Anonymous said: I can't help but wonder what Hogwarts teachers do in the summer. They must live in muggle neighborhoods and have to try to blend in. Professor Trelony defiantly owns an unhealthy amount of cats, but no black ones. Professor Sprout probably travels the Amazon looking for magical plants.
The idea of Professor Sprout going on international plant exploration trips makes me so happy though. Exploring jungles and rain forests in sensible archaeological wizard robes. Keeping tiny ink-splotted journals of her findings. Bringing back samples of rare plant species and hoping to cultivate them in the Hogwarts greenhouses. All of this makes me smile.
I also think some of them probably stay at Hogwarts at least some of the time during the summer. And there certainly have to be some primarily magically-populated areas where a few of them have homes or family members they visit or something along those lines.
But maybe just for a bit at the beginning of the summer holidays when the castle’s freshly empty of students they sit around in the staff room and drink whiskey. And they talk about how thankful they are that the Weasley twins won’t be back until September or how the house Quidditch teams will fare next year. Or about how nice and quiet things used to be before Harry Potter showed up.
— A Mental Illness Happy Hour listener whose list of fears matches mine four for four. Glad I’m not the only one.