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okaywork:

me: yooo ziall is real

niall and harry: YOU THOUGHT BITCH YOU THOUGHT

supernatasha:

caerimonias:

supernatasha:

part-ofthecult:

Hogwarts Founders
» Idris Elba // Lucy Liu // Hrithik Roshan // Angel Coulby

While I do love that whoever made this did a good job matching actors to characters, the one issue I have is that Hogwarts is in England and what founded several centuries ago. I’m not saying that there wouldn’t have been blacks or asians in England at the time, but it’s still a historical inaccuracy to depict them as anything other than white Englishmen, since the culture of England at the time wouldn’t have had room for blacks and asians as anything other than slaves or traders.

Please don’t take this as me being racist, this is just me with a debilitating and incurable need for historical accuracy.

So let’s see. The Sorting claims it’s origins about a thousand or so years ago in it’s song, which implies the 1000s. JK Rowling described them as “medieval," which is about 500 to 1500, again agreeing with our 1000 date. So let’s work with that. We’ve got a pretty decent timeline to work with here. 

There have been black people in Scotland since “classical times,” and black moors present in James IV’s royal court in the 1500s, plus there’s St. Deiniol in Wales in the 500s, implying black people were also in the religious court instead of all just slaves and servants. Therefore, could a strong and fearless future-Gryffindor have ancestry native to the Isles? Hmmm.

Hannibal of Carthage was definitely not white (at least not in the modern sense). As a matter of fact, many Mediterranean descended people are mixed with Central Asians, South Asians, and North Africans so… But anyway, in 1555, black men were learning to be interpreters in London to help with trading in the Ghanian region. Here’s a coat of arms with black people on it dated 1616. Also, literally how do you not know about Dido Elizabeth Belle, an aristocratic lady of Scotland from the 1700s???

The Romani migrated out what is now modern day India and Pakistan in about the 1000s, so add in that they’re wizards who can fly and all that jazz, they could’ve easily gotten there within a year or two and settled in Scotland once they learned white people weren’t treating them very kindly. There you go, that’s how a South Asian Slytherin made it to Scotland just in time to found Hogwarts.

Here’s desi people of color from the Indian subcontinent, called Lascars, who had been sailing in Europe from as early as the 1400s, possibly earlier, still fitting that there could’ve been wizards in the British Isles about a hundred or so years earlier. Art from the 1600s showing brown men in turbans. Here’s an Indian man who in the 1700s ran a successful restaurant in England and taught white people to shampoo their hair lol.

Japanese emissaries came to Europe as early as 1584 and observed there were already Chinese and Japanese slaves among the overwhelmingly black slaves, something blamed on Christianity, which was part of the reason why Japan vehemently became isolated from that point.

Also about East Asia, Mongolian Genghis Khan made it to about Poland-ish in the 1200s, so it’s not a far bet to say the Chinese (who were also conquered by Khan on his way to Europe) could’ve found their way to Scotland around that time or a few hundred years earlier. Along with a smart cookie who would go on to be the founder of Ravenclaw.

Native Americans, of course, have been present in Europe for a while. In the 1500s, Manteo and Wanchese arrived in London. There’s evidence the Vikings and Indigenous Americans were friendly long before when Columbus blah blah, and there’s even evidence of Native Americans in Holland that’s like 2000 years old. Could a kind and loyal future Hufflepuff be one of those mixed race indigenous American-Africans?

ALSO considering the fact that Binns (the history professor at Hogwarts) specifically stated that witches and wizards were being persecuted and Hogwarts was built out of sight of Muggle eyes, it’s completely possible that POC came to Scotland and built the castle happily for other magical humans to have a safe place. Since HP universe is a fantasy anyway, read these article while you’re at it.

So yeah, I understand your implication that you don’t want to be racist or anything like that (bc being called racist is ofc so much worse than actually being ignorant), but POC were not just traders and slaves in the British Isles, they were a fuckton of other things your history books aren’t telling you (or trying to intentionally steer you away from). So me having an all-brown cast for a location in a dominantly-white place I’m sure is irking the fuck out of you, and that makes me so glad to see you confronted with that “incurable” need for historical accuracy you have.

And check out this rad blog: Racebending Harry Potter.

i mean that’s nice and all but




asian woman, as the ravenclaw head with the asian and nerdy stereotype is alive and well? ugh.

I cast Lucy Liu as fair Rowena Ravenclaw because I find her beautiful beyond belief and slightly “intimidating,” as she is described in the text. And Hrithik Roshan, who I explained above as well, is Indian… so also Asian…

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caterinasforzas:

zombres:

#I’M NOT EVEN JOKING   #THIS IS LEGIT A LIFE GOAL   #SOMEDAY I WILL HAVE A TINY HOUSE IN A SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD   #THE YARD WILL BE OVERGROWN WITH WEEDS AND I’LL NEVER CUT THE GRASS   #(I PREFER DANDELIONS TO ROSES ANYWAY)   #AND THERE WILL BE THICK BLACKOUT CURTAINS AT EVERY WINDOW   #OCCASIONALLY I’LL SIT ON THE FRONT PORCH WITH MY PET CROW   #WHO WILL BE TAUGHT TO CROAK ALL MANNER OF HILARIOUS THINGS   #AND I’LL HAVE THREE CATS   #(ONE OF WHICH WILL BE BLACK WITH ONE EYE AND NAMED NICODEMUS OR SOMETHING SIMILARLYL DEVILISH)   #AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS WILL SPEAK OF ME IN REVERENT TERRIFIED HUSHED TONES   #I WILL BECOME A PLAYGROUND LEGEND - ALL SHALL FEAR ME AND DESPAAAAAAIR   #EXCEPT FOR THE LITTLE KIDS THAT GET PICKED ON OR BULLIED FOR BEING ‘DIFFERENT’   #I’LL BEFRIEND THEM AND THEY’LL KNOW THE TRUTH   #THAT EVEN THOUGH I’M A WITCHY WOMAN I ALSO HAVE COLORFUL MOVIE POSTERS ON MY WALLS   #AND A HELLA RAD BITCHIN’ ENTERTAINMENT CENTER   #AND I MAKE A MEAN PLATE OF OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES   #OH MY GOD I WANT THIS LIFE RIGHT THIS MOMENT

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lesbeeanmovie:

greencarnations:

cinematicsymphony:

This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.

CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:

  • do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
  • go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
  • if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
  • look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
  • the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
  • works every time

"sad little bug" is the cutest and most accurate term ive heard used to describe a child because sometimes bugs are kinda super cute sometimes bugs are really fucking annoying and sometimes bugs are downright TERRIFYING

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rapunzelie:

the concept of liking someone and them liking you back and you deciding to date each other literally just fucking baffles me because it has never once happened for me in my entire life

how are you all doing this

how are you people making it look so easy

how are you finding people who like you back and want to date you and then actually do it

Wolverine/Logan in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Anonymous said: fuck's the beep test???

bastille:

lemme tell u the story of my people son

the first beep goes off and you start off motivated and you feel like you can do this. The 20 metres feel like nothing, as you run, another beep goes forcing you to make it to the opposite side of the gym. The beeps get faster and faster as you cling for air, the children begin to drop. Slowly at first and then all at once. You just pray to god you arent the first to drop off. The beeps get faster and faster till you can take it no more. You go to the side, out of the other peoples way as their legs begin to buckle. You look over and you see the bodies of many lying limp on the floor. Some may even faint and be sent home. And that my son, is the story of the beep test.

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iangalager:

bloodpactgirlscout:

iangalager:

a list of things remus lupin is good at:

  • finding people to purchase pot from
  • falling asleep with little or no warning, sometimes in the middle of class or conversations
  • never brushing his hair
  • smacking people in the face with…