First of all, friend me!
Thank you so much,
for letting me know. FINALLY, Pottermore. It's ironic, because I was checking for about 6 months during beta testing to see if I was somehow magically accepted early, but...alas.
So. Just got my pottermore account last night, and I basically did all of The Sorcerer's Stone, which I think is to..chapter 7? I dunno. It's where you get sorted. So...alsdkjflaks;jdf God, this is so exciting. I seriously love getting to hear Jo's little comments on her writing process, and...
So, all was going well. I love my wand. It's a 12 1/4 inch, ebony wood with unicorn hair, supple. I'm psyched.
The description of ebony used as a wand wood:
This jet-black wand wood has an impressive appearance and reputation, being highly suited to all manner of combative magic, and to Transfiguration. Ebony is happiest in the hand of those with the courage to be themselves. Frequently non-conformist, highly individual or comfortable with the status of outsider, ebony wand owners have been found both among the ranks of the Order of the Phoenix and among the Death Eaters. In my experience the ebony wand's perfect match is one who will hold fast to his or her beliefs, no matter what the external pressure, and will not be swayed lightly from their purpose.
I mean, sounds like me, right? And unicorn hair being a loyal core, and one of the easier ones to master, I was totally fine with that.
Also, I spent about half an hour toiling over which pet I wanted. I really, really love owls, and they are so unique as pets, so I was thinking over the owls, but then the adorable little harlequin toad caught me eye. (Yes, I seriously love the concept of owning a toad. I don't care if you think they're lame. Neville and I can just chill with our little toads and you can suck it.) So, of course, I randomly decided to buy the black cat. lol. I have this obsession with black cats, so that's where that comes from...Anyway.
So, sorting time comes along. I guess maybe I sort of saw it coming, but...I don't know. I'm having such an identity crisis. I usually get varying results when taking sorting hat quizzes, but I'd say about 85% of the time, I end up in Ravenclaw..? Though, I've been the other three many times. Though, admittedly...When I got sorted as HUFFLEPUFF, I sort of thought I was going to cry. I literally curled up on the desk and just sat there sulking for a good ten minutes. Just..."NO. This can't be happening..." T^T These two comics by a very talented dA artist summed up my feelings exactly:fav.me/d4x0tl2fav.me/d4x3hvu
But then I thought about it, and...you know. I think I'll warm up to being a Puff. I mean, I'm seriously the cheerful little outdoorsy freak kid who marches to the tune of the wrong drummer, so it actually fits perfectly. xDDD If I attended hogwarts, the first classes I'd be signing up for would be Care of Mythical Creatures and Herbology. And if you think about the sorting hat's song:
"You might belong in hufflepuff where they are just and loyal. Those patient hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil."
Maybe..? That sounds about right, huh? Hufflepuff is a pretty underrated house. I mean, Cedric Diggory, Nymphadora Tonks, AND J.K. herself are all puffs, so...Come on. We're not THAT lame.
*sigh* I'm just competitive, and...I DON'T WANT TO LOSE AT EVERYTHING!! T^T
So, I'm going to become the freaking greatest Quidditch captain Hogwarts has ever seen, graduate top of my Herbology class, and make sure we win that damned house cup, just to prove all the Hufflehaters wrong.
I'mma go raise me some mandrakes, yo.