It wouldn’t be a true Potterweek if we didn’t talk about our sortings. Here are three sorting stories from a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and a Slytherin! Whos’ who? Read on!!
I’m not going to lie I’ve sorted on Pottermore many times. No, seriously something like 15 times (or more…I get bored and in a Potter mood and sort…it’s fun…deal with it.) And personally I can see a bit of each house in myself especially depending on my mood. I agree with the Sorting Hat. That said let me explain myself a bit more fully.
My very first sorting put me into Hufflepuff and, I’m not going to lie, I was very unhappy. The welcome letter didn’t help much but at that point I was focused on trying to intentionally sort into the other houses so I could see the letters they all got and what the different House Common Room’s looked like.
Once, I managed that (and it wasn’t hard really) I cleared my head for a few days and came back to try again. I decided I would do 5 sortings, that way if I somehow managed to get all 4 houses again I’d have a tie breaker I managed to get both Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff twice with the fifth being an Hat-Stall between the 2 houses (out of annoyance I chose Ravenclaw). I know it seems unreal, but it’s true and the exact reason that I tried 3 more times a week later. So the 3 resulting sortings placed me in Slytherin, Gryffindor, and Hufflepuff. I was back to a tie between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.
At this point, I’d been a member of Pottermore for a while and I saw this video:
So then I decided: Jo wrote this quiz, she knows her characters and their personalities. She obviously feels that I am more Hufflepuff than anything. Plus her daughter is right too. People should want to be Hufflepuffs. They’re kind, hard working, patient and loyal people. Those are some pretty amazing qualities. But I also had the lingering thought in my mind that I was also placed in Ravenclaw just as many times. Let’s face it Ravenclaws have some pretty awesome qualities too. They’re clever, creative, always willing to learn everything they can, and they’re even described as eccentric from time to time.
So it was time to break the tie. I was pretty confident that it would only take one more quiz to get me where I belonged considering I only got Gryffindor and Slytherin once, each while forcing it. So I waited until the next day so that the video wasn’t fresh in my head. I cleared my mind of any preconceived ideas I had of where I thought I belonged (which wasn’t hard because I really had no idea at this point.) Then I took the quiz again.
Sure enough, it was Hufflepuff! I should’ve never doubted myself and certainly not Jo. Honestly the more I thought about it and talked to friends that are also Potter fans about it, I saw it. One even told me that she felt I was a Hufflepuff with Ravenclaw tendencies but first and foremost a Hufflepuff.
After all the worry, I was placed where I should’ve been all along. I am a Proud Hufflepuff! GO, BADGERS!
Like any Potterhead, I took multiple tests that were available online. My results were varied between Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. I personally self-identified as a Ravenclaw for quite some time, however, my husband said I was a Puff. Then came Pottermore. Knowing that Jo wrote the quiz, I took it very seriously and only took the quiz once. Much to my chagrin, I got Slytherin. I was so very upset by this at first. After I read the welcome information, though, I felt better. I think so much of the misunderstanding regarding Slytherins is because the books are based on Harry’s point of view, therefore the only Slytherins represented are those he had issues with. The Slytherin welcome suggests that Slytherins are more loyal to their housemates than Ravenclaws which I found interesting. Many of the things in the description actually fit me perfectly – and the revelation that Merlin was a Slytherin? That is freaking awesome! I am happy to say that I am now a proud Slytherin with the utmost Slytherin Pride!
I was lucky enough to get into the Pottermore beta seconds before all the spots were taken. I did what I needed to, got to the sorting, answered very carefully, and waited for my result. I thought I’d be in Hufflepuff because I didn’t think I was brave enough or smart enough and I hoped I wasn’t selfish enough. These are all 2011 Hadas’s thoughts and I’ve learned a lot more about the fluidity of the houses and their unique benefits.
I was really pleasantly surprised. This means so much to me as a Potterdork. The Gryffindor attribute of bravery is one I aspire to. Obviously, I have a lot of nerve, but a lot of it is just talk. ;)
On our Wine ep, Lindsey asked for our New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve never made one, but I decided to declare on that ep that I’d be working on taking more risks. Sometimes the hardest risks are just standing up for myself and it’s terrifying! Hopefully, I’m inching closer to being a true Lion!
Fellow Gryffindors, Hat Stalls, Gryffinclaws, or Hermione lovers from all houses, check out our recently added merch with her beautiful mug. Oh and there are mugs!
For more #Potterweek check out the following posts!
PotterVerse: Clever Naming and the Importance of Mothers
PotterPeeps: Severus Snape, Hagrid’s Birthday Cake for Harry, Least Favorite Character: Dumbledore, & Favorite Character: Draco
PotterPonderings: Mental Health, Circle Theory, CrackPot Theories, Lessons Learned from Dumbledore, Voldemort, Snape, and James
PotterHouse: Sorting Stories, Slytherin and Proud, CharmBomb
PotterParks: Potterhead Family Trip, Ashley and Debbie from You Haven’t Seen?!