magic exists

iriascend asked:

I would guess the 'do enchantments fade' anon made the line between charms and enchantments at "charms is an item made to be a spell" (like charmbags, put together only for spell purpose) vs "enchantment is adding magic to a previously existing item"

Ohh ok ok.

I would guess that the charms would fade less quickly, because of my beliefs of how magic works. 

Enchantments would be more likely to fade quickly, again, based on my beliefs.

But it still depends on your skill as a practitioner and how you prepare either object.

come on to tumblr to a bunch of people writin’ me really poorly-researched essays about how awful Solas is.

I just got to say, if your essay in all seriousness says, “Solas destroyed the world only because he wanted revenge for Mythal, and that’s the only reason” 

I will just… start laughing, and laughing, and then wipe the tears from my eyes, and that’s pretty much all your essay deserves in response. If you didn’t bother to understand even that relatively straight-forward aspect of the situation, then what else could you have to offer? If you don’t put any effort into researching or understanding the character, your meta is going to be painfully off-key.

I dare you to write about a world where magic and science both coexist and often intersect

Be creative! If magic exists and is indeed scientifically possible, can anyone learn to use it or is there a genetic component to its use? What kinds of magic exist in this world? How does science in this world explain magic? Do children learn about both at once? Is magic considered another subject of science similar to biology, chemistry, or physics? 

Think of the types of characters there would be in this world: is your character a magic user? a research scientist? both?

Think outside the box!

If you’re brave enough to post, don’t forget to tag I dare you to write and indicate whether or not concrit is welcome. 


The king sleeps still, under a mountain, and around him is assembled his warriors and his herds and his riches. By his right hand is his cup, filled with possibility. On his breast nestles his sword, waiting, too, to wake. Fortunate is the soul who finds the king and is brave enough to call him to wakefulness, for the king will grant him a favor, as wondrous as can be imagined by a mortal man.

If magic exists, I just want to see it. Just once.