Likes: Books, movies, anything fantasy, Broadway musicals, opera, chocolate, the internet, my friends, my family, my cat.
Dislikes: Homwework, getting up early, public speaking, being the center of attention, being bored, being bossed around, snakes, extremely hot/cold weather, narrow-minded people.
Strong points: Intelligent, creative, calm, honest, trustworthy, loyal, kind, funny (in a dry, sarcastic sort of way, independent.
Weaker points: Antisocial, stubborn, sarcastic, indecisive, hot-tempered, procrastinator, short attention span.
What is something you'd change about yourself?: My shyness. I hate calling it that, but that's what it is. I'm always extremely uncomfortable in situations that require me to talk to people I don't know, and even with people I do know, I have trouble thinking of things to say sometimes. I get nervous about calling my closest friends on the phone, for Pete's sake. I've come to loathe my shyness more than ever since I started college, because it keeps me holed up in my dorm room alone on the weekends while everyone else is out having fun. My biggest fear is that I'll never get over it and the rest of my life will consist of one missed opportunity after another.
Hobbies & Talents: Reading, writing, singing, playing alto saxophone, daydreaming, listening to music, watching movies, surfing the internet, chilling with friends or family.
Favorite colors: Blue, pink, purple, black.
Favorite foods: Chocolate, fried chicken, pizza, ramen noodles, Chinese.
Mature or Immature?: Mature, but I can definitely be immature sometimes - I have a rather embarrassing tendency to throw temper tantrums that would be expected from someone 10 years younger than me when I'm angry. I can also be immature in the sense that I enjoy goofing off with friends or family and finding amusement in the silliest things.
Leader or Follower?: Neither. I'm way too shy and indecisive to feel comfortable taking the lead, but I don't really follow the crowd, either. I like doing my own thing.
Optimistic or Pessimistic?: Pessimistic, I guess. I have a pretty low self-esteem and usually expect the worst from myself.
Day or Night Person? Night.
Social or more aloof? Aloof.
Favorite quote & why?: This quote from a forward my dad sent me a while ago: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, regular coke in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO what a ride!'"
I like this quote because it's hilarious, and while it doesn't really describe the way I've lived my life up to this point, it definitely describes the way I want to live the rest of it. Lately, I've developed this fear that I'll reach my deathbed and be regretting all the things I never got a chance to do, and I'm determined not to let that happen. I want to make all my dreams come true and have as much fun as I possibly can so that, when my time's up, I won't be afraid of dying; I'll be able to look at it as "the next great adventure," in Dumbledore's famous words.
What is the last book you've read?: His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. I'm currently reading Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris.
What are your goals and ambitions: Become a successful author, get married and have a family, travel around the world.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?: Probably in grad school working on my Master's in Creative Writing. And I'm really, really hoping to have found a
What are your closest friends like?: I'll just describe the two people I consider my best friends in the entire world. One I've known since I was five; she's hilarious, outgoing, and a blast to be around. She's a year older than me, so I've kind of always looked to her for guidance in all the things she went through before me (period, driver's test, college applications, etc.).
The other is my age, and while I've only known her since seventh grade, I think I have more in common with her. There are some freakish similarities between us - we have the same first initial and last name, which leads a lot of people to mistake us for twins, although I don't think we really look alike. We both love reading and writing, and we co-wrote a fantasy novel for our senior project. She has a lot of qualities I admire and even envy, namely her brilliant mind and perfect grades, her incredibly vivid imagination, her naturally warm and friendly disposition and ease around people, and her selflessness.
How do your friends decribe you?: Probably the same way I've described myself throughout this application, although they might be a little nicer in regards to my negative qualities. I don't hide any part of my personality from my friends; they know me as well as, if not better than, I know myself.
When you’re in a group, what's your part in the group dynamic?: Er...I don't think I really have a group dynamic. I never feel like I fit in in a group; I work better solo. If I had to give myself a label, though, it would be something like "the observer" or "the quiet one (who speaks up on matters that are important to her)".
What was the stupidest thing you and your friends have ever done?: One night when I was 16, my younger brother and I both had a friend over. My friend - the second one I described - brought her laptop so we could work on our novel. When we both got up for a minute and left the laptop unattended, my brother and his friend deleted our entire novel. Needless to say, we were immensely pissed off and started chasing them around the house with the intention of beating them senseless. They ran into the spare room and shut the door, and when my friend and I were trying to push the door open, the glass in the door - which I'd stupidly been pushing on instead of the wood - shattered and cut my arm pretty badly. Obviously, little bro and I were both in big trouble when the 'rents got home, and I'll sport the scar from that incident for the rest of my life.
What are your feelings towards each of the four houses?: They each have their positives and negatives, but I have to agree with a lot of people that Slytherin and Hufflepuff get a bad rap. Slytherin isn't the "evil house" and Hufflepuff isn't the "leftover house". Nor is Gryffindor the "cool house" or the "house of flawless macho heroes". I'd also love to see more of Ravenclaw, since Luna is the only cool Ravenclaw character we've met so far, but JKR isn't planning on introducing any new characters in Book 7, so so much for that, I guess.
Describe the house qualities that you feel accurately reflect you. Please try to include traits from each of the four houses.:
Gryffindor - I defend my beliefs quite passionately, to the point where I can seem obnoxiously stubborn.
Hufflepuff - I'm a loyal and dependable friend and a hard worker when I want to be.
Ravenclaw - This is probably where I'd fit best. I have the book smarts (not saying that's an exclusively Ravenclaw trait, but it's most often associated with Ravenclaw), the creativity, the imagination, the curiosity, and the love of learning (about topics that interest me).
Slytherin - I'm pretty good at looking out for myself. I'm independent and don't like to rely on others if I can help it.
Given the choice, which house would you NOT want to be in?: Slytherin. Nothing against the house, I just don't think it would fit me. I like getting what I want, but there are limits to what I'm willing to do to get it, and I don't think I'm nearly ambitious or cunning enough for them.
Anything else?: No.
How did you find this community?: stamping_comms
Pictures. Or a description of yourself.
Pessimistic, mature, intelligent, calm
i see remus too
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