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J.K. Rowling writes that Ilvermorny was a magical school of witchcraft and wizardry, founded by a pureblood Irish wizard named Isolt Sayre in the 17th century. Ilvermorny sat atop the highest peak of Mount Greylock enshrouded by powerful concealment enchantments.

Sayre was a descendant of Salazar Slytherin and the renowned Irish witch Morrigan. Sayre lived with her parents in a small Irish town till the day her mother's estranged sister Gormlaith Gaunt (pureblood zealot) murdered Sayre's parents and kidnapped her away to Hag's Glen to stop her from marrying a muggle.

A decade later, following imprisonment and continued attempts at indoctrinating Sayre, she stole her aunt's wand, and managed an escape. 

Sayre went on to pose as a Muggle boy, sailing to the 'New World', where she came across a wealth of magical creatures and fellow wizards that'd ultimately help her create Ilvermorny.

The four Ilvermorny houses are named after magical creatures:

  • Horned Serpent – a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’
  • Pukwudgie – ‘a short, grey-faced, large-eared creature’
  • Thunderbird – a creature that ‘can create storms as it flies’
  • Wampus – ‘a magical, panther-like creature that is fast, strong and almost impossible to kill’

Check out the story over on Pottermore that was just released today!

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Star Wars: Rogue One will be directed by Godzilla's Gareth Edwards and features a star-studded cast including actors like Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, and Mads Mikkelsen. Watch the teaser video below:

Geeky Art of The Day: The 2016 Election is So Much Better as 'Magic: The Gathering' Cards
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There are some new Legendary Creatures on the block.

The 2016 election, by all accounts, is chalking up to be quite ridiculous. So ridiculous in fact, that the only way to make it more tolerable is to turn the candidates into Magic: The Gathering cards.

Mighty God King is a genius for making these.

Mighty God King 4 Prez 2016!

50 nerds of grey continues the legacy of 50 shades of grey jokes.
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Did you think there was no other mileage to be had from poking fun of 50 Shades of Grey? You might want to reconsider that opinion.

Seven months after the movie's release and a full four years after the book made many steamy, the new Twitter account 50 Nerds of Grey has a new twist on the well-ridden bandwagon.

As the name suggests, it takes nerd culture and finds the f*tish funny within it.







It's even better because the account uses the picture of Moss from The IT Crowd, so it's only natural to read these tweets in his high, English accent.













Imgur user raggedrabbit collected a few examples of just how many f*cks Mark Hamill gives when signing autographs.

Luke Skywalker obviously has a pretty big sense of humor when it comes to his fans.

And it's not like anyone would be upset by these imaginative signatures, right? Surely it would only increase the worth many times over.

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Via: Hoang Tran
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Artist Hoang Tran carves intricate sculptures of characters from popular fiction like Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and others. These detailed crayon carvings are available on Etsy, and he also does custom orders. Check out his Tumblr blog.



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Via: Engadget
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Japan's robotics research collective Bravo Robotics unveiled a preview of its latest prototype model for a remote-controlled sports car that transforms into a bipedal robot, which will be presented during the upcoming Maker Faire in Tokyo. The 1/12 scale model is operated by a modified PS3 controller and comes equipped with a missile launcher on each arm and a wireless camera that feeds into mobile devices like iPad.



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