are there any photosets of the background students at hogwarts, like none with the major characters in it? that’d be cool
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Hogwarts Concept Design
"You said it once before," said Hermione quickly, "that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We’ve had time, haven’t we? We’re with you whatever happens."
the trio through the years → suggested by divergent-witch-tribute
Not everyone comes from a wizard family; some of them only found out a couple months ago they have magic. Some of them are being thrown into an alien culture and don’t appreciate the disadvantage this gives them and some of them are going to do something about it, like reading up on a whole new universe of history in their spare time in the hopes that sometime soon, ideally long before finals, they might be able to better compete academically with the rest of the wizards.
Also I wish Rowling would have explored Hermione’s motivations more. We get to know all about Ron, get to learn all his deepest fears and his greatest motivations, get to meet each member of his family, get to see where he lives, get to know him outside the context of being one of Harry’s best friends… but Hermione? Well, we don’t even get to know half of that. In fact, this can be said of most of the women in the series when you think about it. ALL WE KNOW ABOUT HERMIONE’S PARENTS IS THAT THEY’RE DENTISTS AND THAT HER DAD HAD TO GET STITCHES CAUSE SOME KID BIT HIM. THAT’S IT.
"Apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and, of course, your father, Harry ― James Potter. Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her…I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they worked out the truth…And they didn’t desert me at all.”