Fanfic can take you down some peculiar roads. But in Mallory Ortberg's imagined Ayn Rand fanfic of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the the tenets of ruthless self-interest are shouted to hilarious effect.
Ortberg's the author of Texts from Jane Eyre, which features imagined text conversations between characters from all manner of books (canonical, to Hunger Games), and is probably worth the price of admission just for the texts between Scarlett O'Hara and Ashley Wilkes, alone.
But she really hits her stride when pretending to be Ayn Rand in lines such as this...
“It’s also why I never water my plants in Herbology. They must learn to survive with or without me. Self-sufficiency is not just a human virtue. It is the highest virtue.”
This is what the kids are up to these days, at least the kids in the dance program at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona. You may remember last year when they performed a dance version of The Wizard of Oz for their homecoming pep rally. This year, they’ve performed a dance based on […]
“Enjoying your classes, Harry?” It’s the 2009 work of Thewlis Rox, gone viral a decade later in its incarnation as a 2011 swipe posted by another YouTube user, after being reposted to Reddit hundreds (if not thousands) of times, before lightning struck again.
The delightfulness of the ‘Harry Potter’ theme song is amplified by this street artist playing a glass harp rendition.
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