Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.
#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing
#they would not have had four houses; four is such an unlucky number in chinese numerology that there would never be four of anything.
#They also wouldn’t have used a tortoise wtf tortoises are shit in chinese mythology
#There would probably be like 8 houses because hello chinese population is enormous there would probably be tons more witches and wizards just by dint of percentages.
#Also I refuse to believe that chinese witches and wizards are like as massively in hiding as everybody else; I mean just look at traditional chinese medicine. You wanna talk eye of newt let’s talk about the various medicinal uses of fucking freeze dried sea cucumbers wtf why is that always the biggest jar at your grandma’s apothecary.
#…Because that’s goddamn right chinese fucking muggles go to the goddamn apothecary wtf you think you’re special, white leghorn wizards
#also fuck quidditch and broomsticks i bet they play games on motherfucking dragons
#can you imagine HOW MUCH BETTER DUELING WOULD BE WITH MARTIAL ARTS
#Defense against the dark martial arts tho
#I bet the sorting ceremony is much more involved and includes astrology charts and chi and shit like that it’s like matchmaking only way more crucial
#I bet muggles fucking love magic
#I bet they gotta be careful and shit at orphanages making sure no accidental Tom Riddle shit happens and like the next dark lord gets adopted by a pair of white gay guys from Santa Monica because that would be hella awkward whoopsies
i am confounded by people who think it’s possible to be “socially liberal and fiscally conservative” like wealth redistribution is the backbone of effectively addressing social inequality. supporting marriage equality means nothing if you do not acknowledge the disproportionate number of lgbtqiap+ people and other marginalized groups that make up the economically disadvantaged.
I think about you all the time now.
I look across the Thames on a particularly beautiful day and wonder what you would say about it. I’m doing the last of my readings for class and glance up, expecting you to be across from me, studying for your own midterms. I stand on the Italian countryside, less than a thousand miles from the Swiss borders, on the verge of the Swiss alps, with houses built into the hillside and pastel colors and green-turned-red leaves on vines, and wish, at least a little bit, that you are with me. I think about what it would be like if we were together, reallytogether, take that as you will.
Because I’m gone for a semester (can you even tell?) and by the time I get back I think you’ll be so different I won’t even recognize you. But maybe the same will be true for you of me. And maybe we will go on as we always were and I won’t even humor the thought of you anymore. Not like this.
Because I use you as a placeholder for all my soft dreams and I’m coming to the realization that that might be all you are. I hope you have some soft dreams of your own.
Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing - Sufjan Stevens
easily my favorite picture in the world
I’m leaving as soon as I get the last message from you. just got back. Going to bed now. I’d like to tell you good night, but that would end the conversation, wouldn’t it? So I leave it until you’re awake again to ask you about your day.
Except I don’t. I can only message through wifi, and by the time I get back, maybe it’s too late to answer. But it’s about bed time for me now and I want to text you back:
Is he like the opposite of Bob Ross?
Strolling at Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines