I know, I know. I mixed fandoms in my header but what can you do?
So the HP fandom has exploded recently over the Pottermore sorting quiz going back online. Why is this a big deal? Well Pottermore is giving members the chance to either reclaim their old house or retake the sorting quiz. A lot of people took the second option and retook the sorting quiz and…Well…let’s just say a lot of people are now really confused.
See a lot of people are getting resorted into different houses than they were originally sorted into. You can see the problem.
Now I’m not unfamiliar with this problem. My first Pottermore account sorted me into Slytherin. BUT! I lost all the info for that account and had to rejoin Pottermore and was then sorted into Gryffindor. On a side note, non-Pottermore quizzes always sorted me into Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Some called me confused. But I think another fandom came up with a better name for what I am: Divergent.
But seriously. Maybe I just don’t fit into one category. And you know what? Maybe I don’t want to. I want to be smart and brave and kind and ambitious. And maybe I am. Or maybe I’m only one or two of those things (who knows which). But I don’t like the idea of limiting myself to just one.
And in an age in which J.K. Rowling herself has acknowledged the existence of so called “hybrid houses” that’s a possibility. In fact, I think the existence of hybrid houses justifies being sorted into two separate houses (or three or four, in my case). And maybe that’s not a bad thing. Maybe that just means you’re well rounded.
How can this happen though? Maybe it is, to quote a great wizard, “our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our ability.”