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I've had a hankering to re-watch the HP movies for almost 2 months now - maybe the primary reason I started reading the fic, not sure. The boy put them on his computer and turned his desktop into a Plex media server, so I can just sit here with my tablet, click and play. It's pretty cool.

Anyway, we just watched The Philosopher's Stone, and I had to laugh because...

Hermione went to unlock the door and I said, "Alohamora!" at the same time. He looked at me and asked,"How did you know that?"

When Harry was under the cloak, covering his mouth so Snape could not hear him breathing, the boy mentioned that it's too bad the cloak didn't muffle sound. I said, yeah, he'd have to cast a muffiliato. This time, he looked at my with bemusement. "How do you know that?"

When Hermione stunned Nevill, I shouted "Petrificus Totalus!" along with her. This time, he looked at me with amused consternation. "HOW do you KNOW all these SPELLS!?" he demanded.

I just rolled my eyes at him. I *told* him the other day I'd been into the fic. Turnabout is fairplay sez I. I get him making all sorts of MLP and Fallout references at me from fic he's reading, and it's kind of funny to be able to flip the tables while watching a movie.

Next up, Chamber of Secrets. I think it's going to be a Very Harry weekend.

HA! I just said that, out loud even. The middle child groaned and said , "WHY must you DO that!?" Heh. That was why, right there. Sometimes, I just have to express my Slytherin tendencies.

Speaking of houses...

I am reasonably sure my eldest progeny would have been sorted Slytherin. Not really so much ambition in that one, mind you, and in many ways, I think Gryffindor would fit, BUT... when it comes to cunning and resourcefulness, I think that would be the best house fit. The middle child is a Hufflepuff, no question. And my youngest, a toss up to be sure, but I would lean toward Ravenclaw over Gryffindor.

Me? I am honestly not sure. I don't think I would really have been brave enough to be Gryffindor, not sure I think I am smart or studious enough to be Ravenclaw. I may have been a Hufflepuff. I'd be interested in what people who know me think.

But I'm also curious... what house are you?

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popkin16
Apr. 30th, 2017 06:47 am (UTC)
There used to be a really in depth questionnaire you could fill out online - it had like, 75 questions or something - that would determine what house you belonged in. Every time I took it, I got Hufflepuff.

I hate how my House is generally treated, so whenever I tag Hufflepuff stuff on tumblr, I tag it as "Hufflepuff Pride"
shaddyr
Apr. 30th, 2017 07:55 pm (UTC)
That sounds like fun! I just did the one on the Pottermore site, and got Gryffindor. It kind of suprised me, actually.

I think Hufflepuff doesn't get enough love.
popkin16
May. 1st, 2017 01:57 am (UTC)
I can see you as a Gryffindor :)
gelbes_gilatier
Apr. 30th, 2017 08:48 pm (UTC)
Ravenclaw, all the way. There was ONE test that sorted me into Gryffindor by like one point (i.e. I had one more point for Gryffindor than for Ravenclaw) and Pottermore sorted me into Ravenclaw and man, I really, really love being a Ravenclaw :D

I hate all the official merch, though, because it's all wrong coat of arms (there's a raven on it but Ravenclaw's animal is an eagle. It's in the effing books, for f...'s sake) and wrong colors (the merch is usually in blue and silver when the actual house colors are blue and bronze. Again... it's in the books). At least it's correct in Pottermore...

Edit:

I don't think I would really have been brave enough to be Gryffindor, not sure I think I am smart or studious enough to be Ravenclaw. I may have been a Hufflepuff.

JKR herself once stated that sorting isn't just about which traits and skills you have, but also about which of them you value yourself. Like, Hermione is definitely smart enough to be a Ravenclaw but Hermione herself explains why she wasn't sorted into Ravenclaw in one of the books. She says, paraphrased, that yes, books and learning and intelligence are good but that bravery and sticking up for what's right is what's important (for her).

Also, Ravenclaw is, for me, more than "just" books and learning. It's creativity, curiosity purely for curiosity's sake, an inate drive to learn how things work just because you want to know it, having fun solving puzzles, turning over intellectual problems just because you have fun doing it... I'm pretty sure I'd be permanently stuck outside the Ravenclaw common room because I can't solve riddles for shit but I can't imagine myself in any other house (and I'm pretty sure I'd manage to find a way around the riddles ;)). Look at Gilderoy Lockhart: he's an abysmally bad wizard, and yet he was in Ravenclaw. Why? Because he was a genius when it came to mind-altering spells (a la Obliviate), and he was really, really good at writing and marketing his stuff.

Edited at 2017-04-30 09:00 pm (UTC)
shaddyr
May. 2nd, 2017 07:54 am (UTC)
Well, if it's based on the things that I value, I think that I might be a Ravenclaw with Gryffindor tendancies. Because I love reading and learning and all things crafty and creative.

I'd be with you, stuck outside the common room. I'm pants at puzzles.
garnigal
May. 3rd, 2017 05:21 pm (UTC)
I've been re-reading with the intent to rewatch. I think my husband would be a Ravenclaw, but I lean towards Hufflepuff. Closest to the kitchen and all....
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