Imagine if you could make your childhood fantasy a reality. “Forgetting Fiction” is the story of three members of the Harry Potter generation who decided to do just that. This documentary chronicles the New York University quidditch team, the Nundu, on its quest to win the title of World Cup…
To Ryan Blewett aka the NYU Snitch/Seeker with the bandana and sexy black hair:
I have to say that I think I may be in love with you now. Your impressions were awkwardly hot. Also you need to make more videos. ;)
stop it i’m dying.
For anyone wondering, here are the awkward impressions they’re talking about.
by Samantha Stringfellow
New York University is located in the heart of the most exciting city in America. New York City is home to the widest variety of cultures, businesses, and activities, so naturally Quidditch has a home there. While college Quidditch originated on the East Coast, New York University was out of the Quidditch loop until 2010 when their Quidditch team, the Nundu, became an official team after fighting with the NYU Club Budget Committee. Previously known as the Hipster Horcruxes, NYU changed their name to the Nundu, after the ferocious African leopard, to prove just how competitive they could be. Currently ranked number fifty in the world, the Nundu have only been around for a few years, even though many other Eastern teams have been flying for six years or longer. But if you think these players were going to be intimidated, you’re in for a surprise.
After less than a month of training, the Nundu picked up and headed to World Cup IV in 2010, where they defeated University of Maryland 140-60 and Ringling College 50-40, but were knocked off their brooms by Emerson College 150-10. Though they were defeated, NYU continued striving for victory. They fought hard all through 2011 with many ups and downs, defeating UMass and Stony Brook University but falling to Vassar, UMiami, and Ithaca Community. Their real triumph, however, came at World Cup V in 2012, where they defeated Brandeis, Harvard, UMass, and Syracuse and placed at 38th after being knocked out by UMiami yet again. Regardless, they finished out World Cup V with their aims high for the next year.
(Nundu hunting an elephant. DAMN.)
In their preparation for the upcoming World Cup VI in Kissimmee, the Nundu have defeated their local New York rivals, the NY Badassilisks, three times: 80-20, 100-60, and 70-20. At the qualifying Northeastern Regional Championships, NYU placed 7th after being knocked out by Hofstra 60-30 in the quarterfinals. Their NY counterparts the Badassilisks will not be meeting the Nundu at the World Cup this year after not qualifying at the NERC. NYU’s players have established themselves as up-and-coming fighters with the ability to take down teams and fight for their victories. Having started as a small group of 20 who just wanted to play Quidditch, the NYU Nundu Quidditch Club has grown to a team of over 100 dedicated players and members who train hard and have their eyes on the prize for this coming World Cup Tournament. Keep up the hard work NYU! Go Nundu!
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Super excited that anyone would write about us, but I would like to point out for readers a few things. Not sure wheeeere you got your information, but we actually beat Ithaca Community at World Cup V, and the Brandeis, Harvard, UMass, and Syracuse games were at NERC (in which we placed 5th). We played UMiami only once (that awful time we were slaughtered in our first game of WCV) and actually didn’t make it to bracket play that time around.
And we have faaaaar from 100 dedicated players hahaha try maybe 30 consistant players.
But I love that you explain what a Nundu is. ^_^
It kills me that I won’t be able to go to Florida with my team, they’re like family to me! Everyone on the team is so nice and they are AMAZING players. I’m so proud that they’re going to the World Cup, but they need your help to go! If you have anything to spare, it would make me happy to know that they got there!
Every little bit helps and if you donate, there are plenty of perks! Even if you can’t donate, if you could help spread the word by reblogging this, it would mean the world to me :)
Hugs and puppies!
when QUIDDITCH meets the HARLEM SHAKE…. embarrassing things happen.
Hand-painted quidditch christmas ornaments that Anna painted for me.
Anna, if you ever don’t want to be a voice actor, you are more talented than many professional artists… :)
Well golly, thanks! :] Nice job transporting them all safely!!
Today I met my goal for my IndieGoGo campaign! I’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to the people who have donated! However, it’s not over yet. I still have 25 days left until the campaign is officially over. Thus I am now shooting for $2000. Now what will this additional $500 buy me?
That not-so-little guy above or a lens of a similar sort. Why do I need this? I’m currently shooting with the kit lens that came with my Canon Rebel T3i, while the lens is, indeed, a trooper, the focal length, stabilization and, well, every aspect of this little gem is 150 times better. It will literally take my footage to the next level. If you haven’t had a chance to check ou the campaign yet and have a dollar to spare, I’d appreciate if you would contribute to the campaign for my documentary: The NYU Nundu.
WEEE DONATE!!! DO IT!!! <3
1) Normal quidditch practice.
2) Quidditch practice in which opposing beater wields a water balloon.
This was beautiful. :’)