peter was a marauder, too.

i think that’s important to remember, when you think of the marauders. peter was there too. it wasn’t just james and sirius’ pranks, remus’ slightly more reticent nature. peter was alongside them in that time, no matter what he would go on to do later.

when you imagine the marauders, remember peter. remember the meek boy who idolised james and sirius, who learned under their wing. remember that he was there too, the child who would later break them apart, laughing and joking along with those who would later be crowned as heroes. it is easy to write him out of this history, to minimise his presence to a skulking hanger-on. but he was wormtail when that name wasn’t linked with evil; one of the three who learned the most difficult magic to help out their friend, who mapped an unmappable building, who achieved more than their teachers had ever suspected. peter was there, and he was in the middle of it. it is easy to imagine him as being a traitor before he betrayed them, but the truth is that it could happen to anyone whose will is not strong enough. peter snapped under the pressure, but he had the same promise as any of them. peter was a marauder until he made the most vile of mistakes.

four boys, together under the golden sunlight. tomorrow they would be separated - one dead, one imprisoned, one a traitor, one left alone. but when they were the marauders they were four, and we would do well to remember that.


- Nice song, by the way, Madison recorded the whole thing.
- He what now?
- You were screeching so much we thought someone was getting murdered.

[If I had to witness this with my own two eyes so do you. Also, Namaqua frogs.]

Close-up of “Steve & Bucky: Simple” by Jessie Lucid. Chapter 16 illustration for my HS Stucky AU “King of the Jocks: King of the Misfits” (find it on Ao3 under lucidnancyboy).

*Non-stop SCREAMING!!!!!*



“Hit The Floor” is coming back for fourth season! Thank you, @betnetworks, for having common sense!

I can forgive the casting directors for casting actors to play the Marauders who were older than the characters because you could say that everything they went through aged all of them rapidly. But I will never forgive the miscasting of James and Lily. I mean honestly! Would it really have been that hard to find two twenty-something actors to play those characters?