Seven Reasons We Should All Want to Be Hufflepuffs, as Told by Puffs
For too long, the House of Hufflepuff has been downplayed and mocked by members of other Houses. Luckily, we now have a play that shows just why this great House deserves more recognition. No, it’s not Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s Puffs: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic! Here are a few reasons why Puffs celebrates Helga’s fantastic House:
1. WE’RE ALL WIZARDS!
LEANNE: Guys. Guess what? WE’RE ALL WIZARDS.
It may seem obvious, but only a Hufflepuff would point out the obvious: Being a wizard is SO COOL. And if you’ve been Sorted into Hufflepuff, it goes without saying (though you may want to, just to hear the words): You’re a wizard!
2. Proximity to the Kitchens
CEDRIC: You know what the best part of being a Puff is, besides being so close to the kitchens?
Yep, that’s right: The Hufflepuff dormitories are located in one of the best parts of the castle for anyone who might need some sustenance outside of three feasts a day. Proximity to the kitchens means snacks and therefore, the best common room parties!
3. Even When We Fail, We Still Get Back Up Again
CEDRIC: You fail. A lot. You fail and fail. You fail over here. You fail over there. But failure, Wayne, is just another form of practice. As long as you never stop trying. So… try again.
With House traits of hard work and perseverance, it’s no wonder Puffs are not afraid to try, fail, and try again. After all, it’s not how many times you fall; it’s how many times you get up that matters.
4. The Best Hugs!
LEANNE: It’s okay, right? Puff hug?!
MEGAN JONES: Fine. Puff Hug.
PUFFS: PUFF HUG!!!
THE PUFFS surround MEGAN in a hug.
There are no less than 20 hugs in Puffs, and that seems just about right. Sometimes, you just need to know that someone is there and cares. And the person most likely to reach out and give you a hug that says just that? A Puff.
5. We Had Cedric
CEDRIC walks off cooly as his cool music plays.
PUFFS: Cedric Cedric Cedric!
WAYNE HOPKINS: OhMyGosh. It’s our turn in the limelight. This year is all about the Puffs! And no one can take it from us!
Yes, it’s true. Cedric Diggory: brilliant Seeker, overall cool dude, Triwizard champion, and yes, that’s right, Hufflepuff. The one authentic Hogwarts Triwizard champion was a proud member of Hufflepuff House. And when we see the story from the Puffs perspective, we see just how important Cedric was (you’re going to need the tissues for what we all know is coming).
6. Emergency Puff Formation #4!
CEDRIC: Everyone! Quick. Emergency Puff formation #4!
PUFFS: We are not a threat. Please, be our friend?
Look, we’re not Gryffindors; if there’s no reason to fight, why would we waste that energy? Instead, Hufflepuffs are always prepared to find the diplomatic, peaceful solution first. So if someone is threatening, it’s always worth asking for friendship instead of creating a foe!
7. When It Comes Down to It, We Will Fight for What We Believe
LEANNE: So sure. It would be easy to leave. But wouldn’t it be wrong? We should do what’s right. Like Cedric. I’m a Puff and I’m staying because if we don’t fight now we may never find out how that hat talks!
WAYNE: We won’t die for Harry. We’ll die for each other. I’m a Puff. I’m staying.
The Hufflepuffs were some of the first to stand up and defend Hogwarts. They were some of the first to join Dumbledore’s Army and fight for justice. We may not be as well known combatively as other Houses, but we are always willing to do our part for the people and places we love and are loyal to.
And of course, the list goes on and on. So never be ashamed of being a Puff! And if someone you know tries to put your House down, get them tickets to see Puffs: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, and you’ll easily change their mind!
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