Always considered myself the cats pyjamas at Potter trivia, but ended up flunking the mock tests at the book launch. It was great fun though being amongst so many Potterheads.
This entire wait has finally allowed me to indulge in all sorts of online quiz’s and I found out what I had always suspected. That if I ever went to Hogwarts, I would be sorted into Slytherin. Hmmnph!! Do I feel happy about knowing myself all too well? Or do I worry about why I deep down wanted to belong to Gryffindor?
Re-looking at the qualities of Slytherin as described in the Wikia page.
- “Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.“
- —The Sorting Hat
Slytherins tend to be ambitious, shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. They also have highly developed senses of self-preservation.This means that Slytherins tend to hesitate before acting, so as to weigh all possible outcomes before deciding exactly what should be done.
According to Albus Dumbledore the qualities which Salazar valued in the students he chose included cleverness, resourcefulness, determination, and “a certain disregard for the rules.” Dumbledore noted that all of these were qualities possessed by Harry Potter, who was in Gryffindor but almost placed in Slytherin.
Slytherins tend to take charge and possess strong leadership skills. Slytherins are often self-assured and confident of their own competence. Slytherins can be very loyal.
I finally got my hands on the book. Felt cheated that inspite of placing the order months in advance, the store didn’t honor its promise of giving HP goodies if you bought directly from the store. Might as well have booked it through Amazon for a 30% discount.
Early morning re-edit
6:37 AM 1st August 2016, daylight peeping through my bedroom window and I just closed the book.
Set an alarm for 5:30 to wake up and finish the book since I knew there is no way I would be able to get through the day with an unfinished Harry Potter book at home. Unfortunately neither does the option of bunking an entire day of college to just stay in bed and read the book exist anymore. Oh my younger rebellious days – how I miss them sometimes.