mizpollard asked:

Which is your favorite witch?

oh god, miz

you haven’t been following me long enough to know what you’ve done


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.


tagged by the lovely ami-angelwings

1) Why did you choose your URL?

long story short, byron and buffy are two things i like and the start with the same letter so

2) What is your middle name?


3) If you could own a fairytale/fictional pet, what would it be?

A BILLY BUMBLER. it’s like a dog, only chattier. read stephen king’s dark tower series if you don’t know what i’m talking about

4) Favorite color?


5) Favorite song

gosh i don’t know. they rotate all the time. radioactive by imagine dragons has the highest playcount on my iTunes….

6) What are your top three fandoms?

uhhhhhhh comics? just comics. and horror/spooky stuff. and frankenstein i guess, it’s crazy how many fans of the universal films but also like romanticism in general i’ve found in recent months? y’all are cool cats.

7) Why do you enjoy Tumblr?

well there are a million things i don’t love but my friends are all here and i love that. like i met falconrune and pitbap RIGHT when i joined the site and now we try to see each other irl at least once a year and that’s awesome. and i’m excited to meet mizpollard (again) and conquerorwurm and atomic-pancake and haipollai at ECCC. and while it’s a dangerous vehicle for spreading misinformation, it can be useful for sending out news and info too, i like knowing i’ll hear about stuff that i care about from tumblr and while i don’t always agree with the opinions i see, at least they’re statistically better than on facebook or twitter or (ugh) real life. so.

8) Tag all 9 of your tumblr crushes (they may choose to do all 8 questions too)

i don’t know how to do that with the new layout so just… do the thing if you want. inscarletsilence is usually on my crush list…