Ravenclaw house. Non-Potterheads, stay away.

Saturday, October 1, 2011 § 0

I was let in early to Pottermore.com, the 'online reading experience' that takes you through all seven Harry Potter books, puts you in a house (Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff), gives you a wand, lets you read exclusive clips of J.K. Rowling's writing, etc etc.  So, basically, a Potter-head's dream.

(WARNING:  a non-Potter fan may not understand the next few paragraphs)
The thing about Pottermore that I've been looking forward to the most has been the sorting ceremony.  Based on my personality traits, I've always considered myself a Hufflepuff.  Out of the four houses, Hufflepuff house (think Cedric Diggory) has the most friendly people, the most caring, the 'finders', all that good stuff.  Hufflepuffs are not necessarily the most badass people, but you know....neither am I.  Sadly.

Therefore, you can imagine my surprise when this popped up on the screen:

Ravenclaws are smart; think Luna Lovegood (who is my absolute favorite character in the world).  I've always thought that Ravenclaw is like the Harvard of Harry Potter- completely unattainable for the B-average students such as myself.  But I've always wanted to be a Ravenclaw: they seem like the dark horses of the wizard world (yeah, Luna could take down whoever she wanted to in a battle of wits, no doubt).  

But as I read the house description, a lot of things popped out at me that made me really identify with being in this house.  Here's my favorite part of the house description: 

Awesome, right?  

And then I realized Ravenclaws are not necessarily book smart (I mean, Hermione's a the smartest one up in this joint and she's a Gryffindor).  They're the ones who invent things, who stare off into space, get lost in a thought, and are just pretty much curious about everything.  

I'm always doodling, I'm always writing story excerpts and ideas in the margins of my notes, I'm always getting lost in some over-analyzation.  I think I've definitely been sorted into the right house.  

Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure!!!

Adios, 
Cooper

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