ummmm everyone here is so hot. like wtf, how did they all grow up to be so hot all the time?!
Has anybody been wanting to cry all morning but hasn’t been able to? Here you go. You’ll never stop! You’ll be like, “Get it TOGETHER, self, these are fictional characters!” but then you’ll be like “But they mean everything to me. *whispering* Everything.”
When I was 18 and just graduated from high school, my then-best friends and I went to the midnight Barnes & Noble book release party for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It’s hard to believe that was six years ago, and tomorrow the whole thing ends with the very last movie. I’m partly kidding but I’m also partly serious when I say: I’m really sad! I think people around my age have a very particular tie to Harry Potter, which is what I tried to explain to the journalist who interviewed my friends and I at that book party.
From the July 17th, 2005 Pioneer Press article “Spellbound” :
Casting themselves as the Slytherin Quidditch team, Emily Basten, 17, of North Oaks, and three friends wore their green high school graduation gowns.
"We were 11 when Harry was 11," said Katie Heaney, 18, of Shoreview.
It’s true! We grew up together. I’m really going to miss that kid.
I’ll be the one coming out of the movie tomorrow night holding a stuffed animal Hedwig toy, and possibly a tree branch/wand, with mascara all over my face. “Harryyyyy,” I’ll be crying. “Harry noooooooooooo.”
Emily Weiss and I baked more things for The Hairpin and you can read about that here. As you can see by this picture, everything was perfectly made and delicious, and there were zero mistakes and definitely nobody swallowed any plastic.