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Derrick Ackers

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  • Birthday 02/10/1992

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  1. Open I'm here for the party

    Derrick felt out of place not properly 'crashing' a shindig like this and maybe it was partially because he hadn't dragged along one of the few people who would usually encourage him to act out like a pure juvenile. But everyone needed that 'let loose' feeling, life was too suddenly ended not to take up the old childish ways to add a bit more. At the same time. maybe there wasn't anything wrong with a casual social environment just to let people have the weight fall away and relaxation to kick in. "Well, to be expected! It is a celebration for someone who just woke out of a coma. After a pretty long time being stuffed in a bed at that." The thought alone made his joints feel a bit heavy, he could only imagine what the person who had to go so long without proper use of their limbs would feel. Soreness, occasional lock ups with the constant physical therapy behind it - That is if they didn't use magic. "Haha, it could also just be the fake alcoholic drink making you say that! Give it a few minutes you'll be regretting it is nice to meet me." He joked while taking a quick sip from the glass that settled in his hand. A nod flowed from him with ease. "It's a real boost up for the community. Between the criminal being about and the school having a lot of Auror defenses on it, probably has a lot of parents worried and concerned. Much more than the students are at any rate." @Dalton Chang
  2. Open I'm here for the party

    There seemed to be a much more notable response from someone within the crowd, instead of actively looking for them he quickly responded. "Crazy is just another way of saying the NEXT level of fun!" A matter of perspective, certainly, but that had bene his own personal viewpoint on that matter. As it seemed like the crowd began to shift through the constant social interactions it became more clear whom the voice pushed from as he drew closer towards his own direction. Derrick's gaze turned back towards the bartender, a woman who looked as if she held some form of attitude. "Hey, Mish, another drink to put up! Have to get a drink in every persons hand, can't let it all fall apart now." Attention then shifted back towards Dalton as he extended his hand out towards the newly arrived man. "Nice to meet you, Dalton, the names Derrick. Always nice to meet a new face around the area." His fingers curl around his glass as he brought it to his lips, taking a brief sip from it and then settling it down onto the countertop. "Enjoying the time here? In honor of the man who woke up from the miracle coma?"
  3. Open I'm here for the party

    "The fun is here~" Derrick proclaimed with his arms raised in the air as if he were the mail ordered clown. Whether people wanted it or not, he often found a way to have some fun - spice up the party even a little bit. Sometimes, it was a literal spicing of fire and crazy shenanigans that you could only remember in hazes after several drinks being imbibed. As he passed through the various crowds of people he knew from his past and those he met in the present his hand would extended out giving quick high fivers and shoulder pats. "Come on, people! Look alive even better! Just because we're a bit dressed up doesn't mean we can't spark up a good ol' time." A winning smile beamed brightly as he walked over towards the bar counter and lightly tapped on it. "Let's start out with this mocktail, really, I'm just curious and trying to be -slightly- good. Still need to grade papers late- . . . Oh, come on, Mish, don't look at me like I'm talking out my ass. Honest! I'm going to be a star role model! . . . Today." It was a hard sell even if it was the truth but he had to at least show by action. As he finally grasped his prepared drink he'd turn around to face the room with his back pressed against the edge of the counter. Then he took a quick sip, tasting the contents of the liquid and giving a playful smacking of his tongue from the tangy aftertaste that was left behind along with the high fizzy kick that came along with it. "Gah, tastes like a fruit drink! Needs more of a punch behind it - knock my mind off its feet." He had considered asking Mish for something a bit more complicated but he knew this wasn't that kind of party, unfortunately for his designs of fun. "I wonder if Aus or Arti will grace the presence here. . . That could really get a party starting." He had already been formulating ways to make the evening just a bit more exciting for people.
  4. Open Cooling down

    "Oomph. . . Hard to find ingredients is always a rough position. I can only imagine a couple of them would need to go through self exploration, that or reaping from people who make it their life to go around hunting for them." His fingers tapped on the table for a moment, a rhythm that often was associated with just overall noise in order to jog up the memory to think. "I don't really know anyone who deals within Potion st- Actually, not true! Someone does come to mind, though the guy can be pretty intimidating even for my overly-gutty nature." He nearly forgot about the Vice Principle of Tallygarunga, Vladimir, whom also handled the Alchemy classes. A man of his knowledge and extensive networks most likely would have an idea of where to get most things, wouldn't he? "I'd say check up at the School, it's actually just up the road from here. The Vice, Vladimir, he'll most likely know of people you can get potion ingredients from. He seems severe but he's pretty good guy, straight laced and very stern, but you'd get what I mean on meeting him." Derrick snickered as the tip of his fingers weaved through his beard. "Women are always a trouble and fun in their own way. Always some kind of crazy happening with them one way or another." "Wandless Magic is a pretty good knack, not many actually get that down too well. Usually students with that particular talent I try to get them towards something more active in their career life. It's a talent that shouldn't be wasted especially when you work hard to remember all the important stuff behind it." It was a handy resource, not necessary, but certainly one of the few things on an application to Auror's that'd make a person stick out quickly. "Are you sure it's the drink? Not the fiery pants? Hahaha, but I get that. When you crash a Brides wedding just for fun and giggles you're kind of already signing your death warrant with those Zilla's." His shoulders lifted up in a carefree shrug. "But I just can't help myself, people need to enjoy life even in the moments of all that stress they dump on themselves." "I can promise he'd set the pyro's off, I can't promise it will be exactly on-time if he gets to antsy. He really enjoys seeing stuff set on fire and exploding, it's like a good hobby and pass-time for him." A smirk pulled at his lips as he considered the idea of Maks actually getting more active in that kind of environment, it'd be an unorthodox was to teach him patience and timing - That's for sure. "I'm sure his old man won't mind too much, He did want me to help get a hold of his talent with Fire. Not really the 'traditional' route but it will put him to the test."
  5. Open Cooling down

    Derrick's head tilted from side to side in consideration of the question. "I've tried my hand on an instrument here and there to keep the edge off on somethings. It's more of a classic instrument so not really on everyone favorite list but it always has a nice sound behind it." It had been some time since he had even touched a piano and it did cross his mind as a wonder if he'd lost his edge or if the rust just was light from the inability to find the time to actually jump back into it. "A strangers kindness can get through the tight days when it comes to some cash. Probably one of the things I missed about travelling, ironically." His eyes drifted towards the case that held the bass as the series of taps followed against the chassis. "Could be worse, could end up getting sacked with curses from an accidental tap entirely. Always someone clumsy that walks around when you least need it." "Rule one, never get caught, if you're caught always have a plan B that will get you more caught! At least, that's how it seems to turn out. . . Once you go around setting noise makers on fire to pop under a random table people tend to not like whatever excuse you have afterwards." He rubbed the back of his neck as a chuckle followed soon after. "I getcha! Usually pretty safe here, but you can never be too careful. It wouldn't be the first time a random muggle would show up in the magical communities area and discover what they shouldn't." Or what they should, it would heavily depend on the reason and the person he assumed. But keeping tight lipped and out of sight was always the protocol, it protected everyone in many ways. "Hahaha, yeah, I wish I could say the same. I purposefully search out some troubles, part of my charm of stupidity - At least that's what my Sister says. I just think she's a stick in the mud." He nodded in agreement "Everyone has a knack, can't be good in every aspect of wizardry - Well.. Most can't I guess. Always have those few that seem to excel with all that book knowledge they stuff in their head instead of instincts." His hand rose up to rub at his beard gently. "I don't do too well with Hex's, ironically, since I'm actually pretty decent at Jinx's. But Elemental Magic - mostly fire- I have always had a keen talent in use. Not the most useful in times of piece or lack of conflict but with all sorts of people and the more dangerous magical creatures it will find it's use." Not that he expected to run into a Sphinx anytime soon! "Age, it's swinging faster than a mood swing. Hm.. Good Pyrotechnics. . . Well, he isn't technically my student yet but there is this young kiddo who may have the talent for it. Might even be good for a not-school sanctioned lesson for him - better control added with the fun of seeing something explode. It's a win-win."
  6. Open Cooling down

    "And they go down nice and smooth with a good brew in hand!" Or a bad one, it really depended on the place and the how good the nachos were - he personally held no problems with the way Phil set up the usual Tavern foods. It fit well for his appetite and he found himself often just slipping in to get a grab away to hold off before heading home for the day or week. He leaned back into the chair while bringing up the glass of water to his lips, after a few sips he'd settle it back down onto the table. "Besides, I kind of figured all that performing can get pretty exhausting, bound to drum up the hunger when you least expect it to hit." As the hands clasped into a mutual shake, Derrick gave a nod as an extra greeting then pulled his hand back to place it on the table. "Nice to meet you, James. Ha! Trouble is where it's at though, well, at least the good and fun trouble. There's a fine line between egging a house or taking all of your friends to some abandoned field with tons of fireworks and letting loose." The fireworks bit did seem like a good idea to play, maybe towards the end of the year as a celebration. At least when things strate dto calm down just a bit more around town. "Yeap, the Teaching life has me bound and gagged. Aaah, not so bad, really a good time most days." An eyebrow arched upwards as he offered a slight shrug. "Maybe some stuff you know! It's common but maybe not all too common in other places, I teach Elemental Magic at Tallygarunga. Recently started this current semester. Have to make a good impact to keep my job the first year! Hehe." Derrick snickered lightly, not in a sense of being worried either but more that he found it amusing that he probably did need to prove his worth in the first couple of years in order to solidify himself. "Fire, Water, Earth, Air - depending on how well the class does may even be able to explore much more about them. Not just the whole magical effects of it, that wouldn't help them out too much. To use the power of nature they need to understand nature and the way it reacts in itself. At least, this way, they'll be free to create their own spells as they get older in life. Unique stuff with proper understanding, that's just a fun and interesting thing to keep watch about."
  7. Open Cooling down

    Derrick typically enjoyed the atmosphere of the Roo, aside from it being so close to Tallygarunga and having deeper connections for various reasons it was a well known place for teachers to just let loose from the hard work of paperwork. Albeit, He chose to avoid the paperwork when he could but that only met things would pile up much higher than had originally been given to him. He sat at the front counter for a bit, having been there long enough to listen in on the band that had been playing through the night until a bit recent - in hand was a glass of water. "I promise to order some good stuff at the end of the week, Phil. Trust me, I'll probably need that with a side of gummy worms!" A small smirk caressed Derrick's face and afterwards a gently sip from the glass was taken. Eyes scanned across the entire tavern hall noticing that one of the performers that had been on stage sat by "Hey, Phil, send some Nacho's over towards that way, yea? Figure a man's probably a bit more hungry after a few sets!" He stood up with a hand pressed against the edge of the counter to offer a bigger 'oomph' to the ascent. Then made his way towards the table sitting down casually across from James. "You don't mind, right? Have to say, you sure have some style up there with your band and all. A few students of mines are into music this year so I figured I may as well get a better idea of what's out there - stuff the student body maybe listening to." One always had to connect with students somehow and he often found it fun to explore things closer towards their level if it was even close to relative. His hand extended out lightly towards James "The names, Derrick. Some may call me the local trouble maker Teacher. I like to think I just have much more spunk than others."
  8. Class Where the Breeze Blows

    Derrick stood outside of the main building of the school in an opened space waiting for the students to arrive, each one given prior notice that the Term three and Four classes would have cause to be more 'exploratory' due to their potential volatile nature even compared to fire which could be contained. The element of Air was a wild horse of sorts - a mare that couldn't be so easily tamed and thus often always wrecked havoc when things were let loose. Something that he had been dealing with on some students, some more prominent in the 'screwed up AGAIN' category more than others. Due to the colder weather he found himself a bit bundled up in a jean jacket with fur stitched on the inside, both of his hands within his pocket while standing within a withered field with his eyes looking about the area for a moment. A nod followed through with a positive assessed grunt "This looks as good a place as any! Hopefully no one will conjurer up a house from the wind to drop on some wicked witch - Naaah - no one will have that kind of freak accident happening." Though other things could be much more likely with the things that had planned and managed to set up. This run there were two types of 'Dummies', targets, that he had in place for each student, the first had been a well-stabilized make-shift windmill. Each was constructed with strong materials to keep it in place in the ground but to also have a durable windmill attached onto it in hopes that it'd be able to withstand against the potential throttling air-spells that could be produced from just about any kind of talented individual. The second target was much more dangerous to the point he had to bury part of its stand deeper into the ground than he had expected using an Earth spell. It was in the shape and make of an Archery target except made fully of durable metal that were known to be conductive to electricity - A dangerous effort for sure but he had promised a full scope and understanding of the Elements in all of its terrible glory. Informed students were better equipped to handle their magic rather than avoiding the elephant in the room after all. As he turned around to give a usual greeting to the students that would start to arrive, his hand rose up lightly with a light. "Hey there folks! Glad to see you this lovely and cold day! Hope you're ready to get your adrenaline pumping because this lesson will be much more active than the last two we were messing around with - We're travelling into some intense territory with Air magic today."
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