2. Age: Sixteen.
3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself in England, in a flat with a few of my close friends. I may be attending college to be a CSI, working, or perhaps both.
4. Which of the characters do you most relate to? I think I relate to Luna Lovegood the most, and maybe Ginny. Luna is perceived as slightly off her rocker because she believes in things that don't always have firm proof behind them, and I'm like that. I believe in things because they seem/feel real to me. She is also a bit of a outcast, and I feel like that at my school. With Ginny, she's the youngest of a huge family, as am I. I have an older brother and three older sisters.
5. Who is your least favorite character? Percy Weasley is my least favourite character. He always has that air about him that makes me believe that he thinks he's superior to everyone. I feel he acts snobby most of the time, and I don't think that's a very good quality. It's also very rude of him to row with his father because he got promoted to the Minister's own office.
6. What would you see when you look into the Mirror of Erised? I would probably see myself on stage with my favourite band, McFly, playing a few of my favourite songs by them.
7. What would your boggart be? My boggart would be a giant spider (Ron much?). I'm so scared of them, I can't even kill them myself. I have to go and get someone else to do it for me.
8. Dark Magic: Tell us your thoughts. Is there such a thing? Or is magic only dark because of the motivation behind its use? I believe that magic is only "Dark" if you choose to use it in such a way. The Unforgivable Curses can be used to help save someone(s) if need be, and they might not always be used by "Dark" wizards.
9. What is your favorite non-Harry Potter book? Quote something from it and tell us why you chose that line. My favourite non-Harry Potter book has to be Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. "But for that one moment, I concentrated on reaching the surface, feeling the water break cross my face as I burst through it into the air finally to breathe on my own." The main character, Cailtin, has always been overshadowed by her older sister's accomplishments, and when she finally gets her chance to shine, she chooses to fall into a bad place. She gets a boyfriend, starts smoking pot, and keeps to herself when she starts getting abused by the said boyfriend. At the end (which is where I got the quote from) she finally realizes that she needs to break free, and that line expresses how she feels when she finally does.
10. You are sitting in your house common room when you notice that another student has left a book lying on the table. You pick it up and realize it is their personal diary. What do you do? I would quickly try and find out who the book belonged to without reading any of the entries, and then work to return the book safely to the owner.
11. Would you use an Unforgivable Curse under any circumstances, and if so, what would those be? Yes, I believe I would use an Unforgivable Curse, but not under just any circumstances. The odds have to be stacked high against me, and it has to be a completely dire and desperate situation.
12. Do you think Harry was right or wrong to use his cloak to get to Hogsmeade in the 3rd book? Oh gosh, I'm so indecisive on this. I would probably use the cloak to get to Hogsmeade, and later feel guilty about it if someone like Hermione was telling me it was wrong. I suppose Harry was wrong to do it, as he knew the rules he was breaking and the risks he was taking.
13. What's one thing you would do if you knew you would suffer no consequences from it? I would probably steal loads of food and clothes, and eventually donate them to homeless shelters, and to people who needed them much more than I do.
14. Someone has graffitied a hateful remark about your House on one of the walls in the Great Hall. Luckily for you, you overhear a conversation between House elves who witnessed the perpetrator, and you alone know who did it. What do you do? What if the remark had been done by another house, and was about a house that wasn't your own? It wouldn't matter that it wasn't about my House, I would still let a Professor or someone with authority know. Hate is wrong no matter who does it, and just because someone is from your House (thinking hypothetically if the hate crime was done by someone you knew/from your House), or you know them doesn't mean they have a right to do something like that and get away with it.
15. What do you really think of Snape? Is he fair in the things he does? I think Snape is a greasy-haired git who needs a major attitude adjustment. He's shady, and I think he always has a ulterior motive for the things he does. He is never fair in the things he does. For example, obviously favoring all the Slytherins over any other house, and letting Draco get off with warnings when he was clearly in the wrong.
16. Do you like the idea of a school being split into four separate houses? What about school unity? I like the idea of Hogwarts being put into separate houses. I mean, how would you feel if you paired up with someone you had nothing in common with, and your personalities were so conflicting. I know that sometimes happens in Houses, but at least you know when it comes down to it, you have something in common with your Housemates.
17. Which are more important: Friends or Family? I'd have to say friends, as most of my family has never shown me much love or loyalty, whereas my friends always have.
18. Some people think the Weasley twins are funny, while others find them mean spirited. How do you feel, and why? I feel the Weasley Twins are hilarious (and I think I'm speaking with some personal bias, and Fred and George are my faovurite characters, but I'm trying to not think of my answer with that in mind). They are carrying out jokes to make people laugh, and if someone gets seriously hurt in the process, I don't think they meant for it go that far.
19. Do you consider a first impression to be the only impression a person can give? Why or why not? Most first impressions that I get stick with me for a long time, and people have to work really hard to change them, but they most always get changed. If my first impression of you if bad/horrible then I try and look beyond that and give you the benefit of the doubt, but I never forget what I first thought of you until you prove me that my impression of you was wrong.
20. You've been asked to invent a new spell to be taught at Hogwarts. What is the name of the spell, what does it do, and what is the incantation? Oh god, uh, I'd probably invent a spell that helps you organize something more efficiently. I'm horrible with organization, and I always welcome any help that would come my way, and I think a spell like that would really help me. It would like write some organization tips down on a paper or something, and you'd use those tips to help you. The incantation would be "Zation" as it is a bit of the word "organization" (that and I'm not exactly clever enough to come up with a really good incantation, not to say I didn't try).
21. Think about a negative past experience and tell us how it affected you. What did you learn from it? If you could go back and change it now, would you? Last year, one of my good friends died (she got ran over my a train…). It felt like a smack in the face. I just saw her the day before, and it made me realize that no one is going to be around forever, and you can't waste the time you have on earth.
22. If you happened across the Room of Requirement, what would you find? If I happened to come across the Room of Requirement I would probably find myself in a cozy reading room. There would be shelves of books around the room, with a comfy chair or couch by a fireplace, and maybe a table with a glass of Iced Tea that kept refilling itself. I've always wanted to read by a fireplace, and Iced Tea is my favourite drink. I think there also would be a pen and some paper near by incase I got struck with a random urge to write.
23. What would you be willing to die for? I would be willing to die for anyone/anything that has ever meant anything to me. Whether it be my 9th grade Science teacher, or my dog. If anything ever threatened them, and it came down to me risking my life for them, I would do it without thinking twice.
24. If you died, would you want to come back as a ghost? Why or why not? I don't think I would. I would prefer to rest in peace. If there was a reason why I had to come back, it'd have to be a good one, like me helping to save a huge amount of people, or stopping world hunger. Something really important, because I wouldn't want to wander around the earther forever without a specific reason.
25. Hermione has asked you to support S.P.E.W. (read: flagged you down and cornered you with a box of buttons that she shakes in your face to "entice" you to join). What is your response? I would nod my head in a shy fashion, take a button, and probably end up loosing it. I'd find it one day whilst cleaning my dorm and feel horrible that I didn't pay more attention to the cause, but then think that I wasn't really interested any way.
26. What field of study would you most want to enter into, and why, once you graduated from Hogwarts? I would love to enter Healing. It would feel great to work with something as important as curing someone, and I could work to invent something to cure a werewolf's bite (I'm being really optimistic with that one, but it was the only thing I could think of at the moment).
27. True or False: Rules are meant to be broken. Explain. Rules are meant to be obeyed, not broken. There was a reason why rules were put into place, and it was probably for some safety reason or something to protect you. If you don't want to be protected, find some place where the rule isn't in place.
28. You have one day to live. How do you spend your last day alive? I would spend my last day trying to give closure to everyone that my death would affect, all while trying to have fun and smile.
29. Do you think Dumbledore was correct in shielding certain truths from Harry? Why or why not? I think Dumbledore had the best of intentions, but he should have told Harry sooner that he did. If Harry showed the strength to understand these truths, then that is when he should have done it, because Dumbledore didn't know when Harry would actually need these truths, and I think it's better to know something before you need it, then right when you do.
30. Finally, what house do you think you belong in? I think I believe that I belong in Hufflepuff. I'm fiercely loyal to the ones that I love, and I'm not particularly smart, brave, or cunning. I always think about someone else before I do something, and I wouldn't run away just to save myself. I'm not an extremely hard worker unless I'm really interested in it. All in all, I'm a pretty average person.
31. Oh, and one more thing. Just to make it easier on us for pointing, who told you about us? Lissa / speakawhisper_.