I mean, the girl we always presumed to be the giggly girly gossip girl of Gryffindor managed to battle a Death Eater by herself at the Battle of Hogwarts, as well as sending spells at the Death Eater duelling with Dean Thomas.
“‘Yeah, I see what you mean, Remus,’ said a bald black wizard standing furthest back — he had a deep, slow voice and wore a single gold hoop in his ear — ‘he looks exactly like James.’”—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
STOP WHITEWASHING ROXANNE WEASLEY AND FRED II WEASLEY! Its fucking annoying, racist, and offensive. Actually stop doing it to all the HP characters of color. That includes, Cho Chang, the Patil twins, Lee Jordan, Blaise Zabini, Angelina Johnson, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Alicia Spinnet, Fred II Weasley, Roxanne Weasley. CUT IT OUT! Oh by the way, using Spanish, Indian, or any other POC to portray HP characters of color that aren’t Spanish, Indian, etc doesn’t make you not racist. That makes you even more racist.
Racism in my favorite Harry Potter tags is making my blood boil. The worst part is that people pretend like their opinions aren’t based on race. Racism is bad but covert racism is disgusting. I will set Tumblr on fire if I see another post about how Angelina replaced Fred with George. Losing a sibling, especially a twin, is a horrible experience that no one should have to go through. That being said, do you really believe George was never happy ever again? I mean, do you believe that in spite of the fact J.K. Rowling said that he was happy? Also, can we please acknowledge that Fred Weasley II and Roxanne are biracial! Please cast your dreamcast accordingly. That is if you acknowledge them at all, most people don’t. I’ve actually seen whole dreamcast with the complete extended Weasley grand kids except for them. Seriously? Frankly, it is kind of revolting to see people claim to love George/the Weasley family, but have such a dismissive regard for his wife and children. I only have a handfull of ethic characters to look up too in the HP verse. Fandom, please quit shitting on them. I feel like I have to make a post like this once a month. It’s getting old.
Even though you're not taking submissions right now, I DO have a post that talks about the bullshit I went through when people said that there wouldn't be any African-American witches & wizards due to slavery, and I had to school them on the History of the African Diaspora and it wasn't pretty because a lot of them--privileged White Potter fans--were uneducated about it and accused me of being "rude" since I took offense to their comments when THEY made me feel limited by my heritage.
I definitely have plans to re-blog posts you wrote during that debacle! For the most part, I’m waiting until I hit at least 50 followers before I post more of the substantial discussion material so that it can reach as wide an audience as possible — but that should be soon enough, according to my numbers.
Here are some fanfictions for Angelina/George, I’m going to warn you these came off my favorite list, and most of the stories I haven’t read in a while and most of them I don’t remember that well. I wrote the rated of each fic next to the title and also the author of the story, just in case you wanted to read more work by them. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE REVIEW THE STORIES! I’m going to try and find some more and I’ll just update the list. These are all on fanfiction.net I haven’t gone to any other fanfiction sites yet.
I swear, she and Lavender Brown are the most hated girls in this fandom.
get over yourself people.
Cho’s seriously not a bad chick. She’s an emotional teenage girl who lost a guy she clearly had affection for. She was confused and then her friend betrayed the DA. That’s a lot of stress for someone to deal with. I’d try to defend my friend’s actions too, no matter what others thought.
same with Lavender. When I first starting dating a guy I was all giddy and stupid too. Lavender’s not a slutty bitch; she’s a happy and yes, overly affectionate girl, but she represents the “normal girl” at Hogwarts who isn’t a Hermione or Luna. And the fact Lavender stayed behind to fight for Hogwarts should prove more than enough she was a Gryffindor and a good person.
god HP fandom, please. I love this fandom but sometimes you guys are such idiots.
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