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There is a MeMe going around at the moment that quite frankly boggles the mind. It's a House Compatibility test, basically. It gives you a list of things and you mark the ones that pertain to you... however, I feel that the person that made this wasn't at all familiar with just how each house system works.

Here's a link to the MeMe that I filled out. Slytherin all the way.

Okay, so let me point out a few things with this test that I find ironic, out of place, or just generally unneeded.

Firstly, what's with the Muggle Sports? Even if muggle sports DID have a place in Harry Potter, what the hell makes you think that they would extend toward Slytherins? No self-respecting Slytherin would partake in a muggle past-time. Not because they're racist, no, because they're more "civilized."

Secondly, the music. I think it's pretty common knowledge that your taste in music doesn't reflect who you are.

Thirdly, and by far the most ridiculous.... The Slytherin side of things asks if you've ever thought about committing suicide. As teenagers I think that the thought has arisen for most of us, even if there was no weight behind it. However, a Slytherin is all about SELF-PRESERVATION. What makes you think Slytherin and Suicide go hand in hand? 
 
Now a few other things I felt were off-key for the MeMe:
 
 
Gryffindor: You haven't made fun of someone for at least two months. - Cause you know, they never had a thing to say about those lovable Slytherins
Gryffindor: You get good grades at school. - Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's more a Ravenclaw thing.
Gryffindor: One of the worst things you can do is lie. - Cause Harry never did any of that. That's more Hufflepuff. 
Gryffindor: You plan on going to university/college. - Again more Ravenclaw.
 
 [livejournal.com profile] ships_harry - I totally thought Gryffindor would be the house of chemical experimentation.
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Hufflepuff: Water Polo is awesome. - General WTF
Hufflepuff: Pink is one of your favorite colors. - ....What? What does pink have to do with Hufflepuff?!
Hufflepuff: Black is morbid and depressing. - And also one of their house colors. THE HORROR!
Hufflepuff: Rap, R&B and Hip Hop is your favorite music genre. - Hufflepuffs are gangstas. Represent!
Hufflepuff: You've made fun of at least one person this week. - Uh-huh. Cause they'll huffle and puffle and blow your house down. 
 
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Ravenclaw: You're depressed to a certain extent. - Why do I have a feeling this was based off Moaning Myrtle because she was in Ravenclaw?
Ravenclaw: Sports suck. - Please, tell that to Cho. - [livejournal.com profile] ships_harry  
Ravenclaw: You're shy. - I don't think I'd attribute Ravenclaws as shy, especially when they likely dominate a classroom.
Ravenclaw: Loyalty is the MOST important thing in a relationship. - Loyalty isn't a Ravenclaw attribute. Honesty is probably more their style. 
Ravenclaw: Hate is completely unneeded. - I think Ravenclaws understand far better than most the balance between good and bad. This is more a Hufflepuff sentiment.
Ravenclaw: Indie is your favorite genre of music. - Again, I think we're stereotyping music. 
Ravenclaw: Every once in awhile you have little anger outbursts. - What does this have to do with.... anything?
Ravenclaw: Serious is better than funny. - "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure." - [livejournal.com profile] valinorean 
 
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Slytherin: Basketball is a good sport / Foot ball is amazing. - Muggle Sport. Aristocratic pureblood wizard. I see the correlation. 
Slytherin: Black is a cool color. - I'm sure black is seen as more distinguished and respectable, but what does it have to do with anything?
Slytherin: You have considered suicide. - Going back to the "Slytherins are into Self-Preservation" thing.
Slytherin: You like metal. - Pretty sure Slytherins don't even know what that is.
Slytherin: They make school seem more important than it is. - I can't agree that a Slytherin doesn't find their education important. Ravenclaws understand knowledge is power, but I'm pretty sure the Slytherins have figured it out too.
Slytherin: You're scared to grow up. - I don't see how this is a strictly Slytherin sentiment unless you put it against getting the Dark Mark when you come of age.
Slytherin: You have done drugs in the past month. - Yes, let's relinquish control and power to the mind-numbing effects of drugs. It's cool to be vulnerable. That's what Slytherins are all about.
 
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Sooo, as you can see, while these might be things that people outside of Harry Potter looking in might relate to our fandom, it's just not so. 
 
 
[info]melusinahp  and I decided to make a new MeMe that isn't ridiculous like this. One that represents what each of the four houses represent not by looks, but by the inner-workings. As such, we're coming to our flists to help us dictate what's good for each list. So any contribution on the matter would be greatly appreciated. :D
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