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  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why?
    If it would work out, I would love to go into professional quidditch. It’s a bit of a long shot, but I can always dream. And while I’m dreaming I would most likely be working within the Ministry. I would love to work in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. It’s something that would keep me moving and working and it would be very interesting to see what people could come up with and what I would get to bring them in for.
     
  • If you could teach one class at Hogwarts, what would it be and why?
    I would love to teach History of Magic. Take out Professor Binns (let him know that he should move on), and make history more… interesting. Spice things up a bit. I’m positive that the history of the Wizarding world is just as interesting, if not more, than the Muggle world. I had a history professor while here at school that was so enthusiastic about what he was teaching that made the students in the class want to be there. That’s the kind of professor that I’d want to be. I want to make the students want to be there, want to learn.
     
  • 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 would. The adrenaline rush that would come from participating in the TriWizard Tournament, having to think on your feet and dealing with the different challenges would be a wonderful opportunity. Having to dig deep to figure out how I would complete a challenge and then having to figure out how I should prepare for the next would make me use every inch of my brain. It would be challenging and I would love to see how far I could really make myself go.
     
  • If you could choose your animagus form, what would it be and why?
    I think I would go with something sneaky, like a leopard. I have a tendency to stand at the back of a room and watch people. I like to watch and learn and then wander over and have a chat. I feel that leopards definitely fit that ideal. They wait in the shadows and try not to be seen.
     
  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    I definitely identify with Luna Lovegood. Back in high school I was that one person who didn’t really fit into any certain group. It’s a given that I had a small class (41 graduated), but I kind of floated among everyone. I never got close to anyone, and I say that because I look back now and there are only a few people that I actually know anything about or I’ve stayed in touch with. I had my opinions and ideas that usually differed from everyone else. I’m not so much of an outcast as Luna seems to be, but I don’t really fit in anywhere either.
     
  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    I would see myself standing next to a nice, well-to-do gentleman (both of us wearing rings on our ring fingers, left hand – just to be specific) and holding my doctorate degree. There would also be a couple of cute little kids standing next to us. That’s what I want, a family and to reach my full potential.
     
  • If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it?
    I’d blow it all on a Jaguar. No. I’m rubbish at driving stick. I would definitely pay off these horrible school loans that keep building and building. Have someone who knows how to handle money play the stock market game and I would get school fund started for my sister. Because lord knows that once she applies for college (she’s 13) prices will be two or three times what I’m paying now.
     
  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now?
    To be perfectly honest, I wanted to be a mechanic as a kid. My dad is big into cars, he races and he’s got my sister racing. So growing up I helped work on cars and learned the basics and then into advanced stuff. I swear my father thought I was a boy when I was little. So from then until now I have done a 180. My ideal job now would be to have a nice little office on some University campus somewhere and be a Professor of Scandinavian History. I like the idea of being able to pass what I’ve learned in my life onto future generations and giving them the knowledge to not make the same mistakes twice. That’s definitely a big jump from grease monkey.
     
  • 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 would invent a potion to cure the sniffles. Not just regular sniffles, but the ones that cause you to have the goopy grossness down the back of your throat when you wake up in the morning. This potion would help get rid of all the goopy grossness and help clear you up. What you would do is drink this before you went to sleep and you would wake up fine and dandy. I think I would call it the “Breath Easy” potion, or something along those lines.
     
  • 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?
    My boggart would probably turn into darkness, pure and simple and engulfing. When I was little I hated the dark and I’m still not too fond of it. I was always worried that something was out there. When you live out in the country, it is quiet and makes it easier to believe there might be something out there. The counter-spell would ‘Let the Sunshine In” (obviously) and break through the darkness.
     
  • What do you look for in a friend?
    Someone that I can talk to and that will listen just as well as I do. I’m very good at being able to just sit and listen and I want a friend to be able to do the same for me when I need to spill my guts. They would also have to be funny, because you need to laugh and when you’re sad or angry it helps to have a good laugh. They would also have to be trustworthy. There is just no way you can be friends with someone that you don’t trust.
     
  • What trait most annoys you about other people?
    People who think that they know it all and feel the need to lord it over everyone around them. Maybe they are smart, but using five words when two will do isn’t necessary. You may think that you are better than everyone else, but when you have to make a point of it all the time you aren’t. I just bothers me when a person can’t stand on equal footing with everyone else around them and just have to be better.
     
  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    1. Good listener. Apparently all of my friends feel that they can tell me anything and everything. I don’t mind either. I think it’s helpful to others when you just listen and let them get everything off of their chest.
    2. I’ve got a creative streak. For the longest time I’ve taken part in theatre and have been doing backstage work such as props and scenic arts (my favorite parts of working backstage). I love to come up with new designs for stuff and designing sets and props is one of the greatest things to do. Also, when it comes to visualizing images, if someone describes something I can usually see it in my mind which I find is a neat trick.
    3. I’m a bit of a jokester. I have a way of making awkward situations better by (attempting to) lighten the mood with a joke or two. Sometimes I just make things worse, but I try to make things better, which is usually what happens.
    4. I’m quite a mechanically minded person. I can change a flat tire (with a hubcap) in under fifteen minutes, I’m a whiz with power tools and I enjoy using DeWalt drill. I’ve had instructors tell me that I’m a natural when it comes to using power tools. Once I had a Tech Director ask me to fix a set piece. I didn’t know what drill bit to use and he looked at me, surprised, and said “I forget you’re new to this. You’re such a natural.” Just to specify, that was in 6th grade. I’ve gotten better since then.
    5. I always try to stay positive. I’m the type of person who always tries to look at the glass half full. If someone is feeling down I try to help them make the best of the situation and see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. Rarely am I in a bad mood, but I’m not a crazy over-the-top happy person either. I just try to make the best out of every day.
     
  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    1. I procrastinate like no other. I have a tendency to wait until the very last minute to do pretty much anything, mostly homework. I try to get to where I need to be early, but there have been a fair few times where I’ve been late.
    2. I daydream. A lot. I’ll be in a lecture and I’ll just start drifting. Now daydreaming isn’t bad, when done in moderation, but I tend to zone out a lot. To follow up with the daydreaming in class, I doodle all over my notes and you would think I was in an art class, which I am definitely not.
    3. Fear of public speaking. Yeah, everyone at some point in their life is scared of speaking in public, but I haven’t been able to get over that fear. I was on the speech team in high school and have to give presentations in my classes nowadays but when it comes time to stand in front of a crowd I get weak in the knees and blush as bright as the sun. I get so nervous that I start to stumble over words and make a fool of myself. I really wish I could get past this awkward stage.
    4. I have an obsession with movies/tv. When it comes to buying dvds or going to movies I tend to turn a blind eye to how much it costs. For some reason I have a crazy huge collection of dvds that, like my mom says, I really don’t need. And I don’t need them, but I feel like I have to have them. Stupid attachment issues…
    5. I like to put up a tough exterior. I like people to think that I’m always alright, but there are times I just put on a happy face and play a role. Don’t get me wrong, I usually am a happy person, but there are days where I hate the world and I don’t want people to see me upset or sad. I feel like I need to stay strong so that people don’t doubt me and think that I’m…weak, I guess.
     
  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: Standing up for yourself in the face of adversity. Taking a chance and standing strong for what you believe in.
       
    • Loyalty: Standing by those you believe in and not letting them down. Being steadfast and unwavering.
       
    • Intelligence: Knowing the difference between right and wrong and knowing when to choose which path. Yes it’s also book smarts and street smarts, but it’s also more than that.
       
    • Ambition: Really wanting something and being willing to do almost anything to get it. Being able to see what you want and to go for it.
       


     
  • Name: Steph
     
  • Age: 21
     
  • Where did you find out about us? alohachary1851
     
  • Do you plan on being active in the communities once you are sorted?
    Of course! I wouldn’t have taking all the time I put into this to not participate. I love the world of Harry Potter, and next to Doctor Who, it’s the one thing that’s kept me excited and wanting more.
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