McGINLEY, Poppy - 21 - Shop Owner Apr 8, 2018 13:05:44 GMT -5
Post by Skatie on Apr 8, 2018 13:05:44 GMT -5
Face Claim: Danielle Victoria Perry
Name: Poppy McGinley
Occupation/House: Owner of The Flour Shoppe; has locations in Greater Muggle London and Oracle Mall. Former Hufflepuff
Wand: Unicorn Hair - Ash - 9"
Boggart: It's hard to say what form Poppy's boggart would take, as her fears aren't tangible things. She fears betrayal, rejection, and disappointing those she loves.
Physical Description: Poppy has a curvaceous build with a trim waist and stands at a petite 5'3" tall. She has long, thick ginger hair, blue eyes, and a copious amount of freckles. She has a rather vintage style, mostly featuring fashion from the 1950s. She has a small scar on her left wrist mostly hidden by a tattoo of a half of a lion face and Irish Ogham markings.
Personality: Poppy can be quite timid of nature most of the time, battling anxieties and insecurities that people can't see and often don't understand. She is a very kind-hearted girl who is charitable, clever, and apathetic. When she's happy, Poppy is known to be almost whimsical - she will sing, dance, be very playful and quick to laughter. When she's particularly suffering from anxiety, she will be quiet, withdrawn, and irritable.
Her childhood was not an easy one. Due to the abuses she was subjected to at a very young age, Poppy has a hard time with the opposite sex. She's terribly shy, awkward, and nervous around attractive men. She's never had a boyfriend. It would take a special brand of human to be patient enough to deal with Poppy's insecurities. She fears she would be an impossible girlfriend, so susceptible to irrational fears. She'd be unbearably jealous. She often suffers from extreme anxiety attacks and is a regular at St. Mungo's for the same.
Poppy would caution you that she's 'high-maintenance' or 'too much work', but don't be fooled. Her desire to please and serve would likely make Poppy a very good mate. She thinks so little of herself, she has a hard time imagining anyone loving her, but she has a lot of love to give to the one who takes the time to peel back all of the layers of her issues.
History: When Poppy was five, she became a ward of the state after she and her older brother were found wandering the streets unattended. Their parents never came forth to claim them, so they were raised in and out of foster homes and occasionally landed in group homes. Poppy suffered a lot of abuse and bullying throughout her formative years. Not only were children bent on pointing out her freckles and hair, Poppy had a bad habit of making things happen around her. She wouldn't find out until she was eleven that she was actually a witch. What a shock for her and her brother! It was nothing short of a blessing when Poppy was permitted to attend Hogwarts.
Poppy has always had a passion for baking. She's a natural baker who has a flair for style and flavor combinations. When she was fifteen, she got a part-time summer job working for Natalya at her bakery in London. Under Natalya's patient mentorship, Poppy grew more and more skilled in her baking. When Natalya, who was 65 in Poppy's last year at Hogwarts, decided she'd like to retire, she chose to pass on her bakeries to Poppy. Of course, Natalya is still the true owner on paper, but she no longer takes an active role and is allowing Poppy to pay her for the bakeries in manageable monthly installments.
- Theodore "Bear" McGinley (non-magical; muggle or squib)