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Maybe I'm wrong and everyone knows their Harry Potter trivia a lot better than I do, but I think this week's theme caters to too small of a niche audience and it might just be a back and forth between yesterday's and today's CCC setters.
I agree I don't know anything about Harry Potter - If we are going to continue with themes we need to keep them as broad as possible e.g. Famous Horror Films, Famous westerns - etc... etc.. with the emphasis being on famous and not on the same film all week
"We can't stop here - this is bat country" - Hunter S Thompson - RIP
Even if I had read the books (which I haven't) I still doubt I would remember (m)any of the spells...
If you want to expand on the theme you could broaden it to "general Harry Potter", or even just "wizardry and other magic stuffs". Up to you though, you are the setter and you can do aaaaanything you like.
I've read all the books. I was still a kid when they came out. I've seen the movies 2-3 times each. The Mrs is also a fan. We've seen/read the spinoffs. Point is, I thought I qualified as a fan, but I haven't a hope of solving these.
I agree, the category should be more broad. I would say Harry Potter is big enough in itself and well enough recognised in pop culture to count as a theme, even if not every one has read it.
Harry Potter is big enough in itself and well enough recognised in pop culture to count as a theme, even if not every one has read it.
I only mentioned the specifications of the spells yesterday to show my intended theme, I didn't mean to set the week's theme to them. Besides as I said yesterday any of the spells could be used from books to, HP and FB movies, HP games, even the notorious cursed child (such a disappointment BTW!).
Perhaps the theme could be a bit broader, I'll have to think it over (It will have to stick to Harry Potter unfortunately because of my own inner demons ) but wouldn't aaaanything from the Harry Potter be even more difficult to guess? The last time I had Monday's CCC I wanted to set the theme to HP then, but didn't, everything I thought as the answer seemed so obvious, at least to me .
if I had read the books (which I haven't)
This is very bad... you should read Harry Potter. Anyone who asks me for book recommendation (or doesn't) gets recomended Harry Potter. After that The Secret Adversary from Agatha Christie, I could go on, but you get the gist!