The Black Family + Constellations

Bellatrix (Gamma Orionis) is the third brightest star in the constellation Orion, named after the Greek myth of Orion the hunter. Bellatrix means “female warrior”.

Andromeda is a constellation named after the Greek myth of Andromeda, daughter of Aethiopian king Cepheus and his wife Cassiopeia. Andromeda means “ruler of men”.

Sirius is the brightest star system in Earth’s night sky, located in the constellation Canis Majoris. Sirius means “glowing”.  

Lily Evans (Laura Tarver) during Defense Against The Dark Arts in The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan Film.

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AU where Dumbledore gives a shit and offers Sirius sanctuary in the room of requirement so Sirius can be in the place he loves and where he has always felt most at home and he’s allowed to roam the grounds as Padfoot and watch Harry play quidditch. Harry visits him from time to time in the room talking to him about girls and stuff, and Remus pops by quite often too. 
(Snape does not exist in this AU before anybody asks)

"Every day, every hour, this very minute perhaps, dark forces attempt to penetrate this castle’s walls. But in the end, their greatest weapon is you. Just something to think about." - Dumbledore

The one who had been driving had long black hair; his insolent good looks reminded Fisher unpleasantly of his daughter’s guitar-playing, layabout boyfriend. The second boy also had black hair, though his was short and stuck up in all directions; he wore glasses and a broad grin. Both were dressed in T-shirts emblazoned with a large golden bird; the emblem, no doubt, of some deafening, tuneless rock band.

J.K. Rowling


The Midnight Duel Concept art of the fight between James Potter (Andrew Flynn) and Severus Snape (Sawyer Paine), one of the big scenes we have left to shoot during pickups this January! [Artwork by incredibru]

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dorcaspmeadowes asked:

✿,❤️,♒️, ◾️, ☮, ♡! Blackinnon pretty please!

✿ Sirius and Marlene would get bored just shagging in their bedroom, so they literally tried every place in their flat they could find to shag. They then decided they wanted something new and exciting. They then went to every hotel that was close by them in muggle London. People thought they were mental.

♥ Sirius was never close to his family and Marlene wasn’t the closest to hers, so they created their own family that consisted of: James, Remus, Peter, Lily, Mary, Alice, Dorcas, and Emmeline. They had a tradition that every Friday night they had to go out to a bar and they would all get wasted, even Lily.

♒ Marlene was always the one to cook and most of the time Sirius would sit on the counter out of her way (other wise it would piss her off) and watch her, talking to her as she cooked dinner or any other meal. When she was cooking dinner specifically Sirius would always end up distracting her and they would end up shagging on the counter, wall, or table.

■ It wasn’t a secret that Sirius and Marlene were obsessed with rock n’ roll music, so they always put a bunch of posters up of their favourite band in their bedroom. The walls started to fill up and when one of them got another posted they would take the other’s off the wall so they would have room for their own. It got to the point of them fighting and not speaking to each other for an entire day, so Lily stepped in and started putting the remaining posters that didn’t fit in their bedroom into the living room instead. 

☮ (This is one of my fav headcanons, I hope you like it.) Marlene and Sirius had a lot of the same friends, but through work and things after they graduated they made separate friends as well. One of the friends Marlene made was a bloke about her age named Ethan that she worked with, and they got really close, much to Sirius’ annoyance. She would go out to bars with Ethan sometimes and out to lunch with him (mind you she did the exact same thing with Remus and Sirius never got mad about that) and one day Sirius confronted the bloke and told him that he ever crossed the line of friendship with Marlene Sirius would kill him. Ethan laughed and told Sirius he was gay, and it was one of rare moments Sirius’ cheeks turned red.

♡ Sirius and Marlene’s first official date as a couple was to the movies, and they saw Halloween. James told Sirius it would be a good idea because he figured Marlene would be cuddling up to Sirius the entire time scared something was going to jump out. That didn’t happen. She actually ended up practically yelling at the girl in the film the entire time, telling her that she was an idiot and deserved to die if she was going to run upstairs instead of going outside, or grab a coat hanger for a weapon over a knife. 

I'm far more interested in the ways that Sirius was LIKE his family than the ways he wasn't, to be perfectly honest.

How many times and in how many ways are Bellatrix and Sirius (specifically) physically compared? Can we talk about two sides of the same coin? Haughty is Rowling codeword for Black genes

How about his adolescent and adult arrogance? His occasional abrupt coldness? His tendency to look cooly bored like some sort of wannabe Byronic hero?

Fandom often likes to paint him as completely cutting all ties to them and latching onto the Potters (I think the latter is true but not the former.) But ambivalence/ambiguity is not only heaps more interesting to me, it actually fits better into the canon timeline of assumption of loyalty in VW1.

For POA to work, Sirius’s defection to the Death Eaters (the side of the war his family was clearly on, as his brother’s presumed death at their hands was likely all but public knowledge by Halloween 1981) has to be plausible to everyone else. Unless you buy the “all the characters are total idiots” theory of Sirius’s arrest; I would prefer to reconcile his clear devotion to the Potter Family with every living person who knows him well (Lupin, Dumbledore and McGonagall, hell I’ll even throw poor under informed DE Snape in this category) buying his return to his Black routes.