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Name: Courtney
Age: 16
Sex: Female
1. Go to this site: Choose your wand. Pick your wand and then paste what the site says your wand would be good for:All-rounded work! Your wand is very powerful, it exceeds in all areas of magic! Congrats! (9 inches, swishy, rosewood, phoenix feather)
2. What types of memories would you put in the Pensieve? Good? Bad? and why would you choose those? This is a very hard question to answer, because my first instinct would be to say that I wouldn't put any of my memories in a pensieve. It seems to me that without all of my memories, I wouldn't be the same person. However, after thinking about it further, I supposse I would put memories in the Pensieve that would help me make decisions. Sometimes I feel like I have too much going on inside my head at one time to make the right choice or to know what is best for me, so putting memories into the Pensieve would allow me to analyze them or 'study' them, in a sense. Also, if something was particularly bugging me or distracting me, I might put that memory in the Pensieve, if only to give my mind a break.
3. How do you feel about the Dark Arts? For? Against? Indifferent? I used to be against the Dark Arts entirely, but I have changed to being indifferent. It isn't the magic that is actually evil, but it is the people that use the magic that make it evil. Plus, good can't exist without evil. So, I recognize that the Dark Arts will always exist (have to, really)...but that doesn't mean I'm going to go out and practice them. Becuase I'm just not that kind of person.
4. Which person from the Harry Potter world do you feel you relate the most to and why? I used to be torn between Ron and Hermione, but I was stamped as Remus Lupin at one sorting community and it made me realize that I am pretty much exactly like him. He's not the person in his group who stands out - he's not popular and talented, like James, or the handsome prankster, like Sirius, or the one who tries too hard, like Peter. He seems like the person that they would go to for advice, the one that essentially holds the group together. He's quiet, but not overly so. In Snape's worst memory, he pulled a book out of his bag and sat up against the tree and began reading. That is SO something I would do. Also, he didn't really take part in any of the rather cruel jokes that James and Sirius played, but he didn't really do anything about it, either - regardless of the fact that he was a Prefect. He just laughed and looked on. That really is just how I am - I don't want to be the one that WOULD get into trouble for something, but that doesn't stop me from being there, laughing my ass off, or rolling my eyes, or just having a good time.
5. Which character from Harry Potter is your favorite and why?I absolutely adore Ron. For superficial reasons, I'm a sucker for freckles. And red hair. =D For important reasons, however, I guess the main reason he's my favorite is because he reminds me of me. Also, he ISN'T the top student or the boy-who-lived, but he still is a very important member of the trio, and I don't think he gets the recognition he deserves. Although he's scared of many things, he overcomes these fears and this, I think, makes him braver than even Hermione or Harry at times. Also contributing to this bravery is his extremely strong sense of loyalty, which I admire above most things. Plus, he's adorable: he's funny, in a more subtle way than Fred or George, and he seems like the boy I would have a crush on if I went to Hogwarts.
6. Which character from Harry Potter is your LEAST favorite and why?It used to be Draco, but after the sixth book it became more evident to be that he actually had a personality rather than being just the snobby prat he was in the first five books. So, let's see. The sixth book really made me dislike Lavender. She was clingy and annoying and the stereotypical teenage girl that just makes me want to be sick. She seemed to have no personality except for being Ron's 'girlfriend', and...guh. She just annoyed me - and seemed to have no purpose for being in the book.
7. What wizarding job would you like to have? As a reader of Harry Potter, I'd love to be an Auror. It seems so glamorous and suspenseful and daring and...fun. But as someone actually living in the HP universe, I'd probably write for the Daily Prophet - I want to be a journalist when I grow up, so it fits. And I love to write. I don't really like the Prophet, though - it's such propoganda. Maybe I'd start my own newspaper and be the editor of it - that's essentially what I want to acheive, anyways. Being an editor of a paper or magazine, I mean.
8. As a student at Hogwarts, how would you spend your free time? I'd spend some of it doing homework, some of it reading, and (maybe) some of it playing Quidditch - if I made the team. But I'd probably spend most of my time exploring the castle with my friends. I love hanging out with my friends - but we'd probably get bored just sitting in the common room. So, yeah.
9. Colors tell a lot of people. We ask you to pick a color from Color Symbolism Chart that fits you best. Copy and paste it here.was torn between red and blue, but in the end I went with red, because of the underlined characteristics:
Red can symbolize many things; from blood, to love, to infatuation. Basically red symbolizes strong emotions, or things of strong emotions rather than intellectual ideas. For example, red can symbolize excitement, energy, speed, strength, danger, passion, and aggression. Red also signifies the color of the sun: a symbol of energy, radiating its vitalizing life-force into human beings. Red is also looked upon as a sensual color, and can be associated with man's most profound urges and impulses.
10. Name a person, alive, dead or even a character from a movie or book, that you most admire. Why do you admire this person? Just one? Hmm...Scarlett O'Hara. Not because she was self-centered and vain, but because you liked her despite these things. And because she rose above the struggles she was faced. She overcame every obstacle thrown her way, and she had the strength necessarry to do so. She was vivacious and passionate and smart and successful, and she had more spunk than I could ever hope to have. She lived life to the fullest.
11. If you could own any magical creature, what would it be?A phoenix, because of its beauty, and its healing powers. Phoenixes are just such amazing creatures, I would love to own one. I don't know what other explanation to give, other than that the phoenix is my favorite magical creature from the Harry Potter books, hence my want to own one. Or maybe a Pygmy Puff. 'Cause they're cute. =P
12. In your opinion, what are one or two of your strongest personality traits? (example: outspoken, kind, funny, etc. Pick only up to two)Though some would view it as negative, I would have to say that my stubborn nature is definately one of my strongest personality traits. My strong opinions are what give me strength and what make me me, I don't change them for anyone. I have high standards that I will not lower, causing me to strive towards being the best I can be. I will argue with you until I am blue in the face if it means that I get to atleast try to prove that I'm right. Also, I am very loyal. I will not betray my friends for anything; I'd rather die. I'd die for any of my friends, also. I think that friendship is one of the greatest gifts you can be given and that it shouldn't be taken lightly.
13. What is one of your own biggest character flaws? (example: I talk too much, I'm lazy, etc. Pick only one!) I tend to always think the best of people. Although I tend to be judgemental at times, I don't like to think that people would willingly do something mean or cruel. It causes me to trust people a little too easily, something that I've starting doing less and less as I get older, because it has ended up hurting me a few times.
14. What qualities do you value in a friend?Loyalty, love, trust, the love of a good time, respect, understanding, laughter, honesty, daring. It's straightforward - I don't really know how to elaborate on this question. Sorry.
15. If you were faced with a boggart (something that takes the shape of something you fear), what shape would it be?Would it be possible for it to be a pair of eyes that were somewhere and then when I looked agian, they were gone? I hate feeling like someone is watching me, especially if I can't see them. If not, I suppose it would be something along the lines of Molly Weasley's boggart--those that are close to me dying. I don't know what I would do if I lost my family or my close friends.
16. If you looked into the Mirror of Erisid, what would you see?see? I guess my heart's deepest desire is to fall in love, so that would probably be the main part of what I saw...myself with someone who is in love with me just as much as I am in love with them. Like a fairytale. =D And I guess I'd see some sort of indicator that my life was interesting. I don't know, I think it isn't really possible to know your heart's true deepest desire until you DO look into the Mirror of Erised (which, obviously, I haven't done).
17. Which of the Harry Potter books was your favorite and why?To steal a quote from Ever After, asking me to choose a favorite book is like asking me to choose a favorite star in the sky. I like them all for different reasons, and I tend to sway back and forth between which are my favorites. Let's see, I'll choose 3. Because I think that is as far as I can narrow it down. Prisoner of Azkaban, becuase I think it was the most suspenseful and interesting of the books up to it. Sirius was one of my favorite characters, and I love the introduction of the Marauders. I <3 the Marauders. And then, Goblet of Fire, because it was interesting and it was new and different and it was just so...intriguing, I suppose. I loved the Triwizard Tournament, I loved the introduction of the new schools, and I absolutely adored the developing relationship between Ron and Hermione. It also seemed to be the book in which the characters (especially the trio) began to mature and finally grow into young adults. And lastly, the Half-Blood Prince, because it's the newest one and the newest one tends to always be my favorite for a while after it comes out. Also, because it dealt more with the war than with Hogwarts, which I thought was neccessary. I also enjoyed learning about Tom Riddle's childhood, it provided a lot of insight into the plot. Also, there was a lot of Ron/Hermione-ness going on, which I'm a sucker for. And, yeah.
18. What is the worst quality you believe that a person can possess?Hatred. Like, not just 'I don't like so-and-so', but true hatred. Hatred that makes one want to seek revenge at no costs, to destroy, to kill. What could possibly make a person feel this way, and what purpose does such hate serve? There is no purpose.
19. What house do you feel you belong in and why? (Please note this does not mean we will choose for you to be in that house) I've been sorted into Gryffindor and Hufflepuff, so I guess either of those. I don't want to exaggerate, really, on this question because I don't want to seem like I'm pushing. Sorry.
20. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I'm really self-concious, when it comes to looks and friends and popularity, etc. I have a twin sister, and she's skinnier than me and has a boyfriend (unlike me), and stole my best friend from me freshman year...and it made me really insecure about myself. Just because, I feel like I always have to compete to make someone like me. And even when I don't, I just feel like there's so many people out there that are better than me. And when I feel like I don't add up, it really gets me down. I really am very confident (when it comes to things other than the superficial), but I'd change my self-conciousness and insecurity.
21. What character would you choose to be your best friend and why? Ron. I answered that in #5, sort-of. But basically, becuase he's my favorite. And he's funny and would probably be fun to piss of. =P But he would end up getting over it and we'd make up and so it wouldn't matter. Or, Fred and George. Because they're hilarious and hanging out with them would be a blast.
22. Which class do you think you would do well in? Why? Defense Against the Dark Arts, because it would interest me. Or Potions, because it's logical and systematic, and there's only one way to do it. Or History of Magic, because I absolutely adore history. It is set, it doesn't change, and I can analyze why and how as much as I want, but the facts will always remain the same. Hm, or Charms. It doesn't seem like too difficult of a class to me, so I figure I'd do pretty well.
23. Which class do you think you wouldn't do well in and why? Divination. It might interest me for a couple of days because of how far-fetched it all is, but I'd lose interest quickly and get annoyed. While I love reading my horoscope, it's only becuase I find it funny - not because I actually hold it to have any value of truth at all. There's no point to learning divination. I find it hard to want to learn something that I believe is worthless. Seeing as I probably wouldn't have 'The Sight', Divination would have no use for me--therefore, I wouldn't want to take it and therefore end up not trying or simply dropping the class.
24. If you were on the Quidditch team what position would you like to play?Seeker. If I'm given something particular to focus on (for example, catching the Snitch), and that's all I supossedly have to worry about, I should succeed. Plus, I'm not one who's much for throwing balls or guarding goals. Though I do suposse being Beater would be quite fun, especially when I'm angry, I'll have to go with Seeker.
25. Name a quality from each of the four houses that you possess.
Gryffindor - Courage
Slytherin - Cunning
Ravenclaw - Intelligence/Wit
Hufflepuff - Loyalty.
26. How did you hear about us? If it was from someone, please state the journal name, if you saw an ad somewhere, please say where and if you remember also say who placed the ad. I searched interests for Harry Potter.
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