A woman in the US has had to break the news to her friend, an incredibly late-comer to Harry Potter, that he had been reading a bizarre adult fan fiction version of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix instead of the real deal.
In a series of tweets, Shelley Zhang shared the story about her pal Chris Chappel, who had come to her to confirm whether or not the murder of Harry’s cousin Dudley had actually happened.
Friend is reading Harry Potter for the first time. He suddenly realizes he's read a fanfiction Order of the Phoenix instead of the real one. pic.twitter.com/tKNgT6usi6— Shelley Zhang (@shelzhang) July 10, 2017
Some stuff that wasn't quite true, but wasn't…exactly not true? Also, LOL at Harry getting all muscled from running. Very detailed. pic.twitter.com/oJyqXO2tKS— Shelley Zhang (@shelzhang) July 11, 2017
A handy guide to recognizing fanfic: Lots of sex=probably fanfic. pic.twitter.com/HiWkfWboGa— Shelley Zhang (@shelzhang) July 11, 2017
I had to burst his bubble about Ginny and Draco, unfortunately. pic.twitter.com/DKKdC5jdA4— Shelley Zhang (@shelzhang) July 10, 2017
Honestly "Yes in hindsight it's so clear" is my new quote of the year. Your friend is king/queen of accidental reading of fanfics.
— Swagtrillion (@i_amswag_) July 11, 2017
this whole thread has been incredible. thank you— manic pixie dream slut (@fcukign) July 11, 2017
I'm not a fanfic person in general, but HP fandom really freaked me out when I learned there was Draco/Lucius fanfic. I mean, no. Just no.— Annissa (semi-hiatus) 💛🏳️🌈♿️🦹 (@thisniss) July 11, 2017
While we must take every iPhone screenshot tweet we read with a pinch of salt, we really do hope this one is true.
Could the lesser known Harry Potter & the Psychic Serpent be the next My Dad Wrote a Porno? The work of art is available in its entirety online.