Character Spotlight - November

Stefan Archer

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Hey All! Welcome to November's Spotlight!

At the beginning of each month we spotlight a character who we feel deserves a bit of love and attention, whether it be for their amazing biography, development, or for all the hard work and commitment put into them by their roleplayer.

For November, we decided that this character is Jessica's wonderful Sapphire Michaels! If you have a moment, I'd highly recommend checking out her biography here! It is a wonderful read and very thorough.

As usual, we asked Jessica to answer a few questions for us:

What was your initial thought when you were contacted about being spotlighted?
It was four in the morning and I nearly dropped my phone in the sink, lol.

What was the inspiration for your character?
Alright don't laugh at me. Sapphire has been in my head since I was about ten. Originally she was the daughter of George Weasley and Sage Michaels, an OC I made up in my head. Sage and Sabrina were twins that went to school with Fred and George and then died using a rare magic that ran in their family to bring back those that had died in the war (She killed Fred and Remus, I wasn't happy). Sapphire and Kira were actually the two characters I made on my first HP roleplaying site, though Sapphire didn't hit it off then. She had like... literally no friends. Kira did exceptionally well, though.

What is your favourite RP that your character has taken part in?
The ones with Oliver Foy before Carrie left were an absolute blast, I still go back and read them sometimes. Since that her interactions with Mervyn and Leda were fun, and it's always interesting to see what happens when she's with Diana or Frankie.

What is your favourite aspect of your character?
I like how Sapphire doesn't seem to care what anyone thinks and never thinks anything through. It makes her unpredictable and fun to play.

Your least favourite aspect?
I don't like how she's still so closed off. She's very flippant, but she doesn't like attaching herself to anyone, especially after Mervyn broke up with her on the night she was going to confess her love.

If you could meet your character in real life would you want to? Why or why not?
No way. I am way too boring, she would be done with me in about ten seconds.

What do you feel your strength in developing characters is?
I tend to overthink things, so I'm very detail-oriented.

Your weakness?
I create them without specific muse for them so I just wing it for a bit. Once the muse hits though, the character tends to flesh out nicely.

What would you recommend to those looking to further develop their characters?
Feelings play a big part in your characters. If you don't feel it, it's a pain in the neck trying to work with. I have no idea if that even makes any sense, but it's what I got.

What are you most looking forward to on HNZ in the next several months?
Sorting is always fun. And I have several plots I'm eager to see develop.

What is your favourite part of HNZ?
The people! I don't really have many friends IRL. I was hesitant to join the site at first, I actually looked at it a few times a few months before I decided to join, but ultimately I'm glad I did. The people here really make my life better.

A huge congratulations to Jessica!!! :party:
~Emzies :emzies:
(On behalf of the site staff)
 

Professor Monty Pendleton

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Yayayay, congrats Jess!!! :party: :woot: I love Sapphire and this is very well deserved :wub:

Also you're not boring, no lies
 

Elliot Briar

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Yaay Jess, congrats! A long time coming and a well deserved character, I love Sapph :wub:
 

Elliot Briar

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Now I'm wondering though, you've mentioned Sapphire has had previous incarnations.. Were those versions of Sapphire in the same house as her/did you have an expectation of her being in Slytherin when you first sorted her on HNZ?
 

Amber Chou Wilson

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Yess!! So deserved, Jess! I love Sapphire.

Question: has anything in the last few years surprised you in regards to rping her? Anything that changed from your initial idea of her?
 

Sapphire Michaels

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Now I'm wondering though, you've mentioned Sapphire has had previous incarnations.. Were those versions of Sapphire in the same house as her/did you have an expectation of her being in Slytherin when you first sorted her on HNZ?
Well actually the first time she and Kira were cousins, and because they grew up together it made her very much like a gothic Rose. Which put her in Gryffindor. Kira was more outgoing and a baking gymnast that was put in Hufflepuff. I separated them on purpose to see what the personality change would be.

Yess!! So deserved, Jess! I love Sapphire.

Question: has anything in the last few years surprised you in regards to rping her? Anything that changed from your initial idea of her?
Well originally I expected her to be very shut off, and at first she was. She was guarded and more interested in pranks. But then Oliver and Alkander softened her up to where she could accept Onyx. But losing them hit her pretty hard, and the thing with Mervyn left her more reserved than I expected.
 

Daisy Parker

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Yay congratulations Jess!
 

Ainsley Lynch

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Congratulations Jessica! Sapphire is a great character! :party: It's so interesting to hear how you've developed her through so many different iterations over the years!
 

Paige Thompson

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Congratulations!
 

Samuel Phillips

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Congrats Jess!!! Sapphire is a great character :hug: Can't wait to see what you do with her in the future :D
 

Professor Cyndi Kingsley

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Congratulations Jess!! Sapphire is so fun to read ^_^
 

Ainsley Lynch

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I've got a question... Sapphire's bio mentions a desire to have her parents "doting on" her and Onyx. How do you think she would be different as a person if she had been raised by her parents? What kinds of people were they, what kind of influence would they have had on her?
 

Evelyn Manning

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Congrats Jessica! Sapphire is fun to rp with! :D
 

Sapphire Michaels

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Thanks everyone! :wub:
 

Sapphire Michaels

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I've got a question... Sapphire's bio mentions a desire to have her parents "doting on" her and Onyx. How do you think she would be different as a person if she had been raised by her parents? What kinds of people were they, what kind of influence would they have had on her?
That... is a very interesting question. Her parents were musicians, though her mother liked to dabble with potions. I feel like the twins would be closer. Onyx wouldn't be so cuddly, and he'd be more of a prankster like his sister. He'd be very confident with a bit of an ego. Sapphire would probably be a hufflepuff. Or a Gryffindor. She'd be very bold, but very loving and kind. I've seen a touch of her compassion now but she tries hard to keep it hidden. She probably wouldn't be on the quidditch team, though. She joined to find a more positive outlet to move past her days of fistfights at the orphanage. She might be a dueller, with a flair for the dramatic.
 

Adorah Zumwalt

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Congrats, Jess! I love reading Sapphire's threads. :D
 

Chante Ateara

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Congrats, Jess! I love the Michaels, and Sapphire is a bada*s even if Liddy doesn't think so. :r
 

Amber Chou Wilson

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I have a question, how would a different sorting outcome have changed Sapphire's personality at Hogwarts? How would she have done in the other houses?
 

Sapphire Michaels

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Hmm... Hufflepuff would have made her softer, more friendly. Every puff friendship she's had has been good for her. Ravenclaw would have just taught her to skip class, and Gryffindor would make her bolder and more impetuous.
 

Sapphire Michaels

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Oh lord, hahaha. Well, hes really softened her up. I think he said once she was like a lost little kitten, and he was right. Hes the only one that can drop in her lap and not get punched. She doesn't crave physical affection so much anymore, becuase her brother is always loving on her. She says she hates it but she'd be lost if he wasnt cuddling on her throughout the day. Does that make sense?
 

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