River Hopkins-Vance

River Hopkins-Vance

Metamorphmagus, Persuasive Writer, Sister
 
Messages
67
OOC First Name
Sam
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Unknown
Wand
Straight 10 Inch Flexible Fir Wand with Mermaid Scale Core
Age
11
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Table of Contents:
Page 1- The Basics, Appearance, Style, Photo Album, Character Video
Page 2- Personality, In-Depth Personality, Favourites, Impressions, Emotions, Language, Goals and Ambitions, Beliefs and Values

Page 3 - Family, Home Life
Page 4 - Overall Education, Memorial Post Prior Hogwarts, Year One


Full Name: River Autumn Hopkins-Vance
Pronunciation: ˈrɪvər
Nicknames: Red, Little
Name Meaning:
River:
River means “Stream of Water That Flows to the Sea” and is of English Origins. River got her first name from her mother’s middle name.​
Autumn:
Autumn means “Fall Season” and is of Latin Origin.[/indent​
Hopkins:
Hopkins means “Renowned Fame” and is of English Origins. Hopkins is River’s mother’s maiden name.​
Vance:
Vance means “From the Marsh” and is of English Origins. Vance is River’s Father’s Surname (even though he is out of the picture).​
Gender: Girl
Sex: Female
Sexual Orientation: Unknown
Blood Status: Half Blood
Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand
Character’s Birthdate: March 4
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Zodiac Description: Pieces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in the company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back.
Zodiac Strengths: Compassionate, Artistic, Intuitive, Gentle, Wise, Musical
Zodiac Weaknesses: Fearful, Overly Trusting, Desire to Escape Reality, Can be a Victim or a Martyr
Zodiac Likes: Music, Visual Media, Swimming
Zodiac Dislikes: Being Criticized, The Past Coming Back to Haunt, Cruelty of Any Kind
Element: Water
Elemental Description: Water signs are often characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.
Wand: Straight 10 Inch Flexible Fir Wand with Mermaid Scale Core
Wand Description: Fir is a wand wood that is often called the "Survivor's Wand" This type of wood chooses a witch that can not easily be done away with. The core of River's wand is a Mermaid Scale Core. This pertains to her since she feels a connection to the water and her favourite magical creature is a mermaid. "As a core, mermaid scale assists wands in being helpful in classes such as Care of Magical Creatures and water-based spells. Though not a difficult core to obtain, mermaid scales must be freely given by the merperson in order to fully bond in the wand."
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Ethnicity: Caucasian
Preferred Hand: Right
Facial Type: Oblong
Natural Eye Color: Brown
Natural Hair Color: Brown (on the Darker Side)
Chosen Hair Color: Burgundy, Red, Purple
Hair Style: River often changes her hair style. She enjoys changing her hair colour the most to express herself. She often has her hair at medium length, down straight. Sometimes it is shorter styled into a bob.
Height: Average Height
Birthmarks/Scars: Birthmark on her right shoulder around an inch in circumference.
Other Distinguishing Features: Her hair colour is the most distinct thing people remember about her. Although her mother hated her ‘unnatural colours’, River convinced her that the color of her hair did not make herself less perfect. She could still be neat and ‘perfect’ with the color of the hair that makes her feel like herself.
Health: River is in good health
Energy: River has a lot of energy, especially for a young girl. She has built up an endurance from being on the Swimming Team.
Memory: River has a very good memory. She uses this skill with all the multitasking she needs to do.
Allergies: None
Medications: None
Phobias: Total Darkness
Posture: Due to the Etiquette school her mother forced her and her sister into, River has great posture.
Coordination: River has good coordination
Habits and Mannerisms: River often pushes her hair behind her ear. She also has a habit of tapping her writing items when she is thinking.
Played By: Kathryn Prescott

Overall Style: River is still figuring out her own style, but she does like to mix it up a lot. She often wears oversized comfortable clothes, a simple dress, or sometimes more edgy depending on her mood. River likes to try on almost different ‘personas’ with her clothing choices and hair colour. She does often wear a bow in her hair, on the side.
Grooming: River often has a ‘clean’ appearance. Her mother is very opinionated about how appearance matters. “Everything cannot be perfect if you don’t look perfect.” Has been a quote she had heard her whole life.
Wardrobe: River is still figuring out her own style. She likes comfortable clothes, but still put together. Sometimes she likes to dress In more ‘edgy’ clothes depending on her mood.
Tattoos: None as of Yet
Trinkets: Often wears a bow in her hair (one on the side)
Aesthetic:









View: https://www.youtube.com/embed/tUd0Up6PAcA

*All Quotes are taken from Percy Jackson and the Olympians series @Copyright Rick Riordan 2005-2009
*Name meanings taken from babynames.com @Copyright Moss Industries LLC 2020
*All Zodiac Information taken from Astrology-Zodiac-Signs @Copyright 2019
*Character Video: Media-Skins UK, Skins Fire UK, Finding Carter; Song-Pink "Just Like FIre."
 
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River Hopkins-Vance

Metamorphmagus, Persuasive Writer, Sister
 
Messages
67
OOC First Name
Sam
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Unknown
Wand
Straight 10 Inch Flexible Fir Wand with Mermaid Scale Core
Age
11
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Overall Personality: River is a kind soul. She is smart and clever. She often strives to make everyone happy and follow the rules. She does not like to disappoint either her mother or sister Emmaline. However, River has a habit of finding ‘loopholes’ to rules. She is very persuasive, which her mother says would make her a wonderful journalist one day, always getting interviews by twisting words of others/convincing them. River looks up to Emmaline even though they are only a year apart. River is quiet but has quite a silly side. She enjoys making people laugh as a way to keep everyone together, although she cannot show this side at home due to her mother’s rules. She spends most of her times in books or writing. One day she would love to be a journalist or author. River enjoys swimming and was part of her school’s swim and diving team.
Hobbies/Interests: Writing, Swimming, Reading
Skills/Talents: Persuasive, Giving, Compassionate, Writing, Handling a ‘Large Plate’ of items to complete.
Likes: Animals, Writing, Reading, Spending Time with Family, Swimming
Dislikes: Being Lonely
Sense of Humor: Silly
Superstitions/Beliefs: River is not very superstitions, but she is often hesitant to risk some superstitions such as breaking a mirror or walking under ladders. She also will throw salt over her shoulder if she drops some, just in case!
Closet Hobby: TBA
Strengths: Persuasive, Coping Abilities, Friendly, Compassionate, Giving
Flaws: River gives too much expecting nothing in return. She often follows whatever orders her mother gives her. Even though she is a free thinker, River prefers to put others first (sometimes against her own desires).
Lures: Family, Dreams
Soft Spots: Shy quiet people. She would love to help everyone be comfortable with who they are, also help them ‘come out of their shell.’
Cruel Streak: When someone threatens her family

MBTI Personality Type: ENFP-T (Campaigner)
MBTI Personality Type Description: The Campaigner personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike types in the Explorer Role group, Campaigners are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Campaigners are fiercely independent, and much more than stability and security, they crave creativity and freedom. They believe that everyone should take the time to recognize and express their feelings, and their empathy and sociability make that a natural conversation topic.
Temperament: Sanguine
Temperament Description: People with a sanguine personality type tend to be lively, optimistic buoyant, and carefree. They love adventure and have a high risk tolerance. People are typically poor at tolerating boredom and will seek variety and entertainment.
Enneagram: The Giver
The Shadow: Secretly cares too much about what people think of her
Alignment: Neutral Good
Defining Moment: TBD
Tropes: Having a water themed name and enjoying water and water activities.
One Word: Persuasive

Favourite Colors: Red, Purple
Favourite Animals: Fish, Dogs, Aquatic Animals
Favourite Magical Creatures: Mermaids
Favourite Place: TBA
Favourite Flavors: Sweet
Favourite Foods: Banana Splits, Chocolate Bars
Favouite Drinks: Cherry Soda, Iced Tea
Favourite Music: Upbeat (Preferably Pop or Pop Rock)
Favourite Sports: Swimming, Quidditch
Favourite Subjects: TBA
Favourite Numbers: 13, 3
Favourite Words: Chica, Girlie, Mind-Missing
Favourite Quotations: “Enjoy now, Work Later” “Everything is going to work out in the end.”

First Impressions: River is considered friendly and talkative. She often gives off ‘good vibes’ to those she is meeting for the first time.
Stranger Impressions: River is seen as upbeat and caring, but also can be very persuasive.
Familiar Impressions: River’s family knows how expressive she can be. Sometimes her sister thinks she is too open. Her mother thinks she often wants to go against her wishes in tiny micro aggressive ways.
Compliments: River, as most people, enjoys compliments. She loves making sure those around her are happy and in relation happy with her.
Insults: River acts as if insults don’t hurt her. She acts as if they bounce right off of her. However, deep down she is often hurt by these words.

Mood: River always seems to be in a good mood. However she is not afraid to express when she is sad. Most of the time is she very calm with handling all the pressures her mother puts on her and happily follows those orders. But as with anyone, the pressure can get to her and she often finds comfort in her friends and sister.
Attitude: River has a very easy-going attitude
Expressiveness: River often shows the emotions she is feeling. She has difficulty seeing the sense of bottling them up.
When Happy: She loves to be around people she loves and share her happiness with them.
When Sad: River will turn to her sister or close friends to let out all her sadness. Not afraid to cry.
When Angry: River will vent to the people she loves when she is angry.

Languages: English-Fluent
Accent: New Zealand Accent
Voice: Confident at time Quiet
Greetings and Farewells: “Heya Girlie” “See ya Chica”
Laughter: Loud and Unafraid
Tag Line: “The Sea Does Not Like To Be Restrained.”
Signature Quote: “No one can be like me anyway.”

Main Goal: Become a Journalist or Author
Minor Goals/Ambitions: Succeeding in School to keep her mother content, Making friends
Career: Student at Hogwarts
Desires: To be like her sister Emmaline, but a calmer version
Wishlist: A fancy Journal that she could write in, an owl.
Biggest Failure: TBD
Regrets: Putting so much pressure on Emmaline to take care of everything when River knew she could have helped out more.
Worries: She worries her mother will not be able to cope once she leaves the house. She also worries she will have to live up to Emmaline’s high standards in grades.
Best Dream: River sometimes dreams of having a ‘normal’ family. She also dreams that she becomes editor at a big time newspaper.
Worst Nightmare: Losing her sister and mother.
Best Memories: Simple memories of spending time with Emmaline. She loves spending what little time she did with her friends from schools. River appreciates the small moments in life.
Worst Memories: Her father leaving their family. She believes it was because of her. Although River does not remember this moment, she has been told about it.

Religion: Agnostic
Motivation: Emotions, Family, Friends
Political Party: Too Young To Care
Etiquette: Due to schooling she was forced into to practice her etiquette, she has great manners.
Traditions: River and her sister used to read a couple of chapters of their favourite books each night before bed. This tradition no longer occurs since her older sister went to Hogwarts a year before her.

*All Quotes taken from Percy Jackson and the Olympians series @Copyright Rick Riordan 2005-2009
*Personality Test @NERIS Analytics Limited 2020
*Temperament Taken from Psychologia.co @2020
 

River Hopkins-Vance

Metamorphmagus, Persuasive Writer, Sister
 
Messages
67
OOC First Name
Sam
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Unknown
Wand
Straight 10 Inch Flexible Fir Wand with Mermaid Scale Core
Age
11
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Mother:

Name: Esme River Hopkins-Vance
Maiden Name: Esme River Hopkins
Blood Status: Half Blood
Profession: Nurse
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
History: Esme fell in love during her years at Hogwarts with Seth. After graduation she married and had Emmaline. Esme loved her daughter and could not wait to start a family with the man she believed she loved. However, a year later, when Esme fell pregnant again, Seth was furious. He did not want one child, but two was more than he could handle. Heartbroken, Esme wanted to leave and start a new life with someone who loved her children as much as she did. Financially she was unable to do this so she stayed in an unhappy marriage. When River was born, Seth left the family in the middle of the night without a word since. Although this was devastating, Esme picked up all the “slack.” She raised both her girls to the ages of 11 and 10 by working hard and often.
Personality: Esme is a hard working single mother who works multiple hours of overtime a week as a nurse in order to provide for her family. She is not strict, per say, but does ask a lot of her children, especially Emmaline. Esme loves her children more than anything but does not get to spend as much time with them as she would like. When she is home, she wants to make sure everything is perfect for them so mostly focuses on their needs, clothing, and schooling. She puts a lot of effort into her appearance and expects her children to do the same. “If you don't look perfect, how can everything be perfect.” is one of her constant catchphrases. Esme means well but does not realize her children would be happier if things were less “perfect” and more real.
Played By: Jennifer Garner


Father:

Name: Seth Roman Vance
Blood Status: Half Blood
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
History: River’s father left her and her family when she was born. Seth had never wanted children and the thought of having two was something he could not handle. One night, before River was even a week old, he just picked up and left.
Personality: Unknown. River’s mother does not speak of him often and River remembers nothing about him, not even what he looks like.


Sister:

Name: Emmaline Winter Hopkins-Vance
Blood Status: Half Blood
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Personality: Emmaline is a perfectionist thanks to their mother. She tries her hardest to take care of River and keep the family living a ‘perfect’ life. River knows that Emmaline is under a lot of pressure and wishes she could take some away from her big sister (even if they are only a year apart). River looks up to Emmaline.
Played By: Kaya Scodelario


Pets:

Name: Iara Lila Hopkins-Vance
Name Meaning: Iara means "lady of the water." In Brazilian folklore this is the name of the beautiful river nymph who would lead men into the water. Lila is the kittens middle name. Lila means "play, amusement." Of course River often does not use her kitten's middle name unless she is doing something she should not be.
Type: Havana Brown Cat
Personality: Havana Brown Cats are "a curious and intelligent breed, known to communicate and examine with both paws. They are perfect lap cats, but also enjoy riding on their owners shoulders to help assist with daily activities, and are fond of grooming or playing with hair. They do not like to be alone for too long, preferring to be included regularly."


House:

River lives in a three-bedroom house with her mother and sister. Their house is small, but cozy. River’s bedroom is on the second floor of the house. Her mother has the only bedroom on the first floor.

Floor Plan:


*All Quotes Taken From Percy Jackson and the Olympians series @Copyright Rick Riordan 2005-2009
*All House related images from Excellent Floor Plans @2020
 
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River Hopkins-Vance

Metamorphmagus, Persuasive Writer, Sister
 
Messages
67
OOC First Name
Sam
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
Unknown
Wand
Straight 10 Inch Flexible Fir Wand with Mermaid Scale Core
Age
11
Trophy Showcase:
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Abridged Sorting Ceremony:
Now it was time. The hat began its wonderful song, describing all the houses that she could be sorted into. Of course River wanted to be a Gryffindor, for no other reason but to be closer to Emmaline. She worried they would not be as close if they never saw each other. Sharing a common room would definitely help that! As the song ended, names began to be called. River waited patiently, growing more excited with each name. Finally it was her turn.

"Hopkins-Vance, River"

River pushed a strand of her hair out of her face, adjusting her new school uniform. She walked towards the stool and took a seat. Her brown eyes glanced around the Great Hall, her eyes meeting with Emmaline. River gave a big wave, flashing her older sister a smile, which was returned with a smaller smile. River was not sure, but it seemed her older sister was more nervous about this moment than she was herself. River closed her eyes as the hat was placed on her head. You probably know more about me than I know myself. Please use your best judgement. I would love to be with my sister, but I'm just not sure where... She thought cutting off her own thoughts as she silenced herself, holding her breath for the moment that hat would decide.

"I don't recall where I placed your sister....so whether this places you with her or not, you'll just have to see.....Slytherin,"
Reaction: River was shocked that she was placed into Slytherin. River had hoped she would be with her sister Emmaline in Gryffindor or even maybe Hufflepuff, but she certainly never expected Slytherin. She knows she will do well in any house as long as she can make friends, but she worries that the stereotypes of Slytherin students will make it more difficult to make friends.


Likes and Dislikes School Education:
Favourite Class: Transfiguration
Reasoning: River enjoys the concept of being able to change something completely. She loves to be able to change any situation, Transfiguration class gives her that ability in an educational setting
Favourite Activity: Watching the Stars from the Towers
Reasoning: River, much like her sister, has a love for the stars, for what is out there. She enjoys being able to take time to reflect and write while watching the stars.
Least Favourite Class: History of Magic
Reasoning: River finds history to be subjective.
Least Favourte Activity: Getting Lost in the Castle
Reasoning: As much as RIver loves to explore, she hates the feeling of being lost
Most Successful Class: TBA
Least Successful Class: TBA


Memorable Posts Before Hogwarts:

New Adventure 1River, bored of being stuck home alone, goes out to a local park. Coincidentally, she meets another girl her age who is destined to attend Hogwarts.
Go On With What Your Heart Tells YouRiver Purchases her wand even if it seems she would never find the right one for her.
What Happens In Hogwarts Doesn't Stay ThereWhile window shopping with her sister Emmaline, River runs into one of her sister's closest friends from Hogwarts.

Year One Classes and Grades:
Semester 1:Grade:Semester 2:Grade:
History of MagicHerbology
DADACharms
AstronomyTransfiguration
FlyingPotions

Memorable Post Year One:
Sorting CeremonyRiver gets sorted into her Hogwarts House (Slytherin)





*All Quotes Taken From Percy Jackson and the Olympians series @Copyright Rick Riordan 2005-2009
 
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