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Atmokinesis - Storm is a powerful mutant who is able to control the weather and all of its forms with ease. She can control meteorological tempests, such as lightning, thunderstorms, hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, mist, and typhoons. She can even siphon electricity, causing her to shoot it out as lightning of any intensity. In The Last Stand, she could shock people with lightning by colliding with them.

CAN WE PLEASE DISCUSS THESE BEAUTIFUL X-LADIES?!

Famke Janssen and Sophie Turner as Jean Grey/The Phoenix

Halle Berry and Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm

Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique

Anna Paquin as Marie D’Ancanto/Rogue

Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat

Kelly Hu as Yuriko Oyama/Lady Deathstryke

Dania Ramirez as Callisto

Kea Wong and Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee/Jubilee

Rose Byrne as Agent Moira MacTaggert

January Jones as Emma Frost

Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore

Fan Bingbing as Blink

Olivia Munn as Elisabeth Braddock/Psylocke

It is striking to many, especially those of England, to see the nature of magical schooling in Ireland. Rather than keeping to the layout of magical schooling which applies to England, Scotland, Wales, and surrounding small Islands such as the Isle of Mann, Orkney, and the Isle of Wight, Ireland teaches from a young age, with a school for young magical children at the site of Tara, and then several secondary schools elsewhere on the Isle. Most well known of these are the school at the Rock of Cashel, known for it’s muggle and magical lore, the School of Magic in Connemara, known for its Dullahan Carriage drivers, which collect the students at the start of term, and the Phoenix Park School of Higher Magical Education.

Most magical education in Ireland starts at the Scoil Draoí na Teamhrach, the Tara Magic School, barring some few children who are educated instead at local Tower House Schools. The Scoil Draoí na Teamhrach is steeped in magic, and students enter the school by walking directly at two stones which stand in front of a nearby church. While in history they were used to test who the rightful High King was they nowadays simply act as the warded entrance to a passage into the school, which rests beneath the Hill of Tara.

Despite it’s apparently subterranean location, the Scoil Draoí na Teamhrach is extremely well lit, the mound of the hill acting as a one-way window, with light being allowed in from outside, but not leaving. The school itself is a series of buildings beneath this window, with sprawling gardens and greenhouses, tended by a Ghillie Dhubh, which, according to the stories, came over from Scotland in the 16th Century with Scottish planters. Extremely gentle with the children, and almost never seen by the adults, the school’s resident Ghillie Dhubh keeps children from getting lost, or coming to harm in some of the more dangerous parts of the gardens. Due to muggle laws protecting the Hill of Tara, and numerous wards and enchantments to do similarly, the Scoil Draoí na Teamhrach has never been breached, by muggle or magical means.

Students of Scoil Draoí na Teamhrach are taught there until they move onto secondary education at age thirteen (though it is not unheard of for some students, especially those of Protestant background, to instead leave for Hogwarts at eleven) and are aided in suppressing magical outbursts by the magic inherent in the site. Complex wards, enchantments and long-lost spells help prevent accidental magic within the site, and in their last two years students are taught to better control their magic, and thus usually cease to produce accidental magic at this point. It is not uncommon for students leaving to go to Hogwarts having not received this education to have their magic be somewhat more volatile for several years after.

At thirteen years of age wixen children of Ireland chose their school for secondary education. While many go to the school in Connemara, or the one at the Rock of Cashel, a vast majority go to the immense (in comparison to these others) Phoenix Park School of Higher Magical Education, in Dublin. The Phoenix Park School not only covers secondary education, but also covers University education, graduating more more wixes with Mysteries (equivalent to muggle Masteries) than any other educational institution in the British Isles. These students, who leave as fully qualified Masters/Mistresses/Magesters of their subject, arrive from throughout the British Isles, to the chagrin of some of Britain’s Collegiums and Wixen Universities.

Students of the Phoenix Park School may arrive through any method - side along apparition, Flooing to a nearby Floo-port in Dublin, or even driving up to the Fae Gate entrance - and are let in by the (believed to be immortal) Half-Ghillie Dhubh groundskeeper. The parks population of Fallow Deer (numbering some 400+) are often used for Advanced Transfiguration practice by students, and students are taught in Irish Gaelic as well as English, and taught spells not solely of the common Latinate and Greek incantations, but also spells with roots in Gaelic, and some of the more obscure magical practices native to Ireland. Due to the Unionist/Nationalist conflict amongst Irish muggles having carried over to Irish wixes there is some conflict and dispute over whether to attend the Phoenix Park school. While many wixes from the north, especially those with a Catholic background, take no issue with attending the school, those of a Protestant background are often much more torn, which has led to the presence of Irish students at schools such as Hogwarts.

— Excerpt from Chapter 13: Europe and the Mediterranean of Lesser Known Magical Educational Institutions Around The World by Alexandra Monmouth.

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(So much of this was thanks to the help of the wonderful fullofstoryshapes​ who kindly advised me as to the Irish School system and Irish lore which would apply. Fullofstoryshapes runs saintsandseekers​ which is about the wixen world in Ireland. For more information on the Hill of Tara go Here, for the Rock of Cashel go Here, for Tower Houses go Here and for Phoenix Park go Here.)

“She’s my best friend.” Danver Sisters Week Day 7!

Thank you to @queercapwriting for yet another great week of fics for our favorite girls. I leave you all with another childhood drabble because I’ve discovered how much I love writing Little Kara.



“Kara, leave me alone!” Alex slammed her bedroom door shut behind her, not paying attention to the blonde mop of tears on the other side.

Eliza came down the hall. “Alexandra! What have I told you about yelling in the house?” She stopped short when she saw Kara sitting on the floor outside her older daughter’s room. “Kara, what’s wrong?”

Kara’s eyes were full of tears. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to make Alex angry.” Her words are clipped, the shape of them foreign on her tongue. She’s been on this planet for a few months now, but the balance of the language still eluded her. “I just wanted someone to read with.”

Eliza crouched down so she was eye level with Kara. “It’s alright, sweetheart.” She noticed the book Kara held clutched against her chest. Little Women. She smiled. “Alex just needs some time to herself, I think. She’ll calm down in a bit.”

“It’s okay.” Kara wiped at her eyes with the back of her hand. “I can read alone.”

The resignation in Kara’s voice made Eliza’s heart clench. “I can read with you if you’d like.”

Kara stood and Eliza followed her up. “Oh, no. I don’t want to interrupt you.”

Eliza studied the girl in front of her for a moment. “You enjoy spending time with Alex, don’t you?” She asked with a soft smile.

Kara nodded, her eyes trained in her sock clad feet. “She’s my best friend.” She said in a small voice. She wondered if she was using the right term because Alex didn’t seem to want anything to do with her at the moment. “The kids at school aren’t nice to me, but Alex is. She makes sure her friends are too.”

“That’s good.” Eliza kissed the top of Kara’s hair. “Just give her a moment or two.”

Kara’s eyes followed Eliza down the hall as she walked away before returning to see Alex standing in her doorway, arms crossed across her chest. Kara held her breath.

“Sorry, I yelled at you.” Alex muttered.

“It’s okay.”

Alex looked at the girl in front of her. She felt bad. She hadn’t meant to yell. She’d just wanted a moment alone. But now Kara was talking about them being best friends and… well, that didn’t seem so bad. God, knows Alex didn’t really care for any of the friends she currently had. “Do you still wanna read?” She asked.

Kara looked up with hopeful, hesitant eyes. “Mom- er, Eliza said I should give you some time to yourself.”

“Yeah, well, Mom doesn’t know everything.” Alex reached out for the book that Kara was still holding. She took it and looked at the cover. “But I’m not reading this.” She moved to the side to let Kara in her room. “I got a new book on Astrology. Wanna read that together?”

Kara’s eyes lit up. “Can we, please?”

Alex smiled at the excitement on the younger girl’s face. “That’s what best friends do, right?”

Top 10 X-men female characters

Another list after a long while. This time I will count down my ten favorite x-men female characters. I love x-men comics, movies and tv shows and that’s why I decided to make this list. I will make list of ten x-men male characters later today. Also, I can’t wait for X-men Apocalypse.

10. Jubilee

Real name:  Jubilation Lee                                                                           Powers:  Jubilee formerly possessed ability to create energy plasmoids, she calls fireworks. Now she is a vampire and doesn’t have her old skills.                 Portrayed by: Lana Condor

Originally posted by randommakings

9. X-23

Real name: Laura Kinney                                                                                 Powers: Regeneration like Wolverine. Two adamantium claws. Superhuman stamina, agility and reflexes.                                                                           She is not in any X-men movies

Originally posted by women-of-marvel

8. Scarlet Witch

Real name: Wanda Maximoff                                                                     Powers: Chaos magic, which includes hex bolts, teleportation, telekinesis and flight                                                                                                           Portrayed by: Elizabeth Olsen in MCU. She’ll might appear in X-men universe too.

Originally posted by baelor

7. Psylocke

Real name:  Elizabeth Braddock                                                                     Powers: Telekinesis (she can also create telekinetic katana), telepathy, umbrakynesis (= manipulation of darkness into psychic blasts and bolts)     Portrayed by: Olivia Munn                        

Originally posted by ageofsuperheroes

6. Rogue

Real name: Anna Marie (surname unknown)                                               Powers: Power absorption                                                                           Portrayed by: Anna Paquin

Originally posted by fyeahmarvel

5. Storm

Real name: Ororo Munroe                                                                             Powers: Atmokinesis, flight, energy manipulation, weather resistance, earth-link, telepathic resistance and energy vision                                             Portrayed by: Alexandra Shipp, before by Halle Berry

Originally posted by theultimatecomicmovielover

4. Jean Grey/Phoenix

Real name: Jean Grey                                                                                   Powers: Telepathy, telekinesis and Phoenix force,which gives her cosmic pyrokinesis, resurrection and pyro-telekinesis                                       Portrayed by: Sophie Turner, before by Famke Janssen

Originally posted by ohsophieturner

3. Shadowcat

Real name: Kitty Pride                                                                                       Powers: Phasing                                                                                       Portrayed by: Ellen Page

Originally posted by imprettybaked

2. Mystique

Real name: Raven Darkhölme                                                                     Powers: Metamorph                                                                               Portrayed by: Jennifer Lawrence, before by Rebecca Romijn

Originally posted by teendotcom

Honorable mentions: Magma , Domino , Polaris 

1. Emma Frost/White Queen

Real name: Emma Frost                                                                           Powers: Telepathy, telepathic defense,illusion,control and manipulation,mind link, psyonic blast, astral projections, mental detection, phoenix force (unlike Jean, she can’t control the force) and organic diamond form                     Portrayed by: January Jones

Originally posted by cylcops

I hope you liked the list. I also apologize for any mistakes. English is my second language.