we need some new and more powerful swears
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as a white person i apologize
As a black person, I say that you don’t need to apologize.
You should not be held accountable for what your ancestors did. They did bad things to people, but you didn’t. You also shouldn’t feel as though you aren’t allowed to have problems. Just because society leans toward favouring white people, doesn’t mean your life is perfect and stress free.
You don’t need to feel bad for being born the race you are. No one should.
you won’t have a chance to say this again within your lifetime, so you might as well reblog it.
As a Whovian… That scared me.
We can add 11/12/13 this year
And 12/13/14 next year
What? There is no 13th month…
12/13/14 would be in the format of Month/Day/Year.
Wow! Thanks for reading my tags, I didn’t know anyone actually did that. Seeing as most of them are just lieka sdfhksldjdsg but anyway thanks!
I signed up for Pottermore a while ago, and I’ve always been interested in taking various sorting quizzes of varying authenticity. About 80% of the time I would be placed in Gryffindor, including on Pottermore. The rest of the time I’d be in jolly old Hufflepuff. I just finished the quiz in your link, and once again I’m a Gryffindor.
I guess I’m just kind of bothered by the whole idea of houses, which is why I said I didn’t know which one I belonged to. I understand that the traits of each house are more guidelines in values than a definition of one’s personality—like how Hermione values knowledge but is not a Ravenclaw—but I still don’t really believe in breaking down the complexities of the human psyche into only four distinct archetypes. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the HP series, and I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t happily envision myself as a Gryffindor throughout my childhood, it’s just in looking back that I realize how unsure I am about the whole thing.
Do we really get to choose our house? Do we really get to choose who we are? Or do we shape-shift our complex personalities to make our choices based on the limited range presented to us? It’s like rounding decimal points. The less options you have, the less accurate your answer becomes. Doesn’t this defeat the purpose of sorting? Sure, my mindset matches up with Gryffindor now. What if one day I feel more like what it is to be a Hufflepuff? What if I don’t want to be a Gryffindor because it means climbing up seven flights of temperamental staircases? What if I’d rather just be with my friends? So—what, your best friend is in Slytherin because of some differing values that actually make your friendship more interesting—maybe even more healthy and insightful—so suddenly you can’t eat together or be with them as much and you’re forced to compete against one another because of what house table you’re supposed to be at? What if I get tired of all that freaking bravery and decide to go on a dark arts rampage and hate the world for a while? Am I still a Gryffindor?
I dislike how easy it becomes to judge a person based on what house they’re in. Are all Gryffindors really arrogant, brave idiots who would sacrifice everything to do what’s “right”? Are all Slytherins “bad” and “selfish” or whatever it is we’re supposed to believe is “wrong”? What about the other two houses? I know that the sorting hat is said to take in your personal opinions and choices into the decision it makes, but it feels strange knowing that people have to make a choice at all. Like you absolutely have to value either bravery, loyalty, knowledge, or…what, cleverness? Slyness? Being evil? Whatever. I’m indecisive. And I don’t like permanence. I think people’s values can change over time and through experience, and overall I think I’d rather be a person than an archetype.
Maybe I just really hate competition. Maybe I’m being a whiny lil’ brat. Maybe I’m really, really overanalyzing this. After all, it’s from a book where character archetypes and generalizations make more sense. Characters have to be more generalized at times, for writing purposes. I think people like to sort themselves because it becomes easier to see what type of person they are—or think they’re supposed to be. It makes it easier to “understand” people right off the bat without actually having to get to know them. But that’s the difference between a written character and a real live person. Sure you can generalize a character. The average character—even a main one—does not have all the complexities of a person. And yes, of course stereotypes exist in real life. Funny how we love placing characters into archetypes, but feel more awkward placing people into stereotypes, almost as if they weren’t meant to be judged like that.
But man, what I wouldn’t have given for a hard core Slytherin to be real, long lasting friends with the main group. Yeah I know Malfoy’s a thing. But I’m not talking about enemies or even frenemies. Is it so hard to imagine groups of people with differing ideals working together and genuinely enjoying one another’s company?
I just don’t get it. Sorry for the long post. So yeah, I guess I’m a Gryffindor, even though a lot of the time I don’t entirely know what that means. We’re all people anyway, so I guess it doesn’t really matter what house you’re in. Be with the cool people, whoever they are. Blow something up.
Wow! That was a really interesting view. Well, even with those test we can’t decide completely which houses we’re in, if we wanted to. The actual sorting hat can, after all, look deep down inside you, and give you the house that will make you the person you are destined to or wanted to be. We’ve seen how Neville was put in Gryffindor because the hat knew the great things he would accomplish. I guess most of us never will find out exactly which house fits our true selves.
After all, I am a Hufflepuff according to the Pottermore test, but I also feel a strong connection to Ravenclaw, which is the house that was tied with Hufflepuff on the other test.
For those who haven’t watched My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I strongly believe this music video is one of the best (if not the best) representation of what the show is about and the message of it. It may be a tiny bit spoilery for some of the episodes, but I still think this definitely is worth a watch.
Even if you already watch the show you should watch this video, because seriously, it’s the best PMV I’ve seen so far.