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Ravenclaw Colours by Gwennafran Ravenclaw Colours by Gwennafran
I accidentally realised that there was a "colour war" among the Harry Potter fans drawing Ravenclaws.
Am I the only one who find it ironic, that it's Ravenclaws: The house that values intelligence, knowledge and wit (read: The bookies), that has ended up having at least half of the fanbase depicting them with different colours that the ones described in the books?
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PunkRockGirl1992 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018
The color war bothers me (blue and bronze for life!!) but that damn RAVEN bothers me more than anything!

We're EAGLES dammit!!

It's bad enough that our mascot is wrong on all official merch but so are our colors??? Fuck that shit. Why are we the house that had EVERYTHING about our house aesthetic changed?

I will forever be salty about this.

And on top of that, it's an eagle on the school crest but not the house crest which means someone at Warner Bros. fucked up and they just never bothered to fix it!
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it2ly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
So if your dyslexic then your not a true ravenclaw wow. tbh if you really were ravenclaw you would be open minded to people liking movies over books like it’s a colour please chill
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Please chill" the very upset person said, over a silly joke comic more than 10 years old. Narrated by three obviously snobbish children.
Honestly, the best you can do is take your own advise.

That said, I honestly don't think Hogwarts is a very friendly place toward dyslexic people. If you go by the descriptions in the books, teaching in Hogwarts seems very old fashioned, with several examples of flat out horrible teachers. The wizard community as a whole clearly hasn't done much effort to follow muggle advances on these sort of matters, by the time the books take place (It may have turned a lot better once Hermione got in charge of things).
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it2ly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Sorry it was kind of rude of me...i just was tired when i wrote it and that day everyone kept annoying me and asking me "Why are you a Ravenclaw if you are stupid" and i let my insecurities take over, my bad, i also seemed to forget that this was old..i just didn't like how people got annoyed over colours but you're right its old so it shouldn't matter

its illustrated nicely anyway..and if i didn't have all these insecurities i would find it funny...(I actually don't have dyslexia i was just asking out of curiosity)
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I'm pretty sure I'm straight Ravenclaw myself, the whole system is honestly horrible (and it shouldn't matter what others think about your house position, cause you know, once the sorting hat has placed you there, there's really nothing that can be done. No do-overs allowed).
Seriously, Hogwarts is not some shiny beacon of "the perfect school system". If anything, it's quite the opposite, with bullying being an accepted part of daily lives among students, and horrible teachers being untouchable because "being bad at teaching" isn't any reason not to be a teacher at Hogwarts. If anything, I'd be more worried about what I'd do with my wizarding skills, after school days at Hogwarts are over. ;)
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it2ly Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Nice. Yeah agreed hogwarts really isn't the best with safety of the students like if a 16 year old kid could bring in a whole bunch of death eaters...then it definitely isn't the best 
but your completely right, even the easy way to fall off the grand stairs or something, or dying in a quiditch game 
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CatOfWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
that's sad.
then again, my sister is a hufflepuff.
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I don't think I got that?
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CatOfWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
Well, I just think it's upsetting that what people see nowadays is better than what they read, I mean, for me Moist Von Lipwig is always cheeky, not some sad depressed bloke who is only a conman. I watched going postal and I preferred the book... Same with Luna, what I saw wasn't what I thought, which was sad.
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Ikhael Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
Well, that pottermore test isn't realible at all. I mean, I'm clearly hufflepuff, given lac of any ambition and more oriented at being nice to people..you know, the hufflepuf stereotype. It's literary me. And where the stupid simulation of the glorious hat put me in? Slyntherin. It's random generator, that's what I say.
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CatOfWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
Well, I don't even know what house I'm supposed to be in, i mean, I love books and reading and studying, which sounds like ravenclaw, but I'm also pretty arty and tend to stand up for my family and countries(s) when dissed which sounds more griffindor, so i guess the hat wouldn't know what to do with me!
I'm not on pottermore, but it definitely sounds like the normal quiz: enough of any one answer and you get one of four eventualities.
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Ikhael Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
It doesn't allow you to take it multiple times. :-)

As for the house, let's ask you simple question: If given the chance, would you rather go to the history as war hero, or as somebody who made important discovery that allowed for scientific advancment?
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CatOfWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
science. Definitely.

My sisters are pushing for me to join pottermore. Guess I'll soon find out...
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Ikhael Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
Then you are clear Ravenclaw.

Anyways, let me know where the quiz send you.
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CatOfWhispers Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
HAH! this was funny. I got Griffindor, so I retook it. I got Slytherin. Then Hufflepuff, Hufflepuff, Griffindor.... and THEN I decided to make an account for the other version of me, and she got... ravenclaw. Yep.

I was so hacked off XD but my patronus is an elephant.
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Ikhael Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
how did you retook it? Did you made about zillion of accounts?
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Felixader Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
Modern Kids? Harry Pottter? Im am sorry?

I am NOT that old!
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Modern in this context would be anyone having grown up with a TV. So quite a few decades by now. ;)
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Felixader Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
In this context it would be everyone growing up with a smartphone.
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, this picture is actually 10 years old. It's from before smartphones was something people had grown up with. XD
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Felixader Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
Well, then it makes no sense since Harry Potter more or less started something of a Rennaisance of children and teens starting to read books again. :-P
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, reading one book series is not a Renaissance for book reading. It's basically just a trend to read that one thing. *If* that actually were true, how come all the 20-somethings Today are not avid book readers in general?
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Felixader Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
Thats total bollocks (no personal offense meant). There is no evidence that all the 20-somethings arent avid book readers.

And not everyone needs to be an avid book reader, normal amount of being reader is totally okay.

Additionally many have changed over to Audiobooks becasue many only find time in their busy time shedules between making the dishes and driving to/from work.

But most of all its a rennaissance for book reading because never in history have had more people access to, the abillity to and actually bought as many books as they do now may they be on paper, electronic or audio.
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say normal day to day interaction is plenty evidence... Seriously, I was old enough to witness this whole thing without being a kid. And I was an avid reader at the time.

Yes, young people read Harry Potter. But in general... that's all they read. In order for there to be a renaissance, a lot more people would have to do a lot more reading. Reading one book series is not "A Renaissance for book reading". You'd be much better off arguing that the internet created a Renaissance for reading stuff in general (rather than just books). 
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Ikhael Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
You are. I read first book when I was around 11, and the book was new here. i.e. around year 2004 or so. I'm 23 now.
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Noirth Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol 😆

Her face tho Sans laughing [icon/emoji] 

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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Noirth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yer welcome 

:D (Big Grin)  (^u^)
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Sparda81 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Why not both? I personally prefer the blue and silver. Bronze for whatever reason looks really garish, and showy to me. But for something official, like a Sorting, or a big ceremony, I think the blue and bronze would be better suited.
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ThestralStar Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014
For those wondering why an eagle is the mascot of Ravenclaw, I saw a really great comment somewhere (wish I could remember where so I could credit the person who wrote it) that said the "raven" in "Ravenclaw" does not refer to the animal but the color raven--or black. So "Ravenclaw" is describing the color of claw of a particular species of eagle. It's apparently consistent with Old English naming conventions. :)

Anway, this little comic strip is so great. Makes me feel better for preferring the bronze and not caving under pressure to buy "official" merchandise. 

Update: Here's the link to that discussion. scifi.stackexchange.com/questi…
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Alex13KingAeF Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Bronze and Blue are only color of Ravenclaw.
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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AssassinPsyche Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it is ironic. As a Ravenclaw myself I do prefer blue and bronze but at the same time blue and silver really do look better. Also there is a war because in the books Ravenclaw isn't a raven, it's an eagle. Which is backwards to have the word raven in the House name and then give them an entire different mascot. A lot of people often don't even realize because Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are pushed off so often.
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That part has gotten quite a few comments here. Poor Ravenclaw. Misunderstood mascot and misunderstood colours. 
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bunk12bear Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well i think bleu and bronze look better together i wish thefywere for available in those colors
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They probably are somewhere on the internet. ;)
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bunk12bear Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks 
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If-not-now-when Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I really like this outlook! Unfortunately, Ravenclaw scarves, ties, etc. with the traditional colors and crest are far less available than those with silver and a raven. It can get pretty annoying sometimes.
Even the choice of a raven over an eagle has a certain degree of irony. The eagle represents Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, and by extension the house's strong ties to the tenants of knowledge and wisdom. The raven, while it seems more logical, is simply less symbolic. I don't blame those who aren't aware, as it took me a while to figure this out myself. But it helps to study your own house's lore, especially when your house has a reputation for study and evaluation. I'm mostly annoyed that the movie industry trod on such a fantastic symbolism without regarding its significance.
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LittleStarHikari Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can understand that the eagle is much more relevant and traditional to Ravenclaw, however the raven itself is not any less symbolic, as in some pagan lore it is a very magical creature that represents intuition and a bringer of knowledge or news.
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On the symbolism thing I actually have to say it's the books that seem to go against normal conventions. I honestly thought owls were Athena's animal (and Wikipedia agrees with me on that one). Eagles are much more commonly used to represent courage and strength.
Being from Scandinavia, ravens actually doesn't seem illogical to me. They're one of the token animals owned by Odin. who - among other things- were the god of wisdom. And they were used to scout the world for him, and tell him secrets. Symbolically, ravens are much more associated with wisdom than eagles are.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
It's bronze and blue and the symbol is an eagle, not a raven! Although in my opinion the raven makes more sense!
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's at the least easy to see how people get that one wrong. ;)
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BluVenus14 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I always used to think that silver looked better with blue than bronze did, and I still do, but the crest they made for Pottermore looks absolutely gorgeous, so I don't have any qualms with the blue/bronze combo any more. I mean, look at it: images5.fanpop.com/image/polls/870000/870799_1320404052328_full.jpg

They made it look so good, I bet having that crest in silver instead of bronze would actually take away from it.
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good images should be like that. Doesn't change the fact that it's generally easier to work with blue and silver than blue and bronze.
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BluVenus14 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Eh, true enough. I still combine blue and silver very easily in my head. But they both work. ;P
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cp3a Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
It's true silver looks better (and I have some vendetta against bronze... long story) but the books if the book say bronze...

(I've read the books and haven't got round to the films I genuinely thought it was silver...)
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Passin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Stupid films! Oh this is so very funny though;D
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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APosionedPassion Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
book colours all the way
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imstarfire Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've always been bothered that they changed the colors for Ravenclaw in the films.. stupid people, didnt they know there would be die hard fans that wouldnt apreciate their color change? as well as everything else they botched in the films? lol sorry! REALLY CUTE!
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