im the horns


Are you a sunshine witch or a moonlight witch? Water witch or forest witch or urban witch? Crystals or bones? Potted plants or candles? Rose or cinnamon? Horns or wings? Boots or barefoot? Ghosts or gods? Flowers or ash?

So I saw a post with a nice little flow chart explaining how the Hogwarts and Ilvermorny houses interconnect, but it didn’t connect all the houses, so, as the over-achiever that I am, I obviously had to make a full version. With color-coding,

I’ve seen this in a few different posts already so it’s not all that revolutionary, but the Hogwarts houses sort by personality traits - the brave, loyal, cunning, and wise. Ilvermorny houses sort more by your dominant function (what you do with your personality traits) - the adventurer, scholar, warrior, and healer. While some combinations will be more typical than others, every combination is possible. 

I took all the dominant traits listed under each Hogwarts house and divided them up among the Ilvermorny houses. This is all subjective and some people may believe some of these categories should be switched, but I tried to take as few liberties as possible. Some just didn’t want to work out nicely. For example, Ravenclaw split up perfectly. I didn’t have to think much about how to match up the houses. Gryffindor, on the other hand, was a bit of a nightmare. 

Take what you will from this, but I thought it might be helpful to people trying to make sense of a strange house combination or just to illustrate that the Ilvermorny houses are not renames of the Hogwarts houses.

Edit: Emotionally volatile = quick temper. It’s a phrase I saw on multiple websites so I used it. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. I think of Draco and probably Ron as emotionally volatile.

(Inspiration from post by @allhailqueenmargaery and @violettsbaudelaires)

What each instrument says the most
  • Oboe: I bought shot-glasses and cigarette paper this weekend.... NO IT'S FOR MY OBOE I SWEAR
  • Flute: Yeah, she said she was going to do the Chaminade too. Looks like we'll have two people playing the concertino for the solo show this year, or there's always murder, you know
  • clarinet: It's my reed. Hold on I'll get another one out... also if another person asks me to play the mozart clarinet concerto i'll slap a bitch
  • Bassoon: could you scoot over a bit? I need more space to lean my bassoon... My posture is just fine, THANKS
  • Saxophone: shit. i still have my neck-strap on don't I?
  • Drums: Is the snare on? GOD, who turned the snare off again?! AND! Where the frickity frack are my sticks?
  • timpani: i gotta tune the timpani. hold on
  • trumpet: i hate partial jumping practice so much
  • trombone: Do you want to hear my gliss?
  • tuba: i literally play four notes the entire piece..,.
  • horn: look i don't know why we stick the hand in the bell. don't ask. it's just how it is
  • cello: yeah my cello cost 13,000 and my bow is custom made, so it's like 6,000 and my new case which is shock absorbent, fireproof and waterproof cost like 7,500
  • viola: I know we're trying to play louder it's the loudest i can get i know i know i'm so sick of pizzicato accompaniment give me a break please
  • violin: um I can't see the concertmaster's bowings from back here... yeah i know i can watch the person in front of me im not stupid it's just...
  • double bass: how the fuck am I supposed to carry this thing through the door? Hey, can you hold it open for me

The rush of joy you feel when a stranger correctly names your instrument from just seeing the case


“it would be so much fun.”[x]


Ilvermorny Houses; 

Horned Serpent: favours scholars 

Pukwudgiefavours healers 

Thunderbird: favours adventurers. 

Wampus: favours warriors 

Magnificent Seven Hogwarts AU

Goodnight Robicheaux: Hufflepuff

Billy Rocks: Slytherin

Sam Chisolm: Slytherin

Joshua Faraday: Gryffindor

Jack Horne: Hufflepuff

Vasquez: Gryffindor

Red Harvest: Ravenclaw

Emma Cullen: Slytherin

Matthew Cullen: Gryffindor

Teddy Q: Hufflepuff

From Hildegard
  • From Hildegard
  • Patrick Hughes with UT Trombone Choir
  • American Voices CD

This is the piece that changed my life.

Imagine being surrounded by horns (instead of trombones like in this recording). Like, literally surrounded. People behind you to your right, behind to the left, in front to the left, center and right.

So the sound wraps a blanket around you, and you are so so enveloped in it, that its is just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever heard in your entire life.

And when the music swells, all you can hear is the beautiful tones of the horn,blocking out every single sound in the room, and the story that they’re telling fills your heart and you just…feel.

Sorry this is kinda cheesy, but it’s what made me decide to do music for the rest of my life.

When You Criticize The Instruments
  • flutes: *nod stoically and then go alternately cry from embarrassment and plot revenge the the bathroom*
  • clarinets: it's my reed
  • saxes: *don't realize the director is talking to them; continue conversation about nothing to do with band*
  • trumpets: yoU WANNA GO BITCH IM THE BEST
  • horns: i play like five measures in this whole piece the fuck do you want from me
  • trombones: haha I know man *fistbump each other*
  • tubas: excuse you we are the foundation of this band so we are never wrong
  • percussionists: *mutter mutiny under their breath and don't fix it because they weren't doing it wrong in the first place*
  • Aries: Joshua Faraday
  • Taurus: Billy Rocks
  • Gemini: Bartholomew Bogue
  • Cancer: Goodnight Robicheaux
  • Leo: Joshua Faraday
  • Virgo: Teddy Q
  • Libra: Goodnight Robicheaux
  • Scorpio: Emma Cullen
  • Sagittarius: Vasquez
  • Capricorn: Sam Chisolm
  • Aquarius: Red Harvest
  • Pisces: Jack Horne