imagine getting on the train and being so nervous about starting but then you meet someone and you become friends and you share pumpkin pastries on the way there
imagine getting there and being amazed at the size of hogwarts because it’s pretty damn huge
imagine being so nervous to find out your house but once you find out, you just feel so happy and at home
imagine meeting amazing people who become some of your closest friends
imagine sitting in McGonagall’s class as she teaches you how to turn a rat into a cup
imagine meeting dumbledore in the corridor and he gives you a sherbet lemon
imagine getting lost in the maze of corridors but the nice paintings help you back to find your room
imagine learning how to ride a broomstick
imagine watching the quidditch games and being so excited and cheering until your throat hurts
imagine being so eager to come back after breaks and summer
imagine shopping for the school year and it’s always so fun
imagine lying on your bed whilst your roommates talk about their summers and what they plan to take that year
imagine finding yourself at 3am in the common room with a quill in your hair and ink on your face after falling asleep writing an essay
imagine learning so many useful and handy spells - that hair washing spell sure is a life saver
imagine a trip to madam pomfrey after a friend dares you to jump to the platform before the stairs have even gotten there yet
imagine finding out what your patronus is and being so overwhelmed with how cool casting it is even if your patrnous is a salmon
imagine peeves pulling pranks on you and your friends
imagine sitting in the great hall eating dinner and just loving the general buzz and atmosphere of the place
imagine the balls and the parties
imagine the trips to hogsmeade where you can finally stock up on sugar quills
imagine the sense of achievement when you get house points
imagine sitting by the black lake and watching the giant squid
imagine late night library trips to scramble for books to write last minute essays
imagine walking around the halls and talking to all the paintings and appreciating the building and the views
imagine sitting on the train coming back and being so excited about what will happen this year
imagine sending letters using owls to your family telling them all about your week
imagine watching the snow fall on the grounds and having to wear scarves and hats to venture outside
imagine sitting up with your friends in the common room playing never have i ever and drinking firewhiskey
imagine the years passing so quickly and soon you find yourself on the train home from hogwarts never to go back and it’s bittersweet because you’ll miss it but you’re on to do bigger and better things now
Finally, the truth. Lying with his face pressed into the dusty
carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learn-
ing the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was
not supposed to survive.
I can’t believe this is an Unpopular Opinion™ but I was honestly so annoyed when Ginny tells Hermione, ‘Don’t start acting as though you understand Quidditch, you’ll only embarrass yourself.’ Literally the very first thing Hermione did back when the trio first became friends was lend Harry a copy of Quidditch Through The Ages. She then proceeded to set Snape on fire because because she thought he cursed Harry’s Nimbus 2000. For Harry’s thirteenth birthday, she gets him a broom servicing kit. In the match against Hufflepuff in the thick rain, Hermione appears out of nowhere and charms Harry’s glasses to repel water. When she made Ron’s timetable, she gave him evenings off every week for Quidditch practice and encouraged him every time he felt low. That very year she confunded Mclaggen during try-outs because he was talking shit about Ron and Ginny. So yeah Hermione Jean Granger understands Quidditch pretty damn well and that was unnecessarily petty.
993. If there had been no Voldemort, Sirius and James would've sent Harry when Remus became a professor at Hogwarts saying "Congrats on the job, now live your dream Professor! Oh and Harry, get in as much trouble as possible. Love you too Minnie!"
Hey, you want to know who Scorpius Malfoy reminds me of?
And I don’t just mean in the sense of blond, dead mum, dad’s trying his best, bullied, unpopular, odd.
I mean that Luna Lovegood is a beautiful character because despite the hardship she faces, despite the ridicule she endures, she’s wise, and gentle, and thoughtful, and kind, and she never changes who she really is.
Scorpius? He’s very much the same. Scorpius is unbearably sunny and nerdy and wonderful, even when he has no reason to be.
And it really makes me happy. You know why? Because Luna Lovegood was one of the most important characters in the series. She became the perfect role model for children everywhere in that she showed how important it was to be yourself, how valuable the smallest of actions could be, and that you could keep smiling and keep giving to others and keep being the kindest and most beautiful of souls even when the world was determined to beat you down.
And the world could always do with more characters like that.