Quidditch for Muggles

Harry Potter has become a worldwide sensation.  The masses gathered at midnight on book and movie release dates, some dressed in style.  What kid hasn’t considered which house at Hogwarts he or she would be a part of?  But can this love of witchcraft and wizardry go too far?  Colleges around the world have implemented Quidditch teams and the game is now considered a sport on par with basketball and soccer.  There is even the Quidditch World Cup.

Are fans living the dream?  Or are they taking obsession to a whole new level?  With the book series completed and the final installment of the movies released, do you think this new sport can last as long as its literary inspiration?

Other Harry Potter chatter:

Keeping the Harry Potter Love Alive on Lyn Midnight’s blog (where guest Ava talks about why the Harry Potter books are special to her)

Me, Harry Potter, and an FUI (Flying Under the Influence) by Katy (where she hilariously rewrites the history of Harry’s experience as Hogwarts should she have attended)

Blog Awards, Tags, and a Monkey

Earlier this week I received a TAGAWARD from the lovely Lyn Midnight.  She awarded me the Versatile Blogger award (I’m touched), though her blog is definitely the one that is versatile.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you should.  And don’t worry, one can only hope her madness is contagious.  😉

Part of the award included being tagged with questions.  As it’s only been a few weeks since the last time I received a meme and passed it on, and I would probably be tagging the same people, I decided to post my answers to the questions and declare a “Tag Yourself” free-for-all!  Do with it as you will.

If you were a vampire, which celebrity would you first sink your teeth into?
I actually dreamed that once, and I did bite some nameless male hottie–but the blood tasted gross. I think I’d rather be bitten.
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What’s your middle name? No, not your real middle name, your MIDDLE name.
Superb…Awesome…Goddess…what, no?  I used to be known as the person with the halo over my head and the not so innocent grin on my face.  But come on, Angela Halo?  Kind of clunky on the tongue.
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You’re stranded on an island. There’s a monkey with you there, but he’s not too chatty. You also have a ball at your disposal. A ship passes by, but it’s daylight. How will you attract their attention?
If I hit the monkey with the ball, maybe the sailors will hear his enraged screeching? If not, the monkey will probably eat me and my problems will be over.
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What are you secretly afraid of?
Death by lava.  No, I don’t live near a volcano, but have you seen the movie with Tommy Lee Jones?  Should a volcano spontaneously emerge in California, the first thing I would do is buy a pistol with one shot; go out in good pirate tradition.
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Describe your best friend in five words.
Smart, Delightful, Swashbuckling, Kind, Caffeinated (though she assures me she’s coming off the detox)
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What’s your current favorite song? What about the annoying one stuck in your head?
Blegh, I don’t know.  I haven’t been listening to anything really.  Which means I’ll probably have to say the same song I did from the first time I was tagged.  (FYI, this is a memory test.  Failure will result in forfeiting a memory of your own.)

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What’s the last movie you watched? Was it good?

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King extended edition on the big screen.  😀  It was awesome.

I’ve been tagged!

Rebecca Enzor tagged me!  So I guess I’m going to answer these questions.  How interesting.  This is a first for me.  I guess it’s called a meme (what’s a meme?)

Do you think you’re hot? I have to be sitting in a car that’s been out in the sun in 80 degree weather to be hot.  Otherwise, I’m always cold.  As long as I’m indoors, even in summer, I require a sweatshirt and fleece blanket.  😉

Upload a picture or wallpaper that you’re using at the moment.  What a silly coincidence that it’s a My Little Pony picture, after Rebecca mentioned my shared love of them!  Seriously, my desktop picture is set to change every hour through a variety of artists.

When was the last time you ate chicken meat? Homemade chicken pot pie for lunch today.

The song(s) you listened to recently. SMS (Shine) by David Crowder Band.  Was feeling a bit melancholic earlier this week and put that song on repeat.

What were you thinking as you were doing this? That I really hoped my blood sugar would come back up soon so I could stop feeling like passing out and do some writing.

Do you have nicknames? What are they? One of my friends from college is the only one who ever calls me by a nickname: Aini.  It was my elven name back when I was really into LoTR.  (I will admit that I can write, and read with some difficulty, Tengwar, Tolkien’s elvish runes.  It’s actually very useful for recording passwords.)

Tag 8 blogging friends… Wait, do I have 8 friends? 0_0

  1. Katy
  2. Susan A.
  3. Catie Rhodes
  4. Sonia Medeiros (already tagged)
  5. Amber West
  6. Rhonda Hopkins
  7. Tiffany A. White
  8. Jen Kirchner

Who’s listed as No. 1? Katy’s got an awesome blog with fun topics and lots of energy.  Plus, I love her sense of humor.

Say something about No. 5 I met Amber on Twitter, but don’t know her very well yet.  (Really, I don’t know hardly anybody that well yet.)  But this seemed like something she’d do on her blog.  🙂

How did you get to know No. 3? Through Twitter again, and the hashtag #MyWANA.  Catie is a research queen!  And her blog has a lot of interesting topics on the not so distant past.  I think she’d be great at writing historical fiction.

How about No. 4. I just met Sonia, but she loves the Pegasus, so I’m looking forward to reading more of her blog.

Leave a message for No. 6 Rhonda commented on my blog and then gave me a shout-out on her own.  I was very honored.  🙂

Leave a lovey dovey message for No. 2. Um…(insert gushing praises)  Thank you Susan for your wonderful blog and support of indie writers, your fabulous discussion questions, and for making my cat a pop star with her serial adventures. (grin)

Do No. 7 and No. 8 have any similarities? Well, I met them on the same day!  They were the first to welcome me to Twitter, and I am greatly appreciative.  🙂  Tune in to Tiffany’s blog on Tuesdays for info on the hottest television shows, and drop by Jen’s to Vote Your Adventure!