Appearance: Lily has long, curly brown hair and brown eyes. At 5’8”, she is a bit on the tall side. She has a classic, elegant style and when not in uniform, she generally wears long skirts and shirts with soft lines. If she is lounging or in the Common Room, you may find her in jeans with one of her beloved jumpers. Lily has a fondness for the Victorian Era, and several period skirts and corsets can be found in her wardrobe, though she doesn’t wear them often. Highly modest, she never wears makeup and wishes she could make her uniform skirts longer.
Personality: As an only child, Lily can seem a bit detached towards her peers, but she’s really only shy. She is quiet and often blends into the background, preferring to observe rather than be involved in large groups. She is extremely loyal and an excellent person to come to if one needs a good listener. She is a romantic and a dreamer, but works hard at her lessons—her best subjects are Transfiguration and Charms, and one of her goals is to become an Animagus. Lily can often be found reading classic Muggle literature (her genre of choice) by the fireplace in the Gryffindor Common Room and her other favourite pastimes include listening to music, dancing (classical ballet as well as ballroom), and singing. Lily has a natural affinity for the night sky and often wanders around at night gazing at the stars and moon. However, she doesn't enjoy taking Astronomy as she feels it takes away the mystery of the heavens. She was a member of the original DA, but hasn’t quite perfected her Patronus—she thinks it’s some sort of bird, but she’s not quite sure. Her wand is 12 1/2”, rosewood with a unicorn-hair core, and pliable.
History: Lily was born on 16 February 1980 to Jonathan and Clarissa Grey. Both of her parents are wizards—her mother is pure-blood and her father is half (on his father's side). Her father, Jonathan, teaches at a wizarding primary school and her mother, Clarissa, works with the Ministry of Magic. Lily had a happy childhood and is rather close to her parents, as she did not have many friends before entering Hogwarts. Of her extended family, she is especially fond of her Muggle grandmother, from whom she inherited her love of Muggle literature as well as her middle name.
Towards the end of her sixth year at Hogwarts, Lily met with Headmistress McGonagall about the possibility of Animagus training. While McGonagall was not able to train the girl herself due to her Headmistress duties, she saw promise in her and recommended several books and a Specialist to see during holidays. Lily will be going about her Animagus training as a sort of independent study.
Timetable Monday: 1st period: DADA with Hufflepuff 2nd period: Astronomy with Ravenclaw 3rd period: Transfiguration with Slytherin
Tuesday: 1st period: Arithmancy with Ravenclaw 4th period: History of Magic with Hufflepuff
Wednesday: 2nd period: Muggle Studies with Ravenclaw
Thursday: 1st period: Potions with Hufflepuff
Friday: 1st period: Herbology with Slytherin 4th period: Charms with Ravenclaw
O.W.L.S. Astronomy A Charms O DADA O Herbology E History of Magic A Potions E Transfiguration O Arithmancy E Muggle Studies O
Lily is an Aquarian; however, her personality is more suited to that of a Pisces (and this discrepancy between the stars and true personalities is part of why she dropped Divination in favour of Arithmancy):
"While not the bravest of Gryffindors, the Gryffindor Pisces still exhibits a quiet courage. They aren't afraid to face painful truths, if there really is no way of escaping them. These Gryffindors are deeply compassionate, and full of emotional strength, often becoming the unofficial counselors in the common room who everybody runs to for advice. They are romantic to an extreme; their minds are stuffed full of fairy tales, myths, and legends. They often spend more time daydreaming than doing their homework, to the vexation of their professors. Still, their daydreams do sometimes produce uncanny insights." (From the Harry Potter Astrology page)
((OOC: This is a role-play journal for magic_life. I do not own anything in the Harry Potter universe except for Lily, who is my own creation. Lily is played by Natalie Portman, caps for character icons are courtesy of www.np.com. Gryffindor book icon by titancianet, Flavia moon and Soul of the Rose icons by daydream_icons, white rose icon by faery_icons, and Poe icon by masquerademasks.))