So tomorrow I leave for the beach with some goons from this place and I’ll be there until the 23rd of the month. I am bringing my laptop, so I should be able to get to messages and application acceptances within a semi-reasonable amount of time during that period, but I’m posting this as a warning just in case an app comes in and I don’t get to it within a day or two. I am not ignoring you. I am riding sharks and will get to them soon! Please don’t let this deter you from applying, I assure you even in vacation mode I try to keep on top of my app reading game. I hate waiting, so I hate making people wait.
The same goes for general questions or issues or plots that you might want to discuss with me. Just leave me a message (preferably on Skype, but Fanmail works too!) and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
As a side note, in case anyone has forgotten or missed the initial announcement, Christmas break for the Hogwarts kids will start on the 15th! You can see the post in full here: [x]
Don’t kill anyone or burn the RP down while I’m semi-away, please! The cows will be watching. The cows are always watching.
Okay, I love you all very much! Continue on with your regularly scheduled RPing.
No, it’s not. But since you asked: If anyone knows they’re not on it or that their information is wrong, I can update it now! Just message me :)
Gaspard Shingleton ϟ Inventor ϟ FC: Steven R. McQueen ϟ OPEN
↳ Gaspard Shingleton is far from a household name in the Wizarding world, but he has been featured in no fewer than three magical magazines dedicated to the factual, educational, and downright scientific developments in the latest Wizarding World inventions. His ideas have been printed alongside big named, well known wizards who have spent their lives perfecting even a single new innovation to ease the lives of the rest of the wizarding world, but Gaspard is no where near as book smart or dedicated as they are, and has disappointed many an interviewer with his lazy attitude and inability to use the intellectual jargon they are used to hearing when discussing a new invention with the inventor. In fact, Gaspard’s inventions are more often than not a product of his own laziness than a means by which he hopes to improve the Wizarding World as a whole. It was never his intention for his first idea, self-shuffling playing cards, to become a wide-spread phenomena among his peers, but four months after his first deck was made Gaspard was rolling around in gold from, initially, the sale of the cards and, eventually, a larger corporation buying his idea.
Gaspard was merely thirteen years old when his first invention took off, and he has had several since then, all equally profitable. Unfortunately such a large pile of gold to such a young boy is often too easily spent, and after blowing almost all of his money on a rock that looks like meat at an auction and a two-tailed monkey that he lost somewhere in the U.K. several months ago, Gaspard is now broke enough that he’s been living above the Leaky Cauldron and bargaining with the owner for just a few days more to come up with the money he owes, all while trying out failed idea after failed idea in a sketchy basement after almost being thrown out of his Leaky Cauldron room for exploding a cauldron at four in the morning.
He is flighty, often leaving unexpectedly in the middle of a conversation if inspiration hits, and has never been above using other people for his own gain. But at the end of the day Gaspard doesn’t mean any harm by his sometimes selfish actions, and even if it was never his intention to make life easier for everyone else by inventing these things, he’s beginning to understand that he isn’t the only one who needs a shortcut every now and again, and that his battles aren’t the only ones worth fighting.
✔ Unintentionally brilliant, charismatic, resourceful
✕ Selfish, eccentric, lazy, impulsive
- Eventually invents the self-stirring cauldron and is featured on a Chocolate Frog card before his death.
- Slytherin class of 1978.
She is, yes. We have one app for her right now but if you’d like to put a reserve on her I can wait a few hours before making any decisions.