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If I Were A Wizard Survey

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From tta.

If you were a Wizard:

Which House would you be in?

I'd probably be in Ravenclaw. I can't quite decide between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw though (they both sound like me). I'm definitely less of a Gryffindor or Slytherin. And it seems the Chinese kids (Cho Chang and Su Li) are in Ravenclaw. =)

What electives would you take starting in third year?

<input ... > Care of Magical Creatures
<input ... > Divination
<input ... > Muggle Studies
<input ... > Arithmancy
<input ... > Ancient Runes

I'm not an animal person, so Magical Creatures don't interest me. Divination is kinda like superstition and it's bad luck to be superstitious. Ancient Runes doesn't sound all that interesting to me.

Arithmancy, I can only hope is actually interesting stuff like calculating a precise upper bound for the Selmer group in the semisquare case of the symmetric square representation associated to a modular form. But I'm not holding my breath.

Muggle Studies... as a Muggle, I'm fascinated with the Harry Potter realm. So, as a Witch, I think I would have an Arthur-Weasley fascination with Muggles. =)

What ancestry would you have? Pure Blood, Muggle-Born or Mixed Heritage?

It's hard to say. I'm pure blood Han Chinese. But there are a lot of reasons for that which don't apply to even the society that I grew up in, nevermind the Muggle/Wizard realms. But I'll just pick Pure Blood, just because I don't know what else to say.

I'd be a non-bigoted, non-racist Pure Blood.

Would you try out for the House team? or a commentor?

I'd be the Commentator. I'd say "the Referee" because I was a Volleyball Ref. in highschool, but it looks like only teachers are Refs. I was never an athlete.

Would you apply to be a Prefect? and a Head later?

I would definitely run for a Prefect position. I wouldn't have tried for a Student Council Executive position in highschool, but I did in University and I'd do it again.

I don't know if I'd run for Head Girl though.

What would you do after Hogwarts? Work for the ministry, have a Muggle job, Auror, Death Eater, Teacher, Quidditch player, etc.?

I'd be a Healer descended from Bao QianGuang (the first and most renowned female physician in Chinese history). I'd own and operate the Apothecary Shop at Diagon Alley selling potion materials. I'd take monthly excursions into the mountains and wilderness to collect herbs, roots and other things.

Side note: I think Mandrakes are based on Ginseng in real life. Ginseng roots have always looked like little people to me. =) This has no bearing on anything. The thought just came to me =)

I'd also be a serious hobbyist Astronomer on the side.

I feel like I don't want to touch government jobs with a 10-foot pole, so a Ministry job would be out of the question for me. Aurors are just like Law Enforcement and I don't have any desire to do that. I'm so not an athlete. I'd maybe do a guest Potions or Herbology lecture at Hogwarts, Beaux Baton and Durmstrang once or twice a year, but I wouldn't want to teach fulltime.

Tags: open-ended surveys

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