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June 15 2015

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wrackspurtsandnarglesandluna:

theotheristhedoctor:

elysiumcastiel:

theatricalpopculture:

chihuahuawho:

miakosamuio:

mishastolemywormstache:

sandandglass:

CNN actually researched how much it would cost to go to Hogwarts

#NO WONDER THE WEASLEYS ARE FUCKING BROKE

How exactly did they “research” this? Looks like they just pulled a bunch of random figures out of their butts.

It’s stated in the books that tuition to Hogwarts is “free for all children in Britain”. I don’t know why they thought it wouldn’t be - it’s a British high school, not a college. So there, you just saved yourself $42,024.

In Chamber of Secrets, Mrs. Weasley emptied her entire bank account which contained only two galleons [£10 / US$20] and she managed to buy all five children’s entire set of books and potion ingredients with this, as well as Ginny’s robes, hat, clock, cauldron, and wand!!! And we know she bought all of these as she mentioned having to buy them. The fact that she bought all of these with only £10 pretty much proves how absolutely ridiculous CNNs estimation is.

If you want more proof, the actual cost of Harry’s want is far over estimated here, and the exact price in both pounds as US dollars can easily be found right within the books! Harry’s wand is bought for seven galleons, a galleon being worth about five pounds [mentioned by JK Rowling in an interview and in FBAWTFT/QTTA] means that his wand was £35, or US$53. So there’s some straight-out-of-the-books-and-word-of-god proof that the figures CNN have given are way off the mark. Not to mention the fact that even if you don’t go to Hogwarts, as a magical human you’re gonna have to buy a wand anyway if you want to do magic.

As for the school books, I’ve done an approximation based on various prices given through-out the books and on Pottermore. While these prices involve a substantial amount of guess-work, I think you’ll agree that my calculation is far more accurate than CNNs:

The Standard book of Spells costs one sickle [29p / US59c]. On the back of my comic relief copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them it says it costs fourteen sickles [£4.60 / US$8.26]. One Pottermore, all text books are one galleon [£4.97  / US$10.17] - however Pottermore currency only uses galleons so it’s likely they have rounded off. Lockhart’s books, the most expensive in the series, are five galleons on Pottermore meaning that the exchange rate in the books puts them around two galleons and fourteen sickles [£14.60 / US$20.80]. If we put a high average on this and assume that all textbooks are approximately a galleon [they are likely much less], and that each year has around seven required reading books, the entire price for seven years worth of books would be forty-nine galleons, which equals approximately £243, or US$367 - and remember, this is the maximum estimated price for the textbooks.

For the minimum, we need to consider that the Weasleys get a lot of things second hand, with Ginny’s copy of A Begginers Guide To Transfiguration being described as “a very old, very battered copy” - likely no more than five sickles. If they got all their books around that price, it would cost them no more than £14 / US$21 for the entire seven years worth! So school books, far from being US$516, fall somewhere between US$14 and US$367 for the entire seven years at Hogwarts.

Next we have robe, glove, cloak, and hat prices - these are never mentioned in the books or on Pottermore, so I can’t account for that. However I seriously doubt it’s as a high as they’ve got here. Considering books in the wizarding world are generally much cheaper than in the muggle world, I think it’s fairly safe to assume that clothing is as well. Likely a maximum of a galleon for a single set of robes.

They’ve also forgotten a huge number of things - cauldrons, potion ingredients, scales, and star charts, among others.

So yeah, I really don’t know where they came up with these figures. It looks like some guy just wanted to make a story about how expensive Hogwarts would be and put a bunch of American college figures together and thought “yeah, this looks good.”

The Harry Potter fandom doesn’t fuck around

Get your shit together CNN and stick to current events

THEY’RE SUCH BULLSHITTERS OMG

harry potter fandom telling it how it is

Americans trying to reassure themselves that it’s ok to charge students more for normal education than Britain charges for magical education.

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May 21 2015

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tqrionlannister:

Hogwarts Houses + Disney Characters

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March 17 2015

professorelupin:

nutty-acorn:

A Hogwarts student that uses their wand as a knitting needle, and everything they knit is imbued with magic.

A scarf that can never be lost.
Waterproof gloves.
Socks that keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
A christmas jumper with moving patterns.

MAGICAL KNITTING

This is why Dumbledore was interested in knitting patterns

February 16 2015

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Tina was upset about the upcoming finals and to cheer her up (and cuz I was in a silly mood) I blurted out some puns that were suddenly popping out in my head.

February 15 2015

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lexxerduglas:

ravenclawalex:

"Hufflepuffs are known to have good friends in Slytherin. Hufflepuffs are some of the few who won’t judge based on negative rumours. This means they’re the most likely to approach Slytherins and help them when in need. This makes amazingly loyal friends between the houses. Mess with a Hufflepuff, and you’ll likely find a Slytherin getting revenge for the more forgiving house."

HELL YEAH FUCKING RIGHT

it’s true doe

January 09 2015

Each of the Hogwarts houses is presented with a locked door.

clitclip:

RAVENCLAWS: *pick the lock*

SLYTHERINS: *find the key*

GRYFFINDORS: *kick it down

HUFFLEPUFFS: *knock*

This has been a brief description of the Hogwarts houses.

November 28 2014

Whenever I read the Harry Potter books, I get angry when Ron and Harry are complaining about how much homework they have.

hagridlookalikeatyoservice:

laughterneverdies:

gallifrey-feels:

YOU ARE DOING MAGIC HOMEWORK FOR YOUR MAGIC CLASSES AT YOUR MAGIC SCHOOL WITH YOUR MAGIC FRIENDS.

I WOULD GLADLY TRADE PLACES WITH YOU. WANNA DO MY MUGGLE HOMEWORK?

STOP COMPLAINING. 

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#if i went to fucking hogwarts i would wake up at six in the morning every damn day and be like I’M GOING TO DO MY HOMEWORK NOW

When you think about it, this explains Hermione.

but Harry grew up with a muggle family

yes but harry’s a little shit

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September 10 2014

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therealallecto:

scaredpotter:

the slytherins making a drinking game where they take a shot every time draco malfoy talks about harry potter

also known as the night Madam Pomfrey had to save an entire dormitory from alcohol poisoning

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missallegra:

Dumbledore: “and with 350 points Slytherin wins the house cup

But I have a few extra points to give out

500 points to Dumbledore for being the best headmaster”

*house flags all change to Dumbledore’s face*

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August 29 2014

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jabletown:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

10 POINTS TO BEARGLOVE

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August 04 2014

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kinasty:

lucidlecter:

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kimpossibooty:

People don’t appreciate enough that Hogwarts had a giant squid in the lake. Not another magical beast. Not even a normal squid with magical properties. They just had a straight up giant squid in the lake and everyone was cool about it.

How did it even get there

Hagrid, probably

#WOULDN’T EVEN RECOGNIZE HIM NOW
#HE WAS JUST A WEE LIL THING WHEN I BOUGHT HIM
#THEY SAID HE’D GET ABOUT 3 METERS
#*HEARTY HAGRID LAUGHTER*

thank u kelly

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July 29 2014

thatsridicarus

voldemort rose to power in 1997. he destroyed all records of muggle borns. therefore, all muggle borns that would have been younger than 11 at the time of his takeover would never have gotten their letters because he’s an evil wizard and destroyed our records. the ministry is still in the process of finding all muggle borns.

centaurette:

angstier:

createyourself42:

HARRY POTTER FANS, YOUR LETTERS ARE STILL OUT THERE. HAVE FAITH!

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If I had to define hope to someone, I would show them this post.

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accio-percabeth:

sketch-elf:

A muggle-born’s sibling sends them a howler in the middle of the school year and it arrives while they eat. When they open it, all it does is simply scream “WHAT TEAM?”. Nearly all the muggle-borns shout “WILDCATS!” before returning to their meal, leaving the pure-bloods in total confusion of what the hell they just witnessed.

I accept and fully support this headcanon

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June 27 2014

thatsridicarus

Harry Potter theory about the trio's house representations

blackbarmitzvahs:

inkhat:

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Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.

I fuck with your theory, marry me.

(via (ninja-trickster)

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June 26 2014

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riddlemetom:

Overheard in the halls of Hogwarts [2/4] inspired by x



riddlemetom:

Overheard in the halls of Hogwarts [4/4] Inspired by x

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May 24 2014

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fullmetaliconoclast:

lucrezialoveshercesare:

actual Harry Potter

the awkward moment when the actor playing harry potter is a better representation of book harry potter than movie harry potter

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April 13 2014

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April 05 2014

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kevlarmasquerade:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

The hufflepuff is the person making toast

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December 09 2013

November 20 2013

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thebloggerbloggerfun:

hunters-in-the-sherlocked-tardis:

dinosaurs-daleks-and-detectives:

triwizardry:

I think the Ravenclaw motto should be caw caw motherfuckers

I vote we change them all
hiss hiss motherfuckers
roar roar motherfuckers

is the one for hufflepuff missing cause they’re too polite to say motherfucker or cause nobody knows what a badger sounds like?

WHAT DOES THE BADGER SAY

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