In some downtime yesterday, the Spawn and I were discussing the various provinces of geeky fandom, and the conversation eventually degenerated to a consideration of Harry Potter fan fiction. In particular, she told me, there are quite a few stories by/about young women (and I suppose the occasional young man) in which a thinly disguised but idealized version of the author (what we sometimes call a Mary Sue) matriculates at Hogwarts to redeem Voldemort through the power of her goodness and love. This sometimes involves time travel.
“You know,” I said, “‘Snake-Face Hitler’ would be a cool name for a band.”
There was a pause. Then the Spawn said, “Yeah, but ‘Snake-Face Hitler and the British Schoolgirls’ is even cooler.”
Have I mentioned lately how proud I am of my daughter?