||[Thursday September 6th, 2007]
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Hobbies/Interests: Herpetology, English literature, Wholistic health care, flute, art, violin, piano, myths and legends, cooking and fiction.
1. If you were to attend Hogwarts, what would be your favorite classes and why? Likely either Potions or Defence Against the Dark Arts. Being into wholistic health care I find mixing different flower remedies, herbs or, indeed, animal bits into mixtures to create new and different effects fascinating and to see the differences they make is really quite worth the effort. I'd be interested in DADA because of all the mythology and legends that would accompany the course.
2. Without bashing any particular house, where do you feel like you least belong? Why? Hufflepuff. Putting it plainly and simply- I'm lazy and (I admit it) fairly dishonest. If I can get someone else to do something for me I will, and if I really don't want to it doesn't matter to me what form of manipulation I have to exercise to get results.
3. Who are your favorite major and minor characters in the series? Why?
My favourite major character would probably be Sirius Black simply because he's a bit of an ass but he's still kind of awesome. Y'know, before becoming a stiff and all that.
And minor character; I'd have to say Bella. She's a psycho, and she's a character you love to hate. But she's hilarious to read simply because she's so unhinged.
4. Which character do you most identify with and why?
I hate to say it, but probably Snape. Before the Lily love discovery. But I was rather... apart from the crowd in high school and a few people I didn't like had the effect of simply making me sarcastic, cynical and generally bitchy towards everyone. Sadly, I was the one in the corner wearing the depressing clothing and glaring at most everyone who attempted to approach me. On a more amusing note, however, I was also the one no one EXPECTED to slip a cow eyeball into a bitchy girls' drink during Biology. Hand in hand with that identification, I think, would be the whole... parent thing. Judging from the memory scenes.
5. What makes a person respectable in your eyes?
Knowing when to shut up.
6. If you were an animagus, what would you transfigure into and why? Probably a Chameleon. It tends to be customary of me, in a crowd, to sit in a corner and glare while trying to blend in.
7. You are looking at the Mirror of Erised. What do you see?
Err... I'd... rather not say. But it has to do with family.
8. You are faced with a boggart, what form does it take?
I honestly don't know. I can't really think of anything that scares me.
9. Give a quote from the books and explain why you picked it.
"...I, who spent years in Azkaban for him!" Firstly, I don't have direct access to my books at the moment but it's at least close to Bella's quote. As a Psych student (I'm doing fanaticism right now) it speaks volumes to me. That quote makes you wonder how anyone could get THAT engrossed in an idea that they'd spend 12 years in a desolate, hopeless prison for the man who promised to make that idea a reality and that they would still believe in him. As sad as you realise her life must be, even though she herself probably wouldn't realise it, you almost WANT to feel sorry for her (if she didn't make it so damnably hard!). It sounds crazy hearing a character say that, but it gets you thinking of the people for who this kind of fanaticism is an everyday, real life scenario.
10. Speaking of quotes, what do you think of this one? "There is no good and evil in this world, only power and those too weak to seek it." -Quirrellmort.
I'm going to dissect this a bit... first off 'there is no good and evil in this world...' is something I believe is very true. It's all perspective and so many areas are just grey areas. For example... everyone knows the act of killing a healthy person (or even a sick one, depending, imo) is an act of evil. However, knowing that, would you kill them to defend your family? That's an example of where an evil act can turn into a good one. Just as the Nazis believed they were ridding the world of impurities. What they were doing was evil, but in their view it was good. The right thing to do.
Secondly '...and those too weak to seek it'. I agree with this to a certain extent, but some who don't seek complete power can also control things behind the lines, so to say, and therefore will be safer than the one who is in complete control.
11.If you could have a dinner party and invite any 3 other people, dead, alive, or fictional, who would they be and why?
In the spirit of Harry Potter, Dumbledore, because he seems to give good advice and that is something I'm very much lacking.
Steve Irwin because he was such an inspiration to the herpetological community and I'd love to have a tenth of the energy and passion he did.
And, lastly, Temperence Brennan of Kathy Reichs' books and the show Bones; simply because I'd love to talk to someone THAT intelligent and maybe gain the slightest understanding of how their mind works.
There's more, of course, but those were the first three that came to mind.
12. Which is thicker, friendship or blood?
Blood. Friendship is not a substance and so its viscosity cannot be tested. In non dorky terms, blood still. But I don't have a sodding clue why. Maybe I unconsciously feel I owe them?
13. Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?
If I knew I could get away with it.
14. Would you put your name in the Goblet of Fire for the Tri-Wizard Tournament? Why or why not?
I'd prefer not being in imminent danger, kthanks.
15.True or False: Rules are meant to be broken. Explain.
True. Depending on the rule. You can't get ahead without breaking, or at least bending, a good chunk of rules.
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