these twists and turns of fate (hiddengrace) wrote in platform_934,
these twists and turns of fate

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  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why? I think I would like to be a teacher and counselor in a wizarding school. I tried to do some research to see if there were any elementary or lower-grade schools for wizarding children before attending a school like Hogwarts, but I didn't find anything, but I'm sure young children attend some form of basic schooling even though they're not learning magical subjects.
    I love children, and I love learning about how their minds work and helping them out of they have problems in school such as, depression, fighting (bullying or being bullied), problems at home, helping to control accidental magic, determining if they have magical abilities, or anything they feel they need to talk about with someone they can trust. If there are no lower-grade schools, then I would want to do the same at a school like Hogwarts or of the same age range. I know this sounds corny, but I really do love encouraging little minds. Being a counselor is my dream, actually, although I'm very far off from it now. I think kids and teenagers need as much help and encouragement as they can get, and they especially need a person to talk to that they can trust.

  • If you could teach one class at Hogwarts, what would it be and why? Charms, and my most basic reasoning is because it's one of the most fun and interesting classes. Also, what's the best thing about being a wizard? The spells of course! So what would be better than to teach them? Yeah, it might not be as hard or as serious as any of the other classes taught, but it's just as practical. Its also my favorite class to take, so I'd love to teach it. I also think that it's one of the few classes you use upon leaving school.

  • 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, probably not. I would have wanted to, most desperately, but I would be too afraid of not surviving the task, let alone not winning. Yeah, I'm a chicken and I have an extrememely low tolerance for pain.Of course, I wouldn't tell anyone this, when asked I would turn the tables and ask if they are putting their name in. I'd probably be the number one fan if any of my friends’ names came out of the goblet, making (supportive, not insulting) buttons and signs.

  • If you could choose your animagus form, what would it be and why?I would be a butterfly, perhaps a rather large rainbow colored one, if I could choose. Butterflies are my animal totem, the animal I identify most with. They stand for life and change, symbolic of the caterpillar turning into the butterfly, and I really think that that embodies who I am and the fact that everyone can change and deserves a chance to. American Indians believe the butterfly stands for guidance, change, and happiness, which is sort of fitting for me.

  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?I feel I relate a lot to Neville for several reasons. He is smart, and he did well on many of his test’s obtaining E’s, O’s and A’s on some of his O. W. L. exams. I did just as well throughout high school and college, receiving some A and B grades. Neville also did miserably on some as well as I did. He has a passion for Herbology, and although I don’t share his particular passion, I have a passion for poetry, literature, and writing. Just as Neville does extra-credit work for Professor Sprout as well as reading up on it all he can, I take classes, go to workshops and read as much a possible as well.
    Neville is also pushed around a lot by his friends and family, and he is learning to stand up for himself. I have had the same problem. A lot of times in my family people order me around, “Clean my mess up, go to the store for me, do this for me…” and I used to do it. But now I try and stand up for myself, and explain that I’m not their lackey. It’s hard, especially when it’s your family doing it to you, but it’s got to stop.
    Neville is quite forgetful and klutzy, two qualities that we both share and dislike in ourselves. I am forever forgetting to do things, leaving my keys places, losing my phone and credit cards, forgetting to get things at the store, sometimes I get so involved in something I’m doing I even forget to eat! Also, I have absolutely no balance or coordination, but I just started taking a class in gymnastics which is helping incredibly with both of those. Last Christmas I fell (more like tumbled) down the staircase in our house, knocking into both the tree and piles of wrapped presents. I was okay, but the banister wasn’t, and in fact it’s still wobbly to this day because I can’t afford a thousand dollars to fix it.
    Neville really cares about his friends and loved ones, and so do I. He will fight tooth and nail to protect them to the best of his ability. We may not be the ones looking for the next big adventure, our next big chance to be brave and show the world what we have to offer, but when the opportunity presents itself and our friends need us, we’ll be there.

  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised? Myself, healthy and graduating from college. The first time I went to college I messed up big time. I screwed around, I never went to class, and pretty much failed out. Now I'm going back and I'm petrified about making the same mistakes again. This is sort of a two parter; I mention healthy because my health hasn't been in the best condition latley. I recently had to have sugery on my pericardium (the sac that holds your heart) because mine was filling with fluid and unable to pump blood. I also have been hospitalized more times than I can count for low sodium and dehydration due to many different issues.

  • If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it? I'd give about 150, 000 dollars to my parents and family, invest about 50, 000, pay off my medical bills and tuition, buy myself a new car (nothing too extravagant, but my car is 11 years old, although still going strong), put a years deposit down for rent on a nice apartment in my area, give some to charity,.... The list goes on and on.

  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now? As a child I changed my mind about what I wanted to be on a daily basis. An actress, a poet, a vetrenarian, a stewardess, a teacher, a magician, an employee on a cruise ship. Now, my ideal job is really the same I discussed above in the first question, although obviously, without the magical aspects. I really want to be a guidance counselor in a school.

  • 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 body-double spell, sort of like in the movie Click, where the double is on auto-pilot and does your daily duties for you so you can do something much more interesting. For example, another boring day at work? Have finals in school? Flu shot time or tax season? Your body double can do it all for you while you engage in more fun activities. Like napping! Just trace a circle above the top of your head and say "Somus Gemini Onus", which means "Body Double Trouble" in latin.(This totally sounds like a commercial! Cue corny jingle...)

  • 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? (Thank you to those who reminded me that I forgot this) This is so Hermione-ish, but I mentioned I've attempted to go back to college after failing out my first years. Well, it's a huge challenge for me because I'm so afraid of failing and just repeating the same mistakes I made when I was younger, even though I feel like becoming a college graduate is just... intrinsic. So my fear would be my english professor, whom I love actually, telling me that I'm a failure and that graduating isn't even worth trying for because I'll never be able to finish. Using the Riddikulus spell, he would do ballet while spouting cliche hippie phrases, like "Groovy" and, "Make love not war" because he's a self-proclaimed hippie, and it would just be hysterical. Come on, long flowing hair, stumbling through arabesques and pirouettes while saying "Groovy" in a suit. How is that not?

  • What do you look for in a friend? What I look for in a friend is two major things. One is that we connect or have at least something in common. We'd have to have something to talk about! And two is that, to me, it's important for a true friend to understand that I'm (and my friend too) busy and get caught up in life, but even if we haven't talked in five days or five months, we understand that we're busy and always try and make time for each other no matter how long it's been. That's really important to me.
  • What trait most annoys you about other people? Closed-Mindedness. I try to accept everyone for who they are, flaws and all. I accept you if you are gay, straight, trans gendered, democrat, republican, black, white or purple with green and blue stripes. I will always try something once, and I try to look at all sides of an issue and gain all the facts. I may not share you’re point of view, but I am certainly interested in hearing why you feel that way. I am objective and honest, although not to a fault, as I try not to hurt people’s feelings. Notice that I use the word ‘try’ a lot; I’m not perfect, and I never will be. I am a Unitarian Universalist, and believe most strongly in the first three principles, which UU’s try to affirm and promote. ( I’m not trying to preach, so please don’t take it that way. I’m just sharing my views and supporting it, not trying to convert anyone.) They are: “The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; and Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.” All they mean is that each person is important and equal in their own way, to try to be kind in all aspects of life, and that each person is entitled to their own belief’s and thoughts. I think that these principles should be embodied by everyone, and for the third one, in my opinion, it should be acceptance of one another in every aspect, not just for spiritual growth within a congregation.
    I guess because of the strong open-minded qualities I posess, I find that people who can't afford me the same kindness really annoy me.

  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    1.Open-Mindedness. I described it above in length, but I really feel that I try to go the distance in not judging people.
    2. Compassion and Empathy. I really feel for people and I try to put myself in their shoes when dealing with a situation or argument. I'm also often the peacekeeper in my house and try to get others to step into someone else
    3. Generosity. Whether it's giving someone at work my last lunch that I had in the freezer, or giving my time to help with the childrens program at my church or helping someone in my classes. I also lead something called small group ministry which is just giving your time to meet with people and facilitate discussions or talking to people who can't tell anyone else.
    4. I can talk to anyone or make the best of any situation- most times! I'll always find another person to commiserate with or just start random conversations, which helps me get through the tough or boring times. Even if I'm only daydreaming( or cursing) in my head, I do what it takes to get through it.
    5. I am resillient, especially when it comes to dating, I'm 26 and single, and dated more than my share. But I always keep going, and my motto is that "I don't want to be with anyone who doesn't want to be with me."
  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    1. I am messy and unorganized and clumsy. I sort of rolled this all into one because I think it all goes together. I have no balance, I'm extremely disorganized and I'm forever losing things. All in a days work. :)
    2. I can be loud. Really loud. I'm normally quiet but when I get excited I j ust forget where I am and just..... loud.
    3. I have such a potty mouth. Really, I swear like a truck driver. I drop the F-bomb like 20 times a day, and I'm so quiet, and then you'll just hear me scream curse words out.
    4. Procrastination, how can I explain thee?
    5. I'm insecure. I think people don't like me, for personality reasons and physical ones as well.
  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: No only being fearless in the face of danger. But standing up for what you believe in, even if you'll look stupid or regardless of what others think.
    • Loyalty: Being true to yourself as well as other people, even when you don't want to or it would be easier not to. I think honestly Loyalty and Courage can go hand in hand depending on how you define them.
    • Intelligence: Having book smarts and street smarts and PUTTING THEM TO USE. Even if you're incredibly smart but you do nothing with it, well that's not very intellegent is it? It's being able to explore the wonders of this world and revealing some of the mysteries in it. But also, it is the discoveries in things that books can't know, like common sense, the soul, knowing yourself emotionally, just being able to try to find answers to things that you can't see.

    • Ambition: This isn't always a bad thing. Ambition is having the knowledge of what you want and the passion and drive to get it. It doesn't always mean at any cost. If you have no ambition, no passion or drive in life, you aren't going to get anywhere.

  • Name: Kat
  • Age: 26
  • Where did you find out about us? I'm not sure, honestly,
  • Do you plan on being active in the communities once you are sorted? Yeppers

Thank you for reading and voting!
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