pls tell m why im anxious - theres gotta be a reason right
8tracks is Radio, rediscovered - hogwarts gals (51min) by a-posse-ad-esse| music tags: pop, rock, alternative, and indie | Four songs for the ladies hailing from each of the Four Houses.
if you want your house described p e r f e c t l y in music then this is the mix for you friends
transgirl Parvati Patil bursts into tears when she tells her sister while they’re in primary school because all the books they read have names like Catherine and Emma and she can’t think of a girl’s name like Padma’s that fits with her heritage
and Padma, who reads more of her parents’ books and has a slightly better memory (Ravenclaw, figures) suggests Parvati, because she’s a Hindu goddess and then they’ll both have alliterative names
(Parvati doesn’t know what alliterative means but that doesn’t matter nearly as much as the fact that she has a name now)
The first person she ever introduces herself to as Parvati is Lavender Brown on the Hogwarts Express. They giggle nervously together and talk about what they’re most looking forward to about school. Then, as they approach the school, they fall silent and look like they’re going to be sick. They pick a boat together and squeeze each others hands reassuringly during the journey across the lake.
At the sorting, after Padma is (predictably) sorted into Ravenclaw, McGonagall calls Parvati’s birth name and her heart sinks. The hat sees how immensely courageous she is just navigating her life while maintaining a sense of self, and tells her that she should never once doubt that she belongs in Gryffindor. Parvati doesn’t feel like this is true because she can’t even bring herself to look at Lavender over at the Gryffindor table and see that she’s smiling and cheering for her.
It’s not until they go up to the dormitories with full stomachs and sleepy eyes that she hears Lavender running towards her, yelling “Hey! Parvati!”
Before she knows it she’s sucked into a vortex of conversation about the people they talked to at the feast and all the portraits and passageways that they’ve seen and the stairs that move and those super cute Weasley boys and I wonder whether we can learn how to make beauty products in potions?
Her heart skips a beat when she realizes that she’s followed Lavender up to the first-year girls’ dormitory, and that her trunk is already there waiting for her.