That Harry Potter Chapter Written By Bots Now Has Hilarious Illustrations To Match
By now, you have probably heard about Botnik Studios' new Harry Potter bot writing project, which used a predictive keyboard to write in the "style" of J.K. Rowling. That Harry Potter chapter written by a bot has now been illustrated by a cartoonist, and the results are truly hilarious.
Botnik Studios fed the text of all seven Harry Potter books into Predictive Writer, its new predictive keyboard, and then wrote a new Harry Potter chapter, "The Handsome One," using sentences that the program constructed. "The Handsome One" comes from a book with the Douglas Adams-esque title Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash, and it. is. wild.
If you have ever wanted to read a Harry Potter book in which Hermione and her family are food, Hufflepuff house has a pet pig, a romance starts between two Death Eaters, and Harry blinds himself during a confrontation with the "very bad and mean wizard" Voldemort, then you should really head on over to Botnik and read Predictive Writer's new Harry Potter chapter. It's only about three pages long, and it is 100 percent worth the time it takes to read. You will never look at all those background Death Eaters the same way again, believe me.
Pinky Malinky Supervising Director Megan Nicole Dong, A.K.A. sketchshark, saw her chance and took it. She illustrated the best moments from Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash and they're pretty freakin' great. Although Dong is not the only artist to publish her "Handsome One" sketches online — Disney character designer Elsa Chang and Pinky Malinky co-creator Rikke Asbjoern also released some fantastic illustrations — she appears to have posted the most comics based on Botnik's Harry Potter project.
Ron moments are the best moments in Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash, and Botnik's Harry Potter chapter wastes no time in getting to some amazing quotes like these:
Of course, there are some other hilarious moments in Botnik Studios' Harry Potter chapter that don't involve Ron, such as:
Here's to hoping Botnik Studios' Predictive Writer keeps churning out chapters of Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash.