Sorting Pottermore!

Thank you all for posting your usernames for sorting!

It’s 3am here and I have a lot left, so I will try and get to them tomorrow. I do have a lot of anonymous asks and I don’t want to flood your dashboards, so if you send them to me anonymously it will take longer for me to respond. However, the choice is entirely yours.

Good luck to those of you hunting the quill today!

August 5, 2011 at 3:22 AM | Post Permalink

What house would you put the username ThestralPhoenix in? I've always associated with Slytherin...

This is an interesting combination because the phoenix is definitely seen as one of the most kind and peaceful magical creatures (their tears can heal, for goodness’ sake), while thestrals are dark and misunderstood creatures. I guess, in its own way, it could make a statement about Slytherin. There are so many mean and evil Slytherins in the books that the house has a bad reputation. It is sort of like the thestral, in a way: everyone assumes that a Slytherin is a dark wizard, whether they are or not. I felt that this was illustrated in the last movie, where the script had McGonagall more or less say “you’re all mean, get into the dungeon” while everyone cheered. But, just because Slytherins are misunderstood and wrongly assumed to be evil creatures, doesn’t mean they can’t possess the same great qualities that those in other houses possess. Similarly, just because a thestral can only be seen after watching and enduring the death of another, does not that it isn’t as peaceful and kind as a phoenix. So, I think Slytherin could definitely be a good house for this username. 

August 5, 2011 at 2:32 AM | Post Permalink | 3 notes

I posted this to the wrong blog, sorry! 

I posted this to the wrong blog, sorry! 

August 5, 2011 at 1:38 AM | Post Permalink | 1 note

because im anxious, do you know of any good online sorting quizzies?

This is an in-depth 122 question sorting quiz. Each of those questions has a range of answers from 1 (extremely uncharacteristic) to 9 (extremely characteristic). It also gives you a breakdown of the percentages you scored for each house. If you want to spend the time on it, this seems like a good one. (Note: The bottom asks for some minimal amount of personal information, but you do not have to provide it to get sorted.)

This quiz is 60 questions long, with 5 choices for each question ranging between agree and disagree. This also gives you a breakdown of how you scored in each house.

A more long-winded method would be to take the Jung Typology Test, which is a 72 question YES/NO test that gives you your personality type. You can then read more about your personality type on the Keirsey Temperament website. The four temperaments are the Guardians, the Idealists, the Artisans, and the Rationals. The website correlates Hufflepuff with the Guardians, Gryffindor with the Idealists, Slytherin with the Artisans, and Ravenclaw with the Rationals. We take this test at my engineering school to learn more about different personalities (and how to manage them in a group), but it’s worth taking just to find out your personality type. The sorting is an added bonus!

There are shorter quizzes out there, but I find most of them to be generic and easy to fool. If any of you take these, feel free to let me know how you rate them and if you agree with your sorting!

August 3, 2011 at 11:27 PM | Post Permalink | 5 notes

Thanks for answering my question. But I have one more. Once pottermore is officially open will there still be a limit of how many people get in? Or will it be like other social network sites etc?

As far as I am aware, there will be no limit when it opens in October. :)

August 3, 2011 at 10:34 PM | Post Permalink

Could someone be relatively close to having attributes of both Ravenclaw and Slytherin? I know that Slytherin and Gryffindor tend to be close-knitted together, but what about RC and S? Just wondering, because I firmly believe I could be sorted into either house.

Definitely! I think a lot of witty and intellectual people can be ambitious and cunning, and vice versa. Of course that is boiling it down to just two attributes per house, but the theory still stands on a larger scale. If you think about it, it is very hard to be cunning without being somewhat intelligent, so I think a hat stall between the two houses could easily be possible.

August 3, 2011 at 7:39 PM | Post Permalink

You should keep in mind that not all of those following a house maybe an enthusiast, they might just be following all of them out of sheer curiosity.

I know. :) It’s just interesting that Slytherin has twice as many followers as Ravenclaw, and Ravenclaw twice as many as Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. So, I guess that it just says that more people are curious about Slytherin than the others.

August 3, 2011 at 6:57 PM | Post Permalink

i was wondering if you knew how exactly we were going to be sorted? is it a random thing or is there going to be a test?

Excellent question! There is actually a test, which Rowling herself designed and tested on people she knew to make sure they ended up where she would have put them. Here is a little more on that:

The sorting hat questions are not obvious ones, such as, “Are you brave, smart, cunning, or loyal?” Instead, there are questions like “Four boxes are presented in front of you. Which would you choose to open? Bronze, black, gold, etc.” Not each choice is necessarily associated with a certain house.” - Pottermore: An Inside Scoop

With personalized wand in hand, users continue on to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry itself, where, wearing the sorting hat, they are sorted into a House via a unique series of character testing questions written by Rowling herself. Some test the super-ego: would you snitch on a fellow wizard pupil who used a cheating quill? Others probe the id: which do you choose, forests or rivers?" - Time News Feed

Rowling herself has written a “vast pool” of questions to direct users to their correct home” -

I hope that helps! :)

August 3, 2011 at 2:40 PM | Post Permalink | 20 notes

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