"Are you sure that’s a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough—I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

having grown up with the HP series, i have said on multiple occasions that i am hermione granger. it’s no coincidence that we’ve never been in the same room, and i too am a magical bossy know-it-all with big hair who’s smart in school.

but now…now it’s OFFICIAL. and here are the pics to prove it~

photos taken/edited by ArtsyRaccoon, it was my first time working with her and she did an AMAZING job and was so sweet, please go check her out ;-;

more photos from this shoot HERE


  • me watching sorceror's stone:um no in the book Ron doesn't thrash around like an idiot it's Hermione that's panicking and he actually reminds Hermione that she's a witch and there's a spell to solve the problem
  • me watching prisoner of Azkaban:um no in the book when Snape insults Hermione ron didn't insult her further he defended her and got himself detention
  • me watching prisoner of azkaban:um no in the book it's not hermione that defends harry from Sirius it's Ron and he does it while standing up on his mangled leg
  • me watching deathly hallows pt1:um no in the book when Hermione was being tortured Ron didn't just state the obvious and say they had to do something; he was banging on the walls and shouting his lungs off because the girl he LOVED was in trouble and he was worried out of his fricking mind
  • mom/dad/cousins/classmates/friends/dog while watching hp movies:EW what's up with ron he doesn't deserve Hermione
  • me:*sighs*


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For those of you who are one of our many thousands of new followers, you may not have seen a post like this before. Our tradition is that, every time we hit a big milestone, we publish a set of quotations that actually come from the Harry Potter books (which you may have noticed we don’t take generally); we choose one character every time and then choose quotes of theirs that we can sort. In this case, we went with McGonagall (in the past, we’ve done Dumbledore, and the Weasley twins).

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A Scenario I Posed to My Brother
  • Me:Hey, you're in the Computer Club, right?
  • Bro:Yeah?
  • Me:All right, imagine this - the school is holding a year-long fundraiser, and the club that raises the most money wins a trip to Disneyland.
  • Bro:Awesome!
  • Me:So at the end of the year, everyone in the school gathers together in the gym or auditorium or cafeteria or wherever--
  • Bro:Uh-huh...
  • Me:And the principal announces the winners. "In fourth place, with $312 raised, the Football Team!"
  • Bro:Ha ha!
  • Me:"In third place with $352, the Art Club!"
  • Bro:Yuh-huh...
  • Me:"In second, with $426, the Physics Club!"
  • Bro:'Kay...
  • Me:"And in first place, with a total of $472 - The Computer Club!"
  • Bro:Bitchin'!
  • Me:But wait! The principal continues -- "I have a surprise announcement, everyone! I've decided to make a few last-minute donations."
  • Bro:Come again?
  • Me:"To the Head Cheerleader, I donate $50."
  • Bro:Wait, are the cheerleaders involved?
  • Me:She's for the Football team.
  • Bro:Ah...
  • Me:"On behalf of the Running Back, I donate another $50."
  • Bro:Where are you going with this?
  • Me:"To the Quarterback, I donate $60!"
  • Bro:Wait, doesn't that mean--
  • Me:"And to the Towel Boy, I give $10. That's a grand total of $482. THE FOOTBALL TEAM WINS THE TRIP TO DISNEYLAND!"
  • Me:That's basically what happened at the end of the first Harry Potter

According to the Telegraph this rare prop will be up for grabs at the London Antiquarian Book Fair:

Harry Potter fans will love this prop from the first film; an envelope containing an invitation to attend Hogwarts school, sealed with wax. Admittedly, there’s a few of these missives about – the film features a scene in which the boy wizard is besieged with them – but most only had printed seals, so they could “fly” around the room more easily. It’s yours for 3,750 GBP from Adrian Harrington.