Are you a Geek?
Are you a Kinky Geek?
Well boy have we found the Etsy store for you!
This is not Fred and Roxanne. ANGELINA IS BLACK.
Why does the fandom love to forget when characters are POC?
THERE’S LIKE FIVE OF THEM. CAN YOU NOT COUNT THAT HIGH?!
no but seriously
somebody please explain to me how sirius and remus are NOT gay for each other.
Like what is that crap.
Hugging and shit.
Long lost “Brothers” and shit.
Motherfucking animalistic canines and shit.
Meaningful glances and whatnot.
Mr. Moony and Mr. Padfoot in the third floor prefects bathroom with some lube, I say.
OMG I’m DYING
How Lavender Brown Became White
Any Harry Potter fans out there?
Well, I am a HUGE fan. First off, let me say I am very happy about the diversity of the HP films, I really do appreciate it, but something has got me bothered.
In case you don’t know, Lavender was originally black. In both the Chamber of Secrets and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Here are the two original actresses:
Kathleen Cauley (Chamber of Secrets)
Jennifer Smith (Prisoner of Azkaban)
Proof can be found on IMBD.Com, Wikipedia.com and Harry Potter Wiki.
But some how… we went from these two actresses to this:
Now don’t get me wrong. She did a wonderful job as Lavender. But, in the interest of continuity, why did she become white. And it begs to ask: what hell would have been raised if they had cast a black actress as Lavender in the Half Blood Prince?
Hey! Hermoine gets it.
Comment below the pic: “The fallacy of the “Appeal to ignorance” perfectly illustrated. Thank you very much.”
Whitewashing isn’t just a game.
Every time I venture through the Fred Weasley II, Blaise Zabini, Roxanne Weasley, etc. tags, I see people calling out the whitewashing going on.
If multiple people are calling you out on your shit, maybe, just maybe there’s an issue. Yes, role playing is a “game” but the erasure of someone’s race isn’t.
Let an RP make the entire Harry Potter cast POC and everybody and their mother would flip their shit.
Erasing the small amount of POC there are from a book series you claim to love so much isn’t something that should be taken lightly.
I guess you just don’t understand, I don’t really expect you to. You wouldn’t know how it feels to be erased from damn near everything.
Urban Dictionary Def of Blaise Zabini:
A fictional character in the popular Harry Potter series. He is a Slytherin and is believed to be best friend of fellow house mate Draco Malfoy. Often in fanfiction authors “mistakenly” describe him as white, but in actuality Blaise is black with Italian descent.If I read one more shitty fanfiction where they describe Blaise Zabini as white, I will find them and eat their babies and/or household pets!
Sometimes i get really bummed out at the misogyny you see in fandom. Like treating Lily like a trophy to be awarded to either James or Snape because they ‘deserve’ her, or the hate Ginny gets for being a smart, athletic, pretty girl or the whole concept that she’s somehow a ‘slut’ (or that, if she were, it would be bad and shameful). I know a lot of y’all are only teenagers but you should really examine your internalized misogyny sometime.
Especially the lack of understanding for Lily as a character in her own right.
This is not to say that I don’t feel for Snape, because I do find his story extremely tragic and heroic, and I understand the motives behind his actions. But the whole scene just creeped me out a bit.
I think I’ve mentioned before that I also find this scene creepy. With their history, it just feels like a giant violation of Lily for him to even be there. At a really basic level it just makes me shudder and think ‘don’t touch, you don’t have any rights to her body’. But in all honesty, what creeps me out most about this is what it has come to represent to me. This moment to me has come to represent how the films pretty much slaughtered the beautifully complex relationship & history between Lily and Snape. There’s always more on the page that could ever make it to the screen, but I get so pissed with the way the meaning of The Prince’s Tale was twisted in the films.
Replacing Sirius finding the Potters first with Snape, downplaying or deleting pretty much every one of his moral failures and shitty actions*, making sure to still include James’ asshole behaviours/moments, and refusing to touch on why Lily chose James (fuck, they didn’t even suggest Lily and Snape weren’t even friends anymore!) is such a manipulation of the story. All I see in this picture is the film trying to shove down my throat “Look at poor Snape. Poor innocent Snape who tried so hard, never did anything wrong, and didn’t even get the girl in the end. And he tried to save her, but now she’s dead. Poor Snape, how heartbreaking this all is for him.”
Well, fuck that, to be blunt. This scene pretty much makes Snape the biggest asshole I’ve ever known to be shoved into the unrequited ‘Nice Guy’ trope. (And LOL @ Snape as a Nice Guy, love him or hate him, we know he was never nice.) When I see this moment, what I see is a perfect example of how so much of the Marauder Era stories were stripped down and reappropriated to cast Snape in a more sympathetic light. And that creeps me right the hell out.
* Even as a DE, there’s nothing about him as a Death Eater but that he turned to Dumbledore when Lily was directly threatened.
Imagine Albus Severus coming out to Harry....
- Albus: Dad, I’m…gay.
- Harry: Albus Severus Potter. You were named after two Headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was gay And he was the wisest man I’ve ever known
- Albus: Dad, you say this every time i tell you something. stop. just stop.
- A: Dad, would you mind buying some conditioner? I think we’re out
- H: Albus Severus Potter. You were named for two Headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them never used conditioner and he was probably the greasiest man I ever knew
- A: Dad this response is really getting old
- H: TWO HEADMASTERS
- A: Yes, I get it two hea—
- H: BRAVEST AND WISEST MEN”
- A: Da—”
- H: THAT I EVER KNEW”
- BRAVEST AND WISEST”
- TWO OF THEM”