so like, was regulus black a fucking teenager when he stole the locket from voldemort like holy shit
There are five areas to be considered when you are sorted:
You do not have to meet all of these for the same House—in fact, this is uncommon, but you belong to the House that is most prevalent or best fits the areas that are most important to you.
These are the basic traits that are part of you. It’s the basis of most simplistic sorting methods. Each House has its signature traits—they’re the ones identified in the Sorting Hat’s song and therefore the best known way of sorting.
These are both good and bad traits—the strengths and weaknesses of each House. The are adjectives, things used to describe who a person is innately.
- Gryffindor: brave, daring, bold, loyal, confident, reckless, arrogant, noble, proud
- Ravenclaw: intelligent, witty, creative, clever, eccentric, curious, snobbish, condescending, open-minded
- Hufflepuff: loyal, kind, trustworthy, helpful, patient, tolerant, fair, stubborn, down-to-earth, warm-hearted
- Slytherin: cunning, charismatic, determined, talented, manipulative, ambitious, elitist
Not all of these traits are required to fit a House. It’s what you have the most in common with.
Each House has its primary loyalty to a different sort of thing. I’ve written at greater length about it, but I believe it generally describes the motivations behind a person’s actions. If personality is who you are, this describes why you might do things.
Now, it doesn’t encompass every single decision—in fact you might have many motivations. But these loyalties describe the first inclination you have in a moment of stress. More than one of these might apply, but what is most important will win out in the end.
- Gryffindors are loyal to broad ideas/principles
- Ravenclaws are loyal to specific ideas/principles
- Hufflepuffs are loyal to groups of people
- Slytherins are loyal to specific people
It’s all about what you would sacrifice. If your ideas come before or after people. If you’d protect the individual you love (Slytherin) or the group as a whole (Hufflepuff). If you see principles as black and white issues (Gryffindor) or if you reexamine every situation separately (Ravenclaw.)
Now that we have who you are and why you do things, let’s talk about what you value—it’s easiest to see this looking at other people.
Each House considers different traits important. Now, these aren’t personality traits as much as they are morals and decisions. They describe a person’s actions. They’re also acquired traits—things that have to be conscious choices and worked upon rather than innate parts of you. (Nouns, not adjectives.)
- Gryffindor: chivalry, strength, loyalty, courage, honor
- Ravenclaw: creativity, individuality, learning, wisdom, knowledge
- Hufflepuff: honesty, hard work, fairness, tolerance, community
- Slytherin: ambition, triumph, tradition, cunning, power
It’s easiest to look for what you like to see in someone else. Are you more impressed with their power or their wisdom? Their goodness or their strength? What set of traits are most appealing to you? Which do you find yourself working to have?
This one is concerned with who you want to be. Because we’re all human, we’re not finished products. You’re probably not who you’d like to be completely. Especially not at age eleven when Hogwarts students are sorted. Think about Neville—no one understood why he was a Gryffindor until the end. The sorting looks at your potential for the future—the sort of person you could be and the sort of person you’d like to be.
These are pretty much the values of each house as adjectives, but there’s some variation—they’re goals, not traits. I’ve also included the ideal sort of death for each House because everyone has to go sometime, and each House would prefer to be someone different in the end.
- Gryffindor: brave, chivalrous, loyal, honorable—die heroically, having fought for what is right
- Ravenclaw: wise, excellent, uniquely individual, accomplished—die having mastered an area of expertise
- Hufflepuff: good, loved, dependable, just—die happy, having served and loved
- Slytherin: great, powerful, successful, elite—die old, having achieved goals
It’s this area that decides last. If there isn’t a clear winner so far, you should look here for guidance. If you think about the type of people and the atmosphere of each House, which would you be happiest in? For instance, Hermione matches Ravenclaw in a lot of ways, but she wouldn’t have been happy in the competitive academic environment. You might match Hufflepuff and Gryffindor and then choose Gryffindor because you like having the influence of bravery and nobility around you.
The sorting doesn’t just tell you about who you are. It places you in a community. Which means you also have to consider what sort of community is best for you. What influence do you want? What side-effects are there of having these people grouped together?
Are you too individual for community based Hufflepuff and should thus be a Ravenclaw? Are you too sneaky for noble Gryffindor and should be a Slytherin? Do you have traits that would be scorned in a House? If yes, then you wouldn’t be happy there.
Where would you be happy and accepted?
He also mailed his fedora from Public Enemies to a kid who asked him for it. He promised he would, took down the kid’s address, and mailed it to him as soon as filming was over.
He also bought his horse from filming of Sleepy Hollow because he heard that it was going to be killed after filming.
He once recorded his voice asking a girl in a coma to wake up, because her doctor said it might help.
Say what you will about his recent movies or his mutually exclusive relationship with Tim Burton, You can’t say that Johnny Depp isn’t a quality human being.
He usually travels with his Captain Jack costume wherever he films because that way he can visit hospitals in the area in costume. He says it makes the kids happy and he gets to practice his improv skills at the same time.Johnny Depp everybody
This man seriously. He is so perfect
the ol’ razzle dazzle
I think Batsy loves all his robins! ♥
Coloured some twitter doodles. I’m betting Batsy has a Superman plushie lying around somewhere too. They probably bought them together…
Oh if the sky comes falling down, for you, there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do
the universal sign you have to make while making fun of the batfam
I AM JUSTICE I AM THE NIGHT
I AM A WRECKING BALL
here have some robins there!
matt bomer as nightwing
asa butterfield as robin
logan lerman as red robin
jensen ackles as red hood