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Best Trait: Many people describe me as "shrewd," and I would have to say that it's one of my greatest traits. I am very good at knowing the game and how to play it. I'm skilled at playing both sides of a situation so that I can get the best outcome for myself or the people around me. My judgement is impeccable. Where other people will be too honest or too loud and get themselves in trouble, I'm very good at reading situations quickly and adapting to them. So, I suppose "adaptation" would go along with that.
Worst Trait: I tend to have a superiority complex. Unless somebody convinces me that they are equal or better to me, I automatically assume the worst of them, and assume that I am more skilled, smarter, better. It doesn't do a lot to make me a lot of friends, because I simply don't find most people worth my time. I'm good at hiding it and staying quiet, but other times I let it show through if I'm dealing with somebody I find particularly detestable.
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? I like having people around me. That being said, I don't like having a lot of people around me. I'd prefer to have a few people I like, but I don't like being alone very much. I'm not highly social, but I'm not introverted either. I fit somewhere in the center.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? I'm much more outgoing than shy. I used to be an incredibly shy person, and then I grew out of it. I'm willing to do new things, talk to new people, try many new experiences. I'm not spontaneous and adventurous so much as willing. I don't think this would change in my animagus form—I'd say I'd still be very likely to be willing. There's always something to be gained from a new experience.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! Picture! 5'4", petite and athletic. I have a pixie cut that I'm growing out, and it's fairly long right now (not reflected in the picture). It's sort of… brownish blonde right now. I have strong arms and legs.
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? I feel that I could be comfortable in anything but water. I'm not the most water-friendly person (I nearly drowned a few years back and even before that had a severe fear of water), so perhaps not something completely water-bound. I like the idea of flying, but not being like, a goose or something, more like a bird of prey. Being earth-bound wouldn't bother me either, as long as I was lithe and agile.
What's your favourite kind of weather? I like the warmth. While winter is beautiful and I love snow, I find I get tired of winter very, very quickly. I'd rather have warmer, mild weather. Maybe somewhere with cooler, mild winters and hotter summers so that I'm not freezing year-round.
Favourite time of day (or night)? I prefer the night time. Day is nice, but I find I have more energy at night.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? I'd like to be lithe, agile and powerful. What form that comes in is up to you, but it's very important to me that I can hunt and defend myself handily. I'd like some form of camouflage, so that I can hunt while being hidden and sneak up on prey without being seen or heard. I'd like to be something cool. And distinctive.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? I'd like to be a hunter as opposed to prey. I'd like to be capable of defending myself or my family without causing a scene. I'd like to be capable of running quickly or moving agilely.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? I do not want to be an animal that is purely prey. I don't want to be something awkward or silly, and I don't want to be held back physically by a trait that will hinder me.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? I feel connected to jungle cats, birds of prey, certain reptiles. Wolves are nice, too. I feel most drawn to powerful, agile hunters.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike? I'm not afraid of any animals nor really dislike any, but there are animals I certainly don't identify with. Animals that are simply prey for other animals, animals that are awkward physically, or animals that are sloth-like don't really fit the bill for me. I'm usually moving and on the go, so something that is very relaxed and doesn't spend a lot of time doing things might not fit me very well.
Why would you like to be an animagus? Why wouldn't I be? It's another capability. It's another thing I can have at my disposal. And isn't it just cool? I'd love to be able to get out of my skin for awhile and be in something else's.
Best Trait: My kindness. I'm nice and kind to everyone I meet. I accept people for who they are. I love pretty much everyone. I have the inability to hate people. I just think that treating people with kindness and respect is what you should do, for everyone. Whether you really like someone or not. You know?
Worst Trait: I can be closed off. Sometimes I just shut down and close myself off. Like, if something really bad happens, or I feel down, then I can just shut down. I don't want to be around people, or deal with people. I just close myself off and ignore the world.
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? I'm kind of both. I like to be around people, but then there are times where I just really want to be alone, where people are just too much for me. But most of the time, I like to be around people. I mostly prefer to be around my friends though, and my family. My friends and family are very important to me. Strangers, I don't really like being around.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? I can be both. I'm more outgoing if I'm around people I know. Like my friends. If I'm in a group setting, with just a couple of my friends, then I tend to be pretty outgoing. I'm talkative, I laugh, I have a good time. If I'm in a group setting, with a mixture of people I know, and don't know, I'm pretty shy. I'm more apt to hang back and watch, and talk to the people I do know.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! Let's see, I'm about 5'5". I recently dyed my hair red, it's kind of a coppery color. I have green eyes, that I like to consider bright. I've got a pronounced tummy (but I'm working on it!). I wear squarish glasses, with dark frames, and if you get in the right light, they flash blue. I have a scar on my left arm from when I broke it playing basketball, that's a long story though. I have fairly pale skin. Um, that's about all I can think of.
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? Can I say all three? I'm mostly a water person. Give me a good book and a tub full of hot water, and I'm good all day. Or give me a pool, and I'm happy. I also love the rain! It's some of my favorite weather! I also really love the air! When I get the chance to, I love flying. It's my favorite way to travel. I would love to be able to soar in the sky. But I also enjoy being firmly planted on the ground. Walking is good, and one of my favorite activities to do. So, I like all three. Is that okay to say?
What's your favourite kind of weather? I love a nice, warm later spring, early summer day. Not to cold, not too hot. The best temperature for me is between 60 and 70. A light breeze. And some clouds in the sky. Mmm...
Favourite time of day (or night)? I like the early morning, around sunrise, and just after sunset. It's peaceful and quiet. I like it when it just seems like the Earth is standing still. You can be alone in your thoughts, sip that cup of coffee. It's just...it's nice.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? Hmm...I think I'd like fur, and a tail, flippers would be cool! I'd like to have four legs, preferably. And paws would be pretty cool too! And I'd like to have good hearing and eyesight. I know, I want a lot of weird things that don't mesh. But I'd be happy with any of those things.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? If I'm in danger, I'd like to be able to get away quickly. Whether that's fly, or climb a tree, or camouflage into something, or swim away quickly. I just want to be able to get away quickly. Being able to climb a tree would be a good plus too. I've never learned how to climb a tree, and I would love to be able to do that. Just scurry up a tree, and sit and look at the world for awhile.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? Hmm...none that I can think of!
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? Hippos! Hippos are my favorite animal! I also love dogs, and cats. Big cats more specifically. Like jaguars and leopards and tigers and lions!
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike? Spiders and snakes really gross me out. I am NOT a fan!
Why would you like to be an animagus? Because I've always wondered what it would be like to be an animal. I always wonder what they're thinking. And I've always been curious about being an animagus. I think it always seemed so cool! To change into an animal whenever you needed to! It's like being a superhero kind of. I think that'd be so cool!
Best Trait: My perceptiveness. I’m always very aware of my surroundings and the people I’m interacting with. I'm the type that notices the little details things that mostly get overlooked.
Worst Trait: Impatient, and leaning towards a superiority complex in certain moments.
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? Depends who the people are and what the situation is. If we can be of use to each other, or we get along, then yes. Otherwise I’m more of a loner. I’m not likely to seek company just to have someone there next to me.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? I enjoy socialising when the moment calls for it, but mostly I keep quiet and observe. Large crowds or groups of people irritate me. I don’t think that would really change in my animagus form.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome!
I’m 5ft 8, dark eyes, dark hair, and I have a slender build with very pale skin. I fit in well enough on the street, but often get told by my friends that I look too serious walking out and about.
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? Either air or earth. I like water but in very small amounts, like a lake or a pond, but I don’t like swimming in it much. It’s too claustrophobic for me. I prefer an environment that isn’t pressed around me. Generally I’d say air because I enjoy my space and feel more comfortable in wide open environments. Earth is nice too as long as it’s not somewhere cramped and stuffy.
What's your favourite kind of weather? Ah, heat. Anytime. The hotter it is the better I feel.
Favourite time of day (or night)? Late evening/early morning, 4am onwards. I’m at my most productive then. In the afternoon I’m pretty much useless for working. All I want to do is relax and I can’t quite get myself in gear.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have?
I’d like my animagus form to be a little intelligent at least, and I’d like it if it weren’t too small that it ran the risk of getting squished or killed easily.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have?
Mobility. I want a creature that can get around fairly quickly and can travel long distances. That way it would add variety, instead of being stuck in one place. I like to see new things and explore new places and become frustrated if I’m stuck in one place too long, so being able to get around is important to me.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want?
Yeah, the ability to spin silk out of my ass. Do not want.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with?
I’m fond of felines and birds of all types more so than any other creatures.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike?
Insects, jellyfish, and large primates.
Why would you like to be an animagus?
It would provide a different spin on things if I were looking through an animal’s eyes. My senses would be sharper and I’d be able to sense things I normally can’t as a human.
Best Trait: My mind. I am intelligent, have an excellent memory, and pick up on things fast as well as creative. Usually people tend to be more brainy or more artistic but I lean towards both!
Worst Trait: I am extremely impatient!
Do you like to have people around you, or are you more of a loner? For the most part I am a loner but on rare occasions I like a little company.
Are you more outgoing or shy? Do you think this would change when you are in your animagus form? I am definitely more shy. My first thought was that it probably wouldn’t change in my Animagus form but then I don’t know. If you thought about it like having a few drinks and loosening up a bit to become more outgoing maybe I would be able to use my altered form to be someone I can’t be in human form.
Please give an accurate description of your appearance; pictures are welcome! I am average height, curvy, brown hair, brown eyes (light and sort of honey colored at times). Picture!
What kind of environment would you feel most comfortable in: air, water or earth? Water would be my first choice because as a kid I grew up spending summers at a lake and have been swimming since I was a less than a year old. Air and earth would be a tossup after that as I could be comfortable in either.
What's your favourite kind of weather? I’m from Cali and I quite like the weather here. Most of the time it’s not too hot and not too cold. I like a day where the temperature is a nice 75 degrees, the sun is shinning but the UV rays aren’t too high, and there is nice breeze.
Favourite time of day (or night)? Evening. During the winter it’s a perfect time to curl up in front of the fire and during the summer the sun is just setting and the temperature is going down giving some relief to a warm day.
Are there any traits you think you might like your animagus form to have? I love my hair so I would probably want an animal that has a nice coat of fur but it’s not that important.
What capabilities is it important that your animagus form have? I think I would like capabilities that I don’t already possess. Like maybe being able to travel quickly (however that may be), flying might be nice but not necessary, I would like something that can adapt to different environments though and isn’t just contained to just land, just water, or just air.
Are there any traits or capabilities which you absolutely do not want? I wouldn’t want something big and lazy that just lays around all the time.
Are there any animals that you feel drawn to or have a connection with? I have always loved cats ever since I was a kid (domestic and wild), I like dogs, snakes have always fascinated me, anything cute and cuddly.
Are there any animals you are afraid of or strongly dislike? I hate bees but all insects as well, anything slimy, rodents.
Why would you like to be an animagus? Like most people who read the books and watched the movies I thought it would be awesome to be able to change into an animal and get to experience and do things that you might not usually get to do. Also it would be nice to be able to participate in a part of HiH that I haven’t yet been!
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