What is this? Some kind of Harry Potter bullshit?
“A Patronus is a kind of positive force, and for the wizard who can conjure one, it works something like a shield, with the Dementor feeding on it, rather than him. In order for it to work, you need to think of a memory. Not just any memory, a very happy memory, a very powerful memory… Allow it to fill you up… lose yourself in it… then speak the incantation “Expecto Patronum”.”
—Remus Lupin teaching Harry Potter the Patronus Charm
So, I’ve been thinking a while about what my patronus would be. Initially, I thought it would be someone who just screams toughness, like Henry Rollins or Patrick McDuffy. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized my patronus is Wesley Willis. This man wrote some beautiful jams, he drew some fancy pictures, and he headbutted like a motherfucker. I recently saw his documentary, Wesley Willis’s Joy Ride, and realized that the man is totally a sweet beast/prophet. The deal sealer for me was getting to meet him in Chicago. Once, he totally crashed a get up kids show that I was at. This fills the need for it to be something that is a truly happy memory. Also, I have a gift for you. That gift is….. a call to action. Do one or more of the following three things:
1) Watch the documentary.
2) Discover what your patronus is.
3) Design a sweet Wesley Willis illustration that I can use for reference when I get my patronus tattoo tomorrow.
Lastly, I added a picture of a deer patronus, I don’t know if it’s going to show up, if it does, imagine that there is a picture of a glowing deer. Thanks for reading.
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