poc!potter makes so much sense though
think about it: petunia and vernon /hated/ james potter, made up stories about him “probably being unemployed” and they seemed to thoroughly dislike him for more than just the magic. how much d’you wanna bet me that their prejudice may have been on the racist side? they treated harry pretty awfully, even considering his magic. they hated that he looked like james as well.
plus, harry has “great skin” but no specified skin colour or tone or anything!
draw and write about east asian harry, south asian harry, black harry. draw harry potter in every single race there is.
poc!potter is not really a racebend bc it’s all within canon
Sorry there’s no particular reason for me reblogging this, except to say that I’m very glad that this is the most popular post I’ve made. Really glad.
Awesome extra additions to this headcanon:
- it would explain why his green eyes stood out so much
- it might explain why petunia struggled with harry’s hair so much if he’d inherited his father’s hair- it could be natural hair
- it could be partly the cause of the bullying in school
- racial prejudice might explain why the neighbours never questioned that harry was put in a school for “delinquents”
- he has jet black hair!!
- c’mon you can see the vernon dursley being the type to complain about immigrants and freeloaders and poc can’t you??
- MAY EXPLAIN WHY THE POTTERS APPEARED TO NOT HAVE ANY DEATH EATER CONNECTIONS!!
- Even if he’s described as pale skinned, he may not be white! Mixed South East Asian maybe?
- Adds a new dimension to Snape vs Potter?
- aLSO THE HEADCANONS ABOUT LATIN@ JAMES POTTER HAVE KILLED ME (that’s not really a brilliant addition but jeez look them up because they’re beautiful headcanons)
So we know it’s JK’s headcanon that Dudley has a magical child, right? Imagine his kid starting to show signs of magic and Dudley remembering all the odd things that used to happen around Harry. Imagine his kid coming home from Hogwarts and being all, “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME UNCLE HARRY WAS FAMOUS?” Imagine Dudley reading up on Harry and finding out about all the stuff he did and all the things that happened to him and struggling to grasp how his scrawny, speccy cousin saved the wizarding world. Imagine Dudley, white-faced with terror at his first big family get-together with Harry, Hermione and all the remaining Weasleys. Imagine Mrs Weasley being decidedly cool towards him until he eats fifth helpings of everything she cooks and telling her that she’s the best cook he’s ever met. Imagine Dudley meeting Fleur. Imagine the others embarrassing Harry by telling Dudley stories about him. Imagine Dudley and Harry going down the pub together for beers. Imagine Harry still calling him Big D. Imagine Dudley cheerfully never dieting ever again and being fat and happy forever THE END.
This makes me absurdly happy
did they just made me happy about DUDLEY
I have thought about this before. I imagined Dudley breaking down and sending Harry a letter somehow or other. Like maybe he goes to all the local nature preserves and quietly talks to all the owls until one agrees to take his letter. And he tells Harry his small daughter made their TV only play old reruns of the Vicar of Dibley for a month and she somehow turned every plate of vegetables into a pudding. And so he’s sorry to ask, but he needs help. His wife is at her wit’s end. Please help.
DISCOVERY: that the addition of “Harry” to almost any Plato quote makes it seem legitimately like a nugget of wisdom out of the mouth of Albus Dumbledore.
"Death is not the worst that can happen to men, Harry."
"Harry, good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."
"He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it, Harry."
"Harry, how can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?"
"Harry, astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other."
"He was a wise man who invented beer, Harry."
do you ever remember that harry is only 18 years old and he’s been accused of sleeping with 410 women and breaking up 3 marriages and he can’t even get a tattoo without being surrounded by thousands of girls and he has no privacy and never actually gets to just be an 18 year old kid
For a minute I thought you were talking about Harry Potter and I was really confused
Yuletide Nominations have started!: Yuletide is a fandom fic exchange for rare and small fandoms. You don’t have to nominate to participate, but if there’s a tiny fandom of your heart, you should totally go play.
3 ships has also started! I Saw Three Ships is for any fandom, but the large fandoms are: Avengers Movieverse, Chuck, Community, Criminal Minds, Doctor Who, Elementary, Harry Potter, Haven, Hockey RPF, Homestuck, Leverage, NCIS, Once Upon a Time, Star Trek 2009, Sherlock BBC, and X-Men Movieverse. In past years, I’ve written the big fandoms, but I’ve also written/requested smaller fandoms like DC Comics. You can request any threesome you want, but if you offer a fandom, you have to be willing to write any threesome they toss at you.
These are awesome things and you should totally play.
*insert hug gif here.*