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Harry Potter Comic 04

I know it's not exactly "HA HA" funny, but everytime I read the Harry Potter books I can't help but think that they wouldn't need to spend so much time in the school library or investigating around if they had a nice laptop, an internet hook-up and access to a wizarding database lol!
Then again, if they could solve all the mysteries by Googling them, the books would be boring as hell. Hence the comic ;)

Other good moments I could've drawn (but was too lazy to): in GoF a way to pass the first and second tasks (especially the second, they went mad looking for that shit!), in HBP they could've Googled Eileen Prince's ass and discovered she was Snape's mom...

By the way, I DO know that electronics go hay-wire around magic, especially with the amount of it there is at Hogwarts. This is just a comic, it's not meant to be accurate ;)

(c) J.K. Rowling.

My other Harry Potter Comics
#1 - Ron, Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed
#2 - How Ginny Lost The Name Battle
#3 - Fred and George's Nephews
#5 - What They Should Have Said
#6 - Too Much Stuff Under His Shirt
#7 - Nobody Tells Harry Anything!!
#8 - Won't Somebody Think of the Children?!
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The-Kabra's avatar
Don't forget in book 4, The gillyweed!
IrredeemableDreamer's avatar
LoL that is so funny :D
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Accio-Creativity's avatar
An amazing and unique art Loleia !

I like this... but Google didn't exist in 1991. Nor did Wikipedia. The web did... it was turned on that year! Harry would page Sirius in 1997 -and Hermione created a magical version of those that same year. That laptop didn't exist in 1991 either. Never mind the price tag... several thousand dollars for less processing capability than the cheapest smart phone with a handful of MEGAbytes of space.
But the biggest question is this: HOW did someone get a phone line into Hogwarts? Necessary, of course, for dialing up your internet connection... 
Incidentally, Google STILL didn't exist in 1997 when HP was first released in Britain. 
liliCartMan's avatar
oops! that is true
LadyClassical's avatar
I always think the EXACT same thing. Now...who has it easier, Muggles or wizards? (BTW, penseives and Invisibility Cloaks actually exist now due to cutting-edge technology, it's in TIME magazine.)
DearViley's avatar
No gadgets are allowed in Hogwarts ground, Hermione said that in the fourth book. They couldn't have a possibly computer there.
Anne-Dekeyser's avatar
Ugh this is fanart to make us laugh, so it doesn't matter if it could happen or not.
DearViley's avatar
True XD It cracked me up no matter what. Good thinking!
ERror1-Unidentified's avatar
Quick question: Is it only me or did you really intend to draw Harry with his scar on the left side of his forehead??
Just askin :3
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Vulpuz's avatar
I actually really like the three were designed. I can tell you based their looks off the descriptions in the books rather than the film actors. Good move, and great art! I look forward to seeing more by you. :3
ShootingStar1925's avatar
ok, so have you realized that in the books all the wizards say that us muggles are way less advanced and think that we are lower and stuff but really our methods are way more efficient XD
stardragon35's avatar
Haha I love the last pannel! XD
rababco's avatar
Most of that information is probably only one the internet because it's from the Harry Potter series. In the Harry Potter universe, that information might not be on the internet, especially if it's supposed to be secretive like the Horcruxes. They do spend a lot of time researching though so the internet might be useful. The only problem is that the great reveal of some of the information is an important part of the plot line (like a mystery) so it would probably have to be written differently. I also think it would've been a good way to learn about depression and PTSD (there's even information written specifically towards teenagers/about how it affects teenagers) that would help Ron and Hermione understand Harry better and finally get him some help (as soon as they can find a psychiatrist in the wizarding world, yeah good luck with that guys.) I'm little worried about Harry though because a depressed, traumatized, possibly suicidal teenager having access to internet could end badly because it might encourage self-harm and suicidal behavior. There would probably also be a lot of porn researched (Ron's would probably largely include women that resemble Hermione.) I'm not sure how complex the internet was in the 90s though.
Try: the WWW turned on in 1991. Google was born in 1998. You had to dial up internet in 1991. Or use WaveLan, which still required cables. And Harry should be using a pager, not the internet, to contact Sirius. Or, you know, the mirror phone Sirius gave him that he NEVER OPENED until it was too late.
I really want fanfics where Harry opens Sirius' gift...
rababco's avatar
I was born in 1991 so the internet has existed since I was born. By the time I was old enough that my parents would let me on the internet, it was already pretty complex so I don't know what it's like to be without the internet. Harry's an idiot, that's why he doesn't open Sirius' gift.
I was born in 1991 too, but the internet as we know it didn’t exist then. It reached that form over the course of the 1990s.
MartyTheFootloose's avatar
I was expecting a horrible pun like "WIZipedia" or something. :I
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