Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
MacBeth, Act V Scene 5Voldemort has been vanquished. The wizarding world is slowly picking up the pieces from a war that has taken many lives. The Trio has just graduated, uncertain of where to go next. Free from war, the wizards are shaking off the shackles of fear and looking forward to the dawn of a new era. But unbeknownst to the wizarding world, a storm is brewing as the remaining Death Eaters gather around a new rising dark wizard. Come, explore a world full of burgeoning joy and lurking danger. Come, explore the world Beyond Hogwarts.
Beyond Hogwarts is a Role Playing Game that takes place in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe. Roleplay is done through Instant Messages or over LiveJournal, with private journal entries fleshing out the characters' thoughts. Our wizarding England is grimmer than the one depicted in the early Harry Potter books, but it does not include continuous angst: the last two years have been difficult for the characters, but light has emerged victorious. Because we distinguish ourselves as a roleplay designed by adults for adults, we ask that all applicants be over the age of 18.
beyond_hogwarts: The IC community. This is where RP, owls, and character interactions take place.
lizard_lounge: The place for characters to hang out when they're not "on screen." Silliness, meta-commentary, and alternate scenes take place here.
pnut_gallery: This is our fan community. Membership is open, so feel free to come and frolic with the players and characters of the game.
beyond_hogwarts_rpg on Yahoo Groups: Our OOC discussions and announcements list.
Hannah Abbott -- hannah_e_abbott
Sirius Black -- xback_in_blackx
Cho Chang -- x_cho__chang_x
Hermione Granger -- x_hgranger_x
Bellatrix Lestrange -- bella_les
Rastaban Lestrange -- rab_himself
Neville Longbottom -- longbottom_nev
Luna Lovegood -- x_lovegood_x
Remus Lupin -- x_remus_lupin_x
Draco Malfoy -- _prince_malfoy_
Lucius Malfoy -- xlucius_malfoyx
Padma Patil -- ladylotus
Pansy Parkinson -- pensees
Harry Potter -- x_harrypotter_x
Severus Snape -- xseverus_snapex
Nymphadora Tonks -- x_tonks_x
Bill Weasley -- xbill_weasleyx
Ron Weasley -- weasleyred
(For a quick and easy way to add everyone to your friends list, go here.)
Character(s) with In-Game Histories or backgrounds: (please talk to mods before applying)
Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
Peter "Wormtail" Pettigrew
*Note that a large number of people died in the war. These were named specifically for plot purposes, but they are by no means the only ones.
To apply, please answer all the fields below, then email your application to: email@example.com. Make certain to put in your subject line that it is an application and the *main* character you are applying for. (Example: Application for 'Harry Potter'.)
1. Your top three choices for a character. Please refer to the character list above to make certain that the character(s) you are applying for aren't already taken.
2. Give us a sample entry. Please keep in mind that this does not necessarily mean that you must use this sample in the RPG. However, the entry should be in third-person narrative form and be about the character that is your first choice. If you are uncertain what narrative form means, please contact us and we will be happy to explain.
3. Provide a biography about the character that is your first choice. If you do not receive your first choice, we will contact you about providing a biography for your second and/or third choices. For an example, take a look at Blaise's biography.
4. Do you have RPG experience? Now, if you don’t that doesn’t mean that we won’t consider you. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? However, we would like to know if you are a ‘screaming newbie’ or a ‘veteran’.
5. Do you know how to create a Live Journal and post in it? Once again, if you do not this does not mean that we will not consider you. We just need to know if you need any pointers or are familiar with the Live Journal site.
6. Have you read the rules for 'Beyond Hogwarts' and do you agree to follow them? This is just a standard disclaimer so you can’t later claim to not have read the rules.
7. Are you willing to participate in NC-17 scenes? (This includes het and slash.) Now, this doesn’t mean that you *have* to participate in either. It simply means that you are willing to consider having your character involved with another person in an intimate setting.
8. Do you certify that you are 18 years of age or older? Here, we actually need a statement that goes something like: I swear that I am at least 18 years of age and am legally allowed to view and participate in adult activities.
9. Your contact information. (Email addresses, AIM name, Yahoo IM name, MSN, etc.) Note that this information will be posted at the files section of the Beyond Hogwarts Yahoo Group, and therefore will be accessible to all members, unless you specifically request otherwise.