Growing up I'm sure many, if not all, of us imagined going to Hogwarts. Slaving away over my boring Muggle homework, I would curse my parents for not being of magical descent. When I turned 11 and realized that my owl wasn't coming for me (I'm still hoping it just got lost), if I wanted to visit Hogwarts my only means of attending was through the eyes of Harry Potter and his friends.
As a child I never even considered that there were hundreds of other students whose perspectives I was missing out on. Imgurian Waynepunkdude created a gallery of images describing the Harry Potter books from other student's perspectives in Harry's year who weren't part of his gang. Check out the hilarious alternate titles for Hogwarts students class of 1998 below:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Yeah, Dumbledore, what's that about? Probably most of the students had no idea what he was talking about during that last speech. It also seemed a little mean to have the great hall decorated like Slytherin won the house cup only to change it a few minutes later.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
I heard a rumor that Potter started talking to snakes! I really didn't think anything of it until there was blood writing on the walls. How was a little second year causing all this trouble?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Potter again? Seriously? Some of us are trying to get an education here! Do you know how hard it is to study when Dementors are flying around making the vibes all weird?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Okay, first things first, Harry wasn't even supposed to be in that tournament and then Cedric Diggory dies and he's the only witness? I know Harry's the "Chosen One" and all, but this is getting kind of weird.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Can we not talk about Umbridge? Harry can do whatever he wants, I don't really care, but that lady was an absolute terror on my education!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Our headmaster is dead and I have no idea what's really going on here. Should I call my parents and tell them I'm coming home? Hogwarts seems like an extremely unsafe place for children at this point.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Everyone else in Hogwarts history probably had the best seventh year ever. School is ending, everyone becomes all nostalgic and excited about the future, but not for us. Nope, we had to live under Death Eater rules and then fight in a freakin' war!
Don't get me wrong, I'm really thankful Harry killed Voldemort and all, but I all I wanted was a normal school experience! Still, probably better than going to Muggle schools. Potter's alright, I guess.
I guess the real message here is that students will find a way to complain about school even if they go to Hogwarts. Some people just don't know how good they have it!