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Welcome to Tallygarunga, an original roleplay set in the Harry Potter universe. Set in present-day Australia, tensions are high between the Ministry of Magic and the only Ministry-run wizarding school in the country. Become like the other snooty private schools? Not a chance.

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Tallygarunga
a non-canon au potterverse roleplay
October, 2019 :: Spring


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Flinders ☆ First Year ☆ StudentLisa
12 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

Akira sat on the floor with one of his school books balanced on his knees. Of course, he had some form of manga hidden behind it. His weekly subscription of Shounen Jump had arrived with a note from his mother telling him about all the news from home and all the sweets that he could eat in a week. This time it was something funny that the neighbours dog had done to Antou. But the boy wasn't overly interested in this since he had something new to read and a few sweets to snack on, though he didn't exactly want to spoil his dinner.

The now twelve-year-old wasn't normally to be found in the library on a Saturday, but it was the only quiet place that he could find at the moment. If his mother found out about this, then she would have more than a few choice words for him. Akira wasn't finding life at the school all that bad, though it had taken a little bit of getting used to. He had never lived out of home before, so often wondered if this had been the same for Antou and Chuusan when they had started attending Mahoutokoro as full-time students. You couldn't really take the curiosity out of him to some extent.

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Spencer ☆ Fifth Year ☆ Spencer Quidditch Team Seeker, Pro Wrestler✩ Kirupachi
16 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her

Amber had been visiting the Library over the past couple of months far more times than she had for the entire duration of her academical career - she didn't care much for studying (which did bite her back in the rear at times) and her favorite type of books were nowhere to be found in the school, so she deemed most of the Kookynie Halls absolutely useless save for the existence of the Musiciary classroom. Yet, there she was: at least, she wasn't looking for Harvey again. Instead, Samantha had requested her to check out a few books in her stead while she went off to the bakery to work.

Being on campus during a Saturday wasn't the best use of her time, but Amber was the type to do anything for family. As she entered the ample library, she thought it was borderline miraculous that she hadn't been officially barred from the premises just yet - her last few blunders in the place included leaving it smelling like bacon and escorting a deeply misguided person to burn some of the books, but perhaps being on good terms with the librarian herself contributed to the fact she could still stand in the room without having her head chopped off clean.

During her trek chasing down the various titles in Samantha's obnoxiously long list (but, then again, anything more than one was already too long), the Spencer came across a boy sitting on the floor. It confused her a little. "Hey, hey." She spoke in a lower tone, being mindful of others for once in her life. "You'll burn a hole through the ground sittin' like that, 'n your butt'll get sore. There are some comfy chairs around, y'know?"

As she spoke, she reached over to the shelf just above the unknown Flinders boy, retrieving yet another book to add to the cart she'd grabbed at the entry of the Library. "There you are, two to go..."

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Flinders ☆ First Year ☆ StudentLisa
12 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

Akira flipped through the manga in his hand. He mouthed some of the words as he read; it was so that he could keep a rhythm as he tried to wrap his head around some of the kanji that he wasn't overly familiar with. He paused and blinked up at the girl who had clearly been trying to get his attention. He was a little confused by her statement. Why would sitting on the floor burn a hole in it? He'd never heard that expression before and thought it was odd. "I don't understand what that means. I know there are chairs, thank you, though." Akira smiled up at the girl, his expression was genuine and sincere. The only thing was that he was used to reading and studying on the floor, he'd done it since he was a very young child. "I'm used to sitting on the floor, though. I get less distracted this way." If Akira sat in a chair and tried to read, then he'd probably end up fiddling with it in some way, or he'd do something to the table. That was why he often got so distracted in class if it wasn't a practical. It always felt way too closed off to him and like he was trapped with no way to get out.

"Do you want me to move?" Akira asked the girl. He didn't want to cause too much trouble or be in anyone's way, which was a little different to his usual behaviour.

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Spencer ☆ Fifth Year ☆ Spencer Quidditch Team Seeker, Pro Wrestler✩ Kirupachi
16 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her

What was with nobody understanding common expressions those days? Was it the new hip thing around? Akira hadn't been the first to give her that sort of response in such a short amount of time. Were teenagers just willfully ignorant of current lingo? Or had she been transported into some sort of alternate dimension? Maybe she was in the future, so her language was outdated! 'Yeah, that's gotta be it.'

Before her wildly erroneous and imaginative train of thought could continue, however, the Flinders boy spoke up again. "Huh? Nah, I got it. Let's see..." Standing at the tips of her toes, the Seeker reached towards the book with some difficulty (a wholly unnecessary endeavor, given the existence of magic). After a few seconds of effort, her fingers managed to get a hold of the spine of the book. "Gotcha!" She proclaimed in a hushed celebration as she retrieved her target; however, once she came back down, she dropped the book a little too loudly on the cart which voided her effort entirely and garnered the ire of the various people around them. Her shoulders flinched with the sound and her expression turned apologetic.

"Sorry, sorry!" She raised a hand up in apology as if emulating the raise of a white peace flag. 'Dumbass. Amber Skye, you're a dumbass.' As she waited for the attention to drift away from her, her gaze cast downwards towards Akira; and more importantly, towards the magazine he had open within the larger book.

"Oy, is that manga?" She asked while trying to peek. She could recognize those panels every day, being an avid collector of all sorts of media herself. Unfortunately, she rarely ever got the chance to indulge in them those days.

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Flinders ☆ First Year ☆ StudentLisa
12 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

Akira wasn't really familiar with many sayings in English given the fact that his family mostly spoke Japanese with one another. Sure, he'd also spoken and understood English from a young too because of taking classes doesn't mean that he knew everything. Honestly, you never really stopped learning. "Gambatte?" Akira said with a shrug as he looked up at Amber. He wasn't sure why he had spouted something that basically meant do your best. Even if he didn't understand didn't mean that he couldn't learn, right? 

"Oh, ok. I don't really mind at all, though." Akira had been trying to be relatively kind and helpful, even if that made him a bit of a doormat. His parents had taught him well in an odd sort of way. Plus he had been trying to make things easier by moving. Yeah, he could have offered to try and help with magic too, so that the use of tippy toes wasn't needed. Akira went back to his "book" and new issue of Shounen Jump. He still kept part of his attention on the scene around him out of interest, but he still jumped a little in surprise when Amber dropped her book. Akira wasn't the biggest fan of noises that made him jump or scared him in general. He'd learnt from his time at Mahoutokoro that certain noises meant that there could be a real big mess. Due to this, Akira didn't blame the other people for their reaction and the way that Amber seemed to act. 

After the apology Akira tried to go back to his brick of a manga. The reason that he'd come to the library was because he thought that it would have been one of the quieter places in the school grounds, but he guessed that he was wrong, clearly. "N-no, m-maybe." The twelve year old stumbled over his words when Amber asked him about the manga. He didn't know what to say exactly given the fact that he was usually so careful about hiding what he was doing when he was supposed to be studying. Though eventually the boy conceded and took the manga from behind his other book. It might have been a little impossible to read if you didn't know any Japanese. 

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Spencer ☆ Fifth Year ☆ Spencer Quidditch Team Seeker, Pro Wrestler✩ Kirupachi
16 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her

"Oh, nice." Amber crouched down to be at Akira's level once he retrieved the manga from the book shielding it from view, forearms resting upon bent knees as she let her gaze run through the flashy panels with a glint of wonder and amusement. She couldn't read a damn thing upon the pages of the magazine but she could easily tell it was Japanese out of being minimally familiar with some of the characters used in the speech bubbles.

She was, however, used to English volumes rather than Shounen Jump itself. "So that's what a manga magazine looks like..." She commented to herself while taking in the art on display, trying to figure out what Akira had been reading from her extensive knowledge of franchises. Though, given it was a magazine, it was something more recent - she likely had no idea what it was unless it was an older issue.

"Y'know, I have a bit of a collection of those. In English, of course." Hopefully one day that would change, she thought. "You got any favorites? This stuff's popular outside 'o Japan nowadays but it's always interestin' to hear it from somebody who gets the culture." Or so she assumed, as Akira looked very Japanese in her point of view. It seemed that she didn't care he wasn't studying. Who was she to judge?

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