The ‘Harry Potter’ series took over the world (I don’t mean that there are giant ‘Harry Potter’ books roaming the world and conquering it or that the characters have come out of the book – this isn’t Ink Heart. Just that, the books and movies became astronomically popular. Fear not, my friends, you aren’t going to be crushed by giant books or have to deal with Voldermort), and many people remain a fan long after. Like many others, I am a fan – I spent my last birthday at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. See post about it here – but up until very recently, I hadn’t joined Pottermore. *Gasp* I know. I know. Some of you may be thinking: You call yourself a fan? I don’t know why I haven’t joined… Is it possible that I, like Harry – look at me, I can relate to Harry Potter – was worried about which house I would be sorted into? We don’t get a choice like Harry – Gryffindor was the one he really wanted and the Sorting Hat took that into consideration.
For those of you who haven’t been on the Pottermore site, have you chosen what house you consider yourself to be a member of? And for those of you who are on Pottermore, did you get a different house to the one you considered yourself a member of? I have always considered myself a Gryffindor. I mean, hello, Harry Potter is a member… They seem to be loyal, smart and brave. So, I joined Pottermore, answered the questions for the Sorting Hat and got…
I thought… Well, I’m not really sure what I thought… I mean, as disasters go, this really isn’t major, but I wanted Gryffindor. I wanted my assumptions to be confirmed. But, you know what? I no longer mind too much. I still consider myself a Gryffindor – I’m both. (Don’t tell me I can’t be both!) Hufflepuff gets along best with Gryffindor, so I most certainly am both! When you are sorted into a house you receive a welcome message; I won’t reveal any Hufflepuff secrets (they’re all very top secret ;)), but I will reveal some things from my welcome message.
“First of all, let’s deal with a perennial myth about the place, which is that we’re the least clever house. WRONG. Hufflepuff is certainly the least boastful house, but we’ve produced just as many brilliant witches and wizards as any other.” Do you hear that? Us Hufflepuffs are modest, intelligent people. There are many successful Hufflepuffs – did you know the “world authority on magical creatures” is a Hufflepuff? Newt Scamander is his name; I assume many have heard of him as Eddie Redmayne is going to be playing him in the new ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off movies.
“Hufflepuffs are trustworthy and loyal. We don’t shoot our mouths off, but cross us at your peril; like our emblem, the badger, we will protect ourselves, our friends and our families against all-comers. Nobody intimidates us.” Wow, who knew I was so much like a badger?
Also, our house has produced the fewest Dark witches and wizards – so stick that in ya pipe and smoke it. (Wow, I’m in a feisty mood, aren’t I? Haha, just ignore me. No, don’t. I’ll get upset. Where does that saying even come from anyway? Anyways, moving on.)
Sorry, that’s all I can reveal: you don’t have security clearance to know anymore. So, I’m not quite sure what point I was working towards, maybe don’t be too quick to assume you’ll be disappointed…? I’m proud to say I’m a Hufflepuff! (And a Gryffindor.)