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Fri, May. 7th, 2004, 03:19 am
asabovesobelow: Sweet dreams are made of these.

Well, I was thinking, until somebody starts a discussion, if you're interested in knowing what my answers would be to the questionnaire, you'll find them under the cut. Obviously you can't vote on me. But just for the sake of knowing your mod...

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Fri, May. 7th, 2004, 02:30 am
acciofirebolt: Is it sad and utterly pathetic that this makes me nervous?

1) Your name and age: Amy, 20.
2) What house do you belong in and why: I've always hoped to be in Gryffindor because it just seems like me, but since I've never been sorted really, I wouldn't know. Gryffindor because I am not afraid to stand up to someone or something. I am a very passionate person, and I'm not afraid to go to the extremes to get my point across, whether that be standing up to the biggest and baddest kid on the playground or what have you. I guess Hufflepuff, too, because I am such a loyal person, not only to my friends, but to myself. So it's really a toss-up, I guess.
3) Who is your favorite young character and why: Well, Harry because he is such a loyal and passionate character. He's also not afraid to stand up for himself and his friends and his beliefs and whatnot, even if that means facing dreadful consequences or dilemmas. He's had such a rough life, yet he never gives up and keeps going strong. I can also relate to him in many aspects, and I think it's cool to have a hero who is so "down-to-earth" in many respects. He is not perfect, and I think that appeals to me because obviously no one is perfect. He's fascinating. It's hard not to love the boy. I mean, come on. He's the boy who lived.
4) Who is your favorite adult character and why: Hmm. This is a tough one because I admire a lot of the adult characters for different reasons. I guess my favorite is probably Dumbledore because he is such an amazing person. He always knows the right thing to say, and he's got such style. The way he moves, the way he talks, the way he goes about his life - everything is just so well-placed and well-said and whatnot.
5) What is your favorite class and why: Defense Against the Dark Arts, without a doubt. I love the random hexes, jinxes, and curses they go through throughout the year; in fact, I love them so much that I find myself saying them a lot (sad, I know). It just seems like a very cool and handy class; something that I would have enjoyed in school.
6) What relationship intrigues you the most among the HP characters and why: Most definitely the relationship between Luna and Harry. Obviously it hasn't developed to the fullest yet, but at the end of OotP, I was VERY intrigued with the way she and Harry reacted towards each other, especially because Harry seems at ease around her when talking about Sirius and whatnot. I am very excited to learn more about their relationship in the future because it seems to be a promising one; one that brings much-needed calm and peace into Harry's life.
7) How do you refer to the Dark Lord and why: I refer to him as Lord Voldemort because "fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself," as some wise man once said. ;)
8) Which DADA teacher was the best, and why: This is a toss-up because while I feel Lupin was an EXTRAORDINARY teacher, I do believe that the imposter Moody taught them a lot. Without him, Harry wouldn't have been able to completely throw off the Imperius Curse (or at least not as well as he had WITH the imposter Moody). I think they're both equal, though I do favor Lupin a bit more (as, I'm sure, we all do). :)
9) Which of the characters we already know would make the best new DADA teacher: Probably Harry because he seems to know the most. Plus, he knows what it's like to be out there doing it, as the Weasley twins and Lee Jordan said in GoF about "Moody". I think it'd be interesting to learn from someone who actually knows what it's like, and that's definitely Harry.
10) Which scene from each book was your favorite and why: Sorcerer's Stone: The Chessboard scene - I absolutely adore Ron, and I think that this was one of his finest moments. It just goes to show how loyal they are to each other and how they'd do whatever they can to help. Chamber of Secrets: Hmm, I'd have to say the scene at the end when Dumbledore tells Harry, "it is not our abilities that make us what we truly are, it is our
choices."
I think it's very cool because Dumbledore is so wise, and everything he says just makes sense. Prisoner of Azkaban: I have two from this book. The first is when Harry is playing Quidditch against Hufflepuff, and he falls off his broom. I love how J.K. says, "and Harry knew no more." I just absolutely love that line, and I love when Harry wakes up and is surrounded by the team and his two best friends. To me, it's a powerful scene, especially when J.K. says that Fred's (I do believe it was Fred) face was white. It shows how much they all care about him. My other favorite is in the Shrieking Shack, when Wormtail transformed back into his old self, and Sirius was shouting at him. Whenever I read it, I literally get chills because it's so moving and touching. It really shows how much the Potters meant and still mean to Sirius. I also love when Ron says, "if you want to kill Harry, you'll have to kill us, too!" because it just goes to show, once again, what a loyal and brave friend he is. Goblet of Fire: Okay, I also have a few in this one. The first is when the Weasley's come out of the Dursley's fireplace. Fred and George just completely crack me up with their brilliant lines. Another is the scene with Harry at the graveyard. It is just the complete twist and turning point for the series and is so intense and dramatic that I don't know who WOULDN'T love that scene. It's just evil and is amazing at how capable Harry really is. The final scene is the ending scene when Harry is leaving the platform and his friends and says to himself, "as Hagrid had said, what would come, would come...and he would have to meet it when it did." I guess it's just because I love that line, and it's really suspensful. Order of the Phoenix: My all-time favorite scene from any book is in this one. It's the scene where Hermione and Ron are talking to Harry about teaching them defense agains the dark arts himself, and he says, "You don't know what it's like! You - neither of you - you've never had to face him, have you? You think it's just memorizing a bunch of spells and throwing them at him, like you're in class or something? The whole time you're sure you know there's nothing between you and dying except your own - your own brain or guts or whatever - like you can think straight when you know you're about a second from being murdered or tortured or watching your friends die - they've never taught us that in their classes, what it's like to deal with things like that - and you two sit there acting like I'm a clever little boy to be standing here alive, like Diggory was stupid, like he messed up - you just don't get it, that could just as easily have been me, it would have been if Voldemort hadn't needed me." It gives me chills just reading it; I don't even know why. Just a powerful scene. I also love the scene in Dumbledore's office after the page 806 incident when Harry is yelling and screaming at Dumbledore, but he alone remained calm. It just shows what an amazing man Dumbledore is and how much pain Harry goes through. Okay, I'll stop there.
11) Make a prophecy about Book 6 or 7: Hmm, I think Ron is going to sacrifice himself for the better good of the situation and for Harry himself, much like he did in the Sorcerer's Stone with the chessgame. Definitely something to look out for, I think.

Fri, May. 7th, 2004, 12:44 am
lurhstaap: Application. Hell, why not?

The Questionnaire

1) Your name and age: Jack, 19
2) What house do you belong in and why: I generally consider myself a Gryffindor due to my Coyote qualities (laughs at everything, ballsy to the point of stupidity), but hogwartssorting put me in Slytherin, and frankly that works pretty well, again for Coyoteishness (cunning, opportunistic, ambitious). So as far as that's concerned I'll say Slytherin, but really you could say either.
3) Who is your favorite young character and why: The Weasley Twins. Men after my own heart.
4) Who is your favorite adult character and why: Ouf. Alastor Moody, although I'm rather fond of both Lupin and Sirius. I like Snape as well, if only because he interests me as a person. He's a jackass, but there's a reason for it. He's understandable.
5) What is your favorite class and why: HP-wise? Transfiguration. I'd totally be an Animagus. Very fond of the idea of Ancient Runes (at least, as taught by one of my characters, heh) and Care of Magickal Creatures; if they count, Dueling and Flying.
6) What relationship intrigues you the most among the HP characters and why: Either Snape and Dumbledore, or Snape and Voldemort, and Voldemort and the Death Eaters. Not in a romantic-relationship sense (I couldn't care less about that, to be truthful) but meaning their interactions and behavior around each other, and the history there. Also the Death Eaters with each other. I'd love to see a lot more of that interaction.
7) How do you refer to the Dark Lord and why: Usually I just say Voldemort, because that's his name. I might call him the Dark Lord, but really only for flair. Never really thought about it to be honest.
8) Which DADA teacher was the best, and why: It's really a tossup between Lupin and Moody (even if the latter was an imposter). Both did damned well in their respective fields -- that is, Dark creatures and curses.
9) Which of the characters we already know would make the best new DADA teacher: If they could I'd say get the real Moody in there, just to see how good a mimic Crouch really was as far as teaching style. If not... Kingsley Shacklebolt or another Auror, for obvious reasons.
10) Which scene from each book was your favorite and why: I don't know. I have trouble picking out individual scenes I like from books unless they're really, truly outstanding from the others, which in HP they mostly weren't. The only things that really stick out in my memory are the Quidditch games, and in Goblet of Fire before the Quidditch World Cup when they kept running into funny things like the toddler poking a slug with a wand and so forth.
11) Make a prophecy about Book 6 or 7: They're not going to let us keep Lupin. He's gonna go down in a blaze of glory like his (true) friends.

So; accept or reject as is your whim. ::kicks back to wait::

--Jack

Fri, May. 7th, 2004, 01:22 am
asabovesobelow: Tuck in!

Welcome to my new community, created specifically for HP discussion. As soon as I get some members in here, we'll get some rating going, and then we'll have a nice tidy group to discuss anything and everything in the HP world!

--The Mod (Emily, Ravenclaw)

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