But mostly we’re forgetting we’re dead stars too, my mouth is full of dust and I wish to reclaim the rising— to lean in the spotlight of streetlight with you, toward what’s larger within us, toward how we were born. Look, we are not unspectacular things. We’ve come this far, survived this much. What would happen if we decided to survive more? To love harder?

Ada Limón, from The Carrying: Poems

If I had a nickel for every big name Harry Potter fanfic writer who started their own cult, I’d have two nickels. Which isn’t a lot but it’s weird that it happened twice.

EDIT: These two are Less Wrong/Eliezer Yudkowsky of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality fame and the other one was Thanfiction of Dumbledore’s Army and the Year of Darkness fame.