Ice Breakers - April 2019

Ashley Marie

Headmaster
Staff member
  • If you could rename yourself, what name would you pick?
  • If you could have played any character in the Harry Potter realm on film, who would it have been?
  • If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
  • If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
  • If you could magically become fluent in any language, what would it be?
  • If you could be immortal, what age would you choose to stop aging at and why?
  • If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?
  • If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
  • If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
  • If you could design a new uniform for your Harry Potter house, what would it look like?
  • Would you rather have a rewind or a pause button for your life?
  • What is the best gift anyone has given to you?
  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
 

Blue Kat

Member
  • If you could rename yourself, what name would you pick?
    • Eleanor.
  • If you could have played any character in the Harry Potter realm on film, who would it have been?
    • Hermione, probably. Possibly Tonks.
  • If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
    • Hmm. Time management, maybe? Or possibly something practical like coding languages. Other than HTML, I kind of know enough that I can sort of muddle around and get things to work, but it takes a lot of time and frustration.
  • If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
    • I actually do a fair amount of teaching for my job, so I get to do this a lot! I've taught knitting, computer/tech classes, crafts, and more.
  • If you could magically become fluent in any language, what would it be?
    • The practical part of me says Spanish, but I'm tempted by the prettiness of French.
  • If you could be immortal, what age would you choose to stop aging at and why?
    • Probably somewhere in my late 20s. I feel like that's old enough to sort of have some stuff figured out, but it's still young enough that you can get away with being like "I have no idea how mortgages work" and it's not super shocking.
  • If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?
    • I have recently become completely obsessed with the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, so probably that one. I love how positive they are and how the show focuses on self-care and self-confidence.
  • If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
    • I think I'd probably choose Mr. Rogers because he was a good and kind man and I feel like I could use a pep talk every now and then.
  • If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
    • Assuming that I'd be able to get energy some other way, eliminating sleeping would allow me to get a LOT more accomplished.
  • If you could design a new uniform for your Harry Potter house, what would it look like?
    • I have to admit, I am tempted by the prospect of loungewear. Which is pretty on brand for a Hufflepuff.
  • Would you rather have a rewind or a pause button for your life?
    • Initially, my instinct was a rewind button so I could fix all of my mistakes, but now I'm thinking that pause makes more sense if I'm allowed to continue doing stuff while the world is paused. Also, if this is the universe where I'm also able to eliminate sleeping, I will be the most productive, put together person EVER.
  • What is the best gift anyone has given to you?
    • In college, I had some health problems and I ended up being on medical leave for about a year. There were parts of it that were really rough. One day, completely out of nowhere, a package arrives for me. My closest friends from high school had put together a care package that included a scrapbook of letters that they wrote telling me how much I meant to them as a friend, along with some other little gifts. I bawled. It was one of the kindest things anyone has ever done for me and just completely unexpected.
  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
    • My family goes to a place in Michigan that is super relaxing and nice.
 

Tsubasa Kurono

New member
If you could rename yourself, what name would you pick?
Shizuka.

If you could have played any character in the Harry Potter realm on film, who would it have been?
Neville Longbottom.

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
Asian magic and wizarding history.

If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
Sarcasm.

If you could magically become fluent in any language, what would it be?
All languages. I love learning new languages, anyway.

If you could be immortal, what age would you choose to stop aging at and why?
15. My favorite number.

If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?
None. I don't really watch or care about reality TV programs.

If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
Ernest Hemingway or Oscar Wilde. I think we'll all get along very well.

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
Answering phone calls. I hate ringing phones with a passion.

If you could design a new uniform for your Harry Potter house, what would it look like?
Do away with the robes and go with long coats so it's easier to walk and move around. Besides, no one wear robes in the 21st century unless it's a bathing robe.

Would you rather have a rewind or a pause button for your life?
Pause. To give myself more time to think and reconsider my plans before making the big decision. Rewind button is for the indecisive and those too chicken to see the choices they have made till the very end.

What is the best gift anyone has given to you?
Peace and tranquility. I bloody need it given how... noisily dramatic my life has been for so many years.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
The Nara Park in Japan when I went there with friends some years ago.
 

Lee

New member
If I could rename myself, it would be something French.

If I could have played any character in the Harry Potter series it would have been a toss up between Hagrid and Filtch.

If I could instantly become an expert in something what would it be? PAINFUL!

If you could teach a class, fishing.

If you could be fluent in any language, birdsong.

What age to stop aging as immortal, 45 because it was my prime.

Non of them because I dislike reality (and most other) tv.

Person from history as imaginary friend and why, Leonardo DeVinci because he would be a fascinating companion.

What would I eliminate from my daily routine, nothing that I already haven't.

:LOL:What would be my design, Probably the tattoo design on my left shoulder (which I drew myself). either black on red background or red on black background. Depending on the use.

PAUSE!!

What is my favorite vacation spot? Somewhere in my cerebral cortex!

Hey thanks! That was fun!
 

Lee

New member
OOPS I forgot the best gift, It's a toss up too between my mother who gifted me with life, and my wife who gifted me with children.
 

Eren2019

New member
・If you could rename yourself, what name would you pick?

Charlie

  • If you could have played any character in the Harry Potter realm on film, who would it have been?
Ron
  • If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
Quidditch
  • If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
Wizarding History
  • If you could magically become fluent in any language, what would it be?
Mermish
  • If you could be immortal, what age would you choose to stop aging at and why?
18 when my inspiration was the best.
  • If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?
Mystery, I like a thrilling thing.
  • If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
Lady Wilde
  • If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
spam mails, so annoying.
  • If you could design a new uniform for your Harry Potter house, what would it look like?
lightning bolt on the back of Quidditch uniform
  • Would you rather have a rewind or a pause button for your life?
rewind
  • What is the best gift anyone has given to you?
Love and care
  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
by the lake in Canada
 

Northumbrian

New member
If you could rename yourself, what name would you pick?
I like my name, I wouldn’t change it, although I’d consider giving myself a middle name, Westgarth, because it’s in several generations of my family, but not mine.

If you could have played any character in the Harry Potter realm on film, who would it have been?
Unnamed Ministry Employee.

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
History. If I can’t have all history, I’ll take history prior to the English Civil War. If that’s too much, Medieval history.

If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
English Highway Legislation and Laws.

If you could magically become fluent in any language, what would it be?
Sensibly, I should say Mandarin, Hindustani, or Spanish. Where I live, Spanish would be most useful, but... Swedish, or Welsh. Welsh would be wonderful, but Swedish would be more useful.

If you could be immortal, what age would you choose to stop aging at and why?
30, because in those days I could recover from a half-marathon in 24 hours.

If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?
Do Tales from the Green Valley, Tudor Monastery Farm, and Secrets of the Castle count? If not, I’m not interested.

If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
William Marshal. Because he’s William Marshal.

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
Nothing. I like my life, even the boring bits.

If you could design a new uniform for your Harry Potter house, what would it look like?
Terrible, I’m no designer.

Would you rather have a rewind or a pause button for your life?
Neither, although a slow-motion button might be useful to give me time to think.

What is the best gift anyone has given to you?
Accepting my marriage proposal.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
The one I haven’t visited yet. Other than my home county and the Lake District (and various parts of Sweden), I rarely return to a holiday spot. I haven’t been to Eastern Europe (except Czechia), I still have Finland, Lithuania and Latvia to visit in Northern Europe, I’m missing about half of the Balkan states (and Andorra and San Mario) from the south. West is done (other than Mann and Faroe), then there’s Central and South America, India, Africa, and most of Asia. I’d love to visit Japan.
 

JMilz

Moderator
  • If you could rename yourself, what name would you pick?
    Bobbi - after my grandmother.

  • If you could have played any character in the Harry Potter realm on film, who would it have been?
    Probably Luna. I used to be quite slim and instead of half-and-half hair, my hair was all silvery-blonde. Based on that, I probably look most like her.

  • If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
    Coding or music.

  • If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?
    In the HP universe, Potions. In the real world, Medieval Literature. I went to school for it for quite a long while and it will always be a passion of mine.

  • If you could magically become fluent in any language, what would it be?
    Arabic or French - they are the most useful where I'm from.

  • If you could be immortal, what age would you choose to stop aging at and why?
    22 - I started dealing with medical issues after that.

  • If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?
    I can't think of any reality TV shows I'd actually want to participate in.

  • If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
    Queen Boudica. Learn about her here.

  • If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
    Dealing with my invisible illness. Doing away with medical appointments would be wonderful.

  • If you could design a new uniform for your Harry Potter house, what would it look like?
    Probably quite like they do in the movie, but add some bronze.

  • Would you rather have a rewind or a pause button for your life?
    Rewind.

  • What is the best gift anyone has given to you?
    Probably something when I was a kid that seems unimportant now.

  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
    I don't think I've visited what will be my favourite, but insofar, Yellowstone.
 

Blue Kat

Member
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why?
Dealing with my invisible illness. Doing away with medical appointments would be wonderful.
Invisible illnesses are so hard. I've got a few myself (and fanfic has honestly been my lifeline through some of the worst of it). Hugs and solidarity! <3
 
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