Potter Profile - Clare
May 29, 2011
First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan?
I was only five years old when I was first introduced to Harry Potter. My
family had a tradition as I was growing up of reading books aloudbefore
bed, on long car trips, whenever possible. When my older brother picked
up Sorcerers Stone from the library, he loved it so much that he insisted
we start reading Harry Potter together. We all got hooked very quickly,
although my early understanding of the finer plot points was admittedly
pretty sketchy. It became a ritual throughout most of my elementary
school career that we would read one chapter every night before bed, and
woe betide anyone who was caught reading ahead! It got so bad after some
of the worst end-of-the-chapter cliffhangers that my dad actually had to
lock the book in the safe, which was unfortunately Alohamora-proof.
Meanwhile, I became ridiculously obsessed with the books. By the time the
movie came out, I was showing off in the line leading into the cinema by
reciting the first two pages by heart to anyone who would listen.
Finally, when I was in the fifth grade, my teacher forcibly dragged me
into the library and made me check out something else. Apparently, she
didnt think it was normal for a ten-year-old to be satisfied reading
the same books over and over. How Dursley-ish of her.
It's your fifth year at Hogwarts, and man is it going to be tough! OWL's are at the end of the year, and you're nervous, especially for...
I see a lot of myself in Hermione, and I think that I, like her, would
despise Divination. I have absolutely no patience for bad teachers, and
Professor Trelawney, while she is an excellent comic-relief character, is
an abysmal educator. If I hadnt already pulled a Hermione and stalked
out of class by the time OWLs came around, I would be pretty panicky
about that final. I would have managed to scrape good grades by making up
melodramatic, deadly futures for myself (Oh, Professor, its simply too
horrible! I see myself being killed in a freak egg-beater accident!),
but somehow I dont think the examiners would be fooled as easily as
Trelawney, the old bat.
OMG! You have your first crush! Would you use a Love Potion, Impressive Magic (IE: Francis the Fish), or a singing cherub to win them over?
Well, Amortentia is definitely OUT! What an awful way to win a persons
affection! I also seem to recall that the singing cherubs, however sweet
they seem in theory, tend to be less romantic than youd expect ( I
believe Ginnys sat on Harry to keep him from escaping?) So that leaves
impressive magic. Perhaps I could turn his enemy into a ferret for him.
You've met with your Head of House and started to talk about your future after Hogwarts. What careers are you considering and why?
Madam Pince can go elope with Filch or something, because Hogwarts is
getting a new librarian! Seriously, how does she manage to be so crabby
all the time? I personally believe that librarians are generally made of
awesome, and Madam Pince is, tragically, the polar opposite of that.
Hogwarts would be the single coolest place in the whole world to be a
librarian. I believe in the power of words already, but at Hogwarts that
power is a very real and awe-inspiring thing. I would make the Hogwarts
library a fun place to be, though I might not be able to resist the
temptation to enchant some miscreants own books to whack him over the
head, just once.
Professor Umbridge isn't teaching you a single thing in DADA, and you're sick of it! You've heard about a secret organization called Dumbledore's Army and consider joining. Do you?
Umm, have I mentioned my zero-tolerance policy for bad teachers? Umbridge
tops that list by a landslide. As a general rule, I am not a rebellious
person, but Umbridge would be an exception. Although I heard Ron suggest
a much more appealing form of rebellion that involved poison . . .
There are so many rooms in the Department of Mysteries, the Time Room, the Brain Room, the Dias Room, etc. Which room would interest you the most and why?
My whole life, Ive liked to toy with the concept of time travel and how
it would work, so I would absolutely leap at the chance to study it for
real! Would you actually be able to change the past? If you went back in
time frequently, would you age differently? What would happen if you went
back in time and prevented the time machine (or, in this case, the time
turner) from being invented? *mind explodes* So, yeah, the time room
would be pretty interesting to me.
The Hall of Prophecy has tons of Prophecys on record. If there was one about you, what would it say?
That. Is. A creepy thought. Well, I dont expect to defeat any powerful
dark wizards during my lifetime, so it would probably be something
extremely mundane, like You, Clare, will eat Tacos tonight.
Not that Im complaining. Tacos taste better than dark wizards do.
Do you have anything else you'd like to add? Maybe a theory you still believe to be true, a shout-out, praise for yours truly?
Nah, I think Id better be done. I need to investigate the source of a
mysterious ticking noise. Its kind of catchy, actually . . .