Leaky's Dear Mr Potter Daily Giveaway: Day Three
June 24, 2011, 06:09 PM
Allowing a day off for the Pottermore news, we now are on to day three of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway. To take part, leave the answer to the following question in the comments: where would you sort yourself and how has that changed? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registered Leaky
members who can be contacted via their MyLeaky profiles, are over age
of 13, and who are resident in the United States. Over the next three days we'll be giving away one copy of Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic
each day to a lucky commenter.
Leave your answers below, and good luck!
Dear Mr. Potter will be released on the 1st July -- find out more information about the book, including where to pre-order, on the official website.
At the begining, I always wished to be in Gryffindor. Who wouldn’t want to be in Gryffindor? But as time has gone,I feel I should be in Hufflepuff. Am very excited to go on Pottermore to find out if this is where I really belong!
I am such a total Ravenclaw…
When i was young i think i always felt a Gryffindor, i was not, in my belief that intelligent as a kid, i would spend most of my time day dreaming, therefore i never felt a Ravenclaw, i always liked being alone rather than having many friends therefore i never felt a hufflepuff, and because i always saw Slytherin through Harry’s eyes, i rather hoped i was not in that house. I always felt that Gryffindor was just good and whole, because, again i saw through Harry, and i could be particularly brave when it came to what i believed in. But now i’m older i think i have, and have nearly always had, a trait of each of the houses. I always tried hard at school, i have always loved learning new things, i am in many ways a science nerd. I have always been quite ambitious, though not necessarily in being rich and powerful, but i think that is a very common trait in Slytherins, whether or not your beliefs are different from the young Draco. And though i do not have a huge amount of friends which i always thought defined a Hufflepuff, i am extremely loyal to those i do have, and i would rather sacrifice my career than my relationships with family and friends. I think it does come down to, as Dumbledore points out, what are choices are. I think if i had been sorted when i was young i would have been a Gryffindor and that would have shaped me, and i believe, though i never actually got accepted to Hogwarts (boohoo), that is has. I am determined now to help animals, either in my career (if i’m successful) or in my spare time. And though i still think its a risky move, i know my younger self, the one that set me on this path would agree that giving up a potential career to start one that fulfills me not only professionally but personally is brave.
P.s i just realised this was only for those in the U.S and i’m in the U.K haha, therefore i’m not eligible but either way it was nice to write it (:
I would have sorted myself into Ravenclaw, although I have qualities that belong to other houses (like courage, loyalty, and I am awfully cunning!), I am really proud to be smart! I am smart at school, I’m a real “Hermione” in class, but sometimes I don’t understand things or I forget to use common sense, but I still consider myself smart! Why? If I don’t understand, I ask questions, if I don’t know a word I run into, I write it down and check in a dictionary to see what it means! Being brilliant doesn’t mean knowing everything, being brilliant means being able to think logically and always using your brain for everything, it also means to be open-minded and always consider any new idea and just think it through! My mind hasn’t wavered to different houses ever since I’ve decided on Ravenclaw, because I know I could fit into any of those houses, but I believe my strongest quality I have, belongs to Ravenclaw.
When I was a kid I wanted to be in Gryffindor, because that’s where Harry Potter was. I was probably 7 or 8.
When I was 10 or so I decided I belonged in Ravenclaw. I was on Honour Roll all the time and I love to read and write, so I figured I was better suited for that house logically. This lasted me until the last book when the password for the Ravenclaw common room was revealed and I thought “well, screw that. Way too much effort, I may be smart, but I’m also lazy”
Then I went Hufflepuff, because I wanted to be different and they didn’t get a lot of play in the books. That lasted a year or so (‘til I was like 19) until I realised that I don’t know the first thing about Hufflepuff, but if there is anything I am NOT it’s fair or hard-working (again with the laziness)
This perplexed me for a while until I realised that 8 year old me was actually completely right, just for the wrong reasons; I can’t claim bravery (anyone who can is probably conceited and would end up in Slytherin anyway) but I can definitely claim foolhardiness. I rush into potentially dangerous situations with little thought for my own safety. I go out of my way to compete with my brother in every situation, scary or no. I’m not scared of much (save for spiders) and tend to be very action-oriented; climbing trees and running about (even now that I’m 20)
In the end I realised that I’ve been a Gryffindor my entire life, and it was just my distaste for my 7 year old self choosing a house JUST because the main character was in it that was blinding me from this revelation for years as I stumbled about trying to fit myself into one of the other three houses.
When I was younger and reading the books for the first time I felt that I belonged in Ravenclaw. I was a bit quiet and extremely bookish as a child. But as I grew older and really discovered myself, I realized that Slytherin was a much better fit. Not only do I have the hots for a certain Head of House (NOT Slughorn!) but I feel that my childhood has given me a strong sense of resourcefulness. I would have fit in well with the little snakes as we grew.
Hufflepuff and Gryffindor duke it out in my head all the time. I do have a “saving people” (or critter) thing, and never think of the danger – but mostly what propels my protection of people is an intense sense of equality. Someone who messes with another person, especially with a person who is weaker in some way, is likely to see me turn into a vicious defender who may physically harm them. So which is stronger, the egalitarian motivation or the protective response? And then I think – well, the Hufflepuff common room seems like it would be so warm and sunny, even if it’s underground, with kindred spirits who would never be casually careless with other people’s feelings. On the other hand, I’d kick myself if I chose Hufflepuff and missed out on the Gryffindor adventures. Then I think, well Gryffindors can be loose cannons sometimes, whereas Hufflepuffs are exactly who you would want in charge, in places like government or management. They would be motivated by the right thing more than anything else. But I’d have a hard time passing up that opportunity for life-threatening adventure. So – still don’t know.
im very undecided because nearly every quiz i took told me i should be in hufflepuff, yet i could definitely see myself in ravenclaw because of my study habits….but i very recently found out that i protect the ones i love to the point of stupidity, even if it puts me into danger myself. so i guess i changed in some ways, i never really knew that about myself until it happened. so i wouldnt mind being in ravenclaw, but i think when it comes down to it, i would go into the house of godric.
Like the thousands of other fan I to feel I would be sorted into Gryffendor, and on July 29th 2010 I actually was! The first thing my dad and I did after getting the news I was an eligible candidate for Laser Eye Surgery was attend the Harry Potter Exhibition. When we got there as many of you know they do a quick sorting cermoney. So there I was 25 and surrounded by shy little kids and there parents, the “Headmaster” asked if there were any volunteers to be sorted, and just like a one of our most beloved characters my hand instantly shot into the air. After a light hearted joke about how I must be a Weasley (due to my bright red hair) I processed to sit on the stool awaiting the moment that the sorting had would decide my fate, crossing my finger and hoping “not Slytherin, just not Slytherin” quietly to myself. Of I already told you how it ended. “Gryffendor” the hat roared. Upon reflection of wither I truly was a Gryffendor. I am pleased to say I most defiantly would be. I can’t count the number of times that I wound up in trouble on for the teachers to realize all I really had do was stand up for my friends, even it did get me into a bit of trouble it was better knowing I helped them. I have often found myself facing my fears or standing up for what I know to be right. It is also why I have chosen to be an Arour ( or Police Officer as Muggles tend to call them :) ) In short … I am a Gryffendor!
with my attitude at a young age i would of been slytherin but now i’d say more like gryffindor as i’ve grown and matured.
I’ve always considered myself a Hufflepuff, at first, when I was younger, I just liked the name. But later on I really looked at what a Hufflepuff really is and decided my little kid judgment was right. I have waved in Ravenclaw for a while, but I’ve always been a true Hufflepuff!!
I used to think gryffindor, probably just because in the books that’s the house they described as the house that everyone wants to be in. Now if I could choose which house I got sorted into I would probably still choose gryffindor, but I think realistically the sorting hat would sort me into ravenclaw.
Hmmm, difficult. I’m definitely too self-centered for a Hufflepuff, and too sincere for a Slytherin. I am more Hermione than Harry or Ron, but I also have a strong strain of Luna, so I’ve nearly always thought that I’d be a Ravenclaw (especially as blue is my favorite color and I love eagles). But I realized recently that I am more like Molly Weasley than anyone else in canon, so I might actually belong in Gryffindor.
I started out wanting to be a Gryffindor when I was 8 and it was the “it” house. I then changed my mind to Slytherin since it seemed like the most fun and my favorite colour is green. But I think now that I am something called a Slytherclaw (Slytherin Ravenclaw hybrid) since no one really fits only one house. I have the self-preservation and occasional cunning of a Slytherin mixed with the study habits and intuition of a Ravenclaw. It may be a bit cocky to consider myself part of the two more intelligent houses of the four, but I am studying to become a teacher and need to go write a 6 page paper now, so I will try boosting my ego before-hand in this post. Good luck to everyone responding.