Harry Potter continues to captivate people’s imagination. The world created by J.K. Rowling is one that everyone wants to be a part of. As such, we want to help you be properly sorted into the correct house. We created a list of questions that bring the Latino point of view to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and now you can find out which house is truly yours.
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This one is pretty straight forward.
What Hogwarts House Are You Meant To Be In?
Hufflepuff! Your dedication and loyalty to your friends and family is everything to you. Those who know you admire your patience and your temperament as the most important qualities you bring to all of your relationships. You are definitely a wonderful Hufflepuff. Helga would be proud to count you as a pupil.
Ravenclaw! You are a magnificent and talented student capable of handling any assignment thrown at you in work or school. You are self-motivated and take the kind of initiative everyone wants to see. Not to mention you offer sharp and original ideas setting you apart from the rest of your group. You're certainly a smart Ravenclaw. Rowena would be delighted to teach you everything she knows.
Gryffindor! You might be a little short-tempered, but it is all for the best. You value justice and bravery above all else and will do anything to defend those closest to you, even if it means getting a little reckless. While it is not the best strategy for getting things done, you will not rest until you make life better for everyone you love. Godric would be pleased to know you are continuing his legacy.
Slytherin! Your house gets a bad rap because of a few bad seeds but it isn't fair. You are just shrewd and cunning so people tend to believe you are a bad person. There is nothing wrong with your sense of self-preservation and desire to be the best, especially since you think things through before you act. Salazar would be thrilled to count you among his followers.
Recently, a TikTok video went viral for spoofing what a Latino character would look like if he or she were written by JK Rowling.
The minute-long video, entitled “If JK Rowling wrote a Latino character”, was created by TikTok user @Munchy_Monk, who also goes by the name “Louie”.
The video (which has now been viewed over 2 million times), starts with Munchy_Monk reading a “script” that JK Rowling sent him.
“Um, Ms. Rowling, I’m not really sure about this character,” he says, his voice full of trepidation. In the video, the imaginary “Ms. Rowling” responds by telling him to “read the bloody script before I call immigration.”
The video continues to be more outrageous from there. His tongue firmly in his cheek, Munchy_Monk runs through the gambit of stereotypes that the media typically portrays Latinos as doing.
With an exaggerated semi-Spanish-sounding accent (one that is all-too familiar for people who watch TV), the TikTok star pretends to be a gardener (“I’m-gardening-leviosa”), a line-cook (“Accio tacos and burritos!”), and a trouble-making student (“I ain’t take no potions. I ain’t even in potions class, foo.”).
The video is also littered with punny jokes that play on Rowling’s whimsical word-choice. For example, Munchy_Monk pronounces the spell “stupify” as “estupify” and claims he comes from the Hogwarts house “Gryffindor-a the Explor-a”.
The TikTok video perfectly illustrates the way Rowling has depicted BIPOC characters in the past, as well as how the media generally portrays characters who have identities outside of what the media considers to be “standard” (i.e. white and straight).
For a few years now, there have been subsets of the internet who have taken issue with Rowling’s portrayals of BIPOC and queer characters in the the Harry Potter universe. Many consider these characters to be tokenized depictions of what real non-white, non-straight people are actually like.
Some fans have also grown frustrated to her public statement about Harry Potter characters–specifically how she publicly and retroactively “changed” theirbackstories to “gain inclusivity points” without doing the the more meaningful work of writing inclusive characters in the first place.
Although some fans celebrate Rowling’s fluid approach to the culture and identity of her characters, some claim that the post-publication changes feel inauthentic.
“The problem is we never see those elements of characterisation in the books themselves,” writer Kayleigh Anne wrote in The Independent. “The faith, race and sexuality of her characters has been shoe-horned in retroactively, and it can’t help but ring hollow.”
Of course, the icing on the problematic cake has been the recent transphobic comments and forthcoming book JK Rowling has made about and against trans people. All of these circumstances put into question JK Rowling’s status as an ally to queer and BIPOC people–if she ever was one in the first place.
But one thing is worth admitting: all of the above make Munchy_Monk’s TikTok video especially poignant and darkly hilarious.
It’s been over 20 years since the release of the “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, and the hysteria surrounding this page-turning fantasy series isn’t even close to dying down.
Indeed, there’s a collection of Potter-heads out there who will spare no expense for the chance at adding the perfect piece to their memorabilia collection. And with the 2016 advent of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Universal Studios Hollywood, there’s no limit to the amount of money this franchise can potentially milk from its fans.
But more impressive than the cash that Potterheads spend on proving their fandom is the creative way in which the fans pay homage to the series through their art. Of course, there’s the usual suspects of fan-art and Cosplay, but some Potterheads take their fandom to new levels. A little-known fact is that there is an entire community on Instagram devoted to Harry Potter-themed nail art. And some of the designs are downright magical. We’ve compiled a list of the most eye-catching Harry Potter-themed nail art on Instagram.
1. The Hogwarts Skyline
Nothing takes you straight into the world of Harry Potter more than a great landscape portrait of the Hogwarts grounds. This nail look truly takes our breath away.
2. Wear-able Harry
A quick search of “Harry Potter nails” on Instagram can turn up quite a few results of elaborate nail designs that look better online than they would on your hands. That’s why looks like the one above are perfect for Potter-head who prefers a more toned-down look.
3. Minimalist Hallows
Another minimalist design, we love how unusual this Harry Potter nail look is. While many HP enthusiasts commit to intricate nail-bed paintings, this person opted for a simple gold french tip paired with a matching Deathly Hallows symbol.
4. The Three Amigos
Sure, the Deathly Hallows symbol is cute and all, but the real star of the magical book series is the friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione. If it were on our hands, we know we wouldn’t be able to keep our eyes off a design like this
5. Adorably Harry
As much as we love the later installments of the series, we can’t help but hold a special place in our hearts for “The Sorcerer’s Stone”. We love this delightful design that includes the legendary line, “You’re a wizard, Harry”.
6. Dobby Love
Up there with Hagrid, Dobby is one of the most beloved supporting characters in the Potter-Universe. He deserves his own Dobby-themed nail art like the delightful designs above.
7. Hogwarts Houses
Contrary to popular belief, no one can force you to choose between Hogwarts houses. They all have their qualities! That’s why we love this nail look that reps all of the houses equally.
8. Painted Patronus
We stan Harry Potter nail designs that think outside of the box. We love that this nail artist included Harry’s noble stag patronus. In these striking designs, it’s as if each nail tells a separate story.
9. Simply Slytherin
Slytherins get a bad rep. While practically all of the series’ villains hail from this serpentine house, even J.K. Rowling herself has gone on record to state that Slytherins are “sleek, powerful, and frequently misunderstood”. What’s more sleek than this stunning emerald-green look with a lone snake on the ring finger?
10. Fantastic Beasts
The red-headed step child (no shade to the Weasleys) of the Potter Universe , the “Fantastic Beasts” spin-off doesn’t get as much love as the main attraction. But the prequel series definitely has a beautiful asthetic, as is evidenced by this navy and perriwinkle creation that features a gorgeous Thunderbird.
11. The Tale of Three Brothers
Written by Beedle the Bard, “The Tale of the Three Brothers” is the fable of three wizarding brothers who were gifted the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Invisibility Cloak by Death himself. This artist truly out-did herself with such a loving (and accurate) depiction of the story on her nails.
12. The Flying Ford
Who could forget the historic scene of Harry and Ron escaping Number 4 Privet driving in a Flying Ford Anglia? This is one of the most creative Harry Potter nail themes we’ve ever come across!
13. The Nail Synopsis
If you can’t make up your mind about your favorite aspect of the Harry Potter series, do like the person above and create a nail design sampler, so to speak. This Potter-themed look has everything from Hedwig, to Platform 9 and Three-Quarters to the elusive Snitch. Why choose one design when you can have them all?
Updated May 21, 2020.
13. These Potterpuff twinkle toes
15. These Jelly Bean Nails
16. These nails that reach out to HP cousins.
17. These super sweet and simple HP nails
18. These slippery Slytherin nails.
19. These nails that are up to no good.
20. These nails made for the ultimate golden snitch match.