This is all way beyond my comfort zone and scope of interest. I can't get into wizards, humanoids, and other "fantasy" type books/movies. That's not the stuff of MY fantasies. Perhaps I'm missing a lot of great literature by being closed minded about it. Fortunately, there's enough great literature (minus the freaks) to keep me busy for the rest of my life.
Meanwhile, I'm learning just enough about Harry Potter so I can commune with the natives. I even bought them wands today to facilitate their play. I went to Menards, found a 48" dowel for 64 cents, and asked the lumber guys to cut it into wands for me. After they stopped laughing, they did it. And then THEY started using them as wands, casting spells on each other and fellow employees across the store. I didn't have all day to watch them play with my wands, so I said nicely, "You know, you guys could buy yourselves a dowel and make your very own wands." They were contemplating it when I left.
This is a new spell that Noah invented, called "Liftiosis!"