A Heart of Red + Gold


Well anyone want to guess what this post is about? 😛

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart
” ~The Sorting Hat

With all the buzz from Pottermore redoing it’s site I finally caved and retook the sorting hat quiz. And surprise surprise I got Gryffindor. I always get Gryffindor, like always and probably forever. I don’t mind since thats the house I love, but I half expected to get a different house because the last time I took the quiz was almost 5 years ago (I think??). I’m a completely different person from who I was 5 years ago, and I know I answered somethings differently, than I would have back then. Yet I still got Gryffindor.

So why do I love Gryffindor so much? What makes me think that’s where I belong? Well for a long time I didn’t know why I was so drawn to Gryffindor, but I knew that was the house for me (these are the days when like only the first three books were out), then in high school I figured it out.

982c2bed9f4ac681f56369e5406e68af.jpgIn HP: Sorcerers Stone, Neville stands up to Harry, Ron, & Hermione, to prevent them from getting in more trouble and losing house points. And that’s me, I stand up to everyone (strangers, friends, family, society) if something is not right. I have daring and nerve, and courage. I don’t consider myself brave because I get scared a lot, but by being courageous I over come those fears. A lot of my friends think I would be better in Ravenclaw, but in the end the hat sorts you into the house that is truly in your heart. Yes, I adore the arts and I breath creativity, and I’m a perfectionist, and I tend to be a bit of a book worm but friendship, loyalty, and courage are what are at the soul of my being.

While I was and am satisfied with my sorting a lot of other people are annoyed, such as Hufflepuffs now being Slytherins, or Ravenclaws being Gryffindors; if this really was HP the hat would just put you were your heart wanted to be so I don’t get why everyone is stressing so much.

I also think it’s important to remember that the members of each respective houses where only seen through Harry’s eyes, and tons of people and relationships weren’t even mentioned in the books because Harry didn’t know or witness them. Basically I’m trying to say a Slytherin and a Gryffindor can be best friends, and not all people are a good representation of their house, and the traits of the houses should not be taken at face value.


On a grander note, it was announced on February 10, 2016 that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II will be released on July 31 (Harry’s Birthday!), 2016. You can pre-order on amazon for either the hard cover or the kindle versions. It’s what they are calling ‘Special Rehearsal Edition’ of the play, and will only be available until they release the collectors edition.

The play picks up where the epilogue in the Deathly Hallows left off, in a hard hitting 320 pages (is that long for a play?)! I’m so happy they are publishing the script, it’s not like everyone can travel to London to see it, especially when millions love the Harry Potter world- from all walks of life.

Also in 2017 they are releasing 4 versions (one for each house) in the UK of the first book to honor the 20th anniversary of the series. I’ll be getting the Gryffindor one! 😉



5 thoughts on “A Heart of Red + Gold

  1. I have been sorting into everything but Gryffindor with various quizzes. Hufflepuff is the one I get the most of and what I got with the latest Pottermore resorting. Previously it put me in Slytherine with only a few months gap between sorting. I guess since we do see houses through Harry’s eyes I find it hard to be so house proud and certain of your house. That said I label myself Hufflepuff because it was where I was placed and it’s characteristics match my own more closely. I found this article to be very interesting and it helped provide me with an insight I had been lacking in the house pride so many have. Thank you


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