Hallo, Sarah. It's nice to meet new faces, particularly those of people whose names do not contain the letters, E-T-A-N, in reverse order.Hello there, Dieter, my name is Sarah, I hope you don't mind if I ask you some questions.
You've mentioned quite a lot that you don't like Igor Karkaroff, and, I think, jinxed him once or twice. Did you get into trouble for that?
Yes, I unfortunately got in trouble a few times. It's pretty unfair. Students should be rewarded for jinxing Karkaroff, not the opposite.
Have you had a detention yet?
Again, yes. I had a detention in my first week, actually. I had punched the aforementioned Slav in the face, and he turned me in. At least he was punished too, because the Deputy Rector said Karkaroff had provoked the punching.
Where do you see yourself in ten years time?
I don't really know. I know I'll be older and taller, but as for what I will do? Well, I've had ideas of maybe serving the state, like be in the Schutzstaffel or the Luftwaffe, but being a wizard opens up a whole bunch of possibilities. Some magical equivalent like the ZVK is an option. Overall, I don't know where I'll be in ten years, but I know that I want to be doing something productive and useful to the nation.
I know it's a long way off, but once you've finished school, do you see yourself intergrating back into the Muggle world, or staying within the wizarding world?
Well, this question will probably be obsolete in a few years, or maybe a decade at the most. The Zaubererreich's mission is to eliminate the Statute of Secrecy and bring all wizards out of hiding, so there won't be any distinction between the wizarding and Muggle worlds. They will both be an ordered, harmonious whole.
What was your last piece of homework about?
I had to write a 500 word paper explaining early wizard/Muggle societies in ancient Germania, for History of Magic. I left it for last, because I really don't like the professor, but not that the order of what assignments you completes makes any difference...
What is your favourite time of year?
It used to be winter back home. I liked the scenery, the hot cocoa, and all the snowball ammunition just lying around, but my first REAL winter at Durmstrang has made me change my mind.
Are there any spells taught to older students in their classes that you are looking forward to learning?
I don't know much about what the older students are learning, but I do look forward to learning more combat spells in Defensive Magic. Learning how to duplicate things in Transfiguration sounds fun, too.
Well, it was nice talking to you, Sarah. Now I have to commune with Nate again...
Too bad for you. And by the way, 'Ami' does mean American. I wasn't being lazy - in fact, you're the lazy one for not bothering to look the word up!Hey, I saw those three things you used to describe me. Words hurt, man! And you say I'm lazy? You don't even bother to write out 'American'! Molly says that Ami is the name of one of the characters in Sailor Moon. You turned me into a Japanese cartoon character in a ridiculously short skirt!
Now I'm NEVER going to get Alaia Grace!
And a ridiculously short skirt would suit you, Nate.
What Professor gives the most 'creative' detentions at your school. All the professors at Skat-Hatokha love this method of punishment. Once, Professor Leslie made a girl follow him around for a whole day, and everytime he was right and another person was wrong, she had to perform the 'I Told You So' dance on his behalf.
None of the professors actually administer detentions, as far as I've experienced. They give you a detention, but it's the Deputy Rector who picks the actual punishment, to be carried out under the Groundskeeper's supervision. Usually, detentions are difficult and dirty work, all done without magic, of course.
I don't know what Professor Simonov would do if he had authority over punishments. Nothing good, probably.
It has been pretty well establish that once you join the wizarding world, there is no going back (they're like the Mafia). What kind of wizarding career could you see yourself doing?
As I said before, in the near future there will be no distinction between the Muggle and wizarding worlds. I could probably become a wizard fighter pilot if I really wanted to.
Do you have any aunts, uncles, cousins, or anything like that? I've only ever heard you talk about your immediate family.
I do have an extended family, but none of them live nearby. My uncle on my mother's side has a family we visit infrequently, so I can't say I'm close to them. I also have an aunt we don't talk about. Both grandparents on my mother's side died before I was born - Spanish Influenza, I think.
On my father's side of the family, only my grandfather survives. My father's brother was killed in the Great War, in France - we have his Iron Cross, Second Class. My grandmother died when I was eight, I think, but my grandfather Wilhelm Heydrich is still alive.
What country, other than Europe, would you most like to visit?
Europe is not a country, Nate. Are you just stupid, or are your schools in the United States that bad?
How are you adjusting to the cold at Durmstrang? Last year, it was -30 degrees C (you do the conversions) for a whole week, and Molly didn't leave her room for the whole time. Just microwavable macaroni, me, and the nuns. *Shudder* It was an ugly time for me as well!
Why do I need to do conversions if you already gave me the temperature in Celsius?
Well, I cope by wearing my fur winter coat, staying inside, and only going outside to attend Flying/Quidditch and Herbology classes. The Great Hall always has hot drinks available, so I staying there is an option. The Common Room is warm too, but it doesn't have hot chocolate.
And what do you mean you don't know anything about American schools? You've been talking to me for months and hearing about Skat-Hatokha! Granted...no one in the US seems to know about either, but that's not the point!
Well, sorry, but I forgot about your school. See, that's how big of an impression Skat-Hatokha has made on me.
~ Dieter Hedrich