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15 April 2012 @ 12:40 pm
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Finally! My confirmation e-mail was so slow, I think it must have been actualfax delivered by an owl.

I don't know if I'll end up playing the full game (probably not), but I reallyreally wanted to be ~officially sorted~ by JKR's method since I've never really felt like I fit into any particular house. And lol, now I have been:



I still feel like this is a little bit wrong, to be honest. The traits I value the most are loyalty and intelligence. Even the better portrayals of Slytherins in the book featured a lot of self-interested, self-aggrandizing behavior that I don't like or relate to. I feel like I'm too idealistic to be a Slytherin! But I know I'm not a Hufflepuff. I was kind of relieved not to be a Ravenclaw because even though I got sorted there a lot in the meme that went around a year ago, I'm kind of urgh about academia and have always been a super lazy student. Also, I'd always be locked out of the common room if I had to answer a philosophical question to get into it, lbr. And while I'd love to be a Gryffindor since all of my faves from the book are Gryffindors, I'm not brave, and I think things through (read: overthink!) before I do them. So w/e, I guess maybe Slytherin is the best fit.
 
 
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myfriendamymyfriendamy on April 15th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
I knew it.
keenai: hp - weasley is our kingkeenai on April 15th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Your reasons are my reasons for not wanting to be a Ravenclaw. I'm like Ron and Harry that way.
the mapmaking sort of cartographer: Nevillealmightychrissy on April 16th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
I AM SO UPSET ABOUT NOT BEING A RAVENCLAW. I mean, whatever, I like Hufflepuff, I am a nice person, etc etc, BUT COME ON. I am a total academics nerd! I have LIED TO PEOPLE so that I can have more bookreading time!

Okay, I am going to be an adult now. (and, uhm. possibly make an alternate account and game the sorting hat.)
living every week like it's shark week: tophboosette on April 16th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
behold: I do not have a harry potter icon, so you can all make one up in your mind.
OOOOH, IT'S OUT OF BETA NOW?????

I think there's some (read: LOTS) of dissonance between what canon tells us about Slytherin and what canon shows us about Slytherin -- The difficult bit is sussing out which traits are negative because they're shown through Harry's limited perspective, and which are legitimately part of what makes the house itself.

(Having Snape as head-of-house certainly wouldn't have fostered an environment of loving kindness, that's for sure.)

I, meanwhile, sorted into Hufflepuff (as if there was ever any doubt) and it's like a piece of my identity has been confirmed (Way to go pop culture osmosis!).
felicitykingfelicityking on April 17th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
I'm having spasms over having been placed in Slytherin. Your reasons for disliking them are the same as mine. None of them come as good. They are all slimy, shady characters. Even Snape at his best wasn't the flawless Man of the Hour as so many romanticize him as being (he always hated Harry for being James' son).

Glad you are there though. It will make it a little less lonely.
bellesbellsbellesbells on April 22nd, 2012 10:19 am (UTC)
I always hated the house system of the HP universe, because unlike regular schools, these labels are actually official and given to you the moment you enter Hogwarts. You're stuck with it - be it nerd/showoff/bad/average - til you graduate. And it's sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy too, which makes you wonder why they'd have a house where they basically inform you that you might have "the tendency to become evil", or a house that says "girl, you dumb. So be nice."

I had more fun finding out which wand I got.
Sarpaceisthetrick on May 2nd, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
I'm in Slytherin too, but I'm proud of the fact (Is it cliche for me to say they're just misunderstood?). I'm not sure if I'm gonna play the game either.

PS I appreciate you tagging this as "very serious business".