Kirsten (shutterbugbooks) wrote in platform_934,

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  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why?
    I want to say ‘Auror’ because it’s exciting and challenging, but I’d probably want to be a teacher or artist or writer, just like I do in real life. I would absolutely want to work with magic in some way, but my interests would still be the same. I suppose it also depends on how good I was at magic too; if I could, I’d like to be a Healer, just like I would have liked to have been a doctor ... or a professional Quidditch player, just because Quidditch is awesome!

  • You have to venture deep into the Forbidden Forest one night. Pick one Harry Potter character other than Hagrid and one object (muggle or magical), besides your wand, that you'd want with you.
    I would probably choose Hermione; she would have knowledge of everything we came across and how to fight it. Even though she sometimes panics, I become more focussed when I’m not the most scared person around – partly because I have someone to protect, partly because I know no one’s going to protect me - so there are two advantages to having her with me! As for the object ... probably a broomstick. If I can’t fight something, at least we can escape it! So we’d better make it a Firebolt, as a Comet 260 would probably get us killed...

  • If you had the opportunity to live forever, but your family and friends did not, what would you choose? And if you did choose to live forever, what would you do with eternity?
    I would choose to live a mortal life and die with them. While I can see the benefits to society of living forever (I would dedicate myself to finding cures for things – if I had the brains to do so), I just wouldn’t be able to function properly without my friends and family. Forever is a long time to grieve.

  • If you could travel back in time to one point, when and where would you go? Why?
    Just one point? Ahh ... I would like to go back to ancient Greece, as that’s my favourite classical period, but some of their practices – such as human sacrifices – would probably terrify me if I was actually there. I would absolutely love to visit medieval England as well, or even go further back and see the dinosaurs. The discoveries I could make!! Or I could even check out what really happened to Marilyn Monroe.

    There are too many things that fascinate me about the past, and all are too far apart from each other! Otherwise I could just chill out somewhere and visit them all. Woe!

  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    I guess I see myself in lots of characters, but I suppose Ron is the most like me most of the time. People don’t often take me seriously, probably because I joke around a lot, and it can get really frustrating at times. I have my dark moments when getting overlooked gets all too much, and I definitely feel the family thing; even though I’ve only got one sister, it’s very clear who the favourite in my family is. I’ll give you a hint: it’s the daughter that’s studying law! I feel overshadowed by friends and families sometimes, but I know – and the closest of my friends know – that I have so much to give to those who will put the effort it in return. We have the same short fuse as well, flying off the handle when we or our friends are insulted.

  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    Like Ron, I believe I would see lots of things in the Mirror. I would be standing with my husband (currently boyfriend) in front of our dream house, the book I’d had published in my hand, our friends and family in the background, and us both being extremely happy.

    Does anyone need a bucket now??

  • Do you believe that moral actions should be judged by the intentions behind them, or by the consequences they create?
    Probably a bit of both: sometimes, it’s not a person’s fault something goes horribly awry, and it seems unfair to judge them on that when their intentions were good. However, having said that, people often believe without question that they’re acting for the best... and then there’s a massacre or something. Moral actions are subjective, so yes, I believe that they should be judged by the consequences they create.

  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now?
    I wanted to be so many things when I was a kid: astronaut, actress, professional netball player, writer, teacher, film maker, doctor, professional time traveller... I suppose, in a way, they have all stuck with me a little bit. Except the netball player, I simply don’t have the stamina for that!

    My ideal job now is still a writer ... if I could get rid of this damn writer’s block, I know I would be amazing. At the same time, however, I want to be a graphic designer and an English and history teacher ... I love the idea of being able to use my creativity to earn a living, but I also love the idea of inspiring teenagers to engage with books (I guess that’s why I work in a library!) and their own creativity.

  • If you were able to invent one spell, potion, or charm, what would it do, what would you use it for or how would you use it, and what would you call it?
    I’m not sure what I would call it, but I would create a lovely-tasting potion to cure depression for good. Not sadness; depression the mental illness. One drink and poof! Depression cured. No one would have to suffer through the pain of having it – and all the eating disorders, self-harm etc that come with it – or watching their loved one go through it. Maybe ... Depression-Ease? Too corny?

  • If you were to face a boggart, what would it turn into? And what does it turn into when you throw the counter-spell, Riddikulus?
    My biggest fear is not finding another job, losing my independence and having to move back home. I guess my boss or my parents telling me I can’t live with my boyfriend anymore and that I have to move home. When I cast Riddikulus, they would turn into soft teddy bears with grumpy expressions on their faces. HA! Take that, doomsayers!

  • What do you look for in a friend?
    A fantastic sense of humour, loyalty and understanding. I value friends who actually appreciate me as a friend back, who don’t give me funny looks when I’m joking or being nerdy, and most of all: who don’t ditch each other when we get sick. As I get sick a lot (not so much colds etc, chronic pain, exhaustion, those sorts of things), it’s important to me that friends stick by each other and don’t just run off because a “more interesting” person came along. But most importantly, we need to be able to fun together and are able to talk about anything!

  • What trait most annoys you about other people?
    Stupidity – not necessarily someone who just isn’t that intelligent but a lack of common sense bugs me to high hell. Everyone is entitled to their Blonde Moments, but people who live in them? No thanks.

  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    - Creativity
    - Sense of humour and being able to make people laugh
    - Determination – I’ll teach myself anything until I’m great at it. The harder it is, the more stubborn I get.
    - I like to be organised (bordering on need to be organised) and;
    - I will go out of my way to help people, whether they’re the ones I love or customers at work.

  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    - I’m pretty impatient most of the time
    - Stubborn
    - I have a distinct lack of mathematical ability
    - I’m easily frustrated and;
    - Sometimes over-react to the little things.

  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: I know it’s a cliché, but courage to me is being scared and doing it anyway. Fighting your fears is more courageous than not being scared at all; it doesn’t have to be bungee jumping or anything, but even taking on the commitment of a relationship when you’re scared it might not work out, standing up to a friend when they’re being an idiot, stepping into a fight to protect someone you don’t know ... okay, maybe that one’s more reckless than courageous... but it’s the principle of the action that counts.
    • Loyalty: Standing by someone even when you don’t think they’re in the right; standing up for someone you love; always being there when a friend needs you. To me, loyalty is hard to explain as it’s something I just expect of people. It’s always a shock to find out someone isn’t loyal to their friends. To me, it’s just a breach of common knowledge and friendship and love.
    • Intelligence: Of course there’s academic smart, which should be admired, but I see intelligence in someone who has common sense and knows how to behave in society. Someone who doesn’t think reading is a waste of time, has maturity enough to know when to be immature, and who’s not so far up their own butt they scoff on everyone else’s opinions.
    • Ambition: This is a hard one for me. For example, I have lots of dreams and goals but lack the ability to follow them through and pull them off. So to me, I’m not ambitious. Ambition is having those goals and the drive to put them into action. It’s not that ambitious people are bad people (as often seems to be the assumption in Harry Potter circles); doctors were ambitious. To be able to set your eyes on something you want and go out and get it – without being a massive prat along the way – is certainly something I admire.

  • Name: Kay
  • Age: 22
  • Where did you find out about us? I’ve heard you mentioned a few times in journals before, and decided as part of my new LJ I’d like to get sorted and get into a HP comm as well!
  • Do you plan on being active in the communities once you are sorted? I certainly do plan on it!

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    What HP character do you identify with most and why? This is an interesting one. Growing up, my mum always tried to push me towards Hermione…

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    What HP character do you identify with most and why? I identify most with Luna Lovegood. She is somebody who is always on the outskirts, but has…

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