One of my friends who also likes Harry Potter recommended me to check out Pottermore, the official fanpage made by J. K. Rowling herself. I was pretty excited to get to know which house I belong to. Of course I was sure to be a Gryffindor, because all the cool people are in that house. After seriously considering all my answers, I finally got the result: I’m a Ravenclaw. First, I was a bit disappointed. Maybe I’m not brave enough? Then I went through some articles about the house. I learned that a Ravenclaw is someone, who is ‘intelligent, wise, sharp, witty and individual’. Hmmm, not bad. The founder of the house was Rowena Ravenclaw, who thought learning was more important than anything. Her daughter is the Grey Lady, who helps Harry find the diadem in episode 7 (although she speaks only to Ravenclaws). The most famous members of the house include Ollivander, Professor Flitwick, Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang, Professor Quirrel and Sybill Trelawney.
Kind of cool, right?
Not long after completing the test, my friend Helen told me, she was a Hufflepuff and she wasn’t exactly happy about it. But I think no matter which house we belong to, we are all unique individuals. There are things we are great at and there are things we aren’t. But the most important thing is to respect others and try to bring out the best of yourself every day. (And don’t forget, at least we are no Muggles!)
This blog post is for my daddy, who finally started reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone after all this time, and now is only pages away from becoming a fan forever.