Quibble of the Week: ‘Help! I’m a Hufflepuff!’

Our next quibble of the week comes from Emilia. A Pottermore-beta user, she has reached out to the Harry Potter fandom at large to report a certain traumatic experience she had while on JK Rowling’s new interactive website, specifically while accessing the Sorting Hat.

A natural born Ravenclaw, Emilia was sorted into Hufflepuff.

Desperately, I click back, hoping I can somehow change my answers. The computer laughs in my face, redirecting me to the same page, with my “Welcome” letter. I close my eyes and lean my head against the wall. I could forget all about this account and get a new one. But then I’d have to wait until October or later. There was no way to get past this. The butterflies in my stomach turned into a potion of broiling shame.

We’re happy to report that by the end of her quibble, Emilia eventually reconciled herself to the noble and hard-working house of Hufflepuff. But has this been the same experience for all Pottermore-beta users? Considering that at its root it is another online quiz, can we really trust the Pottermore Sorting Hat?

To read more exciting quibbles, or to learn how you can submit one of your own, head over to the MuggleNet Essay Section.