Post by ASTRID ALVA ABRAHAMSSON on Jan 11, 2021 4:48:40 GMT -7
astrid alva abrahamsson
ahs - treed
age and birthday:
10 December, 25
gender and pronouns:
yew and dragon heartstring, 10 inches
Astrid has the same piercing blue eyes as her playby and long, light blonde hair that falls past her shoulders. She is fair skinned to the point of translucence, with a face clear of blemishes and freckles. She is strong jawed with thin lips and and slightly softer and rounder body shape than her playby. She's on the shorter side, standing at 160cm. She has black spots on the tips of her right ring and pinky fingers from the beginnings of frostbite. Occasionally, Astrid will wear thick framed glasses, though she prefers to not wear them whenever possible.
education and jobs
-Large, open spaces
To be forgiven by her family for being magical
Sandalwood, bleach, burning wood
Losing her magical abilities, claustrophobia
Astrid, is a determined and strong-willed individual. Despite being shunned by most of her family for having magical abilities, she wanted to excel in her classes and become successful. Her parents refused to support her freakish abilities, so she had to carve out a niche for herself on her own. Astrid is friendly enough, but somewhat lacking in social skills and often speaks her mind without considering the implications of her words. She has a particularly soft spot for animals. With her familial issues, Astrid is not keen on losing control and therefore will not indulge in such things that impact her measure of control on her life. Astrid is passionate - when she likes something, she often throws her whole self behind it. When she dislikes something, she vehemently hates things. She is a girl of black and whites, with no grey areas. Her sense of humour is black as tar, with cutting wit making people incapable of taking the things she says lightly. Astrid can be somewhat reckless, though only by her own decision in a manner which she can control.
Joakim Abrahamsson - Father - 64 - Muggle - Cellist
Maria Jensen Abrahamsson - Mother - 60 - Muggle - Cellist
Magnus Abrahamsson - Brother - 30 - Muggle - Cellist
Johanne Abrahamsson - Sister - 28 - Muggle - Software Engineer
Black cat called Stig
Bearded dragon called Emil
Astrid is the youngest child of two famed cellists, Joakim and Maria Abrahamsson. Like her siblings, Astrid was raised to follow in their footsteps, learning the string instrument from the age in which she could hold a bow. Her childhood, beyond attending concerts, practicing cello and keeping to herself, was boring enough. The family was too busy touring Sweden and the world to have much time for extra-personal relations. The children had tutors when on tour, and attended private school. Though lonely, Astrid was never extremely unhappy. That is, until strange things started happening to her when she was around seven years old.
The first odd occurrence was when she was practicing roller blading on the street. It was a bit bumpy, and Astrid tripped. She fell forwards and heard a definite snap in her left wrist. Terrified of what her parents would say, about how it would take weeks to heal and she wouldn't be able to play cello (after all, they had warned her not to roller blade as it would certainly cause injury) Astrid kept the pain muted. She favoured her right hand throughout the evening, and went to bed and ignored the pain. However, in the morning it was as if nothing had happened. Astrid's wrist was absent of pain, and there was no apparent lasting trauma. Confused, but delighted that she wouldn't get in trouble, Astrid didn't mention anything to anyone in her family. Instead, she continued practising the cello.
Moments like her seemingly magical healing were few and far between, and were easily ignored by Astrid. Astrid grew more and more reckless, even insisting on camping in early winter despite fears of frostbite. She returned successfully, but was berated when her mother discovered black spots on the tips of her right fingers. It appeared frostbite had started to take hold, but something had kept it at bay and Astrid maintained complete use of her hand. She would have gotten in heaps of trouble if it had impeded her ability to play the cello.
Everything changed in the summer before Astrid's 12th birthday. A stranger knocked on the door, and Astrid's father opened it to a strangely dressed, tall and thin woman. She introduced herself as a representative of Durmstrang Institute. She was a witch, and so was Astrid. Joakim scoffed. A witch? There was no such thing. Things in their lives made sense, and having a magical daughter simply did not. Astrid was curious and wanted to know more - did that explain why things happened to her the way they did? Astrid's father bade the woman good day and shut her out, but not before Astrid had heard enough. She sprinted out the back door and caught up with the woman as she was walking away. The woman confirmed things for her - she was indeed a witch. And she had a spot at Durmstrang if she wanted it.
For her whole life, Astrid had lived in the shadows of her siblings and parents. She thought she would never amount to anything more than a cellist. While she was gifted with the instrument, she didn't want her life to revolve around it. Astrid accepted her place at Durmstrang, without her parents consent or approval. She didn't care - this was her opportunity to be successful.
Astrid's time at Durmstrang was insightful and interesting. Still a somewhat lonely girl, she was regarded by her fellow students as a bit weird, but always with a sharp comeback. She discovered a love for magical creatures, instantly becoming fascinated by dragons. The Swedish Shortsnout in particular - she felt a sort of kinship with the breed though she had only read about them. She worked as hard on her studies, as she had practiced cello as a youth. She was allowed back in her home each summer against her parents wishes - they simply wanted nothing to do with a witch. They didn't speak much to her, but forced her to continue her cello training.
However, Astrid wasn't the only rebel in the Abrahamsson family. Her elder sister Johanne decided to quit cello at the age of 18 to pursue a career in tech. Her parents had been so focused on their music they hadn't noticed their middle child learning to code in the dark hours of the night. Johanne and Astrid were the odd ones of the family, and developed a kinship that Magnus, the eldest, simply couldn't penetrate. After university, Johanne moved more centrally into Stockholm. Astrid graduated Durmstrang and split her time between Stockholm with her sister and Snowdonia in Wales, where she had been granted an internship to work at the Snowdonia dragon reserve. Astrid pursued a career in general magizoology, though her heart always remained with dragons.
site events reaction:
Astrid was not very involved in much of what happened in London. She was more focused on the life she was carving out for herself. However, when the dragons escaped and attacked Hogsmeade, Astrid was one of those who responded. She wanted to make sure the ministry didn't hurt any of the creatures. Astrid had no love for sports, so she was supremely unconcerned with the explosions at a Quidditch match. She did consider it quite a shame that someone as famous as Hermione Granger had died. She thought it was quite curious that so many explosions were happening. More so than usual, at least.