Anonymous asked you: can i request some signlessxdisciple or katnep, please? and thanks :D
i have a new favourite twitter
can we just take a moment to imagine little cute six-year-old hermione reading matilda
and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind
and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move
LOOK AT MY NEW FUCKING BOOK MOFOS
LOOK AT MY BEAUTIFUL NICHOLE
Your name is Hetalia Fandom and you are starting to get a little worried about your moirail
Homestuck has been like this for about 24 hours and you aren’t really sure what to do
moirallegiance is a beautiful thing
oh man this is sketchy as hell, i’m sorry >///<
1000 Ships - Rachel Platten
suggested by tealsky
have a sketchdump
done over the course of several days because i can’t seem to draw for more than ten minutes at a time oops
ok this is a slytherin headcanon interpretation post purely as reference for another post i might make later
here’s the thing about harry being a hatstall: when you look at it, there’s not much evidence for him being a slytherin. he’s not particularly ambitious; when he’s told his potions grade will stop him from taking at newt level and becoming an auror (pretty much the only career that interests him), he’s not too fussed. he has to be told by mcgonagall when it turns out slughorn’s requirements are lower than snape’s - he hasn’t really concerned himself with it. throughout the books he has responsibility thrust upon him, rather than taking it for himself. he has to be persuaded to take the leadership role with dumbledore’s army.
cunning? you could maybe make a case, but it’s not strong enough to balance out all the other things that clearly make him a gryffindor - his courage, his loyalty - his daring, nerve and chivalry. sure, he’s pretty nifty sometimes. but this is the boy who, during the triwizard tournament, needed a hint from cedric diggory, needed constant behind-the-scenes help from disguised “”moody”“, and didn’t even utilise all the resources at his disposal (“”moody”” berates him for not thinking of asking neville for help). it certainly isn’t his defining trait.
he doesn’t fit with the stereotype of slytherin. he’s not focused on self-preservation - he accepts the possibility or near certainty of his death several times over the course of the books! the trait that (in the books at least) pretty much most defines slytherin is one he completely lacks. he’s not in the least traditionalist or power-hungry. he’s enough of a gryffindor for the sorting hat to give him gryffindor’s sword after only two years.
against all of that, it’s hard to find evidence for the hat’s indecision unless you bring in an interpretation of slytherin which isn’t explicitly shown in the books.