GENERAL INFORMATION: FULL NAME: Theodora Rose Scamander (she prefers you call her Dora, however) AGE: Between ten and eighteen (you can guess for yourself) PERSONALITY: Friendly and approachable, but is an introvert inside, and is a little sensitive, but she doesn't show it. Protective and hot-headed, though she is very patient when it comes to animals. Dora enjoys studying and all that, but she is definitely not a Hermione. Clumsy and forgetful. Very adventurous. APPEARANCE: Dora has long light brown hair and hazel eyes. Slim, and slightly gangly ;) That's enough said, it doesn't really matter that you know what she looks like. LIKES: Nature, animals, classical music (call Dora old-fashioned, she won't care), tea, dark chocolate, fantasy roleplays, books (obviously), exploring, friends and family (Of course) writing stories, poems, and sometimes theatre (Dora loves Shakespeare), the sound when you crunch on autumn leaves, and also the sound of rain and thunder (it makes her feel somewhat tingly and contented at the same time) magic (who wouldn't?), and that's all she can think of write (oops, right, she's in an authors mood) now! DISLIKES: Deep water and underground places (they both scare her), tik tok dancing, people rubbing their hands on carpet (I know, it's weird, but it's like her nails on the blackboard thing), maths, lots of makeup,scammers and spammers, texting slangs (she always says 'are we so lazy we can't even type/write a few more letters?'), people who get annoyed at something they do themselves, in other words, hypocrites, creepy people online, swearing when it's unnecessary (swearing is not for trying to be cool, in her opinion) and people who aren't themselves because it's not fashionable (THAT ANNOYS HER EXTREMELY! XD apologies)
BACKSTORY:Dora wasn't always a Scamander. Until she turned eleven she was just a quiet, friendly, muggle-born girl with a love for nature. Yes, strange things happened to her, but no one really noticed and Dora kept them to herself. When the letter came - well, it was the normal shock throughout the family. Hogwarts sounded like a dream, but, believe it or not, at first Dora didn't want to go. She was happy at her home with her big family in the forest. But she went, and you can't grudge Hogwarts for long. Keeping up a close correspondent by letter with her family, she wrote of her exciting life there. Soon after her arrival Dora discovered that she was related to the Scamanders. She certainly lived up to the Scamander reputation. Her favourite place is the forest - it is an adventure in itself. Dora is like the Fred and George of the forbidden forest - she knows every hidden path and glen, every secret bubbling stream. She always explores with her closest animal companion, a crossbreed dog called Albion. There was a bit of debate - no, argument, between the Hogwarts staff as to whether she could take Albion to Hogwarts with her, but Dora refused to come without him. Albion always accompanies her, but Dora has befriended many, many creatures in her school days. Hiding a homeless niffler in the common room... only one of her rescuing adventures. She is a close friend to Hagrid. Sometimes she's laughed at for this, but Dora couldn't care less. Up at the castle Dora is a good student, though she sometimes - no, often - finds it difficult to keep up with her homework ;) Potions, History of Magic, and Care of Magical Creatures are her favourite subjects. She is a chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. She loves spending time with her two sisters who have also started at Hogwarts recently, and of course days spent with her wonderful friends!
FRIENDS: I was bit hesitant to write a friends list, because I think my friends are my friends and they should know that without a specific list - but you need to know what wonderful people they are, so here it is:
CLOVER TURNER: I met Clover through her books, because she is an amazing author and I love her style - though she is always very modest about it, insisting there are much better writers on HiH when I know that she is one of the best. So READ HER BOOKS, people! But more importantly she is a wonderful friend and I'm grateful for that!
CONNIE SOLANGELO: I met Connie when she was going through a hard time - she came to me and we talked, and are now good friends! She is very brave - and also an excellent fantasy roleplayer, which is always a good thing to be ;)
NOELLE: Noelle and I always seem to bump into each other around HiH, whether it's in a group or a random chat - but I'm glad I know her! She's smart and funny - and she has always given me very valuable feedback on my books, so thank you for that. AND she’s a good writer herself, AND a nature lover, AND the captain of the Slytherin quidditch team! (From the group the quidditch pitch made by Lizzie Tonks) So all in all, she’s very cool.
ROSE HAWKINS: Rose is my fellow nature lover! I feel like we have a lot in common, and that's nice to know. She was one of the first people I met on HiH and I'm so happy I did.
AEQUOREAL (RIGGY): Riggy is friendly, kind, and easy to talk to. I'm lucky to know her! Thank you Riggy :)
Albion is a scruffy mongrel dog with a big heart, and one of Dora's closest companions. He is very loyal, very adventurous, and very mischievous!
Scout is a ginger and white cat half kneazle cat. He lives in the Hogwarts Grounds but has befriended Dora and she has set up a bed for him in the herbology greenhouse. Though he’s quite an independent cat and occasionally a bit of a show off, he’s always up for a cuddle!
Bilbo is a tawny owl who possesses many of the traits of his namesake, the little hobbit created by J.R.R. Tolkien - good natured, lazy and always hungry!
Little mouse Claude was rescued by Dora from the clutches of Mrs Norris not long after Dora started at Hogwarts. Dora nursed him back to health and now he is another of her animal companions. He likes to travel around in Dora's hoodie, faithful and courageous forever!
NOTE: You may be thinking, “dog, cat, owl and mouse?” But Dora has raised them nicely together and though there may be an occasional minor grudge among them they usually get along just fine!
MAGICAL DISCOVERIES: MY WAND: Red oak wood, phoenix feather core, 10 3/4", slightly yielding
MY WAND ANALYSIS: Red oak, also known as “the Medal of Honor tree”, or Quercus rubra, is, by far, one of the rarer wand woods, with less than 1% of those who come to Ollivander’s being selected by such a wand. The red oak, which is primarily native to, and valued in, America or the United States, is a wand wood also much less common in England, where English oak is traditionally a more popular wand wood. Nonetheless, the red oak was used as a symbol of bravery and valiant nature.
According to Ollivander, “You will often hear the ignorant say that red oak is an infallible sign of its owner’s hot temper…in fact, the true match for a red oak wand is possessed of unusually fast reactions, making it a perfect duelling wand”. Less common than English oak, Ollivander “has found that its ideal master is light of touch, quick-witted and adaptable, often the creator of distinctive, trademark spells, and a good man or woman to have beside one in a fight”. Red oak wands are, in his opinion, “among the most handsome”.
The rarest core type, phoenix feathers “are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn or dragon cores to reveal this”. Phoenix feather wands “are always the pickiest when it comes to potential owners, for the creature from which they are taken is one of the most independent and detached in the world”. These wands are the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiance is usually hard won.
This is a wand I would ascribe to a Gryffindor, due to its “fiery” attributes. It could be quite likely that you have strong Gryffindor traits, but value the Hufflepuff ideals of loyalty, hard work, friendship, and fair play.
Indeed, this wand would, traditionally, be regarded of that of a “natural soldier or fighter”; it would behove others to keep this in mind before deciding to trifle with you. This wand speaks to a likely, natural talent in duelling, perhaps even exceptional, for such a rare wand to have chosen you. In nature, you may present as “independent and detached”; you have “unusually fast reactions”; you are “light of touch, quick-witted, and adaptable”; and your allegiance and loyalty may be “hard-won”, though well-worth the effort.
However, given this wand’s “fiery” disposition, I would make note not to react too quickly when facing a situation; instead, focus on the patience and open-mindedness that this wand could also symbolise. Likewise, the wand’s tendency to indicate “great range of magic” and “new spell creation” speaks of high intelligence, curiosity, and creativity, making you truly a force to be reckoned with. *credit to Amber Goldsmith*
MY PATRONUS: Mongrel Dog
MY PATRONUS ANALYSIS: Having a Mongrel Dog as your Patronus means that you find comfort in resilience. Like many Gryffindors, you are brave and noble, and you take it a step further by having a bite just as strong as your bark. You also can be a wonderful protective wall around the people you love most, doing everything you can to keep them from harm. Should you ever have to confront the face of Fear itself, this Patronus will appear to remind you that you are more than strong enough to endure anything that threatens you or your loved ones. Your patronus tells me you take great comfort in being surrounded by people who care about you and your interests, and love to feel appreciated and loved, and after a tough battle, your patronus will snuggle up to make sure you’re okay, making sure to give you a lick on the face. Dogs are loyal creatures, sticking to their family and protecting their owners when they need to, and defending their owners from anyone who poses any sort of threat, and your dog will do well to defend you in any type of battle. *Credit to Amber Goldsmith*
MY BOGGART: Losing a loved one
MY AMORTENTIA: Fresh morning air, book pages, essential oils, wood smoke (I really like that scent for some reason!), rain on concrete (you know that smell??), ground coffee, baby animal fur
GRADES: These are the average grades shown in my grade-books (By the way, I do mostly all the extra credit assignments):
DADA 101: 89% - E (Almost O, nooo!) [Completed]
HERBOLOGY 101: 85% - E [Completed]
POTIONS 101: 95% - O [Completed]
TNFG 101: 79% - A (Yeeeeah... not my best subject XD) [Completed]
HoM 101: 84% - E [Completed]
CHARMS 101: 94% - O [Completed]
QUDDITCH: Yes, I have a quidditch category on my profile - well, why not! It's the sport of the wizarding world, and I love it!
My Qudditch Group on HiH (I wish I could play in real life, but ah, reality gets in the way) is the Quidditch Pitch, created by Lizzie Tonks (Please join). I am the Gryffindor Captain Deputy (It's less complicated than it sounds) the temporary captain, really. The players on Gryffindor team are:
Al-Bara' Potter [Captain and Seeker] Milly Moody [Chaser] Jessie Silvermist [Chaser] Me [chaser] Sami Harper [Beater] Thalia Lovegood [Beater, preferably]
We need a keeper! Please join the quidditch pitch and apply if you are Gryffindor!
There's a match coming up, we better get some practise into action if we want to win the house cup this year!
IN THE WIZARDING WORLD:
My broom is a nimbus two thousand!
CREDIT TO HP WIKI *edited*: This broom was released in or before August 1991 and became the best broom on offer at the time. It was very popular but expensive to purchase. The broom handle is made of mahogany. It has a long tail of neat twigs with the words "Nimbus Two Thousand" written in gold near the top of the handle. Light and speedy. Has protections against tampering that can only be subverted by powerful Dark Magic. Top speed is 120 MPH
I support the Holyhead Harpies!
EXERT FROM QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES *edited*: The Holyhead Harpies is a Quidditch team that plays in the British and Irish Quidditch League. The team is based in the town of Holyhead, which is located in the northwest of Wales. The team was founded in 1203, making them the second-oldest team in the league. The Harpies playing robes are dark green with a gold talon emblazoned on the chest. They are unique among Quidditch teams in that they only hire women to play for them. One of the highlights of the Harpies History occurred in 1953, when they defeated the Heidelberg Harriers of Germany in a match that lasted seven days. At the end of the match, the Captain of the Harriers Rudolf Brand proposed marriage to his opposing Captain, Gwendolyn Morgan, who subsequently concussed him with her broomstick.
MY OCS: When I don’t roleplay myself I use two other characters (below), or maybe I’ll make one up for the specific roleplay. NOTE: I know I don’t have many OCs below but I like to put a lot of detail into my characters. As you will see I’ve written a backstory book for each of them (though they aren’t completed yet thanks to my laziness ;) Also, I’m sorry the pictures of the ocs are covered in makeup (the first predominantly, the second is ok) but it’s hard to find decent images on the internet!
(I know I've already said all this above, but just for satisfaction's sake!): Name: Dora Scamander Age: ;) you know - somewhere between 10 & 18 Appearance: Light brown hair, hazel eyes, slender form, average height Clothing Style: Dora wears all sorts of things! Personality: Dora is friendly, kind, patient and forgetful (I often start an rp with Dora rushing into class late or searching for something or the other XD) Hogwarts House: Gryffindor, as you know Link to her backstory book: https://www.hogwartsishere.com/library/book/14108/
(This image is not the real me, though, just similar in ways ;))
Name: Xanthe Wilder Age: 13 Appearance: Shoulderlength silvery hair, bright blue eyes, quite short, petite Clothing Style: Skirts with different shirts, or dresses Personality: Xanthe is very reserved and shy when it comes to meeting new people, but when you get to know her you’ll see that she is very kind and intelligent. Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw Link to her backstory book: https://www.hogwartsishere.com/library/book/11833/ and there is a second one (https://www.hogwartsishere.com/library/book/11831/) and the third is in progress! (She looks older in this photo, but you know how hard it is to find decent images on the internet!)
Name: Amanda Figg Age: 16 Appearance: Amanda has medium length dark brown hair and deep grey eyes. Quite tall. Clothing Style: Loose, rather baggy clothes, like long hoodies and jeans Personality: To put it in three words, Amanda is sarcastic, smart, and steadfast. She has that ability of appearing calm in all situations, and her sarcasm often helps her feel better, so don’t be worried if she speaks rather candidly! She’s very brave if she needs to be! Hogwarts House: Slytherin Link to Backstory Book: https://www.hogwartsishere.com/library/book/16209/ (note: she’s thirteen in the book but I’m saying it’s a been a couple of years since that adventure!)
QUOTES, QUOTES, QUOTES:
And that is the end of my backstory! For the quotes that didn't have signatures: 'I am no bird and no net ensares me' was from one of the best-books-ever-written-you-better-read Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and the 'when people call me weird' and 'imagination key' were by me! And the wifi in the forest? I couldn't find who said that, but whoever you are, you're brilliant. Anyway, thank you, I hope to see you around...