I am a Slytherin. This is a fact that cannot be argued. I wear a lot of green & black. I have a collection of Dark Mark temporary tattoos in my dresser drawer. And my personality type is basically ‘villain’. If the Sorting Hat were placed on my head it would undoubtedly yell out “Slytherin”. Which is why it is all the more obvious to me that, in contrast, I (Kris the resident Slytherin of My Fangirl Life) live with a Hufflepuff. Here are a few surefire clues to let you know if you too are plagued by a roommate of Hufflepuff-ian origin…Ok ‘plagued’ is a strong word, but here are some hints as to whether your roomie is from the fairer house:
This is what she wears…
Does your roommate have a closet full of more prints than an art gallery? Are most of them featuring adorable woodland creatures? How about an abundance of florals? Owls, Foxes and Flowers. Oh My! Also watch out for colour choices…mainly being that she (or he…but I’m going to keep using she because my roommate is female…) wears colours. I am used to looking into my Slytherin-esque closet, dominated by black, white and other neutral tones. A Hufflepuff will tend towards colour, be they brights, neons, or (in the case of my roomie) the most Hufflepuff of them all: pastels.
This is how she decorates…
Again with the pastels. Again with the woodland creatures. The house sigil badger would be right at home among my roommate’s owl collection. Or he could cozy up with her stuffed toys. Or enjoy the My Little Pony artwork (not only is it My Little Pony, but it is Pinkie Pie…the most Hufflepuff of all of the ponies). Your Hufflepuff will insist on similar levels of whimsy when it comes to decor. From experience I can tell you that it is ok to give in; everyone needs a little whimsy in their lives.
This is how she texts you…
What are your roommate’s messages like? How often do they use exclamation points? Are they obsessed with the use of emojis? If you answered ‘ridiculous and cheesey, yet sweet’, ‘often’ and ‘yes, so obsessed’ then you may just have a Hufflepuff in your home. But perhaps you need a larger tell. “What could be more obvious than a excessive use of emojis?” you ask earnestly. You have no idea innocent reader; how about using Pinkie Pie in place of standard emojis? Yes, my roomie has a Pinkie Pie for every occasion…and I mean every occasion. And she uses them amply.
This is the first thing she does when she gets home…
Now tea itself is not specifically “Hufflepuff”. It’s lovely and British. I imagine all of the houses having Tea Time. The Gryffindors discussing the latest quidditch game over mugs of tea poured out of a golden teapot. Ravenclaws peacefully sipping a cuppa’ while cozied into a pillow-clad study nook to read. Black tea out of rustic carved mugs for the Slytherins hatching revenge schemes. And finally the Hufflepuffs. The Hufflepuffs having fruit-infused tea out of owl-shaped teapots into colourful tea cups served with yummy treats & tiny biscuits. Consider which of these sound most like the person you’re living with.
This what she writes…
When given an opportunity to say anything she wants to the internet she chooses to:
– Pretend to be a Girl Detective
– Devote an entire post to a Bromance
– Fantasize about moving to Adorable Small Towns
– Imagine Perfect Futures for her Favourite Celebrities
– Worry about the fate of Imaginary Kingdoms
– And even when she does something badass-ish she ends up writing a Drinking Game…for My Little Pony
In conclusion, as much as you deny it KG you are a Hufflepuff. You are an excellent roommate and friend, but you are a Hufflepuff. Sorry.
Love & Luck,