Where the fuck is fucking Niall?
brienneoftarth:

My cat fell into a rainbow.
In case anyone is wondering, this is pet-friendly hair chalk that I got at a dog show. Kimba here is the most placid, docile cat in the world who doesn’t mind being painted in the slightest.

brienneoftarth:

My cat fell into a rainbow.

In case anyone is wondering, this is pet-friendly hair chalk that I got at a dog show. Kimba here is the most placid, docile cat in the world who doesn’t mind being painted in the slightest.

flaryhe:

SHOTS FIRED

flaryhe:

SHOTS FIRED

phemiec:

Iron Bull confirmed romancable for all genders and races.

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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. 

slojnotak:

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun - Self Portrait in a Straw Hat (1782)

slojnotak:

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun - Self Portrait in a Straw Hat (1782)

So I was explaining my gender-fluidity to my grandmother
Me: So sometimes I'm a boy, but sometimes I'm a girl.
Grandma: I have enough idiot granddaughters already
Me:
Grandma:
Me:
Grandma: But I also have enough idiot grandsons, so having an idiot who isn't really either one is kind of refreshing.
*then later*
My mom: Alex, can you come pick up these LEGOs?
Me: Yeah... *doesn't move at all*
Grandma: Katie, go pick up the LEGOs
Me: Yeah, alright *goes to pick up LEGOs*
Grandma: See, you addressed the boy, but I addressed the girl. Boys are lazy, girls get crap done.

ariaste:

unamusedsloth:

Exercise caution, especially with things labeled “fresh” pizza

I dunno, I’m most worried about “stairs”

However, I think the “security guard” one is an appropriate use of the quotation marks, as that man is clearly sleeping.

Being a high achiever then slipping into a non-functional depression

konnfusion:

zombres:

You a pilot? 

No, not yet. But I wanna be one, more than anything.

(via queensamwise)