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Have you read all the Harry Potter books? Which one is your favorite? Why? Yes I have, several times! My favorite however is Prisoner of Azkaban because I love the Marauders and Sirius is my favorite character. In my opinion, it has the right amounts of humor, adventure, mystery, and drama.
Which character is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Why? I have a lot of favorite characters. My utmost favorites are Luna Lovegood, Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley, and Sirius Black. I like Luna because she's unpredictable and amusing, especially in book six. I like the way she believes in the unbelievable, and is very blunt about things. Remus is on the list because of his gentleness. Despite having been cursed at a young age, he is strong and he doesn't bemoan the fate given to him. I like that he wishes to protect people. I like Ron because he's funny, he's a loyal friend, and he sticks up for people. I also like redheads. I like most of the Weasleys, actually, because they're a tight-knit family and they all seem to care for each other. As for Sirius, his innate wildness made me like him. He has a good heart and a part of him is still stuck in his Marauder years, which to me makes him more likable. He too has suffered a lot but is still strong through it.
As for least favorite characters, I honestly don't have very many. I can't say I ever really liked Snape that much. The way J. K. Rowling portrays him just does not make him a character I can bond with. I did feel sorry for him in the scene where James is torturing him, though. And I honestly don't like Cho very much either, though it's not because she and Harry briefly hooked up. I felt that she moved on from Cedric much too soon after his death. I naturally didn't like Umbridge at all for using her power to get what she wanted, and to stamp out the freedom that makes Hogwarts such a great place. Fudge and Scrimgeour would also go on my not-favorites list. Fudge was a weak leader that completely ignored chaos, whereas Scrimgeour wanted to pull the wool over the public's eye and use Harry to present a false impression on what the Ministry is doing. I also was furious that they arrested a little boy.
Do you like the Harry Potter movies? Why or why not? Yes I do, actually. They mostly stay true to the story, perhaps cutting out a few things because it can't all be fit into a two hour movie. I appreciate the directors' take on the story, and how they incorporate their personality and style into it. I'm looking forward to the fourth movie, because that above all strikes me as one that would be great cinematography. I didn't think much of the book, so I'm hoping the movie will be good.
If you were given an assignment from Prof. Snape that was due in three days, how would you go about doing it? Why?(Procrastinate, a little at a time, not at all, etc.) I would probably work on it the day it's assigned. Depending on what the assignment is, I might take a few days to complete it. Especially if it requires research, I would want to have the extra days to find all the things I need in order to complete the assignment. I like to start things when they're assigned, because I tend to get distracted and I forget about it if I don't start right away. Also, if it were a writing assignment, I would want the extra time to check my work and correct it if needed.
Which Quidditch position (if any) would you play if you went to Hogwarts? Why? Honestly, I probably would never go on the Quidditch team. I'm afraid of heights and thus would not willingly get on a broom and fly around. Though I think that if I wasn't afraid of heights, I would be a Chaser. I have a petite build which would make me fast. My reflexes and attention aren't quite up to par for being a Keeper or Seeker, and I don't think I would be strong enough for a Beater.
What would you see if you looked into the mirror of erised? Why? I can see two possibilities. Either I would see myself with a husband and children, or I would see myself as a celebrity of some kind. I really want to have a family and have kids, and I also want to make a name for myself in the world. My goal is to be a writer and have my books published. But I also love to act and would love it if I were on TV or a movie some day. I also love to sing and I write music lyrics, so that would also be a possibility.
What do you believe in most? Would you die for it? Why (or why not)? I don't want to get too much into theology, in case I offend anyone, but above all things I believe in God. I would die for my faith, without question. But I think I would also die to protect my family and friends. Life is a precious thing, and I could never stand by if a friend needed me.
How do you act when you go to a party? Why? I don't really go to any parties. I'm a shy person by nature and don't really feel comfortable in a party scene. I think if I ever did go I would either be by myself or hanging around with anyone I'm familiar with. I don't mind meeting new people, but I can't really make myself go up and talk to them.
What house do you think your best, and least suited for? Why? I think I'm probably best suited for Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff. Maybe Gryffindor, but that might be a bit of a stretch. I say Ravenclaw because of my intelligence and the fact that oftentimes I advise my friends about things. One of the things I might want to be is a teacher, and Ravenclaws strike me as types that would want to teach others. Hufflepuff comes through my loyalty and kindness. I'm also a very giving person, which seems like a Hufflepuff trait in my opinion. I could possibly stretch to a Gryffindor, but I'm probably too shy. Though once I feel comfortable with a person, I become more outgoing. I could never be in Slytherin because I could never bring myself to bully people, and I definitely don't feel I'm better than anyone. I do have a tendency to be selfish, but I really try not to.
What form would your Boggart take? Why? That is a good question. I have fears, but they're mostly things like heights or losing my parents. Just seeing my mother or father hurt terribly would scare me. A dementor would work also, because it would scare me to have my soul taken from me and to have all the happiness sucked out. The joy in my life is one of the chief things that makes me who I am, and I would hate to lose that.
How do you apply yourself to your work? Explain. This depends on what kind of work. If it's really important work, I put a lot of effort into it and get it done as soon as I can while it still being good. But if it's something I really don't want to do, nor is very necessary, I don't really apply myself. I laze my way through it and put it off.
What is thicker, friendship or blood? Why? I feel that blood is thicker than friendship. Friendships can be broken easily, whereas the connection of blood is a tie that can never be broken. I have an older brother that I argue with all the time. I can be angry at him, but I can never really hate him. A part of me will always care for him no matter what he does. Though I do care a lot about my friends, I'm sure that there will be times when I feel I don't want to deal with them any longer.
What qualities of each of the houses do you believe you possess? Explain. I think I might've said this already but I'll answer it anyway. I have intellect and wisdom from Ravenclaw, and the desire to teach others. I have honesty and loyalty from Hufflepuff, as well as shyness. I have bravery from Gryffindor, and from Slytherin I have the tendency to be selfish. I'm also extremely stubborn, which I think could fall into either Gryffindor or Slytherin, as I've seen characters from both houses exhibiting that trait.
You and a few other people are in a bad situation, not all of these people are your friends. You can find a way out for yourself, but no-one else. Fight (for the others) or flight(save yourself)? Why? Assuming I have magical abilities, I would definitely fight. In real life, I would probably still fight, but I can't say I'd be very much use. I am not a physically strong person, and would more likely rely on my brains to get me out of a situation. So if it were in the HP world, I would use spells to defend the people if they needed it. It doesn't matter that they aren't my friends; they're still people in danger. If it were a real-life situation, I would try to think of a way for all of us to get out of the situation.
How did you find us? If you were referred then who referred you? I play Luna Lovegood on a Harry Potter RP, and clicked on her interest of "the da" for curiosity's sake. And I skimmed through the comms and found this. That's all.