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THE WALLS OF HOGWARTS ISN'T USED FOR JUST GOSSIP AND RUMOR SPREADING. THE STUDENTS ALSO USE THEM TO PASS ALONG MESSAGES ABOUT ILLICIT PARTIES AND MISSING PETS, THINGS LIKE THAT. IT'S FAR LESS ANONYMOUS THAN THE BATHROOM WALLS.
the hogwarts tribune has been active since the dawn of time, with all the editors becoming prominent figures in wizarding media. of course, it's the hidden articles of the paper that the student body loves the most, notably xoxo gertrude, the gossip column, soulmates, the lonely hearts column and dear astrid, the agony aunt.
it's cold as balls down here. all year around too, but you're still going to have to drag yourself down here, twice a week for POTIONS. yikes. there's also a series of DUNGEONS which used to be used for detentions, before it was ruled as a breach of health and safety by the board of govenors. still good for a quickie though. and it's not all bad, the KITCHENS are down here too, if it's late at night and you're peckish. they make a mean chicken pot pie.
oh the ground floor. it's the first thing you see when you come to hogwarts as an ickle first year. the ENTRANCE HALL is your main way in and out of the school. there's a couple of benches and a giant noticeboard there, so you know, it's a good place to loiter. the GREAT HALL is also on this floor, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. it's not much more than a glorified cafeteria. last but not least on this floor is fornication central, otherwise known as the BROOM CUPBOARD. you could get the clap just by looking at the thing.
you want the first floor to be interesting, but it's really not. it's classroom central most of the time. there's MUGGLE STUDIES for those that enjoy all things non-magical, DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS, for those that enjoy all things dark and dangerous and HISTORY OF MAGIC for those that enjoy all things mundane.
for all you dare devils or just generally unfortunate sods, the HOSPITAL WING is here to realign your bones and knit your muscles back together. the school nurse also organises talks about sexual health so you know, you're bound to be in here for one reason or another. there's MOANING MYRTLE'S BATHROOM which is always flooded so don't even bother, unless you like wading around in toilet water. oh, and ANCIENT RUNES is up here too, for all you budding linguists.
now this place is detention central. if you've been unlucky enough to be caught in a compromising situation with your girlfriend or dungbombing first years, chances are you'll be cleaning things in the TROPHY ROOM or the ARMOUR GALLERY with your toothbrush. fun. the CHARMS classroom is up here too, so naturally, the charms professor and ta are always around.
the fourth floor is as quiet as death. the LIBRARY takes up pretty much three quarters of the whole floor and is packed out during exam season. TRANSFIGURATION is up here too, so you may get the occasional transfigured hedgehog escape out of the room. the poor ta's got to catch that thing. feel sorry for her. the GIRLS' BATHROOM is also on this floor. it's a damn sight nicer than moaning myrtles. and it smells like air freshener.
this place is crawling with prefects, i mean it's got the PREFECT'S BATHROOM, which is basically what heaven looks like and the prefect's lounge. there's also the DISUSED ALCHEMY LAB, which the tribune have taken up for their printing presses and the HOGWARTS TRIBUNE also have their offices up here, so the whole floor is definitely busy, busy, busy.
the first thing you notice up here is the smell. it smells like gross teenage boy, all because of the BOYS' BATHROOM. hold your nose whilst walking past, it is vile. the ARITHMANCY classroom is up here too, which is where the arithletes meet three times a week to nerd out and whatever. and lastly, there's the CLUBS & ACTIVITIES and their booking roster. want to have a club event in the room? remember to book three months in advance. you won't get it otherwise.
this place is packed with gryffindors, since their common room's on this floor. also here is the ROOM OF REQUIREMENT which can only be used with permission of the boys club and specifically davy kim. there's a charge too. you don't get to use boys' club premises for free you know. there's also the DIVINATION classroom, trelawney's haunt and the MUSIC ROOM aspiring musicians and all of hogwarts' musical clubs.
at the tippy top of the school, you've got the towers. the ASTRONOMY is probably the most frequented for midnight lessons in the observatory. the OWLERY is also pretty popular if you want to send an owl to mummy or daddy or your out of school boyfriend who you swear exists even though your friends don't believe you. there's also the ROOFTOPS which is great if you want to see a spectacular view or y'know, are feeling suicidal.
Tell the Fat Lady the password and you're in. The common room has a lot of squashy armchairs, couches, fireplaces, and tables to study. There are two staircases that lead into the Tower itself: the boys' staircase, on which the BOYS' DORMS are located and the girls' staircase, on which the GIRLS' DORMS are located.
The Hufflepuff common room's accessed through a painting near the kitchens, so it's only a short trip for the Hufflepuffs to get a snack if they want to. lucky bastards. The structure of the place is like a maze of little tunnels that lead to the GIRLS' DORMS and the BOYS' DORMS, all with perfectly round tunnelly little doors.
ravenclaw tower is a wide, beautiful room with a gorgeous view of the mountains. the ceilings are painted with stars, and the windows are arched. In order to get into the common room, one must answer a riddle posed by a bronze eagle knocker instead of giving a password. Across the room from the entrance is a door leading to the GIRLS' DORMS and the BOYS' DORMS
the slytherin common room is a low-ceilinged, dungeon-like room with greenish lamps and chairs. it is located under the lake and is often cold and drafty. the carpet is green and fluffy in order to warm those slytherin toes, however, and the room has an eerie elegance about it. there is a hallway beside one of the huge fireplaces that leads to the GIRLS' DORMS and the BOYS' DORMS
the prefect's lounge is yet another reason for the prefects to lord it over the rest of the student population. on the fifth floor, it's a comfortable, neat little room, with a large table in the middle and a board at the front for efficient prefects meetings. it's also got a foosball table and a jukebox, but prefects are much too serious for trite things like those.
two rooms. two ensuites. one common room. super awkward if the head boy and girl hate each other, kinda like each other, used to date or are siblings. super convienient if they're sleeping together though.
on the ground floor, the staff room is where the faculty come to hide from the students. it's a large, well furnished room with tables and armchairs and a radio. it also has a twenty four hour coffee and painkilling potion service, which all the faculty concede is the most important part.
all professors have an office next to their classroom in which they can wallow in the misery of teaching and conduct department meetings. each office is subject to the taste of the person in it. teacher's assistants' share an office next to their respective professor's office.
staff quarters vary but generally a professor gets a living room, a bedroom and a separate bath room. teaching assistants reside in something that resembles a house dorm, with a large circular common room in the centre and bedrooms around it, but they each get their own ensuite room. the faculty also have a full laundry service. ritzy.
The lawns of Hogwarts are lovely and well-cared for. They're lush and green all year round, except when it has just freshly snowed. There are some nice trees to sit under and maybe you can even bring out your own lawn chair to frolick in the sun. All in all, the lawns are populated with students for breaks when it's nice out. they also often have joggers dotted around the place, in their short shorts, so naturally jogger watchers are also to be found.
the covered bridge is a rickety old bridge over an old ravine that connects two part of the school together. it's usually used as a throughfare for kids trying to get to class, but it's got a great view if you want somewhere quiet the think and it's covered in roses in the spring. it's really great for romantic walks too.
the clock tower is a large structure slap bang in the middle of school. it has four faces so people can see it wherever they may be and it rings to signal the start and end of lessons and meal times. there's also a courtyard outside it with some benches for students to relax in. not that it's easy to relax with that bell going off all the time.
ocated on the opposite side of the castle from the forest, the Quidditch pitch is one important place. Some Quidditch fanatics often come here very early in the mornings to get in some extra practice, and fighting over the pitch is always to be expected. Professor hooch teaches the first years how to fly here as well, and changing rooms and showers are located to one side of the pitch.
There are three greenhouses where all of the plants for Herbology class is kept. Beginning students start out in greenhouse 1, where there is relatively friendly vegetation, and eventually progress to greenhouse 3, which houses the most vicious plants that you will ever encounter in your life. smokers like to hang out behind greenhouse 3.
hagrid has long since retired from his life as grounds keeper and care of magical creatures professor, but his hut still stands and is where the current grounds keepers live. his hut is also the rendezvous point for care of magical creatures before they venture off to tame nifflers.
The black lake is located to the south of the castle, which stands on a cliff overlooking the water. It's approximately a half-mile in diameter, and various creatures live in the lake such as grindylows, merfolk, and the famous Giant Squid. However, it is still a popular attraction as students enjoy swimming in the lake or maybe basking under the shade of the beech tree on the bank..
To the east of Hogwarts Castle is a large, dark forest. This forest is strictly off limits to Hogwarts students, except in the course of occasional Care of Magical Creatures lessons and detentions. The forest is thick with trees as well as undergrowth but there are paths, brooks, and some clearings. The whomping willow can be found at the edges of the forest. this is one place you do not want to have to be in.
hogsmeade station is a lovely little rural station that has two trains to platform nine and three quarters a week. the hogwarts express stops off in hogsmeade station before the students are escorted over to hogwarts itself, so it's generally the first thing they see entering hogwarts and the last thing they see leaving it.
to send and recieve larger packages back home, it's generally better to use the heavy duty owls that can be found in the hogsmeade post office. if something is much too precious to be taken by owl, the post office also supplies reliable couriers to get your package wherever it needs to be lickety split.
st. winnifred's been serving the community of hogsmeade from it's very conception. it runs sunday service bright and early on sunday mornings with the women's bible group and sunday school directly after. students in hogwarts that attend church are given special permission to leave grounds early on sundays to attend. there is also a church hall which hogsmeade uses for elections and parties and what not.
woodcroft forest, named after the founder of hogsmeade, hengist of woodcroft, is as far as a forest goes, very inviting. it's beautifully green with lots of nature walks generally and all covered in snow in the winter. there's a little lake that the locals use for ice skating when it freezes over and a statue of hengist at the front. it also surrounds the shrieking shack which is more an object of local legend than anything else.