“But then I thought that I could go one better. I could write my own story of how some facet of life came to be, in the style of one of Kipling’s classic fables. Naturally, I chose how the Pterodactyl got the silent P in his name as the subject for my story.”
“This was proper, since the function of males was to examine new things and to limit the female population.”
“I think it worked!” he said. And then he melted.
“And so I decided that the only rational way to explore the idea of positive conditioning was to try and condition my wife Liz to like death metal.”
“How would donning the yellow and black have impacted young Harry’s development, and the fate of the wizarding world?”
“What would Harry have been like if the Sorting Hat had rejected his pleas and decided he was best suited for Slytherin house? What would telling him he was cut from the same cloth as the monster who murdered his parents have done to his young mind?”
“One of them is a story about a world corrupted by greed and sin, where a giant ship is constructed to save the remnants of humanity from a terrible calamity that befalls the earth, where the only surviving humans must wait on this ship until the earth is safe to inhabit again, and in which a small white creature is sent to scour the earth and bring back a green plant as a sign of life…… and the other is in the old testament.”