April 2nd, 2006

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(Essay) The Slytherin Bias

The Slytherin Bias
Moon Faery & Slytherin House//Slytherin

Notes: This was posted first in cunningfolk. Since my fellow Slytherins seem to be throwing their support behind it, I'm posting it here for the Mods and other House members to read. This spawned from frustration over the incredibly large gap in numbers between Slytherin and the rest of the Houses, giving Slytherin a strong disadvantage in the race for Points. I'd like to ask any Mods that read this to consider the negative wording in the Cheat Sheets and general House concepts applied to Slytherin, and how this might affect both morale, Sorting and inter-House relations.

Resources: "What is Slytherin?" thread in cunningfolk (http://community.livejournal.com/cunningfolk/237887.html).
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, books 1-6.
"What is a Slytherin?" poem by onezeronothing

Abstract: Slytherin, with the other three Houses, is a keystone on which Hogwarts and hogwartsishome stands. Much maligned in the series, why does Slytherin hold such a poor reputation? What is the truth behind the House of the snake and those who bear its banner? The Slytherin House at hogwartsishome would like to officially set the record straight.

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