Have I mentioned that I’m a huge fan of Harry Potter? Please say I have. If you didn’t know that, you barely know me at all. That’s a way more important fact than things like my name.
If I haven’t (tragedy), let’s do it now.
I am a huge fan of Harry Potter.
Joanne Murray really is the one person with the most beautiful fantasy, painting language, greatest mind. She is my one and only source for inspiration. She invited us to a world that isn’t even real, but still have had such a big impact on the world that is, in fact, real. I wonder sometimes how many percent of my life I have done something that has to do with Harry Potter. I would definitely call myself an expert. Other people might call it nerd, but expert do sound more professional. If there was a Harry Potter competition, I would easily beat you all. And if you could get a PhD in it, maybe my grandparents finally would start becoming proud of me.
“Yeah, the doctors really do a lot to the crowd. It is such a fancy title too, right? And by the way, here’s our granddaughter Dr G. Probably our favourite grandchild. We hope that she one day can win the Nobel prize. She is a professional, indeed.”
I am pretty sure though that my grandparents haven’t read Harry Potter, or watched the movies. I made them take the quiz on Pottermore to find out which house they were a while ago. They both got Ravenclaws. Yeah, that can’t be right. The test probably doesn’t work on muggles.
Hmm. Can you imagine what life must be like for those who don’t know magic? Who don’t know Howgwarts? And those who aren’t aware of the gorgeous, strong, inspirational person that Emma Watson is? Geez, what life must be boring.
Okay, I actually wanted to do something more today than go on and on about Harry Potter and Joanne Murray for a couple hours. I wanted to look more closely at the houses. And for those of you who have missed their existence, here is a short introduction.
(No, of course it isn’t short. It’s Harry Potter. Seriously.)
Complaints about the house: the ones that never think before they make a decision, the ones that move to fast forward and talk to much. The ones that always take stupid risks that supposedly are dangerous, not always just for themselves.
Characteristics: bravery, nerve, courage, chivalry, daring.
Usually mentioned as: the good ones.
A fair picture of the house: the Gryffindors will always be the first one to react in danger. They are impulsive and can make quick decisions if needed. They have a strong will to protect others, as unselfish as they are, and never hesitate. Their lives are not worthless, but a fair offer if it is instead of others. They are the passionate fighters. The soldiers in a war.
A Gryffindor would die for you.
Complaints about the house: the ones that are the slowest on catching up, the ones that always are worried or scared and will hold you back. The ones that are completely tits and manage to be boring even though they are pretty dumb.
Characteristics: dedication, hard working, fairness, patience, tolerance, kindness and loyalty.
Usually mentioned as: the losers.
A fair picture of the house: the Hufflepuffs will never let you down. They always show mercy and kindness and have respect for people. They are the positive ones, and maybe the best friend you can have. You can always trust a Hufflepuff, because they stand by your side until the very end, comforting you and drying your tears. They are the helpers. The healers.
A Hufflepuff would die with you.
Complaints about the house: the ones that never look at you or listen to you, not interested in anything except it’s own brain, the ones that look down at you. The cold hearted that don’t see your emotions as real things.
Characteristics: intelligence, wit, wisdom, creativity, originality, individuality, acceptance.
Usually mentioned as: the know-it-alls.
A fair picture of the house: the Ravenclaws are really fascinated of the real world, and accept your emotions even though they can’t quite understand them always. They will always offer solutions to your problems. If you are friends with a Ravenclaw, they will always help you if they are able to, and don’t give up. They will have the most interesting discussions with you, and you will always feel very understanding after. If you get introduced to their brains, and the fantasy that they have, you will understand just how unique they are. They are the explainers. The teachers.
A Ravenclaw would figure out a solution when no one dies.
Complaints about the house: the ones that will use you as they want, manipulate you for their own, dark motives. The ones that will bully you and always know the things to say that make you the saddest. The ones that are not to be trusted, because they don’t care about anyone except themselves.
Characteristics: resourcefulness, cunning, ambition, determination, fraternity, cleverness.
Usually mentioned as: the evil ones.
A fair picture of the house: the Slytherins actually do are really smart. Not logic like Ravenclaws, or nice like Hufflepuffs, or brave like Gryffindors. But they are strong like Gryffindors, caring like Hufflepuffs and calculating as Ravenclaws. They have ambition and a determination that will get them to the top. They understand people very well. They tend to never show weakness, but have a soft heart for people that stands near them. They are the motivated ones. The leaders.
A Slytherin would kill for you.
Let’s take another example. If you get into an argument with a Gryffindor, they will lose their temper and storm out, getting much satisfaction in closing the door as hard as possible. If you get into and argument with a Slytherin and they storm out, they will get much satisfaction in leaving the door wide open, knowing you that had to go up and close it. A Ravenclaw would stay calm and win the argument. And a Hufflepuff would immediately back out from the conversation if it started to become an argument. A stupid fight is worth nothing compared to friendship. They would bake you cookies instead.
My point is, that I will have to discuss further tomorrow since I got to sleep now, is that these are just different ways of handling situations, because different people react differently. People always have their own ways of right and wrong. Gryffindors think Slytherins are evil, Hufflepuffs think Ravenclaws are coldhearted, Slytherins think Hufflepuffs are losers and Ravenclaws think Gryffindors are stupid. It is all about priorities. The brain or the heart. In the future or right now. Power or love. Is something evil, is something good, or is that impossible to figure out since no one has the same opinions? Are people maybe not light or dark, but rather grey zones because it is never sharp in real life. There are not two sides. There are usually at least ten of them.
The thing I came to conclusion of though, is how society have chose to explain evil.
Think like a small circle. That is you. Then there is a circle around that, with all the people that you care about. Then there are a circle around that one, with all people you meet regularly. And then everyone you have ever talked to. And then everyone you have ever met. And then everyone that live in your country. And then everyone in that part of the world. And then the whole world. And then other living things than humans, like animals.
You are more good depending on how many circles your caring reaches to. If it’s just the one in the middle, you are evil. If it’s everyone, you are good.
The Hufflepuffs have all the circles, of course. The Gryffindors just want to make the circles complete, without anyone going missing. Usually seeing as long away that they go blind for the middle circle. The Ravenclaws do what they have to do. They don’t want anyone to die, but they count out which offers that can’t get helped and which can. And the Slytherins do not have much an opinion on the biggest circles. Those who are close, though, the Slytherin hold on to.
Is anything of this evil? Nah. It’s priorities.
Bye for today.