I had always assumed that each house had roughly the same amount of students sorted into it at Hogwarts, so it just makes sense that it’s the same on Pottermore. All the houses have really great attributes, and being in one doesn’t mean that you lack the qualities of the others. Look at Neville—he fought with the hat because he didn’t think he was brave enough to be a Gryffindor and look what he became. Look at Hermione—she probably should have been sorted into Ravenclaw because of her brains and obsession with her grades, but being in Gryffindor opened her up to a side of herself that she didn’t know she had.
So you’re in Gryffindor. Maybe you’re braver than you thought.
Hufflepuff? You’re more loyal than you give yourself credit for.
Slytherin? Maybe it’s time to take your goals more seriously, use that cunning and ambition that you didn’t think you have.
Ravenclaw? It doesn’t mean that you have to love school or even do well in it—you just have to admit that you’re curious about the world and want to learn things (even if it’s only unconventional learning).
And really, at the end of the day, your house is just where you sleep at night.
Sometimes, it makes me so angry to read essays/rants about Snape and how wonderful it was that he could love Lily so much that he would risk everything blah blah blah. Because he didn’t. He had an infatuation and a huge guilt complex, and that doesn’t give him a free pass to be a bully and treat Harry like shit just because he lived while Lily died.
And Petunia, I don’t care how upset you are that your sister got to go to Hogwarts and you had to stay at home. So what if it seemed like your parents liked her more. I’m sorry Snape made a tree branch fall on you, but join the club. Nothing gives you the right to lock a kid in a closet and starve him just because he might be like his mom.
Internet Filtration System of the Day: A modest proposal from Matthew Baldwin (AKA defective yeti): Internet Access Captchas to keep certain less-desirable types off the Information Superhighway.
Here’s what happens when
you’re your grammar skills aren’t up to snuff:
Yes. This. Oh please, yes.