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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Trying to Envision Revision...and what ARE the house colors for Hufflepuff?

So, I've got myself into a bit of a pickle during a revision. The thing is, I keep asking myself questions as to why certain things happen in the story...and I realize that I don't know why.

The stuff just happens.

Well, that's not good enough, is it?

Even if I choose not to hit the reader over the head with every detail about every little thing...I must know. The writer MUST know. If I know, then I can be subtle about how I weave in clues, and make better decisions about what to leave in and what to leave out.

And there's some stuff in a ms that I am playing with right now that I just realized that I did not know the answer to.

So, I've got some stuff to ponder.

While I am pondering, perhaps you can help me with a question I have (and it's not about my story...just JK Rowling's!)

What are Hufflepuff's house colors? We are having a debate here at the Thomas house. Noel assures me they are yellow and black...NO WAY I say. And I want to wear Hufflepuff's* colors when I go to Harry Potter World next week (woohooooo!).

So, I need to know.


P.S. I am quite sure that the hat would have sorted me into Hufflepuff. Gryffindor for bravery, Slytherin for sneaky, Ravenclaw for superbrains....and Hufflepuff for everyone else. Well, ladies and gents, I am everyone else! And proud of it!


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Noel wins, according to the word on the web. Hufflepuff is yellow with black and is considered the house of balance between the others.
You're going to Harry Potter World???? Please, please, pack me in your suitcase. At least smuggle me a butterbeer. *sigh*
As for your other question. It does seem the writer must be the master of the universe and know all.

Stephanie Perkins said...

*aching with jealousy*

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!! Sigh. Hopefully, I'll be there next summer. I hope you have an amazing time!!

And yes. Yellow and black. Sorry.

Stephanie Perkins said...

P.S. Please take a picture of the butterbeer! I've only seen far away pictures. Sooooo dreamy.

Ruth Donnelly said...

LOL...Maybe you can wear mostly black, with a bright yellow accent. That wouldn't be too bad, would it? Have a wonderful time, and I do hope you will post about your experience!

Myrna Foster said...

Fun!!! Make sure you post pictures, 'kay? :o)

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Yellow and black is fun... it will be my kids' high school colors, so I guess they are Hufflepuffs by default! ;) Have a great time!

Jackee said...

Noel wins! But you're going to HP World???!!! You live life, Shelley. :o) I'm very jealous--in a good way.

It's good to be God with your books (in the non-sacreligous sense of the word). And if nothing else, it's fun to pretend you are!

Hardygirl said...

I can't help you with Hufflepuff . . . but you've helped me with this "why" business. I'm about to meet with my beta and get back into some revisions. "Why" is a question I'm going to keep asking myself.


Katie said...

Oh my gosh! You are going to disney????? I think we're taking the kids there for C-mas!

Steph Perkins would know, so I see yellow and black it is.

Have fun and post pics!

Kelly H-Y said...

You're going to Harry Potter world next week?! Ohhhh, you'll have to tell us all about it! Lucky you! Isn't Hufflepuff yellow and black ... I just checked with hubby ... he thinks so too! :-) Good luck with the difficult questions during revisions!