What I saw in my German workbook today:
•Alina kommt nicht aus der Schweiz. Sie kommt aus Österreich.
▪︎Nein, sie kommt aus Ravka!
(•Alina isn't from Switzerland. She is from Austria.
▪︎No, she is from Ravka!)
Sorry for the stupid joke, I'm reading the Shadow and Bone trilogy now.
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Learning Ravkan pt 1
Wrote out a guide to the alphabet a few days ago and have been practicing since! Here are a few of my favourite examples:
Corporalki (written as Korporalki)
Na razrushaya. E'ya razrushost.
Mostly working on getting the alphabet memorised currently! Might open requests for Ravkan calligraphy like the first image if people are interested.
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do you think elemental-based magic is overdone in ya?
My gut instinct is to just say yes, but it honestly just depends. I feel like elemental magic is overdone in general, not just in YA, but I still think it can be well done. Like, the Grisha magic system is glorified elemental magic, but Bardugo added a whole social hierarchy and extra powers to it (like the Korporalki, obviously Alina and the Darkling) so it doesn’t seem straight-shot elemental. Usually when I have an issue with a book that uses elemental magic, I have a problem with the worldbuilding as a whole rather than just the fact that elemental magic is in use (ie Truth/witch, T0G, AC0TAR).
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