Re: the muggle votes for pushing. If I 'worked' on this application as suggested, I wouldn't even know where to go. I re-read my answers and I saw a lot of all of the houses in my entry, so I'm really confused about the Gryffindor push accusations -- This is my life, my dreams, my thoughts and examples, and changing it would mean lying to you about who I am. To be honest, I've been sorted in Ravenclaw and Gryffindor before and have also gotten close to Slytherin by a hair. I know what house pushing is, and I truly didn't see any in this application, but I obviously cannot convince anyone of this. If you feel I'm not being sincere, there's nothing I can do about about it, not in this application, and not on Livejournal. Sorry, but this is it! Happy sorting :)
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
There are so many things that need to be changed, I don’t even know where to begin. It seems a bit ‘silly’ too, to mention it, for lack of better term, since it seems that these things will truly never take place. For one, I’d really like it if all countries could stand at the same level financially, that alone could fix a lot of things. Education, starvation, maybe even a little lift in the political world – who knows? I think it’s unfair that in Canada, the US and most parts of Europe (and I’m skipping some areas, obviously) – that we have access to cures to all kinds of diseases and elsewhere, people are dying from these things. It’s just plain stupid if you ask me. I get very frustrated about this, and well, I know that it’s nor me nor Joe Bloe next to me who’ll make these changes. I hate feeling helpless/powerless when it comes to wars, children dying young, or even child abuse next door.
What makes a person respectable?
A person who doesn’t look down on a stranger, assume things about their family or friends’ lives, someone who thinks before they speak – about the impact of their words and actions. It goes down to the smallest things, like how sometimes you will tell a coworker something and they’ll twist around your words and misinterpret everything, and when you try to explain yourself, they’ll argue that their version of what you said is actually what they believe to be true – not what YOU MEANT to say. Sometimes, people have just got to respect others and it will be given back. And, if, for some reason, it isn’t, well that’s just ‘cause the world is full of idiots. At least you’ll know you haven’t done to people what you wouldn’t want done to yourself.
What do you look for in a friend?
Someone who’s not afraid to speak their mind and tell me the pants I’m about to buy really make me look fat. I need a friend who’ll want to try all of the crazy roller coaster rides with me and won’t let me down when the world suddenly turns its back to me. I can’t stand serious and boring people. You HAVE to have a genuine sense of humour and have a thing for understanding other people’s feelings. I’m a sensitive person, too, and I can’t stand it if people are inconsiderate. I like to do crazy things, too. Go on trips, take on dares, learn new stuff just for the sake of being educated and I won’t do well with someone who holds me back.
What are your hobbies?
I used to write, and a lot. Then, it seems, I just lost the knack for it. One thing I’ve done successfully all of my life is draw and paint. I also love love LOVE taking pictures and am very much into photography. There’s nothing more pleasant than a cup of green tea and a good book – but unfortunately all of these hobbies take a lot of time and I sometimes neglect them because school, work, and my social life take up every free moment I have. I NEED a social life after homework or a long day at work. I like to think that I’m half-geek and half-social. I need my hobbies just as much as I need a breath of fresh air (i.e. an hour or two on the PC).
Have or would you give time and money to a charity?
I have given money to the Red Cross, I’ve given my blood to them (until the day I found out I was anemic, went to a clinic as usual to give some blood and was sent back home in near tears because the nurse kept arguing with me that giving blood would be dangerous for my health and I argued back that I didn’t care and wanted to give some anyway – I’m not always rational) – I’ve given to Cancer foundations (I also wear the Livestrong bracelet, I was one of the first to buy it, am so not doing it to be cool!) – I’ve given to all of those Christmas non profit organizations in the city, to the company that trains the Lab. dogs for blind people… Heck, sometimes I have to watch myself because I drop in twenties.
What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish?
I NEED to travel. Live a year in North Canada where it’s dark six months a year and day the others – teach to children up there and see if I can learn anything good about their way of life. Then, I need to pack my backpack and tour Europe, sleep at hostels and visit as many countries as possible. I’m saving up for that. I’ve already been to France and the USA, and Belgium too. I love adventure! I can never stay put too long or I get extremely bored with my life. I’ll only settle for routines when I’ve met The Man and am ready for kids, and that’s something that I really really want, too. I’m even set on adopting the third! Anyway, I’m not too sure what other crazy things I can come up with, but as soon as I’m done with university I definitively need some new challenges.
Who is your role model?
I tend to fall for people who’ve multi-tasked and accomplished MANY things in their lives, like take Victor Hugo, for example. Writer, artist, politician, lawyer, even his love affair with Juliette Drouet was perfect.
What trait most annoys you about other people?
When they’re inconsiderate. I hate that so much! It comes back to my respect speech – if you’ll just take five minutes to think, you can save us both a lot of time. I hate dwelling on how unfairly I’ve been treated, and the hardest part is how you’re not supposed to fight back, ‘cause that would be classified as sinking to their level. I think I’m just like Harry, in OoP (I think) – getting those lines by Umbridge many, many times, just because he couldn’t shut up in class. I tend to reply to emails that I should ignore and I always talk back. I guess that’s why I really hate that trait about people. It sets me off, and I can’t control the waste of energy that I spend on them.
What do you want to do for a living?
Teach. Elementary level, or history and languages at high school. I will eventually go back to university to teach in my major, which was crimes and law. VERY interesting!
If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do?
Oh dear, a nightmare come true. I heard of a story that happened in the west of my country – a couple of athletes were out on a trail and a bear attacked one of their friends. She climbed up a tree and they all ran away. She was found dead later that day. The bear had gotten her, and savagely beaten her to death. It’s the kind of thing where you know that even if you try to get the bear to back off, you’ll only get caught in it too, but having a friend’s death on your conscience is the worse thing that could possibly happen to me. If I could save them – I would, without a doubt. I’d probably do something crazy before rationalizing and realizing that there’s no way we’re both getting out of the situation alive (if that was the case, and hopefully not). Truly, I hope I would save my life, but I can’t trust my instincts as I’ve never been in a situation like this before. I'm known to act on impulse.
Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?
I don’t think ANYTHING or ANYONE could hurt me enough (no matter the pain) for me to want to curse them.
What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
Intelligence - I have a thirst for knowledge, constantly taking courses just for the benefit of being educated in a matter or the other. I speak/write/read two languages, am learning two more, I’ve been at university for four years… I’m not a miss smarty pants however –I most likely have not raised my hand to answer a question more than five times in 16 years of education. I like to think that I’m clever, and it’s my little fancy secret that no one needs to know about unless a situation arises where my help is needed.
Bravery (or boldness) - When I was younger, and my friends were too shy to cash out their items at the Beauty Store, I was the first one to go and do it for them. When we got older, I was the one to call all the boys to let them know that Nancy and Becky had a crush on them. It started like this, and it developed into a major personality trait. I love adventure and braving things just for the thrill of it. I’ll never back away from a challenge.
Leadership – I love to direct people and get things/events organized. I can convince people of anything I set my mind to! I’m definitely not a follower! I’ll always speak my mind (but will never be hurtful) – I’m the one you can go to and ask, “are these pants REALLY nice on me?” and you’ll get an honest answer.
Humour –I constantly make people laugh, but mostly never intentionally, which is the fun part I guess. I’m silly, and I take things with a grain of salt and can always see the humour in a bad joke. I don’t think I could be friends with someone who is unable to make me laugh or vice-versa.
Selflessness – I think about other people’s feelings before mine, and I most times forget I even exist or need time for myself. I think this is really good, though, in the large scheme of things.
What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities? I’m impulsive, sensitive, a perfectionist, impatient and moody! These are bad, I know.
Define in your own words the following key traits:
Courage: It’s a state of mind that enables you to face whatever you set yourself to. No matter how big or small. It’s confidence, in yourself, it’s not letting fear control your life.
Loyalty: Always being there for someone no matter the situation, and never betraying them when they require your trust.
Intelligence: Book smart or street smart. Someone who’s knowledgeable in many areas.
Ambition: You decide that you want to accomplish something and you set out to do it, no matter what.
What house do you think DOESN'T fit you? Slytherin. I admire their devotion and ambition, but I feel like my character lacks a lot of those traits and I definitively wouldn’t grow in their house, I would probably just hold them back.
Where did you find out about us? From another community like this.