okay for all you jerks who like to hate on the hufflepuff house here’s a quick reminder:
- john green was sorted into hufflepuff
- cedric digory was a proud hufflepuff
- tonks was a hufflepuff
- j.k. rowling was sorted into hufflepuff and she even said it was her favorite house. come on guys
so yeah. stop being dicks hating on the hufflepuff house. how would you like it if us hufflepuffs started being dicks toward you gryffindors or ravenclaws???
yeah that’s what i thought.
JK Rowling was NOT sorted into Hufflepuff. She is a Gryffindor, through and through. Let’s not spread misinformation, Hufflepuff’s a great house and we don’t need to rely on false rumours to prove so!
but i think she did say it was her favorite.
Or we could point out that Hannah Motherfucking Abbot and Justin Motherfucking Finch-Fletchly and Ernie Motherfucking McMillan and Zacharias Motherfucking Smith and Susan Motherfucking Bones are Hufflepuffs.
You know how much I care about the two or three Hufflepuffs most people list when trying to prove that the House doesn’t suck?
They aren’t exemplary Hufflepuffs that the House can be proud of even though it’s ‘the default house’ and ‘a load of duffers’ (thanks Hagrid, you’re swell). They’re Hufflepuffs.
The stuff that makes Tonks and Cedric understood as ‘awesome’ is that we get to see them kick ass to a higher degree than most people. But you don’t have to kick ass AT ALL in order to be awesome.
Here is an EXTREMELY SHORT LIST of why even the Hufflepuffs in the books who get only a handful of mentions, who never were Aurors, who never fought dragons, are earth shatteringly awesome:
As a twelve year old Ernie went out of his way to yell at someone he thought was trying to kill off people who annoyed him AND THEN when he realized he was wrong ADMITTED IT IN PUBLIC.
Hannah’s mother got killed by Death Eaters in HBP and she dropped out at that point yet she showed up to fight them in the Battle For Hogwarts anyway.
Justin Finch-Fletchly gets freaking petrified from November to June in CoS and doesn’t decide to go back to muggle Britain where a powerful group of people doesn’t want him dead because of his parentage.
ZACHARIAS SMITH TURNS EVERY PRECONCEIVED NOTION YOU HAVE OF HUFFLEPUFF ON ITS HEAD AND FOR THAT HE IS MY FAVORITE RANDOM HUFFLEPUFF. GO GET ‘EM, YOU GINORMOUS ASSHOLE.
Susan LOSES LITERALLY EVERYONE IN HER FAMILY ON HER FATHER’S SIDE. EVERYONE. THE BONES FAMILY WAS PRACTICALLY OBLITERATED FROM THE PLANET. DEATH IS AS CONSTANT IN HER LIFE AS IT HAS BEEN IN HARRY’S and yet she fights in the Battle For Hogwarts on the strength of only a few canon weeks of real Defense lessons in the DA. Just. Slow clap it out for this girl.
Hufflepuff is awesome because Helga Hufflepuff looked at the assholes she was building a school together with and had the guts to say “just because the rest of these kids, the ones no one picked, aren’t anyone’s favorites doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get to learn” and backed it up by taking them in when the others wouldn’t.
Hufflepuff is awesome because it is built on foundations of fairness, cooperation, and loyalty, and who the hell wants to deal with anyone who thinks that’s worthless?
*I mean obviously I care boatloads about Tonks and Cedric as characters but I really couldn’t give a single crap about them in this context as the reasons that Hufflepuff is worthwhile. Because they’re not.
I disagree with about Tonks and Ced not being characters to be proud of, but I definitely agree that these characters are all individually great reasons to appreciate our house and that they’re mentioned enough in posts like these! Especially Ernie, the whole “admitting I was wrong” thing is something I really, really admire.
Also I think it’s worth mentioning how we see Hannah get very anxious over exams and stuff a lot BUT THEN SHE COMES BACK TO FIGHT IN THE BATTLE AND IT’S LIKE YEAH YOU GO GIRL YOUR ANXIETY DON’T OWN YOU.
/Sighs dreamily at minor Hufflepuff characters for the next five hours