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."'' A magnificent discovery in Harry Potter philosophy by fellow Tumblr-er, Kristen. (via minionier)
MY MIND HAS BEEN BLOWN
THAT NEVER HAPPENS WITH HARRY POTTER
ESPECIALLY NOT WITH MINERVA MCGONAGALL
OMFG MY WHOLE LIFE IS WHAT
WHAT WHAT WHAT
Oh my god, she was GORGEOUS.
the Professor was Irene Adler
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.
|becauseforoncethisisme asked: As a Harry Potter and JK Rowling fan, I would like to thank you for your post about Dumbledore's sexuality and the lack of canon sexual experimentation. I started reading Harry Potter when I was eight, and I am and will be a lifelong fan. Because of that, criticism of it can be hard to take. That was not good on the LGBT front, and I usually just brush by that because I love the series and will forgive it anything, but that is true and it should be acknowledged. So: thank you.|
*insert hug gif here.*
Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~
Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.
Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.
And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’.
It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).
The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one care that he loves men, and that is wonderful.
I am unable to do away with the belief that Steph writes Harry Potter fan fiction. I wonder who she ships.
Steph uses Harry Potter spells to fight crime, all your arguments are invalid.
reasons steph is my favorite