19 April 2012 @ 09:14 pm
Name: Aiffe

Age: 27

Location: That's a bit complicated...I'm a wandering vagrant in North America.

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: Pottermore.

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: I think the books gave us a somewhat slanted view on Slytherins--just a little bit of spin can make a lot of difference. Like, the books say cunning, and Slytherins are certainly capable of cunning, but what it comes down to is creativity. Ravenclaws may be able to solve problems with brute force brains, but Slytherins have a more outside-the-box kind of intelligence--like the snake, we can get into (or out of) almost anything, and we don't always take the most obvious path. It's a subversive sort of genius.

That same creativity and willingness to take any path to meet our ends is probably what gets us the somewhat...dark reputation. I don't think it's that Slytherins are specifically drawn to evil, but more that we don't rule it out--we don't rule anything out.

Another thing that gets twisted around is that I think Slytherins value family, close bonds, and the history of Wizarding culture. That doesn't mean that we hate Muggle-borns, though I do think some members develop xenophobia because they see everything as a threat to that family. I think the tendency to value loyalty to our family over morality is another thing that's earned us our bad reputation. Death Eaters like Bellatrix Lestrange followed Voldemort to Azkaban and to death without a trace of fear or hesitation. We may not travel by the straightest path, but we don't do things halfway.

How much value we place on the people in our lives is evident in the Sorting Hat's introduction. It talks about the Ravenclaw wit and the Gryffindor bravery and the Hufflepuff loyalty and so forth, but when it gets to Slytherin, it says that you'll "meet your true friends." This is spun as somewhat sinister, but if you think about it, it's the only House that has a trait that's about other people rather than itself. In that sense, I think we can be the most selfless House. And really, what's so bad about wanting friends?

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: That we're all classist. That we all have money. Even the Gaunts, which were about as pureblooded as you can get, and descended from Salazar Slytherin himself, were poor. Lord Voldemort grew up with nothing. The Malfoys may be Slytherins, but the Malfoys are not Slytherin House. If anything, the Slytherin trait of doing anything to win can serve a poor wizard or witch quite well. Slytherins are the ones who can lift ourselves up from nothing.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: I definitely have the creativity and cunning. I'm generally a good person, and I have my own kind of honor, but my moral compass doesn't always point the same way as society's. I've broken the law to help friends and family. I'm charismatic, but at the same time a bit of a divisive personality--someone some people will hate, but others will follow to the ends of the Earth. While I can take defeat gracefully, I always put everything into winning when I compete. I don't cheat in games, but I cheat in real life where the stakes are high, because I won't lose. Knowing I played fair doesn't help me find any honor in starving. And I have dignity, which I believe is an increasingly scarce trait in this day and age.

On a more superficial level, I'm pretty much in a dungeon right now. My current digs are an unfinished basement with the walls painted black. It's about as dungeon-like as you can get. I tend to be awake at night and sleep in the day and generally avoid sunlight, which other Slytherins have told me is a bit of a House quirk. ^^; I have a simple and elegant aesthetic, fine things without gaudiness.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: Well, once, to see a friend, I rode my bicycle several hundred miles, and then hitchhiked several thousand miles. I think this shows that I'll be creative in pursuit of what I want--most people would have just said it was impossible, that they couldn't afford a plane ticket or a passport or whatever, but I got off my ass and I did what I had to do, by hook or by crook. I won't go into the less legal details in a public forum, but I had to lie and steal to make that trip, and I did it without compunction, but I also did it for love.

I think Snape showed us there's nothing a Slytherin won't do for love.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: Don't lose. And I mean, don't lose the fight, don't let them keep you down, don't lose your sense of who you are, finish what you start. Stick together, and look out for each other. This can mean going into the dark to save a friend, or it can mean saving a friend from the dark, but this is the house where you meet your true friends, the ones who will help you on your way to greatness, so if you can't win, make sure your friends do. A house divided will destroy itself, and then we all lose.

If you couldn't be in Slytherin, which other house would you be in, and why shouldn't you be in that house in the first place: Gryffindor. I love them, but they're a bit too simple and direct. Slytherins are, if nothing else, complicated. They say that Gryffindor and Slytherin are two sides of the same coin, and I used to think I was a Gryffindor, before I realized how well Slytherin fit me. There's a lot of duality there--the Gryffindors being direct while the Slytherins are more serpentine, a highway compared to a labyrinth, the visible and the hidden. The element of Gryffindor is fire, and the element of Slytherin is water, which are age-old opposites, cognate to the sun and the moon, masculine and feminine energies, the conscious and subconscious. Gryffindors may value truth and justice, but Slytherins know that truth goes deeper, that there is always more than meets the eye, and nothing is as it seems. So Slytherins are, if you will, mirror-imaged Gryffindors, which is probably why the hatred between the two Houses can get so heated--because we are in some ways so alike.

I don't always take the straightest path, and I search for the deeper truth beneath what is seen on the surface, and I have a great love of subtlety. Ergo, Slytherin.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin : It's always nice to meet other snakes. :) I'd love to see what kind of conversations are going on.

A picture of me:



There's another one here, linked because it's slightly NSFW (though you can't really see anything)--I just couldn't resist because it has an actual snake in it.
 
 
30 March 2010 @ 02:50 am
Name: Donna

Age: 23

Location: United States

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin:

The Hogwarts Dress Up Doll/Quiz
Hogwarts House Sorting Quiz
The Hogwarts Hat Sorting Quiz
Hogwarts Sorting Hat
Which Hogwarts House Would The Sorting Hat Place You In?


In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin:

A Slytherin is someone with ambition, class, cunning, and superior breeding. A Slytherin is someone who isn't afraid to be the best of the best and the worst of the worst at the same time.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why:

That Slytherins are disloyal.

This is completely unfair because, at the heart of it, a Slytherin isn't really JUST looking out for number one. A Slytherin is also looking out for family and close friends; the people who actually matter.

Just because it's not the Slytherin way to save EVERYBODY doesn't mean we're completely disloyal. Just selective.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin:

Cunning
Wit
Tact
Finesse
Social Poise
Upperclass Attributes
My Fine Understanding of My Own Wants and Needs

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like:

Paying my university extra money to let me into the Honor College without making the grades.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct:

Whatever you're doing, make sure you're the best at it. And if you're not the best, be the second best and get rid of the first.

If you couldn't be in Slytherin, which other house would you be in, and why shouldn't you be in that house in the first place:

If I wasn't in Slytherin, I would be in Ravenclaw, because I would never be in Gryffindor and all that leaves is Hufflepuff, which is completely undesirable.

I shouldn't be in any of those other houses because I recognize the pointlessness of being in any other house BUT Slytherin.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join [info]slytherin:

I want to join this community because I just found out it existed and I was thrilled at the chance to show house pride. That's pretty much it.
 
 
11 August 2009 @ 09:47 am

Name: Catherine

Age: 14

Location: Ireland

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: 

Most websites that I have taken quizzes on have sorted me into Slytherin, such as the official website for Harry Potter, facebook, quizilla, and random tests I've participated in.

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin:


I think that the qualities that defines oneself as a Slytherin are things such as the need to succeed in tasks undertaken, the ability to take risks, a strong sense of loyalty to those who are close to said Slytherin, and confidence in yourself and your actions. I think that, whilst not all Slytherins are "evil", they have the ability to recognize and admire that which is darker than the average person would admire. Slytherins know that power really -is- important in getting your way in the world, and aren't afraid to obtain it by whatever means nessceary. I also think Slytherins have the trait of wit, because I think it goes right alongside the "cunning" nature of them.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why:


Well, I think that the obvious choice is that Slytherins are evil. This is true in some cases, but certainly not in all. Many people tend to believe that those who define themselves as Slytherin are rude and arrogant, but this can be matched to members of every house. I think that Slytherins get this rep. because, well obviously from Voldemort, etc., but because of the determination they posess; the stop-at-nothing nature many have. 

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin:


I believe that I can be a rather two-faced, cold person. You see, in my journey to get to the top of things, I can put on various faces whilst dealing with different people in order to appeal to what they want to see. I can play the part of the happy little girl, or the serious and focused student. I've been the teacher's pet and the bully. I don't show affection well; and though I do have people I love very much, I have a hard time letting them know that they mean something to me. I can appriciate the beauty in darkness, and I have a sarcastic wit about me. Bluntness is one of my main qualities, and I'm determined to achieve what I plan to achieve.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like:


This January, I was in my gym class doing our regular "fitness Friday" routine and broke my ankle because I missed the jumping target and have -never- been adept at sports. Whilst my ankle was healing, I was reassigned to be an assistant to the counselling office. However, the days of getting my cast off were coming closer and I knew that if I returned to gym class, I would fail the class because I always had, since I'm terribly uncoordinated and slow to run. So I decided to convince the teachers to let me stay on as a counsellor assistant. I persuaded my mum to call the office, and I went back to the doctor claiming my ankle continued to trouble me, and got an extended no-gym note. Eventually, after being a counsellor for so long, they changed my class officially and I didn't have to go to gym the entire second half of the year.

I'm not sure if that's extremely Slytherin-like, but I think it's an an example of determination and achieving what I wanted to achieve.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct:

I think that Slytherins must look before they leap, work hard to achieve their goals, whether it be through honesty or dishonesty; whatever fits the situation best. I think Slytherins have an obligation to be loyal to their house before loyalty to others.

If you couldn't be in Slytherin, which other house would you be in, and why shouldn't you be in that house in the first place:

If I were to be placed in a different house, it would be Ravenclaw. I do enjoy reading and learning and discovering new things, but I think that Ravenclaws seek the answers through simple and often boring means; and they lack the ambition to make things happen. I also don't think it's as exciting as being a Slytherin, and whilst I am intelligent, I am not the best student.


Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join
[info]slytherin:

Slytherin has been the only house that has ever appealed to me; it's charm, it's secrets, it's ways of being. I want to join Slytherin because I feel in my heart that it's where I belong. I respect it and it's members, and I hope that the answers I listed above can suffice. It's as simple as that. I feel am a Slytherin, through and through. I hope you will consider me for this house. Thank you.
 
 
17 July 2009 @ 01:26 pm
Name: Maria

Age: 21

Location: Northern Ireland

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin:

LOL on twitter, several other websites too numerous to mention/remember.

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin:


An unerring determination and perserverance. A dedication to whatever task they set upon. Wit, intelligence and abilitty to be subtle.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why:


My friend and I constantly have debates on the Slytherin=evil sterotype. As seen from the books, although there are members of Slytherin that become 'evil', they should not all be held accountable for the deeds of the few. No house is completely free of evil, and it is wrong to sterotype in such a way.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin:


Loyalty, determination, and skill at potions.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like:


Unlike the think-first Gryffindors, I often consider fully an action and its consequences before jumping in. As a result of this, I plan things well in advance, and attempt to ensure that I get the most out of it.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct:

Loyalty to the mebers of the House, pride in your place, dedication to work

If you couldn't be in Slytherin, which other house would you be in, and why shouldn't you be in that house in the first place:

I used to be placed in Ravenclaw, some years ago, in about a 50/50 capacity with Slytherin. Although their bookish natures suited me, to an extend, they are not willing to push the boundries of knowledge and have very little ambition.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join
[info]slytherin:

I am annoyed at the constant segregation against me for being constantly placed in Slytherin, and would like a place to be myself and be among others of the same type. That is, after all, what the houses are for.

I await your decision.




 
 
01 June 2009 @ 02:27 pm
Name:
Emi.

Age:
Sixteen.

Location:
Ontario, Canada.

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin:
I never really bothered counting, but the ones I have been to, most.

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin:
I would have to say, the fact that I just wouldn't feel comfortable anywhere else. I'm sarcastic and tend to root for the bad guys. Actually, saying this sort of makes me feel retarded. Oh, add that one too: I'm not politically correct in the slightest.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why:
The stereotype that they all look angry / mean.

I think that many good people look pretty nasty too, and some terrible people have beautiful faces. Appearance doesn't matter.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin:
I would have to say that my extreme envy of others and adoration of malevolent people would make me well suited. I like the darker side of things, the pessimistic side. I tend to be either extremely modest or very cocky, depending on the day. I am cynical in the extreme and have a 'there's always a catch' mentality. I don't believe that I belong in a crowd--I am an original in my own right and don't need a place in a society that could never have me.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like:
Instead of accepting a challenge to fight, I just stood there and made the person feel small and pathetic. I felt happy after that.

I use people's trust of me to my advantage and cheat. If I, going by that old morality-testing question, found a wallet on the ground, I'd take the money and leave the dregs behind. I do what I can to get money. I am always very vain. If I'm being serious, it's probably my real self talking.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct:
To work and use to get what you want.
To keep your own morals and behavior.
To know when to back off, and know who to suck up to to get what you need.

If you couldn't be in Slytherin, which other house would you be in, and why shouldn't you be in that house in the first place:
I would choose Ravenclaw, because they too are a bunch of elitists. Why am I not? Because I don't usually think wisely. I would rather act on emotion.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin:
I want somewhere that I can be myself. Somewhere that I don't have to use fake laughter; somewhere that I can be rude if I want and drop kindness if I wish to. I wish to join the house because of a human need to find others with same interests.
 
 
24 November 2008 @ 12:30 am
Heya.
I guess you're all pretty busy but it would be really nice if I could get at least some feedback. ^_^; Of course it's up to you if you think I'll fit in or not but I'd be very grateful if you could make up your mind as it is a bit irritating not to know...
Thanks.

( Follow the Fake-Cut... )
 
 
19 November 2008 @ 06:51 pm
Name: Benjamin

Age: 20

Location: U.S.A.

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: http://www.nimbo.net

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25 October 2008 @ 10:37 am
Name: Red. Also known as Sable.

Age: Going on 23.

Location: England.

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: The official site has sorted me into both Slytherin and Griffindor. I have talked more about this in a later answer.

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: Ambition, beauty (the kind you don't always see at first glance), being something apart, different. Being able to do what needs to be done, even when no-one else can. Only a Slytherin could have done the things Professor Snape did - and he was legendary. Or should be.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: That we all want to be dark wizards. No. Rather, we see the beauty in the Dark Lord and in what he is trying to do - we admire him for his power, yes, and for his ambition. We always will. Even Snape still refers to him with respect. It does not mean we want to destroy you all. Not all of us want only purebloods to reign, we just see the beauty in being one.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: My heroes are Gregory House and Severus Snape. I am cynical and disillusioned. I believe I can do anything if I work hard enough at it. I am willing to do those things no-one else can handle. I am willing to be looked on with disdain to stay true to myself. I see that there is beauty in curses and charms alike and am willing to admit to it. The smell of the night feels like home to me. I like my own company - I don't see the need to surround myself with people to try and fend off the lonliness, I'd rather be lonely by myself than in a crowd. I won't judge you for being plain, or for being afraid, or for liking the wrong music - we are the misfits. My bravery is deeper than Gryffindor heroics.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: I walked out on someone I loved deeply, for her own safety and sanity, and I bear her hate now with pride, because it is what I deserve and it is the price I knew I would have to pay. It takes a lot more strength to walk away from something you love than it does to run towards something you are afraid of.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: Be yourself. Don't be afraid to be the odd one out. You are Different. Never lose that. Success is within you.

If you couldn't be in Slytherin, which other house would you be in, and why shouldn't you be in that house in the first place: As with a certain boy we all know and roll our eyes at the mention of, there was some confusion in my sorting. They were unsure as to whether I belonged in Gryffindor or in Slytherin. However, I chose Slytherin. Why? Because Gryffindors are outwardly heroic and revered, yes. Slytherins, though, we have a deeper bravery. We understand that we can do things no-one else can do. When a Gryffindor fails - we are the ones to step forward and cast the killing curse. We are the silent warriors.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join [info]slytherin: You are my home. I see what you are and I believe you are the only House who would be able to see me in turn. I am all that would fit into the other Houses, and none of it. I believe in you and in turn you help me to believe in myself. You understand the shadows and taste the night. You are beauty. You are power. You are yourselves.
 
 
Before starting I want to apologise cause my english is not perfect... well, I'm a french girl.

Name : Shandi
Age : 22

Location : France

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin :

I was sorted into it by many website quizzes, but if you need proof I was sorted slytherin by the biggest HP French website (Poudlard.org) and the official Harry Potter website a long time ago. Anyway, most of the time, website sort me into this house.

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin :

Ambition, nobleness, cunning, loyalty, mystery, pride and sometimes haughtiness, but also real passion tempered by their ability to think ahead what they do, attraction to power and able to be beautiful in the dark.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why :


I think I'm not surprising you if I say that the first stereotype about Slytherins that I believe is unfair is that there are only pure-blooded wizard in this house. The story already proves the contrary.
But I must confess that I always believed in Harry Potter. I think it's wrong to affirm that every slytherin has to be against good and against Potter. Nothing is entirely dark. Slytherin or not, human heart is complex, made by dilemmas and contradictories. I'm not evil, I don't hate muggles (ok, I sneer at squibs but it's not as if I want to kill them all), and I dare anybody to bring my belonging to Slytherin in question.


What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin :


 I'm not a super-negotiator, but I know simple mechanism of manipulation.
And I can say that I'm really ambitious. Besides, I'm studying law in order to become a judge or a deputy. I would lie if I claim that I'm a very successful girl, but I keep on trying to improve myself.
I know I've got a big ego, but as I look childish people are never enough wary of me.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like:


I can't help using people to get what I want. Sometimes it scares me how, by simple manipulation I make connections and friends in order to get something and drop them as soon as I get it. I have a group of good friends though whom I'm faithful to, someway they're like me.
Oh, being at the top is a big topic too. I love to be the best, not just to be good at something, but the only one in my own podium.  I can assure you that it's not easy. But hey, slytherins never choose easiness.

There are too much things I've done that I consider slytherin-like... Well, one day I was looking for a little job which suited with my timetable. I find a student who were looking for this kind of job too. I get her look for it, letting her think that we'll do everything together (letters, contact societies etc).  I fixed a day of rendez-vous in order to meet chiefs in charge of recruitement into the socities she found (alone). This day I just picked the paper from her hands and went to meetings... alone. She never get a job this year, it wasn't my problem. Indeed, I never said anything about us doing the research together...nor the contrary, I reckon.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct :


Pride and ambition. In my mind it means everything. Stay pride for yourself and people you love. And do everything you can or can't to achieve your aims.


If you couldn't be in Slytherin, which other house would you be in, and why shouldn't you be in that house in the first place :

When I'm not sorted into Slytherin by quizzes, I'm sorted into Ravenclaw. I don't say it for my ego. I shouldn't be there in first place because I'm too ambitious, I always want to be the only one on my podium, remember. I love to sneer at people too; I don't think bitchies like me deserve to be in Ravenclaw. And even if I'm sure that the more you learn, the more you're lucid about the world and the human race, I also think that the more you're lucid, the more you suffer. JKRowling showed it well with the character of Dumbledore.
 I just can't be a Gryffindor... And for Hufflepuff, I'm too selective when it comes to choose friends.

Explain in less than 500 word why you wish to join slytherin :


I know I belong to this house. The reason I'm applying to join the community is that I want to meet other slytherins and discuss with them.


Well, once again, sorry if I made some fault, I'm not bilingual yet... But I'm sure it will be ok soon.
 
 
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27 September 2008 @ 07:45 am

Name: Allison

Age: 18

Location: my house

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: hahah the hp site xD

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: cunningness, of course! some ppl may call us sons of bitches but srsly... they're just jelaous lol it's not easy to b smart, n not exactly booksmart as those ravies... eww

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: duh! *point at part of the above answer*

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: hahah don't we all know that? everything Slytherins are supposed to be! conning, smart, sexy as hell, always with the right shit in my brain, pureblood...

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: looooool well... ok, it happened in the football_secret comm, thing is that one of the girls in my flist said shit about one of my anon secrets so i went on an anon comment n told her she was a ____________. yeah, n well... shit happens xD she deserved it.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: be always above others.

If you couldn't be in Slytherin, which other house would you be in, and why shouldn't you be in that house in the first place: ewww r u kidding? if i'm not in Slytherin better being in none... the hell, that'd b almost as being a mudblood.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join </a>
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because...


I FUCKING LOVE IT

and yeah, i'm Slytherin too, what else...?

 

have huggies *huggies*