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b-ibli0phile  asked:

Hey! So I have this stunning cloth bound edition of The Wizard of Oz. Only catch: It's from 1942 and the cover is, basically, a mess. It's being held together by literal threads. Any tips to fix it?

Hey! I’d love to see your edition of The Wizard of Oz. :D Unfortunately, I don’t have any experience repairing old books that are falling apart. Perhaps one of my followers can chime in, though.

I am delighted to find out that there’s a new quality meme in Russia, the Wizard “Fwoosh” Cat, fwoosh [вжух] being the sound effect for the magic wand waving. 

The Fwoosh Cat can do great magic in your every-day life, good and bad all at the same time.

“Fwoosh, you’ve got insomnia”

“Fwoosh, you’re adopted”

“Fwoosh, and money is gone”

“Fwoosh, you’re expelled” next to a list of expelled pupils in a university

“Fwoosh, black ice”

Obligatory money fwoosh

“Cannot fwoosh on this page”

“Fwoosh, and you can fwoosh on this page”

“If you see this image, then it’s your lucky day. You’ve been visited by The Great Wizard Cat, the wisest of all wizard cats of the wizard cat school. A curse was laid on you, and it will turn your life into a nightmare. Only the wizard cat can lift the curse and once again make your life wonderful and full of magic”

Magical

Facts from the 2014 UK Editions of Harry Potter
  • Before the Hogwarts Express, some young wizards and witches made their way to Hogwarts on broomsticks and in enchanted carriages
  • There are other fractional platforms at King’s Cross station. Try 7 1/2 for a trip to wizard-only villages in Europe. 
  • It took five and a half minutes for the Sorting Hat to decide whether to place Minerva McGonagall in Gryffindor or Ravenclaw
  • Several Hogwarts students have caused mayhem at King’s Cross by dropping suitcases full of newt spleens or biting spellbooks all over the Muggle Station.
  • Peeves the poltergeist caused a three-day evacuation of Hogwarts in 1876 after escaping a trap set for him armed with several dangerous weapons. 
  • The one exception to the general magical aversion to Muggle technology is cars. Even the Ministry of Magic owns a fleet, modified with various useful charms. 
  • Many wizards were unhappy with the invention of the Muggle-like Knight Bus, and refused to use it when it first hit the streets. 
  • Headmasters and headmistresses of Hogwarts can teach their magical portrait to act and behave exactly like themselves. 
  • Sir Cadogan’s most famous encounter was with the Wyvern of Wye, a dragon-like creature, whom he accidentally killed with his broken wand. 
  • Only one non-magical person has ever managed to get as far as the Hogwarts Sorting Hat before being exposed as a Squib. 
  • Of the Eleven wizarding schools in the world, the African school of Uagadou is the only one to select pupils by Dream Messenger, leaving a token in the child’s hand whilst they sleep. 
  • The 1809 Quidditch World Cup final turned into a human versus tree battle when one of the players managed to jinx an entire forest to attack the stadium. 
  • The Hufflepuff ghost, the Fat Friar, was executed after senior churchman became suspicious of his ability to cure the pox by poking peasants with a stick. 
  • Every year St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries treats at least one injury caused by homemade Floo powder. 
  • Before she became a teacher at Hogwarts, Minerva McGonagall used to work for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic. 
  • Part of the process of becoming an Animagus requires you to carry a leaf from a Mandrake in your mouth for an entire month. 
  • A Dark wizard called Raczidian was devoured by maggots that appeared from his wand when he unsuccessfully attempted to cast the Patronus Charm.
  • Any part of a person’s body can be added to the Polyjuice Potion to allow the consumer to take their form, including hair, toenail clippings, dandruff or worse…
  • Remus Lupin’s father, Lyall, was a world-renowned authority on magical creatures like poltergeists and Boggarts. 
  • It took 167 Memory Charms and the largest mass Concelment Charm ever performed in Britain to modify a muggle steam engine and create the Hogwarts Express. 
  • Students from the Russian Wizarding school, Koldovstoretz, play a version of Quidditch where they fly on entire, uprooted trees instead of broomsticks. 

Yes, these are all canon. Thought I’d type it up to have it as a text reference. Enjoyyy. 

Are you interested in watching Adventure Time, but intimidated by the thought of watching 252 episodes? Have you watched the series before, but want to watch again without any filler episodes (unless it’s Bubbline, of course)? This is for you!

After seeing a request in the ATimers tag, I have compiled a list of all the Adventure Time episodes that contain major plot, important backstory, major characterization, and/or Bubbline moments. I have also included optional episodes that I think will increase your understanding/enjoyment of the show (I put the reason next to it; if it says something about being an arc, backstory, characterization, etc., be warned that not watching may make the major plot points of the show a bit more confusing for you). 

I condensed the show down to 128 of the 10-minute episodes (69 episodes if you don’t watch any of the optional episodes). Optional episodes are in italics. Episodes with Bubbline moments, characterization of Marcy/Princess Bubblegum (PB), or major backstory/plot related to Marcy/PB are in bold. Anything with a an asterisk (*) can be watched at any time (order doesn’t matter, though you may still want to watch it in the same season). 

I hope this helps someone out since I spent three hours putting it together! Without further ado… 

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Some questions about Harry Potter

If truth potions exist, why was Sirus Black convicted of the murders he didn’t commit? Wouldn’t interrogation under the effects of a truth potion reveal his innocence?

If Voldemort could curse the Defense Against the Dark Arts professorship, why didn’t he just also curse the position of headmaster? Why not curse the position of Auror? Why not use that ability to try and stop everyone who opposed him? Furthermore, if Dumbledore knew that the position was cursed, why didn’t he try to do anything about it?

If Voldemort is the result of being conceived under the effect of a love potion, wouldn’t that mean there are a lot more Voldemorts running around in the world? Or is date rape and loveless marriages just not a thing for wizards?

If the power to travel through time exists, why do they only use this power to let a 13 year old girl take extra classes? Why not use it to stop Voldemort? Why not use it to solve crimes by revisiting the scene when it took place?

How did Dumbledore not know about the Marauder’s Map and its users in general? Why didn’t Dumbledore do anything about James bullying the shit out of Snape? Shouldn’t he have learned by that point that bullying wizards never ends well? Is Dumbledore some kind of secret asshole?

Why are young wizards-in-training not allowed to use magic outside of school, even if they’re in a household where their parents use magic all the time? Wouldn’t it make sense for them to practice their skills rather than risk them getting sloppy and lazy over the summer?

Why is the age of majority in the wizarding world 17? Do wizards biologically mature faster than ordinary people?

Does Hogwarts offer classes outside of magic-related stuff? Is there a single wizard who understands basic algebra? What about political science? Is that offered? Do they study muggle literature, or only wizarding literature?

How did literally no one know that Harry and Voldemort had sister wands? Why didn’t Ollivander think to try and tell anyone about this?

Why would anyone agree to participate in the Triwizard Tournament if they didn’t know what the competitions were? What if the contests involved a gangbang?

If Nicholas Flamel invented the Philosopher’s stone and discovered the elixer of life, why wouldn’t he share that elixer with anyone? Wouldn’t that have saved countless lives?

Why is capital punishment forbidden in the wizarding world, but the Dementor’s Kiss, which is objectively worse in every conceivable way, accepted without question?

What was that black goo?

  • what she says: I'm fine
  • what she means: In the Prisoner of Azkaban Remus Lupin tells the students that no witch or wizard has ever seen a boggart's true form, but in Order of the Phoenix, Mrs. Weasley asks Moody to check if the cabinet upstairs contained a boggart reason being that he has a magical eye that can see through walls. That means that the boggart couldn't see him so it couldn't transform into his worst fear which means that Mad-Eye Moody is the only wizard that we know of in all of time that knows what a boggart actually looks like but it's never mentioned by anyone ever again.

Yesterday, the Wizarding World welcomed the season with the Summer Spell Ministry Gala, a spectacular beneficent ball sponsored by the Daily Prophet. It was an evening for dancing, drinking and, for our Saviour, coming out of the closet, apparently.

After his impeccable speech, which will be reprised on the WWN at 5pm tomorrow, before Witching Hour, Mr. Potter retreated briefly to the VIP table to chat with several acquaintances from Hogwarts, but soon was nowhere to be seen. One of the many photographers present during the event got this unbelievable snap in the gardens of the Shacklebolt Manor.

If you’re a fan of Mr. Potter, it’s probably old news that he has not dated publicly at all for the past two years, so to say it comes as a surprise he was caught kissing a man would be an understatement. He never fails to surprise us!

Many of you are probably thinking the man in question is a much more pressing matter than the fact Potter decided to date a wizard, right?

Draco Malfoy, only heir to the family fortune, has been absent from the news since the Great Trials, having only recently returned from France with a Potions Master’s degree from the famous La Voisin Institute. We have information he’s currently training at St. Mungo’s to become a certified Healer.

“It’s not just his family’s history and bad name,” said our source, a school mate from class of 91’. “Potter and Malfoy used to fight all the time when we were in school! I just don’t get how you go from that to kissing in public… it’s mad.”

Well, we couldn’t agree more. But the Wizarding World can rest assured that, no matter the repercussions of last night, we’ll be here to keep you updated as we have been doing since 1743.

At the closing of this edition, Draco Malfoy has yet to reply to our letters and Mr. Potter’s spokesperson sent a brief “no comment” official note.

(Part 1)

9

“You’re an Auror?” said Harry, impressed. Being a Dark wizard catcher was the only career he’d ever considered after Hogwarts.
“Yeah,” said Tonks, looking proud. “Kingsley is as well; he’s a bit higher up than I am, though. I only qualified a year ago. Nearly failed on Stealth and Tracking, I’m dead clumsy, did you hear me break that plate when we arrived downstairs?”

m o o d b o a r d: Nymphadora Tonks 2/3

No regret!...... one regret!

Our party was trying to retrieve a giant’s greataxe from beyond an angry remorhaz and the only one who had gotten within reach was the gnome wizard. He polymorphed himself into a giant ape to be able to lift it and because of the loss of intelligence, abandoned the axe to fight instead.

Wizard (ooc, cheerfully): My only regret is that this did not work!

sirius black
always goes for the worst puns
interrupts people constantly
has to have the last word (always)
curses excessively when it will piss someone off (usually in french)
can pull, when required, but rarely uses this skill
will correct your grammar without hesitation
adds ‘fuck’ to innocuous wizarding phrases
sings, but only when drunk
delights in saying the one thing that will make everyone uncomfortable

peter pettigrew
pun-master extraordinaire
will never use the same pun twice
stammers more than is generally acceptable
uses your first name if you are pissing him off
cannot pull for shit, except when drunk
excessively borrows phrases & wears them out quickly
lets out long strings of curses when aggravated
sings the proper melodies but always fucks up the lyrics
makes up words and defends their honor to his death

remus lupin
goes for the subtle joke
will correct your grammar, but only in his head
will sit in silence for three solid minutes until he has formed his entire thought
uses the deadly calm voice if you are pissing him off
cannot flirt for shit but also never tries
king of passive-aggression okay
throws your own lines back at you five minutes later
curses excessively when when tired/ill
always knows the lyrics but refuses to sing in public
excellent vocabulary but not pretentious enough to use half of it

james potter
makes jokes based off something someone said ten minutes ago
uses filler words when trying to gather a thought
king of small talk & chatters incessantly
uses your surname if you are pissing him off
cannot flirt and/or pull for shit
can tell an excellent, if not entirely truthful, story
will correct your grammar by reusing the word properly in his next sentence curses excessively when drunk
cannot spell for shit
hums off key in the shower when he thinks no one can hear

The DM, our Half-Elf Sorceress, and Tiefling Wizard were the only people available at the time so we just fucked around and so we ended up in the Tiefling’s past

Mara (the DM as the Tieflings mother): Now what were the rules again?
Young/about 5 y/o Nemi (Tiefling Wizard): what mama says always goes. umm, always be cut throat, always listen to mama, don’t trust anyone, I don’t matter until I have a title like yours, and I’ll never matter! Right?
Mara: Good girl now you can go play outside
Nemi: *immediately starts fires*
Hoshi, watching with the current Nemeia (Nemi): wow this explains so much
Nemeia: Wow you should see the time my dad made himself look like he was bleeding out in front of me as a game

wrathblook  asked:

A lot of people have asked this question and another, and you seemed to only answer the other question so: Why did Frisk's wizard powers only activate now?

It’s not so much that they only activated just now. They’ve been unknowingly doing magic for a while actually. Save points? Magic. Creating healing items out of their determination during the God of Hyperdeath fight? Totes magic. Refusing to die even after their soul is shattered? Hella magic. And that’s just scratching the surface.

-TQ

Because multiple people have now said something about it:

Resurrection (the 7th level spell requiring a 1,000gp diamond that Pike typically uses out of combat) can indeed rez people who have been dead for as long as century, however it requires a body. It can be a mutilated or withered body, but it must be their body.

True Resurrection (a 9th level spell requiring diamonds worth at least 25,000gp) does not require a body and can resurrect someone who has been dead for up to two hundred years. No one in the party can currently cast this, though Keyleth is coming up on it and Pike is a ways behind her.

(Wish would also work of course, but let’s not pretend that isn’t just as rare a spell and again, the party cannot yet cast this. Keyleth and Pike will never be able to cast Wish, as it is a Wizard/Sorcerer only spell. Scanlan can learn Wish, but not until 18th level, when he gets his last opportunity to poach a spell from another class’ spell list, and he can easily choose something else.)

The bodies of the de Rolos are gone, never given respectful burials by their usurpers. There is no body for the twins’ mother either, likely burned to ash by Thordak. Scanlan’s mother was almost certainly buried in a pauper’s grave, if she was buried at all, and the body would be long since gone. 

We literally just this past episode had a conversation in which we learned that Vox Machina is not aware that if you’re powerful enough, you can resurrect the dead without a body. And of course they’re not aware of it, it’s never come up and requires someone to be incredibly powerful. 9th level spells are obscene. Do you realize that Delilah Briarwood was high enough level to cast 9th level spells, but she didn’t know any because A. they’re rare and B. her using any of them would have been a damn TPK on the party at the time?

This is not the players meta-gaming that they can’t bring their tragic backstories back to life. This is an in-character failure of Vox Machina to understand just how truly outrageously powerful they are. It’s the same reason they keep turning to Allura and Gilmore and Kima and Jarrett for help, despite the fact that all of those NPCs are now lower level than they are.

And even still, VM doesn’t yet have the ability to cast True Rez.

But more important than all the rules-based reasons that VM has not and will not try to resurrect their long dead families is this:

In a purely mechanical, rules as written sense, it’s probably possible that that everyone’s dead families could be brought back to life. But this is not a purely mechanical, rules as written world. If it was, there wouldn’t be resurrection rituals to begin with. Matthew invented those to make death more meaningful. This is a world with a story to tell and a narrative to uphold. 

For Tiberius, Vax prayed and meditated and was told by the Raven Queen that Tiberius had moved on and was at peace. This was Matt blatantly hinting that a resurrection ritual would not work. So per the laws of Matthew Mercer, once a spirit has moved on, the dead stay dead.

The de Rolos have been dead for five years. Elaina (Vex and Vax’s mother) has been dead for longer. Scanlan’s mother has been dead for much, much longer. They’ve moved on. There’s no way they haven’t.

And in an out of character sense, this is simply Matt maintaining a cohesive narrative that doesn’t allow a party of demi-god level players to just do whatever the fuck they want and make the campaign spiral wildly out of his control, while still allowing them to be more powerful than 99.5% of the known world of Exandria. 

In an in-universe sense, this is simple logic. Once the dead have gone on to their deserved rest, you can’t reach them anymore. They’re beyond your call. They are no longer in the limbo between life and death and their souls cannot be dragged back.

Which comes right back to the survivor’s guilt that Percy is wrestling with - that Percy, for all the faults and sins he blames himself for, is part of a powerful group that can bring him back to life seemingly without issue, but no one can save the family he lost.