festeringfae:

my favourite relationships ★ kaylee and inara (firefly)

kaylee’s been missing you something fierce. i miss her too.

#oh my god they are so in love it’s appalling#like they’re both obviously poly#and we know how much kaylee loves sex#particularly with an emotional connection of closeness#but sex in general#and inara needs to have someone who isn’t her fucking job#who can laugh about being a companion with her and not judge her for it and still be there for her#so. important. to. me.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS?????

asterionboy:

strawberrypatty:

avatar-trisana:

amarielah:

bramblepatch:

shiraglassman:

avatar-trisana:

thejewsareinspace:

thecompleteillustrated:

petrichorlore:

petrichorlore:

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.

 (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

JEWISH WIZARDS

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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

BRUJERÍA

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

lyzzystardust:

iworkfornickfury:

dearjacquelinee:

sometimes i think i miss high school and then..this is pretty accurate

one time i was in class in middle school and i was eating a beef jerky slim jim and the teacher said “stop eating that unless you have enough to share” so i pulled out a box of 200 slim jims (from costco of course) and the teacher fucking confiscated it.


i remember during finals week the kid that sat next to me noticed that everybody was stressed out so he carried around two backpacks and one was full of hostess snacks

lyzzystardust:

iworkfornickfury:

dearjacquelinee:

sometimes i think i miss high school and then..this is pretty accurate

one time i was in class in middle school and i was eating a beef jerky slim jim and the teacher said “stop eating that unless you have enough to share” so i pulled out a box of 200 slim jims (from costco of course) and the teacher fucking confiscated it.

i remember during finals week the kid that sat next to me noticed that everybody was stressed out so he carried around two backpacks and one was full of hostess snacks

(Source: ramblers-ghost, via letmetakeyoufarbeyondthestars)

Happy Birthday Harry James Potter

(Source: khaleesipotter, via thedeathdisco)

rgstewey:

Under no circumstances can I say this is not ridiculously funny.

rgstewey:

Under no circumstances can I say this is not ridiculously funny.

(via british-pancakes)

crocodilepatronus:

REMEMBER WHEN THE IMPORTANT PART OF SANJI’S CHARACTER WASN’T THAT HE GOT A NOSEBLEED AT THE SIGHT OF BOOBS BUT THAT HE WAS A CHEF WHO KNEW THE SUFFERING OF ALMOST STARVING TO DEATH AND VOWED TO MAKE SURE THAT FATE DIDN’T BEFALL ANYONE ELSE EVEN IF THEY WERE HIS ENEMY
REMEMBER WHEN SANJI TOOK HELLA PRIDE IN HIS CULINARY ABILITIES AND HIS NUMBER ONE RAGE TRIGGER WAS TO SEE SOMEONE WASTING FOOD?
REMEMBER WHEN SANJI WAS A TOUGH TALKING THUG WHO’D BEEN RAISED BY SCOUNDRELS AND HAD NO RESPECT FOR OTHERS BUT ACTUALLY DEEPLY CARED ABOUT HOLDING UP HIS VOWS AND PROTECTING THOSE HE WAS CLOSE TO??
JUST ONCE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ARC’S SANJI BOSS BATTLE NOT BE ABOUT SOMEONE DISREPSECTING A WOMAN, BUT BE ABOUT SEEING SOMEONE WASTE FOOD AND GETTING REALLY PISSED. OR SEEING SOMEONE HURT ONE OF HIS MALE CREW MATES AND BEING LIKE “YKNOW WHAT ONLY I GET TO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THEM AND ITS ONLY WHEN THEYRE STEALING GRUB FROM MY KITCHEN. GET READY TO DIE.” 
SANJI IS THE ONLY ONE PIECE CHARACTER I CAN THINK OF WHOSE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SHOWS REGRESSION NOT PROGRESSION. EVERYONE ELSE THAT I CAN THINK OF GOT MORE FLESHED OUT AND LIKABLE AND BETTER PEOPLE OVER TIME WHILE SANJI BECAME MORE 2 DIMENSIONAL AND TROPE-LIKE AND AN ASSHOLE OVER TIME. 

crocodilepatronus:

REMEMBER WHEN THE IMPORTANT PART OF SANJI’S CHARACTER WASN’T THAT HE GOT A NOSEBLEED AT THE SIGHT OF BOOBS BUT THAT HE WAS A CHEF WHO KNEW THE SUFFERING OF ALMOST STARVING TO DEATH AND VOWED TO MAKE SURE THAT FATE DIDN’T BEFALL ANYONE ELSE EVEN IF THEY WERE HIS ENEMY

REMEMBER WHEN SANJI TOOK HELLA PRIDE IN HIS CULINARY ABILITIES AND HIS NUMBER ONE RAGE TRIGGER WAS TO SEE SOMEONE WASTING FOOD?

REMEMBER WHEN SANJI WAS A TOUGH TALKING THUG WHO’D BEEN RAISED BY SCOUNDRELS AND HAD NO RESPECT FOR OTHERS BUT ACTUALLY DEEPLY CARED ABOUT HOLDING UP HIS VOWS AND PROTECTING THOSE HE WAS CLOSE TO??

JUST ONCE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ARC’S SANJI BOSS BATTLE NOT BE ABOUT SOMEONE DISREPSECTING A WOMAN, BUT BE ABOUT SEEING SOMEONE WASTE FOOD AND GETTING REALLY PISSED. OR SEEING SOMEONE HURT ONE OF HIS MALE CREW MATES AND BEING LIKE “YKNOW WHAT ONLY I GET TO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THEM AND ITS ONLY WHEN THEYRE STEALING GRUB FROM MY KITCHEN. GET READY TO DIE.” 

SANJI IS THE ONLY ONE PIECE CHARACTER I CAN THINK OF WHOSE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SHOWS REGRESSION NOT PROGRESSION. EVERYONE ELSE THAT I CAN THINK OF GOT MORE FLESHED OUT AND LIKABLE AND BETTER PEOPLE OVER TIME WHILE SANJI BECAME MORE 2 DIMENSIONAL AND TROPE-LIKE AND AN ASSHOLE OVER TIME. 

(Source: idanvinokurov, via british-pancakes)

nicklangsthighs:

dean-stole-the-tardis:

221becquerel:

thisurlwasntjollybutnowitis:

The first and the last ones are the only ones with curtains on the sides. That makes it seem like it’s a play, opening its curtains at the beginning and closing them at the end.

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I open at the close

(Source: it-s-leviosa, via butididntshootthedeputy)

thegoddamazon:

theordinaryjd:

dvalinha55:

This made me laugh a lot

Lmmfao

LMFAO IT’S BACK

(Source: leo-fincher, via onthetardis)

bogleech:

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

Did you guess yet?

If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

Burton didn’t even have a TANGENTIAL connection to Coraline but because it was advertised as “from the director of Nightmare Before Christmas” and people think Burton directed Nightmare (or even wrote the script or did much of anything but visit the set off and on) they still equate Coraline with him.
The same thing happens to “9” because people don’t get what “produced by” means.

bogleech:

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK

We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

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Did you guess yet?

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If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

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Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

image

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

imageHave you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

image

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”

Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

Burton didn’t even have a TANGENTIAL connection to Coraline but because it was advertised as “from the director of Nightmare Before Christmas” and people think Burton directed Nightmare (or even wrote the script or did much of anything but visit the set off and on) they still equate Coraline with him.

The same thing happens to “9” because people don’t get what “produced by” means.

(via phallicskeleton)