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Ask my OCs anything. - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Ask my OCs anything.
Whatever. I'm bored. Ask my OCs anything you've wondered about, and they'll answer. It may not be work on NaNo, which I've learned to hate faster than anything I've ever written, but at least it'll be getting words out!
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sep12 From: sep12 Date: November 10th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)


Does it have to be just OCs or any character?
If any character, I'd like to see McGonagall and Sirius meeting for the first time after she finds out he is innocent.
If just OCs, I'd like to know what Donzo's favorite animagi adventure with Teddy has been.
SQUEEE! I love these and I hardly ever get to take part in them! I'm so excited!!!!!
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)


and I'm first!
chrischewscud From: chrischewscud Date: November 10th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)


What did the cubs think of Alderman's choice be become a priest (since Remus isn't your character and is therefore unavailable to give his opinion)?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: OCs

[Blondin]It wasn't exactly a surprise. Alderman had started going down into the village for Mass and confession, and he was a convert himself--he was born Protestant. Or baptized Protestant, or however that works. You know how converts are. Really annoying at first. None of us had ever exactly talked about--you know, the Big Bloke Upstairs. Greyback wouldn't have let us, and when you grow up without it, it's not the first thing you think of. So it was weird to hear Alderman going on about grace and sacraments and so on. We all sort of figured that as soon as he got it into his head to actually confess, someone would kick him out, but it turned out that he'd been telling them everything all along.

So that was the converting part. It was good for him, but annoying for us. The priest part? Like I said, by the time it happened, we'd all mostly got the lay of the land. Something had touched him, and he could no more get away from it than he could hide from the moon. Only this one turned out to be something that made him do good things and help people.

What, are we going to complain about that?
lollapulizer From: lollapulizer Date: November 10th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)
For Ruthless: When did you realize Teddy had feelings for Victoire?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
A long time before he did, at any rate.

I'd suspected for a long time, but at Professor Longbottom's wedding, I happened to look up and see him dancing with her. It was like she was the only thing that existed in the whole world. I told myself that was silly, that Teddy was just having a nice dance with an old friend, but I didn't really believe it. So I went home and thought about it. Thinking about things isn't really what I'm best at, but I gave it a try. And I decided to say no to Teddy for a few months. See what happened. And what happened was that he stopped asking. And I may be crazy, but I think something happened between the pair of them.

I guess that was an answer, wasn't it?
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought I'd completely made the break before the wedding. And then after the wedding, the first time I introduced Victoire to someone as "Teddy's wife." Then came the babby.

Part of me really was just excited for him. I never saw him like that before, and it was nice. But I wished it was mine, as well. I can't lie about that. I'm not sure if that was about Teddy and me, though. By then, I was just wondering if I was ever going to have a life of my own, and my own babies. Teddy's younger than I am, after all, and Victoire's younger still. So I was wondering what I was waiting for.
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kagehikario From: kagehikario Date: November 10th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)

What sort of a career do you finally settle into, to pay the bills?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I have something a knack for the written word, and enough wizards found my arguments convincing that my books and papers made a tidy sum, which I invested in Muggle industry, though I don't care to share that information--there's such animus against the Muggles, and will be until we blast open the doors of Diagon Alley and take an interest in the world around us. I also inherited a spot from Mum and Dad, who lived frugally and had quite a nice account waiting for me.

Beyond this, I was able to create a small foundation to fight for the overthrow of the Ministry system, and it received many donations. By using some of these to live on, I was able to devote more time to the cause. Living in relative material comfort, though I loathe the impression it gave, certainly leant an air of seriousness, so I was forced to buy a rather large house in which I could receive other freedom fighters. I assure you, it was also for the good of the cause.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)

To the inhabitants of 11 and/or 13 Grimmauld Place

Please tell me about the Potter family. How weird are they and do you see them often?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: To the inhabitants of 11 and/or 13 Grimmauld Place

[Isabel Nelson of Number 11]I've tried to talk to the children sometimes, when I see them out at play. In fact, I'm quite sure I have spoken to them, but I can never seem to remember what they've said. I think it must be part of living in a haunted house.

We see the family go about its business, but how often does anyone talk to the neighbors anymore? We don't work in the same places or go to the same schools. I think the Potters go to some very posh school with eccentric uniforms, as I once saw the oldest boy, the teenager, dressed like some medieval alchemist. Mr. Potter dresses smartly, but has an odd color sense. He has a long trenchcoat, but it's scarlet. Can you imagine wearing a scarlet trenchcoat?

Mrs. Potter is often seen tending her flowers out front, and my mother says she seems eminently normal, except that she won't mention just what it is she and Mr. Potter do, and she once didn't know what Mum meant by "DVD player." Mum invited her in to watch a film--one of the Pirates movies--which delighted her beyond any reasonable measure. She has come to neighborhood meetings, and once even wrote a piece for the newsletter about keeping the play park clean.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah. Well, I have fondness for Jadzia Dax, but let's be honest--it's a middle-aged man's fondness for a very pretty young lady who seems rather adventurous in various situations that maths teachers rarely encounter.

My actual favorite character is, of course, Spock, a true scientist who--as is only proper--frequently saves the day. Kirk was also excellent. Of the new crop, I like Jean-Luc Picard, and detest all of their attempts at re-creating Kirk--Tom Paris, Will Ryker, you name it. Pale imitations that their respective series would have been better without.

As to Lupin and magic? I am a scientist. That means that I must deal with the world as it is, rather than as I imagine it ought to be. As I have empirical evidence for the existence of shapeshifters and magic, I must accept their reality, though I can't account for the biology and physics of it. Yet.
From: susiemio Date: November 10th, 2008 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Victoire- How do you deal with Ruthless's continuing feelings for Teddy? Do you talk about it, and does it make things awkward?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Alas, Victoire's not one of my OCs. :)
shiiki From: shiiki Date: November 10th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Hello Maurice, I'd like to know your opinion of your adventure in the Maze with Teddy. Thanks!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
That was a bit of a mind-blower, if you'd like my honest opinion. That crazy freak going after his own brother... I just sort of lost it there. My brother Wendell decided to go to Durmstrang, and he doesn't mind the family business, and I suppose I worry that someday, we'll end up trying to kill each other in the Forbidden Forest, and I really hope it doesn't happen, as Wendell--for all of his annoying hypochondria and phobias--isn't all that bad, for a Burke.

I also didn't especially like seeing Mr. Borgin. I wasn't entirely sure that he wasn't going to talk, and he thinks he knows things about me. He says he knows what customers want, and he knows what I want, and he said he had pictures I might like to see, and...

Well, we'll leave it at my not wanting him to mention any of that conversation in front of my friends. Filthy old man, really.

Naturally, one of my ancestors was involved in that horror show. It's probably all his fault.
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aeterna13 From: aeterna13 Date: November 10th, 2008 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Laura and Lizzie:

Forgive me, all I really know about the two of you is that you're both Teddy's exes. Tell me a little about yourselves so I can keep you straight in my mind. I'm afraid Teddy's point of view hasn't been very considerate of your personalities.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
[Laura]Well, my mother is a model, and my father is a Muggle photographer. My best subject is Divination. I liked Teddy right off, but he never liked me until I decided that I should do something about it, so I flirted a little with him. Mum taught me a lot about flirting. I thought he was fun to be with, and he looked a lot like the hero of my favorite Fifi novel, Melora's Malaise. We did a lot of things together when we were going out, and he's a really good kisser. But Lizzie decided she just had to have him, and next thing I knew, she was in his Patronus classes, and they were talking about Potions, and I can't keep up with that.

[Lizzie]I went after Teddy on a dare. I know--Ravenclaws don't take dares. But my roommate, Connie Deverill, is a Quidditch player, like her dad, and they're always daring each other to do dives and so on, so... well, in short, daring people to do things is how Connie communicates, and it's just the two of us. And besides, Teddy's cute, and I'd always liked taking Charms with him. He always had interesting things to say in History of Magic, too. Oh, all right... Connie dared me because she knew I liked him. I said I thought he still had a thing for Scrimgeour, but Connie thought I'd be able to get him over her. Then I noticed him tutoring her for her O.W.L.s. And being there every time we turned around. And coming to breakfast with him every morning. And playing that game that the Hufflepuffs host with him. And... well, you get the picture. Not to mention that every third word out of his mouth was "Ruthless." I wasn't exactly surprised to find them lip-locked ten minutes after I broke up with him.
serriadh From: serriadh Date: November 10th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Donzo, what's the best thing about being a Ravenclaw?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That no one looks at you oddly when you have to tear off after an answer or a reference or something. When I write songs, they're almost always reflecting one book or another, and I have to run downstairs to the Common Room library to check things. I'm rarely the only one. No one rolls his eyes, or mutters anything about what a pop musician needs to be grabbing books for. Also, once the songs are out there, Ravenclaws almost always understand them (except for the Muggles and Minions ones). I've had Ravenclaws I don't even know very well point out that they got one allusion or another that my best friends totally missed.
thornyrose42 From: thornyrose42 Date: November 10th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Lupinlets at the Roost: What was it like growing up with such a big family? And in such an isolated location? Would you have liked to live any where else?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
[Dora]Well, I'm the only one who got a view of everyone, so I'll answer. Depends which of us you ask. I think Sirius sometimes got frustrated having so many of us to compete with, and I know Polly wished we were in the city, so she could go be in the theater groups in Diagon Alley over the summer. (Mum finally worked it out for her to use the Floo, so she did that when she was fifteen and sixteen, and we all went to see her shows.) The best part about having eight siblings was that there was always someone to play with, and we all got along well--even Sirius and Orry, got along all right, even though they didn't really understand each other. With magical transport, being up there wasn't quite as isolated as you'd think, so there wasn't a lot of nonsense about how we never saw anyone, and by the time I was little, Aunt Ruth and Uncle James and the boys were there, so we could visit each other's houses, too. And Mira moved back after she got married, so I had nieces and nephews to play with eventually, and a third house to visit. I always thought the Blondins ought to just move up, they did so much building there.

For me, the worst part of such a big family was that after we all grew up, getting together again was a huge affair, and it almost never happened all at once. If Mira's in-laws were going to sacrifice Christmas with them, then that was the year that Orry's absolutely had to have them around, and Julia's wanted to have their family Christmas at some special place for them. You know? It was just hard, and I always wanted to have all my brothers and sisters there. I tried to make Dad's birthday the day, but it was in the school year, so I couldn't go. Finally, I hit on the idea of Aunt Ruth's birthday, which was the day before the Hogwarts Express, so we could all have an "off-to-school" party, too.
From: tree_and_leaf Date: November 10th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Maddie: what was your first reaction when you discovered the Maze had gone wrong?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe it was, "Tonks is going to come back to life just to kill me."

I think I had a little cushion, knowing that something was wrong but not knowing how bad it was, so there was time to ease into the problem and not be thrown completely into shock. But I spent a lot of that year scared to death.
allie_meril From: allie_meril Date: November 10th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Um... OCs. OK. Neville & Hannah's kid(s)! What's your relationship to the Weasley-Potter clan, and to Teddy & Victoire Lupin's brood?

(If you haven't figured out Neville's kids yet, I can come up with something else.)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, no time like the present. ;p
[Frannie Longbottom]I'm sort of betwixt and between--younger than all of the Potter-Weasley children, and older than Mira Lupin. But that's still all pretty close. Lance Weasley is only four years older than I am, and he looks after me at school (because of course, being the deputy headmaster's daughter makes me so unlooked-after). Charity Jordan is only a year older than I am, and we get along capitally, but she's not really Weasley, Potter, or Lupin. Mira's four or five years younger, and I looked after her when she got to school (not that she needed it any more than I did, but she always looked so fragile!). Lily Potter always spoiled me quite rotten, and Hugo Weasley used to carry me around on his shoulders at Quidditch games. Marie Weasley said I could apprentice in her dress shop when I finish school, but I'm not sure that's what I want to do. I don't want to run the Leaky Cauldron, though. I'll leave that to my brother, Abbot.
daksian From: daksian Date: November 10th, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Geoffrey, did you ever intend to spark the next war in the Wizarding World? Do you ever have doubts?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Doubts? About what? The unfairness of a secret society operating in normal society? A secret society with powers beyond what normal people have? It's like the aristocracy, with its blood barriers to success. Institutions like that need to be torn down, and people have to be made to pay, as an example to those who are left. Read your Robespierre and Marx!

Did I intend to spark the Revolution? Of course I did. It was a long, slow slog of making the right people angry, of course. So many people just willing to go along with the way things have always been, or worshiping the past like some sort of idol. I had to get them out of all of the old institutions, and break the hold of their infernal family trees on them. Teddy and Victoire Lupin didn't help with this. Whoever heard of having nine children in this day and age? I think anyone who produces more than one child--two per couple, in other words--ought to be sterilized, don't you? But of course, no one listened to me, and now they're overrunning things, with their charming ability to tie themselves back to medieval nobles, who probably were the cause of most of the so-called "Muggle-borns" amongst the peasantry, anyway. I think it's time that those voiceless victims got their due.

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