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You tried me in my absence. You can shoot me in my absence.

Brendan Behan (after being tried by the post-WWII IRA for repeatedly being jailed for being drunk and disorderly, and thereby “bringing the movement into disrepute”)


Writing is hard. Anyone who says differently ain’t doing it right.

I say differently. So much for me, I guess…


part of my doubt when I read any interesting fandom speculation about the future plot of any show is simply “the writers aren’t thinking this hard about it”

And nine times out of ten you’ll be right.

Okay, logged in and asking this official way for interest. We know that the Lone one can subvert wizards, but in this cannon is there such a thing as a dark wizard where they are only loyal to him, and the oath is the complete opposite? Also - where do *witches* (dig dig, stares), and warlocks and mages and stuff fall in your continuity?


Thanks for asking in here, BTW: while the Disqus comments are useful, relatively speaking, fewer of the interested parties see the responses there than here.

First question: no. There is no “negative” Lone Power-based power structure in this universe. All wizardly power flows from the Powers that Be (or through them, from the One), and they have gone out of their way to specifically deny the LP access to such power. While wizards can indeed be subverted, canon explicitly states that it is impossible for a wizard who’s taken the Oath to willingly work with the LP to do its bidding. There are failsafes built into the system (as it were) so that any wizard attempting this immediately and permanently has wizardry withdrawn from them. (Somebody else asked: have wizards “fallen”? Yes, some have. It’s always tragic. Don’t get me started. [And here comes yet another of the Atlantis stories.] That’s a story for another day.)

(Note to self: we may need a new acronym. “TASFAD.”)

(Adding a cut here, as things are about to get complicated. Under the cut: witches, warlocks, mages and stuff, angels, fallen angels, demigods, werewolves, vampires, zombies, necromancers…)

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The Mob of Scribbling Women (US edition): T-shirts, etc

Per those of you who requested these in notes to the original post / the ask box, etc: Here you go.

I had to change the design just a wee bit so it’d work better on T-shirts, but the basic thought is the same. :) I’ll take a run at the Canadian edition later today.


This can now be found in merch over here:

So knock yourselves out. If you think this item would amuse somebody who’s following you, please feel free to reblog.

(ETA: while working on the shop this morning I accidentally destroyed the old section… so this is a new one, and the URL has therefore been changed. Sorry for the confusion.)