08/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

5 Ways People Are Taking Harry Potter Waaay Too Seriously

Readers everywhere have fallen in love with the tale of a magical boy who escapes a decade of child abuse only to wind up in a facility with a worse child-safety record than the Industrial Revolution. Unfortunately, humanity's ability to simply enjoy the Harry Potter books and get on with their lives ended the very second two computers were connected together.

These days, the rule of fandom is anything worth doing, is worth overdoing, often to a terrifying degree. Just take a look at...


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