yeah seriously tell us how wizardry’s done in the new world tell me how the wizards from france and spain and britain stamped out the brujos and the medicine men and set up their own schools tell me what the fuck the british raj did to fucking india…
This was a big part of the turn off for me for a while in Harry Potter (I know, I know, I’ve come around) but I just always got distracted wondering about the extended implications of constant wizard/muggle interactions through major historical events. On that note, what was Ollivander (a Roman) doing in Britain 300 years before any other Romans?
Also, tell us about the weird offshoots of medical science in the wizarding world that are trying to find the genomic difference, if any, that makes you a wizard. Since 2 muggles can make a wizard baby, they’re not different species, right? It must have been a conscious split at some point or the first wizards probably would have just enslaved all the humans, or the other way around?
And the nerds trying to build an app to match young wizards up with the right wand. Do wizards have Khan Academy? How do you even make a broom faster? More magic? I have so many questions.
lotr meme: ten scenes [5/10] → the lighting of the beacons
man I always wonder about those people who had to live way up at the top of a freakin’ mountain range for the off-chance that Rohan/Gondor needed back-up or a chat
I always assumed it was more like a rotation of soldiers. Like every two years you had to do a fortnight of beacon duty or something. But even so, there has to have been some time where that chain got broken and one side got boned as a result.
Some people make us feel more human and some people make us feel less human and that is a fact as much as gravity is a fact and maybe there are ways to prove it, but the proof of it matters less that the existence of it—how a stranger can show up and look at you and make you make more sense to yourself and the world, even if that sense is extremely fragile and only comes around occasionally and is prone to wander or fade—what matters is that sometimes sense is made between two people and I don’t know if it’s random or there is any kind of order to it, what combinations of people work the best and why and how do we find these people and how do we keep these people around, and I don’t know if it’s chaos or not chaos but it feels like chaos to me so I suppose it is.”
You can skip some of the beginning if you have to, but make sure you make it to the end.