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Ravenclaw Colours
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Published: March 30, 2007
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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's avatar
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|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|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|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|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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CatOfWhispers's avatar
that's sad.
then again, my sister is a hufflepuff.
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Gwennafran|Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I don't think I got that?
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CatOfWhispers's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
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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Felixader's avatar
Modern Kids? Harry Pottter? Im am sorry?

I am NOT that old!
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Gwennafran|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's avatar
In this context it would be everyone growing up with a smartphone.
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Gwennafran|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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Ikhael's avatar
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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NoirthEdited |Hobbyist General Artist
Lol 😆

Her face tho Sans laughing [icon/emoji] 

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Gwennafran|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Noirth|Hobbyist General Artist
Yer welcome 

:D (Big Grin)  (^u^)
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Sparda81|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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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's avatar
Bronze and Blue are only color of Ravenclaw.
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Gwennafran|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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AssassinPsyche's avatar
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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