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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
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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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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...
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 ...
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...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
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Characters
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
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...
Elliot Morietti
41 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stern | Grumpy | Short | Compassionate | Dry humored ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 '...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Marielle Prince
17 ☆ hb ☆ hu Happy | Fun-loving | Talkative | Optimistic | Believes the best in people | Loyal ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
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...
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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.
Setting
Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: April 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
House Points
Flinders: 135
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 160
Spencer: 140
THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF MAGIC

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Spencer ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Guitarist/Vocalist - Local School Hero!Kaitore
19 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ HE/HIM

"Hahahaha, I like that one." He was amused at her phrase, almost as if she were avoiding saying any form of curse word. He'll need to try doing that in the future a good old 'Sentence Enhancer'. 

"Just for me!? Gosh. . . I feel even more important now. I'll have to wear my 'I Heart Iris' shirt around. Embarrassing for you, sure, but everyone will need to know how deep my devotion to my idol would go!" Alexander gave a gentle grin her way, not that he'd go THAT far, at least he doesn't think he would have. He actually never had the chance to see his own actual idol play live and in person so that was still up for debate until he came face to face with the woman. "Well, I do have an idea to help with that a bit. We don't have to start with video we can just do voice recording. If people can't see you then a lot of the pressure is surprisingly off, right? That means you get to see how many adoring fans your lovely vocals gather up!" It was still an idea of nervousness that someone would hear but at least it didn't have the added effect of someone staring you down. 

The way she went on about Borodin made a smile shift on his face, there it was, that spark of passion and admiration. A driving force in her that could potentially push her further towards music if she grasped onto it tight enough. "Then maybe you can sit me down and have me hear a few of his things? I expose you to my world, you expose me to yours. Sounds like an equal friendship, right?" It was a way to not only enlighten himself on the artist, Borodin's, style but also just to see what called a pool of excitement in Iris.

Alex turned about face as Iris had chased him back towards the row of rocks, his hands extended out to help assist her climbing back on top while holding his grip tightly at the forearm to make sure she was balanced. "A winged horse?! Well okay, okay, I guess we can both be on winged horses when we soar high." He began to sit next to her and pressed his hands on top of his knees. "So tell me more about Alexander Borodin, how did he strike such a love for his art in you?"

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Flinders ☆ Fifth Year ☆ StudentShell
15 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her

"Good, right?  I'm not real big on swaering but pretenidng like I am is like living on the edge."

He went on about a shirt, and devotion and she couldn't help the snort that came out as her face scrunched up--she didn't believe him for a minute.  "Yeah, well what else am I supposed to do for someone who's going to help me try different styles til something clicks?  Besides, my embarrassment would only be very mild.  Nothing like a friend's support."

She perked at his idea.  Her mouth slightly agape as her eyes looked toward the side while she considered.  "That...actually doesn't sound too bad.  I won't feel like I have a million pairs of eyes just staring at me."

He gave her another offer she couldn't quite refuse.  "All right, yeah, we can do that.  Get me into your groove and I'll beat you over the head with the classics.  Hope you can keep up.  Most people...they tend to fall asleep."  She whispered the last sentence as she scrunched her nose and grinned.

Taking his hand to help her up and steady, she looked back down and sighed, then held her arms out and tilted her head back.  He then asked her a question that had her looking down at him, arching an eyebrow.  "A what?"  Had she heard him right? "I don't know most of his stuff, honestly.  But it' s really famous.  I just can't believe someone could be so good at so many different things."  She shrugged.  

"Most of what he composed wasn't made for my instrument, but my parents would sometimes play it.  It's so beautiful."  She stopped, thinking.  "There is one piece though--In the Steppes of Central Asia.  I hear it, and I can see myself in different places, like the forests and jungles of the Asian continent, trepid and excited my way through...I can feel the water nearby, the ground beneath my feet, a bird soaring over head.  It's just... so moving, you know?"  She looked over to him, to see if he did.

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Spencer ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Guitarist/Vocalist - Local School Hero!Kaitore
19 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ HE/HIM

"Ha! Gives you that rush, the sudden feeling that pushes through you like your hair in the wind, does it?" He could respect that kind of aspect especially if one wanted to avoid the more vulgar phrases and add a bit of a spin to make it friendly and funny at the same time. Could turn a bad situation into one that is somewhat humorous at the time it was used. 

"Oh, you shouldn't have said that~. Now I actually have to make a shirt and anytime you do a violin recital I'll sit right in the front row wearing it along with a massive smile." There where very few things he wouldn't do just for the sake of being daring, just for the sake of being utterly spontaneous and that was something on his list that he would be all for doing especially just to support a friend and make a nervous time seem less like it needed to be one. 

"That's pretty much the plan. Not only does it give you time to get used to people just listening at first but you won't need the pressure of the eyes burning through to you. I know how nerve wracking that can be, heck, it still happens to me every now and then when people watch me. Something that never really goes away but when you can finally turn that into thrills? Everything seems to become so much more entertaining and moving." The moment where a musician conquered the demon of nervousness was the time the show truly started to burst outwards to the audience to the point that they could feel the energy and emotions pouring out from the performance. As her grin shined his way a smirk pressed onto his lips. "Oho, don't you worry. I won't fall asleep at all. I'll even bring a notepad, a pen, and be ready to take up some rally good notes you won't -even- believe. Hopefully it'd be better than 'This dude did his thang with the keyboards'. But a step at a time.

His smile grow to a soft playful presence and then took to listening closely to Iris as she explained a bit of the question he had asked about the composer. "I think I kind of get what you mean, like it takes you to a higher place just by imagery of the music. You can hear the title in the notes itself even if it doesn't have any words to it." He hummed softly and then started to shake his head a bit. "I haven't heard it before but I wouldn't mind being introduced to it sometime whenever we have that moment to do so."

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Flinders ☆ Fifth Year ☆ StudentShell
15 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her

"Something like tha, yeah."

She laughed when he proposed actually making a shirt and wearing it to her recitals.  "You know, the funny thing is, violin recitals don't unnerve me at all.  It's just...the singing for some reaosn.  Or giving a presentation in class." She rubbed the back of her neck as she sheepishly kicked her foot.  "It's like the wrong kind of oral fixation.  Open my mouth and it's just all blaaaaaahhhhhhh i can't do thisssss."  She paused, then added  "Not that I would appreciate it any less."

She listened to his words of wisdom. "Wait, you, mister i'll jump in and sing whenever I feel like, get nervous?  That's rich."  She gave him a look of mild disbelief.  But if it could turn from anxiety into something thrilling, then he must have.  Hmm.  Maybe that's how everyone did it--just refocused it.

She laughed again.  "Did his thang, huh?"  She threw in an American accent as she said the word.  "I don't know what sorts of notes you'll be able to take, but be my guest."  She could.  She could translate it into notes, into little changes, could translate it musically.  She could also always write of the things she saw when she closed her eyes and listened.  "Oh, that'd make a great blog idea," she said quietly to herself.

"Wow, you so get it!  That's.... how do they say it.  Uh...." she took a moment to think of the phrase.  "That's amazeballs!"  She grinned as she recalled the phrase.  "And you'll totally get the chance sometime if you want.  I live in Narrie so it's not that far.  Maybe I'l even show you the studio sometime."

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Spencer ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Guitarist/Vocalist - Local School Hero!Kaitore
19 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ HE/HIM

"Hahaha, I get what you mean with that, honestly. Sometimes it's like I stand up and have -no- idea what to say or what I'm going to say." His head to seemed to lob back and forth for a bit. "Maybe it's just that moment of anticipation that strikes out as shock and. . . Bam! Words cease to work out as well as they should!" In his mind it was some graphical explosion when words and air just seemed to meet shuffling too much in the mind to process much in that heated moment. Sometimes, it could pretty rough knowing eyes are watching and judging so closely. "Then hook me up with the dates of your next recitals and I'll show up each and everytime with a 'WE LOVE IRIS' T-Shirt as my support. I like to make my presence pretty loud some how.

"Swear to Merlin's sparkly stars!" Alexander couldn't help but chuckle. "It's just that all the emotions and thoughts hit me all at once. . . Will I perform at my best? Is Sapphire well tuned? What if the feed starts to get hazed while I am performing or an equipment failure occurs? A lot of this stuff just runs through my mind before I finally set it, the biggest being, will I be heard and reach out towards people." At least he knew that he did when it came to Gerry, an actual listener who seemed to be enamored by his voice. That made him feel good and that he had some kind of talent for this skill of his and maybe. . . Just maybe he could go somewhere with it?

"Oh yeah, definitely. Something tells me he did the thing." He nodded towards Iris as a smile grew firmer on his face. "I like a challenge, I may as well try it at least once, am I right?" Alex gave a gentle shrug as he started to lean back against the rock with the palm of his hands pressed firmly against its surface. "Pfft- Hahahaha, Amazeballs? I like that I'll have to slide that into my everyday speak now. Oh!? Yeah, I'd totally dig going to the studio!" He tapped the edge of his jawline a bit as he nodded in self confirmation. "If all goes well I think I maybe able to get us a quick meet up with a pretty popular celeberity. Er. . . If she doesn't mind when I get to meet her. I think that will be pretty slamming, honestly."

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Flinders ☆ Fifth Year ☆ StudentShell
15 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her

She giggled, nodding her head.  "Yeah, I'll just have to get that info from home. But soon!  Promise!"  She was excited to have a friend attending.  Maybe he'd have a pointer on something?  While classical and other types of music were vastly different, any advice was still advice, and she wanted to see herself from someone else's point of view.

"Merlin's sparkly stars," she repeated with another giggle.  "That's a fantastic one I love it!  I should write that do--oh!"  She dug into her school bag, pulling out a marker and began writing the words on the back of her hand.  Maybe later she'd look down at it, see it, and write it in one of her many, many composition notebooks.

It was something wonderful to hear what went through another musician's head, the worries, the doubts and fears.  She didn't have half of that to worry about [normally].  And at other times?  She was just goofing off with a best friend, being silly with a camcorder.  There was nothing to fear when it came to that.  Just life between friends.

She held out her hand, formed in a fist as she offered it up.  "That's right!  Try everything once.  Otherwise you'll never know what you do and don't like."  Her nose wrinkled as she grinned.  "I thought you would!  It's really cool.  Takes up most of the basement.  Parents are all about keeping up with that--careers and all.  They can record and everything.  I love hanging out in there."

Her mouth fell wide open as mentioned meeting a celebrity.  He..."What?!" she said in absolute astonishment.  

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Spencer ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Guitarist/Vocalist - Local School Hero!Kaitore
19 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ HE/HIM

"Awesome!" He had dabbled a bit in classical instruments in terms of knowledge and how they'd play, some he had even used as part of his musical background along with the guitar. But the very idea of classical music in all of its entirety was a slight uniqueness to him and he couldn't help but be excited at the prospect of it all. To actually be able to witness an entirely different genre in terms of playing and be able to partake in it? That was just a thrill like no other for him but that often came when he wanted to experience something that had been music related or aligned. 

"I got a loads of them! I think one of my favorites to say is 'By Morgana's Black Goopy eyes!'. Much more of a mouthful but you will definitely catch people off guard so much that you'll get a nice kick." A grin formed on his face at a few times he had people double take on some of the ways he chose to express himself. He often tried to avoid literal curse words when he could, though sometimes, they were well deserved and slipped up faster than he could filter himself. An eyebrow raised up as she suddenly brought out a writing utensil and something to write within. A though pinged in his mind as he reminded himself that he needed to pick up a notebook and pen himself. "I need to start writing some stuff myself, carry a book with me everywhere I go. Maybe even build a small notebook folder right into Sapphire on the back, that'd be pretty awesome!" A crazy idea but one that could work!

"Sweet! Do I get to visit it in style? I can get like a long bedazzled trench coat, sunglasses that literally read 'Don't Mess' on the glasses. I can get this really powdered smoldering expression going. Then start pronouncing my name as 'Ale-Zander'." He tried to straighten his posture a bit as if he were some major star getting ready for a studio audition or practicing for a platinum CD. An eyebrow arched upwards as he nodded towards her with a side smile. "Yea! I think I can get that to happen! I just have to you know. . . Meet the family first and see how everything manages. I was told she'd really like me so. . Here's to hoping!

His arms arched over to look at his watch a bit as he made a slightly stiff expression of 'Yikes'. "Wooooah! Have we been here that long. . .? Ah, Sugar Bumps. I need to head out. I promised my nephew I'd stop by and see him. Oh, hey, during lunch time we can work out a good time to start working in the studio! Get some good music time in. I have a few folks you might love to meet that are music inclined too. I'll tell you about them when we meet up next."

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Flinders ☆ Fifth Year ☆ StudentShell
15 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her

She grinned.  "One of these days we need to sit down and you need to tell me all of these.  I bet they're spectacular!'  She'd need a new notebook probably.  Merlin's beard!  She always loved an excuse to buy another one to write in, new covers with new designs and color pallettes.   As he gave an idea of where to put one she pointed at him as her mouth parted.  "That's the best idea!  Do it!"

She stuck out her tongue at him and nodded.  "However you wanna look is up to you!  So whatever that style is, go for it--oh, as long as clothes are definitely involved.  I don't want to give my parents a heart attack." she giggled as he explained it.  "That sounds blamtastic."

She jumped off the rock and hopped up and down.  "Well, even if you can't, it's still way cool you're meeting someone!  Either way I wanna know what goes on, okay?  Don't leave me hanging here on my own.  Well, I mean, you could, but I'd prefer not."  After all, it wasn't like they were best friends or anything.

He said he needed to go and she nodded.  "That's cool!  Your nephew definitely needs quality Alex time, right?"  He said talking it over and lunch and she nodded.  "Yes!  Do that!  Uh..." where did she even usually eat lunch?  She wasn't sure.  "Listen...for the violin.  Yeah.  That's a good way to find me.  And I'd love to meet them."  She dipped in a small curtsey and waved.  "Next time then!  Byyyyeee!"  And she darted off toward home.

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