Right in the feels, I’m so done,
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If you think Hufflepuffs don’t do anything, these two have something to say.
I find it so frustrating that Jo says things like, “I think we should all want to be in Hufflepuff,” but gives us so few examples of the wonderful nature of Hufflepuffs in the stories. Almost all of it is extrapolated by fans.
1. Yes, Pomona rocks, but look at her scenes in the stories. Until the Battle of Hogwarts, she’s basically just the long-suffering professor that will allow the trio to chat in class and is nice to Neville. Mind you, I LOVED her moment with McGonagall prior to the Battle, because it gives us a glimpse of what Hufflepuff loyalty and determination looks like. Dark Lord descending on a castle crawling with his cronies and hundreds of students? Dig your feet in, raise your wand, we’ve got work to do.
Sprout doesn’t hesitate, not for a millisecond. But it seems unfair that we don’t get this moment until the end of book 7.
2. Tonks is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. She’s a lovely character with a history and an excellent plot of her own during the books. But where in the canon does it tell us our favorite bubble-gum pink-haired Auror is from the most made-fun-of house at Hogwarts? Nowhere. Nope, we had to find out by asking JK. I and most of my friends assumed Gryffindor until we researched it.
3. The actual Hufflepuff students that Harry interacts with are… less than Hufflepuff ideals. You have Justin Finch-Fletchley, who basically does nothing except get petrified. You have Cedric Diggory, who, for all his fairness in helping Harry and in the maze, has about as much character development as Mrs. Norris, even though he’s a major part of a book. And we see him through Harry’s eyes, who spends the year being jealous of Mr. Perfect. Oh yes, and then there’s Zacharias Smith, who is a little jerk who makes me long for Draco’s insults because at least sometimes they’re clever. Smith is an embarassment to the Wizarding world at large, but especially to Hufflepuff. There’s Hannah Abbott and Susan Bones, both of whom are there as placeholder names. Then there’s Ernie MacMillan, who is basically in the Half-Blood Prince to be the awkward other student who isn’t essential to the plot and therefore makes whispering to each other in class difficult. Except he’s also vain and a brown-noser when it comes to Professor Slughorn.
Where are the Tonks’ of Harry’s years? You can’t tell me that ALL The Hufflepuffs at Hogwarts are like that. I understand that Hufflepuff takes in those who don’t fit in another house, even if they aren’t shining examples of Hufflepuff ideals, but seriously - just one fair-minded, loyal, hardworking student who didn’t come across as a douche or a cardboard cutout character would have been nice.
4. Helga Hufflepuff gets the least info of any of the founders. She’s good at cooking spells. Huzzah. She had a cup. Whoopee. And Jo wonders why people make fun of Hufflepuff. She gave them a founder whose only apparently accomplishments are in the kitchen.
I have a gorgeous portrait of Helga in my head as a witch whose unselfish, just usage of magic heals a feuding village, who rescues a muggleborn boy from the clutches of a gang of purebloods and vows to help others like him never feel inferior. She is warm, she is maternal, she is the earth element, but she is strong enough to stand toe-to-toe with Salazar Slytherin and shout at him for his treatment of muggleborns, talented enough to complete the foursome of the most brilliant witches and wizards of the age, and stand equal with them, and open-minded enough to keep her motley crew of apprentices living in harmony, despite the fact that many of them came to her because the other founders rejected them.
5. I firmly believe that Hufflepuff is a fascinating house - because of its breadth of students. I imagine Hufflepuff dormitories have a much wider range of personalities represented than the other houses, and that this makes their interpersonal interactions more unique and interesting. I believe it’s possible to be just and loyal without being boring or irritating. I believe that the Hufflepuffs deserved to be represented just as well as the other three houses. I believe that the Hufflepuffs in the fandom shouldn’t have to feel somehow ashamed of their house.
I believe Jo when she says, “I think Hufflepuff is the house we should all want to be in.” I just wish she’d given us more in the books that shows this.
I don’t know if I should cry or cry
have you tried crying
I think we should all cry. It’s been like 4 years since the last book was released.
you mean almost 6
‘Kill me, then,’ panted Harry, who felt no fear at all, but only rage and contempt. ‘Kill me like you killed him, you coward –’
‘DON’T –’ screamed Snape, and his face was suddenly demented, inhuman, as though he was in as much pain as the yelping, howling dog stuck in the burning house behind them, ‘– CALL ME COWARD!’
And he slashed at the air: Harry felt a white-hot, whip-like something hit him across the face and was slammed backwards into the ground.
Harry Potter cast for Empire
WHERE DID VOLDEMORT GET A NOSE
The Royal Family visits the Harry Potter Studio Tour with J. K. Rowling.
J. K. and Kate match! So cute.
When the royal family goes epic