"I worry every day that I’ll never be a good enough beater. I can run and throw well, but I’m afraid that I’m not smart enough to figure out what to do in every situation. I’ve only been playing for a few months, and I know skill comes with experience and practice, but I’m terrified of not being good at Quidditch."
-Confession 67 (via quidfession)
Beater is notoriously difficult to pick up. The other 3 positions are much easier to pick up and go with after a few weeks of practice but beater play can be so random and strategies vary so much from team to team. You never really know how good of a beater you are until you get to play multiple teams from multiple regions. Chin up! All good beaters started where you did!
Shoutout to all the freshmen who notice their school has a quidditch team and caption the inevitable instagram picture with “OMG my school is so quirky!!!” or “only at [insert college name here]!!!”
Yes. It is definitely just your school. I’m sure of it.
"OMG You guys are so cool can i join!?"
"Well yeah you can join the club but the varsity team tryouts were months ago"
"YOU GUYS HAVE A VARSITY OMFG DO YOU TRAVEL AND PLAY OTHER TEAMS!?!?!?!?!"
"I need a drink"
I always forget that most people still don’t know the IQA is a thing.
"Last year I was diagnosed with a rare heart condition. My doctor told me I need to halt all physical activity for a least a year, then ease back into light exercise. If I don’t listen to his advice, I’m most likely going to have a heart attack on the field on or before world cup, but I can’t leave my teammates in the cold. They need me. Quidditch is such a huge part of my life, I can’t imagine letting my teammates down like that. If I die, then I’ll die doing what I loved with those I love."
Please tell someone. There are ways to be involved with your team without risking your safety.
There is no sport that is worth this much risk. I love quidditch and would do anything for my teammates as well, but you have to think about what it would be like if that worst case scenario happened. What would your teammates do if they found out you knew but did nothing because of them? I would be beside myself with grief and guilt.
Your teammates care about you just as much as you care about them. Quidditch doesn’t need any literal martyrs. And your teammates will understand and help you ease yourself back into playing, healthily.
"I’m sick and tired of these so called “Quidditch articles.” They’re usually written by decent players who only write about their friends. If you’re going to write an article then do some research into the whole team beforehand, that’s called journalism."
-Confession 18 (via quidfession)
Signed, someone who clearly thinks they should be mentioned more, obviously.
As someone who is one of those quidditch journalists- I would love to be able to research those other teams the way journalists of other sports do! However, I have other responsibilities like going to classes and, you know, playing myself. Those journalists in other sports have one job only: to research the teams/athletes to their fullest extent, which I (and most other quidditch journalists) do not possibly have the time for.
Ah, yes. The #butthurt has returned to quidditch facebook pages, via Rules and Regulations.
I missed it.
And as of tonight, in Columbus
It’s officially snow quidditch season.
You know I really liked our team being under the radar for a lot of last year, but this is a feeling I think I could get used to. Impressions and a write-up to come later. Thanks to Miami for putting together another great event (for the 3rd straight year)!
3rd Annual Phoenix Cup Preview
This weekend marks the Great Lakes area’s last tune-up before the IQA’s first regional championship. Gone for almost all of these teams are first-match jitters, and teams should be looking to use this weekend to bring everything together from the first few weeks of the season. 4 of the top Midwest teams, as well as an interesting appearance from the South’s Tennessee Tech, should make this a very competitive 16 team event.