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Have you read all the Harry Potter books? Which one is your favorite? Why?
Yes, I have read all of the books. My favourite book is probably the sixth one, although there were several points where I disliked it. I liked HBP the best because of the darker aspect it had--this book went far more in-depth with the bleaker side of the war raging on. I also liked how several smaller points from the other books made themselves known in this one, giving me more incentive to go back and re-read the other books for detail, which I always enjoy doing. I also liked this book for the 'suspense' (I use that word loosely, because I had an idea about what was going to happen all along): it was like stretching an elastic, eventually the tension would snap and there would be a climactic finish.
Which character is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Why?
Draco Malfoy is my favourite character, because I always thought that there must be something under the that sneer. The way he seemed to have an insecure relationship with his parents reminded me of myself, in that he seemed very nervous and tries to please his father because he's frankly scared of him. Especially in the sixth book, his fear of being hurt was much more obvious.
My least favourite character is Hermione. I think I've always disliked her, mostly just because she seems like she's too perfect. She's very Mary-Sueish in a way, because she's just a bit too smart and seems to think everyone should know it, and she seems like the just wants everyone to like her. I don't know--I've never liked her, it's just been a tough habit to break.
Do you like the Harry Potter movies? Why or why not?
I hate, hate, hate the movies, but I've a tendency to dislike any based-off-book movie. I think it's because in my head I've always had a certain vision of what the characters looked like, and sounded like, and how the events played out, and when they're made into movies it's someone else's vision, not my own. As stand-alone movies, I'd probably like them (the special effects are very good, the acting is tolerable, and the settings are gorgeous) but as book-related movies I can't bring myself to enjoy them.
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 do it all at once the day it was assigned. If I held off for one day, I'd keep holding off until the assignment was due ten minutes from the moment. By doing it the day it's given, I can get it done ahead of time, still have the next few days to check it over and fix any mistakes, and not be swamped with any assignments I could be given over the next few days.
Which Quidditch position (if any) would you play if you went to Hogwarts? Why?
Probably either Seeker or Keeper. I could be a good Seeker because I have decent eyesight (with contact lenses, anyway) and I'm good at spotting things that most people miss. I'd be a decent Keeper because I play goalie in football, and I expect it's similar.
What would you see if you looked into the mirror of erised? Why?
I think I would see myself, but happier. I realise that's very vague, but there's nothing material that I want. I guess I'd probably see myself with my friends from summer camp, most of whom live far away from me. I see them as my family and I'm happiest when I'm with them.
What do you believe in most? Would you die for it? Why (or why not)?
I believe in equality and the total absence of discrimination. I'm Jewish and I'm bisexual, so I've had to deal with a good amount of discrimination. It hurts a lot to be picked on for being who you are, and it needs to stop. I would die for it, because I think it would make a difference. When Matthew Shepard was killed in 1998 for being gay, there was a huge amount of eye-opening to the effects of discrimination. I think if a death due to discrimination could have that much of an effect on the way people view things, it would be worth it.
How do you act when you go to a party? Why?
Oh...*blushes* Goodness, this is the embarrassing one. Well, you know how you go to parties and there's always that one girl who's always dancing, always joking around, and always flirting with everyone? Yeah. That's me. As for the why...I'm not sure. It's something I've always done.
What house do you think your best, and least suited for? Why?
I think I would probably be best off in Slytherin. Judging by the "Slytherin criteria" in the Philosopher's Stone, I certainly fall under the "cunning folk" category. While I do care a great deal for my friends and I love them very much, my first instinct is to do what's best for me first. I'm willing to go to any length to get what I need, even if it means hurting people (although I do feel extremely guilty for it later--blame my inner Jew). Though considering how the Slytherins in the books are decscribed, I don't think they'd much mind me hurting them, because they'd be retaliating.
I'd probably be the worst in Hufflepuff. I'm decently loyal, but once we get to "those patient Hufflepuffs are true", I lose it. Patience is not one of my strong points, I'm the kind of person who likes things done and likes them done now.
What form would your Boggart take? Why?
This is a bit personal, but whatever. My Boggart would take the form of my ex-boyfriend, Jason; who among other things was not the nicest person around. He's probably the only person I'm directly afraid of, and he's the reason I can't really get close to new people.
How do you apply yourself to your work? Explain.
I apply myself to work...spastically. I have a short attendence span, so I usually start something, get a decent amount of work done, and then can't concentrate on that bit of work for about a day.
What is thicker, friendship or blood? Why?
Friendship, though to quote RENT, "that depends". While your friends are incredibly important: they see you through the hard times, they hold your hand when you need them, they'll back you up when you get yourself into a fight with a bloke who's much bigger than you are. But your family (which I'm assuming is what is meant by "blood") is a large part of your life too, in both good and bad ways. Your family has the largest impact on your life and your future. You can be influenced by your family in negative or positive ways, but both will effect your emotional way of life. I think that "blood" might be thicker, especially from a wizarding point of view. Your "thickness" of wizarding blood is definitely one of the deciding points of your status in the wizarding world.
What qualities of each of the houses do you believe you possess? Explain.
Gryffindor: Well, I'm decently brave and daring, and chivalrous as far as holding the doors for girls goes. But I'm not brave enough to go gallavanting off to kill the Dark Lord, and I'll usually put myself before others.
Ravenclaw: I'm smart and witty. But only witty where sarcasm is concerned. Really, that's it.
Hufflepuff: I'm loyal to the few things and people that I honestly believe in; but I'm not patient, I hate doing a lot of work, and I'm not the most "just" person in the world.
Slytherin: I'm willing to do whatver is necessary to get what I need to get done, done. I'll go past rules, laws, feelings, whatever if I think it will help further my cause. I'm good at reading people and figuring out both their strengths and weaknesses, and I'm not above using both to get what I need. God, I sound like a horrible person...
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?
Fight, for two reasons. One (and I bring back the guilt thing) I can't imagine living with the idea that I had a chance to save someone and didn't. Even if I hated the people there. If the people who were "not my friends" fell into the drastic, death-worthy enemy category, I'd still fight to get them out because letting something else kill them just wouldn't have the same squishy feeling. Reason number two is that fighting to save someone and succeeding is something I could hold over their heads for ages. Life debts are always good for a favour.
How did you find us? If you were referred then who referred you?
I needed some new fanfiction and had just finished re-reading the fourth book, so I did an LJ interest search for "Cedric Diggory". That search got me to hogwarts_da (The LJ user link thing doesn't want to work), which lead me here.