Best Trait: Logical - I'm good at looking at problems and finding a solution. I'm also pretty good at using rational arguments to persuade people of things. And if somebody else points out something I hadn't thought of, I'm good at admitting that I was wrong.
Worst Trait: Impatience - I'm horrible at waiting for things. It frustrates me. I have my netbook or cell or a book with me at all times just in case I have to wait for things. I love buying things online, but waiting for them to arrive is the bane of my existence. I don't like wasting time by doing nothing, so if I have to wait, I like to be able to pull up MLIA or check my email or do something to keep me occupied.
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner?
Well, like most people, I prefer a balance. But if I had to choose, I'd say I like being around people. I'm perfectly capable of entertaining myself and having fun alone, and I do need a lot of time to myself to enjoy being around others. A lot of my hobbies are solitary ones, and I use time to myself to recharge in order to ENJOY being around others. But that said, I wouldn't want to spend my whole life alone. I like being able to be with friends, and no matter how good you are at keeping yourself entertained, eventually you want to talk to somebody else.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form?
I'm a lot more outgoing around my friends than I am amongst strangers, which is pretty common, I think. I don't consider myself shy, but I'm definitely more comfortable around people I know. I imagine I'd be about the same in my animagus form, if perhaps more wary of unfamiliar people.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! Pretty average. About the normal height and a BMI of ~20 according to Wii Fit. Brown and somewhat unruly, slightly wavy hair, dark brown eyes. Very, very pale skin, as the sun is my mortal enemy. I keep my nails long and I'm barefoot whenever possible, although not outside. My clothes tend to be shades of black, blue, gray, and dark reds and greens.
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? Tough! But I think earth. As cool as it would be to swim or fly, I like being on the ground. And an animagus that's best in the water isn't very useful. The ability to fly would be cool, I can't even imagine how good that would feel. But, I wouldn't want it to be the only thing I could do. Plus I'm not too fond of airplanes, and I wouldn't want that feeling to transfer over to my animagus form.
What's your favourite kind of weather?
Stormy. I live in Seattle, so this is a convenient arrangement for me. I like nighttime the best, but I also love gray, overcast days. I like hearing rain hitting the ground or the roof, and I don't mind walking around while it's drizzling. I love thunder and lightning storms, and if it hails or snows I'm bound to have a great day. I know a lot of people find days like this gloomy, but it's a total mood-lifter for me.
Favourite time of day (or night)?
Night! I'm naturally nocturnal, although real life unfortunately means I rarely get to indulge this side of me. But I like when it's dark out, and I much prefer being awake at night to being awake in the morning. If I could make the whole world nocturnal, I would.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have?
Paws and a tail, I think. Nothing that slithers or with more than 4 legs, for sure. XD Nothing else really jumps out at me for this.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have?
I'd like an animal that can move fast, with some intelligence and cunning thrown in. An animal capable of standing up for itself and fighting back would also be a plus. I imagine I'd use an animagus for fight-or-flight responses sometimes, so having a choice between the two options there would be nice. Oh, a good sense of smell would be cool, too. I imagine that would come in handy a lot of the time, for forewarning of things that are coming at you and for figuring out where people or things have been and things like that. And good hearing, because again, it would be useful and just cool to have.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want?
Uh, none that I can think of, aside from the aforementioned slithering or possessing more than 4 legs. I guess I also wouldn't want something that was completely water-locked for an animagus.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with?
Not exactly a connection, but I definitely prefer predators. I've loved wolves ever since I was little, and we have a wolf sanctuary about an hour or so away that I used to beg my parents to take me to all the time. I've also loved dogs for as long as I can remember, and I had a german shepherd for 12 years that has given me great respect and admiration for the breed. They're very strong, protective, and smart, and all of the dogs of this breed I've ever met have just been incredible animals. I love all of the big cats, too. I've got a huge white tiger plush sitting on top of one my bookshelves, and a couple smaller lion and leopard stuffed animals. :)
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike?
Pretty much just insects. I can't stand any of them, and if something like a bee or a spider is in a room with me, I leave as soon as possible.
Why would you like to be an animagus?
The first time being an animagus came up in the books, I was instantly jealous. Just to get it out of the way, how FUN would it be to have this ability? I'd be awed, I think. I said this earlier, but I would probably mostly use it for fight-or-flight times, and I'd like my animagus form to have the ability to do both. I guess that means I'd mostly be using it for protection. But, I'd also like to use it to relax or run around when other people weren't around.
Best Trait: I am a very honest person. I think honesty is incredibly important. It has got me in trouble in the past... Like, I have said things that maybe I should have just kept to myself and have ended up offending people ... but the intentions of honesty were there. I always value honesty in other people, much greater than any other trait. I don't want to be surrounded by a bunch of yes-men: if I am an idiot, I wanna be called on it; if my clothes look stupid before I go out - tell me; if I have spilt food on me -(OMG THIS HAPPENS FAR TOO MUCH!!) tell me.
Worst Trait: I crave attention... I need constant praise and love. I
yearn for acceptance and am very needy. I get very upset when people don't like me even if I don't really know them. I have very low self-esteem and so need constant praise and love to help pick me up; whether that be colleagues at work telling me that I have done a good job, or people in an online community throwing coffee at me in a snaps cup. I react even worse if I don't get the attention I deserve - I am the first person to say "A thank you would have been nice..."
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? I crave attention and love 24/7
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form?
I am a very outgoing person, in fact, if you asked my friends, I think that this might be the first trait that they would suggest for me. I make friends fairly easily, and am not afraid to speak to new people(FUCK STRANGER DANGER!!) and so when I go to parties where I might only know one or two people, I usually leave having made at least 3 new friends.
I think my animagus would be similarly outgoing - I don't want an animagus who is afraid to meet other new and interesting animagii in the wilderness!
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome!
5'7" - Dark brown hair and eyes, rather chubby... erm... see my weather answer for some pictures of me :)
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth?
I love being in the water - I get childish joy from playing in water - although I am an absolutely shit swimmer. I tried surfing, and failed - SALT WATER SUCKS! But IDK... maybe if my animagus could go in the water I would be
unstoppable... hmmm... but flying would be amazing too... So I'm not sure - I guess IRL I am safest on the ground, but my animagus... I would like to be able to do a little more exploring in unfamilar territory I guess.
What's your favourite kind of weather? OMGSNOW!!!! I love snow so much!!!! SNOW AND ICE FTW!!!
I don't think I could possibly explain how much I love snow and ice - so I am gonna show you some pictures instead:
I know what you are thinking - and yes - I did throw that snowball at my ex, despite the fact that he was holding a camera at the time...
I was so proud of that snowman - check it out! He is bigger than me!!!
This was when I went to IceSpace a few years ago - it was a temporary igloo in London - and it was INCREDIBLE!!
One of the hand prints in the ice sculpture fit my hand PERFECTLY. Like... I probably shouldn't have been touching it...
but IDGAF! MY HAND WAS ENCAPSULATED IN ICE!!!!!
And this is me at the Absolut Vodka Ice Bar in London - I CHALLENGE YOU TO FIND SOMETHING MORE AMAZING THAN VODKA AND ICE!!!
Snow and ice just make me soooooo happy. Like... I AM A CHILD! Nothing in the world makes me happier than playing
in the snow. NOTHING.
Favourite time of day (or night)? NIGHT. Without a doubt. I am an insomniac - and so I don't sleep, and the coolest stuff always happens at night. When everyone else is sleeping, there is just something magical about those twilight hours, when you know you shouldn't really be awake.
Plus, a lot of you guys are in America, and so when it is night for me - I get to talk to all of you guys online :)
I used to dread night times, like, I have had nightmares ever since I was 15 - like, constantly - if I do sleep, there is a 80% chance that I will have a nightmare. But I am used to it now, and I don't sleep most of the time anyways, so I have embraced what the night cane bring me - timezonely different friends, midnight snacks and no queues at the supermarket when I run out of coke at 3am.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? Erm... I think I would like my animagus to be very much like me - it would be weird to change into an animal that had a completely different personality - that would freak me out! So I guess they need to be outgoing, not afraid to take action and do shit - despite the consequences, and be a bit of an attention whore I guess.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? I would love my animagus to be able to do all the stuff that I can't - like... flying would be awesome... but so would being able to breathe underwater...
IDK... Just something awesome that I can't do - so that I can explore new places.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? I don't wanna be shy. Like, I understand keeping a cool-head, being a bit wary and cautious. But not shy. Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? Ermmm... not really... I guess I would call myself a dog-person, more than a cat-person but beyond that... Nope - I got nothing.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike? I don't like horses. They are really pompous and arrogant creatures IMO. They think they are better than all the other animals. Have you seen them trot?? They are all like, "Check me out - I am a horse!" Seriously. I am not a fan of horses.
Plus you then have the stereotypical scary ones, I am a bit of a wimp - so no insects, snakes, rats... erm.. yeah, you get the idea.
Why would you like to be an animagus? So that I can brag about it! LOL! But also, so that I can meet other animagii in hih_wilderness
Best Trait: I can do anything! If I set my mind to it, I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to. I am determined and I never give up.
Worst Trait: I worry far too much. About everything. I latch onto things and worry myself sick about them. Stress often makes me get sick.
Put these traits in order of what you most value in your Animagus form to what you’d least value: Bravery, Loyalty, Cleverness, Deviousness. Cleverness, deviousness, loyalty, bravery.
What would you want your animal form to be most capable of? I don't want an animal that's not at the top of their relative food chain. I want a dominating animal, not one that, when in their form, I'd have to have any fear. Remember, I'm the girl with the phobia of being eaten, and if that was a possibility in my Animagus form, I'd never use it!
In addition, I have sensory processing disorder and have a lot of trouble getting the right level of sensory input. I want to constantly move fast, or fly - basically, I want to be capable of extreme movement because that's something I really need. I need a high level of vestibular sensory input and I want an animal form that will give me that. Also for the same reason, I like bright colors, so an animal with bright colors, or otherwise beautiful coloring, would be just amazing. I want a beautiful animal~
Choose one of the following -- Air, Water, Earth. I don't have any real preference, but I love to fly and dream of attending flight school, so I'll say air.
Warm or cool? Warm, definitely. I love the heat!
Morning or evening? I tend to prefer mornings, but sometimes I'm a night owl.
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? I'm definitely a loner. I've got a close circle of friends but not very many, and those I do have are very important to me.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? I'm more outgoing, even though I'm an introvert - I like to make people laugh and I'll have a good time with pretty much anyone. I don't think this would change when I was in my animal form - after all, it's still me!
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! Here's me!
What are your favorite hobbies and extracurricular activities? Embroidery, writing, knitting, tv, fitness
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? I believe in animal totems and my totem is a mountain lion. I feel affinty for all the felines - big cats and small alike. I also have a soft spot for a lot of insects, especially mantises and butterflies. However, I don't think I'd like to have an insect Animagus form for reasons stated above. I was an anthropology major and one of my professors called me "the next Jane Goodall", so I have to include the primates - all of them! I also tend to really like birds, especially colorful and powerful ones. And since I'm writing a novel about fox spirits, lately I really love foxes. But I'm such a huge animal lover, so by all means, choose anything!
Are there any animals you are afraid of? No.
How would you use your animagus form? Why? Besides using it to help with my sensory problems, I'd use it to see the world in a new way. Your typical curious Ravenclaw would love to learn about how the world works by seeing it from an animal's point of view. Plus, I'd be able to have fun in a whole new way and hopefully experience some exhilarating things, like flight or speed.
Why would you like to be an animagus? I'm a huge animal lover. I absolutely love all animals and would love the chance to understand them better - and what better way than becoming one? The Animagus program here was what convinced me to join in the first place!
Best Trait: I like to think that I'm very creative, and I get a lot of ideas all at once. Everything seems so very vital when you first think of it, at least for me, which can end up in a sort of dogged one-train-of-thought focus.
Worst Trait: Pride. I'm someone who doesn't want an ounce of pity for anything. Even if I'm hurting or injured I'll make myself endure it because I refuse to admit that I need help, or even just take a pain pill.
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? I'm a mix of both. I like having people round me, I've far too much experience with being undersocialized, but at the same time, if I get to oversocialized I get cranky. So I like having a close knit group around me, but one I can take a walk, or get away from for at least a couple hours.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? Somewhere in the middle, leaning towards shy.A lot of people think I'm really outgoing and talk to people really easily, but the fact is, I'm terribly shy and just battle through it and come out looking extra nice. I'd hope I'd be more outgoing in my animagus form, less flaws to worry about.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! Hair that varies from blond to brown to red, eyes that are somewhere between blue and green, short standing at 5'2" and a half, very intensely and horribly overweight, unfortunately. :(
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? Most comfortable would have to be earth, but I love the water, so I'd prefer an animal that is capable of swimming or at least wading, and lived in an area where there could be rivers or lakes or something. No deserts.
What's your favourite kind of weather? I think it's a toss up between temperate temperate with a nice breeze and cloudy skies, or a light rain.
Favourite time of day (or night)? Night-time most definitely, probably between 9-2 pm is when I feel the best.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? Strength, balance, ability to move around without being heard or seen. These are all traits I don't have, but wish I did.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? Strength and balance are the two big ones. Sociability is pretty big there too. Nothing that's a complete loner.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? Not really.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with?Wolves and cats. I love the look of wolves, the social hierarchy they maintain. I like cats because their graceful and generally light, all things I wish I was.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike? Mice and chickens, chickens are scary. I also intensely dislike walruses, not for anything they've done, just the connotation to fat in my head that I can't break.
Why would you like to be an animagus? I'd like the experience, the more animalistic body and brain and instincts, but also, I'd really like to not be stuck in my body for awhile.
Best Trait: I am creative! I have an imagination like nobody’s business and I can think my way out of almost any situation. I love to just sit and come up with things, and I’m great at problem-solving. I have a lot of energy and a lot of it goes into mental activity. It helps with writing, and I never run out of things to talk about. I’m sort of proud of being creative, I guess, because it’s a characteristic that I honestly possess and know how to use to the best advantage.
Worst Trait: I have intense, ridiculous social anxiety. I can’t talk to people unless I know them well. I’ve had panic attacks trying to speak up in class. I used to be unable to go up to a counter/whatever to buy something or get/order food unless someone was there with me. I’ve been working tirelessly and making big strides, but I’m still really incredibly shy and uncomfortable around people I don’t know well. I can’t call people on the telephone – for some reason, I hate the phone; it’s like I’m afraid someone I don’t know is going to pick up and yell at me. I don’t even know. And because I’m also ridiculously logical and I know all this is irrational, it drives me absolutely crazy. I spend way too much time analyzing my behavior and that of those around me, trying to make sense of things.
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? Very, very ironically, I like having people around. I’m incredibly shy, but when I get to know someone I’m really social. I love talking and hanging out and being around people I care for. I mean, I need my alone time and my own personal space, but for the most part I like people near me. I like being physically by myself, but with people nearby. I’m not sure I could live all by myself – not all the time, at least.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? Shy. I’m cripplingly, people-are-terrifying, social anxiety shy. I’d like to think this would change in my animagus form, as it’s the thing that holds me back the most.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! I’m 5’3” with fine, light (naturally light brown, but sometimes I dye it blonde or darker brown) hair – and there’s a lot of it. When I haven’t done anything to it or brushed it well and it’s just down and loose it sort of looks like a lion’s mane. I have a small torso (almost no waist, big ol’ rib cage) and big hips. I’m I’m average size, I guess. My eyes are green, kind of small - heart-shaped face with darker eyebrows and and I have a big chin. My skin is light, more yellow than pink.
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? I’d love to be able to fly, but I think I’m going to have to say earth. I live on earth as a human, so that’s what I’m familiar with – I like familiarity, so chances are I’d be most comfortable on earth in my animagus form. Then water, then air.
What's your favourite kind of weather? Cool/warm – fall or spring weather. I don’t like extremes. Give me a warm day with a cool breeze and I will be completely content.
Favourite time of day (or night)? That’s really hard to say. Honestly, I’ll usually love whatever time of day it is, but for the sake of the question… I’ll say mid to late afternoon. The sun’s not directly overhead, but it’s still out. And it’s not the weird orange color right before evening, it’s still clear yellow. The perfect time for going out and enjoying the day!
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? I’d want an animal that’s clever/intelligent- I don’t think I’d like being stuck in a really, really stupid animal if I didn’t have to be. I’d prefer to be somewhat furry, if possible. I don’t want to be itsy-bitsy or enormous: like an ant would be too small and a blue whale would be too big. Medium sized or small is fine, though I wouldn’t mind a bigger animal if I really felt connected to it.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? I wouldn’t say important necessarily, but maybe an animal that’s fast. Not super zoom racecar fast, but not slow. Definitely not slow. I’m really energetic, so I’d like to be able to run if I wanted and to book it if I needed to. It’d be cool if I could fly, I guess, but I don’t like birds so the only animal left is a bat. I wouldn’t mind a bat, but flying’s not really that important.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? I’d prefer not to be an animal that eats their young. Other than that, I’m really not too picky.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? Ooh, yes. Once when I was younger (maybe 12 or so) I was driving home from a friend’s house and out the car window I saw about four horses running through a field. I’d always loved horses, but when I saw that… It just hit me, tightened up my insides into a warm knot, and I just… I knew that was freedom. That sounds ridiculous, but I was a weirdly sensitive kid. That made a really big impact; I’ve never forgotten that feeling. I also feel connected to cats; they’re my favorite animals. And hedgehogs – I think “Aww, look at them, trying to be spiky and scary. How adorable!” which is exactly what people say about me. I’m one of the least intimidating people ever. I love giraffes, too; I guess because they’re awkward or something, I’m not really sure. Their long necks fascinate me.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike? I don’t like birds. I don’t hate them, but I’m not fond of them – not scared, just… well, I guess I just like the other animals more. Not too crazy about arthropods, either.
Why would you like to be an animagus? I love animals, so I’d like to experience being a new one. I’d probably use my animagus form for hiding from things (I like being all cozy and safe in a little hidey-hole) as well as for exploring.
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