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BRENT ZACHARY MCKINNEY
name: Brent Zachary McKinney age: twenty-nine date of birth: 4th October occupation: music professor bloodstatus: 1/4 Veela wands: lauren with dragon core, 10 1/4 inches, rigid broom: none
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height: 5'8 weight: 140 lbs general description: Brent likes to think that he's something of a god; beautiful and perfect in appearance, to make up for the secret doubts he has towards certain aspects of his brash personality. He's a pretty skinny guy, and truthfully drinks a lot more than he eats. face claim: Brandon Flowers
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likes: sleeping, drinking, attention, fashion, music, pianos, singing, puppies dislikes: all animals (excluding puppies and toads), sweet foods, mornings, people (in general), most purebloods, working, not getting what he wants, small children strengths: his appearance, confidence and musical talent weaknesses: his arrogance, hostility towards others and well-hidden sensitivity dementor: when he was in his first year and some older kids decided to get the new mudblood drunk. Needless to say, more than his ego was damaged the night and it was far from pleasant. boggart: being a 'nobody' his whole life mirror of erised: to be famous, to perfect and widen his range of musical abilities, to truly like himself more amortentia: ink, coconut, chicken curry, himself veritaserum being a quarter veela, feels responsible for the destruction of his parents' marriage
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mother: Madison Levine father: Clayton McKinney siblings: None pets: Ribbity II the toad history: Born and raised in Las Vegas, Brent has always been around liars, cheaters and drunkards. From a young age there were things around to tempt him into being a 'sinner', but he was only a young kid while he lived there - a well-respected one too. He was the only child of a relatively young, sweet couple and was a popular enough child at school. That changed when he was nine years old and forced to move to England so his dad could take up a job there at a university.
The move saw Brent turn into a difficult brat. He wasn't used to his parents going against his wishes. The boy threw regular temper tantrums, begging them to at least leave him behind in America. Despite this, they didn't comply and Brent was dragged along to start afresh in another country. Great, huh? He quickly turned against his parents. Brent made everything purposely complicated for them. Even something as simple as what he wanted for breakfast was turned into a huge argument. Deep down, he was sorry for his infuriating immaturity but he's never going to admit it, not even now.
Things got better but worse when, a couple of painful years later, Brent received his acceptance letter to Hogwarts. A rush of information was thrown at the child: 'Oh hey, you're a wizard now!' 'Yeah, that magic crap's all real!' 'Also, forgot to mention, your grandmother was a Veela (AKA practically a siren)!' Needless to say, this new twist on his life didn't help keep Brent's reckless behaviour in control. His mother had been fully aware that her own mother was a Veela, but had never shared this with anybody else. Not even her husband. Clayton didn't cope too well with this news either. He ended up forcing Madison to move back to Nevada without him and Brent. This happened while their son was away at Hogwarts, during his first term there as a young Gryffindor. Brent didn't find out about it until he came home for Christmas to only one parent.
His dad changed rapidly. He was more clingy and easier to break. On numerous occasions Brent would accidentally cause his father to burst into hysterical tears. It hurt him that his mother had gone off and his father was a wreck, but Brent never showed anyone how much he was affected by the breakdown of his family. In fact, he suspected that it was mostly his fault. If he hadn't gotten that letter and acted like a such a little shit, none of this magic and Veela stuff would've succeeded in tearing apart his parents.
Brent dealt with this new burst of inner turmoil by drowning himself in music. It was honestly something he had quite a talent for. Since the age of around five he'd been playing piano (of course that stopped when he moved) so he picked it up again, along with various other instruments. Singing also became a hobby of his but he never had the guts to join the choir. His extra-curricular activities for the rest of his education centred more around sex, drugs and rock and roll. That's the way he'd put it, anyway. Brent found himself part of many young wizarding or muggle bands over the next few years, as well as starting smoking/drinking/having sex before it was legal for him to do so. It made him forget how to feel and then music was the other side of that where he'd feel too much. But never, never, would Brent share his worries with another person. He had too much pride and that remains true up to this very day.
The wizard left Hogwarts with a few qualifications but, to almost balance it out, a considerable amount of musical talent and, of course, his dashing good looks. Brent worked in various different shops to build up enough money for a flat because he didn't want to stay with his dad for longer than necessary. Freedom toned down the rebellious streak he'd been having because, hang on, he was allowed to do most of that by this age. Eventually, Brent cleaned himself up. The smoking shit stopped, but he couldn't completely give up his booze. It's under control, that's the main thing. As he focused on music and being a professional slob, Brent retreated into himself somewhat. He gained sensitivity, a semi-working conscience and goals for his life. Who would've thought it? Brent McKinney grew up. The remains of the partying, carefree, arrogant young man are still pretty visible. It's easier to cover them up now, which is why Brent's dared to take up the position of music professor at Hogwarts. He told himself that it's far from being an important subject to most students - what could possibly go wrong?
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alias: Connie age: fifteen experience: two years sample: see Fraser Leporarius' app c:
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