If you follow me on Twitter or even Instagram, you’ll know that I love shouting to everyone about being a Hufflepuff and I’m very proud of being in the House of the Badger! I’ve had friends tell me that Hufflepuff is such a boring House and we do nothing compared to the others. Oooooh, don’t get me started! Up until we discovered that Newt Scamander was a Hufflepuff (LOVE YOU, NEWT!), my House wasn’t popular at all. Everyone hated the idea of being Sorted here on Pottermore and we were over-looked. That was your biggest mistake.
Never underestimate a Hufflepuff.
Just because we’re loyal and caring doesn’t mean we’re dumb. You’d soon learn how dangerous we can be if you attack someone we care about. Do that and not even a Gryffindor would be brave enough to come in between us and you.
Yeah, think about that. Haha!
Okay, so I went on a bit of a weird tangent then so let me get back on track and tell you why I love being a Hufflepuff so much:
Alright, I know what I said about not being only about friendship but this is a big thing for Hufflepuffs. We’re an intensely loyal group and love to surround ourselves with people we care about. I’m a little like the Luna Lovegood of my House as in I don’t like to be in massive groups. I don’t have that many friends but, saying that, I do have a small group that I love with all my heart. Like my mum always used to say: ‘It’s not about how many friends you have, it’s about the quality of people you surround yourself with.’ I’ve always kept this close to my heart. It takes me a while to trust someone with seeing the real me behind all the crazy goofiness but, once you’ve seen that side, then you’ll know how much I care about you and know that I will always be there for you.
Yep, there is my Hufflepuff shining through!
If you attack yourself, I will do everything in my power to fight you against that and prove how special you are, even if I have to do it with GIFs. Yeah, I have a gif problem.
I LOVE BEING DIFFERENT TO EVERYONE ELSE:
This is a big reason for me! I used to hate being different to everyone and tried my hardest to conform, but it’s so against my nature to be like others. I love being unique and I guess Pottermore saw that in me when they Sorted me here. You might think we’d complain more because Gryffindor and Slytherin get so much more merchandise than we do. However, Primark has been giving us badgers so much to work with these last few months and I’m in love!
We’re slowly taking over the world, one shop at a time.
When I go to conventions and spot a Harry Potter meet-up, it’s usually a sea of lions and snakes but, because we’re yellow, you can easily see the Hufflepuffs in the crowd. We stand out without even having to say a word.
WE’VE WORKED HARD TO GET WHERE WE ARE:
Like I said, we aren’t considered the most popular House but we’ve battled to get noticed in the Wizarding World and our work is finally paying off, thanks to J.K Rowling and Eddie Redmayne. People are finally starting to see us not the rubbish House, but something they want to be a part of. We’re not boring…we’re fun! I mean…come on. Our Common Room is near the kitchens so we can easily pop in and grab some food for a midnight feast!
Okay…so we have a couple of Hufflepuffs who were idiots. Yes, I’m looking at you, Zacharias Smith. We do have awesome students too like Cedric Diggory who helped Harry with part of the second task and was an amazing Quidditch player and Tonks who is so cool and a freaking Metamorphmagus! Just because we’re not a major part of the story doesn’t mean we weren’t there. Look at this quote about us in the Battle of Hogwarts:
The Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, stay – as do the Gryffindors. Now, the Gryffindors comprise a lot of foolhardy and show-offy people… You know, there’s bravery and there’s also showboating, and sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason. They weren’t trying to show off, they weren’t being reckless. That’s the essence of Hufflepuff House.
We didn’t stay to fight to show off our skills. We stayed because it was the right thing to do and remember what I said about being loyal? That includes the school too!
So…what do you think about Hufflepuff now?