seiya (starsniper) wrote in da_sorting,


name: Abby

age: 15

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Have you read all the Harry Potter books? Which one is your favorite? Why? Yuppers. My favorite book was Chamber of Secrets. I loved it because it was like a murder mystery almost, you didn't know who was attacking the school and everything was given to you only in little bits and pieces that you had to figure out yourself and it was rather allring and exciting. Also, you sort of go into Lord Voldemort's past, what he was like and how he affected the school. And Ginny was such an adorable character. I loved her even though she was so timid and shy in the book. I also like how everything just came together in the end and it makes you want to re-read it over and over because each time you do, you're looking at the book from a whole new angle and there's always soemthing new you can discover about it. Also, I loved how Harry and Lord Voldemort was Paseltongue. I would love to talk to snakes, they're my favorite reptile.

Which character is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Why? My favorite character? Hmm that's hard, I love all the characters in their own little way. My faovirte has got to be Cedric Diggory though. He's followed closely by Cho Chang, despite the fact that I disliked her a good deal in Order of the Pheonix. I'm a bit of a sucker for minor characters. I loved Cedric because well, I love the ones who die tragically, and on top of that, Cedric was a pretty boy and perfect in every way, he's the type of character I tend to turn to because no one like him exists in the real world even though I'd like to pretend he does. Cedric was also one of the few people outside Harry's little clique of Grffindors who regarded him as an actual person, not just the boy who lived and I admire that in him. I also loved the small arguement he and Harry had in the maze, it was so cute, arguing why the other should take the cup. I like Cho because I can kind of relate to her. I'm Asian myself, though I'm not necessarily, oriental Asian (I'm Filipino-American) and I understand why she reacts the way she does perfectly, and although I didn't aprove of it very much, I know that I'd react the same way and do almost the exact same things she did, because come on, who wouldn't be crying if their boyfriend died? And then trying to talk to the only person who you could possibly talk to and find out that he didn't want to talk about it? I'd be crushed. I think there's so much more to Cedric and Cho that meets the eye, and I'd love to find out just what there is really.

Now my least favorite character...Umbridge. I couldn't stand reading any of the parts that had her in it. She was probably the most horrible character JK Rowling has ever written, and she did good of it too. She's the type of person that I would want to slap if I ever did meet her in person, first off, don't get me going on the way she dresses, it's fashion roadkill, and her attitude is just so condenscending that it makes me sick. I hate it when people talk down to me and aren't open-minded.

Do you like the Harry Potter movies? Why or why not? I loved the 4th movie. It was exciting and I laughed and cried during it. It's followed closely by the first and second movies, because they followed the books the most accurately. From then on, not even a simple quote was used in the movies which I find extremely disappointing .____. I watched the 3rd movbie in theatres and I refuse to watch it again. They left out a very vital piece of information and what in the world was with Hermione? She suddenly became Miss clingy. I didn't think it suited her character at all.

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'd probably procrastinate until te day before. I'd probably start it the day he gives out the assignment though, and, if I'm lucky, get the first 1/4 of it done. Then procrastinate until the day before as I couldn't possibly do it the morning of like I would in a normal school because they require you to use quills and parachment rather than keyboards which I work much faster with. I'd get it done though, and it would sound damn good even if I was tired for the rest of the week from doing it.

Which Quidditch position (if any) would you play if you went to Hogwarts? Why? Hmm...I'd like to be a seeker. They don't do much except dodge everything and keep a lookout for the really small snitch. I have a thing for paying attention to detail and noticing the smallest things rather than focusing on the big picture. In some of the movies, I can pick out the snitch even before it's supposed to be seen, it's probably because I react to fast movement and anything that has a sparkle or a shine to it. I'm not sure I could catch it since it's supposed to be extremely hard to catch but I'd definitely try my hardest. It is worth the game after all.

What would you see if you looked into the mirror of erised? Why? I see myself at the top of the Newspaper world, making a healthy ammount of money and living a good life writing for various newspapers and the occasional entertainment magazine. I see this because it's the perfect life for me. I love writing and the media, and I'm naturally nosy so of course I'd love to go into journalism. I also like observing events but not particularly participating in them.

What do you believe in most? Would you die for it? Why (or why not)? I don't know really. I have no actual cause that I'm fighting for. Like I said, I'm not deathly loyal or dedicated to anything like Gryffindors are. I mean, I believe in a lot of things, but nothing I would really die for. There are things like gay rights, freedom of the press, and a few others. Gay rights, because I have many gay friends, and I believe they're people too. There's nothing wrong with them at all, they aren't a sin against god, they haven't done anything wrong except love another person. So what if they're of the same sex? Before, inter-racial marriage wasn't allowed and if we're open to that, then why shouldn't we be open to gay marriage? As for Freedom of the Press, we'll, I'm a journalist so I think journalists should print the truth becuase keeping it from the public would be a crime. There are some cases in which the truth should be-should I say, postponed for a lack of a better word?-in order to keep the general public safe and I don't believe that tabloids and the like are real news, buttruth and knowledge are important. Without it, our world wouldn't be able to move foreward.

How do you act when you go to a party? Why? Depends on what type of party I'm going to. If it's a friends' party, I'll most likely know everyone and if I don't, I'll socialize with the people I don't know, at the same time, I'll still be socializing with my friends, depending of course, on how big the part is. If there is more people that I know that people I don't know, I might pay more attention to the people I don't know, and vice versa. If it's split, than I'd probably stick with my friends, just for the sake of familiarity. Either way, I am usually upbeat and all over the place, eating food and making small talk. I'm not obnoxious of cours,e but I like to be noticed by at least the majority of the people there. If it's at a family party, I usually pair off with my cousins and we isolate ourselves from everyone else. It's mostly because we're so much younger than all our relatives there so there possibly couldn't be anything interesting we could talk about to them because we don't relate. It's so much easier to relate to your relatives on a one-on-one basis rather than at a huge party.

What house do you think your best, and least suited for? Why? I think I'm least suited for Gryffindor. I'm not brave or reckless, I'm mroe rational and held back. Although I would put my reputation on the line for my friends, I'm not so sure about my life and I tend to think before I leap, depending on the situation. I'm also not strongly passionate about any type of cause, like the Gryffindors tend to be, and I'm not deathly loyal either.

As for where I'm most suited for, I'm not quite sure. I can see myself in any of the other houses, but mostly Ravenclaw, although I do have a lot of Hufflepuff characteristics. I'd like to think of myself as smart and witty, but I am also very open-minded and I love to make new friends. And even though I said I wasn't deathly loyal to anyone, I still have some loyalty to my family and the close friends that I make. I also have a strong sense of pride in myself, so I really don't know where I'd be.

What form would your Boggart take? Why? A giant hary spider with a large mouth that loooks like it's going to eat me...or a report card with all failing grades on it. Either one of those two I'd be deathly afraid of. I hate anything with more than four legs. Especialy if it's really really tiny and those legs are unnaturally long. For some reason I'm not afraid of ants, on the contrary I have a rather sadistic habit of torturing them but spiders scare the crap outta me. As for the report card with all failing grades, even though I procrastinate and I'm lazy most of the time, my grades are my life. I want to get into a good college and do the best I can. I just cna't all the time, even though I am trying to change that. I think I've stressed myself out more than I should have by taking a college course class this year and honors classes but I believe I can make it if I try hard enough. FAilure is not an option.

How do you apply yourself to your work? Explain. I procrastinate. A lot. But I get the work done and I make sure I do a good job while I'm at it. Getting a good grade is everything to me, though when I know I didn't turn in my best effort, I won't be expecting a very high grade. I seem to work better under pressure, because I'm more meticulous about detail and how everything should sound, whereas, if I did things ahead of time, I usually pay less attention to detail and what's important because I think I'll have more time to edit it out later, which I usually don't end up doing.

What is thicker, friendship or blood? Why? Friendship. My friends I have a stronger bond with than my family, although my brother and I are reallyl close, so he's both a friend and family to me. But my friends are special, they're there for me when my family cannot, and they understand what I'm going through. My friends are special people that have helped me grow and shape who I amand I think that's important. Although, I would more risk my life for my family rather than my friends, I think it's more of a loyalty issue, especially if it's my family. My friends though, I can't replace them, and depending on how severe to situation, I would give anytihng to make sure that they're okay.

What qualities of each of the houses do you believe you possess? Explain. I sort of already ansered this question but I suppose I can alaborate and repeat some things. As a Ravenclaw, I'm pretty smart even though I know I could do better if I tried a little harder, even though I personally think I'm trying hard enough. I also have a strong sense of pride of my work and everytihng I do. However, I also am constantly analyzing people, trying to see how they tick I guess. I love tinkering with things and finding out how they work, I'm naturally curious about the small things in life. AS a Hufflepuff, I don't discriminate between people, I love making new friends no matter who they are or where they come from. Most people also don't take me seriously outside of the classroom becuase if it's not my grades, then why should I take all of my life seriosuly? I believe that life is short and that you should have as much fun with it as possible and I'm a very outgoing and bubbly person. I'm told I'm pleasent to be around because I'm just so hyper and happy and I love making people smile. It really satisfies me knowing that I've done something, directly, or indirectly to influence someone's life for the better. As a Slytherin, I have a strong sense of pride in myself, and I'm a bit two-faced, for a lack of a better word. I may love to make new friends but I'm cautious of who I really let into my life, I'm very selective of who I can bear my heart and soul to when it really comes down to it. I have a million aquaintences but only a few real friends and, if I feel the need to, I will repress my emotions so the world will never know what I'm really thinking. I also will do anything to have things go my way, or the highway. Manipulation is a deathly addicting power for me, though I don't like to use it unless I have to. I tend to think of myself before others and that my life is more valuable than another's, unless of course, you are a family member, or a close friend. Then and only then would I really risk my own life for another person. As a Gryffindor, I don't know really. I guess, if I become passionate about something and really believe in it, I'll definitely go for it. And I suppose I have the Gryffindor complex of wanting to win all the time and that whatever cause I'm fighting for is really the "right" one so to speak. I suppose I have their passion, but that's all I can really think of ^^;

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? I think I answered this too. Given the situation, I would probably flee. It's cowardly yes, but if these people are not even remotely close to me, I wouldn't see a point of all of us dying. Someone has to survive. For the sake of my conscience though, I would stay and fight as much as possible, just to see where it gets me. If it's a lost cause, I'm going to flee. Especially if I know my life is on the line.

How did you find us? If you were referred then who referred you? Found you all on an LJ search.
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