some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”
wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”
"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"
YOU CANT JUST GO TO THE MOON
YOU NEED A ROCKETSHIP
DO YOU HAVE A ROCKETSHIP, POTTER?
a harry potter au where potions is taught by gordon ramsay
"YOUR DRAUGHT OF LIVING DEATH COULDN’T KILL A FRUIT FLY"
"YOU PUT SO MUCH GINGER IN THAT POTION IT TASTES LIKE A WEASLEY"
Okay, but have you seen his shows with kids? Imagine him with the first years.
"It’s okay, it’s okay, deep breath, we can do this. Now grip your spoon firmly with one hand and count with me - that’s right, clockwise - there you go - 1 … 2 … "
If you think about it, Ramsay is an amazing person. The difference between Master Chef and Master Chef Kids is that the former are supposed to be experienced, professional chefs, while the latter are young and still learning. Yelling and screaming at children doesn’t teach them, it makes them fear.
Now, I can totally see Gordon Ramsay yelling at NEWT students who are wizards of age and have taken 7 years of his class and “MERLIN’S SAGGY LEFT TESTICLE THIS ISN’T A POTION THIS IS A JAM. ANAPNEO. DETENTION, YOU’RE MAKING THIS EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL YOU COULD DO IT IN YOUR SLEEP.” Because at the end of the day he’s still a teacher, it’s his job to challenge his students, and if it’s walking the 1st and 2nd years step by step to becoming tough love as the years go on, he still cares for each of them—and though he sounds like an asshole, he still will make absolutely sure each of his students get at least an Acceptable.
Now, my favorite part of Gordon being a Potionsmaster is how he’d react if one of his students had a panic attack in class. He’d take them out of the classroom, feed them a calming draught he keeps on-hand at all times, give them a bit of chocolate and remind them it’s gonna be okay, it’s still salvageable, we can do this, okay?? C’mon, dry up those tears, we have a little bit of time before it spoils and you’ll need to stir it seven times, dear.