gracehelbig:

buzzfeed:

This is Foo-Chan, the Japanese equivalent of Grumpy Cat. But instead of being grumpy, he just looks like he’s disappointed all of the time. 

OH NO
gracehelbig:

buzzfeed:

This is Foo-Chan, the Japanese equivalent of Grumpy Cat. But instead of being grumpy, he just looks like he’s disappointed all of the time. 

OH NO
gracehelbig:

buzzfeed:

This is Foo-Chan, the Japanese equivalent of Grumpy Cat. But instead of being grumpy, he just looks like he’s disappointed all of the time. 

OH NO
gracehelbig:

buzzfeed:

This is Foo-Chan, the Japanese equivalent of Grumpy Cat. But instead of being grumpy, he just looks like he’s disappointed all of the time. 

OH NO
gracehelbig:

buzzfeed:

This is Foo-Chan, the Japanese equivalent of Grumpy Cat. But instead of being grumpy, he just looks like he’s disappointed all of the time. 

OH NO

gracehelbig:

buzzfeed:

This is Foo-Chan, the Japanese equivalent of Grumpy Cat. But instead of being grumpy, he just looks like he’s disappointed all of the time. 

OH NO

spanishskulduggery:

It’s really weird trying to explain the differences between Catholicism and other branches of Christianity to people who aren’t religious because it ultimately ends up, “Well this is Catholic, this is Catholic classic, this is Catholic-lite, this is diet Catholic, this is new taste less calories not as popular Catholic, and this is I can’t believe it’s not Catholic.”

pomeray:

my fashion sense is called i am cold and pissed off

crab-cakes:

madelezabeth:

bitchdere:

my brother told me about this Auto Rap app and it turns anything you say into a rap song and i recorded some of aoba moaning and well

I don’t know anything about DMMD, but I can tell you I’ve heard a handful of chillstep mixes where the vocals are just a bunch of suspicious sounds and it sounds about like this.

Played 393219 times.

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DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.

Wow

what the shit

Damn! Plot Twist!

You just ruined like one of my favorite snacks. I am torn.

Ok, my eyes are leaking.

spamanobutts:

if you hate sasuke uchiha please watch this video

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QuestionCAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS????? Answer

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petrichorlore:

NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.

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Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.

Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.

And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?

DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS

jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws

jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor

JEWISH WIZARDS

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Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)

Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.

See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?

Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.

JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??

Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…

I wrote a paper for a Harry Potter conference on foreign wizardry and how the systems of magic must have evolved to be completely separate entities that have very little in common. We’re only seen a TINY portion of the wizarding world and for the most part it’s Western European. I like to imagine Bill Weasley had to extensively train for cursebreaking in Egypt, because you can’t just waltz into a tomb, wave your wand, shout Latin and expect it to work.

I also love the idea of foreign magics being a bit wonky in a duel against each other because they’re not quite compatible. Like, it’s really hard to block a spell from a foreign wizard because you don’t understand exactly what you’re blocking against.

God, so many foreign wizard feels.

WIZARDS AND WITCHES FROM MEXICO

BRUJERÍA

SPELLWORK FROM MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND SOUTH AMERICA

POTIONS WITH CACAO, CACAO AND ALL THE MAGICAL PROPERTIES

MAGIC IN CUBA

SOMEONE CONTRIBUTE TO THIS BECAUSE I CANT AND IT FRUSTRATES ME

Hoodoo cures for cursed wounds. Inner cities that appear rundown and overcrowded, but magic hides their beauty to prevent incursions by gentrifying wizards. Community gardens full of herbs for healing & for warfare.

Yes. This can go the other way in awesome manners as well! as karnythia said, inner citty wizzards with their own dailects, but also Zhōngshì Yīngyǔ spells which combine latin/etc elements with Cantonese/etc, and the fusion, the freshness brings it’s power.

Where other languages have power because of their history, these have power because of their youth. Imagine the power of a spell that’s only ever been used hundread times before. 

And, because I can’t do modern shit without internet culture, Imagine the other spells you can do with lulzspeak, and with the rest of the slang of the internet. Imagine emoji spells.

wixen whipping out smartphones and just going 💥 for an experiment and a massive explosion rocks the castle.

Teachers are just so confused and then 😯 and they all get i, because it’s like that.

Suddently the unicode consortium is filled with waring wixen trying to get new emoji added.

kiyotakamine:

shikamaru proposes to temari and then kankurou can’t stop cracking the joke “i can’t believe you’re going to be temarried”

ducktapebunny:

padnote:

the first time I saw this video I thought to myself “7 minutes? There’s no way I’m going to watch all of that”

how wrong I was

That was really upsetting

geothebio:

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geothebio:

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bluejamjarart:

i can’t make normal AUs to save my life

sakura’s house is haunted by 3 ghosts who died there in different time periods

at first she was self-conscious about having three men in her home 0-24 but nowadays she just can’t bring herself to give a fuck

badgerhat:

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mahayana-na:

mahayana-na:

Technology in Naruto is pretty interesting. With shinobi using chakra for warfare, and the most common building materials in Konoha seemingly being wood and rotting metal, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the Naruto world has some pretty advanced technology. Kishimoto once stated that he would never put guns into his universe, but that didn’t stop him from putting a satellite into space. Or correct me if I’m wrong here, but those are satellite dishes mounted to the roof. And don’t they generally require… a satellite in space to broadcast?

For that matter, the Naruto universe has television. We see Tsunade receiving messages from messenger birds, but here are the lords of the five countries communicating over television. It wouldn’t be odd for them to have telephone technology as well. They have optometrists and glasses, they have photography, they have plastic. Which means that somewhere out there, in the Naruto universe, there are factories and refineries. They don’t have cars, but they have industry. And the technology is distributed unevenly enough that we don’t notice its prescience in Konoha.

Konoha even has electricity, but where does their electricity come from?Do they have nuclear power plants? Wind turbines? Solar energy? Do they generate electricity through some unknown-to-us process using chakra? Kishimoto only ever addresses how chakra works in the Naruto universe, but there is an odd mix between chakra usage and industrial technology in his universe. The top left panel features what look like batteries. The kanji on them mean “electricity”. Looking at the map of Konoha, I didn’t spot any obvious factories. But the electricity has to come from somewhere. And what about water treatment plants? They have running water, but when Sasuke and Naruto fight on the hospital roof before the timejump, they destroy what appear to be water tanks. And looking at the map of Konoha, there appear to be more water tanks mounted on the roofs of other large buildings. So the question is then, does Konoha have flowing water and sewers, or are they reliant on water tanks for all of their water usage?

Shinobi villages are exceptions rather than the norm in the Naruto universe, and my guess is that outside of Konoha… ninja and chakra manipulation are rare. Konoha may even be one of the more rural places in this universe, especially in comparison to say, Amegakure, which has skyscrapers.

Which… when you think about that bridge-builder Tazuna from the beginning of Naruto, there’s a pretty big discrepancy in technology and building techniques. But in the end, it’s not that different from our own world. I assume if you’re reading this on tumblr that you live in technologically developed cities for the most part. But there are places even in technologically developed countries where people still live off the land, or live with a mix of modern technology and rural techniques. So it’s something to think about in the Naruto world.

lohrendrell

i always thought that even though their world has technology konoha doesn’t use it as much as other places

where’s that screencap of that random guy in naruto behind gai and kakashi walking around with an ipod

Love stuff like this