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07 August 2008 @ 07:33 am
Name: Adriana

Age: 16

Location: Miami, FL, US


Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: Better to ask which haven't sorted me into Slytherin. I've taken just about every quiz out there. Most recently, I've really liked this test, and some Myers-Briggs I found on Quizilla which had extremely accurate descriptions.


In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: Honestly, I feel that a lot of Slytherin traits can apply to many of the houses. However, I believe it's the right combination of traits that gives someone the ability to get by in this house. Being manipulative, sly, and tactful, which all require a certain degree of intelligence. Subtlety, ambition (obviously), passion, and ruthlessness (and I say ruthless in the nicest way possible). A Slytherin should definitely have the strength of character to recognize their duty and doing whatever necessary to succeed, whilst maintaining a realistic vision of the outcomes and their effects on themselves and those they care about. Maintaining a strong hold over themselves in order to map out actions with precision and skill. And finally, having that most innate of instincts: survival.


Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: I'll take a risk and go away from the obvious ones here and try to make a different point... I think people tend to look at all Slytherins as being one in the same, especially as far as cruely. Like you've met one Slytherin, you've met them all, which is far from true. Some Slytherins are cruel, yes, but that is because they lack other traits to make up for it. I want to make it clear that Slytherins vary in personality as much as any other person from any other house. We have such a strong stereotype to our name that I think some Slytherins feel the need to live up to them. While others, like myself, strive to make their own stereotypes. So yeah, I suppose my final answer is that people tend to assume all Slytherins are alike.


What personal traits make you well suited to being a slytherin: I am ambitious, driven, and intelligent (because let's face it, who wants a house full of Crabbes and Goyles? Ravenclaw didn't get all the brains...). I'm independent and loyal to those who are loyal to me (i.e. myself). I've learned from experience not to trust anyone or rely on anyone. I know what I want to do in life, and I don't care what I have to do to get there. I have extremely strong morals and opinions that I do not compromise for anyone. I am great at strategizing and have extremely high standards, which can sometimes be hard for people to meet. I'm confident in my abilities, and can be seen as elitist and impatient, especially with incompetent people, but I can be charming when I'm in the mood to impress. I can sell myself well and I also know myself well. I know that I'm not the nicest or best of people, but I'm completely fine with that. It's life. I don't expect everything to be all rainbows and sunshine. I actually prefer life the way it is.


Describe something you’ve done that you consider Slytherin-like: <-- Haven't I already talked about stereotypes? Well, I'll answer anyway. I have a carefully constructed and meticulously upheld public persona. Very few people know me outside of my "public mode" and even when relaxed, I still keep careful track of what I say or how I act. I feel that pretty much everything I do in life, I do solely for my own advancement. There is nothing that I take part in 'for the hell of it.' If I help someone with their homework or project, they better believe they're never gonna forget it. If I offer to "help" someone learn dance choreography, it's so I look better, not because I care whether they do. I make sure I get my voice heard, but in not in a rash, careless way like a Gryffindor, but in subtle, calculated ways (i.e. I never speak aloud on accident). I've also studied a bit of psychology, so needless to say a day is not complete unless I manipulate someone into doing something using my wit and tact. I'm very good at reading people, so I always store up more knowledge of them than they think I do. And yeah, it definitely gives me a bit of leverage. Also, I love showing signs of "weakness" and "vulnerability" because it usually means that whoever I'm showing them to will trust me more, and think they have a better understanding of me.


What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin’s code of conduct: Needless to say, I think a Slytherin's moral code is a little different than other peoples'. For example, I find a lack of intelligence harder to tolerate than a lack of kindness. I think each Slytherin has their own "code" but for the sake of the question, I will say this: A Slytherin should always be aware that everything they say or do can be used against them. But it can also be used for them. If they go in knowing that one thing, I think that alone should be motivation enough to behave appropriately.


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'm an intellectual so it's only natural for me to be in Ravenclaw. I'll rub my own scales here and say I'm extremely intelligent. However, I don't think smarts is all it takes, and I think I wouldn't be able to handle Ravenclaw because personalities would clash too much. My priorities would undoubtedly be different, because, while I care about schooling, it's never more important that what I personally want for myself. And as far as the other two houses go: I don't think I understand Hufflepuff enough to judge, and in Gryffindor's case, I would like to think I have a little more going for me than heroism and boldness.


Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin: I'm hoping that this community turns out to be an interesting experience, and a way for me to further learn about myself and my house. I also know from extensive psychoanalysis that I truly belong to this house. Besides, I refuse to accept any others.





I've actually been forced to analyse myself more than I have in a few weeks, so thanks for the application.
 
 
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01 July 2008 @ 10:47 pm
Name: Tiara B. Mallinson

Age: 29

Location: Canada

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: quizes

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: who is loyal and wants to suceed in things

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: snobby, and mean. i think draco is misunderstood because the way his father treats him and draco wants to please his father. i think draco is a good person undeneath the meaness. slytherins has to be a pureblood, i think its very stupid because we are equal.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: i'm loyal to my fam and my friends and amibitious

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: being loyal to my friends and my family

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: being loyal and be amibitious

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: ravenclaw because i'm wise...lol

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin: i want to show people that slytherins arent that bad. i want to show people that we can be nice and good too.
 
 
Name: Shelley

Age: 19

Location: London, UK

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: I was sorted into it on the official Harry Potter website a few years ago. (I've had a quick look for it on the website now, but fail to find it).

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: Passion, seeing beauty in darkness, loyalty to friends and family, a wanting to do as one wants rather than what other people want (freedom of choice), a wanting to succeed in life and in love.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: That all Slytherins must hate muggle-borns, or all Slytherins have to be pure-blooded. There are many half-blooded Slytherins (ie, Snape, Voldemort). There most definately will be muggle-borns in Slytherin, although rare - they do exist (according to JK Rowling who was going to write a muggle-born Slytherin in to show this, as well as a Slytherin who was parented by a muggle and a Squib.. but decided to cut it out as she needed room to elaborate other stories).

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: I have the traits to the above question 'In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin'.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: Not necessarily what I've done, but what I do. I am ambitious in all aspects, not just job-wise (life and love).. I welcome people with attributes not associated with 'the norm'. Going out, having fun and doing my own thing (despite whether it's legal or not) is something I do all the time. As long as I'm happy, as long as my friends and family are happy, it's pretty much all that matters.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: To be passionate about where and how you want to be in life, and the people who are close to you. No-one else matters.... and if people can't accept you for who you are then whatever. Those that care don't matter, and those that matter don't care.

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: Probably Hufflepuff... mainly because I am a daydreamer, and I like to think about things a lot - I tend to get stuck on details, but thoughtful nonetheless. I'm optimistic in a different kind of light... as in I suppose I know I'd describe myself as a pessimist, but a pessimist is a well informed optimist. I'd make a better Slytherin mainly because more of my traits relate to Slytherin, and I know I'd get on better with those in the Slytherin house. I'm tolerant, a dreamer, and slightly happy-go-lucky - but I can't stand talking to idiots.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin:
I believe I have a lot of the traits associated with Slytherin.. but I also have quite a contradictory personality, as in I like and like to undersand both sides of stories in most cases. For example, I believe everyone has good and evil inside of them.. it's up to the person to decide which side of themselves they would like to portray to people. Because I'm happy with myself, and am comfortable showing both sides.. I think I can destroy a lot of built up stereotypes other houses give Slytherin, even stereotypes some people who like or who are in Slytherin give. It's a shame that some Slytherins feel they have to act a certain way to stay loyal to their house, to make friends in the house, etc. Slytherin is a very mysterious and beautiful house, with a dark history - which easily makes it the most interesting house with the most interesting people who are part of it. I know I'd do well in it. The sorting hat does put into consideration what house one would like to be in, after all! I also love Snape, am an avid admirer. =]
 
 
30 June 2008 @ 07:00 pm
Name: Lilli, actually Lisa

Age: 19

Location: Austria

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: quite a few, the only one I remember for sure is this

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: Slytherins are not stuck to black or white, bad or good. They know that there is more in between, that there are in deed some shades of grey. That's what makes them interesting - not bad, but no hero (like most Gryffindors) either.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: Egoism. Just because they don't rush off and sacrifice their life for people they don't actually like that much they aren't egoistic prats. Not doing this is just normal and also quite reasonable.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: Some say I can be quite arrogant at times. When somebody annoys me, he gets to know this. I'm also quite aggressive, I get into a lot o fights, because I don't give in and because I think striking back is the best way to defend myself.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: manipulating my friends and other people I love to get what I want

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: devil-may-care.

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: Ravenclaw because I'm quite intelligent. But it doesn't fit so much for me, because I'm too hot-tempered and think too less before I act to be in Ravenclaw.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin: because I ADORE Draco Malfoy, because green and silver are wonderful colours, because Slytherins are cooler than anybody else!
 
 
 
30 May 2008 @ 12:06 am
Name: Veronica but Verni is preferable.

Age: 18

Location: Texas

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin
: I've got to be honest and say I've never been big on quizzes. The few that I have taken have been a mix of Slytherin and Ravenclaw but with Slytherin dominating the bunch if I do remember correctly.

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: The makeup of a true Slytherin entails an aptness and skill in the arts of subtelty and precision. They must be willing to do what is necessary but at the same time use his/her aforementioned skills to map out the most sure road to success. If a situation calls for slow and deliberate steps a Slytherin would never stoop to the foolhardy qualities innate in those passionate Gryffindors. Our true power lies in our ability to shun heedless behavior and wait patiently for all our cards to be laid out before us or if a more direct and expeditious route is required to rely on our inherent cunning to lead us through or if the case may be allow us an effortless escape from whatever compromise we might very well find ourselves in. Furthermore a Slytherin is known for his/her ambition. It is most definitely our more prominent trait and for good reason. We never opt for second best. By whatever means and by whatever methods that must be employed we will do whatever is within our power to claim our rightful place.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why
: Being sorted into Slytherin is not the equivalent of being christened “Evil”. Some believe by even mere association with a Slytherin there must be something wrong with you. Who decides this? Who came up with such an utterly ignorant idea? Sly and cunning we may be but lumping us all together into one convention to suit your primitive need to categorize is NOT a plausible reason to make a mockery of our Slytherin ideals just because they may differ from your own. Perhaps if you were not so quick to judge you may come to the conclusion (even though you may be hesitant to admit it) that you NEED US. You NEED US to do the necessary work you are unwilling to sully your sweet innocent hands doing. You NEED US to reel you back in when your about to make complete imbeciles of yourselves. You NEED US to test you, to harden your exteriors for the real world and yet you have the nerve to call us cowards and to trample on the good name of Slytherin. How dare you.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a slytherin
: I am a self-preserver. I do not rely on others nor do I want other to rely upon me. I will get where I’m going in life on my own merits and by my own moral code and will not break from my ideals for nobody. The things I care about will never be abandoned because I would never allow myself to just give up. I will always find a way. Next I understand the importance of maintaining a low profile when necessary. I never just boldly blunder about because I know the importance of being methodical. You can’t just advertise yourself to the world without first feeling out your surroundings. That’s just basic knowledge for any Slytherin.

Describe something you’ve done that you consider Slytherin-like
: I’m about to graduate but this last semester I was basically forced to take a Speech class as it is a requirement in order to graduate. The class was a complete joke. Cross word puzzles and movie quizzes made up the majority of the curriculum. Anyways needless to say I easily passed the class with high marks for the first two grading periods but the third time around was a little different. The man actually wanted a speech in a speech class for the first time since the class started! [insert snort of derision here] Well thing is at this point I was bogged down with work in all of my honors classes and I really honestly had no time to write this teacher his essay and I was not about to put my other more important grades on the line for his sorry excuse for a class. So…I reused the essay I had submitted to a University earlier and received full marks plus a note to join debate next year! The man didn’t even realize I was a Senior. *rolls eyes*

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin’s code of conduct
: I think each Slytherin’s code is a little different. We are known for making and living by our own rules and that is never going to change. However some key points that I don’t think can be ignored and that I have already touched on previously are…
A light foot that knows that subtlety is the best policy at all times. Brashness should be heeded at all costs.
Senses should be honed at all times. Never blindly trust anyone and always be expecting the unexpected.
Never forget who you are and where you come from. It’s only by measuring ourselves against our past selves that we will ever know how far we’ve advanced and in what direction we wish to continue to grow.
Remember to always keep your cool in dangerous situations especially if you realize you no longer have the upper hand.

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
: Undoubtedly Ravenclaw. Mostly because my personality clashes too much with the other two houses but also because I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm. I love to learn about new things. However the reason why I could never be anywhere but in Slytherin is my cunning and ambitious sides. I think they stand out in a very dominant way and because of this I will never truly fit perfectly into Ravenclaw the way I would Slytherin.


Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin : I thought it would be interesting to be apart of a community that has the same respect for this house as I do. I feel as if Slytherin is too often cast aside as the “Evil House” (sometimes by JK herself) and it just really depresses me that no one can look past the stereotype. It’s misunderstood and I can identify with that. I will admit I also have great admiration for Professor Snape and erm the slightest of crushes. In fact he was the character in the books who made me stop and take a closer look at the Slytherin house and really question characters I never thought I would *cough*Dumbledore*cough* and he will always be in my opinion the true hero of the Harry Potter Series.

 
 
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30 April 2008 @ 06:57 pm
Please ignore the entry below this. (Or vote for it as well if that floats your boat!) My internet cut out and LJ in all it's geniusness 'saved my draft' and then missed some stuff. Moron.

Here's everything as it should be:


Name: Rhi

Age: 21

Location: Australia

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: Err, all of them? Every quiz I've ever taken (before I'd even read HP, yeah I'm a late bloomer) sorted me into Slytherin. Random quizzes know these things. *nods wisely*

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: Loyalty, intelligence, self-preservation, honesty (when it suits) and general kick ass-ness.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: I think many people have a habit of lumping all Slytherin's into one big group of evil and don't really seem to consider that there's facets and sides and nuances that make each member different. Not to mention they're not all bad all the time.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: Self-assurance (bordering on arrogance but hey), loyalty, honesty, occasional bitchiness just because I feel like it and I always get what I want. And I greatly dislike one Harry Potter.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: Just one example? Mmmk. If someone crosses me I don't feel quite right until I've got my revenge. For example, my boss was being an ass, so I took one of those security things that they put inside stuff to make alarms go off when people try and steal them and hid it in his wallet. Yeah, he was setting those things off left, right and centre. Good times.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: Do what you have to do to be what you want to be.

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: Other house? Uh, no. There is no other house. Slytherin or nothing baby.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin: It's where all the cool people hang out. And damn am I cool. No, srsly.
 
 
30 April 2008 @ 06:52 pm

Name: Rhi

Age: 21

Location: Australia

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: Err, all of them? Every quiz I've ever taken (before I'd even read HP, yeah I'm a late bloomer) sorted me into Slytherin. Random quizzes know these things. *nods wisely*

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin:

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: I think many people have a habit of lumping all Slytherin's into one big group of evil and don't really seem to consider that there's facets and sides and nuances that make each member different. Not to mention they're not all bad all the time. There's occasionally a vulnerability or creamy center (I totally stole that from something but I can't remember the show/movie/book)

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: Self-assurance (bordering on arrogance but hey), loyalty, honesty,

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like:Just one example? Mmmk. If someone crosses me I don't feel quite right unless I've got my revenge. For example, my boss was being an ass, so I took one of those security things that they put inside stuff to make alarms go off when try and steal them and hid it in his wallet. Yeah, he was setting those things off left, right and centre. Good times.

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


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: Other house? Uh, no. There is no other house. Slytherin or nothing baby.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join slytherin: It's where all the cool people hang out. And damn am I cool.
 
 
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01 April 2008 @ 05:12 pm
Name: Iratxe

Age: 26

Location: in between Barcelona, Spain and Grevenbroich, Germany

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: many quizzes in various quizzes pages and myself, HA!

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: Overall, ambition! you really do whatever it takes to get what you want! In love and war everything is permited! Ability to use and understand sarcasm. Pure blood ^_^ Being smart! (even if the ravenclaws would surely debate this point)...

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: I don't think all slytherins would follow any dark wizard's order just for the sake of him/her being a dark wizard... We also have the ability to juzge and choose sides!

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: Im really sarcastic, I dont care if I hurt somebody when I feel like I NEED to tell that person the truth about whatever... And I would do ANYTHING to get what I want. Im into darkness in general. I'm even the girlfriend the a bass player who invented the term "dark metal"!

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: probably say I thought the same as other person when I didn't just to get that person liking me and in that way putting me nearer to whatever goal I had in that moment.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: Elegant, proud, witty, superior! and, deep inside, always loyal to his/her personal beliefs

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: Ravenclaw. I'm just... too dark for that house

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join: probably because I'm a slytherin? and because I want to be in touch with fellow slytherins and see the interenting themes discussed in the comm.
 
 
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15 January 2008 @ 02:02 pm
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Name: Arynn

Age: 26

Location: Duluth, MN US

Websites or similar that have sorted you into Slytherin: The official HP site, various quizzes from Quizilla or similar, sorting comms on Facebook and MySpace, a magazine (from quite a while ago, don’t remember which,) and in my HP Popular Culture and Literature class at university.

In your personal opinion, what makes a Slytherin: Ambition, an independent streak longer than the Nile, and reliance on logic rather than emotion.

Choose one stereotype about Slytherins that you believe is unfair, and tell us why: That Slytherins will blindly follow any new flavour of dark wizard that comes along. Any Slytherin following a logical form of ethical egoism would not so blindly submit to being the lackey of any witch or wizard, even if they agreed with the justifications behind the wizard’s actions. The blind conformity goes against the ideas of ambition and independent thought.

What personal traits make you well suited to being a Slytherin: I am ambitious, independent, intelligent, and logical.

Describe something you've done that you consider Slytherin-like: Writing papers for class specifically tailored to get on the teacher’s good side (thus improving my grade). For instance, my General Psychology teacher was an advocate for a vegan life style, so I researched and wrote a paper on the psychological benefits of a raw diet. Though it only slightly fit the assignment’s prescribed topic (memory), it flattered the teacher and got an A.

What, in your personal opinion, is a Slytherin's code of conduct: To make choices in a logical manner to best influence your own life and the life of those around 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: If I couldn’t be in Slytherin, I would probably belong in Ravenclaw. But Ravenclaw is not my best match, because though I am intellectual and studious, I don’t often learn something for learning’s sake (unless it greatly interests me) but rather do well in school so that I can be more able to achieve the life and career I want.

Explain in less than 500 words why you wish to join Slytherin:
Slytherin is the house that would most benefit me, and where I would find those most like myself. Some of the traits commonly found in other houses, like reckless valour and priggishness are not only not conducive to life in the real world, but can be annoying as well. If you really want to get ahead, you need to know how to react differently to certain people and certain circumstances to achieve your goals, and cookie cutter traits may not always be applicable. The Mutability of cunning Slytherin is the way to go.