Note: I just wanted to say that English is not my mother tongue. I am sorry if there is any weird phrasing in it because I mixed up German and English.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? I know you won’t like my answer and maybe even think I try to avoid it but my honest answer is: nothing. Ok and now here is the BECAUSE: I am aware that many things need to be changed - war, hunger, diseases, pollution of environment, whole races of animals dying out … I could go on and on and on. Who am I to decide what is best for human race and earth? I bet I would after my decision ask myself every day if I should not have chosen differently. No, I won’t make that decision, thank you very much!
Who is your favorite Hogwarts teacher? I used to say Professor Snape but I think I just did not think about the difference between favorite teacher and favorite character. He is not really a good teacher, but he is a fascinating character. For my favorite teacher I would have to say Professor Sprout most likely. She seems like the kind of person who can capture the students attention and make the lessons interesting. The only other teacher who was like that is maybe Professor Lupin, but I would guess you can’t ‘hear’ this answer any more because everyone says that?!?!?!
Who is your favorite character in Harry Potter? As I mentioned before, it is Professor Snape. And before you begin SPAWNing me or dubbing me Muggle because this is most likely a common answer too… yes, I actually DO HAVE a reason for my answer. I think he is one of the most interesting and fascinating characters in these books. I like people who are not easily read, who are mysterious and dark and maybe a bit brooding. He radiates power and we do know not much about him. He is a Death Eater turned spy and the Headmaster obviously trusts him. He is a very private person for this very reason - he has to be or he would not have survived so long. I’d like to figure out what is going on with him and I’d love to get to know what happens should someone be able to look behind his ever sarcastic mask and wipe that sneer from his face. I envy his sarcasm and they way he gets respect. Billowing robes and all that. Yes, he does favor his own house, but since everyone else is treating the Slytherins worse than the other houses, I think that’s ok. Someone has to be on their side, right? So this someone would naturally be their head of house.
Who is your least favorite character in Harry Potter? I do hate Gilderoy Lockhart. In my POV he is not worthy to be called a wizard. He is a charlatan, a liar and a shame for the wizarding community! It might have seemed like a good idea to claim others people’s adventures as his own, but then he shouldn’t let himself get caught. He is an idiot.
What makes a person respectable? To stand up for their own opinion. To not change your believes and/or opinions because they are not popular any more. It takes a lot to be self-confident enough to stick to your believes. It is what makes your personality.
What is your take on religion? It is not important what I believe in. Religion is something very personal and it is a very touchy topic. Everyone has to decide for herself/himself what they want to believe in. May it be God or Yahweh, Buddha or Ra or to not believe in any kind of higher power at all. They all have their reasons for it and I’d rather not start a fight over such a thing. Call it self-preservation or cowardice but it is something wars were fought over….
What do you think about house elves? They are obviously very happy where they are and with what they do. I think even if they would get the offer to get paid, they would most likely feel offended by the offer. They don’t complain and seem perfectly fine where they are, why not leave them alone? They know they have a choice but they don’t want to change their lifes. Only because WE think they should be free doesn’t necessarily mean they feel the same. Actually I think I would like to have one. I hate doing laundry and wiping the kitchen.
What do you look for in a friend? We need to be alike. I need someone I can talk to and who can understand what I am talking about, which means we need to have at least the same interests. A friend of mine needs his/her own opinion – agreeing on everything I say is not my idea of conversation. I value intelligence and knowledge because it is the base of a good conversation and definitely an advantage for everyone who possesses it.
Would you rather have friends and family or money and success? That is a tough one. I would like to have a mix of both but I don’t think you will accept this answer. So I will have to say friends and family, because I don’t think I could be successful without them anyways. Plus, what is all the success and money worth if there is no-one there to share it with? Success does fell better when someone is proud of you, you care for.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My sharp tongue. I tend to be a bit harsh at times and I sometimes lack tact. Not a good thing at all, it makes life more difficult than necessary. I’d like to be more diplomatic, it helps to get along – even with people you don’t like.
What do you feel is your best quality? I see myself as a intelligent, down-to-earth person. I value true friendships and when I call you a friend, you can depend on me no matter what – but stab my back and I will make you pay!
What are your hobbies? I love Sci-fi and fantasy and I spend quite some time watching/reading/writing it. I am a very curious person and I spend many hours reading (book or internet) about topics I am interested in. I think I am addicted to books.
Do you want to have children? Plural? No. ONE child. Not yet, though. I just got a well paid job I actually like to do and it would be utterly foolish to get pregnant now. I want to accomplish something and I don’t intend to give up a job I like and that does pay the bills very nicely for a child I can still have later. I don’t believe in giving birth to a child when you don’t have the money to feed and clothe it. And I would want to be able to offer my child a certain standard. Not luxury, but not the need to deny every wish either.
Have or would you give time and money to a charity? I have. I was born into as family that practically breaths the spirit of the RED CROSS organizations. I have spent quite some time there and I still teach First Aid classes every now and then.
If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do? Depends on the situation. As I said, I teach First Aid classes and there is a rule: Self-preservation goes first. It will do no-one any good if I am harmed too while trying to rescue my friend while it is totally clear I am not strong enough to save him/her. I will get help though. If I were sure I could defeat the creature, I would do it of course.
What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish? I want to be able to combine family life and being successful in my job. I don’t want to have to choose. Who says I can’t be mother and wife while being good at my job and being paid well?
Who is your role model? I have more then one actually, but I think most likely my dad is one of them, because he did manage to combine family and job quite nicely.
What trait most annoys you about other people? Being lazy – in other words the total lack of ambition. People who don’t have the will to learn something new, who are not the least bit curious, who think books are boring, who don’t see that knowledge is important. Knowledge is the key to almost everything.
What do you want to do for a living? If I were to choose? I actually do like my new job, but if someone would guarantee I would have success and could do it for a living, I would like to be an author. Articles, books – I simply love writing.
Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason? I think I once answered this question with yes. ( I said if someone tried to kill me). Now I think the risk to be discovered and sent to Askaban is too big. I would maybe use something close to it but that is still legal. But only if I have to defend my or a family-members life.
What house do you think DOESN'T fit you? (This question is optional for those who feel they just DO NOT fit in a house. Please explain WHY.)
What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities? (in no special order)
1. down to earth - I am not easily fooled and in my POV being creative doesn’t mean head up in some cloud at all.
2. intelligence – In my POV there is nothing more boring then a person with no intelligence. I won’t tell you the results of my IQ-test, though… ;)
3. ambition – I want to accomplish certain things in life – which doesn’t necessarily mean I would do everything to get what I want – I do have morals after all.
4. loyal – I value true friendships and I do not jeopardize them
5. creative – I love writing fanfiction and I always search for a new plot twist no-one will guess
Where did you find out about us? I think I found you in ariesathenas user info.