Thursday, March 13, 2014
We've Been Sorted
It's no mystery what's made Stellar Four click so well for the last three years: between the four of us, we represent all of Hogwarts.
It started as a comment, likely from Meghan or Megan, about which house they belonged to, and pretty soon all of us made the trip to Pottermore. There we dutifully created our own accounts that we will never use again, received our acceptance letters, took a trip to Diagon Alley and Olivanders, then it was off to Hogwarts and the reason for it all: the Sorting Hat. But where would the Hat place us? Would any of us be in the same house? Would we get the house we wanted, or thought we wanted?
(Drumroll, please) We were all four sorted into different houses. Some of us might have been happier with their selection that others, but when you look at it a little closer, it all fits.
Can you guess which House we got?
Hufflepuff (to the surprise of no one)
You can pretty much do everything half-assed in H-Puff and no one will give a shit because they don't expect anything from you anyways. Hanging out in the basement, this house is known for patience, fair play, and has the least rivalry with anyone.
Emblem: badger. Yeah, this works for me. Ordinarily I would be fine, doing my thing, chilling in my burrow, but fuck with me and it is on.
I'm coming around to this one...see, I figure I am the one taking bets as to how much trouble our heroes will get into. Ron Weasley is seriously financing my post grad vacay. Also, according to the HP wiki, Neville marries Hannah Abbot, a Hufflepuff. One million points to Hufflepuff.
My wand description: "Yew with Phoenix feather core, ten and three-quarter inches, surprisingly swishy" - I can't argue with that. Also, porntastic.
Yep, that's right. I'm in with all the other reckless idiots who jump in feet first in the name of protecting others.
My wand description: Out of the literally thousands of possible wand combinations, Kathy's and my wands are almost exactly the same. I have a eleven inch, surprisingly swishy yew wand with a phoenix feather core. You know who else has this same wand except it's longer? VOLDEMORT. Yeah. That's not at all disturbing. It's just me, Kathy, and Ol' Noseless.
Note from Kathy: But He-Who_should_not-Be-Named is also a badass, so, win. Also, totally not a surprise that our Stellar Four leader is a Gryffindor. Determination, loyalty, courage - yep, it's all there.
Smart and mean? *slowly raises hand* Yep, that's me.
Emblem: I mean, if you have to ask ... (See? Mean!)
My wand description: Hawthorn with phoenix feather, 12.5 inches, unyielding. NOT like Voldemort, thankyouverymuch. Also, my husband would no doubt agree about the unyielding part.
Note from Kathy: Again, not surprised that the resident college professor is a Ravenclaw, where intellect, wit and learning is of highest accord. Also, prolific and expert use of snark is not really mean.
Cleverness, resourcefulness, determination, and "a certain disregard for the rules." (per Dumbledore)
Yes, the original "Eldritch Girl" got put in with the dark and sometimes quite wicked Slytherins. But this Slytherin would be one of the, albeit few, who didn't go bad and weren't Malfoy's toadies. After all, Tonks' mom, Andromeda Black, was a Slytherin and she was no Death Eater.
Wand: The original wand had dragon in it. Seriously. I'm not a dragon type of girl, you know? I wouldn't settle for less than a wand with a unicorn hair center taken directly from Twilight Sparkle. You get one more chance, Olivander.
Note from Kathy: If Meghan had been placed in any house other than Slytherin, there would have been an uprising of the highest order. Mess with the Eldritch powers at your peril. A bit dark, more than a little snark, always clever, this works.