Slytherpuffs

by , Monday October 3, 2016
Slytherpuffs

Okay, so here's my thoughts. 

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So, lot's of people say that Slytherins were bad guys, and Hufflepuffs were the best, nicest people. As a Hufflepuff, I like that people think we're super nice. However, I don't think that that's entirely true. 

For instance. Did you know that Salazar and Helga got along best out of all four founders? Also, Merlin was a Slytherin. Would you call him evil?

My hybrid house is Slytherpuff, and I agree with this completely. I'm not here to talk about me, though.

Hufflepuffs can be just as cunning and malicious as Slytherins. They just hide it better. Like, this headcanon thingy I saw. This is exactly what it said,

"A Gryffindor would DIE for you, a Slytherin would KILL for you, a Ravenclaw would help you hide the DEAD BODY, a Hufflepuff is the helpful civilian who is secretly the MASS MURDERER that no one suspects until they're the only one left standing."

I mean, I think this describes Hufflepuff pretty well. Hide behind the innocent cover, when really they're the bad guy? That's why Tom Riddle should've been in Hufflepuff.

So, in the books, Hagrid says that Hufflepuffs are "a load of duffers." But Joanne herself said that she's a Hufflepuff, and her favorite house is Hufflepuff.

Nymphadora Tonks was a Hufflepuff. Cedric Diggory was a Hufflepuff. Newt Scamander was a Hufflepuff.  ​Joanne Rowling was a Hufflepuff. ​And obviously Helga Hufflepuff was a Hufflepuff.

Now, vouches for Slytherin. Everyone says that "not a wizard went bad that wasn't in Slytherin."

First of all, that's not true. Even when that was said, everyone thought Sirius Black was the bad guy. ​He was a Gryffindor. ​And even once Peter Pettigrew was revealed to be the real bad guy, he was still a Gryffindor. So, first of all, Ronald is a liar.

Now, a lot of you will disagree with me on this, but I really don't think Draco was all that bad. I mean, he didn't want to become a Death Eater. His father forced him. He didn't like killing, and he didn't like Voldemort. He was forced. And then, he was lowering his wand. He wasn't going to kill Dumbledore. Then Snape messed it up, even though he was supposed to.

But, anyway, was Merlin a bad guy? No. Was Salazar a bad guy? Okay, he had some messed up priorities, but he was a nice person, until Godric messed up their friendship. He could have been a good person if Godric hadn't flipped out at him and made him leave. If they had just had a civilizes conversation, then the entire Chamber of Secrets and House rivalry could've been prevented. But, Godric was an idiot and got really mad.

But, I'm not here to degrade Gryffindors. I think Gryffindors are good people.  I just don't like their founder. Or Ronald. Yeah, I really hate Ron.

Okay, but I don't like all this prejudice about Slytherin and Hufflepuff. Slytherins are not just the bad guys, or the bullies, or the ones with all the blood prejudice. Just because the books focused on the meaner ones doesn't mean that they're all mean. And Hufflepuffs are not the weaklings who hate conflict and will go out of their way to make sure nobody ever gets hurt. I mean, where's the fun in that? Hufflepuffs can be cunning, and malicious, and smart, and brave. Just because they're "just and loyal. Those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil" doesn't mean they're afraid to take action. They can take you down just as fast as a Slytherin or Gryffindor can. They can figure out secrets of the castle and get the best grades as well as any Ravenclaw. Like, the whole loyal part is the key. Loyal doesn't just mean, "be the best friend, encourage you, follow your every order." I mean, yes, to some people, not just Hufflepuffs, that's what being loyal means to them, and that's how they show loyalty. But loyalty can also mean, "you hurt my best friend, you aren't ever gonna see the light of day again." Hufflepuffs can be fiercly loyal, but not only in the way that the books make it seem.

I'm sorry if you thought reading this article was a complete waste of your time, but this is just how I feel. And I can be very expressive about how I feel. Just sometimes not directly to someone's face. But anyway, I hope you didn't think this was a waste of time. And if you agreed with Hagrid and most other Hogwarts students, and think that Hufflepuffs are just a "load of duffers" who never get any glory, I hope I changed your mind.

If you agreed with most people and thought that Slytherings were these mean bullies who all turned out to be Death Eaters with blood prejudice, I really hope I changed your mind. Because that's not how it works.

You're completely entitled to your own opinion. I just hope that I changed your mind about these particular topics.

 

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