You won’t believe what I did yesterday.
I took several dozen Harry Potter (read: HP from here on out) house sorting quizzes. Who am I?!
Here’s how it all started.
About a year or so ago I finally read the first HP book. It took me FOREVER to finish it. Honestly, I just wasn’t really interested. Two of my daughters love HP and have been obsessed for quite some time now. I just couldn’t get into it. Anyway, within the last few weeks someone I follow on Twitter was posting about reading the books and how she was interested to find out what house she would belong in. She mentioned how she took several quizzes and how the majority put her in one house but a different house would always get sprinkled into the mix and that threw her off. She was so confused but ultimately chose a house and stuck to it. FYI: She went with the house that she got the most frequently which also happens to be the one she felt she fit in the most. It made sense.
For reference: the four houses are Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.
Fast forward to yesterday when I asked myself the same question, “If I was sorted into a Hogwarts house, which one would it be?” (Super random, I know.) So I took a quiz and got Ravenclaw house. Of course I had no idea what the characteristics of that particular house were so I did some Google research and got more clarity. So then I took the quiz again, you know, to make sure I was 100% satisfied with my answers. I got the same house. Then I found another quiz with similar questions and took that one too. Ravenclaw yet again. I took that particular quiz a second time and this time I got a different house, Hufflepuff! I used the same answers so I was super confused. After that I fell down the quiz rabbit hole and took several dozen more quizzes. After some reading I figured out that based on my answers I could technically be sorted into either of the two houses that I got the most often. It made perfect sense because they both sound like I could fit.
Finally, I came across the Pottermore website. Holy cow! This is the mecca for all things HP! I made an account and took what looked to be the “official” house sorting quiz. By this point I had taken so many quizzes that I practically knew all of the questions and my selected answers. The Pottermore quiz threw one or two questions in that I had never seen so I was worried that it would give me different results. I remained confident that I would get the house that I had gotten the most often and the one I wanted, Ravenclaw. I finally submitted the last answer and it gave me Hufflepuff!!!! Ugh!! I was so frustrated!
At that point I googled how to retake the Pottermore quiz because, naturally, I wasn’t satisfied with that answer. I needed Ravenclaw! It was my rightful house! Come to find out, the only way to retake the Pottermore quiz is to deactivate your account and make a new one. *rolls eyes* I won’t even embarrass my self further by telling you guys how many times I took this damn quiz over to get Ravenclaw. It’s stupid really.
Long story even longer, I finally got Ravenclaw. And now I’ve started reading the first Harry Potter book again and I watched half of the movie with my youngest daughter last night. (read: bonding) This time I’m sure it won’t take me long to finish the book seeing as how I’ve officially donned myself a HP fan and must know all the things.
Tell me what house your in and all your favorite HP things. I must know everything!