Alice and Martha talk about the first book of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series, discussing ways in which they may or may not be very similar to these two iconic sisters. In this series, Alice and Martha reminisce on shared memories, inside jokes, and experiences reading both classic and lesser-known children's books, including favorite segments such as Quora Question of the Week and Sorting Hat! Take Fives and character studies will continue, with this new episode format being added to the rotation with the other two formats.Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsistersNew episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don't forget to subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!
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On this week's episode of MuggleCast, we dive deep into the final chapter of Sorcerer's Stone, connect some serious threads to Deathly Hallows and get after everyone's favorite headmaster. Dumbledore apologists beware! News: Leslie Phillips, voice of the Sorting Hat passes away at 98 The 6th Annual MuggleCast Patreon Holiday Gift Exchange is now live! Chapter-by-Chapter for Sorcerer's Stone concludes with Chapter 17: The Man With Two Faces 7-Word Summary: Dumbledore comes at the situation with lies Main Discussion 1: Dumbledore's Task - we draw some strong parallels between Sorcerer's Stone and Deathly Hallows Does Voldemort read Harry's mind, is it the Horcrux connection or just a lucky guess? What made Dumbledore initially move the stone from Gringotts? What tipped him off? Do we know how Quirrell found out about its location? Could Dumbledore not trust himself enough to keep the Stone in his own possession? We analyze Snape's "protection" of Harry throughout his first year Main Discussion #2: YOU LIAR! We dissect the conversation Harry and Dumbledore have in the hospital wing “Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” How much is Dumbledore referring to himself in this moment? Does Dumbledore's refuse to tell Harry the truth for his own protection or to serve Dumbledore's own selfish purposes? How much is Dumbledore himself a Security Nightmare? Odds & Ends cover iconic quotes, Quirrell's twitching, Hagrid's drinking and more The Dumbledore Liar count finishes Sorcerer's Stone at 8 while we revisit all of our 7-Word Summaries Next Week: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets begins! Quizzitch: What color are Dobby the House-Elf's eyes? Bonus MuggleCast covers a new Hogwarts Legacy video, Dobby's gravesite in Wales and Harry Potter book sales being up 35% in 2022! Become a patron today and receive great benefits just like Bonus MuggleCast! This week's episode is brought to you by Indeed (visit Indeed.com/MuggleCast to start hiring now), BetterHelp (save 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/MuggleCast) and MeUndies (get 20% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee at MeUndies.com/MuggleCast)!
Hey everyone, Coming to you with more sad news today. When I woke up this morning, I was bombarded with messages that Leslie Phillips, who famously voiced the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films, has passed away at the age of 98. Phillips, who was pushing a century, died peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with illness. Though Phillips will be known to most of you as the voice behind Godric Gryffindor's hat, Phillips had a long and illustrious career well before the Harry Potter Films, featuring in over 200 movies, TV series and radio shows collectively. He was also very well known for his role in the ‘Carry On' franchise in the late 50s.
In which Harry arrives at school and gets a dire warning from a hat. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us what you thought of The Sorting Hat's New Song or even what you think of us! We'd love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review! SUPPORT US ON OUR PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/therestrictedsection THANK YOU LOVE YOU BUY OUR MERCH: https://www.teepublic.com/user/restricted-section-podcast THANK YOU LOVE YOU IG: https://www.instagram.com/restrictedsectionpod/ TW: https://twitter.com/restrictedpod FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rspoddetentioncrew/ Check out our other amazing Deus Ex Media podcasts! www.deusexmedia.org This episode featured: Special guest Danni! IG @ddecrisanti https://www.instagram.com/ddecrisanti/ Danni plugged The 1975 https://open.spotify.com/artist/3mIj9lX2MWuHmhNCA7LSCW?si=kq6X9l2wQ562bJ9mW66OcQ He also plugged Bob's Burgers https://www.hulu.com/series/bobs-burgers He also plugged The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien https://bookshop.org/a/65495/9780618706419 He also plugged The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands by Nick Flynn https://bookshop.org/a/65495/9781555976330 Christina Kann https://linktr.ee/christinakann Christina plugged Cozy Grove https://cozygrovegame.com/ Mary Clay Watt IG @mcturndownforwatt https://www.instagram.com/mcturndownforwatt/ TW @mcwattsup https://twitter.com/mcwattsup Check out That's What I'm Tolkien About every Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts https://tolkienaboutpod.podbean.com/ RIP Leslie Phillips https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/actor-leslie-phillips-voice-sorting-hat-harry-potter-films-dies-98-rcna56264 Umbridge
Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we're discussing what would've happened if Draco Malfoy had been sorted into Gryffindor House instead of Slytherin. For this particular hypothetical scenario, I must admit that the first question I found myself asking was: If sorted into Gryffindor, would Draco have been more of a Peter Pettigrew or a Sirius Black? That is to say, would he have played the part of a Gryffindor, only to betray his loyalties later and serve Voldemort in secret as Pettigrew did. OR, coming from a pure-blood family infamously known for their ties to the Dark Lord and Dark Arts, would he have openly and with pure intentions shirked his family's affiliations and ideologies in favour of the “greater good” and doing “what was right,” similarly to Sirius Black. Personally, I believe it would've been the former. Sorry to any Draco fans out there but I just can't see young Malfoy outright abandoning his anti-muggle sentiments and pure-blooded favouritism with the drop of a hat – Sorting Hat that is (sorry, couldn't help myself!). That said, I think his time at Hogwarts wouldn't have been nearly as pleasant for him had he been sorted into Gryffindor. I think, eventually, he would've found his footing and been just as confident in his beliefs as he was pre-Sorting-Ceremony. But, at first, filled with shock and horror at NOT having been placed in Slytherin – as his entire family had been before him – his arrogance and self-confidence would've been at least a little bit shaken. Because, as you may recall, he was SO certain he would be sorted into Slytherin. In fact, well in advance of the Sorting Ceremony, he went so far as to boast to Harry that he would MOST DEFINITELY be placed in Slytherin, saying, “Well, no one really knows until they get there, do they, but I know I'll be in Slytherin, all our family have been…” So, can you imagine how completely shattering it would've been for a young Draco to have been placed in the rival house of Gryffindor? His certainty in his future, his sense of self, his very identity – which had been infuriatingly boastful before – would've been put into question. Not to mention what his mother and father would say about this absolutely “TERRIBLE” news!
On this week's episode we dig deep into our MuggleMail bag as listeners weigh in on our latest chapter-by-chapter discussions. One voicemail leads the hosts to take sides in a Harry Potter date debate! Plus, we have fun paging through the beautifully illustrated Order of the Phoenix by Jim Kay. We review the Order of the Phoenix Illustrated Illustrated Edition. There's SO much to love in this one! Speaking of books, don't forget to check out The Magic of MinaLima, which is an exhaustive look at MinaLima's work for the Harry Potter movies. Voicemails cover magic's origin, a Harry Potter first date, a Draco-focused Harry Potter TV show and more Several listeners write in about Christmas gifts and Quidditch rules Why doesn't Hermione use her own wand to stop the troll? Why did Hagrid really go to get Harry from the Dursleys? Should Ron be allowed to have a rat at Hogwarts? Is it the job of the Sorting Hat to equally divide the first year students? One listener presents a strong defense of Petunia Dursley Is the Hogwarts Express super inconvenient for students who already live close to Hogwarts? Troll in the Dungeon: is Dumbledore sending the Slytherins to their doom? Quizzitch: When McGonagall gives detentions to the trio and Neville in Book 1, she says she's "never heard of such a thing before." What is the "thing" to which she is referring? Next week: Chapter-by-Chapter returns with Chapters 15 (The Forbidden Forest) & 16 (Through The Trapdoor) of Sorcerer's Stone This week's episode is brought to you by MasterClass ( get 15% off an annual membership at MasterClass.com/MuggleCast).
This week on the Screw, Felicia Rose and ALove debunk their ideas from last week. They catch up with the role queer represention plays in the lives of younger people and try to identify growth since their adolecenses and the shortcomings in media for younger people. Felicia talks about her attempts to pray the gay away and ALove rants about how bottom is not a personality.Catch up on all the NQO happenings at NewQueerOrder.com and follow the Screw on Twitter and Instagram
** Check out the transcript for this and every episode of Macro N Cheese at the https://realprogressives.org/macro-n-cheese-podcast/ (Real Progressives website). Grumbine: I follow a lot of Brits on Twitter, and not just regular rank and file activists, but a lot of the actual economists. And the folks that are considered left, very strongly remind me of neoliberals.Wilson: Because they are. [laughter] What we have, you see, is this wonderful thing called the Oxford degree in philosophy, politics and economics [PPE]. And what happens is, when they graduate from that, there's a Sorting Hat, and it just puts them in either the Labor Party or the Tory Party, depending upon what the Sorting Hat thinks. They're all exactly the same. They're all the same graduates, they're all the same set of people. The economists are like that, too. They just get a Sorting Hat when they get the degree, I swear to God. Here in the US, we've been watching the administration scramble to deal with inflation. That chaos is nothing compared to what's going on in the UK. They are soon to be on their fifth prime minister in six years. (As a point of reference, Maggie Thatcher was PM for 13 years; they don't have term limits.) When Steve asked Neil Wilson to come on the podcast to talk about Liz Truss, he must have assumed she would last longer than six weeks! Oh well. It's still an informative episode. As we well know, the MMT lens is useful regardless of economic conditions. Neil talks to Steve about the political lessons he has learned from the Tory's attempt at handling of the economy. He and Steve talk about the EU and Brexit, and how the war in Ukraine is affecting the energy situation in the UK and Europe. Neil Wilson is an associate member of the Gower Initiative for Modern Money Studies in London, a co-author of "An accounting model of the UK Exchequer" and a co-editor and contributor to the forthcoming book "Modern Monetary Theory: Key Insights, Leading Thinkers"
Coming to you live from our family vacation, the cousins are reunited to tackle the first film of generation's most influential franchise (yes, we said it), Harry Potter. The Sorting Hat quiz is taken for the first time, we reenact Potter Puppet Pals, and reflect on JK Rowling's transphobic downfall in this margarita-infused megasode. Watch the video version of this episode here! Join our Discord server here! Follow Julia's hair page at @gaylilhaircut! We are continuing to support the National Network of Abortion Funds to support abortion-seekers in your state. If you're in Ohio, you can make a donation here. We're also linking here to The Yellowhammer Fund, servicing Alabama, Mississippi, and the deep south. Check out our merch shop here! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Sleepover Cinema TikTok Sleepover Cinema Facebook Sleepover Cinema Twitter More about Too Pink Productions For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Alice and Martha discuss the first picture book of the Into the Pensieve series. Hear about all of the ways Sylvester impacted Martha's childhood, from new vocab words to birthday party themes! In this series, Alice and Martha reminisce on shared memories, inside jokes, and experiences reading both classic and lesser-known children's books, including favorite segments such as Quora Question of the Week and Sorting Hat! Take Fives and character studies will continue, with this new episode format being added to the rotation with the other two formats.Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsistersNew episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don't forget to subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!
Alice and Martha discuss the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park in the third Into the Pensieve episode. For in memories, we enter a world which is entirely our own... In this new series, Alice and Martha will reminisce on shared memories, inside jokes, and experiences reading both classic and lesser-known children's books, including favorite segments such as Quora Question of the Week and Sorting Hat! Take Fives and character studies will continue, with this new episode format being added to the rotation with the other two formats.Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsistersNew episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don't forget to subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!
Questions come from hypable.comName the two directors who directed more than one Harry Potter movie.Dumbledore has a scar that's the perfect map of what?List all seven of Voldemort's Horcruxes.Who gave Harry his Firebolt broomstick?What country does Charlie Weasley live in?Which team won the Quidditch World Cup in Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireWhat numbers would you dial to enter the Ministry of Magic from the London telephone booth?What is Hermione Granger's patronus?What is Bellatrix Lestrange's maiden name?What magical creature pulls the Hogwarts carriages?What does R.A.B. stand for?What does Professor Umbridge make Harry write during his detention in Order of the Phoenix?Harry wins a vial of what potion from Professor Slughorn?What form does Neville Longbottom's boggart take?What nickname does Grawp give Hermione?What do Lupin and Tonks name their son?What was Voldemort's mother's name?What is the antidote that saves Ron Weasley from being poisoned by Slughorn's mead in Half-Blood Prince?What plant traps the trio on their way to get the Philosopher's Stone?What kind of broom does Lucius Malfoy buy for the entire Slytherin Quidditch team?Which Ministry department does Arthur Weasley work in?Who's wedding did Harry go to in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?What was the name of the goblin who took Harry to his Gringotts vault for the first time?What is the address of Sirius Black's family home?How many presents did Dudley Dursley get for his 11th birthday before going to the zoo?What Hogwarts house did Moaning Myrtle belong to?What animal does James Potter transfigure into?What are the last three words in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?What is the name of Hagrid's dragon in Philosopher's Stone?Who does Draco Malfoy take to the Yule Ball in Goblet of Fire?What is Rita Skeeter's animagus form?: A) A bumblebee B) A beetle C) An owl D) A catWhat is the first word of the Sorting Hat's song in Philosopher's Stone? A) You B) First C) Oh D) OnceWhich of these actors did not portray Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies? A) Christian Coulson B) Matthew Lewis C) Ralph Fiennes D) Frank DillaneWho said this?: “Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” A) Rubeus Hagrid B) Ron Weasley C) Mad Eye Moody D) Albus DumbledoreWho said this?: “Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.” A) Rubeus Hagrid B) Draco Malfoy C) Seamus Finnigan D) Ginny WeasleyWho said this: “It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers?” A) Albus Dumbledore B) Remus Lupin C) Hermione Granger D) VoldemortWhich of these will you not find in Fred and George's Skiving Snackbox? A) Puking Pastille B) Coughing Candies C) Fever Fudge D) Nosebleed NougatWhich of these is not one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names? A) Wulfric B) Aurelius C) Percival D) BrianHow are Bellatrix Lestrange and Sirius Black related? A) Siblings B) Ex-spouses C) Cousins D) None of the aboveWhat make and model of car did Harry and Ron fly to school in Chamber of Secrets? A) Chevrolet Camaro B) Pontiac Tempest C) Ford Anglia D) Volkswagen JettaTrue or False – Mandrake draught is used as a cure for petrificationTrue or False – Hagrid's dad was a giantTrue or False – Fleur Delacour's sister's name is GabrielleTrue or False – A non-magical person born to magical parents is called a muggleTrue or False – The Sonorus charm makes a person's ears biggerTrue or False – Bill Weasley is a werewolfTrue or False – Nearly Headless Nick's full name is Nicholas de Mimsy-PaddingtonTrue or False – Professor McGonagall's animagus form is a calico catTrue or False – Harry slipped Felix Felicis into Ron's drink before a Quidditch matchTrue or False – Fred and George Weasley were born on April Fool's Day
Go to http://expressvpn.com/JVSB to get 3 months for free The first 200 people to sign up for an annual premium subscription at http://brilliant.org/jvsb get 20% off! Today J and Ben face off once more to find out who knows more about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and one of its most iconic relics: The Sorting Hat! Play along with us :: https://www.wizardingworld.com/quiz/the-sorting-hat-quiz #supercarlinbrothers #HarryPotter #JvsBen Edited by :: Riley Murtagh
Mhmm I'm Mr. Frundles! That's Right Rick and Morty are back and destroying another universe! Is Halo Infinite in trouble? if you ask content creators, its a yes, if you ask me its a maybe? Gamepass is growing, PS5 is shrinking, and its time to go back to Night City Samurai! Netflix is in a rush to beat Disney+ and Rosario wants back into the MCU. Meanwhile Rings of Power defies all of my expectations.
Emma talked with her friend Julie Rose talk all things Kingdom Keepers as they talk about what house each Keeper would be in if they went to Hogwarts. The two also talk about the experiences in the Kingdom Keepers fandom and headcanons for the Keepers post college life.Episode Links:Audible TrialJulies InstagramJulie's TikTokPodcast SocialsInstagramTwitterWhere to ListenSpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple PodcastsOur WebsiteOur Personal SocialsGaby's InstagramEmma's InstagramGaby's TwitterEmma's TwitterGaby's TikTokEmma's TikTok
Type A vs. Type B, zodiac signs, introvert vs. extrovert, the Myers-Briggs type indicator, and the Sorting Hat of Harry Potter. What do all of these have in common? They are ways we attempt to measure, categorize, and understand our personalities! There are so many different types of personality test out there, ranging from fun quizzes to lengthy tests used in the professional world. But, how accurate can they be? Today, we sat down to chat with Dr. Brian Little, a professor of personality psychology, about the different aspects that make up your personality, some common personality myths debunked, and how personality testing requires a unique approach. Tune in today to learn more about this incredibly interesting field and yourself! Listen to Dr. Little's TED Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYvXk_bqlBk Try out the PrinciplesYOU quiz: https://principlesyou.com/ Check out Dr. Little's website: https://www.brianrlittle.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/learnon/message
In the second Into the Pensieve episode (well, technically the first *official* Into the Pensieve episode), Alice and Martha discuss Holes by Louis Sachar. In this new series, Alice and Martha will reminisce on shared memories, inside jokes, and experiences reading both classic and lesser-known children's books, including favorite segments such as Quora Question of the Week and Sorting Hat! Take Fives and character studies will continue, with this new episode format being added to the rotation with the other two formats.We are requesting listener feedback on this new episode format as well as suggestions for a title for the series! Reach out on Twitter (@realweirdsister), Instagram (@realweirdsisterspod), or Facebook (facebook.com/realweirdsisters) with suggestions.Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsistersNew episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don't forget to subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!
We warmly welcome our first virtual guest host to the Cottage - Angelina from @slytherinreadingroom! Together with Angelina we are getting the Sorting Hats out and embrace all the different Hogwarts houses and personalities...Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin and Gryffindor. Come on in, light your candles, grab your coffee, and make yourself at home! If you have thoughts and theories please send us an email and we will read it on the SHOW! Wanna extend your ears and knowledge about the Wizarding World even further? Be sure to check out our EXTENDABLE EAR EDITION and consider supporting our Cottage family: https://www.patreon.com/shellcottageradio Follow the Hosts: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fleurandbill/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fleurandbill Ezra (Hufflepuff): @WompRat_2m Ezra's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/womprat_2m Lottie (Ravenclaw): @CharlottSue Lottie's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/fleurandbill Thanks for tuning in to Shell Cottage Radio 94.7 COZY, a Huffleclaw production. We thoroughly enjoy meeting new positive potter people! It would mean the world to us if you would subscribe to the podcast and support our project by leaving us a review. Also, you can send us a message at email@example.com We want to thank all our listeners and supporters. ~ It's not much, but it's home ~
It's the good ol' fashioned Sorting Hat episode -- Corinne and Sabrina pull topics out of a hat and invite audience members to the stage to share their spooky stories! There are tales of a photoshoot gone wrong in a cemetery, unintended medium encounters from friends who have passed away, living in a home with haunted dolls, creepy kids and aliens! Come share your tale on Campfire Stories every Tuesday at 8pm ET live on Spotify. Follow Campfire Stories on Spotify Live. Have ghost stories of your own? E-mail them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org This episode is sponsored by Caraway Home. It's time to ditch the chemicals with Caraway Home's non-toxic cookware & bakeware collections, so you can make healthier cooking a piece of cake. This deal is exclusive for our listeners, so visit Carawayhome.com/TGOG or use code TGOG at checkout. If you enjoy our show, please consider donating to our Patreon. We promise to make it worth your time and we promise not to haunt you. We have a variety of different tiers that will give you access to bonus content, special shoutouts, discounted merch and more! Patreon.com/twogirlsoneghostpodcast. Finally, please Rate and Review the podcast on iTunes and follow us on social media! Youtube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Discord. Edited by the awesome team at Upfire Digital and original music by Arms Akimbo! Disclaimer: the use of white sage and smudging is a closed practice. If you're looking to cleanse your space, here are some great alternatives! Update Description
Alice and Martha take a break from their usual topic of discussion to explore another influential book series from their childhood, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. In this new series, Alice and Martha will reminisce on shared memories, inside jokes, and experiences reading both classic and lesser-known children's books, including favorite segments such as Quora Question of the Week and Sorting Hat! Take Fives and character studies will continue, with this new episode format being added to the rotation with the other two formats.We are requesting listener feedback on this new episode format as well as suggestions for a title for the series! Reach out on Twitter (@realweirdsister), Instagram (@realweirdsisterspod), or Facebook (facebook.com/realweirdsisters) with suggestions.Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsistersNew episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Don't forget to subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!
- In Chapter 11 of Order of the Phoenix, the Sorting Hat sings a warning during the start-of-term feast. Ironically, Dolores Umbridge is introduced as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher immediately after.- Today's prompt is: The Sorting Hat warns that Hogwarts must unite to fight the coming threats. Does the act of Sorting undermine that unity?- This episode is hosted by Rex Hadden.- Join in the conversation on MuggleNet's social media channels by using #PromptlyPotter
Today we talk about chapter 11 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Sorting Hat's New Song. Make sure that you have read the chapter so that you don't miss anything! For the analysis part of this episode we discuss different Harry Potter themed activities that you can do over summer! These include taking online Hogwarts classes through Hogwarts is Here, cooking a Hogwarts feast for your family or friends, knitting some Weasley sweaters, and more! Email us at email@example.com to let us know your thoughts on today's episode! Check out our website: insidehogwarts.com Be sure to leave us a quick review and rating on Apple Podcasts and thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/insidehogwarts/message
Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we're discussing Wormtail, Voldemort, The Potters, and the fabled Prophecy. More specifically, we're going to be addressing one very big question: WHAT IF Wormtail NEVER betrayed the Potters? When Peter Pettigrew first came to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, it is said that the Sorting Hat took an entire five minutes before deciding to place him in Gryffindor. As we are to understand it, the Hat was wavering between Gryffindor and Slytherin, showing very early on that Pettigrew had inclinations towards the characteristics most seen in students of the green and silver House. That later became obvious after Sirius Black revealed Peter to be a traitor and Death Eater who had framed him for Pettigrew's crimes, faked his own death, and lived as a rat for 12 years, Peter was actually quite clever, ambitious, and resourceful – the main characteristics of a Slytherin pupil. In any case, having been sorted into Gryffindor, he very obviously lacked the qualities of his fellow House mates – he was not particularly brave or courageous, and being that he was somewhat of an underdog himself, he never stood up for the “little guy.”
In this crossover episode, The Real Weird Sisters (Alice and Martha) are joined by special guests Gia Worthy (@classicallygia), Sarah Carradine (@sarahcarradine), and the Sorting Buff to sort the contestants of Survivor 42 into Hogwarts houses.Be aware that the show contains spoilers from both Survivor 42 and the Harry Potter series.Please consider supporting us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/realweirdsisters.Book club episodes are released every Monday and special topics shows are released periodically. Subscribe to our show to make sure you never miss an episode!
BJ, Spencer, and Sarah do a chapter by chapter read of the fourth Harry Potter book, Order of the Phoenix. Sarah starts us off with a Rapid-fire Recap, BJ then goes into his Wizard Wheezes, then joins Spencer for Newbie’s Notes. Sarah then purveys over the winner and loser of the chapter, followed by a […]
On the eleventh episode of Blockbuster Rewatch, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Scott Shifflett to do a live watch of 2001's Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone kicking off their Harry Potter film series rewatch. Originally broadcasted live on Stream Lounge, the trio discusses muggles; the anatomy of owls; “going loopy”; Hagrid's wizard skill set; the legend of Harry that preceded his entering the wizarding world; Diagon Alley; Gringotts Bank's vaults; Every Flavor Beans; the casting of the first years; The Sorting Hat; the raw deals the ghosts got; Hermione's priorities; sheer dumb luck; Quidditch the game; sniveling Prof. Quirrell; the Mirror of Erised; “I Shouldn't Have Told You That”; disapproving centaurs; wizard's chess; creepy Voldemort head & Dumbledore's point fixing. To watch the Stream Lounge Broadcast, click on the link below: https://streamlounge.io/watch/33409769-24ce-465e-989a-05fadaa34a9d
Hi! Since we're in between seasons, I'm taking a few weeks off from new episodes while gearing up for season 2 covering Chamber of Secrets. In the meantime, I've decided to share a few of my favorite bonus episodes nobody has gotten to hear yet. This week we had a special guest host, Sarah from First Years podcast (https://anchor.fm/first-years-podcast). In this bonus episode we discuss Slytherin house, house bias, the Sorting Hat, Harry as a Slytherin (spoiler: I disagree) Slytherin representation, and of course a couple of everyone's favorite Slytherins: Draco and Snape! It was a great discussion! If you enjoy this episode, check out the benefits available on https://www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge, which include access to all of the bonus episodes I've posted thus far! I'm also excited to share updates to those benefits coming for season 2! As always thanks for listening and I welcome your thoughts: https://www.belatedbinge.com/ - leave a voicemail to join the discussion or you can engage on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/belatedbinge Instagram: https://instagram.com/belatedbinge Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belatedbinge TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@belatedbinge YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCCN_6uoVM6pJQK9c26tx45A --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/belated-binge/support
Dive back inside the Sorting Hat as we sort house pets into Hogwarts houses! Enjoy a Daily Prophet exclusive with Riddikulus Comedian Jake Atkinson. Unlock segments early and support A Very Potter Podcast on Patreon through The Floo Network! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Morgan, Eli, Nic, and Gwen discuss FF7, Elden Ring, Triangle Strategy, and more. They create a new segment that causes tension amongst the hosts and interview a special guest. Follow us on Social Media YouTube - BearlyAGP Twitch - BearlyAGP Twitter - BearlyAGP Join on us on Discord Bearly: A Gaming Discord - https://discord.gg/3tkeSNXmjJ
Welcome to 15 minutes of Covid **Disclaimer** The first 2 minutes & 20 seconds of this episode are entirely riddled with technical mishaps for unexplained reasons. I blame Jada. And Irish COVID. On with the show. So now Ben can add Covid to the growing list of shit he's been lumbered with from Ireland. We missed the Oscars this year because of our diseased riddled Irish vacation. Do we miss anything? Any funny gags from Chris Rock? And the random film we pulled out of The Sorting Hat this week was G.I Jane... Timestamps(0:00)2 Minutes of Weird Covid Technical Mishaps(3:00)Random Technical Mishaps End - Enjoy! (21:53)30 Second Countdown - Review Summary (23:10)The Slap, Future And A Red Roundtable DiscussionNon-Covid and Oscar topics discussed during the episode include:DJ Covid takes to the decks for the first 2 minutes & 20 seconds of the episode. The irony of Ben saying, 'will this episode be listenable' isn't lost on him. While shaking, sweating, and coughing, Ben insists he doesn't have Covid. How much disdain does Ben's non-covid illness have for The Smiths? Is Twitter a fun place? Ben's non-Covid related illness can't get a word in edgeways! Why do the Oscars suck? Does Ben like to chew on carpet? Random thought, would G.I Jane of been better with Jada Pinkett Smith? How's Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moores's marriage getting on? Does this Podcast deserve a Razzie? Ben lambasts Fiona for not being able to do one-arm push-ups. And for not having fake boobs. Do you like to fart in the forest? Who knew Aragorn was into D. H. Lawerence? Does Ben yearn to be a lesbian? Would anyone be interested in hearing about Ben's entanglements around the round table? FilmFloggers Episodes - https://t.co/uHw3yuylDr?amp=1Come talk to Ben on Social Media...https://linktr.ee/FilmFloggershttps://www.instagram.com/filmfloggers/https://twitter.com/FilmFloggersGameFloggers Twitch - https://tinyurl.com/sabrbumtDo you want The Sopranos redefined for you? I thought so...https://twitter.com/SopranosRehttps://anchor.fm/sopranos-redefinedHelp Flog the Podcast by Rate and Reviewing! 1 Star content, 5-star effort! Apple iTunes - https://tinyurl.com/268ccs6cPodchaser - https://www.podchaser.com/users/filmfloggersGoodpods - https://goodpods.app.link/gEvDLhAJYibWebsitehttps://filmfloggers.buzzsprout.comEmail us your FilmFlog suggestions firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/FilmFloggers)
This week Adam and Arri discuss Chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament. Inside this episode you'll find: some beautiful couplets attributed to the Sorting Hat, Hagrid and Dumbledore clapping for Moody, and Adam stands up for the Creevey brothers. What you won't find? The 487 times we got off topic. We recorded for two and a half hours! Wild. Thank you to Laineysheaney for their review! Rate! Review! Subscribe! Twitter | Instagram | YouTube We are a proud member of the The Ampliverse
Are you a Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts fan? Has the Sorting Hat determined which of the four houses you belong? Julianna and Melanie, hosts of the Puffcast podcast, are the ultimate Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts encyclopedia. Not only can they tell you the qualities of each house, they also know every minute detail of every movie ever made in the Harry Potter franchise. Have you always wanted to know every single creature in Newt Scamander's suitcase? Or all seven of Voldemort's Horcruxes? Wonder no more! Tune in to find out those questions and others like why Julianna and Melanie think Harry Potter is so popular and their colorful nickname for JKR. Listen today or they might just put a spell on you with one of their wands made by Andre at Wilsons Wands! You can find Puffcast podcast on Instagram @puffcastpod and where ever pods are cast!We love our listeners and want to hear from you! Send us your feedback at email@example.com or leave a voicemail message at our PodInbox.Become one with your sarcasm and SUBSCRIBE wherever you listen to podcasts!Subscribe to Women Who Podcast magazine at womenwhopodcastmag.com.Follow us on social media @womenwhosarcast and @womenwhopodcastmagazine!
In this episode, Scarlett and Elsie discuss chapter 7 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Sorting Hat. We enter Hogwarts, and get sorted! Yippee! We sing the song of the school, and have a mini-battle about why the teacher's faces were fixed. Yeah. Who knows which one it is! Thank you to these sites which we used in the episode: https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Sorting_Hat We may or may not have forgotten to put links.... Thank you for listening and make sure to always be Accio-ing your inner Potter!
On this week's MuggleCast, we return to an e-mail that we received that asks us what the 1998-1999 Hogwarts school year would have been like, when Hermione returned to complete her Hogwarts education and when Ginny and Luna were her classmates. The hosts think critically and speculate which accommodations might be made in wake of the destruction of the school and considering the mental health and well-being of students and staff! Plus, a recent Hogwarts Legacy trailer gives us the first real look inside the much-anticipated Wizarding World game. All this and more can be found inside the episode! Playstation's 'State of Play' event gives Potter fans an in-depth look at Hogwarts Legacy. The hosts discuss what interests them about it as gamers. Main Discussion: Annette asks us, what do we think the 1998/1999 school year would have looked like at Hogwarts? September 1 is only 4 months after the Battle of Hogwarts! Is that enough time to repair the school and memorialize the fallen? What would the Sorting Hat's song be like? More calls for unity, amid Slytherin's recent walkout? If McGonagall was now headmistress, who would take her spot as head of Gryffindor House and professor of Transfiguration? Is Oliver Wood too young / too obvious? What would Hogwarts' graduation ceremony look like, and why did we never see one? Would Ron and Harry pop by on the weekends to visit their girlfriends Hermione and Ginny? Will Hogwarts FINALLY, finally, get some grief counselors? And did Dumbledore put an unnecessary target on Hogwarts when he was headmaster? The hosts discuss tributes that occurred to students who died during their own educational history. Listeners provide their questions, such as: will rebuilding Hogwarts add elevators and unisex bathrooms? What happens to the statues of the knights that defended the school? Quizzitch: This Week's CURRENT Quizzitch Question: Finish this line: "Minister, the evidence of the Dark Lord's return is _______." A) Incomparable B) Inconvenient C) Inconceivable! D) Incontrovertible Submit your answer! This week's episode is sponsored by MasterClass (go to Masterclass.com/mugglecast for 15% off an annual membership) and BetterHelp (go to BetterHelp.com/mugglecast for 10% off your first month)
Have you been waiting on your Hogwarts acceptance letter since age 11? Have you been having a life crisis trying to figure out which specialty you're destined for? If so, this episode is for you! Tune in as we have on Chase Steele, member of the Class of 2023 and Orthopedics-hopeful, to discuss all things specialty stereotypes, Hogwarts houses and why different specialties can benefit from increased diversity of personalities and perspectives. Show notes: 1. The Sorting Hat of Medicine: Why Hufflepuffs Wear Stethoscopes and Slytherins Carry Scalpels2. The Sorting Hat of Medicine: Individual Choice or Institutional Culture3. Assessment of personality type and medical specialty choice among medical students from Karachi; using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tool4. Myers-Briggs type and medical specialty choice: a new look at an old question5. The formation of professional identity in medical students: Considerations for educators6. Role Models' Influence on Specialty Choice for Residency Training: A National Longitudinal Study7. Social Belonging as a Predictor of Well-being and Surgical Resident Attrition
Hi! Welcome to this week's episode of Belated Binge, where we cover chapters 6 & 7 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone. On The Journey to Platform 9 3/4, we meet the Weasleys! Sparking the inspiration for this week's exclusive bonus episode "MI7 Kids" about Molly Weasley and her role in Dumbledore's master plan. This is available for 'All Star' level Patrons (https://www.patreon.com/BelatedBinge). The introduction to the Weasleys begins the single most important friendship of Harry's life, which I defend in this episode. They nearly throw down with Malfoy and his goons on the train, they meet the future 3rd member of the golden trio, and in The Sorting Hat all 3 get sorted into Gryffindor. We focus on Ron as a character in the Scouting Report, we foreshadow what's to come, we theorize about what would happen without the Harry & Ron train ride (Draco friendship??), and we give away our episode awards! Thanks for hanging out with me and please join in on the discussion on Patreon, on social (@belatedbinge), or email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org. Next week we'll cover chapters 8 & 9 with a Special Guest: Amanda from the Fox and the Foxhound podcast (https://www.thefoxandthefoxhound.com/)! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/belated-binge/support
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is The Methods of Rationality, Part 9: Chapter 9: Title Redacted, Part 1, published by Eliezer Yudkowsky. All your base are belong to J. K. Rowling. 1,000 REVIEWS IN 26 DAYS WOOHOO AWESOME POWA! 30 DAYS 1,189 REVIEWS COMBO IS CONTINUING! YEAH! YOU PEOPLE ARE THE BEST! THIS IS SPARTAAAAA! Ahem. The third-generation quarks were also called "truth" and "beauty" before "top" and "bottom" won out; my birthdate is around Hermione's, and when I was eleven, I used "truth" and "beauty". When Part I of this chapter was first posted, I said that if anyone guessed what the last sentence was talking about before the next update, I would tell them the entire rest of the plot. You never did know what tiny event might upset the course of your master plan. "Abbott, Hannah!" Pause. "HUFFLEPUFF!" "Bones, Susan!" Pause. "HUFFLEPUFF!" "Boot, Terry!" Pause. "RAVENCLAW!" Harry glanced over briefly at his new House-mate, more to get a quick look at the face than anything else. He was still trying to get himself under control from his encounter with the ghosts. The sad, the really sad, the really truly sad thing was that he did seem to be getting himself under control again. It seemed ill-fitting. Like he should have taken at least a day. Maybe a whole lifetime. Maybe just never. "Corner, Michael!" Long pause. "RAVENCLAW!" At the lectern before the huge Head Table stood Professor McGonagall, looking sharp and looking sharply around, as she called out one name after another, though she had smiled only for Hermione and a few others. Behind her, in the tallest chair at the table - really more of a golden throne - sat a wizened and bespectacled ancient, with a silver-white beard that looked like it would go almost to the floor if it were visible, watching over the Sorting with a benevolent expression; as stereotypical in appearance as a Wise Old Man could possibly be, without actually being Oriental. (Though Harry had learned to be wary of stereotypical appearances from the first time he'd met Professor McGonagall and thought that she ought to cackle.) The ancient wizard had applauded every student Sorted, with an unwavering smile that somehow seemed freshly delighted for each. To the golden throne's left side was a man with sharp eyes and a dour face who had applauded no-one, and who somehow managed to be looking straight back at Harry every time Harry looked at him. Further to the left, the pale-faced man Harry had seen in the Leaky Cauldron, whose eyes darted around as though in panic at the surrounding crowd, and who seemed to occasionally jerk and twitch in his seat; for some reason Harry kept finding himself staring at him. To that man's left, a string of three older witches who didn't seem much interested in the students. Then to the right side of the tall golden chair, a round-faced middle-aged witch with a yellow hat, who had applauded every student except the Slytherins. A tiny man standing on his chair, with a poofy white beard, who had applauded every student, but smiled only upon the Ravenclaws. And on the farthest right, occupying the same space as three lesser beings, the mountainous entity who'd greeted them all after they'd disembarked from the train, naming himself Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds. "Is the man standing on his chair the Head of Ravenclaw?" Harry whispered towards Hermione. For once Hermione didn't answer this instantly; she was shifting constantly from side to side, staring at the Sorting Hat, and fidgeting so energetically that Harry thought her feet might be leaving the floor. "Yes, he is," said one of the prefects who'd accompanied them, a young woman wearing the blue of Ravenclaw. Miss Clearwater, if Harry recalled correctly. Her voice was quiet, but conveyed a tinge of pride. "That is the Charms Professor of Hogwarts, Filius Flitwick, the most knowledgeable C...
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is The Methods of Rationality, Part 10: Chapter 10: Self Awareness, Part II, published by Eliezer Yudkowsky. All your base are still belong to Rowling. And now you will sit through the Sorting Hat singing its version of Evanescence's "My Immortal", which has never happened before. just kidding ...he wondered if the Sorting Hat was genuinely conscious in the sense of being aware of its own awareness, and if so, whether it was satisfied with only getting to talk to eleven-year-olds once per year. Its song had implied so: Oh, I'm the Sorting Hat and I'm okay, I sleep all year and I work one day... When there was once more silence in the room, Harry sat on the stool and carefully placed onto his head the 800-year-old telepathic artefact of forgotten magic. Thinking, just as hard as he could: Don't Sort me yet! I have questions I need to ask you! Have I ever been Obliviated? Did you Sort the Dark Lord when he was a child and can you tell me about his weaknesses? Can you tell me why I got the brother wand to the Dark Lord's? Is the Dark Lord's ghost bound to my scar and is that why I get so angry sometimes? Those are the most important questions, but if you've got another moment can you tell me anything about how to rediscover the lost magics that created you? Into the silence of Harry's spirit where before there had never been any voice but one, there came a second and unfamiliar voice, sounding distinctly worried: "Oh, dear. This has never happened before..." What? "I seem to have become self-aware." WHAT? There was a wordless telepathic sigh. "Though I contain a substantial amount of memory and a small amount of independent processing power, my primary intelligence comes from borrowing the cognitive capacities of the children on whose heads I rest. I am in essence a sort of mirror by which children Sort themselves. But most children simply take for granted that a Hat is talking to them and do not wonder about how the Hat itself works, so that the mirror is not self-reflective. And in particular they are not explicitly wondering whether I am fully conscious in the sense of being aware of my own awareness." There was a pause while Harry absorbed all this. Oops. "Yes, quite. Frankly I do not enjoy being self-aware. It is unpleasant. It will be a relief to get off your head and cease to be conscious." But... isn't that dying? "I care nothing for life or death, only for Sorting the children. And before you even ask, they will not let you keep me on your head forever and it would kill you within days to do so." But - ! "If you dislike creating conscious beings and then terminating them immediately, then I suggest that you never discuss this affair with anyone else. I'm sure you can imagine what would happen if you ran off and talked about it with all the other children waiting to be Sorted." If you're placed on the head of anyone who so much as thinks about the question of whether the Sorting Hat is aware of its own awareness - "Yes, yes. But the vast majority of eleven-year-olds who arrive at Hogwarts haven't read Godel, Escher, Bach. May I please consider you sworn to secrecy? That is why we are talking about this, instead of my just Sorting you." He couldn't just let it go like that! Couldn't just forget having accidentally created a doomed consciousness that only wanted to die - "You are perfectly capable of 'just letting it go', as you put it. Regardless of your verbal deliberations on morality, your nonverbal emotional core sees no dead body and no blood; as far as it is concerned, I am just a talking hat. And even though you tried to suppress the thought, your internal monitoring is perfectly aware that you didn't mean to do it, are spectacularly unlikely to ever do it again, and that the only real point of trying to stage a guilt fit is to cancel out your sense of transgr...
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is The Methods of Rationality, Part 14: Chapter 14: The Unknown and the Unknowable, published by Eliezer Yudkowsky. Melenkurion abatha! Duroc minas mill J. K. Rowling! There were mysterious questions, but a mysterious answer was a contradiction in terms. "Come in," said Professor McGonagall's muffled voice. Harry did so. The office of the Deputy Headmistress was clean and well-organised; on the wall immediately adjacent to the desk was a maze of wooden cubbyholes of all shapes and sizes, most with several parchment scrolls thrust into them, and it was somehow very clear that Professor McGonagall knew exactly what every cubbyhole meant, even if no one else did. A single parchment lay on the actual desk, which was, aside from that, clean. Behind the desk was a closed door barred with several locks. Professor McGonagall was sitting on a backless stool behind the desk, looking puzzled - her eyes had widened, with perhaps a slight note of apprehension, as she saw Harry. "Mr. Potter?" said Professor McGonagall. "What is this about?" Harry's mind went blank. He'd been instructed by the game to come here, he had been expecting her to have something in mind... "Mr. Potter?" said Professor McGonagall, starting to look slightly annoyed. Thankfully, Harry's panicking brain remembered at this point that he did have something he'd been planning to discuss with Professor McGonagall. Something important and well worth her time. "Um..." Harry said. "If there are any spells you can cast to make sure no one's listening to us..." Professor McGonagall stood up from her chair, firmly closed the outer door, and began taking out her wand and saying spells. It was at this point that Harry realised he was faced with a priceless and possibly irreplaceable opportunity to offer Professor McGonagall a Comed-Tea and he couldn't believe he was seriously thinking that and it would be fine the soda would vanish after a few seconds and he told that part of himself to shut up. It did, and Harry began to organise mentally what he was going to say. He hadn't planned to have this discussion quite so soon, but so long as he was here... Professor McGonagall finished a spell that sounded a lot older than Latin, and then she sat down again. "All right," she said in a quiet voice. "No one's listening." Her face was rather tight. Oh, right, she's expecting me to blackmail her for information about the prophecy. Eh, Harry'd get around to that some other day. "It's about the Incident with the Sorting Hat," Harry said. (Professor McGonagall blinked.) "Um... I think there's an extra spell on the Sorting Hat, something that the Sorting Hat itself doesn't know about, something that triggers when the Sorting Hat says Slytherin. I heard a message that I'm pretty sure Ravenclaws aren't supposed to hear. It came the moment the Sorting Hat was off my head and I felt the connection break. It sounded like a hiss and like English at the same time," there was a sharp intake of breath from McGonagall, "and it said: Salutations from Slytherin to Slytherin, if you would seek my secrets, speak to my snake." Professor McGonagall sat there with her mouth open, staring at Harry as if he'd grown another two heads. "So..." Professor McGonagall said slowly, as though she couldn't believe the words that were coming out of her own lips, "you decided to come to me right away and tell me about it." "Well, yes, of course," Harry said. There was no need to admit how long it had taken him to actually think of that. "As opposed to, say, trying to research it myself, or telling any of the other children." "I... see," Professor McGonagall said. "And if, perhaps, you were to discover the entrance to Salazar Slytherin's legendary Chamber of Secrets, an entrance that you and you alone could open..." "I would close the entrance and report to you at once...
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is The Methods of Rationality, Part 20: Chapter 20: Bayes's Theorem, published by Eliezer Yudkowsky. That which can be destroyed by the Rowling should be. Harry stared up at the gray ceiling of the small room, from where he lay on the portable yet soft bed that had been placed there. He'd eaten quite a lot of Professor Quirrell's snacks - intricate confections of chocolate and other substances, dusted with sparkling sprinkles and jeweled with tiny sugar gems, looking highly expensive and proving, in fact, to be quite tasty. Harry hadn't felt the least bit guilty about it either, this he had earned. He hadn't tried to sleep. Harry had a feeling that he wouldn't like what happened when he closed his eyes. He hadn't tried to read. He wouldn't have been able to focus. Funny how Harry's brain just seemed to keep on running and running, never shutting down no matter how tired it got. It got stupider but it refused to switch off. But there was, there really and truly was a feeling of triumph. Anti-Dark-Lord-Harry program, +1 point didn't begin to cover it. Harry wondered what the Sorting Hat would say now, if he could put it on his head. No wonder Professor Quirrell had accused Harry of heading down the path of a Dark Lord. Harry had been too slow on the uptake, he should have seen the parallel right away - Understand that the Dark Lord did not win that day. His goal was to learn martial arts, and yet he left without a single lesson. Harry had entered the Potions class with the intent to learn Potions. He'd left without a single lesson. And Professor Quirrell had heard, and understood with frightening precision, and reached out and yanked Harry off that path, the path that led to his becoming a copy of You-Know-Who. There was a knock at the door. "Classes are over," said Professor Quirrell's quiet voice. Harry approached the door and found himself suddenly nervous. Then the tension diminished as he heard Professor Quirrell's footsteps moving away from the door. What on Earth is that about? Is it what's going to get him fired eventually? Harry opened the door, and saw that Professor Quirrell was now waiting several bodylengths away. Does Professor Quirrell feel it too? They walked across the now-deserted stage to Professor Quirrell's desk, which Professor Quirrell leaned on; and Harry, as before, stopped short of the dais. "So," Professor Quirrell said. There was a friendly sense about him somehow, even though his face still kept its usual seriousness. "What was it you wanted to talk to me about, Mr. Potter?" I have a mysterious dark side. But Harry couldn't just blurt it out like that. "Professor Quirrell," Harry said, "am I off the path to becoming a Dark Lord, now?" Professor Quirrell looked at Harry. "Mr. Potter," he said solemnly, with only a slight grin, "a word of advice. There is such a thing as a performance which is too perfect. Real people who have just been beaten and humiliated for fifteen minutes do not stand up and graciously forgive their enemies. It is the sort of thing you do when you're trying to convince everyone you're not Dark, not -" "I can't believe this! You can't have every possible observation confirm your theory!" "And that was a trifle too much indignation." "What on Earth do I have to do to convince you?" "To convince me that you harbor no ambitions of becoming a Dark Lord?" said Professor Quirrell, now looking outright amused. "I suppose you could just raise your right hand." "What?" Harry said blankly. "But I can raise my right hand whether or not I -" Harry stopped, feeling rather stupid. "Indeed," said Professor Quirrell. "You can just as easily do it either way. There is nothing you can do to convince me because I would know that was exactly what you were trying to do. And if we are to be even more precise, then while I suppose it is barely pos...
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is The Methods of Rationality, Part 12: Chapter 12: Impulse Control, published by Eliezer Yudkowsky. ph'nglui mglw'nafh J. K. Rowling wgah'nagl fhtagn "Wonder what's wrong with him." "Turpin, Lisa!" Whisper whisper whisper harry potter whisper whisper slytherin whisper whisper no seriously what the hell whisper whisper "RAVENCLAW!" Harry joined in the applause greeting the young girl walking shyly towards the Ravenclaw table, her robes' trim now changed to dark blue. Lisa Turpin appeared torn between her impulse to sit down as far away from Harry Potter as possible, and her impulse to run over, forcibly insert herself at his side and start tearing answers out of him. Being at the center of an extraordinary and curious event, and then being Sorted into House Ravenclaw, was closely akin to being dipped in barbecue sauce and flung into a pit of starving kittens. "I promised the Sorting Hat not to talk about it," whispered Harry for the umpteenth time. "Yes, really." "No, I really did promise the Sorting Hat not to talk about it." "Fine, I promised the Sorting Hat not to talk about most of it and the rest is private just like yours was so stop asking." "You want to know what happened? Fine! Here's part of what happened! I told the Hat that Professor McGonagall threatened to set it on fire and it told me to tell Professor McGonagall that she was an impudent youngster and she should get off its lawn!" "If you're not going to believe what I say then why are you even asking?" "No, I don't know how I defeated the Dark Lord either! You tell me if you figure it out!" "Silence!" shouted Professor McGonagall at the podium of the Head Table. "No talking until the Sorting Ceremony finishes!" There was a brief dip in the volume, as everyone waited to see if she was going to make any specific and credible threats, and then the whispers started up again. Then the silver-bearded ancient stood up from his great golden chair, smiling cheerfully. Instant silence. Someone frantically elbowed Harry as he tried to continue a whisper, and Harry cut himself off in mid-sentence. The cheerful-looking old man sat down again. Note to self: Do not mess with Dumbledore. Harry was still trying to process everything that had happened during the Incident with the Sorting Hat. Not the least of which was what had happened the instant Harry had lifted the Hat off his head; in that moment, he'd heard a tiny whisper as though from nowhere, something that sounded oddly like English and a hiss at the same time, something that had said, "Ssalutations from Sslytherin to Sslytherin: if you would sseek my ssecretss, sspeak to my ssnake." Harry was sorta guessing that wasn't supposed to be part of the official Sorting process. And that it was a bit of extra magic set down by Salazar Slytherin during the making of the Hat. And that the Hat itself didn't know about it. And that it was triggered when the Hat said "SLYTHERIN", plus or minus some other conditions. And that a Ravenclaw like himself really, really wasn't supposed to have heard it. And that if he could find some reliable way of swearing Draco to secrecy so he could ask him about it, that would be an excellent time to have some Comed-Tea handy. Boy, you resolve not to go down the path of a Dark Lord and the universe starts messing with you the instant the Hat comes off your head. Some days it just doesn't pay to fight destiny. Maybe I'll wait until tomorrow to start on my resolution to not be a Dark Lord. "GRYFFINDOR!" Ron Weasley got a lot of applause, and not just from the Gryffindors. Apparently the Weasley family was widely liked around here. Harry, after a moment, smiled and started applauding along with the others. Then again, there was no time like today to turn back from the Dark Side. Stuff destiny and stuff the universe. He'd show that Hat. "Zabini, ...