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I am Hong Kong; breathless energy, dancing lights, martial arts legends, weaponised umbrellas, and the best counterfeits that have ever ripped you off. Enjoy yourself.
[independent rp blog for APH Hong Kong]
Exploring Tai O (大澳), Hong Kong’s Traditional Fishing Village
Known locally as “the Venice of Hong Kong,” Tai O (大澳) is a small fishing village which straddles the waters between the west coast of Lantau Island and a smaller island just 15 meters (49 feet) away. The village is known for its waterfront establishments and traditional way of life. Most notably, Tai O is home to the oldest remaining community of stilt houses, once common across all of Hong Kong.
For over two centuries, the village has been home to the Tanka people, formerly a nomadic southern Chinese ethnic group. Since then until the mid-1900s, the village became a major trading port to China, exporting salt and seafood. Though Tai O is no longer a key site for trade, many elderly residents of the village continue to make a living from fishing, duck farming and making the village’s famous salted fish and shrimp paste, all of which can be found in the main Tai O Market. Tourists from mainland China and Hong Kong visit Tai O to see the slow, unchanging lifestyle of the old seaside village—a sight that has become increasingly rare in their rapidly developing home countries.
talk street magic to me
drawing power from the metro lines
illusionists busking illegally, shimmering lights disintegrating as they run
plant mages tending tiny rooftop and windowbox gardens
elementary kids learning basic sigils on the playground
wixen taking a while to key into the magic in new cities when they move
alchemists dealing on the side to support their experiments
middleschoolers making friendship talismans and amulets for everyone
numerologists who’ll do your math homework for $5 or divine your fortune for $10
kids mass-texting luck and speed spells when their parties get broken up by the cops
But how about
detectives using thaumaturgical tracking to locate lost items and kidnap victims
CSI scrying a crime scene to watch what actually happened in a bowl of water or mercury
blood mages working in hospitals to maintain heartbeats for critical patients
teams of necromancers tending huge cemeteries and calming down restless ghosts on All Hallows Eve
summoners who get paid to act as go-betweens for tough monsters and demons needed for dangerous jobs like construction or demolition
terrifying idealists who preach about a world with only one kind of magic and denounce practitioners of all other schools
and then that one little cult of funny weirdos who thinks that everybody is lying and magic isnt real
Frostcarvers who conjure exquisitely-carved ice cabinets to keep the greengrocer’s stock cold; they melt every night, but that’s okay, because tomorrow’s will be just as beautiful
Traffic engineers constantly tinkering with the elaborate counterspells laid on stoplights to keep everyone from turning their light green all the time
The boy who will shine your shoes for a dollar, or create the illusion of Clarks for five
Bibliomancers doing shows in libraries where they bring stories to life for children!
Geomancers sounding out ore veins for mining companies, and shoring up hidden tunnels to prevent cave-ins!
METALLICA HIRING PYROMANCERS
Warlock-owned roadside espresso stands powered by steam-breathing imps
Cleaning ladies who use their affinity for cockroaches to help clean toilets inside and out (maybe I stole this one from Amy Adams)
Single women on the metro not worrying about being hassled because of their enormous familiars
Savvy mentalists exploiting the free market by planting suggestions in powerful economancers
kinetomancer and aeromancer teenagers using their magics to do insane freerunning maneuvers through the city streets
taxi drivers who occasionally get so fed up with traffic they just say “screw it” and teleport past the intersection after making sure no cops were around