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  • What sort of profession in the wizarding world would you choose and why?
    I'm answering the first question last, having thought about this for well over 36 hours, during the several times I revisited my application to fill out bits and pieces. I even asked my sister what profession she thought I would hold, having drawn blanks except for one, and she answered the exact same way that I have now - I'd (still) be a novelist. I'd write fictional tales of mythological witches and wizards, of love and betrayal, because it's my passion. If that failed, I'd be a teacher, of sorts, or maybe a librarian. I could flit in between the wizard and muggle world like nothing else, and perhaps I'd write stories about muggles as well. But in the end, my passions are the same, and therefore my careers would be... well... boring in comparison to some, but a reflection of me, and who I am.

  • If you could teach one class at Hogwarts, what would it be and why?
    History of Magic. History is one of my passions, the more ancient, the more passionate - I'd want to get my students passionate about their past. There would be witches and wizards who invented the most amazing spells, who lid the most amazing lives - but I think no one ever really is excited by history because why live in the past, when you're living in the here and now? I'd love to be that person who created that passion in some, if not most students, for them to know that it is important what people have done before us - because it's how we've become the society and world we are today.

  • 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. Absolutely not.
    I am not strong. I am rarely brave. I have no desire to face any unknown. I stress myself into a little ball when studying for exams for fear that I won't know enough on the questions we're given. This would have haltered me completely for the tournament. There are just some people built to be heroes, and I am not one of them - I do not have the stomach for it.

  • If you could choose your animagus form, what would it be and why?
    Tiger.
    In Korea, Tiger's are called King of the Animals. They represent power and inner peace. They are solitary hunters, chasing their pray stealthily and quietly. They are mighty, courageous and short tempered. Tigers symbolize ferocity and passion. They also symbolize femininity, cunning and vengeance.
    This was from one of those quiz things, and before I took it, I always, always had trouble thinking which Animal would best represent me, because I'm not a fan of animals in general. But when I read this, I thought - yeah, I can see a lot of that in myself. Perhaps I'd be a less courageous Tiger, but I'm solitary, quiet, short tempered, passionate and ferocious, and also believe in vengeance and revenge (although it's not a quality I like about myself). Plus, they are graceful and delicate as well, and I like to think I have a little of both those traits.

  • What HP character do you identify with most and why?
    Hermione Granger. She's book smart, she loves learning, and when she gets something wrong it's unbelievable to the point where she's stunned. I have a feeling she really, really dislikes being wrong, much the same as me. She was also treated quite horribly during her years at Hogwarts by different people at different times - and while at first she reacted to it, in the end she learned to not give a damn, which is what I (hopefully) achieved by the end of my schooling career. She's loyal to her friends, a dangerous enemy to make, well organised and a total control freak. She's the only character I could understand, rather than empathy with, which led me to identify with her greatly throughout the series.

  • What would you see if you looked into the Mirror of Erised?
    I'd see myself, old age, reading a novel to several children. They would be my sisters Grandchildren (possibly by own, although I'm less sure of my child rearing future than she is at this stage) and the novel would be my own. Science-Fiction mixed with Fantasy. Cult status rather than in your face popular - but what it did do, was introduce the joy of reading to a new generation, just as Harry Potter has done for this generation (to a degree). I wouldn't care about the fame or fortune, I just want everyone to know the happiness and joy I feel when I read a really, really decent book that transports me in to another world for even the shortest time.

  • If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it?
    I'd give some to charity (Starlight Make a Wish foundation for kids with cancer) - by me a nice little house, nothing flash or expensive, and use the rest to live off and continue to attend University while writing novels. Oh, and I'd travel. To Europe and Vietnam/Cambodia. Not for long though, because I don't think I could be away from home for longer than 6 months.

  • What was your ideal job as a kid? Has that changed? What is your ideal job now?
    As a kid, I wanted to be a Lawyer and save the world. I didn't want to be one of the rich, smarmy types, but I wanted to defend the people who couldn't defend themselves, because I was disgusted (at a pretty young age, although I couldn't identify it with the term I use now) at the inequality in this world, especially between the haves and the have not's. Working class & Blue Bloods.
    Now, I'm perhaps less of an idealist, and more of a realist. Law bores me to tears, and while my ideal job is as a Novelist, I still want to help save the world. As part of my dream job I want to become a teacher, and head out in to the less taught parts of Australia to teach Aboriginal children how to read and write - because we're beginning to heal our country and while I didn't cause the wounds, I still want to help heal them.

  • 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?
    Aequalitas; a spell that would help bring an evenness to the world.
    It would probably have to involve small doses and lots of hard work in between, but I think a spell that could help bridge the gap in the world that has been created would help humankind overall, and wouldn't just benefit one single person.

  • 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?
    What do I fear the most? Death. The great unknown. What form would it take? The Grim? I'm not actually sure, how can anyone be sure?
    How would I get rid of it? I'd probably have him chop his own head off with that nice... swordy thing he has. Yes, I'm sadistic, but it would make me feel better than death could not find me.

  • What do you look for in a friend?
    I like to have similar personality traits, I like to have connections, something that can start us talking until we develop further and discover both more differences AND similarities. I look for honestly and kindness and people who don't go out of their way to make enemies OR fit in to social situations "just because,". I also look for people who look to learn about the person they are making friends with, because I have some personality traits that can be quite harsh if you don't understand that "its just me" *shrugs*. Understanding, its a huge thing.

  • What trait most annoys you about other people?
    Lack of empathy. Is it really that hard to put your judgement aside for five seconds and see something from another's perspective? I honestly think people don't need to be intelligent to analyse a situation from all points of view, and even still, its the intelligent people that appear to (at times) have the most trouble breaking away from their one particular point of view. I should know, I'm one of them. But I know my flaws better than anyone else, and I know that I dislike this about myself.

  • What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
    + Intelligence - I value knowledge and learning, and I don't abuse whatever talent I seem to have been given in this area. I love learning, I love questioning things. There's a quote on my mirror that says "ask what it means to be" and then I follow it up with "how" it came to be, and thats what I love best.
    + Creative - I love words. I love putting them together and playing with them and seeing what I can spin. I can use this for good and for not so good - I can manipulate words in a fight to take them from one contextual meaning and give them a completely new one, but that mostly happened during those school age tiffs between almost once-upon-a-time friends. I have a love for words, and an imagination that makes me want to create.
    + Organized - I need to have a plan, a pattern, a schedule. I need to have things organized, which results in me being an excellent organizer because it bothers me when people don't. (We'll further this point down there)
    + Loyal - I will never, ever let a friend down. And if I do, I'll feel guilty as hell about it, and apologise over and over. I love my friends (and of course, my family) and without them I'd be nothing, so why not give my loyalty to them while I'm alive and can do so?
    + Hard worker - If I'm given a job, I'll work hard to finish it. It may not be something I particularly enjoy, but I cannot stand being the "lazy" person. However, this can be in contrast to my personal life - I hate cleaning my room, or even doing assignments half the time, because I sometimes don't feel the... desire to work hard to achieve. But if I'm asked by someone else, then I give it 110%

  • What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
    + Anxious - I'm a worrier by nature. I hate change. I'm always thinking, always analyzing, always anxious. If someone is 10 minutes late, I freak out. I used to cry if my Mum was late picking me up from ballet lessons. I need to know what something is before I commit fully. Its just, who I am.
    + Control Freak - I take control of any kind of situations. Group work, I'll become the leader to make sure everything is covered, but then go back to the secondary role after things have been sorted. I work as a Gym Coach, and I began work at a new club and basically took control of things, because there was no logical reasoning for the way things were being run before. I need to figure out situations in a logical way and that leads to me taking control because I sometimes don't get others logic.
    + Emotion + me = DO NOT MIX - Emotion is not something I'm capable of dealing with well, nor am I capable of showing it well at times either.
    When something honest needs to be said tactfully, I'll be blunt and tactless to the point of insult, which sometimes causes people to be hurt.
    I'm overly sensitive yet I'll never show it to most people, only to my family and a few friends. On the outside I'm closed off, analytical, logical, but also with my temper I can be brash and harsh. But on the inside I'm always hurting - and sometimes that needs to be shown.
    + Pessimist - The glass is always half empty for me. I'll think of the worst possible outcome and that’s the outcome I'll stick with. I'll think of complications for something that’s planned months before it actually happens. I'm so scared of failure, that failing is all I think about in the end. I'm the eternal pessimist.

    + I cannot assert myself - No, I don't let people walk all over me, I'm a strong willed individual. I just, don't assert myself when people say or do something that I don't agree with. I hate conflict, I hate being involved in conflict, so rather than assert myself and say "Well, actually," when I don't have to, I'll let them get away with it. Unless I have something that I know will make me the victor, in which case I'll tell them and then probably rub it in their face.

  • Define in your own words the following key traits:

    • Courage: To believe in yourself enough to make a stand for your convictions, face your demons, be fearless in the face of adversary.
    • Loyalty: In any sort of relationship (family, friends, partners) knowing that without question you'd do anything in your power - and try to do things beyond you power - to help the person, group, organisation achieve it's goal. Knowing that you'd jump in front of a bus to protect them, knowing that if they told you a secret, you'd die rather than tell a soul.
    • Intelligence: How do you define intelligence? This one, is probably the hardest for me, because it's something thats so - vast. To be capable of understanding? Of grasping knowledge? To want to learn, and to succeed in it? All three, and more.
    • Ambition: Is to desire something, and to have the will and determination to achieve this. To have ambition is to be organised, to set goals and to achieve those goals, however little or large they are. I think there's also got to be a distinction made between personal ambition, and "community" ambition - meaning some people are ambitious for themselves, while others are ambitious for their "community" or the world, and that also defines what kind of person they are.


  • Name: Jess
  • Age: 20
  • Where did you find out about us? latenightcuppa
  • Do you plan on being active in the communities once you are sorted? When my Uni timetable allows for it sure thing, although I can guarantee there will be periods of little activity when exams/many assessments pop up.

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