Capricious, ambitious, and perhaps a little competitive (OK, a lot) I knew from book one which house I belonged in. And believe or not: I didn’t want to at first. With racist ass-hats like Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, you can’t really blame me. While I’m glad Malfoy changed, I’m also happy Crabbe got what he deserved.
That aside I figured out how I could approach how I personally viewed Slytherin house.
What I ended up telling myself was Slytherin was like punk int he mid/early 90’s. It had a bad rep because white supremacists kept trying to take over (Deatheaters and their kids) and then you had punks who were so anti that. I’m on the latter end of Slytherin. I like to think I’d clock Draco in our common room, or that a lot of the house who didn’t agree hung out with Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws; and maybe a few Gryffindors who weren’t too…jock-ish about hanging out with their “rivals.”
To be perfectly frank, I think one of the weakest points of Harry Potter is a lack of Slytherins reveling against their perceived status quo. I don’t know any Slytherin friends who don’t have that in common amongst us. But yeah I get the whole “narrative” bit.
I like being a Slytherin. We have the best color scheme (silver and green), are a water “sign” we are ambitious but loyal af (we some ride-or-die peeps) and while we are ambitious, we’re not always cut-throat about it. Not always…I swear.
What’s your Hogwarts house, and why do you like being a part of it?