1. That new Facebook game that everyone is playing.
Farmville is so yesterday; make way for Sims Social! I've always been a fan of Sims (maybe it's because I get to make people do whatever I want them to, whenever I want them to), so when I saw it was a new game on Facebook, I naturally wanted to give it a try. Thankfully, I managed to hold out till after QTs -- this game is stupidly addictive. You could call it mindless (which, yeah, it is), but if you have some sort of game strategy, there're little goals to work towards and you...move up the social ladder in a virtual world. Okay, yeah, fine, it is mindless. But it's fun!
I finally got my welcome email last night and ran around the house just screaming. I basically blitzed through the chapters, up to the part where I bought my wand and got Sorted. Both are these mini personality quiz things, and I was ridiculously nervous for each, though more so for the Sorting. What if I got Slytherin? What if I got Hufflepuff? After seeing countless lectures being reblogged on Tumblr, I'm aware that each house has its own merits, but I wanted Ravenclaw really, really badly. I've always thought it's the best house there is.
I got into Ravenclaw. WOOOOOOO! I swear I was literally dancing in my seat after the Sorting. After sobering up a bit, I headed on over to the Great Hall to check out the stats. It's interesting to note that the houses, in order from highest to lowest number of students, are Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, and Slytherin. That's close to a million people being put into groups based on the Pottermore Sorting system, their very own personality quiz. Seeing as how the Earth's population consists of more than six billion people, a sample size of almost a million Potterheads is hardly enough to draw conclusions about people in general.
Still, it's interesting to think about. Imagine if you took one whole group of people from one country, got them Sorted, and recorded their houses. What would the results say about the people there? Would a place with nicer citizens have more Hufflepuffs? Would a place with highly ambitious citizens have more Slytherins? (Hey, there, Singapore!) You know. It just makes you wonder.
I doubt the world's population would be evenly divided into
Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff quarters.
(From the NSSDC photo gallery.)
So those are the reasons I haven't yet blogged about CF camp. Off I go now to work on it in a new post, because I realised I haven't blogged in a week and I actually do miss it. Stay tuned!