1. Name: Hannah Thompson
2. Age: 15
3. Who is your favorite Hogwarts teacher? Professor McGonagall, probably. She's extremely intelligent and decisive. She's a take charge kind of woman and isn't afraid of confrontation, yet knows when to draw the line. McGonagall doesn't let anyone push her around and doesn't take any nonsense, either. She can be harsh, yet still remains respectable.
4. Who is your favorite character in Harry Potter? Sirius Black, without a doubt. Unlike "true" Black fans, I didn't really get attracted to him until the middle of fourth book. Of course I like him because he has long, black hair and is very good looking, but also because he's so wild and unpredictable, and doesn't always make the wisest decisions, yet remains trustworthy. He's just so honest and down to earth. Unlike Dumbledore, who seems to barely ever make a mistake, Sirius is refreshingly willing to take chances and make mistakes. He's a great person without having to have perfect judgement or making the best decisions, and for that I respect him.
5. Who is your least favorite character in Harry Potter? Draco Malfoy. I'm sorry, I can't stand that boy. He's self-serving, pompous, and definitely not as smart as he thinks he is. Just because he's a pureblood and his father is in with the Ministry he thinks he can push everyone around and rule the school. He also seems to think he's funny and smart, and his group of friends seem to think so, too, which doesn't give the actual smart kids a chance in the limelight.
6. What do you feel is your best quality? I don't know how to elaborate on this without sounding like a hubristic jackass, but I'll try. Ok, I'd have to say that my intelligence is my best quality. I must have come from a good gene pool, because my family is smart as well. I don't like socializing all that much, so I read a lot, as do a lot of teenagers. I like classic literature, and I think I'm the only one in my class to read Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" in 8th grade. I'm also one among two freshmen who are taking pre-calculus. I'm fairly good at debating a point, if I feel strongly towards the subject. Unfortunately, my intelligence comes by nature, so I don't have to work at anything, which has gotten me into the bad habit of being lazy. I don't have to work in school because I know I can skive everything off and still get an A, so then I feel bad when people call me a hard worker or that I really 'put effort into it'.
7. What trait most annoys you about other people? Ignorance is bothersome, especially when people try arguing something when they blatantly have incorrect information. If they are going to argue about a subject, why not take the time to do a little research and compile a plausible argument, instead of making themselves look like imbeciles? It's even worse when they get angry and stubbornly insist that they are right, and then get even more angry when you prove them wrong with evidence against their argument.
8. What trait in others do you admire the most? Modesty. I like people who don't have to talk about themselves and how great they are in order to prove themselves. If they get an A+ on their history report, they don't have to ask everyone else what they received, and then brag to the class that they did better than the rest of them. Modest people don't have to wear suggestive clothing or flirt madly with other people to get them to realize that they are attractive. It's not any fun talking to someone who is full of themselves. If only they would realize that they would be look more intelligent and more attractive just by living their lives and not caring so much about people looking at them.
9. What would you see in the Mirror of Erised? I've thought about this before, and I'm not quite sure what I'd see. I think I'd see myself, 20 pounds lighter [heh heh]. Behind me there would be a sprawling meadow, and at the end of the meadow there would be a hill with a tree on top of it. Behind the meadow and the tree there would be an ocean, and you'd be able to hear the wind in the leaves and grass, and the waves on the shore, even though I suppose you can't really hear anything through a mirror. I'd like to go there, anyways, just to live forever. That'd be nice. I don't think there's anything I want more.
10. If you were an animagus, what would you turn into?(Assuming that the animal reflects the person, it is not chosen) I'm pretty sure I'd just be cat. Cats are kind of boring, lazy, smart, and they like to eat. They're often better left to themselves, but they still need the companionship of another once and awhile.
11. What makes a person respectable? A person is respectable if they don't have to prove their worth to someone. Respectable people make wise decisions and hold up well under pressure. Their conversations are unbiased, well-versed, never obscene, and yet still interesting. They don't let their anger get the best of them and manage to smile at people whom they don't particularly like.
12. What is your take on religion? I'm not sure how to answer this question. My parents are very religious people and have been making me go to their Pentacostal church ever since I can remember. I don't really follow their religion, nor any for that matter. Religions shouldn't give you a bragging right, they should give you peace and fulfillment. I don't have a problem with any religion, besides maybe Satanism, etc, mainly because people can get hurt as a result of their religion, and religions shouldn't harm anyone, they should be a benefit to the whole community instead of a problem.
13. What are your views on the Dark Lord? I think Voldemort is a lesser Adolf Hitler. He lacks the stragecial genius yet still wants to annihilate what he views as a stain on society in order to preserve a pure race of people, in his case pureblood wizards. Voldemort is also a little silly, in a way, since he wants to live forever and all that. Even for a wizard, this idea is outlandish, and if he is smart enough to get so many followers, he should be able to see that such an achievement is borderline impossible, no matter how great of a wizard one is. I just don't know about that boy.
14. Would you have put your name in the Goblet of Fire? I am for certain that I wouldn't have put my name in. There is no way that I would have signed up for a competition. I am horrible at competitions, unless it's a Spelling Bee or Acamedemic Super Bowl or something. I am no type of athlete and I wouldn't be able to handle all of the pressure from the whole school. Also, as I've mentioned before, I am a very lazy person and would much rather sit back and watch everyone else sweat themselves running around.
15. Please state the single most important house characteristic (in your mind). Intelligence, no doubt. It is one of the only qualities that will really get you far in this life. The most fulfilling and helpful careers stem from intelligence, such as scientists, historians, doctors, etc. Athletic abilities are great and all, but, in the long run, what good do they do anyone except for entertainment purposes? And entertainment is one of the least important things in our lives in the long run.
16. What do you look for in a friend? People who are smart, honest, and somewhat similar to myself. I wouldn't want them to be exactly like me, because then it wouldn't be interesting. A friend should be a good listener and shouldn't chastise you for something you say or believe. They should be supportive yet able to tell you when you are making a mistake or looking foolish.
17. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I don't want to say "I need to be myself" because that sounds cheesy and cliche, but unfortunately, it's kind of true. *hangs head in shame* I have a tendency to dumb myself down around other people just so that I will fit in more with what they are saying. When I get around certain people, I put up defenses in my mind and block out what I would like to say and instead say something I know they want to hear. I'm sure this is common among many people, but I never get to act like I want to, yet the person I portray as myself won't let me behave as I'd like to. I'd like that person to go away so that I can just feel free again. Hurray.
18. What are your hobbies? I don't really have that many hobbies. I'm a pretty boring person. I like to read, a lot. I also like getting on the Internet and messing around. If I feel like it, I will play my guitar or my ukulele and I might possibly write a lame sort of song if I have the right muse. I also like writing quite a bit, especially short stories. It's a good way to get my point across and allow myself to conform only to myself, not someone else's ideas.
19. If your friend was attacked in the magical world, what would you do? If my friend were true, I would definitely attack their attacker back. Depending on the severity of the attack, I would be willing to kill someone for them. Even though I don't like physical activity or competitions, I would duel their attacker as well.
20. What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish? I'd like to graduate from college with a PhD in English or maybe philosophy. I'd like to see if I am capable of this, and if I am, that means that I've lived up to my own standards and then I'd like to think that maybe I'd be happier. If I'm not, that means that I'm just not cut out for that kind of thing, and would need to set another goal for myself, surrogate activity or not.
21. Who is your role model and why? People usually get angry with me when I tell them who my role model is, and I hope you guys are more receptive. My role model is Ted Kaczynski, aka "The Unabomber". Upon reading his manifesto, I believe him to be correct in many areas concerning industrial-technological advancements and the leftism/demoralization in society as a result. I doubt all of you would want a full explanation of Kaczynski's beliefs, so I'll leave it at that. Don't get too skeptical yet, because I don't support his views of revolution, such as bombing buildings and murdering people for the cause. I think it is awesome that he was willing to put himself in the position he put himself in just because he so strongly believed in his work, even though he probably shouldn't have taken it so far.
22. What do you want to do for a living in the magical world? Why? I'd like to take over Professor Binns' job of teaching History of Magic. I doubt that I would ever replace him, since he is a ghost and will probably never leave the school, but his job is the one I am most attracted to. History is a very interesting subject, and new things can always be taken from it. Learning about how past people survived and dealt with things can offer a very interesting window on how to handle things in the present.
23. Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason? Why or why not? I would definitely use an Unforgivable Curse. If I were provoked to do so, I would kill someone with the Avada Kedevra curse without regrets, especially if it were someone whom I felt particularly angry or vengeful towards.
24. Where did you find out about us? Please leave a specific username. Actually I found this community by clicking "the death of hagrid" under interests on another Harry Potter community that I am a member of. What is the "death of hagrid", anyways?
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1. Name: Hannah Thompson