2. The Sorting Hat Whilst Hogwarts bares a striking resemblance to some of the awe-inspiring colleges of Oxford, they are all seriously lacking in one particular department: no Sorting Hat. Can you imagine how much easier the whole college rigmarole would be if all high schools were equipped with Sorting Hats? No SATs, no APs — simply put on the hat and wait for it to bark out the instruction that will determine where you’ll be spending the next four years of your life.
3. The Great Persky in our Closets From Woody Allen’s hilarious short story, The Kugelmass Episode, The Great Persky is a ridiculous magician-entertainer who is able to project his friend Kugelmass into Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, and Kugelmass proceeds to engage in an affair with Emma. This is one step ahead of The Invisible Library, and who amongst us hasn’t once sat in a fusty armoire, wishing themselves into Narnia? Or spent an endless childhood summer longing to meet Sally J Freedman as Herself? The Great Persky can make that happen.
Got any meta-fictional desires of your own to fulfill? The limit is truly within the realms of your imagination.