Sunday, September 11, 2011

Why I haven't been blogging

CF camp is over, qualifying tests (QTs) are over, it's the weekend... Technically, I shouldn't have an excuse not to blog, right? Ah, but you see, I do. In fact, I have not one, but two excuses. Here they are:

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.

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!


  1. Ahh congrats on the welcome mail! :) I'm not that crazy a fan of Pottermore, I'll wait for the October public release, but I can't help wondering what house I'll get into. HIGH chance of Hufflepuff I'm quite sure, gut feeling. I was searching the tumblr tags for Slytherin the other day, and I saw someone "crying over an hour for not getting into Slytherin"... that's a bit too much ahahah

    Yesss and good for you, you got the house you wanted :>

  2. Thankyouuu! I was so excited! xD Ahhh. Even now, w/ the limited number of people on here, it crashes occasionally. A bit worrying. Hopefully they've have it all sorted out by the grand opening! :D

    Do you want Hufflepuff, tho? Which house do you want? Lolol, I hope they were exaggerating. HARRY POTTER IS NOT YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, GIRL. I'm assuming it's a girl. They're always girls. :P

    Hee, thaaankyou! :D

  3. YES noticed that 99.98% of tumblr population are females? At least, the ones who tumblog about their personal life shiz.

    Hufflepuff is... meh. I don't really want it, but if I do get it, well come what may :B I'm too low-key for Slytherin, too dumb for Ravenclaw, too timid for Gryffindor hahaha!

  4. Well, I do know a few guys on there, but yeah, almost all of them are females. D: Hufflepuff just seems so bland. Haha, don't worry! The Sorting Hat always knows. (;