died on sixteenth birthday - automobile accident
what is your real, birth name? what name do you use?
“My full birth name is Elsie Nadine Baros. I don't know where they got Elsie from, but it's awful isn't it?” - she shakes her head - "Nadine is after my mom of course, and obviously Baros is my last name and all of us share that. It's from my dad... obviously." - she frowns - "Well, not that obvious, I mean my dad could've taken my mom's last name... but they're sort of traditional... or maybe they're not. Heck, I dunno."
do you have a nickname? what is it, and where did you get it?
"I have a couple of nicknames, various things. Els, I get a lot. That's probably most common and it's friends and family type deal." - she frowns - "My stupid big brother Zennon calls me Noni exclusively, which was from a dumb childhood thing. Coz they didn't know that Rowan was a twin, so I was a surprise and was nameless, or anonymous for like a week until they called me Elsie. Zennon is a sh!thead and refuses to call me by my name ever. But he's the only one. I don't think anyone else even knows it outside my family." - she shakes her head -
what's your real birth date?
"July 12, 2035. Same as Rowan obviously since we're twins."
what one word best describes you?
what is your most prized possession? why do you value it so much?
"I have this sketchbook I got when I was like... five. I go through a lot of sketchbooks generally, but this one is special because it contains only my most prized things. Drawings and things I love. So Rowan's in there. My parents... I think I have one of Zennon... but mostly its... someone really special to me. She's all over it.”
what do you bring with you everywhere you go?
"My Sketchbook. Yup. My phone if I'm dancing. And in the muggle world."
what's the most useful thing you own?
"My wand, absolutely. A most useful thing for any witch or wizard."
what's your good luck charm?
"Huh... I don't really have one actually. I should look into that!"
what do you like about yourself?
"I love myself, specifically my amazing wit."
what don't you like about yourself?
“I need to learn to be more confident in myself”
what's the biggest realisation you had about yourself?
"I'm stronger than people wanted me to think I was.”
what do you need help with most often?
“I don't know. I think if I knew that I would be able to get the help I needed and I wouldn't need the help anymore.”
what's something nobody knows about you?
"I'm actually not really a vegan. I fake it for Rowan, she has a hard time dealing with people sometimes and this way she has someone who's always on her side, you know?”
what do you look like? be as descriptive as possible
"Uh... I mean you're looking right at me - anyway, I'm not tall exactly, but like I'm taller than Rowan, which isn't actually hard. I have boring brown hair, no highlights or anything. It's just sort of down and straight. My eyes are brown too, though Rowan says they're chocolate brown, not that I actually care about that." - she laughs lightly - "I'm pretty toned since I do a lot of dancing. That's pretty much it, I think."
how do you dress most of the time?
"Usually I wear ripped jeans and boots a lot. Slogan shirts with ties and stuff on them. Uh, jackets and things like that. I have a bit of a skater-grunge style. Think the late nineteen nineties. I've been really retro. When I'm at school I wear my uniform mostly. It's a bit uncomfortable but eh."
how do you 'dress up'?
“Suits. That's pretty much it. Like those power suit things."
how do you 'dress down'?
"Sweats and a tank usually. It's the same for me and Ro, though she wears this maxi dress thing a lot too.”
if you didn't care at all what people thought of you, what would you wear?
"Same stuff, coz I already don't care."
do you care about fashion?
"Dude, I wear stuff from like fifty years ago. What do you think?"
does fashion help society in any way?
"Only if you want labels. I hate labels."
what is the most embarrassing piece of clothing you own?
"Bunny slippers. Ro, Zennon and I have matching pairs in our house colours, but Zennon and I would never admit to them to anyone outside of right now."
what do you wear when you go to sleep?
"Usually whatever I happen to fall asleep in. I don't do PJs much. It's too much effort."
do you wear any jewellery?
“I have a necklace with wings on it and my ears are pierced. That's about it."
in your opinion, what is your best feature?
"My skin. I have really nice and smooth skin. Ask anyone."
how would you like to look?
"I wouldn't mind looking a bit more like my sister Azalea, she's so pretty honestly with her chestnut hair. I'm incredibly jealous.”
where do you live? describe it: is it messy, neat, avant-garde, sparse, etc.?
"Most of the year I live at school, my dorm is a mismatch of all the girls. A lot of us are really creative and artsy though, so our sections of the room, including mine, tend to be a bit of a mess. It's an organised mess though and I know where everything is... usually."
"The rest of the time I'm at home and my room is usually pretty clean because mom makes sure of it. So does Rowan really, she's a pretty neat person usually, so sometimes she'll just pop in and clean my room and I get in there and it's clean and I just know she's done it? Sometimes I think it's all on instinct because she never seems to realise she's done it until you snap her out of it. It's quite funny actually. Sorry, Ro."
what is the best room in your house? why?
"In my house, it's my bedroom, because I have all my favourite things in there. At school, it's the conglomerated arts club room. I'm not part of the group, but it's a lot of fun just to hang out in there."
where do you get most of the decorations for your home?
"I make most of them!"
where is the most beautiful place near where you live?
"There's this little art studio outside the city where I get all my supplies. It's basically a little hole in the wall and I don't think anyone knows about it, but, I love it. I spend a lot of time there and they know me by name. I'll be so sad if I couldn't go there anymore. They have all of this really, really cool stuff.”
do you like things to be carefully planned or do you just go with the flow?
"It really depends on the situation, to be honest. Sometimes I like to carefully plan, but other times I'm all about that spontaneity."
do you own any pets? if not, would you like to?
"I don't on my own. I guess I jointly share Capri with Rowan, he's our kitten. Well, he's a cat now, but he was a kitten when we got him. He definitely prefers Rowan over me. Zennon has his snakes."
what would be your perfect weekend?
"Oh, merlin, uh, honestly I would just love to be able to have a picnic by the water with my... um, best friend. She means everything to me and we don't really get to do much together. I would dance for her and she'd tell me all about her day." - she smiles to herself - "we'd have all of our absolute favourite food and share stories and you know, just be in the moment together. I would love if we could have friends and family around a little too, camping maybe, stories by the fire... Rowan would read a poem and take photos... we'd do a routine together and mom would make some weirdo toast or something... you know, I think I just described my perfect wedding just now. Oops."
are you a very organised person?
"I am not.”
how often do you stay up past 3 a.m.?
"You mean people don't stay up past 3?”
how do you make yourself fall asleep when you can't seem to get to sleep?
"Usually I just keep on until I'm exhausted. once my head hits the pillow though that's usually it for me.”
where do you spend most of your free time / day?
"Well, obviously when I'm at school I spend it wherever I can, I don't really have a specific place, though there's this little memorial place where I spend a lot of time. At home, it's usually in the garden so I can paint or sketch. I like to experiment."
can you apparate? how do you prefer to get around?
"I learn that next year. I'm so excited. Mostly I walk, or dad drives. I like that."
do you tend to save or spend your money? why?
"Hm, I'm definitely a saver."
what are some red flags to look out for in daily life?
"Gosh, you want to be here til next week?”