Blunt, decisive comments that you either think are hysterical or extremely insulting. Gets loud when telling a joke, laughs super heartily, turns red in the face, etc.
Is so into the tag yourself meme and internet jokes in general. Loves to repeat jokes they've read online or in a magazine (or heard in general), none that are particularly aggressive or forthcoming on any particular stances. Loves when everyone is laughing together, hides face when laughing, laughs until crying.
Brutal one liners and sarcastic comments, cutting remarks that are so funny that you can't help but laugh, mocks own pretentiousness, makes the worst faces, is actually an idiot. Laughs in this weird-ass way so that no sound comes out and they just never break eye contact
Either tells a terrible pun, a joke about academia, or a dirty joke, there is no in-between. Likes to see the extreme reactions from friends, instead of laughing, they just have a giant, doofy grin.
There are countless reasons why our favorite Magizoologist is perfect for Hufflepuff house. However, I think it would have been almost as easy to place him in Slytherin.
Yes, he is unconditionally kind and gentle, but he will also bend most rules to get what he wants. He’s ambitious to the extreme- willing to go to new countries and continents, and break countless laws just to set one creature free. Despite his social awkwardness, he has no problem lying about his case to muggles and wizards alike to keep his beasts safe from harm. He’s cunning, despite his outward appearance.
When Graves confronts Tina in the Wand Permit Office and asks to see inside Newt’s case for a look at the creature she brought him in for, we see that little side glance from Newt. It looks like nerves. But let’s back up a bit.
This is the case that Newton Scamander has spent his entire career on. Every creature he adores is inside of it. Does it really seem plausible that he wouldn’t realize it had been switched for another? No.
Newt knew that Jacob had taken the wrong case when he escaped. Newt made to follow, but was apprehended by Tina. When he realized just what he was being taken in for, it made much more sense to follow along quietly, pretend the muggle’s case had been his all along, and track down Jacob later rather than admit to having an entire menagerie of dangerous creatures on his person.
In fact, Newt displays most of the tributes Salazar Slytherin himself valued most in students- cleverness, resourcefulness, and a large disregard for rules. I definitely think that Newt belongs in Hufflepuff, but when you look at it from a different angle, it isn’t so hard to see why one of his closest friends from Hogwarts was very likely a Slytherin herself.
the best thing about Ilvermorny being in Massachusetts is that this brings up a bunch of stupid fucking Massachusetts headcanons about wizardry:
-Professors with disgusting Boston accents
-The platform for Ilvermorny HAS to be at North station
-enchanted MBTA commuter rail
-the division between NY and Mass wizards going deeper than house rivalry
-the Red Sox curse being ACTUAL dark magic
-confirmed wand fights over Sox vs Yankees and Patriots vs literally everyone not from new England
-a Dunkin Donuts suspiciously close to the school that is always looking for workers because people are terrified of working the nightshift there.
-Magical Dunkin Donuts
-There’s an underground passage at the school (a la Whomping Willow and One Eyed Witch) that exits at the old Harvard station.
-On the train ride to Ilvermorny, students like to fire off spells. The stray magic wreaks havoc on cars between the station and the school, making them nearly impossible to drive and making the drivers seem exceedingly reckless. MASSHOLES EXPLAINED
-The real reason the Pumpkinfest riots happened at Keane State was because Ilvermorny wizards decided to crash and cast some drunk spells without realizing the consequences, once something caught fire, people rioted. Student wizards are not well liked in New Hampshire
-There’s a reason why Boston is “the hub of the universe”: wizarding folk powerful in astrology and divination gather there for readings more accurate and powerful than anywhere else.
-There was a gang of dark wizard students, who caused an unbelievable amount of mayhem and panic one day. The local magical authorities realized it would be almost impossible to totally wipe the memory from everyone’s minds. One wizard joked, saying that they’re going to come up with some ridiculous excuse like a family of ducks trying to walk through the city.