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Writer. Artist. Photographer. Gryffindor. Currently re-reading the Potter books on The Incendio Project. Blog will mostly be Harry Potter, followed by Teen Wolf, Supernatural, and Doctor Who, but that could change at any time.

iamgryffindork:

infearofblankpages:

askburdge:

sirspackle:

askburdge:

okay so, super valid points! i know i can’t argue with you on a lot of it, because you have a solid background in the subject. i agree that if it were truly a part of canon, it should have been explored further. it’s unfortunate that we’re expected to assume Harry’s white (which i’m guilty of from the start), but i suppose an exception would be kind of a stretch… sidenote: pretty sure that red hair is possible in other races? but i digress. 

out of respect, i can tag those posts as racebends from now on. really sorry that i made you uncomfortable!

For me, something I think is important to note is that in addition to the many fine points above, the Potter family is also descended from the Peverells, who were most likely (with a name like that) Norman, or possibly Saxons, or even possibly Celtic British (depending on when in history the Tale of the Three Brothers happened). Heck, they could even be of Roman descent. The point is, in that historical context it would be extremely unlikely that Harry’s paternal ethnicity is anything other than caucasian (though with a lot of possible sub-ethnicities, if that’s a thing). That’s just statistics right there.

At the end of the day, the important thing to remember is that the story is (or ought to be) universal, and it shouldn’t matter what color skin any of the characters have, because we can relate to what they experience and feel.

That’s my 2 sickles on it, anyway.

true! it’s definitely important to consider all of this in the context of the fictional world Jo set up for us. 

This is true, but the original commentor seems to disregard mixed race relationships. Harry most definitely gets his last name from a Caucasian source, but there’s nothing to say that James isn’t biracial or that James’ father is biracial or anything like that.

It definitely happens, and there’s no indication in the Potter books that there’s a lot (or any) racisim in the Wizarding World. The main issue seems to be magical bloodlines rather than race or even gender and sex. They even have interspecies relationships (Veela, goblin, etc).

I know that I have a different experience because I live and grew up in Hawaii where mixed-raced relationships are more common than single-race relationships, but my point is that it’s possible. I went to school with a kid who was a quarter Samoan, a quarter German and half Pakistani and his name was Keoki, which is Hawaiian. 

I don’t think it’s likely that Harry is supposed to be anything but Caucasian, but I don’t think there’s a problem with thinking about him as other races. We just don’t have enough information about the Wizarding World to say that it’s not possible or that it’s not likely.

I understand where the race isn’t identified means the character could be any color in HP.
That being said, I always feel uncomfortable if an adaptation changes the race or color. Either way. I just like my characters to look how the author presents them. Even if it’s just something like hair or eye color when there is CGI now. And if it’s a problem of needing more or different races to make it more diverse then there are other works and I hope to see more diverse races come out as cannon characters. But that’s my two cents.

I think I’d have a bigger issue with it if they’d done it in an official adaption (movies or the like) as there’s absolutely no indication that any of them are anything but Caucasian. However, I don’t see an issue with fanworks, especially if they’re meant to explore other possibilities (similar to AU pieces). 

askburdge:

thank you for that input! sorry i took a screenshot the same time i used my volume, i’m a dunce. i deleted the ask after capturing the pic.

but i like the discussion happening in my inbox right now! lots of great commentary being bounced around. 

Yes! Nice to see people agreeing…

askburdge:

sirspackle:

askburdge:

okay so, super valid points! i know i can’t argue with you on a lot of it, because you have a solid background in the subject. i agree that if it were truly a part of canon, it should have been explored further. it’s unfortunate that we’re expected to assume Harry’s white (which i’m guilty of from the start), but i suppose an exception would be kind of a stretch… sidenote: pretty sure that red hair is possible in other races? but i digress. 

out of respect, i can tag those posts as racebends from now on. really sorry that i made you uncomfortable!

For me, something I think is important to note is that in addition to the many fine points above, the Potter family is also descended from the Peverells, who were most likely (with a name like that) Norman, or possibly Saxons, or even possibly Celtic British (depending on when in history the Tale of the Three Brothers happened). Heck, they could even be of Roman descent. The point is, in that historical context it would be extremely unlikely that Harry’s paternal ethnicity is anything other than caucasian (though with a lot of possible sub-ethnicities, if that’s a thing). That’s just statistics right there.

At the end of the day, the important thing to remember is that the story is (or ought to be) universal, and it shouldn’t matter what color skin any of the characters have, because we can relate to what they experience and feel.

That’s my 2 sickles on it, anyway.

true! it’s definitely important to consider all of this in the context of the fictional world Jo set up for us. 

This is true, but the original commentor seems to disregard mixed race relationships. Harry most definitely gets his last name from a Caucasian source, but there’s nothing to say that James isn’t biracial or that James’ father is biracial or anything like that.

It definitely happens, and there’s no indication in the Potter books that there’s a lot (or any) racisim in the Wizarding World. The main issue seems to be magical bloodlines rather than race or even gender and sex. They even have interspecies relationships (Veela, goblin, etc).

I know that I have a different experience because I live and grew up in Hawaii where mixed-raced relationships are more common than single-race relationships, but my point is that it’s possible. I went to school with a kid who was a quarter Samoan, a quarter German and half Pakistani and his name was Keoki, which is Hawaiian. 

I don’t think it’s likely that Harry is supposed to be anything but Caucasian, but I don’t think there’s a problem with thinking about him as other races. We just don’t have enough information about the Wizarding World to say that it’s not possible or that it’s not likely.

mudbloodmione:

THE MAGIC BEGINS: 27. Favourite friendship: Harry, Ron, and Hermione…THE GOLDEN TRIO! They’re perfect together, and I couldn’t live without them. They fight, they lost someone, they played, they talked, they studied, they readed, they singed, they watched some quidditch… WELL, THEY NEVER GET APART! The true love/friendship can survive everything! Voldemort was alone, so, he died. Without’s friends, We’re nothing.

(Source: crusheeranask, via sirepotter)

dumbledourx:

yo reblog this if you post lots of marauders and jily so that i can follow you

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what’s the use of praying if there’s nobody who hears?

(Source: rumplestitlskin, via narcissx)

themfandomstho whispered: "Can you write something about James and Sirius amazing bromance? Please...."

scared-of-clouds:

I’m not sure this is what you had in mind, but it’s just what came out of my head :)

I did it in about thirty minutes, so please forgive any errors.

James groaned and covered his head with his pillow as he heard thumping from downstairs. His father had apparently developed a liking for building furniture muggle-style while he was away at school, which had resulted both in the house being full of more than a few suspect items, and in his father making rather a lot of commotion at varying hours of the day and night.

Much as he was glad that his dad had retired - and he was - he really wished that he would at least try and keep relatively normal hours. Hammering random bits of wood into an item of furniture at one in the morning wasn’t really appropriate, although judging from the lack of swearing so far he’d at least mastered hitting the wood rather than his thumb.

Thank Merlin for Remus and his greater knowledge of muggle tools; James had made him take the more deadly looking tools away with him, and had extracted a promise that he’d come back in a week to help him try and wrestle more of them away from his dad.

‘James, stop that infernal racket!’ His father’s voice came booming along the landing, and James was on the verge of an indignant retort when he realised that if his father was shouting at him to shut up, that meant he wasn’t responsible for the increasingly frantic thumping. Since he doubted his mother had taken it into her head to join in with her husband’s hobby - and he’d like to assume that his father would have noticed if his wife was missing from their room - then someone else was responsible for disturbing his sleep.

His much-needed sleep.

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lumos-marauders-era:

Andrew Garfield as Remus Lupin

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if-dementors-were-pink:

whenever i feel sad i just imagine harry/ginny in a world where voldemort didnt exist like

  • harry and ginny and ron all growing up together, playing on the same little league quidditch team and racing each other around the little garden behind the potters’ house
  • harry writing a bored and lonely ginny letters his whole first year at hogwarts, filled with stupid eleven-year-old-boy details like “last night the pudding was cold” and “the castle is very grey”
  • harry encouraging ginny to try out for the quidditch team her second year and ignoring the other boys who laughed at a girl trying out for quidditch, harry and ron laughing so hard their sides hurt when ginny outflew each and every one of them
  • harry and ginny and hermione and ron all home at the potters’ for christmas holidays, decorating the tree and eating all of sirius’s freshly made ginger cookies
  • harry continuing to be like a brother for ginny as they grew up and got older, shrugging off seamus’s teasing about “harry and ginny sitting in a tree” with a patient shrug of his shoulders and a “she’s like my sister, seamus, i’ve known her since forever”
  • harry realizing sometiime around fifth year that ginny was not, in fact, like his sister, and that holy shit holy shit he better not let ron find out about this
  • harry and ginny starting to make stupid excuses to be alone together, to clear up the dishes after dinner, to go feed the chickens, (much to the hidden glee of remus and hermione who, of course, had known all along)
  • ginny finally getting exasperated with all this dancing around and kissing harry in the middle of weasley-potter game night, making him blush and knock his chess pieces all over the board (much to everyone else’s amusement)
  • james and lily learning to make quite a lot of noise every time they entered a room those two were in so ginny had time to fix her shirt and harry could adjust his glasses
  • ginny and harry having the time they ought to have to enjoy the relationship they were meant to have <3

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tlpursuit:

Ginny, Harry and young James.

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