If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I think the solution to a lot of the major problems in the world would be to take away the phenomenon we call love. Although I don’t think the whole world population would like it if I’d do it, I personally think it would work like a charm – but that’s just my opinion. Life would be so more regulated, without heart ache and mad crushes – it would be just fine. And most murders, battles and fights all come down to one thing: love (or sex – so I’d make that go away as well). I know, it sounds rather surreal, but just think about it for a second. Hypothetically, it could very well work.
What makes a person respectable?
Something that I respect very much in other people is persistance. No matter if it is finding a dreamjob, getting married or overcoming your fears – I think it’s respectable when a person sets out goals for oneself and tries with all her might to reach these, no matter what comes along. There are too many people in this world that really can’t or won’t end off what they started and give up to easily.They don’t try hard enough to get where they want to be. And those same people shall be nagging: “Oh, my, I’m so unhappy.” I don’t think I could live with myself, knowing that I let something I really wanted pass me by without trying. No matter how silly or unreachable – at least try if you really want to. You can’t regret it that way, at least you tried.
What do you look for in a friend?
I like my friends to be on the same level intelligence as I am – otherwise discussions and jokes are no fun. Also very important is that they must really feel me – but that happens when they are my true friends, they understand me. Together with that I desire a fair amount of irony, sarcasm and overall humour. Fun is very important with friends – they are the ones to distract you from the boredom of every day life. Plus, friends should back you up all the time – they should tell you what you want to hear from time to time. And on the other hand, friends should also challenge you so that you develop your own abilities to their fullest.
What are your hobbies?
Writing, reading (detective novels as well as high-maintainance literature), swimming and running. I have really neat and tidy hobbies, really. I’m more the girl you see curled up in her bed at night with books or behind the computer, writing into the depths of night.
Have or would you give time and money to a charity?
I would, but I have a philosophy behind this. I feel that people should give to a charity they feel really passionate about – something they would actually do things for. That’s why I’m not a member of thousands of charities – I feel passionate about animal rights, animal testing and anything concerning gay rights. I would fight for those causes and that’s why I only focus on those things – I feel that is much more truthful and helpful than just trying to buy of my guilt my donating small sums of money. Also, my money isn’t endless, so I have to make choices. These are my charities on long term – both on financial as physical support.
What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish?
To be a brilliant, renowned, (in)famous university professor who lectures all around the world. To really be known for a certain field that I’ve studied which people see me to be the specialist of. So every time this certain subject comes up in discussing, they’d refer to me – or even ask me to come and talk about it. (That special field would entail Eastern-European/ Russian language/ literature knowlegde.) I would also want to travel the world while giving my lectures and be able to live in many countries and cities (Moscow, Berlin, Cambridge, Oxford, Belgium). I would just like to be seen as an important individual who has a lot to say and is looked up to. I want to leave an impressive oeuvre of my novels to the world – hoping to be studied in universities years after my death. (No, I wouldn't want a family or children. Just me.)
Who is your role model?
I don’t really have one role model in particular, but I look up to my teachers and professors very much. They showed me so much and learned me things nobody else could. I really value their opinions. In a way they are role models, as I wish to become a university professor – maybe that’s partly why I am so drawn to them. They really play an important role of lots of children and students their lives, they're just powerful and so full of knowlegde.
What trait most annoys you about other people?
When people lack all signs of being independent. I can’t stand that - people who need others around them all the time and can't just enjoying being with themselves and living on their own. Those women that keep searching for Mr. Right - I rather pity them. (I mean, sure in the back of my head is perhaps the same idea, but I don't bother myself with it.) The great thing about being a human is that you can be on your own and feel completely fulfilled - we're not animals, we don't need to reproduce or build houses for our flock to live in. The freedom of being an individual - and so many people throwing it away.
What do you want to do for a living?
I rather already answered that question with the accomplisments. Me being a clever university professor and successful novelist and travelling around the world for lecturing and writing my books.
If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do?
Try to save him – and if I couldn’t try to save myself. I can lie all about being totally brave and giving my life for my friend, but the human race’s instincts are set on self-preservation. Sure, we won’t all run away at the first second, but when there’s nothing you can do you’d do better by saving yourself rather than risking your own neck for nothing.
Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?
Well yes, if I were in a rather negative situation and this would resolve all my problems, I would. Or to save myself or some else with I would – not to forget people who deserve and Unforgivable.
What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
I am driven, intelligent, independent, imaginative and stubborn.
What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
Too serious, arrogant, selfish, anti-social and too weak.
Define in your own words the following key traits:
Courage: it is a beautiful thing that we all find within ourselves. But there are different kinds of courage. You can speak your mind or you can act your mind. The latter can result in rather unpleasant situations, so I think courage should be measured and not applied all the time. Too much courage can be just plan stupid. (As in: trying to save someone who’s already dead while you get yourself killed.)
Loyalty: again, something we all have in us and a mainly good thing. You need to be loyal to the people that you feel loyalty towards. But also this quality can become very dangerous. People who are loyal towards people that are doing wrong is such an example.
Intelligence: now this is something I think that has not a limit to it. The more intelligence, the better.
Ambition: same with ambition, I think this is very important for people who want to get somewhere in their life.
Name: Rosa (Rosemary)
What house do you think DOESN'T fit you?
If I’d had to pick one, I’d say Gryffindor isn’t compatible with me. Not because I am totally not a Gryffindor, but because I have much more of the other three Houses in me. Of all the percentage of qualities in me, the Gryffindor percentage would lose to the other parts of houses in me. I might be brave, but to the extent I think that everyone has in themselves – not so brave that I would characterise myself with it. Gryffindors also seem very fierce and impulsive when it comes to defending themselves or things they stand for. I would defend myself or my causes, but in a different way – less impulse, more thinking.
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