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Professor Creed

House: Gryffindor

Wand: Chestnut, unicorn hair, hard flexibility, 10 3/4″

What that says about me: Just, honorable, intelligent, skilled, righteous

Patronus: Mink

Of the animals allowed at Hogwarts, I would bring: A cat
Quidditch position: Beater
Favorite character: Hermione Granger
Best Hogwarts subject(s): Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions
Job: Unspeakable
How I got my Hogwarts letter: There were articles about Goblet of Fire in the local daily newspaper for 7 days straight leading up to the release of the book. I was in high school at the time, and having long since graduated to adult novels, had never heard of HP. I thought the cover art was childish and didn’t think much of it, though I was now aware of the series.
My parents frequently took me to Barnes & Noble, and there was always a display table with the HP books. I always got three books, and on one trip, couldn’t come up with anything else I wanted, and picked a paperback copy of SS as a last resort.
I didn’t read it at once, and when I finally tried, I found it so boring that I put it aside more than once. Finally, on a day I was bored and desperate for something to read, I gave SS another go and was able to get past the Dursley chapters in the beginning. I was hooked. I bought CoS, PoA, and GoF and zoomed through them all, immediately reading GoF again after the first time I finished it. Of course I’d timed my newfound obsession badly, as there was such a long wait for OotP…
Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I think. It’s been a while


Favorite movie: I don’t remember any of them well enough to answer

Favorite line/passage: “‘I’m not putting them on,’ said old Archie in indignation. ‘I like a healthy breeze ’round my privates, thanks.'”
Misc.: I curse a lot.

Professor Seraphine

House: Ravenclaw (although I was sorted twice, thanks to losing my Pottermore password. First try, I was Gryffindor. Later on, I was Ravenclaw. Of the two, the second is truest, I believe.)

Wand: Redwood and phoenix feather, rigid, 13”

What my wand says about me: Lucky, powerful, gifted, creative, unpredictable

My Patronus: A black and white cat
Of the animals allowed at Hogwarts, I would bring: An owl
Favorite Character: Albus Dumbledore
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (although for the record, I do not approve of this question. Each book has particular merits and I love them all passionately, for different reasons.)
Favorite movie: Again, I disapprove. Perhaps it would be safer to say that my least favorites of the movies are 1, 2 and 4. (Merlin’s beard, the travesty that is movie 4! It offends me on a personal level.)
Best Hogwarts subjects: Defense Against the Dark arts, Ancient Runes, Transfiguration, Arithmancy
Job in the magical world: I have taken over The Quibbler after Xenophilius Lovegood retired and turned it into a viable alternative press option for the magical community seeking spin-free reporting. (Or professor.)
Etc: I have A LOT to say about…everything
Quidditch Position: Seeker
How I got my Hogwarts letter: My sister picked up Sorcerer’s Stone for a school literary competition. One day she came into my room and informed me that I absolutely had to read this, and she wouldn’t take no for an answer. We always shared book recommendations, so I said, okay, although I didn’t expect to love it quite that much. However, she wouldn’t give me Sorcerer’s Stone because she needed it for her competition. So I read Chamber of Secrets first. In a strange way, I am very glad that I did. After that, I was hooked forever. I attended midnight book releases and midnight movie showings. I stood my ground when people at the Deathly Hallows release told me I was wrong for choosing the “Trust Snape” sticker at the door, instead of “Snape is Evil.” And I refuse to watch the movies out of order. If I’m going to watch them, I start at the beginning and watch them all. Same with the books, which I read about once a year.
Favorite line / passage: From Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“You do not wish to kill me, Dumbledore?” called Voldemort, his scarlet eyes narrowed over the top of the shield. “Above such brutality, are you?”           

“We both know that there are other ways of destroying a man, Tom,” Dumbledore said calmly, continuing to walk toward Voldemort as though he had not a fear in the world, as though nothing had happened to interrupt his stroll up the hall. “Merely taking your life would not satisfy me, I admit—“           

“There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!” snarled Voldemort.           

“You are quite wrong,” said Dumbledore, still closing in upon Voldemort and speaking as lightly as though they were discussing the matter over drinks. (…) “Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness—“

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