“That is my favourite question so far because it is a very sore point for me. This may surprise people but it is the truth, in many many ways Hufflepuff is my favourite house. Heres my reasoning, bear with me. Again I don’t want to spoil things too much for people who havent read the series so im going to say this very carefully: there comes a point in the final book where each house has the choice whether or not to rise to a certain challenge and thats everyone in the house. The Slytherins for reasons understandable decide they’d rather not play, the Ravenclaws - some decide they will, some decide they won’t, the Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, decide to stay as do the Gryffindors.
Now the Gryffindors comprise a lot of fool-hardy and show-offy people, that’s just the way it is - I’m a gryffindor I’m allowed to say that. You know, there’s bravery and there’s also show-boating, 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.
Now my eldest child, my daughter Jessica said something very profound to me not very many days ago actually, she said to me - and she by the way was not sorted into Hufflepuff house - she said to me, “I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.” I can only say to you that I would not be at all disappointed to be sorted into Hufflepuff house but… so I’m a little upset anyone does feel that way.”
“But you are a Gryffindor.”
“I am a Gryffindor! But thats not ALL good -laughs- I know Harrys a Gryffindor but Harrys a Gryffindor for the same reason I’m a Gryffndor. You know, I’ve got a short temper, Harrys got his issues. Im just sayin… Also Gryffindor hasnt, despite the way it thinks of itself, it’s turned out the odd dark wizard. Hufflepuffs got pretty much a clean record on that. And Slytherin has turned out more than one Hero.”
- jo rowling [x]
then it went on to talk about pottermore. MAAAN I was really hoping she’d hit on Peter Pettigrew and how he fit into Gryffindor in his youth blarrhsdjdkfg. ONE DAY.
ALSO UGH COME GROUP HUG WITH ME HUFFLES, I CRIED.