Loyal & Just

October 22, 2018 0 By admin

The Hufflepuff hate is real my friends. I have been lucky enough to not be a direct receiver of hate for identifying as a Hufflepuff, but I know other badgers have not. The usual hate consists of “you don’t have any great defining qualities”, we are the house that “takes anyone and everyone”, The color combination is apparently not pleasing (however Steelers fans rock the black and yellow, there’s even a song about it), Helga Hufflepuff herself claimed her students traits last and basically said “I’ll take the rest.”

“I’m not hatin’ I’m just tellin’ you”

Now True Hufflepuffs will not allow for these reasons to convince them they should be ashamed of their house. I am 100% pure Hufflepuff, and I use it daily as a reasoning for my actions or lack thereof in situations. Wants to wear sweaters and drink tea this morning? Hufflepuff. Buying a whole bunch of flowers and candles at the dollar store? Hufflepuff. Future career as a counselor? Hufflepuff. There are many reasons who Hufflepuff is a house just as great as the rest of them (and maybe even better).

When Helga picked her students, she said: “I’ll teach the lot and treat them just the same.” That was the trait she chose, acceptance. Hufflepuffs accept everyone and treat them the same regardless of where they come from or who they are (why we haven’t made a single bad witch or wizard, thank you very much, take that Gryffindor) Why that is seen as a bad thing I don’t understand, however in this day in age, is not all that shocking unfortunately.

Those munchies though....

The common room is next to the kitchens so the constant smell of cooking and midnight snacks are guaranteed. On top of that, our common room is the only one to not have been broken into for about 500 years so we’re better than the intelligent Ravenclaws on that one. Because we are good with plants, we are probably really good a growing a certain type of plant and sharing it with others if you catch my drift. So really if you want some of the good stuff, you should skip right past Slytherin and go straight to the basement.

Newt Scamander, Hufflepuff, magizoologist

Besides all of these amazing things, some of the most awesome characters and celebrities are Hufflepuffs. For example, Deadpool himself is one. Other characters are Thor, Daenerys Targaryen, and Jesse Pinkman. Celebrities who make up the list of Hufflepuffs consists of Dwayne Johnson, Newt Scamander himself Eddie Redmayne, and Gaten Matarazzo.

My favorite necklace has a badger pendant I got from a house pride subscription box. I wear it every day as a reminder to embody all of the qualities that make a Hufflepuff. Loyal, just, kind, confident, caring, determined, passionate, patient, and open-minded, accepting, and giving.