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Simply Potterific 22 by ktshy Simply Potterific 22 by ktshy
I'd never really found the name "Hogwarts" to be at all odd until I read the Goblet of Fire. Here you had the Durmstrang school show up, full of strong, serious young men, then the Beauxbaton school, with it's lovely gifted ladies... both school names reflecting its students...
...then there's "Hogwarts"... like... hosting what, smelly fat kids with skin bumps? Geeze! Not an entirely flattering name! Which is how me and Shagster came about this lil' comic. I don't know if the Brittish system calls its elementary school system "elementary school" or something else, but I figure this way keeps it clear for most people anyway. Also, the bgs and uniform designs I stole shamelessly from google, so if they look familiar (or if you happened to wear one as a child) it's no strange coincidence.

This'll be my last SP for a while, next weekend I move to Toronto and will be getting up to speed on the new job the whole following week, and I'm most likely going to want to party HARD that following weekend, but they're still coming folks, so no worries about me ending this for good any time soon :D
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MissSparkle1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
We have Primary school, which is your 'elementary' school and then High school. We don't have a middle school, I always thought that odd about America, seems pointless to go for just a couple of years or so and then go to High school. pupils in 5th and 6th year of high school (in Scotland) are known as seniors but the younger years aren't called sophomores (can't spell it) or whatever other name you've got over in the US.

So muggleborns, or those with at least one muggle parents would have gone to primary while Purebloods were generally homeschooled. The reasoning seems to be that by the age of 11, all wizarding kids can start learning to use their magic and are old enough to be away from school but before the age of 11, it can greatly vary when a child starts demonstrating magic. So it would appear puberty has something to go with magical ability as 11 is the average age for that I believe. 

Awesome comic, it is true that the other two names seem to really suit their students but I think JK chose Hogwarts (it's apparently a planet) for the quirkiness of the name. 
cobalt2468 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's called primary school in the British system.
applejack4sever Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i kinda wanna know what elem school james went too....
kanna-chii Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
but in the books they were both co ed schools.  and it always made no sense why all of france would limit itself to just girls. vice versa for durmstrang and where ever it is.
rchammer97 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I assume there's more than one school in most countries.
I say most because of differing cultures...
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
let's guess James's school!
my first guess is Stag sudden-death
MagicCreatorK Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Missing appetite, Harry?
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
wouldn't you?
MagicCreatorK Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No. A hamburger is a hamburger, no matter what school your uncles went to. 
And besides, Harry goes to HOGWARTS. Hog. Warts. 
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Hogwarts Hogwarts
hoggy warty Hogwarts
teach us something please
whether we be old and bald
or young with scabby knees
our heads could do with filling
with some interesting stuff
for know they're bare
and full of air, dead flies and bits of fluff
so teach us stuff worth knowing
bring back what we've forgot
just do your best we'll do the rest
and learn until our brains all rot!

there are sculptures of winged boars on either side of the gate...
I know where Harry goes to school...
MagicCreatorK Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just sayin' that I find warts on hogs grosser than boils on hippos. 
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015…
take a good look at the face of the boar in this article...
hog warts...
MagicCreatorK Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
see hogs have warts
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BlueMoon4601 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dawwwwww Remus is so cute
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
dawwwwww agreed
MoonKissedDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh, little Remus is officially the cutest thing EVER!!!!! "Food stamps! Hurray!"
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Cederlina Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
haha I had trouble to keep myself from laughing out loud while reading this
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
why stop yourself?
Spiritwolfie333 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist





And Remus was so cute in that one panel!!! XD

IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Elementary School - Junior/Primary school

Also, J.K confirmed before Hogwarts most pure-blood wizards are home-schooled
REMUSJOHN Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconimhorrifiedplz: god... Sirius... don`t say it while kids are reading.
BreathofMadness Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Hmm... *squints at image* Not sure if absolutely brilliant sense of humour or has psychically googled the names of the schools I went to...

But seriously, I love your Potterific stuff. Keep up the good work.
Black-Rose01 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
We call it primary school. :)
observingXtracking Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
RavenHeart98 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student General Artist
... In second grade, I came up with the elementary version of Hogwarts "Pig Pimples."

PCDHM224 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Dragonastra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahah, so great~

Just wanna say, both Durmstrang and Beauxbaton are co-ed, like Hogwarts. I was really annoyed at the movie for making them out to be all female or all male... I mean, where to the Russian girls and French boys go to then?
emofreakmcr Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww poor little lupin
DelphiPsmith Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
In French, Hogwarts is "Poudlards." Not being fluent in French I have no idea what it translates to literally, although I believe "lards" is "bacon". Maybe the Poudl part is to make one think of French poodles? So yeah, pretty funny in other languages too :D
starfall-glow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
It's phonetically "lice of bacon", although the spelling doesn't work out. They did that to a lot of name, actually :) What do you prefer, hogwarts or baconlice?
Ferkru Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student General Artist
i want to knooowww!! please XDD
MortSubite Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bring peace and joy to my heart. Like fresh spring breeze... No sex and stupid pairings in your fanarts. How is this possible? Wow! :D
TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Pfft, nice mustache. :XD:
RockingTheWorld Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Filmographer
i want to know what is the james school!!! xD
Caramelise Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
So so so cute !
illyria14 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Writer
Given the fairly old fashioned feeling of the school system in Harry Potter, I think 'prep school' would be the right term.
D-Yami Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL these are all hilarious, and I love them! :)
Ishi-Kanekami Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Remus id so cute.:heart:
AnimedGirl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
We call it primary school
lib20078 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*tries and fails at a 'British' accent* "Food stamps! Hurray!"
D'aww, Lupin's so cute :D
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Food stamps! :D Remus is so cute!
emofreakmcr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw Lupins all tiny and poor and adorable how sad and sweet
CamaelTheAngel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
X3 D'aw...look at wittle Remus....
quidwitch Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Primary school. Elementary is so American! You've probably been told this already.

I agree with how gross it sounds, but it's really just Warthogs backwards so I think of Pumba and smile... for about 2 seconds. Haha
shivaun18 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Well, Hogwarts is an actual school though.
WinterLake25 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Remus is way too cute. <3 xD I did wonder where Hogwarts came from...
Acaela Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
which one did James go to?? Hah sirius looks so cool in this
jamdahxos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Harry got scared... hahaaha :D
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