A few rules/guidelines:
- Need help or have questions about the Application? This thread breaks down the Application and what is necessary for each part.
- ALL APPLICATIONS GO HERE. Just start yourself a 'New Topic', have the Topic Title as your character's surname then their first name (For example: SMITH, John), and away you go.
- Current Members: As stated in the rules, in order to apply for a new character after your first, you must have at least 15 posts on your most recent character.
- Please note that you must check 'Enable HTML' BEFORE pasting your application into the box.
- Student Applicants: To encourage a more rounded age of students, there are restrictions placed on certain years/houses. That list is updated regularly and may be found HERE.
- Applications require the approval of at least two admin. That means accepting them takes time. Be patient. We don't need to be reminded to check an app via the c-box, either.
- Once submitted, make sure to complete the Comfort Level Worksheet and add it as a reply to your application.Just a tip, when you're filling out your application, it's a good idea to copy/paste the application into notepad or a word processor while you work on it, then copy/paste again back into your browser because from time to time the board will log you out and lose your work. We personally enjoy the simple yet effective Written Kitten to type long posts and character profiles on.
A one-line quote that represents your character.
Parents: Please name them, even if your character doesn't know them
Place of Birth: Must include city AND country
Date of Birth: We are currently in the year 2054. Subtract the age your character will be after their birthday this year to find the year of birth.
Wand: Must be between 9-14"
Profession or House: Do not leave blank
Anything else?: Animagus? Werewolf? Legilimens? etc.
Height: 4'7" or 140cm is average for an 11 year old
Dressing Style: How do they dress in summer, winter? Do they tend to dress appropriate for the temperature? How do they dress when they're relaxing? For bed? To work? Do they wear jewelry or watches? Do they have something they always wear? Do they wear make up? Why do they dress the way they do?
General Appearance: Dressing style + General Appearance should be at least 200 words combined. Are they thin or curvy, and how do they feel about it? Fit or out of shape, why? How do they do their hair, why? Do they have any scars, if so how did they get them? Do they have tattoos? Do they regret them? When did they get them and why? Are there any features they love or hate about themselves? How do they stand, walk, or generally carry themselves? How do they sound? Are there any quirks about their voice? What sort of accent do they have? Is it thick?
Likes: At least 5General Character Traits: Two paragraph minimum. How do they feel about themselves? What do they seem like to people they just met? Their friends, enemies, and family? How do they act on any normal day? How do they act when they're having fun or relaxing; when things are serious? How do they cope with emotional pain? What are their motives for the things they do? If you didn't do so in the strengths and weaknesses section, explain them. On the alignment scale, where do they fall? Do they follow the rules or break them? Is that just because it works for them (or doesn't), or do they have another reason? Do they follow societal standards of ethics and politeness? Why or why not? Do they make bonds easily, or are they hard to get close to? Why? What are they like when they're angry, sad, scared, embarrassed, happy, attracted to someone, or bored? Do they experience those emotions often?
Dislikes: At least 5
Habits/Mannerisms: Toe tapping, quill biting, hair twirling. How does your character stand? How do they walk? Do they speak slowly or quickly; how does their voice change when they're angry or excited?
Strengths: At least 5
Weaknesses: At least 5
Please be as detailed as possible, at least two paragraphs (200 words). Who were their parents and how did they meet? Were they in married? In love? Did they raise your character together? Is your character the oldest? The only child? If not, how did they interact with their siblings? Do they have close grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, family friends? Were they spoiled, babied, or raised to think for themselves? Were their parents authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, or neglectful? How did that effect your character? Have any significant things happened in their past? What's the worst thing that has ever happened to them (even if it's just not getting to ride on the big kid roller coaster)? What's the best? If your character was born with an ability, how did it effect their childhood? What accidental magic did they display? How did their blood status effect them? If they are pureblood, were their parents purist or accepting? Do they know about muggle things? If they're a half blood, were they raised equally in the magical world and out? If so, what was it like being in both worlds? If not, which had more influence on them? What do they think about the other world? If they're muggle born, what was their reaction to finding out about magic? What was the reaction of their family? Have they been affected by the attacks on King's Cross and Diagon Alley? What about the more distant brotherhood attacks? What are their feelings towards muggles since the SSS showed themselves? What are their feelings towards the magical world if they have hands in the Muggle one?
Unless you are writing a character who has yet to start Hogwarts/muggle school: what house were they sorted into? Why? Did they make friends easily? How were their grades? Did they like school? How was being away from their family so much during the school year? What were their favorite classes? Why? What hobbies do they have? Do they break the rules? Why? Who is their role model? What do they want to do when they grow up?
If you're playing an adult, did they know what they wanted to do right away? Do they yet? What did their parents want them to do? Have they ever dated anyone? Kissed? Had sex? Do they want to? Do they want children? How did they discover their sexuality? How did they get their job? What do they do for fun? Do they have a lot of friends? What significant things have happened in their life? What do they want to do with their life? Most importantly: How did they become who they are today? What developed their strengths and weaknesses and quirks and traits?
|Out of Character|
Your Name/Alias: Not your character. What YOU wish to be known as OoC.
Are You A Native English Speaker?:
How old are you IRL? If this is your first character, please don't get smart here.
How did you hear about us? ??
Have you read and do you agree to the site rules? ??
Is this your first character on TNI? ??
Is this character filling a wanted ad? ??
If yes, for which member? ??
|Please paste sample here. Your sample can be from anywhere, as long as it's your own work! At least two paragraphs (200 words). DO NOT use sensitive/triggering material in RP samples.|
Credit to Viney for making this beautiful template for us!