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Imagine Hogwarts after the Battle, after the War, sure –
But imagine Hogwarts’ students, after their year with the Carrows and Snape.
Imagine a tiny little first-year whose porcupine pincushions still have quills, but to whom Fiendfyre comes easily. The second-year who tried to go back, to fight; whose bravado got Professor Sinistra killed, as she pushed him out of the way of a Killing Curse. The third-year who perfectly brewed poisons, hands shaking, wishing for the courage to spike the Carrows’ cups. The fourth-year who throws away all of their teacups, their palmistry guidebooks, because what use is Divination if it didn’t see this coming? The fifth-year who can barely remember what O.W.L.S. are, let alone that she was supposed to take them. The sixth-year who can’t manage Lumos to save their life, but whose proficiency with the Cruciatus Curse rivals Bellatrix’s.
Imagine the seventh-year who laughs until he cries, thinking about the first-years who will fall asleep in History of Magic while their story is told.
Imagine the Muggleborn first-years left alive, if there are any: imagine what they think of the magical world, when their introduction to it was Death Eaters and being tortured – by their classmates –for having been born.
Imagine the students who went home to their parents (or guardians, or wards, or orphanages) and showed them what they’d learned: Dark curses, hexes, Unforgiveables; that Muggles are filth, animals, lesser. Who, yes, still can’t transfigure a match into a needle – but Mum, there’s a hex that can make you feel as though you’re being stabbed with thousands. (Don’t ask them how they know.)
Imagine the students who will never be able to see Hogwarts as home.
Imagine the students Hogwarts has left, when it starts up again – the lack of Muggleborns, blood-traitors, half-bloods, dead and gone – the lack of purebloods; the Ministry would have chucked everyone of age (and possibly just below) in Azkaban for Unforgiveables, wouldn’t they?
Imagine how few students there are left to teach; imagine how few teachers are left to teach them.
Imagine the students who can’t walk past a particular classroom, who can’t walk through a hallway, who can’t walk into the Great Hall without having a panic attack or breaking down. Imagine the school-wide discovery that the carriages aren’t horseless after all; that everyone, from the firsties to the teachers, can see Thestrals.
Imagine the memorials, the heaps of flowers and mementoes – in every other corner, hallway, classroom; every other step you take on the grounds.
Imagine the ghosts.
Imagine the students destroying Snape’s portrait, using the curses, hexes, even Fiendfyre they’ve been taught how to wield – it has to be restored nearly every week; Snape stays with Phineas Nigellus semi-permanently. (None of the other portraits will welcome him. His reasons do not excuse his conduct.)
Imagine the students unable to trust each other – everyone informed on everyone, your best friend might turn you in.
Imagine the guilt that everyone carries (it should have been me, it’s my fault s/he’s dead, I told on them, it’s all my fault), the students incapable of meeting each other’s eyes because it’s my fault your best friend, your sibling, your Housemate, your boy/girlfriend is dead.
Imagine the memorials piled high with the wands of the dead. Imagine the memorials piled high with the self-snapped wands of the living.
Imagine the students who are never able to produce a Patronus.
Imagine Boggarts being removed from the curriculum because Riddikulus is near impossible to grasp, even for the sixth- and seventh-years. Because their friends and families dead will never, ever be funny.
Imagine the students for whom magic feels tainted.
Imagine the students who leave the wixen world – hell, the students who leave Britain entirely, because there’s nothing left for them there.
Imagine the students who never use magic again.
(Image source.)
(From the mind of the wonderful lavenderpatil, a keen look at how students might be after war.)

and furthermore, imagine all the hate this will breed for the years to come after, the chain reactions it will cause for the future, and possible revenge and war it will spark, the new generation of dark wizards

tocifer:

thelethifoldwitch:

Imagine Hogwarts after the Battle, after the War, sure

But imagine Hogwarts’ students, after their year with the Carrows and Snape.

Imagine a tiny little first-year whose porcupine pincushions still have quills, but to whom Fiendfyre comes easily. The second-year who tried to go back, to fight; whose bravado got Professor Sinistra killed, as she pushed him out of the way of a Killing Curse. The third-year who perfectly brewed poisons, hands shaking, wishing for the courage to spike the Carrows’ cups. The fourth-year who throws away all of their teacups, their palmistry guidebooks, because what use is Divination if it didn’t see this coming? The fifth-year who can barely remember what O.W.L.S. are, let alone that she was supposed to take them. The sixth-year who can’t manage Lumos to save their life, but whose proficiency with the Cruciatus Curse rivals Bellatrix’s.

Imagine the seventh-year who laughs until he cries, thinking about the first-years who will fall asleep in History of Magic while their story is told.

Imagine the Muggleborn first-years left alive, if there are any: imagine what they think of the magical world, when their introduction to it was Death Eaters and being tortured by their classmates for having been born.

Imagine the students who went home to their parents (or guardians, or wards, or orphanages) and showed them what they’d learned: Dark curses, hexes, Unforgiveables; that Muggles are filth, animals, lesser. Who, yes, still can’t transfigure a match into a needle but Mum, there’s a hex that can make you feel as though you’re being stabbed with thousands. (Don’t ask them how they know.)

Imagine the students who will never be able to see Hogwarts as home.

Imagine the students Hogwarts has left, when it starts up again the lack of Muggleborns, blood-traitors, half-bloods, dead and gone the lack of purebloods; the Ministry would have chucked everyone of age (and possibly just below) in Azkaban for Unforgiveables, wouldn’t they?

Imagine how few students there are left to teach; imagine how few teachers are left to teach them.

Imagine the students who can’t walk past a particular classroom, who can’t walk through a hallway, who can’t walk into the Great Hall without having a panic attack or breaking down. Imagine the school-wide discovery that the carriages aren’t horseless after all; that everyone, from the firsties to the teachers, can see Thestrals.

Imagine the memorials, the heaps of flowers and mementoes in every other corner, hallway, classroom; every other step you take on the grounds.

Imagine the ghosts.

Imagine the students destroying Snape’s portrait, using the curses, hexes, even Fiendfyre they’ve been taught how to wield it has to be restored nearly every week; Snape stays with Phineas Nigellus semi-permanently. (None of the other portraits will welcome him. His reasons do not excuse his conduct.)

Imagine the students unable to trust each other everyone informed on everyone, your best friend might turn you in.

Imagine the guilt that everyone carries (it should have been me, it’s my fault s/he’s dead, I told on them, it’s all my fault), the students incapable of meeting each other’s eyes because it’s my fault your best friend, your sibling, your Housemate, your boy/girlfriend is dead.

Imagine the memorials piled high with the wands of the dead. Imagine the memorials piled high with the self-snapped wands of the living.

Imagine the students who are never able to produce a Patronus.

Imagine Boggarts being removed from the curriculum because Riddikulus is near impossible to grasp, even for the sixth- and seventh-years. Because their friends and families dead will never, ever be funny.

Imagine the students for whom magic feels tainted.

Imagine the students who leave the wixen world hell, the students who leave Britain entirely, because there’s nothing left for them there.

Imagine the students who never use magic again.

(Image source.)

(From the mind of the wonderful lavenderpatil, a keen look at how students might be after war.)

and furthermore, imagine all the hate this will breed for the years to come after, the chain reactions it will cause for the future, and possible revenge and war it will spark, the new generation of dark wizards

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Books and Cupcakes || Book Photo Challenge - August

Day 14: Back to School Reads

The Community College Advantage is a great book! A good read for cc students or students who plan on transferring schools. (Goodreads || Book Depository)
How to Read Literature Like a Professor. Fun read and easy to follow. My copy is marked up like you don’t even know! (Goodreads || Book Depository) 
My Drunk Kitchen. A recent addition to my personal library. If you love Hannah Hart you’ll love this book. If you don’t know who Hannah Hart is, well after reading this you’ll develop a special kinship with her. I personally think it’s a great read for college students/college grads and any other millennial out there! (Goodreads || Book Depository)

Books and Cupcakes || Book Photo Challenge - August

Day 14: Back to School Reads

The Community College Advantage is a great book! A good read for cc students or students who plan on transferring schools. (Goodreads || Book Depository)

How to Read Literature Like a Professor. Fun read and easy to follow. My copy is marked up like you don’t even know! (Goodreads || Book Depository

My Drunk Kitchen. A recent addition to my personal library. If you love Hannah Hart you’ll love this book. If you don’t know who Hannah Hart is, well after reading this you’ll develop a special kinship with her. I personally think it’s a great read for college students/college grads and any other millennial out there! (Goodreads || Book Depository)

book photo challenge my drunk kitchen hannah hart The Community College Advantage Diane Melville how to read literature like a professor thomas c. foster

It’s Opening weekend for If I Stay. It’s already expected to reach top boxes lists. 
Box office report: ‘If I Stay’ is No. 1 on Friday
Tearjerker ‘If I Stay’ is expected to top box office
'If I Stay' Ascends to First Ahead of 'Sin City' Debacle
So cool! Has anyone gone to see it yet? I’ll admit I haven’t gone yet, because I don’t want to go to the movie theater and cry in front of other people (again). 
How was it? What did you think? I want to know!
*Thank you Ramona Public Library for the free movie posters*

It’s Opening weekend for If I Stay. It’s already expected to reach top boxes lists. 

So cool! Has anyone gone to see it yet? I’ll admit I haven’t gone yet, because I don’t want to go to the movie theater and cry in front of other people (again). 

How was it? What did you think? I want to know!

*Thank you Ramona Public Library for the free movie posters*

If I stay if i stay movie Gayle Forman library link

theclassicbookworm reblogged your post and added:

Cool :) Good to know. I saw the books on a shelf…

I think I saw it recently at the library too! I really want to read Vixen though before I move on to the other ones. I haven’t actually read the Diviners :3 I’ve read A Great and Terrible Beauty (and the sequels). I loved those books :D

Fellow Sam! Woot Woot. Thank you. I feel like I have a special kinship with Haruhi. Your blog layout is super nice and cute btw :)

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Bloomsbury Children’s Books are to reinvent the children’s hardback and paperback editions of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series. Redesigned inside and out, all seven books will feature covers by award-winning artist Jonny Duddle. Along with the brand new artwork, and an updated author biography, the editions will also be reset to create a child-friendly reading experience for a new generation of readers. The titles will also contain highlights from Pottermore, the digital platform for Harry Potter. All seven titles will be published on 1st September 2014.

Read more here!

wondereads:

Bloomsbury Children’s Books are to reinvent the children’s hardback and paperback editions of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter series. Redesigned inside and out, all seven books will feature covers by award-winning artist Jonny Duddle. Along with the brand new artwork, and an updated author biography, the editions will also be reset to create a child-friendly reading experience for a new generation of readers. The titles will also contain highlights from Pottermore, the digital platform for Harry Potter. All seven titles will be published on 1st September 2014.

Read more here!

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bookgeeksam:

Hello all! I knew that I wanted to do a giveaway around my birthday, so I decided that I’d set it up now and have it end on my birthday! (woo!) That means this giveaway will end September 21st at 11:59 CST.
This is for my followers, so you must be following me (i’ll check)
This is open internationally thanks to the book depository (but you might want to verify that they ship to your country)
You must be comfortable giving me your address
There will be two winners. Each winner will receive whatever they want as long as it’s under $15 USD.
You’ll have 48 hours to respond or I’ll pick someone else so your ask box must be open.
There are a couple different options (that are completely optional) but reblogging this post is mandatory.
My last giveaway was a little harder to do than it needed to be, so this time around it will be a Rafflecopter giveaway. Just click on the link and good luck!

bookgeeksam:

Hello all! I knew that I wanted to do a giveaway around my birthday, so I decided that I’d set it up now and have it end on my birthday! (woo!) That means this giveaway will end September 21st at 11:59 CST.

  • This is for my followers, so you must be following me (i’ll check)
  • This is open internationally thanks to the book depository (but you might want to verify that they ship to your country)
  • You must be comfortable giving me your address
  • There will be two winners. Each winner will receive whatever they want as long as it’s under $15 USD.
  • You’ll have 48 hours to respond or I’ll pick someone else so your ask box must be open.
  • There are a couple different options (that are completely optional) but reblogging this post is mandatory.

My last giveaway was a little harder to do than it needed to be, so this time around it will be a Rafflecopter giveaway. Just click on the link and good luck!

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