We have 4 applications for you today. Our queue filled up again last week after knuts dropped so if your app isn't here, it'll be in April Batch #1. We hope those of you who haven't yet submitted an application consider doing so!
Best Trait: So from the explanation above I'm under the impression that traits are more like physical things that you like about yourself or that other people approve of more than anything else. I guess with this as the definition, I'd have to say my hair. It's really, really dark brown (everyone thinks it's black) and incredibly thick. Every time I go in to get it cut I always have my hair dresser thin it out and layer it as much as she can, because that just makes it SO much easier to take care of. I love it though and think that in some ways it makes me stand out or more interesting maybe. Although re-considering this question I would also say my boobs because I recently had breast reduction surgery and am EXTREMELY happy with it, but I'm not sure if that would be entirely appropriate or not =P Oh, and if we're looking at the reputation side of things, I'd like to think my best traits are being witty and mischievous. I always love a good laugh but can't stand stupid funny humor, it just doesn't settle well with me. So wit is important. And being mischievous just makes life more fun, which is something I could always use more of and therefore believe that it would definitely be one of my best traits as I try to use it as often as possible and not only for myself, but to entertain, amuse, and endear others as well.
Worst Trait: Hmm. This is hard. We all have things we don't like about ourselves - which actually makes it hard to pick. I guess I'm rather gullible when it comes to things like trust. I always like to believe the best in people, which often turns around and stabs me in the back but I still continue to trust rather than not even so. So not the worst trait ever, but it does cause harm more often than not. People confide in me and then take advantage of that because I'm kind, quiet at times, and more than willing to forgive someone that I love for these little acts of arrogance and unkindness. Yet I'd still do anything to help out a friend. As far as the physical/aesthetic aspect goes, I am short and have incredibly small feet (neither of which I really mind). It's almost impossible for me to buy shoes and there are only a couple of stores that I know of off hand who carry my exact size regularly - sigh!
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? I'm pretty flexible when it comes to being around people. There are times when I absolutely LOVE it. I'm all for parties and having a good time with a mixture of interesting characters to observe and get to know. There's always that limit though, when I know I've been around a crowd too long and feel like I just need some time to myself before I explode. I really enjoy being alone and hanging out in my room with a good book or the computer nearby. But that gets tiring and dull as well. So I guess I'm always trying to find that equal dose of both, which is harder than you'd think!
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? Before Freshmen year of college I was basically cripplingly shy. I kept to myself and didn't really talk to anyone at all unless I was forced to or if they came up to me and acted like they wanted to be friendly or something like that. I was that girl who just never said a word. Then college happened and things changed, of course! I'm now more outgoing that I've ever, ever been and I most certainly have college to thank for that, if anything else. I'm not quite up to talking to strangers in stores or walking the streets yet (unless there's alcohol involved? lol) but I'm getting there and very very happy about that! Hurray!
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! Ah I hate this kind of question - but I'll try! I'm really short and I guess you might as well call me petite. I have very VERY dark brown hair that falls 2 or so inches past my shoulders. I guess my body type is just kinda average. I don't know. I hate this -- here, have a picture! Haha. HERE!
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? I guess I'd be more comfortable here on Earth, as I'm use to it by now anyway ;-) Somewhere wide and open with no rules or boundaries - where I could be entirely free and on my own or surrounded by friends.
What's your favourite kind of weather? WARM! Hot? Haha. I love the summer. Everyone hates the humidity but I really don't mind it so much. I think it's much better that freezing to death, personally. When it's super cold out with snow and the whole deal my hands/fingers tend to swell if I'm outside for too long. It is NOT pretty or comfortable. So yes. Warm weather. Even a sauna or hot tub I wouldn't mind, lol.
Favourite time of day (or night)? I love the aesthetics of daytime but I think overall I am a night person. I would much rather sleep late into the day and be up all night than the other way around. Which you can imagine does wonders for my sleep schedule!
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? Possibly fur to keep me warm - because I tend to run cold and because of this I absolutely HATE the cold - awful! Or at least some kind of trait that attracts or absorbs warmth. I'd also rather be lithe rather than something big -- I'm clumsy enough as it is, I really can't afford size to impact this as well! Haha.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? Umm. I guess lithe kind of counts as a capability too. So I guess that along with being able to see well in the dark, because I am more of a night person than anything else. I'd also like to be able to hear really well so that I know what's coming -- I'm already really good at recognizing music just from the first 30 seconds of a song, so you know, something like that maybe. Sorry to be so vague, haha. I find these questions kind of awkward. I guess I've never thought of myself in way of being an animal before.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? Ummm. Not really. I guess I'd rather not swim though. The water's always too cold!!
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? Horses use to be a huge thing for me and I've always felt really connected to them whenever they're around. I love looking into their huge deep eyes and just imagining what's going on in there.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike? Spiders. Bugs. Y'know. The usual. Oh, I don't really care for birds either, haha.
Why would you like to be an animagus? I'd like to be an animagus because I think it would be refreshing to be something else other than human, even if only for that restricted period of time. It would help with the dullness that life can sometimes possess and I believe it would make everything seem a bit more exciting. This would definitely be a good thing for me, as I have struggled with these things exactly and can't stand being bored and become frustrated when my brain gets stagnant and is not learning anything new. Being an animagus might be just what I need!
Best Trait: Realistic
Worst Trait: Stubborn
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner?
Oh, I'm most definitely a loner, I'm incredibly quiet most of time. I spend most of my time alone, by choice, and being so aloof is probably a result from this. I just really enjoy being by myself, I seem to be more productive then, not sure why. But dont' get me wrong, I really love my close group of friends and I don't like to be alone all of the time....just most, haha.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form?
I'm quiet, I'm really neither shy or outgoing. But if I HAD to choose I would say I'm more outgoing. I rarely ever shy, I'm not afraid to talk to people, I just choose not to.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome!
I'm 5'8, slender, light brown hair, hazel eyes. This is me.This too.
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth?
Probably water. I absolutely love and adore the ocean. I love all the creatures in the ocean, I love the salt water, hell, I even love the seaweed. I just feel at peace when I'm in it, or even just by it. But I think I would do quite well on land as well.
What's your favourite kind of weather?
I really, really love rain. The world just seems so calm and peaceful when it's raining. I like ran the best when it's warm out, like in the 70's. But sometimes, like in the beginning of summer, I like when it's unbearably hot, the sky is clear and the sun is burning.
Favourite time of day (or night)?
My favorite time of day is when everyone (well, mostly everyone) is sleeping. Like midnight to three am. I obviously like things peaceful, like I said in two other answers, so this time slot is my favorite for me. I'm also in love when the day when the sun is just coming up, where it's light out, but just barely.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have?
When I turn into an animal, I would like to be known for my beauty. Beautiful on the outside, but incredibly tough and powerful otherwise.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have?
Great sense of smell and eyesight, I wouldn't want to miss anything and I want to be able to attack when necessary and not miss anything. Also, the ability to be fast would be fantastic.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want?
I wouldn't want to be too big, but most definitely not small. Can't really think of most more, I'm pretty open-minded.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with?
Cats. I absolutely love them. They're just fantastic animals. I love how independent they are, but how cuddly they can be. I've never been close to one in person (outside of cages) but I think tigers, jaguars, lions, and mountain lions are some of the most fierce, beautiful, and powerful animals on the planet.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike?
Spiders. Just, no. I've been trying to get over my 'fear' of them, but I just can't, they're just so insanely creepy, ugh. Oh and, don't ask me why, but monkeys too.
Why would you like to be an animagus?
Seems like it would be incredibly fun and interesting. Just the ability to view the word from two different perspectives sounds fantastic and exhilarating.
Best Trait: I'm very determined. If I want to do something, I am going to do it, and nothing in the 'verse can stop me, damn it. I'll do whatever it takes to get something done - for myself, for someone else, or for "the common good," if you will. I really enjoy putting my mind to something and thinking critically about what the best way to get to it is.
Worst Trait: I'm also very stubborn. It kind of ties in with the idea of my best trait, but if I shouldn't be doing something and I want to do it anyway, I will probably have rationalized it in my head, and I will want to do it anyway. If I think I'm right, then I am right, and that's the end of that. I can be persuaded, but not easily. This can be a great thing, but it can also be a bad thing if I am in the minority on an issue I am hotheaded about (politics, for instance).
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? I like to have people around me maybe 60% of the time, and 40% of the time I'm a loner. I like to be around people but at night, I really just want to be left alone with my laptop and books and creature comforts. It's a fine line, but I prefer people more than being alone, really. I have fleeting moments where I just want to be a hermit, but I do love people. I'm very, very much a people-pleaser.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? I am very outgoing, generally speaking. I've never met a stranger, or at least I start out as being polite/friendly to everyone and I base stuff on their reactions. I can be shy if I'm in a big group, though - I'm not a fan of huge parties, but I do like smaller gatherings! My animagus form would probably also be fairly outgoing, though maybe cautious at first before deciding that things are okay. Once I get going I am very playful and affectionate, though, if I'm comfy. I love to crack jokes and make people laugh.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! I'm tall and ~pleasantly plump~. I have dirty blonde hair and blue-green eyes and a small sprinkling of freckles on my nose. I have glasses and won't buy contacts because the glasses are just kind of part of my personality. I just "look" like a glasses-wearer. I'm often wearing comfortable clothing because I get hot way, way too easily and can't stand hot weather.
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? Earth, staunchly. I am afraid of heights, so definitely not an air animal, and I don't like swimming unless I am just trying to survive, so none of that, either. I'd like my feet on the ground, please, if at all possible!
What's your favourite kind of weather? The colder the better! I also like light rain - I listen to rain noises to help me sleep at night. Pretty much anything but the summer heat. Or the fall heat, or the spring heat, considering I live in the southern US and there isn't much of a weather variation in this neck of the woods. Give me some cool air and a sprinkling of rain, though, and I am good to go!
Favourite time of day (or night)? The later the better. I am a huge night owl, but I can be persuaded to like the morning if I have enough alone time to wake up and wipe off my grump face. Once I get going I am all right, but I will hate everyone and everything until I wake up. I wanna rock and roll all night, and sleep constantly every day.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? I'd like paws, I think. Or feet, or hooves, that's fine too. I think I would just really like to be a quadruped. Tails are nice, but not necessary. Fur would be nice, to keep me warm, but not too much fur - or at least some way to shed it - in the summer.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? I'd like to be able to hear well! And night vision would be awesome. I'd also love to make a really cool noise, you know how when parents say "the puppy says" and the kid makes crazy barking noises? Something like that, not something like a giraffe that makes no noise. I want "my noise" to be a fun one to make! Haha.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? I don't want to have wings or fins or whatever because I really don't want to swim or fly. No really thick fur or skin, and preferably no sort of traits that imply that I live in a desert/hot environment.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? Cats of all shapes, sizes and creeds. I don't mind dogs, either. Elephants and tigers and horses are lovely as well!
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike? Bugs. No bugs, please. I'm afraid of birds for the most part. I don't love rodents or amphibians. Just nothing that can make you go "Oh, ew!" when you see it.
Why would you like to be an animagus? I've always wanted to find out what my "spirit animal" is, and this would be a great way to find out. Plus I'm jealous of everyone who has an animagus form and it's been the one thing I really want to do in HiH since I joined!
Best Trait: I’m very caring. I really root for the underdog and am a big proponent of social equality. I’m also willing to drop everything if a friend needs help, or really, if anyone needs help.
Worst Trait: I procrastinate like crazy, which has not been the best trait to have as a college student, and has resulted in a lot of all-nighters the night before an exam.
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? This question is really hard to answer because I go through phases of wanting to be around people, then not wanting to. Ultimately, because I choose to live alone an hated having roommates, I’d say I’m more of a loner.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? I think I’m more outgoing than shy. I really love to talk to random people about their lives and so I’m not particularly afraid to approach someone I don’t know. I’m also fairly outspoken in class, so I think that makes me more outgoing as well. I honestly don’t think this would change in my animagus form. I would still want to be able to approach people or other creatures.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome!
Picture 1 I’m on the right
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? Earth. I’m terrified on heights, and open water scares the hell out of me. I like to be firmly grounded on the ground, thank you.
What's your favourite kind of weather? I really love spring. It’s not too hot, but I can sit in the sun and be warm. I like how everything smells fresh and new and it’s just a great time of year, and weather. Occasional rain storms aren’t bad as long as it isn’t too humid.
Favourite time of day (or night)? I love the very early morning, around 5:30am or 6:00am when everyone is pretty much still sleeping, and it’s just getting light out and birds are starting to wake up, and yes, it’s just a great, quiet time for me.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? Some kind of fur would be nice, because I love being warm. Also, an animal that is fairly awkward looking...I’m not sure how else to describe it, but something that makes it stand out. (Huge Eyes, Large Nose, Weird legs).
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? I would love to be able to run really fast, I used to run in high school, but have since stopped and it’s something I want to get back in to.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? I’d be okay with being an animal that is good at swimming, but preferably one that spends most of it’s time on land. I love swimming, but only in pools. I also really don’t want to be able to fly. I have issues with heights as stated earlier. I’d really rather not have scales, as I’m not particularly drawn to scaly animals.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? I love cats. I love their aloofness and the respect they kind of demand and I love how graceful and lovely they are. I really adore and respect big cats because they are so majestic and fierce and I just love their confidence. I also love the platypus because what is going on with that?! They’re so awesome in how they have all these different parts of them that seem like they wouldn’t go together, but they fit the platypus perfectly.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike?I despise rodents. To me, this includes possums, which is the animal I most fear. I’d also rather not be a bug as I’m not a huge fan of them.
Why would you like to be an animagus? I would love to be able to just get away for a while in my animagus form and be able to do things that I wouldn’t normally be able to do as a human. I know most animagi have them for practical purposes, but I honestly would use mine as a form of relaxation and time away from the stress of the real world.
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