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06 January 2014 @ 12:29 am
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Name: Julianna
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All About You

1. Describe your ideal house/home. Please go into as much detail as possible, and be sure to include your ideal geographical location in the description!.
My ideal house would probably be situated somewhere in France , for example the Loire Valley. I would like it to be surrounded by a wild landscape with lots of trees and maybe a lake or something. It would be ideal if I could live in some kind of 16th century castle , though that would not be very practical and I guess it would be hard to integrate some 21st century objects such as TV etc in such a house. SO instead of that I would like to live in a not very big mansion inspired from late 19th century architecture and adapted so that I could live in it. It is very important that it won't get hot in summer because I cannot stand very warm weather. Actually I prefer to have a rather cold climate inside my house. The furniture would be in dark shades and made from beautifully crafted wood , while the curtains , the sofas and the beds will be in cold but deep colours ( blue , green , velvet) . I want it all to look very airy , with high ceilings , big rooms , tall furniture and no unnecessary frills. There will be beautiful paintings on the walls ( I would love to have a painting by Van Gogh) and I will pay special attention to the library, which will probably be the biggest room in the house. I hate over-crowded places so I will make sure that the rooms are ,,empty enough ''

2. Imagine you’re given the classic opportunity: a genie granting you three wishes. What would you wish for? Please be as elaborate as you can. Wishing for more wishes is not permitted!
1) be part of a magical world , such as that of Hogwarts. As a child a part of me somehow hoped this would come true one day and I liked to imagine myself learning all the interesting stuff Harry did at Hogwarts.This is a rather strange wish because it involves creating an entire new world with new people etc, but I could not help mentioning it.
2)a perfect job. I am very indecisive and I do not really know what is best for me . I would like it if I was given a job that fits my personality and takes advantage of my talents and qualities , so that I will be able to be an expert in my domain and leave something behind.
3) become a better person. I know this is a bit foolish , as it is my duty to change that but it would be really nice if I were a better person.Not that I consider myself bad but I believe I still have some things to change . I would also like to get rid of my insecurities and constant fear of failure. People perceive me as confident but deep inside I am not .
3. In your life so far, what accomplishment are you the most proud of? Why? You can list more than one if you have trouble deciding. ;)
Right now what comes to my mind is my success in school and the fact that I went to international Olympiads in science.
4. Which of the following is most important to you: Love, Money, Knowledge, Family, Friendship, Adventure, or Pleasure? Which is the least important to you? Please explain why for each choice.
It was very hard picking between Love and Knowledge , but I finally chose Love because nothing has meaning without Love. And by Love I do not only mean romantic love ,but also love in general , for family , friends etc. Love is the only thing that can make us better and knowledge , for example , is ,,dry’’ and does not produce anything if it is soulless. After Knowledge I would add another value and that is Freedom , especially spiritual freedom. Money means nothing if you cannot have Pleasure or Freedom so it comes after that.I guess the least important is Adventure .
5. What's one quote (or passage, song lyric, etc.) that effectively describes you and your values? Explain.

“Most men will not swim before they are able to.” Is that not witty? Naturally, they won't swim! They are born for the solid earth, not for the water. And naturally they wont think. They are made for life, not for thought. Yes, and he who thinks, what’s more, he who makes thought his business, he may go far in it, but he has bartered the solid earth for the water all the same, and one day he will drown.” Herman Hesse
I do not know if these quote describes me , but they have a lot of meaning to me.

6. How do you manage your money? On that note, how important is money/financial security to you? Go into as much detail as you can.
As I have stated before I would like to have enough money so that I can have freedom to do what I like and maybe travel , but money in itself is not very important to me. Sometimes it gives you power and that is nice but I am not sure if I would like it that much. I like to buy expensive make up and fine quality clothes and I am very picky with everything but I would not say I spend that much money because I do not buy a lot of things. Anyway , this is very subjective because even though my family is not very rich I would say I have a little more money than the average so I never suffered from lack of money.

7. Name (and elaborate on) some of your hobbies. What are your favorite things to do outside of school/the office?
1) Reading + writing: I like reading anything from psychological novels to historical fiction .I am also trying to refine my writing. I do not know if this tells anything about my personality , but my favorite writers are Dostoyevsky and Thomas Mann .I also love historical fiction and my favorite writer from this category would be Maurice Druon. I do not like Fitzgerald and Hemingway( I appreciate their good writing but I just can’t relate to their works in a subjective manner )

2) I do not know if this is a hobby , but I really like to observe people and their behavior and I am quite good at figuring out their character. I am really interested in psychology ( I am now reading Jung an find it very interesting) and I want to spend even more time researching this subject , because I consider having a career in this field.
3)I spend a lot of time taking with my friends( I guess everybody does that) and I really like to discuss my idea on books and other things with them
4)clothes +makeup: I love beautiful things and I have a weakness for expensive makeup . I like to combine colors and look slightly different from the others , while at the same time being appropriate for the occasion. I sometimes draw the clothes I want and go to a tailor , when I cannot find them in the stores.
8. Name three things you are afraid of. Explain.
1) The most important fear I am facing know is that I will choose a wrong career and I will be stuck in a boring routine all my life and fail to exploit my talents.. It would be absolutely horrible for me to have a job that I will not like ,or find boring ,because for me career means something more than money and I always liked to do things with passion
2)I hate being ordinary and I am afraid I will never prove my worth not necessary to the others , but also to myself , by doing something with my talents.
3)I will not find people to love/be loved by or they will die. The worst thing that can happen to anybody.

9. Name (and elaborate on) your top three BEST and top three WORST qualities (personality-related, not physical). Please answer as fully as you can, as this is an important question.
I do not know if this is relevant , but I am either an INFJ or an INTJ
1) I am very curious and inquisitive about everything and I learn very quickly. I am not satisfied with superficial explanations and I like to get to the core of things. I like to know everything I hear about and I do so without getting tired. This is why it is very easy for me at school . I just listen to the teachers and try to find the interesting part in what they say and I learn it without realizing .Then when I go home I do not have to do my homework and I can instead study what I like and read books. I like logical things and in the past I thought I would do something related to Maths but now I realized humanities and creativity are really more important to me.
2) Determined. If I do something , then I like to do it well , to be outstanding. I have always been afraid of mediocrity and I am constantly trying to avoid it. I am also very passionate and put a lot of soul in what I do. Although I completely reject doing things that bore me , when I like something I can spend a lot of time and energy doing it and get a little ,,obsessed" sometimes , to the point that I sometimes ignore things that I see as having little importance.
3) I am loyal to the people I care about. My friendships usually last very long and I have deep feelings for a few people. They can usually rely on me. There is not much to be said about this , but I believe it is a very important trait.
1)I am very intolerant with people ans sometimes I am arrogant . I get very easily annoyed when people are stupid or superficial and I tend to despise them when they do not have the same values as I do. I lose my temper very easily when somebody annoys me and then I regret it. I do not keep grudges or things like that and in the end I like helping people and listening to their stories but people usually do not see that due to the fact that I get annoyed so easily.
2)I am very indecisive. It takes a lot of time for me to take a decision , no matter the topic. I have a lot of doubts about everything and I like to overanalyze and sometimes this is very bad for me. I guess this also comes from a lack of confidence in myself and general pessimism , so that I am always afraid I will make the wrong choice. I am also very internally conflicted and I do not have a very clear image of myself from certain points of view. It ‘ s sometimes easier for me to describe other people and predict what they would do than to this for myself.For people who do not have this problem it does not sound that bad but it is truly horrible
3) I am too honest and I have a very big mouth. I usually stand for what I believe in , sometimes to the point that I hurt people’s feelings. I tell people bluntly what I believe or if they annoy me and this got me into serious trouble because of that. I also tend to make ironic jokes that I do not intend to be mean , but people sometimes do not perceive them as being so.
I do not know if this is a good or a bad trait , but I also tend to be a bit idealistic.

A Song of Ice and Fire Related

1.How many books from the series have you completed?

2.Who are your favorite three characters in the series? Why?
1)Doran Martell: I know he is a minor character and we do not know very much about his life but even those few things I read about him were enough to impress me. What I admire most about him is his wisdom that makes him to be a truly good leader . In spite of his physical frailty his mind is extremely active and he sees and understands things that others do not. Often underestimated and thought to be weak by others he is instead plotting and trying to help his family , but unlike the others , who want immediate results , he is always realistic and waits for the prefect moment to unveil his plans. He even surprises his own daughter when he reveals to her the true nature of his actions . Unlike other rulers in Westeros he values peace and he tries to be loyal not only to his family , but also to his people.he manages to be a good man and at the same time keep himself and his family alive , while other lords tend to be either very unscrupulous or very honorable ,but unpractical . Some might think that he lacks pride , but I believe he is just trying to avoid war , seeking revenge for his sister in a more subtle way .I also like his meditative , melancholic nature , his love of solitude and thinking and his capacity to understand other people's characters. He is the kind of man I would like to go to and ask for advice.
2) Jon Snow : I see Jon Snow as a more interesting and complicated version of Ned Stark. From the beginning I liked his modesty , which was obviously coming from the fact that he was a bastard and the fact that he always seemed to be more mature than the other Stark children. I know these are all fairy-tale traits but I cannot help admiring them ,together with his strong moral sense and his honorable nature. He does not only follow a moral code in a cold , unbending manner , like Stannis Baratheon but seems to know naturally what is right and wrong. He helps Samwell and actually makes him find a way in which he can be useful .. When he becomes Lord Commander he shows great wisdom and courage, leaving prejudice behind and allying with the wildlings. He is one of the few who understand that the true enemies are the Others , and not the wildlings , risking everything because of this.
3)Jaime and Tyrion Lannister : They are both brilliantly written characters and I just cannot decide upon one of them. In a way , I believe their evolutions are related and it is very interesting to compare them , because even though they are opposites from many points of view , they were raised in the same environment and there are many situations that bring them together. I believe it is obvious why I like Tyrion. In a way , each one of us finds or would like to find similarities between themselves and Tyrion : an intelligent , essentially good person who constantly searches recognition and love , but is cruelly rejected due to rather superficial reasons. I also love his sense of humor and his very sharp intelligence that allows him to almost read people’s minds) . Jaime is very different from Tyrion in the beginning : a spoiled , charming and superficial man , who takes everything in life for granted , but it is captivating to see how he turns in a completely different person. I love how his great capacity for love and his devotion are finally put to a good purpose and how he becomes more thoughtful and complex. I also cannot judge him for his affair with Cersei. He actually gave up Casterly Rock for her and he was faithfull when he could have had any woman he wanted. How many nobles from Westeros could claim that?
Other characters I like are the Sand Snakes ( especially the one who is probably at the Citadel) , Rhaegar Targaryen( his story is so appealing in a strange way + the fact that he was so good at everything , but he was actually a melancholic who did not actually wish to be a king ) , Maester Aemon (I admire him for giving up the throne to be a maester , realizing this was what he was good at- it makes you smile given that so many people fight and die for that throne) and Myrcella Baratheon(actually Lannister)- If she grows into the proud , intelligent yet gentle woman she seems to be she's going to be very interesting , especially given the environment in which she was raised and the fact that she is the result of an incestuous affair. I know this is not going to happen but I would see her queen rather than Dany )

3.Who are your least favorite three characters in the series? Why?
I do not like the Freys , the Boltons and Craster , but I guess this is obvious so I will list some characters that are not completely evil or mad.
1) Victarion Greyjoy : I find him very boring and uninteresting. He is not only stupid and limited , but also very mean. A mediocre and mean person. What could be worse??? He just respects some traditions and rules without knowing exactly why , keeping a lot of hatred in his heart , that makes him hurt even the people he claims he loves ( his wife ) .
2) Lysa Arryn : She is another very stupid character that felt overshadowed by her older sister and turned into a very bad person. In the beginning I could feel sorry for her because she failed in the 2 things that she , as a woman , perceived as being the most important in her life :love and family.But her actions are still very bad and thoughtless. Instead of trying to raise her son properly she betrays her husband and her own sister and becomes part of a plot that she cannot even understand , so she ends up being fooled by Littlefinger. There is still an excuse for her , and that is the fact that she does all these things for love. Nevertheless , she is very annoying.
3) Mace Tyrell and his daughter : I see them as wanna-be Lannisters. And unlike the Lannisters, they are also hypocritical and want so seem good ( especially Margaery , Mace is just dumb)
4.#1 Favorite moment in all of ASOIAF so far? Why?I
I have 2 favorite moments : the one in which Jaime helps Tyrion escape and they have that discussion and the one in which the Sand Snakes swear loyalty to Doran Martell. I find the first one very deep and the second empowering.

5. In your dream-world, how would you like to see the series end, and why?
I would like Jon to live and become Lord of Winterfell and maybe marry one of the Sand Snakes. I love Tyrion and Jaime so I wish at least one of them lived and became Lord of Casterly Rock. I hope things will end well for the Dornishmen and people like the Boltons will be finally punished.

Kayikel89 on January 6th, 2014 10:31 am (UTC)
Hi Julianna! It seems your entry is missing an LJ cut, so could you please fix it? The html version of your post should have <* lj-cut text="Westeros Sorting Application" *> as your first line and <* /lj-cut *> as your last (without asterisks and spaces). Thank you!
kylathelurker on January 6th, 2014 12:22 pm (UTC)
You're love of knowledge and the characters you have chosen as favs (not to mention the reasons behind them) really gave me Targaryen vibes so hard.

And kudos to you on getting to the Olympiads for science! Damn girl I wish I was that smart!!!
galadriel97galadriel97 on January 10th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
Re: [Stark]
novindalfnovindalf on January 6th, 2014 12:24 pm (UTC)
I can relate to so much of your app that it's impossible for me not to say Tully. Where you talk about love being the most important - but all kinds of love, not just romantic - particularly resonated with me, and the wanting to live in a magical world (HOGWARTS <3)
louise danger: ff x: lulu so happy you could diealethiometric on January 6th, 2014 12:47 pm (UTC)

I got some Tully and some Martell here and there, but you have a quiet kind of pride and ambition snaking throughout your application which, combined with your fave characters and your best/worst traits, is pushing me somehow toward LANNISTER for you. :)

(edited to add brackets around my house)

Edited at 2014-01-06 12:48 pm (UTC)
moryssa: ASOIAF - Tully Wordsmoryssa on January 6th, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
Well, this doesn't help any... I got a mixture of houses for you-- the main 3 being Tully, Lannister, and Targaryen. :p I was kind of leaning towards Lannister until I got to your book answers, but I just can't believe that a Lannister would give the answer you did for Jon Snow. So I think your moral streak, devotion to family and friends, and overall seemingly calm nature lend itself more to the WarTrouts. Come join us in House Tully. :)
Carlykibethsbark on January 6th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I was going to vote Tyrell until I reached your least favourite characters. XD I think that someone who dislikes the Tyrells for those reasons - and is still Tyrell-esque - would definitely be a Lannister!
Vaidahalorarose on January 6th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)

Totally agree on your least favorite characters.
Linndechir: baratheon2linndechir on January 6th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
I also thought Tyrell at first, but given your dislike for Mace and Margaery, I doubt you'd be particularly happy if you ended up as a Tyrell. Except I don't get Lannister vibes from you at all and I'm actually a bit stumped here. I guess Targaryen would not be the worst choice.
Her Hamsternesshamsterwoman on January 6th, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
I totally see where the Lannister votes are coming from, but find myself dithering between Lannister and Targaryen. I think ultimately I feel more Targaryen in your fear of being ordinary and your first wish. But Lannister is a good fit, too.
Bay Alexisonbay115 on January 6th, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
I feel you fit in Tully best due to your responses concerning love and loyalty to family and friends. Also in your favorite moments section you have a preference for sibling interaction.
Sammymissyquill on January 6th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
I have to admit this was almost a draw beteen Martell and Targaryen in the beginning but the more I read, the more Lannister qualities came through. I missed it at first because people associate them with the tactical genius of Tywin or the cunning of Cersei but you seem like Uncle Kevan or how I'd imagine Joanne to be. I think you'll do very well with us lions at Casterly Rock. <3
ѕιмonmoderntrickster on January 7th, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)
Coming in with another Lannister!
Kahwindfury on January 7th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
Steph: tullygirlskyclearblue on January 7th, 2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
You're pretty tricky! We don't often see mixed votes for Lannister and Tully. Personally I see you as either a Tully or a Targ...and in the end I have to say you're one of us. Tully! Your combined passion, indecision, and love of love swayed me.

Edited at 2014-01-07 03:19 pm (UTC)
Kitkitrinlu on January 8th, 2014 09:01 am (UTC)
Targaryen, with a side helping of Lannister.