Running seems like a great idea until you actually start running
Sex seems like a fun idea until your bent over a bar stool in the back if a club your too young for about to be plowed by a tall dark man named Mike
i feel as though we’ve had different experiences
Sora, you have a choice. You can lose your memories of this castle and reclaim your old ones… or keep your memories here and give up the memories that you’ve lost.
New Impossibly Tiny Landscapes Painted on Food by Hasan Kale
I refuse to believe that Robin Willans is just gone.
Anti-Hero Appreciation, Part 2 (X)
"The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door."
NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.
#WOOOOOO#literally all i wanna do is write a wizarding series set there#and to explore the prejudices of not only class difference and blood difference#but also religious differences and how that affects their magic#and instead of a ministry theres the monarchy#and djinn instead of ghosts#and just ARABIC FOLKLORE /throws rainbow sparkles/#im gonna die#harry potter#language#linguistics#ARAMIC SPELLSSSS#headcanon that bc they use the older/oldest languages middle eastern witches and wizards have no need for wands to channel their magic#bc it’s so pure and strong#ANOTHER HEaDCANON#pets allowed to be brought to school include and are not limited to: sphinxes. fennec foxes. golems.#desert wolves too#basically go big or go home with school pets (the-writers-ramblings)
Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.
Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.
And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?
DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS
jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws
jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor
Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)
Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.
See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?
Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.
JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??
Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…
I wrote a paper for a Harry Potter conference on foreign wizardry and how the systems of magic must have evolved to be completely separate entities that have very little in common. We’re only seen a TINY portion of the wizarding world and for the most part it’s Western European. I like to imagine Bill Weasley had to extensively train for cursebreaking in Egypt, because you can’t just waltz into a tomb, wave your wand, shout Latin and expect it to work.
I also love the idea of foreign magics being a bit wonky in a duel against each other because they’re not quite compatible. Like, it’s really hard to block a spell from a foreign wizard because you don’t understand exactly what you’re blocking against.
God, so many foreign wizard feels.
WIZARDS AND WITCHES FROM MEXICO
SPELLWORK FROM MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND SOUTH AMERICA
POTIONS WITH CACAO, CACAO AND ALL THE MAGICAL PROPERTIES
MAGIC IN CUBA
SOMEONE CONTRIBUTE TO THIS BECAUSE I CANT AND IT FRUSTRATES ME
I just got an image of a Mexican transfer student in Defense Against the Dark Arts being presented with a box, protected by a curse.
She looks at it, and then wanders out of the classroom for a bit, returning with a fresh chicken egg that she then balances on top of the box. The instructor says, “Five minutes left,” and she calmly picks up the egg, goes to the window, and cracks it so it falls onto the earth. The scent of sulphur and rot dissipates quickly.
She walks back to her desk, opens the box, and is the only one in the entire class to pass the exercise.
reblogging because my great grandma used to do the thing with the egg when I was 8 years old with pneumonia and so so confused
You made us laugh, you made us cry, you taught us that laughter can be the best medicine, you made us think, and reflect about the possibilities of what dreams may come.
"You didn’t even know Robin Williams. Why are you so upset? This kind of thing happens all the time anyway." Just don’t.
Whether it was the way he spoke openly about his struggles in hopes that it would help others going through similar situations, his exciting style of comedy, his iconic television and film roles, or just making people laugh when they were feeling down, Robin Williams was a masterclass human being who helped so many people get through so much.
By telling us that we have no reason to mourn simply because we didn’t know him personally, you are completely disregarding all the good he did and all the joy he spread.
R.I.P Robin Williams.
A man who knew how to make the world laugh and cry. You will always have a special place in all of our hearts.
If you or anyone you know is battling with severe depression and thinking of Suicide please call 1-800-273-8255 For the National Suicide prevention hotline.
oh my god… i just found out my dear, old friend, robin williams has past away. this is horrible news.
rest in peace peter pan.
o captain, my captain.
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the new Peter Pan and Wendy of the new movie, currently being filmed, Pan (2015).
(due for release 17th of July, 1015)
*pauses mid-celebration bc of the backlash i know this little girl is going to get for obtaining this role*
Oh my god. The backlash will be awful. I’m praying for this poor girl because I know they casted her to make up for the Rooney Mara white girl playing Tiger Lily.
“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."
- Robin Williams [July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]
"Now let me dispel a few rumours so they don’t fester into facts. Yes, I too attended at ‘Hell-ton’ and survived. And no, at that time I was not the mental giant you see before you. I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling. I would go to the beach and people would kick copies of Byron in my face."