On one hand, the Internet is a beautiful place. Whether you're reconnecting with old friends through social media, using WebMD to diagnose what is probably just a cold, or just trying to figure out who that one guy was in that one movie; I think I'd be lost without it.
But on the other, darker side... it can be a very confusing and strange place. So for today's daily dose of Internet confusion, I've collected 16 pieces of some genuinely strange Harry Potter fan art that will make anyone ask, "But why though?" Enjoy!
1. Engorgio Harry
When he's all engorged, Harry looks shockingly similar to Peter Griffin. [Source]
2. Got Milk?
This piece originally made me feel really strange and confused, but the more I look at it, the more soothing it becomes. I can't explain it, but I like it now. [Source]
3. Accio Parenting Books
I'd be surprised if there wasn't some kind of spell or potion to prevent this from happening. Of course J.K. Rowling never touched on it in the books, but we all knew some magical hanky-panky was probably going on. [Source]
4. Romantic Candlelit Dinner
Lemon drops, Severus? Well, you certainly know the way to Dumbledore's heart! But which one's the lady, and which is the tramp? [Source]
5. Slytherin Seduction
I know that a lot of people ship Dramione, but something about this is very off. Why does Draco look like Niall Horan? Why is he staring straight into my soul? Why are there so many quills and Transfiguration books? [Source]
6. Sassy Voldemort
Are these words that would actually come out of Lord Voldemort's mouth? Well, maybe. [Source]
7. Harry Potato?
8. 10 Points to Gryffindor
Teacher's pet, indeed! I guess Harry did have Lily's eyes, after all. [Source]
9. Scary Harry
There's a lot going on in this image. Between the giant head, small body, giant but short tie, the pout and tears...I don't really know what to make of all this. [Source]
10. Showing Off Some Skin
Who knew Voldemort had such nice legs under that robe? I can't find the artist of this intriguing, yet scary piece, so if anyone knows please let me know in the comments section!
11. Harry Bloater
Why do artists feel compelled to do this to the characters? I'm not saying I dislike it, I just don't really get it! [Source]
12. Nosebleed Harry
I can see why stumbling upon Hermione, Ginny, and Cho in their underwear would make anime Harry a little...um...excited. Lucky guy! [Source]
13. Llama Harry
I don't know why this exists, but I'm so glad that it does. [Source]
14. I am Snape, the Potions Master
Have you been working out, Severus? [Source]
15. The Strangest Animagus
While this is definitely strange, I do appreciate that Ron's symbol is a Wizard's chess piece. [Source]
16. Alternate Universe Trio
I can't even begin to tell you how long I've stared at this image trying to make sense of it. Here are just a few of my many questions: Why are they shirtless? Why do they look like knockoff versions of themselves? Where are they? How long is that porch swing? Why is Harry resting his head in Ron's lap? Whose kids are whose? Why does that dog look like Falkor the Luckdragon from The Neverending Story? Please, someone help. [Source]
Sure, these images are confusing as hell, but it's always great to see Harry Potter inspiring people. Even if it results in some crazy, fever dream-esque fan art creations.
If art is supposed to make you feel uncomfortable, then these artists really did the job. They've made me start asking questions about my favorite fandom that I never thought I'd need to answer. Maybe that's a good thing!