Referral(If applicable insert username) Random browsing, although I do recognize donatello from voting on my application at phoenix_sorting.
1. What kind of wood is your wand be made of? Go to the Celtic Wood Chart and find which according to your birth date. (This is similar to the traditional horoscopes.) Then copy-paste the description here. Bold traits that describe you very well and strike those that do not apply to you whatsoever. Then provide a brief commentary on how accurate you think these traits are in the scope of your nature and personality.
April 15 - May 12
Articulate. Strong-willed. Resourceful.
Like most astrology type of things, I think it hits on key traits but as each person is different it will vary of course by person. As a fire sign I think a lot of the hot headed traits are in me but I'm not a very social person. I don't think I'm a very good teacher, and I'm not very nurturing. I think for the most part everyone can find a little of their self in those types of descriptions although as a whole it should just be taken as a grain of salt. Everyone has their own personalities so not all of us under the same sign are going to be even remotely alike.
2. How do you think you would use magic? On a day to day basis? Over your entire lifespan?
As often as possible and for EVERYTHING! I can honestly see myself trying to put my shoes and socks on with magic just because I could. If I can find a short cut to something then I'm going to take it, and isn't magic the ultimate short cut? I'd be cooking, cleaning, going places all with the flick of my wand. Although I'm sure there would be times in which I couldn't use magic but I'm sure I'd try to find a way around it.. I'd probably spend more time trying to find a way around NOT trying to use magic and finding a way around using it.
3. What are your strongest personality traits? Your weakest?
I'm very strong willed. When I see something that I want I do anything that I can to achieve it. I won't throw people under the bus to get what I want, but if they are in my way I will make sure that they moved. I also think at times this is my weakest trait as well. It makes me appear to be a cold, and selfish person which has left me friendless. But I'm just trying to get myself to where I need to be, once I'm there I can worry about having friends.
4. If you could solve world hunger by killing one person would you? Explain why or why not.
It would really depend on the person being killed to be honest. You can view it as one life to save millions.. But what if that ONE person is the ONE person that could have saved them by other means? If it was just a random person of no importance then I would do it yes, but then of course comes the argument of who is to judge who is of no importance. I think it should be weighed on what the person could provide for the world, there are a lot of stupid people in the world which I think we might be better off without.
5. Who would you say is your role model? Explain.
I'm not really sure if I have one.. I think I strive to be a lot like my mother. She has her PhD, she's a college professor, she's survived many things in her life which I'm not sure if I'd be strong enough to go through myself. But I'm not sure if she's a "role model" or a "hero" to me in a sense. I strive to be like her, but while all the same I don't want to be anything like her. I think I just admire her conviction, and her intelligence to get through the things she has laid in front of her life.
6. How do you respond to confrontation?
I'm VERY confrontational. I LOVE heated debates, and playing the devils advocate. I will play to an opposite side even if I don't believe a word I'm saying just for the thrill of it.
But I also have a very short temper when something does set me off so I have a tendency to kind of blow up at people. Then once I get mad I just sit and brood over it for hours. And even if I act like I'm over it and no longer upset.. I still am. I'll remember until the day I die, and bring up up every chance I get.
7. What values are important in your life?
Standing up for what you believe in is the most important thing to be in the world. I don't care what someone has to say, everyone has an opinion and their own reason for that opinion. But please don't bash me on mine. I will debate things with people, but I stand for what I believe in and I except others to do the same. Nothing will make me lose my respect for someone more than if they waffle on what they think. I hate when people take other peoples opinions and regurgitate them back like a parrot! I'm pretty much a live and let live person but that's one thing that really gets under my skin and which I hold very important to me.
8. If you were to face a boggart, what would it turn into?
A giant spider. I HATE spiders, I freak out and get upset even when I see the smallest one! The idea that the daddy long leg spider is the most poisonous spider in the world but doesn't have a mouth big enough to bite humans really freaks me out. And the only way I'd be laughing at that thing is if a huge hammer or giant sneaker crushed it.
9. What makes a person respectable?
Review my "values" answer. I don't like repeating myself like a broken record, I always think people will just pass over it otherwise. So a short recap, stay true to your beliefs. If you believe in God good for you, if you're a republican/independent/democrat and you're HAPPY with that then stick with it. But don't change what you think for anyone else. It just makes you look like a weak person, it's fine if something happens for you to change your mind but don't do it because of someone else or to be cool. Even if what you think is wrong stand by it.
10. Which of the basic elements do you identify with the most: Earth, Air, Fire, or Water?
I like to believe I'd identify with the fire signs. Although I'm a home body and a complete hermit it's more for my contempt for the people around me than being shy. I'm really outspoken and loud. I was a wild child in my younger years. Fire signs are supposed to be extroverted, and act quickly without thinking.. Although I'm not so extroverted anymore I still do things without thinking. I do a lot of things with the mind set, of ohh I want this NOW! So I go off and do whatever I want whenever I want. It has hurt people that I care about in the past, but I still have yet to learn my lesson. I never think about what's coming next.
11. Do you believe there can be a truly selfless act?
Yes and no. I think people can do something that they consider a completely selfless act much like in Harry Potter giving himself to death to save those he loved.. But he was giving himself up as to save those he loved which is a way was a little for himself. I think there are people out there of doing very good things but if they are doing it because they care about the people then they are still doing it a little bit for themselves. Personally I don't think I'd be able to even do that.
12. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
The United Kingdom. I'm kind of sick of the United States, especially living in California. I've lived in Spain and although I love it and it's a part of me. I love the weather and atmosphere in the United Kingdom and all of Europe in general. There is so much history, culture, and true nationalism which I believe is lacking here in California. I would love to live some where that has national history museums, art museums, tons of books stores, old churches, and theater. Plus every time I have ever been in the UK it's always cold, foggy, and day light is lacking. Which is my PERFECT type of weather, I'm not a big fan of sunlight.
13. Have you read all of the Harry Potter Books? If yes, which book is your favorite and why? If no, which book is your favorite so far and why haven't you finished the rest?
Yes, I have read all of them several times.. Enough times for people to think I'm a bit obsessed.
My favorite on the series is Order of the Phoenix and of course Deathly Hallows. In OotP Harry just showed SO much passion, he was always just this selfless nice hero but then finally he showed anger and emotion. His attitude towards death, his friends, school, and life just really I think let me identify with him. Although I was really jealous when he dated Cho Chang it didn't make me too happy. =)
And with Deathly Hallows, I just loved how it finally tied EVERYTHING together. I still reread the Princes Tale over and over again, and I always try. Although I noticed that in DH they call Dumbledore's invention which he left to Ron the "deluminator" but it's the "put-outer" in the first book. That kind of irked me a little, and I was upset because I didn't think the ending told us enough.. Like what everyones job was and what happened to everyone although I know Rowling has said it all in later interviews.. I'm not sure if I was upset that the story ended in that manner or because it just ended.
14. Who is your favorite character in the HP series? Why?
Luna Lovegood. She's an oddball, but a smart one. You never know what is going to come out of her mouth it's always something wacky which doesn't make any sense. But once you think about it and think about it from her perspective then it does make sense. She's such a lonely person who is looking for someone to love her that every time I read about her I just want to give her a book. But it's odd in a sense because someone like Luna you would believe to be weak on the surface, once they get to know her throughout the series she's so strong willed and brave that you realize she's a lot smarter, and she has a lot more going on for her than she's willing to let on.
15. Which character is your least favorite in the HP series? Why?
I can't honestly say that I have one. For the most part every character that is presented with enough depth for me to form an opinion on them they have their moments where I hate them and moments where I love them. I like Draco Malfoy in personality, but I think he's a coward. I think Ginny is too strong willed for my liking too assertive and trying to make herself a presence but when she's with Harry she has a sweet demeanor. I love Bellatrix Lestrange for being so pushy in a sense, but I think she's weak with her love for Voldemort plus she killed off so many people that I loved! So I can't really say that I have a least favorite character cause I liked and disliked almost everyone at some point.
16. If you were a part of the HP series, what canon character(s) would you be friends with and why? Which character(s) do you think you would not get along with?
I'd probably be friends with Draco. I wouldn't be like Pansy, and be his little lap dog. But when I was in high school, I only had a small select group of friends and we bashed and made fun of everyone else in the world. Vocally, and made a point to let everyone else know we were better than them. I still tend to hang out with elitist snobs.
I don't think I'd be friends with the trio though. I think Hermione's know it all attitude would conflict with my own know it all attitude and I'd probably get affronted and start yelling. Plus I'd probably be more concerned with my own well being at school rather than those of my friends at school.
17. Choose a quote from one of the HP books. ANY quote. Be sure to cite who said it and explain why it is your favorite.
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" - Dumbledore DH pg. 723
This is one of my favorite quotes because I'm always making things up in my head. I will take something that happens in my life and turn it into the worst thing that has ever happened to me.. But no matter what anyone may tell me I take it as it's real. So taken literally this quote just speaks to me because even if I know I'm wrong I'll still always go with what's in my head and think it's right until the very end.
It also lets you have fun with your imagination. It tells you that even if something doesn't seem reasonable, even if it seems like it could only be a dream it doesn't mean it can't come true.
Date Journal was Created: 2003-10-20 00:20:40
Favorite Spell from the Harry Potter Series: I'm not sure if I have one, I think all spells are useful. Although I think the summoning spell would probably be the most useful. As I'm very lazy and it would be wonderful if I could just say a few words and get whatever I needed to get. Although my more "evil" side would think the imperious spell would be wonderful just to have people do my bidding. But whether or not I'd have the guts to use it is something else, because you really have to mean it.
Where you heard of our community. (If it was from a specific user, please include their LJ name, and if you remember, where the advertisement was) As I said earlier in my application I was just browsing, but I did see it on donatellos profile.