051 - Sometimes Mary would hide Marlene’s pumpkin pasties for fun to see what she’d do. One particular time, she blamed it on Sirius. Marlene was so mad, she charmed his hair off for the day, only to return the next morning. Sirius cried in the Common Room when he felt the breeze on his scalp.
What does your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
It’s very neat. Everything has its place- things are filed, color-coded, alphabetized, et cetera. Mary is a bit OCD when it comes to organization.
Are there any blood relatives your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, uncles, grandfathers, aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?
Mary is no longer close with any of her family. Her parents rarely took her to visit their extended family after she started Hogwarts because of their religion.
Mary thinks of her close friends as siblings, especially Lily, Doe, and Marlene.
12- How is your character with technology? Super savvy or way behind the times? Letters or email?
Being Muggleborn, Mary is pretty up-to-date on technology, though not as much as she would be if she didn’t spend most of the year at Hogwarts. In most instances, she prefers Wizarding methods to Muggle technology.
13- What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
She doesn’t move much when she sleeps so the blankets generally stay in place. She charms her pillow to stay cool- because honestly, what’s better than lying on the cool side of the pillow?- and tucks one arm under it. She hooks her feet on the edge of her bed and sleeps on her stomach.
14- How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
She really isn’t phased, although sometimes if her fingers get too cold and she then goes into a warm place they will swell up from the sudden change.
15- Is your character an early bird or a night owl?
Early bird, absolutely. She will however stay up all night with her friends.
8- Day of favorites! What is your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
Ice cream- mint chocolate chip or coconut with chocolate shavings.
Color- red, green (but not together.)
Song- Let It Be by The Beatles, a Muggle band.
Flower- peonies and lily of the valley
also true ooc 9- Who does your character trust?
She trusts all of her friends to a certain extent, but she trusts Lily and Marlene the most of them all.
10- Can you define a turning point in your character’s life?
-The day McGonagall came to tell her she is a witch
-Being sorted into Gryffindor
-The day her mother died
-and much later, when she joins the Order
11- Is there an animal you equate with your character?
A river otter.
They love the water. They’re extremely playful, but can be very fierce and dangerous if provoked.
6- Describe your character’s happiest memory.
Meeting/ becoming friends with Lily, Emmeline, Doe, Glenda, Charlie, Marlene, and the Marauders. She lives in such an isolated part of the country that she never had friends her age before Hogwarts.
7- Is there one event that your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
Her mother’s death.
It ruined her family just as they were starting to work things out.
How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
Mary knows she’s pretty, but she certainly doesn’t think she’s the most attractive girl in the world. She’s not vain, per se, but she is very interested in fashion and make-up, et cetera; she likes putting effort into her appearance and will very rarely be caught looking anything other than her best.
Name one scar that your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
She has one in her eyebrow. When she was ten, she slipped on her father’s boat, collided with the mast, and cut her head open.
It took three hours for the doctors in the emergency room to be able to stitch the gash. Mary would not permit them to come near her with a needle.
What are your character’s most prominent physical features?
Mary would consider her face- eyes, cheek bones, and mouth- to be her most prominent physical feature.
Her eyes are large and very dark so they easily capture attention, and together with her eyebrows she can convey a lot of emotion with very little facial movement. Her cheekbones are very defined, especially when she smiles. They’re very distinctive. Her mouth also has a very distinct shape, and altogether she thinks her face is what stands out physically.
Others would say her height is also very prominent- she stands at 5’3”. She usually wears heels to make up the difference, but she is much shorter than most other students her age.