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26th-Jul-2005 11:50 pm
(NOTE: Number 5 has a slight spoiler from HBP)


Name: Rasha

Age (13 or up; we stick to LJ rules): 17

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Where did you hear about this community? (Please tell us which
lj user recommended you for he/she shall be given a point.)
No lj user recommended it, I just happened to come across this community while searching under 'Harry Potter' interests. Even though I can't vote yet, I read three or four of the latest applications and I just had to join in.

How much time are you willing to invest in this community?
Since it's the summer, I work five days a week plus doing other summer-y type things. Other than that I check my lj as much as possible so that I am never inactive.

PART 1 – Canon

1. Have you read all the books?
Of course. I am insulted funnily enough when I meet someone new and they tell me they have never read Harry Potter. Sometimes they go from bad to worse and say that actually DON'T LIKE Harry Potter (referring to one of my co-workers here - who not only doesn't like and doesn't care about it, she managed to win a signed copy of HBP from JKR in a contest that she only entered out of boredom.)

2. Give us your personal interpretation of each Hogwarts house (in
terms of atmosphere, mentality, intra-house relationships et cetera –
these are just a few examples).

Gryffindor: First word that comes to mind is bravery, which is no surprise at all. Being brave is one thing but when you have people in the house like Neville (who, yes I know, showed bravery in the first book) I don't think it's that hard to get into that house. Although people might disagree, the second easiest house to get in at Hogwarts in my opinion (first being Hufflepuff), this would be it. I remember a character in the Ootp asking Hermione why she wasn't in Ravenclaw, and I personally agree. Sure, she does have aspects of bravery to be in Griffindor, but her brains should have surely led her to Ravenclaw. Since, through the books, we spend more time in the Gryffindor common room than any other house, I can tell that Gryffindors stand up for what they believe in. They don't take crap from others (the same can be said for Slytherin), and they turn against each other too abruptly. Oh, and they tend to think they are always right. Someone needs to remind them that if they were, they'd be in Ravenclaw.

Ravenclaw: Smart, yes, but another word that comes to my mind is stuck-up. Come on, Roger Davies? Cho Chang? Her friend who betrayed the DA? Without their smarts, these people are nothing. They are sore losers, shallow, rude. Well, that's the impression I've gotten from the characters of Ravenclaw that we've seen so far. The atmosphere, I would imagine, would be highly competitive in that house. I guess you'd have to be able not to lose your nerves in that house or you'd be a complete mess. The only person I've noticed interacting with other houses from Ravenclaw is Cho Chang. Some of them were in the DA, but it's different from knowing someone personally from another house.

Hufflepuff: I imagine that if I were at Hogwarts, my respect for this house would be limited. I'd have to give them points for Cedric being chosen as the champion, though. This is off topic, but the name Hufflepuff always reminds me of chips - more specifically, cheese puffs. I don't want to seem too one-sided though, because like Cedric, I'm sure there are other respectable people in the house. They could be smart and brave and evil, just not to the extent that they deserve to be in other houses.

Slytherin: Slytherin is associated with the Dark Arts, even if not all of them turn out to be Death Eaters. I think they are the type who think pure-blood is a must, and the idea of what Voldemort is doing is on the right track, but it doesn't mean that they are alongside him. I mean this like Syrius desribes his parents. Slytherin was always the odd one out, even from back when the school started. They probably think highly of themselves even though they might not be as smart as Ravenclaw or as brave as Gryffindor. I wish we would meet "normal" Slytherins in the seventh book. By normal, I don't mean sons of Death Eaters, or girls with faces like pugs. It would show that there is more to Slytherin than that.

3. What would be your favourite flavour of Bertie Bott’s Every
Flavour Beans and why (note: as the name implies, all possible flavours

Since I’m kind of a coffee addict and I love caffine, one of my favorite flavors would have to be French Vanilla. But that’s sometimes a normal flavor, so something you wouldn’t see anywhere is a bean with the flavor of okra. You really don’t see okra anywhere, and for those of you who don’t know, it’s a vegetable. Like many, I’m not a fan of vegetables, but this one tastes awesome.

4. If you were on your House’s Quidditch Team, which position would
you preferably play and why?

That’s a big if, haha, because I really doubt I’d be on a Quidditch team. But if I were, I have always liked the chasers. They do rely on speed, but not as much as the seeker, and I know I wouldn’t be that quick. I have a pretty good aim with stuff, so I think I would do a decent job. I’d also like to be the captain, because I’d only let the best on my team, and I’d do my best to make us winners.

5. (Optional) What HP conspiracy theory do you hold true unless it
is textually proven otherwise? (i.e. Snape is a vampire, Ron is
Dumbledore, etc. –there are loads of these theories. Feel free to contribute
your own)?

After reading HBP, I have a new theory, and that is that Harry is a horcruxe. Dumbledore said that Voldemort made ones out of significant things that are like trophies to him. After hearing the information that Harry could possibly destroy him, he must have thought it would be ideal to kill him and put a horcruxe on him before he grew up to destroy him. Because of this, and the knowledge that either Voldemort or Harry has to die for the other to survive, I think Harry will kill himself in the seventh book, while someone like maybe Neville finishes Voldemort off.

7. What would your Room of Requirement look like?
Apart from it looking exactly like Hagrid's Hut (or Johnny Depp's bedroom)...I would have to say it would be filled with everything Harry Potter related thing imaginable (and I would say my real bedroom is almost at that extent). I suppose other things would have to be material because the Room of Requirement can't give you solutions to more personal things, and that is what I would really want. Since I'm a music and movie nut, I'd require huge-ass stereo speakers in every corner, CD's by very imaginable artist everywhere (the room would probably be as messy as my bedroom) all Johnny Depp's movies lined up ready to play, signed copies of all six Harry Potter book by JKR ...hm, maybe JKR too but I doubt the room can deliver people. I would also want it to be a place where I can be by myself, since I can rarely get quiet moments now. So it would be filled with objects that would help me relax and unwind.

8. Describe your wand and tell us why you picked that design.
My wand would be long and thin, containing a hair or feather from a very rare animal, and designed to be slightly flexible yet strong and deliver powerful spell work. I want it to be a rare animal, because I would hope that the animal gave no other hair or feather so it would be unique. I want it to be flexible yet strong because I want to be able to do great spells involving defensive charms and attacking ones.

PART 2 - You

Please go here
and fill out the short Myers-Briggs test.

9. Paste the URL of your results (TOP 5) including its description

Your #1 Match: INTP

The Thinker

You are analytical and logical - and on a quest to learn everything you can.
Smart and complex, you always love a new intellectual challenge.
Your biggest pet peeve is people who slow you down with trivial chit chat.
A quiet maverick, you tend to ignore rules and authority whenever you feel like it.

You would make an excellent mathematician, programmer, or professor.

Your #2 Match: ISTP

The Mechanic

You are calm and collected, even in the most difficult of situations.
A person of action and self-direction, you love being independent.
To outsiders yous eem impulsive, surprising, and unpredictable.
You are good at understanding how all things work, except for people.

You would make an excellent pilot, forensic pathologist, or athlete.

Your #3 Match: INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

Your #4 Match: INTJ

The Scientist

You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.
Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.
You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.
Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.

You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.

Your #5 Match: ISFP

The Artist

You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now).
You enjoy spending your free time in nature, and you are good with animals and children.
Simply put, you enjoy bueaty in all its forms and live for the simple pleasures in life.
Gentle, sensitive, and compassionate - you are good at recognizing people's unspoken needs.

You would make a good veterinarian, pediatrician, or composer.

10. Who do you admire most and why?
When you admire someone you unconciously set a standard for yourself which you must meet so you can be like said person that you admire. Usually, you would find yourself not meeting those standards and become severly disappointed and start thinking that you are not good enough, when in reality some people must realize that we are all different and each have our own strengths and weaknesses. Therefore I admire no one, I rarely look up to anyone, which is why I've sat here for five minutes now trying to think of anyone of the sort, but I can't.

11. What would you like to have accomplished at the end of your

I want to get to a point in my life where the past (aka, now) just doesn't compare to where I stand now (in a good way). Almost to the point where this seems like more of a past life. Since I'm starting university this fall and studying psychology, I know that in the future I want to be able to work with children and families, and actually affect them. I want my life to have had purpose, I want people to remember me but not in a celebrity kind of way. Yes, I do want to get married eventually and have children. I would love to be there for my children to teach them things in life that I wasn't taught properly, and to prepare them for the rest of their lives.

12. Would you sooner commit a crime against your kin or your

Even though you might not get along with either, you would have a certain bond with your kin. If it were my situation, I'd rather commit a crime against my countrymen. I don't have to commit a crime against my kin if they did me wrong. There are other ways to hurt people.

13. What would your animagus be and why?
A hippogriff. It might be a weird choice but hippogriffs need to trust people before they let them come closer. Once you get past that, hippogriffs are generally nice and trusting. But insult or hurt one in any way - and you're dead meat.

14. What would your patronus be and why?
My patronus would be something beautiful yet powerful, like a phoenix, because they have amazing powers. They are very loyal to their owners, and do what they must to protect them, so I know this patronus will be very protective. I also live the fact how a phoenix never just dies – they keep getting reborn. It gives me the assurance that nothing can completely destroy the patronus.

15. What career would you consider if you were indeed part of the
wizarding world and why?

I would really like to be an auror, and not just because that’s what Harry Potter wants. An auror works on the ‘good side’ but they also get to go out after others and fight and stuff, and I think it would be exciting.

29th-Jul-2005 03:35 pm (UTC) - Ravenclaw

29th-Jul-2005 03:57 pm (UTC) - Ravenclaw
Gryffindor, I think.

29th-Jul-2005 04:31 pm (UTC) - Gryffindor
I'm going with Gryffindor, mostly because of your personality test results. They sound very Gryffindor to me.

I hope Harry's not a horcrux, though. That would just suck. Logical, but it would suck. :)

Best of luck.

29th-Jul-2005 04:34 pm (UTC) - Hufflepuff
Your views on the houses so turned me off that I am going to Squib you. What about Luna Lovegood? She's not stuck up, and she interacts with people outside of Ravenclaw.

Also, your views on Hufflepuff are narrow minded and honestly? The fact that you think they're not brave/smart/evil enough to 'deserve' to be in other houses? That's insulting to the entire Hufflepuff house.

Oh - and what about Pansy's nose makes her not normal? Are people with pug noses automatically abnormal?

29th-Jul-2005 04:35 pm (UTC) - Re: Hufflepuff
And why on earth is Hufflepuff easy to get into? Loyalty and fairness are not qualities a lot of people have ...
29th-Jul-2005 05:06 pm (UTC) - Gryffindor
While I don't ordinarily do this, I'm afraid I am going to have to vote Squib for you. Based on many of your answers, but most specifically your house descriptions, you do not seem to have a great deal of respect for any of the houses, so it would be hard to sort you into any of them. Your outlook on the houses seems very limited, and I encourage you to rethink these things! You may find wonderful things about the houses you never expected.
29th-Jul-2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
For reasons stated above- Squib.

29th-Jul-2005 07:41 pm (UTC) - Gryffindor
Oops, forgot to put my House there.

29th-Jul-2005 07:39 pm (UTC) - Gryffindor
You insulted the 'Puffs by saying their House is easy to get into, and you did the same thing for Gryffs. Excuse me? NONE of the Houses are "easy" to get into, we're all alot deeper than your descriptions suggest. And to add more to the Gryff insulting party: "Oh, and they tend to think they are always right. Someone needs to remind them that if they were, they'd be in Ravenclaw." Excuse me? We DON'T always think we're right, we CAN see the other side of a story, and I'm sick of people saying we can't! And about Ravenclaw, they're not always right either. They are people, not robots incapable of making a mistake. Your description of Ravenclaw was so down-right insulting, I'm not even going to talk about it. *Fumes* Because you can't respect Hufflepuff, I can't respect you. Your description of them is so close-minded and shallow. I can't find anything in your Slytherin description that openly insults them, but you sure do hint to it. Improve your House descriptions. If you can't respect all of the Houses for their wonderful qualities, I don't think you deserve to be in any of them. Squib.

29th-Jul-2005 08:12 pm (UTC) - Slytherin
kaz814 and lumoslight summed it up perfectly.

29th-Jul-2005 09:22 pm (UTC) - Gryffindor
I wanted to sort you, but I was so irritated with your House descriptions. I was angry about what you said about mine, but the Hufflepuffs aren't that easy to get into! The Ravenclaws aren't rude people, what about Luna? The Slytherin description was the least offensive, but not that insightful, either. Please, quit with the rude, Squib.

(The funny part is, if I was inclined to sort you, I'd peg you as a Gryffindor.)

30th-Jul-2005 12:55 am (UTC) - Hufflepuff
I hate doing this. But I'm going to Squib you. I don't want to be rude, but I just want you to rethink your House descriptions. You have to remember that you are trying to describe the Houses that all of us sorting you are in fact in. So in a small way, we, ourselves, feel offended when you just write off a certain House as unworthy of any notice. If you wanted to reapply at a later time I'm sure we would definately sort you into an appropriate House.
30th-Jul-2005 02:50 am (UTC) - Hufflepuff
Sorry Squib

30th-Jul-2005 04:56 am (UTC) - Ravenclaw
Squib, for reasons already explained.

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30th-Jul-2005 06:42 am (UTC) - Hufflepuff
Squib. Which is quite big coming from me as I don't usually squib but I really don't like when people insult Hufflepuff. I don't consider it to be the easiest house to get into, none of them are. But, whatever.

30th-Jul-2005 07:00 pm (UTC) - Re: Hufflepuff
*comforts* It is a big deal when it comes from you. *stands protectively near*
30th-Jul-2005 01:01 pm (UTC) - Ravenclaw
I'm going to have to agree with the others: Squib.

30th-Jul-2005 03:14 pm (UTC) - Gryffindor
Well, sorry to have to do this to you, but as those above have said: Squib, based more than anything on your house interpretations.
30th-Jul-2005 06:05 pm (UTC) - Hufflepuff

Heather // Hufflepuff
30th-Jul-2005 07:02 pm (UTC) - Hufflepuff
Squib -- and you've been given a more than fair explanation as to why.

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30th-Jul-2005 10:27 pm (UTC) - Gryffindor
Squib...you seem to dislike all the houses so much that I wouldn't know where to put you!

Catharin @ Gryffindor
30th-Jul-2005 11:44 pm (UTC) - Slytherin
How can you expect to be sorted into any house when you views of said houses like you do. You insulted every single house, you didn't even try to find the good. I mean yes every house has its little quirks, things about them that aren't right, but thats what makes each house so unique is their values and their personalities. If I were you and you tried to apply again, I would seriously rethink that house question.

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31st-Jul-2005 01:51 am (UTC)
So my description of the houses is the only thing that makes me Squib-ish?
31st-Jul-2005 04:00 am (UTC)
Well, I think most people are just getting really offended and then not wanting to move on with the rest of your survey. Plus, it's kind of hard to put you into a House, regardless of the rest of your answers, when you don't seem to like any of them. I think you get one edit, but if that's not enough you can always try again! =)
31st-Jul-2005 03:03 am (UTC) - Gryffindor
Squib for reasons stated above and then some.
31st-Jul-2005 07:04 am (UTC) - Hufflepuff
squib, partially because I can't justify putting you in any house since you don't seem to respect any of them, and also because I just didn't get a sense of where you belong. I was actually thinking hufflepuff at one point (I had the vibe) but I don't think you'd be happy there.

31st-Jul-2005 07:40 am (UTC) - Ravenclaw
Squib. This is a community built on unity, yes we are all from different houses and have different views on life, but we all respect each other and get along well as a community. I find it difficult to believe that you are going to University to study Psychology when you have such a limited view on your fellow humans.

31st-Jul-2005 07:46 am (UTC) - Re: Ravenclaw
I said the remarks about your future in the heat of the moment, I am still upset about your comments, but mine were out of line too and I apologise if I have upset you.
31st-Jul-2005 11:14 am (UTC) - Slytherin
It looks like you'll probably be squibbed. I find it rather odd that people appear to be squibbing you based on your house answers alone. I admire that you said what you actually think rather than what you believed the people in this comm wanted you to hear. The fact remains that we know of the houses from Harry's perspective. He hates Slytherins, barely interacts with Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff and at times appears to not even like his own house.

As much as we hate it, generalizations are based on truths. We have, however, seen evil in every house. This is good because it shows that we are not only a product of our environment. I suppose it comes back to what Dumbledore said at the end of CoS, something about how our choices make us who we are.

I suppose the point that I'm getting to in a round about way is that it's better to know your flaws, to know that darker part of yourself. It does no one any good to have their personalities white washed over. I was almost going to vote you into Gryffindor because you actually said what you did, but I'm going to go with Slytherin, because (and I truly don't mean this in a bad way) but you remind me of Severus and of myself also. I don't mean to be presumptuous, but I have often found (and do it myself all the time) that a certain amount of snarkiness and sarcasim keeps others at bay, therefore stopping them from getting too close and from yourself from getting hurt and/or disappointed.

If you do get squibbed, reapply because I find your honesty refreshing. A little tip for reapplying, I find the oreo cookie method works well. Say something flattering, then subject them to an ego bashing, then finish with something else that's suitably nicey-pie.

On a side note: I always assumed that being judgmental was strictly a Slytherin and Gryffindor trait. It appears I am wrong. Ah well.

1st-Aug-2005 03:07 am (UTC) - Re: Slytherin
On a side note: I always assumed that being judgmental was strictly a Slytherin and Gryffindor trait. It appears I am wrong. Ah well.

I think it's more wounded pride talking then actually being judgemental.
1st-Aug-2005 12:06 am (UTC) - Ravenclaw (Where we're not stuck up . . . we're all rather nice actually.)
Squib, but nothing to do with your house answers really. I can't pick a house for you because I see all four, and none of them stand out more than any of the others. If you are interested in being sorted into a house (if there's one you like), then I ask you to reapply, give the houses a fair chance, and elaborate on your answers so that we can get a good look at where you belong. I need something that will help me to decide between the four.

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