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Can we talk about how in tune with each other James and Sirius are? Throughout that whole exchange. One mind.

Also - cheerful, confident and rebellious were just about the best adjectives JKR could have possibly used to describe these two.

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I used to think about James and Lily going absolutely mad shut up in Godric’s Hollow, but as I’m writing this long fic, it’s occurred to me that these two would never sit idly and let themselves rot for two years.

They kept busy.

After the shock of being pregnant and of their lives as they know it being turned upside down wore off, they sit down and brainstorm ways they can still help the Order. They invite Dumbledore over for tea and they more or less ambush him, insisting that though they can’t use their wands in battle they can still be of use to the Order, presenting their list of possibilities.

Lily becomes the Order’s potion mistress: their kitchen becomes hijacked with potions supplies, four or five cauldrons simmering at any given time, people stopping by to pick up and drop off various orders, a long ledger of supplies spell-o-taped to the wall, figuring out the Order’s long and short term needs based on various missions, working very closely with their resident healer-the one who will deliver Harry, actually, because they can’t go to Mungo’s for half their injuries-and deciding what’s available and what their healing needs are, Dumbledore asking Lily if she could invent this or that potion, Lily rifling through her old potions books and asking Dumbledore to find this specific books, Lily going out under the cloak to track down  a specific type of weed that only grows in one place. James cringing because there are animal parts in the ice box, again, but he shoves them aside and grabs another butterbeer. Lily gagging at smells that never bothered her before; plodding on anyway because at least she’s doing something.

James becoming the logistics manager/strategic manager for missions: their kitchen table barely visible under layers of maps, keeping mental track of where all the Order members are at any given time, working out patrol and surveillance schedules for various members, knowing what everyone’s code words are for their various missions, listing out parchment’s with everyone’s strengths and weaknesses and figuring how best to utilize those strengths. Vanishing ring after ring of coffee stain mugs on them because he spends all-night planning sessions with Moody and Dumbledore.

Opening their home, even in hiding, to the Order’s needs. Offering their spare room, at least until Harry comes, and their couch after he’s born, as a safe haven for people to rest in between missions, always having a casserole in the fridge for someone who may stop by for a quick meal in between missions, serving as a safe place for injured members to recuperate.

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Harry Potter Fans unite for The Gathering Storm!

I’m not connected to this production, but a potentially amazing Harry Potter fanfilm about the Marauders’ Era is trying to get funded. Every dollar counts. If it doesn’t get funded, no one is charged anything. If it does, we’ll get a fantastic Marauders’ Era fanfilm.There are only days left.

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Rehearsing the Lily and Snape scene from the books:




Sometimes I think that James Potter would look magnificently powerful as a stag and other times I imagine he’s just like


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james potter was the type of guy who became head boy without being prefect first

get on his level

and can we just talk a moment about the significance of that

james potter wasn’t a prefect

and i’m sure he wasn’t the first non-prefect to make head boy

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Marauder’s Era (part 2)

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“Harry…I as good as killed them,” he croaked. “I persuaded Lily and James to change to Peter at the last moment, persuaded them to use him as Secret-Keeper instead of me…I’m to blame, I know it…The night they died, I’d arranged to check on Peter, make sure he was still safe, but when I arrived at his hiding place, he’d gone. Yet there was no sign of a struggle. It didn’t feel right. I was scared. I set out for your parents’ house straight away. And when I saw their house, destroyed, and their bodies…I realized what Peter must’ve done…what I’d done…” His voice broke. - Sirius Black, Prisoner of Azkaban

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I have been blessed.

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Reasons Why I Don’t Think James Potter Bullied Snape

  • “James and Snape hated each other from the moment they set eyes on each other, it was just one of those things, you can understand that, can’t you?” -Sirius Black, OOTP, p. 590
  • “Well, Snape was a special case. He never lost an opportunity to curse James so you couldn’t really expect James to take that lying down, could you?” -Remus Lupin, OOTP, p. 591
  • “…it was also enchanted to forever repel (as insultingly as possible) the curiosity of their nemesis, Severus Snape.” -JK Rowling, Pottermore, Marauder’s Map. The term nemesis, as defined by Dictionary.com meansan opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.” Implying they were on equal footing. As in anything Snape received, he paid back in full.
  • In Snape’s Worst Memory, James attacks Snape with a common jinx (that Snape himself invented) and Snape retaliates with a dark curse. What makes anyone think that Snape was incapable of using one to incapacitate James or Sirius? 
  • Snape had a group of friends who grew up to be Death Eaters and who harassed Muggle-borns in school. I’m sure they attempted retaliation on the Marauders. It doesn’t make any sense that they would choose not to fight against those who they most likely hate most, meaning that Snape would have just as much ability to double-team James.
  • It takes a certain amount of compassion to dedicate your life to saving innocent people, and James was a member of the Order of the Phoenix. If he really harassed and tortured Snape to make him feel like shit, as is implied by many, I doubt he would have enough compassion to join an organization based on protecting everyone (read: you would have to save people you hated sometimes).
  • Literally everyone who talks about James other than Snape loves him. Dumbledore, Hagrid, Sirius, Remus, everyone. Surely if he was that terrible to someone, at least one other person would hate him, wouldn’t they?

Great points that I’ve always thought were overlooked by many people. More points to consider:

  • James grew up in a privileged, blessed household, yet he empathizes with nearly everyone, esp minorities. Peter was a talentless underdog, an outcast, a no one. Sirius coming from a repressing, abusive household. Lily as a muggle-born, and muggle-borns in general. Don’t even get me started on Remus and his lycanthropy issue, that is downright stunning how James handled that.
  • Snape invented spells designed to hurt other people. James suspended him in the air, Snape attempted to slice his head open. One of them was intending to humiliate, the other was intending to maim or kill. 
  • “Well, they [James and Snape] did rather detest each other. Not unlike yourself and Mr. Malfoy. And then, your father did something Snape could never forgive.” “What?” “He saved his life.” (Dumbledore, SS/SP). This is an important parallel between James and Harry; in the end they both saved Snape’s and Draco’s lives respectively, despite their animosities towards another. The differing factor between these pair of rivals was that the Potter boys had enough capacity for compassion that they succeeded in saving the lives of their enemies.
  • Sirius says in GoF that during Hogwarts, Snape was in a gang full of future Death Eaters, some of who were mentioned: Rosier and Wilkes, the Lestranges, Avery and Mulciber (GoF, Padfoot Returns). That’s a large gang, far bigger than the four Marauders, especially when you consider that James and Sirius were the ringleaders and Remus and Peter didn’t participate in most of their activities. 
  • Dumbledore, Hagrid, McGonagall, Sirius, Remus, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Mad Eye Moody, Emmeline Vance, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, and Hestia Jones spoke highly of James (hell even Peter knew James had compassion enough not to kill him). 
  • When Hagrid gives Harry the photo album of his parents in First Year, he says that he owled all of Lily and James’ old school friends for photos of them. All of those people loved Lily and James, and kept photos of them long after school, and after their deaths.

At the end of the day, James and Snape both treated each other like shit, but they had their reasons (despite how petty those reasons were, to them it was of utmost importance, we’re not living in their shoes and experiencing the same level of animosity), and it’s unfair to say that Snape was simply an innocent victim when we canonly know that he wasn’t. You can even say that James bullied a bully. Snape was a racist bigot who felt that a minority were subhuman and not on the same standard as he was. He joined a terrorist organization whose purpose was to torture, incapacitate and kill Muggle-borns and Muggles. His greatest virtue was his ability to love a single person in his life, however his compassion ends there.

People are all too willing to judge James based on SWM alone, when in fact JKR had been building up the goodness of his character in all seven books. James was capable of showing kindness to everyone but Snape; begrudging him for that is unfair because the feeling was mutual. At least James had the decency to step in and save Snape’s life at one point; Snape wasn’t capable of doing that for him even years later.

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Hey, Prongs, remember that time-


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“I never wanted any of you to die for me.”

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