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Harry Potter Meme: ♕ Seven Relationships

4/7 James Potter & Lily Evans

qvibbler:

Harry Potter Meme: ♕ Seven Relationships

4/7 James Potter & Lily Evans
1 hour ago / 3014
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highgayden:

"Her son lives. He has her eyes, precisely her eyes. You remember the shape and color of Lily Evans’s eyes, I am sure?" 

(Source: highgayden)

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6 hours ago / 11188
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Jamie Blackley as James PotterSophie Turner as Lily Evans

Jamie Blackley as James Potter
Sophie Turner as Lily Evans

(Source: alishenciya)



"Oh well, he always made a fool of himself whenever Lily was around," said Sirius, shrugging. "He couldn’t stop himself showing off whenever he got near her."
"How come she married him?" Harry asked miserably, "She hated him!"

(Source: potterishotter)



"Well, a bit of advice for him - step one: don’t take suggestions from James Potter and he should do fine."

(Source: ndromedablack)

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excepttheeyes:

‘You ran away from home?’
‘When I was about sixteen,’ said Sirius. ‘I’d had enough.’
‘Where did you go?’ said Harry, staring at him.
‘Your dad’s place,’ said Sirius. ‘Your grandparents were really good about it; they sort of adopted me as a second son.’

(and I know this set will probably be confusing to some people since a lot of people like Kristin Scott Thomas as Walburga but she’s always been Mrs. Potter to me)

11 hours ago / 12701
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Could you write anything about Lily Evans ? Like, why you love her, how you imagine her etc. I just need some Evans love and i really like your texts/rants :D
Anonymous

batcii:

Hello! Sorry this took me so long to respond to!

I love Lily Evans because despite existing in canon only through the memories of the people that knew her (particularly Snape) and for all intents and purposes, was put forward primarily as a martyr figure, she still manages to be a wonderfully whole and real female character. 

This is really saying something, and I’ll stress this, because like I said, she is twice removed from us as a character. Everyone in Harry Potter is filtered a little bit through Harry’s perspective, but Lily is thoroughly warped by various factors; differing memories of people who personally knew her, a martyr’s place in the minds and memory of the public, and Harry’s own ideas and interpretations of those reports. 

It is unsurprising then, that a lot of people regard her as a bit of a mary-sue, or that she is largely used in fandom as a prop to be tugged between James and Snape; it’s how many of the people in the book treat her.

However! I think there is a huge amount to be said of Lily Evans, and I think people really need to consider the difference between a mary-sue, a female character who asserts no agency and is merely a pretty, perfect thing for the plot to toss around, and a positive representation of a capable, kind, young woman who navigates life in a mature manner. 

Through just a few pieced-together memories, we know that Lily was an incredibly kind person from a very young age. She befriended and loved a boy who thought that no one could love him. She had a difficult relationship with her sister, but she still tried to mend it despite the fact that the problem was with Petunia, not Lily. One of the most popular boys in school pursued (and harassed, I love James, I really do, but it was harassment) her, and she repeatedly turned him down, because he was an asshole to everyone. She tried to help as she watched her best friend descend further and further down a dark path, and continued to try until long after it was (in all probability) too late. However, once he had gone too far, she got herself out of what had become an abusive relationship.

Lily cared deeply about others, but she also cared deeply about herself, she knew who she was, and what she expected of people, and she did not lower her standards for the sake of popularity or public opinion. 

And in the end, Lily Evans chose James Potter, and I think that is one of the most important things of all. Because we know that Lily was no shy, blushing damsel. She would not have said yes to James Potter in a million years unless he proved himself worthy, not just in respect to her, but in respect to everyone; he had to become a decent human being. She obviously had a huge amount of dislike towards this guy, like six years worth of exasperated irritation. If I were her, I’d probably just hate him on principle by that point, even if he did turn out to be a good guy. But again, Lily proves just how much of an awesome fucking person she was. Forgiving James, and being able to see with such clarity and unbias, the nature of peoples’ character, is a unique quality that even Harry struggles immensely with. 

If Lily had fallen in love with Snape, in spite of his ways, I would have been disappointed, and it would not be the Lily I know and love. Lily Evans does not love anyone in spite of anything; she was a fierce defender of her beliefs and ideals, she thrice defied Voldemort and died for them. She is capable, strong, unflinching in her choices, and even though we have no concrete evidence of it other than from Sirius and Remus, it would be completely insynonymous with her character to fall in love with James Potter for any other reason than that he had changed completely for the better. 

It irritates me that Lily is so much a ‘thing’ within fandom when what we know of her character is that she was anything but. She was nobody’s fool, she didn’t take crap from anyone, not even her childhood best friend, and she certainly didn’t fall into James Potter’s arms because she had a thing for bad boys or because she caved to the popularity schtick. James Potter did not “steal” Lily, he did not “earn her”, he rose to become her equal, which was all she ever expected of anyone. 


hatepotion:

The other day I realized that it had been ages since I’d drawn James and Lily, so I fixed that
I missed them

hatepotion:

The other day I realized that it had been ages since I’d drawn James and Lily, so I fixed that

I missed them

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latenightontheastronomytower:

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