Things I Associate With the Hogwarts Houses:

Slytherin: the first snow of winter, vodka, coy smirks across the room at your lover, black silk, the feel of satin against your skin, a wife and a mistress sharing a knowing smile across the coffin at the funeral, Arctic Monkeys songs, Lana Del Rey songs, the look of trees in winter, foggy mornings, the flash of gray eyes, whispered threats, film noirs, black tie events, lacy black lingerie, fur coats, the smell of expensive perfumes, the scent of old paper, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, jazz funerals, New Orleans, making threats against any person who dares cross you or anyone you care for, mirrors draped in black, silent comforts from a loved ones, New York high society, burning photographs, spilt wine, the way your chin trembles while you’re trying not to cry, sucking in deep breaths of frigid air, being pricked by the thorns of a beautiful flower, crying alone in your bed late at night, every song that’s ever made you feel like you could rule the world, Russia, grunge, romantic languages
Gryffindor: running through wheat fields, walking barefoot through grass as night falls, slamming doors, loud arguments, angry tears, a room warmed by a crackling fire, cable-knit sweaters, Dublin, having a drink with your friends, whiskey, brown, silent prayers, kissing a cross for good luck, coming home for Thanksgiving, loss of innocence, dark wood, heavy quilts, the burn in your chest when you hold your breath for a long time, rolling Irish fields, modern houses done in all dark woods and glass, weathered hands, callouses, freckles, the feeling in your stomach you have right before you ask someone on a date, Rome, The Killers songs
Ravenclaw: intelligent conversation, biting remarks, academic debate, English boarding schools, opals, Indie music, old records, perfectly written research papers, silver rings, days spent in bed reading, nails bitten down to the quick, eye-rolling, bitter laughter, sly smiles, angry blushing, independent films, witty banter, flirting in another language, school uniforms
Hufflepuff: the happy laughter of small children, stealing an extra cookie off the plate, cute little cottages nestled on the edges of forests, letting someone cut you in line, the feelings of saying “I do” at the altar, the feeling of catching your breath after a good run, C.S. Lewis novels, silent prayers, smiling at your friend from the back of the room, encouraging nods, standing to applaud someone, silent self-doubt, skinned knees, mismatched socks, silly drawings, curious glances, shy giggles, laughing until your sides hurt, “We’re Going to Be Friends” by The White Stripes, crystals, your first day of college, inspiring speeches, dark curly hair, happy blushing, your first kiss, playing hopscotch, whispering encouraging things to someone who’s doubting themselves


Hogwarts Aesthetics – Hufflepuff House

“You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal;
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil.”

The house of Helga Hufflepuff was undeniably the most unpopular house in all of Hogwarts; it was referred to as being the ‘Wimpy house’. The fact that most of the students that were sorted in Hufflepuff, had a great tolerance for people in general, as well as the desire to care for creatures, humans, and plants alike, caused a lot of misconceptions about Hufflepuffs, and the house in which they were sorted.

Another thing that gave Hufflepuffs an undesirable reputation, was the fact that they were so often not paying attention in class (unless it was Care of Magical Creatures or Herbology); it wasn’t that they didn’t want to learn, it was the fact that they were so often day-dreaming, or thinking of ways to help others. Though they had noble intentions, this caused for a lot of people to scorn and look down upon them.

Although Hufflepuffs were indeed patient and kind (to a fault), they were also incredibly feisty and opinionated; something that came out especially when someone would bully a fellow Hufflepuff.