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Laurie Kempf

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About Laurie Kempf

  • Birthday 08/28/2003

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  • Full Name
    Laurie Toni Kempf
  • Birthdate - Day
    28
  • Birthdate - Month
    8
  • Exact Age?
    Yes
  • Birthday - Year
    2003
  • Birthplace
    Glenwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Year Level
    Fifth Year
  • Species
    Human
  • Blood Status
    Halfblood
  • Pronouns
    She/Her
  • Played By
    Allison Scagliotti

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  • Wand
    Pine, 7 1/2'', Hippocampus Heartstring Core
  • Patronus
    King Cobra

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    GMT

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  1. Perfect temperature for a beach trip.

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    2. Lexi Stewart

      Lexi Stewart

      I prefer to be warm at night, guess that isn't happening.

    3. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      @Lisa Knotley What's wrong with Australia, you mean.

      @Lexi Stewart All you have to do is ask.

    4. Lexi Stewart

      Lexi Stewart

      Well since you put like that that

  2. Double post, but, given the lack of complaint, I think I put a cursed GRRRRR in someone's bag by accident. If you happen to have a light brown leather handbag, DO NOT OPEN IT IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR ITEMS TO SPECTACULARLY EXPLODE WHEN THE GRRRRR JUMPS OUT!

    Or better yet, do. I could use some entertainment.

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    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      That would have been an insult to Ghouls though.

    3. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      But green is the color of victory.

    4. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      Ooooh, those are some strong fighting words, Maxipad. Watch it, a snowflake Sturt might take offense to that.

  3. This place just keeps on winning brownie points with me, it's remarkable.

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    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      You're making me quite curious.

    3. Lexi Stewart

      Lexi Stewart

      If you want to know, you know where to find me. 

    4. Laurie Kempf
  4. Laurie had honestly been surprised that nobody had come up with such an idea in the time she had spent on campus at that point. Did Tallygarunga students have no sense of humor? Despite the sheer amount of freedom the students were allowed in comparison to Durmstrang, they managed to somehow seem more strict than them at times. With so many people bending themselves backwards over school points and high grades, the newly minted Spencer figured it was high time -- in a literal sense -- that she'd do something about it and instilled some fun, and potential horror, in the local denizens. The Quidditch field would be ideal to put her plan to action. She had stolen a 'Dolores' mannequin from the Wandless Magic's teacher's room with disappointing ease (Why the hell did the Professor call it that? Was it some reference?), having used the old party trick of transmogrifying it into something smaller so to leave the premises free of suspicion. Arriving at the empty pitch, as students rarely trained when the break rolled around due to a distinct lack of bodies to fill the positions, the brunette walked all the way to the center of it and placed the doll there, upright, and took a few steps back. Looking around, she could see that there was enough space in all directions for her to conclude the final part of her plan without too much structural damage past destroying the grass under her feet. But, before she could bring about the true magnitude of her prank, she had to decorate the vessel for her wicked ways. But what should she do? "Hm... You need more color." The Spencer mused out loud. With a flick of her wand, she cast a spell that turned the entire dummy into an eye-catching golden color, rather than just tan. "Too many clothes." Another wand movement and the clothing covering the model came flying off, carelessly left discarded on the ground. Taking the tip of her wand to her chin, she mused what sort of makeover she should apply to what would eventually become her puppet, thinking it looked far too human for her tastes. Maybe she should make it look more like a monster? Or a robot? If only Max had been there to brainstorm with ideas and not ran off with Senan, she thought.
  5. Anybody got any suggestions on things to play in between Carpal Tunnel Hero sessions? My fingers can only take so much.

    1. Lexi Stewart

      Lexi Stewart

      I have a few suggestions for you. Meet me in the common area

    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      Oh, well, suppose I can do that. On my way.

  6. The Professor's joke didn't seem to resonate too well with Laurie, as her face remained as blank as ever - whether it was because she didn't quite get it or because her reaction was a byproduct of her generally poor mood for the class in question was up for debate. A Bourke who seemed to think the poor mannequin was his antithesis had decided to make quite the flamboyant showing of his victory versus the inanimate humanoid, something she didn't quite understand - that guy looked like he was ready for other classes, what was he even doing there? Trying to show off? While at first she had been amused by his antics, they were quickly starting to veer towards just being obnoxious. 'Get a life, mate.' Inwardly rolling her eyes, the Spencer stifled a sigh in frustration. She decided to focus on her task with the intent of ditching the classroom as quickly as she was able to - which, given her absolute need of completing spells without the use of incantations, proved to be quite the challenge. Laziness made it so she didn't even bother getting up from her seat to challenge one of the mannequins, and the distance added yet another layer of difficulty. The inherent challenge of the task seemed to lift her spirits in itself. She gradually focused more over time on getting a spell out, various flashes of red emanating from her fingers without a cut to accompany them; after several times, something was cut, although it had not been the intended target. Perhaps it was pure luck that nobody sat in front of her - the slice Laurie had finally accomplished had gone clean through the desk in front of her own, causing both sides to slide backwards under their own weight and collapse in the middle. "Well, that works." While she hadn't hit the intended target, she seemed amused at the fact the table had become quite the casualty. "Sorry, I guess." She waved it off. If anything, it made for the perfect time to test out the repair spell instead. Much like before, she took quite a few attempts at it, eventually achieving success without an incantation. "Not too shabby, eh?"
  7. Maxipad's parents remind me of ridiculously evil cartoon villains. I guess that makes it my mission to thwart them in every which way possible.

    Totally unrelated, I apologize for any Muggle scream you may hear echoing throughout the Spencer dormitories today. I'm really, really sorry. Totes.

    1. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      I think you scared them. They've been jumpy all day after the visit to the dorm to leave a few more things. They somehow keep looking over their shoulders like something is out to get them. 

    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      I will not confirm nor deny that I have something to do with anything that may have happened or not to them.

  8. People bitching about the cold are just precious. I just went and chopped half my hair off.

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    2. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      I completely forgot ): 

    3. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      I'll send you a snowball in the mail when I get back to Germany ❤️ 

    4. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      What's with all the crying faces, am I missing something?

  9. It seemed that Laurie wasn't the one who opted to show off a little (presumably) - she spotted a Bourke going more than just a bit overboard with the indestructible bubble spell, filling up a good portion of the classroom. It brought an amused smile to her face: maybe she wasn't the only one offended by the task. That, or maybe the male was very, very bored. 'Can't blame him.' It was time for the class to move on. As the teacher posed the question, the Spencer retrieved the lollipop from her mouth prior to speaking. "One's to cut up stuff, the other's to repair that stuff. Are we gonna be chopping those dolls to bits?" They were still pretty standard spells in general, but at least they were the kind of magic that people could have fun with and get creative with - provided they were careful about what they cut and how they did so, of course. Leaning back on her chair, the lollipop returned to its resting place. Hopefully the class would pick up from that point, lest Laurie start considering throwing herself out the window.
  10. Laurie raised an eyebrow with very mild skepticism as the spell they were supposed to do was elaborated upon and demonstrated - while she was normally one to let that sort of thing slide and/or otherwise not ruffle her feathers too much, she couldn't help thinking it was quite backwards to make the students perform the first spell they learn in their academic curriculum during the second term, after they had employed the use of third year spells in the very first class of the year. The 'beginner' moniker to the class felt inappropriate. Maybe it should be called 'kindergarten'. She took a deep breath so not to let that insult to her ability have the rare consequence of flaring up her anger. 'Whatever. Let's get this over with.' Not bothering to utter an incantation as per usual, the Spencer summoned forth an obnoxiously large stream of bubbles - but, she took it a step further. Wanting her displeasure with the material's difficulty (or lack thereof) to be known, she enacted her passive aggression by making her bubbles a multitude of shades of green, yet never transitioning to any other color. After the spell, she leaned back on her chair, crossing both legs and arms, distracting herself with the lollipop hanging from her mouth. She felt like she could kill to have a friendly face around...
  11. From the lack of reply in the last one, I'm gonna go ahead and assume people in this side of the hemisphere don't know what Guitar Hero is. What's the fad around here then? What games do you guys play? Gotta keep up with the trends.

    1. Amber Cross

      Amber Cross

      Try some good old Smash!

  12. Does anybody out there have some plastic guitar controllers you're willing to part with? I'll love you forever.

  13. I should probably start incorporating some sort of fitness routine into my day, but at the same time dang, my couch is so comfy...

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    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      I'm listening...

    3. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      I've invited you plenty of times ... I even tried to bribe you with ice cream ... what kind of deal do you want?

    4. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      Piggyback ride on the way back.

  14. Mm. How I've missed you, my dearest Scandinavian Summer weather. Please don't leave me again, my love.

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    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      Dang. Had to try. Then again I guess I shouldn't cheat on this lovely weather.

    3. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      I don't think you should. It might get jealous and disappear again. 

    4. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      PLEASE NO I'LL DO ANYTHING

  15. Didn't think I'd get homesick this early (or at all), yet here we are.

    1. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      I'll take you out for ice cream later or we can go to the store and you can stand in front of the freezer for a while ❤️ 

    2. Laurie Kempf

      Laurie Kempf

      Stand? Please, just get me the damn freezer to replace my bed.

    3. Maxine Williams

      Maxine Williams

      Okay okay! I'll get you one to replace your bed. Okay okay! I'll get you one to replace your bed. 

Laurie Toni Kempf
Fifth Year
15 year old Halfblood Human She/Her
Age:  15
Date of Birth: August 28th, 2003
Birthplace: Glenwood, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Year Level: Fifth Year
Blood Status: Halfblood
Species: Human
Player:  Kirupachi
Pronouns: She/Her
Patronus: King Cobra
Wand: Pine, 7 1/2'', Hippocampus Heartstring Core
Play-by: Allison Scagliotti
Education: 
  • 1st - 4th Year: Durmstrang Institute
  • 5th Year - Current: Tallygarunga, Spencer House
Secrets
  • Seeks permanent freedom from her parents - not that she has something against them, she just wants to be on her own;
  • Really doesn't want to go back to Durmstrang and is looking into ways of extending her stay in Tallygarunga for as long as possible;
  • Her Boggart is a cage.
General Knowledge
  • Bilingual (English/German);
  • Durmstrang Institute exchange student;
  • Can speak in both Australian (default) and British accents, but her words seem to have a very very very mild tinge of German to them in either one;
  • Excels at non-verbal magic, and nobody in Australia has ever heard her utter an incantation yet (with a wand);
  • Fantastic pranking game due to Durmstrang's Dark Arts curriculum;
  • Often seen exploring Narrie via skateboarding;
  • Has a lollipop in her mouth 50% of the time;
  • Talent for drawing, and she often doodles silly dark humor cartoons in her notebooks during class when she's feeling bored out of her mind;
  • Mild problem with authority;
  • Competent drummer;
  • Top tier Guitar/Clone Hero player (can't touch a real guitar though);
  • Studying to become a curse-breaker.
Personality

Laurie is an individual whom actively looks to reassert her independence from her parents - having been stuck to a school she detests for so long, going to Tallygarunga is actually giving her a taste of what freedom is like, and thus she's starting to act out as a desperate means to cling to this autonomy. She feels that she can finally do whatever she wants without the stifling education and composure Durmstrang drills into their students' heads and it shows in her composure, constantly far too relaxed to take things seriously and seemingly without a care in the world. She also had the unfortunate tendency to do stupid things that she perceives as being a way to reaffirm her liberty from authority and her parents' grasp (such as, if given the opportunity to consume alcohol, she would take it).

She's often perceived as a loner due to this excessive need for self-governing, but that isn't the case; it's just that she does what she has to do whether she's accompanied or by herself. Laurie does enjoy hanging out with friends (or having them to begin with, which she wasn't too successful with in Durmstrang) but doesn't go too out of her way to find them. She's surprisingly nice to those who do approach her and doesn't mind their company, and appreciates it further if they can help her kick into her mischievousness gear. It's not uncommon to see her with a poor sap or two in tow looking to stir up some trouble.

She takes to the vast majority of new situations and forks on the road like a fish to water, not letting a wrench in her path get her down. This adaptability makes her thrive in Tallygarunga, which is the direct opposite of the world she's from. Laurie's also not against trying unorthodox methods to get stuff done, as she doesn't seem to be too upset by things like failure and rejection. She can get quite creative with these solutions, but she's also not afraid of letting things go.

While it's not too hard to get under her skin, Laurie likes to think of herself as someone who can stay relaxed and carefree most of the times - the 'all bark and no bite' type, if you will, as she doesn't often go past a mild hex/jinx or her perpetual (sometimes caustic) snark, although she can be a bit petty with the employment of those spells at times. However, if deeply wronged, she becomes quite vicious and highly aggressive, even in a physical way - she just wants to rip the other person's head off, regardless of consequences. While she managed to keep in line back in her Durmstrang days, the lax rules in Tallygarunga in comparison make it so she's more prone to fly right off the handle instead of holding back for the sake of her parents.

Appearance

The genetic gods didn't give her a boon in any way, shape or form when it came to height: Laurie barely stands at 152 cm, having always been borderline comically short. She makes up for this by almost always having some sort of platform in whatever shoes she uses (even shirking uniform policy if she has to). Her hair is always perfectly straightened and neatly combed, parted towards the right, recently cut to shoulder length for the sake of making fun of every Australian complaining about cold weather. She might on occasion be seen with a ponytail or some sort of headband. Her body is quite petite and in no way geared towards sports despite her being somewhat energetic, although she does hold a surprising amount of stamina and physical coordination due to her drumming ventures.

She quite detests the Tallygarunga uniform, claiming it the one thing Durmstrang has over the Australian school - as such, she avoids wearing it whenever possible, and often retreats to her room right after classes are done just to change into something she deems more aesthetically pleasing. This usually takes the form of jeans, skirts and button up shirts of the flannel variety as she likes freedom of movement a bit too much, even if she's not about to climb a tree (yet). Her movements and posture are surprisingly fluid, graceful and remarkably precise for someone like her, though that is in all likelihood due to the education she received in her home school.

History

Once upon a time, Leah Rippner, a young Muggle from Sydney, attained the opportunity of enrolling in college in a prestigious British school. Shortly after making the trip she met Reinhold Kempf, a German wizard whom happened to be in the country to aid the UK Ministry of Magic with unspecified affairs - with whom she fell in love. They had a steady relationship build throughout the time of her study, to the point the woman got pregnant by the end of it; however, unable to immediately find an occupation, visa troubles sent her back to her hometown. It was here that Laurie was born and would spend the first few years of her life in - alongside her mother and grandparents.

When she was around four, Leah and Reinhold finally married, which helped her stay in England. It was after they moved that the girl started displaying magical abilities - much to the surprise of the mother, whom had no idea such a thing was even possible. Reinhold, however, was over the moon. He soon told her about all sorts of history regarding her talent, taught her basic skills in various areas, and told her about the school she'd most likely be going to, Hogwarts, as well as its significance to recent history. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be, as when the time to embark on her magical journey was approaching, Reinhold's work was finished. He was told to return back to his homeland, and he took his family along. Much to her chagrin, Laurie ended up going to the Durmstrang Institute instead.

Suffice to say, Laurie hated Durmstrang - it wasn't Hogwarts, so it wasn't good enough. She didn't like the discriminatory stance the school took upon Muggleborns either given that her mother was a Muggle. Nevertheless, she continued her education without giving her parents much fuss. Their jobs were already troubling enough, and they didn't need their daughter getting expelled from a seemingly prestigious school - she'd just have to play nice. Not saint levels of nice though, of course, as she was never against pranking and snark was always present.

At the end of the Fourth Year, the students were informed that they could apply for exchange programs to schools all over the world. Laurie rushed to make an application to Hogwarts. However, fate conspired against her - due to an error based on her genealogy, the school thought she was applying for Australia instead. Lacking a program with the Balcolyn Institute of Magic, they went with the next most readily available best thing: Tallygarunga, in Victoria.

It wasn't where she wanted to go, but it was at least a victory - she was away from Durmstrang's stifling environment. Resigning to her fate and understanding she'd never step foot in Hogwarts, the girl decided to make the best of her situation and explore the perks of being in an underfunded, free public school that gave her much, much more leeway than her original school ever did. That, coupled with her father deciding to travel through Australia that year to see if it was a country worth settling down in for the sake of not uprooting Laurie the upcoming year again, seemed to be working in her favor...

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