my interests include the adorable and the horrible in equal amounts

Ravenclaws that

 -can tell you the life’s story of any given fiction author or poet from the last 300 years but stare blankly when you mention the current minister of magic 

 -think the school system is stupid and effortlessly make high grades but also procrastinate until the last second on everything and never sleep

 -never do the assigned reading because sure they could’ve read chapter 4, but chapter 9 was about the industrial revolution’s effect on the magical world and it was WAY more interesting than the war of roses 

 -are called high-strung and weird because they get really excited and jump up and down when their potion turns just the right shade of green or they get to explain an interesting historical event or figure out a particularly difficult equation that’s been stumping them

 -immerse themselves in musical theory and how magic can affect music and vice versa and annoy the fuck out of every non-ravenclaw they encounter because they’re constantly humming some arbitrary tune 

 -forget to eat and sleep and do laundry because there are books to be read and discussions to have and walls to stare blankly at for hours on end 

 -remind each other to eat and sleep and do laundry 

 -obsess over muggle science and technology and petition to undo the wards that prevent technology from working on the grounds because GOD DAMN IT DON’T THESE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT COMPUTER SCIENCE IS THE FUTURE?? 

 -refuse to be satisfied with the information given to them and demand more if they think the teaching isn’t adequate and if the teacher can’t tell them what they want, fine, that’s what the library is for anyway

 -can’t read to save their life but try everything at least five times to make sure they got an accurate result because why even bother reading about experiments when you can do them 

 -ignore their assignments and marks in favor of personal research because NO MINERVA, I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR TRANSFIGURATION RIGHT NOW, I’M ON THE VERGE OF A BREAKTHROUGH LEAVE ME ALONE

 -study for every class and make high marks in every subject because every subject genuinely interests them and have no fucking idea what they’re going to do with their lives because, as stated before, they like everything 

 -can’t stick with one subject and are horrified that they will eventually have to specialize in something because their interest shifts from modern architecture to the evolution of penguins in the blink of an eye

 -can speak and read in 6 languages including the Classics and end up analyzing the meanings and the etymology behind spells until they forget that they’re supposed to speak in English and go around greeting people in Latin 

-do all their spellwork in their native language because korean just works better okay, shut the fuck up macmillan 

-can’t keep their freaking mouth shut if they have an opinion, and often get beat up as a result 

-are so enamored with astronomy that they pull all-nighters and sleep through their morning classes and borrow notes from their friends to scrape by but keep doing it because they love the stars so much

-adore numbers and think of everything in terms of numbers and equations and charts and graphs and teach themselves calculus just for fun and research spells to work out equations for you (like calculators, but with wands!)

-can’t pass a standardized test because they have awful testing anxiety and are extremely capable but still have panic attacks in the OWL room and are incredibly insecure because how smart can they be if they can’t even pass their freaking OWL’S

-work themselves ragged and never sleep and give everything 120% until they finally just break 

-are covered in paint flecks and graphite marks at any given moment and love art and dedicate all their time to art and honestly have no idea what’s going on in half of their classes because they’re too busy sketching out their latest masterpiece- which they’ll call horrible, even though everyone else is floored

-are the most dramatic little shits around and start a hogwarts production company because why the fuck not and perform muggle and wizarding productions but also write their own plays and musicals and cast who they want in their shows no matter race or ethnicity or gender or sexuality and dance their hearts out and pour everything they have into a character, a scene, a production, because they love theatre so fucking much

-can’t write but can talk for hours and hours about anything and could lead the world in revolution and charm nations into giving into their demands and convince people of anything through the way they speak 

-are tired of the way things are and the way they’re treated and campaign for change, for equality, for justice, because being students shouldn’t stop them from having voices 

-people think are stuck up but are actually painfully shy and bury themselves in books and theories and fictional worlds that would never hurt them the way people could

-spend all their time in the kitchens experimenting because food is so much more pleasant than potions and the house elves are all so polite and they’re trying to figure out the perfect amount of cumin powder to put in this new dish and it takes time 

-are ADHD and are honest-to-merlin sorry but they literally can’t sit still in class and they can’t focus on their work sometimes and once in a while they lose concentration and accidentally set their parchment on fire and it’s not their fault and they’re trying but damn it it’s frustrating

-close themselves off and distance themselves from people and forget whose life they’re living and where they are and what day it is but still remember how much they hate themselves

-sit down with the kid who’s ready to cry because they’re so confused and patiently explain it in just the right way that the teacher couldn’t and walk them through the concepts and tell them that not getting it right away doesn’t make them stupid even when the kid is fully convinced they’re hopeless

-don’t take anyone’s bullshit, ever

-make sarcastic comments and witty quips and when told sarcasm is the lowest form of wit cheekily return with but the highest form of intelligence

-are really bad at riddles and always leave the common room with a buddy because they know they probably won’t be able to get back in by themselves

-quote shakespeare just because they can, and not the romantic or profound stuff either, just shit like “villain, i have done thy mother!” and “hell is empty and all the devils are here”

-sneak into the restricted section and figure out how to get past the wards or just cast a freaking muffliato or silencio and power through it because they have to know how the human conscious stays present in animal form what the actual fuck the brain is a different size how is this possible

-actually forget which books are theirs and which are the library’s so they have books that are years overdue and don’t realize it until they’re told they won’t be able to graduate until they find that copy of Intermediate Magic Hydraulics that’s been sitting under their bed and they could’ve sworn was a gift from their aunt

-do all sorts of crazy shit for research

-will fight the next person that cites their religion as an excuse for homophobia

-will fight you

-will fight your mom

-will fight the whole damn world

-cares a lot about what happens outside of their little haven and the borders of their country and gets like ten different newspapers every morning because why the fuck doesn’t this place have wifi i need my news

-can’t enunciate their words and slur syllables together and get excited and start to talk so fast no one can make out a single word

-drink hot chocolate during the summer and eat ice cream during the winter and are an endless contradiction 

-write until their hands cramp and their eyes ache but they can’t stop because they’ve got stories to tell and thoughts to share and their fingers don’t want to move anymore but their minds are going a thousand miles a minute

-shout out things that sound crazy sometimes and don’t understand why everyone looks so strangely at them and are so happy to be in a house where people are okay with crazy, celebrate it, even

-honestly couldn’t care less about grades but are open to new ideas and new ways of thinking and that’s what makes them a ravenclaw