punkmarauder:

55 things Teddy Lupin didn’t get to experience because he lost his parents

  1. his mum trying to help him control his morphs so he can go out and play with the muggle kids
  2. his dad lecturing him about his low herbology marks
  3. having to tell his mum he doesn’t want to be an Auror
  4. talking…

Love Me As I Am

jossgraymark:

Or, “how a side character in a children’s fantasy series showed me what I wanted out of life”.

Or “the first time Nyxie shipped a thing and how it’s still impacting her seven years later”.

In an ironic twist of fate, my mother decided to let me (and my siblings, but since they don’t read for pleasure this was irrelevant) read the Harry Potter series a few weeks after DH came out. This was also the year we fully entered the community I lovingly refer to as the vortex, populated by super-conservative religious types who would’ve disliked me no matter what I did because I wasn’t one of Them. And, for good measure, also the same year that I processed a series of unpleasant events (not to be discussed here and irrelevant to this essay) that had happened to me the previous year and began to slip into a depressive phase that would last for nearly four years before anyone had the sense to try to do anything about it. Oh, and freshman year of high school. Sufficient to say, I was lost and not in the most reliable of mental states, but in that book series my mother finally decided wouldn’t corrupt me too much, I found something to keep me strong.

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This sums up how I first looked at Tonks better than I ever could, as well as why I ship Remadora.
I was 10 when I read HBP, I didn’t understand LOVE, but Tonks and Remus gave me HOPE that no matter what I had been told by people, I was loveable and if I trusted then someone would one day care. If they, with all their flaws, we’re able to love and be loved in return then what was to stop that happening to me to?
For a 10 year old who’s only friend was the battered and torn pages of books she cherished, that meant the world and more. I found myself in a combination of Tonks and Remus in a way I never had in any other book characters and then watched as they fell in love in such a beautiful way surrounded by friends. That continues to support me so much.

goodluckdetective:

*knocks on your door*

Hello. I’ve heard you’ve been invalidating a male character’s past straight relationships in order to make your slash ship sail. 

Could I interest you on the subject of bisexuality.

It’s free! It’s friendly! It’s perfectly workable with canon! It stops misogynistic fic tropes in order to slash ship in it’s tracks.

Invest in bisexuality today!

Bonus: Buy today and receive a free addition of pansexuality for no extra fee!

(via mycie)

“Say you’ve got a blue car. It’s blue to you, and it’s a really cool shade of blue too. But everyone around you insists it’s green because “just look at it, it’s obviously green”. This is sort of ok, except you’re still seeing blue. This happens until you start to doubt that your car is blue, maybe you’re colourblind and the car really is green?

One day you find someone - let’s call them Gary - who says “Oh hey, I like your blue car” and you freak out because someone else says your car is blue too!! That’s amazing!! So you ask, “Why do you see my car as blue but no one else does?”

And Gary says “Everyone else is expecting to see a green car because they have a green car”. This doesn’t make sense to you because you’ve been seeing everyone else with their green cars and you never really thought that their cars should be blue. So you ask “But why can I see their cars are green then?”

Gary says to you, “Because you’re used to seeing green cars in every advert, TV show, film. Green cars are everywhere”. And you say “But what about people like us? What about people with blue cars? Why aren’t we everywhere too?”

And Gary smiles sadly and says “Because people with green cars like to think we also have green cars. Even if we’re driving our blue cars down the street, they say the cars are green”

So you ask Gary, “Are there other people like me and you? Who can see the blue cars?” And Gary says “yeah, actually there’s a lot of us. We’re the blue car owners club.”

And suddenly you’ve got a bunch of friends that have blue cars. A lot of them are different models and different shades of blue, but they’re all blue. And when you work out what shade of blue your car is, you can start telling green car people about your blue car. When they say “oh what a lovely green car” you can say “actually, this is a navy blue Mercedes and I’m really proud of it”

— That’s why labels are important to me. (via incompleteicarus)

(via fortheloveofwhiphand)

loki-0f-sassgard:

0-memento-mori-0:

wholocked-in-221-b:

If you don’t reblog these in a pair I hate you

I actually had to do it twice, because I accidentally reblogged Malfoy first, and that’s almost as bad as not reblogging both of them.

SAMW

loki-0f-sassgard:

0-memento-mori-0:

wholocked-in-221-b:

If you don’t reblog these in a pair I hate you

I actually had to do it twice, because I accidentally reblogged Malfoy first, and that’s almost as bad as not reblogging both of them.

SAMW

(via fortheloveofwhiphand)

musicofthestage:

It’s funny because Malfoy’s has all sorts of comments and then you scroll down and it’s just Harry doing his thing.

musicofthestage:

It’s funny because Malfoy’s has all sorts of comments and then you scroll down and it’s just Harry doing his thing.

(via fortheloveofwhiphand)

ilovett:

ashagreyioy:

when people are pushing ur buttons and ur just like “how am i gonna be a hufflepuff about this”

was I supposed to sing that to the tune of pompeii? because that’s what happened

(via scandalaciousintentions)

callmecapta1n:


prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:


Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD
callmecapta1n:


prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:


Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD
callmecapta1n:


prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:


Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD
callmecapta1n:


prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:


Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD
callmecapta1n:


prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:


Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD
callmecapta1n:


prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:


Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD
callmecapta1n:


prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:


Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD
callmecapta1n:


prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:


Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD

callmecapta1n:

prettyinpixiedust:

mithrandiiir:

buggyeyes:

savethewales:

Half of the women I spoke to said , would he admit that’s he’s bit of a sexist, misogynistic — he sees women only in sexual terms?  (x)

This is it, this is how I’m going to explain privilege to the next one.

THOSE LAST TWO GIF THOUGH. MALE FEMINISTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE. I KNOW YOU DON’T WANNA BE SEXIST BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO WOMEN IF THEY TRY TO EXPLAIN HOW SOMETHING YOU SAID/DID IS PROBLEMATIC AND TAKE IT TO HEART, THANK YOU!

I agree with him. If you think I’m being sexist, let me know and I’ll work on it. I won’t get mad, promise.

honestly this mindset works for any kind of privilege - if someone from an oppressed group calls you out, don’t argue. Fix it. 

RUSSEL BRAND IS MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ANYONE IN A POSITION OF POWER AND CUTE TO BOOT I AM SO ANGRY WHY IS HE NOT RULER OF THE WORLD

(via jesuisallisonargent)