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WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: THE CARIBBEAN

The magic folk of the Caribbean are nothing if not ambitious. Raising an unplottable island out of the ocean, they retreated to their paradisiacal land whereupon they built a school of magic to pass on their knowledge. Over time, the island grew crowded, and the magical community moved away, but the school remained in operation. Surrounded by a vast blue stretch of water, students must travel via large sentient sailing ships that have been magicked to operate independently (an extremely useful enchantment during the era of piracy as the ships knew to avoid danger). In the waters surrounding the school swims an unnaturally large barracuda with magical scales that can be used as wand cores, but only when it is given willingly. There are many classes dedicated to spice magic, and foreign visitors often say the school carries a distinct aroma akin to a legion of chefs who never stop cooking. Cinnamon for friendship, ginger root for courage and strength, red chillies can fight evil or cause destruction… it becomes the unofficial anthem of the students over time because the chant aids greatly during the multitude of spice-reading exams conducted throughout the school year. 
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knotted-ribs:

this more than my little gay heart can take

He sprinted, half believing he could outdistance death itself, ignoring the jets of light flying in the darkness all around him, and the sound of the lake crashing like the sea, and the creaking of the Forest though the night was windless; through grounds that seemed, themselves, to have risen in rebellion, he ran faster than he had ever moved in his life…

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In March, due to a natural phenomenon, temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia.

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New still from PLL Halloween Special

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bravermanfan:

Behind the scenes of last night’s episode, which was directed by Peter Krause.

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"I saw someone do it one day, and I really liked it. I wanted it in the film. I thought it would be funny so I just put it in. I didn’t know where I was going to put it, and then we were doing the take where she’s really sick and it’s something that’s just kind of like, "What do you want when you’re sick? I don’t want anyone to talk to me. The thought of someone speaking is just…" So yeah, I just thought I’d throw it in and the director really liked it so we kept it." - Emily Blunt on improvising in The Devil Wears Prada

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 Katherine Pierce through the seasons requested by anon

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