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Clementine Russell [ Gryffindor ]
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Gryffindor Quidditch
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:03:30 AM »

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Keeper: Janae Tate
Beater: Clementine Russell [C]
Beater: Owain Hughes
Chaser: Donna Russell
Chaser: Carey Baisley
Chaser: Samuel Leone [cC]
Seeker: Leonard Hardy

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« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 05:39:40 PM by Ashton »


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Clementine Russell [ Gryffindor ]
484 Posts  •  Sixteen  •  Straight  •  played by Ashton
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  • Trophy Closet The Lionids Hogwarts Quidditch Cup - Gryffindor (2001-2002) This driver or character won or was runner-up for an Anniversary 2018 Poll! This member has submitted a layout for the Group Shippers Layouts Contest! Wales National Team Fan Thread of the Month Winner Gryffindor Quidditch Captain & Co-Captain corgi power!! You've been disneyfied! Lucky Horseshoes Middle Class Family Member
Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 08:03:50 AM »
please apply within~


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Leonard Hardy [ Gryffindor ]
41 Posts  •  15  •  Heterosexual  •  played by Louise
Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 12:32:28 PM »
Name / Year: @Leonard Hardy / Fifth Year
1st Choice Position: Seeker
2nd Choice Position: Chaser
RP Sample:

As he walked down the pitch, Leonard tried desperately to remember why he was doing this.  Typically he preferred to keep his head down and avoid notice but now as he lined up with the other prospective Seekers, there were way too many eyes turned his way.  He hunched in on himself, trying to be as small and unobtrusive as possible while he awaited his turn.  Nerves had turned his stomach into a churning mess and the Fifth Year boy was worried that he was going to hurl.  But then, he was worried about a lot of things.

As his name was called, Lenny heard someone cheering from the background.  That was no doubt his best friend @Donna Russell.  She was partly to blame for his current predicament.  He could never really say no to her so when she'd suggested that they try out for the Quidditch team together, he'd promised he would give it his best.  It was something he'd been avoiding for years but now, in light of his dubious future plans, it seemed a little silly to fight so hard against it. He had to make things this year count.  This might be his last chance to make a complete fool of himself in front of half his house after all.

With his ratty Cleansweep Five tucked under one arm, he stepped forward hesitantly.  The broom was outdated and in no way competitive at this stage but it was all he had.  The promises made to a younger Lenny to get him a new broom on his fifteenth birthday were destined never to be fulfilled.  So he was stuck flying the old model that used to belong to his father.  That in itself was an uncomfortable thought since he hated any connection to his dad but he tried not too dwell too much on that fact.  It was hardly the brooms fault who its previous owner had been.  Besides Lenny had been flying it for years and knew exactly what it could do.

Rolling his shoulders and arms, the young Gryffindor tried (futilely) to limber up a little and drive the tension out of his limbs.  His mind helpfully supplied a infinite variety of scenarios for just how terribly this attempted try-out was about to go. The flying aspect of this activity added a whole extra dimension to how screwed up things could get.  At the end of the day, careening through the air on a stick of wood was a crazy thing to do.  But even crazier was the fact that Lenny actually loved it.

Kicking off from the ground, Leonard felt his worries disappating with the distance he put between himself and the ground.  The roar of the wind seemed to drown out everything else.  A sense of serenity came over him and his mind became clear of all doubts and concerns.  There was no place he was ever more relaxed than on a broomstick.  Up here there was nothing to weigh him down.

It was almost like being in a queer alternate reality, where life was simple and easy.  Flying brought out a side of Lenny that hinted at the kind of boy he could have been in different circumstances and with a little extra confidence.  It uplifted his overburdened soul and left him feeling unusually care free.  Nothing seemed to matter much from up in the sky, not even how people were staring at him.

Jetting off - at least as close as a Cleansweep Five could get to 'jetting' - across the pitch, Lenny did a few acrobatic spins and turns.  He wasn't trying to show off - he was barely aware of anyone watching - he was just warming up and having a little fun.  This level of enjoyment might cause him some guilt later but for now, he was free from all feelings other than the pleasant sensation of the wind and sun on his skin.  The elements woke up all of his senses and made him feel alive.

Tucking his lean body tightly, he instinctively made himself as aerodynamic as possible.  Subtle shifts of his weight were all that was required to turn smoothly.  Gradually he coaxed more and more speed out of his broom as he flew laps around the pitch.  His keen eyes caught the glint of something small passing through the air off to his side.  Reacting quickly, he threw himself backwards suddenly into a dive.  He felt a rush of exhilaration as he plummeted towards the ground.  One hand reached out ahead, grasping at the small shiny object that had caught his attention.  Spinning around, he managed to level out his broom before hitting the ground.  His heart felt light and the brightest of grins stretched across his face as he held up his clenched fist in triumph.

His spirit was soaring.

Donna West [ Board Mod ]
70 Posts  •  15  •  lesbian  •  played by nan
Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 08:47:50 AM »


what's a girl gotta do to get in a proper brawl around here?

Carey Baisley [ Gryffindor ]
117 Posts  •  14  •  unsure  •  played by Chaw
Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 09:51:40 AM »
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 06:56:19 PM by Chaw »

Janae Tate [ Gryffindor ]
15 Posts  •  Eighteen  •  Sure  •  played by Dylan
Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 06:26:10 PM »

Owain Hughes [ Gryffindor ]
87 Posts  •  15  •  Heterosexual  •  played by Ann
Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 01:25:31 PM »

Clementine Russell [ Gryffindor ]
484 Posts  •  Sixteen  •  Straight  •  played by Ashton
  • There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others.
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  • Trophy Closet The Lionids Hogwarts Quidditch Cup - Gryffindor (2001-2002) This driver or character won or was runner-up for an Anniversary 2018 Poll! This member has submitted a layout for the Group Shippers Layouts Contest! Wales National Team Fan Thread of the Month Winner Gryffindor Quidditch Captain & Co-Captain corgi power!! You've been disneyfied! Lucky Horseshoes Middle Class Family Member
Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2019, 09:11:04 AM »
Hey everybody, the roster's been updated with positions. Congratulations to everyone who applied!

We still have one chaser spot open with a game coming up, so if you're interested, please don't hesitate to throw in your lot and let me know whether or not you'll be available to play in the game.

Also, if your character is interested in being Clementine's co-captain, please send me a PM so I know who is interested and don't give the position away randomly lol.

<333 thank you guys


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Samuel Leone [ Board Mod ]
35 Posts  •  16  •  played by gage
Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2019, 11:21:58 AM »
Samuel Leone was entirely out of his element.

The otherwise entirely uncoordinated sixteen-year-old toyed at the hem of his long-sleeved shirt, suddenly very aware of the attire of those around him. They all looked so sporty. Some even donned their team robes, which the teen had decided was somewhat like wearing merchandise for the band you were seeing live at the actual event in which you were seeing them. Then again, in this case, he supposed they were the event, after all.

He was getting ahead of himself.

Sam tore away from his baseless conclusions and instead focused on the task at hand. The line of students in front of him vying for the position that he very much was not interested in obtaining, had dwindled since he last made note. It was almost time to shine. Or, not shine, in his case. The whole thing had been a joke after all. A bet gone wrong that Sam was now paying the price for. An attempt from Henry to really humiliate his friend by highlighting his lack of skill in front of what looked to be the entire school.

Before he knew it, he was up. Sam looked down at the borrowed broom clenched in his hand and gave one final shrug before assuming the position and kicking off the ground. He had learned to fly, sure, but anything beyond that basic skill was going to be purely based on instinct. He spotted his friends almost immediately from the sound of their laughter as his name had been called and he sent a quick double handed thumbs up, nearly falling off his broom in the process.

Things moved quickly in the air, both literally and figuratively. For the first five minutes, he shot from side to side of the pitch as he tried to keep up with the movement of the game. It wasn't until a the quaffle was sent to him that Sam really had to act. Without thought (and for fear of the bloody thing knocking him from his broom), Sam held a hand out to block himself from what he could assume was going to be a world of pain. Much to his surprise, and the crowds apparently, he caught it.

He caught it.

Sam looked at the object for a moment before the sound of his mock team broke through his surprise. Instinctively he tucked the quaffle under his arm and moved. He moved in no particularly decided upon direction, but he moved. He had the golden ticket and everyone wanted a piece it seemed. Swiftly, and with more coordination than he had done anything in his life, Sam dodged the opposing players to make his way to the goal. It was then that the crack of bludger on bat caught stopped him in his tracks.

The Gryffindor acted quickly, shooting upward and shifting the quaffle to his right arm. It would have been no problem if he wasn't naturally left handed of course. Sam narrowly avoided the bludger before the crack of another echoed through the pitch. These people were out to get him. Without much thought, he took a chance, aiming the shot as best he could be using the non-dominant limb and quickly dodging the next bludger sent his way. It wasn't until the surprised cheers from the crowd met his ears that Sam realized he had made the goal.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 09:17:08 AM by Gage »

Gage [ OOC Account ]
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Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 09:13:20 AM »
did the thing @Ashton holla

Pixie Clarke-Trickett [ Gryffindor ]
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Re: Gryffindor Quidditch
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 07:56:07 AM »
Dropping a reserve in in case you need her.

Name / Year: @Pixie Clarke-Trickett, 3rd year
1st Choice Position: Chaser
2nd Choice Position: Wherever she's needed
RP Sample:
Although she loved Quidditch, Pixie had never actually played in a match before. She'd made it briefly onto the second string team, and she'd played in plenty of matches with her cousins during the summer holidays, on various borrowed brooms where the rules were fluid and the really little kids rode two to a broom because it seemed fairer that way. But never in a real, actual match.

The fact she'd only found out that morning she would be playing made it even more exciting, though obviously she was sorry that their second chaser had been attacked by the fanged geranium and turned out to be allergic to them. He was going to be okay though, and the important thing was that they weren't going to be one person down on the team, so for the first time Pixie found herself pulled out of the reserves and dressing on Gryffindor Quidditch robes. Proudly she walked down to the pitch with the rest of the team - her team! - with her borrowed broom under one arm, glad there had been time to adjust the robes she was wearing so they weren't flapping dangerously around her ankles and making her trip with every step. She kept an eye on the other two chasers, knowing what to do but wanting the reassurance that she wasn't about to unwittingly do something stupid in front of the entire school, mounted her broom when she was told and kicked off into the sky.

For the first few minutes there wasn't much to do. The other team took control of the Quaffle and while she flew around them and blocked a couple of their shots, she wasn't actually able to take control in any way. The other chasers, vastly more experienced than her, were the ones who caught it, zoomed to the other end of the pitch, and took aim at the goalhoops. Pixie said a bad word when the opposing keeper saved the shot but then suddenly the quaffle was racing in her direction and that wasn't all. She shot forward on her broom and grabbed the quaffle, holding it in both hands while she gripped the broom with her legs and tried to cooling tuck the ball under her arm like the other players did so effortlessly, but... it was hard to do anything effortlessly when there was a bludger hurtling in your direction and your hands were full and you couldn't move right now and...

She let her control of the broom slip. Deliberately, and just for a second, and the resulting sinking feeling took her out of the iron ball's range, at least for the moment. She was fumbling with the quaffle, but now she had time to grip it more firmly, not under her arm but in one hand so she had the other free to grab onto her broom and...fly! Fly towards the goalhoops again, make it look like she was aiming straight for the right hand hoop but then at the last second...throw the quaffle through the left one! That was her plan anyway, as she loosed the shot and paused for a moment to see if it found its mark.
 
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