I honestly, truthfully don't get it.|
Apparently some of ghetto-ass-ghettos on this street have started calling me "Harry Potter*" when my back is turned. I thought they were calling me "magbobote" (bottle man, or someone who takes away glass and plastic refuse for recycling). But then, I listened more closely. They're trying this as an insult, for whatever reason. I blame this on me still looking like a 16-year old (somehow).
Potter? It's the story of a orphan who led a very difficult life, and had to make peace with his destiny. It's the story of the pure of heart and courageous. It's about standing up to evil, and the power of compassion, and a stern warning against greed and dictatorship. Hasty endings and a few deus-ex's aside, it's wonderful introductory teen literature. He made his author and her associates filthy rich.
Aside from the shipping insanity and a certain fraction of the fandom (and pretty much every big title does that), I see no downsides to being called this.
How are they trying to pass this off as a genuine slur? The only thing really grating about it is how repetitive it is. At any rate, my gramps said it's probably frats or street trash. He said, "Walking on by, and ignoring would be the best. They've really nothing else to do in life, so they try instigating things."
More importantly, what are jobless, worthless people in the society hoping to gain from this? They're insulting those of us who've earned a degree, looking for jobs, and trying to lead lives and feeding our families.
It's some sort of bizarre, twisted jealousy if nothing else.
*Speaking of whom, I'm so very hyped for the movie