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Hogwarts’ darker side: Hufflepuff
Don’t ever underestimate a Hufflepuff.
We all do at some point. Gryffindors think of them as helpers, tagging along cleaning up their messes. Slytherins consider them far beneath them; simple, unskilled and without cunning or stealth. Ravenclaws watch them and they think, we are smarter than them; true intelligence requires no work.
In truth, we have forgotten what it means to be a Hufflepuff.
They are kind. And they use their kindness cruelly. Their deeds of kindness are all similar: we are all one, let us forget our differences and work together.
You think it strange I should mention this? But Reza Shafiq, a Gryffindor and fellow colleague at the Ministry of Magic had much to say on the subject of Hufflepuffs - all of them working in the ministry:
They use their kindness conveniently. You cross their beliefs, they will look at you pityingly and tell you that all humans are alike. You tell them there are people who have suffered because of someone’s actions in the past and they ask you to put the past behind you - we are all humans, they say, we all bleed the same blood and everyone makes mistakes.
They will recite cliche after cliche, these Hufflepuff diplomats and liasons with the muggle Ministry. They will dig their heels into the ground and in the mean time, the muggle government would have agreed to deport all your people and they would not have raised a finger. There could be carnage in the streets, and yet they would sit comfortably in their ministry reciting cliches about equality and accommodation. Theirs is the violence of silence and kindness.
They are hardworking and they are loyal. Claudius Pyrites always insisted, much to the displeasure of Slytherins, that if he ever headed a department in the Ministry, he’d rather surround himself with Hufflepuffs than Slytherins or Ravenclaws. Slip them the right lie, the right version of the truth and they are yours, he’d say. They toil and work hard, they are loyal and give them a dark aim they believe in and how will you pry it from their hands? They fight as badgers do, going straight for the weakest point. They work hard. They seek out answers. They stay loyal.
They work hard, they uncover the worst of the spells because loyalty and hardwork does not equate to being good. They will be so loyal that naught can stop them until they are dead, wand still in their hand, loyalties still writ large in their mind and warm on their lips.
And people would scoff, but Claudius would simply smile politely at them and refuse to eat his words. For he knew this: Hufflepuff is loyal- and that can be so much worse.
Ask a Ravenclaw why a Hufflepuff should be feared and most will smile. There is no need to fear a house of badgers, they will tell you, for we have grown incurious with time. But a true Ravenclaw knows. They will tell you that Hufflepuffs, above all else are patient. Take what is theirs and they will smile politely, return home and wait like the earth they spring from.
Ravenclaws forget. Out of sight, out of mind. A slight once committed is long forgotten. Old grievances are soon forgotten in the pursuit of new knowledge. We are as fickle and flighty as the air we belong to. Hufflepuffs do not forget. They do not let go. They are children of the earth.
They remember.
And like the earth, they will have their due, long after you have forgotten what the original slight was. Their anger burns slowly, refining them and purifying them from within until they are strong; so strong, consumed by their hatred.
They will return when you least expect it, armed to kill - and they will kill, because these are Hufflepuffs and they are tenacious and hardworking and they would have closed off every avenue of escape before cornering you. They serve revenge cold; cold as the icy wastes of the Antarctic.
You call them cast-offs, but remember this, they mix fierce loyalty with intelligence, cunning and bravery. And that perhaps is the most potent mix of all.
Read your stories of old once more. Remember cunning Tamora, Queen of the Goths, loyal to her family and her tribe till the very end. Remember wise Gudrun, loyal to her brothers and cousins, against all odds. Remember brave Medea, whose greatest failing and greatest strength was misplaced loyalty.
Remember the blood they poured out without a thought, to revenge the wrongs worked upon them and their people. Remember what happened to the people who crossed them and their kind. Remember how they schemed and butchered and slaughtered and overturned a kingdom. Remember how they brought down empires - one person against so many, with nothing but revenge on their minds and determination in their hearts.
Remember like a Hufflepuff and you will know why they are dangerous.
A. Rookwood. 
[Pics: 1, 2, 3, 4. Claudius Pyrites’ observations on Hufflepuffs is a paraphrase of a drabble submitted by essayofthoughts, reproduced here word for word. Thanks to notyourexrotic, becauseforoncethisisme and the two anons who also sent in their thoughts on Hufflepuff.]

thepostmodernpottercompendium:

Hogwarts’ darker side: Hufflepuff

Don’t ever underestimate a Hufflepuff.

We all do at some point. Gryffindors think of them as helpers, tagging along cleaning up their messes. Slytherins consider them far beneath them; simple, unskilled and without cunning or stealth. Ravenclaws watch them and they think, we are smarter than them; true intelligence requires no work.

In truth, we have forgotten what it means to be a Hufflepuff.

They are kind. And they use their kindness cruelly. Their deeds of kindness are all similar: we are all one, let us forget our differences and work together.

You think it strange I should mention this? But Reza Shafiq, a Gryffindor and fellow colleague at the Ministry of Magic had much to say on the subject of Hufflepuffs - all of them working in the ministry:

They use their kindness conveniently. You cross their beliefs, they will look at you pityingly and tell you that all humans are alike. You tell them there are people who have suffered because of someone’s actions in the past and they ask you to put the past behind you - we are all humans, they say, we all bleed the same blood and everyone makes mistakes.

They will recite cliche after cliche, these Hufflepuff diplomats and liasons with the muggle Ministry. They will dig their heels into the ground and in the mean time, the muggle government would have agreed to deport all your people and they would not have raised a finger. There could be carnage in the streets, and yet they would sit comfortably in their ministry reciting cliches about equality and accommodation. Theirs is the violence of silence and kindness.

They are hardworking and they are loyal. Claudius Pyrites always insisted, much to the displeasure of Slytherins, that if he ever headed a department in the Ministry, he’d rather surround himself with Hufflepuffs than Slytherins or Ravenclaws. Slip them the right lie, the right version of the truth and they are yours, he’d say. They toil and work hard, they are loyal and give them a dark aim they believe in and how will you pry it from their hands? They fight as badgers do, going straight for the weakest point. They work hard. They seek out answers. They stay loyal.

They work hard, they uncover the worst of the spells because loyalty and hardwork does not equate to being good. They will be so loyal that naught can stop them until they are dead, wand still in their hand, loyalties still writ large in their mind and warm on their lips.

And people would scoff, but Claudius would simply smile politely at them and refuse to eat his words. For he knew this: Hufflepuff is loyal- and that can be so much worse.

Ask a Ravenclaw why a Hufflepuff should be feared and most will smile. There is no need to fear a house of badgers, they will tell you, for we have grown incurious with time. But a true Ravenclaw knows. They will tell you that Hufflepuffs, above all else are patient. Take what is theirs and they will smile politely, return home and wait like the earth they spring from.

Ravenclaws forget. Out of sight, out of mind. A slight once committed is long forgotten. Old grievances are soon forgotten in the pursuit of new knowledge. We are as fickle and flighty as the air we belong to. Hufflepuffs do not forget. They do not let go. They are children of the earth.

They remember.

And like the earth, they will have their due, long after you have forgotten what the original slight was. Their anger burns slowly, refining them and purifying them from within until they are strong; so strong, consumed by their hatred.

They will return when you least expect it, armed to kill - and they will kill, because these are Hufflepuffs and they are tenacious and hardworking and they would have closed off every avenue of escape before cornering you. They serve revenge cold; cold as the icy wastes of the Antarctic.

You call them cast-offs, but remember this, they mix fierce loyalty with intelligence, cunning and bravery. And that perhaps is the most potent mix of all.

Read your stories of old once more. Remember cunning Tamora, Queen of the Goths, loyal to her family and her tribe till the very end. Remember wise Gudrun, loyal to her brothers and cousins, against all odds. Remember brave Medea, whose greatest failing and greatest strength was misplaced loyalty.

Remember the blood they poured out without a thought, to revenge the wrongs worked upon them and their people. Remember what happened to the people who crossed them and their kind. Remember how they schemed and butchered and slaughtered and overturned a kingdom. Remember how they brought down empires - one person against so many, with nothing but revenge on their minds and determination in their hearts.

Remember like a Hufflepuff and you will know why they are dangerous.

A. Rookwood. 

[Pics: 12, 34. Claudius Pyrites’ observations on Hufflepuffs is a paraphrase of a drabble submitted by essayofthoughts, reproduced here word for word. Thanks to notyourexroticbecauseforoncethisisme and the two anons who also sent in their thoughts on Hufflepuff.]

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beahbeah:

this website SAVED MY BRAIN when i was a stressed out college student who couldn’t stop flipping out long enough to prioritize. quite a few of you are still suffering through college so i hope this helps you too!! c:

While I see the value in not freaking yourself out about finals, as a teacher I can’t stand when students totally blow off a final because they don’t have to worry about it for the grade they want.  Teacher evaluations and pay are often based on the growth seen from the pretest to the final.  It’s frustrating, but it’s an accountability measure we have no control over.  The attitude of “eff the final I’ll still be my A” skews the results of [poor] indicators of student knowledge over the course of the semester.  

TL;DR you should always try your best on a test instead of blowing it off, because test scores have larger repercussions for education than just your GPA.

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themoonphase:

hentai-ass:

pilosopogyno:

This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.
On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.
Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.   
To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous. 
This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.

So we’re now at a time where people will LITERALLY commit a crime, granted it was tiny scale but a crime regardless, JUST for the sake of getting medical attention because it’s THAT expensive.

Oh my.

themoonphase:

hentai-ass:

pilosopogyno:

This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.

On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”

He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.

Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.   

To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous. 

This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.

So we’re now at a time where people will LITERALLY commit a crime, granted it was tiny scale but a crime regardless, JUST for the sake of getting medical attention because it’s THAT expensive.

Oh my.

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proletarianprincess:

underwatercavess:

proletarianprincess:

whenever i get an essay assignment i immediately go “how can i work a feminist and anti capitalist rant into this”

How about focus on the fucking essay and not make everything about your passions? You don’t see me making a rant about whales in every fucking essay I get.

i study sociology and politics, its always relevant you fucking weirdo. go fuck a whale or something.

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i've been wearing the same jeans and band shirt for the last three weeks but it still smells alright so i'll keep wearing it
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I NEED ONE SHIRT FOR EACH DAY AND EXTRA IN CASE IT GETS DIRTY AND THE SAME AMOUNT OF JEANS AND SOCKS ACTUALLY NO I'LL NEED EXTRA SOCKS IN CASE IT FLOODS AND DOUBLE THE UNDERWEAR IN CASE OF DISASTER AND ONE NICE OUTFIT IN CASE I GET INVITED TO TEA WITH THE QUEEN