Like, what if Harry Potter had been a Harriet? Would the Dursleys still have treated her the same, or would Petunia have been happy to have a little girl to dress up? Would Dudley and his friends still have bullied her to the same degree? Would Snape still treat her with contempt or would he go all Petyr Baelish, and would Harriet fall for it? And how would Draco react differently? Would he be more or less aggressive? 

Would Harriet still be as willing to stand up and fight, or would she have absorbed all the sexist bullshit about women not having valid opinions and just stay out of the way. Would Neville be the one to fulfill the prophecy after all? Or would the Order defeat Voldemort without any teenagers around? Or would Voldemort stay in power? Would she have still gone after Draco when he stole Neville’s remembrall? Would she wind up on the Quidditch team at all?

Would she be closer to Lavender and Parvati than Harry was with Seamus and Neville and Dean? Would she go to the Yule Ball with Ron after neither one can find a date? Would she and Hermione share beauty tips and help each other deal with their ridic hair? Would her patronus be a doe rather than a stag?

Would she still be attracted to girls, or would she be heterosexual? Would she fall for Cedric instead of Cho? Would she want the same things from a partner? Would she still end up with Ginny, or would she marry Ron after he spends pretty much their entire time at Hogwarts chasing her? Or maybe she’d get the Bad Boy thing and make out with Draco in Hogsmeade.

Or maybe Harriet would feel a complete disconnect to their assigned gender and choose to identify as something different. Would they work on presenting differently while living with the Dursleys and how would this affect their behaviour? Or would Harry wait until after Hogwarts to come out about this or not? How would this affect their romantic relationships? Would Ginny still be into a trans dude?

Changing a character’s assigned sex is so much more interesting and so much more complicated than the length of their hair and the stuff in their pants and whether or not they wear skirts

I really like genderswaps (sexswaps? cisswaps?) but more in a conceptual planning-out way than in any sort of rule 63 thing

Regendering the design of a character can be cool in its own way presuming it’s done appropriately (ie respectfully) - I think it works best when it comes to cosplay bc some character designs just don’t work for some body types and I am an ardent supporter of making the costume suit you as you are - but that’s not what I’m talking about

Pretty much every swap I’ve ever seen has just transplanted a character’s personality at a certain stage of their life into the opposite sex’s body, and that’s so boring in contrast to figuring out how a character grows under a different light.

If a character was assigned a different sex at birth, how would that affect how they’re raised? How would they react to society’s gender roles? How much of their character is genetic and how much is influenced from their environment? What effect would this have on their identity during the events of their story? What effect would this change have on the story itself? 

I LOVE thinking about this stuff

hallowkorg:

happy halloween. its fucking halloween every day from now until the end of october. happy fucking halloween

(via roachpatrol)

Oddly specific problems:

The red velvet suit in the Altuzarra for Target collection is perfect for a Miles Edgeworth Polyvore set

except that it costs at least a thousand dollars less than anything Miles Edgeworth would be willing to wear in a court of law

and yet it’s a nice-looking suit in an appropriate Edgeworth colour and that is actually ridiculously hard to find at any price point

Miles Edgeworth looks: YES. Miles Edgeworth life: HELL NO

roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!" 
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
"Wait, what?"

roachpatrol:

the-real-seebs:

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”

"Aha! We knew it!

Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”

"Wait, what?"

(via albinwonderland)

roachpatrol:

homotography:

Designer Dick, Moschino 2014 | VENFIELD 8

luka i am reblogging this entirely for your benefit 

roachpatrol:

homotography:

Designer Dick, Moschino 2014 | VENFIELD 8

luka i am reblogging this entirely for your benefit 

godsofcospay:

Morrigan Aensland Cosplay

Photographies by Mengjie Luan
Cosplay by Yan

(via dapperpants)

sebastiandebeste:

my new favorite hobbies

  • drawing holmes acting bizarre
  • drawing ryuunosuke looking confused and/or exasperated
  • drawing both of these things happening at once

(i still want to know about that ring omfg)

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