- gender equality
- you can have sex with anyone you want and no ones gonna judge you
- bastards arent treated like shit
- the highborns can marry commoners and no one gives a shit
- its sunny all the time in dorne
- their fighting style is like 104% badass-er than everyone else
- oberyn martell is one hot piece of ass
- they stand against westeros’ blatant rape culture
- their house words should be im sexy and i know it
why is GRRM obsessed with the size and colour of nipples
(ASOIAF/A Dance with Dragons spoiler alert)
proof harry potter is definitely white and cannot be a POC:
- they dont mention his race, which means he’s white, the default race
- he has green eyes, which only white people can have
- he has messy black hair, a hair color most commonly associated with white people
- he is funny, charming, brave, and charismatic charismatic, traits i have trouble associating with non-whites
- he is a complex character and i have trouble imagining non-whites as complex people
- he is the protagonist of a book that is not about racism
where is the harry potter fic where harry has to deal with the fact that ginny weasely is deeply fucked over by childhood insecurities and trust issues from her family and then by her terrible first year at hogwarts and then by her terrible sixth year of hogwarts she was the ringleader of organized guerilla rebellion against a crushing occupationist force when she was sixteen. SIXTEEN.
she is not harry’s happy ending. she was a child in the shadow of her parent’s war and she got her first wounds from it when she was eleven and alone and she carried those scars forward into battle again and again—when she was fourteen, when she was fifteen. she grew up violent and angry under terrible pressure and she’s never going to be anyone’s reward.
i want to see harry fucking realize that. i want to see him wake up at night with her wand at his throat and love her anyway. i want to see him make her sandwiches when her hands are shaking too bad from curse damage to hold utensils. i want to see him get the fuck over himself and earn her.
lavender brown gets more hate for how she handles unrequited romantic feelings than snape does and i find that incredibly disturbing
When you love two characters but they get paired together and their relationship just seems bland but the more you think about it, the more it seems creepy and toxic, and you want them both to just stop except there’s no hope of that because they die together married without pink hair
Fuck you, Rowling what message were you even trying to convey with them? “When you enter a relationship, and your partner seems uncomfortable with the situation and questions frequently whether or not you’ll be safe, physically and mentally, in this relationship, THE ANSWER IS TO GIVE UP WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE AND ALSO YOUR FIGHTING SPIRIT SO THAT YOU CAN MOTHER HIS CHILD EVEN THOUGH HE HAS REPEATEDLY SAID HE’S AFRAID OF HAVING KIDS FOR THEIR OWN GENETIC SAFETY.”
Yes, what a lovely message to use two of your strongest, smartest, and most potentially queer characters to convey through their miserable, dissatisfying heterosexual relationship that essentially involves everything that they previously dreaded occuring in their lives actually happening to them and being shown as a good thing by the narrative.
#I’m sorry the more I think about Remus and Tonks’ relationship #the sadder and more angry it makes me #like if it happened in real life to someone good for them I wouldnt critique #but the fact that it’s entirely deliberately set up by an author who made them express all the things THEY WOULD NOT LIKE #and then made them SUDDENLY WANT THOSE THINGS WITHOUT ANY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT LEADING TO THESE CHANGES IN DESIRES #especially an author who is so fucking proud of her own ‘queer representation’ which is literally only existant through omission and nuance #who then takes these two one of whom is pretty much representative of an HIV/AIDS patient in the 80s-90s and his whole narrative is affected #and the other is comprised of lesbian stereotypes which are cleverly reversed and played with #and is full of genderqueer/intersex potential due to her metamorphmagi powers #and the fact that she refuses to go by her feminine given name #FOR CHRISTS SAKES ROWLING
#yes YES everything about this #the fact that she CHOSE this setup #this queer erasing completely ooc potentially abusive scenario #nausea coils in me tbh #because you know there are narrative choices had she made them that could have affirmed the queerness of both characters #while putting them together #in a beautifully genderqueer explosively subversive fucking-up-all-your-heteronormative expectations #fashion but instead she snaps them down and tramples them and they’re clinging to the shards of their possibilities and that #that is unforgiviable (via andimprouvaire)