i had an idea for something i think would make a really good watchmen style mature comic book and the concept sounds really silly because it’s basically “superman but if he was racist”
but like think about it though
a white supremacist gets superpowers but he knows that if he tried to do what he actually wants to do which is to kill all the nonwhites he would just end up tearing the entire city apart so instead he just doesn’t save nonwhites from crime or disaster. he gets questioned on this later once his presence is expected and supported in the city and he talks about how he doesn’t save them because they’re not white. initially people are shocked but supporters of his start to come up with different narratives. what he said was taken out of context. maybe there just aren’t any people of colour who need to be saved. maybe he doesn’t save any of them because they’re always the ones committing the crimes. this puts pressure on poc dominant communities within the city as the superhero puts white criminals in prison and nonwhite criminals in critical condition (never killing though, no, not killing. killing is wrong!) and eventually “supervillains” rise up to try to combat him (maybe they have actual superpowers or maybe they’re batman types who knows) and the communities start to support those supervillains.
then superman kills them. the first people he kills are the poc who dared to resist him.
and people (at least white people) are strangely accepting of the idea. yes, he killed them, of course he killed them, they were supervillains! they were putting lives in danger! who cares what their motives were, they were in the wrong and he was in the right and now they’re in the ground. but the poc communities are just fed up at this point, people have made it a point to remember all of the “supervillains” he’s beaten to death, and he holds a public press conference. he answers every question regarding the supervillains with blatant, marked racism. nobody even tries to rush the stage, and he ends the conference with the equivalent of saying “what are you gonna do? kick me out?” before laughing and flying off
this is as far as i’ve gotten, but maybe the ending could be something like another superhero with equivalent powers appears and starts rescuing everyone from disasters, not just white people. then superman and him fight because superman doesn’t want his way challenged, and superman ultimately dies. a lot of people celebrate, mostly the poc but white people too, but surprisingly, a lot of people get upset and mourn superman too. someone they had never known who had only worked towards white supermacy. then it turns out what they were really mourning wasn’t him, but the society he built that served them first.
i dunno i just had the idea and figured i’d write it out, gimme your thoughts
Harry Potter and Tom Riddle are nemesis, born adversaries, prophesied leaders of opposite fractions.
2001 to 1932, forty-seven days to change the fate of the Dark Lord.
This is a ‘Harry travels back in time to raise Tom’ story. An unfortunate tale of one man’s failed attempt to mold young Tom into a decent, law-biding citizen. Instead, as Fate will have it, young Tom grows up to become the same twisted psychopath, who is hell-bent on winning the love of his adoptive father. Harry’s consent be damned.
In a world where Voldemort’s victory brought forth the golden age of pureblood supermacy, young Harry - an average Durmstrang student - grows surrounded by the same propaganda that has become the gospel truth of the Wizarding World. Injustice is a norm and racism is not only accepted, but actively encouraged. Embracing the status quo becomes harder when Harry finds himself in a train station where the living should not dwell, and a dangerous friend who goes by the name “Tom”.
(This fic: You need to go read it. Seriously-It’s among one of my top favorites, errors are few and easily overlooked, and the plot is amazing. I love all of MayMarlow’s fics.)
The smallest change in details can lead to vastly different outcomes. When Harry finds Tom Riddle’s diary in his second year, he befriends the entity that resides within. This simple act results in a ripple effect that tears the story as we know it apart, causing a descent into the madness that is the human psyche.
After the infamous massacre of the Potters, young Harry Potter went missing. It doesn’t really help that years later he turns up again, a bit darker, stranger and more erratic than anyone had hoped for. But Harry hardly cares, since in the end it’s his decision on which side he will fight; Dark, Light or no side at all.
After being turned into a snake and unable to change back, Lord Voldemort is forced to turn to the only other living Parselmouth, Harry Potter. After making a deal, Harry agrees to help the Dark Lord return to his human form. SLASH HP/LVTMR
Various different prompts or AU Tomarry oneshots that come into my head, because I need some place for them. Includes sirens, fairytale twists, and numerous other things which I am currently working on.
COMPLETE LV/HP: Raised in a Muggle orphanage, Harry arrives at Hogwarts a bitter boy. Unusually intelligent, he’s recruited by the Unspeakables and the Death Eaters at a young age. As he grows older, he constantly has to struggle to keep his footing around a manipulative and bored Dark Lord, who fancies mind games and intellectual entertainment. (Currently being re-edited.)
After Dumbledore’s death, Harry searches for answers in the Pensieve. But something goes wrong. Trapped inside a memory, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts in 1945 where an 18 year old Tom Riddle is teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts. SLASH. Complete.
(I only read half, but it’s awesome. Go try it out.)
Lord Voldemort is the head of Magical Britain. Harry Potter is a rebel leader in charge of the last scraps of resistance against his regime. Things would be difficult enough even if they hadn’t once been lovers.
(Once again, paper-ramblings-We’re all waiting for the much anticipated April Fool’s one-shot.)
While flying back from Godric’s Hollow, Hagrid accidentally drops baby Harry over a wild forest. Harry is raised by rebel fairies until his Hogwarts letter arrives. The Dark Lord is in for a surprise… HP/LV romance. SLASH.
(I’ve only read a bit, but the style is very unique and very…romantic.)
In the prejudiced world where the Dark Lord won, Harry Potter is part of the servile caste, the lowest caste in the new society. Resigned to a life of servitude as a Courtesan, Harry is instead drawn under the wing of the Dark Lord himself. Between the scheming Order and his powerful benefactor, Harry finds himself steadily drawn deeper into the growing conflict. Eventual LV/HP.
(Not my favorite, nor my type, but it’s a interesting read and Drops of Nightshade has a sequel-The Consort of something of that elk out.)
A disgruntled Lord Voldemort is forced into fulfilling one of his many duties—saving a princess, at least once. Confirmed that a relatively old castle houses a captured damsel, he makes his way over—only to be stolen away by his unknown foe instead.
(A relatively short story, but still very interesting.)
Latin; a dead language with no practical applications except perhaps the deciphering of old texts and as a particularly quaint party trick.
Thankfully, as Harry finds out, Latin is not as dead as he was first taught when he decided to learn the language. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway, of course; he loved Latin, and would have been proud to know it even had it been as useless as it was pretty. But in the world of Wizards, the world of Magic, Harry realizes his rare talent with words is particularly valuable in the highly complicated and controversial subject of Spell Creation, a subject he soon becomes enamored with despite having to hide his interest from everyone.
Besides, it’s not like he’s going Dark, after all.
(This fic is only 13 chapters long, and hasn’t been updated in a while; Still fantastic, though.)
Draco is sure he accidentally touched one of his father’s illegal artifacts and is hallucinating as a result. Why else would he be seeing Harry-Bloody-Potter prancing around his house with Lord-Bloody-Voldemort? LV/HP
Love, the most powerful force on earth. Voldemort, the most powerful Dark Lord ever. Vendo Diligo, the most potent love potion that exists. Harry Potter, the unfortunate victim subjected to all three. Emotions are wicked things. Slash. FIN!
One-shot in the 47 Days to Change universe, written by the original author, but not as a part of the main plot. SLASH. TR/HP. WARNING: Explicit Sexual Content, Angst, Non-Con, Rape, MPreg. Proceed with caution.
In a future where Voldemort won the war, he kept Harry Potter imprisoned as his pet — as his beautiful prize.
So I promised I’d do another fic rec and here it finally is, thank you for your patience, it wasn’t like I was wasting my time rewatching AVPM or anything… haha….. Anyway, like the first fic rec I did, (which you can go to here to view: http://hellyeahtomarry.tumblr.com/post/101119279649/tomarry-favorite-fics-rec ) this isn’t in any particular order or structure because I’m embarassingly low tech and can’t work Tumblr very well. (Which you could probably tell from the general state of my blog) I’ve only done ten fics because I’m extremely lazy, also due to the amount of people who ship Tomarry being depressingly low and so in correlation are the amount of good fics out there and also because I wanted to get this out before 2015 which it technically is…. Enough of me rambling and making excuses, here you go:
In a world where Voldemort’s victory brought forth the golden age of pureblood supermacy, young Harry - an average Durmstrang student - grows surrounded by the same propaganda that has become the gospel truth of the Wizarding World. Injustice is a norm and racism is not only accepted, but actively encouraged. Embracing the status quo becomes harder when Harry finds himself in a train station where the living should not dwell, and a dangerous friend who goes by the name “Tom”. (This fic is a WIP but don’t let that deter you, May Marlow is absolutely fantastic and one of my favourite Tomarry writers)
COMPLETE LV/HP: Raised in a Muggle orphanage, Harry arrives at Hogwarts a bitter boy. Unusually intelligent, he’s recruited by the Unspeakables and the Death Eaters at a young age. As he grows older, he constantly has to struggle to keep his footing around a manipulative and bored Dark Lord, who fancies mind games and intellectual entertainment. (Not much to say here, great writing from Epic Solemnity once again, it's ridiculously sad she hasn’t updated her fanfic.net in a while, I miss her writing)
DONE! Harry has defeated Voldemort, but it was a costly victory. Aberforth Dumbledore presents a plan to go back and kill the infant Riddle, but Harry will have to stay there 10 years. Can Harry alter the wizarding world’s destiny? WWII and Grindelwald ( Finally, a completed Tomarry fic! I really enjoy Grindelward being made a part of fics because I feel though he was skipped over in the books and don’t even talk to me about the films)
Ten years ago, Voldemort created his kingdom. Now a confused young wizard stumbles into it, and carves out a destiny. AU. Nondark Harry. MentorVoldemort. VII Ch.8 In which someone is dead, wounded, or kidnapped in every scene. (Once again a wip but a good one at that this one is extremely long (Around 1.25 million words) but it’s brilliant!)
Harry Potter and the Descent into Darkness - Athey
4th yr. Through an accident Harry and Voldemort’s Horcrux begin to interact and Harry slowly begins to change. He becomes stronger & slowly grows aware of the sinister events that have perpetuated his entire life. Dark!Harry eventual LV/HP SLASH (Another completed fic, we are on a roll! The popularity of this fic speaks for itself and who doesn’t love a dark!Harry story? I suggest the faint hearted stay away from this one, Harry does some pretty gory stuff, then again, this ship isn’t exactly fluff central so most of you should be okay xD)
HP/LV Harry grows up relying on only himself until his adoption, when he is taught the manners and politics of high pureblood circles. Masking his dark intelligence at Hogwarts & intending to escape notice, past secrets and Dark Lords force his hidden hand. (Oh my god the OCs in this fic. I generally try and stay away from fics centered around OCs but wow was this done well! Those of you who like a clever Harry who can think on his feet should definitely check this one out)
Harrison Evans is the Slytherin’s ‘pet lion.’ But what happens when one Slytherin forgets that only person Harry belongs to, is Tom Riddle? AU, Magic, Slash, Mature Content, TR/HP (Needless to say, poessessive!Tom lovers, your time has come. This fic is considerably shorter than the other fics in this rec but I have a soft spot for this one and the slash is good! People who have a short attention spans when concerning fics should also check this one out)
HPTR slash. A freak accident transports our favorite attractive psychopath forward in time from 1942 to 1996. Attempted homicide and attempted romance ensue, not necessarily in that order. (Back to the long fics again, this is a completed fic well worth the time spent getting through it! Not much to say here again, go read the fic xD)
When Harry happens upon a very rare and beautiful flower, his relatives become obsessed with the gardens of their mysterious and powerful next door neighbour. Until one day they send Harry over the wall… (This may be one of the less well known tomarry fics but it’s such a good one, I mean, who doesn’t love AU? Then again, most fics involving this ship are AU….ah well, an easy and fun read, check it out!)
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this fic rec! :) I hope my babbling didn’t bore you guys too much, I’m trying to sort out my ask on my blog so its easier to use so and find! Until then I think my ask and messaging is easy to access in the mobile tumblr app if you have any questions or you want to talk. Until next time guys! :)
It’s time black people unite and find a way to proactively retaliate when another innocent black person gets killed. Standing outside marching and hold signs ain’t working because cops are still killing blacks. If we have to make an economical stand against America and white corporations so be it. I tired of saying R.I.P to another innocent black person who has been murdered by a cop.
The founders of the United States understood that freedom for white Americans was built on the enslavement of black Americans. Their wealth and that of the nation as a whole depended on the production of tobacco, cotton, sugar, and other commodities with slave labor… the rights of enslaved people to liberty were repeatedly sacrificed to protect the property rights of their owners.
Greta de Jong, Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965, 2010, pg. 15
Of course this doesn’t even touch the surface of black, brown, yellow, and red face on university campuses (and elsewhere) across America. Young white people love to appropriate cultures they know nothing about because white supremacy is, in part, about entitlement.
To top it off, Brown was portrayed as anything but an innocent child. Which brings me to this guy:
Dylann Roof, the 21 year old who murdered nine black people at a South Carolina church on June 17th, 2015. Roof entered the church and sat through a whole portion of the service before getting up and gunning down six black women and three black men. Where do you think he got the motivation to commit mass murder?
And even with his monstrous acts the media still treated Roof more kindly than it did Mike Brown. And then there is this case:
It is dangerously naive to believe that simply letting time pass somehow will rectify racism in America. It’s been 500 years already! Yet the genocide of indigenous peoples continues, the brutalization, marginalization, and dehumanization of black and brown people continues, and the tokenizing, appropriation, and subjugation of nonwhite people shows little sign of slowing down or halting.
Only active resistance can bring an end to white supremacy – and its co-habiting systems of oppression. This requires understanding its resilience and scope while waging war against it at every possible juncture. I asked over and over from where, and from who, did these young white people learn their hatred. The answer is they learned it from other white people, their elders, and their history. I want to see that history interrupted, constantly, because as Cutcha Risling Baldy recently wrote:
“[H]istory is about power. The ability to tell the story is a very powerful thing. And the history we have learned in the west, is about justifying, maintaining and supporting the illusion that western civilization, western control of, western ownership of this land was inevitable, beneficial, and destined (manifestly).
From a different perspective, history is not so benign. In fact, it is a constant presence meant to deny Native people’s very existence. Because if Native people exist, then all that history comes in to question. Who we will be, it’s not so set. And we are a country, not so settled.”
I don’t want to passively wait for history happen to us. I want to be in it, changing it, and creating it in a way that embodies liberation and justice.