Here's what the wiki said: "It is unknown why the Potter family was excluded from the list, as Dorea Black married Charlus Potter, yet was not disowned, which would almost certainly indicate that the family had no known Muggle ancestors or relatives. Also, James Potter is consistently mentioned as being a pure-blood. Most likely, the author of the Directory considered the Potters and other "pure-blood" families (such as the Prince line, or the Crabbes) to have some amount of Muggle ancestry."
look at that, every1 edumacating me today
Thanks for the info! That makes more sense now, good to know that it wasn’t some sort of recon about the Potter’s lineage.
jkr said the dude who wrote the list was a snotty pureblood who didnt consider the potters as ‘true’ purebloods so obvs they must have had some muggles diluting the potter blood line here and there way back but not enough to consider james half-blood
Huh. Wish there was a bit more info about the Potters, hopefully soon.
i know this has been said a million times but lemme do a quick post on HOW MANY TIMES she’s referred to park as “asian” or said “stupid asian kid”
Eleanor couldn’t tell if the Asian kid who finally let her sit down was one of them, or whether he was just really stupid. (But not stupid-stupid … He was in two of Eleanor’s honors classes.)
She pulled it out of the way and started to say sorry – but it was that stupid Asian kid, and he frowned when he saw that it was her. She frowned right back at him, and he ran ahead.
Oh, fine, Eleanor thought. The children of hell shan’t go hungry on my watch.
After Tina pushed past her, Eleanor took her time getting on the bus – but she still got to her seat before that stupid Asian kid.
That stupid Asian kid totally knew that she was reading his comics.
When Eleanor got on the bus that afternoon, the Asian kid opened up Watchmen right where they’d left off.
She didn’t need to be telling everybody what she had and didn’t have. She didn’t need to be telling weird Asian kids anything.
Weird Asian kid.
She was pretty sure he was Asian. It was hard to tell. He had green eyes. And skin the color of sunshine through honey.
Maybe he was Filipino. Was that in Asia?
Probably. Asia’s out-of-control huge.
Eleanor couldn’t figure out what an Asian person was doing in the Flats anyway.
And if she didn’t know already that she liked that stupid effing Asian kid, she knew it now.
Stupid Asian kid.
Stupid, beautiful Asian kid.
All but the last line are taken just from the first few PAGES of the book. I just skipped to the end to pick one because it’s littered all throughout the thing.
i regret this trailer i regret this decision if anyone ever called me “stupid asian kid” you’d be cut out of my life in two seconds flat i don’t care who you are
- 1900s-1950s: gays dont exist yet
- 1960s: the first gays appear, good time for hippys
- 1970s: gays learn to play music, invent disco
- 1980s: AIDS happens… big time government fail
- 1990s: gays start to take stand
- 2000s: gays achieve equality thru civil unions
- 2010s: then take it too far with social justioce crap :\
if you have to respond “not all men” to a comment talking about sexism or abuse that men do to women, consider: most men are going to respond exactly the way you are now, because most men are going to take it as a personal attack when it’s not, and most men would rather be offended and pissed than spend five seconds reconsidering if they mistreat women and how to change. if you respond “not all men” you probably are exactly like most men
you know who’s really “not like all men”? the men who don’t argue when they hear it, they listen, because they get it’s not actually about them at all
yeah I agree, i've always thought that it was big part of james's character that he was a pureblood but still opposed voldemort to the degree that he joins the order, it just shows what kind of person he is really
Exactly. It spoke to his character, and it really further illustrated the fact that he was a good guy through and through and used his wealth to make life easier for all his friends - plus, it was nice to have one wealthy Pure-blood in the books who wasn’t a bag of dicks.
It also makes his romance with Lily incredibly important imo - she’s a Muggleborn, she’s literally first on the Death Eater’s kill list just because of her parentage. At this point, even people who might necessarily not agree with Voldemort wouldn’t want to associate themselves with Muggleborns for fear of attractive the wrong kind of attention - most Pure-bloods at this point are either joining Voldemort or disassociating themselves with anything that could draw ire and just use their lineage as protection.
Not James, though - he’s got a crush on her, and even when she can’t stand his guts and he has no expectation of her love or affection, he stands up to her during a very fraught political time and attacks someone for calling her a hideous slur - I mean this was right around the time that Voldemort was gaining power, and James just straight up announces that he is Not With The Program and that he will come for anyone belittling Muggleborns.
That really makes Harry even more special beyond his lineage, which JKR pointed at was a significant parallel to Voldemort’s (product of a Pure-blood and muggle/born union), but as someone who really is the noblest kind of wizard - someone who could cling to their Pure-blood lineage like Voldemort does, lords it over others, but instead if not directly embraces his parentage, but has no issue with it, doesn’t attempt to downplay his mother’s circumstances but just remembers that she was smart and loving, not that she was Muggleborn. I just think that’s a really cool thing to have be part of his story.
Warning: this opinion is about rape
Hello, tumblr. My name is Jack. I’m 17 years old. As you can tell by my name, I’m a guy. And last year, I was raped by my older male neighbor. I’d put my tumblr URL here, but I’ve received some disturbing and frankly borderline triggering messages in regards to my rape, so I’d rather not risk it. I hope you understand.
When I first went through my rape, all the supportive posts on tumblr about male rape victims was very comforting. I’m glad people acknowledged that guys could be raped and that they matter.
I eventually had much more bitter feelings towards these posts when I noticed a certain trend with them: almost all of them belittled female rape victims in some way.
Just because someone is talking about girls/women getting raped doesn’t mean you need to derail it with “guys get raped too!”. As long as nobody is denying that fact, it’s unnecessary. Not every conversation about rape has to include all demographics of rape victims. There can be posts about male rape victims only, and there can also be posts about female rape victims only.
It seems like people also act like female rape victims have it soooo easy and should just shut the fuck up, because male rape victims have it harder. A lot of women in my life including my friends and my sister have been raped, and it isn’t any easier for them. They still are told they deserved it, not given the legal attention they deserve, and accused of being liars and bitter sluts. That doesn’t sound easy to me. Male rape victims deal with a unique stigma as well (as in, some people don’t even believe we can get raped, which sucks) but that doesn’t mean it’s much easier for the ladies.
And another thing, why can’t tumblr have one nice photoset or post about male rape victims without some dumbass commenting “Because they’re men, nobody will care” or “This won’t get nearly as many notes as the female version”? Uh, shut the fuck up? You’re ruining the powerful message behind the post. And also, rape isn’t a fucking contest.
This not only pisses me off because I care about women and female rape victims, but it also pisses me off because I get the impression these people don’t actually give a shit about male rape victims at all. They only seem to use us as a prop in arguments to derail discussions of feminism, female victims, etc. by using a vulnerable group who has been through a horrible trauma. How sick is that?
While it’s important to spread awareness of other types of rapes besides male on female, there’s way to do so without derailing or talking over other victims.
So, as a tl;dr to this opinion: if the only time you talk about male rape victims is in some way to downplay or belittle women getting raped, then fuck you. You are a piece of shit, nothing more.
We deserve to be mentioned in our own posts rather than in derailment, and women who have been deserve a chance to talk about their experience without someone derailing saying men can get raped too when nobody was denying that fact. Fuck. You.