oh god, miz
you haven’t been following me long enough to know what you’ve done
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT GYTHA OGG :D
queen of my heart
role model of my life
all the things i aspire to be and more
you know when you come across a character you simultaneously a) identify with really hard but also b) want to be more like? that was Nanny, for me.
she is the lady who cracks a joke in a serious situation. she is the lady who will teach your kids the dirtiest songs she knows. she is the lady who will drink your entire fraternity under the table with something she brewed herself. and then she’ll sing a song about it. she knows how to have fun.
but also she is compassionate, and a good listener, and inherently a Mother - and she uses those things as weapons. nice weapons, certainly, and it doesn’t lessen the inherent kindness in her actions, but she knows how to get people to tell her things - and the way to do that is to genuinely care about people. (this is just a thing that has always interested me about her because usually when you get ‘kind motherly figure was only trying to get you to spill the beans’ type situations, it turns out they never cared at all? whereas nanny always does, sincerely - she is a People Person and she has honed it to an art and it’s just my actual favourite thing that her biggest witching skill is to basically sit down and have a chat with people).
and she’s powerful, and she’s intelligent, but she also knows that hiding those things is useful. and she’s old enough and has been doing magic long enough to have seen some things that would disillusion anyone, but she is seldom anything but an optimist, and i admire that too.
i have so manygytha ogg feels man, you don’t even know, but i’ll stop now ‘cause this will just turn into ANOTHER ‘nanny ogg is the best ever’ essay and i have already written like… four of those.
TL;DR NANNY OGG IS AMAZING