sitemap
FOLLOW SNITCHSEEKER:

Email Us!

Members

There are 2671 users online including...
natethegreat , Cassirin , astrocat , Holmesian Feline , maximllon , ppu-prof_el

9 members
2662 guests.

Members in Chat:



If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   SnitchSeeker.com > Forums > SnitchSeeker RPG > Diagon Alley > South Side


South Side From Gringotts Wizarding Bank to Madam Primpernelle's, there are numerous shops to visit and places to socialise.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 10-05-2022, 12:47 AM
sweetpinkpixie sweetpinkpixie is offline
 
Default Cranville Quincey's Magical Junk Shop



Located on the south side of Diagon Alley, sandwiched in between Sugarplum's Sweets Shop and Janus Galloglass, is Cranville Quincey's Magical Junk Shop. The outside of this shop is nothing spectacular. A cardboard box labelled 'FREE STUFF' (containing bits of parchment that have already been doodled on and various items broken well beyond repair) rests on the cobbled street, serving as an indicator of what kind of establishment this is.

Just beyond the door lays a maze of numerous bins, shelves, and racks holding various items with price tags tied onto them. To the left of the shop is where all second-hand clothing can be found for those who don't feel the need to purchase the pricey fabrics and accessories being sold at Madam Malkin's or Twilfitt and Tattings. The back is reserved for all kinds of books and reading material. Of course, they aren't nearly as top-quality as the ones Flourish and Blotts and other bookshops, but the amount you'll be paying for them is quite a bargain. Lastly, the right side of the shop is where you will find a large variety of miscellaneous items. Take your time browsing through these items as not even the shopkeeper remembers what all is here.

When you are ready to pay for your newfound treasures, make your way to the counter in the middle of the shop. On the counter itself, you will find a till and, oddly enough, a rubber chicken substituting as a bell. Typically the rubber chicken doesn't need to be squeezed as the shopkeeper is usually sleeping at the counter. But, in the event that the shopkeeper isn't around, give the chicken a good squeeze and he will be right over.

Text Cut: Inventory
Clothing
  • Accessories (all have been damaged in some way)
    • Belt - 5 Sickles, 6 Knuts
    • Bracelets - 13 Sickles, 8 Knuts
    • Earrings - 10 Sickles, 18 Knuts
    • Eyewear - 10 Sickles, 18 Knuts
    • Handbags - 13 Sickles, 8 Knuts
    • Necklaces - 13 Sickles, 8 Knuts
    • Wallets - 1 Galleon, 4 Sickles, 7 Knuts
  • Coats/Jackets (faded, stained, and/or holey) - 15 Sickles, 18 Knuts
  • Footwear (worn) - 13 Sickles, 8 Knuts
  • Gloves (ripped and holey) - 2 Sickles, 18 Knuts
  • Hats (bent and/or holey) - 2 Sickles, 18 Knuts
  • Pajamas (faded, stained, and/or holey) - 10 Sickles, 18 Knuts
  • Robes (faded, stained, and/or holey)
    • Casual - 3 Galleons, 2 Sickles, 2 Knuts
    • Dress - 4 Galleons, 11 Sickles, 17 Knuts
    • School - 2 Galleons, 5 Sickles, 23 Knuts
  • Scarves (faded, stained, and/or holey) - 5 Sickles, 6 Knuts
  • Shirts/Blouses (faded, stained, and/or holey) - 10 Sickles, 12 Knuts
  • Socks (worn and/or holey)
    • Mismatched Pairs - 1 Sickles, 2 Knuts
    • Matched Pairs - 1 Sickle, 9 Knuts
  • Sweaters (faded, stained, and/or holey) - 10 Sickles, 12 Knuts
  • Ties (faded, stained, and/or holey) - 5 Sickles, 9 Knuts
  • Trousers (faded, stained, and/or holey) - 13 Sickles, 8 Knuts
  • Underwear (worn) - 2 Sickles, 18 Knuts

Literature
  • Books (missing pages and/or have been damaged in some way)
    • Autobiographies/Biographies - 2 Sickles, 19 Knuts
    • Comics - 2 Sickles, 19 Knuts
    • Dictionary/Thesaurus - 1 Galleon, 9 Sickles, 16 Knuts
    • Language - 1 Galleon, 9 Sickles, 16 Knuts
    • Leisure (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) - 13 Sickles, 8 Knuts
    • Picture - 10 Sickles, 18 Knuts
    • Texbtooks - 2 Galleons, 5 Sickles, 23 Knuts
  • Magazines (old, missing pages and/or have been damaged in some way) - 2 Sickles, 19 Knuts
  • Newspapers (old, missing pages and/or have been damaged in some way) - 1 Sickle, 10 Knuts

Miscellaneous
  • Animal Cages (bent)
    • Large - 2 Galleons, 5 Sickles, 23 Knuts
    • Medium - 1 Galleon, 14 Sickles, 24 Knuts
    • Small - 1 Galleon, 6 Sickles, 26 Knuts
  • Cauldrons (leaky)
    • Brass - 7 Galleons, 13 Sickles, 18 Knuts
    • Copper - 9 Galleons, 6 Sickles, 14 Knuts
    • Pewter - 4 Galleons, 11 Sickles, 17 Knuts
  • Compasses (broken) - 15 Sickles, 27 Knuts
  • Crystal Balls (cracked) - 2 Galleons, 5 Sickles, 16 Knuts
  • Deluminator (broken) - 1 Galleon, 9 Sickles, 16 Knuts
  • Flags (old and/or torn) - 7 Sickles, 28 Knuts
  • Music Records/CDs (scratched and/or cracked) - 2 Sickles, 18 Knuts
  • Quills (snapped) - 2 Sickles
  • Omnoculars (cracked) - 7 Sickles, 28 Knuts
  • Parchment (stained and/or ripped) - 12 Knuts
  • Phials (cracked)
    • Crystal - 15 Sickles, 27 Knuts
    • Glass - 7 Sickles, 28 Knuts
  • Planting Pots (cracked) - 10 Sickles, 18 Knuts
  • Posters (ripped) - 5 Sickles, 9 Knuts
  • Remembralls (permanently red) - 15 Sickles, 27 Knuts
  • Scales (lopsided)
    • Brass - 1 Galleon, 9 Sickles, 16 Knuts
    • Gold - 2 Galleons, 13 Sickles, 22 Knuts
    • Silver - 2 Galleons, 14 Knuts
  • Sneakoscopes (permanently lit up, spinning, and/or whistling) - 1 Galleon, 9 Sickles, 16 Knuts
  • Telescopes (cracked) - 1 Galleon, 9 Sickles, 16 Knuts
  • Tent (well-used) - 4 Galleons, 8 Sickles, 19 Knuts
  • Various Toys (well used)
    • Large - 3 Sickles, 27 Knuts
    • Medium - 2 Sickles, 18 Knuts
    • Small - 1 Sickle, 9 Knuts
  • Wands (broken) - 1 Galleon, 1 Sickle, 17 Knuts


This shop is owned by an NPC and is a part of the IC Shopkeeper initiative. For details, please see this thread.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2023, 01:31 AM   #26 (permalink)
Hufflepuff

DoM
Puffskein
 
Helios Sunrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Twilight Zone
Posts: 1,386

Ministry RPG Name:
Damian Pendragon
Mysteries
Default

Sir. Finn had to get used to that. "Think nothin' of it, lass." The junk wizard said as he ducked under one of the feather dusters as it moved over head. They were good kids, finding joy in the little things.

Junk was often overlooked, and in turn was a great place to find hidden treasure. Sometimes it was a simple paperclip, but other times it could be a magical device that sat on the shelf near Ary and Bry. A battered old compass who pointed in the direction of a paired compass somewhere on one of the shelves, instead of magnetic North.

Nesting atop a pile of junk on a high shelf sat a mechanical owl that beeped and booped as it rotated its head, and flapped its wing. A prototype for a device that was intended to deliver and read letters aloud.

Dangling off a gnarled coat hanger was a tattered outfit. With a twist of a button that was hardly hanging on, it would instantly transform into a magnificent set of robes. Some say it was created by a prince who wanted to blend in with the common rabble. Others claim it was made by a down on his luck pauper who desired to live amongst high society. Only one wizard knew for sure.

Sitting in an old mug were some quills made of diricawl feathers. Anything written by the quill will be apparated to a nearby recipient.

Finn would get a sudden urge to create something, and then leave it on the shelves when the next idea came to him. The junk shop was often overlooked and ignored, but to Finn, this was the most magical place in Diagon Alley.
__________________
In over his head
Helios Sunrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2023, 01:26 AM   #27 (permalink)
Moderator
WWW & Potterdom Mod
Newbie Mod


DMLE & DIMC
Wrackspurt
 
FearlessLeader19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SHIELD's Helicarrier
Posts: 212,328

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Dhruv Vihaan Khanna
Graduated

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Aryan Atreyu-Rehman
Slytherin
Second Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Nova Leigh Paton
Law Enforcement

Ministry RPG Name:
Brody Hawthorne-Melo
International Cooperation

x12 x12
Default
~ Mrs. Steve Harrington ~ It be like that sometimes.

SPOILER!!: You two! <3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kolyander View Post
Duh.

Of course, Bry remembered. She liked looked at them and trying to see if she could figure out what they looked like. Sometimes she really did she shapes in the bent up paperclips.. but other times.. well not so much. So on occasion she would make things up to see if she could make Ary laugh with her attempted guesses. It was fun. The little blonde didn't think it was all that important for Mister Junk shop man to know but maybe it was?

As Aryan selected the paperclips he liked best, Bry glanced around at the random items close by. Ooooh! "Thanks!" Cue the brightest smile when the pink one was offered to her! "I'll keep it safe always." Reaching out a hand, Bry took the colored paperclip from Ary and taking the worn faded old hat off of her head she fitted the paperclips onto where one of the holes in the hat were. Now the hat had a little bit of decoration.

"Thank you, Sir!" He had been super helpful to them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helios Sunrider View Post
Sir. Finn had to get used to that. "Think nothin' of it, lass." The junk wizard said as he ducked under one of the feather dusters as it moved over head. They were good kids, finding joy in the little things.

Junk was often overlooked, and in turn was a great place to find hidden treasure. Sometimes it was a simple paperclip, but other times it could be a magical device that sat on the shelf near Ary and Bry. A battered old compass who pointed in the direction of a paired compass somewhere on one of the shelves, instead of magnetic North.

Nesting atop a pile of junk on a high shelf sat a mechanical owl that beeped and booped as it rotated its head, and flapped its wing. A prototype for a device that was intended to deliver and read letters aloud.

Dangling off a gnarled coat hanger was a tattered outfit. With a twist of a button that was hardly hanging on, it would instantly transform into a magnificent set of robes. Some say it was created by a prince who wanted to blend in with the common rabble. Others claim it was made by a down on his luck pauper who desired to live amongst high society. Only one wizard knew for sure.

Sitting in an old mug were some quills made of diricawl feathers. Anything written by the quill will be apparated to a nearby recipient.

Finn would get a sudden urge to create something, and then leave it on the shelves when the next idea came to him. The junk shop was often overlooked and ignored, but to Finn, this was the most magical place in Diagon Alley.

Well, sorry, Bryony Rose Paton, for not making proper shapes. He was trying his best to improve. But was it really him that was the problem? How did Bry know it wasn’t her eyes that needed fixing, hmm? At least there was no need for her to figure out any shape of the current paperclip as it was exactly… a paperclip in every aspect.

Ary giggled as the feather duster attempted to assault the man. But as young as he was, he too was on the side of Finn when it came to the junk shop. The little boy already adored it; it was definitely more fascinating than any other shop. Happily clutching the paper clips, he began exploring the nearby shelves while dad Adi paid for those paperclips and that hat.

He was sure he needed nothing else but it couldn’t hurt to look around for a minute more before they moved on to someplace else.
__________________
🌺🌺🌺 I fall in love with boys I see on a TV screen.

The ones in books who are as perfect as they can be.🌺🌺🌺
FearlessLeader19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2023, 03:47 PM   #28 (permalink)




DMC & DERP
Blast-Ended Skrewt
 
Kolyander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 15,613

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Hadleigh Renee Paton (DarkGreen)
Slytherin
Graduated

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Bryony Rose Paton (#FF69B4)
Slytherin
First Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Oceanus Zunther (#bfc2cb)
Ecological Protection
x12
Default You both!
Otter This World ♡ Catpurrccino ♡ Slotherin ♡ Pandamonium

Geeze boys could be so touchy sometimes. It was a good thing she hadn't said anything out loud. If she had though, what Aryan needed to understand was that she hadn't meant anything bad by it. Sometimes she simply liked being silly. Didn't he know this by know? Silly was part of her personality, just like being loud was. Really though? Realllllly? Her eyesight was perfectly fine! She had A+++ sight to see what an adorable boyiefwiend she had, didn't she?

As for the rest of the stuff in the shop, well it was rather cool. This ten year old was going to do her bestest to restrain herself and keep her little hands in the pockets of her shorts and NOT touch anything else. Yep, no touching so as not to break stuff.

She really didn't get why everyone thought she was such a handful of a child. She was being a good girl today.
__________________
Days of Potter 2023:___________________________ Which Bertie Botts Flavour Are You?

You are Bread!
Kolyander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2023, 12:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
Moderator
WWW & Potterdom Mod
Newbie Mod


DMLE & DIMC
Wrackspurt
 
FearlessLeader19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SHIELD's Helicarrier
Posts: 212,328

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Dhruv Vihaan Khanna
Graduated

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Aryan Atreyu-Rehman
Slytherin
Second Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Nova Leigh Paton
Law Enforcement

Ministry RPG Name:
Brody Hawthorne-Melo
International Cooperation

x12 x12
Default
~ Mrs. Steve Harrington ~ It be like that sometimes.

Ary knew that Bry meant nothing bad. He didn’t mean anything in that manner anyway. Weren’t they friends for a long enough time to know how the other thought? Plus, they always got along even if there were disagreements. But yes… Bryony was incredibly silly in a good way.

Already Ary was happily shaping his paperclips, trying to work on a hippogriff. And when dad Adi beckoned them out of the shop, the littlest Atreyu-Rehman wiggled his fingers in goodbye at the shopkeeper. He stuck close to Bry, trusting her to be his eyes so that he didn’t bump into anyone or anything while he was busy with his paperclips.
__________________
🌺🌺🌺 I fall in love with boys I see on a TV screen.

The ones in books who are as perfect as they can be.🌺🌺🌺
FearlessLeader19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2023, 03:31 PM   #30 (permalink)




DMC & DERP
Blast-Ended Skrewt
 
Kolyander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 15,613

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Hadleigh Renee Paton (DarkGreen)
Slytherin
Graduated

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Bryony Rose Paton (#FF69B4)
Slytherin
First Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Oceanus Zunther (#bfc2cb)
Ecological Protection
x12
Default
Otter This World ♡ Catpurrccino ♡ Slotherin ♡ Pandamonium

The young blonde would sure like to hope so. She only knew him since his daddies brought him home for the very first time and introduced him her family.. shhhhh, never mind that she was hardly a year or so old at the time. She remembered! From that moment they had been besties and he had been hersssss!!!

Huh? Oooooh! Uncle Adi was calling them to leave the shop already. Bryony mimicked Aryan in finger wiggles aimed at the shop owner man. "Byyyyyeeeesss! Thank you!" She called out happily as she followed along after uncle Adi. The boyiefwiend need not worry at all, she had him covered. An arm was wrapped around his waist so that she could very easily steer him around anything that could possibly get in their or stop him super quickly if need be. This all made it super easy for her to constantly glance over at him to see what he was working on.
__________________
Days of Potter 2023:___________________________ Which Bertie Botts Flavour Are You?

You are Bread!
Kolyander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2023, 04:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
Dark Force Defense League

DERP
Mooncalf
 
Harron Peasley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Losers Club
Posts: 7,555

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Reuben Albert Darcy-Stemp
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Betony April Meadowcroft
Gryffindor
Fourth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Fintan Darcy
Ecological Protection
x3
Default for Phoebe
Sarah thinks I'm cute | Shan's safe space.

There was something curious about this shop. The fact that is was proudly proclaiming it sold 'junk' (because that's what a title was about, proudly saying what you did!) was only part of the appeal. Another part was the proclaimed junk stacked up in the windows. And the third? The 'free stuff' box on the pavement!

So Billie wanted in. She poked through the free stuff box first, thoroughly disappointed by what was on offer. What she had been hoping for was a mystery - something useful or worth a lot put in there by accident, maybe? Either way, there was a dearth of interesting things in there, and so she was pushing the door open to poke around the inside.
__________________

⇀ Standing now, calling all the people here to see the show_____________________________
Calling for my demons now to let me go ↽

Harron Peasley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2023, 04:30 AM   #32 (permalink)
Puffskein
 
astrocat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,105

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Brandon Fox
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Phoebe Calypso [s]Dupont[/s]
Slytherin
Second Year
Default
Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?

SPOILER!!: hi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harron Peasley View Post
There was something curious about this shop. The fact that is was proudly proclaiming it sold 'junk' (because that's what a title was about, proudly saying what you did!) was only part of the appeal. Another part was the proclaimed junk stacked up in the windows. And the third? The 'free stuff' box on the pavement!

So Billie wanted in. She poked through the free stuff box first, thoroughly disappointed by what was on offer. What she had been hoping for was a mystery - something useful or worth a lot put in there by accident, maybe? Either way, there was a dearth of interesting things in there, and so she was pushing the door open to poke around the inside.


Phoebe Calypso loved free stuff. Maybe it was because she didn’t have much money to pay for things with, maybe it was because she liked to take things for herself and didn’t like to pay for them, but the FREE STUFF box sent her in a beeline towards the junk shop. To her disappointment, none of the free stuff was really salvageable. She took a few interesting doodles, though. They were free.

Wandering inside, she looked around for things that might be useful. A small torn poster of her favorite quidditch player, a raggedy but adorable stuffed toy of medium size… some cute blue pajamas, rather threadbare but perfectly sized! Almost at the end of the spending money Noah had given her for today, she stopped by a rack of jackets. She couldn’t really buy them, but she still looked to see if any of them were worth coming back for. Phoebe gave a little wave to the girl nearby her, who she recognized but was too intimidated to talk to so far. She was a proper Stemp, while Phoebe just lived at Stemp House and was actually a Dupont. It definitely wasn’t the same, and Phoebe felt uncharacteristically shy and self-conscious.
astrocat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2023, 02:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
Dark Force Defense League

DERP
Mooncalf
 
Harron Peasley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Losers Club
Posts: 7,555

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Reuben Albert Darcy-Stemp
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Betony April Meadowcroft
Gryffindor
Fourth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Fintan Darcy
Ecological Protection
x3
Default
Sarah thinks I'm cute | Shan's safe space.

Quote:
Originally Posted by astrocat View Post
Phoebe Calypso loved free stuff. Maybe it was because she didn’t have much money to pay for things with, maybe it was because she liked to take things for herself and didn’t like to pay for them, but the FREE STUFF box sent her in a beeline towards the junk shop. To her disappointment, none of the free stuff was really salvageable. She took a few interesting doodles, though. They were free.

Wandering inside, she looked around for things that might be useful. A small torn poster of her favorite quidditch player, a raggedy but adorable stuffed toy of medium size… some cute blue pajamas, rather threadbare but perfectly sized! Almost at the end of the spending money Noah had given her for today, she stopped by a rack of jackets. She couldn’t really buy them, but she still looked to see if any of them were worth coming back for. Phoebe gave a little wave to the girl nearby her, who she recognized but was too intimidated to talk to so far. She was a proper Stemp, while Phoebe just lived at Stemp House and was actually a Dupont. It definitely wasn’t the same, and Phoebe felt uncharacteristically shy and self-conscious.
Billie had found the jackets, and was busy trying on a well worn, leather-looking thing when Phoebe entered. She didn't notice the other girl at first, too preoccupied with a tiny hole that was at the bottom of one of the pockets, trying to see if anything interesting had fallen through. When she couldn't grasp anything, she gave up and shrugged the jacket off, casting it haphazardly aside as she returned to looking at the other ones available.

It was then that she noticed her. A Stemp House kid. Her name.... was in there, somewhere, but her brain was not cooperating and there were so many kids for her to remember. So Billie just smiled wide, eyes taking in the... stuff that she had in her hands. "What do you think?" she said after a moment, holding up two jackets - one leather, scruffy looking, another dragon-skin, or something made to look similar. "Which one says, 'I'm in a cool rock band'?"
__________________

⇀ Standing now, calling all the people here to see the show_____________________________
Calling for my demons now to let me go ↽

Harron Peasley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2023, 05:36 PM   #34 (permalink)
Puffskein
 
astrocat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,105

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Brandon Fox
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Phoebe Calypso [s]Dupont[/s]
Slytherin
Second Year
Default
Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?

SPOILER!!: Billie
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harron Peasley View Post
Billie had found the jackets, and was busy trying on a well worn, leather-looking thing when Phoebe entered. She didn't notice the other girl at first, too preoccupied with a tiny hole that was at the bottom of one of the pockets, trying to see if anything interesting had fallen through. When she couldn't grasp anything, she gave up and shrugged the jacket off, casting it haphazardly aside as she returned to looking at the other ones available.

It was then that she noticed her. A Stemp House kid. Her name.... was in there, somewhere, but her brain was not cooperating and there were so many kids for her to remember. So Billie just smiled wide, eyes taking in the... stuff that she had in her hands. "What do you think?" she said after a moment, holding up two jackets - one leather, scruffy looking, another dragon-skin, or something made to look similar. "Which one says, 'I'm in a cool rock band'?"


Phoebe liked old jackets a lot. Sure, they were a little stained, worn, and holey, but they had character! And they were cheaper! New coats were the most expensive ever and Phoebe knew because she'd been given a new winter coat for Christmas and the price tag hadn't been taken off yet. She hoped she didn't grow out of it anytime soon, because she was pretty sure the Stemps would go broke if she did. Fortunately, the coat was more than a little too big on Phoebe at the moment.

"Um..." She carefully replaced the jacket the other girl had thrown aside, looking between the leather and the probably fake dragon skin jackets she was holding up. This was an easy question, but Phoebe still thought about it for a little bit. "The leather is better for sure," she answered shyly. "It feels more authentic, and it's in better shape. It's probably more comfortable, too." She touched the fabric of both jackets, her decision instantly confirmed when she felt how soft and reassuring the leather felt. Phoebe was, of course, an expert in both rock and wrock music, so she knew all about what the musicians liked to wear. "The leather is definitely better. Isn't it a little warm for a new jacket, though?"
astrocat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2023, 11:13 AM   #35 (permalink)
Dark Force Defense League

DERP
Mooncalf
 
Harron Peasley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Losers Club
Posts: 7,555

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Reuben Albert Darcy-Stemp
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Betony April Meadowcroft
Gryffindor
Fourth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Fintan Darcy
Ecological Protection
x3
Default
Sarah thinks I'm cute | Shan's safe space.

Quote:
Originally Posted by astrocat View Post
Phoebe liked old jackets a lot. Sure, they were a little stained, worn, and holey, but they had character! And they were cheaper! New coats were the most expensive ever and Phoebe knew because she'd been given a new winter coat for Christmas and the price tag hadn't been taken off yet. She hoped she didn't grow out of it anytime soon, because she was pretty sure the Stemps would go broke if she did. Fortunately, the coat was more than a little too big on Phoebe at the moment.

"Um..." She carefully replaced the jacket the other girl had thrown aside, looking between the leather and the probably fake dragon skin jackets she was holding up. This was an easy question, but Phoebe still thought about it for a little bit. "The leather is better for sure," she answered shyly. "It feels more authentic, and it's in better shape. It's probably more comfortable, too." She touched the fabric of both jackets, her decision instantly confirmed when she felt how soft and reassuring the leather felt. Phoebe was, of course, an expert in both rock and wrock music, so she knew all about what the musicians liked to wear. "The leather is definitely better. Isn't it a little warm for a new jacket, though?"
Billie barely noticed that the other girl was putting away the mess she'd made, to preoccupied was she with the choice before her. Everyone had a leather jacket, of course, but the older ones looked cooler. Annoyingly, she really loved the one Tommy had - but she had her sneaking suspicions that it was either Dad's or Grandad's, and that made her mad, so she tried not to think about the older boy too much.

If the girl in front of her - Poppy, or Penny, or something, maybe? - had expressed that she was an expert in music aloud, Billie would have SNORTED a laugh. Not because she couldn't be one, of course, but because she would never be the kind of expert Billie was. Luckily, she hadn't said it, and therefore Billie didn't have to be mean.

"More authentic," Billie repeated, the words rolling around in her mouth. She thought about it for a moment, and then discarded the dragon-skin-looking one the same way she'd discarded the first, before slipping the leather one on and looking around for a mirror. It was cracked and stained, but the eleven year old still posed in front of it, twisting this way and that to see it from all angles. "Hmm. I think I agree."

As for Penny or Poppy or somethings question, Billie rolled her eyes and then raised one at her in the mirror. "Well, first of all, this is England. It could very well be storming tomorrow and, like, negative ten." Dramatic? Pssht. "And secondly, if I don't get to come home from school until Christmas, I need to take a jacket with me. Duh."
__________________

⇀ Standing now, calling all the people here to see the show_____________________________
Calling for my demons now to let me go ↽

Harron Peasley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2023, 12:07 PM   #36 (permalink)



DMLE & DoM
Erkling
 
Samia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: sappyville♥
Posts: 20,981

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Freddy Zimmer
Gryffindor
Sixth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Missa Renaldi
Law Enforcement
x5
Default Open <333
*sappysapper* MAJNOO, YO!

The simplest truth? Fredrick Louie Zimmer did not have much money. And whatever he did have, he needed to be super clever with it - to survive, at least if he wanted to survive with some of his ego intact anyway. So, the brunette, who was in a dire need of a haircut, was browsing for some second-hand robes - which didn't terribly stink or had burn holes in them, and were preferably as cheap as they could be.

It was not a very hard combination to find. Maybe a little hard? But not very. You know?

Grabbing onto one which looked almost new, but a bit too large for him, the fifteen year old tried to look for any other flaws in them - because he could surely magic them to fit at school, right? Now, onto the moment of truth - the boy swatted the pockets of the robes vigorously - in case any absurd item or no-so-living-anymore thing was left in them.
__________________

......................let's be reckless, unaffected, running out until we're breathless
...............let's be hopeful, don't get broken, and stay caught up in the moment

Samia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2023, 12:48 PM   #37 (permalink)


MO & DoM
Graphorn
 
Lottiepot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: *winks*
Posts: 17,667

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Apollonia Fergersnout
Graduated

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Aurora Ackerly
Ravenclaw
Fourth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Allie McKinley
Minister's Office

Ministry RPG Name:
Mikkel Andreassen
Mysteries

x12 x6
Default
HeadGirlMC | Treddie & Trixiver <3 | Copy Girl | Katie's Ickle Minion | I love YOU more

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samia View Post
The simplest truth? Fredrick Louie Zimmer did not have much money. And whatever he did have, he needed to be super clever with it - to survive, at least if he wanted to survive with some of his ego intact anyway. So, the brunette, who was in a dire need of a haircut, was browsing for some second-hand robes - which didn't terribly stink or had burn holes in them, and were preferably as cheap as they could be.

It was not a very hard combination to find. Maybe a little hard? But not very. You know?

Grabbing onto one which looked almost new, but a bit too large for him, the fifteen year old tried to look for any other flaws in them - because he could surely magic them to fit at school, right? Now, onto the moment of truth - the boy swatted the pockets of the robes vigorously - in case any absurd item or no-so-living-anymore thing was left in them.

Truth be told, Fynley was only here for the battered old textbooks. Could he afford brand new shiny ones? Absolutely. But with his terrible OWL scores meaning he wouldn’t even be able to take many NEWT classes and the fact that he was beyond caring about the majority of his education, buying second hand books was much more his speed. It didn’t even matter if they were missing pages, if it was that dire he’d just borrow a classmates for a day.

His job at Atticus’ was providing him with a small steady income he’d been stashing away in his savings for when he became of age. By buying second hand he would be able to save more in the long run. Besides, he wasn’t a snob and it didn’t particularly bother him if his things were dirty and used.

After a slow morning shift, the sixteen year old pushed the door open to the junk shop and headed inside with the intention of just grabbing the necessary books and not getting distracted by anything else. There weren’t many others filling the shop, not in comparison to the plentiful numbers taking over the street anyway. On his way to the back where the books were kept he passed by a slightly younger student searching around in the robes pockets. “I’d be careful with those, I once knew a guy who found a cockroach in the pocket” he chuckled.
__________________
Lottiepot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2023, 04:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
Puffskein
 
astrocat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,105

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Brandon Fox
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Phoebe Calypso [s]Dupont[/s]
Slytherin
Second Year
Default
Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?

SPOILER!!: actual stemp
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harron Peasley View Post
Billie barely noticed that the other girl was putting away the mess she'd made, to preoccupied was she with the choice before her. Everyone had a leather jacket, of course, but the older ones looked cooler. Annoyingly, she really loved the one Tommy had - but she had her sneaking suspicions that it was either Dad's or Grandad's, and that made her mad, so she tried not to think about the older boy too much.

If the girl in front of her - Poppy, or Penny, or something, maybe? - had expressed that she was an expert in music aloud, Billie would have SNORTED a laugh. Not because she couldn't be one, of course, but because she would never be the kind of expert Billie was. Luckily, she hadn't said it, and therefore Billie didn't have to be mean.

"More authentic," Billie repeated, the words rolling around in her mouth. She thought about it for a moment, and then discarded the dragon-skin-looking one the same way she'd discarded the first, before slipping the leather one on and looking around for a mirror. It was cracked and stained, but the eleven year old still posed in front of it, twisting this way and that to see it from all angles. "Hmm. I think I agree."

As for Penny or Poppy or somethings question, Billie rolled her eyes and then raised one at her in the mirror. "Well, first of all, this is England. It could very well be storming tomorrow and, like, negative ten." Dramatic? Pssht. "And secondly, if I don't get to come home from school until Christmas, I need to take a jacket with me. Duh."


Phoebe's favorite leather jacket of all ever was her own, which had previously belonged to Noah. It was well-loved, too big on her, a little stained, and had a warm fur lining. It made her look like a pilot, and it also made her look silly because Noah was over six feet tall and she wasn't even almost five feet tall yet. She would have worn it now, but it was much too hot out.

Phoebe
(who was not named Poppy or Penny and definitely did not want to be) carefully replaced the fake-looking and overall not-right 'dragon-skin' jacket back on the hook. "You can't just leave clothes lying around," she said, all confused with a small frown. "You're supposed to put them back. It's the rules." There was no SIGN saying so, but... but... didn't everyone know it was The Rules to put things where you found them if you didn't want them? Even Phoebe knew that!

She thought about the other girl's words, but not very hard because she didn't like having eyes rolled at her and was disinclined to listen. "But... but... don't you already have a jacket? That one is over 15 whole sickles." Everyone knew that you didn't need more than one or two jackets, and everyone also knew that you definitely didn't need to buy them in the summer when you presumably had already used a jacket in the winter and could just use it again if it was storming and negative ten. Phoebe was confused and being confused made her frowny. Why didn't the actual-Stemp-girl know all the facts of life already?
astrocat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2023, 03:08 AM   #39 (permalink)
Hufflepuff

DoM
Puffskein
 
Helios Sunrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Twilight Zone
Posts: 1,386

Ministry RPG Name:
Damian Pendragon
Mysteries
Default Students. Junk wizard at your service.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lottiepot View Post

“I’d be careful with those, I once knew a guy who found a cockroach in the pocket” he chuckled.
"It was a beetle. His name was Paul."

A voice called out from behind a cluttered shelf. A wizard then came lumbering out, wearing a leather welders apron and a pair of goggles resting atop his head. He wore a glove over only one hand, the ungloved hand holding his wand. On top of the gloved hand was a butterfly made of bits of copper wire, and wings of stained glass that seemed to glow orange and red in the summer sunlight coming through the window. With a tap of his wand, the butterfly took flight on those glass wings, eventually coming to rest on a stained glass flower hanging in the window.

"Arms out. Stand still." Tapping his gloved index finger with his wand, Finn produced a needle and thread that hovered in the air. Circling Fredrick, the junk wizard traced the air around the boy with his wand. "Don't know much about fashion, but I know utility. Little bit of magic in everything I work on here. Up to you all to find it." With a grin and a nod, Finn sent the needle flying towards Fredrick. Weaving in and out of the robes, the young student soon found them much more fitting. Retrieving the needle, he nodded once more, satisfied with his work. "Pull the little thread near you right shoulder if you start growing out of it."

There was also a pair of young witches (Phoebe and Billie) going through the jackets. Finn seemed a little disappointed when the dragon hide jacket was discarded. He fire proofed it himself because a similar jacket had saved his bacon from getting cooked on a few dangerous occasions. "Had a friend that was in a rock band, and he wore a leather jacket like that. Used to get in trouble with the Ministry of Magic for racing motorbikes in the skies above Blackpool."
__________________
In over his head
Helios Sunrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2023, 07:56 AM   #40 (permalink)



DMLE & DoM
Erkling
 
Samia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: sappyville♥
Posts: 20,981

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Freddy Zimmer
Gryffindor
Sixth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Missa Renaldi
Law Enforcement
x5
Default
*sappysapper* MAJNOO, YO!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lottiepot View Post

Truth be told, Fynley was only here for the battered old textbooks. Could he afford brand new shiny ones? Absolutely. But with his terrible OWL scores meaning he wouldn’t even be able to take many NEWT classes and the fact that he was beyond caring about the majority of his education, buying second hand books was much more his speed. It didn’t even matter if they were missing pages, if it was that dire he’d just borrow a classmates for a day.

His job at Atticus’ was providing him with a small steady income he’d been stashing away in his savings for when he became of age. By buying second hand he would be able to save more in the long run. Besides, he wasn’t a snob and it didn’t particularly bother him if his things were dirty and used.

After a slow morning shift, the sixteen year old pushed the door open to the junk shop and headed inside with the intention of just grabbing the necessary books and not getting distracted by anything else. There weren’t many others filling the shop, not in comparison to the plentiful numbers taking over the street anyway. On his way to the back where the books were kept he passed by a slightly younger student searching around in the robes pockets. “I’d be careful with those, I once knew a guy who found a cockroach in the pocket” he chuckled.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helios Sunrider View Post
"It was a beetle. His name was Paul."

A voice called out from behind a cluttered shelf. A wizard then came lumbering out, wearing a leather welders apron and a pair of goggles resting atop his head. He wore a glove over only one hand, the ungloved hand holding his wand. On top of the gloved hand was a butterfly made of bits of copper wire, and wings of stained glass that seemed to glow orange and red in the summer sunlight coming through the window. With a tap of his wand, the butterfly took flight on those glass wings, eventually coming to rest on a stained glass flower hanging in the window.

"Arms out. Stand still." Tapping his gloved index finger with his wand, Finn produced a needle and thread that hovered in the air. Circling Fredrick, the junk wizard traced the air around the boy with his wand. "Don't know much about fashion, but I know utility. Little bit of magic in everything I work on here. Up to you all to find it." With a grin and a nod, Finn sent the needle flying towards Fredrick. Weaving in and out of the robes, the young student soon found them much more fitting. Retrieving the needle, he nodded once more, satisfied with his work. "Pull the little thread near you right shoulder if you start growing out of it."

There was also a pair of young witches (Phoebe and Billie) going through the jackets. Finn seemed a little disappointed when the dragon hide jacket was discarded. He fire proofed it himself because a similar jacket had saved his bacon from getting cooked on a few dangerous occasions. "Had a friend that was in a rock band, and he wore a leather jacket like that. Used to get in trouble with the Ministry of Magic for racing motorbikes in the skies above Blackpool."
Freddy was hoping to do this alone - without anyone really noticing he had picked up clothes from this place, but this was another thing he had to get used to, right? Socialising and adapting to being around people. So, the fifteen year old forced a smile as some guy around his own age pointed out the case of rouge cockroaches in the robes pockets, "yeah, I really don't want to leave them homeless either, but this might be the only one that fits," he responded with a carefree attitude, as if this entire interaction was not bothering him at all.

Speaking of being absolutely bothered, some older wizard was suddenly all in his face - fitting the robes onto him with a flick of his wand. Clearly someone up there was testing his limits today, because before he could even react --- NEEDLES were flying towards him!

Son of a biscuit!

Shrieking and not at all trusting of someone randomly doing this to him, the brunette ducked - missing the needles by half an inch, "Uh --- I am pretty sure, even with well intentions, it's basic manners to ask before stabbing someone" he said looking at the older man, clearly flabbergasted ---- before looking over to the younger guy, who had been talking of cockroaches named Paul. Because could he believe this guy too????

__________________

......................let's be reckless, unaffected, running out until we're breathless
...............let's be hopeful, don't get broken, and stay caught up in the moment

Samia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2023, 06:17 PM   #41 (permalink)


MO & DoM
Graphorn
 
Lottiepot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: *winks*
Posts: 17,667

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Apollonia Fergersnout
Graduated

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Aurora Ackerly
Ravenclaw
Fourth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Allie McKinley
Minister's Office

Ministry RPG Name:
Mikkel Andreassen
Mysteries

x12 x6
Default
HeadGirlMC | Treddie & Trixiver <3 | Copy Girl | Katie's Ickle Minion | I love YOU more

Well sorry Freddy but Fynley was the complete opposite. He hated alone time, he hated being left to his own thoughts and own devices and craved human interaction. Not that he was going to openly admit this to anyone, especially not to a stranger. “Could be a new kind of pet to take to school?” he shrugged. “Has anyone ever attempted to transfigure a cockroach before?” Care of Magical Creatures was not one of his strong points, in fact he hadn’t even taken the subject at OWL level. There was probably some logistical reason only certain pets were allowed at their hallowed halls.

Just as Fynley opened his mouth to introduce himself along came an eccentric looking dude looking like he’d stepped out of a steampunk novel or something with his goggles and apron. The correction wasn’t particularly appreciated and was met with a raise of one eyebrow. “You named an insect?” With a human name nonetheless.

Could he believe the audacity of this random guy? Yes. Yes he could. There were plenty of strange types lurking around the Alley and Fynley found it best not to judge them for their oddities. With that being said, he wouldn’t have enjoyed it if HE was the one being prodded and poked either. He couldn’t help the chuckle at his response though. “Yeah I’d be careful around teenage guys especially. Tempers might flare.” It took a lot for Fynley’s own emotions to get the better of him but it had been known to happen on occasion. There were some older students he was aware of that wouldn’t have taken too kindly to the experience.
__________________
Lottiepot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2023, 08:11 PM   #42 (permalink)
Dark Force Defense League

DERP
Mooncalf
 
Harron Peasley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Losers Club
Posts: 7,555

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Reuben Albert Darcy-Stemp
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Betony April Meadowcroft
Gryffindor
Fourth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Fintan Darcy
Ecological Protection
x3
Default
Sarah thinks I'm cute | Shan's safe space.

Text Cut: Phoebe & Finn
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrocat View Post
Phoebe's favorite leather jacket of all ever was her own, which had previously belonged to Noah. It was well-loved, too big on her, a little stained, and had a warm fur lining. It made her look like a pilot, and it also made her look silly because Noah was over six feet tall and she wasn't even almost five feet tall yet. She would have worn it now, but it was much too hot out.

Phoebe
(who was not named Poppy or Penny and definitely did not want to be) carefully replaced the fake-looking and overall not-right 'dragon-skin' jacket back on the hook. "You can't just leave clothes lying around," she said, all confused with a small frown. "You're supposed to put them back. It's the rules." There was no SIGN saying so, but... but... didn't everyone know it was The Rules to put things where you found them if you didn't want them? Even Phoebe knew that!

She thought about the other girl's words, but not very hard because she didn't like having eyes rolled at her and was disinclined to listen. "But... but... don't you already have a jacket? That one is over 15 whole sickles." Everyone knew that you didn't need more than one or two jackets, and everyone also knew that you definitely didn't need to buy them in the summer when you presumably had already used a jacket in the winter and could just use it again if it was storming and negative ten. Phoebe was confused and being confused made her frowny. Why didn't the actual-Stemp-girl know all the facts of life already?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helios Sunrider View Post
"It was a beetle. His name was Paul."

A voice called out from behind a cluttered shelf. A wizard then came lumbering out, wearing a leather welders apron and a pair of goggles resting atop his head. He wore a glove over only one hand, the ungloved hand holding his wand. On top of the gloved hand was a butterfly made of bits of copper wire, and wings of stained glass that seemed to glow orange and red in the summer sunlight coming through the window. With a tap of his wand, the butterfly took flight on those glass wings, eventually coming to rest on a stained glass flower hanging in the window.

"Arms out. Stand still." Tapping his gloved index finger with his wand, Finn produced a needle and thread that hovered in the air. Circling Fredrick, the junk wizard traced the air around the boy with his wand. "Don't know much about fashion, but I know utility. Little bit of magic in everything I work on here. Up to you all to find it." With a grin and a nod, Finn sent the needle flying towards Fredrick. Weaving in and out of the robes, the young student soon found them much more fitting. Retrieving the needle, he nodded once more, satisfied with his work. "Pull the little thread near you right shoulder if you start growing out of it."

There was also a pair of young witches (Phoebe and Billie) going through the jackets. Finn seemed a little disappointed when the dragon hide jacket was discarded. He fire proofed it himself because a similar jacket had saved his bacon from getting cooked on a few dangerous occasions. "Had a friend that was in a rock band, and he wore a leather jacket like that. Used to get in trouble with the Ministry of Magic for racing motorbikes in the skies above Blackpool."


“Rules?” Billie said, hands on her hips and one eyebrow raised in a very practised manner. “I didn’t see any sign.” No sigh, and no rule book. Besides, she would have put them all away when she was finished, but now she didn’t need to! Wasn’t that just lucky for her?

If Poppy or Penny or whoever didn’t like eye rolling, then they should probably go and talk to someone else. Or at least just stop telling Billie what she was supposed to do. Because at her words about already having a jacket, rolling her eyes was exactly Billie’s response. “I don’t have a leather jacket, duh,” she pointed out, turning once more in front of the mirror and then slipping the jacket off, deciding that yes she would be buying it. “Besides, I don’t think you can ever have too many jackets,” she added as she did so. Jackets could, like, make a whole outfit, after all.

She was a little surprised by the man who worked here, especially when he spoke to her. And when he mentioned that his friend had a leather jacket like this, she was tempted to put it back. After all, he seemed old (everyone was old to the eleven year old) and, like, that wasn’t cool. But then - well, her eyes sparked a little. “Racing motorbikes? Like, flying ones?”
__________________

⇀ Standing now, calling all the people here to see the show_____________________________
Calling for my demons now to let me go ↽

Harron Peasley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2023, 01:35 AM   #43 (permalink)
Hufflepuff

DoM
Puffskein
 
Helios Sunrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Twilight Zone
Posts: 1,386

Ministry RPG Name:
Damian Pendragon
Mysteries
Default Freddy, Fynley, Billie.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samia View Post

Shrieking and not at all trusting of someone randomly doing this to him, the brunette ducked - missing the needles by half an inch, "Uh --- I am pretty sure, even with well intentions, it's basic manners to ask before stabbing someone" he said looking at the older man, clearly flabbergasted ---- before looking over to the younger guy, who had been talking of cockroaches named Paul. Because could he believe this guy too????

"Haha!" Finn laughed, unaware of how dismayed the young man was. "I'll be sure to challenge you to a duel the next time I wield such a terrible weapon against you." Placing his gloved right hand on Freddy's shoulder, it felt heavy, like iron. "You now look as sharp as your tongue. You are quite welcome for the free tailoring." Lifting his heavy hand from the boy's shoulder, Finn gave a wink. A little high strung, but the kid was alright.

"Everything deserves a name." Motioning with his ungloved hand, he invited Fynley to look around the cluttered shop. "Finn Bulwark." Ending that sweep of his hand on his chest, the junk wizard gave a small bow. "Names are powerful magic. A beetle is a beetle, but I bet you won't forget one named Paul."

There was something inherently cool about flying motorbikes. There were many ways for wizards to fly, but a roaring motorbike had a certain panache. "Made them myself off an old design I discovered. Iron Comet and Pale Horse could outrun any broomstick they sent after us. We had so much fun in those days." Finn sounded wistful while recalling days gone by to Billie. "Not as much fun as, uh, getting good grades in school." He didn't need to be accused of inspiring any juvenile delinquents.
__________________
In over his head
Helios Sunrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2023, 04:01 AM   #44 (permalink)

Fanfiction Mod
4 Privet Drive Mod


DERP & DoM

Alley Proprietor
Blast-Ended Skrewt
 
Chelliephone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State of Confusion
Posts: 16,192

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Vera Brinley Thanatos
Gryffindor
Sixth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Mandrake Beery
Slytherin
Second Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Evan Nam
Mysteries

Diagon Alley Employee:
Ece Arslan
Nesting Occamy Rentals
Default Ash!
Anashti l Brat Pack l Sally & Dr. Finklestein

If there was one thing Tavion Sawyer adored, other than his beautiful fianceé, it was learning and experimenting with new mediums of art. Drawing, in both graphite and wax colored pencils, was his one true artistic love - but he enjoyed stepping out of that creative box as often as possible while he was waiting for the universe to line him up with an author who might have liked his style. Lately, he's been spending a good chunk of time in the art of pottery making - often in tandem with his older brother who was basically a master at this point (in his most unbiased opinion). But now that he was growing confident in that skillset, it was time to go uncomfortable again and start from scratch.

And why not sidestep into a mixed media and the world of abstract? Especially if that could be done with recycled materials.

Having found himself in London again visiting his siblings, he'd decided Cranville Quincey seemed like a good place to start with trying to find items to repurpose for his… well, purpose. Walking into the store, he glanced around and found the closest bin to begin rifling through. Items with buttons! Buttons could be a fun place to start!
__________________
_________ _________________________________________

Let them point and laugh at who we are, it's you and me here dancing from the start
Chelliephone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2023, 10:31 PM   #45 (permalink)
Puffskein
 
astrocat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,105

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Brandon Fox
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Phoebe Calypso [s]Dupont[/s]
Slytherin
Second Year
Default
Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?

Ash had spent the better part of a half hour in here. To someone who didn't know her, it wouldn't make sense- why would someone who was obviously super rich be so interested in tattered books and stained jackets and broken things? But Ashley was curious about the world, and easily distracted, and she thought this shop was the most interesting place ever. She could spend forever in here- finding all the missing pages in the books, guessing the precise nature of the stains on the clothing, and so on. Actually, she was here to find a present for a friend, confident in her ability to repair most things. But she had gotten sliiiiightly distracted, as usual. She was originally looking at the broken records, then had gotten herself stuck on damaged books. Ash wasn't quite looking where she was going, as she was busy taking great interest in an ancient children's picture book, and she nearly bumped into a man entering the store. "Sorry!" she exclaimed, starting to apologize profusely. She wouldn't have been quite so anxious if she'd looked up and realized it was her friend Tavion, but... well, he was already used to Ashley Fox apologizing. When they were in school together, she would have begged forgiveness from a table if someone suggested it was mad at her. She'd attempted to get better at that, but it was still a work in progress.

She looked up at him with big worried eyes, but relaxed a little when she saw who it was. "Oh... hi Tavion." She was glad it was only him. Not that she didn't feel bad for bumping into him- because she certainly did. She was just relieved that she hadn't bumped into anybody she didn't know.
astrocat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2023, 02:25 AM   #46 (permalink)

Fanfiction Mod
4 Privet Drive Mod


DERP & DoM

Alley Proprietor
Blast-Ended Skrewt
 
Chelliephone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State of Confusion
Posts: 16,192

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Vera Brinley Thanatos
Gryffindor
Sixth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Mandrake Beery
Slytherin
Second Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Evan Nam
Mysteries

Diagon Alley Employee:
Ece Arslan
Nesting Occamy Rentals
Default
Anashti l Brat Pack l Sally & Dr. Finklestein

Quote:
Originally Posted by astrocat View Post
Ash had spent the better part of a half hour in here. To someone who didn't know her, it wouldn't make sense- why would someone who was obviously super rich be so interested in tattered books and stained jackets and broken things? But Ashley was curious about the world, and easily distracted, and she thought this shop was the most interesting place ever. She could spend forever in here- finding all the missing pages in the books, guessing the precise nature of the stains on the clothing, and so on. Actually, she was here to find a present for a friend, confident in her ability to repair most things. But she had gotten sliiiiightly distracted, as usual. She was originally looking at the broken records, then had gotten herself stuck on damaged books. Ash wasn't quite looking where she was going, as she was busy taking great interest in an ancient children's picture book, and she nearly bumped into a man entering the store. "Sorry!" she exclaimed, starting to apologize profusely. She wouldn't have been quite so anxious if she'd looked up and realized it was her friend Tavion, but... well, he was already used to Ashley Fox apologizing. When they were in school together, she would have begged forgiveness from a table if someone suggested it was mad at her. She'd attempted to get better at that, but it was still a work in progress.

She looked up at him with big worried eyes, but relaxed a little when she saw who it was. "Oh... hi Tavion." She was glad it was only him. Not that she didn't feel bad for bumping into him- because she certainly did. She was just relieved that she hadn't bumped into anybody she didn't know.
He’d only been in the store for a fraction of a moment, it seemed, before someone was bumping into him and brought a small “oof” from the man. The apology that immediately was so familiar, he nearly laughed but held it back in case she hadn't noticed him yet and would be offended by someone doing so. Still, Tav looked down at Ashley in slight amusement with a smile toying on his face. It was his fault too for not paying attention, but of course she would have apologized first.

When she DID look up and recognized him, he let the small laugh escape as he waved his hand at her. [B]”Hiya! Fancy running into you here! Are you searching for things to recycle into art too?” Thrift and junk stores were the BEST for that, did she know?
__________________
_________ _________________________________________

Let them point and laugh at who we are, it's you and me here dancing from the start
Chelliephone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2023, 04:07 PM   #47 (permalink)
Puffskein
 
astrocat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,105

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Brandon Fox
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Phoebe Calypso [s]Dupont[/s]
Slytherin
Second Year
Default
Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?

SPOILER!!: Tavion
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chelliephone View Post
He’d only been in the store for a fraction of a moment, it seemed, before someone was bumping into him and brought a small “oof” from the man. The apology that immediately was so familiar, he nearly laughed but held it back in case she hadn't noticed him yet and would be offended by someone doing so. Still, Tav looked down at Ashley in slight amusement with a smile toying on his face. It was his fault too for not paying attention, but of course she would have apologized first.

When she DID look up and recognized him, he let the small laugh escape as he waved his hand at her. [B]”Hiya! Fancy running into you here! Are you searching for things to recycle into art too?” Thrift and junk stores were the BEST for that, did she know?


Ash relaxed knowing that Tavion was the one that she bumped into. While she wasn't super close with him, she considered him a friend, and he had never ever made her feel unsafe or even anxious. Smiling absentmindedly, she tucked a lock of long hair back in place behind her ear and prepared her in-depth explanation of what she was doing. "Well, you see, I was looking for things that I might be able to fix, and make a present for somebody. And then I was looking for records, but I got stuck on old children's picture books, and then I wasn't looking where I was going, and then I walked right into you." As usual, Ashley Fox absolutely HAD to explain her every action and reasoning, but fortunately that did not lead to a long tangent this time. "Are YOU looking for things to recycle into art?" she asked curiously. "Can I help?" She loved being helpful, whether it was towards a fellow artist or not.
astrocat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2023, 05:58 PM   #48 (permalink)

Fanfiction Mod
4 Privet Drive Mod


DERP & DoM

Alley Proprietor
Blast-Ended Skrewt
 
Chelliephone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State of Confusion
Posts: 16,192

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Vera Brinley Thanatos
Gryffindor
Sixth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Mandrake Beery
Slytherin
Second Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Evan Nam
Mysteries

Diagon Alley Employee:
Ece Arslan
Nesting Occamy Rentals
Default
Anashti l Brat Pack l Sally & Dr. Finklestein

Quote:
Originally Posted by astrocat View Post

Ash relaxed knowing that Tavion was the one that she bumped into. While she wasn't super close with him, she considered him a friend, and he had never ever made her feel unsafe or even anxious. Smiling absentmindedly, she tucked a lock of long hair back in place behind her ear and prepared her in-depth explanation of what she was doing. "Well, you see, I was looking for things that I might be able to fix, and make a present for somebody. And then I was looking for records, but I got stuck on old children's picture books, and then I wasn't looking where I was going, and then I walked right into you." As usual, Ashley Fox absolutely HAD to explain her every action and reasoning, but fortunately that did not lead to a long tangent this time. "Are YOU looking for things to recycle into art?" she asked curiously. "Can I help?" She loved being helpful, whether it was towards a fellow artist or not.
The thing with Tavion was even if they'd only had one brief conversation about the weather, eons ago, odds were the man considered that person to be one of his dearest friends. He blamed that aspect of his personality on the huge amounts of siblings he had, and cousins for that matter, but he didn't necessarily think it was a bad trait either. Especially because his older sisters had always protected him from anyone that DIDN'T like that about him, so he never even knew if it had been an issue. All that just to say, Ashley was more than a simple weather conversation so in his mind - they WERE good friends.

And because they were not previously quick run ins, the over explanation of bumping into him was not a surprise. He didn't mind it either. Smiling back at her, Tav just nodded in understanding. "Did you find anything you want to fix? Or any good records or books? I like looking at the books too sometimes just to admire the illustrations. People really can be SO talented, can't they?" His tone very clearly held awe in it, before he broke his reverie. "I am looking for some pieces to turn into art! I'm trying to do more abstract things next and figured I'd play with mixed media and sculpting. This seemed the cheapest way to do it!" And the most resourceful. "And I would love help!"
__________________
_________ _________________________________________

Let them point and laugh at who we are, it's you and me here dancing from the start
Chelliephone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2024, 04:34 AM   #49 (permalink)
Puffskein
 
astrocat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,105

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Brandon Fox
Hufflepuff
Fourth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Phoebe Calypso [s]Dupont[/s]
Slytherin
Second Year
Default
Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?

SPOILER!!: Tavion
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chelliephone View Post
The thing with Tavion was even if they'd only had one brief conversation about the weather, eons ago, odds were the man considered that person to be one of his dearest friends. He blamed that aspect of his personality on the huge amounts of siblings he had, and cousins for that matter, but he didn't necessarily think it was a bad trait either. Especially because his older sisters had always protected him from anyone that DIDN'T like that about him, so he never even knew if it had been an issue. All that just to say, Ashley was more than a simple weather conversation so in his mind - they WERE good friends.

And because they were not previously quick run ins, the over explanation of bumping into him was not a surprise. He didn't mind it either. Smiling back at her, Tav just nodded in understanding. "Did you find anything you want to fix? Or any good records or books? I like looking at the books too sometimes just to admire the illustrations. People really can be SO talented, can't they?" His tone very clearly held awe in it, before he broke his reverie. "I am looking for some pieces to turn into art! I'm trying to do more abstract things next and figured I'd play with mixed media and sculpting. This seemed the cheapest way to do it!" And the most resourceful. "And I would love help!"


Ash was much the same when it came to friendships: one instance of kindness was enough to make her a friend for life. Unfortunately, the instant trust and affection she gave to others was not infrequently misplaced, and ended in hurt feelings when she realized that many people would not care for her no matter how much she cared for them. She was too trusting and giving for her own good. Tavion was a genuinely lovely person, though, so she wasn't at all worried about him not treating her kindly.

"I was thinking about fixing up some old records so my brother could listen... or one of these kids books or a stuffed animal for my littlest brother. Or maybe my stepmother would appreciate something unique from here... I'm just browsing, really." Ashley admitted that she was a terrible shopper, and had a really hard time focusing on the task at hand. But that sometimes resulted in her finding interesting things! This was certainly a cool place to get lost in. "I like looking in picture books too!! I love seeing the illustrations and the writing." Eyes all lit up, she bounced on her toes. Unsurprisingly, Ash was a picture book lover and even had her own collection. "One day, when I have kids, I'll get to show them all the best ones." Because obviously only the best was good enough for future Ash littles.

"Can you tell me what feel of object you want to look for?" There were a LOT of things in here.
astrocat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2024, 10:11 PM   #50 (permalink)

Fanfiction Mod
4 Privet Drive Mod


DERP & DoM

Alley Proprietor
Blast-Ended Skrewt
 
Chelliephone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: State of Confusion
Posts: 16,192

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Vera Brinley Thanatos
Gryffindor
Sixth Year

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Mandrake Beery
Slytherin
Second Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Evan Nam
Mysteries

Diagon Alley Employee:
Ece Arslan
Nesting Occamy Rentals
Default
Anashti l Brat Pack l Sally & Dr. Finklestein

Tav’s feelings were only saved from the fact he was perhaps a bit fickle. While he willingly gave affection to everyone, he was not one who was overly good at reaching out to give further of that affection of his own accord. He did not send letters or frequently make mirror calls to keep in contact with anyone but his siblings, Marley and Emi. But if someone reached out to him, he was reminded of how much he enjoyed speaking to that person and being in their overall presence so he was enthusiastic in his responses. This meant that if people didn’t like him or were not genuine in their interactions with him, he rarely noticed since they didn’t reach out later. It didn’t not perhaps make him the greatest friend, but he was unaware of that thus far.

“Oooh do you know how to repair old records?” Because if so, that was perhaps one of the coolest hobbies he had heard of! “The books seem to generally need some binding but that’s not too difficult. And the antiques are lovely!” He’d seen an old muggle lamp around the corner a few moments ago, and the patterns on the ceramic had been lovely. He’d a bit wanted to smash it and use the pieces for a mosaic but considering it was mostly well kept that had seemed like a shame. “This place is the best for browsing.” He agreed, with a kind smile. As for picture books? Who WOULDN’T love them! There was a reason that had always been the end game career in his mind. “I can only hope one day some books I’ve illustrated are among that lot!” Maybe he and Em would even have their own kids he could show them to!

Hmm… what type of object did he want to look for? Tav did a small circle, looking over the shelves before turning back to her with a sheepish grin and a shrug of his shoulders. “No clear direction. I just wanted to find something that would look cool repurposed! Maybe something glass or porcelain or ceramic that I could smash?”
__________________
_________ _________________________________________

Let them point and laugh at who we are, it's you and me here dancing from the start
Chelliephone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 01:54 AM.


This Harry Potter and Wizarding World fan website and community is not endorsed by Hogwarts, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Quidditch, Deathly Hallows, Sorcerer's Stone, Wizards, Muggles, No-Maj, MACUSA, Newt Scamander, Video Games, Half-Blood Prince, Orders of the Phoenix, Goblet of Fire, Philosopher's Stones, Chamber of Secret, Pottermore, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Eddie Redmayne, Cursed Child, or any other official Harry Potter source.

All content is copyright ©2002 - 2022, SnitchSeeker.com unless stated otherwise. Privacy Policy

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.3.2 © 2009, Crawlability, Inc.
Site designed by Richard Harris Design

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252