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Posted by: Rosi
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!

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27 Points

I’m shaking, and sitting on a stool, looking out at expectant faces. What house will I be in? Some sort of hat is put on my head and-
Hmmm..well what do we have here? You are brave, have a good heart and would do practically anything for others. A Gryffindor? Yet you have qualities that make you a Ravenclaw. Your love of books, and learning, being studious, however that does not make you a Hufflepuff since you’re not that hardworking. Well your qualities out-weigh each other, so, better be.. GRIFFINDOR!
The hat was taken off my head, and I made my way to the table that now held my fellow house mates. As I sat down, looking around at all of these people smiling at me, I felt that this was were I belonged.

Posted by eden97 on June 25, 2011, 12:10 PM report to moderator
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490 Points

Ok, so I thought about my first answer and I still think..
Many ppl would put them selves with the heroes but after I thought about it I think I would be in raven claw because my intelligence ..and Luna is in there! Hehe

Posted by farewell_fred on June 25, 2011, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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34 Points

I’ve always found the fact that there are houses to be rather unfortunate—they were like pre-set cliques where by being sorted into one house you are instantly imbued with characteristics that may or may not truly suit you. Unfortunately or fortunately, over time this choice of house carries you like a river current. I’m thinking of Malfoy in particular, and especially Snape. It’s like having to pick your college major AND college before you even really know yourself—the small choices we make early on in life compound themselves as we grow older.

That said, when I first started reading this book, I did not even question that I was a Gryfffindor as I’m fairly selfless and brave; but then as the books continued and Luna was introduced, I very much identified with her (my personality is somewhere between Luna and Hermione), so in the end I think I’m probably more of a Ravenclaw.

The thing is, I feel like everyone has aspects of each house in their own personalities, it’s ultimately what you choose to express or repress in your behavior that determines what sort of person you are. We’ve seen meanness in Ron long before he ever put on the Slytherin locket. It’s just unfortunate that the wee first years pretty much get their fate stamped on them so early on, but how is that different to how we are born rich or poor? Sorry, totally digressing and I’ve had way too much coffee. :)

Posted by owlchick on June 25, 2011, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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134 Points

When I first started the books at age 5, I wanted to be a Gryffindor, of course! but I found later on that I think a little too hard about things to be considered a courageous lion, and fit more easily into Ravenclaw with my logical thinking and obsession with reading and learning anything I can get my hands on.

Posted by Rowena_is_my_hero on June 25, 2011, 01:06 PM report to moderator
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27 Points

At first, I automatically sorted myself into Gryffindor. I was really young and I wanted to be one of the good guys, and obviously, the only good guys were Gryffindors. As I continued to read (and reread) the books, I realized that every house had good and bad qualities, and there were no defined good guys and bad guys. I started to identify more with Slytherin, and I realized that one of the main differences between Gryffindors and Slytherins was patience. Gryffindors rush to the rescue, but Slytherins wait for the opportune moment. That was evident in Narcissa Malfoy’s actions in Deathly Hallows. Some people might say that she was using a bit of Gryffindor courage to defy Voldemort, but she embodied Slytherin. Instead of acting rashly, she used any means to achieve her ends—her Slytherin cunning to ensure the safety of her family. They’re not obvious about it, but Slytherins can be good guys too. I’m proud to have the ambition, the cunning, and most importantly the patience of a Slytherin.

Posted by Parker on June 25, 2011, 01:59 PM report to moderator
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39 Points

I would love to be in Gryffindor, I mean of course almost everyone wants to because thats where Hermione,Ron, and Harry are sorted into. I guess I would love to know that I could be with them and be the hero also. I guess it would make sense to me if I were in Ravenclaw because I get pretty good grades and brains. Sometimes though I have blond moments but I work hard so I could be in HufflePuff. I love being a leader so I guess part of me could belong there, but honestly I hate it. Id be like Harry and tell the hat to not put me in there. Overall I fit in all the houses maybe some more then others but I love Gryffindor because I love to help others and be there for them(:

Posted by ronandharrylover on June 25, 2011, 03:20 PM report to moderator
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27 PointsI would love to be in Gryffindor, I mean of course almost everyone wants to because thats where Hermione,Ron, and Harry are sorted into. I guess I would love to know that I could be with them and be the hero also. I guess it would make sense to me if I were in Ravenclaw because I get pretty good grades and brains. Sometimes though I have blond moments but I work hard so I could be in HufflePuff. Slytherin? well I love being a leader so I guess part of me could belong there, but honestly I hate it. Id be like Harry and tell the hat to not put me in there. Overall I fit in all the houses maybe some more then others but I love Gryffindor because I love to help others and be there for them(:

Posted by ronandharrylover on June 25, 2011, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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27 PointsI would love to be in Gryffindor, I mean of course almost everyone wants to because thats where Hermione,Ron, and Harry are sorted into. I guess I would love to know that I could be with them and be the hero also. I guess it would make sense to me if I were in Ravenclaw because I get pretty good grades and brains. Sometimes though I have blond moments but I work hard so I could be in HufflePuff. Slytherin? well I love being a leader so I guess part of me could belong there, but honestly I hate it. Id be like Harry and tell the hat to not put me in there. Overall I fit in all the houses maybe some more then others but I love Gryffindor because I love to help others and be there for them(:

Posted by ronandharrylover on June 25, 2011, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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27 PointsI would love to be in Gryffindor, I mean of course almost everyone wants to because thats where Hermione,Ron, and Harry are sorted into. I guess I would love to know that I could be with them and be the hero also. I guess it would make sense to me if I were in Ravenclaw because I get pretty good grades and brains. Sometimes though I have blond moments but I work hard so I could be in HufflePuff. Slytherin? well I love being a leader so I guess part of me could belong there, but honestly I hate it. Id be like Harry and tell the hat to not put me in there. Overall I fit in all the houses maybe some more then others but I love Gryffindor because I love to help others and be there for them(:

Posted by ronandharrylover on June 25, 2011, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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27 PointsI would love to be in Gryffindor, I mean of course almost everyone wants to because thats where Hermione,Ron, and Harry are sorted into. I guess I would love to know that I could be with them and be the hero also. I guess it would make sense to me if I were in Ravenclaw because I get pretty good grades and brains. Sometimes though I have blond moments but I work hard so I could be in HufflePuff. Slytherin? well I love being a leader so I guess part of me could belong there, but honestly I hate it. Id be like Harry and tell the hat to not put me in there. Overall I fit in all the houses maybe some more then others but I love Gryffindor because I love to help others and be there for them(:

Posted by ronandharrylover on June 25, 2011, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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27 PointsI would love to be in Gryffindor, I mean of course almost everyone wants to because thats where Hermione,Ron, and Harry are sorted into. I guess I would love to know that I could be with them and be the hero also. I guess it would make sense to me if I were in Ravenclaw because I get pretty good grades and brains. Sometimes though I have blond moments but I work hard so I could be in HufflePuff. Slytherin? well I love being a leader so I guess part of me could belong there, but honestly I hate it. Id be like Harry and tell the hat to not put me in there. Overall I fit in all the houses maybe some more then others but I love Gryffindor because I love to help others and be there for them(:

Posted by ronandharrylover on June 25, 2011, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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27 PointsI would love to be in Gryffindor, I mean of course almost everyone wants to because thats where Hermione,Ron, and Harry are sorted into. I guess I would love to know that I could be with them and be the hero also. I guess it would make sense to me if I were in Ravenclaw because I get pretty good grades and brains. Sometimes though I have blond moments but I work hard so I could be in HufflePuff. Slytherin? well I love being a leader so I guess part of me could belong there, but honestly I hate it. Id be like Harry and tell the hat to not put me in there. Overall I fit in all the houses maybe some more then others but I love Gryffindor because I love to help others and be there for them(:

Posted by ronandharrylover on June 25, 2011, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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127 Points

When I first read the series, I sorted myself into Gryffindor because, well, didn’t everybody? But afterwhile, I saw the other side of the story (and Tom Felton is one sexy Draco!) and became a Slytherin. Now I realize I’m more of a Ravenclaw so I guess I’m a Slytherclaw!

Posted by Kayla Marie(: on June 25, 2011, 03:31 PM report to moderator
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324 Points

i know everyone is saying how they thought gryffindor at first but then realised they wernt really but i really think i would belong in gryffindor i have always thought gryffindor and it has never changed i think its because i relate to ginny in every aspect of her life if i was in harry potter and i could be any character it would definatly be ginny so gryffindor all the way!

Posted by Shona Macleod on June 25, 2011, 04:33 PM report to moderator
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73 Points

I’ve always sorted myself into Gryffindor. However, the reason for that has changed. Ten years ago, I would have said it was because I was brave and fearless. Now, I think it’s because I’m willing to face fear, but not fearless. Six years ago I faced fear when I almost lost my son to a drunk driver. My son survived, and he’s okay now. However, I know now that I am NOT fearless, but I can and will face fear. And I think that makes me a truer Gryffindor than I ever was before.

Posted by Nevilla on June 25, 2011, 04:58 PM report to moderator
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