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Not letting almost complete ignorance of the subject matter get in the way of a bit of Harry Potter fan fiction

Harry frowned, and scratched at his beard. He was a wizard, after all, so it stood to reason that he had a beard. Wizards had beards. Long white flowing ones, usually. It showed their age, maturity, and general wizardly-ness. Otherwise they wouldn't really be wizards, they'd just be some kind of teenage wannabe wizards, gazing at the world through a witless and pre-pubescent haze, stumbling through misadventures and accidentally overcoming villains and plots. And that wouldn't be interesting at all.

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Christmas with the animals

Christmas with the rhino, 1997

A few difficulties with seating were soon rectified and all was going well, until dinner began. Admittedly, with hindsight, we would not recommend "Captain Fun's Whizz-bang dynamite cracker assortment" around large, easily startled mammals with a tendency to stampede. Uncle Roger was eventually coaxed down from the cherry tree but remains nervous to this day.

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I am not Optimus Prime

I am not Optimus Prime, the leader of the heroic Autobots. I cannot transform myself into an inconspicous red and blue semi truck cab, nor do I cause surprise and alarm when I walk down the street, crushing paving slabs beneath my giantic robotic feet.

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Shameless movie/tv spin offs

Ferris Bueller's Dine off

Matthew Broderick hosts this eclectic cooking show, in which members of the public take turns to host a dinner party to see who can cook the best meal. Broderick ends the show each week with the phrase "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and cook around once in a while, you could miss it."

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