Group: Odd Jobs
Member No.: 337
Joined: 11-June 09
Age: 45 (September 18, 1973)
Graduation: Hufflepuff class of 1990 at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Ancient Runes O
Mugge Studies O
History: Griselda was the first born of two children -- the other her younger brother, Logan Lindsay, three and a half years her juniour -- to a Muggle mother and wizarding father. She doesn't like to mention her mixed lineage, and instead completely indulges herself in the Wizarding world. She is slightly ashamed of her plain Muggle mother, and is not on good terms with her. She was a daddy's girl, to be sure, and entered Hogwarts with every intention of ruling the school -- Teague MacGuire kind of ruined that for her. An instant rivalry erupted between the two of them, and they never quite got over it. She excelled in her studies, mostly because of their competition -- their success in Transfiguration and Charms might have been because they were always hexing each other. DADA was horrid, because they spent most of the time in class using the opportunity to do damage to one another, which resulted in poor grades. But they varied in one way - he was gifted in Potions, while she was gifted at Divination -- she learned that she was a damn good liar, and gained a reputation for being unbeatable in card games. She also took Muggle Studies out of guilt, but found the Wizarding perspectives fascinating, and far more interesting than her mother's home.
After Hogwarts, Griselda became good friends with Rita Skeeter, and the two were room mates for four years when they were much younger. Through Skeeter, Griselda was introduced to journalism, and became a much adored anonymous writer for Witch Weekly, usually in the form of critiquing other posts, including those of Mr. MacGuire, who fancied himself a comedic journalist. Her harsh words were a cynicism that many witches indulged in as a guilty pleasure, but eventually she overstepped her boundaries, and declined to submit to the magazine at the suggestion of her editor -- who was the one who received the brunt of her hate mail. Undeterred, she moved to Egypt with her then-boy toy, who was a young wizard whose family was trying to build an empire off of Muggle tourist traps. She continued writing, this time making romantic, fictional novels under a different psuedonym, but they didn't circulate very far out of the Mediterranean. As it was, she soon became restless, and left the country with a second boy toy and found herself in Japan, playing courtesan to a rich wizard there, who became her next paramour. In his care, she vacationed in America and Canda, developing a fondness for Odysseus Grey's adventure series taking place in the Canadian frontier that she stumbled upon during one of her stays in Nova Scotia, but eventually found she preferred a home in New Zealand. She still owns a small home there, and escapes to this place when life gives her a hard time. Eventually, however, her male interest outgrew her -- although she refuses to admit it -- and she left, finding herself in Paris, when she found a fan of her now years old novel, and being a publisher, asked for her to start writing again. This time, her novels were about a much romanticised version of herself -- Nile Queen, Gaelic Geisha, and Scottish Rose were fantastic sellers, and she became insanely wealthy. Nowadays, she's once more living a life of luxury, but now is a sugar momma instead of living off of her lovers. Her love of journalism is still there, though, and she got a job writing a satire column in various newspapers here and there, again under a psuedonym. Considering her absence safe enough -- particularly with Rita Skeeter (the treacherous sneak -- hard to believe she was once friends with that creepy witch) out of the country and NOT there to point her out as she had numerous times when she'd tried to come back to Great Britain to be closer to her baby brother -- she has returned to the UK and is living in a lovely condo in Scottland, not too far from her younger brother's home and his wife and three beautiful kids. She still is on bad terms with her mother, try as Lindsay does to get her to reconsile with her in her older age.
Personality: Vibrant and vain, her age is her most sensitive spot. She is sassy and sexy and dresses provocatively to make herself feel younger and relive the years that have, since put in print, made her famous. She is liable to flirt with any wizard she sees that's younger than her, but no one within ten years of her own age. She will often lie about her age -- 29 is a favourite for the youngest ones, or 34 (bashful) with the older. Still, with magic, one can never know for sure, so why not stretch the truth a little? She's a horrid gossip and is always listening for something to write about -- the only problem is, she's a horrible person and will talk absolute trash and mock you up and down just for sport. Shinies and French perfume are her best bribes and she is an absolute sucker for mink fur, although she'll never admit it's real.
Appearance: With sharp features and christmas red hair, Griselda is a rather small witch, but she makes up for her size with a very bold presence. She often dresses in things that are provocative for her age, but she seems to enjoy her own self-endorsed spinsterhood, but does so fashionably: she is a cougar, and well aware of the fact. She keeps herself dressed in the finest fashions, favouring shimmering satin or curve hugging knits and is never seen out of her pointed "witchy" boots, as her mixed blood friends like to say. She knows how to wear make-up, however, and is never trashy, just... probably a bit too old to be dressing that way. But, if you ask her age, she will lie, so who's to know?
Name & Contact Information: Artie
Previous Roleplay Experience: Artemius Baxby; Pads Hogwarts; various LJ and journal based and forum based RPGs.