Okay this has been running around in my mind ever since it was discussed on my Ginny blog and now I have to post it. It’s all over the place so bear with me:

  • Imagine a world without Voldemort and Harry being raised by Lily and James. Harry growing up in a loving household and in the Wizarding World
  • Oh yeah, THE MARAUDERS
  • Young Harry growing up with his father and uncles being animagi and wanting to be an animagus too to be with uncle Remus when he turns into a werewolf
  • Harry being much more confident and carefree. Maybe a little cocky even. Not as much as James, but come on with Sirius encouraging it it’s kind of inevitable
  • Harry, Ron and Hermione still getting into trouble. That doesn’t change bless them
  • The Potters and Weasleys meeting through Harry and Ron’s friendship and getting along just famously. They have Sunday brunch often
  • Harry seeing how Ginny actually is rather than the shy girl we know and getting a bit of a crush on her from the very beginning. Meanwhile Ginny isn’t that impressed with him but he wins her over because they share the same sense of humor
  • Lily looking at Mrs Weasley and going “Like father like son.”
  • Harry and Ginny becoming good friends and bonding over Quidditch and they get even closer when she joins the Quidditch team
  • As he gets older the crush doesn’t go away and he asks Hermione for advice while Ron grumbles about it being weird that his best friend likes his sister, but generally stays out of the way
  • Harry thinking that he’s being secretive and that no one knows anything but literally everyone does and Fred, George and Sirius start taking bets on when they’ll get together because of course they will
  • Meanwhile Ginny starts liking him too and her brothers find out and tease her mercilessly. Not too long though. Bat Bogey Hex and all that
  • Finally he asks her to go to Hogsmeade with him and she says yes
  • Remus wins the bet much to Sirius’ annoyance. (“You knew he was going to ask her out, didn’t you Moony?”) Remus just smiles innocently
  • Basically just fluff if you want drama and angst this isn’t the post for you

More Harry Potter Headcanons

  • The Gryffindor name died out, but the lineage of Godric Gryffindor can be traced to the Weasley kids through Molly’s Prewett side.
  • There are almost enough Weasley/Potter kids(+Teddy) for two whole quidditch teams, so Lily and Hugo were old enough to play, they would play every time the entire family got together. They always had to convince an adult to play with them to have even teams, but there was never a shortage of willing adults.
  • However, it was agreed that Ginny would never be allowed to play as she had been a professional player (But for some reason, Harry, Charlie, and Angelina were never banned despite having the ability to play at the professional level).
  • Roxanne and Dominique were the biggest troublemakers out of all their cousins. James and Fred came in at a close second, but Roxanne had the ‘Weasley Twin’s’ knack for making trouble while Dominique seemed to have the most dangerous mix of Veela and quasi-werewolf genes out of all her siblings.  
  • Lily Evans knew Remus was a werewolf before the Marauders told her. Severus was always spouting his theories, but she never let him know she believed him or else he would have tried twice as hard to out Remus. 
  • George once tried to create a line of journals and diaries that would write back sarcastic comments or helpful suggestions (similar to the Marauders’ Map’s defense mechanism) for the Joke Shop. Ginny found out and nearly set his workshop on fire while threatening to hex him into the next century.
  • There is so much magic infused into Hogwarts due to the original enchantments and all the magic performed within its walls over the centuries that the school is a semi-sentient being. It can create new passages and rooms, shift itself around, delete staircases and doorways, and fix its own architecture. Hogwarts’ first instinct, however, is the protection of the students.  
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Lily would be one of those kind of people who rarely use any outlet of social media. She created Facebook page for herself after realizing how much easier it would be to contact prefects and keep everyone up-to-date with the newest things happening at school, such as when quidditch tryouts would be held, when the Charms Club would meet up and what exams were coming up.

Lily created group page for the Prefects to discuss meetings, patrol scedule and the like. She also helped professor Slughorn to make a group for the Slug Club and until her last year is over, she is the administrator for both of these groups. There’s also a Facebook page for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which Lily likes and keeps a close eye on for updates from the staff. 

Lily was also pressured by her friends to create an account to Snapshat which she uses sometimes but not much. She mostly sends flirty photos to James and asks opinion on clothes from Marlene.If she wants to talk to someone, she is most likely to use Whatsapp or just call the person in question.

In conclusion, Lily’s social media is small and heavily based on giving and receiving information and connecting with her friends and boyfriend. On her Facebook page she would most likely post the most ordinary things of her everyday life, talking about school, friends, family and stuff like that.

Marauders Era: Lily and Petunia Evans

Petunia was the elder child of Muggles Mr and Mrs Evans and had a sister, Lily. However, Lily had many unusual abilities, such as making a flower’s petals move without touching them, which her sister viewed with a mixture of envy and disapproval. One reason could have been because of the fact her parents praised Lily for her abilities and Petunia might have been jealous.

  • headcanon that in fourth year snape saw james giving remus a back massage after the full and was like ‘haha are you guys boyfriends? haha’
  • it was totally supposed to be an insult but james, completely straightfaced, went ‘yes… remus and i are lovers’
  • so from that day on, it was an ongoing joke between the two that they were in love
  • like, remus would enter transfiguration late and see james paired off with peter and shout ‘wHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS BETRAYAL JAMES POTTER? I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME AND YET YOU KEEP CHEATING ON ME’ and mcgonagall is like ‘lupin sit down how did i ever think you were the sane one’
  • and whenever remus entered the great hall, james would run up to him and kiss him on the cheek like ‘my love i missed you’
  • and sirius and peter totally played along with it like if someone asked ‘why does potter grab lupin’s arse whenever they hug????’ sirius would sigh and look off into the distance and be like ‘that’s the beauty of love my friend’
  • and then in fifth year sirius and remus start dating and they act all sappy and smoochy in the great hall pretty much at all times and james pretends to cry because ‘my one true love has been stolen from me, how can i ever love again…’
  • until one day where lily comes up to him and is like ‘stop crying potter i’ll date you ffs’ and james is just a blushing grinning dork tbh
  • and so, despite sirius and remus being absolutely adorable together, and despite jily being shipped by pretty much everyone, remus and james went down in history as the best couple in hogwarts
  • Sirius:OH MY GOD, EVANS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
  • Sirius:I'M NOT PREPARED FOR THIS
  • Sirius:I'M NOT READY FOR THIS
  • Sirius:IS EVERYTHING GOING SO FAST
  • Sirius:IT'S TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY, I CAN'T HANDLE IT
  • Sirius:IT'S TOO SOON—
  • Lily:Sirius.
  • Sirius:I MEAN WE WERE AT HOGWARTS JUST A YEAR AGO
  • Sirius:I CAN BARELY TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. AND MOONY, LOOK AT MOONY, POOR THING, HE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF, LET ALONE A BABY
  • Lily:Sirius, do you know that—
  • Sirius:PACK YOUR THINGS, MOONY, WE ARE LEAVING
  • Lily:Sirius, you are aware of—
  • Sirius:YES, EXACTLY! MOONY IS A WEREWOLF, HE CAN'T DEAL WITH TINY LITTLE BREAKABLE THINGS AS BABIES
  • Lily:Sirius, you are not the father.
  • Sirius:WHAT YOU MEAN I'M NOT THE FATHER?
  • Sirius:IF IT BELONGS TO PRONGS, IT BELONGS TO ME
  • Sirius:IT'S ALL MY RESPONSIBILITY
  • Lily:How do you stand him?
  • James:He did exactly the same when I proposed to you.
  • Sirius:[Grabbing a horrified Remus Lupin and screaming in the background]

Minerva McGonagall walks up to Ginny Weasley’s first baby shower. It’s outside. Puffy clouds dot the sky, the weather is perfect. On her left, a mountain of gifts lie atop a table. Directly ahead, people mill around the grass, laughing and talking.

McGonagall looks at a banner.

It reads: WELCOMING JAMES SIRIUS POTTER INTO THE WORLD!

She takes a step back. The breath has caught in her throat, and her fingers have suddenly curled around her wand in a death-white grip.

She knew this day would arrive, but she still isn’t ready.

11 years.

She has 11 years–and then a storm was coming. McGonagall wiped a single tear from her cheek, whispering a quiet “Merlin save me,” before stepping through the grass and entering the shower.

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Honestly, the whole “Snape was totally a meninist” or the “Snape’s whole backstory was that he was ‘friendzoned’” posts are REALLY starting to bother me.

I don’t love Snape. I think the way he treated Neville was absolutely inexcusable. I think he did a lot of horrible things. 

But:

  • Snape was in love with Lily Evans, but he never told her that
  • He never made a move on her
  • He never asked her out
  • He never tried to kiss her
  • He wasn’t “friendzoned.” Lily never knew how he felt.
  • He didn’t give Harry those memories so that Harry would feel sympathetic towards him. 
  • He gave Harry those memories so that Harry could 1) Understand why Dumbledore trusted Snape and 2) So that Harry would understand he needed to die in order to defeat Voldemort. 
  • Lily Evans was the only person (except for maybe Dumbledore) who ever actually cared about him
  • It’s strongly implied that Snape was abused or, at the very least, neglected, as a very young child.

I’m not defending all of his actions. But I do wish people would understand his motivation, and I really wish people would stop making posts like “Harry! Name your child after me! I was friendzoned by your mother!”

That’s not what happened. Snape was friends with Lily as a child. He fell in love with her. He didn’t tell her. He didn’t try to get her to date him. He loved her. He became a bad friend. He betrayed her. He regretted it. He tried to save her life. He failed. He tried to protect her child. He wanted to protect Harry for Lily’s sake. He wanted to at least partially make up for the way he treated Lily. That was his motivation, not “he was friendzoned.”

He isn’t a good person. He isn’t a bad person. He’s a person. A human being. That’s why Harry named his child Albus Severus– because the world is not divided into good people and Death Eaters. That’s something Harry didn’t learn for a long time. That’s what Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape taught him. Harry wanted his children to understand something he himself struggled with-: good and evil are not always easy to see. Bravery does not always equal kindness. Unkindness does not always equal cruelty. Look at J.K’s characters, like Draco, Dumbledore, Snape, Sirius, and Ron, and you will see that is a major theme. PEOPLE ARE NOT HEROES OR VILLAINS. PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE. THEY HAVE BOTH GOOD AND BAD QUALITIES. THAT IS ONE OF THE MAJOR POINTS OF THE ENTIRE SERIES. 

You don’t have to like or respect Snape as a person, but please understand him as a character.

James Potter didn’t get a choice.

Voldemort gave Lily a choice. He told her to move, that she could live if she let him kill Harry.

James Potter didn’t get a choice. 

“Lily, take Harry and go! It’s him! Go! Run! I’ll hold him off ——“ He didn’t get to sacrifice himself. He would’ve, had he been given the choice, but he wasn’t.

If he had, it would’ve saved both Lily and Harry. They would’ve been untouchable.

But James Potter didn’t get a choice.