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ALINE SELWYN
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BASICS
APPEARANCE
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Birthday November 20th
Age 16
Status Alive
Pronunciation ah‧leen sell‧win
Family Eric Selwyn, Evangeline Selwyn, Emmett Selwyn
Handedness Right
Gender Female
Orientation Bisexual, Biromantic
Relationship Single
Nationality English, Japanese
Speaks English; Japanese
Species Human; Witch
Blood Status Half-Blood Pure-Blood
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Height 5'8"
Model Kiko Mizuhara

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Aline knows she's pretty, with straight dark hair and dark eyes, and she does everything she can to enhance this. She won't be seen dead without makeup (though always minimal) because she thinks she looks like a zombie otherwise, and she's always dressed perfectly according to the latest fashions shown in Witch Weekly and on Witchagram. Her appearance is the one place where her perfectionism shows through: it'll be a cold day in hell before she looks anything but immaculate.
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HISTORY
TRAITS
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From a family whose blood was so pure they'd been included in the Sacred 28, Julius Selwyn had no reason or intention to sink to even looking at a muggleborn witch, and for 25 years of his life he didn't. Until, that was, he met the Japanese witch Hakumo Kagome.

Their relationship was unexpected, to say the least, but with Julius capable of causing serious damage to the family name his parents made the decision to refrain from disinheriting him with two conditions: Hakumo had to pretend to be pure-blooded, and she had to sign a prenuptial agreement. Both agreed to this, though Hakumo was a little concerned in regards to the prenup, and they were married a few months later, when she became pregnant.

10 years and seven children later, Aline Giselle Selwyn made her way into the world. Her first few years were uneventful, but shortly after her fifth birthday, Julius got home early from his high-up ministry job to find his wife in bed with a man he'd never even met. The divorce was filed as soon as he could get it.

The prenuptial agreement saved the Selwyns' family fortune, but there was no such barrier to save Hakumo's reputation. The only thing that stopped her ex-husband from declaring her real blood status was his love of their children. Oh, and his regard for his family reputation.

Aline's first sign of magic occurred when she was six years old and began chatting away to a grass snake in the garden, observed by a bemused older brother. Like almost every one of her older siblings, Aline was always a precocious child, but with this new revelation her father started putting even more pressure on her to be great.

Always eager to please, Aline tried her very best until she began Hogwarts. But then, after beginning contact with her mother (against her father's wishes), she gradually lost interest until she was only putting in enough effort to scrape a pass. She stopped doing homework almost completely, and became a veteran of all-nighters whenever she couldn't skip an assignment. Whenever one of her extremely successful older siblings, her father or one of her professors tried to push her towards "fulfilling her potential", the more she completely and utterly refused.

By her fourth year, the majority of her classmates had come to the conclusion that the sorting hat made a serious mistake in sorting Aline into Ravenclaw. Even she seems to believe it.

Fifth year Aline spent at Mahoutokoro in Japan, because she wanted to spend more time closer to her mother - however, it only took a week or so to entirely change her mind on that front, and in the end she didn't find anyone she really clicked with. Now that her second-favourite cousin, Evangeline, is headmistress, Aline's returned to Hogwarts for her sixth year.
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Aline is best described as the epitome of underestimated. While she's more than intelligent enough to meet Ravenclaw's standards, people generally make the mistake of thinking her stupid and 'not smart enough' for Ravenclaw house. The truth? She's just incredibly lazy. She'll often skip class or choose a detention over homework. After all, she's more than smart enough to scrape a pass no matter what - why should she put in effort?

Trained from a young age in etiquette, Aline finds it very easy to adhere to these societal rules and to charm people. Does that mean she's polite? No. Again, politeness is too much effort, generally, and because of this she often comes across as blunt or judgmental.

Aline is a perfectionist, which is not great when mixed with her laziness. This perfectionism is smothered by her complete unwillingness to try, and manifests itself in her appearance, the only thing she puts any effort into. Clothes are her shit, and it shows: she's always decked out in the latest muggle fashion, with her makeup and hair impeccable. Her favourite pastime when she's at home is watching makeup tutorials and lookbooks on youtube. (And makeup hack videos, of course. Anything to make it take less effort.)

Oddly enough, Aline makes a very good friend in times of crisis, largely due to how chilled out she is. She doesn't give a damn about anything at all, really, and it takes a lot to ruffle her feathers. That said, she's not afraid to rip someone to shreds (verbally) for a close friend or a family member.
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POSSESSIONS
TRIVIA
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Wand: hers is made of hawthorn with a core of phoenix feather, and is 8 1/2" long.
Phone: Aline loves Witchagram, so of course her phone is important to her: it's her only access to the internet.
Makeup: her makeup collection is extensive, to say the least. The effort that she doesn't put into her homework goes into her appearance, and makeup's a big part of that.
Mahoutokoro Robes: she misses Mahoutokoro, even though she only went there for a year, so she's kept her robes out of sentimentality.
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General
Boggart Slugs
Amortentia Vanilla, rose petals, lipstick
Patronus Zebra
Wand Hawthorn, phoenix feather, 8 1/2"
Interests Fashion, reading, puzzles
Pet Peeve Annoying people
Habits Procrastinating
MBTI ENTP-A
Star Sign Sagittarius
Dreams/Goals Get out of Hogwarts
Favorites
Color Blue
Song New Rules
Show
Movie Room
Book Great Expectations
Food Pretzels
Drink Water

the only time in which it's evident she belongs in Ravenclaw is when others are attempting to figure out a problem and she tiredly throws in her opinion which happens to usually be the solution.
she hates the ravenclaw doorknocker
often she'll just swear at it until it lets her in
she's extremely allergic to sugar.
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