mixed chains

So here’s one of my founders headcanons: Salazar Slytherin being a potions master is all well and good, but just because his house produced a lot of them doesn’t mean he was one. Basically, imagine Rowena Ravenclaw as a mad scientist. Imagine her working on a potion all night and almost falling asleep at the breakfast table. Imagine her with crazy hair and sooty clothing because “It exploded, Salazar! It’s not supposed to do that! Why did the hellebore have such a violent reaction to the aconite!!” and Salazar just sighs and “Rowena, I have no idea what you’re talking about. Were you experimenting with your potions again? You know that’s not my area of expertise.”

Imagine Rowena getting a pretty diadem from her aunt who thinks she should act more like a lady. And Rowena doesn’t know what to do with it because jewelry isn’t practical, what if it gets stuck in something or falls into a potion? So instead she leaves it on the table and gets distracted by her thoughts, and ´I wonder what would happen if I made a runic chain mixing sumerian and norse. Hmm… if I added mannaz there and.. but what would I use it for. It could boost someone’s intelligence if I added the hagalaz rune there but how do I apply it to a person without causing irreparable damage… what if….´ and then she remembers the diadem in front of her and grabs it, heading for her workshop.

Rowena finishing the diadem but noticing it only works on fullblooded humans, not centaurs or other similar beings. She tries to figure out why and sees the mannaz rune in her configuration. Mannaz, human. She removes it and adds some other runes for balance, because mannaz is usually used to stabilize. But she needs something to try the new rune chain on. She doesn’t really have any more jewelry. So she sneaks in and “borrows” Godric’s hat while he’s asleep, and works on it for hours.The end results are not quite what she planned. Breakfast the next morning is… interesting (maybe she shouldn’t have taken out the mannaz rune).
“Hey, has anyone seen my hat?”
“Er, about that Godric..”
“Rowena what did you do.”
“I… ImighthavemadeyourhatsentientI’msosorry!
“..did you just say you made my hat sentient? How the fuck did you even do that? Wait no, don’t answer that, just give me my hat.”
“I.. are you sure you want it? It’s just that, well, it picked up some of your habits…”
What do you mean?
“Well.. you know how you sometimes sing drinking songs when you’re bored?”
“Yes… Wait. Rowena, please don’t tell me-”
“This is your fault Rowena”

Just, mad scientist Rowena. The other founders avoiding her part of the castle because of fumes. Students forbidden from going into the labs without supervision because she might have left a potion to brew or a bit of runework unfinished or another one of those carnivorous cauldrons lying around. Mad scientist Rowena Ravenclaw. Yes.


etsyfindoftheday 2 | 8.8.17

lace + metal earring styles by whiteowl

  • persis // champagne gold earrings
  • orla // copper geometric earrings

whiteowl is a longtime personal love of mine — it was one of the first shops i made a purchase from, and i continue to swoon over their styles, year after year. the unique shapes of these lace-and-metal dangly earrings make them super-special.

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  1. 24k – DVBBS
  2. Admiral Shark – Autodrive
  3. Akira – Ekali, KRANE
  4. Akira - Original – Space Race
  5. Anymore – Breakage
  6. Back To Fuck – Shade k
  7. Bad Trip – CoolTasty
  8. Black Horse - NGHTMRE Remix – NGHTMRE, JumoDaddy
  9. Blame - Dirtyphonics Remix – Zeds Dead, Diplo, Dirtyphonics, Elliphant
  10. Born To Bounce – Dusty Bits
  11. Break It - Original Mix – Axel Boy
  12. Broken Chains – PhaseOne
  13. Burn It Down – Kraddy
  14. Can’t Get Enough (Jupe Remix) – Lookas
  15. Celestial – Chime, LoneMoon
  16. Cha – Karma
  17. Change – Malo
  18. Choices – PatrickReza
  19. Close the Door - Common Underground Remix – Mafia Kiss, Common Underground
  20. Constellations (feat. Jessi Mason) – Grant, Jessi Mason
  21. Cut Me Out – Flux Pavilion, Turin Brakes
  22. Digital Lotus Flower – Quarta 330
  23. Dopeness - VIP – Tha Trickaz, Creaky Jackals
  24. Droppers – BROHUG
  25. Droppin’ Low – Stonebank
  26. Dropping The Heat – Jarvis
  27. Easier - Electric Mantis Remix – Mansionair, Electric Mantis
  28. Eat My Dust – Eptic
  29. Electric - Far Too Loud Remix – The Prototypes, Far Too Loud
  30. Everything (feat. Ashdown) – WRLD, Ashdown
  31. Fantasy – Joker
  32. Fast Food – Fjaak
  33. Feel Like This – Darren Styles, Gammer
  34. Feel Your Love (Dommix Remix) – Flux Pavilion, NGHTMRE, Dommix, Jamie Lewis
  35. Fire – Ahee
  36. Flame Grilled – Roska, Champion
  37. FLY – Jaguar Skills, WiDE AWAKE
  38. Future Proof – Helicopter Showdown
  39. The Game – Bear Grillz, Figure
  40. Game Over – Nomine
  41. Gang – Boy Kid Cloud, Skeez and Stackz
  42. Get It All - Getter & Ray Volpe Remix – GTA, Wax Motif, Getter, Ray Volpe
  43. Good Day – Yellow Claw, DJ Snake, Elliphant
  44. Gunman – Raito
  45. Habit - Dack Janiels & Wenzday Remix – Rain Man, Krysta Youngs, Dack Janiels, Wenzday
  46. Hard Parting - Hestia Remix – Punx Soundcheck, Debbie D, Hestia
  47. Harder – Borgore
  48. Harley Quinn’s Dance – Tim Ismag
  49. Harmony – CloZee
  50. Hate Me (feat. Slippe) - Original – Sluggo, Slippe
  51. Haunted – Slips & Slurs
  52. High And Low - Slander Remix – Empire of the Sun, Slander
  53. Hype – Tokyo Machine
  54. Hypnotic Eyez – Freestylers
  55. I Believe – Popeska
  56. Irkalla – Fytch
  57. Its Been Real – Axel Boy
  58. Keep Calm - Original Mix – Jay Karama
  59. Kickin’ In (feat. Chloe Stamp) – Barely Alive, Chloe Stamp
  60. Kidnappers – Phonat, Holly
  61. The Krok – Terravita, Bare
  62. Let The Flame Burn – Gillepsy
  63. Light - Grant Remix – San Holo, Grant
  64. Light - Loosid Remix – San Holo, Loosid
  65. Like A Bitch - Kill The Noise Remix – Kill The Noise, Zomboy
  66. Lingua – Sub Focus, Stylo G
  67. LITM (feat. Kat Nestel) - Arius Remix – Arius, LUMBERJVCK, Kat Nestel
  68. Living For The Weekend – Modestep
  69. Lost In Your Love – Dirtyphonics, Example
  70. Lotus - Original Mix – Purporangejuice
  71. Made of Light - Klax Remix – Emperor, Klax
  72. Melatonin – soupandreas
  73. Mellow - YDG Remix – Showtek, Technoboy, Tuneboy, YDG
  74. Midnight Wax – Pushloop
  75. Need You – ARMNHMR, YDG
  76. No Dramas – Buku
  77. Noise – LAXX
  78. Not A Real Thing – Far Too Loud, Beardyman, JFB
  79. Oxygen (Borgeous Remix) – Dirty Heads, Borgeous
  80. Peaches – Parker
  81. Raise Up (feat. Petey Pablo) - VIP – ETC!ETC!, Corporate Slackrs, Petey Pablo
  82. Reality - Dion Timmer Remix – Bro Safari, Sarah Hudson, Dion Timmer
  83. Resistance – Aero Chord
  84. Right Here – Keys N Krates, KRANE
  85. Ronin – Stabby
  86. Shotgun Mouthwash - Jungle Remix – High Contrast
  87. Side Effects – Arko
  88. Stealthbuild - Broken Haze Remix – DJ DVD RIP, Broken Haze
  89. Still Need You – Anki
  90. Stranger - Blanke Remix – Peking Duk, Blanke, Elliphant
  91. Sugar Free – Milkshake
  92. Undertow – CUT_
  93. Virtual Reality – Doctor P
  94. Vision – Kai Wachi
  95. Voodoo – Pegboard Nerds, Tony Junior
  96. Vortex – Tom Crusher
  97. Wanna Feel Love (Klax Remix) – Dr Meaker, Klax, Yolanda
  98. Wanted – Mercer, Say My Name
  99. Who – Liquid Stranger
  100. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? - Madeaux Remix – Moby, Madeaux