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Wouldn’t it be cool to live in Harry Potter land?

Harry Potter, yeah that one guy from the Harry Potter books, he’s a pretty neat kid. But you know what’s even neater than Harry Potter? The world he lives in. Snogging, Patronus Charms, Platform 9 3/4, Philosopher’s Stones, Crookshanks; the list goes on and on. Thinking about this world and how much fun it would be to live there got me thinking; what if we, the city of Ames, lived in Harry-Potter-land (let’s call it Potmes, Potter + Ames = Potmes)? Wouldn’t that be peachy? Let’s think about it some. Problems, everyone has them. These problems might include, but are not limited to: leaving the oven on after baking a delicious batch of chocolate chip cookies, being late for school, not having enough milk in the refrigerator for a delicious bowl of Cap’n Crunch. What many people lack are solutions to these problems, which living in Potmes would most likely resolve. No milk? Then just apparate to the nearest supermarket (preferably Hy-Vee) and buy some 2% milk. Left the oven on? Do some hip wand trick to fix that. Late for school? Ride on your Firebolt (not your Nimbus 2000, those were soooo last year) and be less late (or you could always use a Time-Turner, but I wouldn’t recommend it). If Potmes existed, then many of life’s problems would be solved, or at least hidden. If that doesn’t make you want to live in Potmes, there are many other pretty groovy reasons that would make Potmes a great place to have a community. Just imagine how much fun it would be to be able to hang out with witches and wizards in your free time. Instead of going to Main Street to shop for stuff, you would just go to Diagon Alley and get whatever your heart may desire. If you think that Café Diem is a fun place to hang out, just imagine going to Hog’s Head during the weekend, having a butterbeer, and talking about the latest Quidditch match. Now that would be keen. Just think about how swell it would be to have the food and creatures that are present in the world of Harry Potter. If your house had its own house-elf, that would be nice. It would be at your mercy and your life would be much easier. Having your own owl that delivered mail would be very handy too, and you would save hundreds of dollars on stamps. There are a lot of other creatures that would be hunky-dory to own as well: dragons, hippogriffs, and blast-ended skrewts (well, not so much the last one). And if you are hungry while living in Potmes, you could always have some chocolate frogs, Bernie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, or even some Firewhisky (but not unless you are 17 years of age or older). In conclusion, I think that living in Potmes would be pretty awesome and it would basically make the world a much better place. Just as long as Voldemort doesn’t come back…. oh wait.

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