marauder era stories are awesome until you remember everyone dies
Anonymous said: remus in a christmas sweater?? or remus smoking a cigarette mmi did both, plus a few people asked for remus/sirius stuff. i was trying to think of a scenario in which remus would smoke, because tbh i feel like on principle, he wouldn’t, but a rather bleak little moment with sirius outside a christmas party some time during the first wizarding war (before the potters went into hiding) when they’re both a little too terrified of dying to be aggressively cheery on account of the season; maybe he’d indulge in that little facet of self destruction, god knows he’s done everything else.so yeah. here’s these two blackly joking about dying before their time; just to truly ruin any kind of good night you’re having.
WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: SOUTH AFRICAClinging haphazardly to the jagged sides of the Drakensberg escarpment, the South African Institute for Witches and Wizards is an impressive conglomeration of architectural wonder and eccentric contraptions that keep the sprawling institute welded to the steep slopes of the mountains. Many say roaming the institute is an arduous test of one’s stamina as the primarily vertical layout of the institute relies on a plethora of stairs to navigate (luckily it has gotten better after the restriction on the indoor use of broomsticks was lifted). Over centuries, many pockets of shallow caves have been dug out and furnished by students who like to spend their free time observing the vast landscape before them from high up in the mountainside. The student population supplies much of the profits for Mava’s Zoomtastic Glasses, which is a popular accessory for observing the abundance of wildlife that roam the lands.
"I don’t think this is what Hermione had in mind when she suggested you help me revise."
Harry met Ginny’s eyes with a practiced angelic expression, “No?”
She shook her head, not falling for his act even for a moment. Almost unconsciously, he reached up to gently brush her bangs from her cheek and continued, “I’m surprised we even made it to the library, actually.”
"No thanks to you. You realize I’ll blame you if I fail my OWLs?"
"Of course. But you won’t fail." [x]
He followed Lupin into his office. In the corner stood a very large tank of water. A sickly green creature with sharp little horns had its face pressed against the glass, pulling faces and flexing its long, spindly fingers.
”Water demon,” said Lupin, surveying the grindylow thoughtfully. “We shouldn’t have much difficulty with him, not after the kappas. The trick is to break his grip. You notice the abnormally long fingers? Strong, but very brittle.”
The grindylow bared its green teeth and then buried itself in a tangle of weeds in a corner.
”Cup of tea?” Lupin said, looking around for his kettle. “I was just thinking of making one.”
”All right,” said Harry awkwardly.
Lupin tapped the kettle with his wand and a blast of steam issued suddenly from the spout.
”Sit down,” said Lupin, taking the lid off a dusty tin. “I’ve only got teabags, I’m afraid — but I daresay you’ve had enough of tea leaves?”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter Eight
Marauders Aesthetics: James, Lily, and Sirius
bro you look so cute right now dude. dude you are so fucking adorable
Ahahaha I feel like I kind of copped out because I’ve been getting asked for Potter!Punks for ages, and never really was able to draw something I was satisfied with and now these are only busts instead of full bodies. OOPS. Sorry. Maybe one day I’ll do full body images, because I have about a million more tattoo ideas.
Draco I love you so much you stupid like brat how old are you even here i don’t even know i am so tired
james potter: strategic button-pusher, spell-whisperer, peeves-provoker, and other forms of instigation
sirius black: distraction and improvisation artist
peter pettigrew: supply chain, escape artist, getaway driver
remus lupin: prank mastermind, directing the rest of these punks to greatness