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  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why?
    I would probably choose to be an 'Unspeakable' and work on the concept of time. Time and history have always fascinated me for some reason. I sometimes actually wonder what it would be like to go back to the middle ages and just observe the way people lived back then. I wouldn't want to change history, I'd just, for example would like to know who Jack the Ripper was and his motive for killing people and solve that mystery for my own satisfaction. I am aware of the fact that there isn't much known about the Unspeakables which is another reason why I would want to be one. I'm curious about what is going on in the department of mysteries, it sounds so fascinating!
     
  • 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 think the most practical choice of who to bring would be either Dumbledore or Voldemort. Both of them are extremely powerful (and feared) wizards who could probably protect me against everything that's lurking in every dark corner of the forest. So, I guess if Dumbledore wouldn't be available to go with me I would go with Voldemort. Then again, I'd probably be more afraid of Voldemort than anything that lives in the forbidden forest, but if we were on good terms he would definitely be able to protect me. As for taking an object, I think I would bring an extra sweater, because I get cold easily and I don't think the forest is a very warm and cozy place.
     
  • 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 not choose to live forever. This might sound strange and I've actually given it some thought, but if all the people I know and love would eventually die of old age and I would be the last one left I would probably want to die just for the sake of knowing what it's like, wondering if when I die there's some sort of an afterlife I'm missing out on and above all, if that were the case, I would want to be with the people I lost. In some ways I do hope this life isn't just it and there's an actual point and a bigger picture than the small picture I'm seeing and living.

    Then if I would choose to live forever, I would probably visit all the places on this planet, I'd read all the books I could get my hands on. Join every profession out there, just for the heck of having tried EVERYTHING there is to try. I would just do it all, because I'd have the time and because I just can. And when I don't feel like doing anything at all I could always just take a break and not worry about wasting time because I'd have plenty of that.
     
  • If you could travel back in time to one point, when and where would you go? Why?
    I would go back to the last day I saw my grandmother alive and I would ask her all the things I never got to ask her and I would tell her all the things I always told myself I would tell her but never did. I would spend the entire day with her and I wouldn't take one second for granted. I think it kind of speaks for itself why I would want to go back to that point in time. Although, it would probably be the hardest point to go back to too, if it meant I would know what was coming while being with her.
     
  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    I think I identify most with Luna. She is one of those characters who just doesn't fit in, which is something I've been struggling with my entire life. I really don't belong anywhere. She also doesn't really get bullied for being different either, she just gets teased and people think she's very strange, which is another thing we have in common. Sure, people do call her Looney behind her back of course but nobody seems to really dislike her apart from Slytherin house, (but they kind of dislike everyone who isn't a Slytherin), she's just pecked as the weird one. What's more she's smart and insightful and she makes people look at things from a different perspective. Considering I'm a Psychology student those are traits I'm actually required to have and traits I'm sure I posses even if I wasn't studying Psychology. On the other hand there are also things I definitely don't have in common with Luna such as her peculiar way of speaking and thinking. But she is probably the only character in the books I can closely relate to.
     
  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    I would see myself without all the family, friends and life drama for once. It would be nice to just have a normal year without all the drama that seems to inexplicably find its way into my life. No complications, just sickening and boring fun and simple stuff.
     
  • Do you believe that moral actions should be judged by the intentions behind them, or by the consequences they create?
    Moral actions should be judged by the intentions behind them. If someone's kid for example got killed by a drunk driver and their parents would kill the driver out of revenge, I would actually understand their motives for killing the driver, I wouldn't do the same thing, but I'd understand. It's important to know why people do the things they do instead of not asking any questions and base every sentence on the consequences their actions created instead. I think everyone should get the chance to explain why they did what they did and get a sentence based on their intentions. Although, then there's of course the issue of honesty and people lying about their intentions. Hard question. But no, I stand by what I said; moral actions should be judged by the intentions behind them assuming people are honest about their intentions.

     
  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now?
    When I was little I always wanted to be a singer but then when I got a little older I decided that being a musical performer was what I was destined to be. Eventually reality caught up with me and school, knowledge, wanting to be smart and insightful became more important to me. These days I'm a Psychology student. Not really what I set out to be and I guess because I can sing part of me still longs for that childhood dream. But I am content with the choices I made, I always wanted to be a Psychologist if the childhood dream didn't work out. However, in a perfect world I'd of course pick the childhood dream.

     
  • 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 would probably invent something practical. Some type of charm that would help me remember stuff easily and enable me to access certain memories without much effort. I feel I've forgotten so much over the years, it's as though I lost whole chunks of my childhood I just can't remember anymore and I just wonder if those memories are still in my head somewhere. So it would be a charm that would help me file away memories with much more precision. My memories would also be more detailed and more lifelike than normal memories. The charm would be called 'Memoria' which is the Latin word for memory.
     
  • 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 boggart would turn into the moment of dying (whatever that may look like) because I fear the moment of dying beyond anything else. Not being death itself, just that moment between being alive and being dead, it scares the crap out of me. I've been thinking about what my boggart would turn into when I throw the counter-spell for a good while now but I really don't know, I'm not even sure what it would look like in the first place.
     
  • What do you look for in a friend?
    Similarities, we need to be on the same page about things, yet I also think my friends shouldn't be afraid of contradicting me when they feel they have to and they should definitely have their own opinions, values and ideas about things. I wouldn't want someone to agree with me just for the sake of agreeing. I want them to be able to explain to me why they value certain things and why they think the way they think.

  • My friends also need to have a wicked sense of humor; they need to be able to handle sarcasm and random playful outbursts of childishness from me.
     
  • I also couldn't be friends with someone who isn't in any way intelligent or curious about the world. If the only thing they value is weekend and night life I get bored with them very easily. My friends are allowed to care about shallow stuff but up to a certain point and understand that their shallowness isn't of much important in the whole scheme of things. I also value honesty and kindness and I want to be able to depend on them and trust them in the same way they can trust and depend on me.
     
  • What trait most annoys you about other people?
    I think that would be ignorance.
     
  • People who claim they know stuff about a certain subject but really have no substantial evidence to back up their ‘theories’ and then turn a deaf ear to all the evidence against their claims. I don’t want to offend anyone by this but let’s for example take overly, overly religious people and the fact they don’t believe in evolution. They don’t believe in evolution because they can prove it doesn’t exist, on the contrary they don’t want anything to do with evolution and refuse even to read or hear about the evidence that has been found. They think what they believe is superior to science and cannot be explained, which in my opinion is just another way of saying they have no clue what they’re talking about, don’t understand science and therefore choose not to believe it because it means they’ve been living a lie for their entire lives. It’s probably fear that motivates their stupidity but I really can’t get over the fact they believe in something they can’t explain and are too narrow minded to grow up and accept the truth that is right in front of them. What’s more, they choose to believe what they believe and call Harry Potter the root of all evil without ever having read one single Harry Potter book, because they’re forbidden to do so, which begs the question, how do they even know it’s the root of all evil if they don’t know what it’s about? I could go on and on about this but I think most of you get my point.

     
  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    I'm independent – As a child I always wanted to figure things out all by myself and unless I really needed help I really didn’t want anyone’s help. I take pride in the fact I’m paying for my own education and health insurance, I earn my own money, I buy most of the stuff I need myself and I love the fact I don’t have to look to my mother for anything anymore. I do still live at home, but that’s only because I don’t have enough money, otherwise I would definitely be living on my own right now.
     
  • I’m honest - Actually I have a hard time lying about anything because guilt always gets in the way when I lie. Of course I do tell white lies from time to time because everybody does, but if I can avoid it I usually do, I really suck at lying.
     
  • I’m quite creative – I love to write fan fiction, I am teaching myself to draw, (I still have a long way to go there, but I love doing it anyway) I wrote some poems over the years and if I put my mind to it I can be quite musical too. I used to make a lot of fan art and actually won some community awards for some of the challenges I joined.
     
  • I’m extremely curious – About anything and everything, from the latest developments at work to the beginning of the world (though I don’t care much for celebrity gossip, that doesn’t really add much to my life anyway, so why bother?). Not too long ago I bought this book at the British Museum in London, it's about 100 of the items they have there dating back to maybe 1.8 – 2 million years ago, I’m reading that book right now and it just answers a lot of questions I really didn't know I wanted to know! So fascinating! It’s such an awesome book!
     
  • I’m a perfectionist – When it comes to school and work everything needs to be done a certain way and it needs to be done perfectly, if I can’t do it perfectly then I usually don’t even bother to do it at all. Which also makes me a hard worker because when I do decide to put my time and effort into something I do it wholeheartedly .
     
  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
     
  • I’m insecure – mostly about who I am and what I’m supposed to do with my life. I probably also value the opinions of other people too much, which sometimes makes me dislike myself. I know I should not look to others for approval but it’s hard for me to accept that there are just people out there who don’t like me for no apparent reason whatsoever. I have this issue with wanting to know why people don’t like me, so I can understand.
     
  • I'm judgmental - I think most uneducated people between the ages of 16 and my age are idiotic lowlife's and won't amount to much anything in this life. Which is a very judgmental thing to think because not all of them are scum. Nonetheless I tend to avoid most people who drink, do drugs, smoke, go out on weekends and have one night stands. I just know people like that are not the people I would want to be associated with or feel comfortable with.
     
  • My pride gets in the way of things – I have this issue with being able to admit I’m wrong when I actually am wrong. I know most people don’t really think that deeply about me being wrong when I am wrong and them being right, but to me it feels as though I let myself down. I can’t really handle failure all that well. In that sense I kind of am my worst enemy.
     
  • I’m very pessimistic – I’m a ‘the glass is always half empty’ type of person. I try to look on the bright side of things most of the time but when everything goes well for a while I’m always on the lookout for things to go terribly wrong again. I suppose it’s kind of a defense mechanism I’ve developed over the years, I’m always prepared for the worst case scenario just in case someone needs someone to be prepared for the worst case scenario.
     
  • I get jealous very easily – which probably is just a byproduct of my insecurity issues, and not many people actually know this about me because I usually don’t show my jealousy all that much. I do consider it a weakness and therefore I try to hide and suppress it as much as possible not wanting other people to know about that big green monster of jealousy that lives inside my head.

     
  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: The ability to do the things you fear most in order to achieve your own goals or to help someone else achieve theirs.
    • Loyalty: To stand by the people you trust and love without wondering why they do the things they do, because you know them well enough to know they would never do anything that would endanger or hurt you.
    • Intelligence: Someone who’s curious about a lot of things, who loves to read and learn for the sake of learning.
    • Ambition: The feeling of knowing what you want to do and doing it wholeheartedly no matter what the cost. (and I'm not talking about hurting other people if they get in your way)

     
  • Name: Jacqueline
  • Age: 21
  • Where did you find out about us? lucky_liberty  pointed this community out to me and it seemed very interesting!
  • Do you plan on being active in the communities once you are sorted? Definitely

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