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To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand HPMOR. the humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical reader’s head. There’s also Harry’s rationalistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from 80s sci-fi literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. as a consequence people who dislike Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Harry’s rationalistic action of snapping his fingers, which itself is a cryptic reference to Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Eliezer Yudkowsky’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them :).

And yes, by the way, I DO have a CFAR membership card. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid