I experimented with various textures to make this picture look like a glossy tabloid magazine cover; not entirely happy with the results, but at least it might distract the viewer from the glaring perspective errors. (Although, luckily, those piffling details can always be explained away by simply saying “Hogwarts”. After all, that place is architecturally weirder and more non-Euclidean than Great Cthulhu’s garden shed.)
(DISCLAIMER: No Muggle-borns were injured in the making of this picture.)
and yes, btw you're invited.
Greetings from Hugwarts.
"Harry Potter Gets Draco Malfoy Pregnant!"
"Hermione Granger Gets Draco Malfoy Pregnant!"
"Potter + Quirrel + Time Turner = Love Triangle Of DOOM! (That Got Draco Malfoy Pregnant)"
(Actually, that last one was just one of Harry James Evans-Potter-Verres' stray thoughts, but if you consider his near-addiction to Comed-Tea, it might well have happened for real.)
(Also, the tiresome pedantic fuddy-duddy in me insists that I should point out that 'hoard' is used to described treasure troves, larges piles of cash, a cave filled with gold coins that a dragon uses as a mattress, etc. Whereas 'horde' is a mob, throng, group, gang, band, army, legion or other large bunch of people. Hence, the latter spelling would be more accurate, in this case.)
(Of course, if you collect yaoi fangirls, you might actually have a hoard of them, tucked away in a discreet storage facility somewhere.)
That is definitely why I used the wrong word. It totally was not a Freudian slip due to a hoard of yaoi fangirls I have in a discreet storage facility.
There's a memorable scene where Draco is trying to SAVE Hermione from falling off the roof, and she's trying to convince him to let her go and defend himself from Harry. (It makes sense in the story.) Eventually, he lets her fall - he's still Draco Malfoy, after all - and she never suffers any harm, since they both drank Potions of Feather Fall before climbing out there. Still, the fact that he even hesitated in letting her fall, even when he knew she wasn't in any real danger, speaks volumes about his character development up to that point.