How about we put extra effort into celebrating the writers and artists who follow their personal passions and don't copy the most popular kids in order to suck up to them or ride on the tail coats of their popularity? The homogeneity of Drarry fandom is grotesque. It's a huge self-congratulatory circle jerk. If people create fanworks that differ from what the consensus encourages they get accused of being racist. Don't act like it's as simple as you describe.
Hello, salty friend, I’m very sorry to hear that you feel that way about this community. I’m not sure where you got the idea that my post wasn’t about encouraging exactly what you suggest, because I literally said ‘fandom is about community at its core. We want to welcome and celebrate new creators - especially those who offer a unique interpretation of our favorite material.’ So, I’m not really sure where that wasn’t clear? I’m all about putting the effort into celebrating writers and artists who are following their passion. If that’s what you’re about, too, then great. Do it, support non-mainstream creative works, because they do exist out there. As an example: a chubby Draco post is likely to get fewer notes, so fewer people see it, and the vicious cycle continues on. So you see something that isn’t mainstream that you like? Reblog it, comment and tell the creator you like it.
And if by circle jerk you mean that thing where hp authors like to rec new works or reblog art when it’s made? Well, yeah, my dude, that’s a big aspect of being in fandom? And I have to say, the level of reccing is actually really awesome in the drarry community in comparison to other fandoms I’m active in. On top of that, this idea of popularity and coat tails is absolute bullshit. I’d like to reiterate from my post: we’re all the same people with a common interest in Harry Potter. It’s 2017 and I am old and tired of Big Name Fan mentality. You want to be friends with awesome people like @bixgirl1, @l0vegl0wsinthedark, @femmequixotic, @lqtraintracks, @firethesound, @synonym-for-life, @goldentruth813, @camael-fanart, @jadepresley and countless other nice people you see getting lots of notes and who are active on tumblr? Here’s a secret: just say hi. It’s not that hard. Say hi and make friends, or better yet come hang out on discord, now that LJ has gotten quieter. There’s a link in my sidebar.
You also claim there’s no creativity in the drarry community, but there’s all these different headcanons and works that say otherwise. To be fair, this is a tumblr problem with how reblogs and likes are set up, but if that’s the case then perhaps you should follow/unfollow people to curate your tumblr experience to something that you enjoy better. Once again, this is where that reccing and reblogging thing comes in. Since you bring up being racist, I’m going to presume your point has to do with the popularity of the Indian or Black or mixed race Harry Potter headcanon, and while I know this is a really popular headcanon (one I share, by the way) I’m going to ask why people are getting accused of being racist when, from where I stand, there’s only 50 drarry works on AO3 tagged as “Person of Color Harry Potter”. And on top of that, I’d like to add one more reminder from my post: “We all interpret these things differently. My thoughts on Harry and Draco’s heights, or sexualities, or hair length, or races, or the choices they make about their surnames when they get married, or their weight, or disposition - all of that might differ from how you enjoy seeing them portrayed. Again, this is fine. This is part of fandom. It’s completely okay to have differing opinions on these things.”
If you want to come off anon and talk more about this, I’d be happy to. I must hang out in the right corners of fandom because I’ve always found the people I interact with in drarry fandom to be some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.