black-graduates

anonymous asked:

seventh year sirius black, fluffy, graduating 30. “Do you ever think if people heard our conversations they’d lock us up?” 65. “Hold my hand dammit, we gotta make this look convincing!”

“So of course, we’d take this passageway…”

Y/N and Sirius inch closer, hidden under James’ invisibility cloak. Remus and Peter continue talking quietly, unaware that they are being watched. “The Forbidden Forest is probably the perfect place to set it up.” Y/N furrows her brow at those words, stealing a glance at her companion, who looks equally confused.

“Do you think if people heard our conversations they’d lock us up?” Sirius whispers. Y/N’s eyes widen when Remus stares at the location where they stand, invisible, and shushes Sirius wildly.

“I’m confused, Moony, what about this passageway?” Thankfully, Peter’s rather stupid question diverts Remus’ attention. As he sighs and turns back to the papers on the table, Y/N nudges Sirius and motions for him to turn around.

The two hightail it back to boys’ dorm room, thankfully empty, and take James’ cloak off with a sigh. “Well, we’ll definitely do better than that,” Sirius says.

Y/N glares at him, snatching the Marauders’ Map off the table and staring at it intently. “Don’t take this lightly, Black. this is the biggest prank war of our Hogwarts careers. If you mess this up for me, I swear to god -”

“Love, calm down.” Sirius jumps off the bed he’s been lounging on and picks his way towards Y/N between the piles of dirty clothes on the floor. “Would you feel better if we started setting up right now?”

Y/N glances at the map again and notes that Remus and Peter are still in the library and Lily and James are by the lake. Their previously scouted location is completely free of students and faculty alike. “Alright, let’s go.”


Walking around the castle at night is a strangely freeing feeling, one that Y/N is all too familiar with. Turning towards Sirius with a grin, she doesn’t bother checking the map. “Do you suppose we should -”

The sound of loud footsteps makes Sirius place a hand over her mouth, quick as a cat. “In here, fast!” They make a beeline towards the open doorway of the broom cupboard on their right, not caring about the tight fit.

As the footsteps become heavier and louder, Y/N’s breathing becomes shallower. “They’re going to see us, Sirius, the doorway is open, this is the worst hiding place, I -”

“Calm down Y/L/N!” Sirius takes a deep breath, squeezing his eyes shut. “Just pretend that we’re sneaking off to snog, okay?”

Those words, if nothing else, at least shut Y/N up. Her eyes, blown up to the size of saucers, bounce around Sirius’ face looking for any trace of a joke - but she can only find sincerity. “W-what?”

Sirius blushes slightly and avoids Y/N’s gaze. “Hold my hand dammit, we gotta make this look convincing!” Reaching out, he snatches her hand away from where it was hanging limply at her side, and glances out the door again. “Whoever’s out there is right here, love, I -”

“Kiss me.”

Sirius snaps his gaze to Y/N’s at the sound of her breathless voice. “What about the prank?”

Y/N rolls her eyes, making Sirius smirk and take a step closer. “Just kiss me, Bla -”

She never does get to finish her sentence.

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Because they’ve advanced the success and growth of those fields for just as long as men, even when they weren’t afforded the opportunity, the recognition, or the grants. Onward:

Rosalind Franklin (July 25, 1920—April 16, 1958)

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Rosalind Franklin was a chemist and, get this, X-ray crystallographer. As far as titles go, you can’t do much better than crystallographer. Her work in understanding the molecular structure of DNA laid the foundation for the discovery of the double helix. She also made significant contributions to understanding the structures of RNAs. And viruses. And coal. And graphite. Her work was not fully appreciated until after she passed away. Two teams of all-male scientists who used her work to discover great things later went on to win Nobel Prizes.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler (February 8, 1831—March 9, 1895)

Originally posted by pylonss

Rebecca Lee Crumpler spent most of her professional life being the first at things. She was the very first Black woman to become a physician in the United States. The first (and only) Black woman to graduate from New England Female Medical College. She authored Book of Medical Discourses, one of the very first medical books written by a Black person. Every obstacle she powered through was done in an effort to provide care for other people. Hero. 

Mary Anning (May 21, 1799—March 9, 1847)

Originally posted by rejectedprincesses

Mary Anning discovered the first full Ichthyosaur skeleton at 11,  the very first Plesiosaur at 22, and then opened up her own fossil store front a few years later. We repeat: She opened up her own fossil store. We could go on and on, but Rejected Princesses (@rejectedprincesses​) already did it best in this biographical comic. While you’re over there, check out their whole archive and the dozens and dozens of women’s life stories within.

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