do you ever think about the fact that, like, as a couple, james and lily must have had the entire hogwarts population (minus the bigots but you know who cares about them) under their thumbs?? like their combined charisma and leadership power must have been truly awe inspiring. james was practically a king of hogwarts before becoming head boy, and then he had the title to go with the status and that boy must have been unstoppable because really if you were a twelve year old and james potter stopped and told you to do something you wouldn’t have questioned it for a second. and everyone was literally in love with lily evans like i’m pretty sure half the population of hogwarts would have taken a bullet for the girl because she had probably done something nice and wonderful for every single one of them. and you know both were the kind who somehow remembered everyone’s names, even that random first year who they’d met once in the library years ago, and greeted them randomly in the hallway. like, attention from james and lily potter probably sent people’s heads spinning. true power couple right there
No offence but I love Luna so much and I know that she isn’t exactly an under appreciated character or anything like she gets a lot of loving but wow she is so precious and sweet to literally everyone even though they’re all so mean to her but she doesn’t even care that much she just skips down hallways and studies things that no one else cares about and then one year she finally has friends for the first time and she’s so happy that she pAINTS THEM ON HER FREAKING WALLS SHE IS SO GOO D AND PURE
one of my least favorite things probably ever is when people write lily as angry and extremely hot tempered and, for lack of a better term, a bit of a bitch. because, canonically, we have more than enough description of her personality to know that that isn’t in character at all. canonically, lily was kind. she was able to see the best in everyone (words from remus himself, referring to his lycanthropy), willing to see past faults (snape, for the longest time), and believed that people could be redeemed (snape). she was strong in that she knew what she deserved and she settled for nothing less (with snape and, in a way, james). she was charming and witty and a delight to have around (as per slughorn’s account) and obviously immensely popular and well liked, seeing as she was made head girl and so many people were devastated by her death. lily evans was not biting but cheeky, quick with her tongue, never cruel, but harsh when she needed to be. she did not have a ridiculously short fuse except for when it came to one messy haired, bespectacled boy. she was daring and loving and willing to do absolutely anything for the people she cared about. and, importantly, she didn’t have some sense of all-importance and an annoying obsession with rules. compared to the marauders, she might have seemed a stickler, but anyone described as vivacious and cheeky couldn’t have been the type to scream herself hoarse over a little bit of illegal drinking. of course, you’re allowed to characterize lily evans however you want, but i think it’s doing an incredible disservice to her character to act as if she was just a smart, angry, goody two shoes.