harry potter school

Ravenclaw Headcanon

Ravenclaws are perfectionists and when it comes to learning something new they can become frustrated. Especially if it’s a new skill they want to be good at. They are frustrated that their work isn’t their best, but haven’t learnt the skill enough to know how to fix it.

This can cause some Ravenclaws to give up and try something new. So they become notorious for hobby hopping. Other Ravenclaws become extremely driven to get better and put all their effort into trying to make their best work, but they still find flaws in their work.

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Drarry AU

My brain keeps returning to this idea – what if, in POA (movie universe), Harry never realizes that the crane Malfoy sent him was a note (because I mean, who would)?  Like he just stares at it, confused, then goes “okay” sets it down on his desk and goes back to ignoring Snape

I mean, Draco would be furious because how dare you not appreciate my bullying Potter and the next class they have together, he grabs another piece of paper, writes something along the lines of “You suck Potter”, folds another crane and blows it over – only for it to be left sitting on Harry’s desk again after the lesson, and Harry didn’t even look inside, he didn’t do anything with this damn crane, and Draco is absolutely seething from this lack of attention

So he does it again.  And again.  And again.  

First it’s insults (because of course he hates Potter, they’re archenemies, never mind the actual murderer stalking Harry at this very moment) – “I hope you die Potter” “I wish I met Sirius Black I’d help him” “Your glasses are appalling why do you still have the same ones from first year your prescription can’t possibly be the same you moron” “Eat a bag of dicks Potter” – but a month goes by and he’s running out of things to say and Potter never reads the notes anyway so Draco just starts ranting about everything else he finds annoying


Soon the cranes are just a way of venting – talk about your day, fold a beautiful crane, send it to the person you definitely hate the most.  He still tries to snark and generally antagonize every time he sees Potter, because it’s practically my duty to take the Golden Boy down a peg, Goyle – but he can’t do it the same way anymore, so he takes a step back – in everything except the cranes.  

Every day, every class, and sometimes at breakfast, a crane will land next to Harry Potter’s elbow.  Without fail.  Harry will pick it up, stare at it, and set it back down.  Or maybe slip it into his bag, and Draco’s stomach flips the first time he does that.  

It’s almost like they’re friends.  By now, Draco’s told him things he never even voiced to his friends – that he’s actually terrified of the Dementors, that he keeps feeling like he’s not good enough, because no matter what he tries, there’s always somebody better than him at it – that he still can’t understand why Harry didn’t want to be his friend that time on the train, seriously Potter what did I do?  you didn’t even know me! – and Potter didn’t crumple any of the cranes, so maybe he doesn’t hate him so much anymore?..  Draco knows Potter never reads these notes, but he likes to pretend that Harry knows all these things about him.  And maybe even cares a little.  

It’s stupid, and he really shouldn’t be putting any of such personal details in writing (honestly Lucius would be so disappointed, these cranes are perfect blackmail material and what the hell are you thinking Draco yells Draco’s inner voice) – but he can’t stop.  It’s become a habit, and Potter stared at him for fifteen minutes at lunch today, so he can’t stop.  Draco keeps talking, and making Harry little doodles, and trying not to smile too obviously when another crane ends up in Harry’s pocket.



And meanwhile, Harry’s going nuts.  He just doesn’t understand what Malfoy wants from him, or why he doesn’t run into him so often anymore – and the cranes really seem to be just paper (Ron why does Malfoy know origami is this a general wizard thing or is it just him), and they’re delicate and elegant, and he feels bad about destroying them – so he just leaves them.  

Until, of course, he absentmindedly shoves one in his bag one day – and finds it that evening.  Sighs and sets it on his bedside table, because what else can he do?..  Even if he throws it out, he’ll just get a new one tomorrow.  Or three.  

He’s confused, because Malfoy isn’t even so loud or dramatic anymore, it’s almost as if he’s trying not to attract attention – beyond the cranes – but Harry’s eyes are glued to him anyway.  He knows that Malfoy has to be up to something, because of course he is – but he just can’t tell what, there’s no way to know, and holy shit Ron he just smiled at me what the hell is he planning – and all this time, the pile of cranes on his bedside table keeps growing

He doesn’t lie awake at night, thinking of Malfoy’s smile.  He doesn’t.  Really.  

The next day, when he gets his morning crane, he flashes Malfoy a brilliant smile, and laughs at his stunned expression like ha, two can play at this game!  Gotcha now!  and he’s still thinking that Malfoy’s messing with his mind – except he can’t help but think that it would be nice if Draco was really like that.  If he really just sent the cranes over to brighten Harry’s day.  If there wasn’t something else behind this, because he’s starting to like it.  


All this goes on until Hermione barges into their dormitory again, in the ungodly hours of the morning, like she usually does – and stops dead, staring at the pile of cranes, Ron may have been complaining but she never imagined the true extent of this new, yet age-old obsession.  And of course, Harry tries to protest, that it’s all for science, Hermione, I have to find out what he’s up to and this is the only source of information – but the excuses run dry when she quizzes him a bit and finds out that none of the cranes are cursed, or charmed to yell insults, or anything, really 

So she’s like “well have you tried to unfold one” and no he didn’t, who the heck writes notes inside a crane anyway, isn’t it an artwork??  But hey, that’s an idea, and that night the trio gets together, sitting on Harry’s bed with the crane he just got in Charms, bated breath and all, waiting for it to unleash something nasty (Harry finds himself really really hoping it won’t) 

All kinds of security measures done, and they unfold it 

Hermione’s like “oh.  Oohh,” and Ron’s eyebrows fly away to roam the world

Because inside

there’s a shitty little drawing of Harry and Draco holding hands, with little hearts all around 

Hogwarts Houses as Good Feeling Things

slytherin:

the crunch of a footstep in freshly fallen snow, putting together the prefect outfit and knowing you look your best, rooms with tall ceilings, perfect eyebrows, standing on balconies, pressed suits, zipping up tall boots

gryffindor:

running out into a rainstorm just to get soaked, dancing to loud music with your best friend, running to clear your mind after a bad day, getting a haircut and feeling light and free, taking a breath of fresh air in the summer, skipping stones

ravenclaw:

setting up your bed as the perfect Netflix fort, the he loves me he loves me not game, perfect long nails with dark polish, crisp powdery pages, crackling fireplaces, writing until your hand cramps up, old castles 

hufflepuff:

getting a hug from that one person, p.j days at school, taking off make up at the end of the day, hiding in a hoodie, stacking up five blankets in the wintertime, telling someone you love them over and over, movies with friends

Shit Slytherins Say on Valentine's Day : #2
  • Hufflepuff: "Hi, did it hurt?"
  • Slytherin: "What?"
  • Hufflepuff: "When you fell from heaven."
  • Slytherin: "Did you just call me Satan?"
houses going through rebellious high school phases

gryffindo

  • fights anyone
  • always wearing merch (tshirts, beanies, wristbands)
  • interrupts the teacher with dick jokes
  • skips class to take a train or bus anywhere
  • redyes hair every second week, bright af colors
  • multiple lip/ eyebrow piercings
  • constantly making kms jokes
  • still listens to my chemical romance and will mug anyone who judges them
  • splashes water over toilet cubicle walls and giggles
  • “did you do your homework?”
    “what homework?”

  • asks sad people if they’re okay
  • makes everyone do shots at parties but takes ten years to drink their own
  • PARTIES.
  • tries to drag their wallflower ravenclaw friend everywhere
  • cruisers and beer
  • aggressive facebook posts
  • panic at the disco.

hufflypuff

  • septum piercing
  • chokers
  • flannels and chunky boots
  • “wtf is math”
  • “why do we even need to know this shit”
  • glares really hard at slow readers
  • skips class to smoke weed behind the school
  • or sleeps with their face attached to the desk
  • colorful artwork hidden in their artbook
  • schoolbooks are full of worksheets they’ll never finish 
  • liked halsey, martinez and matd before they were cool
  • unironically listens to vaporwave
  • memelords and queens
  • emotionally plays piano when no ones around to hear them fuck up bc embarassing but
  • will totally play for their punkass slytherin friend
  • drinks with friends over going to parties anyday
  • clings to a bottle of vodka when they do go to parties
  • doodles all over their exam papers and likes drawing on the whiteboard
  • twenty one pilots.

ravencloogle

  • dark lipstick
  • lowkey fashionistas but will also show up in trackpants and tshirts with half-did hair
  • always correcting the teacher or finding ways to humiliate them
  • cheats on tests bc they spent their prep time writing/ reading gay porn
  • starts shit with everyone to polish their insulting skills
  • legitimately terrified of family gatherings
  • black nail polish
  • has loud gryff friend that they tolerate bc they’re cute
  • listens to music when they breathe
  • their bones are made of musical talent, true fact
  • reckless driver but still obeys all the laws
  • took some form of martial arts as a kid so is able whoop ass when ass whooping is needed
  • super smart in elementary, is now riddled with the anxiety to succeed
  • possibly skipped a grade and has to deal with their friends making fun of them for being younger
  • makes out in stairwells
  • cries in them too
  • do not approach when mad, aggresive rambling with lots of long words
  • nirvana.

snyzzerin

  • pastel/white hair
  • flower crowns (not real flowers tho)
  • skips school to go shopping
  • heLLA CONTOURING SKILLS
  • professional at cheating on tests
  • spits on people
  • “it’s not a phase mom”
  • drinks alcohol straight. like people are scared of them bc where the fuck did all the whiskey go
  • smokes
  • has already been suspended, to juvy and to a mental hospital once or twice
  • lone wolf but
  • has a pure af hufflepuff friend that gives them bandaids if they get into a fight
  • video games
  • standing up for people who can’t defend themselves
  • always in the principals office
  • likes to steal earphones and candy
  • “well fuck you” “because fuck you” and “fuck you”
  • the one behind all the really rude nicknames (that everyone uses) for teachers
  • shit talks a lot but feels bad about it inside
  • movie soundtracks

There should be a Wizarding school for us Nordic people right there where three countries meet. 

  • The Houses could be inspired Nordic animals such as wolf, reindeer, bear etc.
  • Icelanders (and other Nordics that live in the islands) could come by the boat (inspired by vikings) or some other epic way.
  • Lots of Nordic mythology
  • Celebrating polar night / midnight sun
  • Northen lights are a big part of the school culture
  • Castle is inspired by nordic castles
  • Most of the classes are spent outside wandering in the nature
  • Founders come from different countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland (for example)
  • Nordic shamanism? History?

Me and my friend used to gather inspiration pictures for the school back in 2014. (check this outhttp://pohjoismaa.tumblr.com/ ) We had all the ideas of the founders, houses, color themes and such. We were so exited about this and them we forgot this.

For example: idea for color themes & houses

I think we Nordic people are much alike so im L I V I N G for the idea of a NORDIC WIZARDING SCHOOL.

Houses as Quotes from my Physics Class
  • Gryffindor: "It's not just a sword, it's a weapon."
  • Hufflepuff: "C'mon, what's the point of having a pet giraffe if you don't put it in roller skates?"
  • Ravenclaw: "Yes, the cow- and what kind of cow is it again? That's right, a chocolate milk cow. That is obviously very important to the question."
  • Slytherin: "You'd make a good detective. You have those serial killer instincts that could help you figure out their motives."
  • Ravenclaw: I'm feeling pretty productive. I think I'll get some work done today!
  • *12 hours later*
  • Ravenclaw: *spent the whole day playing video games*
  • Ravenclaw: Not again.