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Wizards and Wii Remotes

As of late, I've been taking a lot of flak from family, friends, and colleagues regarding my Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix gaming habit. I have a kindred spirit over at Penny Arcade who has also fielded some ridicule for waving around a Wii remote while casting arcane spells. So, as was done by Tycho over at Penny Arcade, let me fess up to my habit and just lay it all out there for the world to know:

Do I really cast my spells in the Gryffindor spell-casting pose?
Yes. And to clarify for the muggles... the Gryffindor pose is wand hand forward, empty hand arched above head. (Watch Harry Potter vs. Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for more details.)

Do I say the spells aloud?
Sometimes. When I'm trying to joke with another human being in the same room. Otherwise, no.

Do I wear Hogwarts type clothing when I play?
No. I wear what I usually wear when lounging around the house. Which is nothing I'm embarrassed by when company is over, though some company does merit me putting my INDY sleeveless T-shirt on rather than going shirtless as is the norm. (Shameless plug: INDY Store - sleeveless INDY T-shirt currently only available to me.)

Do I know all the spells from all the books and games?
Yes. And if you laugh at that, I'll give you a real reason to laugh: RICTUSEMPRA!!!

Have I cast spells when not playing the game?
Yes, but only in my head.... I think.

So there you have it. The truth will set me free. Yes, I am a Harry Potter nerd. Deal with it. At least I'm not spouting off Dungeons and Dragons stuff all day. Oh wait....... OK. Maybe that should wait for another post though.