Over time, these stories will change and evolve, often revealing inconsistencies that might not make sense to the person on the outside listening in. And that's why ...
All of Those Inconsistencies Make Sense Now
By far, one of the biggest criticisms of the Harry Potter series was the amount of stuff Rowling seemingly pulled out of her ass to explain the myriad details that made no sense. But if you buy into the theory that it's all in Harry's head, there's a perfectly simple explanation for that. As Harry got more mature, his own fucked-up mind tried to explain away all of the unbelievable things his younger self came up with to avoid shattering the fantasy he'd created.
Plot holes aren't the real issue here.
So, is the Harry Potter universe a massively flawed world where nothing makes sense because of shitty writing or a carefully woven tapestry of lies that eventually unravels as Harry slowly starves to death in his abusive uncle's cupboard?
We're not sure we want to know the answer.
Karl would like to thank his dad for helping with the research for this article. He's a social worker specialised in working with children with disabilities. He's rarely thanked for this, so Karl wanted to do so here. Thanks Dad!