Voldemorticia (easy_peasy_24) wrote in platform_934,
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    First of all, I'd like to apologize for my ridiculously long answers!

  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why?
    Gods. I actually don't know, because everything appeals to me. Mediwitchcraft seems fascinating (which is interesting because I hate all sciences except chemistry), but I really love the idea of a ministry job. The idea of being an auror really appeals to me (although part of me would be terrified I might not have the guts for it), because you'd be out there facing real risks and real danger but for an important cause rather than for meaningless thrills. Then there's teaching, too... wow. Ultimately I might very easily choose to teach at Hogwarts but I'd probably choose a job as a journalist, since I'm kind of a journalist in daily life, but the Quibbler is loony and the Daily Prophet must be sort of a rag considering the fact they hire Rita Skeeter. Or I'd own a bookshop! That actually sounds really, really appealing. I love to read and I love spending my time in libraries and bookstores (as great as Barnes & Noble is I think I prefer used bookstores) and the great thing about the wizarding world is the fact that muggle technology (such as computers and TV) isn't much used there, so I'd be away from the constant temptation of glowing screens. And if I were away from that temptation I'd probably choose to be a journalist or a bookshop owner.

  • If you could teach one class at Hogwarts, what would it be and why?
    It took me a really long time to figure out my answer. For a while I was going between Transfiguration and Charms. I'd actually positively love to teach Potions. I'm not entirely sure what Arithmancy is but it sounds fascinating. Flying sounds fantastic, and it seems like it would be the one sport I'd really enjoy. However, I really think the class I'd like to teach is Defense Against the Dark Arts (as I think it has a very dark, sexy appeal), although I'd want to include quite a bit of the Dark Arts themselves in my classes.

  • 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'd face a bit of an internal debate about that, quite honestly. Under no circumstances would I want to almost die or face such a great risk, but under no circumstances would I want to shy away from said great risk either. If it was there and I neglected to put my name in I would probably feel guilty about it for years. I think I would put my name in but pray not to be picked.

  • If you could choose your animagus form, what would it be and why?
    God knows. Either some sort of cat or some sort of bird. I love cats: I love their independence, their curiosity, and (when they choose to show it) their particular brand of friendliness. And I have a cat I'm crazy about, so I'm a bit biased. But birds can freaking fly! As in, no broom or charm or airplane. They can fly!

  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    Hermione Granger, no question. I place an extremely high priority on my studies and am easily the type to work myself to the bone and run myself into the ground from overwork. I am disappointed by a 92 and I yearn to cry or pitch a fit if I get a B or below (I've been raised by a mother who would react at least as strongly). I am bossy and loud and I prattle on far too much and am interested in all sorts of random things. I like figuring out puzzles and, well, figuring things out in general. I always, always need to be the best at what I do. And when I feel out of place (which is often) I try to fit in in my own way, by doing what I do best and hoping to overcompensate. But certain aspects of Ginny and Draco strike a chord too. I am extremely ambitious (any of my friends will attest to this: I write stories with the eventual goal of publication; write songs with the eventual goal of performance; and study my languages with the eventual goal of being, at the very least, octolingual) and I'm manipulative and have the quickest-to-flare temper of anybody I have ever, ever known.

  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    It changes a little every day, but I know several things: I'd see myself looking the way I want to look, I'd see myself as the most intelligent person I have ever known, Draco Malfoy might be at my side (what!? You asked what I would see!), I would be completely comfortable with myself, I would have a stack of books (some novels or short story collections and some full of interviews) and plays and songs written by me...

  • If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it?
    God knows. I'm a packrat in terms of money (although I am one in terms of things as well) so I'd end up saving a lot of it. I'd invest maybe $10,000 into my interview website. I'd save $10,000 or $20,000 to spend immediately (everyone deserves a shopping spree once in a while!), put aside $10,000 or $20,000 for when I buy other people gifts, give $20,000 to an environmental charity that works to combat global warming, and put the rest aside for later. (I'm sure a good portion of that would pay for school and travels, and in fact I might even put aside $20,000 for a family trip.) I don't need an apartment yet, I'm still in high school, but I might look around...

  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now?
    I know four years ago I was dead set on becoming president (but not the first woman, I would say, because if I were the first my chances of assassination would probably be significantly higher!). I'd still like to be president, but I probably won't go into politics. I'd love to act, I really would, but it wouldn't be my only career and I'd do a lot of it on my own terms (putting together my own projects and whatnot), and recently I've actually begun to have doubts about it. I want to be (and will be!) a writer, no matter what, but I think I want to be something else as well. I love journalism, and I love interviewing people, and I really, really love doing it for now. I want to keep doing it. But I don't want it to be the only thing I do, either. I love to sing and I write songs so I want to be involved in music, at least to the point where I play my stuff in bars and cafes. As of late (this was another thing that interested me when I was younger as well!) I also have had a really strong pull toward being a lawyer, or something in law. And there's something appealing about just constantly pursuing higher education, but the idea of a dwindling pool of fellow students would scare me a lot. There are so many things I want to do in my life I just hope to god I can fit them all in.

  • 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?
    It would probably be something like a Productivity Draught, which (as it sounds like it might do) would increase your productivity tenfold at least, or maybe a Scholar's Draught, which ideally would actually have much the same affect (at least applied to myself) in that you would develop an insatiable desire to study and do work and your mind would expand to easily absorb an extremely large amount of information (both that which you were studying and that which you observed in daily life) and to connect and make use of it all with extremely great ease. I figure that no potion would be without a side affect, though, so this one (whichever it might be) would probably end up giving you a bad fever.

  • 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?
    Me, as a burnt-out, homeless, filthy, far-too-aged-before-her-time, worthless failure. And when I throw the counter-spell, a stage appears, making it clear I am just playing a character in some play.

  • What do you look for in a friend?
    I want somebody loyal, and clever, and witty, and funny. I want somebody who'll be able to have a good time with me when my sense of humor gets twisted, who'll always be there for me no matter what happens, and who would be thrilled (and able) to match me in a bout of cleverness. And, a bit more specifically, I'd like a guy friend who is comfortable treating me as a girl (and by whom I'm comfortable being treated as a girl) without our developing any romantic attachment.

  • What trait most annoys you about other people?
    I hate people who act stupid or suck up. I'm actually kind of a suck-up myself, but I never am one intentionally; there are people who are like that, and I don't mind it at all. But if you are simpering and obsequious (I love that word!) I'll probably hate you.

  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    "Gumption". If there's something that needs doing, I do it. If I really want to do something I'm scared of I do it anyway and I don't let other fears get in the way.
    Ambition/drive. I go for what I want and I give it my all. I mean it, if I want something I do it; I aim really high, but I go and make it happen anway. Failing is a last resort.
    Intelligence. I am smart and clever, and what I am not I make up for in my desire to be. I love books and I love knowing that I am capable of excelling.
    Passion. If I'm into something I'm into it all the way. I live and breathe it and it's hard for me to focus on anything else.
    Creativity. I try to come up with creative solutions for everything, and I have a passion for almost anything that requires creativity. (I love using both halves of my brain! [/geek])

  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    Laziness. I don't exercise much because I am far too lazy. Even though I strive to do well in school and life, I procrastinate. And though I love to read, it's so easy to turn on the TV...
    Temper. I get provoked really, really, really easily. I get mad over jokes, I get riled up over tiny remarks, and I want to scream and throw things and hold grudges until I calm down.
    Insecurity/perfectionism. My insecurities spout from a twisted perfectionism. If I dislike my appaearance, my grades, the way I socialize, it's because I think it isn't good enough...
    Stubbornness. If I get something in my head or if I don't like what somebody's saying it is very hard for me to listen to anyone else; in fact, I usually don't. I almost never budge.
    Manipulativeness. (I actually consider this a good thing... bad sign?). I see nothing wrong with manipulating others and bending technicalities until they work to my advantage. (Sorry.)

  • Define in your own words the following key traits:
      All of these are important things, actually.
    • Courage: Facing life. As in, really facing it. Fighting for what you want, what you love, and what you believe in, even when it terrifies you.
    • Loyalty: Sticking by those you love no matter what. Helping them to be strong and being strong for them when they themselves can't be.
    • Intelligence: The ability to understand how things work and go together, to absorb knowledge, and a desire to learn more. The mental knack for having things fit into place, for pairing things together and understanding what comes out of it.
    • Ambition: Drive. Some knowledge of what you want (why you want it, but mostly just that you do) and an extremely powerful desire to go and get it. Go ahead, get working. Achieve your goals. I actually think what it is to be ambitious is a lot like what it is to be independent, actually, even though I'd probably use different words to describe them.


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