the-sorting-hat

rachaelthesylph  asked:

What other promotions has the café had in the past? And which ones were your favourites?

Allura: To make things more lively at the cafe every member of our staff gets to introduce different events! It would be such a shame to share them all at once. So here’s Pidge’s Magic event!

Lance: The tech nerd has a soft spot for Harry Potter and magic. Who knew?

Pidge: I can appreciate good world building. Also, the rides at USJ are a blast.

Lance: Fair enough.

Pidge: I also more or less assigned the rolls/ houses. Coran was Dumbledore, but he also acted as the sorting hat when you entered. Allura was McGonagall. Shiro was lupin. Then I took Slytherin the best house.

Lance: Yeah no. Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure. Ravenclaw all the way.

Keith: I figured you would be Gryffindor.

Pidge: Disappointed Keith?

Keith:  >_>

Hunk: Lastly I’m Hufflepuff! I also designed the menu with all the fun candies and pumpkin flavored treats!

A.N. So I got a few questions asking about other events or past events. I’m gonna share them one by one. Mostly because I’m trying to answer at least one ask a day, and today I just don’t have time to do more than one. But I got more fun stuff on the way! I’m nearly through this first batch of asks so the box will reopen soon. Along with a possible chapter update!

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“That is the queen—the most powerful piece on the board. She can move in any direction, and go as far as she wishes.” 
“More powerful than the king?”
“Yes. The king can only move one square at a time.“ 
(x)

anonymous asked:

I liked the houses as Ron quotes. Would you mind doing the same but with Hermione's quotes?

Gryffindor:

“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery and — oh Harry — be careful!”  

Hufflepuff:

“This sort of thing is exactly what Dumbledore was talking about. You-Know-Who’s only been back two months, and we’ve started fighting among ourselves. And the Sorting Hat’s warning was the same — stand together, be united.” 

Ravenclaw:

“I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!”

Slytherin:

“Yes, Harry, but all the same, there’s no point pretending that you’re not good at Defense Against the Dark Arts, because you are. You were the only person last year who could throw off the Imperius Curse completely, you can produce a Patronus, you can do all sorts of stuff that full-grown wizards can’t.” 

Full stop I am super convinced that Ravenclaw has the lowest sorting percentages each year.

Because you are sorted by what you value most, and who the fuck values creativity? – Ambition? Bravery? Loyalty? ALL YEAH. But creativity? Honestly people think it’s useless. Parents teach kids that art is not a real job, making the connection between creativity = art = useless, not necessary and completely fail to realize that a lot of inventions come from somebody resourceful who had a problem and was creative enough to solve it with his given means. So the kids grow up and have this skewed view of creative being not a very useful thing, and even if they have art as a hobby in their past-time, *they do not value it most of all* and get sorted into another house.

Also I will bet somebody’s left hand that most of Ravenclaw’s sorting comes from parents who were rich enough to be academics and encouraged their child’s personal interests etc. and taught them that being curious and keep learning is integral to stay ahead of the curve life throws you, and not the creativity part. TL;DR Ravenclaws are most likely from richer families, have academic parents, or are the complete opposite and come from an environment that encouraged and rewarded and required resourcefulness (aka street-smarts). Also they have a very big percentage of misfits to whom the whole art-creativity is the way to express themselves.

anonymous asked:

Why is albus in slytherin? he seems to have many gryffindor traits

He does have a lot of Gryffindor traits. He’s like Harry in a whole lot of ways. And we can see from the second AR that if he’d wanted to be in Gryffindor he could have been.

SORTING HAT: Albus Potter. He puts his hat on ALBUS’S head – and this time he seems to take longer – almost like he too is confused.

then:

SCORPIUS: You can stand next to me! (<3)

ALBUS (thoroughly discombobulated) Right. Yes.

So it wasn’t a sure thing. He’s not adamantly Slytherin like Draco (or even Scorpius, given how quickly he’s Sorted. idk. I actually have a much harder time understanding why Scorpius, rather than Albus, is a Slytherin. I imagine it’s a legacy/family thing in combination with a lot of ambition which will come out later in his life as he tries to fix the world and also maybe the Hat was so divided between the other three Houses that they cancelled each other out.) 

Albus does have a lot of Slytherin traits. And I think he knew that, even before he was Sorted, even before he met Scorpius. He felt different from the rest of his family and that made him worry and test Harry on the train platform to see what would happen if he ended up in Slytherin. At first I thought Albus chose Slytherin, to be with Scorpius and to differentiate himself from Harry, but I’m not so sure anymore. He really does seem shocked at his Sorting. And the Sorting Hat says:

Are you afraid of what you’ll hear? Afraid I’ll speak the name you fear? Not Slytherin! Not Gryffindor! Not Hufflepuff! Not Ravenclaw! Don’t worry child, I know my job, You’ll learn to laugh, if first you sob.

Implying that it knows where people really belong, even if they don’t themselves.

I said this once before, but Albus’ determination to do anything, including going back in time and changing history, in order to make his father love him speaks very strongly to “use any means to achieve their ends”. And the plan he chooses is cunning. He doesn’t run head first at the problem like a Gryffindor, he tries to manipulate things behinds the scenes. He doesn’t explode with emotion and tell Harry how he’s really feeling, he prods at him, manipulates him, and winds him up until Harry’s the one who explodes.  The way Albus figures out how to get a message to Harry when he and Scorpius are stuck in Godric’s Hollow is pretty damn cunning too.

Is he ambitious? He’s not content to feel like a failure. When he’s bad at flying, at potions, at school in general he doesn’t just accept it. It eats away at him and destroys his confidence. He wants to do better, to be better. And that can be seen as ambition.

I think Slytherin traits manifest differently in Cursed Child than they do in the books. The war is in the past, pureblood culture has changed a lot, there’s less bigotry, fewer reasons why ambition, cunning, and determination would manifest in negative ways.

So I can see why Albus is a Slytherin, even if it immediately obvious.

Get to Know Me?(why me) tag

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Rules: Answer the questions and tag 20 followers you’d like to get to know better.

Name: Andrew

Nickname: Khozmo (to only me)

Gender: Male

Star sign: Libra

Height: 6′ to 6′1″

Favorite character: Something to show when I get my dream job. Cause it is my own

Hogwarts House: Griffndor! *in the loud voice the sorting hat used on Harry*

Favorite color: Black, White, and the purple to blue spectrum

Favorite Animal: yes all of them

Average Sleep: An unhealthy amount

Cat or doggo: Doggo

 Number of Blankets I sleep in: Blanket given a long time ago and a comforter

Favorite singer/Band: twenty one pilots, MCR, and PTV, BMTH.

Dream Trip: Tokyo and die in that forest.

Dream Job: 3-D Animator. I want to make a show.

Current Number of Followers: 122. Most are porn bots. I do not know why they want me. The few that aren’t are cool. But i can’t talk to people so.

I guess i’ll tag: @coldely @21-pantaloons @bi-furious-fanboy @matt-septic-marki-mash @zippydooq @tyler-the-zebra 

OK DONT JUDGE THATS REAL PEOPLE AND NOT BOTS. I have around 100 bots wtf.

I’ll tag people i follow

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The other day, I wondered how the world of Harry Potter would be different if all students were sorted every year, rather than only in their first. So I wrote this.


Little is changed from Harry Potter’s first year at Hogwarts. Still he sits under that hat, thinking, not Slytherin; still the Hat considers his potential before sending him to Gryffindor. Still he is joined in Gryffindor by Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, still the Slytherin he so feared to be in will hold Draco Malfoy. Little is different about the placement of the older students, for all the Sorting Ceremony is made longer, and the Hat’s song a little changed, with their participation. Fred and George Weasley, like their younger brother, are still in Gryffindor. Ambitious Percy Weasley may be in Slytherin by now, maybe not yet, but he is a Prefect regardless. Oliver Wood or someone like him will still be Harry’s first Quidditch Captain.

In Harry’s second year, he and Ron are in more trouble than ever for missing the Sorting Ceremony. Now the Hat must be got out again to Sort these two boys who have caused such a stir, to confirm what surprises no one: both will remain in Gryffindor this year. (This time, Harry is once again thinking his wishes to the Hat, but instead of not Slytherin, he is pleading, Gryffindor, Gryffindor – picturing the warm Gryffindor common room that is the first home he has ever known, the first place that has welcomed him rather than shut him away. The hat, once again, obeys his wishes.) Both boys are relieved to find their House much the same as they left it; Hermione Granger is in their midst again, joined by Ron’s shy little sister Ginny.

Neville Longbottom, who had been plagued throughout his first year in Gryffindor by doubt as to his right to be there, is with them again, too. They missed his silent drama at the Ceremony, too, as the boy sat under the Hat that could see into his mind and reflected on the end of term. He had remembered standing up to the three classmates he thought he could call his friends, only to be left behind – hexed, as he so often was, ridiculed. More proof that he did not belong in the brave House. But he remembered, too, Dumbledore’s voice at the end-of-year feast – praising him for doing what was hard. He remembered being awarded House points for this simple act, and with the meagre sum, winning Gryffindor the House Cup. That heady feeling of being, for just one moment, a celebrated hero – that was like nothing else. That was worth a year and more of self-doubt. So Neville now unpacked his bags in the Gryffindor dormitories again, and, like Harry, he felt for the first time that he was home.

Harry has grown complacent, all his friends staying with him from his first year to his second. He hears the warnings of the older students on his Quidditch team (some of whom go from one House’s team to the next from year to year), the reminders that he will need to make new friends soon, but he does not really believe them. He cannot imagine his world changing even more than it has.

This is why he feels as though his stomach has dropped out of his body, as though he has fallen into some bottomless pit, when things change in his third year. He is still in Gryffindor, yes, and still with Ron, thank goodness for that, but Hermione Granger is no longer of their House. Hermione, who spent the last term of her second year as a statue, whose research was the only part of her that got to be a part of the battle in the Chamber of Secrets, who scrambled and sweated when she was unpetrified to pass all her courses in the remaining days of term – despite the promises of the administration that classes missed by the basilisk’s victims would not be held against their grades. Hermione, who had been called an “insufferable know-it-all” so many times that it had almost stopped hurting, who had felt so frustrated with the cavalier attitude her fellow Gryffindors took to classwork. She was now a Ravenclaw, the blue insignia on her robes matching that of Ginny Weasley, who seemed to have shrunk in on herself after the events of last term. (Ginny, like Harry in his first year, sat under the Hat in her second year thinking not Slytherin, not Slytherin, but then she had paused, and thought, not Gryffindor, too, because Riddle had possessed her despite her red-and-gold robes, and because she did not feel brave.)

Ginny, Hermione, and Luna Lovegood (here is one girl the Hat cannot imagine placing anywhere but Ravenclaw, though it will surprise itself in years to come) soon find each other in the Ravenclaw common room, and form an odd, but tight, bond over the first few weeks of term. Hermione finds that it is nice to have close friends who are girls; she never had this in her two years in Gryffindor. She still finds time to talk to Harry, to help him with an essay in the library or to keep him company on restless Hogsmeade weekends or to walk with him to Hagrid’s hut. They are still friends, and good ones; no disparity of House can change the bond forged in fighting a mountain troll together, and all they have been through together since.

She explains this, at last, to Ron Weasley in the days before Christmas vacation, when the dark looks he has been sending her all term finally come to a head in a shouting match outside the Divination tower. Ron, too quick to view matters in black and white, had seen her Ravenclaw badge as a betrayal, a defection. Had imagined that this was her choice, rather than the honest assessment of the Hat. Had felt left behind, discarded, second-rate, dismissed like his brothers’ hand-me-down robes that he wore. With Harry to remind him not to be an ass, to remind Hermione that Ron was always like this, they made up soon enough. Hermione laughed and called Ron an idiot, but fondly; and he laughed back, and told her that the blue and silver only made her look more the nerd. The trio were reunited, even if they were in different houses.

And, after that fight at least, perhaps the difference of house was a blessing in disguise. Crookshanks could not worry at Ron’s rat when they lived in different common rooms. There was no fight between Ron and Hermione about their pets; when Scabbers went missing, there was no talk of foul play, only an agreement between the three friends that they would try to find him. The three were still present in the Shrieking Shack, two Gryffindor children and one Ravenclaw, to bear witness to the true identity of Scabbers, to bear witness to the reunion of the three living Marauders. They still saved Buckbeak; they still lost Pettigrew.

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The Houses as Teachers I've Had
  • I'm sorry that this is the most steriotypical thing you'll ever read.
  • Ravenclaw: 1. My english lit professor, who always got really excited and would go off on tangents for discussions, leading us all to an existential crisis at least once a week. Likes to pretend he's scary and aggressive when really he's a small walnut who really likes books. Randomly cut me off in a conversation because he decided to teach me how to 'punch men'. Likes to write books where he is always a main character because 'it's easier than actually going outside myself and trying these things out'. Literally trips over everything. 2. Another professor who was literally the king of oversharing and then would say things that were hysterical but would offend people who weren't understanding their irony. When people's logic didn't make sense, he'd keep following it until he twisted it to a humorous outcome. Also gave us all existential crises. Lectured about the correct way to live your life and when I asked what it was he went "hell if I know, I'm only making it up as I go along and hoping that when I die, God doesn't saute me".
  • Slytherin: 1. My high school English teacher. Loved me, hated everyone else, failed people who were shitty in general, favoritism like no other, liked to make people debate things out but didn't have a personal point to prove. Let things slide if she liked you, very sarcastic. If you said something stupid, she would threaten to shove her stiletto heel in your eye socket. Said she only cried once in her life, and it was when she was in college and her Shakespearean Verse teacher had a thick Jamaican accent, and she never knew what was happening. 2. My Spanish teacher from Mexico who was literally so chill all the time, and only disliked like 2 people who were always antagonizing him (he failed them and passed everyone else). Would say and do everything really dramatically and said ZORRO at least once per class. Complained about the price of bananas. Gave up in the last month and just made us watch Jimmy Fallon videos every day because 'Jimmy Fallon is the man'.
  • Gryffindor: 1. Skateboarded into my freshman comp. course every day, forgot to wear pants under dresses that were see-through, would make us read vague philosophical essays that she then used to advance her own personal agendas. Rarely ever taught, mostly just went on tumblr while everyone looked around frantically. Tried to convince us to raise our children genderless by giving them a name like 'turnip' and never telling anyone their sex. 2. History-enthused teacher who used modern analogies to explain american history. Was the most petty man ever, it was perfect. When 'sporty' guys in the class would refuse to participate, he would pull out a small basketball and his wastebasket, and every time they got a question correct on the verbal review, he would let them shoot. Sweet guy in general, would walk people to the nurse, authoritative and honestly ugh I love him he is my son.
  • Hufflepuff: 1. Math teacher who ever Friday brought in some kind of baked good or candy, had little songs she'd dance around the classroom singing, chubby and sweet little woman, really liked Bon Jovi. 2. An advisor I met with once only because I wanted to drop a class that I was failing who sat me down for four hours. She started crying about 6 times, read me a whole bunch of motivational quotes, kept reading excerpts of the bible, and randomly having us pray together
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“WE COME FORM DIFFERENT HOUSES” Gryffindor/Slytherin/Hufflepuff/Ravenclaw

After I posted the pic of slytherin girl (here’s the link if you don’t know), I decided to draw other 3 houses’ students to make it complete. :D

The Sorting Hat
  • Sorting hat: </b> you belong in Slytherin, bro
  • Harry: </b> no, pls anything but Slytherin
  • Sorting hat: </b> no drarry is my otp
  • Harry: </b> but Gryffindor-
  • Sorting Hat: </b> did I FUCKING STUTTER
  • Harry: </b>
  • Sorting hat: </b>
  • Harry: </b>
  • Sorting hat: </b> SLYTHERIN
The fact that you're not your House stereotype doesn't mean the Sorting Hat was wrong.

A Gryffindor can be afraid of bugs, have anxiety, appreciate the small and pretty things, be introverted, enjoy lazy afternoons, choose not to fight if they find it smarter.

A Slytherin can be self-conscious, rely on others, love the sunrise, like cheesy pop music, be afraid in the dark, like scented candles, hate snakes, be pacifist and shy.

A Ravenclaw can prefer company to solitude, party loudly, forget about homework now and then, excell at Quiddich, have a learning disability, be a hot mess.

A Hufflepuff can be selfish sometimes, be more rational than expected, enjoy books, be extremely brave, like high heels, have a bright mind, have a bad day.

The fact that you’re not your House stereotype doesn’t mean the Sorting Hat was wrong!

Here's a thought:

What if the Hogwarts sorting process is less about who you are, and more about what you need?

The sorting hat sees a boy thrust into a new world he barely understands, a boy desperate not to blend in with the crowd, and a girl who would sink as deep into her books as she is allowed, and says- what do these children need? They need courage. The courage to keep moving forward despite overwhelming circumstances and high stakes, the courage to see themselves as heroes, the courage to speak up and speak out against injustice.

The hat sees a lost girl whose world has been shattered, who can’t be bothered to fit the world she sees to others’ standards, and says- what does she need? Knowledge. The knowledge of how and why things happen, and the wisdom to accept the things she cannot change.

The hat sees a boy desperate to fill his father’s shoes, used to getting his way and confused at a world that works differently than he was taught. The hat says- he needs power. He needs an identity that will remind him that he has worth, that he can be more than he is.

I wouldn’t want to attend a hogwarts that sorted based on what universal human trait I exhibited most often. I wouldn’t want to attend a hogwarts that sorted similar personalities into uniform groups. I would want to attend a hogwarts that sorts based on its students’ needs, doing its best to help them succeed.

When dumbledore says, “perhaps we sort too soon,” maybe he sees the good that a little bit of courage, instead of a sense of self-worth inflated into superiority, could have done Severus Snape.

Maybe the most dark wizards come out of slytherin because, despite their house’s best intentions, they never quite find the confidence they need there. And it is the unsatisfied, those most disenchanted with the system, who seek to destroy it.