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Maxim Trevelyan

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  1. Family and Personal History: Breanna Trevelyan is a successful lawyer, who specializes in criminal law. She's a hard worker, since she came from a rather poor background, and had to work three jobs to get herself through university. She met her husband in a cafe where she worked at. George comes from a richer background and according to him, it was love at first sight (not so much for Breanna). He invited her for coffee and a beautiful relationship blossomed that day, much to the chagrin of George's parents, who wished for their son to become a renowned surgeon and marry a nice girl they picked for him. Only half of their wish came true. Maxim was born at home in Cardiff, Wales. By that time, George fulfilled his wish to become a surgeon and Brenna was employed by a rather big law firm. Then, George packed up his family and left for England after he was offered a job at Oxford. Once at the great university Mr. Trevelyan had begun his job as a professor. While at home, Maxim was being taught in etiquette by his mother and all other subjects that Breanna thought her son should know. When Maxim turned 11 years old, he received an odd letter. It was an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. His parents while taken by surprise, but embraced Maxim's new found ability with great gusto. George, especially, found his son's 'power' to be the coolest thing he'd ever seen. He'd even thought of Hogwarts as if his son was going to a superhero academy. Maxim has a very good heart. It is actually often that he does what his heart tells him to do, than what his brain says. It may be dangerous at times and foolish, but he tends to listen more to his heart. He's very caring and loving towards all living creatures and plants, though he usually has some clashes with people because of his clumsiness. Another Maxim's more pronounced characteristic is that he is very witty. He comes with small smart comments whenever he feels like it, and sometimes they tend to bring him in bad situations with older students or professors. That part of him is not very well-mannered. He's also a talker. He talks a lot and actually blabs about everything – even if he is in the company of a person, he does not like. The only time when he is quiet is when he is nervous, scared or sad. It rarely happens however, since Maxim is usually in a good mood. You can really call the boy naive. He is not only that, he is idealistic, and he believes that every problem in the world can be solved with love and friendship. Like most boys Maxim is very messy. His room is floating with books, dirty socks and clothes. He does not like to clean up and always delays this gruesome task until his mother tells him to do it with one of his death glares. His friends and family will always be a weakness for Maxim. He does everything he can to keep them safe and happy. He would willingly to risk his life for them if the situation called for it. To all of his closest friends, and people he is fond of, Maxim is fiercely protective. He has a code of conduct for himself. He's respectful of most people, especially women. He has a keen eye for details, he has a gift for remembering a person's normal gait, and notices when it's off. He's also very observant when he chooses to be. He has an ability to keep calm in situations that would have most other people hyperventilating. He does indeed feel fear in these situations, but he normally chooses to set that fear aside in such situations. Maxim is a little small for his age, but that doesn't stop him at his endeavors. He sports a slight tan, but most prominent are his freckles that adorn his face. He has blue eyes and blond, short and slightly curly hair. His build is athletic, mostly due to running around, playing all sorts of sports with his mates. When Maxim is off having adventures, he is dressed in comfortable, but functional clothing. The exact pieces depend on what he is doing, but mostly consist of think undergarments and socks, and then cotton short and long sleeved shirts and pants. He also carries extra pieces of clothing in his backpack, just in case he ever gets lost (and he does, sometimes). Maxim also never sets out without a survival kit that carries basic items such as first aid kit, matches and some other Muggle items.
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  3. Perfect Day (20 Rubies) I will assume that we would arrive in the morning with the whole day ahead of us. As soon as I would unpack, I would make my way towards the slopes if the weather was nice. After a couple of hours of skiing, I would make my way back to the lodge for some food and hot drinks, to warm myself up and rest for the next few hours. After recuperating some, I would again make my way to the slopes, but for a shorter time, maybe two hours or so. Then, I would go back again. After warming up some by the fire and with a mug of hot chocolate in my hands, I would either do some creative stuff before dinner or play some games. My last deed for the day would be to curl up with a good book and a warm blanket after dinner for some light reading. Snowflakes (20 Rubies, 10 per flake) Cosy Cookery (20 rubies) Credit to Robyn Stone for this wonderful recipe. Ingredients 3 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/4 cups cocoa 2 teaspoons salt Instructions Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Per Serving: Heat one cup of whole milk per serving. Mix in two tablespoons of hot chocolate mix and stir until dissolved. I always had a soft spot for hot chocolate. It is practically a drink from my childhood. Whenever it got slightly chilly, or I was hurt (and I got hurt a lot as a kid!), my mama always made me (and my cousin) home-made hot chocolate. Sometimes, it had consistency of hot cocoa, sometimes it was thick, but always, it was delicious. Whenever I make myself a cup of hot chocolate, I just breathe it in and recall those pleasant memories of home. Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? (20 rubies) This is Gary in snowman form. Gary is a long-suffering companion and best friend of one Maxim Trevelyan. He keeps him out of trouble if he can. He is not amused about Maxim's antics and wonders why he is even friends with him. The photo shows a snowman with one yellow and one green eye looking right. He has a crooked orange nose and mouth made of six coal stones. Gary has a sloppily thrown on sparkling pink scarf. His jacket is held together with five silver, sparkly buttons. Cold Weather Critters (20 Rubies) The magical creature often seen during winter times is the Snowpuff. Its habitat is any place where it is snowing, no matter how remote or urban it is. It life-span is as long as the snow they inhabit lasts. Which might mean minutes, months, or decades. No one knows how Snowpuff comes into existence. Magizoologists think that the concentration of the magic in the air forms Snowpuffs out of snowflakes when it starts to snow. They feed on snow and ice, on rare occasions when they cannot find food also on frozen flora. Snowpuffs resemble a snowball, but with more of a giant-snowflake characteristics. They are extremely docile and love to perform in snowball fights with young wizards and witches. Wrap Up Warm (20 Rubies) First, thermal underwear is best if you plan to stay in the snow or just cold weather for a longer period of time. Otherwise, normal underwear and warm fuzzy leggings are the best. I also always wear a tank undershirt, for added warmth in torso area. Do not forget about one or two layers of socks! Then, I normally dress myself in thin clothing. Like, long pants, similar to sweat pants and a sweater. It is important that they are not loose or they might get stuck on skis or other equipment. Over that, I wear warm and waterproof ski pants and jacket. A helmet and goggles are a must as well. Perfect outfit for several hours on the slopes. Wish You Were Here (20 Rubies) I think that my postcard would be a combination of different things, like a collage. Since this is a winter trip, I think a white snowflake border would be the prettiest. Then, the postcard would be divided into several parts, separated with white lines. In the middle of the card, there would be a name of the place we went to. The separate shorts would show the slopes with people skiing, a snapshot of one of the lodges, with smoke coming out of the chimney, a shot of the board games or books and a mug of hot chocolate/cocoa nearby, a shot of the mountains, of people building a snowman and the village/city overall. Story Time (20 rubies) 'It's snowing,' she screamed. Her chapped, dry lips were open in awe at the wondrous sight, puffs of air escaping her mouth, clouding the chilly air all around her. Her gaze turned toward the sky, eyes filling with happiness so rarely felt as small, brittle, flecks landed on her hair, clothes, nose and eyelashes, covering her in a white coat of cold. 'It's snowing!' she yelped again and stared running around in the garden, beckoning the person behind her to hurry out as well. 'Mama, it's snowing!' she looked into older eyes, which were accompanied with laugh lines around the edges. She picked up a handful of snow and tried to shape it into a ball. With a swing of her arm, she hit her mother in the chest, both laughing loudly. It was a start of a happy, care-free day.
  4. My second try on the jigsaws and I got a better time on all! :D Jigsaw #1 - 26:59 Jigsaw #2 - 8:41 Jigsaw #3 - 17:56 Jigsaw #4 - 5:59
  5. Shadow, you are correct!
  6. Wow, guys, calm down. :P But correct on all. _ _ _ N S E T T _ _ (10 letters) Lives remaining: 8
  7. Yes! _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ _ _ (10 letters) Lives remaining: 8
  8. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (10 letters) Lives remaining: 8
  9. Maybe an L? P.S. Your life count is wrong.
  10. Jigsaw 1 - 37:37 Jigsaw 2 - 11:09 Jigsaw 3 - 18:42 Jigsaw 4 - 6:22
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