Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Being a squib would not be so bad

I used to think being a squib would suck. Imagine being from a long line of magical families and being the one bloke in the family with no magical abilities whatsoever. Bummer, huh?

I think of squibs like Filch who have massive inferiority complexes. Or that weird lady with the cats who lives near Harry's aunt who looks like she never left the 19th century.

Squibs must have lonely existences. Everyone that Rowling writes about is single, and very weird. But I wouldn't think being a squib is really all that bad.

First off, you're at least aware of the magical world. That alone would be cool. I love American football and all, but Quiddrich would be much more cool. You could still get tickets to matches, can't you?

Plus, seeing magic would be cool. Us muggles really don't do much cool stuff. We're stuck in traffic for hours driving around our 18-wheelers, or sitting at a desk and getting fatter. We did go to the moon a few times. I guess that's cool, but what have we done cool since then?

When us muggles finally get our teleporters working, we have to worry about flies. Magic folk have done stuff like that for centuries. Personally, I'd prefer taking the train, but it would still be cool to see.

Also, when the zombies come, you'd have the best of both worlds. You could grab your trusty shotgun and a few boxes of shells, then hang around your magical friends and family. I'm sure magic folk will have a much better shot at surviving the zombie plague than us mere muggles.

One question though. What's with squibs and cats? You notice that? Makes me wonder if Shawn and Bhakti are really squibs.


Blogger tshsmom said...

It's always hard being the "different" one in the family.

12/07/2005 7:25 PM  
Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

First off, nice snag of a hot babe yesterday, I missed that one due to blogger problems.

haha this was a good post. I'm just now getting around to reading the books, so I actually knew what you were talking about!

12/07/2005 8:09 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

ZL - Coolness. Glad you're finally getting around to them. Now you see what you've been missing all this time, and why so many people rant and rave about them. I love those books.

Oh, I had to get dibs on Giada. A hot babe who cooks Italian? That there's the good life. :)

Tshsmom - Yeah. I was the different one, the artsy one. Heh. Now I'm the "entertainer" at weddings and family get-togethers. I'm not so sure if that's a good thing.

12/08/2005 1:00 AM  
Blogger Miladysa said...

No muggles or squibs here :) No way Bhakti is a squib!

12/08/2005 2:02 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Miladysa - Well, when we see her levitating, then we know she's no squib.

Read between the lines in my next posts. If I'm making even less sense than usual, my memory's been erased for knowing too much about the non-muggle world. ;)

12/08/2005 2:27 AM  
Blogger neal said...

I have seen the movies but read the books? I wish I had time to read the books. I sit down for more than 10 minutes and I am bombarded with questions by my son or wife. I love them both but to get any free time to read is out of the question. I would read in the morning when I get up but I am sooooooooo groggy I don't think anything I read would make much sense.

I do kinda know what it is like to be a squib. I was the odd one out in my family and I never could figure out why. I also am the only one in my family who likes spicy food. My family ate bland food and I was always tossing peppers and stuff into my portions.

I remember one time I got my behind chewed out when I tossed one small hot pepper into a pot of chile my mom made. You could barely taste any heat from it but they chewed me out and tossed the whole pot of chile in the trash.

12/08/2005 3:21 AM  
Blogger Slade said...

You know I never thought about that, but Rowling does seem to write them as having very lonely lives doesn't she? I personally would not want to be a squib, but if I had to choose between being a squib or a muggle I would definitely go with the squib. Dont' want ANY relation to the Dursleys!

12/08/2005 5:53 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...


A squib...I've never heard such talk...I prefer to think more of a Mad Eye Moody type myself...And to think I talked the Ministry out of erasing your memory...

Besides, I have no cat...he would likely eat my bird (which isn't an owl...that you know...).

A squib...mmumble, mmumble, mmumble...

12/08/2005 7:00 AM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Oh yes. I love the Harry Potter series. And it gets better each time. Her latest book was the best yet! I would love to have just a little peek into Hogwarts, though. I hardly ever watch TV, but when I see that one of the Harry Potters is on, I'll drop everything to veg in front of the TV and watch it again.

12/08/2005 7:30 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

I think it would be like being a servant amongst the rich and famous. You get to see everyone else having all the fun, but not being able to have any for yourself. Still, you're right, when the zombie plague comes at least you don't have to worry about your basic safety.

12/08/2005 8:21 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Neal - Yeah, I wish I had more time as well. I have all these books to read and haven't got around to any of them.

As for throwing out chile for one pepper? That's kind of harsh. My wife is that bad though. It's tough to hold back. I can't make anything I cook hot or else she won't eat it. :(

Scott - You get to see everyone else having all the fun, but not being able to have any for yourself.

True dat. But yes, you'll definitely have a better shot at surviving the zombie plague.

Saurkraut - I would love to have just a little peek into Hogwarts, though.

That's kind of the angle I'm coming from. Muggles are missing out on another world.

Shawn - And to think I talked the Ministry out of erasing your memory...

You're too kind. Is it because I'm a Packer fan? ;)

See, I told you I have C.R.S. I thought it was you who had two cats, but apparently not. Come to think of it, it was probably Jason.

Slade - I personally would not want to be a squib, but if I had to choose between being a squib or a muggle I would definitely go with the squib.

I think so too. As for the Dursleys, I have relatives like them, though not that bad.

All - The Packers should be 10-2 this year, not 2-10. I think Favre must have pissed off some powerful wizard. Notice how they keep barely losing?

12/08/2005 8:34 AM  
Blogger Bhakti said...

ME...a squib?? Are you calling me this because I love cats (the living ones, not the broadway musical version) or because I'm perpetually single?? LOL...I'm definitely not a muggle, that's for sure. My brain is too whacked out (imagination wise) to be considered a mere human. But as for 'squib'...hmmmm...

Anyway...thanks' for the link!! :)

By the way, I think a really cool thing the humans have done since landing on the moon is created the blogosphere. I mean, come on, I can communicate with someone from a foreign country and get the scoop of what it's really like for them to live there. That's something that the media nor the government has ever done for us before. Right?

Is it just me, or has anyone ever doubted...I'm not saying 'been totally doubtful...but merely doubted the possibility that man has actually landed on the moon? Has this thought ever crossed anyone elses mind?

12/08/2005 10:07 AM  
Blogger bsoholic said...

I think Scott put it best. It would be like that seeing but not participating. It might be better to just never of known.

12/08/2005 10:46 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I've always seen you as the Mad-Eye Moody type, too, Shawn. ;)

12/08/2005 1:34 PM  
Blogger Slade said...

I don't really know why ZS, but you strike me as a professor Lupin...if I were to say that you were any HP character, that's the one I'd pick

12/08/2005 1:38 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Lupin's good, but I see ZS more as a Sirius type.

12/08/2005 2:38 PM  
Blogger Bhakti said...

I think there's something mysteriously sexy about Professor Snape. But, I've only read the first three books. Is he even still around Hogwarts??

12/08/2005 3:11 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Bhakti - Snape is a pivotal character. He barely had a mention in the 4th movie, but played a huge part in the 4th book.

Tshsmom - Come to think of it, me too.

Slade & Tshsmom - Right on. I really like Lupin and if there's one character that I think is closest to me, it would be either Lupin or Sirius Black.

Bsoholic - Is that why they're so lonely?

Bhakti (again) - Are you calling me this because I love cats (the living ones, not the broadway musical version) or because I'm perpetually single??

The cats, of course. :)

As for the moon, knew a few people who worked on the project, including one of the guys who made the drill to drill the moon rock.

The technology to get there is simple. It's just the cost that prevents us from going there more often.

12/08/2005 7:21 PM  
Blogger Liquidplastic said...

I am a child at hear, and adult in reality and I love Harry Potter ... I would love to live in a magical world where you blink and be there.

Gee it good to be able to type a comment after I read. My CTS had been kicking my butt.

12/08/2005 8:17 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

LP - I'm a child at heart too. Rowling has done a lot of good in my life and my wife's. Unfortunately, Junior's at that age where Harry Potter isn't cool. He read the first four books, then I guess his friends convinced him that HP isn't cool so he hasn't read the other two.

12/08/2005 9:38 PM  
Blogger Slade said...

ahhhh Sirius Black!! YES!!! How could I forget him? I change my mind, are definitely Sirius!

12/09/2005 5:44 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Slade - I like Sirius. Cool, you and Tshsmom are right. I think I'm most like Sirius too.

12/09/2005 8:55 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Z and my grandson BOTH got bogged down in HP5. There's not as much action or humor.
I think adults relate more to HP5. Rowling is spot-on in her description of teen attitudes.

12/09/2005 2:21 PM  
Blogger clothosfate said...

hmmmm... those cat people. Well cats are supposed to be intuitive, and able to spot things like spirits, magic, bad people... so maybe squibs need to feel like they belong too!!

I still haven't read the books.. after I finish the one I am reading now, it is damned hilarious... then I'll give Harry a try.

12/12/2005 7:56 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Clothosfate - Looking forward to your review of the HP books.

Tshsmom - My buddy L and I both wanted to slap Harry in book 5. He got pretty annoying. She wanted to slap him because he reminded her of her adult son, who still needs to grow up. :(

Agreed that HP is more an adult's book.

12/12/2005 7:10 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home