The lives we live may be a tad less magical than those of the characters in the Harry Potter series, but it’s difficult to claim today any less than with the discovery of one fan’s project that has gone truly above and beyond.
You don’t have to attend a session of Dumbledore’s Army to learn all of the spells you need to know in your daily life, because Skyler Johnson over on Tableau has organized an interactive chart of every spell “uttered, flicked, and yelled” throughout the Harry Potter books. No longer will fans have to flip through pages or CTRL+F their .pdfs in order to find occurrences of their favorite spell, as Johnson has done it all for us.
What makes this chart truly exceptional is not only the list of spells, which is a great resource in itself, but the many options and variations to view the information. Johnson provides the number of times the spells are used in each book, includes excerpts form the moments, and you choose to see the list in order of appearance or by most occurrences.
Every day, young witches and wizards are picking up and devouring the Harry Potter series for the first time. The series’ reach is far beyond what anyone could’ve ever imagined, and yet here we are years later, still obsessed and sharing that obsession with others.
More fans recruited means more folks running around with wands, sticks, and remotes in their hands proclaiming “Expelliarmus!” and “Diffindo!”, and isn’t that just a better world?
There’s bound to be new spells in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts films, but which of these classics would you like to see on the big screen again? Let’s talk in the comments below, or you can find me on Twitter @bekahbabble!
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