Marketing Professor: Only Hufflepuffs Totally Loyal to Harry

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Oct 20, 2008

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The Telegraph is reporting tonight that a professor in the UK has done a study on readers of the Harry Potter novels, with the findings apparently revealing there are four distinct type of readers. According to the report, Professor Stephen Brown of the Ulster Business School says the groups closely mirror the Houses of Hogwarts, and indicates the breakdown of the groups as follows:

  • ‘Hufflepuff’ readers take the tales at a slow, steady and systematic pace and enjoy re-reading the books over and over.
  • ‘Gryffindor’ readers are eager and energetic and will
    devour the latest Potter book in one sitting, but quickly move on to
    new things.
  • ‘Ravenclaws’ are subversive and take
    the stories with a pinch of salt, while ‘Slytherin’ readers are not
    fussed about the books.They prefer the films but pretend to have read the books when it suits them.

Speaking about potential sales and continuing interest in Harry Potter now that the seventh and final book in the series has been published, Professor Brown said “It is an interesting time in the development of the Potter brand
because a lot of people have moved on. It will only be people who revel
in his world who will continue with their admiration of the brand,” he
forecast.

He also noted that “Only the Hufflepuffs are totally loyal to Harry, the Gryffindors are
already moving on to other things, the Slytherins never really liked
him anyway and the Ravenclaws are too busy writing their own fan
fiction or posting spoof videos on YouTube.”

Finally, Professor Brown said that the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling do not have staying power, and noted “It could come back into fashion but I think it could be like many fads
and just fade away and people will look back and say ‘Why did we ever
read this stuff?’ “

No word if Professor Brown has ever visited a Harry Potter fan site while doing the research.





220 Responses to Marketing Professor: Only Hufflepuffs Totally Loyal to Harry

Avatar Image says: Well, based on that guess I am a Hufflepuff reader I enjoy reading the series over and over :DAvatar Image says: Seems fairly accurate, though mention of fansites would probably lend him more credibility. He's going to get totally trashed by the commenters by calling it a fad that people will look back on with distaste....Avatar Image says: agreed. proud to be a hufflepuffian reader! Avatar Image says: I'd be a Hufflepuff/Gryffindor hybrid. I devour them in one sitting, but I reread them over and over. Plus, he forgot a huge part of the readership. The ones who obsess over the book, but they interpret everything incorrectly and/or only how they want to see it. The selective readers! Who would they be? The Death Eaters?? lol :)Avatar Image says: Hey, don't besmirch the fanfics! I really hope it doesn't all become a fad :( "No word if Professor Brown has ever visited a Harry Potter fan site while doing the research."- I love you Sue! Avatar Image says: He's kind of dumb. Just saying, cause I'm a Gryffindor and I will never get tired of Harry Potter. Oh, and it will never go out of style. NEVER.Avatar Image says: im a hufflepuff all the way! WOOHOO!!!Avatar Image says: Shall I split myself? I read the books in a rush, but I love to read them over and over, too. Gryffinpuff or something... Avatar Image says: The first time I read each book I would read it in one day -- maybe two -- which is akin to Gryffindor. Basically I wanted to find out what happened. I've re-read the series several times, but those times slower, giving me time to more fully analysis and ponder what was written. However, I've tried several on-line sorting sites, and each time I get sorted into Ravenclaw.Avatar Image says: I'm truly a Hufflepuff through and through!Avatar Image says: Same as Steph here! I'm a 'Huffledor' as well ;-) Or just a Hufflepuff who reads it in one go And the readers that interpret it all wrong- not death eaters. I think they're muggles! :-PAvatar Image says: About the question whether the books will live on or not... Can't blame him for saying they won't, since we don't know yet! It's up to us to prove him wrong in the future!Avatar Image says: I think I like this being a "Huffledor" thing. And I'm totally re-reading them right now! I've gotta read em every three months or I start going through withdrawl. Avatar Image says: I've read comments on other sites as well: lots of people read it in one go, yet keep rereading them. So I guess the professor tried to put us in boxes, but it doesn't quite fit! :-)Avatar Image says: "It could come back into fashion but I think it could be like many fads and just fade away and people will look back and say 'Why did we ever read this stuff?'" Oh man I wish Prof. Brown would bet me money on that prediction. Easy money. Too easy. Almost like stealing.Avatar Image says: @ Mimblewimble I think Prof. Brown must be a Slytherin ;-)Avatar Image says: Gee... at first when I found out I was a hufflepuff I got all mad and said "NO! I wanna be a Ravenclaw!" Then it said hufflepuffs are the only ones who are loyal to harry and I was like "HELL YA I'M HUFFLEPUFF ALL THE WAY BABY!!"Avatar Image says: I agree with the Hufflepuff and Gryffindor qualities, but I think he's been a little to harsh on us Ravenclaws. Not all Ravenclaws are so cynical . . . think of Luna, she's one of Harry's most dedicated followers.Avatar Image says: Ahahahahahahahah. And of course Sue would be the one to post this.Avatar Image says: I don't think it's a fad, even if it fades a bit. The Lord of the Rings and Narnia aren't fads, and neither is this. The story is woven too well to fray much at the edges.Avatar Image says: I don't think Narnia is as big as Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter to be honest...Avatar Image says: Hmm, that's a very accurate division of readers! I started as a Hufflepuff, but with the later books, especially 6 and 7, I started to burn through them, eager to finish them. Now I'm back at being Hufflepuff, as I'm rereading HP1 and 7. I do disagree about HP being a fad though. Even now, there are people just discovering the Harry Potter books and falling in love with them. I remember at the beginning of this year reading a blogpost from Steven Levitt of Freakonomics fame. He read the whole series in 4 months and said that after finishing, he felt "depressed and empty" (to which I responded: "Try 7 years! :( "). Avatar Image says: a ravenclaw for real but it looks like I am a hufflepuff reader. I bet Sue couldn't wait to post about Hufflepuff. squee! :)Avatar Image says: Obviously there are different levels of fandom-mania, but attributing Houses to divisions of the fandom is sketchy and falls back too much on stereotypes. Bring along the next pyschoanalysis of the fandom already. Two final words: Zacharias Smith.Avatar Image says: @ If I'm a Hufflepuff, I'm switching to Durmstrang You sound like a real Gryffindor? ;-)Avatar Image says: (i'm referring to your name )Avatar Image says: I'm a Griffelpuff.. I read them super fast, read them over and over again, and am a fan until the day I die :)Avatar Image says: GAHH! Puff Pride all the way! Oh, that was AWESOME! ...except the part about it being a fad... ha! yeah right... :DAvatar Image says: I think i have to say I am a hufflepuff, I was never a great reader, but Harry Potter got me excited (in my 20's) to read other things, made reading less intimidating and less scary, but I read Harry over and over again and will continue doing so.Avatar Image says: Actually, with me, it seems that I read less, now that I have Harry Potter: I don't read THAT much, so when I do, it's less often a new book now, since I want to reread HP. So I reread HP loads, but that makes me read less new stuffAvatar Image says: I have to disagree with this guy. I am a Gryffindor through and through and have "devoured" the books...over and over again. When something new worth looking into comes along within the Harry Potter brand, we Gryffindors will be all over it, I have no doubt. We may have moved on to save ourselves from literary doldrums, but will be happy to come back at any chance we can get.Avatar Image says: I take offense to his proclamations. I'm a Slytherin and I love the series. I've read the books several times already and continue to enjoy reading them. As far as Harry Potter the series goes, I'd say I was a very loyal fan... of the series. Harry the character... well, I am a Slytherin. What can you expect?Avatar Image says: anyone that goes to the cons and symposiums are Hufflepuff readers or should be.Avatar Image says: I am a Gryffindor however I enjoy reading the books to my grandchildren. They are really into the books and movies. We read the book and then watch the movie. My Grandson said he like pretending to be Ron Weasly .. I guess because he has the red hair and blue grey eyes... he loves the series ...Avatar Image says: I guess we're all Hufflepuffs then... :D Avatar Image says: Fascinating! I always knew I was a Gryffinpuff. I have devoured the books and yet read them over and over again, I am extraordinarily passionate and yet always have stayed loyal to Harry. And Ha ha Professor Brown... Harry Potter is staying forever!Avatar Image says: im a hufflepuff, through and through :) awesome article.Avatar Image says: Professor Brown sounds somewhat ignorant to me... he doesn't exactly sound like an avid fan, so why even bother by saying this stuff? Harry Potter will never die out!!!! I'm making my kids and my grand kids and my great grand kids read them! When I get there at least.Avatar Image says: Aren't most fans "Hufflepuff"? There're a quite a lot of us who still enjoy rereading the books. ha- loved what you said at the end, Sue!Avatar Image says: "It could come back into fashion but I think it could be like many fads and just fade away and people will look back and say ‘Why did we ever read this stuff?’" "Oh man I wish Prof. Brown would bet me money on that prediction. Easy money. Too easy. Almost like stealing."-Mimblewimble haha thats great and so true Mimblewimble! He needs to come on here and see all of us and realize how much we are committed to the series for the long-run. I considered myself a ravenclaw, but disagree with his statement. Yes I love to write fanfiction and make tributes on youtube, but I love to re-read the stories and I'm totally loyal to Harry! Avatar Image says: first of all, doesnt he contradict himself, first saying that Ravenclaws read it with a grain of salt, then saying that they're busy writing fanfic and spoofs?? Second, I agree with a comparison to LOTR and Narnia... while the hype will never reach the heights it had in the past, it will be one of those things that we all pass down to our kids/the next generation.Avatar Image says: A fad?!?!?!?!?! I'm a Gryffinpuff reader!Avatar Image says: I'd be interested to see which lasts longer, Professor Brown's report or Jo's books. I can imagine people looking back on his papers and saying "Why did we every read this stuff?".Avatar Image says: Well, I guess based on this, I'm definitely a Huffledor....Interesting.Avatar Image says: so i'm a hufflepuff/gryffindor.. I love reading the books over and over.. but i do read them fast and i read other series.. but i'm still loyal to harry potter... I'm a Gryffinpuff or a Huffledor.. lol..Avatar Image says: Yay Hufflepuff! LOL! Though I know quite a few people in Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, and yes, Slytherin, who are loyal fans as well. . . Great last line, Sue! :DAvatar Image says: What was the last fad that lasted 11 years? Seems to me they've largely proved their staying power already.Avatar Image says: one has to wonder if sue changed professor brown's results to those of her liking... ;) haha just kidding. love ya sue!Avatar Image says: Hopefully we Hufflepuffs can keep this series alive long enough to still have interest when Half-Blood Prince is FINALLY released in the theaters... Surely, anyone who has actually 'thought' about the HP series rather than glazing over it for a quick read weekend of entertainment will agree that it has staying power.Avatar Image says: Interesting...Yes, I have always considered myself a Hufflepuff and am definately a Hufflepuff reader - slow, steady and systematic :) Though I have to disagree on his final statement that HP books would lose staying power - these books are classics and will be read for many generations to come :)Avatar Image says: amazing, I'm a hufflepuff and a hufflepuff does that make any sense at all?Avatar Image says: I very much disagree. In this logic, we would all be Hufflepuffs, would we not? Not to mention the things that he said about the books. I'm not entirely sure this should even be worthy of a post.Avatar Image says: As I always have said, then it seems like I am a Hufflepuff because of the way I reacted to the books. I still enjoy every once in a while reading passages of them and rediscovering the joy. Nice guess Prof Brown!Avatar Image says: Hufflepuffs for the win! : )Avatar Image says: I am, most definitely, a Gryffindor. I have not read all through the comments, but this begs one question: Where is Slytherin, in all this? Are they not one of the houses, in Hogwarts? No mention, that I can see, of Slytherin! Hmmmmm!?Avatar Image says: Amen, fellow Hufflepuff!Avatar Image says: I guess I'll claim my Ravenpuff side for this! I'm still rereading the books!Avatar Image says: Did go back, and re-read Professor Brown's article. The last paragraph ["Finally...."why did we ever read this stuff"] is rather interesting. NOT He, apparently has never been, as someone else we know, to a fansite. Also, this is not a "fad"...I think, possibly, that many adults may grow to not read ANYTHING, after a while. Then, again, I may be wrong. Before everyone jumps my collective arse, let me add: 'Harry Potter' will be about as much of a "fad" as Shakespeare or Dickens! It is an historic series of books, written by an extraordinary lady, about an extraordinary "world". And it has sparked a reading frenzy, that will never be equaled, in our children, as well as ourselves. I know that my child reads them. I'm pretty sure his children will read them, on and on. I can even see 'Harry Potter' becoming a "staple", in High School English classes. Along with Tolstoy and Steinbeck. After all. There are already College English Courses that focus on JKR and 'Harry Potter'....I'm just sayin.' Forgive my long windedness! A true Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw [and yes, even Slytherin] knows the way!Avatar Image says: I guess all of us here are Hufflepuffs. Surprise! Who would go back and wonder why we read Harry Potter? That is blasphemy, I tell you! Harry has staying power and the potential to become a classic. I, for one, will love his tales and the world he spawned my entire life. Harry forever!Avatar Image says: I should really "porf red" before I post! LOL A couple of minor "corrections" #1: should read "NOT!!" #2 should read " He, apparently has never been, [as someone else we know POINTED OUT] to a fansite" Sorry about the "errors"Avatar Image says: I am a proud Slytherin who definitely prefers the books over the movies and has read each book more than 10 times. Yeah, this guy definitely did not do his homework. No staying power? Tell that to the millions of fans who have been loyal for years. Avatar Image says: huh. I'm some kind of Gryffindor Hufflepuff hybrid. I devoured them quickly enough but then I read them over and over and over and....well I am listening to the OotP audiobook right now. I do eat other books happily and get into other books/movies/anime/what-have-you, but, I always come back to HP and something has had anywhere near the impact HP has had on me. I can no more leave behind the Harry Potter universe for something else then I can remove my arm and put on others as I see fit. It would appear that he failed to take into account that some Harry Potter fans have spent several years growing up with Harry, and, that that kind of connection may prove more lasting than other interests we may have, and that the speed at which we read the books is pretty irrelevant when you can spend so much time as the series develops mulling it all over and that fanfiction and other fan works can involve a lot of devotion and understanding and exploration. Then again, the very presence of a person on this site with any regularity now, might suggest a somewhat skewed sample... :-DAvatar Image says: he's stupidAvatar Image says: WOOT! I'm in Hufflepuff! I've known for a while though. I even have a Hufflepuff scarf!Avatar Image says: I don't think we'll look back and say 'why did we ever read that?' though. HP is awesome, and I know I'll look back and say with confidence it's one of the best series of books I've ever read.Avatar Image says: I always score Slytherin and am just as obsessed as Hufflepuffs. And Gryffindor moving on to other things? He shouldn't say ONLY the Hufflepuff's are loyal, he should say that 'mostly Hufflepuff's are loyal'. I say this is hogwash.Avatar Image says: this seems a bit odd because we all arent hufflepuffs, yet we continue to reread over and over... he's wrong! Avatar Image says: I'm a Griffinpuff or Huffledor or something like it!!Avatar Image says: Truly ignorant was this professor. Why would you try to put a world wide fandom easily a million strong into not only four, but four extremely limited groups. Pretty ignorant if you ask me. This is a great news post to show what everyone else thinks. Avatar Image says: Yeah! Go Hufflepuff! Woot!Avatar Image says: well whatever. i usually read two to three different books at a time and one of them is always a harry potter. i'm currently (re)reading POA; before that was DH. =) tis been YEARS and i never tire of 'em.Avatar Image says: That's quite clever, but I have to admit I rabidly and rapidly devour all things HP though my devotion has never waned and I re-read, re-view, etc. Still quite clever.Avatar Image says: I am obvioulsly a Gryffinpuff. I read the books at one sitting, but I go back and re read them over and over. Definately not a fad. Avatar Image says: Has anyone here NOT read the HP books a hundred times over? This survey is greatly favored towards Hufflepuffs.Avatar Image says: Is this the same guy who wrote the Harry Potter and Marketing book a few years ago? If so, I got the opinion he didn't udnerstand marketing OR Harry Potter. Avatar Image says: What a crock. I am a Gryffindor through and through, I have read every book at least ten times, watched the movies too many times to count, written fan fiction, debated topics ad nauseam, I spend at least some time every single day on Leaky, often visit other fan sites and Harry is my ultimate Hero. I dress up for all midnight releases/openings and go in some sort of HP theme for Halloween just about every year with my entire family. That is NOT a fad, it is a lifestyle! LOL True, I read the books quickly, but that has more to do with the pace of the story and the awesome writing. They are easy to read because they are so exciting and character driven and they lead you on. HP will NEVER go out. Never. It is a classic for the ages. I think he must have had a preconceived notion about what he was "studying" and clearly he did not do a very thorough job if he didn't visit any fan sites. I'm a 40 year old mother of three and the HP series of books are my favorites of all time. I read anything and everything, but I always come back to HP. He should have taken a wider sample of the population!Avatar Image says: Huffledor ftwAvatar Image says: you know i always suspected i might be a hufflepuff . as for the prediction mimble i agree, people will read these books as long people can read.Avatar Image says: Further Proof that I am a GryffinPuff. Yes, I read DH in 12 hrs straight (the others weren't quite so quick...) And like most everyone here, I have re-read the books more than a couple times. Avatar Image says: Griffinpuff all the way!! - I think there are many of us (at least those who are posting on fan sites anyway - may be a biased sample. Anyhow, Dr. Brown may have missed a segment of the population, or didn't get the nuances of his data. Also, what about those many of us who read (and re-read) not just for entertainment but to pull out the literary myths and deeper meanings?Avatar Image says: His studies were kind of lame. Anyone could have concluded what he did. And who would ever say, "Why did we ever read this stuff?" to Harry Potter?? I think he's just BSing for some research project.Avatar Image says: I did read DH in one go, and then read it again. And again. And have stopped re-reading the books. Not out of lack of interest, but mainly because I can quote from them by now, having reread them all at least five times, and book one at least ten times. But my interest hasn't waned, as I look for HP news every day and pre-ordered Tales and the Prequel as soon as was humanly possible. So yes, book-wise I've moved onwards. But I'm still a HP fan(atic). I liked the idea from the guy of dividing the fans into Hogwarts Houses, even though the comments on the site show that he did not really capture the fans in them... What really irritated me about the article, was the implication that Jo cares one hoot about being the "best-paid author in the world". She never did, and certainly doesn't need to by now :-). SusanAvatar Image says: "It could come back into fashion but I think it could be like many fads and just fade away and people will look back and say ‘Why did we ever read this stuff?’" I seriously don´t think so. Some people might think "Why did I ever read this stuff (it´s so childish)?", but I don´t think most people will, because it´s a great series of books, regardless of the fact that it is/was a fad!Avatar Image says: I'm a Gryffinpuff reader, but a Slytherpuff for everything else! There should of course be two more types of reader: The Order: Readers who check Leaky every day for news, go to HP conferences and create things like the HPA and buy Wizard Rock charity compilations to make a difference and to spread the word of how awesome reading is! The Ministry: Readers who read it and quite like it, but are terrified if anyone discovers the truth, after all Harry Potter is a kid's book and god forbid if I'm seen doing anything in the slightest bit childish! Lol. HP for me definitely isn't a fad. Harry Potter is like the default setting that I switch to whenever my brain finds some free time. I think Wizard Rock will grow bigger, conferences will grow bigger and the fandom as a whole is extremely strong and long-lasting. Perhaps in a few years we WILL look back and say, 'Why did we ever read this stuff?' But, Professor, we will look at each other, grin and reply, 'I don't know, but I'm really glad we did!'Avatar Image says: I don't agree with profesor what's-his-name! I've re-read the books and listen audiobooks countless times (close to 20 actually). And I've devoured them every single time. Does it make me a Huffledor or a Gryffinpuff? (Funny thing is I've always thought I'm more of a Ravenpuff beacuse I'm on the brainy side, lol)Avatar Image says: I'm a gryffinpuff then :D I read the books in one sitting, but I'm still loyal to it after all this time.Avatar Image says: from what he's said im a hufflepuff through and through! but how to put it.. he seems to be talking bull.. if he only knew how many various fan sites there are dedicated to the HP series and how many people view them (even if they deny it to their friends we know their taking sneak peaks when no ones looking!) hp IS in fashion, its HUGE! and i would be prepared to bet a lot of money that the movies will be done again in the future!Avatar Image says: Hee. 87 comments. What about those of us who inhale the book on the first reading but still re-read it? As for saying the books won't last, it's an easy theory to spout now, but only time will tell. Academics need an angle to be invited to give papers. :)Avatar Image says: i always said i was a hufflepuff! and Mr Brown harry potter is not some stupid whim i'm sure it will remain a classic and i'l;l love it till i die (and after!) Freya xAvatar Image says: Er... I am a 90% Gryffindor! I occasionally find myself totally obsessed with HP, but for a short period of like a month or so. Within that time though, i'm able to hufflepuffishly reread and re-watch and replay books, movies and games infinite times. This fall, i've watched HP movies about 13 times (PS: 2 times, CoS: 2 times, PoA: 4 times, GoF: 3 times, OotP: 2 times), have read three books in a row (3rd to 5th) and played CoS, PoA and GoF. But when this mania fades away, i quickly move on to other things. This mania is going to strike back only in the next year, i think.Avatar Image says: I dont think he realy nows what he's talking about tbh. im a ravenclaw through and through but when ever a new book comes out i read it in one and now ive re read the series over 10 times!! and as for it being a fad... pffft!! the series has been widely declared as one of the top 10 works of fiction of all time hasnt it?!?! he should go and have one of Mr. Filch's detentions and think long and hard about what he's just said!!!Avatar Image says: I really cant see it becoming a fad because I just have a feeling that the people who waited in those ques to get the books will never forget the excitment and the trill and will pass that onto their kids! To me the books are timeless and will never grow old. It makes peoples imaginations run wild and ive never found anything other than harry that ca do that so well :)Avatar Image says: I'm Huffledor, it seems. :)Avatar Image says: A business prof commenting on the psychology of groupings?? Not really credible eh? Firstly, i can hardly consider anyone who bothers to check and comment on this site clearly in any house. Secondly, we're all a mash of all houses, each with different traits, so we can only lean to the side of one house, and not be completely in one house, as is played out in DH. Sometimes, we sort too early.Avatar Image says: HUFFLEPUFF, even though I like Ravenclaw. But I am loyal to Harry, so Hufflepuff. :)Avatar Image says: Thanks Luiz for posting that link, was very eye opening!! i like how they make it out as if jk is gona be sitting at home analysing the results and hoping that we are all hufflepuffs.....really?! this guy needs to get a real job!Avatar Image says: i agree with HRWGHP I guess I am a Hufflepuff reader I enjoy reading the series over and over :D Avatar Image says: Why are people like this profs? I read them quickly, and devour them, but I read them over and over. And I truly believe that it won't be just a fad. It's almost an alternate lifestyle! We will love these books all our lives, but move onto other things too. These books hold a special place in our lives, and we will be getting our children to read them, and their children will read them. It's not a fad, it's been going on for 10 years now. 10 years holding the spot as the world's biggest franchise, and a lot of people have been here for many of those years. I've been a fan for 7 years. What kind of fad lasts that long??Avatar Image says: This prof also only studied the people over a 7 month time. In order to understand the Harry potter fandom, you need more time than that. Of course people will lose interest in the books when there is no books or movies coming out! He needed to study the people during when the books or the movies are out. Then he can really see the power of the fans.Avatar Image says: A passing fad? Has he any idea how many years Harry's been around with us loving him? That's a hell of a fad. Avatar Image says: No word if Professor Brown has ever visited a Harry Potter fan site while doing the research. hahahahahahaAvatar Image says: I must admit, though, that I've been sorted several times. Half the time I'm sorted into Gryffindor and the other half into Hufflepuff making me, of course, a Gryffenpuff. This does mesh with Professor Buzzkill's definitions but the same can be said of any rash generalizations.Avatar Image says: What rubbish. I'm a Slytherin through and through, and I still love these books. We don't fit in boxes. What is with the people in sciences (ironic, since I'm one myself) and stuffing everything into neat little categories? HP defies that! BWAHA. And Sue's comment FTW. Avatar Image says: hmmm No staying Power....hmmmm........ 10 + years already invested in this series.....but hmmmmmm no staying power....hmmmmmm The guys off his Rocker to even say a sentence like this!Avatar Image says: Thank you, James. I was beginning to think that I was the only Slytherin who was going to comment about this topic.Avatar Image says: I don't think he's correct, but WOOO! Go Hufflepuff!!! : )Avatar Image says: Dividing people into 4 personality groups is all well and good for a fiction world but ultimately is even sillier than Professor Trelawney's astrology which at least has 12 options with room for adjustment based on rising signs or whatever. This marketing professor is simply using his marketing knowledge to gain publicity by discussing part of pop culture that has a lot of draw. It's no different than a few years ago when doctors were trying to link Harry Potter to obesity and depression.Avatar Image says: I think the fact that this article is prominently published is a sign itself that HP is more than just a fad. Is it always going to be as hysterically popular as the moment the books were released? Of course not. But it will easily have the staying power of Dahl. There is nothing transitory about the things that make the books great to read. The interactions between the memorable characters, the witty and ironic dialogue, the riveting conflict between good and ultimate evil, these are devices that are timeless and will continue to captivate readers regardless of current trends and fads. There is nothing in the books that ties them to the 1990s. You could read these books in 50 years and they will still seem current because the themes and devices are timeless. In fact, the books could already be 50 years old. There is no mention of e-mail, cell phones, the internet, microwave ovens, etc. The only things that might possibly date the books are the Ford Anglia and the dates on Lily and James's gravestones. Everything else could apply to any time period.Avatar Image says: i was sorted into the house of Gryffindor and i'm still here. so take that professor!Avatar Image says: Ravenclaws are determined to overanalyse every single aspect of the books, and won't give up until they have all the answers, even if it means re-reading books 100 times. There, I fixed it! Avatar Image says: so.. I'm a Gryffingdoor reader the first 24 hours after a Harry Potter book is released, and then I transform into a Hufflepuff reader.. yet my house is Ravenclaw.... interesting O_OAvatar Image says: "It could come back into fashion but I think it could be like many fads and just fade away and people will look back and say 'Why did we ever read this stuff?' " This guy doesn't know what he's talking about! I don't trust a word of his supposed study. "Professor" Brown, why don't you go back to your text book and joyless existance and leave us to enjoy life!Avatar Image says: Sue.. you just posted this because it says good things about hufflepuff, right? you don't actually think this "study" of this "professor" is correct, right? heck, i could probably make a better "study" if i was drunk and drugged! seriously, this guy's a fraud!Avatar Image says: His point would be stronger if he had a better understanding of the fans. The Ravenclaws he describes can be Hufflepuffs; they can also be Slytherin. Ultimately, I think it would be better to separate it between the people who are still into it, the people who were REALLY into the books and then stopped liking them July 22nd 2007, the people who were casual all along... etc. And those have sub groups as well. I'm one of those fans who is still into it, still reads fics, and still gets fanfic ideas. It wasn't a fad to me. But I do get the sense that it WAS to a lot of people. It's like Beanie Babies - you have people who were obsessed that suddenly threw them all in boxes to go to storage, and then you have people who still have a display.Avatar Image says: Okay, I was like TOTALLY a Slytherin before - I absolutely disliked Harry Potter.. But because I bothered to read the books, and see the films - I am a Gryffindor now cause I love Harry Potter now XDAvatar Image says: If that was the most interesting thing in the professors report he shouldn't be teaching anything higher than 3rd grade. I thought it was going to be more about Aggressive or Passive Strength or Weakness as personality traits. That might be a bit more college level.Avatar Image says: Bunch of whooy.. I always test out to be a slytherin, adore the books over the movies big time!, but according to him I am Huffledor! Avatar Image says: This is a total bull! I mean, I'm a true Ravenclaw, and I've read each of the books at least 10 times. I'm still re-reading the books at the moment. I know lots of Slytherins and Ravenclaws who are doing the same thing, and lots of Hufflepuffs who don't. I dunno on what this so called Professor has based this essay, but I do not find this report accurate.Avatar Image says: Yeah i'm hufflepuff too i guess... Workin on Half blood prince for the 4th time... Which is not as many compared to some...Avatar Image says: This guy doesn't know us at all. Speaking for Ravensclaws we are loyal and quite obsessive about the most minute details. He should come over to the poll commenters and study us. LOLAvatar Image says: I disagree with Brown's hypothesis that Harry Potter would just fade away like a trend and "come back" years later. No trend lasts 10+ years, sorry. For the years that the books were coming out, I was totally obsessed with the books. I read and reread them, waited in line for books 5-7, watched the movies, participated in all the online stuff. Though since the seventh book came out, I've been kind of bored with it. It's still one of my top favorite series, If not my favorite, and I keep up with the HP news a little more passively. The books are over though, it's just not worth spending so much time on. I subscribe to the Leaky RSS feed, listen to PotterCast (among several tech podcasts), but that's about the extent of my fan stuff now. I've moved on, though I'm still impatiently waiting for the next movie. But the books are over, and I can't devote half my time to them anymore. I have a "new media" empire to build.Avatar Image says: Well, here's one Gryffindor who's an exception to this study, and will still be rereading into the foreseeable future...Avatar Image says: I'd really like to look at his research methods--from what I've read so far, it looks like he wasn't exclusive enough in his sample. Don't get too in a tizzy--"studies" like this often are rejected by the scholarly community as being too flawed for approval. Avatar Image says: If anyone would like to ask about my above comment--or would like me to explain the mechanics of sociological research, and expound on why his methods seem flawed, feel free to email me. This is a subject I could go on and on about.Avatar Image says: Well, like many people have said, I suppose I must be a Gryffinpuff or a Huffledor - I read them quickly, but enjoy rereading countless times. Yes, I will always be loyal to Harry and ALWAYS a HP fan. Once a fan, forever a fan (for me, at least) and Harry Potter will not fade away from me. Why did we ever read this stuff? He thinks people will think. Is he a psychologist...can he foresee the future? Well, I for one know exactly why I read 'this stuff' and will still be reading it then, I can guarantee it!Avatar Image says: i'm a gryffindor but obviously this article has called me a hufflepuff. i've been reading the series over and over again since DH and haven't stopped. good job professor so and so!Avatar Image says: I think there will be renewed interest in the books and the movies when the theme park opens up.Avatar Image says: Well that is complete and utter... Yeah, not accurate at all.Avatar Image says: I'm either a Hufflepuff or a Gryffindor!! In real life iam actually one of the two!!Avatar Image says: Like most professors, his opinions are only that.Avatar Image says: Definatly a hufflepuff then. I've read the series so many times its ridiculous. I read hp every night without fail, finish 7 and back to 1. Will always read them. Nothing can even compare to hp ever ever ever !!! Avatar Image says: "It could come back into fashion but I think it could be like many fads and just fade away and people will look back and say 'Why did we ever read this stuff?' " OMG... this guy is an idiot... sorry! but is true. Is he a professor? Yes.... that's exactly how books work, no other generation will "discover" these books... it will all fade away! Oh... gimme a break!Avatar Image says: Okay, so I'm mostly Ravenclaw in real life, but partly Slytherin, so I'm Slytherclaw right? But according to this guy I'm a Gryffinpuff, that's a bit of a change. I don't think that anything that has affected so many of our lives so much will ever be out of fashion, maybe not as popular, but it is in no way a fad. Does anyone else think he confused the Slytherins with the Squibs?Avatar Image says: Interesting... guess I am a Griffindor/Hufflepuff Hybrid as well. "the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling do not have staying power"... Really? This magic will be everlasting as new readers discover and fall in love with the series... as we all did and will again. I for one can't wait until my niece and nephew are old enough so I can read it to them... in the meantime, I read it to the elderly... great magic that keeps on giving! Avatar Image says: What guff. Firstly, I don't fit into any of these categories, and neither does anyone else I know. Secondly, it sounds like a joke. "the Slytherins never really liked him anyway and the Ravenclaws are too busy writing their own fan fiction or posting spoof videos on YouTube." Hmm, I am also an academic, and this doesn't sound... well, academic. At all. I confess myself surprised that so many people here have been so quick to identify themselves with his little boxes. All he's done is use a stereotyped idea of Hufflepuff intelligence to imply a criticism of loyal readers (please note that I intend no offence to any Hufflepuffs here at all, who I believe to be more than clever enough to read a book because they like it, rather than because they're either slow or over-loyal) whilst implying that supposedly more intelligent houses like Ravenclaw and Slytherin (let's leave Crabbe and Goyle out of this) are too bright to get sucked in. Anyway, it smacks of a publicity stunt to me: it's deliberately controversialist - "Harry Potter's just a fad" and "People will look back and say, "Why did we ever read this stuff" - (Er... 'cos it's a really good story). Just my opinion (but I think it's better than his!) Avatar Image says: I mean, this has got to be written by a non-Potter fan. I am a Ravenclaw, as I am a bit (slightly sarcastic here) theoretical - and yes, I write fanfiction, but I read the DH in 8 hours the night it came out and I still re-read all the books! No way this fandom will ever fade away, and no bloody way will people ever say 'Why did we ever read this stuff?'!!! Jo is an amazing writer, and the Harry Potter books are classics alongside The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. Agree anyone?Avatar Image says: After I got done doing a brake job on my car yesterday, I resumed designing a cabinet for the antique vacuum tube guitar amplifier which I designed and built from scratch. The college courses I took in Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Programming, and Physics actually don't help with that kind of project. When I stopped for a snack or a drink, I read parts of HP7 for the umpteenth time. I guess I must be a Ravenpuff.Avatar Image says: WHAT! The man is raving.. There will be children after children after children who will read these books (like my daughter, 10 years old) and grown ups like me, who will read and carry the books in their heart until their dying day! (sounds totally corny, but there you have it...). Avatar Image says: I WOULD NEVER SAY "why did i ever read this stuff"!! harry potter has been with me for the last 8 years (maybe longer?) this prof. sounds like a phony to me. clearly, he is not a true hp fan.Avatar Image says: I'm too am a Hufflepuff/Gryffindor, I've read the first two, and the fifth twice, and I'm reading the fourth again, cause it's my favourite.Avatar Image says: I wonder if E.B. White had to put up with this dismissive tone ("like many fads and just fade away"--what bs!) when "Charlotte's Web" came out? After all, he was a well-known writer producing--ahem! children's lit... I have to say many good and bad things about the web, but the academic sphere, and Professor Stephen Brown of the Ulster Business School in particular, really just doesn't get it. The web isn't just about "fads"; it's a new facet of our world culture. Just because it's popular on web, and in booksales, and in movies, doesn't mean it's poor literature. Avatar Image says: Lol, this is awesome! More proof that Hufflepuffs are the best!!! I think I'm a Gryffinpuff too...I love the way people tend to look at things!Avatar Image says: Oh this professor is obviously a 'Slytherin' reader! And according to him I'm also a Gryffinpuff!Avatar Image says: Ok I am a Slythern and I have read the books. wtf??Avatar Image says: Oh wow, I'm a Hufflepuff and that describes me EXACTLY!!! That's stupid of him to think this is all a fad... how wrong he is...Avatar Image says: ok well iam a reader who has only stayed alive for harry potter but i do not re-read again for fear of everything 'becoming too familiar' worst case scenario knowing small passages off by heart - that would ruin any future re-reads or exicitement...for me i think Avatar Image says: He's right about the readers being split into those groups, but dead wrong about the staying power. Dahl's books aren't nearly as good nor were they ever as popular. There's no comparing, even. HP is on a completely different level than any other series out there and I guarantee it most definitely WILL stay on top forever. This series can't even be called a fad. It just is. It's so much more than just some books kids read and then eventually grow out of. It's a part of so many peoples' lives.Avatar Image says: I think there's another group, Gryffinpuffs. People, like me, who read them eagerly and energetically, then read them again and again. As far as a fad. I can sort of see what he's saying. Now that there are no new books coming out it will be interesting to see the sales and interest chart for HP books. Anytime a new book or movie comes out there will be a resurgence in interest and sales. Without some new 'thingamabob' coming out every year how will HP fare. I don't think it will go away as he suggests, but I think we will see a definite dropoff after the last movie. However, look at books like Tolkien, Lewis, Charlotte's Web, etc. These books continually sell well through the years. There's spikes every now and again when a new cartoon, movie, or TV iteration hits, but there largely consistent sellers. So, while HP may not be in the news on a regular basis 10, 20, even 50 years from now I think HP will always have a blip on the radar the same way many 'golden oldies' have.Avatar Image says: I'm a Hufflepuff reader then, HP will be a classic, in the league w/ all the others, but the first to be a fantasy. HP 4EVER!Avatar Image says: Hmm...looks like I'm a Hufflepuff. On the other hand, I'm all about the spoofs and fanfics (although I haven't done anything on Youtube yet), so apparently I'm a Ravenclaw, too. Interesting study, but to make the statement that HP has no staying power makes it pretty obvious that Prof. Brown has never visited a fan site in his life. XDAvatar Image says: I read the books quickly when they came out but I do read them over and over again, and go out of style? fad? are you kidding me? Move over Dr. Suess I know what I'm reading to my kids....Avatar Image says: i am a hybrid! i finish the books in one sitting but i enjoy re-reading them time and time again. what was that? "huffledor"? i agree, i am a huffledor. who the heck is that guy again? pfft, obviously he is not a big fan. Avatar Image says: According to that, I am a Gryffindor/Hufflepuff hybrid READER, but I am very much a Ravenclaw. So dude, do another study 'cause this one was inaccurate. I've never been into writing or reading fan fiction and I believe that Harry Potter is too good for spoof videos although I've made several Lord of the Rings ones...Avatar Image says: Total Gryffyidor here. I have read the books, alot, but its time to move on to other and yes, better works. I have to say the attitude of so many that the make the books and JKR as infallible is a bit off putting. I love the potter series, but they are not at rich as Gaiman, Pratchett, or OSCard. The 5th film was a disappointment and I am hoping the reason they delayed HBP film was to make it better. Early reviews of the pre-screen were disappointing at best. Still JKR is a better writer than Meyer. HP is Tons better than Twilight. Avatar Image says: I love all the people saying they're Hufflepuff when they're just lying to sound loyal (5 buck bet they're the same people who said they were Slytherin when it was cool) Well, I'm a Ravenclaw and proud of it. So what if I like to write fanfics? That doesn't mean I'm out of the fandom or anything. Infact that's getting more involved then just reading the books! (And I still read the books, but I mean jeeez)Avatar Image says: wrongAvatar Image says: You WOULD post about that, Sue. Lol. Does that make me a Hufflepuff? Because I reread the books all the time.Avatar Image says: im so a Huffelpuff reader! yayAvatar Image says: LOL sue, im not surprised you posted this im a Gryffindor, like i love reading the book very fast, but i will read the books over and over again, and in that sense I am a hufflepuffAvatar Image says: Proud to be a Hufflepuff!!Avatar Image says: This dude's a loser. He's like Laura Mallory and the guy who brilliantly said that Harry Potter is addicting. Harry Potter is a classic!! I've read SS 16 times CS 3 times PA 19 times GF 14 times OP 15 times HBP 13 times and DH 3 times. Not kidding, we are all completely dedicated fans, we will NEVER desert Harry... ever!Avatar Image says: I'll admit, there is one spoof that I love: Potter Puppet Pals! But they're made out of love for the series, plus they're hilarious, so I think I'm okay.Avatar Image says: I've lost count of the number of re-reads I've done. Do I enjoy other reads, sure. But Harry has had a profound impact on me. It's a lasting effect Prof. Brown. I doubt it will fade. OMTAvatar Image says: Huffledor on that story! I read book six the day it came out 13 hours straight and i've read SS/PS 24 times!Avatar Image says: I don't think it will EVER be a distasteful thing for a person to read a Harry Potter book. As for the different groups, I always read the new books all in one sitting, and I have re-read them so many times I can't even begin to try to count. Avatar Image says: hmmm... i guess im a gryffindor reader. which akes my skin crawl, as i am a ravenclaw through and through and think gryffindor are just pompey show-offs!!!!!!!!Avatar Image says: dammit. typo. thats makes not akes lol. lovin the pottercasters xxxxxxAvatar Image says: Nope, he's left out everyone I know. We devour it like a Griffindor and reread it like a Hufflepuff. I refuse to be considered a Griffinpuff. ;D He will just have to re-evaluate. Avatar Image says: God no!!! I am a Gryffindor and i haven't moved on yet and i dont think i will. I like to read HP over and over. Actually, i'm reading POA right now. I do like to read fan fics too.Avatar Image says: Man, I am Slytherin and proud of it, but not when it comes to reading the books, like most he I must be a Gryffinpuff..... totally.....Avatar Image says: I a sense a Gryffindor reader: I read the last four books in one intense sitting. On the other hand I've read them multiple times for my own benefit and those times my kids asked me to... Does that make me a Gryffinpuff?Avatar Image says: Exactly how did Brown become professor? Or is that his first name? What utter utter nonsense. What does he think he is, a sorting hat? As for his dire predictions, even Professor Trelawney would give him a "T".Avatar Image says: You know, he forgot a category. The ones who devour the books in one sitting... Then do it again... And again... And again.... I guess I'm closest to a Gryffindor here, but the fact that I still visit fansites everyday and obsess about the books every chance I get shows I'm a Hufflepuff too... And it will NEVER become a fad that fades away!Avatar Image says: Considering the serious lack of our head of house in the movies, there's no way a true Slytherin would prefer them to the books. Not that we'd tell the truth to some silly Muggle "professor". And of course Hufflepuffs read them slowly. There are some big words in those books. ;)Avatar Image says: The fact that this study is coming out now, more than a year after the release of the final book, is testament enough to the fact that HP will never leave us, in one form or another. And hooray for that!Avatar Image says: this is great. i have just moved over to hufflepuff house. something to be proud about.Avatar Image says: "Finally, Professor Brown said that the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling do not have staying power, and noted "It could come back into fashion but I think it could be like many fads and just fade away and people will look back and say 'Why did we ever read this stuff?'" Exactly, I think he's quite right. We are the Harry Potter generation. The people after us will never experience it the way we experienced it. I won't go as far as saying that I will wonder why I ever read the Harry Potter book, but there's a good chance that in the future you will have to explain to your children why the Harry Potter books were so big and that they will not understand.Avatar Image says: Oh come on! Harry Potter, fade away? I remember my cousin telling me in 1960 that rock music was a fad and would be done with in ten years too!Avatar Image says: Why do people like him bother writing about what he CLEARLY does not understand. I bet he's written a couple of books himself which nobody knows about or cares about. He has NO idea of the WORLDWIDE following of these books. No idea at all. I wonder how much research he has actually done. Does he know, for example, how much like McLaggen he sounds?Avatar Image says: I'm another Griffinpuff. But with a touch of obssessive as I've just got the French paperback of 7 to complete my set of the French ones as well (I'm English)Avatar Image says: I think Prof Brown's associations are simplistic, and, will, worthless too. Just because I can read fast doesn't mean I don't re-read it.Avatar Image says: Wow... That really hurts. I'm actually crying. >.< When someone that doesn't even know you exist tell you that you don't have time for Harry Potter when you actually need to spend more time in the world of HP. Because when you don't spend enough time doing that, you dont't feel good. And when someone says that such a huge part of your life is going to "fade away" and die, when that is your biggest fear. It hurts.Avatar Image says: i'd say im a hufflepuff reader as i dont race through the books and read them over but im becoming kinda gryffindor as im not as addicted to HP as i once was now the series is over and we have to wait so long for the movies.Avatar Image says: I'm a Ravenclaw but i never "take the stories with a pinch of salt". I usually read them in one sitting and keep on re-reading them. Huh... I guess, according to this, i'm a Huffindor...or Gryffinpuff.... heeheee = } oh well Avatar Image says: i'm a gryffinpuff! (that sounds better than huffledor) but yeah, HP will never go out of style, it's almost already a classic!Avatar Image says: I'm a Gryffindor, but still a die hard HP fan. You know, the Potter > Cullen thing. Don't lynch me. :)Avatar Image says: I new it! I am offically a hufflepuff! i have read some of them more than 20 times! i will never give up on HP. i think the only part this guy got wrong was the whole fad part other then that im pretty good with it all.Avatar Image says: well then im a "Hufflepuff reader"!!! i love reding harry potter and read it rather slow so i dont miss any important details! and i love re-reading them!!Avatar Image says: I think that she doesn not really know much about the majority of Potter fans and their passion if she thinks it's a fad-type of deal. That sort of assessment really kind of annoys me. Plus, I'm a little insulted by that quick Gryffindor analysis. Potter is my life and I am a proud Gryffindor! Plus, I totally agree with Mimblewimble on page one. ♥Wrock on, everyone!Avatar Image says: I think this study is pretty pointless. But according to it I'm definitely a Hufflepuff. How could you not reread the books when they are so deep and multilayered? I discover something new everytime I reread one of the books. It's impossible to get the full impact of the books in one reading. And I totally disagree with him about HP being a fad. I have spent literally hundreds of hours analysing the books and they have all the characteristics of a literary "classic". And I was an English major in college so I should know, lol. The HP books are so much more deep and complex than people give them credit for. And like with all "classics" people have a million different interpretations of them and there have been hundreds of books written about HP, analysing it, so I think that that's already a good sign that it's more than a fad. There are even college classes teaching it which obviously wouldn't be the case if there weren't serious thoughtful issues to discuss about it since that's what school classes are for, serious in depth discussions. I would seriously not be at all surprised if people were still reading HP and obssessing over it a hundred years from now. I mean obviously as time goes by and there are no new books in the series (unless Rowling does decide to someday write sequels or prequels which wouldn't surprise me at all) the excitement over HP will lessen somewhat. But there will always be fan fiction, fan art, fan films (check out "The Potter Prophecy"-it's an amazingly high quality fan film which can be found on myspace), wizard rock etc. Oh yeah, and a theme park so there will always be something to feed the HP addiction. Besides, dividing people into categories is stupid and I think it is in the books too. People obviously have qualities of more than one house so why divide people at all? It only leads to unfair prejudices and hateful feuds. I mean think about all the characters in the books who decided to dislike someone else simply because they were in a different house (the whole Slytherin/Gryffindor feud for example) instead of getting to know them and then deciding to dislike them for actual logical reasons. And many of the main characters in the series could easily have been put in multiple houses. Just to use one example, Snape. Snape was cunning, ambitious, brave, highly intelligent and talented, loyal, hard working etc. so he could have been put into any of the houses and it would have made sense, although I admit I have a hard time imagining him as a Hufflepuff (I wonder if anyone has ever written a fan fic where Snape is a Hufflepuff, lol). Anyway, my point is that you can't define someone based on two or three traits, that's just wrong and unfair. And obviously the Sorting Hat sometimes makes mistakes anyway-how did the complete coward Peter ever become a Gryffindor for example? And why wasn't Dumbledore in Slytherin when what we learn about him in DH shows that he's the perfect epitome of a Slytherin? Oh, right cause the good guys all have to be Gryffindors, don't they? Why can't there be a single entirely positive portrayal of a Slytherin in the whole series? That kind of bugs me. Anyway, I'll shut up now and end this conversation by saying that I really hope that someday Rowling tells us that Albus Severus Potter is a Slytherin. That would make me happy and really show that Harry and company have gotten over their anti-Slytherin prejudice since Harry couldn't possibly hate his own son, could he? And besides with the initials ASP, aren't you pretty much destined to be in the house with a snake as its mascot? I mean names in the books are rarely coincidental so... Avatar Image says: Haha..that was a funny article. Thanks sue!Avatar Image says: Everyone should email him and share your thoughts, I did: [email protected] What I wrote (I don't mean to hurt his feelings but give me a break?!): Professor Brown, No offense, (because I'm sure you thought you were producing something constructive) - but your Harry Potter reader "research" is a joke and you should stop embarrassing yourself with it. The global Harry Potter fan community is unprecedented and for an "expert" to attempt to classify a literary phenomenon like that, and to predict that it will "fade away", is just humiliating for you. Avatar Image says: This guy is a moron. To call a worldwide phenomenon like HP a 'fad' just shows how out of touch with the public this berk really is. Calling Harry Potter a 'fad' with 'no staying power' is the same as the morons who called Snow White Disney's folly. This man will eat his words. People bash Potter because it is fashionable to. These books are immortal and will NEVER die.Avatar Image says: I'm a Gryffindor, how he descibed it. I've read the books once, well the last two I will reread when the movies come out for the sake of comparison. I have TOTTALLY moved on. I've found books that are waaaayyyy better than Harry Potter. (One was written by a 13 year old!) I still love Harry, but have the ability to move on. I'm probably going to be killed if someone reads this, but it must be said. I agree with this dude. Harry Potter will become less popular. I don't think it will all the way fade away, but it will be like Nancy Drew. A classic book that future kids will read and love, but it wont be as huge of a deal as it is now. That's what I personally think. I think I will laugh if/when Harry Potter loses it's popularity. Those who say they will make their kids read them....What would you say if your child told you they hated Harry Potter? You cannot force a child to read something they don't like....Avatar Image says: @People can be annoying. Don't worry, not out to kill you. Of course it won't be as popular as the moment it was published. But by prediciting people will say "Why did we ever read this?", Professor Brown is inserting his opinion that the series has little intrinsic value and saying people are being fooled by worthless books but will come to their senses about how worthless the books are. That is a lot different than just saying the books will be less popular.Avatar Image says: he probably never looked at this site, or other fansites. i could say i've been any of those except a slytherin. and the last bit about harry potter being a fad is just lame. :/Avatar Image says: wait, i'm confused... I read the books really fast, but I still re-read them? Uh whatever, these slots are to general.Avatar Image says: I wonder if he has even read them......Avatar Image says: Lily Phoenix I totally agree with you. I am a little bit of both I think but I am a Ravenclaw but I am split between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw so I guess I am a Hufflecalw? But I think that I will never look back and say "Why did we ever read this stuff?'" NEVERAvatar Image says: Iam a GRYFFINPUFF!!!Avatar Image says: oh come on! at least we know that it's all those silly Gryffindors who are going on reading Twilight and fluff like that :p but, i'm a slytherin, and i've read the books so many times, and i'm super loyal to the series... bah, you can't define people by only 4 groups and expect everyone to fit, lol... Avatar Image says: I am totally a hufflepuff reader! I reread the books all the time, am obsessed with the books, and totally love them. I also write fanfictions, so...Avatar Image says: I, too, am a Gryffinpuff (or Huffledor!) because I devour the books in one sitting, but love to reread them. I have also moved on to other things, only because I love reading, not because Harry Potter is boring, or out of date or anything else! However, I am definitely not Ravenrin or Slytheclaw!Avatar Image says: And I have read the Twilight books and loved them, and the Alanna books (all of Tamora Pierce's books, actually!) and Lord of the Rings, and a myriad of others, but I am currently rereading Harry from beginning to end!Avatar Image says: Prof. Brown is wrong on two points at least. One, I'm like the others, a "Huffledor." Also I would just like to say that I would like to join the bet against Prof. Brown that Harry Potter doesn't have "staying power!" I agree that it would be like stealing.Avatar Image says: I'm a Ravendor or a Gryffinclaw(|-: It's a very interesting report.Avatar Image says: ROFLOL I am a Ravenclaw but then again I DO score almost equally as high in Hufflepuff on sorting sites. (I'm definitely Ravenclaw though, ask anyone who know me!) And so yeah that is right ... onward to writing fanfic! :PAvatar Image says: I'm a Hufflepuff!!!!!!!!!!
I always knew that, my fav house is the Hufflepuff.
My fav hero is Cedric Diggory.
So HP, I Love You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Image says: yeah, yeah, sorry, I'm a Huffledor! Yes, that's what I am! But Hufflepuff comes first!Avatar Image says: Huffle-dor-claw! Lol A Hufflepuff based on that! But also a Gryffidor cuz I like to know what happens and read them quickly! But several online sites always say I'm a Ravenclaw! Although, are Gryffindors really like what that Prof. says cuz look at Hermione always reading her books e.g Hogwarts: A HistoryAvatar Image says: Well Hermione did say in OotP that the Sorting Hat almost put her into Ravenclaw and personally I think that's where she should have gone. I mean obviously she's just as brave as all the other Gryffindors, but her intelligence and love of learning are her defining characteristics and, therefore, I think Ravenclaw is her true house and that Rowling only put her in Gryffindor for plot convenience (I mean having the trio all be the same house and, therefore, the same classes). I mean the story would have had to be changed quite a bit if the trio were all in different houses (Hermione in Ravenclaw, Harry in Gryffindor, and Ron in Hufflepuff for example) even though those house choices would have been equally logical for them. Avatar Image says: you can't just classify harry potter fans like that. there are plenty of slytherin fans that are just as loyal to the books as hufflepuffs. harry potter fans are going no where.Avatar Image says: Totaly Hufflepuff and this guy who wrote this is so wrong about harry potter "fading away" did he even research it? cause anyone who as would see that is so wrong.Avatar Image says: well, by that description, I am a Huffleclaw...lol...and I think the dear Prof is Muggle through & through...staying power...well I'd like to know what he thinks does have staying power! Give some examples! In any event, he will be long dead before the "staying power" of Harry Potter is decided...thank God for that! It's the next generation and the next and the next that make that decisionAvatar Image says: Listening to Sue talk on PotterCast through the years, about the qualities of Huffepuffs, I realised some time ago that I'm SO Hufflepuff! And this professor confirmed it for me - I am a definite re-reader of this series, I haven't read any other book as many times as I've red these. Go Potter! Go Hufflepuff! :DAvatar Image says: Well, according to him, I'm a Hufflepuff/Gryffindor. A Huffledor? Gryffinpuff? My dad's always saying to me that I'm probably not going to like Harry Potter anymore once I'm 16 or 18 or something. I just laugh at him and tell him no way. I love your little addition at the end there Sue! He has obviously not visited Leaky or any other site in his research.Avatar Image says: hahah well, i guess his Hufflepuff description is okay, but i know many peoople from other houses who would never just "get over" harry potter, or pretend to have read it. also, harry potter being a fad that we'll look back on and say "i cant believe we ever read this stuff!" never! it'll always be adored. Avatar Imageboy11 says: I think that's a pretty cool comparison between readers and houses. I'm a Gryffindor for sure, but I guess I'm more of a Hufflepuff when it comes to reading and enjoying the books. I definitely disagree with the fact that Harry Potter is a fad though. It's way more than that. It's a series that has inspired kids to read, write, discuss, even start their own Wrock bands. HP isn't going anywhere, anytime soon.Avatar ImageHopelaa93 says: Go Hufflepuff, we are renound for being loyal!Avatar ImageLeper says: Me too.

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