♪彡 (magelet) wrote in platform_934,

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
This is a really hard question to answer since there is so much that could be changed but at the same time, once you changed something there will always be another problem added to the world. If I had to change one thing about the world, it wouldn’t be something big and dramatic like ‘end world hunger’ or ‘end the poverty in the world,’ I would choose to open people’s minds and hearts. Change doesn’t come about easily, to change the world it would require everyone’s effort and not just the wishes of one person. If everyone’s mind and hearts were open, they would see the problems that exist in the world, including discrimination, racism and violence etc., and hopefully find acceptance in their hearts and take an active part into making this world a better place.

What makes a person respectable?
What makes a person respectable in my view is if they did something that is worthy of respect. They don’t have to be the nicest person in the world or the most helpful person around; they just need to possess something that normal people usually don’t show. Like the firefighters who lost their lives saying children in a rapidly burning down house, or Mother Theresa who spent so many years of her life just helping people that the normal person would run away from. Those are people who I find worthy of respect.

This doesn’t mean I don’t respect people who don’t do something outrageously special either. A single mother working hard day and night to support her children or someone in rehab who is working hard to regain their ability to walk after an accident are also examples of people who I find respectable. I guess, that person just needs to set out their heart to really do something, opposed to someone who sits at home and wait for the day to go by.

What do you look for in a friend?
I look for someone easy to get along with. Someone who would not just stare at me with raised eyebrows when I tell my jokes or roll their eyes when I become all hyped up over something that I really love. It would be nice if they shared the same interests and views as me, then we would always have something to talk about, go crazy together when the next book/movie/item of said interest is released and just discuss topics that we both think about together. It really depends on the person, I look for different things in friends depending on who they are. Being friends with someone in their 50s and being friends with someone who's 10, there are different qualities they possess and I would look for different things in them.

What are your hobbies?
Hobbies, wow, let’s see. Do I still have any left? I’ve gotten extremely lazy this year to the point where I don’t want to do anything that doesn’t involve not moving. Watch me turn into the next Dudley. *shivers*

Reading, of course, would be one of my most common hobbies (since I don’t have to move unless it’s to turn a page) I’ve liked reading ever since I was in grade two. I used to take out ten to fourteen novels at a time from the library and finish them all within a week and then go back for more. Yeah, I was a total book nerd then. I still am one now, I just have less time than I used to, to just sit down and relax with a book.

I also used to love art and drawing. Whenever I was stuck in a boring class I would just take out another piece of paper to doodle on and keep my notes in a separate pile. During summer holidays I would start many crafts projects and try out a ton of different styles in art. Walking in an art store and taking a good look at everything always puts me in a good mood, it also makes me wish I had more money on me so I could buy some of the supplies. I even bought a Wacom Art Tablet to draw and colour on the computer. I still like doing art in my spare time, not big projects like I used to, but computer based graphics is still fun.

Lastly, my current hobby would be RPing. I love getting into a character from any of my favourite fandoms and writing in that character’s point of view. Of course, joining a well-organized game is a plus too. I’ve recently just joined a whole bunch of new RPGs. I like meeting new people based on similar interests and in the past month I’ve met quite a few.

Have or would you give time and money to a charity?
In elementary school we would always have a yearly chocolate sale where the students would go door-to-door selling the boxes. In high school we had the annual Terry Fox run for Cancer where everyone would gather pledges and then run five kilometres around the school’s neighbourhood. I didn’t mind running the five kilometres but it was always a bit of a chore to find people willing to pledge in a couple of bucks. I’ve also spent around two years volunteering weekly at a hospital working directly with the patients in the Rehabilitation Hall. I wouldn’t mind giving time to a charity (I’ve already done plenty of that already), but I’m not exactly that rich myself so giving money would have to wait until I’m (hopefully) super successful later in life.

What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish?
I want to be really happy. It is true that right now, making it through university and graduating with a degree would be the top things on my ‘to accomplish’ list, but after I get to that point in life, there will always be something else I would want to accomplish and the list would just keep growing. I think the one thing I would really want to successful achieve in my life is happiness. I don’t remember being honestly, completely happy over anything before, there is always some kind of stress or worry to nag me in my mind. Whenever I go to sleep, there is always something to make me lay in bed all night just wondering where I went wrong or what I should have done instead. If I were really happy and perfectly content then there would be nothing to stress over, so I think achieving a state of happiness would be the one thing I would most like to accomplish in my life.

Who is your role model?
I don’t really have one, having a role model to me means you’re aspiring to become someone like them. I’m horrible in that I notice people’s flaws faster than I can notice their good points so it’s hard for me to look at someone as role model material. I do admire certain people and what they have accomplished in life and for what they’ve brought to the world, but I don’t really look up to anyone in particular.

What trait most annoys you about other people?
There’s a lot of traits in people that I find annoying, if I had to pick one I would say... Narrow-mindedness. I absolutely can’t stand it when I’m talking to someone and the whole conversation turns into a huge debate just because the other party is unwilling to see another side, no matter how many facts there are to support it. They instantly answer ‘Nope’ and act like a little know-it-all with nothing to back up their argument except for a ‘___ said this so that’s that,’ and leave me wanting to wring their necks. It feels like I’m arguing with a wall sometimes, I keep pounding and pounding on it but it just won’t crumble down. I hate wasting my time and spit talking to someone who already has their opinions tightly sealed up in a box with no door on it.

What do you want to do for a living?
Honestly? Nothing. I’m in university right now majoring in Marketing but I’m not at all hyped up about that subject and the classes make me cry. I really would like to switch out from that program but I have no idea what else I would want to do. I would however, like to do something that gives me a chance to travel and explore new places but those types of careers are limited. Guess I’m stuck for now.

If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do?
Quickly run behind him/her/it and attack from there so I don’t get any direct hits myself. Not that I’m trying to protect myself (okay, maybe I am a little) but if my friend was being attacked and I, the supposed rescuer, got attacked as well then we would both be minced beef. Not a very desirable outcome.

Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?
Well, if someone tried to attack me with one of the Unforgiveables themselves then hell yeah, I wouldn’t hesitate to use one right back on them. Even if someone wasn’t attacking me, I think I would still use those Curses depending on the situation. If I was capable of spell and if I was in a certain mindset (notice all the ifs?), I undoubtedly would. Maybe not ‘Avada Kedavra’ someone, but if I was really angry at someone or they’ve hurt someone important to me, I would definitely entertain the idea of using ‘Crucio’ on them just to see them suffer a little. Okay, a lot.

What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
My independence. - Both of my parents are immigrants and their English skills have much to be desired, they’re also both working full time and were rarely at home when I was young. From a very young age I’ve had to learn to take care of myself both at school (English is my second language and up until grade six or so I’ve had a hard time at school) and then at home since my parents came back from work late in the evening. I also prefer to work alone than in groups sometimes, just because I feel that I can get things done on my own terms rather than fit someone else’s schedule.

Determination. - I am quite lazy most of the time but if I really set my mind to doing something then I won’t stop halfway or leave things undone. I suppose this can also be labelled as stubbornness as well. I’m not someone that thrives under pressure but if I work myself hard enough and find enough determination to do something then I will be sure to finish it. Which leads me to my next prominent characteristic.

I’m a perfectionist. I don’t like leaving things half done and I don’t like having things done half-heartedly. You can find me up until the wee hours of dawn working on a painting because the leaves and the grass aren’t swayed in the right way. I could spend hours working on a layout or icon until I find everything fitted to the exact pixel I want it to be and I refuse to let it be seen before it’s absolutely perfect in my eyes. Which is close to never half the time but that’s beside the point. Everything that I work on I put a lot of time, effort and sweat into it because people form opinions of me from my work and I don’t want them to think that I do things without care.

Enthusiasm. - Enthusiasm not in the bubbly, energetic and jumpy way most children display when offered some ice cream but enthusiasm as in a strong interest in certain topics. I have a habit of getting too overly enthusiastic over too many ideas at the same time, which often results in me getting involved in too many projects. Most of the time I’m quiet but when someone brings up a topic I’m familiar with or something that I have a strong interest in, I usually can’t stop talking.

Last but not least I would have to say I’m a very secretive person. I don’t like disclosing a lot of information about myself to others and most of my friends that have known me for years now still don’t know a lot about me and my private life. I tend to act the way teachers or adults would want me to act in front of them and then the way my friends would expect me to in social situations. Aside from the few interests that I like to talk about, if you ask someone who’s known me for a few years a whole bunch of questions about me, more than half of them would be answered as ‘I don’t know.’ If my friend tells me a secret and wants me to keep quiet about it, then that secret would stay with me and follow me to the grave.

What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
I procrasinate. My room has not been cleaned in two years and I don’t even want to think about how long it would take to make it nice and tidy again. I have dust upon dust, and my dust bunnies probably have grandchildren with each other by now. Whenever the teacher assigns homework I never touch it until it’s the last day and almost the last hour before doing it, and even then the assignment is done half-assed. I sit around all day on the computer doing nothing much, but be lazy.

I keep grudges for years and years without letting them go. I still remember something a kid did to me back in preschool, granted I can’t remember the person or their name anymore, but I’ll always remember what they did and it always puts me back in a bad mood. I remember conflicts I’ve been in, words that have been said and I just can’t let go of it. I get angry whenever I recall the incidents, clench my fists and grit my teeth and hope that person suffers a horrible death etc., I just don’t let go of things easily.

I hate sharing. Back in elementary school I would always have the best pencil crayons and markers but I never brought them to school because bringing stuff to school would mean sharing with other people. I’ve seen what happens to other people who shared their stuff, it would always get lost or the pencils would end up only an inch long from excessive sharpening. No way was that going to happen to my things. Same with people. I make a new friend, I like them very much and we hang out together a lot, after that point I don’t want to introduce my friend to my other friends in case he or she ends up liking someone else more than me or we fade apart because there is suddenly more people.

It is probably apparent by now that I have a bad temperament. I get angry over anything pretty quickly, hold grudges and generally make sure that the other person isn’t happy when I’m not either. I know what to say to make someone feel better and I also know what to say to make someone’s day utterly crappy and I’ve done so before just to have the satisfaction of knowing they’ll be unhappy all day like me too.

Finally, I’m a very stubborn person. I don’t like admitting to my mistakes when I don’t have to and I definitely hate saying sorry even more. I hate backing down from an argument, especially when I know the other person is wrong. I hate being forced to give up something. It’s really hard to change me and at times, I can be quite difficult to deal with.

Define in your own words the following key traits:

Courage: Courage is the innate strength or ability that some people possess. It’s the ability that enables them to stand up to their fears and face their inner demons. Courage is also a type of self-resolution that allows the person to go through with whatever promise they have made or to achieve a goal and accomplish it no matter what happens horrible things happen along the way.

Loyalty: Loyalty is commitment to a cause, person or duty. It embodies unwavering devotion and faith to that commitment and in its own way, a type of strength. Loyalty must be given willingly, forced loyalties don’t last nor will it bind the person to their commitment in any way. There are so many types of loyalties in this world that its really quite hard to define, but that’s my nutshell of it.

Intelligence: Intelligence is the ability to acquire knowledge and the ability to apply it. Intelligence is reasoning, being able to see both sides of an argument and be able to logically decide the pros and cons of both sides at an objective standing. It isn’t just book smart, it is a lot of level headed thinking and being rational about all the choices.

Ambition: Ambition is the desire to achieve something that requires a lot of time and effort. Ambition is like a challenge, only those willing to take up the challenge can receive the goal at the end of the path. You have to really know what you want and then work hard to achieve it or it’s nothing more than just a dream.

Name: Jen or Lux
Age: I will be 19 in just seventeen days.
What house do you think DOESN'T fit you? No idea,
Where did you find out about us? Browsing through user lookups of people in other sorting communities. I’m sorry I can’t really remember a username, I tend to just click and go.
Tags: sorted: gryffindor, term ii

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