Could I Be A Hufflepuff?

There was speculation on my facebook wall yesterday as to which house of Hogwarts I’d belong.  Between twitter and facebook it was pretty much a three-way tie between Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw.

Why not Hufflepuff?

I kind of want to be a Hufflepuff so I can say “I piss off the other three houses, I’m a Hufflepuff!”

Into which house would you place me?

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Crommunist

    What about my house? *Wink*

  • Tara

    “I’m a hufflepuff”

  • F

    Piss on all of them and reject classification?

  • Randomfactor

    Strange haberdashery singin’ in schools distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of scholastic assignment!

  • Michaelyn

    There’s no doubt: you’re a Gryffindor.

    You stand up for the little guys, and Slytherins are far too prideful to have the compassion that you do.
    Although you are extremely intelligent (and therefore could be a candidate for Ravenclaw), I really think your courage is what stands out the most. You use your intelligence to stand up for what you think is right. That’s what a true Gryffindor would do.

    Yup. I did put that much thought into this. Harry Potter is serious business.

  • Petter Häggholm

    That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Welcome to Hufflepuff!


  • Natalie Reed

    Great. Now I’m going to spend all day trying to mentally sort the entire FTB roster.

    • JT Eberhard

      Please let me know when that post goes up!

  • Sas

    Whatever. Tonks was a Hufflepuff and she was awesome.

  • neatospiderplant

    I was thinking along the very same lines that Michaelyn was that Gryffendor and Ravenclaw best represented your most dominant traits.

    Someone on the facebook discussion yesterday mentioned that the sorting hat would take your own preferences into consideration. You said you didn’t have any.

    Well, now you mentioned “I kind of want to be a Hufflepuff so I can say ‘I piss off the other three houses, I’m a Hufflepuff!’”

    Except Hufflepuffs don’t regularly piss people off. I would say the houses who are best at that are Slytherin (in which I refuse to place you. You do seem ambitious but not to the point where you would hurt others to get to your goal.) and…Gryffindor.

    If the Gryffindor’s dominant trait is bravery, of course they are going to piss people off. They are going to have the guts to call people out on their bad ideas, to stand up for what’s right even if it’s unpopular….Remind you of anybody?

    So I say “Better be….GRYFFINDOR!”

  • Jeff

    As a proud Hufflepuffer, I can say we’d be glad to have you on our team… because one of our vaguely-defined qualities is one of fairness, so it’d be against our nature to *not* let in a person just because some silly little hat has other ideas. Other qualities we apparently have: loyalty, willingness to work hard, the ability to get shit done, lactose intolerance.

    But really, pick whatever house you want. Who am I to tell you otherwise? That’s the Hufflepuff way!

  • Stephen B.

    OK, not a fan of the Hogwarts thing, so when they said “hufflepuffle”, I though they meant, Pufnstuff, as in HR Pufnstuff. Enjoy the link.

  • John-Henry Beck

    The Hufflepuff mascot is a badger? That does sound rather appropriate for JT. Tenacious, willing to take on and tear up most anything. Also, the fairness thing sounds pretty good.

    Disclaimer: I’ve read none of the books, though I have watched most of the movies and even kinda paid attention most of the time.

  • WMDKitty

    I’m torn between having you as a fellow ‘Puff, or putting you in Gryffindor. You’d fit in both.

  • fuzzball

    Considering the #jtmeme shouldn’t you create your own house?