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Twitter Thread on Wizards as Magic Snobs

Oliver Clegg's assertion isn't far off from the real world. Study anything, be it food, sports or apparently the arcane and you start to become a nauseating douche about it. People get creative with wizard stuff all the time, like this short and sweet Tumblr thread on a wizard IT guy. For a wholesome one, here's a thread about a guy's grandma who fell in love with d&d while battling cancer.

Twitter thread on how wizards are like magical wine snobs | Oliver Clegg @deathbybadger always imagine #dnd wizards be bit like wine purists FIGHTER need fire spell, now! WIZARD: oho well this *is* interesting (opens book) aganazzar's scorcher? incendiary cloud? perhaps quick 'essaim de météores if 's not too robust at this time day-
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Listen, we know magic is fake, but it can at least be done well. The actual "jump" itself happens around the four minute mark, and holy crap, this has to be a kids show, right? Explosion!

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20 Times Awful Fantasy Was Awful and Fantastic

Think today's fantasy writing is just too dramatic and well written? @AwfulFantasy makes sure there's something for you.

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J.K. Rowling writes that Ilvermorny was a magical school of witchcraft and wizardry, founded by a pureblood Irish wizard named Isolt Sayre in the 17th century. Ilvermorny sat atop the highest peak of Mount Greylock enshrouded by powerful concealment enchantments.

Sayre was a descendant of Salazar Slytherin and the renowned Irish witch Morrigan. Sayre lived with her parents in a small Irish town till the day her mother's estranged sister Gormlaith Gaunt (pureblood zealot) murdered Sayre's parents and kidnapped her away to Hag's Glen to stop her from marrying a muggle.

A decade later, following imprisonment and continued attempts at indoctrinating Sayre, she stole her aunt's wand, and managed an escape. 

Sayre went on to pose as a Muggle boy, sailing to the 'New World', where she came across a wealth of magical creatures and fellow wizards that'd ultimately help her create Ilvermorny.

The four Ilvermorny houses are named after magical creatures:

  • Horned Serpent – a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’
  • Pukwudgie – ‘a short, grey-faced, large-eared creature’
  • Thunderbird – a creature that ‘can create storms as it flies’
  • Wampus – ‘a magical, panther-like creature that is fast, strong and almost impossible to kill’

Check out the story over on Pottermore that was just released today!

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No one cared what this guy had to say because the woman in the background seems to disappear halfway through the interview. Is it perspective or good, old fashioned magic? 

Commenters on the Imgur post of this video couldn't decide one way or the other: