It's been six years since we said goodbye to Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, but we're still every bit as obsessed with J.K Rowling's wizarding world now as we were back then! We rewatch the entire film series practically every month, and can't help but capture our reunion with Harry, Hermione and Ron on Snapchat every time. When we're not taking pictures of our HP marathon, we're drawing lighting scars on our foreheads or wands in our hands on the app to make sure our friends know all about our lifelong fandom. These snaps are probably way more clever than anything we come up with, and make us laugh so hard that we're worried someone cast a Rictusempra tickling charm on us!
We all laughed in Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows when Ron Weasley revealed that he'd actually passed a Muggle driving examination and earned his license. Sure, he secretly used the Confundus charm to trick the test examiner, but still... he'd come a long way since his horrific driving experience with his father's flying Ford Anglia in Chamber of Secrets! We'll never forget the hilarious, panicked look on his face when he lost control of the car and crashed into the Whomping Willow. We doubt Ron was familiar enough with Carrie Underwood's muggle music to sing "Jesus Take The Wheel," but whichever genius captioned this snap is absolutely right—her classic song totally would have been the perfect soundtrack for Ron and Harry's terrifying situation, and it matches Ron's expression perfectly.
Harry and Draco's iconic face-off in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom is one of the most intense scenes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Harry uses a spell taught to him by the Half-Blood Prince's old potions textbook to take down his Hogwarts nemesis, but he had no idea what it would actually do. Sectumsempra is clearly a very Dark curse that the franchise's "hero" should never use again, since it left Draco all scraped up and bloody... but after seeing this snap caption, we're no longer traumatized and frightened by this stressful scene. Now, it's one of the funniest scenes the sixth film has to offer! Harry's error in judgement using a curse he knew nothing about left spoiled little Draco looking like one of the many victims featured in the Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week. We don't mean to laugh at Draco's extreme pain here, but we just love Shark Week so much that we can't stop cracking up.
Harry had a lot of fun during his first year at Hogwarts. Sure, he had to take down Voldemort again, but he also got to spend time with friends, play Quidditch, win the House Cup and revel in the fact that he's one of the most famous and popular wizards ever. We're sure it sucked going back to the Dursleys' house during summer break, and wouldn't be surprised if The Boy Who Lived had to hold back tears of joy when Ron and his brothers flew the family car up to his window to free him from his torture. The rescue would have been even better, however, if Ron quoted Mean Girls with Regina George's classic "get in loser, we're going shopping" line when he drove up to his best friend. We love when two of our biggest fandoms collide, and some Snapchat pro did a perfect job with this caption.
We have a lot of mixed feelings about Severus Snape. We understand that he put his life on the line for years, pretending to be Voldemort's loyal servant while secretly reporting the Dark Lord's plans to Dumbledore, all so he could protect the son of his one-sided soulmate Lily Potter. That's really sweet and all, but he was also a complete jerk to his non-Slytherin students and seemingly went out of his way to be cruel to Harry... the boy he was supposed to be trying to help! There is one thing that we'll agree with all the Snape lovers about, though—that professor knew how to werk! Snape had luscious long locks, a Queen Bee air of self-confidence and superiority and he was sassy AF 24/7. It doesn't matter if you love him or hate him, you simply can't deny that Snape was fabulous.
We're basically obsessed with Kanye West, Big Sean and Jay-Z's song "Clique." Maybe not as obsessed as we are with the Harry Potter, but we listen to it every time we head out to the club with our friends, to make sure everyone knows not to mess with us and to remind people outside of our circle that they'll never be fresher than us. We aren't exactly sure Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall would approve of the rap hit, but it would definitely make for a solid anthem as they strut the hallways of Hogwarts in their finest dress robes! Name a more iconic duo than those two, we'll wait—Albus and Minerva totally owned their school, and are definitely the freshest professors we have ever seen.
Listen, we'd never, ever try to shame a Potterhead for their love for J.K. Rowling's books or the films they inspired. But wow, this girl had to have a lot of time on her hands! Instead of pulling out one of her Potter books or DVDs, she logged onto Snapchat, took a picture of herself and turned the selfie into an illustrated version of the movie poster for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with her face acting as a replacement for young Daniel Radcliffe's! The snap had everything we saw in the historic poster, from the background image of Hogwarts at night, to Hedwig flying over headshots of Hagrid, Hermione, Ron and Dumbledore. We're prone to drawing Gryffindor ties or round glasses on our selfie snaps so we can picture ourselves as Hogwarts students, but we've never spent hours on a Potter masterpiece like this girl clearly did!
If we were to create a Venn diagram for Harry Potter fans and Mean Girls fans, it'd probably end up just looking like a circle. It's no huge surprise that the two fandoms have so many fans in common—Cady, Damien and Janis are just as flawless a trio as Harry, Ron and Hermione, and the Plastics are basically the Muggle equivalents of Death Eaters. So many quotes from the Mean Girls films fit perfectly in the Potter films, but this caption has to be one of our favorites. "On Wednesdays, we wear pink" just sounds right coming from Dolores Umbridge's froglike mouth, and fans know that she was every bit as power-hungry and manipulative as Regina George. Umbridge loved the color pink as much as she loved cats and torturing children, and we're slightly surprised that she didn't force all the students of Hogwarts to don the color every Wednesday in one of her countless "educational decrees."
The recipe for butterbeer has to be one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in the Harry Potter franchise. We've tried out all the recipes we've found online and spent a ton of money trying the version they serve at Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but nothing we've consumed seems to compare to the beverage nearly every witch and wizard obsessed over in the Potter books and films. We know that there was at least a slight alcoholic content to butterbeer, so we're also super confused as to why little kids were allowed to drink it. Just check out this snap of innocent, studious young Hermione, drinking her life away at the Three Broomsticks. She might not have been "gettin so turnt" like the caption claims, but she was probably tipsy and definitely underage. Do wizarding world bartenders just not check IDs or something?!
The Harry Potter films did a pretty good job of bringing J.K. Rowling's words to life. Sure, they left some important things out (like the not-so-insignificant identities of the Marauders and Peeves' entire existence), but overall, we don't have too many complaints. There was one mess-up, however, that was entirely unforgivable and will infuriate us until our dying day. In the Goblet of Fire novel, Dumbledore pulled Harry aside and calmly asked him if he put his name in the Goblet in hopes of being named Hogwarts' Tri-Wizard Champion. For some reason, the director of the film missed the "calmly" part, and asked Michael Gambon to basically scream "DID YOU PUT YER NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE?!" at Harry. Not exactly the sort of behavior we expected from the school's kind and understanding headmaster. We're so glad this snap proved we're not alone in absolutely despising this ridiculous, entirely inaccurate scene.
Be honest, you wish you were a Parselmouth. It doesn't matter if that means all your friends think you're the evil, long-lost heir of Salazar Slytherin who has been opening the Chamber of Secrets and letting a basilisk loose on the Muggle-born students of Hogwarts... you'd be able to talk to snakes! How cool would that be?! We kind of understand why Harry didn't love the gift bestowed upon him when a piece of Voldemort's soul went into him as a baby, though—that giant snake kept crawling through the pipes of his school, constantly making him hear voices coming from the walls. That's enough to drive anyone crazy. He totally should have quoted Samuel L. Jackson in Snakes on a Plane when he finally faced off against the basilisk, and yelled "I've had it with these motherf#@king snakes!"
When Hermione walked down the steps leading to the Great Hall before Goblet of Fire's Yule Ball in her stunning dress and beautifully-styled hair, Ron's jaw wasn't the only one that dropped. At that moment, we all fell head over heels in love with Emma Watson. We've been crushing on her ever since, but we'll always have a soft spot in our hearts for her fairly frumpy, frizzy-haired look in the first three films. Emma could totally model for any company in the world now, but back then, she definitely wouldn't have been a frontrunner to head a Maybelline campaign. She wasn't "born with it," she didn't use Maybelline... she probably didn't even use shampoo or a comb at all! Thanks, Emma, for reminding us that even the nerdiest girl with the craziest hair deserve as much respect as anyone else.
Of all the creative liberties the Harry Potter film directors took, none had to be riskier and more bizarre than the decision to have Voldemort hug Draco Malfoy in front of all of his peers and professors during the Battle of Hogwarts. Like, why on Earth did this scene happen?! We were even more uncomfortable than Draco when the Dark Lord called him over and pulled him into he world's most awkward hug. That's why this caption has us falling out of our chairs. "This could be us but u playin" is a meme popularized by lonely romantics stuck in the friend zone, and it's absolutely hilarious when thrown in front of the final film's most unforgettably cringe-worthy moment. This scene definitely isn't the best advertisement for what your relationship with your crush "could be" if she stopped playing with your emotions!
The Harry Potter films didn't really pay much attention to the ghosts of Hogwarts. We totally understand; there really wasn't enough time in the first film to include Nearly Headless Nick's 500th deathday party, and while we're bummed we never got to see Peeves, we don't really care too much about the Bloody Baron or the Grey Lady. The fact remains, though, that Hogwarts was absolutely filled with ghosts, and that the Ghostbusters would have had a field day trying to free the school of spirits. Someone seriously should have given them a call, because Moaning Myrtle seemed to like watching students bathe and use her toilets a bit too much. There's no way we could ever use a bathroom if it meant having her watch us poop.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was filled with some seriously attractive and fabulous students and professors. Hermione was just as stunning as she was intelligent, and everyone always called her "the brightest witch of her age." Snape had all the sass of a runway model, and when we weren't busy hating Draco Malfoy, we were totally drooling over Tom Felton. No one would have worked a runway better than Victor Krum, though. We totally wouldn't be surprised if J.K. Rowling revealed that Tyra Banks was a professor at Durmstrang, because someone clearly taught Krum how to "smize." Just look at his fierce pose in this snap... what a babe! Sorry Ron, we totally ship Hermione with you, but we don't blame her for going to the Yule Ball with this Quidditch stud anymore.
Remember in Friends when Joey Tribbiani had to break up with a girl because she kept trying to take bites of his food on their date? "JOEY DOESN'T SHARE FOOD!!!" Yeah, we're exactly the same way. Any time a friend or potential significant other reaches over for our plate to snack on our food, we fill with rage and start to resemble this snap of Harry screaming in the first film. Our refusal to share has messed up some relationships for us over the years, but we don't care. We'd rather have a full belly than a full contact list in our cell phones, and who needs real friends when we can just open a book or throw in a DVD and hang with our fictional Hogwarts BFFs?