Geek Out Challenge: Day 15

If you’re interested in participating in the Geek Out Challenge, read this post here! Each day I will be posting a question for that day for the next 30 days. When I reach day 31, I will release all 30 questions in a single post with links to all of my answers. Follow along each day with your own post or feel free to wait until the entire challenge has been released and take it on when you like! Be sure to link back to the master post at the end or link back to each post for each day.

Day 15 – What Hogwarts House are you in?

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Ravenclaws prize wit, learning, and wisdom. It’s an ethos etched into founder Rowena Ravenclaw’s diadem: ‘wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure’ — Pottermore

If you are unfamiliar with Hogwarts Houses, there are four houses within the Harry Potter Universe. There is Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff. You can take a quiz on Pottermore to find your house. Even though I closely identify with Hermione Granger, Pottermore says I am a Ravenclaw! Quick side note: you can be in whatever house you want; a quiz can’t tell you where your heart lies so pick your house on your own or use a quiz if you’d like!

Without wishing to boast, this is the house where the cleverest witches and wizards live. Our founder, Rowena Ravenclaw, prized learning above all else – and so do we. Unlike the other houses, who all have concealed entrances to their common rooms, we don’t need one. The door to our common room lies at the top of a tall, winding staircase. It has no handle, but an enchanted bronze knocker in the shape of an eagle. When you rap on the door, this knocker will ask you a question, and if you can answer it correctly, you are allowed in. This simple barrier has kept out everyone but Ravenclaws for nearly a thousand years. — Pottermore

I have always loved learning, but I love challenges even more. Does the idea of answering a different question every time I need to get into my common room fill me with anxiety? You bet! But the idea of conquering a challenge far outweighs an anxious feelings that I would have. All it takes is for someone to present me with a problem, and I’m diving in, head first. Maybe it’s the over-achiever in me or the forever need to learn, but I can never turn down a challenge like that.

Another cool thing about Ravenclaw is that our people are the most individual – some might even call them eccentrics. But geniuses are often out of step with ordinary folk, and unlike some other houses we could mention, we think you’ve got the right to wear what you like, believe what you want, and say what you feel. We aren’t put off by people who march to a different tune; on the contrary, we value them! — Pottermore

Much like the amazing Luna Lovegood, I march to the beat of my own drum, too. Just take a look at my blog! A place where I celebrate my love for things geeky. Outside of my blog, I used to enjoy coloring my hair all colors of the rainbow and wearing almost exclusively black, both of which I had to tone down in an office setting now that I’m in a more professional job setting. I still listen to all kinds of music but favor alternative rock. I still write and read poetry. I love reading fanfiction. The list of quirks goes on, but I think you get it.

I think the House of Ravenclaw is fitting for me and my personality. I can see myself being best friends with Luna and Hermione. Luna would allow me to be my geeky self, and Hermione would be there to help push me in our studies. Ravenclaw would grow my love of learning while allowing me to be true to my “eccentric” self. Gryffindor will always be a close second in house choices though… Can I be a Ravendor? Or is it Gryffinclaw?

What Hogwarts House are you in? Let me know in the comments below OR take on the challenge yourself and link back to this post so I can see your answer!

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