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  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why?
    I would probably most like to be a teacher. It's what I want to do here in the "real" world, and I really have a knack for it. I love working with kids, and I get a real sense of satisfaction when I know I'm bettering their lives by instilling knowledge in them. If teaching didn't work out, I'd probably most like to work in a small shop in Diagon Alley. Maybe sell jewelery or something.

  • If you could teach one class at Hogwarts, what would it be and why?
    I'd probably teach Charms or History of Magic. I'm not so good with the science-y stuff, so Potions and Herbology probably wouldn't be my forte. Charms would be interesting to teach because it would give me a chance to teach practical uses of magic and to help develop the magic of young witches and wizards, plus it would give me a chance to use magic on a day-to-day basis. History of Magic might be boring to some, but I enjoy learning about/from the past. I think I could make it more interesting, too. I'd probably have more interactive lessons, and not just sit on a desk reading from a book like Professor Binns. (Plus, y'know, I'd be alive.)

  • 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?
    No. I don't think I would have the physical or emotional stamina to get myself through the challenges. I know that there's all the broo-ha-ha about eternal glory, but I'm not really an "eternal glory" kind of person. I prefer to keep to myself so having to perform all of these difficult challenges in front of my peers would probably kill me. I'd probably be a big supporter of the champions, though. I'd show up decked out in my Hogwarts attire and cheer as loud as I could. But I could never participate.

  • If you could choose your animagus form, what would it be and why?
    It would be a wolf. I think that wolves are majestic creatures. They're pack animals, but they're also very solitary. I'm somewhat the same way. Wolves are beautiful and magical, but they can also be ferocious and unnerving. I admire animals that can be interpreted in many different ways.

  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    Probably Neville Longbottom. He was kind of an outcasted, shy child who had to grow into himself. He discovered a lot about himself and the world around him during his education, and I am doing the same. He also has close ties with his family, and he cherishes loyalty and friendship. I am a lot like him in those ways. I think I kind of look up to Neville, because he was able to come full-circle throughout the books. I would love to find that at the end of my path, I had fully developed as a person.
    I can't say that Neville is my favourite character, but he is definitely the one I most identify with. He is pretty awesome, though.

  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    I would see myself with my life goals completed - my education, a husband, children, and my goal weight achieved. I have never experienced a tragic loss, so I wouldn't be like Harry in that sense. I'm not a greedy person, so I wouldn't see myself with millions of galleons. I would just see myself at the exact place in life that I want to be. (Although, I do tend to get into phases where I really want something material so hopefully my conscious would be able to get past that and see into my true desires, not just what I was desiring that day!)

  • If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it?
    I would pay for my education, buy myself a new house and a car, buy my parents a new house and a car, and I would keep the rest for shopping and day-to-day spending. I think it would be fabulous to have money to buy a shirt or a pair of shoes I saw that I liked at that moment, instead of having to wait for pay day and budget them in. :\ Also, if I had the house and car I most desired, I'd probably be pretty happy and it would be worth spending for.

  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now?
    When I was younger, I really wanted to be a veterinarian. I used to bandage my stuffed animals and everything. I love animals. However, when I got to high school and started volunteering with younger children, it became clear to me that teaching would be my perfect position. It is my ideal job, and I definitely am trying to achieve my teaching certificate so I can turn teaching and working with kids into a career. I was really depressed in high school because my guidance counsellor told me that I would never be able to get into university, and therefore, would never be able to become a teacher, but I showed her! It's taking me a long time to get there, though. I'm going into my fifth year of post-secondary education with another three still to go. Professional student!

  • 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?
    Wow. This is a hard question. I think I would like a spell or charm that would allow me to absorb knowledge faster. I'm not very good at naming things, though, so I can't really answer that part! I think it would make life much easier if I could know easily how to do all of the things that I would like to do! Kind of like in The Matrix, when they can learn to fly a helicopter in like 5 seconds. That would be so cool.

  • 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?
    It would probably turn into a centipede. I hate those things! They're so creepy crawly. Ew! When I used Riddikulus, it would lose half its legs and fall over and then try and crawl away. That would make me laugh.

  • What do you look for in a friend?
    Common interests, mostly. I also look for friends that are loyal. I'm very close with most of my friends, so it's important that we maintain open communication lines and that we "get" each other. I don't really get along with people who tend to blow off their friends, or people with whom I don't have a lot in common. I tend to be a very "nice" person when it comes to getting along with classmates, co-workers, etc., but the people I truly consider "friends" are those who I have been able to connect with, and am able to talk to on a regular basis outside of our main meeting grounds (school, work, etc.).

  • What trait most annoys you about other people?
    People who are "high talkers" really bother me. They're the type of people who, when you're having a conversation with them, they always try and 'one up' everything you say. For example, if you were talking to them about how you cut yourself on a sharp corner, they would start talking about how one time they sliced open their knee and had to go to the hospital. I hate when people act/talk like that.

  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    1) I'm a very quick learner. I can (most times) understand things the first time that they're told to me, and I am able to learn by watching others. I've always been this way, and it's come in handy because it makes studying and working much easier.
    2) I'm quite organized. I usually always know when things are going on. I keep a calendar in my room that I write everything on, and I leave myself post-it notes to make sure that I don't forget anything. I can be a little messy, but I always know where everything is and I'm quick to find something if it's needed. I'm always on time (or early), as well.
    3) I'm incredibly loyal. I cherish my friends and family above most other things. I have been friends with my best friends for numbers of years, and they're the type of people that I love too much to ever stop talking to. I try to treat all my friends equally, and with respect. I love spending time with my friends and family, and I like to be involved in things involving them.
    4) I'm a great listener. I have no problem whatsoever with listening to anyone's problems, and if anyone ever needs to bitch about love, life, or anything else, I'm always the first person to lend their ear. I try to give advice the best I can, but usually I just listen and am concerned for the person that is talking to me. My friends have said that it has really helped them to have someone like me around who is willing to let them get everything off their chests.
    5) I know what I want out of life, and I'm happy to be me. I went through numerous phases where I didn't know who I wanted to be or where I wanted to go, but now that I know, I feel so much better. Knowing exactly what I want makes it easier for me to achieve things, whether it be big, life goals or just small day-to-day ones, like going to class or making a meal.

  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    1) I tend to be somewhat passive-aggressive. I don't like confrontation, and tend to avoid it as much as possible. Usually, if something is bothering me, then I keep it bottled up until I can't take it anymore. And if something or someone annoys me, I tend to like to communicate with them about it electronically or by notes, rather than face-to-face.
    2) I'm a horrible procrastinator. I always get things done, but usually I leave them to the last minute. This usually never works out in my favour, because it mostly leaves me stressed and trying to meet deadlines. I've tried many times to stop doing this, but I've never been successful.
    3) I'm quite shy when places into new social situations. I grew up not having very good self-esteem, so I have a hard time adjusting to new situations and I'm usually awkward at first. However, once I get used to the situation I tend to be out-going and out-spoken.
    4) I'm not so good at managing big changes. I don't like when things suddenly become uproarious, which is why I don't lead a very exciting life. I tend to like to stick to my routine, and when my routine is interrupted by something unexpected, I get stressed out or upset. I'm set in my ways.
    5) I have a hard time managing my money. Being a student, I'm pretty much perpetually in debt, but even when I'm working full-time I never seem to have enough money to last me two weeks. I like to buy material things; though I am usually really picky in what I buy (it's awful to go shopping with me, so I go by myself). I buy a lot of crap that I don't need, usually clothes or toys or posters or earrings. I don't know how to budget very well, as I usually end up owing people money when pay day rolls around.

  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: I think people are courageous when they are able to face tragedy and hard lives, and are still able to function on a day-to-day basis. I also think courage is a trait that does not usually make an appearance every day, but rather that it is a trait that comes to your aid when you need it. It is something that can make a person emotionally strong.
    • Loyalty: To me, loyalty means that you keep your friends and family close. That you cherish them, value them, and that they are one of the most important things in your life. It also means that you don't dump your friends for lovers or dump your lovers for friends. It means that you respect everyone you care about, and don't want to hurt them.
    • Intelligence: Intelligence is relative - it can range from book smarts to street smarts. I find it's most prominent in someone who has a lot of common sense and is able to understand things easily. It is also much easier for a person who wants to learn new things to be intelligent, rather than someone who only wants to function on what they know.
    • Ambition: To want something out of life. It can be seen in a negative light, because many people who are ambitious are also very fervent about achieving their goals and often overstep their boundaries and other people. However, ambition can also be a positive value because it means that you know what you want, and that you're not afraid to fight for it.


  • Name: Phaedra
  • Age: 22
  • Where did you find out about us? Someone on my flist mentioned it in their journal.



EDIT: I've elaborated on my answers. Hopefully that helps.
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