crucioed. (ex_crucioed) wrote in reparo_elite,

My application...

1.Name: Steph
2. Age: 21
3. A) Have you read all of the Harry Potter books that are out currently? - Yes.
B) How many are there (excluding the two books done for charity)? - 7.
C)Which one was your favourite? Explain. 
Harry Potter & The chamber of secrets for so many reasons but mainly beacause I thought it was the most mysterious of the lot. I love the mystery and suspense how right up until the end you don't really know what's going to happen, also I like the characters of moaning myrtle, Gilderoy and Tom Riddle. And I thought that it was one of the darkest books, the atmosphere was eerie and mysterious and I love how we learnt more about Voldermort's past. Half-blood prince follows because I enjoyed learning about Snape's past.

4. A)If you attended Hogwarts, what would be your favourite subject?
My favourite three would be Divination, Care of magical creatures and also Potions.
B) Why? Divination - I am into anything to do with tarot and fortune telling and am also quite psychic myself.
Care of magical creatures - I love all animals and would enjoy learning about all the different types of creatures, even the ones that most people are afraid of or dislike. The only things I would not want to go near would be the flobber worms and giant squid as I have a huge phobia of octopi (is that the plural of octopus?) and I am not a fan of worms either.
Also Potions, making potions is an art and to me is a very skillfull and creative subject. I love seeing the end result when I do something and can see myself slaving over a particular potion for hours until I got it just right. There's nothing as satisfying as the perfect end result. And last but not least potion making would be very useful.
I can see myself being good at all of those three subjects. I am the type of person who can be very good at something but I have to be interested in the subject if not then I won't do well.

5. If you could store one memory in a Pensieve, what would it be? Explain.
I would choose any christmas period when my Grandma was alive and was staying with us. Me, my mum and Gran used to have a lovely time together and christmas is when I get depressed most over her death. In fact since she died christmas has depressed me in general. I have a hard time thinking or talking about her as it upsets me, I still really haven't come to terms with the fact that she is dead and I won't ever see her again. When I do think about her I tend to see her as she was the night before she died, completely delirious with cancer, having a fit, the nearest thing you could call it and being nothing more than a skeleton. I can't seem to remember her as she was when she was alive and healthy, so storing one of those memories inside my pensieve would be wonderful and I'm sure it would make me feel a little better.

6. If you were to face a boggart, what do you think it would it turn into? Explain why you think this.
There are three things. Either an octopus because I have the most awful phobia of them I can't even look at a picture of one. Penny wise the clown from the film "IT" because I am terrified of him. He is the reason I am afraid of clowns.
Or my mother dead, we are VERY close and just the thought of that horrifies me more than anything.

7. What do you think you would you see in the Mirror of Erised?
Firstly I would see myself successful in what I wish to accomplish in life question as they are the things that I want in my life to be happy, I admit I am a materialistic person. Those said things that I wish to accomplish are -
Firstly I want to be a successful author - This has been my dream since I started writing when I was just a little girl. To see my books as bestsellers all over the world has always been my dream, one that I intend to achieve. I am in the process of writing a book which will be sent to various publishers when ready. I won't give up on it.
Secondly I want to be a tattooist, this is also another dream I have had for a long time. When I have enough money I intend to open up my own tattoo parlour, that would make me the only female tattooist in Malta which would also be wonderful. I'm currently looking into freelance work and the exact requirements to become a tattooist in Malta. I've had a lot of setbacks in the past and have decided that this year I make my dreams come true or at least take the first steps.
Something else I wish to accomplish is to make enough money so that I will never be short, I'm pretty poor at the moment and I absolutely hate it, I am a pretty materialistic person and love money and material things, they are important to me I admit this.
When I have achieved that then I will also open up a sanctuary for abandoned and mistreated animals. Cruelty to animals is the thing I feel most strongly about and cannot even fathom how someone could harm or kill an animal. A human yes, animal never.
In the mirror I would also see myself with a loving partner and two or three kids. I am not fussed about getting married and have had very bad luck in the past regarding relationships but in the mirror I would see myself with a person who made me happy and who I made happy in return. I would actually prefer to live with the person instead of marry and I definitely want kids, more than one. Being an only child is not all it's cracked up to be, I know take it from me.
That and all of the things I wish to accomplish combined would make me truly content which is what I would see in the mirror. Myself content. I would also see my Grandma still alive.

8. Would you have put your name in the Goblet of Fire? Explain your reasoning.
I doubt it. I wouldn't really want to risk my life in those ways. Plus I have enough on my plate without the stress of the Tri-Wizard tournament. The only thing which may tempt me to do so would be the monetary reward, however having no assurance that I wouldn't die, I wouldn't enter.

9. A)Would you use an Unforgiveable Curse, and if so, under what circumstances would you use an Unforgivable Curse?
Being honest, yes I would. And not just in life or death situations either.I would find myself using the Imperius curse frequently.The Cruciatus curse would be used on someone who tried to attack me or who had caused me grief in the past.The killing curse could well be used if I lost my temper or if someone annoyed me.
B)Why?The Imperius curse would just be too handy to not use and also I could have everything my way, thus my life would be a piece of cake. The Cruciatus curse as I said I would use on someone who tried to attack me or who had caused me grief in the past because I hold grudges. And the killing curse if someone tried to attack me (if the Cruciatus didn't work) or on someone who annoyed me as I have a bad temper and am prone  to aggression. That was honestly answered, I would really use them, I'm not trying to look evol.

10. Put the following words in order of importance to you: Adventurous, Ardent, Acute, Crafty, Benevolent, Accommodating, Burlesque, Drive. Please explain your top three and the one you place last.

My top three, here goes. Crafty is my first because I am very crafty. I am exceptionally good at getting out of probelmati situations and trouble (experience believe me), and coming up with solutions to other problems.
I am also good at persuading people to do things I want, even making them think it's a good idea or that they want to do it really (a bit like Jack Sparrow) and also at putting words into people's mouths.I didn't get nicknamed "lawyer" for nothing. It's very important to me and very useful, I don't know what I would do without it.
Burlesque is my second choice because I am very artistic and creative. Eccentric is a better word. I am attracted to things that others find "ugly", "weird" or "abnormal" and absolutely hate anything that is boring or too normal.
Adventurous because I am very. I loathe being bored and see it as an enemy. I love taking risks and doing dangerous things just for the hell of it and the adrenalin rush because they make me feel really alive. I have a hellish short attention span so I am always doing these types of things. I also get a huge rush from trouble, it's kind of  a sensory addiction.
I place accomodating last because I am not accomodating to anyone. I put my needs first then the needs of others. Also if I want to do or say something no matter what it is I will do it. I don't care how it will affect others or if it will be frowned upon. Life is too short and also it is my life so I will do and say as I wish.

I placed those three at the top simply because as I stated they are three qualities I posses. Thus they are very important to me and I can't really imgine myself without them, that is why they mean so much to me.

11. Please follow
this link. Find your zodiac on the list and copy and paste the following paragrah in this question. After doing so, please bold which qualities you feel describe you and strike out the qualities that do not. You may add an explanation if you wish afterword.

Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Impressionable. Moody. Private. Soulful. Compassionate. Subconscious. Irrational. Introverted. Soothing. Fragile, but strong/powerful. Sensitive. Cautious. Vulnerable to hurt. Intimate. Defensive. Psychic. Past. Suffering. Suspicious initially Self-contained. Picks up impressions. Associated with healing. Conform to others around them. Emotional. Sensitive to a fault. Psychic and secretive. Sometimes has compulsive behaviors. Addicted to drugs, alcohol, or food. Needing to trust. Need stability and consistency. Dislike
strong boisterous personalities.

I'll start with what I struck out. I am not impressionable in the least. I am a huge non-conformist and a very unconventional person. I am not cautious either, as I said earlier I enjoy dangerous things and trouble.
Neither do I conform to others as I said, I am true to myself and detest people who do this just to fit in or be liked.I don't dislike strong boisterous personalities, actually I usually like them and as for needing stability and consistency while I like it I don't need it, but that's probably because I've never really had it.

The bold - I am very moody, I have bi-polar tendencies (prone to manic depression) and have very violent mood swings. One minute I can be on top of the world, the next contemplating suicide. My "black moods" last longer than my good ones and a lot of the time I feel sad or depressed. I am psychic. I have feeling and dreams that are always right. I have been considering whether or not to develop this. Need to trust, yes there is no way I can be in a relationship or friends with someone I don't, however the only person I trust completely is my mother. Addicted to drugs, alcohol, food -yes. I have an extreme addictive personality. I am addicted to weed, alcohol, cigarettes, caffiene, and a few types of food. This has caused me to stay away from hard drugs as I know I would never be able to stop.Compassionate I bolded but wanted to clarify that this mainly applies to animals. I adore them and cruelty to them is one of the rare things that makes me cry. I think anyone who harms them should be locked up. I also feel compassion towards children. Rarely to other huan beings though, unless they are people I like or love.

12. What single quality do you feel goes the furthest in defining who you are? Explain why.
It's hard to define myself in a single word so I say complex is that word. I am a person of extremes, my moods for example and also my likes , I love anything that is to do with horror, gore and the macabre but also love cartoons and soft toys. I am very difficult to fully understand and sometimes don't even understand myself. Also I see a lot of mixtures of different things in myself.

13. What makes a person deserving of your respect?
Any person who is determined. Someone who doesn't back down when threatned and someone who stands up for what they believe in even if it is different or frowned upon. Also people who are true to themselves regardless of what others think of them. And last but not least anyone who comes from a hard background but never gives up on their dreams. That is what I am like and these are the qualities I admire in myself and I respect them in others too.

14. What character from the series do you most relate to? Explain.
This is quite difficult as I see bits of quite a few characters in me actually. 
Most of all I would say Severus Snape.I relate to him in many ways. Hard childhood, determined, held grudges and couldn't let go of his past and for that reason was unable to move forward an get on with his life. His real character was always shielded except to Dumbledore whom he trusted thoroughly and that is something else I identify with, also I am a bit of a loner and would prefer to sit under a tree in tranquility. Last but not least I admire and identify with his sarcasm,it never fails to make me smile and is one of my own offerings, that's just my humour and also it can be great for putting some person I dislike in their place. Nothing beats making someone speechless without a comeback.
I can relate to the twins too, that is exactly what I was like at school and still am. I am a mischievous, rebellious troublemake who loves breaking rules and doing things I shouldn't.
Last but not least I can relate to Lucius Malfoy, in the way that I like things done my way, use charm and persuasion to get my own way, am a good liar and when I am up to something I make sure it's well covered so as nobody suspects, love of money, materialistic, can be shallow, concerned with looks, like to have the best things, I always want to be the best, and am very loyal though only to a select few. There are a few ways in which we're not alike for example I'm not classist and don't care what others think of me.

15. Please describe the four canon houses in your own words.
- Brave and heroic. In my opinion the Gryffs are the ones who don't back down when threatned even if they are afraid they still do it. That to me is the true definition of courage.
I also see them as heroic, although they are not always well-behavd etc.. in the end they always do the right thing. Harry for example saving Draco's life even though he didn't like him.

Hufflepuff - To me this is the most loyal house. They tend to stick together and could even be called clannish. Examples of this can be seen through Cedric Diggory and Tonks.
Cedric didn't try to escape and leave Harry alone to face Voldemort, he was loyal till the end. And also Tonk's relationship with Lupin. She didn't care that he was older or poor or a werewolf, she just loved him unconditionally. In the books I have often come across " A group of Hufflepuff standing together" which makes me think of clannish and also the way they stuck together during the basilisk's attacks makes me think this.

Ravenclaw -They are the house who enjoy learning about anything and everything. Even though Luna seemed distant and dreamy she was open to learning about new things and enjoyed it also. This house is the one that actually enjoys studying just for the sake of knowledge. The intelligence of the Ravenclaws can be shown  through the founder herself Rowena Rvaenclaw who is thought to have come up with the ever changing floor plan at Hogwarts and was best remembered for her intelligence and creativity, and was the "most brilliant witch of her time." Even the Ravenclaw diadem inscribed "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure" gives us an idea of this.

Slytherin - All of the Slytherins in the series showed a lot of ambition. Their desire to achieve their goals no matter what or how they succeed is shown many times. Whether it's a certain thing or dream they want to achieve they stop at nothing to succeed, also they can be cunning and ruthless but this is all a means to an end of achieving their ambition. It is stated that apart from the blood heritage Salazar Slytherin himself favoured witches and wizards of great ambition. The only exceptions of Slytherin ambition to me seem to be Crabbe and Goyle who were portrayed as lazy and only interested in filling their stomachs, but I suppose they were Slytherins because their parents were followers of Voldemort.

16. What qualities do you possess from each of the four houses (Please try choosing one from each)?
Gyffindor - Bravery.
I am a courageous person and am not afraid to stand up and fight for what I believe in, if I believe in something then I will stand my ground. I am not the type of person who backs down when confronted and even if I am afraid the outcome of something will not be what I hope I will still give it my best shot. I am a very strong character and never give up on something no matter how long it takes. I keep on fighting until it's physically impossible for me to do so anymore. The only things I have given up on in the past were things which were impossible and were making me physically ill. My determination is what has kept me alive during some hard times in the past, ironically it's what has nearly gotten me killed on occasions also.

Hufflepuff - Loyalty. I am a very loyal person, even though it's only to a select few. The people who are important to me are extremley so and will have my loyalty forever. Even when I don't agree with their choices I will still be there to give my support. Loyalty to me is standing by someone whether they are right or wrong. It's something I value very highly and expect the people I am loyal to, to be loyal in return.When my loyalty isn't returned I can quickly ostracize the person completley from my life.

Ravenclaw - Creativity.
The Ravenclaw house was known also for creativity as well as intelligence and that is the particular trait that I possess from the said house. I am very creative and enjoy anything that is. From writing and drawing to painting and decorating all of my hobbies and things I am best at are things of a creative nature. I am also very quick with words and puns so I would say that the wit of the Ravenclaws is also another quality of theirs that I possess.

Slytherin - Ambition. I know what I want and will do anything to get it, even if sometimes that means using or taking advantage of others. If I want someone or something nothing will stand in my way until I actually get it. Also am resourceful. I am extremely crafty when it comes to getting out of sticky situations and solving problems (in my life it's a requirement believe me) and can nearly always solve the problem in hand or get out of trouble.

17. What hybrid house do you think you would be wrong to be put in, and why?
I doubt that I am a Ravenpuff. While I am a very creative person I don't posess the Ravenclaw's love of learning just for learning's sake. I wouldn't class myself as being particularly clever either though others on and offline seem to think I do actually possess intellect. And while I am loyal, it is only to a few. The Puffs are loyal to everyone. Also I wouldn't say I am fair. If I want to do or acquire something, even if it isn't fair I have no qualms about doing so.

18. A) If you could change one thing about yourself, would you? - Yes.
B) What would it be if you did? - My obsessive worrying.
C) Why? - I would change it because it is more paranoia and is always causing me misery and sleepless nights. Seriously I worry about anything that can and will go wrong.

19. How did you find us? If it was from a post say where and who posted it (If possible, please leave a link to the actual post you saw.)
I just typed "sorting" in the LJ interests, sorry.

20. Have you applied before? If so, can you please leave a link to your last application?
No, haven't applied.

21. A) Why should we accept you?
Well I never push on these things though sometimes people seem to think so when you recognise elements of certain houses in yourself. Also I respect and admire each house individually and believe there are parts of each house in all of us. And I don't think all Slytherins are evil, Hufflepuffs stupid, Ravenclaws nerds and Gryffindors goody two shoes. This kind of mentality really angers me.

B)What makes you different than the other applicants we’re reviewing after you?
This is a good question and not one that I've ever come across at a sorting community. As to what makes me different as an applicant I'm not really sure. I would say I'm like most of the applicants, interested in the series and plan on remaining active. However I don't want to join to just be sorted.
If I am accepted then I will remain active.

22. How many hours weekly do you expect to be able to put into this community?
Well at the moment I'm only doing a few hours a week work, so I have a lot of spare time. I am job-hunting but the job I am applying for is mostly half-days so even if I am accepted ther I will still be able to give a reasonable amount of time to this community.

23. Please leave some way of communication (either e-mail or AIM) here. If you do not feel confortable leaving such information open to the public, please e-mail me at with the said information, and please state who you are also (meaning giving me your name and LJ name). If you are accepted, this information will be given to your future HoH, so they can contact you if needed. -

24. If you are sorted into a House that does not have an Head of House, would you be interested in being one?
Yes definitely, that would be great and I have a lot of spare time at the moment.

WAYS TO EARN EXTRA HOUSE POINTS: You will earn three points each if you leave three links that show where you’ve advertised </a></b></a>hybrid_elite. YOU MUST PROMOTE UNDER THE JOURNAL YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER. You can earn five points for your future House if you post an un-privatized promoting in your personal journal. The most points you can earn is fourteen points toward your future House.
Promoted in my journal, I have a lot of LJ friends who will be interested in this community-
And also suggested this community to  two friends in their journals who are fans of the series and enjoy these types of communities.

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