fseanb75  asked:

What is "canon"?

Do you mean what is canon on the show? Or what does the word “canon” actually mean?

Canon refers to things that are confirmed and verifiable within the body of a work. So like, Snape kills Dumbledore is canon. Hermione has a crush on Harry is fan theory or headcanon. Things people actually say or do are canon within that work. Things that are inferred or theorized are not canon.

Riley telling Maya she’s her extraordinary relationship is canon. Riley and Maya saying they love each other is canon. Maya holding Riley in her lap, stroking her hair, and softly singing to calm her down is canon. Riley and Maya holding hands all the time like it’s the most natural thing in the world for them is canon. Riley and Maya frequently gazing into each other’s eyes is canon. Maya looking at Riley’s lips is canon. Maya biting her lip while looking at Riley is canon. Riley getting the two of them matching Claddagh rings as a birthday present for Maya is canon. Riley and Maya saying the same things that Cory and Topanga say to each other is canon. Maya and Riley repeatedly telling each other that they will always be together is canon.

Riley and Maya having romantic feelings for each other is not (yet) established as canon.


I told you to empty yourself of emotion! Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily — weak people, in other words — they stand no chance against his powers! He will penetrate your mind with absurd ease, Potter!” —Severus Snape, Chapter 33: Occlumency (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)


Happy Birthday, Severus Snape! [9.1.1960]

Scorpius : * is literally a cinnamon roll *

Albus : * tried to save a Hufflepuff student’s life*

Slughorn : * still gets emotional about Lily’s death*

Snape : * worked as a double agent for years risking his life *

R.A.B : * died while he was trying to destroy a horcrux *

People : Omg Slytherins are evil heartless bullies !


HP MEME Six Spells, Creatures, Potions, and/or Objects [1/6]: Expecto Patronum

     Professor Lupin continued, “The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the dementor feeds upon – hope, happiness, the desire to survive – but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the dementors can’t hurt it. But I must warn you, Harry, that the charm might be too advanced for you. Many qualified wizards have difficulty with it.”

     “What does a Patronus look like?” said Harry curiously.

     “Each one is unique to the wizard who conjures it.”

     “And how do you conjure it?”

     “With an incantation, which will work only if you are concentrating, with all your might, on a single, very happy memory.”


The Marauders (and Snape and Lily) as Star Wars characters AU…..

I’ve been on a random HP nostalgia kick recently so this was probably inevitable XD But hey, they grew up in the 70s so the first Star Wars would have actually been in theatres then?? (ignoring the time-travelling EU and prequel costumes, and any implied family relations!)

Some of these are a bit random – I was tossing up between making Peter be Anakin since he also literally loses an arm, but Snape and Anakin just have a lot of narrative parallels (a.k.a. Mr “tragic anti-hero/villain guy with a somewhat… intense… love for a childhood friend who makes the worst life decisions and destroys everyone they love but turns back from the Dark Side with much controversy”) … aaand my hand slipped. ¯\_(シ)_/¯

James and Lily both like to spread their limbs and take up lots of space when they sleep so despite being very affectionate, they often wake up on opposite sides of the bed. Nevertheless they always fall asleep with James being the big spoon and tangling his legs in with hers, kissing her shoulder before dozing off.

James running his Quidditch calloused fingers over Lily’s skin. She sleeps with her face down in her pillow and wakes up to James drawing patterns on her back and shoulders.

Sometimes they wake up together and just lie there for a while, pretending they are asleep so they can stay snuggled in comfortable silence for just a few minutes longer before having to get on with the day.

Lily rolling over and resting her head on James’ chest, snuggling into his side. Both of them lying there, still bleary eyed from sleep as she traces her finger in shapes on his torso.

When they first get together there’s one night where Lily wakes up and James’ arm is stretched out in the middle of the bed. She goes to grab his hand thinking he’s asleep, but then James gives her hand a little squeeze back. It’s all because of this small, seemingly insignificant action of his that it suddenly hits her - oh my god I’m completely and utterly head over heels for James bloody Potter.

the signs as marauders era harry potter characters
  • Aries:Lily Evans
  • Taurus:Sirius Black
  • Gemini:James Potter
  • Cancer:Lucius Malfoy
  • Leo:Narcissa Black
  • Virgo:Severus Snape
  • Libra:Alice Longbottom
  • Scorpio:Bellatrix Black
  • Sagittarius:Frank Longbottom
  • Capricorn:Remus Lupin
  • Aquarius:Regulus Black
  • Pisces:Peter Pettigrew