COVE, TALIA M. Dec 12, 2016 21:53:39 GMT -6
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talia marcelina cove
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the basicsName || talia marcelina cove Nicknames || Tali, Lia
Age || 30 Birthday || 10/31/1980
Blood Status || pureblood
School || Ilvermorny House || Thunderbird
Gender || Female Sexuality || Heterosexual
Occupation || Unspeakable by day, Mother always, amateur cage-fighter by night
Social class || Middle to lower to middle. (I pay my own way. My parents only are able to help with my daughter a little. Also, hello? MACUSA salary? It's great, but it's still government. And, woman. You think wizarding world doesn't have gender inequity? There is still such a thing as a wage gap.)
Hometown || Durham, North Carolina / London, Englandthe intricaciesPets || Loki, an obnoxiously cute, occasionally cuddly, mischievous, escape artist of a tuxedo cat who Talia adopted the year she was homeless by sharing food with the creature; (1, 2, 3, cat loaf with loki horns);
a barmy but sweet formerly severely neglected barn cat adopted from GoodMews cat rescue as picked out by Lindsey, named _________ (1, 2)
Wand || Black Oak, Dragon-heartstring, 10 3/4, stout
Nationality || American/British
Heritage || Chilean-Argentine (mother), Russian-German (father's parents)
Place of Residence || London, now that she's transferred to England so Lindsey can attend Hogwarts.
Languages || - I speak seven languages: English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, German, Romanian, Spanish. Life goal: Get to 14. I grew up with my grandfather - father's father - refusing to speak Yiddish, so I learned it a little bit to spite him and the rest of the way because the insults are just plain fun. I learned Hebrew up until ilvermorny. My grandmother - my father's mother - spoke Russian, and learned it from her. German and Romanian, I self taught using books and cellphone applications, and Spanish I learned from my mother who is Chilean. All this, obscure and otherwise, opens doors on the streets and among offices, loosens tongues. The stories you hear, acquaintances you make....the personality
Five key characteristics to describe yourself:
inquisitive, loyal, passionate, indecisive, drivenFive key characteristics other would describe you:charismatic, cynical, edgy, compassionate, vengeful
Likes || thin crust pizza, cooking, comics and graphic novels; cauliflower and lentils and indian food and shwarma; food trucks (i'm sensing there's a theme here); museums, languages; being competitive; spontaneity; art; puzzles and numerology; astronomy;Dislikes || bread, surprises,Strengths ||
Weaknesses || gluten (hi, celiac disease, meet my gut), recklessness, dancing (for being a martial artist, i'm convinced I suck at dancing, but then again i've never really tried); vulnerability;Dreams/Aspirations ||Fears || falling, suffocation, commitment, failing her daughter, being short-sighted in the metaphorical senseHobbies || = mixed martial arts,= parkour (I'm a beginner, this is the 'reckless' bit of me. a metaphor for itself: running straight at the things that scare me. fear of falling? better run straight at it and freak out later, right?)Random facts / quirks ||- I'm a total Geek with a capital G. Lindsey learned to read from comics left over from my childhood.- I've live 50/50 as a muggle/witch. I use magic like an American for things that are easy or when I'm too lazy to get out of bed, but technology is wonderful so I try to buffer it at home because I don't want my computer frying, and because I like doing things for myself. Exceptions include laundry. I never get tired of that. Oh, and watching the broom sweep the floor like in Fantasia.- I hold grudges that rival goblins.. but I'm not blind to reason. I just sometimes lose sight of the matter at hand when I'm too close to it in the moment.- I believe strongly in free will, but just as strongly in moral action. Laws are irrelevant to me, as far as I'm concerned, because man and law and law as being created by man as fallible. I don't believe issues are black and white and therefore moral exceptions can and should be made, if not by governments then by upstanding actors. And where that principle applies to those who would do terror, moral action to the best of ability and strategy of governments to aid or dispatch people should be pursued. I don't show mercy to people who directly violate my morals, harming innocents, etc.the historyFather || Samuel Cove, son of Harrietta Pitkin and Levy Cove; German-Russian descentHarrietta Pitkin, art historian/curator, daughter of Ida Kronberg and Benjamin PitkinMother || Claudia Garcia, daughter of May Ramirez and Vincente Garcia; Chilean/Chilean-Argentine descent
(- during ww2, she volunteered as a nurse and was sent over to europe, working in citizen hospitals in allied-held ciites. she quickly realized how damn over her head she was and freaked out. she suffered a breakdown, and was removed from field work. the guilt ate at her, but she worked with the uninjured citizens, organizing supply distributions and more, organizing dance and theater and art gatherings to bolster morale. when the war ended, there was a commission looking to compile a registry of lost cultural artwork, and what may have been destroyed by the war. not wanting to leave yet, and not having the mental endurance to bear composure in the hospitals, she volunteered to assist.)
-Harrietta named for Ida's father, Harry - talia's great x2 grandfather.. Ida's first born son - tali's great uncle - was named Harry, but he died at age 1, and so she named Harrietta for both her late grandfather and brother)
Levy Cove, doctor, ob-gyn, WW2 army doc, son of Chaim Iskovitz and Marcia Szyperski;
(worked on army bases throughout europe in ww2 and after. met Harrietta in Munich, where she was helping the ministry process a registry of lost art for a task force that would be created to track it down. Levy was on a day's leave from base, wandering around and wandered into one of the semi-standing museums where Harrietta was working. He claims "the real work of art there was your grandmother, her dedication to the cause, she stood out more than anything")Important People ||
LINDSAY COVE, daughter, age 11.History ||(1980, birth) born in England to American parents with a work visa. father was doing collaborative research at university oxford on the epigenetic effects of particular biowarfare substances, e.g. agent orange; lived in London until Talia was nine years old(1989, 9 yrs) Berlin wall falls. Talia's paternal grandparents celebrate in the absence of their parents (Talia's paternal great grandparents passed on before she was born; her paternal great grandfather had fought in ww2, and her paternal great grandmother had emigrated from Russia to America between ww1 and ww2.) end of an era. Tali's parents discuss moving back to America so Tali can be closer to her grandparents.(1989, 9yrs) Talia and family move back to the States, to Durham, North Carolina where father opened medical practice, mother opened boutique. they set up home in a blended american wizard community typified by wizards and witches living assimilated life styles, with technology and magic integrated, albeit with usual buffers (computers are in the back of the house, no magic, or you cough up the allowance to buy a new one).(1990, 10yrs) Tali receives Ilvermorny letter in advance of starting the following year. Parents lay out rules, stipulating she will attend muggle summer school between terms to be immersed in science and mathematical curricula.(1992, 12yrs) some girls feel music in their bones, and want to dance. I hear rock in my heart and i want to fight. I come back from Ilvermorny for the summer and happen across Stannis Aleksandrovich when I duck into a gym in new york to watch people train and fight and to get out of the rain. it's his mma gym and i'm fascinated and antsy. But girls don't fight. women fight, he says. you should go fence. you're not ready to have your face punched in. you can't take pain. we can't afford gym fees or classes, but his resistance makes me more adamant. we work out a deal where I will be his errand girl, help his fighters, run errands, help clean the gym and wipe down machines, and if I still want to fight after watching a few bouts, then he and one of his competitive fighers will give me private lessons three a week until school resumes; it took three weeks to wear him down, then I trained thee times a week, until leaving for ilvermorny at the beginning of september(1992, 12) Talia starts a grappling club at ilvermorny. go figure. we also go trail running,and pretend we can do parkour, trying to run up rocks, jumping off boulders into the river.(1998, 18) Talia and a friend have saved up for tickets to the Quidditch World Cup but in light (or rather darkness) of the wave of hate crimes, social turmoil around right-wing blood supremacists, the Cup is cancelled. Tali instead embarks on year long magizoology apprenticeship, believing she wants to go into magical/medical animal biology.
(1999, 18) I meet Lindsey's biological dad in Wales. When I leave for the next field work site, it is some weeks before I realize that I'm pregnant.
(1999, 18-19) Talia concludes apprenticeship at the beginning of summer. decides magizoology is not for her. she moves to England over the summer, takes courses at Cambridge, under wizard Aidar Fiolos. parents move with her to support over her pregnancy.
tali takes courses in psychology and neuro-wizadry/science, with the aim of eventually doing professional research on
love and timemagick. while there, she is sexually assaulted by a fellow researcher. she struggles with whether to drop out or continue, she makes space, getting an off campus apartment - not subsidized b y tuition or scholarships- and work off hours in the lab to avoid him. she doesn't tell her parents for fear of being told to quit, for fear of losing her research, and for her own struggle with what happened. eventually he tries something again and though pregnant, I snap - and break the arm with which he grabbed me. I finish the summer courses, and apply for the undergraduate program.
(1999, 19) I give birth to @lindsey . I spend five months on "maternity" rest then transition back to work, insisting on my own independence , keeping our own apartment. Grandparents take turn helping to care for Lindsey.
(2000, 19-20) I work a job as an assistant PI, using my metamorphmagus skills as necessary while I search for more and higher paying work. The grandparents help me keep afloat, paying the cost of care and essentials for Lindsey.
(2000, 20) I start school at Cambridge, relieved to learn the researcher from my past is no longer at the university.
(winter 2001-02, 21) I fall behind on rent. bad memory: that first rising tide of panic when I realized I was losing the apartment -between tuition, food, and other expenses. February when that knock on the door that sent my heart into my chest. panicking, I pack up what little I can carry for Lindsey and me and bring Lindsey to her grandparents. I stay for a little bit, but I leave Lindsey with them while I go to school, and work two jobs bartending and assistant researcher in a lab. I tell my parents I have a flat, but for a period of four months I'm homeless by night, though I visit Lindsey as often daily as I can.
(fall, 2002, 21-22) combination of hard work, anxiety, and intervention sees my parents realize I've been homeless, sees me land a scholarship for tuition, and a better paying research assistantship. i come clean with what I've been through. by year's end, in time for lndsey's 4th birthday, we're reunited in our flat.
(2004, 23) I graduate cum laude from cambridge. Lindsey and I move back to the States where she starts 1st grade in an american "charm school" outside of Salem, Massachusetts.
(2004-2006, 24-25) graduate from harvard's department of neuroscience, with a MMs (maiores in magica scientia) in neuroscience, with a focus on the link between magic and emotions.
(2006, 25) Lindsey and I move to New York where I begin work at MACUSA as an unspeakable. Lindsey is eight years old.
(2007, 26-27) Lindsey is 8. We go on an extended summer vacation, visiting Ilvermorny, and to the UK, visiting Hogwarts, so that she can decided where she wants to go to school. Lindsey suggests Hogwarts.
(2009, 28 / L: 11) Lindsey and I move to England in the spring so that she may receive her Hogwarts letter, while I do an research appointment in the time division at the Ministry of Magic - Department of Mysteries.
(2009, 28-29 / L: 11) Lindsey receives her Hogwarts letter. We go flat hunting and find a nice one in London to move into in August. Lindsey starts at Hogwarts in September and I officially take a position in the D.O.M.(2010, 30) Talia wines and desserts with her grandmother, discusses love research roundabout seeing as she can't really discuss or explain the nature or findings of her work. So instead, bubbe talks and talks and tells stories about the worth of pure love, Tali develops the interest in returning to researching love and magick, even a matchmaking agency using those findings discreetly.
(2012, 32) Tali draws up a business plan for matchmaking business using arithmancy and numerology, psychology, and insight from research as unspeakable.the roleplayerAlias || Zoie
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