Still yet another O.O.C.   Posted by Hogsmeade Village.Group: 0
Amanda Davis
 player, 1092 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 21:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Severus Snape:
Alright, this is dragging a bit. I'll try to wrap up the bits I am involved in and will ignore what others have chosen to ignore. Sometime this coming week I will post for everyone to move to Diagon Alley.

Internationals, there was a tour of the school on August 15th lead by James around Hogsmeade village, then up to the castle, and around the grounds. Parents were welcome. It was a lovely scottish summer day, yaddayaddayadda.

Amanda, Claire, Athene, and others met at Madame Puddifoot's the day before for tea and catchup!


While I've been having fun posting with Jade in the International, Exotic, and other Non-School Related Locales, I'm also fine with moving along to Diagon Alley whenever your ready.  Or, I could post to both threads for a bit if there is anything else Jade or Oscar would like to play out.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 56 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 22:01
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
We are at a sensible place to stop I think.

Diagon alley is fine
Severus Snape
 GM, 1011 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 05:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I am going to advance to Diagon Alley tomorrow, Saturday, my time. You can keep up with your conversation if you wish.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 57 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 06:59
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Today is a crazy busy day IRL. The focus of about three months work. I might get to post, I might not.
Amanda Davis
 player, 1097 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 20:46
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I’m sitting here reading an amusing piece of Harry Potter fanfiction  (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4...-the-Improbable-Plot) which is really tempting me to edit my last post to add in a boy defacing/correcting some of the books.

Scorpius Malfoy and the Improbable Plot:
"And you," Harry said, turning on the skinny, bespectacled, bushy-haired boy. "No more writing in text books. I don't care if the questions are badly worded or the information is wrong, d'you hear? I will not pay another two hundred galleons for ruined books just because you cannot restrain yourself."

"Grphlmbrk," Hugo muttered in annoyed acquiescence, ducking his head and shoving his glasses back up his long nose when they started sliding down. Harry smiled tightly.


Scorpius Malfoy and the Improbable Plot:
"Albus, Scorpius, James. No going near Knockturn Alley. No loud arguments and no 'accidentally' starting tavern brawls. No tormenting the girls. No stealing Hugo's glasses and not giving them back until he says 'ain't', you know it makes him cry for days. No feeding the girls sugar and setting them loose on your enemies. No eating sugar yourselves, I do not want to deal with vomit today and I know how you get. I do not want to see anything like last summer's Broom Incident, and trust me, neither does anyone else, I think you scarred the entire world for life. Scorpius, James, no selling forgeries of my autograph this time, no, not even to Hufflepuffs. Al, no covering for them when they inevitably do."

"I wouldn't--" Al started, all innocence and hurt feelings, but Harry just gave him a Look (Lily had, just possibly, come by her tendency of practicing facial expressions in the mirror honestly) and the young Slytherin shrugged in silent and utterly faked resignation.

"And all of you, for the very last time, and I really mean it this summer, I don't care if I laughed the last time or the time before that or, you know, every single time you've done it: no kidnapping any goblins."


Scorpius Malfoy and the Improbable Plot:
At least this time Harry caught Hugo before he defaced more than three texts—though Victoire, damn her, was helping him ("What is this nonsense, the Sticking Charm doesn't work that way at all, hand me a red pen, I'll tell them how it's done!"). He even managed to snag Rose before she could free a few extremely dangerous tomes that were chained to their shelves for very good reasons, like them being man-eating and made up of undiluted papery evil.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:53, Mon 09 Mar 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 1013 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Mon 9 Mar 2015
at 15:48
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Rough Day; bed; post tomorrow; witty comments about Amanda's reference.

Nite!
Amanda Davis
 player, 1099 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 01:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ganiah Nkosi:  I noticed in your post that you are planning to head to the familiar store.  If you'd like the chance to get to talk with one of the PCs, please feel free to assume that Amanda is still there when you arrive.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1014 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 05:55
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
AWESOME! Okay, I will update in about 8 hours, after work. Still, looking good. Oh, and beware of plot bubbles. They can be ANYWHERE!

Heehee, Xenatia hasn't mentioned yet that she will be a prefect next year, has she?

Claire, I may be misremembering, but who is Claire's Grandmum?
Severus Snape
 GM, 1015 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 12 Mar 2015
at 17:32
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Planning to update tomorrow.

Looking at you Ice Cream shop group!
Claire Cowlings
 player, 902 posts
Thu 12 Mar 2015
at 19:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Charlotte 'Lottie' Parker, the local midwife/potioneer.
Athene Shoe
 player, 1026 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Thu 12 Mar 2015
at 20:29
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Would she be referred to as Ms. Parker?
Akane Shimazu
 player, 10 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Fri 13 Mar 2015
at 01:39
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
I'll mention here that IC I only tell people my family name. Only very close friends and family know Akane's given name.
Claire Cowlings
 player, 905 posts
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 06:38
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
In reply to Athene Shoe (msg # 896):

No.  Either Miss Parker or Mrs Parker, depending on whether you know her or not.  Ms is too modern, she's 74ish.

Akane, I'll go fix that,

edit wait, I'm not sure that was me.  Should we be calling you Akane or Shimizu (spelled correctly of course).

This message was last edited by the player at 06:42, Wed 18 Mar 2015.

Severus Snape
 GM, 1016 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 06:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Ya call her Shimazu. It is close enough to being polite and informal. Shimazu-san if you know the culture and want to be formal. Shimazu-chan if you are older and have a less formal relationship.

Anyway, will look to update soon if I get enough people posting. The Ice Cream shop seems a bit on the self-forwarding conversation though. Looking for Nik and will post for Beth tonight.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 65 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 07:41
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
What the GM said, but I'd add to it

If you are being friendly to her I would use Chan. She is a teenage girl, and presumably you want her to know that you find her endearing.

It is common practice as I understand it for teenage girls to both call each other -chan (I'd certainly call her -chan unless I didn't like her)

quote:
Chan (ちゃん) is a diminutive suffix; it expresses that the speaker finds a person endearing. Thus, using chan with a superior’s name would be condescending and rude. In general, chan is used for babies, young children, grandparents and teenage girls. It may also be used towards cute animals, lovers, close friends, or any youthful woman. It can be used for males in some circumstances, but in general this use is rather condescending or intimate.

Although traditionally honorifics are not applied to oneself, some young women adopt the childish affectation of referring to themselves in the third person using chan (childish because it suggests that one has not learned to distinguish between names used for self and names used by others). For example, a young woman named Kanako might call herself Kanako-chan rather than using a first person pronoun. Also, the very common female name suffix -ko (〜子) may be dropped, as in Kana-chan.

Akane Shimazu
 player, 12 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 21:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Akane introduces herself as Shimazu, she's culturally aware enough to know the English dont use honorifics in the same way as the Japanese but if you use San or chan she would be pleasantly surprised. Obviously think about wether you would know that IC though. I like to think that anything I dont know about a foreign culture, my character wont know unless I role-play doing the research.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:44, Wed 18 Mar 2015.

Athene Shoe
 player, 1028 posts
 Muggle-born Ravenclaw
 Orphan
Wed 18 Mar 2015
at 21:50
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Yeah, I don't think Athene would know too much about Japanese culture, and what she would know would be heavily skewed by anime and Japanese monster movies.  LOL

Same with Chinese and kung fu movies.
Severus Snape
 GM, 1017 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 08:16
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Jade, you may have posted in the wrong thread...
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 67 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 08:19
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
May? *blushes*

I am of course influenced by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...e_sentiment_in_China

Basically the Chinese HATE the Japanese. Not 'dislike them a bit'. There are riots happening in China to force the government to go to war with Japan. Try and picture that happening in the USA...

I was in Hong Kong last year with a Japanese guy, and we were with a well respected member of the community. There were whole sections of Hong Kong that were absolute 'no go' areas for him. Basically if he went in, it was felt he wouldn't come out alive. This was quite a shock to me. The worst areas I've been into in the UK were 'don't go in there flashing money around, or at night'.

My teacher would actually train him, but charged him four times as much as any other nationality. As he put it 'he was only doing it for the money, so it might as well be a lot'.
Akane Shimazu
 player, 13 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 12:52
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Is that something that would carry over to the wizarding communities if those nations do we think? Genuine question.
Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 68 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 13:05
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Can't see why not. The causes of it are mostly World War I and World War II, so not recent. (Plus for me: I've been brought up half Muggle/half Wizarding)

By the way ... I'm not going to be playing a racist. Entirely the wrong vibe. It's just that I'll have that background. A problem for me to overcome
Akane Shimazu
 player, 14 posts
 Mahoutokoro
 Kitsune Wizard
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 14:42
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Fair enough, I guess it would be appropriate for akane to be a little nervous until she gets to know jade then
Severus Snape
 GM, 1018 posts
 Resistance Leader
 Fallen Hero
Thu 19 Mar 2015
at 15:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Well, the rape of Nanking was a thing...

As for magical China and Japan, they are not fans. The rivalry has been a very long one with both thinking they are the true "center of civilization."
Amanda Davis
 player, 1108 posts
 Pureblooded Ravenclaw
Fri 20 Mar 2015
at 02:57
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
Heh, everyone knows that magical England is the true center of civilization.  =)

This message was last edited by the player at 03:00, Fri 20 Mar 2015.

Liu Bao-Yu
 player, 69 posts
 Chinese Witch from SWI
Fri 20 Mar 2015
at 11:00
Re: Still yet another O.O.C.
 *coughs* Yes of course it is. *looks unconvinced*