Thu
Jul 21 2011 3:02pm

“Firebolt” - A Harry Potter Parody With Meaning

So, it has been about a week since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two left us with catharsis, regret, closure, and a vague itchy feeling between your shoulder blades you just can’t reach. What now? Well, several other bloggers have put it well, but I just wanted to add my two cents. I saw this shortly after I saw the movie, and it kind of hits home. On the same token, I’m not entirely sure I find the portrayal of Harry Potter and Geek culture amusing, but it is still a meaningful play on the already meaningful “Firework” song by Katy Perry, just with less sparkly boobs and more sparkly wands. What do you think?

Thanks to Peter Ahlstrom for linking this at me.


Richard Fife is a writer, blogger, and, sadly, a muggle-born. He has written an illustrated steampunk serial novel called The Tijervyn Chronicles that you can read for free, and you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

6 comments
John R. Ellis
1. John R. Ellis
Somehow, I get the feeling this is more Harry Potter fans poking affectionately at themselves.

I don't get any sense that it was meant as a mean-spirited "portrayal of Harry Potter and Geek culture".

Part of being a fan is learning to smile at your own devotion.
Sim Tambem
2. Daedos
I want to see what happened to the guy in the parking garage...

...he totally made it through.
Richard Fife
3. R.Fife
@1 In truth, I agree with you. A sketch college comedy group would probably have a very high intersect with HP fans (especially for as much thought as went into this). And in the end, the fact that I can't stop listening to this song says my overarching thoughts, but it almost reminds me of that "I'm a geek" commercial that was done a bit ago, where all the hot geeks go on a bit of a snob-fest, but it was meant to be self-affirming to geeks. I guess, in the end, someone who looks down on HP fandom would do it with or without this video, but the a fan would probably no matter what feel better for watching the video.
John R. Ellis
4. ungoliant
Big Potter nerd, very please by the video :). Thanks for posting!
Rowan Shepard
5. Rowanmdm3
Very fun. I also enjoyed identifying the various locations around BYU and Provo the video was shot at :)

@2 Actually, we saw the parking garage guy in the crowd scence at the end with a bandage on his head, so he didn't make it through...
Ashley Fox
6. A Fox
Meaningful? Its bloody hilarious.

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