Whose owned or borrowed kookaburra flew into my window earlier with a Val's Day letter that rained glitter everywhere? Fess up.
Lauren Burdett has balls......for that comment in HoM. Wowza.
Bruise paste. Does anyone have any going spare? Asking for a friend...honestly...kinda.
Growing up with his parents being rather distant and always busy with work, this has led Keaton to being rather dismissive of parental figures and rather outspoken when he feels as though he is being smothered. He was allowed to do whatever he wished growing up, and instead of this pushing him down the route of turning him out as a spoiled brat, it has instead led to Keaton to developing a natural curiosity over the years, a curiosity that leads him to pushing boundaries around him and seeing what exactly he can get away with without being punished, so mischievous is a trait that fits Keaton well . He likes to act independently and if people choose to follow him, he simply reminds them that they chose whatever would happen and they would have to live with any mistake that happened.
Keaton can become easily bored and it is a result of this being a reason that he fills up a lot of his time with academic and physical activities. Being bored leads him to become restless, and with becoming restless comes mischief. He has had a fair amount of detentions over the years and has developed a sort of charm in order to attempt to get out of a punishment...although it is rare that it actually works. Hearing a shout of "HARPER!" isn't uncommon in the halls of Tallygarunga. Keaton is easily to be around he is very welcoming of anybody new that approaches him and his friends, but can be defensive of them when they are slighted, no matter how little. His younger sister is currently a fourth-year at the school and like most older brothers, Keaton finds her presence irritating but would still do anything for her if she was picked on or bothered in any way. He's quite over-protective in this way.
When truly upset, Keaton will isolate himself from his friends somewhat and will go off to be on his own for a while - usually to being found flying or brewing something complex in the potions laboratory. In this moment he only likes to be approached by his closest friends or his younger sister, his interdependent nature causing him to lack the ability somewhat in reaching out when he, himself, is hurting. To other people? He can easily project a front that he isn't hurting and that he is perfectly fine. He'll stick on a false grin and attempt to pretend that nothing is wrong whatsoever, no matter how bad.
He can be a flirt around anybody that he finds attractive to him, but if he were to be around somebody he genuinely found himself liking - this would be one of the rare moments of seeing Keaton Harper being bashful. A rare, rare thing indeed. Oh tease away, it's fantastic.
Standing at 6 foot three exactly, Keaton Harper towers over many who he meets. His frame is that of an athlete, broad-shouldered and strong, having moved away from the bean-stalk frame of his early teenage years. He has bulked out mainly due to the intensity of training, as well as naturally inheriting the same body type as his father. His hair is rarely tamed and he has inherited the same dark locks of his mother's side of the family. His eyes are equally as dark and to others, it may sometimes feel as though Keaton is staring at them very intensely. If the eyes can be described as windows to the soul, then this is in line with Keaton. He finds it hard to disguise any true emotion as his eyes give it away, especially when he laughs and is finding something funny.
His clothing choice outside of his school uniform leans into casual, yet he can usually be found wearing dark coloured jeans with plain coloured t.shirts and/or hoodies or shirts with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows more often than not. He only chooses to wear tailored dress robes or formal wear when it is required of him by his parents when attending social functions with them in the school-holidays. When he wears school uniform, it is more often than not tastefully rumpled. On more than one occasion he has required somebody to cast a tailoring charm at him before a class begins in order to make him look presentable.
Keaton carries himself with a confident but friendly air, making him approachable to those around him. His movements can almost be described as lazy to some around him, sometimes making the very littlest thing look effortless and meeting people with a kind smile and, at times, with an infectious grin.
Keaton Harper is the eldest out of two children born of Phillip & Eva Harper and he mainly grew up in the company of various nannies and tutors before and after his sister was born. His father works in the Australian Ministry of Magic education department, while his mother is a highly positioned expert within the C&B department.
Growing up he was home-schooled and holds a certain amount of private pride in being the reason that eleven tutors simply handed in their resignation stating that the young Keaton was simply too much of a bother to teach. His accidental magic had been wild and who ever thought that placing so many windows in the large house would have been a good idea definitely needed a metaphorical dressing down. For in one of his outbursts of frustration that his teacher wasn't moving along their lesson fast enough for him to get outside on his broom....he may have shattered all twenty-three windows of the house at once. It wasn't his thought that his mother had hired a useless architect. Who needed that many windows anyway?
Prior to beginning at Tallygarunga, his life growing up, aside from those outbursts, was fairly uneventful. Keaton would attend the societal events when invited along with his parents, socialise with other children in the same social circles...and cause mischief within the same social circles...and would genuinely be bored. Oh, he and his parents would go on plenty of vacations - usually during the winter. One of Keaton's favourite locations would always stand out in his memories as being Japan, it was even more of a sweet memory when his wand chose him - for cherry being the favoured wand wood of Mahoutokoro.
"I can recommend this, a rune-inscribed cherry wand. The length is fourteen and three quarters inches long. The core consists of kelpie-mane..."
His wand choosing him stands out as Keaton's most cherished memory in his life so far, for it had felt like the torrent of magic that he felt whenever he reacted to anything had finally been streamlined into his wand - not to mention it meant that he would finally be attending school. Growing up home-schooled for most of his childhood, even with regular contact with other kids his age, it had felt lonely.
Keaton's first year was rather bland, it simply contained his getting to know people in his house, getting to know the school, quickly seeing that he would get into trouble if he pushed his professor's too much and really it was just him beginning to figure out his place. Excelling in potions and transfiguration from the get-go. His only disappointment? First-Years couldn't play Quidditch. Into his second-year he shook off the all-new feeling and revelled in finally being able to try-out for the Quidditch team - he had waited an entire year to do so. Again, K ( having been dubbed as K by his dorm-mates the previous year) found himself disappointed, for an older and much more practiced student in his house managed to get onto the team in the Chaser position that he had tried out for. This only made Keaton more determined to practice throughout the year and definitely make sure to get onto the team in his third year.
Third year came around rapidly and Keaton's inquisitive nature and natural curiosity led to him adding several electives onto his plate and he finally managed to show enough talent and managed to get onto his house's Quidditch team as a chaser at last. Though, barely. It would always be tight competition and he knew this, yet was determined to hold his place throughout the next few years of his schooling career. Though, it had probably helped over the years that he hit a very rapid growth spurt half way through third year and the next, rapidly towering over others in the school.
Now in his Sixth Year at Tally, Keaton has chosen his classes - having found a niche in potions, ancient runes and magical theory, albeit those being only three of his chosen eight classes alongside playing Quidditch.