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Monday, March 31, 2008

World gone mad, Rowling gone rich!

Rowling, as in JK Rowling. The creator of the highly successful Harry Potter series. Now there's Harry Potter mania all over the world. Wizards and witches wanna-bes can be seen everywhere, from Halloween parties to cosplay competitions. And now in our muggle (A term in the Harry Potter series for normal human beings with no powers) world, we are even playing Quidditch!

"In Muggle Quidditch, as in Wizard Quidditch there are four positions on a team. In Wizard Quidditch, all positions are played in the air on magical flying brooms; however, due to the non-existence of such devices, Muggle Quidditch is played on the ground, with game play confined to a playing field comparable in size to a soccer field."

In Muggle Quidditch (That's what they call it in the real world here), they actually carry broomsticks in between their legs and run around the field. Half of them throw basketballs around and trying to get it in hula hoops (goalpost) to score points. The other half of the team (Beaters) would be throwing medicine balls at the opposing team.

And then there is the Snitch. In the reality, he's actually a guy wearing yellow (Imagine the Digi yellow man, I will follow you!!) from top to toe. He is going to carry a tennis ball in a sock stuffed inside his pants (I don't wanna know where..). This Mr. Snitch is going to run and jump around the field until the Seeker catches him and wrangles the balls (eh, I meant ball) out of him. All that with everyone straddling a broomstick in between their legs (ouch!).



That's about it about Muggle Quidditch. Can the world get more quirky?

To my surprise yes, some colleges in UK already had their inter-college Muggle Quidditch competition while some others are touring the country to promote this new sport (uhh.. I think it is..).

"hey, baby, want to play 'Catch My Snitch'?" "Look for the Golden Ball in my pants"
-strife_cosplay

2 Comment(s):

kevin said...

its weird right?

how a child's book become this big a hit in the balls.

hahahahahhahah

Vincent Tan said...

lol.. yes hwo weird.. crazy fans.. it's a good read but not this extent!