My very sleepy wife: *snrf, yawn, sleepy grumbles* - "I had a dream about you! You were being a wizard!"
M: "di-DID I HAVE A SICK HAT?"
M: "DID I HAVE A SICK BEARD???"
W: "nuuu???!! "
M: ... What... What was I doing that was all wizardy then??
Wife, already falling back asleep, talking through lil yawn and murps: "complaining about how lord of the rings was unrealistic wizard representation".
@Pyretta she is so good, and so sleepy I tells ya.
@Pyretta tbh tho like: terrible taste in hats, deeply racist world building that is somehow still at the root of so much modern fantasy, magic as an elitist class trait... frankly tolkien didn't know fucking shit about nothin, not to mention goddamn wizards
@BunnyHearted I like language being magic. That way, with willpower and training anyone can access magic, it's not locked off behind chance.
@Pyretta YES! Any magic system that relies on blood quantum/"family lineage"/whatever the fuck is just eugenicist propaganda.
In this essay I will tear harry potter apart, and groggily ramble for 9 pages about the power of herbs-
@BunnyHearted The other way to do magic is to have it as a prevalent force in the world that imbues things and people. That way you can bullshit a lot, especially magic herbs.
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