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whimpsy:

proudteenotaku:

thatsmzfufutou:

tamaraldbrennan:

jennifermorriswan:

*finishes whole series of tv show* 

*does extensive background search on the cast and follows them on all social media*

*Rewatches entire series again

*watches everything favourite cast member has been in, no matter how bad it is*

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asheathes:

ABANDONED WIZARDING SCHOOLS: THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE

The school of Mamora Island had been in operation for a mere one hundred years before it was abandoned by the wizarding community. Located not too far from the Bahamas, the school was founded by the wizard Loas, who was discovered to be dabbling in dark magic when his behaviour grew more and more erratic and violent. Faculty and students unwillingly turned a blind eye, until a student was injured during one of Loas’s blind outbursts. After parents got wind of the incident, they withdrew their children from the school until the scarce student population forced Loas to close the school, although he remained on the grounds for decades where his descent into madness slowly claimed both him and the school. Wild weeds grew abundant, and the walls slowly crumbled. As water levels rose, more than half of the school was devoured by the mammoth mouth of the ocean. Although centuries have passed, protective spells around the school remain intact, rendering it completely invisible to the muggle eye. Loas’s vile magic lingers in the area like the veil of mist that shrouds the island, causing frequent weather disturbances and violent ocean activities.

asheathes:

ABANDONED WIZARDING SCHOOLS: ATLANTIS

Eleven millenniums past, eleven millenniums gone. Still, people speak of Atlantis, grand as it was, and doomed to fall in a day and night. Sunken like a stone in the bottom of the ocean, the ruins of the island are no strangers to oceanic oddities flitting past, and it often plays host to curious merpeople who are drawn to the magic of the lost civilization. The people of Atlantis were unusually extraordinary—eccentric, even—basking in their utopian kingdom for years upon years. But the utopia did as utopias do: it fell. Not to natural disasters, but to a monumental earthquake brought on by the people themselves, for the magic folk do not take well to muggle disturbances. When the Athenian army stepped foot on the island, the Atlantean sanctuary was breached. As a last resort to preserve the purity of their magic, they brought destruction to the island. Better no magic than impure muggle influences penetrating the magical society. And so, down, down, down went the shell of the civilization, hoarding secrets in its ruined chambers and drawing strange creatures to its ebbing flow of magic. Many believe the merpeople have made a sanctuary of the island, preserving the scrolls and learning the ways of the Atlanteans. However, the mystery of Atlantis remains just that: a mystery. The island, to this day, has not been found, for places that have no intentions of being discovered often remain that way. [photo cred]

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: SALEM

Originally an all-girl school, the Salem Witches’ Institute opened its doors to wizards at the turn of the 20th century. Contrary to popular belief, there are no lingering ghosts from the Salem witch trials on campus or in the city because none of the convicted were actual magic folks; despite this, the magical community remains wary of muggle attention. Classes at the institute are therefore located all over the city in different buildings which are only accessible at certain times of the day, and can only be entered through magical means. The same door that leads to a coffee shop, for example, would also serve as the entrance to the school library for the students who know the correct password and hopes to access the building during its operational hours. For this reason, the institute refrains from implementing strict uniform policies, which stands in stark contrast to the very formal dressing practices of the Preparatory Academy of Magic in Louisiana. Every year during Hallowe’en, students like to crash house parties and perform simple spells to get a kick out of the bewilderment of muggles.

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: SOUTH KOREA

Although the South Korean Institute for the Art of Spellcraft hosts its pupils in a rather traditional environment of palaces and pavilions on a secluded island in the Korea Strait, the student population has integrated technology so impressively into their learnings that the school is one of the most technologically advanced of this generation. The campus boasts many gardens and lotus ponds; occasionally, if you look close enough, you will see eyes staring back at you. The students are impeccably polite and respectful in the public eye, but as soon as they escape professor supervision, they take to hosting late night parties and executing extravagantly planned (but subtle) pranks. During the Lotus Lantern Festival, an abundance of lanterns are released into the sky with a glow so bright that muggles often pause in confusion to observe the curious glimmer of light reflected on the water despite utter darkness blanketing the strait.

sheeren:

Taylor Swift on Emma Watson’s UN speech and (last 2 gifs) on not “acting up” like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears (x)

#i saw this your fave is problematic post #like does real life development not mean anything to you all look at this woman #crushing all of the backwards things she was ingrained to believe in and redefining herself #because ignoring this turnaround is super sexist and gross bye! #patron saint #she’s aware of her public platform and how she’s misused it in the past and is now crusading to make sure it doesn’t happen again like badass (x)

amandaonwriting:

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

runningoncoals:

I am literally both of them at the same time

nataliedurmer:

"I must continue to follow the path I take now. If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it — keep going, keep going come what may. But what is your final goal, you may ask. That goal will become clearer, will emerge slowly but surely, much as the rough draught turns into a sketch, and the sketch into a painting through the serious work done on it, through the elaboration of the original vague idea and through the consolidation of the first fleeting and passing thought". [x]