The Weasley Twins

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a character spotlight, so I’m focusing today’s spotlight on the Weasley twins.  You can’t talk about one without the other, so you’re getting a good look at two of my favorite characters.

The Weasley twins are the comic relief of the series, eventually opening their own joke shop after leaving Hogwarts.  I had to giggle in the Sorcerer’s Stone when they joked about sending a toilet seat to Ginny.  Their birthday is certainly fitting as they were born on April Fool’s day.  Sometimes it seems like April Fool’s day is everyday with these two around. 

The fact that they have their own drawer in Filch’s office shows the awesomeness that is the Weasley twins.  And their swamp was so epic that Flitwick left a small part of it in their honor.  And who can forget the whole “don’t worry about you-know-who because you should be worring about u-no-poo” thing was hilarious!

Fred dying was so sad- quite surprisingly, george survived.  I figured one of the weasley’s wouldn’t make it through the series, but assumed that if it were the twins, it would be both.  Also odd was George marrying Angelina, who I assume was dating Fred, although I don’t think it was ever mentioned in the books.  I’m justing going off of the fact that Fred and Angelina went to the Yule Ball together. 

It was always entertaining to see what practical jokes they’d pull, and it turned out that their joke shop was a very successful venture for them.  Like Harry said when he gave the winnings from the TriWizard tournament to the twins, everyone could use a bit of a laugh in such dark times.

On a quick side note: they were absolutely hilarious in the movies.

Matt and Melissa Harris

I thought I’d double up on characters for this post, since I kinda gave up on character profiles by the time I got around to most of the Wildflower characters.  Since Matt and Melissa are siblings, it seemed appropriate to put them together.

Matt is about 25, while Melissa is around 20 or 21.  Matt plays for the Ashton Bears, while Melissa does…nothing.  I didn’t really have a job or school in mind for her, so she just kinda hangs out. 

Matt plays the piano and he’s on the quiet side.  Melissa is very talkative and loves watching movies, especially while talking during movies.  Matt’s the middle child, and Melissa’s the youngest, which means they have at least one mysterious older sibling.  I didn’t really think about that either.  They’re from San Francisco. 

Matt’s pretty loyal to his friends and teammates.  Melissa’s fairly bubbly, but doesn’t always think before she says or does anything. 

Their profiles aren’t very filled out, because by the time I got around to working on them, they had started to sound like everyone else, and that’s never good.  Characters who deal with things in the same way, and act scarily similar are boring, so I gave up.  And then there was the fact that it was close to November, and I didn’t want to work on it in November.  If I do any work on them, I’ll post an update.

Chad Greene

Chad Greene is the president!  In Turning Point, anyway.  What’s interesting about Chad is that in my original notes, from a year or so ago, is that he was going to be Kiora’s uncle, and she was going to be living with him.  I ended up changing it, because I thought it was too boring. 

Chad has a wife, 2 daughters, and 1 son.  I have no clue what he did before being president, so for now, I’m going to be all cliché and assume he was either a Senator or a representative.  Before that, I have no clue.  He does want his children to be aware of what’s going on in the world, and is always trying to get them to do community service.

He likes baseball, and pretty much every water sport known to mankind.  He likes dogs and bears, green is his favorite color, and he likes comfort food.  And his favorite games are poker and cranium. 

He does see himself as a fairly reasonable person, and loves a good debate.  He’s also a tech geek, according to my notes. 

His profile isn’t well-developed, partly because I didn’t have enough time to work on it, but mostly because I ended up shoving him to the background.  Plus, I assumed that I wouldn’t need to have detailed info on him, since I figured he wouldn’t make a whole lot of appearances. 

I’m not sure if I’ll go back and develop him more.  I think any revisions I do will determine that, since there’s no point in filling


In Honor Of Dobby

I love Dobby, and I’m so sad he died.  Is it possible to have a moment of silence for him?

Okay, I love Dobby.  I cried when I read he had died, and I cried when he died when I went to see Deathly Hallows Part 1. 

I love Dobby because he’s so loyal to Harry.  He died rescuing Harry, Ron, and Hermione from Malfoy Manor, as Bellatrix Lestrange threw her knife at him as he disapparated to Shell Cottage, dying there.

Dobby did his best to help Harry, especially during Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but wasn’t very successful as he was a house-elf for the Malfoys.  It was his admiration for Harry that made him want to keep Harry from going to Hogwarts his 2nd year. 

And the picture of the mismatched socks?  I wore those in honor of Dobby, since March 1st was Dobby Remembrance Day.  I thought posting about Dobby on Dobby Remembrance Day would be a great way to honor a house-elf as amazing as Dobby, but my stupid finger made that slightly difficult, as I wasn’t up to typing one-handed.  So instead I wore mismatched socks, which I had planned on doing anyway. 

You may be asking yourself what mismatched socks have to do with Dobby.  House-elves are servants, and if you give them clothes, it means they’re free and no longer work for that family.  It’s generally not a good thing to be a free elf, but Dobby is different.  He was happy when Harry set him free by hiding a sock in Tom Riddle’s diary.  To Dobby, they symbolized freedom.  Unlike the other house-elves in the Harry Potter series, Dobby liked being a free house-elf, and even had trouble finding work because he wanted to be paid. 

Dobby loved mismatched socks, so wearing mismatched socks is the most fitting tribute for him.  Dobby is such a likeable character.

Justin Blair

Justin was one of Chloe’s roommates, until she moved out.

He’s around 25, with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He plays 2nd base for the Ashton Bears, making him one of Mike’s teammates.

He’s the youngest in his family, although I can’t remember how many siblings he has.  He’s extroverted, likes people, and tries to be a good role model.  He’s happy-go-lucky, but also tends to do first, and think later.

His profile isn’t really detailed.  By the time I got around around to most of the characters for Wildflower, I had done the ones for Turning Point, and everyone was starting to sound the same.  Plus, it was only a few days before November, and I didn’t really have enough time to do anything detailed, figuring I could do it during or after November.

I’m honestly not too concerned with finishing most of the Wildflower profiles, because it’s not one of my priorities.  Since they’re not detailed, I’ll probably start sharing a couple  characters whenever I talk about them.

Blake Jackson

Blake Kyle Jackson is Kiora’s dad.  Even though he doesn’t show up too often, he still plays an important role.

He’s the Secretary of Education, studied Politcal Science in college, and taught at a community college.  I still need to fill in some background info on Blake being an educator, because I feel like if you’re going to be the Secretary of Education, you would need to have experience as a superintendent and such. 

Anyway, he was married to Charlotte, until she committed suicide.  He lied to Kiora about it, telling her that her mom died in a car accident because he wanted to protect her from the fact that her mom had some issues.

He’s pretty calm and quiet, but also very protective of friends and family, especially his daughter.

His favorite colors are green and blue, he likes cats and horses, and his favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.  He likes football and basketball, golfing, and watching CNN.  He likes listening to jazz.  He hates stretching, candy and rollercoasters.  

He does have a tendency to want to fix things and make sure everything is okay.  And he wants Kiora to have what he never had. 

I unfortunately don’t have a detailed profile on Blake, which is something I need to do.  Plus, he’s not really in the novel enough, which I need to change.  I can still write him in, I just need to go back to what I’ve already written and get him in there.  After all, he is why they had to move to D.C., so it would make sense for me to write about his job, and actually show him there.


I love Hagrid. He’s tied for the glorious title of being one of my favorite characters from Harry Potter, along with Hermione and Luna.

One of the biggest reasons why I love Hagrid so much is because Hagrid is the one who told Harry he was a wizard.  He told Harry about his parents, and took Harry to Diagon Alley.  So overall, he was the one who introduced the wizarding world to Harry, even buying him Hedwig as a birthday present.

I love how Hagrid accidentally lets things slip, like when he told Harry that the first task in the Triwizard Tournament was dragons, or all of the things he said about Fluffy, and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Nicholas Flamel.

I love that Hagrid is so friendly and kind, showing loyalty to both Harry and Dumbledore.  Hagrid’s also really protective of Harry, which isn’t a surprise to me, mainly because I think Hagrid sees Harry as a fellow orphan.

I am so glad that Hagrid made it through the series.  Losing Dobby, Hedwig, Fred, Tonks, Dumbledore, Lupin, and Sirius was sad.  I don’t think I could’ve handled it if Hagrid died.

Hagrid’s affection for magical creatures is (especially the really dangerous ones), at times, really amusing.  He tends to think they’re harmless, even when they’re not harmless.

Hagrid’s kindess and loyalty is something to be admired, and we do have that in common.  While I’m not the biggest animal person, I have a soft spot for cats and horses.  I do like the zoo, even though I don’t go as often as I should.

What I find rather ironic about me liking Hagrid is that he’s a half-giant and I’m not even 5 feet tall.  So while Hagrid tends to tower over most people (especially Hogwarts students), he would really tower over me.  Not that size matters, because Hagrid really is a softie, but it’s still pretty amusing to me.

Mike Adams

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about one of my characters, so this post has been long overdue.

Mike Adams is from Wildflower, and made his 1st appearance in my 2006 NaNo.

He’s 31, and has brown hair and brown eyes. He plays 3rd base for the Ashton Bears, and is an only child. He has a daughter (cassie, I still don’t have an age for her, but I feel like she’s around 4 or 5). He used to be married, but his wife died while they were in the process of getting divorced. In fact, the only reason why they got married was because of Cassie.

Everything he does is for Cassie, and he, at times, wishes that he had never pressured Cassie’s mom into getting married. He does want to get married again, but he’s going to be more cautious about it because of his 1st wife, and because of Cassie.

My favorite thing about him is that he’s very giving, thoughtful and generous, but he’s also a little too giving.  He wasn’t afraid to help Chloe out when she needed it, and would do anything for her.

I definitely set things up so that they’d end up together in the end, which is cliché.  He comes in and saves her, and after a while, they realize that the person they were looking for was in front of them all along.  Although, why not use clichés in November?  It’s not like I have the time to come up with something original or different.

But his concern for Chloe, and his appreciation for Chloe helping out with Cassie is sweet.  Anyone who dates him is going to have to be okay with his job (and not care about his money, despite what my handwritten notes say).  Liking kids is a must, and furthermore, if Cassie doesn’t like who he’s with, she’s probably not going to be in the picture for long.  And of course, all of the baggage from his 1st marriage.  She’s going to have to be okay with the fact that he has some regrets about that.

Luna Lovegood

She is hands down one of my favorite Harry Potter characters ever!  In fact, she’s tied with Hermione, along with Hagrid, as my three favorite characters in the series.  What’s interesting about Luna and Hermione is that they are opposites, and complement each other quite nicely.    

She’s really random and quirky, which is completely awesome, and she doesn’t care about what others think of her.  And even though she knows people steal her things and make fun of her, she still cares about them.  Plus, her house looks totally cool- like a giant rook, and it would be pretty awesome to live in a house shaped like a giant rook.

Luna’s pretty open-minded, and has some pretty unusual beliefs, as well as some unusual habits and an unusual way of dressing.  All of this makes her a fairly easy target, and she’s ridiculed a lot, but she also overlooks it, and is, in my estimation, an optimistic person.  

I do see some similarities between Luna and myself- the open-mindedness, and patience and acceptance of others.  I wish I could be as serene and calm as she is- while I can be calm and serene, I’m not anywhere near as calm and serene as Luna.

Dustin Ellis Sullivan

So, Dustin is one of Kiora’s secret service agents.  I don’t have an exact age for him, but he’s in his late 20’s (at the youngest).  Estimating his age was such a pain that I gave up, especially since there were a lot of different variables that frustrated me. 

So Dustin is around 6’4″ making him pretty tall (at least, compared to my height, which is 4’10).  His hometown is Austin, Texas, and has a degree is psychology.  His major is something that I definitely want to change, as psychology is a little too cliche for my tastes.  He tends to be pretty extroverted, and is pretty judgemental of others.  He can be pretty emotional but he also tends to be stoic- it just depends on what’s going on.  He’s really self-confident. 

His favorite colors are blue and brown, he likes Italian food, dogs, darts and Christmas.  He hats cats, board games, apple cider, hair products, and pudding.  He’s scared of needles and heights.  And according to my notes, minored in math, which is weird because I distinctly remember him making some comment about how Kiora’s weird because she likes math.