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Old May 13th, 2007, 12:36 am
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

I think that Luna is probaly an intelligent girl but we do not know about her grades or stuff because she isn't in Gryffindor. I belive that she is really smart and that she has a very great imagination and her personality is very unique. She isn'tlike Hermione. I love her.


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Old June 27th, 2007, 9:34 pm
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

I think the bravest thing you can do as a teenager is to go against what everyone else thinks is right. Luna does this.


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Old June 27th, 2007, 10:47 pm
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I belive that Luna is smarter then she leads us to be. She is proably also a great thinker like a philophser


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Old June 28th, 2007, 12:48 am
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

I disagree with you completely. Luna is by no means not intelligent. I think her mind is just vastly different than the normal mind. She has proven on many occasions she is very observant, even if she provides such information in trivial manners.


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Old June 28th, 2007, 1:02 am
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

I think she is a very deep thinker but she just doesnt show it that much. Or shes not a great thinker in the way we normal ppl think.


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Old June 28th, 2007, 4:01 am
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I think she is a very deep thinker but she just doesnt show it that much. Or shes not a great thinker in the way we normal ppl think.
A lot of the greatest thinkers in history don't seem to have thought "like other people think". Some examples of thinkers of this sort are Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Eddison, Albert Einstien, Jane Goodall.

I think part of why we are having this conversation is that we live in a society that equates intelligence with high test scores and academic success (i.e. Hermione Style intelligence) there is a ton of evidence for other models of high intelligence.

I also think that Luna is braver then many Gryffindors the same way Hermione is smarter then many Ravenclaws. However, Luna's bravery or Hermione's smarts are not their most important traits. What that means is you have two exceptional young women.

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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

as you can see people are not always put in houses that is most logical for example hermione if she is the smartest person in her year then why isnt she in ravenclaw? maybe luna has a different kind of mind that the sorting hat saw like her ability to imagine and think outside the box.


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Old August 15th, 2007, 1:17 am
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

I think Luna is a very intelligent person. She is a dreamer, with a vivid imagination and looks things in a complex and unusual manner. All of these things make it clear to me that she is well-placed in Ravenclaw.


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Old August 15th, 2007, 8:37 am
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as you can see people are not always put in houses that is most logical for example hermione if she is the smartest person in her year then why isnt she in ravenclaw?.
Because Hermione is easily as brave as she is smart.

You might also say she should be a Hufflepuff - noone showed more loyalty during this series than her.

But the Sorting Hat had to identify what her key characteristc is: and despite her obvious love of studying, her key trait lies in her heart not her head.

I like Luna as a Ravenclaw - she is definetly a thinker. The word "intelligence" refers to a lot of aspects, but is different from knowledge (which is more encyclopedic) - Luna has intelligence in spades. Clearly she *could* have been a Gryffindor... but is very well suited in her current house.


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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

Abstract thinking, though completely unconventional, is a trait that Rowena would greatly admire.


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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

What people tend to forget about the houses is that the hat chooses based on a what is a person's greatest attribute, or what they're main personality point is, and also what they're interests are. A person is not wholly defined by just one thing, a person can be brave and smart, down to earth but courageous, ambitious and willing to work hard. Houses define what a person's true self is, what they enjoy, what they want to strive for more than anything. Luna is brave but she doesn't want to be a warrior. Out of all her attributes and faults the thing that she chooses to act on the most is her brain, she loves to think up wild ideas and study odd theories and specimens of fantastic beasts. She uses her imagination, creativity and logical reasoning to create her life and that is why she's in Ravenclaw. The same thing can be said for Hermione, Hermione is smart but the point is that her bravery is what she chooses to act on. There have been many times throughout the story that had she gone by the books or by logic she would have been in trouble but she choses to be brave and stand by Harry and Ron instead and that is why she is in Gryffindor. It's the part of the person's personalily and attributes that they choose to act upon that defines the quality of the house they belong to. That's why so many Slytherin's go bad because they choose to act on the qualities that define Slytherin like greed and cunning and high ambition. Luna belongs in Ravenclaw, no doubt about it.


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What people tend to forget about the houses is that the hat chooses based on a what is a person's greatest attribute, or what they're main personality point is, and also what they're interests are. A person is not wholly defined by just one thing, a person can be brave and smart, down to earth but courageous, ambitious and willing to work hard. Houses define what a person's true self is, what they enjoy, what they want to strive for more than anything. Luna is brave but she doesn't want to be a warrior. Out of all her attributes and faults the thing that she chooses to act on the most is her brain, she loves to think up wild ideas and study odd theories and specimens of fantastic beasts. She uses her imagination, creativity and logical reasoning to create her life and that is why she's in Ravenclaw. The same thing can be said for Hermione, Hermione is smart but the point is that her bravery is what she chooses to act on. There have been many times throughout the story that had she gone by the books or by logic she would have been in trouble but she choses to be brave and stand by Harry and Ron instead and that is why she is in Gryffindor. It's the part of the person's personalily and attributes that they choose to act upon that defines the quality of the house they belong to. That's why so many Slytherin's go bad because they choose to act on the qualities that define Slytherin like greed and cunning and high ambition. Luna belongs in Ravenclaw, no doubt about it.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 9:45 am
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

I didn't see her as unintelligent, or not suited for Ravenclaw at all. She doesn't have that Hermione sort of intelligence (obsessive studying), but I think she's more of an... introverted introspective intellectual sort. She's open-minded, and thinks and ponders on her own a lot. Very much the philosopher type. It's a different sort of smart from being bookish like Hermione.


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Old August 17th, 2007, 11:48 pm
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

I think that she is a very wise character, she doesnt alwasy necessarily show it but she certainly isnt unintelligent.


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Old August 18th, 2007, 8:28 am
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

She struck me as someone who would rightfully belong in Hufflepuff because doesn't Hufflepuff take whoever else is left, the ones who are shunned away by everyone else? Isn't Luna shunned by everyone else?


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Old August 18th, 2007, 10:42 am
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I think the bravest thing you can do as a teenager is to go against what everyone else thinks is right. Luna does this.
But wouldn't that make her more Gryfindor material?


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Old August 18th, 2007, 10:48 am
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Old August 18th, 2007, 11:04 am
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Re: Luna in Ravenclaw?

I think Luna is very intelligent in her own feilds. She is wise and she has an open mind and thinks about things through.

I think you have to be intelligent to have an open mindso would fit in, in Ravenclaw.

She does have qualities of other houses but everybdy has a mix of qualities.


 
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