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anonymous asked:

Dang it Pia hi anon that asked about wikia. I sent that before I'd finished GT and now I'm ch 9 of COFT and only now has it really truly hit me how much work it would be. Like you bring so many different kinds of mythologies in! And the little backstories that you drop are incredible. Don't get me wrong, I'm still *very* determined to see this wikia through and I'll update you when I have something sizeable to show, but man this is going to be a challenge. I really love mythology though1/2

and I’m Filipino and I’ve never even heard of tigbalan or the aswang before this and it’s so interesting! I’ve read mostly Greek myth and a few myths/fables here and there from other cultures and I never knew where to start with others so reading your series has actually been like, a really educational experience for me? And that’s actually why I want to do this wikia. It’s like my note taking guide you know? And also, your vocabulary! I’m really learning so much. I love it. Thank you.             


Hallo! :D

Okay firstly, like, the Philippines has amazing folklore and it’s so crappy that a lot of folks don’t know that because of the Eurocentrism of folklore in general (even my work is really Eurocentric, but I try and step away from just ‘oh wait another pixie’ every now and then - finding the line between ‘can I use this in a fictional story and be respectful’ and ‘but I don’t want to only write about the world’s Eurocentric fae’ is tricky, and I’m sure I don’t always get it right, but I like to try). So I’m gonna hook you up with some links because omg, man, the most amazing creatures and beings exist in Filipino folklore, which is often a mix of Malay, Christian and Indigenous narratives, depending on where you’re looking.

So here’s a gateway page on mythological creatures (the kinara I love reading about but I’ve never written about them), and here’s another on overall mythology and cosmology, including information about deities. I kind of wish they taught this stuff in schools. Like, I live in Australia, and I would have really enjoyed learning more about local Indigenous lore (that which is sanctioned as being okay for outsiders to learn about, because there’s a lot that’s not, which is completely understandable). Instead, y’know, we get taught way more about Greek myths - or Celtic ‘faeries.’ And that’s all well and good, but the world is a far richer place.

The wikia would be intense, but I’m sure other people would also help and contribute? Hell, depending on where I’m at with writing, even I might, lol.

And there are so many different types of mythology, folklore, cosmology etc. It’s humbling and amazing. I’m so so glad you enjoy that side of things too, omg. So glad. <3 I hope you’re doing well!

I honestly hate the current state of racism in Australia. It’s very sickening. It’s as if people are just trying to find a new group of people to hate.

My family experienced a bit of racism/harassment back when Italian people began to arrive in large amounts during World War II. My ancestors were Italian. They got called names, particularly ‘wog’. They got told to go back to their own country.

The Italian heritage in my family has disappeared over generations though. We’re watching movies and things in school about racism, and we had to watch over an hour of people calling Italians wogs, and it gave me this horrible feeling in my gut. We haven’t been called wogs for decades, neither have I been called a wog, but it still gives me an unpleasant feeling. It brings back a memory that I don’t have.
There’s a girl at school that calls me her ‘Italian friend’ and that ticks me off. Whenever she says “Oh look! It’s my Italian friend!” I always think “Y'know what? You might as well call me a wog. You’re basically calling me a wog anyway.”

I’m glad that ‘wog’ isn’t a widespread insult in Australia anymore, but it’s also saddening because the only reason people stopped insulting Italians was the arrival of Vietnam refugees. Even before ‘wog’ came about, there was plenty of racism towards Indigenous people and other races.
People literally found another group of people to hate. Isn’t that disgusting? Isn’t it disgusting that people are just searching for a race of people to discriminate?

Not long ago, asylum seekers were the targets of racism and the media and it’s as if with the flick of a switch people have started discriminating Muslims.

I don’t actually see many people addressing the issue of racism in Australia — specifically the 'wog’ term, which was largely used in the 60s and 70s when my dad grew up. That’s not even long ago.

I don’t care if I’m being 'too sensitive’. These were my people, and they experienced legitimate discrimination. One of my friends has a dad who used to kick and beat up Italians at school. Luckily, her dad isn’t horrible anymore. Now, wog is being turned around in the media because Australia is great at turning everything into a harmless comedy (so it seems) and it’s not that offensive anymore… but when a little white bogan kid comes up to you and says “Hey wog, cook me a pizza or go home” you’re not sure how to feel. Nobody has ever asked me to cook them a pizza, but people do like to say 'mama mia’ when I’m around.

I heard that 'wog’ has different meanings across the world. Here in Australia 'wog’ is a racial slur to describe Italian people. Sometimes Greek people as well, and other people from the Mediterranean.

Ravenclaws probably have, overall as a house, the worst grades in the school tbh. 





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Ravenclaws know where all the trick stairs are, they automatically skip them. But if they start to think about where the trick stairs are, Ravenclaws will step into every single one of them.


(cause i’m bored and i can’t do aesthetics or anything else for 1hour ‘cause my bus-travel from college is verrrrrry long :’( i’m sad)

1: Do you regret anything in life?

2: Your biggest accomplishment in life

3: Do you believe in ghosts/Spirits?

4: Fluent in any languages other than English?

5: Are you in love with anyone right now?

6: Biggest fear in life

7: Favorite food

8: Favorite Song

9: Favorite Band

10: Favorite book quote?

11: Cat or Dog person?

12: Who is the last person you talk to before going to bed each night?

13: Biggest regret in life

14: If you could travel back in time, which time period would you visit?

15: What keeps you up at night?

16: What are you thinking about?

17: Would you get back together with any past exes?

18: How are you?

19: How do you relieve stress?

20: What turns you on?

21: Favorite Movie/TV Show quote

22: Sports Fan? If so, what are your teams?

23: Why so serious?

24: What is your deepest darkest secret?

25: Have you ever felt not good enough?

26: Is there someone you wish you were with at this very moment?

27: Happiness = ?

28: Have you ever broken any bones?

29: What makes you laugh?

30: Last time you’ve cried

31: Ketchup or mustard?

32: Where are you from?

33: What are your Short and long term goals?

34: Favorite subject in school

35: Ideal first date

36: Longest relationship you’ve had

37: Last person you texted has to save you from a burning building, who is it?

38: Last food you ate is now what you have to eat for the rest of your life. What     is it?

39: Soda or Pop?

40: Who is your celebrity crush?

41: Favorite book or book serie

42: Hair color / Eye color ?

43: Biggest issue?

44: Your height?

45: Birthday?


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Two Types of Ravenclaws
  • Ravenclaw 1: *chopping up some basil*
  • Ravenclaw 2: Basil is a pretty good name
  • Ravenclaw 1: Like Basil Rathbone, the late English actor
  • Ravenclaw 2: It was also a common name among Eastern Roman Emperors and the source of the name Vasily in Russian