WATCHING: Orange Is the New Black S2READING: The Charm Bracelet ♥ ★ ♥ ★
A handy guide I wrote and illustrated for writers doing fic set at Hogwarts who want to know where everything is in relation to everything else. Inspired by the sad dearth of decent official maps from JK, it’s a first-person walk-through of Hogwarts imagined as if I was a Prefect handing out pamphlets to all the poor ickle firsties.
♔ BEAUXBATON’S ACADEMY OF MAGIC ♔Thought to be situated somewhere in the Pyrenees, visitors speak of the breath-taking beauty of a chateau surrounded by formal gardens and lawns created out of the mountainous landscape by magic. Beauxbatons Academy has a preponderance of French students, though Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Luxembourgians and Belgians also attend in large numbers. It is said that the stunning castle and grounds of this prestigious school were part-funded by alchemist gold, for Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel met at Beauxbatons in their youth, and a magnificent fountain in the middle of the school’s park, believed to have healing and beautifying properties, is named for them.