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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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amarielah:

bramblepatch:

shiraglassman:

avatar-trisana:

thejewsareinspace:

thecompleteillustrated:

petrichorlore:

petrichorlore:

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.


phirouzeh:

I will never get tired of this picture

phirouzeh:

I will never get tired of this picture

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andromeda3116:

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tyrannosaurme:

#DOES NATHAN FILLION DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT BE BITTER ABOUT FIREFLY

No.

He has a clause in each of his contracts that demands he gets a line to be bitter about Firefly

one day he’s gonna be in some period piece set in like the 1700s or some shit and he’s still gonna sneak in some line about a play with a crew of pirates whose run got canceled too soon

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maariamph:

I saw a hot lady at a grocery store, kinda trying to remember what she looked like
Black people are a small minority in Finland and every time you see one chances are they’re really well dressed

maariamph:

I saw a hot lady at a grocery store, kinda trying to remember what she looked like

Black people are a small minority in Finland and every time you see one chances are they’re really well dressed

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If you support gay marriage reblog this. If you’re on the homophobic side, keep scrolling.

ofmiceanddariana:

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As a bisexual, it sickens me that some people WILL keep scrolling.

As the straight daughter of a gay man, it sickens me that some people will keep scrolling. 

As a straight girl with a basic understanding of equality and love, it also sickens me that people will keep scrolling.

As a straight girl who supports gay marriage and likes to scroll down, it sickens me that people will complain about others who don’t want to reblog.

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fuckyeahifightlikeagirl:

samflow:

The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon

The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing.

Read more here

Now HERE’S a good goddamn glimpse at breast cancer.  Fuck your “save second base” bullshit.  -C

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laryndawn:

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the-magical-anon-overlord:

[Dreamworks is in Trouble, You Guys!!! Look at this this:]

DreamWorks needs our Help!!
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Overall, just BAD NEWS. I’ve been crying on the inside ever since hearing this, guys! DreamWorks gets absolutely no credit at all for the beautiful movies that they make and keep getting slammed by Disney and whatnot, which means that they could eventually go BANKRUPT and out of business!! DreamWorks has had trouble in the past with box office flops like ROTG and Turbo, no matter how great they were, and now Mr. Peabody & Sherman is in the red zone and is a possible danger to the company itself. More and more people need to go and see it as well as their upcoming movies like “Home” and HTTYD2, which can’t keep the company up all by itself )=

Let’s try and help them out the best that we can!!! Here’s a link to the article about the issue:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mr-peabody-sherman-dreamworks-animation-write-down-687308

This company means so much to me guys so no matter who you are please reblog <3

SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE

SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE

NO GUYS SERIOUSLY THIS IS A BIG ISSUE

PLEASE GO SEE MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN

IT IS SO CUTE AND IT IS AN AWESOME MOVIE SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS WILL LAUGH, YOU WILL LOVE IT, IT IS AN AMAZING MOVIE PLEASE GO SEE IT

PLEASE GUYS WE NEED TO ROUND UP JUST LIKE WE DID FOR RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

WE GOT THE DVD SALES UP, WHY CANT WE GET PEABODY AND SHERMAN MORE BOX OFFICE MONEY? COME ON GUYS PLEASE DREAMWORKS NEEDS HELP 

AND PLEASE GO SEE HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

GUYS ADVERTISE PEABODY AND SHERMAN AS WELL AS HTTYD 2 

ADVERTISE AT YOUR SCHOOL, TELL YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, GO TWICE, ANYTHING YOU CAN PLEASE 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a movie that is fun, compelling, and has a very nice underscore of real issues. The movie not only touches on the insecurities that Sherman feels (even though he is almost always a happy, go-lucky and ever cheerful person) about his place in society but also about the struggles of connecting to your parent or peers. Dealing with awesome animation, admirable characters, and a cohesive, entertaining storyline, Mr. Peabody & Sherman deserves to be watched in theaters and to show the support for the creative and well refurbished jewel that it has become from its late 1950’s cartoon. Go enjoy it with friends and family alike, it’s sure to at the very least make you smile. 


bikinipowerbottom:

"She’s really pretty for a black girl"

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“He’s really cool for a gay guy”

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“She’s doing really well for a woman”

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