I am so over all the US!HP headcanons centring around New York and Salem. I want a magical school in California. I want a school hidden in one of the Missions. One where the magic has been strongly influenced by Native peoples and beliefs.
I want a school that teaches magic from the mix of Catholicism and Indigenous beliefs that has developed amongst people colonised by the Spanish. I want a school where students are given the same recognition whether they practice the native magic their grandmother taught them quietly at home or the imperialist magic that was brought over with the conquistadors. I want a school with a rotating group of muggleborns who sometimes disappear for weeks on end because their families are farm workers and a whispered spell here or there can mean the difference between getting through the day and passing out from heat stroke.
I want friendships between pureblood Latinos and white muggleborns who bond over feeling like they belong to two worlds and none all at once. I want loud debates over whether the Latin or Nahuatl incantation is more effective. I want students trying out spells in combinations of languages just to see what happens. I want mugglebornsfreaking out when they find out that La Llorona is one of the school ghosts.
I want classes in ritual home magic. Professors taking their students to the kitchens to show how making tamales is a form of group magic. Lectures on the cultural and magical influences of folklórico and how the colours and movements of the dresses all impact different things. Potions classes that include the magical properties of different types of corn and beans and peppers and tomatoes. Arithmancy lessons that include Mayan numerals. History of Magic lectures on the overlap of muggle and magical history and how much was lost due to colonisation.
I want a magical school that doesn’t ignore reality of colonialism. I want a magical school where it isn’t assumed that the European magic shown in canon is the only magic that can exist. I want a magical school that isn’t just for white people.
I want you to write this. I want you to just give up on the Harry Potter framework—which is a mess, to be honest—and write this as your own series. Because this is the most amazing idea I’ve heard in a long time.
Aw, thanks. Unfortunately, I have a lot of issues with the writing part. I can world build with the best of them, but when it comes to sitting down and writing I get stuck. I’m not very good at coming up with plots.
sometimes i really want to explore abandoned places but then i remember that i sprint out of rooms after i turn the lights off
Stop making books into films and start making them into a tv show so we could have a lot more detail to them and they can stick to the book easier.
I thought this was going to make me annoyed but everything turned out better than expected
Be a good friend. When your friend leaves an abusive relationship, delete/unfollow/unfriend their abuser. Don’t give them anymore activity. When they leave, leave with them. Be their support system. You cannot be neutral when someone was abused.
This time last year I was unemployed, broke, and suicidal.
Today, I just got the keys to my first house.
Give it time.
Needed this today
when you hear people preach that it gets better, they aren’t joking. if it’s not better yet, it will be.
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