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Application (edited!)

Edit: I've elaborated more on my application. Hopefully it is enough to give you a better idea of which House I should be placed in. :) If not, please let me know and I will do my best to add more.

  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why?
    I know for a fact that I would not want to be an Auror; I value my life far too much to leap head-first into danger. I’ve always loved writing, so becoming a columnist/journalist at the Daily Prophet wouldn’t be so bad. But, if working for the paper didn’t turn out, I’d love to work in or own a bookstore in Hogsmeade. I would sell to a wide range of people, specializing in antiques and rare finds. I'd hopefully have anything that you’re looking for, or the connections to point you in the right direction.

  • If you could teach one class at Hogwarts, what would it be and why?
    I’ve always thought that Transfiguration was an interesting subject, and even more so, learning about becoming an Animagus. Having the ability to change form at will would be fantastic, and open a whole new world of opportunities for you—in the adult working-world and simply for exercising and expanding your own magical abilities. Another class that I wouldn’t mind teaching would be History of Magic. I know that many consider this subject to be incredibly boring and time-consuming, but I would try and find a way to make the class as interesting and exciting as possible. History is incredibly important, in my opinion. If we didn’t have historians and history books to retell what has happened in the past, then how do we know that we won’t make the same mistakes as those who came before us? I’m sure the subject would also become more interesting if a few fieldtrips were included, such as actually touring the grounds and castle, or anywhere else that might spark some interest. Many go throughout life not knowing anything about the places that they have been, or the people who have improved and shaped the way society is today, and I would want to bring that sort of knowledge to the newer generation.

  • This year, The TriWizard Tournament is being held once again and you're of age. Do you put your name in the Goblet? Why or why not?
    I’m not one for competing in front of others (I’m horribly shy and self-conscious when it comes to things like that) and I’m not at all athletic, therefore I do not believe that I would do well in the tournament at all, even if I tried. So, that would be a no. I’d much rather root for whomever I want to win from the sidelines. I’m good at doing that, and I can scream like a banshee. :P

  • If you could choose your animagus form, what would it be and why?
    I’ve always identified with the Siberian Tiger. It is the largest mammal in the feline family; a beautiful and powerful creature, proud, yet solitary. They are known for their determination, protective nature, and charm—yet they can also act rashly and resist the authority of others. In my Animagus form, if faced with some sort of threat, I would want to be well-prepared and able to defend myself or anyone else who is with me at the time. Having power and strength to back you is incredibly convenient if the situation calls for it.

  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    There is not one person who I identify with completely, since there’s such a wide range of characters with many different qualities. Though, if you want me to name a few, they would be: Remus Lupin and Lily Evans-Potter. I’m intelligent, creative/artistic, and surprisingly enough to some, a strong person. I’m usually quiet, but when I’m faced with a problem or confronted by another, I’m not afraid to stand up and speak my mind—no matter the following consequences. I am fiercely loyal to those I love, and I would never abandon any them for any price.

  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    I would see myself as a well-known, if not famous, artist (with my friends and family by my side). I love creating art (I have for years now), so I would be thrilled with the opportunity to make a living out of it one day. I know it would be incredibly difficult to make a living that way—it was just as hard, if not more, for the old masters to do the same. It takes courage to put yourself out there, and even though I may seem timid at times, I’d be willing to take the risk. At a point, if money was tight, I would settle with getting another job on the side (you can never be too careful when it comes to financial matters. You never know when you’ll need lots of money in case of an emergency or death). Overall, though, that would make me the happiest.

  • If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it?
    First of all, I would buy myself a car! I don’t have any means of transportation now, and it’s really frustrating trying to get around town, especially for classes and job-hunting. The next thing that I would do is buy a house or nice condo, and just furnish it with the necessities and a good place for my art supplies and books/writing paraphernalia. I would maybe have an extra room or two in case I have company (or I’ve run out of space). Afterward, I would definitely put some money away in a savings account (as I mentioned in my answer to the question above). You can never be too careful with your finances; they can either ruin your life or improve it. Aside from this, I would try and help my friends and family out with buying a few things that they need or want. I mean, what’s the point of having all this money if you can’t share a little and make those you love a little happier?

  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now?
    When I was younger, I wanted to become an animator—but more precisely, I wanted to create my own anime or manga series (I was really into Japanese animation at the time). Seriously, it was my dream. I wanted nothing more than to accomplish it, even though I knew that having a job in animation is very sought after. I would have fought for my place in that world, but now, it’s not the same. I still love anime/manga dearly, but creating it is not something that I really want to do for a living. After I took some actual art classes during school, I then found my calling in the fine arts. I love to draw and paint, and I would want nothing more than to have a career in a field where I would be doing what I enjoy most.

  • 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’m sure something similar to this has been said before, but I think a useful charm would be some sort of truth-spell. You know how it is when you are certain that someone isn’t being completely honest with you, and you need to know the truth at that moment? Well, then this would be an ideal spell for you (I sound like I'm trying to sell a product in an infomercial here… ^^;;). Just mutter a short incantation, and said person’s mind and mouth are open to you. The incantation would be something along the lines of Veritas Vinc (which in Latin means: the truth overcomes). This spell would be easy to conduct if you were pressed for time. For convenience, this spell would only last an hour. :D

  • 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?
    As silly as it sounds, my boggart would be a hoard of moths (or any other flying insect). I don’t know what it is, but I can’t stand creepy little bugs flying at and into my face. It makes me really nervous, and sadly enough, I’ve ended up running away from a butterfly before. T__T; Anyway, once I’ve shrieked “Riddikulus,” every little bug would fall to the ground and dance away (which in my opinion, is still a little creepy anyway).

  • What do you look for in a friend?
    In a friend, I look for someone who is fairly intelligent and can hold a decent conversation for more than ten minutes. XD; They must be open-minded, or at least tolerant of other’s beliefs and lifestyles. I don’t want discrimination in our relationship. Bigotry is unacceptable with me. I’d also like them to be trustworthy and honest. I hold my friends in the highest regard, and if they are dishonest with me, well, it just makes me feel terrible. If a friend can’t share their feelings or secrets with you, then what sort of friend are they? I know that there are certain things that you don’t feel comfortable telling anyone and I understand that, but for the little things—I would ask them to trust me enough, and I would listen.

  • What trait most annoys you about other people?
    I can’t stand it when individuals who have the opportunity to learn, don’t even try. I saw this so much in high school, that in turn, I ended up hating (strong word, yes, but appropriate) most of my classmates. All they did was goof-off and hardly ever paid attention to the teacher or anyone else who wasn’t part of their “little group.” They don’t think about what this sort of behavior will do to their future, or lack thereof. I think it’s totally disrespectful, and with that sort of behavior, they do deserve to fail. (I am a little harsh sometimes…)

  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    1. Creative: Creating art is my passion. During high school (I recently graduated) I took as many art classes as I could, including two A.P. Studio Art courses (and A.P. Art History as well). I’ve finished my drawing portfolio (thirty pieces so far) and have submitted it to the College Board here for the A.P. test, where judges will choose a grade between 1 and 5. I’m hoping for a 4, but you never know.

    2. Intelligent: I find myself fairly intelligent. I have good study habits and my grades are decent. :P Aside from school-related things, I have good common sense and proper timing (such as: when you should or shouldn’t say something to another, where they could either get hurt or incredibly angry with you).

    3. Open minded: I try and look at everything (or everyone) from every angle possible to better understand it. I won’t judge anyone unless I have a good reason to.

    4. Loyal: If you have earned my trust, may it be through friendship or otherwise, you will have my loyalty until it is betrayed. I stand by those I care about no matter what.

    5. Protective: I am extremely protective of those I care about, especially my best friend. If anyone tries to mess with her—and, even if she doesn’t want me to butt in—I’m still incredibly defensive.

  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    1. Lack of social skills: As far as first impressions go, I may seem cold or indifferent, and I’ve been told by my friends that they thought I was mean or scary when they first saw me. ^^; The reason that may be is because I have the worst time opening up to new people, and it takes me at least a year or a little under to actually relax enough to do it.

    2. Anti-social: (or avoidant?) In public (nowhere near my friends and those who I feel comfortable with) I don’t actively go out of my way to talk to others, which ties in with #01. Unless someone talks directly to me or they have asked the group for their opinions, and I have one, then I will stay silent. I’m an observer most of the time.

    3. Temperamental: When provoked, I can have the nastiest temper. It doesn’t take much to irritate me (if an individual who I do not like is bothering me, etc.), and eventually piss off. I try and keep calm and restrain myself, but at times I’ve doubted my self-control. ^^;;;;

    4. Cynical: I just have a negative outlook on society at least 80% of the time. From what I’ve seen of humanity so far, I’m not impressed. This is an issue that I probably should try to fix, but as to how I will fix this, I’m not sure at this point.

    5. Paranoid: I tend to freak myself out—whether it’s after I’ve watched a horror movie or if my mind is just playing tricks on me. I watched the movie “The Descent” with some friends, and for a week afterward I could hardly sleep. I was constantly looking behind me and jumping at every little noise, expecting some weird carnivorous cave-creature to grab me and take a chunk out of my jugular. I have an overactive imagination, to put it nicely. -_-;

  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: Courage is standing up for what is important to you, no matter if you’re alone or in a group. Speak out and take action for what you believe in.
    • Loyalty: Loyalty is sticking with someone or something no matter how taboo.
    • Intelligence: Intelligence is common sense, and thinking things through instead of blindly charging off into action.
    • Ambition: Ambition is setting your mind on a goal and stopping at nothing until you have achieved or acquired it.

  • Name: Melissa
  • Age: 17
  • Where did you find out about us? I was journal-hopping. :D

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