On Gryffindor Primaries

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Gryffindors are marked by their steadfast intuitive morality. While Gryffindors are just as capable of looking at things logically and weighing the consequences of different courses of action, they will feel the most at peace with themselves when acting in accordance with their gut morality. Like all individual belief systems, Gryffindors’ vary widely in content and intensity, giving us a wide variety of systems (strong political stances, devotion to a particular religion, extreme commitment to a particular branch of rights) so different Gryffindors can look very different.

One of the Gryffindor Primary’s greatest strengths is their ability to make a decision, and then go out and do their damndest to make a difference. They are willing to sacrifice their safety, social harmony, and a certain amount of logic to do what they feel is right. They can create great change in the world because they are willing to make difficult decisions and then commit fully to that decision, even at the expense of things most other people would not be willing to sacrifice.

Gryffindor Primaries are the type to leave everything and travel halfway across the world if that’s what they feel is necessary. They are the type to work long days and into the night, even while conscious of the hit their relationships with family members and friends might take, because their work is important. It matters in a way that smaller things, even when those things seem important in the moment, don’t. They are one of the Houses most comfortable, as a whole, with being lone wolves, with finding meaning in martyrdom, and with defying even the people they love most, if something is important enough.

However, though a Gryffindor can and will work alone, there is a special strength brought out when they’re part of a team. They can be charismatic and passionate, dedicated and on task, excellent at reminding people what it is they are working towards and how important it is. Their drive can help breathe life into a group on the verge of burnout. Their enthusiasm and genuine belief in the goodness of their goals can unify a group of diverse people. There’s a reason that so many movies about rebellions feature Gryffindor protagonists. They are willing, passionately, to sacrifice and their certainty pulls others along behind them.

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So I wrote a sonnet about the AQA Biology exam

May I compare thee to aqa?
Your mind is slow as an unstriped snail
Your independent bias you betray
Thanks to you we are all going to fail

It’s not only 15 year olds who drink
Maybe you’ve had one too many beers
GM male mosquitos are on the brink
You made me answer in ink and tears

Where is your auxin? You are no Lamark-
Your genes were engineered for your death
The lack of immunity is quite stark
I can smell cigarette smoke on your breath

Perhaps chemistry won’t be so dire
But we cannot know what you’ll require

anonymous asked:

Clarke Griffin is the heir of Slytherin, tho

I can’t hear you over this:

Gryffindor Primaries trust their moral intuitions and have a need and a drive to live by them. They feel what’s right in their gut, and that matters and guides them. If they don’t listen to and act on that, it feels immoral.

We call Gryffindor morality “felt” but that doesn’t mean they’re all impetuous, emotional hellions. Gryffindors can still be intelligent, deliberate creatures who weigh their decisions and moralities carefully. Reasoning, intellectualizing and debate can be support for a Gryffindor’s felt morality– but those things can never make a fully satisfying morality in themselves. Some things are just wrong, no matter what pretty words you use to explain them.

And then she is slowly learnign to use a more slytherin or ravenclaw means in the harsh world she lives in now thus resulting in a stripped Gryffindor primary: 

Stripped Gryffindor Primaries are Gryffindors who have lost their faith in their internal moral compass. Doing what is right is still just as important, but they don’t know how to know what’s right. To an outside observer, stripped Gryffindor Primaries often look more stable and calm than unstripped Gryffindors, but this is a deeply unsettling thing to be on the inside of. Many stripped Gryffs will find a new system to adopt and live by–but this new system is never as comfortable, satisfying, and natural as their original system.

Which is why Clarke has such a hard time living with herself now and some of her choices. The immoral things she does don’t settle well with her. Even if she says she was doing them for her people she still hates them. Her choices upset her morality. Her morality is so explicitly Gryffindor. Her “why” is Gryffindor. 

anonymous asked:

all the anons - literallllllllly same XD "be my hooker real quick?" and some jackets and bibbers have the WORST zippers (always getting stuck) so people will be like "hey can you help me" or "do me" and then bend down to where the zipper is oh my god