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People mention “the american wizarding school” re: Harry Potter but assuming there’s a generally constant ratio of muggles to wizards throughout the world America would need at least five schools equipped to service the same number of students as Hogwarts in order to accommodate the whole population

Plus, there’s the geographic concerns. The entire UK is about the size of Kansas. It wouldn’t be practical to have five Hogwarts-sized schools for the entire United States, each one serving an average of ten states. It would make more sense to have a lot of smaller schools peppered across the country. 

There might be a few magic schoolhouses in the larger metropolitan areas, I’d guess the small towns far away from the city, the ones with a muggle population of maybe 8000 people and a wizard population of a few dozen maximum would have a town witch or wizard who would act as an after-school tutor for the handful of magical kids. I can only imagine that they would claim they were taking lessons for the clarinet or some other made-up instrument, and then a few of them would remain in their hometown to become the new tutor when the old one died. 

I also imagine there’d be a fair sight more magic homeschooling here. As an immigrant nation built on the genocide and forced assimilation of Native Americans and the enslavement of Black Americans, there would be a lot of witches and wizards trying to keep their heritage alive. There would be elements of Santeria and Voodoo and other Native and West African magic, plus any non-Anglo-Saxon Old World magic that immigrants and their descendants would be trying to maintain in an increasingly homogenizing American culture. 

Anyhow, this post sort of got away from me, but my point is that the Salem Institute would logically have to be only one of dozens if not hundreds of magic schools in the United States

GUYS IM NOT EVEN THAT OLD WHY U DO DIS— er I mean I’ve been here for maybe a week but eyy I finally hit 100? You guys are awesome for putting up with her! I’m still kind of learning the ropes here, but I’ll get there! Now for some honorable mentions! 

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KINDA SHORT AND MAYBE MISSED A FEW PEOPLE BUT Y’ALL ARE HELLA

Today I was in a bookstore in San Francisco and I picked up a book called Gay Berlin. Someone had tucked a little zine behind it so I flipped through it and it was a pamphlet about how homosexuality is a sin and that Jesus is the only answer to this “sickness.” I felt sick to my stomach. This person had the nerve to prey on people who might be confused about their identity to make them feel ashamed. I am queer and I felt personally attacked. Even in my beautiful, accepting home city, there is so much hate. End the concept of “sin,” end shame, end all of this horrible hate that constantly pervades our lives under the guise of “love.” Telling someone that their desires and their identity is a “sin” not a form of love, it’s HATE.

i just wanted to read some nice
facebook comments about those orcas that showed up in tokyo bay but all i got was racism.

nice going. way to be assholes.

anonymous asked:

HOW DID YOU GET THE NOTIFICATION THAT TOLD YOU WHEN HOMESTUCK UPDATED (tell me privately so I can see your response?)

But you asked like an anon! i cant answer privately! Damn bugs! Tumblr should fix that.

That was a Feed Reader. I use this one.

To use it, just install it, go to mspa’s rss (or mspa’s main page, it doesnt really matter), click the extension icon and then the “+” icon.

Then, when hussie updates mspa, a number will appear over the extension icon.

zappistrash replied to your post: zappistrash replied to your post: foll…

Hey it’s no problem. I really hope that you do end up finding whoever it was again, and that someone creates something to track who you unfollow. Because that would be nice and save a lot of time and worrying. Hopefully you feel better too!!

Yes, I do feel slightly better. Thank you. I feel like I can breath now. Thank you. And yeah that would be so so useful.

And hopefully I do end up following them again if it was really met to be… and if not… I am still so sorry for accidentally uunfollowing them. Thank you again!