jkr canon

I’m probably going to regret posting this, but …

I’ve seen a number of posts about how “Albus and Scorpius are only 14 in the play! They’re not old enough to know if they like boys yet! Maybe JKR has ~plans~ for them to get together later on????”

Look, I get it. Scorbus has become my secondary OTP in the past few months (Wolfstar has the #1 place in my heart forever). I love those boys, and I want them to love each other, but let’s not fool ourselves about JKR’s intent.

The bulk of the play takes place in 2020. That’s the future – the more progressive world we’re all supposed to be working towards and looking forward to. If Albus and Scorpius are old enough at 14 to know/think they might like a girl, then they are old enough to know/think they might like a boy.

JKR doesn’t ship it. Sorry, but she doesn’t. Scorose is probably the endgame she imagines. Scorbus probably wasn’t even on her radar during the writing of the play (which I don’t believe she actually had a whole lot to do with, beyond outlining and approving). The best we can hope for is for her to Dumbledore in another LGBT character or two after the fact somewhere down the line.

We need to stop making excuses for JKR’s lack of LGBT representation. She doesn’t care about us enough to represent us, and that’s just how it is. It’s fair to be angry about that, but we need to love ourselves and not keep grasping and straws and imagining that she’s sending us secret coded messages. We are an afterthought to her, at best.

But guys
  • Potterheads: oMG why didn't JKR make Dramione canon?!? It'll be so good to see a pure-blood marrying a muggle-born!!!!
  • JKR: *tries to redeem herself by making ScoRose canon on the Cursed Child*
  • Potterheads: nO FUCK YOU WE WANT SCORBUS!!!!
  • JKR: *presents herself to Voldemort* just fucking kill me.

JK Rowling: The story of Cursed Child should be considered canon.

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My mom has come up with her first Harry Potter headcanon! She says that these days, Arthur Weasley spends his retirement designing leggings for muggles. That explains some of the designs she comes across of leggings with rubber ducks.



Hi, yeah, so if people could stop referring to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play that Rowling not only collaborated on but that has obvious traces of her style and ideas, as fanfiction just because people don’t like it for whatever reason, that would be great. 

JKR says it’s canon; you can accept it as that or not in your own interpretation or whatever. But stop just dismissing it and saying it shouldn’t be canon for anyone just because you didn’t like it.

The more I think about it, the angrier I get that JKR wrote an epilogue specifically so that no one in the fandom would try to tie up loose ends and taint her canon of the HP universe… and yet she put her stamp of approval on one of the most contrived, OOC, queer-baiting pieces of fiction ever written.

The Eighth Story, Nineteen Years Later....

Things I Like:

  • Scorpius. Obviously.
  • Al and Scorpius being pals in Slytherin. They should date.
  • The veteran characters’ interactions with one another. Also their places of employment. (Harry does the cooking. Hermione is the breadwinner. Ginny writes sports pages. McGonagall kicks ass. The quintet and their kids save the world.)
  • The implication that young Sirius Black once attempted to leap from a speeding train.
  • ‘The Augurey’ has a nice ring to it.
  • The casting, which has nothing to do with the script, but I’m trying to be positive here.

Things I Don’t Like:

  • Oh, boy. Here we go.
  • The script reads like crap fanfic. I’m so sorry, JTJT.
  • It proves JKR has never read fanfic, if this is what she considers well-plotted and accurately-characterized spinoff material.
  • If the writing had been terrible but the plot fantastic, I could have accepted this as JKR-approved canon. However, the plot is also terrible. In fact, the best thing about this whole debacle seems to be the casting.
  • The proof that this was not JKR came from the humor. Rowling’s humor is zany and natural. Half the jokes in the script fall utterly flat.
  • Why would there be rumors about Draco Malfoy’s wife*? In Pottermore we learned that she was anti-Voldemort and anti-blood purity.
  • *Draco Malfoy’s fridged wife.
  • You’re going to rescue Cedric Diggory? Really? Not your grandparents or your Uncle Fred or Teddy’s parents or Colin Creevey who was sixteen fucking years old or any of the innocents and children and Muggles who were tortured or killed during either war? Some of whom fought willingly, but plenty of whom were just in the wrong place at the wrong time?
  • And you think that Harry – didn’t care? Harry Potter who lived through more deaths in seventeen years than plenty of us do in a lifetime, who cried over Cedric’s body and had nightmares about him, you think he was in possession of a Time-Turner and never wished he could do something with it? That’s the narrative you’re giving us?
  • Actually, about time travel…. We never get a fully-fleshed out thesis on the mechanics of time travel, but in Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry never saw Buckbeak executed, he just heard a thud and saw a cloud of startled birds rise into the air. Then they save Buckbeak, the executioner swings his axe into a log with a thud, and a cloud of birds rises into the air. Didn’t JKR include those details to suggest that Buckbeak had never been killed, because Harry and Hermione had already saved him? But with Cedric – Harry saw him die. Harry saw his body. So… ??????????
  • But as someone pointed out to me, if you can rewrite history it would be freaking stupid to go back to before Voldemort’s defeat and RISK CHANGING SOMETHING. ARGH.
  • Why is the trolley witch attempting to murder a student???
  • Okay, when they discuss all the ~Dark Creatures, why are they including werewolves? It’s been twenty years. Where are your werewolf outreach programs? Where is your werewolf-related reform? Why are you not specifically saying, for example, Greyback’s werewolves?
  • I… don’t really know what to say about Albus (disguised as Ron) kissing Hermione on the mouth. Like. ????? I can’t even bring myself to feel outrage. My brain is just stuck on - ‘What. What? What.’ He couldn’t have kissed her on the cheek?
  • The Ministry of Magic didn’t fix the whole ‘break-in-using-Polyjuice’ problem?
  • I didn’t understand the whole thing with Hermione’s bookcase. I guess it looked good on stage?
  • A few people have called the Scorpius/Al thing ‘queerbating.’ I hate queerbating, but I don’t think that’s what happened here? I think what JTJT did was just painful heteronormativity. Either way, Scorpius and Al should date.
  • I can’t believe Harry and co. didn’t raise their kids to Not Be Dicks About the Slytherin Thing. Especially to their own family. Rose, stop it.
  • Albus, I hate to say this, but suck it up. Or rather – JTJT, write a better protagonist.
  • See, I understand it being difficult to be Harry Potter’s son. I like that storyline.
  • And I’m all for sympathizing with kids who are going through any amount of a hard time, so I hate to say this, but honestly?
  • Harry spent about 70% of his time at Hogwarts with people being assholes to him. He had to live up to his parents’ legend, his own legend, had to deal with people hating him for losing House points and losing at Quidditch and teachers torturing him and teachers taking grudges out on him and students thinking he was evilly trying to kill everyone or attention-seeking while lying or crazy while lying –
  • And JTJT think we’re going to find Albus interesting for going through about 1% of that bullshit and turning as angsty as Harry was in OotP?
  • Scorpius putting Al right in his fucking place (Act Two, Scene Sixteen) was the best moment of my life.
  • Draco, first off, asking if you’ve felt anything in your Dark Mark is not discrimination, so shut your pie hole. Second of all, it’s A DARK MARK it is basically a WIZARD SWASTIKA so GUESS WHO WAS DOING THE DISCRIMINATING??? YOU. AND ANYONE ELSE WHO HAD ONE. SHUT UP THE PIE HOLE SHU T U P
  • Given how he raised Scorpius I honestly thought he’d do less whining about “BUT POTTER AND HIS FRIENDS ARE BEING UNFAIR!!!”
  • Delphi is such a non-character. All of Rowling’s antagonists are oozing individuality out the pores and I understand that the actress will take care of that on stage but I get literally nothing on the page from her.
  • It’s also – and I apologize for using this term – a Mary Sue name. I had a character last-named Delphi when I was nine years old.
  • She also has Mary Sue hair - SILVER AND BLUE??? – and a Mary Sue tattoo.
  • ‘Krazy Krum’? ‘Delicious Diggory’? Ludo Bagman, they are teenagers.
  • What is with the constant jokes about the French?
  • Harry Potter would never tell his son to stay away from his only friend, just because that friend came from a bad family - hello, James Potter and SIRIUS FUCKING BLACK???
  • After all the years of ridiculous bullshit rumors Harry heard about himself, why would he believe the crap about Scorpius?
  • Harry Potter would never dare speak to Minerva McGonagall that way.
  • Sigh. Stop throwing Ron/Hermione under the bus.
  • Stop throwing Ron under the bus. He is not a fumbling idiot.
  • Stop implying that Hermione would turn awful if she and Ron were just friends.
  • S T O P.
  • Draco stop acting like you had no friends. You had a whole pack of friends. Yes, they were stupid and awful, but you basically cried when Crabbe (Goyle?) died in that fire.
  • Being alone didn’t send you to a dark place, being raised as a prejudiced dick sent you to a dark place just SHUT THE PIE HOLE. SHUT.
  • Harry, stop being such a shitstain of a father, please.
  • Cedric doesn’t deserve any of this. He was a good guy.
  • Why is Cedric speaking all weird? “I shall!” Go away Shakespeare Cedric.
  • Humiliation is no one’s motivation to become a Death Eater, fuck off.
  • Myrtle’s name is ELIZABETH WARREN? Like the senator???
  • I move on to Act Three and find myself wishing I, too, could fling myself into a lake. 
  • So if Malfoy hadn’t lost the war he’d be evil and abusive? Even though watching people get tortured makes him feel sick?  
  • Stop making Snape so nice. I’m serious.
  • Bellatrix, one of the only female characters without a kid, now has a kid.
  • Bellatrix was in love with Voldemort… like that. Ew.
  • Bellatrix and Voldemort did the do. Ew.
  • Delphi is powerful because of her parents, and has dedicated her life to Dark Magic or whatever. But Harry is twice her age and gifted at DADA, why is he not putting up a good fight?
  • Does Colloportus stop you from just smashing out a wall? JUST SMASH OUT A WALL.
  • Scorpius, do not ask out Rose Weasley. Ask out Al.
  • Since when is Harry afraid of the dark?
  • Severus Snape’s flaws did not make him greater, I am sorry. They made him a D I C K.
  • *sigh*
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James and Lily Potter, after. | ~1500 words. Complete. Canon compliant character death. Angst, a bit of fluff, considering the circumstances.

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For a split second, green is all James Potter sees.

Grass, he realizes belatedly. The green is grass, and he’s laying face down in it.

At least he thinks it’s grass. It looks like grass, though as he reaches out to rub a blade between his fingers, it feels too smooth. No, not smooth enough. It feels… odd. Wrong. Unreal. It feels like nothing.

I’ve lost it, he decides, and pushes himself to his feet, taking stock of his surroundings. Gentle hills stretch as far as he can see. The sky is cloudless and the sun is high, but he feels no warmth from the light. He’s not sure where he is, and even less sure how he got there.

It’s as though the cogs of his mind are jammed. Hovering at the edge of his confusion there’s a sense of urgency, like he’s left a cauldron boiling. The haze in his mind won’t clear, and he pinches the bridge of his nose.

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Okay y'all but how is anyone surprised that JKR said that Sirius wasn’t gay? Certainly the woman has done some great stuff but her privilege shows so much - from acting like race wouldn’t be an issue at all in the wizarding world to acting like Hogwarts is LGBT friendly then having no out characters.

Authorial intent isn’t that big of a deal. It fits into canon? It doesn’t damage the integrity of the point of the story? Congratulations, you can read that as canon all day long.

Asking JKR for minority characters is not fruitful or even worthwhile if she did because she wouldn’t do it well at all unless she did some serious research and self reflection.

(And of course, she said he wasn’t gay… That doesn’t mean he isn’t bi/pan/queer or ace spec. If you needed space to write him as queer for whatever reason if you’re the kind of person to take JKR’s word as canon [which I advise against] then there you are)

Why does everyone characterize James and Sirius as 

a) Stupid.

b) Scared of the tiniest things.

c) Extremely emotional.

d) Basically a couple of fluffy bunny rabbits.

I just don’t feel comfortable with so many (not all – some seem spot on)  of the fan depictions I’ve seen of them. They don’t have the same harshness or dark humour we see in the books, they’re not as sharply intelligent, they’re way kinder to everyone, they’re not nearly as real. They’re too goofy and seem like charicatures. Like, yes we see them make stupid jokes in the canon. Light-hearted, fun things, like the ‘furry little problem’ gag and the whole of the Harry Potter Prequel, but we also see their darker elements and you can tell that their humour is quite sharp, not all falling around and acting ridiculously. Sirius played a joke on Snape that almost got him killed, for goodness sake. Don’t pretend he was a harmless idiot who slacked off all his work. Yes they made jokes about the name ‘Elvendork’ but they also hexed random students when they were teenagers. 

anonymous asked:

I ❤ alyour stories, your one of my favourite can read anytime authors ☺💐How do you write/come up with your ending chapters? I've finished writing but when it comes to ending them it never seems right :( I've been told (by 'lovely' reviewers) that I've ruined an entire story because of s***y endings before 🙁

First of all, ignore asshole reviewers. If they didn’t like the ending, they can write their own story. It’s YOUR story, and how you end it is up to you. We can all hate on the canon Epilogue that JKR wrote (and most of us do) but that doesn’t make it any less canon. JKR wrote it. It’s HER story.

And when we decided we didn’t like it, we wrote out own. Simple as that. It doesn’t mean HER version was badly written. It just didn’t sit well with some readers. No more than a difference of opinion. So don’t hang your self worth on the opinions of “lovely” reviewers. ♥

That being said, ending a story is a pain in the ass, and mother of Merlin, do I feel you on this one. I hate writing the endings. It takes fucking forever, because you want to have all this closure and everything wrapped up in bow. 

I try to end my stories full circle. Either with a line that happens earlier in the story that can sum up that one last moment (”Our job” in Debt of Time, or talking about turning a certain age in Safe Word is Devil’s Snare), or a repeated scene from earlier only looked at from a different angle (visiting Godric’s Hollow in Storm of Yesterday, or staring at the Black Tapestry in Presque Toujours Pur).

Don’t be too hard on yourself, though. Endings are rough for a lot of writers. It took me over a month to come up with what eventually became the ending to Debt of Time, and I think I ended up changing it like six different times. 

me reading the spoilers for harry potter and the cursed child rn

Originally posted by bookish

I feel like a lot of people get Hogwarts-age James, Sirius and Lily’s personalities wrong. I mean, a) Lily was not a bitch, she was kind, sassy, caring, intelligent and talented with strong morals. b) Sirius was not stupid, nor was he all cute and sweet – even as a boy/teenager, his humour was quite sharp and harsh. c) James was not an angel who only liked to tease – while he did grow up, he was, as Lily put it ‘an arrogant little toe-rag’ and he did bully people.

Harry Potter and why JKR sucks sometimes

Okay fellas. I get why JKR didn’t make Drarry canon and still fights it off. Some people see their chemistry, some don’t. I’m very much okay with that, as long as I can still read smutty fanfiction about it.
I even like Ginny and Astoria very much. JKR planned them to be rivals and all that. I get it.

But why the heck is JKR making Scorrose canon. W h y.
I mean if you’ve read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, you’ll understand what I mean. That book is so gay. Scorpius and Albus mean everything to each other and they hug a lot and, you know, do gay stuff.

Plus Scorpius and Rose have, like, no chemistry at all. Rose hates Scorpius. She never wanted to befriend him, she believed the rumour that he was Voldemorts son, damn she even ended the friendship with Albus, her cousin, because he was close to Scorpius. I don’t see why they should end up together. For me, it’s just a bad attempt to bring a love story into this which isn’t gay. Because heteronormativity is sadly still a thing.

So guys, if you don’t agree with me, that’s okay, I just felt the need to say this. Scorbus was going so strong in CC.

Have a nice day!

I wish people who imagine Harry,etc as POC would stop being so entitled. It’s ok if you don’t see them as white but stop saying that’s how it should have been and Rowling made a mistake for not making him non-white. It’s sounds like the rabid Harmonians who said that JKR had to have made Harry/Hermione canon. JKR doesn’t owe us anything.