Saturday, September 15

Hufflepuff for LYFE!

I've not had much posting inspiration lately so I've been looking at what's online. And while it's fine to find a bajillion lists about making lists, I thought I'd turn back to my own blog for inspiration. (And delete some entries if they're really bad.)



I found this gem, where I asked my friends what house they thought I was from. Since then, I've fallen in love with Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff is often thought of as the lamest of the four houses. Gryffindor is where all our heroes come from; it is known for bravery and courage. Slytherin is the badass house online; people like to think that they're so ambitious, sly, and cunning. Ravenclaw is where all the people who want to think that they are smart go. And Hufflepuff? No one wants to be a Hufflepuff. 

Instead of valuing a specific trait in its members, the Hufflepuff House is known for loyalty, dedication, hard work, patience and fair play. That sounds like me if I've ever heard of anything that sounds like me. Hufflepuff is the most inclusive of the four houses, and I think that makes a lot of people dislike it. At the same time, Hufflepuff is known for being the butt of many jokes both online and in the series because of their poor performance in the house cup...and not being very outstanding, academically. But the novels have also shown Hufflepuffs are badass and courageous when they want to be (Tonks, anyone?). They can also be absolute dicks (Triwizard Tournament) as well as outstanding Professors and leaders. 


For the Harry Potter fan out there, do you dislike Hufflepuff?

24 comments:

  1. Yay Hufflepuff! I always liked that they were underdogs. If I were in a house, I would be either a Ravenclaw or a Hufflepuff. Never either of the other two, though. I'm not a hero nor am I that clever.

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  2. OMG. I JUST had a conversation about this today, and a friend said I would so be Hufflepuff!

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  3. i don't dislike hufflepuff at all..in fact many people seem to forget cedric was indeed from that house!!he was plenty courageous according to me!!

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  4. I don't dislike Hufflepuff :) I don't know where I would be...I think I'm going to play around with pottermore right now to find out...

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  5. I have no idea what is hufflepuff! This is officially the reason why I am getting old!

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    1. Haha. It's true, you must have been in your early 20s when it came out?

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  6. I don't hate Hufflepuff, but I've always been a Ravenclaw. Ever since I can remember :) So I'm biased. :p

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  7. No, you can't hate Hufflepuffs. Not everyone can be a Gryffindor. How obnoxious would that end up being :)

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  8. Hmmm this post reminds me that I still need to finish reading the Harry potter series. So far, i've read the first book....

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  9. Um.. I'm indifferent to them. Haha.

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  10. I can't quite decide which house I'd be in. I think I need to do more research. Hufflepuff sounds like a pretty good option to me, though.

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  11. I'm a HP freak (as in, I know the books by heart, haha) and I really like Hufflepuff! I'm in this house on Pottermore, and at first, I was disappointed because I wanted to be a Ravenclaw, but after some thinking I was very happy with "my house". I actually dislike Griffindor, haha! And fyi, I could go on for hours and hours about Harry Potter ;)

    Xo, Imke

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    1. That's awesome! I think most people are met with disappointment if ever sorted there!

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  12. That's a tough decision. Huffleduff ,might be the way to go though.

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  13. Hi dear, cute post theme, I am not very familiar with Harry Potter, but I think if those are the good qualities associated with Hufflepuff, then most certainly they define you best. Plus the name is just so cute :)

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  14. Ahaha! No offense against Hufflepuff, but that little cartoon is so perfect. I don't have a problem with Hufflepuff though, some of them (like you!) can be pretty awesome. But Slytherin is still my favorite. They're so hardcore.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  15. I always admired Hufflepuff! For some, they're not as exciting as the rest! However, i always thought they were unique. It sure beats the brainless slytherin (well at least the latter year students). hahaha
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  16. Lol it is very cute! Hope you have a good day dear! xoxo

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  17. I took a Harry Potter sorting hat quiz a while back and I was Hufflepuff too.. You're right, we're kinda the lame group.. but that's OK. :) We're the best friend anybody could ask for!

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  18. I always have liked that one best!

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  19. The Hufflepuff cry should be, "Git 'er done!" As for liking/hating Hufflepuff, my best BESTEST friend is a Hufflepuff and proud of it. She's AWESOME. Personally, I think I would be sorted into Slytherin not because I'm all that, but out of *default*.

    I'm good at learning, but that doesn't mean I *like* learning just for learning's sake. I'm just efficient at loading my brain with necessary information when I need it.

    I'm brave enough when the situation calls for it (I'm always the calm one in an emergency, and I actually have run toward screams rather than away once...) but I don't actually go looking for trouble or jump in feet-first without thinking things through (I may have ran toward the scream, but when I got there, I peeeked caarrreefully around the corner rather than running in blindly - turned out to be a lady with a broken leg, and I called 911 for her and stayed 'til the ambulance came, no biggee. If it'd been a mugging, I would've stayed firmly around the corner and HID while calling the cops.)

    And I honestly detest hard work. I'm utterly lazy. And while I'm extremely loyal to my own moral code (I saw a fic recently that put Harry in Hufflepuff for that), I don't do things for others out of loyalty to -them- but loyalty to doing the right thing. *shrug* I do the minimum I need to get by, most of the time, because I'm utterly *content* with my life the way it is. Of course, my definition of minimum tends to be higher than some, so I'm actually really GOOD at my job (it helps that it's a helping-other-people job, so it falls under that "do the right thing" category.)

    I'm very, very cunning, though. I don't *use* it all that often (see that "doing the right thing" trait of mine), but it's definitely a huge part of my brain and thinking patterns. I have no ambition other than keeping a happy life, I hate hard work, I don't like learning, and I'm only brave enough to do what needs to be done, and no more. (You wouldn't see me playing quidditch! My only sports in school was cross-country - I was never in danger of someone else hurting me!)

    So yeah, Slytherin. By default. :P

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    1. Thanks for the thought out comment!

      I don't know if I'd agree with you for Slytherin. I mean, I see it, obviously, but I'm not sure if you have enough of Slytherin's traits, as you describe it here.

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  20. I've always thought Hufflepuff would be where the people who struggle for social justice, work for charities, and for the rights of the working class go. Empathy, which makes them good friends. Helga Hufflepuff was inclusive/non-elitist about who could be a Hufflepuff, which demonstrates some of that attitude.
    It makes sense this house is thought of as "lame" by many people, as capitalistic values underrate these qualities.
    In the final battle at Hogwarts just as many Hufflepuff stayed as Gryffindors, they just weren't show-off-y about it. In a way they are the house which is really the opposite of Slytherins, who care about status and their own success over others'.
    Tonks is a Hufflepuff. She's one of the coolest characters in the books.

    I'm a Ravenclaw, btw (postgrad theoretical physics major at Cambridge and polymath), but if I weren't I could easily be in Hufflepuff. I'm downright sick of the privileged and overly competitive nature of this university, as much as I love the intellectual life sometimes. Cooperation and equality are how we make a better world.

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  21. Nope. This picture is wrong. It should say "Hufflepuff: Endure through every hardship!" Hufflepuffs are tenacious. badgers don't back down. they'll gnaw your face off, you know.

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