urban fun

I came up with an idea for a stylized fantasy dancing rhythm rpg. A bit crazy but whatever, I’m into it. This squid maiden would help you on your journey through the game, teaching you special ritual dances and probably have a story arc about needing to discover an ancient ritual dance to save her beach shrine. She’s pretty rad though.

You know what I like?

Mundane magic in urban fantasy stories.

Like, people who definitely possess magical abilities, but they’re really mundane.

A witch whose specialty is potion making, but she really only uses it to perfect tea.

A forest witch who can’t control plants but can speed up the growth process of flowers, flowers literally bloom wherever they walk- it gets annoying during hide and seek and the witch can’t control it.

A warlock with ice magic who makes delightful snowmen and ice rinks,

Or whose only ice magic is to make pretty frost designs on glass windows.

a magic user who can only make bread rise faster.

A metamorphamagus whose appearances change only very slightly and also very slowly throughout the year. So like in fall they’re a light blonde, in winter they have platinum blonde hair - nearly white actually- in spring they’re a light blonde again, but in summer their hair is straight up golden blonde, like you could make money out of that shit.

MAGIC USERS WHOSE ONLY ABILITY IS LITERALLY TO PUT ON MAKEUP FLAWLESSLY EVERY TIME AND MAKE IT STAY FLAWLESS THROUGH THE WHOLE DAY.
THE ABILITY TO LOOK 100% ON POINT ALL THE TIME.

Least Favorite Urban Fantasy Tropes?

Here are some of mine

- The Fair Folk are always ruled by Queens

- The ‘good’ Unseelie Court.

- The insert traditionally evil race from folklore/religion are really just misunderstood.

- Were-whatever but not a wolf

- Anne Rice Vampires

- Folklore stops at Europe

- Humans are weak and stupid

- If female protagonist, then we need a reverse harem. Because that’s ‘empowering’.

- Grey and Grey morality.

- Did not do the Research

- Religion is bad/useless