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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.
October 28 - November 24
"The 'new moon' Reed individual make both powerful friends and powerful enemies, given his or her initial response of impatience and impulsiveness.
Imaginative. Clear view of complex matters. Powerfully jealous.
Actually, most of these paint a VERY accurate picture of who I am. I pride myself on having lived through a lot of not ideal things in my childhood, a lot of things that could have made me someone completely different than the person I am today. However, I’m here. I am a self-made person, and no one can tell me otherwise. So yes, most of these fiercely independent traits fit in well with who I think I am.
2. How do you think you would use magic? On a day to day basis? Over your entire lifespan?
I would use magic every day, as much as possible. Definitely. If you have the power to do something more easily, why not? I think of magic as a really, really advanced form of technology that we haven’t quite figured out yet. It would cut down on so much otherwise wasted time. Nothing I had would ever be dirty, and I would never go hungry again. That would be amazing. That being said, I wouldn’t flaunt my magic or use it so much that I got out of touch with “the real world.” The magical community seemed to be divided into several groups. They both used magic, but one was very elitist about it and didn’t seem to know there was a muggle world at all. In fact, they were kind of stupid about it. So I wouldn’t use magic to the point where I was THAT. But I’d do it.
3. What are your strongest personality traits? Your weakest?
My strongest personality trait is my amazingness. Everyone tells me I should be worshiped, in fact there are several churches…
HAHA I’m lying.
Okay. Really my strongest personality traits is my ability to hold my calm and be versatile in any (especially traumatic) situation. I am not someone easily shaken. I’m a small person, but I have a strong stomach and a lot of stamina. It’s the whole “Thin, invisible steel” phenomenon. I am a hell of a lot stronger than I look, and when put in some crisis, it comes out. I’m good at putting my own problems behind me and focusing extensively on solving that one situation. Also, I like to think I’m an intelligent person. I feel like a lot of people say that…but I have both the natural aptitude for intelligence and the ability to apply it.
As far as weak traits, I’d have to say my stubbornness. When I get stuck on an idea, I stick with it, I don’t budge. It’s very “Nothing’s gonna change my world.” (Yes, I’ve been listening to Across the Universe far too much recently.) But really. I am very opinionated, and I DO think my opinions are the best. After all, I’ve worked a long time in forming them. Another bad trait of mine is my sarcasm. I realize I can’t take anything seriously, I have to make a joke about everything. It’s all about deflection. If nothing can touch you, nothing can hurt you. And I hate being hurt more than anything. If you hadn’t picked up on this already, it doesn’t happen very often.
4. If you could solve world hunger by killing one person would you? Explain why or why not.
How exactly would you be able to solve world hunger by killing ONE person? In a huge problem like world hunger, which is kind of vague to begin with, it is impossible to isolate ONE person to blame.
I’ll take my Social Justice (!) cap off now, I swear.
Yes. I’d kill that one person. I would probably explain to his family, maybe even apologize. But if one person was holding all that power in his hands, and was responsible for the blood and suffering of so many innocents, I think I’d be doing more of a disservice by NOT killing him/her. Of course, this is assuming a lot of things. I’d try to convince the person to change his ways, and I’d try every other plausible route. But in the end, if killing was the only choice, I could take responsibility for that. That being said, I’m REALLY not a huge advocate of killing people who kill others, I’m opposed to the death penalty, for example. It’s just a big problem. Anyone with that much power should be made to quit, immediately.
Fortunately, I can’t see this ever happening, so my hands will remain bloodless at least for now.
5. Who would you say is your role model? Explain.
Jon Freaking Stewart.
Well honestly that’s true. He’s hilarious, political…beautiful…my personal savior.
But I don’t think that’s the sort of answer we’re looking for here.
My best friend Sasha is my role model. And no, I’m not just saying that because she said that for me. She’s the most amazing person I know. If I’d gone through have of the things she does, I would throw myself out some window. She’s amazingly strong, and is the only one who has put up with me for any extended period of time. I go through best friends like water, and yet have stuck with her. She also has the world’s most amazing sense of humor and can make me laugh even when I think I’m about to die.
I’d love to be like her. So yes.
6. How do you respond to confrontation?
In a confrontation, I at first back off and try to reason my way out of the problem. If the confrontation persists, however, my patience decays slowly…or not so slowly, and I begin to get mad. Then, I proceed to let out my full not happy side and show anger. I don’t let my anger out, but when someone persists in confrontation, they’re going to get the brunt of it if it keeps up long enough.
7. What values are important in your life?
Loyalty, intelligence and a sense of humor about the world. If someone can’t find something to be loyal to, they’re basically living a selfish existence, and there’s really no point to that. Also, intelligence, because it’s so important to know what is going on in the world…SO important to know something about the world we live in. It’s just not good to go through life and not take anything in. And of course, sense of humor because life isn’t serious. It’s life, and if you obsess over it, you’re going to be miserable. Yes, I have learned that the hard way. But I think I’ve finally learned it, and that’s what counts?
8. If you were to face a boggart, what would it turn into?
It would turn into this great big black pit that all my friends and family would fall into, disappearing. I would be at the edge, trying to help, or trying to fall in myself, but I couldn’t. It would just be one loss after another. Senseless abandonment is always something that’s scared me a little. Or a lot.
9. What makes a person respectable?
The ability to respect them.
I don’t know. I think someone has to have lived through a certain amount of tribulation, or at least thought about it. There has to be an element of wisdom to them, and a fair amount of intelligence. I don’t respect people easily. If someone betrays my trust, I will not respect them. Simple
10. Which of the basic elements do you identify with the most: Earth, Air, Fire, or Water?
Water. There’s a certain deep, flowing element to water. It’s liquid, moves with grace, and yet has a plasticity to it. It can move through many forms to become different forms, but it never changes its actual substance. I’m definitely like that. I can appear to be a lot of things, yes. But I have an inner core, and I am that element when the day is done.
11. Do you believe there can be a truly selfless act?
I do. People have a certain amount of altruism, beyond family or self satisfaction. Whenever someone helps another person that they don’t know for no reward anticipated, it’s selfless. Of course, a lot of the time there are ulterior motives. But those aren’t necessary.
12. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
I’d live in San Francisco, honestly. First of all, that’s where Sasha lives, and that would be amazing. Every time I’ve been there, I want to go back the minute I go home. Also, it’s possibly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, full of liberal people and amazing culture and history. It makes Wisconsin look like the most boring place on earth. Which by the way is ridiculously true. Right now, I’m suffering the “Anywhere but here!” syndrome, which may cause me to hitchhike to California 60’s-style pretty damn soon.
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?
I HAVE read all the HP books. My favorite is the Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s the first book in the series, and actually the ONLY one, that has made me guess through the whole entire thing. I honestly didn’t catch the werewolf thing, and though I suspected Sirius could possibly not be the big, bad monster everyone made him out to be, I didn’t think it would pan out the way it did. I knew there was SOMETHING more to Scabbers than met the eye…but honestly, who could know exactly what? And yet, later, all the puzzle pieces were put together. They all made sense. I really like patterns and puzzles…this was an epic one.
14. Who is your favorite character in the HP series? Why?
I hate this question, because I love them all a lot. However, in the end, I'd have to say Remus Lupin. Of all the Marauders, he has probably been through some of the most difficult times and yet emerged not unscathed, but at least somewhat at peace with it all. We have that in common. He cares about his friends and fellow man in general, but does not allow himself to be trampled in the process, which I also do. He forgives easily, but not too easily...he knows when to get mad. Same with me. He is the friend who is there to fall back on, a sort of constant. I've been that to a lot of people in my life as well. He is intelligent, but quietly so, he doesn't flaunt that, another trait that I admire.Remus is ridiculously subtle. He keeps an entire love subplot with Tonks under wraps until the end of Half Blood Prince without any hints at all, not to mention going years without telling people he’s a werewolf. He knows how to keep a secret, especially when it is about himself. I’m definitely like that too. Most people I know really don’t know much of anything about me, which is almost unintentional. I am not good at self-disclosure. So far, like Remus, NOT telling my life’s story has been much more effective than letting it all hang out. However, Remus also has his moments of pride. He is not ashamed of himself, and of who he is. He represents a quiet strength which I can only hope I share.
15. Which character is your least favorite in the HP series? Why?
My least favorite character from the Harry Potter series is Professor Quirrell. I was kind of happy when he died, honestly. This is because all there was to him was the body. That was it, that was his purpose. He served as a host to an extra face for a year, and then because of an eleven year old's mom loving him, he died. Now my question for you is...how is that a fulfilling life? He spent most of his existence pretending to be this shy, quiet little Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and all of a sudden, because he's constantly pregnant with the dark lord who destroys everything...he's proud? Call me an idiot...but I don't understand the glory in that. He was annoying, because his position really didn't warrant his grand masquerade as Mr. Shy. All he really would have had to do was wear that turban, and it would have been fine. He seemed like a rather flat character, the twist wasn't that surprising, and I was thoroughly dissapointed. But he's dead now, so it's not like we have to worry about him and the turban anymore.
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 think I’d make good friends with Remus Lupin because he’s the one I relate to the most, as stated above. However, I’d also like to spend time with Luna Lovegood. I think we could be friends. She has an amazing imagination and is ridiculously open-minded. She’s intelligent, and can work when she has the drive to do so. I’d probably mock some of the ideas, but I’d find it enjoyable and a learning experience. However, I’d also get along with the Marauders, because they have amazing senses of humor which I’d complement and appreciate.
I would NOT, however, get along with people like Lucius Malfoy. I don’t know. I’ve never liked the Malfoy family much. They seem to get by on money alone. I don’t believe in
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.
'“Yeah, size is no guarantee of power,' said George” -George Weasley, Order of the Pheonix.
Tell me I have a Napoleon complex, but it’s true. I am a very small person. And although many don’t seem to notice if they’re not physically tiny, it’s very easy to get looked over if you don’t go to extremes to make yourself noticed. However, if you have a certain spark, you can be just as good or better than your taller counterparts. A lot can fit into a little person, and it was great to see George, who happens to be my favorite twin, acknowledge that.
Date Journal Was Created: 2006-12-01
Favorite Spell: . Definitely the memory charm. Can you imagine how much fun that could be? “No…I never…who shaved your head? What…you don’t remember? Huh…”
I mean, not that I’d ever do anything or abuse it any way…but the possibility is there, and that’s what counts.
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