One of the distinguishing traits of the fantasy genre is, of course, magic. Magic is defined as "the power of influencing a course of action through mysterious forces." When I was crafting the magic system in my book, I looked to history. Many themes bridge the myths, folklore, and mystical spiritual practices across space and time. The common belief in plants' magical powers captivated me the most and played an increasingly important role in my work. While magic often influences the plot of a fantasy book, I am more fascinated with how the characters relate to it and how it shapes themes like power and oppression. With plant magic, human-nature relationships becomes even more dynamic as the characters ask themselves, what are the benefits and consequences of manipulating the natural world? A question I believe is front and center today. 📸 @speedcoachingandcreative
Is taking a boat excursion to cruise under Iguazu Falls (the largest waterfall system in the world) ‘touristy’? You bet your ass it is and it’s also one of the most intense interactions with nature I’ve ever experienced. I am not a believer that you HAVE to get off the beaten track to ‘truly experience’ a place. Sometimes doing the touristy stuff is a great way to see a place. And sometimes, eating dinner with a local family in rural Chile is a great way to see a place. The point is, there’s a reason why the most visited places in a city are the most visited places in a city and to avoid them because they're 'touristy' is ridiculous. The beauty of travel is that it opens your eyes - touristy, local, however else you choose to describe an experience is just a label. Go into every travel experience with the mindset of being grateful to have had the opportunity to explore and you’ll find the labels just fall away. Never. Stop. Exploring.
Probably the best shower I’ve had in South America . . . . . . . . #brazil#southamerica#fozdoiguacu#fozdoiguaçu#parana#cachoeira#waterfall#cataratas#liveabroad#moveabroad#wanderlust#seetheworld#photooftheday#travel#instatravel#instatravel#view#travel#travelgram#brasil#nature#waterfalls#argentina#naturalwonders
One of the only decent photos I got from Burning the Clocks in Brighton! The night represented the shortest day of the year! Bring on summer 🌄🌞 ° ° ° ° ° #ourjourney Follow my blog and check out my website for more nature photos and my van build 🚐Www.pathwaytofreedom.co.uk 🚐
Desviándose un poco en la ruta de Tinergir a Erfoud encontramos una de las construcciones más interesantes y curiosas de Marruecos. El Ksar de Khorbat Una Kasbah o ciudad fortaleza habitada de altos muros sin apenas ventanas al exterior y protegida por cuatro torres con una única entrada que da acceso a una calle principal jalonada por callejones sin salida, cuatro a cada lado. Lo más curioso de la construcción es q las viviendas se encuentran sobre esta calle y callejones haciendo de la fortaleza un lugar sombrío, resguardado de la climatología extrema del desierto. Pasear en un principio por ella da algo de respeto por la oscuridad y silencio, pero pronto al atravesar los callejones ves como la gente hace su vida normal dentro de sus casas.
Multi 🌀🌀🌀🍴lunchtime fossil flip 😁, brought to you from the JURASSIC 🦕COAST! These 190 million year old ammonites I found preserved in Iron Pyrite”fools gold .”See us @brandonfossils for fossil finding techniques used to get these specimens please see our 💫🎥YouTube Channel 🎞( link in the bio) #fossil#minerals#fossils#jurassic#prehistoric#jurassiccoast#beachfinds#naturalwonders#ammonite#lymeregis#palaeontology#ammonites#beachcombingfinds#turnitover#fossiloftheday#fossilflipthursday