wizards-only

@intangirble Have you ever played the old PC game Master of Magic? The Behemoths in it are really cute.

And scaly!

I just summoned one and sent him with my healer mage on a journey of friendship and enemy-crushing.

(Also I got this image from the wiki, which I just discovered existed, because this is the game that no one else seems to know about that I should reblog that floating meme with.)

welcome to witchsona week 2016

✧ draw yourself, your characters, anything you like as a witch
✧ fantasy witches, wiccan self-portraits, anything you interpret as “witch”
✧ no warlocks or wizards. witches only, inclusive of all genders
✧ we will not be reblogging this year - please use “witchsona week” or “witchsona” tag

enjoy ☆

anonymous asked:

do you think you'd be okay with linking what you said on twitter? i havent heard of the new wizarding houses yet

since part of it was convos w/people with private profiles I’ll just summarize what we said instead of linking it

so Pottermore posted information abt three of the eleven main wizarding schools: Mahoutokoro (Japan),  Uagadou (Uganda*), and Castelobruxo (Brazil). Uagadou’s page doesn’t actually say it’s in Uganda - we only know it’s in Uganda because jkr got called out for just saying “Africa” and even though she specified that it “welcomes students from all over the enormous continent,” the other six schools that have established information about them were in specific countries.

there are several issues with Uagadou and the fact she didn’t give it a country home on the page is just one. here are other things (as pointed out by me or @basedonika​) 

  • “Although Africa has a number of smaller wizarding schools… there is only one that has stood the test of time (at least a thousand years)” okay, why does Europe have three wizarding schools but the entire continent of Africa only has one main one? colonialism?
    • later in the same paragraph she says that “much (some would say all) magic originated in Africa” but it only gets one wizarding school?
      • considering that Uganda alone has over forty cultural languages, how are these students gonna communicate? if this school predates colonialism then they wouldn’t have English, French, or Dutch as common languages so how are they doing?
      • I pointed out that as an Igbo person, we have cultural gods and spirits. spiritual doctors are still a legitimate and active thing in Nigeria but she’s confining wizards to one main school? in this century?
  • “The wand is a European invention, and while African witches and wizards have adopted it as a useful tool in the last century, many spells are cast simply by pointing the finger or through hand gestures.” this lowkey feels like she’s calling us savages
  • “Many older and more experienced witches and wizards felt threatened by fourteen-year-olds who could turn at will into elephants and cheetahs…” this was pointed out on Twitter to be sketch as hell
  • also this is just me being annoyed - knowing American history alone if there’s a wizarding school in North America there’s got to have been a separate one founded by black wizards, so it makes it even more “wtf” that there’s only one prestigious wizarding school in the entire continent

things about Mahoutokoro 

  • “The ornate and exquisite palace of Mahoutokoro is made of mutton fat jade…” white nephrite jade is called ‘motton fat jade’ in China and jade generally is important within Chinese culture. the only jade historically associated with - or found in - Japan is jadeite. why use jade for a Japanese school?
  • Mahoutokoro translates to ‘magic place’ & the pronounciation was wrong, per Twitter
    • actually just read this twitter thread it’s great 
      • “and stands on the topmost point of the ‘uninhabited’ Volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima.“ oh god I just looked up Iwo Jima. ‘The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. “ yikes!

things about Castelobruxo

  • the name translates to ‘castle of witches’ in Portuguese
  • ”…takes students from all over South America” which is great, and obviously she knows that people in Brazil speak Portuguese, but did she know that most SA countries don’t speak Portuguese?
  • “Libatius Borage (author of, among other works, Advanced Potion-Making, Asiatic Anti-Venoms and Have Yourself a Fiesta in a Bottle!)” why

anyways I have ignored everything from Pottermore from the last three years up until this point and I wish JKR had actually given a fuck about true racial representation instead of this supplemental bullshit she’s adding now

Another day, another post. What am I supposed to call this foolish thing anyway? A blog? A tumblr? I think I’m just going to call it a journal. It is rather like the journal I had as a child, only it has other people to chat with. That actually raises a rather important question. hey proudlyhufflepuff, how am I supposed to tell muggles on here? This whole project seems rather poorly thought through… I swear, if this breaks the Statute of Secrecy and I get in trouble, the Ministry will have Mother on the doorstep so fast…