i'm actually a ravenclaw

I would like to be a Ravenclaw only because I want to be that Ravenclaw who opens the dorms for people with the worst ever answers to questions that are also correct, like 

“Why is a raven like a writing desk” “They both have the letter R in them" 

"What is the truth?” “The word with the letters T, R, U and H in it" 

"What is the answer to this riddle?” “The answer to this riddle is the answer to this riddle, of course”

“What has four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs at night?” “Not you, obviously”

“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” “Well you just mentioned the chicken first, so by virtue of the order of your sentence, it’ll be the chicken. Also alphabetically.”

because if I were ever in Ravenclaw it won’t be for being smart, it’ll be for being a smartass  

random things the houses did as kids:

Gryffindor: Touched stinging nettle out of curiosity and rode downhill on bicycles without holding the handlebars

Ravenclaw: Talked spelling the words backwards for fun all afternoon and loved jumping off swings while high in the air

Hufflepuff: Counted how long they could stay with their head underwater while in the bathtub got stressed when icecream melted on their hands

Slytherin: Climbed a tree and got stuck but were too proud to call for help so they sat there till someone came looking for them, always picked paper in rock paper scissors on first try 

Ravenclaw: Sometimes I wish I had

a machine that would let me feel

what Sly feels.

Ravenclaw: Then maybe I’d

understand her better.


Hufflepuff: No you don’t.

Ravenclaw: What do you mean? Why


Hufflepuff: You don’t know her

like I do. You don’t know how much

she feels every day.

Hufflepuff: It’s a lot. You don’t

want to feel it.


Hufflepuff: It would make even

*you* cry.

The interesting thing about the Hogwarts Houses personality theory, from where I’m standing, is that it seems to be based on motivation, rather than what’s strictly considered by the academic world to be personality traits. (It’s interesting because motivation is considered fairly changeable by personality researchers, while traits are more fundamental/biologically based and hard to change. Makes Dumbledore’s I sometimes think we sort too soon that more plausible. And painful.)

Anyway, let me give this a go:

Gryffindors are motivated by what they believe is Right. They’ve got a very clear idea of justice, of the way things should be, and if that isn’t the case they are willing to fight for it. Gryffindors have principles. They will go to war over the things they believe in. But this also means they might just as well become fundamentalists. As someone put it, a gryffindor will happily fuck you up if they believe they’re doing the Right Thing.

Huffepuffs are motivated by loyalty. They put personal relationships above abstract ideas. Huffelpuffs will follow you into battle not because they believe in what you’re saying, but because they are your friend. On the other hand, this may also lead to a my master right or wrong kind of situations, where they stop thinking about moral principles and just trust the person they’ve chosen as a friend. 

Ravenclaws are motivated by rationality. They value cold logic and hard facts, and are unlikely to be swept along by passionate speeches or emotional pleas. They’re the type to consider the benefits and disadvantages for all when making decisions. Again, this can be potentially scary, because -for example- Ravenclaws would kill you without any hesitation if they believed it could prevent the death of others.

And finally, Slytherins are motivated by self-interest and ambition. They’re moral relativists, who don’t believe in the great Right or Wrong (the way Gryffindors very strongly do) and wouldn’t hesitate to do things others would consider morally wrong as long as it’s in their advantage. Sounds evil, but it isn’t necessarily so: it means just as much that a Slytherin can be charming and loyal - being hated and despised isn’t exactly a good thing, is it? It all depends on what kind of ambitions they have - and how smart they are, of course.

Seen like that, Ravenclaws and Slytherin are quite close to each other, both being cold rationalists, with the difference that Ravenclaws think firstly of the good of all, while Slytherins think firstly of the good for themselves. And Hufflepuff and Gryffindor are quite close too, both led by their emotions, but while Gryffindors are loyal to ideas of right and wrong, Hufflepuffs pledge their allegiance to people they believe to be worth following.

Put shortly: Gryffindor: belief in ideas; Hufflepuffs: belief in people; Ravenclaw: belief in rationality; Slytherin: belief in themselves.

Two Types of Ravenclaws
  • Ravenclaw 1: *chopping up some basil*
  • Ravenclaw 2: Basil is a pretty good name
  • Ravenclaw 1: Like Basil Rathbone, the late English actor
  • Ravenclaw 2: It was also a common name among Eastern Roman Emperors and the source of the name Vasily in Russian

LES MIS MODERN AU — broship aesthetics: feuilly & combeferre

moroccan mint tea, the smell of wood and old books, thinking big, arms slung round shoulders, attending public lectures, falling asleep at your desk, absent-minded sketching, running away with ideas and off on tangents, getting tattoos together, keeping your word no matter what, head-to-head trivia challenges, finding the dorkiest jokes funny, wearing that one same pair of shoes forever, not being able to rest until you’ve found the answer. (requested by @silver-soliloquy)

  • Ravenclaw: I mean, were like unofficially married.
  • Slytherin: Oh? Does that mean you're proposing?
  • Ravenclaw: No.
  • Ravenclaw: Hufflepuff started a bet that I would in the next couple months and I'm not losing it.
  • Slytherin:
  • Slytherin:
  • Slytherin: Wait. But that can't be your only reason.
  • Ravenclaw: I mean its a good one.
  • Slytherin: But that's seriously the only one??
  • Ravenclaw: I mean if that's my only reason you're in a really good spot right?
What Is Your Hogwarts House Percentage?
Even the real Sorting Hat isn't this accurate.
By Ellie Bate, Paul Curry

Here’s my result:

I am 33% Ravenclaw, 33% Hufflepuff, 23% Gryffindor, and 11% Slytherin!

“You definitely belong in Ravenclaw, but you have a kindness that sets you apart from most. While some Ravenclaws can be seen as slightly haughty or intimidating, your Hufflepuff side means you are more approachable, and therefore have an easier time making friends. Despite your softness, you find it easy to detach yourself from emotional situations and give objective viewpoints, making you the perfect person to go to for advice.

Your slight compatibility with Gryffindor house hints at an underlying desire for adventure that may manifest itself in a love of travel or trying new things.”

Let me know what yours is! :D

Doing a dangerous thing
  • Hufflepuff : I just can't fathom why you would want to put yourself in danger to do that ! It's not cool or funny to be in danger !
  • Gryffindor : of course it is ! Besides, I'm not actually in danger if I know what I'm doing !
  • Ravenclaw : I'm ready to bet my wand you do not know what you're doing
  • Slytherin : I would hold you to that. I had to fetch his sorry ass in the ravine twice already
  • Hufflepuff : but you're doing it too !
  • Slytherin : I know what I'm doing.
  • Gryffindor: *trips*
  • Hufflepuff: Are you ok?
  • Gryffindor: Totally. I'm like a cat. I always land on my feet.
  • Ravenclaw: Actually that's a myth. Cats don't always land on their feet.
  • Gryffindor: Really? I thought they always did.
  • Slytherin: Not if they're dead.

dormiensdraconis-hellebore  asked:

Ok, to defend my categorization: I can see why you'd think of birds as being Ravenclaws and I'm sorry that offended you. If it helps, I'm also a Ravenclaw so 💁🏻. However, rabbits are actually quite intelligent. I categorized ravenclaws with rabbits because rabbits are inquisitive, curious, and enjoy learning but in my experience are more cautious than birds (I mean have you ever met a seagull? Bold as hell). Rabbits are actually quite intelligent. 1....

2…. they are easily litter box trained, recognize their owners, can learn tricks etc (source: I am a former rabbit owner and did extensive research before adopting a Netherlands dwarf kit). So they are not at all stupid, and birds are intelligent as well.

A+ reasoning. And again, each animal is going to be different. Cats may generally be Slytherin, but that doesn’t stop my one idiot from being a Hufflepuff. Not to mention variances in breeds.

Please feel free to reblog with additional thoughts/discussions amongst followers, but let’s not let Animal Sorting Discourse™ become a thing.

Originally posted by bakingvidz

-Amy (Hufflepuff)