Visit Blog
Explore Tumblr blogs with no restrictions, modern design and the best experience.
#J.K. Rowling
quotefeeling · 2 days ago
Quote
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
96 notes · View notes
perfeqt · 6 hours ago
Quote
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.
J.K. Rowling
20 notes · View notes
mostlygayintheory · a year ago
Text
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
I haven’t seen anyone on tumblr talk or blog about this, so I decided to make a post. And I gotta say I wholeheartedly love this!!
Fuck you, Joanne! And fuck all TERFs!!
99K notes · View notes
wooteena · a month ago
Text
i kind of love that the owl houses themes feels like a casual fuck you to jk rowling and harry potter.... like just something about luz just being some kid instead of The Chosen One and how the characters refer to unknown people with they/them pronouns and how the term witch is gender neutral and the actually diverse cast of characters and the REAL CANON LGBT REP and how grugby is a literal parody of quidditch and it pointing out how the snitch is useless and how the boiling isles is unidealistic and how the focus of the story is actually ABOUT the broken system instead of the broken system just... being in the background. and as much as much as the generic magic world that harry potter made the standard is subverted it isnt like the reason the show is good and its filled with so much love and passion on its own standings beside all of that
2K notes · View notes
thoughtkick · a month ago
Quote
She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves.
J.K. Rowling, The Prisoner of Azkaba
544 notes · View notes
quotemadness · a month ago
Quote
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.
J.K. Rowling
538 notes · View notes
werewolf-cuddles · 7 months ago
Text
Can I just say that I absolutely loathe how unwilling people are to admit that a shitty person created a thing they liked?
It seems like they always have to either go "actually it was shit anyway" OR attribute the work's creation to someone else, real or fictional.
I feel like the only reason people do this is so they don't have to feel guilty about enjoying media created by garbage people, because apparently doing so is supporting their behaviour somehow?
You don't have to feel guilty for liking a thing, just because said thing was made by a shitty person. You don't have to like a person to enjoy the media they created.
2K notes · View notes
visit-ba-sing-se · a year ago
Text
Since it is pride month and due to recent events I am challenging all transphobes to an Agni Kai. I have my hairspray and lighter ready. Get in line.
11K notes · View notes
wordsnstuff · a month ago
Genuine question. It's my understanding the way that JK Rowling 'told her fans that Dumbledore was gay years after the series had ended' was actually because someone on Twitter asked her a question about D. and she replied he was gay. I'm sure as an author yourself, you know authors know a lot about their characters that never actually makes it into the published work. So why do people assume she was pandering, and not just revealing something she'd known all along when someone finally asked?
I just want to preface this by saying that I don't know a lot about this subject, but from what I've gathered, this is what I think:
J.K. Rowling has an obviously bad track history of being an "ally" to the LGBTQ+ community. I have been aware of the Harry Potter series for most of my life, and I was fairly young when she announced that Dumbledore was gay. Of course there was controversy. 2007 was not as safe a time for us in the queer community, so that isn't surprising. I will acknowledge that it is frustrating that she would reveal this very significant information (significant in terms of possible representation within one of the most culturally relevant stories of all time) after the final installment was already completed and released with absolutely no representation in the actual text.
I can imagine that what you suggested, that she may have known that all along, may be true. Only she can tell you, and only you can choose to believe her.
But truthfully, I don't think that that part is relevant to the conversation anymore. Time has passed, and since then, the original film series has concluded. Now, in 2021, I have come to the conclusion that even if I were to give her the benefit of the doubt in terms of Dumbledore having been gay all along, I would still have to reconcile with what's happened since. After 2 feature films in the Fantastic Beasts series, which offers ample opportunity to provide gay representation through Dumbledore's character, why hasn't there been any?
Again, you could argue that the audience should give her the benefit of the doubt. "Well, the production team on the films don't want to jeopardize the market by including gay representation" or "Maybe she wants to incorporate the relationship between Albus and Gellert but the powers that be are preventing it" or even "Maybe they're building up to that plot line in a future film". However, I feel no inclination to give her the benefit of the doubt. Not only has there been no effort to include this fact, which would mean a lot to the large portion of her audience who are queer, but a deliberate avoidance of it.
The second film in the Fantastic Beasts series centered completely on the relationship between Dumbledore and Gridelwald, and the closest it got to representation was queerbaiting the audience who believed Rowling would finally deliver. The truth is, Rowling has had ample time and opportunity to provide representation for the LGBTQ+ community in the works she has put her name on. It's insulting that the best she could come up with was:
1. a queerbaiting sequel in a film franchise she invented to capitalize on her singular stroke of creative success
and
2. a 1000 page gender-revenge mental breakdown which clearly and deliberately used stereotypes that have been used to justify violence, suspicion, and hostility toward trans people for decades.
AND
3. a nearly 4,000 word (prize winning??) tirade making the entire fight for trans visibility and civil rights about her relationship with her father.
All while insisting to all those who criticize her actions that she is an "ally" to our community and that she is simply "concerned" about the youth.
[rant over]
Simply put, she has run out of chances. She has run out of excuses and she has exposed that even if she means well (which, your interpretation of her concrete action may lead to you believe she doesn't), her intentions don't really matter anymore. Any reparation she may attempt in the future will be contaminated by the damage she has caused, which cannot be overlooked anymore. She's thrown it in our faces, time and time again.
So yes, if you isolate the statement she made in 2007 you could probably justify her actions to yourself, but context matters and we have 14 years of context now that we didn't have back then, and it's only made her point of view clearer, and less encouraging.
* I just want to note that I have individually chosen to adopt the word 'queer' into my vocabulary when speaking about the LGBTQ+ community (which I am apart of). If this makes you uncomfortable or upset, please understand that it is a personal decision and while I respect your position, I expect you to respect mine in turn.
272 notes · View notes
sammyrandomstuff · a month ago
Text
July 31, Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Wishing this amazing, gorgeous, genius, wise and brave woman a very happy birthday with so much love and admiration.
348 notes · View notes
perfectquote · 5 days ago
Quote
She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves.
J.K. Rowling, The Prisoner of Azkaba
140 notes · View notes
meganlpie · 3 months ago
Text
Our “Children”
Based on this request:  Hey Meg, I saw your requests are open and I couldn’t help myself. May I request some Fantastic Beasts fluff where Newt and his s/o are taking care of the beasts together and reader is just “Oh my god Newt we have so many children.” Referring to the beasts. Just some nice and happy stuff. I hope you are doing alright and everything is going well. from @sirkekselord
Here you are! I do not own ANY Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts characters. They are the property of J.K. Rowling. 
Warnings: Fluff. All the fluff, but it’s a little short.
Pairings: Newt Scamander x reader
Tumblr media
The first time you said it, Newt nearly broke his wand in half in his surprise. You had been feeding one of the hippogriffs before standing up fully and looking around with a smile on your face. Newt stood as well, cocking his head to the side in his usual manner and giving you a lopsided grin. "What is it?" You stooped to pick up the Niffler that had been trying to climb your leg. "We have so many children."
         Newt blinked in disbelief. "C-Children?" You gestured to the Niffler, the hippogriff, and Pickett who was sticking out of Newt's pocket. "The beasts. They're practically our children." Newt let out a chuckle and shook his head. "I suppose you're right." You beamed at him.
         The second time you said it, you were with Professor Dumbledore. He had asked how your travels were going. Newt would admit later that he tuned out of the conversation. That is, until he caught Dumbledore looking at him strangely. "What?" You and the older man chuckled. "I was just telling the professor about our children. How we have so many now."
         "It's true. We have taken in a lot more beasts recently," Newt agreed. Dumbledore smiled with another soft laugh. Newt was confused again but you explained. "The professor thought I meant human children." Newt felt his face grow hot. He was certain it was as red as his hair now. You simply smiled at him. Your eyes were shining with something he would describe as adoration later on down the road.
         After that, Newt just got used to hearing it. When he asked, you would always tell him that you loved him and the beasts so much that you were basically a family. But Newt had to admit that he grew to love it when you talked about your children together. He wouldn't tell you, but he began to wonder what it would be like if you really were a family. Maybe not with human children, but you and he together forever, possibly marriage. And all the "children" in the forms of beasts that you could handle. It was a nice picture that Newt couldn't stop thinking about as time went on.
         What Newt loved the most was that you never expected ostentatious declarations of love from him. You never asked him to put your needs above the needs of the beasts the two of you had rescued. You wanted Newt to be, well, Newt. For all his faults and yours, you loved each other. That was enough for you and more than enough for him.  
         "What are you thinking about?" you asked him one evening as you finished your evening meal before seeing to the beasts. Newt hummed and you laughed. "You've got that look." Newt glanced at you with a raised brow. "I haven't got any look." You rolled your eyes. "Yes you do. You have that look when you're thinking too hard." Newt didn't simply shook his head, chuckling softly at you. You rose from your seat and took both your plates. You stopped and placed a kiss to Newt's forehead. "Don't stress so much, love," you whispered.
         Newt smiled before rising himself and heading back to the beasts. You followed shortly after. Newt found his gaze returning to you every so often. He adored the way you interacted with the beasts. It was obvious you loved them and they loved you in return, especially the Niffler.
         "You're thinking too hard again," you said in a sing-song voice. Newt chuckled to himself and sat down to bottle feed one of the beast you'd recently rescued. Its mother was nowhere in sight when you found it so you and Newt took it upon yourselves to save it. After completing your own list of chores, you slowly and quietly sat down next to Newt, resting your head on his shoulder.
         "This is my favorite part of the day," you whispered. Newt hummed in question, not wanting to disturb the beasts. "When we come in here and take of them. Just you, me, and our children. I know it seems silly that I call them that, but it just feels right." Newt shook his head, his red hair falling in his face.
         "It isn't silly, Y/N. It’s...you. And I understand. Truthfully, it's what I have been thinking about. Us. The beasts. Our future." You picked your head up for a moment before placing it back down on his shoulder. "I love you, Newt Scamander. I hope you know that." Newt finished feeding the infant beast and laid his head on top of yours. "I do. And I love you, Y/N. You are right. The beast are like our children. It's all the family I need. You…and them."
(a/n: I hope this  is what you wanted!)
Forever Tags: @fizzyxcustard @brewsthespirit-blog​ @aikibriarrose​ @lady-of-lies​ @esoltis280​ @stories-by-shanna-p​ @motleymoose​​
229 notes · View notes
thoughtkick · a month ago
Quote
It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.
J.K. Rowling
416 notes · View notes
quotemadness · 2 months ago
Quote
What’s most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty.
J.K. Rowling
665 notes · View notes