Part-Veela | Artist | Scrivenshafts Owner
- OOC First Name
- Blood Status
- Mixed Blood
- Relationship Status
- Interested in Somebody
- Sexual Orientation
- Straight 11 1/2" Flexible Cypress Wand with Veela Hair Core
- 4/2012 (40)
hope dangles on a string, like slow spinning redemption, winding in and winding out
the shine of it has caught my eye and roped me in, ao mesmerizing, so hypnotizing
“From the Hebrew name (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". Asa Christian name, Samuel came into common use after the Protestant Reformation.” His parents first decided to name him Samuele, which is the Italian usage of the name Samuel, however they later changed their minds and decided on using the english version as it was more common in New Zealand.
“The name Adrian is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Adrian is: Black; dark; of the Adriatic. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.” His parents originally had the German use of Adrian in mind for a first name, however they later decided to use it for his middle name. While the usage of his middle name is intended to be German, Samuel and most of the people he knows speak it with the English usage.
Samuel's parents changed their names, and chose this last name as it was very common, and is boring enough so it can't be easily picked out from the crowd. There is no other special reason Samuel's parents decided on this surname when they changed their names. Samuel does not think much of his surname, and intends to change it when he gets married because he does not consider it part of his identity.
Samuel was born at in the morning on April 11 at a muggle hospital in New Zealand. He was born an estimated week and a half earlier than he was due however despite that was healthy and there were no major complications. His star sign is Aries but he personally does not know whether he fits the persona of an Aries because he does not pay attention to astrology.
He currently shares a house with his half-brother Jon in Queenstown, New Zealand. The house has four bedrooms, and five bathrooms, four of which are ensuites. It has an open plan kitchen, living and lounge area. Samuel's bedroom has a minimalist, black and white design and in order to maintain the right aesthetic he keeps his bedroom spotlessly clean. He is always attempting to perfect the interior aesthetic of the house to fit his preferences, by moving furniture around, replacing old furniture with new furniture, and updating he decor.
Rebecca and Samuel Phillips (Previously Luisa and Angelo Parrino). They are both of magical decent, Angelo being from a pure-blood family and Luisa from a family with a veela line. Angelo had a muggle career as a literary professor at a renowned university, and enjoyed being part of the magical and muggle worlds whereas Luisa spent most of her time at home. Samuel and his father had a very close relationship and he considers his father a role model in many respects, though Sam's relationship with his mother was very distant and cold. They both passed away shortly around the time of Samuel’s gradation and despite not being extremely close to both of them he has yet to fully overcome their passing.
Samuel only has one sibling, a half-brother named Jon. They share the same father, but not the same mother and are very close despite their four year age gap. For them, their relationship is not completely defined by the amount they know each other or the amount they would do to keep the other safe, but more the feeling of comfort they get from being within the same room and saying nothing. They have always been close to the point of being co-dependant, and as they grow older and continue living together this is becoming more obvious.
Because Samuel's father was very well networked and interested in the muggle world, Sam has an elementary school level of muggle education. He began going to a public muggle school immediately after turning five, but soon transferred to a private muggle school because of the bullying he experienced. During the midst of Samuel's elementary education he learned the basics of reading and writing but for the most part was too focused on drawing in his school books than learning as much as he could.
Durmstrang (1st-6th) After turning eleven, Samuel started his magical education at Durmstrang. He stayed there until the end of his sixth year when he transferred to Hogwarts New Zealand for his seventh year. Overall he wasn't very fond of his time at Durmstrang, he took a disliking to many of the students, had developed a negative reputation, and hated being far away from his family most of the year. His grades were average and he didn't see any motivation to focus on school work. Hogwarts New Zealand (7th) He transferred to Hogwarts New Zealand to finish his seventh year for many different reasons. The foremost reason is that he wanted to be closer to home, but this was also to find a fresh start from the negative comments and gossip spread about him during his time at Durmstrang. He put a in little more effort during his classes and overall enjoyed attending Hogwarts New Zealand much more than he ever did at Durmstrang, though still graduated with average grades as he focused more on learning how to build his social skills.
Samuel is currently owner of Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop. Although being a shopkeeper was not in his initial career plan, he does enjoy having a job that is stable and keeps him in a healthy routine, and he especially enjoys being able to organize every item in the shop into categories. Samuel is still an artist on the side, and never intends to stop creating art as this was how he previously made a living. Although he did need to change his career path in order to keep himself sane because being an artist full time had begun to exhaust his creativity. In the art world, Samuel was mostly self-built through networking. He is pleased that he now creates art on the side while he runs Scrivenshaft’s full time because he has found a balance that doesn’t drain his creativity.
WANDStraight 11 1/2" Flexible Cypress Wand with Veela Hair Core
- Wood: A Cypress wand finds valour in the witches and wizards it chooses - so much so that the owners of Cypress wands have historically been expected to die an honourable death. This wand is for the brave and self-sacrificing.
- Core: Much like the creature that they come from, wands with veela hair are temperamental and volatile in nature. They are good for use in divination work and with charms. Wands with this core are usually inherited.
- Flexible: Not easily broken, this wand performs under strenuous circumstances with little effort - though how well it performs is ultimately up to its weilder.
- Notes: This wand that Samuel currently wields was inherited from his mother when she passed away, and though it works for him and he feels a bond with it because of the fact it has belonged to others in his family, he also feels as if he does not deserve a wand that has enough sentimental value to be passed down. He feels that his strained relationship with his mother means inheriting the wand does not make sense, and that it should have gone to someone else.
BLOOD STATUSMixed/part-veela: Samuel’s maternal side is mixed/part-veela and his Paternal side is pureblood. Samuel doesn’t have many thoughts on blood status. His father never taught him to view pureblood wizards or witches as higher than anyone else or vice/versa and for the most part views every person whether they be magical or non-magical to be equal (though he does sometimes respect muggles more because his mother-figure is muggle and because of the convenience of some technologies).
i knew it all along, and i am flawed but i am cleaning up so well, i am seeing in
me now the things you swore you saw yourself so clear, like the diamond in your ring
He is an average height and his build is rather slim. Because his height is what he considers to be "normal height" he doesn't pay much attention to it and is not self-conscious or arrogant about it. Unlike his thoughts in regards to the rest of his appearance he thinks indifferently about his height and doesn't view it to be special.
He is of a healthy weight for his height, however he is in the low range for a healthy weight. Throughout his life he has not always remained a healthy weight, and as a child he was chubby because he enjoyed chocolate and was not very active, preferring to stay indoors drawing. Since making the decision to become vegan and since growing up his overall build has become rather slim and now Samuel has grown used to looking slim and works to keep his body that way.
EYE COLOURMuch like his father, Samuel's eyes are brown. There are noticeable dark circles and redness around his eyes caused by lack of sleep and general fatigue, which only worsens when he is unable to sleep. To combat his dark circles and redness he tries to sleep at least 8 hours a night, but he is not always able to get enough sleep.
A mix of classy, old fashioned and casual that is always designer and always up to date. At home he's mostly caught in casual clothes since he isn't making much of an effort, cardigans, scarves, pyjamas, tanks, tees, jeans and loafers. Other times he's socializing, going out to meet friends or to parties, events etc. Then he dresses with a more couture vibe about things, going out of his way to dress expensive and show it. Occasionally he'll mix both styles depending on his mood or the weather. He can be rather pretentious about his dress sense, and because of this refuses to wear cheap clothing even when he dresses casual. Most of the things he owns are designer considered by many to be too expensive though he merely wants to keep up a tidy appearance and does not believe that cheap clothing can achieve that.
He has a pale to mid complexion, and has freckles and smile lines that show in certain lights. His freckles are rather faint and barely noticeable unless they are close up and are fading as he continues to age into his adulthood. He also has dry skin, and to combat this and look after his skin so it doesn't damage or look damaged he has a refined skincare routine. He uses two types of moisturizers, one in the morning when he wakes up, and the other before he goes to sleep at night. Overall his skin routine effectively keeps his dry skin healthy and over time helps prevent aging. He does often try out new moisturizers and usually opts for more pricey products however he is currently happy with his skin and has been using the same moisturizers over. Samuel believes keeping his skin healthy is very important because it contributes to the image he wants to portray.
Because of his mother's veela blood, Samuel’s hair is naturally a shade of ashy to golden blonde. However he has been dying his hair to its current shade of brown since his mid teenage years. As a kid Samuel used to be indifferent towards his hair colour, but as he grew older and began dyeing his hair dark brown he has grown used to it and feels unlike himself when his natural hair colour shows.
He is not usually adventurous with his hair, keeping it the same length and style, short along the sides with a side swoop fringe. Occasionally he'll venture from a side swoop to a quiff and interchange between messy and neat hair, but otherwise his hair style stays relatively the same. He keeps his hair the same style because he views it to be timeless, so it will never go out of style and look outdated. It also matches the image he wants it to present, the length of his hair contributing to his overall neat and well-presented appearance.
He suffers from short-sightedness (myopia). This was first noticed in his early teenage years, and because of this he wears glasses around his house and when he is dressed casually. He does own contact lenses, however usually chooses not to wear them unless he is at work or a formal event, because they irritate his eyes.
Samuel has gotten a tattoo before, but has since had it removed as he made the decision on a whim and later regretted it. For a long time he did not consider getting another tattoo, as he did not want a repeat of the past, although recently this has changed and he is considering getting a proper tattoo to cover one of his arms. Over time the idea of turning his body into a canvas has become more appealing to him.
He only has one other distinguishing feature in the form of a small scar on his left shoulder blade. The scar formed after he fell out of his tree house at age seven, and a branch cut deeply into his back as he fell down. After the original cut healed up it left a very obvious scar, but through aging the scar has faded a bit, though it is still visible.
cut to mirror your intentions, oversized and overwhelmed, the shine of which
has caught my eye and rendered me so isolated, so motivated, i am certain now that
Samuels sexual orientation is bisexual, which means he is sexually attracted to both women and men. In regards to his opinion on sexuality and gender orientations, Samuel keeps an open mind in every way and has never judged or been close minded towards others of different orientations.
Samuel has an obvious "type" in regards to women. He is often attracted to women that are confident, intelligent, level headed and fashionable. In regards to men, his turn ons are not as obvious. Confidence is still very important, though what he finds attractive in men varies greatly and doesn't show a particular pattern.
Samuel is technically single, but he does a long time interest in his close friend, Charlotte Williams and does not see himself falling in love with anyone else. He once buried his feelings for her, not wanting to ruin their friendship or the relationship she used to be in, but he eventually told her the truth and now he and Charlotte are in a state of limbo before they can officially start a relationship. Samuel believes Charlotte deserves him at his best, and he has many flaws he feels needs to work on before he can fully commit to her. When he and Charlotte officially begin a relationship Samuel wants it to be the be all end all, and he wants to make sure he is in the right state of mind and has grown as a person so Charlotte has the perfect partner she deserves.
Samuel had his first kiss during his 4th year and at the age of 14 with his crush at the time. It wasn't a terrible experience; though it was completely unexpected on his part and due to that it ended up being rather awkward. In spite the amount of awkwardness and his naivety he has no regrets about the memory.
Samuel’s first time happened a few years later, with the same girl he shared his first kiss. At this point in his life, Sam’s life was very fast paced and his memory of this entire time is blurry. He doesn't remember much of his first time but he does remember enough to know that it had happened and was consensual.
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
Samuel has many interests and hobbies, mostly involving the arts and anything visual. He is an artist by trade and uses art to express himself. He does not consider himself to be a "good" artist, as he is a perfectionist to a fault and he is overly critical of his work. He also shows a lot of interest in writing and fashion, and again because he focuses more on the visual aspect of things he is able to keep up with fashion trends, and can dress himself well without much effort as he is so familiar with designers and is up to date with everything that is in season. Because of his interests and keen eye in regards to anything visual he has considered the idea of working for a fashion magazine, though he doesn’t believe he has the ability to give up working at Scrivenshaft’s to start a new career from nothing.
His biggest fear is flames. He is irrationally pyrophobic/arsonphobic, to the point even a small flame from a candle or match is enough to make him anxious. He avoids any object or situation that may involve or result in fire or flames. He detests that as a wizard he will likely always be living somewhere that has a fireplace. This fear also extends to open gas stove and any other miscellaneous object or feature that is a fire risk. Since this phobia has developed he has resorted to regularly checking all fire risks in places he lives. The idea a fire could start out of nothing eats at his mind otherwise.
A cross fox, as Samuel shares many behaviors in which foxes are commonly associated. He is very creative, cunning and quick-witted. On the other hand he is also entirely loyal to the close-knit group of people he keeps around. There isn't any exact patronus memory Sam would draw on, because he has too many happy memories to choose from. However, all these memories involve his half-brother, Jon and his mother figure, Cerise. He would draw on any happy moments the three of them shared, but would focus more on how he felt towards them and how happy he felt to be around them rather than the situation itself.
MIRROR OF ERISED
Success. Being his best, and most perfected self. The most obvious thing Samuel would see in the mirror is success, the specifics would change depending on his current mood, career goals and point of view. Right now Samuel see himself married to Charlotte, in a well designed and expensive home and maybe with one or two children. He would also see his brother Jon and his mother figure Cerise nearby and happy with their own forms of success.
Samuel is bi-lingual, and can fluently speak English and French. He can read, write and speak English fluently without worry because this is his first language, but can also read, write and speak in French. At first it was for him to read and write in French with proper grammar and sentence structure as he was so used to English. He also began learning French in his third year of magical education, and learnt verbally so when he first moved to France and had to read and write in French it was a struggle. Although he is now fluent enough and the issues with reading and writing in French have resolved for him.
Samuel was born and grew up in New Zealand, and then spent some of his school time at Durmstrang. He later spent six years living Paris, France. His accent is still predominantly Kiwi, though he has picked up traits of the French accent, which show up minimally.
have you got colour in your cheeks? do you ever get that fear that you can't shift
the type that sticks around like summat in your teeth? are there some aces up your sleeve?
- creative: able to use the imagination or original ideas to create something. talented in the arts.
- ambitious: having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
- determined: the quality of being driven to do or achieve something, showing firmness of purpose.
- idealistic: believes that things should be pursued to their most perfect form.
- independent: freedom from control or influence of another or others.
- self-disciplined: to show control of oneself and willpower. disciplines own mistakes.
- precise: very careful about small details and correct behavior.
- attentive: observant, pays close attention.
- cynical: believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest. distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
- inhibited: unable to act in a relaxed and natural way because of self-consciousness or mental restraint.
- stand-offish: distant and cold in manner. emotionally unavailable.
- fussy: shows unnecessary elaborateness in details.
- obsessive: worrying compulsively about something or things generally, obsessing over one concept or being.
- pretentious: acting as though more important or special than is warranted, or appearing to have an unrealistically high self-image.
- secretive: inclined to conceal feelings and intentions, avoiding confrontation.
- judgemental: characterized by a tendency to judge harshly.
- critical: inclined to criticize severely and unfavorably.
“ The Logistician personality type is thought to be the most abundant, making up around 13% of the population. Their defining characteristics of integrity, practical logic and tireless dedication to duty make Logisticians a vital core to many families, as well as organizations that uphold traditions, rules and standards, such as law offices, regulatory bodies and military. People with the Logistician personality type enjoy taking responsibility for their actions, and take pride in the work they do – when working towards a goal, Logisticians hold back none of their time and energy completing each relevant task with accuracy and patience.”
"When Logisticians say they are going to get something done, they do it, meeting their obligations no matter the personal cost, and they are baffled by people who don’t hold their own word in the same respect. Combining laziness and dishonesty is the quickest way to get on Logisticians’ bad side."
"Consequently, people with the Logistician personality type often prefer to work alone, or at least have their authority clearly established by hierarchy, where they can set and achieve their goals without debate or worry over other’s reliability. Logisticians have sharp, fact-based minds, and prefer autonomy and self-sufficiency to reliance on someone or something. Dependency on others is often seen by Logisticians as a weakness, and their passion for duty, dependability and impeccable personal integrity forbid falling into such a trap."(from https://www.16personalities.com/)
Blair Waldorf: Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
“Despite leading a privileged and prominent lifestyle, Blair is generally characterized as a comical overachiever. At times, Blair's ambition can lead her to embrace a haughty and scheming side. Generally speaking, Blair is ruled by her insecurities, despite a confident exterior, usually caused by her feeling inferior to Serena. While she's regarded as being extremely knowledgeable, Blair seldom leaves success to chance, or to her own talents, and usually works to sabotage her competition. Typically, Blair finds rivals in most females, including (and sometimes especially) Serena, her best friend."
"However, despite her manipulative and often ruthless behavior, she is revealed to have a sensitive and loving nature as well. This side is revealed time and time again especially when Blair must come to the defense of someone she cares about. Blair almost always pursues relationships with men who offer a status symbol (Nate having been a handsome Archibald, or the royal titles that accompanied Lord Marcus or Prince Louis). Despite her social-climbing agenda within her love-life, Blair seems happiest when she has someone to spar with, and is usually at her best with a romantic partner who challenges her. “ (from https://gossipgirl.fandom.com/wiki/Blair_Waldorf)
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