"Confucius say: lovers in triangle, not on square."
- A fortune cookie I found when I was sixteen that I try to live by every day.
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
Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.
#it’s funny#because it works for the marauders too right?#james and remus are naturally brilliant#sirius comes from a slytherin background#peter— well.#even the best laid plans go astray#and think for just one minute#about what this means#about neville#neville longbottom#the boy whose favorite subject is herbology#whose closest professor relationship is probably with professor sprout of hufflepuff#who would never have been a ravenclaw#but also never have been a slytherin#whose undying loyalty to his friends is what helps them win#right from the very beginning#neville is the reason the trio can win#he’s the reason gryffindor wins the cup in the first book#he’s the reason harry survives the second task#he’s the reason voldemort ran out of horcruxes#but think back to eleven-year-old neville#timid#toad-owning#bumbling#forgetful#all of that—#but he chooses gryffindor#and as we see in the second book for harry and the seventh book for neville#well#gryffindor chooses them (tags from pimpernels)not to be a douche, because this tag commentary is fucking great all the way up to this point, but neville did not choose gryffindor. gryffindor chose him. in my LITERAL FAVOURITE of all the pottermore extras, we find that the hat almost immediately told him he was a gryffindor born but neville was so timid and scared that he felt it was too much pressure and asked the hat to put him in hufflepuff instead. the hat refused. I can see this scene SO CLEARLY in my mind, can hear the conversation, it is just so perfect - neville almost begging the hat to reconsider, he can’t belong there, he’s not brave enough; and the sorting hat basically saying LISTEN, KID, I KNOW YOU’RE SCARED. BUT I CAN LITERALLY SEE INSIDE YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW, I KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART. THERE IS A HERO INSIDE YOU OKAY AND YOU’RE GOING TO THE HOUSE THAT WILL NURTURE IT AND HELP IT GROW AND ONE DAY, NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM, IT IS GOING TO COME OUT AND EVEN YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF
re-reading the Prisoner of Azkaban now that I’m probably closer to the professors’ ages than I am to the kids’ has made me increasingly aware of how fucked up Snape’s behavior is
can you imagine the marauders’ yule ball and how psyched james would be because lilly agreed to go with him and he keeps talking about it but every time he mentions it, sirius goes “james, are you sure you wouldn’t rather go stag" and the tenth times he says it, remus punches him so hard in the arm that he falls into the lake
Can we all please take a moment to remember that at some point Sirius Black decided he wanted his fugitive pseudonym to be Snuffles.
hermione “brightest witch of her age” “set a teacher on fire” “time travels to get to more school classes” “magical rights activist” “brewed polyjuice potion at the age of 12” “punched draco malfoy in the face” granger