Posts tagged Hogwarts
Posts tagged Hogwarts
“This woman spent a year building a 400,000 piece Lego replica of Hogwarts”
WHOA. MARRY ME?
holy fucking shit you go girl
This is the best thing ever
can i plz has
Suddenly, Hufflepuff seems like an okay place to be.
I would have gone with friendship. But yes.
(I’ll also post this on my heraldry blog, because I doubt any of you care about Examples of Heraldry in Popular Culture, but if you do, it’s here.)
To me sorting Cersei into Slytherin is the ultimate putting her there because she’s ~bad even though Cersei is not a Slytherin just no
#ok i can see the ambition argument #i really can #but #she’d angry an impulsive#she’s passionate and wants to fight witha sword #plus #lions #(that’s just my little ohoho moment) #she could just as easily be a gryffindor #game of tears#lioness
But she is a Slytherin? She’s ambitious, she’s charismatic, she knows hoe to use her words and graces to her advantage. She’s single minded in her goals, and knows what she needs to get them. SHe’s impulsive, and passionate, sure, but that doesn’t negate her clearly Slytherin attributes.
And as for being a Gryffindor, she’s not nearly honor bound enough. She’s willing to fight for herself and her family (as far as they serve her means, at least) and that’s it. She could give two shits about the greater good as long as Cersei is on top.
It’s pretty ironic, actually, that House Lannister and Gryffindor share the same house colors and animal, since most of the royal Lannisters are pretty much the anti-Gryffindors. (except for Jaime, who’s prettyGryffindor through and through. He’s the asshole Gryffindor, but he’s a Gryffindor alright)
Y’know, as much as I dislike Cersei and would hate having her in my house, she is a Slytherin. Not the kind I’d befriend- we’d be at each others throats constantly, but Slytherin through and through, just like Tre mentioned up there, as well as the Lannisters basically just being Slytherin in general, minus Jaime who would WANT to be in that house, but would be at odds with his true self.
I think Cersei has pretty much said she comes first, family second everyone else be damned. Gryffindor would have family first, personal gain second, everyone else third- which is not Cersei’s motive, honestly.
I don’t think Slytherin = evil. I do think that Slytherin traits lend themselves rather easily to villainy. It’s easy to make an ambitious, self-interested villain with high interpersonal intelligence which they use to a bad end. It’d be a lot harder to write a villain with Hufflepuff-type traits (doing horrible things because they believe it’ll eventually benefit everyone; using the ‘nurturing/caring’ trait in a manipulative fashion; loyally serving the absolute wrong person), or one who belongs in Gryffindor (defense of the family/friend group goes way too far; reckless decision-making; exercise of power feeds their ego) or Ravenclaw (pursuit of knowledge eclipses all else- think the mad-scientist trope; alienates themselves from society which enables cruelty). Since it’s harder, fewer people do it, so most villains end up being Slytherins. Just a theory, though.
The four houses
Hogwarts Houses in Circular Gallifreyan
Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor
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i think hufflepuff is smiling at me
Winter at Hogwarts