I’m sorry but if you try to tell me there are only three wizard schools in the ENTIRE magical world I will fight you.
I wanna see Indian wizardry schools
Japanese magic schools where the house ghosts have shrines
Schools hidden in sand dunes and enchanted to look like mirages
American schools hidden in Roswell and Salem
Public magical schools for kids that don’t want to leave home for seven years
GIVE ME ALL THE WIZARD SCHOOL HEAD CANONS!
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow."
Underlying conflicts between human characters are dramatized via creaturely metaphors.
People speak less to one another; when they do, they say less of what they mean to say. There is little confrontation and less blame. Shying away from fighting with their human antagonists, they tussle instead with wolf-men and hungry monsters."
This is the essay that comes closest to articulating the possibilities and limitations of putting real monsters in your stories. Every sentence is truth!
In other words, elephant in the room —> y no put real elephant in room? = Magical realism. (via misterracoon)
"…even at their most fantastical and animal-centric, these stories address a central reality of our real, human world—there are so many malefactors at large that there’s no one in particular to blame. " (via arabellesicardi)
legit, how many popular male leftist/sj/pro-feminist bloggers on here have turned out to be rapists or sexual harassers or pedophiles? its scary how easy it is for these guys to access the rhetoric that makes feminists love them and shield them from criticism