Hey! Can you guys describe a slytherin that doesn’t fit into the slytherin stereotype?
My best friend Cortney, one of our former admins, she’s a fantastic example for this. (which kind of ties into all the complaints she got as an admin as she’s so far from the stereotypical expectations so people questioned her cred)
Cortney changed her major like, idk 5 times?, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I know she wanted to study creative writing and was in advertising for awhile and now is doing accounting stuff. So that whole thing where Slytherins supposedly know what they want from the very beginning…nope. Baloney.
She’s a recent mother. Having a kid was always just as important as a career. She just wants to provide a safe and stable home and raise a kid to have the greatest tools he can to grow up to be a healthy reasonable adult. Being some rich bigwig was never a plan. A happy home was always most important. Hardly anything she does is about the prestige (unless you’re talking LARP)
Bonus, she looks like your basic blonde white girl. She’s never been gothy or obsessed with death or any of the typical slytherin aesthetic stuff (as far as I have ever known). She likes fire pokemon and butterflies and fairy tales.
But she truly is a Slytherin. When she cut her hair short, she cited studies that showed that women who had short haircuts were taken more seriously in the workplace. And women who wear makeup at work tend to be more successful. She thinks about these things. She uses information like this to get what she wants out of this world. Her ambitions may not look like the typical Slytherin’s, but she absolutely thinks like a Slytherin.
There’s so many ways to be ambitious, and aesthetic doesn’t mean shit.