Think about it for a minute.
A muggleborn student goes to Hogwarts. They were special needs at their primary school, severely dyslexic, couldn’t read or write despite being 11 years old. And then, just as they’re starting to make progress, everything changes. Suddenly they aren’t going to the local secondary, with the special arrangements that have been made for them. They get put on a train and sent to Hogwarts, where they’re expected to produce essays covering several feet of parchment. They’re meant to read book chapters outside of classes, to complete homework on time, and they don’t have anyone around to help.
There’s no special needs professor at Hogwarts. No one specifically trained to help the students who come to school so woefully unprepared- the dyslexics, the kids who were meant to be home schooled but never were, the students who have abnormal mannerisms, the ones that don’t like to be touched, the ones who can’t look anyone in the eye, the ones who can’t even speak in front of other people (which makes casting spells pretty fucking difficult).
And for years these students are failed. They leave Hogwarts without any O.W.Ls or N.E.W.Ts, and the professors cluck and say it’s such a shame, if they’d just applied themselves that little bit more…
Harry Potter Q&A: Reblog with your own answers
Your house: Ravenclaw. Pretentious hipster shits ftw
Your favourite character from the trio: Hermione
Three other favourite characters: Ginny, Luna, and Neville (the silver trio, I copped out)
Least favourite character: Umbridge. For the love of GOD Umbridge
Favourite book: Half Blood Prince
One favourite moment: Of my favorite book? The Hinny kiss because I’m a fuckin’ nerd. Of the whole series? Probably the whole part where Harry and Voldy are circling each other at the end of DH talkin shit and then tey do the fucking AVADAKEDAVRAEXPELLIARMUS and the Tom Riddle falls and diES LIKE A MORTAL MAN AND DOESN’T DISINTEGRATE INTO BUTTERFLIES FUCK
How you were introduced to the series: I went to my next door neighbor’s birthday part which was to see the first Harry Potter movie. Before that I had no idea what Harry Potter even WAS and I didn’t care about it. After I saw the movie (and Quirreldemort freaked me the fuck OUT) I had zero interest in it. I watched all the movies as they came out up the fifth one and in between the fifth and sixth movies I read all the books to spite my sister because I couldn’t stand her knowing more about something than me.
What would your favourite lessons be?: Charms. I’m all about the practical magic to make my life easy.
Which hallow would you take?: Invisibility Cloak. How I would love to just disappear
Which character are you most like?: Hermione. Stubborn, passionate, an insufferable know it all, yahknow
Three spells you’d like to be able to perform: Aquamenti because I’m forever dehydrated, scorgify because FUCK CLEANING and Wingardiam Leviosa because making shit fly is all I aspire to do in life
Would you have entered your name in the Goblet of Fire?: Hey, eternal glory? I’ve already got that.
Would you have played Quidditch?: I’m not very good at muggle sports but I’d like to think I’d be a fair keeper.
What form would your Patronus take?: An owl. Like the cats of the avian world. Perfect.
HP Goblet of Fire Headcanon: Beauxbatons was primarily a Muslim wizarding school.
(and yes I know the horses drink whisky, which is not exactly halal, sshhh)
This is actually a really probable and possible headcanon, and not just because of the highlighted lines. For those of you who don’t know - during the ever-lovely age of Imperialism, when Western Europe invaded other countries for shits and giggles, and the sun never set on the British Empire, France invaded Northern Africa.
Nowadays, it’s called the Maghreb, and it is comprised of Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, and declares French to be an official language. It is an area in which Islam is the official, and most popular religion, and an area from which the majority of France’s immigrant population is drawn.
While it is entirely likely that the countries of the Maghreb have their own schools, the immense, and growing population of French speaking, Muslim immigrants in from the Maghreb to France drastically increases the likelihood that even an upperclass school such as Beauxbatons would include a portion of students from that demographic. And I think that’s just really cool.
HEADCANON FUCKING ACCEPTED
The only person left outdoors was a teenage boy who was lying flat on his back in a flower bed outside number four.(by salamandersoup)
“Obviously I’ll never be in anything with the commercial success that Harry Potter has but then again neither will anyone else.”
do you think that when fred and george started hogwarts all the teachers were like “ahh more weasleys. lovely. their brothers were such good students i’m sure they’ll be just the same.” and then the twins walked into their first class and just SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKERS
OKAY BUT WHY THE FUCK DOES MOVIE GINNY HAVE TO FUCKING ASK HER BROTHERS WHO KRUM IS AT THE WORLD CUP
THE GIRL IS A QUIDDITCH ACE WHO GOES ON TO PLAY FOR THE HOLYHEAD HARPIES AND BECOME A QUIDDITCH REPORTER
BESIDES WHICH SHE LIVES WITH RON WHO HAS A MASSIVE MAN CRUSH ON KRUM
THERE IS NOT A CHANCE IN HELL GINNY WEASLEY DOESN’T KNOW WHO KRUM IS
but yeah sure let’s have the girls ask dumb questions that were Harry’s lines in the book whatever
My Harry Potter studies over the years.
I only made this because I needed somewhere to put this pun.