The Harry Potter Fan Theory That Explains Hogwarts’ Finances

Just another Fan Theory Friday I finished reading the Harry Potter novels at the age of thirty. I read the first four books as they were released, starting the first one when I was twelve. By the time the fifth one (The Order of the Phoenix) was released, I had lost interest and started to …

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Anyone else still thinking about that Black Mirror guinea pig?

A Black Mirror Fan Theory This post is part of Fan Theory Fridays, in which we share and explore a new fan theory about a film, television series, book, or other fictional narrative. Like a lot of people, I like the show Black Mirror. I enjoy watching it, even when it's overly dark or predictable …

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Why Your Westworld Fan Theory is Not a Fan Theory

Madness descended upon the internet earlier this week when the Westworld showrunners stormed into a the /r/westworld subreddit for what proved to be one of the larger online pranks in recent history. The gist of the prank was simple: the Westworld team announced that they would be spoiling the entirety of the show for the …

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Why That Game of Thrones Fan Theory Is Not a Game of Thrones Fan Theory

The internet loves a good fan theory. The trouble is, the phrase "fan theory" has started to go the way of words like content or hipster or artisan or any of the other words whose definitions are so vague, so all encompassing, that they have very little meaning at this point. "Fan theory" is currently …

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The Rick and Morty Fan Theory That Explains Total Rickall and Rick Breaking the Fourth Wall

An avid Rick and Morty fan has many questions, some of which were answered (or at least addressed) in the Season 3 premiere that aired on April's Fools Day. These questions include: Is Rick C-137 truly the Rickest Rick? What makes him Ricker than all other Ricks? Is Morty C-137 the Mortiest Morty, or the Rickest …

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