Post by Zea Winters on Nov 4, 2007 11:12:08 GMT -5
[[Apart from the short periods of time spent introducing herself to the Headmistress and Deputy Headmaster, Zea has spent most of her time in her office, preparing things. The door to her office is always left open, should your wandering take you into Ravenclaw tower in the west of the castle.]]
Post by Zea Winters on Oct 28, 2007 9:58:44 GMT -5
Ravenclaw HOH Ancient Runes Character Name: Zea Winters
Character Age: 32
Wand: Oak, 12 inches, Dragon Heartstring core
Pet (if any): A hideously grotesque but charming Sphynx cat named Bandersnatch, Bandy for short.
Where did you attend school? Hogwarts
What House were you in (If applicable)? Ravenclaw
Family History (Go into detail, if possible): Muggle parents were archaeologists, now retired. They live in a flat in London, and spend summers in St. Petersburg. She is on good terms with them and visits fairly often. They know a fair bit about the wizarding world (being naturally curious folk). She has no wizard relatives.
Her mother is Russian, her father English. Zea speaks very fluent Russian.
Physical Description: Very tall, very blonde.
She's six feet tall, with long, curly blonde hair. She has blue eyes. She could be described as pretty, but due to the little effort she puts into her physical appearance, could more easily be described as tomboyish, bordering on occasionally "frumpy". Is a huge Muggle movie fan, particularily of Indiana Jones, and true to that, often wears a fedora. She favours jeans and button-down men's shirts in her off hours, and wears navy blue robes for everyday. (See icon!)
Personality Description: (Go into detail, if possible) Spent her first years out of school studying history and going on archaeological digs with her parents. Wound up specializing in Ancient Runes, both wizard and Muggle, and finding the connections between the two is a hobby of hers.
She's rather loud and can occasionally be seen to be obnoxious, but she's generally nice. She's an excellent teacher (the kind who can keep you entertained for hours with her wild stories), and she's approachable.
Strengths: Is quite intelligent, very good at research, very good at finding things out. She's in good physical shape, and a fast runner.
Weaknesses: Not so good with a wand. Her smarts generally make up for it, but in a duel, she'll lose more often than not.
Why would you like to teach at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? OOC, because I like languages and old scripts and the studying thereof. IC, Because I'm d**n good at it.
What would you like to teach? Ancient Runes!
Have you had any prior experience (In character, and on other sites)? Very much so. Been actively roleplaying since 2003, both online and offline. I played Josselyn Kyu on the other set of associated boards, though I did not get much chance to do anything.
Please give us an example RP:
Zea stood at the front of her classroom, arms crossed, leaning against the desk, as she waited for the fourth-year students to shuffle in. She looked, to them, somewhat awkward in the robes, but confident.
They all sat down, chattering amongst themselves. Zea stuck two fingers in her mouth and gave a loud, sharp whistle, quickly getting their attention.
"My name is Professor Zea Winters. If you have to call me anything, I prefer Zea, but Professor will also suffice. Makes me feel distinguished. By no means call me "Miss" or Merlin forbid "Madam", as that makes me feel horridly old."
"Now, I'm going to take attendance. As I say your name, I want you to tell me two things about yourself, and why you are interested in studying Ancient Runes. And if the answer is "Because it's all I could fit into my timetable", that's fine. No ass-kissing here."
Post by Zea Winters on Nov 25, 2007 14:41:46 GMT -5
[[Just occured to me that I have no idea how to do Sorting, so I'll have to leave you in the merciful hands of Elsbeth, Orynn, and The Hat. Moved your other character, as she is already sorted and pre-approved by Orynn.]]
Post by Zea Winters on Feb 14, 2008 20:11:51 GMT -5
Zea popped her head in the room as she was passing, and slowed, walking in slowly.
"Hello, there," she said. "I'm Professor Winters, I'm Isabelle's Head of House."
She looked over at Althea in the other hospital bed, and then at Dr. Hunt.
"Well, it looks like people are getting back on the mend. Aesir's up and about again, and I'm sure Isabelle will be next. Knowing Althea, it won't be long 'til she's on her feet, whipping this place back into shape."
Post by Zea Winters on Feb 6, 2008 20:17:46 GMT -5
Zea slipped through the door of the hospital wing, wanting to check on everyone. Her gaze searched first for Aesir, and, seeing him and giving him a shy smile, took in the damage of Isabelle and Althea.
Althea didn't look good.
She crossed the room to where Elsbeth and a man she hadn't met were standing.
"I think we should contact Isabelle's parents, and let them know what happened," she said. "Could you get that done, I should really be checking on my students."
She turned to Neville.
"I haven't seen Minka anywhere. I think it'd be best if someone went to check on the students of Hufflepuff, as well as Gryffindor. I don't know where Orynn is either, so I'll stop by the Slytherin common room later."
Post by Zea Winters on Feb 5, 2008 20:16:49 GMT -5
Zea looked up when she heard Daviv yell.
"Be happy you missed the worst of it. Elsbeth is in the hospital wing, could you please go there? She'll probably send you to go check on the students... we need everyone we can get right now. Here, cast a levitation charm on Althea and help Nicholas, I'll finish up here. Be real quick, though... I'm worried about her."
She gently lowered Althea, stood, and glanced around.
And saw the last creature bursting through the throng of knights.
Heading for Arcturus.
Once again, she cursed. Loudly.
"Oh no freaking WAY," she yelled, and leapt across room. "Arcturus, DUCK!"
Post by Zea Winters on Feb 5, 2008 11:25:18 GMT -5
Zea curled her whip up, attaching it to her belt. She pushed her sweat-soaked curls out of her face, and jogged over to the group of fallen, panting.
"We have to get them out of here, now," she said. "Neville,take Isabelle and get to the hospital wing right now, get St. Mungo's. Nicholas, levitate Althea. There's no time to panic now, let's just get this done."