Posted 3 hours ago

//I JUST GOT A CALL BACK FROM THE JOB I WANTED

Posted 23 hours ago

//Got myself a wireless keyboard and a picture stand for my tablet pc. 

Now I can use it in my lap instead of on its bulky keyboard stand

And this keyboard is a full one. And I can just grab the keyboard whenever to type something rather than fighting to attach the other piece. 

I deem this a good buy.

Yay for back to school sales, imr?

Posted 1 day ago

//update on the coworker; manager talked to him, and hes acting like a human being today. Managers gonna try and make it so i have fewer/No shifts with the asshole , but that will be hard until he hires someone else. Weekends are gonna be my only work days though.
-shrug-

Posted 1 day ago

//Wish me luck, I’m requesting not to be paired up with my asshole coworker and explaining why. 

My biggest worry is that he’ll be talked to at the beginning of the shift, and then I’m left alone with him all evening. 

I mean the first day we ‘worked’ together he kept leaving his post and running into the cooler to get me out if it when there was no reason to. I was afraid he was gonna grab me. 

He’s been slowly building up to tricks to try and keep me from being out on the floor, so whats the next step?

No calls from my applications either… I need to get out of this store…

Posted 1 day ago
CAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS?????
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NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.

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Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.

Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.

And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?

DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS

jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws

jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor

JEWISH WIZARDS

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Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)

Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.

See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?

Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.

JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??

Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…

I wrote a paper for a Harry Potter conference on foreign wizardry and how the systems of magic must have evolved to be completely separate entities that have very little in common. We’re only seen a TINY portion of the wizarding world and for the most part it’s Western European. I like to imagine Bill Weasley had to extensively train for cursebreaking in Egypt, because you can’t just waltz into a tomb, wave your wand, shout Latin and expect it to work.

I also love the idea of foreign magics being a bit wonky in a duel against each other because they’re not quite compatible. Like, it’s really hard to block a spell from a foreign wizard because you don’t understand exactly what you’re blocking against.

God, so many foreign wizard feels.

WIZARDS AND WITCHES FROM MEXICO

BRUJERÍA

SPELLWORK FROM MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND SOUTH AMERICA

POTIONS WITH CACAO, CACAO AND ALL THE MAGICAL PROPERTIES

MAGIC IN CUBA

SOMEONE CONTRIBUTE TO THIS BECAUSE I CANT AND IT FRUSTRATES ME

Hoodoo cures for cursed wounds. Inner cities that appear rundown and overcrowded, but magic hides their beauty to prevent incursions by gentrifying wizards. Community gardens full of herbs for healing & for warfare.

Posted 2 days ago

Haley Hewitt - The Coombe Road/Session at Fintan’s

Hopefully it works this time! I tried to share it earlier but she’d accidentally set it so I couldn’t.

Here to brighten your day is some lively harp music by Haley Hewitt, harpist extraordinaire and loveable dork.
This was filmed a while ago and i remember being shown a snippet of how the stings looked. Nope, that’s not computer generated, but in fact a trick of the camera.
So sit back and enjoy, and check out this award winning musician for more.

I miss you lots you crazy giraffe lady!

Posted 2 days ago

If my character were an angel, what would they be guardian over?

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Posted 2 days ago

//woke up. Said NOPE. Took some pain meds. Went back to sleep.

Posted 3 days ago

Breaking into Verom Pt1

[Transcribed from skype]


Nightlight was worried, Noah could tell from his face. He couldn’t blame his brother though; his light had been growing dimmer and dimmer as the days wore on. His nights were filled with dreams that kept him awake, and his supply of medicine was running low.

Nightlight’s memories were foggy yet still, but one thing he had remembred was sharing light with his brother. It helped. It healed. Through the mouth was the best way, and with high hopes he kissed Noah, sharing as much light as he possibly could. 

Noah drank it in, unaware of the repercussions. 

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Posted 3 days ago

fearlingdevil:

admin-fritz:

"… like what?"

"Are you asking what kinds of things are possible with magic, or what kinds of magic are usable?"

"Usable… for nightmares I mean."