The year is 2005 and a new generation of students is at Hogwarts. It has been almost eight years since Harry Potter's defeat of Voldemort and Albus Dumbledore's death. Since then most of the wizarding world has been blissfully peaceful, but recently a new power has been on the rise. More and more "mysterious" deaths are occurring all over Europe. This is probably just some wannabe Death Eater who will go away at some point...right? Well, that's what most of the world thinks. However a time may come when the wizarding world can't ignore it anymore...
Reccently the students are keeping in touch through a new craze that has swept Hogwarts. Network journals have been created and nearly everyone has a book of their own...including some of the teachers!
Don't worry, the plot is always evolving and everyone will be involved in some way.
1) This board has a PG-13 rating. Therefore you obviously have to be at least 13 years old.
2) You must post (on the MAIN community journal hogwarts_05) at least twice a week. The same goes for your character's personal journal. There is no posting limit though so feel free to post much more than the requirements. ;) If you are not going to be able to post then please post on the OOC board saying so. If you don't you will be warned. If you are warned three times, I will kick you out of the game. When you have more free time you can reapply again if you wish.
3) If you are going to play a cannon character, then please please please stay in character. As you can see, the game is pretty OC centric but we still will need a few canon characters to make the game work (such as professors), so if you decide to take one on, then please make sure to keep them pretty canon. If you have something big that you want to do with your character then please ask me in advance.
4) You may NOT post OOC (out of character) in this journal There is a separate one for that. Please keep all OOC posts in 05_ooc.
5) Please make sure all posts in your journal are in first person. You're not talking from an outside perspective. Please BE the character. Please note though that in RPs on the main board (this one) you are allowed to post in either first or third person. It all depends on your preference really.
6) If you wish to apply, please make sure you have a decent knowlege of the Harry Potter universe. You're not going to need to know who wrote Unfogging the Future (Cassandra Vablatsky) off the top of your head or anything like that but it would be nice if you knew who Mad Eye Moody is. If you're truely stumped about a fact (as we all are sometimes) then the Harry Potter Lexicon is always a reliable resource. Please take the time to check on it before you post.
7) Please recognize the difference between IC (in character) and OOC (out of character). All the characters are not going to be saints. Don't take IC posts personally. However if you're having problems with a played OOC then please contact a mod immediately.
Okay. Nothing overly graphic!! This site has a PG-13 rating, please keep to that. Slash is allowed. But in moderation. Not everyone is going to be gay. Also relationships between a student and adult are unrealistic not to mention illegal. Keep relationships between appropriate age groups please.
Can Anyone Join?
Anyone. :D If this seems at all interesting then you are more then welcome to join. However I am looking for dedicated members. Please don't join and then never post.
Sounds like something you can handle? Great! Onto the application.
First check the character list below please. Do NOT apply for a character that is already taken. You WILL be ignored. Also, I am currently not accepting characters who are related to canon characters. However if you REALLY want one and are VERY familiar with canon then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before you apply and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
If they are available, then please post an application on 05_ooc. Just join 05_ooc and post away. If I don't respond in 48 hours then please email me at email@example.com and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Your application should include the following:
Name: Age: Your Email Address: Character's LiveJournal username (this should be one you will use ONLY for role-playing on THIS community): Desired Character's Name: Age: Year: House: Brief description of character:
You will be allowed as many characters as you want at the moment (whatever combination: OC/OC, CC/CC, or OC/CC...dosen't matter to me).
However please be aware of the fact that your application will be rejected if you don't use proper English and/or spelling. Also absolutely NO Mary Sues (or Gary Sues) will be accepted. Other then that, I'm pretty lenient.
The most important rule of all is to just enjoy yourself. Believe it or not this is supposed to be fun. ;D