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Some quick updates after a few late nights of coding. New header! You may have noticed Tally has a new header! Or... maybe I pus...
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Plot Update: April 2018
IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE... Thomas Sollozzo is back, and that's not  a good thing. No one knows exactly where he is, or what fa...
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Tally's 2018 Post-a-coaster!
That's right, it's POST-A-COASTER TIME! Now - May 18th, 2018 For each in-character post you make, a point will be added to yo...
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Shiny buttons system!
You might have got a flood of notifications recently. This is part of our Shiny Buttons System! (aka: Awards) Awards are little ackno...
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Character Database Updates & Stuff
Hello all! It's been a while since I last pestered you by tinkering with things that probably don't need to be tinkered with (but damn it...
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Our House Heads!
House Heads! We've looked through the current Professors and allocated four to be the Heads of each House. This is based part on exp...
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Mousie's Bug Bashing Thread
Mousie is the worst and tends to make new things when there are probably things that need to be fixed/clarified/all of that fun stuff.  ...
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Timeline Time!
The Great Tally Timeline So it's a struggle remembering when things happen to your character, and that's why we've got the "Signific...
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Quoting, Tags, Following, Activity Streams, Search, Links & Images in posts!
What a big week! It's time to introduce you all to some MORE FEATURES! Huzzah! Quoting Quoting on this software is glorious. At t...
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Linked Accounts, Reputation, Leaderboard, House Points, Avatars & Who Posted
I have had such a big day today coding, my brain feels like it's slowly melting out of my ears! Following up today with a few feature...
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Using Reactions
Hey guys, and welcome to the first of your tours on the new board! Today's feature: Reactions! At the bottom of each post, you'll...
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How to Apply
Welcome to Tally!  Looking to join a community of crazy writers as we explore the magical hijinks of the Australian wizarding world?...
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Beta Testing
Hey guys! Welcome to the new-look Tally! With a new look comes a new method of submitting your character. This guide is... quick and ...
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Gossip
Lions and Tigers and Bears... oh my!
A couple of farmers have been talking about sightings of a large wild cat of some kind, but when the try to chase after it to get a better...
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Music to your Ears
Bet you didn't know that the latest news is the performer on the net who goes by 'BlueEyed' is taking up schooling in Tallygarunga! Even s...
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No longer "AT", but we saw THAT coming.
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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Using Tally Gossip
Posting Gossip Small towns are notorious for gossip. The wizarding community that inhabits Narragyambie and Tallygarunga is no exception. B...
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Plotting
Ravioli Inside®
Ravioli A little bit about me and my roleplaying habits: one, I clearly have a very bad sense of humor. two, you should usually e...
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pyjamaviking's splotter
Current Characters I Have for RPing With 1. Scarlett Fate - a First Year Spencer   ...
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Bare feet like a tomboy, and a crooked smile
Alrighty, here be the characters unfortunate enough to be written by me---Mousie! Alan Burdett 50 | Headmaster of Tallygarunga |...
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Heather's Babies
Elliot Morietti 41 | Surgeon/Healer | Ellen Pompeo Ellie is still grieving the loss of her husband three years ago. She's grumpy,...
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Ducklings
  orion arua-karras 17. Seventh Year. Bourke student. ...
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Come and have a butchers.
Albertine Bellerose ● 16 ● Spencer ● Former Child Model ● Pureblood Even though she is a Spencer, Albertine doesn't fit...
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Roar!
ThistleProse's Minions 100% stole the code from Lily! *tips hat* I am up for all kinds of plots! Just hit me up on Discord and I'l...
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Callie's Chars
Callie's Characters Always up for plots and threads, post below with ideas!   Liam Somersfield  32 | Keeper for A...
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Kai's Little Lies
    Marcus Carsen     Species: Dhampir Blood: Half-Breed(Wizarding Pureblood parent) Age: 25 Gender: Male...
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out of hiding
JOSIE WILSON 22 | School Nurse | Former Spencer | Lily Collins Once a student of Tallygarunga herself, Josie has returned as th...
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Flowers Made From Iron
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Lily's Lovelies
Lily's Characters Always up for plotties and connections and threads, post below with ideas!Jez25(?) | Actress, Princess, and Super...
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Penny Quinland 26 | DMLE Special Assignments Penny, just a tiny bab that is part of Magical Law Enforcement ...
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Highlights
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
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...
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 ...
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...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
Awards
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Stuart Blair
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Lorelei Valentin-Blair
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Shell
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Scarlett Fate
Scarlett Fate achieved Plotter Level One
Mairead Townsend
Mairead Townsend achieved Explosive Level One
Chromatic
Chromatic achieved Listed in Member Directory
Derrick Ackers
Derrick Ackers achieved Prolific Poster Level Four
Callie
Callie achieved Plotter Level One
Heather
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Heather
Heather achieved Welcome Level One
Evenstar
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Angie
Angie achieved Plotter Level One
Poppy
Poppy achieved Plotter Level One
Poppy
Poppy achieved Welcome Level One
Chromatic
Chromatic achieved Plotter Level One
Chromatic
Chromatic achieved Welcome Level One
Shell
Shell achieved Welcome Level One
ThistleProse
ThistleProse achieved Plotter Level One
ThistleProse
ThistleProse achieved Welcome Level One
Characters
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
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...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu 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...
Lazar Valov
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lazar is a mechanic, in a way. He likes to take things apart and put them back together. He tends to be more internal in his thinking and ...
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...
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...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ hb ☆ hu 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...
Gideon Monk
36 ☆ pb ☆ hu at first glance Gideon is energetic and youthful. many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to b...
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 ...
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, ...
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...
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...
Calixta Karras-Pappas
45 ☆ pb ☆ hu Being the only daughter of a powerful family had it perks, but it mostly had them treating her as the breakable child.  She was never goo...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu 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...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Frankie Oliver
16 ☆ pb ☆ hu Perfection is her ultimate goal. It drives her crazy sometimes really Frankie spends a lot of time reaching for perfection. She feels that...
Alexander Winfield
18 ☆ 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 ...
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 ...
Jackson Renner
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance, Jackson appears to be a very quiet and withdrawn boy, in fact many gave mentioned that there is something calming about h...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Vito Salvatore
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vito is a ballistic stubborn short tempered man. He is quick to anger and he doesn’t have a problem holding back or physically harming w...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Marielle Prince
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Happy | Fun-loving | Talkative | Optimistic | Believes the best in people | Loyal ...
Lux Hightower
33 ☆ mb ☆ hu Overall Lux is rather dualistic in her nature, she find the number two to be of great significance she sees herself as the saint and the s...
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...
Keeley Monroe
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keeley is well known for being hard headed and stubborn. The youngest of four with 3 older brothers she learned from an early age how to b...
Elliot Morietti
41 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stern | Grumpy | Short | Compassionate | Dry humored ...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
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...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu 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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
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...
Ilia Collins
10 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ilia is rather unique. She tends to ramble, not able to pick up that other people have gotten bored, or checked out of the conversation. O...
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...
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...
Orion Arua-Karras
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Orion is an independent, somewhat sociable, somewhat funny, somewhat stubborn young man. His life has always been full of 'somewhat' and '...
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...
Patrick Kelly
35 ☆ hb ☆ hu  Patrick likes to think of himself as the antihero.  While he was always laid back so to speak he has found his nature had changed quit...
Elena Bihar
30 ☆ pb ☆ hu Elena is one of the most stable women you will ever meet. she had an unnatural calm about her as well as a shrewd work ethic and strong wi...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
8 ☆ hbr ☆ sc To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu 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...
Mairead Townsend
14 ☆ hbr ☆ vt Bright, Mairead is unafraid to raise her hand in class, pushing forward whatever answers she might know.  She's quick to learn, but she ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Kevia Hale
27 ☆ hb ☆ ww Kevia has always been a quiet child, not shy, but she always liked to observe before she found herself engaging in something.  She was n...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Scarlett Van Acker
31 ☆ hb ☆ hu Scarlett is a no-nonsense type of girl. People who complain about how sad and pathetic their life is drive her absolutely crazy. She lacks...
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...
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...
Kiera London
33 ☆ pb ☆ hu In her Tallygarunga days, Kiera was known as a quiet nerd. She was bookish and was often found in a squishy chair with her feet up and a ...
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...
Kenna Westmore
16 ☆ hb ☆ vt Kenna acts as though she is driven by a motor, she is constantly moving constantly doing something and constantly attempting to be product...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Atlas Karras
60 ☆ hb ☆ hu At first glance Atlas is energetic and youthful. Many have told him he can be impulsive but he knows that this is really his ability to be...
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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: April 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
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Flinders: 135
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 160
Spencer: 140
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  1. He shrugged. ”I think there is a distinct difference and that is hardly semantics.” he said with a small laugh. He was a relatively good natured person and thanks to the tiny humans he spent most of his time with, he was able to argue with just about anyone. ”I can talk to her, explain the points and counterpoints… I can be amusing.” he said. ”I have to be… you may teach teens but I have to keep a room of kids with second attentions spans occupied for hours on end.” He said with a laugh. There was no comparisons to be made however, they were both teachers but he taught apples and she taught oranges. Boaz nodded. ”Well, maybe.” He had found most of his love of superheroes were too obscure for most of the magical folks he encountered.. Before Boaz could moved things without touching them, he had been all over the idea of saving the world. While he still had that idea, he just went about it in an indirect way. He was teaching those minds that would change the world someday. He was convinced. It was actually pretty cool to see the way kids changed their minds about things as they learned. ”Hell yeah, she was my first crush I am pretty sure… a bad ass chick who saves the day… how can you not want that? He said with a smile. Boaz liked independence in women. It was something to be admired. His mother was a bad ass woman… he figured that had a lot to do with it. ”oh we do load of that… not always planned. I have been the hungry caterpillar more times than I can count. The kids like that guy too much.” He said with a laugh… though honestly, he didn’t mind too much, he liked a chance to act like a complete moron and get paid to do it.
  2. Boaz nodded. ”The fact I am very uncool doesn’t seem to phase them too much.” he said as he shrugged. He had no idea how teens would like him. The idea was rather intimidating. She thought it was pretty admirable that she taught teenagers. ”I don’t think that I could be in front of teenagers all day. It’s pretty amazing that you do… I do love my little humans however. It forces you to think about things differently… but I think that is teaching in a nutshell… no matter the age.” He thought for a moment. ”I can say that I am a fan of orange, its citrusy and you wont get scurvy.” Which were both very good things in his book, though- scurvy was never something he had worried about. He smiled. ”I have always said that one should be childlike and not childish.” Something he tried to embody in his daily life. One had to be on their level. Which was just about as fun as anything could really be. ”I will also tell your mum if I need to… I do not mind being a character witness.” he said with a small grin. Boaz never really thought about how he must sound. Of course Hazel’s mom had thrown him for a loop, and he had cared about what she thought, she was and educator and she had designed Bilby… which was intimidating honestly. Not to mention he found her to be very different than he had expected her to be. She’d been on his mind. ”Spiderman is good.” he agreed. They at least seemed to like the same universe. That was a good thing. Then again she could just like spiderman… ”I also have to admit that Nubia is another favorite, I different universe but I find any empowered woman to be incredible.” and sexy, nothing was sexier than a woman who could hold her own. ”Ah yes, teen angst… I don’t think o could do what you do…” He said with a nod.
  3. The question he had posed had not been out of polite small talk, but out of the fact he did want to know if she liked orange. It was maybe something not many people thought much about… however Boaz’s days were filled with these sorts of questions. He was once asked about his preference when it came to what he would want to be if given the option to be a jellyfish or plankton. It had been a question he mulled over many times in his head. There were pros and cons to each. Plankton was able to sustain itself and it was often with many friends… then of course there was the size thing. A jellyfish looked freaking cool and you could sting people… not to mention the floating…. Well both were floaty things. He did think a Jellyfish was more his style. But then he never would have thought about it a student had not brought it up. The woman seemed to have a list of things she liked and Boaz smiled as she listed each one. ”Oh who is your superhero?” He asked her. Boaz had of course been a fan of Black Panther… the idea behind it. He didn’t see Killmonger as a villain either… he was the true antihero… it had been about culture… he may not have gone about it in the wrong way but Boaz had appreciated the concept he was after. He would happily debate all day about Killmonger, maybe even fight them if he had too. The man laughed and looked at the cake. ”Probably a bit of my bias, I teach grade one… there we have to ponder such things. I have a classroom of tiny philosophers…” he said, quite proud of the students so far this year. He had always enjoyed those who enjoyed learning. ”So I suppose I just ask the questions I would ask them. I want them to think… you know?” For them to think for themselves… one had to start that early. ”Thank you for the indulgence I will attempt to keep it at bay… it is a complicated thing hanging out with tiny humans and then having to talk to an adult.” he said with a small shrug.
  4. He looked at the ping pong balls and nodded. ”Oh yes, they do look quite terrified… I would imagine whatever they are facing, must be the sort of thing I myself would like to avoid.” Which was true. Boaz was not set up to deal with teenagers, which was why he had thought kids were not for him. He got to keep working with those of the ages he actually enjoyed. Did he want to have deep conversations about the various cartoons they loved? Absolutely. Did he want to entertain questions about why birds fly and why the sky was blue and why water was wet? He would happily take them. Those attitudes… not in the slightest. They were difficult little things. He liked singing silly songs and wearing mismatched socks all the time. He believed that she probably dealt with all sorts of charms that were inproperly cast and she had a few interesting stories. He remembered he had a friend who had set a feather, a mug and a pencil on fire in their charms class. And no one cared to talk about the frog that was supposed to have become a coffee cup in transfiguration that hopped away half formed and was a legend on the school grounds. He wondered if anyone had found that poor frog. ”Orange… that is interesting…” he agreed as he looked the cake. ”Well now you know.” he smiled taking a sip of his coffee. ”are you a fan of orange?” He asked.
  5. Boaz raised an eyebrow at the mention of victims. The ping ping balls had been labeled victims. That was enough to draw his attention away from the cake. He could be like his students at times, easily distracted by butterflies when collecting daisies. He also thought about the way his kids would take to the ping pong balls… They would love it, but then they tended to like most amusing things… which was kind the great thing about working with kids, they were not so easily amused but when it was a truly amusing thing they were able to have a rather great time in class. Boaz attempted to make sure they enjoyed learning as much as possible, and it wasn’t hard at this age they wanted to know all the things and to sing silly songs… that was always his favorite part of any lesson. ”Victims you say?” he said as he looked at the little ‘victims’ she had created. It was a rather interesting activity to do at the café, though he may see if she wouldn’t mind doing this drawing activity with a bunch of grade one children… Or teaching him so he could do it. He liked when Tally teachers could come into his classroom. It helped prime the little ones for the bulk of their magical education. When the previous herbology teacher had been at the school they had done a pretty good job of fun little units… ”It looks like coconut.” he said as he looked at it. It didn’t have that Carrot coloring to it. ”Well… I think I mean who knows… the pastry here can get super creative.” he was pretty impressed often. ”But tell me about these victims you have right now…” he nodded at them… ”What is the plan for them?”
  6. The school year had gotten off to a good start and he was actually enjoying the class he had this year. There was some anxiety that came with a few of the students. Two relatively important people in education had their kiddos in his class. Boaz was not so much worried about his capabilities, he knew he was a good teacher, but he did worry a bit about what other parents were saying. Boaz was sure he never favored children, there were some who needed extra attention, but they usually needed help with something. They had been working on subtraction and it was a doozy for the kids but they were picking it up a little. Numbers and letters… he lived his life in numbers and letters. He usually dressed up like the count from Sesame Street every year for Halloween and talked in that accent and they did a lot of counting. He was still tickled by his behavior every year. There was a lot that he wondered about himself sometimes… he wouldn’t have done this when he was younger but he liked to do it now. He liked to make an absolute fool of himself most of the time. It was for the kids though, it was a good reason to be a fool. Today however he was headed into town. He wanted to enjoy a cuppa and he had promised to email his sister. She had been in Ghana for the past three months and he had missed their daily chats. It was a bit harder to catch her now. However she did have access to email intermittently. Boaz did not have a computer, he made that choice. Though he may end up getting one to keep in touch with her. When he went to Basil’s he had to wait. Luckily he had gotten up early enough to slide in before someone took all the open stations. He casually strolled into the café and smiled as he walked to the counter. ”Americano please.” he had always enjoyed the taste. Once he had his coffee he put in a splash of cream. The small indulgence he allowed himself in the coffee. It was a bit easier on the stomach when he added the cream. He moved to sit and then smiled once he did. Sitting next to someone who seemed rather wrapped up in what they were doing. ”Hey, mind passing me a few napkins.” He asked and then smiled at them. ’that looks good….what is that?” he asked looking at the pastry on the plate… it looked pretty damn amazing- and his stomach growled.
  7. Today I shaved my beard and one of my kiddos looked at me and said "Aliens are real!" -.-

    1. Katherine Belmont

      Katherine Belmont

      Hazel, or Cameron?

    2. Boaz Izem

      Boaz Izem

      Cameron of course, he;'s a very articulate child. 

  8. Boaz was used to being judged He was a black man, and in his travels he had learned what that meant in other places. Not to mention he looked like someone you should cross the street to avoid. However he was not a man who would allow judgement by others to change who he was. Boaz tried to live a good life. To be a good person and not worry over the small things. When he was a child, Boaz had been picked on, and his solution had been to invite the boy over and make friends with him. He had always felt with some understanding that people would stop picking on him, but that had only worked for a bit. Kids were mean and often times it was due to things that they had little control over. Boaz didn’t know it then, but he had figured it out. It was one of the few things that made him stop class and address. He didn’t want to allow that to manifest. It made learning harder when you were worried about what your peers may do. That and he had found his students were able to handle the conflict resolution. He nodded. This was also not unfamiliar to him. Paretns who struggled with the transition. He didn’t mind it, sometimes he just needed to be extra reassuring. ”you are trying to say that this is a transition and they are hard, even when they are good.” he said. ”I get that way at the end of the year when I have to say my goodbyes.” It was hard for him… He didn’t know what to say, he had not lived through that. He smiled at her still. ”If you like I can always give you my contact information. I don’t usually do it, I just… If it would help with transition. I am not Hazel but I can tell you what she did all day.” he didn’t think Kate was a woman who needed to be coddled and that was not his intention, He just wanted to help make this easier for her. Given all the family had been through- It was not like he was doing something crazy. ”Or we could get you a cat? I just got one, she happens to make the nights a little less lonely.” he said with a smile. A
  9. Though not a parent himself Boaz knew it was a very arduous challenge. The books that were written on the subject were not helpful because the journey looked different for everyone. That and he has seen the single mom life. When his dad passed she had to raise him ad his sister on her own and Boaz offered many new challenges, like how to parent a kid who could cast spells on the pots in the kitchen. That had been a very lovely thing to see the way his mother looked when she walked in and saw the dancing pots. She on the other hand had not known what to do. ”Then you are doing an excellent job.” To have a confident kid says a lot about the parents you know. I mean, honestly. I can spot issues a mile away these days. People often forget how much they affect their kids. I think being aware is always the first step to not messing your kids up.”[/b] He said with a smile. It was hard still. ”I am looking forward to having her in my class and getting to know both of you this year.” he said with a smile. It was something he had always enjoyed. Getting to know the kids and the parents. It helped him teach the small humans better. He looked at her for a moment. ”I do sense some apprehension about the coming school year- could I do something to help ease some of those worries for you?” he asked. It was not a bad idea, He figured while she was here she could ask what she needed to ask.
  10. Boaz Izem

    Boaz Izem

    Boaz’s childhood was rather unremarkable. He grew up in Victoria with a middle class family, he was the youngest of three and the only boy. As the youngest he often surprised the family by taking charge, he was a natural born leader and as a toddler he knew how to command attention in a room. Not only that but he was able to make people listen to him, and even as a boy he liked to teach his parents about things (even if they already knew it). Boaz spent a lot of time reading and studying various things, but he was always drawn to many muggle sports his favorite being Baseball, he liked the statistics and the history of it. So when he wasn’t running around the diamond or playing left field he was reading. The family had no experience with magic so it was a bit of a shock to the family, they thought magicans just did parlor tricks and that wizards were a think of children’s stories. Boaz attended Tally and found that he made more sense there than he did in the muggle world. Even though it meant not many knew about baseball. Boaz was an average student, he would have been excellent if he had put his mind to it. Boaz felt though that because he was a muggleborn he had an excuse to be average. He hadn’t grown up with it and thus was working at a disadvantage. However in his last year he changed. All of a sudden Boaz cared about school, and he spent much of his time making up for being average. There was no real light bulb moment, it just sort of happened. His family was pleased to see he cared about school and when he went off to college they were pleased. His three older sisters had decided being wives and mothers were better than education and it was probably the birth of his nephews that made him change to orient towards molding young minds (as lame as it sounds). Boaz found he was pretty good with kids and so he focused the next part of his life into becoming a teacher. At first he thought being a professor was the ultimate goal, but Boaz found he really didn’t like dealing with teenagers, they were monsters really. He also didn’t like adolescents, they were mouthy and rebellious. It was when he spent time with the younger kids that he found he was the most at home. They wanted to please you and they were so innately curious it made him happy. Boaz however threw himself into his work and whatever relationship he had with a woman usually never worked out. They did not understand why someone who loved kids was so against getting married and having them. Then again Boaz figured he simply hadn’t found the fabled one. That and he has plenty of other kids, it would be selfish to take attention away from them for his own. His mother claims he is compensating for his fear of intimacy. Though he won’t admit it, she is probably right. But he still wouldn't trade his job for anything in the world.
  11. Under most dreadful circumstances Boaz was out to get another pet. It had been a little over a year since his Ruby had died and he found he was often lonely without her. The dog had been just about everything he had needed in a companion, but he was looking for something else. Though he had been able to care for Ruby he knew he was getting busier and he wanted something just a little more self-sufficient. His sisters had suggested he get a cat and honestly Boaz had not thought that was a good idea until he then found that he was enjoying watching the small fur balls chase after the feathers and other toys. He had been back three times this week and he found that he was quite attached to the little bobtailed calico. She was feisty and he felt that would fit right in with him. He was handed the little thing and he pulled her to his chest and snuggled her. This would be his little Opal. She was not white but she reminded him a bit of the black opals his mother had been so in love with. That and it stayed with in the Gem theme he had for names his Owl was named Quartz and he had a frog name Peridot when he was in school. It was not a bad theme as far as names went he supposed. He smiled as she snuggled inot his chin. Yes this was his Opal. The man and the little kitten made their way around the store as he collected what he still needed at home to give her a proper home. He paused at the collars and selected a rather pretty pink one. She would be the nest dressed princess. He smiled. ”Do you mind handing me that pink collar over there?” he indicated that between the kitten and his basket, his hands were just a little full. (Boaz)
  12. Boaz didn’t know the headmaster well, but he didn’t think that he would mind all that much. Boaz would defend his friends to the grave. They had been something he knew they would do for them. Though not everyone was bonded that way he supposed. That and Boaz found he often stayed out of the way enough to not need defending. ”Maybe he does, but it’s not so much that, but if it stops.” That was the important thing. If he stopped defending her then she could potentially have a problem on his hands. ”Hazel’s mom is probably the title you have worked the hardest for.” he said with a smile. ”I would say that around here that may make you someone many people might ant to corner for a story about our fearless leader. Though I will say, I like the ignorance the bliss thing. If I don’t know… then I cant be in trouble later if the story happens to get out.” he leaned back and laughed. ”I rather like Hazel’s mom, Kate.” He said as an afterthought. Letting out a small sigh he looked at her. ”I would imagine that when it comes to our children our mistakes always seem to be amplified.” He thought about what he might do had he any children. ”Transgressions are just that, they are transgressions and we can only move forward and learn. I find the only way to do so is honest reflection and you seem to be very capable of that.” She had been honest about herself since she stepped into the conversation with him. ”I think that she will be just fine… She has a rather strong willed mother.” he smiled.
  13. Boaz liked the believe that you could. That didn’t mean that one could. He thought for a moment. He didn’t want to discuss what he didn’t know. He rubbed his beard for a moment. Buying himself time as he contemplated his answer. ”I suppose that depends on you.” He smiled for a moment. ”what you put in is what you get out…” The phrase he had heard a million times from his teachers. Letting out a snort he shook his head. ’I would think that you may have to work harder to make that happen Adults are not very open to changing how they think.” That was the trouble with getting older he supposed. ”If you want to change it, I think you likely have the determination its just the right medium to do so, and well I suppose that knowing what you want to change it to.” he was not one who had developed any sort of reputation beyond being a teacher who didn’t look like a teacher. Though he didn’t mind that particular title.”I’ve collected a few I am not too fond of.” then again he had not really asked to be called things by others… they looked at him and made an assumption about him and what he was like. The names had hurt, and he had done nothing to earn them other than look the way he looked. Even without the tattoos. He nodded. ”I am sure that any good friend wouldn’t mind defending any of their friends.” he finished his cuppa and looked at her for a moment. ”A safe place was important to have.” That was something he truly believed. ”I believe that Tally is a safe place for many people… So you are in rather good company”
  14. ”I have always found it romantic in a way.” He said with a smile. ”The ability to affect change in many ways… Its one of those things you don’t realize until you stand in front of a classroom and watch them catch onto something. I mean I teach such young ones… they are just forming their ideas and such but they are always catching onto something so maybe I am cheating a little.” he thought for a moment. Sometimes it did feel a bit like cheating. But he didn’t think he would have enjoyed teaching teenagers as much as he enjoyed the wonder that filled his classroom. ”I would say you have it a bit harder as well teenagers a wily individuals.” he said with a small smile. He was a skinny teen and he had struggled with all kinds of issues. He had to admit he was impressed with the woman in front of him. She may not have thought that teaching was noble to begin with but she had managed to make a career out of it. He was not sure if he would ever be the headmaster of anything and he really didn’t need to be- but he did want to have some growth. It may not always be at Tally, something he had known going into this. There were American schools that could benefit from his knowledge and he had fielded a few offers before he had decided on Tally. He smiled. ”They do not say it’s lonely at the top because it’s a nice sounding platitude.” He offered. Something he had thought abut what that climb might be like. However it was romantic she found someone who seemed to have a similar loneliness. He would have offered that he found it lovely they had found one another but given the recent events he felt it was not the most sensitive thing to say. ”Then Kate it is.” he said with a smile as he took a sip. ”Have you thought about what sort of name you would rather have for yourself?”
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