My amazing new tattoo :)Done by Blakey in Lincoln, UK

My amazing new tattoo :)
Done by Blakey in Lincoln, UK

itsvondell:

somebody asked whether my reading of james potter and the potter family as historically black meant that the Peverell lineage was a black lineage as well and asked what that meant for the complexions of the Gaunt family and, consequently, Tom Riddle, so i color-coded this Peverell lineage chart from the hp wiki to reflect how i imagine that business.



when reading it for the first time a lot of people imagine a direct correlation between blood supremacy and racial supremacy because of the way that rowling draws parallels between them, the malfoys are racist, voldemort is hitler, etc etc.
but honestly, i think a wizarding world with diverse pure-blood lines of many races and ancestries is a more interesting reading of it.
the wizarding world is already historically very separate and distinct from the muggle world and i think it’s interesting to imagine a wizarding world that has historically used magical pedigree, completely separate from race, as the primary object of discrimination and ideological superiority
it’s a reading that allows the Gaunts to be mixed-race descendants of both the black wizarding Peverell lineage and the white wizarding Slytherin lineage while still being obsessively concerned about blood purity and it maintains a route for Marvolo Gaunt to see Merope’s partnership with Tom Riddle Sr., a member of an extremely wealthy muggle family whose physical descriptions and historical social position heavily imply whiteness, as traitorous.
i think it’s a much more compelling reading to view the historical wizarding world as lacking much of the concepts of racial supremacy that Muggle ideologies have produced, having been much more intimately concerned with magical blood supremacy than physical ancestry and complexion. it’s worth remembering that white supremacy is a historical construct that rose directly out of western imperialism and colonialism and not in any way an innate tendency of humans. it’s entirely possible (and to me, a very interesting thought) that the historical wizarding world’s extensive isolation from muggle actions and affairs might have kept it largely ignorant of the muggle world’s racial ideologies.

itsvondell:

somebody asked whether my reading of james potter and the potter family as historically black meant that the Peverell lineage was a black lineage as well and asked what that meant for the complexions of the Gaunt family and, consequently, Tom Riddle, so i color-coded this Peverell lineage chart from the hp wiki to reflect how i imagine that business.

when reading it for the first time a lot of people imagine a direct correlation between blood supremacy and racial supremacy because of the way that rowling draws parallels between them, the malfoys are racist, voldemort is hitler, etc etc.

but honestly, i think a wizarding world with diverse pure-blood lines of many races and ancestries is a more interesting reading of it.

the wizarding world is already historically very separate and distinct from the muggle world and i think it’s interesting to imagine a wizarding world that has historically used magical pedigree, completely separate from race, as the primary object of discrimination and ideological superiority

it’s a reading that allows the Gaunts to be mixed-race descendants of both the black wizarding Peverell lineage and the white wizarding Slytherin lineage while still being obsessively concerned about blood purity and it maintains a route for Marvolo Gaunt to see Merope’s partnership with Tom Riddle Sr., a member of an extremely wealthy muggle family whose physical descriptions and historical social position heavily imply whiteness, as traitorous.

i think it’s a much more compelling reading to view the historical wizarding world as lacking much of the concepts of racial supremacy that Muggle ideologies have produced, having been much more intimately concerned with magical blood supremacy than physical ancestry and complexion. it’s worth remembering that white supremacy is a historical construct that rose directly out of western imperialism and colonialism and not in any way an innate tendency of humans. it’s entirely possible (and to me, a very interesting thought) that the historical wizarding world’s extensive isolation from muggle actions and affairs might have kept it largely ignorant of the muggle world’s racial ideologies.

lifeisabroadwaymusical:

Sirius Black was thrown into Azkaban Prison under false accusations at age 21.

He did not escape until 12 years later, when he was 33.

He died at age 35.

punkdraco:

thelongarmofthelaw:

drowningheta:

queerpotters:

punkdraco:

he is so smart

wonderful Potter

with his scar

and his broomstick

- actual canon line by Draco Malfoy

#’you have told me this at least a dozen times already’ - actual canon reply by lucius

Is there a link to proof…

(it’s not actually canon)

xcuse you

are you calling me a liar

asriels:

*breaks into j k rowling’s house in the middle of the night* no it’s okay i’m not here to steal anything i just think we need to talk about harry naming one of his kids after snape

Harry potter sleeve finished

Harry potter sleeve finished

fuckyeahharrypottertattoos:

au where everything is the same but Ronnie Weasley is a girl

au where everything is the same but Ronnie Weasley is a girl

rupelover:

“I’m always waiting for that one that really grabs you - and a challenge as well I think - and that’s what I felt about this. It’s something quite out of my comfort zone just with the nature of the Shakespeare language. Not very word heavy kind of Shakespeare”. -Rupert Grint about Instruments of Darkness (Enemy of Man)

darlinghogwarts:

UH GUYS? x

fuckyeahtattoos:

Deathly Hallows

fuckyeahtattoos:

Deathly Hallows

joannalannister:

Enemy of Man is 90% funded. It needs to raise $11,000 in the remaining 2 hours for the project to be funded and for the movie to go forward.  

Join the Kickstarter campaign - just $15 will get you a copy of the film and script! 

It’s a lot of money in a little time, but you would have bet if I had known about this sooner I would have been spamming this blog to high heaven!

Rupert Grint will play Ross in a Kickass adaptation of Macbeth. Plus: Sean Bean, Charles Dance, James D’arcy and Jason Flemyng!

Please consider even $1!!!

fenrirsfangs:

Promo pictures for Enemy of Man

  • Charles Dance, Sean Bean, Jason Flemyng and Rupert Grint

(please support the movie on Kickstarter)

You have no idea how much I want to see this movie made! I learned about this kickstarter too late! 3 hours to go!

aboutrupertgrint:

Rupert Grint as Ross // “Enemy of Man”

Please support “Enemy of Man” on Kickstarter! They have only 3 hours left to reach their goal! 

Consider donating $1. If everyone on FYHPTAT donated just $1, it would significantly help! I pledged $26, and may pledge more. ONLY 3 HOURS LEFT!

My Hogwarts crest tattoo!Completed by Marc at 2012 Tattoo Company, Broadmeadow, NSW Australia

My Hogwarts crest tattoo!

Completed by Marc at 2012 Tattoo Company, Broadmeadow, NSW Australia