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20 Rites Of Passage That Every "Harry Potter" Super Fan Will Understand

After all this time? Always.

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1. Casually trying to use spells in real life.

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Accio, keys. Accio, keys. ACCIO, KEYS.

2. Considering, or maybe actually getting, a Potter-themed tattoo.


Should I get a delicate little golden snitch on my wrist, or maybe the Hogwarts crest across my entire torso? They're both so meaningful.

3. Building your collection of wands, house sweaters, and any other piece of wizarding world merchandise you can get your hands on.

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This is beyond want- this is need.

4. Planning a totally magical Potter party.

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Ain't no party like a Hogwarts party 'cause a Hogwarts party has wizards.

5. Attending one of the many Harry Potter conventions.

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Come at me, LeakyCon.

6. Bingeing on Pottermore... and then eventually never logging in again.

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Get a pet, get a wand, get sorted! Aaaaaaand that's enough of that.

7. Anxiously figuring out your Hogwarts House, and then living by that judgment for the rest of your days.

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Let's be real, that was the whole point of Pottermore.

8. Camping out for midnight premieres and book releases with your fellow Potterheads.

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Waiting is half the fun, right?

9. Accepting, and very quickly loving, Darren Criss as the second Harry Potter.

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He's Harry Freakin' Potter!

Of course, the other StarKids also have places in the HP Hall of Fame.

10. Only half-jokingly considering naming your pets or children after your favorite characters.

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Maybe a magical name will give them a magical life.

11. Joining, or at least spectating, a real-life Quidditch team.

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Stupid broomsticks, just fly already.

12. Acquiring- and coveting- every single book, film, video game, and any other related media.

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It's not weird to have your most prized possessions be a stack of books.

13. Dedicating many hours to figuring out just what your Patronus, Animagus, and boggart would be.

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Do you really know yourself if you haven't figured these out?

14. Having your heart smashed into a million pieces when you turned eleven and no Hogwarts letter came.

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No one wants to accept that they're a- gulp- Muggle.

15. Finding and taking advantage of every possible opportunity to reference the saga.

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Possibly to the point where your friends and family just want you to shut up. Too bad they can't use "silencio!"

16. Crying buckets over favorite book scenes that didn't make it into the films.

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Where is the justice for the Deathday Party, Lockhart in St. Mungo's, and, um, VOLDEMORT'S ENTIRE BACKSTORY?

17. Realizing you know the Potterverse better than you know your own country's history.

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Ehhhh, who needs American history anyways?

18. Fervently trying to convert anyone and everyone you know to the Potter way of life.

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Do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior, Mr. Harry J. Potter?

19. Coming to recognize J.K. Rowling as your beloved Queen.


All Hail J.K.! Long live the Queen!

20. Knowing that Hogwarts will ALWAYS be there to welcome you home.

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