cute things to think about
- the marauders playing fetch with Padfoot
- Lily Evans feeling incredibly unmotivated one day and experimenting with different spells to create pretty little floaty lights in her room instead of doing her homework
- Remus Lupin being extremely ticklish and yelping and flushing and doubling over when one of his friends brushes their hand past his stomach
- Peter Pettigrew with a pet rat who likes to rub up against his hand and sleep against his shirt
- James Potter coming back to his dorm after Lily agrees to go out with him and flopping down on the bed and burying his face in his pillow and shrieking happily and kicking his legs all over the place in excitement
i finally reached 1k!!! i wanted to do a little thank you to my followers. along with this comes a video of me singing and answering questions (such wow very interest). so yeah, here we go. these are the blogs that basically make my blog what it is.
the babest of the babes:
other wonderful babes:
arrogantbullyingtoerag | believeinprongs | chudleycanon | eldrwand | faultinourstars | fuckingdraco | ghost-nico | gingerginny | hathawayroza | houseofpercico | jamespottur | leozhang | lilypoters | lilypottar | lovegoodt | lovingranger | lunaloveqood | marlenesmckinnons | mauraders | misteriddle | mydraco | ronahld | sexymalfoys | sirepotter | siriusnoire | triwizarded | viria
in all honesty, this list should probably be a lot longer. if you’re not on it, you probably changed your url recently so i have no idea who you are. this is a bare basic amount of the blogs that i love, so please don’t feel bad if you’re not on it. i put this list together in about 5 minutes, so it is very incomplete.
art credit (x)
Reformatted and reposted (with permission) from the incredible artist
Fall fashion (and a ballgown cause I fucking love ballgowns) for the 4 houses (with movie and book colorway for Ravenclaw yer welcome). Also played around a little bit more in the second look with styles that aren’t usually associated with that house.[x]
i would KILL for the first slytherin one
Well, there is a perfect quote from Doctor Who to describe the Marauders. All four of them:
Every time you see them happy you remember how sad they’re going to be. And it breaks your heart. Because what’s the point in them being happy now if they’re going to be sad later. The answer is, of course, because they a re going to be sad later.
Peter was a Marauder. He spent seven wonderful years with James, Sirius, and Remus. He might not have been as close as the other three nor as brave nor as strong but he was still a Marauder. He was right next to them when they participated in their endless pranks. He still took the Animagus potion to help Remus. I mean, think about that! Peter has this stereotype of being a coward and he still ran around with a werewolf once a month! He laughed with them, he cried with them, he fought with them, he pranked with them, he loved them. He was a Marauder, through and through. And nothing will convince me otherwise.
The years between their graduation and October 31st 1981 are unknown to us. I’m sure that he was still a Marauder for at least a few months prior to graduation. However, we also know that he eventually became a double-agent for Voldemort. The day that he decided to become the double-agent was the day that he stopped being a Marauder. That was a day that his mischief ended. But he was a Marauder every day before that.
legit photo taken by Remus Lupin
also James is wearing reindeer antlers because Sirius makes him do it every Christmas and you cannOT CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE
I make good use of my free time
Headcanon where Lily drew inappropriate things with a sharpie all over James’ face while he was sleeping and then just sat there giggling madly and twiddling her thumbs until he woke up and when James realised what she’d done he just looks at her like ‘really, lily? what a child you are’ but then he does this to the other marauders all the time from then on bc he secretly thinks this muggle trick is the most hilarious thing ever
I just love the fact that the line ‘Until the very end’, the line that was meant not only for every single character that stood with Harry but also for every single reader that stood with Harry, was said by James Potter.
headcanon in which lily is not the saint everyone makes her out to be but instead HUMAN and A MOTHER and so—for just a second—wishes it had been neville
'Tis the season to be questioned endlessly about why I'm not a Christmas person without that person understanding that some things are personal and not up for public discussion
fa la la la la, la la la la
Walking into school:
Logging into tumblr:
#this is too accurate
she laughs at my dreams but I dream about her laughter
james potter’s hair
My opinion on this has been documented many times over, but I’m always happy to run through it again!
I personally believe that the odds are heavily in favour of James and Lily being each others firsts. I do agree that since they were both popular etc that they would absolutely have had other relationships before they started dating, and while I don’t think it’s in doubt that they would have kissed (and possibly even fooled around with) other people I find it difficult to imagine either of them sleeping with someone before each other.
Firstly, we live in an incredibly liberal age compared to then, and I think I’m right in saying that the average age for losing your virginity in the UK is still around 19. That’s two years older than James and Lily would have been when they started dating. Would they have been likely to have been having sex when they were younger than that? Not many people actually do, even now.
The sexual revolution…definitely see what you’re saying with that, and it’s a valid point. But, I think that we have to consider the inherent conservatism of wizarding society. They are for all intents and purposes, separate from muggle society, so we can’t assume the same values necessarily apply. I think it takes much longer for social change to come about in their society: look at the werewolf issue, the bigotry towards muggle-borns, the concept of a class-based society. It’s all a little bit backward.
And we have to remember that yes, there was a great deal of social change in the sixties and seventies, but it didn’t affect every aspect of society. Petunia is a good example of this: she followed a very traditional path, with the intention of being respectable, and a large proportion of society still considered that the norm. Sexual liberation was still a revolutionary concept, not a widely accepted one.
Then there’s the boarding school issue. I only have one friend who went to a co-ed boarding school (on a side note, I know one or two who went to same sex ones, and let me say if the intention of separating them from boys is to stop them thinking about boys, it SO doesn’t work. They are the most sex obsessed people I know) and she informs me that the teachers watched them like hawks, that there was almost no opportunity for that kind of thing because there was pretty much no privacy and that most of them were, if anything, a little behind the average population when it came to er, sexual experimentation? (She’s also the person responsible for Jily having Head’s dorms to fool around in: apparently her school had private rooms for the Head Prefects, because they could be trusted. Yeah. Because becoming a Head Prefect removes your sex drive) So I do think that there would have been a lack of opportunity for them as well.
I also blame fanon characterisation for the idea that they weren’t each other’s firsts. James especially is often portrayed as being some kind of borderline delinquent who shags his way through half the school, and personally I find it very hard to reconcile that image of him with what we are actually given in canon. We’re talking about two people who were so certain of each other that they got married at an incredibly young age; I think that level of romanticism suggests that they weren’t the type to shag around.
So basically, I think that they were a pair of romantic fools who were perfectly happy to date different people until they found “the One”, but I also think that they would have been the type to be sure of their feelings and their relationship before going that last step. I just think they were the type to wait.