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Wizardposting is a meme aesthetic associated with the classic ideal of the wizard. However, it shouldn't be confused with Wizardcore and Witchcore, as it rejects the muted imagery and Cottagecore stylings associated with those aesthetics. The imagery is bright and fantastical; the cabalistic gibbering of a withered greybeard, palms erupting with primordial, elemental force -- oh! A warlock, pointed hat raised high to the heavens, siphoning the raw energy of the ley line for a ritual.

History[]

Wizardposting

Wizardposting. Original image from 1980 Marvel comic cover.

At the start of 2021, Wizardcore became popular with anti-feminists because Witchcore was popular with feminists and wizards are seen as the counterpart of witches. It was also because wizards are seen as the Sigma archetype due to living a solitary lifestyle and being very powerful. This type of wizardcore declined around the end of 2021.

Around 2023, edits of art from 1980s wizard artwork with humorous captions went viral on tiktok and instagram, similar to the "pondering my orb" meme from 2021. These edits are known "Wizardposting"; they are typically either about relating being a wizard to a real life situation or just the humor of being a wizard in a fantasy setting. This trend also spread to Dwarfs with "Dwarfposting".

Visuals[]

The visuals are primarily rooted in epic fantasy art from the latter half of the twentieth century. It is often cluttered, brightly colored, and highly kinetic, and may take inspiration from psychedelic art. The art includes elemental magic, such as the conjuration of fire or lightning. Astronomical imagery, such as stars, planets, and nebulae, may be associated with magewave. Elements of classic tabletop fantasy and dungeon crawling may also be present. Though pointy hats, bushy eyebrows, and flowing white beards are not strictly necessary, they are a hallmark of the aesthetic. Other examples of magewave visuals include:

  • Implements of magical power (staves, orbs, wands, etc.)
  • Flowing robes
  • Mythical beasts, such as unicorns
  • Familiars, such as cats or owls
  • Castles and wizard towers
  • Dungeons
  • Runes
  • Crystals
  • Magical scrolls and tomes
  • Magic circles and other arcane diagrams


Music[]

Magewave music tends to be up-tempo, conveying a certain sense of power, much like the frenetic, diabolic magical eruptions of a gnarled swamp-crone. Power and symphonic metal are often well-suited to the Magewave aesthetic. However, the life of a wizard is not all fireballs and disintegration rays. The ponderous drone of dungeon synth is also an excellent reflection of the more mundane aspects of Magewave.

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