102. There is a secret passageway from the hufflepuff common room to the kitchen. The hufflepuff students all know about the passage and they use it to visit the elves and bring back food to their common room. The older students also use it to suggest food for special occasions, such as birthdays.
I’m a Gryffindor, and I recently got my sister and mum to take the Sorting Hat test, and they came out as Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff respectively. My dad will never take it, there’s no point asking, but I’m 90% sure that he would be a Slytherin, and I hope that is true. I just think it would be cool to have a full set in my immediate family!
The Horned Serpent house is the Ilvermorny equivalent of Hogwart's Ravenclaw. Thunderbird is closer to Slytherin.
The Ilvermorny Houses and the Hogwarts Houses do not align that way; for example, “Thunderbird” is not the same as “Slytherin,” because the ways Ilvermorny and Hogwarts choose to sort their students are drastically different.
TLDR: I am a Slytherin. I am also a Horned Serpent. Neither of those things contradicts the other.
Rinoa: She’s the easiest. She is the quintessential Gryffindor. Her entire character is basically “social justice warrior who doesn’t look before she leaps. Like 99% of her problems are caused by just diving headfirst into whatever because it’s the right thing to do.
Squall: Maybe he’s a lion Gryffindor. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) But lion-imagery aside, he’s certainly not lacking in reckless courage, and he isn’t particularly ambitious or loyal (except where Rinoa is concerned), and while he’s smart, intellectual pursuits are not really his priority. But he’ll drive headfirst into space danger without a second thought, and when he does choose to take a stand, he does it regardless of who he is standing up to.
Quistis: Ravenclaw. I could hear an argument for Gryffindor for her, but her heart is with learning, and her obvious discomfort with being in the spotlight speaks more to stepping up in the name of curiosity and ethics, rather than in the pursuit of grand deeds.
Seifer: Slytherin. I know it’s the obvious choice but like, the guy is ambitious. He knows what he wants and he goes for it, and most of his life is driven by this dream of his.
Zell: Hufflepuff. He’s very loyal to Garden, and to Squall and Edea in particular. He has a lot of knowledge about history and geography, but often because of a personal connection to it (his grandfather), rather than a dedication to learning for the sake of learning. He’s also quick to express concern over the ways a plan could go wrong (hence his nickname), and would rather stay with his people and protect them and let someone else be the hero.
Selphie: This is kind of instinct on this one but I kind of think Slytherin for her as well. But she’s very driven–and very clever about achieving her goals–i.e., the garden festival. She’s also fiercely protective of her friends and home, and doesn’t show quickness to forgive (such as with Seifer/Trabia).
Irvine: He is honestly the hardest out of all of the main cast and I am SUPER INTERESTED in what other people think. I’d go with Ravenclaw, just because he seems content to quietly (er…relatively quietly) pursue his own interests (his speech on the nature of sharpshooters), and while probably not a bookworm the way Rinoa is, his speech on fate/choice indicates an awareness that there is more to the world that his own experience.
Fujin and Raijin: I really want to put them in Slytherin to keep the posse together, and probably do, but could hear Hufflepuff, since their defining characteristic is loyalty to Seifer. But they also turn against him when they can no longer support him, so it’s not blind loyalty, and kind of a Gryffindor thing to do as well.
Laguna: He shares Rinoa’s “leap before you look” attitude, and even though he accidentally ends up in a position where he can help people rather than seeking it out, I’d still say Gryffindor for him, just because he’s foolhardy and can’t say no.
Kiros: Slytherin. He’s just so shrewd. It fits. Ward: I’m not sure about.
I’m kind of too tired to do the rest right now, so reblog and add your thoughts, and other characters!
The Ravenclaw common room is actually the loudest and most rambunctious of all when someone wins a Quidditch match, or there’s a birthday party. This is because of how little some of them talk, but at parties it all explodes out of them. They regularly smuggle butterbeer from Hogsmeade when the visit, preserve it, and break it all out, ending in the entire house feeling like hell the next morning.
It’s waking up before the sun rises and just lying together. It’s a subtle love that you may not notice, but that is always there. It’s kissing their chapped lips and tracing their scars and telling them that you love all of it, every single inch.
It’s linking pinkies as you walk side by side. It’s late night arguments that are always resolved because there’s no point going to bed angry. It’s texting them to make sure they got home safe, and always being on call if they need you.
It’s changing your emergency contact to their name. It’s breathing in the cold air on a spring day that fills your lungs and makes everything feel clear. It’s having your own inside-language that no one else understands but the two of you, and laughing despite yourself in public.
It’s private moments that they’ll cherish forever. It’s having that one table you always sit at lunch, and sharing headphones when their favorite song comes on. It’s knowing their emotions as well as your own, so that you know exactly what to do when they’re upset.
A Slytherin’s love is one that makes you feel safe. It’s private moments that only you share, that makes you bond in a way you didn’t think was possible. It’s a deeply personal, fragile love that can make you feel as if the rest of the world has faded away. It’s impromptu photo shoots and a letting down your walls and never ever doubting that you are beautiful and worthy. A Slytherin’s love will make you feel new and raw; like a butterfly that has finally, finally emerged from it’s cocoon.
When you’re wearing HP merch and someone tells you “omg I love Harry Potter! I’m a Gryffindor.” and you think to yourself “are you really a Gryffindor or do you say you are because Harry, Ron and Hermione were Gryffindors and therefor you think it’s the only worthy house because you’ve watched the movies once 4 years ago and don’t really know about the true complexity and attributes that belong to each house and are ignorant to the brilliance and potential of the other houses.” or when someone you just met says “I’m a slytherin, obviously.” and you think to yourself “are you an actual Slytherin or do you say you are because you’re ‘totally evil’ and ‘edgy’ since that’s the (wrong) impression the world seems to have about Slytherins and they’re all connected to the villains in the story, even if the villain presents zero Slytherin traits.”
the crunch of a footstep in freshly fallen snow, putting together the prefect outfit and knowing you look your best, rooms with tall ceilings, perfect eyebrows, standing on balconies, pressed suits, zipping up tall boots
running out into a rainstorm just to get soaked, dancing to loud music with your best friend, running to clear your mind after a bad day, getting a haircut and feeling light and free, taking a breath of fresh air in the summer, skipping stones
setting up your bed as the perfect Netflix fort, the he loves me he loves me not game, perfect long nails with dark polish, crisp powdery pages, crackling fireplaces, writing until your hand cramps up, old castles
getting a hug from that one person, p.j days at school, taking off make up at the end of the day, hiding in a hoodie, stacking up five blankets in the wintertime, telling someone you love them over and over, movies with friends