bob (crygoneup) wrote in hogwarts_wzrds,

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name: john
age: 18

1. Who is your favorite character? tough questions.  um, god, i really don't know.  i'd probably have to go with harry.  i mean, nobody else in that entire school has the guts to take such an intense destiny head-on, but harry never really shrinks away from who he is, he embraces it and will do all that he can to make sure that wrongs are righted.  he can be a bit foolhardy at times, not thinking things through, but he's not afraid to take risks.  i like that.

2. Who is your least favorite character? i have several.  draco and his father i count as one, because draco's pretty much a mini version of his hideous father.  they're so full of themselves, i can't stand the way they look down their noses at everyone.  they're rich, pureblood snobs, and i have nothing but contempt for them.  and snape, i've never liked.  ever since the first book, i've harbored serious distrust for snape.  no matter how much dumbledore defended him, i never trusted him for a moment.  i hope it's ok that i couldn't narrow it down to just one.

3. Who is your favorite teacher? lupin, hands-down.  he knew what he was doing, and he taught in a way that his students could actually learn from.  less emphasis on textbook facts, more emphasis on hands-on encounters.  all the book-learning in the world can't save you if you've never tried the spells first-hand.

4. Your least favorite?  umbridge.  reading about her filled me with rage.  she was a despicable woman, cruel and twisted and, if not outright evil, definitely not good in any way.

6. What is your view on the dark arts?  well, obviously using magic for any negative purpose is never good, but some types of dark magic i can see being used for good.  still, it's dangerous stuff to mess with sometimes, but  i think it's good to know what's out there, even if you never use it.  i support in-depth defense teaching for sure.

7. Should they be taught to students?  to a point.  for the purpose of defense, yes.  however, things that have no merit in the law-abiding magic world have no place in schools.  teaching students curses that can be used for defense is good, and it's crucial to be able to protect yourself, but it's important that the students aren't encouraged to use certain spells without exhausting all other options first.

8. Do you feel the things Snape does are justified?  well, it depends on what you mean by "justified".  i don't think he does anything for the common good (as i said earlier, i never trusted him for even a second.)  i think he has seriously strong motivation to do the things he does, but i don't think any of his actions could be justified as good-intentioned.

9. Do you feel Umbridge was fair in her reign of the school?  absolutely not.  she was cruel and her rules interfered with learning.  in a time when students need to know what's going on, need to know how to defend themselves, she made it practically impossible for the students to learn anything.

10. Describe your wand:  haha, i have no idea how to answer that.  um, something fairly long, an elegant but strong wood, probably a phoenix feather inside.  i've always loved phoenix mythos.  reborn from one's own ashes, that's me through and through.  no matter how bad things get, always try to come out better than you went in, never back down.

11. What type of pet would you bring with you?  ooh, good question!  i'm not sure what my options would be, if possible i'd bring a hawk, probably a red-tail. they're beautiful, intelligent, graceful, strong, courageous.  if i can't have a hawk, probably an owl for most of the same reasons - intelligent, courageous, loyal, etc.

12. What is your favorite spell?  probably the patronus.  it serves a lot of different functions, and it's tied very closely to your emotional state, which really appeals to me.

13. If you were an animagus, what would you be (keeping in mind that your form is a reflection of your personality)?  i have to think a lot about this one.  i've never really considered it.  i'd have to say i'd be a dragon, not because it reflects who i am, persay, but it reflects perhaps things that i'd like to be.  they can fly, they're powerful and respected, and i do love fire.  the origin of intelligent man came from understanding how to make fire, so a dragon seems to be a fitting description of what i aspire to be.

14. If you were on the quidditch team what position would you play?  most likely a seeker.  i don't have the reflexes for being a keeper, and i'm a speed freak.  that's what seeking is, pure speed.

15. What magical career would you pursue after Hogwarts?  either an auror or a teacher, anything for the common good.

16. What house do you feel you should be in?  i'd put myself in gryffindor, maybe ravenclaw, but i'm not the one making the decision.
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