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pirate-gryph:

you want a dream selfy thing based on your blog

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Im bored as hell and wanting to do something to waste time. 

I got to 90% of them last time. Im sure i can do all of them this time :3

MAKE SURE YOUR SUBMIT IS OPEN!

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eros-turannos:

yo 

cbc’s got a GOTHIC WESTERN MYSTERY coming out in october

Set in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country, STRANGE EMPIRE is a Western whose heroes are women. With most of the men gone, and those who remain battling for control, the women struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a life in which to thrive and raise families.

the three women are billed as the leads

i am so excited

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asciiheart:

Owen Carson

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lactoria:

make your tumblr the best space for you

you are not on this site to please others or cater to things that upset you

surround yourself only with the things you want to see

your dash should lift your spirits, make you think and smile

if it doesn’t, don’t feel bad about unfollowing or doing whatever you need to do that is right for you

first and foremost, ensure that tumblr is a safe, fun space for you

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pangeasplits:

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veggielezzyfemmie:

heyfunniest:

Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art.

I can’t stop looking at it…? Such a nice composition… 

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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?????

thisfireflyandaphoenix:

asterionboy:

strawberrypatty:

avatar-trisana:

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.

 (the-writers-ramblings

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


Inca warlocks collaborating with the emperors in Cuzco, standing over construction workers as they raise Machu Picchu, as roads are laid out perfectly straight for hundreds of kilometers, as Nazca lines are drawn, .

Nomadic Tehuelche wizards in Patagonia communicating with each other magically over the distances to protect their land from the conquistadores, charms overlayed on the stones marked with handprints and markings, protective spells that lasted for generations.

Native witches in northern Argentina and Bolivia, in Chile and Ecuador weaving magic into their clothes, storing charms in the brick of their houses, muttering spells in Quechua to shield themselves from the spanish colonizadores. 

Locals from Colombia and Guatemala disillusioning themselves to smuggle across borders, for safety and for freedom, raising their children in tiny run-down apartments as illegal immigrants the USA, banding together and teaching their children of the magic and lore of their homeland.

Second-generation wizard kids in Buenos Airs working to combine the elaborate and colourful incantations of España, with the hechizos of their family, combining western potions with the herbal concoctions their abuela taught them.

LATINOS TODAY IN JUJUY AND SALTA STILL PAYING TRIBUTE TO PACHAMAMA WITH MAGICAL HERBS AND POULTICES, POTIONS THAT THEY TELL THE MUGGLES IS JUST WINE, BLOOD RITUALS AND INCANDESCENT OFFERINGS, HERITAGE THAT HAS SURVIVED THE RISE AND FALL OF EMPIRES 

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dawnfelagund:

It makes me sad when I see the closure of HASA framed as “well that’s the problem with smaller archives.”

First of all, there seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding in some circles that HASA is closing because the owner decided to take her ball and go home. She’s explained why the site has to close. Go read it, especially if you are commenting on the reasons for the closure. The problem has to do with hackers trying to gain access to the server in order to use it to attack more valuable targets. HASA simply lacks the resources to do the upgrades needed to protect the server.

Now that might seem fuel for the argument that “that’s the problem with smaller archives.” Not necessarily. I’d say it is a potential problem with any site, no matter its size. (Remember that hackers have disabled big government and corporate websites too.) HASA is twelve years old. Twelve years ago, both security risks and the fandom had very different looks than they do today. What will twelve years from now look like? Any site—large or small—could decide that the costs outweigh the benefits of keeping their site running. Any site could find that the efforts and skills of those who want to exploit that site outpace those of their volunteers.

Think big sites are impervious and never close or never lose/delete/make inaccessible fannish content? Anyone remember GreatestJournal, the LiveJournal clone that upped and closed without much in the way of warning? The last snapshot of the homepage on the Wayback Machine, from 2007 when the site started to fail, shows almost 2 million users and communities. Anyone remember Strikethrough, Boldthrough, and the ff.net M-rated story purge? When Yahoo!Groups forced Neo on its users and put a stake through the hearts of many long-running fandom mailing lists? These were big sites, folks. These were, in many cases, precisely the reason why we in the Tolkien fandom were grateful for our small archives owned and run by fandom members. When many creators were agonizing over whether their fanworks would be lost, we had the peace of mind to know that we were creating in a space where we made the rules.

Which brings me to my second point: We used to build things, and this was viewed positively. There were big, multifandom sites then just like there are now, and fannish activities were often centered there, just like now. But we also built our own sites, whether personal author sites or archives. That way, when the big sites closed or were sold or decided to change the rules in the interest of appeasement to interests more powerful/lucrative than fandom, then our work was always safe. Ultimately, even if it was not the stated aim for a person in, say, building a Tolkien archive, we knew that a site owned and run by people you interact with regularly and count as friends are unlikely to make the sorts of radical changes and decisions that has typically resulted in deletion or loss of access to content on large sites like LiveJournal and ff.net. We knew that needs and problems were more likely to be addressed by fellow fandom members as well.

Also, it bears saying that Tolkien fandom has always had a culture unique from that of fandom as a whole, and yes, that culture is valuable enough to deserve its own spaces and preservation. There is something special about owning or having a strong say in the spaces where you play. There is something special about wanting something or needing something in your fannish spaces and so building it (not having to ask and hope and wait for someone else to find it—find you—important enough to care about).There is something special in the terms “owner” and “builder” rather than simply “user.” There is something special about going to a site and feeling like it represents your fannish culture and represents youThe profound loss of the evidence and history of that culture is one of the most painful parts of HASA closing for me.

In Tolkien fandom, we have always used a mix of big, multifandom sites and small, fandom-specific, fandom-owned archives. To see the latter being labeled as somehow problematic, a long-running liability in our fandom that (thank the gods!) has now been solved by AO3 is deeply troubling to me. I believe strongly that we need both. We need big sites like AO3 and LJ and Tumblr and ff.net, but we also need our sites that we built. In my opinion, Tolkien authors should be using both: archiving at least one place that is multifandom and on at least one Tolkien archive. (It makes me especially sad when I see people only posting fanworks here on Tumblr. Tumblr is not an archive, and your work is more important than this site allows it to be: It deserves to be read and found and given more than the 30 seconds of attention it might get on a fast-paced social media site.) It is not the authors who archived on HASA whose work is at risk of being lost; it is the authors who archived their work in only one place, be that a large site or a smaller one. Don’t let that work be yours.

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vibiasabina:

NOVEMBER. smoke, frost, and rotting leaves→

i. from the woods!! james vincent mcmorrow ii. follaton wood ben howard iii. the lament of eustace scrubb the oh hellos iv. song for a lover of long ago bon iver v. let her go (acoustic) passenger vi. landfill daughter vii. wishing well the oh hellos viii. home mumford & sons ix. i will remain matthew & the atlas x. shyer london grammar xi. rambling man laura marling xii. cinders and smoke iron & wine xiii. circles (acoustic) passenger xiv. homage feist & timber timbre xv. england the national xvi. follow you down to the red oak tree james vincent mcmorrow

listen.

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sixpenceee:

The Axe: Make Love not Peace commercial MAKES ME SO HAPPY, SO, SO HAPPY.

Watch the original video here: X

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stunningpicture:

This is what happens to a basketball court when the pipes burst

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boobchicken:

the many faces of raoden

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melkorwashere:

lauren-draws-things:

the fact that saruman and the two blue wizards went east and the blues never came back:

Maybe they perished but MAYBE THEY STAYED FOREVER AND EVER WITH THE EASTERLINGS BECAUSE THEY WERE LIKE “FUCK THE MISSION WE LOVE THESE GUYS”

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steampunktendencies:

Marianna Insomnia Photography

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thorinsbeard:

frodo—baggins:

frodo—baggins:

bombursbelly:

The Fellowship of the Ring + Google inspired by thranduilings

never forget

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