The Bushongo dignitaries…each carry a ceremonial staff… Once I took up such a staff to inspect it from close up after which I laid it without a second thought upon the ground. The high ranking man who owned the stick smiled at me and said: "if a Bushongo had treated my stick with such carelessness, I would certainly have punished him severely.” “And why don’t you punish me?” I asked. “Certainly I cannot punish a white man for his poor behaviour”, he responded, still smiling, “as a white man cannot possibly understand good manners.
- A story I read in an exhibition on Hungarian anthropologist Emil Torday, describing the fiercest drag I’ve ever encountered from a leader in Congo
Finally I got around to draw something – and it’s the whole gang together! <33
Feliks thought it would be fab to wear pink on wednesdays, so they went with it :D (since they have school uniforms, they can only wear pink accessories) – but they are wayyyy better friends than mean girls :D
(and Haily and I decided their theme song is Break the Rules from Charli XCX :D)
Do you think there may be wizarding schools in other european countries, like italy (yep, totally random, not my country at all °w° )?
definitely! in my head it’s something like this:
hogwarts as we know is up in scotland and takes students from the uk and ireland
beauxbatons is somewhere near the south of france and I reckon takes students from france, belgium, luxembourg, and switzerland
there’s a school somewhere in spain that takes spanish and portuguese students. they probably learn a lot about harmony between religion and magic
another school up in germany that encompasses germany, austria, netherlands, switzerland, and belgium. I think they probably have a much bigger emphasis on muggle studies than hogwarts does, probably looking at the rise of grindelwald and hitler in equal measure
a scandinavian school in norway or sweden which also takes iceland, denmark, and finland. definitely a big emphasis on magical creatures here. I like to think they have a lot of field trips to study creatures in their natural habitat, or maybe going to copenhagen to compare the little mermaid statue to mermaids they’ve studied
a school for the countries around the adriatic so italy, croatia, bosnia and herzegovina, greece, montenegro, albania, macedonia (though it’s primarily italy and greece) with a huge emphasis on history of magic. also languages, I’m thinking ancient greek and latin- maybe studying how latin is used in spells? and definitely have a mythology class of some sort
Durmstrang is somewhere in the region of bulgaria and probably also takes students from romania, serbia, kosovo, bosnia and herzegovina, albania
central european school probably in poland with students from czech republic, slovenia, slovakia, hungary. I kind of hope they study home spells and stuff because that should really be covered at hogwarts! learning how to make pierogi by magic and that sort of stuff!
and finally an eastern european school over in russia which also takes kids from estonia, latvia, lithuania, belarus, and ukraine. there’s lots of animals in slavic folklore so maybe there’s a higher emphasis on that? things like training familiars or learning to become animagi as part of the curriculum