Hello Darlings
shrek's kid: dad... i'm... i'm gay
shrek: well, better out than in, i always say, eh? heheheheh someBODY ONCE

lextempus:

Prince Harry Disguises Himself as Prince William

bless the royal family

just bless

alaskanscrambler:

cosplay-gamers:

The Wild Thornberrys

Marianne Thornberry by Tascha Dearing

Nigel Thornberry by Joshua Walker

Photos by Sophie Keen, ZeroKing2010, and So Say We All

nyaaaaaaaa smashing

rowena: i'm looking over the plans
godric: yeah
rowena: what's this weird series of rooms accessible only by a hatch in a room on the right hand side of the third floor corridor
godric: oh that's for if we ever need to hide a priceless artifact for some reason
rowena: why would we hide a priceless artifact in a school
godric: safest place
rowena: fucking is it though?? there's a giant snake somewhere
[in the distance]
salazar: there's no snake you are wrong stop being wrong

un-leash-ing:

egberts:

*goes to a party and awkwardly follows friend around the entire time*

*goes to a family reunion and awkwardly follows mom around the entire time*

wouldbelovely:

itsvondell:

I suspect that Jo Rowling probably imagined James and Harry as white too, i don’t mind that, that’s her business.

Personally I’m mentally acting against the white-as-default-unless-otherwise-specified that’s pervasive in imagining media especially in predominately white fandom culture.

I’ve generally operated on a POC-unless-otherwise-noted basis with how I imagine characters. My HP headcanons aren’t What If Everybody In Harry Potter Was Black Instead Of White. They only read that way if you’re still stuck in the white-as-default zone.

James’ skin color, hair texture, etc to my knowledge has never been specified and that means to me that even a reader who strictly contains themselves within the bounds of canon is free to imagine him as any number of ethnicities.

In absence of a specified race I chose to imagine the one that makes the story most compelling to me.

In absence of a specified race I chose to imagine the one that makes the story most compelling to me.

My James is black because that creates the most personally compelling racial background for my Harry. It is informed by my interpretation of the canon interactions between the Potters and the Evans/Dursleys, whom Jo Rowling and I probably imagine very similarly. It is informed by my experience as the black mixed-race child of a black man and a white woman who grew up more or less estranged from both my parents largely in the care of my white maternal aunt and her family, household, values, and prejudices. It is informed by my personal desire for a black mixed-race hero story.

Probably most important to me, my desire to create and disseminate content that involves non-white interpretations of popularly-imagined-white-by-default characters reflects my desire to speak to people like me, who are not used to seeing faces like theirs represented in the popular media they consume. It reflects my fight against white-as-default. It reflects my desire to contribute to young people of color feeling empowered by popular fiction and not othered by it. It reflects my desire not to let blockbuster casting directors dictate what you may or may not imagine the characters that populate your fiction to be.

It’s not arbitrary and it doesn’t come from nowhere, but if it did, that would be fine too. All my interpretations are based squarely in canon. But if they weren’t, that would be damn well acceptable. Squeeze representation out of anywhere you can feel it and fabricate the rest. Own your fiction.

The James as black headcanon not only works, it adds a whole different depth to the story. First off, Vernon’s intenser hatred for James than Lily, The whole Pure-Race dogma of the death eaters, the fact that James, though pureblood, didn’t seem to have any Death Eater family members like Sirius did. 

Then Harry as mixed, the teasing he got at school, the fact that he was never mistaken for an actual relative of the Dursley’s in public. His black uncontrollable hair that his white family had NO IDEA how to deal with. His eyes were always considered striking though it’s not an unusual color for whites. 

Screw it, headcanon accepted. 

cowwie:

i love seeing people tag posts with their friend’s name because it’s such a mystery to the rest of us. maybe this picture of a flower is their favorite type and you thought of them. maybe this random text post is a joke they made last week or two years ago. it’s so nice to see people being friends and i really like it

sirken:

fabledquill:

i just

weird elves

elves who find babies fascinating because they like, never see them

elves whose fingers are just sort of uncomfortably long to anyone who isn’t an elf

elves with slightly too-pointy canines

elves who don’t understand why you’re getting so emotional because in a hundred years this won’t really matter

chessmaster elves who manipulate the short-lives in their control and are surprised at them being upset about it

elves with completely black eyes

elves who come off as drunk when they’re happy because they throw themselves one hundred percent into joy when they get a chance at it

elves who constantly forget about the concept of dying of exposure and don’t remember to tell you to bring a coat

elves who don’t blink for uncomfortably long periods of time

frickin

weird

elves

if your elves are just exceptionally good-looking well-adjusted white people you’re doing it wrong, make ‘em creepy goddammit

kawaiigod:

girl: he cheated on me

me: then break up with him

girl: but-

me: bye

airalys:

D.R.E.A.M

dogs run everywhere around me

Original layout created in 1955 for a full-color newspaper section presenting some of the “many delights and wonders that are yours to enjoy at Disneyland.” (via

my-drippingwettpussay:

blvckvanilla:

👏👏

The wisdom/common sense of some of the youth truly gives me hope
"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."

— Joshua Graham (via outdoor-anarchy)

uglypnis:

Juno (2007) dir. Jason Reitman

"Vanessa If you’re still in I’m still in. - Juno"

jebiwonkenobi:

I never feel like more of a failure than when I can’t remember a piece of Harry Potter trivia. 

HW