Time for some Worldbuilding Wednesday questions! I didn’t get a chance to answer these yesterday, but I’ll answer a bunch at once.
Anon asked: “I’m new to your blog and I wouldn’t know where to start asking!! Can maybe your protagonist do a short introduction to the class ??”
GOOD IDEA! I don’t think I’ve done a comprehensive lineup of my characters yet.
Witchlette Stardust is obviously the protagonist of Witchlette! but she has a two friends that accompany her through most of the story. On the left is Silver Cauldron, a new friend. On the right is Alakazam “Zammie” Brew, Witchlette’s best friend all throughout their university days. Witchlette is a 22 year old witch living in Hippogriff Hollow in her parents’ cottage while they travel the world studying ancient magical cultures. Silver is the second son of the Cauldron Corp CEO, a major manufacturer of magical goods. Zammie is an outgoing witch with big temper and a big heart, about to enter nursing school with a love of medical magic. After Witchlette loses her powers these three go on a journey to restore them!
@this-appointment said: Do your characters have pieces of your personality or is there one that is mostly you?
Haha, of course they all have pieces of my personality! The easiest way to write a realistic character is by drawing on your own experiences and knowledge.
@tozoku said: This might seem silly, but: What do groceries in Witchlette’s world look like? O: You mentioned a frozen aisle a while back and it got me wondering if that involves magic, if there are spells/charms for keeping food, etc!
Groceries in Witchlette’s world are pretty much the same as our world, with a few exception. For instance, Witchlette’s favorite food is 7 Layer Cloud Cake, which is a cake infused with a levitation charm, resulting in the lightest, fluffiest cake you can imagine (that also, consequently, floats about 6 inches offer of table). Recipes involving magic are pretty common, and usually involve enhancing or changing flavors, or imbuing the food with some kind of magical effect (gives strength or mental clarity to the consumer, etc.) Refrigeration is similar to our world, though all machines in Witchlette’s world have complicated spells hammered into the metal to enhance function, ward against damange or malfunction, etc. The more expensive the machine, generally the better quality of the spells and longer life of the machine.
@dudewrath-the-exalted asked you:
what unique flora and fauna does your world have in it? Any cool animals or plants, or even geological climates?
Witchlette’s world has tons of unique flora and fauna! Witchlette specializes in magical plants and raises a number of them herself in her greenhouse and garden. She has a pink aural lily in her study (it has a pink, sparkly aura surrounding it when it blooms, thus the name), for instance. Many of the magical plants that are cultivated are rare and/or dangerous, but usually have very powerful magical uses. As for unique fauna, many of the creatures in our mythology hang out on the regular in Witchlette’s world. The royal family of Enchantment has an entire herd of unicorns at the palace. They’re beautiful, but honestly pretty smelly.
captainjuggy on twitter asked: Does Witchlette have pets?
Witchlette does have a pet, sort of! Actually, Twinkle the Catbat is her familiar, but they do have a close relationship. He’s pretty finicky about actually helping her do spellwork, but he does love her just the same.