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basics meribeth eilidh taggart"merry" detailsName Meribeth Eilidh Taggart Age Twenty-eight Birthday November 24, 1999 Blood Status Purebloodresume Alma Mater Hogwarts House Gryffindor Occupation translator, MACUSA department of magical cooperation Social Status higher middle-classNationality Scottish-American immigrantAffiliation LoyalistsrelationshipsSexual Orientation Demisexual Romantic Orientation DemiromanticGender Identity cis female Pronouns she/her Status single family Father Campbell Taggart, 55, wandmaker Mother Imogene Taggart, 54, secretary Siblings none Other none personality Amortentia ocean breeze, lavender, old books Boggart having her powers stripped away Zodiac scorpio Positive Traits studious, intelligent, organized, helpful Negative Traits ambitious, bold, stubborn, controlling played by alias dogmeat age twenty-two timezone cst pronouns she/her triggers car/motorcycle crashes profile Scotland is home. St. Andrew's is home, with the little house on the seaside and the old castles just begging to be explored. History holds a place in your heart from the beginning, both muggle and magical alike. Even so, it can be difficult for you to relate to the children in town. One thing you've never understood is how your parents - a distinguished pair of magical beings - were able to settle down right smack down in the middle of a muggle town. Especially when your father makes wands and your mother works for the Ministry of Magic.From a young age you're different. Your parents warn you not to tell the other children about your powers, the ones that will sooner or later show themselves. You don't understand why, confused because they make it seem like magic is something to be ashamed of. For a powerful witch and wizard you can't imagine what would drive them to this conclusion. But you're too young to understand the law, the repercussions that would come should that stature of secrecy be broken.But you are nothing if not a good daughter, so you comply. You do what you are told, only playing with your magic behind closed doors and away from peering eyes. It is not something you enjoy - you believe your talents are wasted simply waiting for your Hogwarts letter. So your parents hire a tutor for you, one to work on basic skills so you won't be so pent up. You thrive with your teacher, an older woman with kind eyes and a motherly voice, who takes you under her wing and helps you realize that your potential is more, so much more compared to what was expected.It is your first year of Hogwarts and you are bored.Due to your tutoring, you're easily the top of your class. Your assignments are far to easy for you, done in seemingly record time. Of course, focusing on your work was your main priority in life; making friends was much lower on that list than most would think. While most students your age are doing what they and to make friends and fit in, you ignore them all. Your classes are your companions; your books are those you tell your worries to. The girl in the bed next to yours has a habit of giving you odd looks and wrinkling her nose a little whenever she spots you. You never notice."Don't you think you should get to know a few people?" she asks you one day, concerned with the amount of books you have around you down in the common room. You don't bother looking up, focusing on the sentence that you have to re-read now that you were so rudely interrupted."Why would I ever want to waste my time doing that?" you reply, not even noticing the hurt look she has on her face. "Because it's what normal people do," she shoots back, but you don't hear her. Your nose is buried in your History of Magic textbook and your mind is far away from the castle.❂It is your third year and you are the know it all.The professor gives a slight sigh as your hand shoots right up at his question, doing his best to hide it but failing at doing so. You don't notice."Does anyone else want to try to answer?" he asks, and you furrow your brows in confusion. You raised your hand to answer the question. That's how it works. Why would he say that? A few students around you snicker, because technically you got in trouble and that is a reason to laugh. You keep your hand in the air though, and finally your professor nods to you."Yes, Miss Taggart? What's the answer?" You finally put your hand down, spouting off the answer - correct as usual - and ignore the scoffs from the group of Ravenclaws that you were seated next to.❂It is your fifth year and you are an outsider by choice.You have never been good at making or keeping friendships. It is not where your strengths lie and you would much rather keep to your books and your schedules. There is predictability and comfort in a routine, something you've never been able to deviate from. Which, to be clear, you never have on purpose; the unprecedented aspects of life have ruined things for you on occasion and put you into a panic.Actual socialization for you is limited to the letters you send to your parents and your mentor, the questions you ask your teachers, and your owl. Very rarely is there a project that requires group work for you. Even so, most professors by now understand that group work is a hinderance for you and allow you to work alone. You cannot work well with groups it seems.You don't seem to realize this until it is told to you point blank."Are you sure you want to do all of this on your own, Miss Taggart? I understand working with the other students is difficult for you but this project is far too much for a single person to do. Why don't you try to work in a group this time? Perhaps you'll finally make some friends!"Begrudgingly you saddle yourself with a group of three other girls in your class. There is no happy ending to this, no finally making friends as the professor hoped for. You hardly hold your tongue when they do something wrong, something that isn't perfect to you, and you end up doing it all on your own anyways while they let the hurt feelings simmer.❂It is your seventh year and you are panicked.School has never been challenging enough for you. So you take up learning different languages to fill your free time; first was French, then Russian, then Spanish, and by the time the reality of graduation sets in you are working on Korean. It's easy for you, and you find your love in the challenges. It is a beautiful challenge and gives you something to focus on rather than the impending deadline of everything will change soon that is approaching much too quickly.❂You are a Ministry employee and you feel that you are wasting your talents.You were hired in as a translator and you are doing your job with ease. You've picked up some German in the time since and no one can argue that you are not doing your job and doing it well. For the most part, you're content with your life. It's comfortable and predictable enough to appease you, but it keeps you challenged enough.But you feel as if your ability for actual magic is severely underused.You are a talented, powerful witch. That's what everyone has always told you. They told you that you'll go on to do great things with your magic, maybe take after your father and create spells all on your own. But you don't. That's not your path, it seems; you've never marched to the beat of the drum anyone ever expects. So you go the route your feet lead, going along with whatever it leads you to, and you end up as a translator for the Ministry. It's government work, after all, so it pays well enough for you to live on your own if you wanted to, and your mother helps you get the job. You have always been good with languages, but not quite with people.It's something you have to work on if you want to keep your job.It's uncomfortable progress for you, but you make do. You make up little tricks to avoid anything unwanted. You look right above people's eyes to trick them into thinking you're giving eye contact. You focus on doing your job, doing what they pay you to do, and nothing more. You just want the best outcome for all, and you play your part in doing so.People may not make sense to you, but languages do, and you use it as your strength. ❂You are an immigrant and you are biding your time.America is foreign and strange and you panic your first few months. The Ministry practically volunteered to ship you off to MACUSA due to their need of a decent translator, and they offered you enough money for your parents to talk you into taking the job. You are out of your element and it overwhelms you. But eventually you settle into a new routine, one you find some sense of comfort in.And then all hell breaks loose. MACUSA falls and you're scrambling to pick up the pieces, to get some sense of normal in your life again. There's a ragtag group of other MACUSA employees that don't really seem to understand what's going on either. They want to rebuild the government into something great, to help restructure society. They're wary of you; you're new, after all, and you didn't attend Ilvermorny like most of them. But you have talent you can lend, and you've got the drive to get a sense of normality back.Deep breaths. It's okay. Deep breaths. Focus on that.relationshipssummaryMeribeth is, for lack of a better word, odd. She's not really a people person, but she works as a translator for MACUSA as a liaison between other governments, having transferred from the Ministry. She's a former Gryffindor and still Scottish as hell. Social cues aren't her strength so bear with her. Overall she just wants things to go back to normal.platonicShe's... not really a social person. In all reality she's pretty bad at friendships (all relationships in general though), and as she's been living in the US for the past six or seven years, I'm not sure how many people she's comfortable around yet to consider friends. She's a little slow to trust, but anyone willing to put in the time and effort can surely win her over. Preferably people who are nice and understanding and not absolute dicks. Eventually I'd love for her to have a small group of people who don't judge her for how she is. I'm open for ideas and suggestions though!antagonisticI don't think she really has time for personal enemies? Maybe some old academic rivals from school that came from Hogwarts as well. That could be interesting to play out. She's not very trusting in other people though, so she's plenty suspicious of others no matter what. The only people she really feels able to trust are the little ragtag group of wannabe heroes that want to rebuild MACUSA into something better than it was.romanticI don't really think she's ever had anything romantic thrown her way? Like I don't see that as something she focuses on and dedicates time to. Maybe some one-sided crushes from y'all's end but frankly I don't see anything happening here unless it's requested or something just really really clicks. So I'm leaving this as very very tentatively open for now
Mar 12 2018, 12:06 PM
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