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  1. What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    My first reaction is to say Hermione - I’ve always been the smart one. Not pretty, not popular, not the party girl - I’m the one who did the honors classes and could be found spending any free time with a book in my hand.
    On the other hand however, I would also think I’m a good deal like Bill Weasley. I’m the older sibling and cousin - my parents depended on me to keep up with my brother and any cousins who were visiting. I was the responsible one - my mother would give my brother and I both a task even though one person could do it. She said it was because I would do it immediately and not procrastinate until it got left to her and my dad.
    Then again I’ve also seen some similarities in a couple of the professors. Professor McGonagall - I handle tests and stress with focus and determination. (After everything is over, then I tend to get hit with the shakes, but only after everything is handled.) I try to be fair, though I always have that little soft spot for my own. Professor Sprout - I tend to have an “okay, fine” attitude to people’s foibles. (I thoroughly got the offhand attitude of Neville fainting - that moment in the movie worked so well for me.) And when I enjoy something, I’m passionate about it even if no one else is quite sure why.
  2. What one moment in the books was the most meaningful to you?
    Little Hangleton graveyard - This is the scene where everything changes. Up until now, the Trio has pulled out victory after victory and holding Voldemort to status quo. With Cedric’s death, everything becomes much more horribly real . . . and Voldemort’s return turns almost all sense of security into an illusion. This is where things go from being a half-thrilling, half-terrifying adventure to a desperate scramble in a life or death conflict . . . no matter how drawn out.
  3. What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    My family, still together, happy and financially stable. My parents could retire and I would be an author. My brother would have his own business while my sister-in-law ran her bookstore. My niece and nephew would be well on their way to accomplishing their own dreams. We would own a ranch with a big main house and each of us would have our own wing.
  4. If you were to become headmaster at Hogwarts, what is one thing you would change about the school or how it operates?
    History of Magic - no offense to Binns, but someone with some common sense and a true understanding of history needs to be teaching this class. History is more than a collection of names and dates . . . or which Goblin did what and when. When taught properly, history can teach people about their current world and how it came to be. So much misunderstood history is still taught in various schools and it gives a false understanding about the people of the past. This misinformation and misunderstanding of the past colors how people see the world today. Given that the students of Hogwarts will have the ability to use magic and the potential power for good or ill which that implies, it is even more important that they have an accurate view of the past - good decisions, mistakes, etc. Having an accurate understanding of the past means they would have the information to defend certain customs/traditions OR to stand up and demand change. If they have access to good historical information and timelines, they would have a better chance of seeing the rise of a power hungry witch or wizard . . . maybe even in time to stop them before the body count starts to rise.
  5. 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 think I would create something that could combine the floo and a cell phone? I know people can communicate by floo, but sticking your head in the fireplace to talk to people is kind of . . . well, ick. So I would want to try and come up with a magical device that could let people talk to one another in a more comfortable fashion or in a place where a floo isn’t practical. And I suck at naming things, I guess . . . the Floo-Phone?
  6. 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.
    Professor McGonagall & a portkey - Since we “have to” go into the Forest, I want someone who remains cool under pressure and has proven herself as a formidable witch that anyone would think twice about crossing. Her dedication to the students of Hogwarts would mean she wouldn’t abandon me to danger - though I should expect a careful critique of my actions after we return to the Castle. As for the portkey - even McGonagall can’t win everything and we should have a last ditch escape plan. The portkey would let us get out of the Forest so we could make a second plan or gather supplies/help to deal with whatever we found in there.
  7. What was your ideal job as a child? What is your ideal job now? Do you think it would be the same in the Wizarding World?
    As a child, I wanted to be everything! I wanted to be a skater, an actress, a scientist, a writer, a teacher, etc. I could never make up my mind. Everything seemed interesting and unique to me - something worth getting involved with and learning about. Now . . . I think my ideal job would be librarian. To have all of those books within my grasp and all of the wisdom or folly there on display would be almost a dream world. Then I would also have the ability to help others and hopefully to inspire the same love of books, reading, research, and learning in others.
  8. What kinds of decisions are the most difficult for you to make?
    Decisions that affect others. If a decision only affects me, then I can balance pros and cons and then make my choice. I accept the outcome of my choice, good or bad, and *hopefully* learn from it. But when decisions affect others, I get more critical of myself and double check my thought processes before making a choice. Depending on the nature of the decision, I may triple check myself or ask for opinions from several others to make sure I haven’t overlooked anything.
  9. If you had the opportunity to live forever, under what conditions would you accept? And if you did choose to live forever, what would you do with eternity?
    I really don’t think I would want to live forever. Not that I’m in any hurry to die or something, but somehow the idea of living for eternity makes me shudder. As a believer in Heaven, I would love eternity there, but eternity on Earth . . . nope. People are crazy . . . probably why my family and the people I meet online are the ones I deal with most.
  10. What is one thing you would never want said about you?
    This question has taken me the longest to come up with an answer because I’m not quite sure what I wanted to say. Several things come to mind, but I think at the bottom of it all - I don’t want people to ever say that I didn’t care. Maybe my beliefs don’t match society’s or the popular opinion being shouted all over social media, and maybe I have a list in my head that prioritizes my concerns, but I do care and I do the best I can to never hurt anyone by my actions or lack thereof.
  11. Do you believe that moral actions should be judged by the intentions behind them, or by the consequences they create?
    This type of question always makes me wince because both of them are important. Firstly, I believe the question is meant for when we decide an action is wrong/evil/bad. In order to judge someone for that kind of action, I start by asking myself three questions. What was done? Did the person know what they were doing? Did the person freely choose to do it? If all three of those questions are yes, then I look at the circumstances. I know this is kind of an involved answer, but to me it’s an important point. Theft is theft, but if someone steals a wallet and uses the money to feed their family, should they be judged the same as someone who uses it to buy drugs/alcohol/fun? But consequences can’t be forgotten either. If someone gets drunk/stoned and then drives and has a wreck which kills someone, then they need to be held accountable for that - they didn’t mean to kill anyone, but that doesn’t absolve them from putting themselves in that position. If I had to pick just one, it would probably be intentions, but I really think both have to be taken into account.
  12. What do you look for in a friend?
    A friend is someone who understands that sometimes I need my own space. Social situations and chit chat always make me kind of nervous and touchy. The people I’m close to know this and they don’t expect me to fill in the silences. It always helps to have someone who has the same passions I do - reading, history, etc. I believe friends should share values and morals - they don’t have to be a 100% match, but disagreeing on major points will lead to tension and distrust. I look for someone who can spend a rainy Saturday reading in the quiet and feel like they’ve had a fulfilling day.
  13. What trait most annoys you about other people?
    Oh, I have more than one, believe me, but if I had to pick just one . . . I would say I get annoyed when people refuse to take responsibility for themselves - for their choices, their lives, their actions. When people want to blame everyone but themselves - whether it’s family, significant others, society, etc. etc. etc, I want to pull my hair out. Or maybe smack them on the back of the head. If every answer comes back to someone else doing the work, then I’ve got zero respect for the person shoving off the responsibility. (On the flipside - I have the UTMOST respect for people who have worked and striven to achieve their dreams/ambitions. Whether it’s physical, emotional, spiritual, material - whatever. Those people who have taken the hand they were dealt and then put their shoulder to the wheel and worked to achieve are my heroes.)
  14. What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    Creativity - Writing is an outlet for me. I admit most of it is fanfiction, but I love coming up with stories and ideas on what happened after the end of a story or what might happen if you change a key point/person. The same creativity does me good when I’m doing papers on history or literature. Putting words together in a way that pulls out emotions or puts something into perspective gives me a rush of joy. Feeling the words flow from my mind/heart/soul and through my fingers onto a blank page makes me smile.
    Loyalty - I will do anything for my family. Period. I have followed a boss from one company to another twice. Once someone earns my trust, I will back them all the way to the end of the line. (Betrayal kills me. One of my greatest fears is to be hurt by those I love.) I don’t believe in doing things halfway when it comes to love and loyalty. If you can’t give your all to a relationship, then the relationship is not worth having.
    Curiosity - I love watching documentaries on everything from history to science to sports to crime to you name it. Learning about people and things interests me. Why do things work they way they do? How did civilization get from point a to point b? My brain is kind of like that plant from Little Shop of Horrors. “Feed me!”
    Sensitive - this could probably be both a strength and a weakness, but I feel deeply for people and their situations. Sometimes I find myself at war between compassion and realism. I would like nothing more than to solve the world’s problems by letting people vent and giving them a shoulder to lean on . . . even though I don’t think it would work.
    Honesty - What you see is what you get. I will do my best to be polite as I’m a stickler for manners, but I’m not going to lie to you. To be perfectly honest - ha - I find lying makes things complicated to the point of stupid. I find it simpler to stick to the truth and personally I believe more people would do better to do the same.
  15. What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    Stubbornness - Oh like you wouldn’t believe. Once I’ve made up my mind, my opinions are as fixed as the North Star. it takes overwhelming evidence or a world-shaking event to make me change them. If I believe I’m right, then I will stick to my guns.
    Defensive - If someone starts to critique my family or the people close to me, I get very prickly and defensive on their behalf. To me this can be both good and bad - defending your loved ones is a good thing in my mind, but . . . I can also get to the point where I’ve closed my ear to legitimate criticism.
    Temperamental - I have a bad habit of losing my temper and lashing out without stopping to take a breath and thinking my way through the situation. This can get me into trouble because when I later look into the situation I find that I was in the wrong.
    Pride - I hold grudges. Once a person makes it onto my bad side, I don’t let them slide off at all easily. Is that pride? I think so - it’s this belief that I’m right and when people cross me, I get my back up over the whole thing.
    Unsociable - I think that would be the word for it. I don’t do chit chat. Social situations make me antsy unless I know someone I can hang out with - like a family member. I tend to be politically incorrect in my opinions, so most of the time I fall back on the old adage - if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. And yes, that means I’ve suffered through several long, awkward silences.
  16. Name: Caiti
  17. Age: Late 30s
  18. Where did you find out about us? I was a member once upon a time ago and my life got wacky.
  19. Do you plan on being active in the communities once you are sorted? Yes

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