Sometimes I think that there's no suprises left in life. Then I read something like Harry Potter and the mystery of an academic obsession, and I'm delighted to find myself sitting in front of my computer monitor with my mouth gaping open.
It seems that our intrepid reporter, Carole Cadwalladr, attended Lumos 2006: A Harry Potter Symposium in Las Vegas. She found the participants to be overwhelmingly female. And some of them were into fan fiction...of a homoerotic nature.
Read this article and become educated on the history of slash fiction (as in Kirk/Spock). Which, honest-to-god, I already knew. But the Harry Potter connection was new and...intriguing.
Actually, I stumbled upon a piece of Potter fan fiction a while back. It involved Sirius, I think, getting it on with that old witch who lives somewhere around the Dursley's so she can watch out for Harry while he's staying with them. Though she wasn't really an old witch in the fan's story. She only appeared to be. She was actually young and good looking. And she wasn't a guy.
Thank you, ArtsJournal.com for this link. You have all the best stuff.