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I may or may not be Up To Something, completely unrelated to the last Something
Um... Yeah. Muse has probably already sold me to the gypsies made her call on this, but I'm curious as to how far against type she's casting...

Poll #1516293 You are the Sorting Hat...

Gwen Cooper:


Toshiko Sato:


Owen Harper:


Ianto Jones:


(It is... probably so blindingly obvious that Rhys and Andy are Hufflepuffs that I'm not even gonna waste poll space asking...)

feeling: thinky

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silverwerecat From: silverwerecat Date: January 25th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
You forgot the pterodactyl... ;)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 25th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Well, she's obviously a Welsh Green... ;)
rm From: rm Date: January 25th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ianto was the only one I had to think about for a really long time and I'm still not sure.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 25th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It would probably almost depend on the episode, although I do have my own theory based on the overall impression that we never did get to see more than a carefully constructed facade...
ljgeoff From: ljgeoff Date: January 25th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Owen was the one I agonized over. I think that he's a little bit like Harry; he could've gone either way. If there's such a thing as a noble Slytherin, that would be Owen.

I could also see Ianto as a Slytherin, if he was written dark. Otherwise, he feels a bit too self-effacing and self-sacrificing. He's a scheming, cunning bastard, though.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 25th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
So far hardly any of the responses seem to be lining up the way Muse is wanting to play this... >;)
bacon_fiend From: bacon_fiend Date: January 25th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ianto is a Gryffindor the way Neville Longbottom is a Gryffindor. If that makes any sense :P
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 26th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It makes enough sense that I may need to steal that line for the eventual fic... ;)
grahamwest From: grahamwest Date: January 25th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I've only seen the first series so my opinions might be lacking some critical background information.

Ianto must be a hufflepuff, because he does all the unglamourous stuff - no Slytherin would order pizza for someone else and Ravenclaws would probably just forget to eat.

I was really torn on Owen. I see I made the minority decision. Maybe his arrogant streak is a bluff, but he always strikes me as the most ruthless of the team.

Gwen and Tosh are no-brainers - especially after the mindreading charm episode.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 26th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ah, but if it was in the Slytherin's interest to keep everyone else from thinking about them too hard... ;)
owensheart From: owensheart Date: January 25th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
interesting poll, had to think about this before I voted!
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 26th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
The really interesting part is that Muse definitely has my work cut out for me if I'm going to convincingly sort them the way she seems to want to... >:)
azarsuerte From: azarsuerte Date: January 26th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I'm actually a BIG Gwen fan, so even though I'm one of only two who picked Slytherin for her, I thought I ought to state up front that I didn't mean it as a slam on her character. Slytherins are supposed to be defined by their ambition, and I think that's Gwen all over. She's subtle about it, but it's very much there. And she's certainly devious enough.

I see most people put her in Gryffindor, but I honestly can't see that. Gwen's very *good* in some ways (but when she was bad she was horrid...), but she's not what I would ever call noble, and that's how I think of Gryffindors. :-) Not as sure about where I put the others (except Tosh, she's obvious *g*) but Gwen I'm confident on. YMMV of course. :-)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 26th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
The interesting thing is, Muse agrees with you. ;) (Gwen Obliviated her boyfriend, people...) And yeah, it'd be a challenge to pull that off in a non-bashy way, but I do believe it can be done... {goes off to Scheme}
sizequeen From: sizequeen Date: January 26th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Ianto Was the Toughy

But for me, his Hufflepuff loyalty to Jack and Lisa won out above is courage, intelligence, and his neaky ambition.

Gwen is a foolhardy, courageous Gryffindor.
Owen is definitely Slytherin.
Tosh is Ravenclaw with a lot of Hufflepuff.

I think Jack's a Hufflepuff, too.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 26th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Re: Ianto Was the Toughy

Nah... Jack's Gilderoy Lockhart. ;)
firefly124 From: firefly124 Date: January 26th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Gwen - total Gryffindor, and that's not a compliment. She thinks she knows what's best even when she doesn't have all the info, but she blunders off trying to save the day anyhow.

Tosh was a no-brainer (heh) for Ravenclaw.

Owen I had to think about, and I'm still not totally satisfied with the decision to stick him in Slytherin.

Ianto, on the other hand, I didn't even have to think about. Absolutely Slytherin. You never see all of him, and he's nothing if not cunning and resourceful.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 26th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I am amused as heck by the waffling between Gryffindor and Slytherin for Owen. And that Ianto's been sitting on that stool for a couple of days now... :)
fide_et_spe From: fide_et_spe Date: January 26th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Gosh I was surprised as I would see Gwen as very much a hufflepuff and Ianto a Gryffindor. The other two were indeed rather obvious.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 26th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ianto does seem to be causing a surprising amount of trouble for this poll, yeah... It's probably a good thing that as Muse appears to be sketching out the fic that this is in regards to he's not going to be sorted 'cos he's too young to be at Hogwarts in Harry's second year! ;) (The original plotbunny being Muse noticing that Owen, and probably Andy, are HP's actual year-mates...)
electrictoes From: electrictoes Date: January 27th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
This is really interesting. And tough. Well, Gwen and Tosh were easy, but Owen I fretted between Gryffindor and Slytherin for a while.

Ianto I was struggling with, but I read through the comments and saw something about him being a Gryffindor in the same way Neville Longbottom is and that tilted me towards Gryffindor.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 27th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
As, apparently, everyone did... ;)
boji From: boji Date: January 27th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
What of Jack? For him I'd have voted Slytherin despite his outwardly seeming Gryffindor nature.
rose71 From: rose71 Date: January 27th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Yes, I think Jack is a Slytherin who wants to be a Gryffindor, and puts on a Gryffindor persona. And sometimes (when inspired by the Doctor) he really tries to do what a Gryffindor would do.
rose71 From: rose71 Date: January 27th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
All this disagreement about Ianto shows what a complex character he is. Yay Ianto!

For what it's worth, I see him as a Hufflepuff (despite his cleverness, cunning, and courage) because he always puts other people first, and tries to do his duty. When he does something sneaky, it's never out of ambition (like a Slytherin), but because he's trying to protect Lisa, or Jack, or the TW team. I can see people from all the other houses putting some kind of selfish desire first (desire for heroism, for knowledge, for Pureblood rule), but not Hufflepuffs.

Gwen strikes me as a Gryffindor because she's always rushing into dangerous situations with mad courage. And she's self-righteous. (*cough* Harry Potter *cough*) Her retconning of Rhys goes against Gryffindor honesty, but I think that just makes her a flawed (and more interesting) Gryffindor. She's not really clever enough to make sneaky plans--she just happens to have a convenient supply of retcon.

Great poll! Though sorry to see that your Muse may not like the results.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 27th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Well, it's not so much "not liking" as knowing where she's going to have to really make her case 'cos it's going to trigger some WTF?s... >;)
huskyfriends From: huskyfriends Date: January 30th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
See, for me, Owen was the hardest to choose. I noticed my choices were not number one for any of the characters - what does that say about me?

Interesting, and is making me want to see this fic.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: January 30th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It may well jump all the other ongoing fics in the queue, at the rate Muse is currently addressing her workflow charts (one serial is hung up in "um, I know all these bits are part of the same chapter" and the other has once again hit that Ianto-shaped speedbump it keeps running into whenever it's his turn to narrate), so... yeah, Watch This Space, man.
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