Previous Stamps: Character: Nymphadora Tonks | Hybrid: Slytherdor | Subject: Transfiguration | Wand: Ash & Phoenix Feather | Career: Author/Celebrity | Inverse: Dolores Umbridge/Percy Weasley | Matchmaker: Bill Weasley
Animagus Form (if applicable): N/A
- If you could choose one skill or ability that you could instantly master overnight, what would you choose and why?
- If you learn that someone you care about is in danger from an external force, is your first instinct to set out on the offensive to neutralize the threat or to prepare to defend them and ensure their safety?
- If you had to choose one person, living or dead, with whom to have your last conversation ever, who would you choose and why?
- What guides you in determining whether a choice or behavior is ethical?
- Do you believe in the "Spiderman" idea that "with great power comes great responsibility"? Why or why not?
- What would you say is your greatest fear?
- What is your ultimate goal in life? What do you hope to achieve?
- Do you feel you are most effective working in teams or by yourself?
- Do you tend to make spontaneous snap decisions or are you someone who looks at all angles of a situation (maybe even more than once) before deciding what to do?
Without a doubt, I would choose the ability to walk into any situation and know the right thing to say. While I think I'm pretty decent at reading a room and adapting in terms of how I present myself, that is more performing than being, say, a spokesperson. It would be a pretty damn useful skill to have, and it's something I admire in other people.
Since this doesn't often happen, I can't say for sure how I would actually react. In the past, I've reacted both ways, but the circumstances were VERY different in each case. When I've gone on the offensive, it's almost always been online. Anonymity and all of that. But in real life, I'm never the one to take the first shot. If someone were attempting to attack or sabotage one of my loved ones, I think I would probably do everything I could to protect them before fighting back.
God, I don't think I've ever really thought about this. If I were to pick someone off the top of my head... and for it to be my last conversation ever... I think maybe Freddie Mercury. So I could tell him about how much his music and voice (and stage presence) inspired and influenced me, as well as many other musicians, and so I could ask him what his favourite experiences/memories were. (And I would hope that I would be able to keep my cool without being a total fangirl, LOL.)
For me, if a choice or behavior is going to directly impact someone's mental, physical, emotional, or financial stability in a negative way, it's unethical and I shy away from it. It's the types of behavior, or big decisions, that are more insidiously negative that are harder to weed out, and I find that my intuition is the most helpful guide on those. If something feels icky or wrong, then something is going on that isn't right for me, and I WILL walk away. Maybe not right away, but when it's safe to do so (AKA, I have a backup plan).
I feel a little... torn... on this one. I DO believe that if one has a great deal of power, they have a responsibility to make things better for other people, because the idea of people attaining power and then using it to satisfy their own whims or oppress other people makes me VERY angry... but on the other hand, I think some people can take that idea too far into vigilante-ism. That's all well and good for superhero movies, because those are just wish fulfillment fantasies (hell, I've seen every Marvel movie to date, and most of the other superhero movies that have come out in the last ten years - other than Superman movies. Because f*** Superman.), but I think that people get the idea WRONG. It shouldn't be about going ABOVE the system and doing things your own way and making yourself a target, it should be about using your power or influence to try and make positive changes to the system itself, to benefit EVERYONE.
.... So basically, yes, but not the way it's executed in the comics/movies.
I think this tends to change every so often, but right now, one of my greatest fears is that I will get stuck in a rut so deep that I will lose all passion and drive for... well.. EVERYTHING. For music, my writing, my boyfriend... everything.
My ULTIMATE goal has always been to be able to make a comfortable living off of singing and playing for people, whether it be with my own original music, or covers. I'm happiest when I'm singing, especially when the audience is enjoying themselves. I WOULD like to make it big with music, but I know the industry is really fickle, so that's never really been the end goal for me. I just want to make music that people like, and be able to be in a touring band.
Unless my teammates and I aren't on the same page, I prefer working in a team to working by myself. With band/music stuff, I tend to procrastinate on my own and not get anything done, and it's easier to be motivated when I'm getting together with my band to pick up new songs, or work on originals.
Er.... both? Sort of? I tend to make snap decisions that then require me to make plans. I have a concert coming up that I'm going to without knowing how I'm getting there, and the not knowing is REALLY frustrating, and kind of freaking me out. (I don't like not knowing how I'm getting to where I need to go.) And actually, sometimes I'll make plans to do something or go somewhere, and then make spontaneous decisions to modify my plans on the way or after I'm there because something catches my eye.
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