> Random Encounter
January 28th, 2003
I know... where
have I been, right? I mean it's been a
YEAR since the last
Random, and that last one was SO good...
Well, that's the thing.
I've spent the better part of that year trying to come close to that
last one. Not to top it, mind you... just to come
don't think I'll ever do any better. Honest. Ideas
one don't come to me that often - otherwise, I would be making some
of living at this.
The response to the "Spellcasting
101" column was incredible, especially after it got mentioned on iharrypotter.net,
Leaky Cauldron, and the Steve
Jackson Games Daily Illuminator site - where I was commended
himself for not using the terms "Taliban" or "inbred moron" during my
As the great Mel Brooks once
said - "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you
through an open manhole cover and die." It seems that
a good time laughing at arachnid poisoning, the wanton application of
and internal bleeding, as long as it's not happening to them.
such is the price for getting the point across.
I've been flooded with responses over
my antics in that installment of Random
Encounter. I've finally done something that has put
The Escapist on the map, at least to a small degree, and I'm very happy
Several people wrote to me
to offer me their copy of the classic D&D module White
since I made a passing reference to how much I missed my old
Someone even sent me a pristine copy, and refused my offers to pay the
postage (thanks, Greg!). I even got an offer to buy
that I used in my spellcasting experiments. The temptation to
it up for bid on eBay was almost too great...
The fact is, it's been a
year, and I'm
getting a stream of e-mails about the
I've tried numerous times to compile a special Letters
for the Spellcasting mail, but every time I get
ready to post it,
another gem appears in my inbox. But I've got to put it to
So this installment of Random Encounter will feature the best of the
I've gotten over the last year.
Some are short and sweet.
Some are life stories. Some are serious. Most are
There are even a couple from some people who just didn't get
I love them all. I hope you will enjoy
I've sorted the letters by
type because, well, that's just what I do. There are a lot of
here, and I don't feel I would be giving my readers what they wanted
I put up a tidy little table to click on. Skip around if you
or just scroll through and read 'em all from beginning to end.
If you wrote me, and don't
see you letter here, please don't take it personally. I love
of the mail I get, but I don't usually publish the brief messages
site! Keep it up!"). That certainly doesn't mean that your words of
aren't appreciated, so please keep them coming.
As usual, I have run on for
far too long. On with the letters!
Lots of people sent words of
encouragement. Some readers even experienced some strange
when reading the article, including (but not limited to) tearing of the
eyes and loss of equilibrium. Please remember: the management
be held responsible for any injury inflicted during your browsing
at The Escapist. I did, after all, say "Don't Try This At
in the title, and that covers actually reading the
article as well.
Encouragement & Reader Side Effects
The Escapist & spells
Geoffrey M. Harriman
had some wonderful laughs over these.
Thanks so much for the effort and time.
wishes to you and your (perhaps traumatized)
For the record - both of
my daughters are fine, and none the worse for wear after the whole
except for the fact that they both start screaming hysterically
they see an evergreen branch. (Which made for an interesting Christmas,
I assure you...)
Spellcasting 101: Don't Try
This At Home
for producing a wonderful
experiment on magic spells from Harry potter and D&D! by dong
you have proved to be one of the most sad yet very cool people in the
wish you all the luck when you try and
attempt to do magic again!
Sad... yet cool?
How odd... I feel insulted, yet flattered!
receiving a message about it on the
Ecunet meeting "Harry Potter Discussion," I finally visited your web
I enjoyed the random encounter of you trying to cast spells from the
Players Handbook, as well as those Harry & Co. were learning.
a Presbyterian minister and a D&D
devotee since before the first AD&D Players Handbook was
(yes, friends, for more than 20 years now), I am glad to have found The
Escapist and look forward to frequent visits.
Keefer in Cincinnati, Ohio
Okay, I'll confess right
up front... I've included this letter primarily because the author is a
Presbyterian minister who plays D&D, and I'm hoping someone
will see it and get a clue. Not a chance, I know, but you
E-mail from The Escapist
read your piece on casting 'real magic'.
When got to the feather fall spell I actually fell of my chair from
and no, I didn't float to the ground either. Brilliant, totally
That's because you forgot
to say "Mary Poppins!" Weren't you paying attention?
"Harry Potter" and "AD&D" Field
Timothy S Weston
liked reading the "Harry Potter" series
of books. In fact, I saw some themes in the books that are
in the Christian faith. I also got a big laugh out of your
Potter" and "AD&D" field tests. I wish more
anti-Potter and anti-RPGers
would read it.
up the good work!
Thanks, Tim. I wish
so, too. Unfortunately, a Wish spell can
do a lot of incredible
things according to the description in the Player's Handbook,
it doesn't say anything in there about bringing people to their
Too bad for us.
Comments about your tests for the
Harry Potter and D&D spells
is so funny! I have tears coming out
of my eyes because I'm laughing so hard! Thanks for cheering up my day!
Those aren't tears... those
are minor water elementals that I have summoned!
It was worth a try.
is the funniest thing I've read this
year (ok, so it's only February...) The picture under the
attempt is priceless--something about the combo of the Harry Potter
the pipe wrench, and your expression. (I got the link from, I
had never heard of your website before,
but think I'll wander by once in a while. I read some of the
stuff, and I found you quite interesting, though I don't agree with all
your ideas, but then, doubt you'd agree with all mine. :)
(41, female, games 5 or 6 times
a week, if you count computer games like EQ, Diablo and the old Zorks.
Whenever anyone uses the
word "priceless," I can't help but think of those credit card ads, and
all of the online spoofs of them:
Wizard hat - $4.99
Player's Handbook - $19.99
Pipe wrench - $28.99
Undoing years of orthodontic
work while trying to cast an imaginary spell from a role-playing game -
E-mail from The Escapist
Loved the piece about spell casting!
Keep it up, and always remember to listen at the door before opening it.
This is good advice, the
sort of thing that would be on an "Everything I Ever Needed To Know I
From D&D" poster, if there were such a thing. But
Which is a shame.
Enjoyed your Piece!
spellcasting bit was great! I'm a fundamental
conservative christian that loves D&D! Yep- I know its hard to
so read it again. I also play Magic the gathering, and just about any
roleplaying game they've put out on the computer. They only thing i got
against Harry Potter is that the books are lame. I love arguing with my
fundamental friends, because eventually they have to admit that I am
or forsake all disney movies, fairy tales, etc. and admit that
is possible. I will bookmark this sight for future humilitation
I've met many Christians
who play D&D and other RPGs, so this isn't hard to
have a much harder time believing that you think the Harry Potter books
are lame. But then, not everyone likes the taste of asphalt, right?
and well done!!!
laughing so hard I can barely see.
al long time player of RPG's I loved
your story. As a Christian I really understand it.
believe is just that, make believe.
God gave us imaginations to be creative and fantasy is a way of
reality for a time (think: relaxing.)
things in moderation, and imagination
and it's use is one thing to be used in moderation. Apparently,
to your critics, any kid who looks up and sees a bird soar through the
air and wishes he could do that is coveting magic and tempting the
into his / her soul... guess that makes pilots and skydivers followers
of the trappings of Satan.
tough. God's Good. Pray hard.
Blindness, eh? I wonder
if my Remove Curse spell will fix that.
Hold still, now...
The Escapist Scientific Spell
my wife and I have just picked ourselves
up off the floor in tears. At one point (somewhere around Charm Person
I believe) we were laughing so hard we honestly couldn't read on for a
few minutes. We kept squeaking out to each other to read out loud but
just one word we would be reduced to tears again. I and several people
I know have played D&D off and on for years (I received your
from one of them). I will definitely pass this on.
for the laugh, that was absolutely
hysterical. Keep up the fun and try not to succumb to demonic possesion
and an introverted life of crime from reading some fiction and having
If you ever do figure out the kid-controlling
spells, I have three that would be excellent test subjects! :-)
Too bad I wasn't trying to
cast Tasha's Uncontrollable Laughter - it seems I
would have succeeded!
few web sites really make me laugh,
but yours was really very enjoyalbe. I think I laughed so hard I
cried reading your new article (okay maybe not, but I though you could
use the encouragement). I've been a gaming fan (and still am) ever
I got my blue box edition of DnD and it's always great to meet new
who share in the obsession...er...hobby. Keep up the site man...and oh
yeah...I still have my White Plume Mountain...well...parts of it
Those aren't tears, those
...wait. Did I try
that one already?
Harry Potter & D&D
and Religious Fervor
My son had a picture bible
as a toddler, Magic cards in junior high and graduated to D&D
school. But, I drew the line at Santa Claus and the Easter
I have many fine gamers to thank for helping me show him that being an
arrogant, independent loner in a unfriendly world does NOT lead to your
character's survival! He and I have enjoyed our fantasy lives
our real lives without confusion - maybe because I was clear on the
world versus fantasy with him from an early age. Thank you for pointing
out the obvious.
Wise choice. I think
high school is a little late to start a kid on Santa Claus and the
Thank you for the laugh!
really enjoyed your article on do-it-yourself
witchcraft a-la-Harry-Potter/AD&D. I find it
difficult to put
up with some of the preachy, mis-informed opinions out there so it is a
refreshing change to read an article with humor, intelligence and a
dose of irony.
Irony, huh? Maybe that
was one of the spell components I was missing! Is that
or raw ore? I don't have to swallow it, do I?
E-mail from The Escapist
Bill... someone gave me the link to
your attempt to use the spells in Harry Potter... you are a brilliant
and I hate you because I didn't think of it first.
you for making my day :-) I haven't
laughed so hard since that Chick comic "But I don't want to be Elfstar!
I want to be Jenny!" thing!
your base are yours to enjoy...
someone informs me that the actual verbal
command for Feather Fall is in one of the Dragonlance books. Book One,
she thinks. In case you want to go for a rematch... :-)
Believe me, after a certain
point, I was
wishing I was Elfstar...
I almost killed myself
laughing at all those attempted spells.
Keep up the excellent work. Without
guys like you - us writers would never
be able to
...yeah, and if game writers
like you would just make the spells easier to cast, guys like me
end up in traction!
Joel & Rebecca
YOU!!! I just want you to know
that, as a conservative Christian and D&D lover, I very much
someone taking the time to show people how stupid they're
It irks me to no end when otherwise nice people get all up in arms
something they know nothing about. Thank you thank you thank
I will be pointing some of these nice people to your site from now on.
Thanks, Rebecca! I
hope you can change some minds. I mean,
without the use of
a pipe wrench, of course...
Lots of readers thought that
all or part of my methodology was wrong. Either that, or they
want to see me try it all over again. Sorry folks, that's not
Many of these comments while
obviously made in jest, bring up a good point - there are so many
to the spellcasting in the HP and D&D books that I failed to
in my experiments, so it's no wonder I failed. I'm sure the
would probably try that argument as well.
Just for fun, let's make
it clear exactly what was being tested here. Demonbusters
the claim that
anyone who reads the Harry Potter books
children - will gain all of the knowledge they need to start casting
Likewise, others such as Jack Chick have made the same claim about
& Dragons. This means there can be nothing "special" involved
spell that comes from one of these books, like a unicorn hair or a trip
to Diagon Alley. A real person in the real world has to be
pick up one of these books and be able to cast a real spell out of it,
if their claims are to hold any water.
husband bookmarked you experiments with
the Harry Potter spells for me - I have to tell you I laughed so hard I
was in tears! I don't know much about D&D other than all my guy
in orchestra in High School played it whenever we had a substitute
was often since our orchestra teacher was pregnant with twins), but I
read the first three HP books and seen the movie. (My husband
a 3rd grade teacher and he is making me wait for one of his students to
finish book 4 before I can have it -- I know where the kid lives, I
see why he wont let me just go TAKE the book away!)
I think I know what you are doing
wrong! It is true you may possibly be a muggle, or even a
seen much on your site about your parents)but I think that the problem
is something much simpler than this - it is your WARDROBE!!
a robe!!!!! Didn't you read that on the supply list in book
you have to do is find Diagon Alley
and get yourself a robe and I'm sure you will have better luck with
next set of spells! And while you are there, why don't you
a REAL wand too -- I'm sure your pets will appriciate it. I
to warn you if you are thinking of using the wand Paula broke -- don't
forget the troubles Ron experienced using a broken wand.....
really better to get a new one!!
for the laugh!
...and then this one time,
at band camp...
(Sorry, Staci... couldn't
Bill. Would you try to build a computer
just knowing that it was made of plastic and metal and glass? Of course
not! The Wand Shop has hundreds and hundreds of wands, and only one
work right for any given individual. Obviously they must be
and matched by an expert! Look at poor Ron - he could never cast a
spell with his hand-me-down wand. (I can't wait to see how he does with
his new one in Goblet of Fire.)
obviously D&D doesn't give details
about their spell specifically because they're so powerful. Can you
tens of thousands of adolescent boys running around with that kind of
at their fingertips? "Charm person," indeed!
this reminds me of a comic book
I used to read as a child. There was a little girl with a mouse
She would shrink herself to his size, and they would go off together
great adventures. Every issue quoted the spell, but never told how she
got back to her normal size. As a result, being an
soul, I was twelve years old before I dared utter out loud,
I shut my eyes real tight,
And I wish with all my might,
The magic words of Poof, Poof,
Make me just as small as Sniffles!"
it possible that some people simply
*never* get over that nagging childhood suspicion that magic just might
be real? *sigh*
the way, my daughter (a graduate student
in library science) sent me your link. We played D&D as a
the time she was 8 (and her brothers were 3 and 4) until she went away
to college. Their dad, who learned the game from a lunch hour group at
work, was the DM. She brought home White Wolf from college, and the
picked up ShadowRun in high school, so we were quite the gaming family.
Now that all the kids are grown and gone, the two of us don't play
but when my husband retires, I'm gonna make him find an online group,
keep him out of my hair!
up the good work -- I want there to
be gaming available when the time comes.
Okay, everyone all together
now - "Man, why couldn't MY mom have been that cool?"
forwarded the URL for your Spellcasting
101 column (to a friend), and she noted that you might have had varying
results, depending on whether you used Magic Tape or regular scotch
I thought this made sense and so I am relaying this to you.
your column, and as one who married
an old gamer (we have lots of old box games from their pre-Avalon Hill
incarnations, and currently do Runequest, if you can do anything
at all with three kids under seven), I'll have to read the rest of them.
Lewanski, Harry Potter fan and
Ah, perhaps this was my foil.
I was thinking that wearing sneakers endorsed by Magic
help, but obviously, it didn't.
consideration in regards to your recent
Random Encounters article... it's possible that the D&D spells
work because you don't meet the Intelligence requirements.
you threw yourself off your roof and ate a live spider...
Fine. Kick a man when
I have just
read your Spellcastin 101
article. Most amusing. But any fool can tell you that the key to unlock
the magic within either the D&D 3rd edition or Harry Potter
one must sit on a turn table spinning counter-clockwise while listening
to the Beetles White album and envisioning Marilyn Manson naked.
Can I listen to Marilyn
Manson and picture the
Beatles naked instead? Will it
still work then?
I mean, given the choice
between the two...
You made a big mistake!
wrote the following on your website.
I'm going to settle this for
everyone. I am going to take my Harry Potter books and my
Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook and attempt to cast the
spells contained within, all in the name of science, and at great risk
to my body and soul. "
is the problem, the people who think
HP books are evil also think SCIENCE is evil.
then that I love it!
You make a good point,
However, I think that if all of us lived in fear of the things that
like the Demonbusters
would still be cowering in caves.
Drat. See what you
made me do, now? I was trying not to make any Taliban
after what Steve Jackson said...
just found your site in the usual way
-- Fwd:/ Fwd:/ Fwd: email.
magi-scientific experimental report
was a well spent part of a lunch hour.
Hermione Granger in me can not resist
letting you know that should you decide to make a second attempt at
(is that a word?) interpretation, you might be better served
flamingo (source of the phoenix myth) or rooster (c.f. chinese
Phoenix & Dragon = Chicken & Shrimp, with peapods and
doubt, you'll be getting all kinds of
like-minded kibitzing. Just doing my part.
Thanks for the help, Sarah!
Not only do I have some more information to add to my research, but my
unnatural craving for blacktop has been replaced with the former
for Chinese food.
E-mail from The Escapist
page, nice work on the spellcasting.
But you forgot 1 important aspect of casting spells!
of meditation required before
hand. 1 hour for a full spell list, and atleast 15 minuites for any
Also you must study it from your spell book. in this case the DnD PHB,
but did you spent an hour reading up on the spells? i suspect not. so
again AFTER you have spent the propper time reading.
keep up the good work
Good point. All of
my meditation was spent in traction afterwards. Looks like I
Some people just wanted to
share their stories. Some were so good, I decided to share
everyone. I've even kept my witty comments to myself this
just like to take a minute to thank
you for the excellent site (content and design) that you've put
for a hobby that I've enjoyed for almost 13 years.I didn't get much of
a chance to look over the FAQ's and Advocacy links (yet), but there is
something I wanted to bring to your attention. I work in the customer
industry, supervising telephone customer service representatives, and
interactions with customers is one of the most powerful tools available
for training new reps in the intricacies of dealing with the vast array
of customer complaints, issues, situations and requests. Sure, we don't
use dice, but then neither does Amber :) Or Castle Falkenstein, for
matter. Kudos on the great job!
just would like to tell you that I find
your site very interesting, and informative. I have been a
all my life, and for most of it I have had a love for things of the
fiction and fantasy genre. For the longest time now I have
to play roleplaying games. I didn't really care if it was DnD
whatever, but I never got the chance to play. Unfortunalty
all but imposible, because of the view so many people give to
I could just imagine want my mom would have done if I would have told
I am going to go play Dungeons and Dragons with a friend from
I am glad to say that I have found a few people to play with, but I
don't get to play as often as I'd like. I still am catious
comes to talking about it and I try to keep it hidden from most of my
and church friends. i am very grateful for the work that you
I hope that soon people will be able to understand that a RPG can't be
evil, its just a tool and can be made into whatever you want it to
Mat God bless you and the work you do.
RPG's and crime
was active in a gaming group in Largo,
Fl a few years ago. One of our
who had a lot of other problems
that faw outweighed his liking for
RPG's, decided to have a police
officer KILL him because he was
to do it himself. The
paper mentioned at the end of the article
car was full of Dungeons and
Dragons materials as well as other
My mom showed me this and
I told her that the guy had far more
and that the games were keeping
him sane or at least stable.
like you website, keep up the
Thank You: Spellcasting 101
you so much for your recent scientific
piece, Spellcasting 101. You have made my day brighter and my job more
years ago, I moved to an isolated
part of Mississippi (as isolated as you can get in the United States)
became a librarian at a publicly funded community college. I'm an avid
fantasy fiction fan and my husband is a gamer. Since I am also a
for a long time, it was entertaining to the locals to bait me into
on certain subjects. Reason is not one of the area's strong points, so
I would always lose arguments on things like school prayer to
such as, "Well, smarty, Thomas Jefferson was a Baptist. My preacher
so." No ammount of history book reading will get through to
the past year or so, I've heard all
sorts of things about Harry Potter and D&D. One of the women I
with, Cindy, sent her 19-year-old daughter to their minister for
because she (Cindy) found a Harry Potter book under her daugher's bed.
Isn't that sad? I mean, hiding young adult literature under your bed so
that your mom won't find it? Ack. Other women come in and ask if I
they should let their school-age children read Harry Potter. "BobbySue
wouldn't read a lick until that Harry Potter stuff came out. Now, I
git her to stop. You think she's gonna turn say-tain-ick on me?" "Um,
I think you should be delighted that your daughter has decided to pick
up a book. Perhaps she won't be another illiterate seventeen-year-old
of three who only gets beat by her husband when she deserves
I've printed out a copy of your
expose and I've got it in my desk drawer. I'll show it to half the
that decide to bring up the topic with me. (Half of the people here
that the Internet is how Satan is going to take over the world, the
half think that ANYTHING on the Internet is true.) I'm also mailing a
to your page to several librarian friends. Thank you for writing an
humerous piece. I had never considered a spell-casting demonstration as
a way to show people how rediculous they were being.
just finished reading your feature article,
"Spellcasting 101: Don't Try This At Home" and wanted to drop you a
It was a wonderfully written piece about the foolishness of some people
taking fantasy activities and books too far. I have forwarded
to numerous people, some of who are active in the "Harry Potter vs.
debate on both sides. I hope it helps them see the folly of
any of this too seriously...and gives them a good laugh.
have been playing D&D and reading
fantasy books since '79 when I got my first DMs Guide for Christmas
my parents. "It's just a game Andy," they said to me, and
all it took to show me that there is a definite line between fantasy
reality, even for the most fervent "believer". It is nice to
that there are those who share the same feelings, at least outside my
circle of friends and family.
have just recently become aware of your
site, but plan on visiting it often if this is the sort of high caliber
material I can come to expect.
done, and keep up the good work.
found your site courtesy of Steve Jackson
Games. I came for the Spellcasting article (darn funny stuff, BTW!),
looked at some of your other articles and had to compliment you on a
remember my dad bringing me to his Rotary
meeting in 1982 as a guest speaker so I could tell a group of friendly
and community-minded people that they had nothing to fear from kids
me and my friends who played RPGs. I shudder to think how I must have
my 15 year-old grasp on injustice and all, but my speech was well
I think because they knew I was earnest. And maybe because they thought
I made some sense. Who knows?
don't roleplay much at all any more (too
hard to get everyone together at the same time! We all have jobs and
and...) but I am coming up on 6 years of working for Games Workshop,
spend a lot of time talking to parents about what a cool hobby I enjoy,
and the benefits their children can take away from it. Reading the
on your site, with their gentle humour and balanced approach ("Yes,
are silly games, but that's all. And what's wrong with
connected with me. These games aren't serious, but sometimes defending
them can be.
101 is awesome! Pure genius!
Finally someone proves that these
either bogus or incomplete
and that's a great relief! Really. I get tired of hearing the
ramble on about burning Potter books and that D&D is the
I grew up listening to my mother harp on me every day about
makes kids kill each other. It's the Devil's tool. Don't play that
sinful, game." MOM! It's a game. No real blood, no real evil, no real
Just a REALLY FANTASTIC game... Go figure. She eventually pushed me far
enough that I instead turned to boys.. Yeah, getting pregnant at age 15
was MUCH better than playing D&D..
enough of the life history.
Glad to have found your site. The test was both humourous and actually
had a point. Thanks so much. Sorry you had to get hurt for it though..
*laughs* No. I mean it.. *hahaha* Really! (stop laughing now)...
care, and BE careful!
Oh, this reminds me - I forgot
to mention the next three installments of the "Don't Try This At Home"
I've said it a million times
- if D&D can teach you to cast "real" spells, then it must be
to show you how to swing a sword as well. Join me as I head
local Rennaisance Faire, select a blade worthy of my fighting skills,
challenge some SCA veterans to an all-out fight. In the
we'll discover the wonders of modern medical limb reattachment (after
attempt to cast
Cure Serious Wounds fails, of course).
Just because Harry Potter had
so much trouble in Snape's class doesn't mean that your children aren't
in danger of re-creating the volatile potions found in Rowling's
Take a trip with me as we fire up the old cauldron, search for newt's
mix some acids with bases, and then proceed with the taste test!
Remember all of those "experts"
who told us that first-person shooter video games like Doom
teach kids how to aim
and fire real shotguns, rocket launchers, and BFG 9000s? Find
the facts in this final installment of the "Don't Try This At Home"
Topics covered include: how to fit 99 shells into a shotgun, what
is and why you've never heard of it before, and how NOT to purchase a
launcher at a gun show!
It never fails. Make a
joke, and someone just won't get it. Even worse, they'll take
personally. It just wouldn't be a collection of Escapist
without one or two from the clueless. And here they are:
Laura & Rachel
have been practicing wicca for
about 3 years now and just wanted 2 say take yourself seriously. Harry
potter is a fake and is not even close to the magic that we practice. i
suggest that if you really want to do magic, then lose the comedy hat
read up on books on wicca and real power. witchcraft is an art and is
too, so its not really there to be joked about.
Harry Potter is a fake.
Check. Lose the comedy hat if I ever want to cast real
Got it. Thanks.
Oh, and some advice for you,
if I may: the next time one of your friends passes along an article for
you to get all ticked off about, try reading ALL of the words instead
just looking at the pictures. Then, you might actually see
and will look much less like a fool.
carefully for what you do because there
is a reason wicca,wiccans, witches,and wizards do what they do. You
us you find yourself in a world of hurt. I have been down here for
watching you idiots destroy yourself. To bad you can not learn by your
stupid mistakes. You always have to make war never peace. Because it's
not in you nature. I'll be glad pretty soon I will be going home and it
wont be in this galazy idiot. So get your haed out of your ass. and
something wicca's presevre the land. The listen observe and love the
Whoa. Hang on there,
volmort. Gotta get out my red pen for a sec:
for what you do,
there is a reason wicca, wiccans, witches, and wizards do what they do.
You mock us,
find yourself in a world of hurt. I have
down here for centuries watching you idiots destroy yourselves.
Too bad you can not
learn by your stupid mistakes.
You always have to make war, never
peace. Because it's not in your nature.
I'll be glad. Pretty soon
I will be going home and it won't be in this galaxy,
get your head out
of your ass and learn something.
love the land.
if your alias has been taken from the arch-villain of the Harry Potter
books, then it really should be spelled Voldemort. Capitalized, too.
oh man. You would think that a guy who has been here for
would have a better handle on the language. Which raises the
- do you have to be good at spelling in order to cast spells?
just like to make a note to any other prospective trolls who would like
to masquerade as "real" witches or warlocks and pretend to be outraged
by what they've seen on my site: Try harder. If you
you'll come up with something funny, too! For some pointers,
out what my friend Eduardo wrote in the next letter.
this letter for last. Why? Because it's the best
one, by far.
I'm sure you will agree.
E-mail from The Escapist
Eduardo Leme Cezario Garcia
am sorry to tell you but someone has
to do. You are not a 20th Level Mage because you play since 1981 ! A
Level Mage usually is 50-60 years old, some are very young but it is
rare and they are in the Hogwarts School.
you had praticed by 20 years maybe you
could be a 10th maybe 15th Mage, depend of your intelligence. And there
is a problem with your intelligence requirement... how can I say? It
to me you are very inocent to perfomr it perfectly- " I will be using
evergreen twig "( it should be a very old oak )with some dog hairs ( at
least a wolf hair) and a parakeet ( a eagle or condor should be ok
taped to it. "
lets back... you know magic is very
dificult to learn alone, you should try to find a "Master Mage" or a
Scholl" like Hogwarts but to adults. I know you will say that the
said it could be possible, but like you they don't have enough
to prove anything.
know all this because my roommate at
the Crazy's Hospital told me. He is here because he broke a leg when he
was trying to escalade a mountain to get a eagle feather and I am here
becouse I was trying to go inside a wolf cage to get some hair. It
to us that some ocult dark force is working against us. This force is
to keep us here and to make the magic desapear...
I tryed to make you loughter as I did
when I read your site - It is very good! You don't worry about my
and mine mental sanity.
a lot, Eduardo. Thanks for returning the favor.
thanks to everyone who has made all of this work worthwhile.
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