' in any other circumstance. But that deeper feeling and knowledge is that I know this woman about as well as she knows me, and I know, without a shadow of a doubt Janet would most likely approve. If only to keep me preoccupied or even to keep me from splitting form the country again. But her vocal acceptance is much more different than the shadow knowledge of knowing she does approve, I can make a reasoning behind her -not- actually feeling it all. But add power to the whispers, tangibility to what you see as only a shade, and it becomes much more impactful. Meaningful. Wizard's Stars. . . Eleza I am not even sure what to do or how to walk. I carry on an optimistic tune by the weight of your death weighs and effects everything even to this day... Even though I know you wouldn't approve of me living like that. At least. . . I know she's about as uncertain and cautious as I am due to the past pains. But eventually we'll need to decide if we're either going to leap off and fly like Phoenixes or burn out in the aftermath.
  6. Just remember you Spencer folks! If you have issues? Questions or concerns? Need someone to set something on fire in a RESPONSIBLE manner, yes, responsible. Just contact me! I'm easy to reach by Owl or really anywhere. Don't be afraid to lean on me for guidance!

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    2. Scarlett Fate

      Scarlett Fate

      Can we have a Spencer thread? :) 

    3. Derrick Ackers

      Derrick Ackers

      You want some green yarn? It's pretty good for burning but I don't think that's something I can start setting on fire until the Auror's skedaddle.

    4. Alexander Winfield

      Alexander Winfield

      I. . . Maaaay need the fireproof charm re-fixed on well.. My entire dorm room.

  7. He was about to just turn over to get much more comfortable when a sudden scream pierced through the air and jolted his eyes opened. What the. . .? A heavy hand tapped at his shoulder as he looked up to see Stu giving a beckon to pull away from the area. His hands pressed against the ground as he started to stand up glancing towards Arti to make sure she was alright then assisted her in standing up as he huffed taking a glance around the area realizing that others were groggy and getting their own bearings - Of course - A Spell. He should have been paying much more attention as he snorted with a huff. "I hate when this kind of stuff happens to me." A hand rubbed at the back of his neck, used to tense situation as his hand pressed against Arti's lower back rubbing it slowly. "Hey, come on." Trying to ease the elevated panic breath while grasping at her hand to follow her away from the scene. The best he could do in this moment wasn't for that family, that was for sure, he always knew something was 'Odd' about Jez but had never pushed on that note. In this moment? He needed to be exactly what he trained to be and that was a person with some kind of Academic presence to keep things orderly. As the brunette sat down next to Josie he shrugged lightly. "Something that tells me we aren't in Kansas anymore. . . " An attempt to make the situation just a bit light while he kneeled next to Artemisia with an arm wrapped along her shoulder. "Take eased breathes." He couldn't say 'I won't let anything happen!', He was just caught off guard but he knew he wasn't going to let that happen a second time as his focused himself to be aware but seemingly aloof. Being unaware is what had cost him once before he wasn't going to let that be a second cost again. Eyes drifted towards the scene where the young girl who seemed to be named Lorelei had been laying with a congregation of their family overlapping around them. Then his attention shifted towards Josie as he gave a light wave. "Hey, J-Dub, you doing well there?"
  8. "Oh, oh - you're so~ going to pay for even agreeing let alone entertaining that thought!" The woman knew just how to grind at his gears, challenging him in such a way, how dare she!? It was almost like it was back at the restaurant, and the status war, and well. . . Just like everything else when it came to the two of them. A hand scratched through his beard as he smirked a bit at the wriggling eyebrow that had been sported by the brunette. "Fine, we'll go for round five-hundred and sixty-five after this unwedding." Or during, he wasn't sure yet that was going to be spur of the moment most likely. As it seemed a friend of Arti's popped up a light boastful pose was made by him. "My glorious idea, of course! Arti wishes she was this bold to suggest something." A hand pressed against Arti's shoulder as he lightly nudged her. "Either the patriarch or I was -really- born in the wrong place." Thinking it over his head shook lightly. "Nope, never mind I'd never give up the burning curtains experience." That was a nice thought but he also found that sleeping? Yea, that was a pretty nice thought right about now too. As he stretched he yawned loudly with all the strength of the Spakcules within him! Before he could even notice Arti had went down into her own slumber his body leaned forward but tripped over her lightly having him sprawled out on his back against the grassy knoll. Head canted towards the side as he gave out a happy sigh of finding proper rest. When even was the last time he had this good of a sleep? Besides in his office just before class.
  9. "What!? Nuh uh! You take that back, Miss. Poisons my cape!" A grin formed on his face until his eyes caught what Arti had as well with Alan and Audrey which perched an eyebrow upwards and widened his grin further. At this point he probably should have been wearing a Cheshire cat outfit with how much it stretched along. "I thought we were bad, I feel like I'm being beat by an old man in this department." A gentle nudge was made against the short woman while they made their way fully towards the gathering of what seemed to be a few people he had recognized. There had been the lady of the Hour, At least two of his students, and what was all of this emotional moment of craziness? A Kodak Moment, that's what. His hand grasped the camera he held as well and while Artemisia took a low shot he made sure to carry the higher angle flashing several picture with a smirk that shined mostly for the people that knew him. Did they think this moment would escape him!? As he pocketed the camera for safe keeping his arms wrapped and pressed against his chest. "Now that you bring it up.. They do have that odd 'Kennedy-Esque' family bit going around don't they? Figured you would have runway model family members, Jezzy." His head lobbed left and right for a moment. "Course' didn't expect you to be related to a few students of mine. Spencer's at that, figures."
  10. As the camera angled towards him during the posing moment of his 'flexing' he amped it up to being much more defined, worthy of the renamed moniker of 'Sparkules'. A wide smile present on his face while the bright light of the came bathed his entire form. Then proceeded to take pictures of the various fiascos that Arti might have potentially missed in her own photographer phase, this was some joint effort being made and it had a good feeling behind it. Then in the midst of their selfies together his own face contorted into a goofy expression with a single arm draped over the short woman's shoulder crouching a bit to make sure that she didn't need to strain too much. "I will submit that it is SLIGHTLY better! I ain't giving you all the credit!" His hand rose up with an extended as it wagged towards Arti's direction. "We'll need something because our initial plan crashed and burned. Had the perfect thing too in order to get back at her! But we'll have to plan it very sneakily and well enough." It at least seemed Auds and Alan had a lot more to talk about on the 'serious' front which meant that he'd leave them to that device not wanting to disturb that kind of a moment. At the brunette's suggestion a smirk played onto his lips. "Oooh~ I like that idea! I do owe Jezzy a few snaps of a picture! Plus, we didn't get a chance to say hey to here so it might be a pretty good way to do it. You know, before she starts being all inquisitive." About the fact that the two of them showed up together in complimenting outfits.
  11. Things had taken a bit of a turn for the 'worse' in Sparky's view. Considering a first things and in order of worse to least worse? Had been the topic of teaching Water, the killer of his ambitions. Why did this even have to be an element? It was a thought that crowded into his mind! But he had to deal with it and eat that for breakfast considering he had chosen this post in the first place. At least he wasn't bad with using any of the elemental magic and transmogrifications of spells so that was something. Of course, the initial plan that had been set into mind had quickly been deterred due to the red alert dealing with what seemed to be Auror's at every single corner. Nearly, he could see some pretending to be groundskeepers peaking into the class every five seconds during some kind of false clean up inspection. A sigh exhausted from his as he shook his head and at least he managed to sling enough weight to have Lucy check in on him every so often just for fun and giggles. This kind of sequester was going to be a killer for his intentions with the class. As such he had to get a bit more creative than going off towards the river side bank and having people get intimate with the idea and knowledge of what water could provide and interact with plus the fact that it had been such a major compound in many things, everyday or not. The bell rang and he sat on his desk with both hands pressed on the edges of the desk, the attire he wore had actually been a long cooling robe that not only had the markings of a Professor on them but one who was named as the Head for Spencer due to his affiliation in the past and the fact he knew every trick in the book. Someone had to make sure no one got hurt too badly but still allowed for his alma mater to do what they do best. In the center of the classroom would be a well crafted system of an aqueduct of sorts pieced together with hard-plastic and other magical enmities to keep it flowing in a mystical appeal. This could be considered the height of watching life itself flow through various tubes, spheres, squares, and other kinds of shapes to emphasize the unique talent that the element of water held all of it culmination for it to rise up through another tube and crashing down like a waterfall and turning into a water cyclone that emptied out to begin the process anew, life begets life in the wake of destruction. "Come on in! Take a seat, relax! But not too much we're going to have some kind of fun today!" If he had anything to say about it, he knew this class would be an escape for many students to shake off the weight of the presence of Authority stalking about like zombies or special forces. As well as the reason that they had been placed on School Grounds in the first place. "As you sit down take a look at this here water display that I worked extremely hard on!" At least with help of his resident 'Not really a girlfriend but we're doing stuff' companion, Arti, who had been an art genius in his opinion and made this idea of his possible. "I want you all to get a good look and kind of say what comes to mind when you consider the element of 'Water', what it does, what it can do, the purpose that it holds and most importantly? The various things that it contributes towards."
  12. Leave it to some creep-o to have Auror's on alert. Now I have to scale back my teaching. CREATIVITY IS BEING RUINED!😱

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    2. Iris Glauert

      Iris Glauert

      All those aurors around make me feel so nervous >_<;;;

    3. Josie Wilson

      Josie Wilson

      But you have one of the best classes! Surely you of all people can find a way to still make it fun

    4. Derrick Ackers

      Derrick Ackers

      @Artemisia Bellerose Then come on in! Though if you start distracting me then I'll need to have them all start working on magic!

      @Iris Glauert Don't let it get you up too much little bean. A good friend of mines is an Auror, I have her popping in every so often so expect a pretty calm atmosphere!

      @Josie Wilson J-Dub, You already know I'll find a way somehow! Even if I have to make a 'Chamber of Secret Elements!' 

  13. Derrick wasn't sure what was going on between the two of them, hell, Audrey and Alan had it more figured out for themselves than he did and that was a truth. There had been plenty of inner demons he was combating against and something told him that Arti was pretty much in the same situation. At least from what they had gleamed in one another's past in that brief moment of honesty they held. The things that kept their minds, hearts, and feet at a stand still from ever growing more or going further with anyone beyond the usual: Wam, Bam, thank you Ma'am. As she pointed out the camera's for him he casually strolled by a table and took about two. Handing one over towards her as a grin shaped on his face. "Oh, my dear Arti, there are many effects pictures can hold! It isn't always the obvious moments but the most subtle moments that a person almost always wishes they could forget." Being paraded around by Stu was hilarious and picture worthy, but not THE picture, catching her off guard mid-chewing on some kind of food or chocolate like a little Easter bunny? That was a true Kodak moment that needed to be slapped on a commercial. Then he proceeded to lightly nudge the dark-haired woman. "Besides, you know you want us to be in a bunch of shots. How else will you brag to people about this awesome Hercules who gained the talent of fire after being poisoned? It's a lovely story, worth telling kids for eons!" Both of his hands curled, the one holding the camera a lighter grip as to not damage it while he flexed and posed by pressing the row of his knuckles against the edges of his waist like a superhero. "Hercu-Sparkles!"
  14. "Only?! I am greater than he that is just a bunny!" Derrick gave a playful huff towards Lucy as he relaxed into the couch further once she pressed herself against him further. Eyes pressed towards the television even as the light gloss of ice cream started to make his arm sticky, didn't he just take a shower? Oh well, just another reason to get into a warm water cascade later when he got home. He tried to be unique or rather it just seemed to happen rather than him putting the actual effort into it all. Throwing a fist had never been his end game, things got way too messy and his hands were beautiful structures of manly-ness that should be used for setting stuff on fire. Pranks were the ultimate mostly due to the fact that if something happened he wouldn't need to be blamed for it and the target not only too the punishment but had to clean it up. It was great, perfect. "Hey, hey! I was busy with. . . Stuff!" More accurately he was still trying to reel from the loss of Eleza. It wasn't an easy thing to deal with and he found he stayed away from the ones he cared for much longer and further away as possible before he would get angry notices from his sister on him being 'Gone too long!'. Which was nearly almost every month that would shift on by that there had been barely any form of notice. "Hey, I'm sorry, I'll do better. Maybe if I was around you wouldn't have been in such a very weird and bad situation." Not that he expected to be all knowing but maybe he could have helped or caught wind of it sooner than expected. "I'll take twenty-five percent but you're taking the accrued amount which places you at. . . Hmmm.. One-Hundred and fifteen percent of it! Yeowch." His head tilted a bit as he grinned towards Lucy. "Well I guess I better start popping in at random. Better keep your clothes close by at all times~. You know how I am!" He gave a gentle bop of her cheek with two of his fingers before leaning his head against the back of the couch. As he lifted his head to see the spoon before him a smile formed on his face as he took the offered cream into his mouth swallowing it whole. "Awesome~. I'll get to teach everything! I'll have a swimming pool set up with some oil and set it a blaze! Then we'll cook some marshmellows in it. You know, before we have to douse it because it's getting -way- too crazy." The sad part being he would most likely do this just to see how it would all go down, not so much because he lacked the common sense to know it was dangerous and juvenile. That was just part of the fun after all! A hand presses through her hair as she leaned against him once more. "No promises, they'll learn the moment they can wave a wand, mimic, and impose their will into the form of a spell! Besides, it will keep you in constant motion. You'll be the best fit MILF around." An eyebrow wraggled formed as he already labeled her as such. "Poor You, stuck with this inevitable future! Bwahahaha."
  15. Weddings, These were often Derrick's specialty in crashing and yet here he was NOT crashing. Though suppose it doesn't count against him since it was a merry, very, unwedding. Upon being invited by Jez he found he was in a bit of a predicament on a few ideas but also on the fact he had actually be considering asking Arti if she wanted to go as his date. Something that he wasn't going to live down if Audrey saw and heard that, in fact, it was his idea for the particular outfit idea that had come to mind. Hercules and Deianira, A tragic tale to be sure considering the overall. He had already showed up at the woman's house in his usual flair of just showing up and popping in like it was no bodies business. Dawning a white toga that was fashioned in a more warriors appeal as he wore what seemed to be a oddly colored cape that hung around his neck to emphasize the poisonous cloak gifted. Hanging off of his hip would be an imitation short sword which really was just a handle super glued to a scabbard. He was freaking Hercules the sword was for imitation! After double checking that their outfits were properly accented to one another given the various possible details for the two mythological and short fairytale figures that they had chosen he coupled arms with Arti and gave a light trace of his fingers to apparate the both of them to the choice of venue, Victoria Reserve. Just as the two of them enter Derrick's eyes only stayed on the decorations and what had been placed out to make the area look fantastical because. . . He saw a kidnapped Belle being stolen away from her Beast in Gaston's arms. There was no chance of Derrick holding in his laughter as he started to burst out as if his gut was in a constant assault. "Oh! OH! This was so worth it! Oh man. . . Quick, Do you have a camera? We need this blackmail going on." A glance was shifted towards Arti as he grinned towards the woman. At least this way one the retort of their outfits came about along with the fact it was his choice to ask the question about it he'll have something to fall back on to defend himself. Everyone's dirty laundry was going to come out if his was!
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