newton pride

Hello, and, hello!  You know, I’m a smidge confused about the hostility towards your house myself, honestly.  Why, look at what you’re made of!  Slytherins are known for being ambitious, strong leaders, and I don’t see anything wrong with that.  You know what you want to achieve in life, and that’s a great deal more than anyone else can say.

I think I’d give the same advice to anyone, no matter your school, house, or education.  Wherever you’ve been placed, you are the only one who can decide what it is you believe in, and what you want to stand up for.  

Slytherins, be proud of your cleverness, and your strengths.  Use them when needed to stand up for your friends, but also try to remember that you’re not alone.  Your friends are there for you, no matter your house difference.  Your friends should be thankful for you, for being what you are.  And as a Slytherin, you can take pride in knowing that you are willing to do everything in your power to protect them, or the magical creatures you love.  

Slytherins, you have a strength that just about everyone needs right now.  Be proud of that, and show the rest of the world just what you can do.  

By surrendering my life to the Revolution, I found eternal life.
—  Dr. Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Rest in power, comrade.

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“To understand revolutionary suicide it is first necessary to have an idea of reactionary suicide, for the two are very different. Reactionary suicide: the reaction of a man who takes his own life in response to social conditions that overwhelm him and condemn him to helplessness.

“I do not think life will change for the better without an assault on the establishment, which goes on exploiting the wretched of the earth. This belief lies at the heart of the concept of revolutionary suicide. Thus it is better to oppose the forces that would drive me to self-murder than to endure them. Although I risk the likelihood of death, there is at least the possibility, if not the probability, of changing intolerable conditions.

“But before we die, How shall we live? I say with hope and dignity; and if premature death is the result, that death has a meaning reactionary suicide can never have. It is the price of self-respect.”

- Huey Newton

Ravenclaws!  Well, It seems I put you off for a bit, doesn’t it?  Terribly sorry, didn’t mean to.  I’m really no expert on this, but I’ll do my best to give my opinion on… all of these questions, I suppose.

The simplest, to begin with.  I always admired Ravenclaws- I was paired with one for Potions once, and I did better in that class than any other.  You always seem to have an answer for everything, don’t you?  And still I sometimes felt that, and I do apologize if this seems imposing, but you always seemed to have a delicacy about you.

I think, now again, don’t want to assume anything, but I think, that Ravenclaws have gotten a bit of an unfair reputation for being cold and distant.  The intellectuals and the scholars, and while that might be true for many of you, I can say with certainty that it wasn’t for my Potions friend.

There’s a side of Ravenclaws that so many seem to forget.  Wit.  A great deal of sarcasm, which is really quite refreshing.  And that logic, which so few wizards and witches seem to possess.  It seems these days that all that’s expected from a Ravenclaw is brutal intelligence, but that really isn’t the case.  Out of all houses, Ravenclaws showed some of the most diverse students I ever saw during my school years.  I think it was because they alone understood completely that intelligence isn’t quite quantifiable with tests and classes, although those are very important.  You have a wisdom about you that others will want to gravitate towards, so be prepared for that, and try not to shy away.

Your delicacy, I might say, comes from a desire to do well in all areas.  You like to succeed in all things, which is a wonderful trait really.  Here, I would suggest just a bit of patience with yourself.  There’s a good muggle quote for this; “You never fail until you stop trying.” And Ravenclaws, I’ve never known a house more willing to keep trying until they prove themselves right.  If you fail, don’t see it as a final thing.  You’re not broken or different, or, perish the thought, unworthy of your house.  It simply means that you get to try again, and chances are, this will only make you stronger.

I believe, Ravenclaws, that your time to shine is still to come.  I do hope you’ll stick around until then, because the rest of us would be hopelessly lost without you.

After watching Fantastic Beasts

So after I watched ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ I feel like I’m rediscovering the world of Harry Potter. I’ve read all the books, watched all the moves, been sorted into Slytherin and Horned Serpent, but somewhere along the line I lost my love for Harry Potter. I pushed it aside, it was an experience that I’d had (a brilliant experience), but I continued on with my life, on to different experience. Sure somewhere in the back of my mind I still held a love for Harry Potter and the wizarding world, but it wasn’t prominent. 

But now, I feel like I’m back at the beginning! I’m discovering new things that I never knew, and rediscovering old things that I’d forgotten. I feel like a seven year old again (the age I was when I watched the first movie at a friends house). 

I’ve fallen in love again, and it feels fantastic!

I love that fbawtft implies that house pride is continued years after Hogwarts

I mean Newt still carries around his Hufflepuff scarf years after his expulsion. House pride never diminishes. Once a Hufflepuff (or Ravenclaw or Gryffindor or Slytherine) then always a Hufflepuff (or Ravenclaw or Gryffindor, or Slytherine)

Hello, Gryffindors.  I suppose it’s time we had a chat, isn’t it?  I’ll never understand the division between all our houses at Hogwarts.  It is, after all, the best wizarding school in the world, so we’re united in that.  

First off, this nonsense of needing to be the bravest, most brash of them all to be in your house.  It simply isn’t true.  It’s one of the traits you might possess, and you can definitely be proud of it, but it might not even show itself in ways you might think of.  If the Sorting Hat put you in Gryffindor, but you feel like it isn’t quite the right fit, you could look at what some of your fellow classmates have said about their own houses.  It seems, that not everyone feels quite comfortable with where they’ve been placed.  That’s fine, of course, but try to take a moment to think about why you might have been put there.

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Good evening! Let me introduce myself. My name is Newton Artemis Fido Scamander and I’m a magizoologist. Still looking for a job. You’ve got something? Oh, i need to leave… See you in New York next month!

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anonymous asked:

What makes a true Hufflepuff?

Depends on who you ask, I should think.  The usual answers are, of course, loyalty.  Kindness.  Having a certain proclivity towards Hide and Seek.

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