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For as much as I love JK Rowling and the Harry Potter books, it’s a little ridiculous that I had never been over to Pottermore until this past week. I’m not even sure why.
But , when I saw people posting about their Patronus, I went over, created an account, and did the Patronus test. My Patronus was a grey and white cat, which made me very happy, because when I was growing up my cats made me very happy, and I love the idea that a cat would protect me from dark and evil things.
Then, though, I took the sorting quiz.
And it put me in Slytherin.
WAIT A SECOND.
No. I don’t WANT to be a Slytherin. I never wanted to be sorted into Slytherin. I’m sure there are plenty of nice people in there – the ones who didn’t cause any trouble, who just went about making friends and learning how to be wizards and witches and never bothered anyone. But it’s not for me, no thank you.
So I looked for ways to change it, and retake the sorting test, because clearly the Hat made a mistake.
I did not see a way to change it. I was in Slytherin, and that was that.
I was not okay with it. I mean, even HARRY had some control in which house he was Sorted into. Why didn’t I?
This wasn’t okay.
So I deleted my Pottermore account. And I went back in and REDID the Sorting, and the quiz gave me different questions this time, and again, I had no choice in the matter.
But this time, it put me in Ravenclaw, which is where I belong, and I was SO RELIEVED.
The only thing is that I had to re-do my Patronus test. And instead of a grey and white cat, my Patronus is now a rare Eagle Owl.
Which is fine, I guess. But I would have preferred my grey and white cat.
Pottermore, you need to allow people to have some say in the Sorting. Otherwise it’s not at ALL true to the book.