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    Ryan The Wizard
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    Bill Weasley

    I figured since Percy Weasley was considered a Main Character, I would throw Bill in here too.

    Now, on to my questions!

    What kinds of events do you think could logically happen in Bill Weasley's childhood? By childhood, I mean in the years before Hogwarts.

    How would he handle rejection?

    If he really wanted to do something, but Molly and Arthur forbade it, what would logically happen?

    In your opinion, would Bill be the same kind of cool guy in his youth, or would he be insecure?

    I think that's enough for a decent discussion.

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    maraurderinchief
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    Billy Boy

    I've always thought of Bill as a dare devil, so I think he would have a lot of visits to St. Mungo's as a kid, for broken bones, etc. I don't think Molly would've wanted him to be a cursebreaker, but obviously he did it anyway. He seems like he would've been a cool guy, but when he was in first year he had Charlie and Peercy to compete with already. I think that would make him a little insecure, even as the eldest brother. If Bill got rejected I think he would probably mope for a few days, but pull himself together and maybe prank the rejector.

    Hope this helps!

    MIC

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    cmwinters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan The Wizard
    What kinds of events do you think could logically happen in Bill Weasley's childhood? By childhood, I mean in the years before Hogwarts.
    Well, remember, he's the oldest of the Weasley children. So while he may not remember Charlie's birth, or even Percy's, he'd definitely remember the twins', Ron's and Ginny's. He may have had chores to do to help keep after them. Molly is said to have home-schooled her kids, so he probably had to help the younger ones with their schoolwork.

    Bill was born in November 1971 which means he would have started Hogwarts in September 1983. You can check Wikipedia here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971) (and increment that last number) for things that went on in the Muggle world, and he might have remebered things like Comet West (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_West).

    In the Wizarding World, he may have heard Charlie nattering on about the rogue Antipodean Opaleye that killed several kangaroos in Australia, and he most certainly would have remembered the fall of the Dark Lord and the fate of the Longbottoms.

    (http://www.hp-lexicon.org/timelines/...0&endyear=1981)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan The Wizard
    How would he handle rejection?
    Well, I think like anyone else, he'd be sad and hurt if he was rejected, but he'd probably pick himself up and dust himself off, and go about his business, probably trying to come up with a plan to make things work more in his favour next time. Not so much like James Potter, who went at Lily Evans like the proverbial battering ram, but more like someone who would be subtle and thoughtful about the consequeneces.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan The Wizard
    if he really wanted to do something, but Molly and Arthur forbade it, what would logically happen?

    In your opinion, would Bill be the same kind of cool guy in his youth, or would he be insecure?
    I think as the oldest he'd be confident and strong, but probably at least as a younger child, obedient. Even as an adult he's not disobedient, but he's independent and thinks for himself and isn't cowed easily. He was Head boy and was surely intelligent as he passed all twelve subjects his OWL year. So I think he was probably confident and competent at most everything he set out to be, but is still respectful and hard-working.

    I think on whether or not he'd disobey outright would probably depend on his age, the forbidden activity and the consequences. If they forbid him to cast spells at his brother and the threat was that Arthur would lose his job, he might not do that. If it was don't eat a biscuit because you'll get your hand slapped, and he really wanted it, he might chance not getting caught.

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    Ryan The Wizard
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    Your response raises another question CM.

    What sort of subjects would be taught by Mrs. Weasley to her children. Would she teach them maths and english? Or would they learn about wizarding world topics?


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    cmwinters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan The Wizard
    Your response raises another question CM.

    What sort of subjects would be taught by Mrs. Weasley to her children. Would she teach them maths and english? Or would they learn about wizarding world topics?

    At the very least they'd have had to learn to read, write and spell—otherwise there would be no readings to do in Hogwarts and no essays assigned. They'd have learned some Wizarding history and cultural things like fairy tales and what a Wizard's duel is. They would have learned things like wand etiquette and I cannot even *comprehend* how some of those students would have gone through potions and Astronomy without basic science knowledge and basic math knowledge.

    Hermione and Harry, who went to Muggle schools, weren't remarkably ahead of or behind their colleagues, so they all appear to be on more-or-less even ground at arrival.

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    AurorKeefy
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    Whenever someone is writing about the Weasleys, particularly Bill, Charlie and Percy, I think that this particular essay makes for almost essential reading.

    http://www.hp-lexicon.org/essays/ess...-dynamics.html

    Although it is speculation based almost solely around dates of birth, it is both well presented and logical, and offers a valuable insight into what the characters may be like, and why.

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    angelicxdiscord
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    Got a quick question about the Bill-man: If someone asked him how he got scarred, would he answer in an exceedingly cool manner? Or would the traumatic experience have dulled his easy going personality?

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    tbsbooboo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan The Wizard
    Your response raises another question CM.

    What sort of subjects would be taught by Mrs. Weasley to her children. Would she teach them maths and english? Or would they learn about wizarding world topics?

    That is a really good question. I think that she would teach a very well rounded education to her children. So I think that math and english would be in there somewhere. I mean look at her kids, half of them are prefects and most of them got great scores in school. I think she taught them well!

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    I am writing a short chaptered fic about Bill. I would like some thoughts on a few things.

    1. How do you think Bill mentally reacted to being bitten by Fenrir Greyback?

    2. Would he have tried to push Fleur away? We know how she reacted to his face, but once he saw himself, how would he have reacted?

    3. How much did he worry over the fact he could be a werewolf? I figure Remus probably helped him there, but would talking to Remus have been enough to allay his fears? Or would he have hidden himself away at the approaching full moon just in case.

    4. Where would he have gone once realeased from the Hospital Wing? To the Burrow? Or to where he was living in London?

    5. Where did he live in London? Has there been anything written in canon as to where he lived while working at Gringotts?

    Thanks for you help.
    Terri Black (as in Mrs Sirius {aka Padfoot} Black)
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    Calico2
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    In response to mudbloodproud's questions:

    Bill was probably calmer about being bitten then a lot of people would be, based on his general level of coolness, although internally it must have been a different story. I'm sure that in his head he was freaking out, at least at first. I don't know how anyone could go through something like that and not be emotionally scarred as well as physically.

    I can't see Bill pushing Fleur away, at least not after hearing her opinion (was he conscious during Fleur's speech to Mrs. Weasley in the Hospital Wing?). Bill would likely have been proud of Fleur for her choice, and definitely glad of more proof that she wasn't just marrying him for his looks. But I think if Fleur reacted in some way each time she saw Bill after the accident (which she probably would, initially), even if only for an instant, it would hurt him, even though he wouldn't say anything. He might consider trying to leave Fleur, in a Remus-Tonks-esque way, but I don't think he'd go through with it.

    Talking to Remus about whether or not he was a werewolf would not be enough, because Bill's circumstances were totally different. As for hiding himself away at the first full moon, he definitely would; he would never put his loved ones in danger if there was the slightest chance of him transforming.

    I'd think that after such a traumatic experience Bill would want to go with his family to the Burrow. He probably wouldn't be able to work for a while anyway, so there'd be no point staying in London. I think he'd also want to get away from the public eye for a bit. I don't think anything cannon has been written about Bill's living space during his career at Gringotts. It's basically implied that he lives away from home, and that's it. It seems you have the freedom to make up his location.

    Hope my ideas/ramblings help with your story!

    -Calico

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