Slytherins are your Best Friend

by Leonie

While each Hogwarts house has its pros and cons, Slytherin was initially the most disliked, I might even say hated, out of the four. And since I myself am proudly reppin’ the green and silver I was never okay with that reputation. So here you have it: a list of reasons why you should be best friends with a Slytherin, no matter what house you claim as your home.

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Hufflepuff: You lovely and down-to-earth people of Hufflepuff always seem to be the calming influence on all of us. While everyone else is losing their minds, Hufflepuffs are the personification of check yo’self before you wreck yo’self. But that tranquility can turn into laziness really quickly. That’s why you need a Slytherin. Of course that isn’t to say that every Hufflepuff is a lackadaisical little dawdler, not in the least. Sometimes you just need a bit of a kick in the butt, is all. We will challenge you, demand that you do your best and make sure that you will make the most of every situation. Complacency is not an option when you have a Slytherin bff.

Gryffindor: Yeah, yeah, we all know who the heroes of the Harry Potter universe are: the majestic, boastful lion-hearts of Gryffindor. But we also know from experience: egocentrism is not a pretty color. So here we are, the Slytherins, keeping you guys in check. We will never back down from a fight with you and we certainly won’t let you rule Hogwarts and make all-encompassing judgement calls without questionning you every step of the way. And that’s not simply because we’re petty and defiant (well, maybe a little bit). Both Gryffindors and Slytherins seem to have some fantastic plans and ideas. So combine and conquer! ….that’s how the saying goes, right?

Ravenclaw: Hold your horses!, you say. What could you teach the smartest among us?, you say. Well, knowledge is important, intelligence and wisdom should be traits to aspire to. But all the mental brilliance in the world won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to apply it. Here’s where we step in. While you Ravenclaws might be off learning more about the wonders of the world, philosophising about the meaning of life, we are the ones to get you back down to earth. Many Ravenclaws are so smart, they get lost in details or start to question their own intelligence. We push you to think about the big picture and how all that brain-power can be used for practical matters – even for the betterment of society or humanity – and help you get something out of it at the same time (those research projects don’t pay for themselves after all). With a Slytherin as your best friend, there are no limits to the support you get so you can realize your full potential.

Slytherin: Great minds think alike, right? So what better way to unleash your raw power unto the world than with a Slytherin best friend? With your intense ambition, combined wit and incredible recourcefulness, yours is one bombshell of a friendship. Your trademark determination knows no bounds: school, work, life as a whole will be your bitch. Of course, not everything is just easy breezy. But the phrase “give up” is not in our vocabulary. The best deserve only the best. Done with work for the day? Want to take your mind off of things? Well, get that sexy ass over here to Slytherin. There’s a reason why the dark side is more fun 😉

If you couldn’t care less about Harry Potter: *inhales* Boi. Not only can all these aforementioned traits be applied to you, a Slytherin will also enrich your life like you wouldn’t have thought possible by bringing you closer to the wonderful world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You might not be a huge fan of the Fantasy genre or magic, but we will, without hesitation, tell you about all the drama, the moral turmoil, the friendships, the heartbreak, the psychology and the excitement that come with the Harry Potter series. We will make it our life’s mission to turn you into a fan and you will thank us wen we’re done. Get yourself a Slytherin bff or you might never know a nerd-love like this. And trust me, it’s worth it.

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Pictures:
http://www.butterbier.de/Bastelecke.htm
http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-cause-i-m-a-slytherin-girl/
http://wizardingworldpark.com/hogwarts-house-colors/2011/08/15/

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