A Notebook

Queer SEAzn feminist seeks knowledge of universe.

beepony:

alicia-mb:

Just one of those things that I always wondered about. Stags and otters are all very well, but what if you end up with a tiny chameleon or giant blue whale? I mean, it could be a giant tub of nutella…

Anyway, so glad I got around to doing this pic -drawing the less attractive animals was awesome.

Popped it up on Redbubble because they have tote bags and cushions now which is just wow - can grab it also on cards or posters - check it out here!

magikarp tho

bonnyanne:

waiting-for-gallifrey:

kaorijoy:

hexcodewhite:

princess-potterheadxo:

did she get a haircut

does it make anyone else uncomfortable that they changed her entire race because she went out with Ron in their sixth year
isn’t that what happened???
they changed a character’s entire race because she as a character became important and relevant for a short amount of time

Wow.

Umm, no. They did not change her entire race simply because she dated Ron. Actually think about it. Up until the sixth book, she was a background character that was only ever mentioned in passing, so she wasn’t given a physical description. Then in the sixth book, Lavender was finally described, as having ‘pale skin and dirty blonde hair’. Well, the first few Harry Potter movies came out before the Half-Blood Prince book did, so the casting directors did what they wanted with the character. 
Another thing, the Lavender Brown from the first few movies only appeared in the first few movies. Lavender didn’t even appear in the 4th and 5th movies, because again, she was a background character, and wasn’t vital to the story. The only reason her race was changed was because a physical description was finally in the books, and it didn’t fit what the directors had, so they had to recast her. It was not because she dated Ron.

"actually think about it" lmao. okay, i saw this and doubted extremely because i couldn’t remember any such description of Lavender. So i checked.
164, 210, 213, 214, 273, 281, 282, 284, 285, 289, 290, 292, 292, 293, 309, 332, 358, 370, 383, 384, 398, 421, 422, 439, 422, 447, 480, 481, 482, 501
the above is a list of EVERY SINGLE PAGE of hbp in which Lavender Brown appears. I just went through the entire book, and there was NOT A SINGLE PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF LAVENDER. Not hair, not eyes, not skin. Nothing.
hmm. interesting. it’s almost as if you pulled that description directly out of your ass.
Secondly, that doesn’t even matter. They went ahead and cast much too old actors for all the Marauders, completely disregarded the bit about Harry and Lily’s eyes. They don’t really care as much as all that about being true to the books. 
Just as a matter of interest, this is from HP Wiki:

Jennifer Smith portrayed Lavender Brown in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban[1], she replaced Lavender’s former actress Kathleen Cauley who played her in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Though Smith had a non-speaking role she appeared frequently in the film.
Smith was not asked to return for either of the following two films and in the sixth film, white-British actress Jessie Cave was recast as Lavender for Half-Blood Prince and has been cast again for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.[2] Jessie Cave became the third actress and the first actress of a different racial-colour to play Lavender.
For several years there was confusion over who Jennifer Smith was as another black-British actress, Kandice Morris, played a notable Gryffindor female and for a long period it was believe she was Lavender. However it later was discovered she was a character made for the films called Kellah, much like the character Bem.

soooooooooo yeah can u not make up stuff in order to defend the racist policies of the film industry, you are…

bonnyanne:

waiting-for-gallifrey:

kaorijoy:

hexcodewhite:

princess-potterheadxo:

did she get a haircut

does it make anyone else uncomfortable that they changed her entire race because she went out with Ron in their sixth year

isn’t that what happened???

they changed a character’s entire race because she as a character became important and relevant for a short amount of time

Wow.

Umm, no. They did not change her entire race simply because she dated Ron. Actually think about it. Up until the sixth book, she was a background character that was only ever mentioned in passing, so she wasn’t given a physical description. Then in the sixth book, Lavender was finally described, as having ‘pale skin and dirty blonde hair’. Well, the first few Harry Potter movies came out before the Half-Blood Prince book did, so the casting directors did what they wanted with the character. 

Another thing, the Lavender Brown from the first few movies only appeared in the first few movies. Lavender didn’t even appear in the 4th and 5th movies, because again, she was a background character, and wasn’t vital to the story. The only reason her race was changed was because a physical description was finally in the books, and it didn’t fit what the directors had, so they had to recast her. It was not because she dated Ron.

"actually think about it" lmao. okay, i saw this and doubted extremely because i couldn’t remember any such description of Lavender. So i checked.

  • 164, 210, 213, 214, 273, 281, 282, 284, 285, 289, 290, 292, 292, 293, 309, 332, 358, 370, 383, 384, 398, 421, 422, 439, 422, 447, 480, 481, 482, 501

the above is a list of EVERY SINGLE PAGE of hbp in which Lavender Brown appears. I just went through the entire book, and there was NOT A SINGLE PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF LAVENDER. Not hair, not eyes, not skin. Nothing.

hmm. interesting. it’s almost as if you pulled that description directly out of your ass.

Secondly, that doesn’t even matter. They went ahead and cast much too old actors for all the Marauders, completely disregarded the bit about Harry and Lily’s eyes. They don’t really care as much as all that about being true to the books. 

Just as a matter of interest, this is from HP Wiki:

Jennifer Smith portrayed Lavender Brown in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban[1], she replaced Lavender’s former actress Kathleen Cauley who played her in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Though Smith had a non-speaking role she appeared frequently in the film.

Smith was not asked to return for either of the following two films and in the sixth film, white-British actress Jessie Cave was recast as Lavender for Half-Blood Prince and has been cast again for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.[2] Jessie Cave became the third actress and the first actress of a different racial-colour to play Lavender.

For several years there was confusion over who Jennifer Smith was as another black-British actress, Kandice Morris, played a notable Gryffindor female and for a long period it was believe she was Lavender. However it later was discovered she was a character made for the films called Kellah, much like the character Bem.

soooooooooo yeah can u not make up stuff in order to defend the racist policies of the film industry, you are…

humansofnewyork:

"One time my mother saw my brother-in-law hit my sister. She was seventy years old at the time, but she got up out of her chair, walked across the room, and started beating him with her cane. ‘I was a dark skinned black woman in the 1940’s,’ she said. ‘We didn’t have any of this ‘legal stuff’ to protect us.’"

humansofnewyork:

"One time my mother saw my brother-in-law hit my sister. She was seventy years old at the time, but she got up out of her chair, walked across the room, and started beating him with her cane. ‘I was a dark skinned black woman in the 1940’s,’ she said. ‘We didn’t have any of this ‘legal stuff’ to protect us.’"

thisisableism:

[Image Description: Advertisement for car on men’s bathroom mirror reads, “If you look like a million bucks in this mirror, imagine what you’d look like in one of these.” Advertisement for car on women’s bathroom mirror reads, “Even if you’re having a bad hair day, you can still look like a million bucks.”]

nickgoeshere:

Here’s an example of sexism in the media. It’s very subtle, but it’s insidious, and it’s everywhere.

Men’s washroom and women’s washroom, each with an ad in the mirror. Both ads are for the same car. However, the text is slightly changed - in the men’s, it tells you that you look a million bucks but would look even better in that car. In the women’s, it gives you concern that you’re having a bad hair day but that’d be okay if you had that car.

The men’s ad assumes you’re confident and powerful and tries to optimize that image. The women’s ad undermines your opinion of yourself and tells you how to fix it.

Seriously. That shit is fucked.