I dunno, dear anon, I still really like badgers for Hufflepuffs. I could see how it would appear more badass, but do bears really fit the whole “loyalty” thing? I suppose they could, but I’m sure the internet would come up with jokes about bears as well (think about hibernation and teddy bears).
I think people would continue to make jokes about Hufflepuff and underestimate them, regardless of what their mascot is because of how JK developed Hufflepuff and Hufflepuff characters. If the mascot was a bear, would that have stopped Draco from saying he would rather leave than be in Hufflepuff? Would that stop Hagrid from saying that Hufflepuffs have the reputation of being “duffers”? Would Hufflepuff characters still be cannon fodder or would we get a more developed Hufflepuff character a la Luna Lovegood?
To basically sum it up, I think it might have helped, but would probably have opened up a new host of jokes instead, since I doubt the mascot would change the way JK portrayed the House in the books.
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Slytherin: Ambitious, Cunning, Determined, Resourceful, Confident, Practical, Arrogant, Prideful, “ends justify the means,” loyal to their individual families or those they consider family, look out for number one.
Ravenclaw: Analytical, Logical, Creative, Imaginative, over-think, “ends justify the means” (though that might be a personal headcanon), “nerdy” in the sense that they become almost obsessed over things they are interested in and learn all that they can about that subject.
I hope that’s helpful!!
This is kind of hard to me… somehow, most of the people I know are in Ravenclaw yet not many of them are in relationships???
To be honest, I feel like Ravenclaws would get on well with Gryffindors. I can just picture a Gryffindor running off to do something without thinking and then limping back to their Ravenclaw and the Ravenclaw just shaking their head and nursing them back to health. I also think they’re both stubborn and argue a lot
and then have great makeup sex.
But really, I think that Gryfs wouldn’t understand how Slytherins could be so heartless in certain situations. The difference with Slytherins and Ravenclaws is that I think Ravenclaws will change their minds easier than a Slytherin.
As for Hufflepuffs, I think they would be the secondary for Ravenclaws because they could share the excitement of discovery together, but I also think Ravenclaws could get tired of Hufflepuff’s acceptance of everything. Ravenclaws want to know WHY and Hufflepuffs are happy to just accept without questioning.
Of course they still work, friendly ‘Puff. You sound just like me. I procrastinate like no one’s business.
Hufflepuffs are naturally hard workers for things they care about and things they want to do well on. I feel like even things we don’t care as much about, we still want to do a passable job on because it is a representation of us; we don’t want to come across as sloppy and look bad. It comes from the whole “Hufflepuffs are duffers” mentality.
As for procrastination, procrastination is not the opposite of hard work. Think about the things you do while you procrastinate. Even if I’m procrastinating something “important” (such as writing), I’m still doing something that I want to get done (playing a video game I’m trying to beat, updating HHH, cleaning).
I don’t know if I made sense or not, but the tl;dr of the matter is that you are still a Hufflepuff even if you don’t always meet the qualifications 100% of the time. The traits work how you want them to work and if you want them to work, and most certainly do not clash~
Actually, that’s sort of a common misconception about Ravenclaws. They aren’t super particular clean people with rad organizational skills and a love of rules. Ravenclaws are typically messy people because they’ve got so many things going on a once.They usually have piles of books from school as well on topics they like, supplies for their past 3 new hobbies piled all over, and food trash surrounding their work space. Cleaning cuts into learning time. They also typically question rules. Not to the extent of murdering someone to see if they can get away with it, but testing the boundaries as a learning experience is lots of fun for them. They’re quite likely to break into a condemned building just to see whats inside. Their insatiable curiosity prevents them from being strict rule followers.
So I would not rule out being Ravenclaw at all.
Others may see you as a Slytherin because of how they perceive you. If you tend to keep a lot to yourself, then they probably don’t know enough about who you really are to be able to decide for you.
NOT AT ALL!!!
Gryffindors are NOT social butterflies. They could be but nothing anywhere says they are! :) Throughout all of the books the house is broken off into cliques with little interaction between them besides meal time, Quidditch, and interactions required by class, or trying to not die. Most of them have a set friend or two and they tend to spend time alone.
I think this is due to being really passionate people. Typically we have a lot of feelings about a lot of things and when we go out and have to deal with people, we have to deal with the feelings we have in response to those people. Sometimes its just not worth putting up with things that piss us off. Sometimes its easier to stay home and read a book you like or scroll through the bunnies tag on tumblr. We are ruled by our emotions. Is it worth becoming infuriated by someone feeding their infant french fries to get a burger? Not usually. We just have to decide if the reason we’re going out will outweigh the possible negatives.
I have an ongoing personal example of this. I have a friend who throws parties frequently. The kind with lots of people and lots of drinking. It can be super fun, but there’s this one guy who ALWAYS ends up talking about the Hogwarts Houses with me. And not in a friendly way. “Slytherins are all assholes, why are you friends with one.” “Hufflepuffs are lame. They’re just the leftovers.” “Gryffindors are so angry all the time.” “Ravenclaws need to leave the library and get laid.” That sort of thing. He purposely gets me wound up and angry and ruins my night. He only thinks Gryffindors are angry because he constantly makes me angry by being an insensitive, judgmental dickwad. So every time I hear about a party I have to decide if its worth the possibility of him being there. I usually end up going anyway because so many of my other friends are there, but I’m aware that I may have to deal with being angry that night.
No one house is made up of social butterflies or of hermits. Everyone wears their house a little bit differently.
I think Hufflepuffs honestly. Their kindness and openness can help balance out a Slytherin’s closed off nature. Pluss Hufflepuffs typically are the sort of person Slytherins want to have in their inner circle. You can trust them and they will be good to you. If they ever disagree with what you are doing, they will be able to rationally can calmly discuss what is wrong with what the Slytherin is doing.
A Gryffindor is too stubborn to be able to get along with a Slytherin that way.
A Ravenclaw is usually a little too all over the place for a Slytherin to deal with.
Sounds to me like you are a Slytherin! My guess is those people are either misinformed about the house, or about you. Too many people think all Slytherins are evil. Evil and nothing else. Which is totally bogus.
Sounds to me like you are probably a Ravenclaw with some Slytherin tendencies. I have tested as both Gryffindor and Ravenclaw many times, but pottermore gave me Gryffindor and I personally see it as the most “correct” test. Besides that I’ve read the welcome letters and plenty of other information about the houses and have chosen to accept Gryffindor as my house. Maybe you could just do a little bit more research on the two and pick whichever one you feel more comfortable with. In all honesty, nearly everyone has tendencies towards every house, its just a matter of finding what it the most relevant and important to the individual.