talk street magic to me

drawing power from the metro lines

illusionists busking illegally, shimmering lights disintegrating as they run

plant mages tending tiny rooftop and windowbox gardens

elementary school kids learning basic sigils on the playground

wixen taking a while to key into the magic in new cities when they move

alchemists dealing on the side to support their experiments

middle schoolers making friendship talismans and amulets for everyone

numerologists who’ll do your math homework for $5 or divine your fortune for $10

kids mass-texting luck and speed spells when their parties get broken up by the cops

Hell yeah, let’s talk about magic.

Like elementary kids learning silly (or inappropriate) charms from each other on the bus, the same way we learned our first swear words. Clapping games across the bus aisle, but with spells instead of rhymes.

Worrying that your friend is getting into dark magic, but not knowing how to talk to them about it. Intervention programs for kids abusing hexes and runes, because magic has given them control over something for once in their life, and they’re starting to make some dangerous choices.

Psychic teachers knowing when you’re cheating. Knowing when you’re having trouble with homework. Or at home. Knowing when you need tutoring or an AP course because you’re just not being challenged or a different teaching method because you can’t process what you’re learning in class no matter how hard you try, and the teacher tells you it’s okay, they know. They know.

Magic graffiti. Graffiti in wild places, and graffiti that vanishes when certain people roll by like the police. Or graffiti that only appears when the police walk by to insult them. Murals. Swirling, living murals on the sides of buildings. Murals that—if you listen closely—can be heard, not just seen.

In the evenings, kids hiding out in someone’s backyard or an alley passing around a joint and casting minor illusions to watch while high.

Chalk artists making works that are so realistic, they come to life off of the sidewalk.

One man bands in the park, with instruments floating around playing themselves.

Punk concerts in empty lots with amped out music and lights, but noise-cancelling spells and illusion hide them in plain sight from anyone outside of the lot.

Mediums predicting people in need, and making sure to be there at just the right moment to lend them a helping hand. “You seem upset, do you need to talk?” “Oh, you’re a dollar short? No, don’t put the milk back; I’ll cover you.” “You really ought to try taking your resume to this store. Trust me.”

Necromancers in forensics speaking with the dead to solve homicides and cold cases. Living lie detectors as beat cops and detectives and DEA agents.

Strangely cheap five star food diners that bake actual love into their apple pie, and they always know your dietary restrictions without being told.

Service golems in various sizes and shapes, making sure their magic users aren’t crowded, get medical attention, go where they need to, etc. They don’t get distracted, they can be hollow to hold things like medications, and in rare instances, they seem to develop loving attachment to their users despite not being alive.

Little old landladies who dabble in witchcraft brewing homeopathic remedies for people in their apartment complex.

Street magic is an amazing concept.

Heck yes.

Cars with paintjobs covered in sigils, protecting them and others from harm.

Churches that are literal sanctuary, backed up with wards to prevent violence being done within their walls.

Practitioners of Sympathetic Magic using company logos to invoke the associated concepts - a nike tattoo makes you faster, something stamped with “Nokia” is more durable.

The old leylines don’t work, but the highways, train lines, water mains and high-tension cables do the trick.

Magic Conventions.

just. Magic Conventions.

All of this please.

Oh man. Cops facing the Rule of Returns Parrot familiars that learn new languages faster them their witches. Grocery stores that alter prices based on what can be afforded. Carnies that are so used to traveling that being on one line makes them itch.

(Source: cpk4709)

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Anonymous said: So, since everyone else is sharing their Cybertronian reproduction headcanons to you this week, you up for one more? I know I'm kind of late to the party.

Of course - go for it!

Ok but the more I think about it the more I’m sure some major shit went down between Rung and Froid



Ranty, unabashedly opinionated, psych nerd mtmte transformers meta and Rung headcanons below the cut.

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Just read your post on Froid/Rung and I just want to say thank you!

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Anonymous said: 1. Will there be sex? 2. Will there be an overabundance of Queen characters? (Not that I hate queers, as I myself am one, I just hate how many are thrown in willy nilly as I believe it counteracts what we need in media because none are realistic)




1: Yes.

2: Yes.

Also, what?

You heard ‘em, Gail - no Queen characters.



so tired of seeing these guys in the avengers

Wait, wait, wait!

… Is The Secret the answer to, “Will you do the fandango?”

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Anonymous said: Why wouldn't they need flight altmodes in peace time? The purpose isn't limited to war. I can see people complaining about fuel [oh those politicians, so many flights so little need] so there's a potential for microagressions especially from lower castes and those in poverty towards flightframes (and fanned by the upper class because /scapegoats/) but as a group I see them leveling at middle caste and up, Heavy duty frames as lower in peacetime while helicopters and jets are higher due to demand

Interesting - I’d automatically been assuming that other Cybertronians couldn’t ride around in the smaller fliers (helicopters, jets), so the bigger frames would actually be in more demand (folks like Skyfire, Octane, Astrotrain, and Cosmos).  But that’s not necessarily the case.

I like your idea of how different caste and alt prejudices might intersect:  resentment of the upper castes gets taken out on lower-caste mechs who are providing them with all those services only they can afford (like chartered flights).

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abucketofprotons said: There are only two things in your "things i didn't know i needed" tag. I almost feel proud that one of them is my fault. xD

As you should.  Proud and possibly disturbed, but proud.

"reblog this if you want a terrible 3 sentence fanfiction in your ask based on your url" (Obviously, I am breaking both the rules of the post, and of decent rhyming, but. Um. Yes. Have a limerick.)

There once was a young Decepticon
Who visited friends in Iacon
There they had a good time
Till the Autobots came
And booted them off of Cybertron



This is awesomeness, thank you!

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Anonymous said: Apparently the pic isn't rod/meg but rod/MAG and it was just a typo and now people have been seeing and tagging it incorrectly

Ah, okay!  I’ve fixed the tags on my reblog - PSA for everyone else.

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a commission for abucketofprotons!! rod/meg petplay just. woof. luv those boys

This is so good EVERYTHING I COULD POSSIBLY WANT I mean look at Roddy’s cute little expression ;w;



a commission for abucketofprotons!! rod/meg petplay just. woof. luv those boys

This is so good EVERYTHING I COULD POSSIBLY WANT I mean look at Roddy’s cute little expression ;w;

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subterranean-waters replied to your post:Starscream(G1)/ Starscream(TF:P) or Starscream(G1)/ Starscream(TF:A)?

At first I was gonna ask Starscream/ Starscream or Starscream/ Starscream. Bless cloning

The answer is Starscream.  The answer is always Starscream. ;)