by Anthony Samaniego

Sep 19  via  ©   6545 notes
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Originally located in Arnhem Land, The Australian College of Sorcery and Witchcraft was a sprawling campus of large huts that eventually coalesced into one single structure. The school separated from mainland Australia soon after British settlement in order escape diseases that killed a large portion of the indigenous population. Ever since, the school has been drifting haphazardly along the Australian coast. Every year, a team of witches and wizards must be employed to anchor the floating campus so students don’t have to go on a cat-and-mouse chase at the beginning of the school year in order to attend school (a frustrating endeavour which often results in the postponing of classes due to the lack of a present student population). Due to the campus’s exposure to ocean-life, the College of Sorcery and Witchcraft boasts incredibly extensive courses in aquatic creature studies, and is held in high esteem by the international wizarding community for its innovations in water magic. 

#this is so cool #i would also really like to know what language australian wizards spell in #is it a mixture of latin-based and indigenous? #is the wand universal? #if so are australian wands made from gumtrees etc? #what creatures are used for cores? #so much curiosity

#thank gods for using the indigenous australians #sorry i’m get really upset when australians are perceived as white


#but oh my god an australian wizarding school would be amazing #it would likely be one of the oldest magical schools in the world #deeply embedded into aboriginal and torres strait islander culture #and like #what happened during british invasion? #there was totally a seperate school yeah? #until idk the 60s #when the european australians either relocated to the original school #or got sent to hogwarts or beauxbatons  #or wherever #the culture clashes #and the ancient magic that the aboriginal students (and staff!) are fighting to keep alive

Sep 19  via  ©   7824 notes
T A G S:  listen. this is theoretically great and everything    but that comment about what language australian wizards speak is really pissing me off    like pre-colonisation there were /hundreds/ of aboriginal communities and almost as many languages    and even though most of those languages have been wiped out because of the genocide of abriginal people    there's still about 30 different languages    aboriginal people don't all speak the same language!!!!    and they definitely definitely would not have spoken latin pre-colonisation!!!    so being all ''isn't it cool that they'd speak indigenous and latin'' not only erases the diversity    of aboriginal communities    but celebrates the forced westernisation and the decimation of those communities    and like following on from that    i don't think there would have been a wizarding school in australia pre-colonisation    i think magical aboriginal children would have been taught within there own communities    and then if their magical abilities /had/ been acknowledged by white settlers    they would have been forced to attend white wizarding schools a la the stolen generation    where they would have been forced to learn spells in latin    and completely ignore anything they had been taught by their own people    and the wizarding world in the hp books is so steeped in tradition and a refusal to even    consider change    and aboriginal people and their history still aren't treated with the respect they deserve    so i doubt that any magical traditions of indigenous people would be incorporated into a magical school    even today    ...(maybe there would be one class on it like muggle studies)    australia is historically awful about our native people and i doubt the wizarding world would be any different    hp  


“Are you sure that’s a real spell?” said the girl. “Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard – I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough — I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?

hermione granger ⇝  jordan richardson
T A G S:  hp  

"When is a monster not a monster?
Oh, when you love it."

—Caitlyn Siehl (via insanity-here-i-come)


"When I was a kid, I believed you would become a mermaid when you went in the water to swim".

I really loved the little mermaid as a kid growing up so I had the warped perception you became a mermaid when you entered the water ahaha. This is me learning to swim with my cousin! This piece is for a gallery show at work.

T A G S:  oh my godddddd    how lovely!    art  
T A G S:  zoe saldana  


Fibonacci you crazy bastard….

As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!

Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..

So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!

You bet!! Depicted here is a:

  • 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
  • 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
  • sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
  • sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)

I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….

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(via  kirstiej)

Sep 17  via  ©   412 notes
T A G S:  loooool    lotr