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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
  #multichar {width: 500px; height: 500px; position: relative; auto; overflow: hidden;} #multichar .himom {position: absolute; le...
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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
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 ...
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 ...
Awards
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Stuart Blair
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Shell
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Scarlett Fate
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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
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Evenstar
Evenstar achieved Plotter Level One
Angie
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Poppy
Poppy achieved Plotter Level One
Poppy
Poppy achieved Welcome Level One
Chromatic
Chromatic achieved Plotter Level One
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Shell
Shell achieved Welcome Level One
ThistleProse
ThistleProse achieved Plotter Level One
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ThistleProse achieved Welcome Level One
Characters
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Elliot Morietti
41 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stern | Grumpy | Short | Compassionate | Dry humored ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
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...
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...
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 '...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Marielle Prince
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Happy | Fun-loving | Talkative | Optimistic | Believes the best in people | Loyal ...
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 ...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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Shell
I just wanna feel such a beautiful sound. Enemies / Frenemies [particularly for Gerry, she needs people to get into actual fights with!] Friends [most of my roster desperat...
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Awkward Stuffles Drama of well designed nature is always fun! Fun-Fun times, random jokes and pranks depending on character ...
Chromatic
But first, coffee. Comfy plots that build character relationships.  Penny is in need of friends. Work friends, acquaintances and close friends. No rom...
Heather
Friends - All the friends, good, bad, mentors, mentees, old, young, who cares! Family - Everyone needs family An evil future boyf...
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I am Awesome, that is All All the awkwards All the confused All the silliness All the family dramas All the action/adventure All the...
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Poppy
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ThistleProse
“I want to feel beautiful, for a little longer.” - Romance, from healthy to toxic to mediocre to deliriously Fairy Tale! - Friendship - good friends, bad friends, frenemies, etc. - Fa...
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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  1. ’This is probably going to be a horrible surprise for you but my sanity has never been something I have been in danger of having.” That was something she was not sure she ever had to begin with. The Karras family was not one known for temperance and well-reasoned arguments. Most of the family stories revolved around some sort of messy gathering. Or some sort of argument. The police and auror force in Greece knew the family well and when dispatched to the family compound they usually came with reinforcements which honesty, was a decent strategy. Her wedding in Greece had been one the locals had planned for. They had to plan for it… otherwise it was likely something rather terrible would have happened. Luckily, unlike her aunt’s wedding no one had ended up arrested or badly injured. Which was a good thing, getting blood on her wedding dress would have put her in a bad temper. ”They do require a bit of attention, and one would think having a teenager in the family you could call upon them to provide you with childcare for date night. Though I would have to have a date night first.” she recalled and honestly a night of going to bed earlier without needing to get up for a late night diaper change or feeding would have been preferred but there was no way she could count on Orion for that, however, she did have to admit he was very good with the kids. Silas and Persephone both adored him. ”I have had enough of twisted to last me a lifetime.” She had way too much of it. She was happier with the idea of simple and boring. Though she supposed being married to Jason was far from boring. She had, however changed, she had become a mother and that changed you no matter who you were. Well it was supposed to. She had come across a few mothers who had not been changed for better. ”If I could get a few uninterrupted hours in the studio, the summer show has been cast and honestly choreography with the little one is distracting. Silas is old enough to entertain himself but Persephone- she not only draws the attentions, but she is not as self-reliant as Silas was a child.” IUt was not a bad thing, she knew going into this that her children would be rather different when it came to parenting. Not one of her siblings could have been parented like any of the others. ”Dance is not the easiest world to navigate. I was lucky to have my mother’s name to trade on when I had to.” She had been with the London Ballet like her mother had been. She missed it- but enough to wish she had not changed her life. ”I am old by a dancer’s standards anyway… I need to share my wisdom with those who will take it over.” ”honestly.” She said as she thought about what he had said about the mustard and the ketchup. ”It is no different than the risk I run on days when I am home…” Silas was a quick little rascal and she had chased him enough begging him not to destroy something that she knew how it would go. ”That is a good thing… after you got over the initial shock how did it go?” She questioned.
  2. Shifting for a moment she sighed heavily. It had been a long day, and it was honestly looking as though this was going to be a long night as well given how the baby had not wanted to settle. Though it was possible she may settle tonight…. She hoped she would settle tonight. Doe was exhausted most of the time. She had figured Jason would be in bed shortly. ”I didn’t make anything for dinner. Silas wanted grilled cheese and I didn’t want to eat… but I think there are leftovers still in the fridge.” she mentioned. ”I can heat something up…” She suggested as she looked up at him. As he mentioned that he had taken two weeks off. ”Can you do that? With what has been going on?” Doe was actually incredibly surprised. ”She’s been okay up until now… she started coughing about an hour ago. Cali brought over the family remedy it may just be exhaustion, but it seems to be working?” She said moving to look at their daughter who was getting close to falling asleep.
  3. She had too many times neglected to show appreciation where she felt it was due. Even in the simple tasks. She never held any sort of scoresheet, well she attempted not to. She at times was guilty of this. She had been when she was younger, mostly when it came to Malcolm but he had always held the master score sheet. Doe was never good enough then. She supposed that had changed her view on these things. ”Time creeps up and takes things away very swiftly.” She then looked at the small boy traveling with them. ”And most of my time is allotted to other things.” If there was one thing she was sure of she would never regret her children. Not the way her mother had regretted her. Doe had ended her mother’s career- at least she was blamed for the end of her mother’s career. Doe wouldn’t dream of blaming anything on her children. Aside from the messes they actually made. ”And it is hard to do things when you are by yourself more often than not.” She shook her head. ”I’ve put myself through enough twisted things… I am content to simply indulge when I can.” She gave a small shrug as though it was not a huge deal but in reality the way she had allowed Malcolm to have power over her. ”I am sad I missed out but at least we know now? That is all I can really say… My parents were never that great but I was lucky to have my siblings. Lot’s mother is more my mother and my children will call her grandmother, she has already been very clear about that.” Aviva was a woman you simply did not mess with when it came to that. And Doe called her mom, it had been Aviva who had helped with her mother’s funeral arrangements, it had been Aviva she had called when she miscarried, not her father, and not her mother. Doe just knew she was lucky and she wouldn’t put it any other way. ”But that is not the Karras way. We are a bunch of foul tempered control freaks who throw massive tantrums when we don’t get our way.” She poked fun at herself and her family. ”That is how we do things, and then blame everything on Nationalism and ‘just how we are’ as though that makes up for the fact one of us in the hospital from some sort of injury… I had hoped as we aged it would die down but no.” She shook her head. ”You had mean parents.” Silas decided as he was suddenly less interested in the conversation and more interested in the colorful menu he couldn’t read. Doe pulled the coloring pages and the crayons from her purse. An occupied Silas is a happy Silas. ”Do you really? I can send quite a few people your way… “ She said. She wondered if he was bored or needed money. ”You could also nanny for me, I find I have not quite found it in me to trust anyone with my children… and you are the devil I know.” She said with a teasing smile. ”At least they would have adequate target practice time.” She pointed out. ”Did you meet with your writer?” Which was honestly the real question she had wanted to ask.
  4. She smiled. ”More of a reason to thank you.” she said with a smile. Sometimes she felt in the course of a friendship many small things went unnoticed. Things taken for granted. Not that it was bad, it was the opposite honestly. It was actually very good. The level of comfort was something she had not been used to… and Dylan had been light in the darkest of her days. It was not something she took lightly, nor would she. She could only just hope Dylan understood that. Even now as she attempted to combat the darkness attempting to creep in with the uneasiness I n her marriage. Things were getting better, she couldn’t deny that. It was still hard, he still didn’t come home every night, but he was at least more mentally present. Dance however was another story. She had put her body through quite a bit and she couldn’t move the way she used to. Letting out a small laugh she shrugged. ”I cannot dance the way I used to, my body doesn’t move quite like that anymore, and time does manage to slip from me.” The two little ones the major thieves of her time. ”That and I have to admit I have met some truly amazing dancers at the studio. I had my time. It’s much more important for me to now foster that talent in others.” That was something she could do. She still danced but it was now for herself, behind the closed door of the studio. She missed performance, but she loved to watch the young dancers as they performed. ”I think it would only frustrate me, you know how I am.” she poked fun at herself she was easily frustrated and she rarely liked to admit that to others but he was not as though Dylan had not seen this for himself. ”I like the real thing… too much.”[b/] She said with a laugh. ”Though I wont lie I did have to indulge with my family. They have not been too happy about the fact Orion was kept from us.” She said as she looked down at Silas who happened to be one of the few aside from herself and Lot to take instantly to the boy. ”However, I seemed to talk them down from the ledge… there is not much that we can do about it now except give him the debriefing about what it means…” She said with a small smile. The poor kid. It was an abnormally rude way to discover family, she wouldn’t deny that. She also knew he was not as comfortable with her mushiness. She didn’t actually care, she would continue to be mushy. Letting out a small laugh she shook her head as Silas shrugged. ”Mommy taught us we sing and dance in this family.” she nodded. It was something she had grown up with her something her children would grow up with as well of that she was determined. Silas then looked stunned. ”oh.” Was all he said. She had no idea how the boy would take that, the truth was she also wanted him to focus on hius studies but he was a kid and there was balance. She wanted her boy to be a boy and not have to worry about growing up too soon. ”He gets the bad guys.” he said as he nodded. As though this was the only aspect of his dads job. Doe smiled. ”Its why he woks all the time. Bad guys don’t care about Sunday dinner.” Doe laughed. ”I do wish they were more respectful of our time with daddy but they aren’t.” She said as she looked at the boy.
  5. That seemed more the Karras way, to be unseen. They were not ones who liked to be in the public eye. Even Atlas, who was more of the flamboyant personality… He liked to be the life of the party but he did not like to share his secrets. Doe understood, there was very little about herself she wanted those outside of her loved ones to know. It was odd being the wife of a public figure. People cared about things like how she dressed, and what her kids were wearing. They speculated about her trip to Greece, it was something that she did have to comment on however, not because she felt the rags needed to know, but because they had to explain to the company the addition of another Karras. One that showed up after 17 years and was suddenly getting a piece of the company. She had asked them to understand that the family needed some time to adjust. They wanted Privacy but that never happened. She was just glad that his presence in Australia was not known at the time. There had been pictures of Orion with Atlas that had made their way into circulation… but she was glad that they had mostly left the boy alone. Doe would have no problem taking them on… She was quite the pitbull when it came to her family. Just like she had nearly throttled Atlas’ previous girlfriend for comment about Petros, she would have very little trouble breaking cameras and faces if she had to… it would be awkward explaining to her husband why his Aurors had arrested her however. ”Thank you.” She said at his assurance. Honestly Doe was not sure how she was wearing anything at the moment. Between the constant feeling of failing her kids, failing her husband… she was just trying to keep it together. ”I feel like that is a cruel joke to play on my body. And then what is the point?” She said with a small smile. She had not wanted to drink much recently anyway. Too much of what had been occurring involved her to be as close to functional as possible and though most days she was at least awake and her hair was combed it was a toss up as to how functional she was. ”I will stick to water.” She said with a small but flat smile. It was ridiculous that she had not liked grape juice but she was a fan of wine…. Besides there was the added bonus of not having all the extra sugar in her diet. Silas looked up at him as he suggested that his sister wanted his attentions. ”I don’t think so.’ He said as he looked at his mom. She didn’t give too much away in her look. ”You are a good big brother, you sing to her, she likes that.” She reminded him. ”I get so tired of cooking to be honest. Sometimes I wouldn’t mind having a chef again.” Malcolm had always been so weird about eating and he had hired someone to cook for him. Doe had loved the older woman a great deal as well. ”What did you play then?’ Silas asked as thought he idea someone may not find his favorite game a cherished past time. ”My daddy is an auror.’
  6. ”Whichever is more likely to be broken up by Law Enforcement.” She said. At least she had managed to get them to save the more violent outbursts for when her children were in the other room. Though she couldn’t protect them from violence forever she did not want them to get the idea it was appropriate in any situation. It was the last thing she needed them to pick up, especially with the way Silas had started to headbutt. It had become quite an ordeal in the home but he was starting to come out of it more and more. Sometimes she wanted to tell him that he was not always the wanted big brother. Her cat had not been thrilled with the new baby and had pooped in her husbands shoes several times… well he had done that when Doe and Jason moved in with one another. She could only imagine how Orion must be feeling suddenly having four siblings where Silas just had one, and had some time and preparation for the new arrival. It put things into perspective. She had never been threatened by her siblings, for one they each had their own mothers and their father was never around… she was an only child and a sister all at once… it was an interesting dynamic. However traditional her family was now, she had come from a very non-traditional set up. It was honestly a little amazing any of them had turned out okay at all. She smiled for a moment as she thought about his words. ”I don’t want to get any older though I don’t think I can stop it.” She said with a small shrug of her shoulders. ”Wine might make it feel a little less harsh…” Though her drinking habits had significantly decreased. At least for the next month or so anyway. Doe had never thought she would be able hand a baby to Vampire but she would have no issues handing Igor her daughter. ”And we wouldn’t be able to get some kind lunch out and about either.” Silas looked up at the man quizzically and decided that his mother was not worried- or she didn’t appear to be worried and so he thought it would be alright. Silas had a preference for white foods… at least for now. Petros had been a very picky child as well. ”We’ve tried that… but he will strip the broccoli of the cheese- he does like the gyros… we’ve had some success with that.” She was at least glad he liked traditional Greek food. It made the past few weeks bearable. ”She just cries.” he mumbled in response to being a big brother. ”And she doesn’t like to play aurors.” He said as they walked and she shook her head. ”In time my love.” She assured the little boy. ”That’s perfect… I could use something delicious and greasy and made by someone else.” She got tired of cooking all the time, she didn’t mind when someone else cooked, and did not have to clean up the mess. ”do you like playing aurors?” Silas asked Dylan. As they made their way to the restaurant suggested.
  7. Dealing with her family usually led to something terrible. Everyone remembered the family dinner in which Cali had stabbed a fork through Atlas’ hand over a comment about Doe’s cousin. It had not been pretty but it was actually quite typical for the family. Forks were not the only things that ended up being used inappropriately. This past time had involved exploding wine glasses and explaining to her son that Papa was not crazy just angry about a situation. Her grandparents had been very angry. They felt the same way about being robbed of a family member for 17 years. They were angry with Atlas for not being a better man to the many women who had his children. They were mad. ”And the Karras family does know how to throw a party…” She trailed off. She was just grateful that her wedding had not been an absolute disaster her great uncle Starvos had gotten drunk and gone skinny dipping in a fountain but that was tame in comparison to how it could have been. Waving a hand she shook her head. ”Oh, no you don’t have to get me anything. I have never been a big fan of my birthday.” It had always just seemed like a day and nothing special. ”But thank you the thought is lovely.” She said with a smile. Talking about her marriage was something she was still uneasy about. Jason had still been insanely busy, but they were working on it- she had not given up when she left- but she needed to clear her head and figure out what it was she needed from her husband. It was not easy, but then most things you fight for aren’t. She sighed at the thought as she looked at Dylan and nodded. ”Well and he was thrust in the big mess of this family I cant blame the kid for being a bit thrown. Not to mention all the anger that has come with this new development.” she said as she shrugged a bit. ”Mr. Igor bites… but not me, or mommy.” he said as he laughed. ”Are you like Mr. Igor?” Silas asked. ”No mejo. He Is no like Mr. Igor.” She looked at Dylan. ”A vampire friend of mine, he will often take me to the ballet when Jason is not available.” She said with a smile. Doe had a fondness for Igor… he was cultured and he enjoyed the things that she enjoyed. She would have to see what he was up to. They were do for a ballet anyway. She looked over at him and smiled. ”I often find that I stop myself and find I’m starved.” of course she was not always hungry but she had forgotten to eat for an entire day once Persephone was born she had passed out and hid the fact from Jason. She didn’t need him to question her parenting abilities again. ”no, its too gross. I like milk.” She shrugged ”He is going through a mostly white food stage… we are trying to sneak some other colors in there… green for example.” She said with a small smile as they headed out of the wand shop. ”bleh.” he said at the idea of green. Letting out a small laugh she shook her head. ”As you can see it’s going well.” it was much harder to get Silas to do anything since Persephone had been born. She let out a small sigh. ”We have been struggling since we became a big brother.” which was why she made sure there was mommy and Silas time. To let him know that she had not replaced him… even though she had been grouchy with him. ”Where shall we go?” She questioned.
  8. Doe had not been home very long. Greece had been complicated and it had resulted in her aunt coming to Australia for the time being. Cali had been staying with Atlas and in true Karras form they had been fighting since both feet had hit the ground… It was typical sibling bickering, it reminded her a bit of how she and Lot would fight. It was actually adorable. That and they both had been doting on the kids, and that was all Doe needed. Atlas had Silas for the night. She had needed him to at least get some sleep. Persephone had been sick for a few days and it was starting to kill Doe. The last thing she needed was a whiny boy along with the restless baby and her having very little sleep. She sighed. She had just gotten to sleep and her little girl had started to cough. She moved to the room and she picked up her daughter and looked at her. ”It’s okay my love.” She said picking her up as she moved to the master bedroom to start the shower for a steam shower. She looked at the pouch she had gotten at the apothecary and placed it at the bottom of the shower. It was supposed to help break things up. She leaned against the counter and hummed as she rocked her child. She heard the door and the sound of Jason in the bedroom. ”We’re in here.” She said ”Silas is with Atlas and Calixta… I need someone in this house to get some sleep.” She said as she stood up and moved to the door. ”How was work?” She asked yawning.
  9. DOE ”Oh, no don’t worry about it, I have been busy. The baby was sick and I was exhausted. That and with the family birthday month at hand I have much to do.” her birthday had passed but because they were all born in March, it was slightly crazy. That and though he had made promises, she hadn’t seen her husband since she had returned from Greece. It was getting to the point where she was simply not sure how much more of this she could take. Lot had offered his home to them for the time being. It would put them all in the same place once again and they could really get to know Orion which sounded like a rather good thing if you asked her. She wanted to get to know her brother. She needed to really. She also needed to keep her mind off of things that she simply had no control over… like being able to spend time with her husband. With the Karras family attempting to settle itself she felt it was safe enough to venture out and do what she wanted to do. Something she found she could do without much oversight from anyone. A very strange sensation. ”Good, Lot is always good though, he is still having a hard time with work, cleared of all charges or not… there is that stigma attached to it, I suppose.” she shrugged, she knew it was hard on her brother, and he refused his trust fund… She wished he would stop being so stubborn and just accept the help their father offered. If nothing else he could provide money where he had not provided anything else. She let out a sigh. ”I think Orion is okay…” She shrugged. ”He is a bit of hard read sometimes, but I imagine he is just attempting to adjust to the idea that he has this new family and we are all a little bit crazy.” It was fairly true they were pretty crazy over all. She shifted and shook the hand that was holding Silas’s. ”Cana you say hello?” Silas was suddenly bashful- something he was not usually and he laughed as he moved and pressed his face into her leg. He peeked just long enough to say a quick hello, giggle and press his hace back into her leg. He looked up at his mother and she shook her head at him. ”I don’t know why you are suddenly bashful.” He shrugged as though he didn’t know and looked at Dylan once again. ”He is one of my good friends-“ He looked over at Dylan as though he was figuring him out and smiled. ”I’m Silas.” He said finally he seemed to have decided that he was alright for the most part. ”Do you have time for lunch?” She asked him as Silas perked up. ”We are going to get me grilled cheese with pickles!” which was his favorite and his grandparents had spoiled him with whatever he wanted while they had been in Greece, for today he would get his way again.
  10. Doe knew that Orion was not affectionate like she was. Doe also didn’t actually care that he was not as affectionate. It was one of the many things that she had known about herself. Sometimes her emotions didn’t fit in her body and she had far too many emotions swirling around as it was. The issues with Jason had not gone away, they were working through them but it was hard when she didn’t see him. She also was still frustrated at how Jason had reacted to the idea she had Orion in their home. She sighed. It was a work in progress- maybe someday she could actually talk to her husband and spend some time with him. She let out a small sigh as she laughed. ”Oye mate learning some of the slang.” Lot teased with a clap in the back as Eudoxia truned to look and smiled. She was turning into Lot’s mother. Lilah had often told her that she was happy when the kitchen was full of food, family and laughter. Doe had not known that sentiment until recently and she figured that had more to do with her assuming the role of matriarch to this family. ”Oh, it’s because he adores you.” She assured Orion. ”He has been building many things with his Legos and he wants to show you at least half of them… I got him down to five for the weekend.” She said as Lot laughed. ”He has been into the wild west… and so he built a wild west town. We all have roles…” she said with a shrug of her shoulder. Silas was such a creative boy. ”I could actually use someone to chop the scallions for the salad and then I have the mandolin charmed to slice the potatoes for the Musaka.” She said with a smile. ”Could mind the bag and replace the potato as needed? I woudl charm the potatoes too but they get a bit squirrely.” She said with a smile. Lot started to get the chicken out to make siure the marinade had soaked through. ”How’s school this semester?” She asked
  11. The trip home had been a little more interesting than she had thought it would be. The family was not thrilled about the woman hiding their blood from them, but at the same time, Doe understood. She had a made a choice as Orion’s mother- and it was the best choice she thought she could make at the time. Atlas was not the best father, and it was not until now that he had been consistent as a man in someone’s life. However her aunt had returned to Melbourne with her and since Cali was not yet a grandmother, she was more than happy to take on the little ones from time to time. Doe had come to Narrie for the weekend however- she wanted to see her brothers and she wanted to check in and see how school was going for Orion. That and Silas had been begging to see his new uncle Orion he had made a very impressive pirate ship that he had brought with him. Lot had gone into work and Lilah was at school. It wouldn’t be much longer before Silas was in school. It seemed like time just sped up the older she got. The older her children got. She decided that for lunch she would stop by and see what Dylan was up to. It was quite possible that he had already had his lunch, or that his boss wouldn’t allow him a lunch break with her and the two children she had in tow. Though she supposed the sandy blonde curls and big brown eyes her son had might persuade even the roughest customer. Doe knew if she had done nothing else with her life she had managed to produce two very good-looking kids. If that was her impact on the world she could be very proud of that. the wand shop was always the same, sometimes there were others in the shop but this afternoon it was rather empty and she made sure she had Silas’ hand. The last thing she needed was for Silas to go and snap the wands in half. Though he had been a little better since Greece. He was struggling being a big brother and she had no doubt that he had not picked up on some of the weird energy that was transpiring between her and Jason. Doe did what she could to hide how she felt around the kids, they didn’t need to worry about their parents’ marriage. Persephone had been feeling better which was a good thing- she was able to sleep a little better through the night. Which meant Doe slept a little better through the night. She smiled at Stardust. ”Is Gilliam in?” She asked. Once asked who she was she smiled. ”Eudoxia.” She said and waited. She had explained to Silas that this was a friend of hers from when she lived in France, when she was still dancing. Silas, loved to dance, something she was absolutely pleased with. She had been teaching him a little bit of everything. She had l earned to dance in the kitchen and she had taught many of the men who worked with and for Malcolm how to dance. When they wanted to impress a girl, she was all too happy to help them. It was a very twisted family, but there were few who had been worth holding onto. That and she wanted to show Dylan that life after what they both had been through was possible. Looking up she smiled at the taller man. ”I thought we could see if you wanted to get lunch, we came to visit Lot and Orion… That and I thought you should meet the destroyer of wands that lives with me.” She shook the boys hand and he very bashfully giggled and kicked his leg out for a moment.
  12. Doe was not sure how she wanted to really structure the interviews and those coming in for it. She was honestly just sort of playing it by ear. So far she had an idea what she wanted for the studio and who out of those sher had interviewed would add to the culture she was creating here. The purpose was to bring all dance options to Australia. She had also thought about what she could build upon. Each dancer and each instructor brought something to the studio and she wanted to be sure the instructors could find those things to foster and develop in young dancers. Doe had been lucky and had someone who had fostered those things in her. First her mother, and then when her mother no longer had interest she had Felix. The man was a true genius. Watching with her critical eye she followed the young woman as she danced across the floor. It was a lyrical routine. She had found they often evoked quite a bit of emotion. Something that was evident in the music and the way the lithe body moved. She smiled as she watched her. She would have cast the young woman with no problem. She would be good, she could see how she would work well with the younger kiddos. She figured that she would also do well with parents, at least she hoped that she would be able to handle them…If not Doe had become tather fantastic at dealing with the challenging parents. ”Beautiful.” She said with a smile. It was beautiful. ”No thank you that was perfect.” She said with a smile. ”Would you mind sticking around for the next class Cynthia teaches, but I would like to see you run through warms ups, it is a ballet 2 class…” It would just be a quick 15-20 minutes to see how she managed the class, it was one of the more challenging classes they were wired children stuffed into pink spandex.
  13. There was an understanding nod that came from Eudoxia. Before she had been married, before she had gotten serious with Jason, the nightmares she had were nothing to sneeze at. Not that Jason was the reason they went away, but there was a sense of stability that had come with loving him. She had felt safe enough with him that she could handle the things she had pushed so deep down. She was not thrilled with what was going on between her and Jason but she also knew that she was unable to make demands. Her husband’s job was one that kept him from the family, and as mad and frustrated as she could be with the situation she felt worse when she complained about it. Still, she wished he was home and he could take the night shift every once in while. At least long enough so that she could get more than a few hours at a time. She smiled at the young woman however. ”Not a bad idea.” she had managed to enchant a few things in the room to keep the child occupied and lull her back to sleep. ”Thank you.” she said with a smile as she looked at the disks. There were so many things you could see in the videos, it was easier to study the technique. See the way the body moved. There was something about watching yourself of film, the mistakes couldn’t be hidden. They could be slowed down and watched in slow motion. It was something else. She picked up Persephone and brought her out. She handed her off and let Melanie know she was going to be in the studio with Cassandra. She was stopped by a few parents they wanted to ask abut the show, about how things were with the baby. She had always been very present in the studio and they were happy to see her back. They couldn’t believe she just had a baby. She was pretty sure she wore the expression of tired mother of a newborn all over her face most of the time. She smiled and thanked them and then made her way to the studio. ”I like to keep things simple. So, all I ask is that you show me something that you love.”
  14. Honestly with the lack of sleep, Doe just hoped Persephone started to sleep through the night quicker than Silas did. Though- she was a little higher strung than her brother. It wouldn’t have been as terrible if she could have shared some of the duties. That was not her reality as of late. It was one of those things she was trying to get over, without sleep… it was proving to be rather challenging. She could at least get her to sleep a little earlier. Silas had discovered he wanted to ‘read’ to his sister at night which looked like him sitting in Doe’s lap and reciting one of the many books that had been read to him over the years. It was sweet the way he had started to take on the big brother role. The conversation with Lot had gone a long way. ”I am just trying to get to where we sleep through the night.” she said with a small smile. It was one of those things she had looked for with Silas as well and she had more help then. ”Then we can worry about what we are going to be when we grow up.” She said with a smile. She however, was not looking to have her grow up too soon. It went by so fast… She blinked, and Silas was suddenly talking and walking and making plans for his future. Currently he wanted to be an Auror… or a racecar driver, or a Rockstar. It was constantly changing. He was dancing here because he needed to learn how to dance for when he was on tour. Doe looked through the collection she had offered and smiled. ”Are these copies? Or should I ask Melanie to make a few copies?” It was one of the many things she was glad she had Melanie for. She was a life saver when it came to helping around the studio. Especially now. She shifted in her seat as she looked at the time. ”Studio A should be clearing out in about ten minutes, if you wanted to change. The bathrooms are at the end of the hallway and A is the studio to the left of the front doors.”
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