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  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why?
    I'm no mathematician, but I really, really adore history and the Egyptian culture (and to travel) so I think doing something along the lines of what Bill did/does would be cool. Maybe not for Gringotts, or a financial reward, even, but being around artifacts and using language skills and historical knowledge within the Wizarding world would be insanely cool and enjoyable for me.

  • If you could teach one class at Hogwarts, what would it be and why?
    My first reaction is to say Muggle Studies. I really think it would be enjoyable, progressive and entertaining. I also like the idea of muggleborn and half-blood students being involved with the education of their peers. Were I a witch, of any blood caliber, I think I would've taken this class as a student, as well. In a place where someone (like Harry) can feel so lost, inexperienced and new, it's nice to think there's a class that would help other students learn where they're coming from and expose them to a different (many, I suppose) culture. It sort of evens the odds and enlightens.

  • 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?
    Had I not known what the tasks were, I think I would. But were there more frequent tournaments and I had knowledge of common challenges, I bet I would think twice. I consider myself to be someone who can step up to the bat and take on a challenge. I'm fiercely competitive; but I wouldn't risk my life. I choose to decline being involved with games around our household sometimes just so I don't get too aggressive or hurt someone's feelings. It's not fun if someone gets hurt. That's not what games are for. I completely understand why the tournament was age-based. It should've been. On the less serious side, I doubt I'd be able to out run/fly a dragon or climb away from rogue hedge roots (wha?). Heh.

  • If you could choose your animagus form, what would it be and why?
    Unfortunately, I feel akin to the seal. I don't think a seal would be very productive/able on land. But should there be a seaside task or a dropped pair of goggles, I'd be all over it. I feel like my animagus would be a seal because I relate to them. They're graceful and successful in their element, and when they're out of it, they tend to have a hard go of things. All in all though, they're generally curvy, fiercely protective and dwell in the water. That's where I'd be all the time if I could. :)

  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    Ron. I'm sure I've had similar feelings and experiences that Harry, Hermione and the rest of the HP folks have. Ron, though, let me feel the books through him. His reactions often gave me relief - like he was my representative to the other characters and toward the plot. I know we're supposed to feel what Harry feels, but some people just relate better to supporting roles. Throughout my life, I'd been a sidekick to other girls and women, but I've always been headstrong and offered sound advice with their best interest in mind. Ron makes mistakes and ticks people off, and that's real to me. He flares up when he's angry and he turns to mush when he's down. He's very extreme, a bit dramatic, and when worse comes to worse, he's there for you. That's real and that's life.

  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    My mother would be home (or even in the hospital bed) and I would be holding her hand, and speaking words to her. I'm not sure what they would be, but the scene would make me happier than I've been in a long while. I didn't get to say good-bye to her before she passed - I didn't even know she was at the hospital until the end of the day when she passed. I regret not being there and resent the entire situation. I just wanted to say good-bye, but it was out of my hands and I was too young to do what I needed to do to get to her. I would've never dreamed I wouldn't see her again when I left for school that morning. So, that's what I'd see - her and I being able to say good-bye.

  • If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it?
    In general? Or a list? I'll do a little of both: I'd try to invest/save as much as I could. I would use a lot of the money to help home and vehicles situations of a few of my seven siblings, and to help get my father's house fixed up (where my husband and I live, currently). My sister has spina bifida, so I would put whatever funds were necessary to getting her proper treatments and replacement medical equipment. I would find a better home for my husband and I close to our families (St. Louis!) and get my cavity-ridden and crooked!fun teeth taken care of. If something I came across so far as a fundraiser or a charity spoke to me, I'd help them out, but I don't have any in mind now (other than the tons of local animal shelters in the area). I'm sure they wouldn't mind the help. Still, helping humans would be great, too. Heh.

  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now?
    Archaeologist, then marine biologist. Yes, after going through years of science classes, AP science, honors science... I discovered marine wasn't something I could hack, mentally and probably emotionally. If given the chance, I bet I'd give diving into the field of archeology a try. I think I'd handle working with dead things better than squishy, living ones (I don't like to dissect things, or to feed one thing to another, bleh). A closer reality would be a landscaping business of some sort - but that's hardly as exciting, is it? C'est la vie.

  • 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?
    Mundus! It would be a cleaning spell that helps you to organize. I'm scatterbrained (and a bit lazy) so I'd use it for straightening up around the house and to take a little slack off the busy work my fella finds himself as soon as he gets home. I have other irons in the fire and a few messes don't bother me - but he's a neat freak. So, it would be something like what Mary Poppins pulls with the little lieblings.

  • 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?
    Rob (that's the husband) would be in some horrible position and clearly dead. I think that fear speaks for itself. When I read Molly's scene with the boggart, I cried for several minutes before I could continue. It really scared me, a little, too. However! After casting riddikulus, he would open an eye, impishly, and his best friend would pop out from behind something and they'd laugh... and laugh. They're horror movie buffs and year-round-Halloween pranksters, so that'd be the most merry alternative to my worst fear being a reality. Of course, after dealing with the boggart, I'd have to knock their real heads together for even putting the idea in my head.

  • What do you look for in a friend?
    Common interests are really important to me. I can deal with someone being a bit of a bastard sometimes, or forgetting to call, but if I can have a stunning conversation with them, or enjoy a great film or sing along with a good song, then they're golden. I love to laugh and to make people around me laugh, so when I can work back and forth off someone, it really makes my day. So far as relationship issues go, I only really require loyalty. If someone neglects me, well, to hell with them, then. I want someone to be around. You can eat all my food and break my favorite album, but call me, damn it!

  • What trait most annoys you about other people?
    Sheepishness. I don't get it. I can understand intimidation and embarrassment and even self-consciousness. But when someone is timid all the time for no bloody reason, well, it drives me up a wall. Live your life, dude. I feel like if people don't take chances or do things they want to, they'll be filled with regret and feel empty. That's no way to be. We're here for a while then we're gone. I have a friend who is always down on herself and no matter how much I try to build her up, she won't budge and won't live her life. She's afraid of everything. Life's an adventure, folks.

  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    My earnestness (I try to be level-headed and sincere with everyone)
    My dedication to honesty (I don't like lies, cheating or stealing and anything that goes along with them)
    My passion for life and the trivial information I can acquire from it (I like to get my hands dirty and fill up my head with what I've learned from it)
    My love of and connection to nature (the world around us is awesome and want to take in as much of it as I can)
    My musical abilities (over a decade of training instrumental and vocal training and the best I do now is tinker with the keyboard or sing with the radio, but damn if I don't have fun).

  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    My stubbornness (Taurus or not, I need to learn to bend a bit)
    My quick temper (it wounds, it really does)
    My tendency to obsess (one of the reasons I'm filling this out!)
    My inability to let go of the past (issues previously mentioned)
    My physical insecurities (I’m beautiful inside and out, and I need to drill that into my brain)

  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: Doing what you think is right. Simply that. That action or display of your gut feeling.
    • Loyalty: Doing what you know is right even when it may be a drag. I don't know why, but when I choose someone I love over something or someone else, it gives me such a high. I feel proud when I see others do the same.
    • Intelligence: I think intelligence stems from common sense and the desire to find the tools to do better in life and to better enjoy it. I can't comprehend it when people are perfectly happy in backwards bubbles and don't try to figure things out or learn something for themselves. I'd feel so alienated and lost.
    • Ambition: I think ambition is the most animalistic instinct we as humans have. It's the drive to do better, to live, to achieve. Were it not for those quiet ambitions and underdogs, I'd say ambition is the opposite of (aforementioned) sheepishness. You know what you want, and you may or may not succeed, but you try to get it.


  • Name: Bec
  • Age: 22
  • Where did you find out about us? I recently took over gof_stills and you folks were one of the affiliates. :)

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