After a long time of just taking online quizzes, and getting mixed results, I decided to go for the real deal. The actual OFFICIAL quiz. I decided to join Pottermore and discover my true Hogwarts house! I was a bit nervous at first, but my sister Maggie assured me that it would be just fine. I joined and I took the quiz, expecting a Ravenclaw house crest to show itself or even a Hufflepuff like Maggie’s, instead I got quite the surprise:
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I’m a Griffindor. At first I was displeased and disappointed because not only was I excited to be a Ravenclaw (as many quizzes told I was) but also Griffindors were often shown to not use their heads all the time. The fact that Griffindors are brave, while I keep my Minecraft game on peaceful at all times and I can’t even play “Nancy Drew: The Ghost of Thornton Hall” without jumping every time Charlotte shows up or sings or something, added onto why I thought I didn’t belong there. Maggie begged to differ. She said that Hermione Granger would’ve been a Ravenclaw had she not been a Griffindor (Ron would’ve been Hufflepuff and, as we all know, Harry could’ve been a Slytherin). Just because you are sorted into one house, doesn’t mean you wouldn’t belong in another. Tom Felton, the actor who plays Draco Malfoy, had joined Pottermore himself, and was surprised when he too found himself a Griffindor. Maggie said there are more types of bravery than just one.
Soon I had decided to see which wand would choose me, expecting a 12in Willow wood wand with phoenix core (like I said, this was a quiz result, online quizzes are not that accurate 99% of the time). Instead I got a Beechwood wand with unicorn hair core at a length of 10 3/4 inches. I wasn’t so disappointed about this since I learned this interesting bit about beech wood wands: (The following article is taken directly from the Pottermore website, I own none of it)
“The true match for a beech wand will be, if young, wise beyond his or her years, and if “full-grown, rich in understanding and experience. Beech wands perform very weakly for “the narrow-minded and intolerant. Such wizards and witches, having obtained a beech “wand without having been suitably matched (yet coveting this most desirable, richly hued “and highly prized wand wood), have often presented themselves at the homes of learned “wandmakers such as myself, demanding to know the reason for their handsome wand’s “lack of power. When properly matched, the beech wand is capable of a subtlety and artistry “rarely seen in any other wood, hence its lustrous reputation.”
(for more information on wand woods, check out the pottermore site today)
To end this, I would like to say that no matter what wand chooses you or what house you’ll be in:
Whether you’re a brave Griffindor, a loyal Hufflepuff, a wise Ravenclaw, or a resourceful Slytherin you never have to limit yourself. Not all Grifindors are brave, not all Ravenclaws are super wise, and not all Slytherins are mean. I am a proud Griffindor, I thought I would’ve been a Ravenclaw (maybe even a Slytherin) but I’m not, but I can still act like a Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff, or even be as resourceful and ambitious as a Slytherin (and I still look better wearing green then I do wearing red).
What is your Hogwarts house?