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Posted by: Rosi
June 24, 2011, 06:09 PM

Allowing a day off for the Pottermore news, we now are on to day three of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway. To take part, leave the answer to the following question in the comments: where would you sort yourself and how has that changed? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registered Leaky members who can be contacted via their MyLeaky profiles, are over age of 13, and who are resident in the United States. Over the next three days we'll be giving away one copy of Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic each day to a lucky commenter.

Leave your answers below, and good luck!

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367 Points

I would sort myself in Ravenclaw. At first I would join the bandwagon and want to be sorted in Gryffindor. Then, I realized that Ravenclaw was the place for me ever since I realized how smart I was. I did not know I was that smart until I knew more things than what my teachers taught me in middle school and sometimes now in high school. So, yeah, I would want to be in Ravenclaw.

Posted by cluna123 on June 24, 2011, 11:34 PM report to moderator
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I’ve always seen myself as very Hermione-ish when it came to sorting. My choice was always Gryffindor but the sorting hat quizzes are always split between Gryyfindor and Ravenclaw.

Posted by vsc1992 on June 25, 2011, 12:00 AM report to moderator
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When I first joined the fandom, I sorted myself into Slytherin because I liked the Black family and they were predominantly Slytherin (even though Sirius is my most favorite). When I posted a story about meeting J. K. Rowling and one of the commenters said that I showed true Gryffindor courage, I was floored, immensely flattered. But the deciding moment for me was reading DH and Luna saying to Harry, as they are trying to get into the Ravenclaw common room, “That way you learn, you see?” That is my philosophy about everything! So many things that most people would consider an enormous waste of time, I think, “Well, at least I’ll learn something from it!” Which means that Ravenclaw must be my proper spiritual home. I can’t wait for Pottermore to see if Jo Rowling agrees!

Posted by capella_black on June 25, 2011, 12:06 AM report to moderator
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At first, like everyone else, I wanted to be a Gryffindor, then a few years ago I started leaning more towards Slytherin (I feel like they’re underappreciated and sort of written off a lot), but then I started thinking about where I SHOULD be sorted, rather than where I wanted to be. After thinking about it for a while, I came to the conclusion that sorting isn’t right. As the sorting hat said, it’s more important to be united as one and combine all our qualities. I have a bit of each house in me- I have the stubborn convictions of a Gryffindor, the love of knowledge of a Ravenclaw, the loyalty (and social awkwardness) of a Hufflepuff, and the clever cunning of a Slytherin.

Posted by andarocketship on June 25, 2011, 12:27 AM report to moderator
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I always just assumed I was a Gryffindor just because that is the house we know the most about, but honestly I am a Hufflepuff through and through, every web quiz has told me that and I have come to accept it and love it! :D

Posted by bailey.lottes on June 25, 2011, 12:46 AM report to moderator
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I’m definitely a Gryffindor;
I fight for what I believe in, this includes stepping up for people who can’t do it themselves, even if it means having to fight intimidating figures. For this I believe myself to be brave and chivalrous. I also fight for what I want (that’s the reason I have such good grades + curriculum: I need to get into a good university!) I guess that’d make me a fighter, though I am very peaceful. I also don’t discriminate (so, yeah, no Slytherin blood in my veins).

Posted by stafich on June 25, 2011, 03:09 AM report to moderator
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I guess if I were in the great hall about to be sorted I would feel like Harry that I didnt possess any of those great qualities but i think I would be sorted into Gryffindor because ever since I read and fell in love with Harry Potter i’ve always supported and love Gryffindor. When i imagine myself at Hogwarts I always seem to be in Gryffindor, i feel proud of Gryffindor house its my home. I am definately not as brave Harry ,Ron ,Hermione or any of the Gryffindors but like Harry the sorting hat takes into accord what I would want and that would be Gryffindor!

Posted by maddison R-O-A-R on June 25, 2011, 06:34 AM report to moderator
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I would like to be put in Hufflepuff. I think if I were to be actually sorted, the house the sorting hat would like to put me in is Ravenclaw. Ravenclaw has a lot of my characteristics, but Hufflepuff has the qualities I admire the most.

Posted by LaLuney on June 25, 2011, 08:35 AM report to moderator
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I didn’t sort myself until I was maybe 12 or 13 (when I was younger I just wanted to GO to Hogwarts, nevermind the house) but I think the first time I was aware of it I sorted myself as Slytherin. I certainly don’t remember ever seriously thinking about this and coming up with a different answer back then. Around that time, I was dealing with a lot, from hormonal problems to divorce to moving, and I really clammed up as a person. My temper became more cold and calculating when it came out, I wanted friends, but could never open myself up enough to make them, and as a result, most of my life was pretty solitary, except for friends made on the internet, because I could be a Ravenclaw with words. I’ve always accepted that I’m not a necessarily brave or universally magnanimous person, bu as I’ve grown and made more close friendships I’ve come to believe that I can be a good person when it counts. These days I see myself as a Slytherclaw, because when I’m happy, I’m more of a Ravenclaw, and I’m happy more now, but I still have an underlying Slytherin perception of the world

Posted by Cody (slythphoenix) on June 25, 2011, 09:27 AM report to moderator
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I’ve constantly believed that I was a true Gryffindor, but I think that it was because everybody idolized Gryffindor and the students in it. Now I see that the qualities of Gryffindors are not the qualities that I have. They’re daring, brave and bold- I’m not exactly a dare devil. I’m not like Harry and the other Gryffindors who are willing to battle men and monsters twice their size and skill. So I began to think, and I knew I wasn’t a Slytherin. They’re Gryffindors whose actions are usually for means that are wrong. Not all of them, but quite a few. That leaves two houses. Am I Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff? Well, Hufflepuffs value patience and fairness (and they’re great finders!). I do value that, but shouldn’t any decent person? I don’t go out of my way to always be patient (I lose my temper easily) and fair. (I also constantly lose things and can never find them). That leaves those smart Ravenclaws. I love learning and books and riddles and all those sorts of things. And I want to continue education and learning after college. The only career I can think of pursuing would be teaching. I’ve definitely been drawn to Ravenclaws lately, mostly because Luna is in that house. I value her different way of thinking. Sometimes I look at things differently, like a Ravenclaw would.

So I guess at heart, I’m a true Ravenclaw. Even if my profile says Gryffindor, Ravenclaw burns a blue fire within me.

Posted by JustOddBall on June 25, 2011, 09:48 AM report to moderator
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i believe that i would be in Gryffindor. Not only because harry,ron,hermione are sorted there. I may not look like a brave person,but all troubles i face even if i’m dead scared,i take them on and handle them the best way i could even if it seems hopeless. That’s the reason why i know that i truly belong in the Gryffindor.

Posted by aice031 on June 25, 2011, 09:56 AM report to moderator
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I belong to Gryffindor where dwell the brave at heart, their daring nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart. I feel kind of stupid posting this a lot of comments say they wanted to be a Gryffindor and then changed or whatever. But not me, always a Gryffindor here ROAR!!!
But I can’t wait till Pottermore to see where Jo would put me, that kind of like the ultimate sorting test…

Posted by Like a Name in a Fairytale{ROAR} on June 25, 2011, 10:28 AM report to moderator
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I think the Sorting Hat would have some serious trouble with me. It might even give up and cry, “ALAS A MUGGLE—-SEND IT BACK!!”, but who knows. I, not to be pompous, got on my finals the highest possible score on English, and a very high one on mathematics as well. So here is a Ravenclaw like trait. I also read constantly, and love school and learning. But I also have been in extremely scary situations—like watching someone being domestically abused in front of my eyes. I fought back, too. And I’m stupid when it comes to dares—I always do them. I was so rash, and ridiculously dumb once, that I attempted to jump over a 15 foot/ 5 meter river and made it quite a bit short, and was wet for the rest of the day. But I did originally feel like a Gryffindor. I am also a Hufflepuff. I enjoy comfort—the common room would be wonderful for me—the yellow (favorite color) armchairs, which are squashy, near the kitchen, and everything being warm.. I am also loyal, and kind, and patient: I babysit 5 nights a week, for money and because I enjoy it. I also work hard in both studies and at my summer job on a farm. Finally, I can be a Slytherin: I’m very ambitious, sometimes quite sarcastic, and sneaky when I want to be. So I’m very eager for the official Sorting on Pottermore.com to decide for me.. But as of now, I’d say that I’m a Ravenclaw. But you never know.

Posted by RubeusHagrid on June 25, 2011, 10:30 AM report to moderator
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I’m definitely a Ravenclaw- as an adolescent- I would have been a Hufflepuff, in high school I could have been a Griffendore, then there were the early 90’s- where I DEFINITELY would have been a Slytherine- but nowadays, I think I’m smarter and more clever than in my youth so I’d go into Ravenclaw. The books have clearly defined the differences and made it fun to imagine myself in every house.

Posted by berthajorkins on June 25, 2011, 10:54 AM report to moderator
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and I’m not as clever as I thought because I’ve misspelled almost every house name.

Posted by berthajorkins on June 25, 2011, 10:54 AM report to moderator
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