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Better be... Gryffindor! - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
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Better be... Gryffindor!
atropos87 clued me in to this new Sorting quiz.

Well, no shock, Gryffindor again. 78/100, though, not as strongly as usual. And 75/100 Ravenclaw. Hufflepuff was 56/100 and Slytherin was 54/100. I note that these add up to somewhat more than 100/100, but I think it was on a scale of 100 each, not exclusive of one another.

When I first started reading HP, I thought of myself as a Ravenclaw, because I'm something of an academic. But when I started actually writing, I found more of an affinity with the Gryffindor characters--snapping to conclusions, stubbornly sticking to them, rushing in... I'm also reasonably good at keeping my head in a crisis, which probably contributes. Oh, and of course, if something has worked, never mind if it was dangerous and stupid--dude, it worked. Unethical bugs me--I wouldn't be satisfied with something if I'd done it unethically--but dangerously? I don't deliberately go into dangerous situations or do stupidly dangerous things when I don't have to, but if my solution to something was a little risky, but worked, I'm rarely fussed if someone says, "But that wasn't a very safe way to do it!"

Not being a Hufflepuff doesn't surprise me. I like 'Puffs, but teamwork is not, to put it mildly, my forte. As for Slytherins? Nah. Too interested in doing things right.
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fiatincantatum From: fiatincantatum Date: June 18th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
See, now, "unethical" isn't necessarily part of being Slytherin. You can be willing to use "any means" to achieve your ends and still be aware that some means will invalidate the end you seek or cause you to lose the respect of your allies.

Slytherin doesn't mean STUPID.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: June 18th, 2004 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
still be aware that some means will invalidate the end you seek or cause you to lose the respect of your allies.

Or yourself. I think moral idealism is a legitimate sort of ambition. :)
fiatincantatum From: fiatincantatum Date: June 18th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Agreed.

I have a Slytherin OC who has academic ambitions and has been spurred on by competition with an older sibling. He's willing to do anything to out do his brother in school.

But he also believes that doing something to damage his brother's marks would be conceding defeat. He doesn't want to look like he's the better student, he wants to be the better student. I'd say that fell into the "self respect" category. He's very proud of his abilities and views cheating (on schoolwork, anyway) as beneath contempt.
volandum From: volandum Date: June 18th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Gryffindor 71%, Ravenclaw 73%, Hufflepuff 81%, Slytherin 29%

That may have something to do with idealism and all that.
anaid_rabbit From: anaid_rabbit Date: June 18th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
75% Ravenclaw (I always got Ravenclaw on Sorting Quizzes and it`s always been my house of choice), 73% Hufflepuff, 49% Gryffindor and 29% Slytherin.


From: falco_999 Date: June 18th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I always knew I was a Huffleclaw - 66%
Gryffindor - 61%
Slytherin - 40%
dreagoddess From: dreagoddess Date: June 18th, 2004 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm. I'm 86% Ravenclaw, 80% Gryffindor, and 79% Hufflepuff, but only 35% Slytherin. I find this a trifle odd, since I identify myself most with Slytherin. Depends on differing definitions, I suppose. :)
ladylisse From: ladylisse Date: June 18th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
82 Gryffindor, 79 Hufflepuff, 72 Ravenclaw and 38 Slytherin -- not terribly surprising, since I'm big on diving headlong into things and working with people, and I love books and learning. I just need to go invent a Gryffinpuff house. Or something.
thewhiteowl From: thewhiteowl Date: June 18th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
91% Ravenclaw, 69% Hufflepuff, 52% Gryffindor, 41% Slytherin. I'm not surprised Ravenclaw's ahead, but I'm surprised Slytherin's so low.
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 18th, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

from Sreya

I'm shocked! Ravenclaw, then Hufflepuff, then Gryffindor, then a low Slytherin. I'm almost always Gryff, with an occasional Slytherin if I'm in a bad mood while sorting.

Must have been all the questions about imagination and fantasy. I put 9s in all of them. "Imagination? I write fanfiction, for goodness sake, that's a no-brainer!"
hughroe From: hughroe Date: June 18th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and of course, if something has worked, never mind if it was dangerous and stupid--dude, it worked.

Old Military Saying:

If it's stupid, but it worked-
It's not stupid.
chibisophia From: chibisophia Date: June 18th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
94% Ravenclaw, 83% Hufflepuff, 54% Griffindor, and a lowly 17% Slytherin.

Funny thing? I always would have placed myself in Hufflepuff, because I am far more loyal than I am smart. >_<

Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I like Ravenclaw. :)
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