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but still pretty old.
I can't believe the fuss people are making about a fictional characters sexuality, who gives a fuck??
this are exactly my thoughts on this topic
a fuck about JK really?
Am I the only one wondering how a character can possibly be outed as gay by the author, or indeed any new information added about a character wholly OUTSIDE the actual book.
Is she writing her own fanfiction now?
she was answering a question from a fan. I can only assume she knew all along in her own head, but never felt the need to include it in the book as it wasn't ever something that mattered to the storyline.
You're not quite appreciating the point I'm making. It's like that line from the Simpsons: "This is only your memory. I cannot provide any new information." - once a book is finished, an author can't just come out in a press conference and start adding new stuff to the characters. That defeats the whole purpose of writing the novel in the first place. Right?
If Dumbledore (wheoever that is) is gay - he should have been gay in the book. If his sexuality is ambiguous in the book, then it stays ambiguous forever - until the author can be arsed to write a new book.
she just didnt have the balls to put in that dumbledore/voldemort sex scene.
dubdubderbee like a blast-ended Skrewt. Derbeederbeedur Slither in.
Okay, maybe in literature it should be so, but it sort of goes beyond that - doesn't it? It's nearer being this world, with JK Rowling some kind of dictator at the middle - but the fans want to know everything - every detail not in the books, but still in Rowling's mind counts. I don't think it really works the same as with other books.
other authors have fans too
Sure, there's complete adoration for tons of books and authors. But the way Harry Potter has been written and marketed, it goes beyond just being a book - it's a 'world', in which, as far as I can tell JK Rowling acts as some kind of God-figure. I think it's very different to 99% of books in that sense.
but how many of them have had the same hype created about them that Harry Potter has?
There are, but the author doesn't have the same kind of role. JK Rowling is basically like 'God' in the HP universe. I can't imagine many of them have the same kind of thing. It's basically transcended being a book into being a phenomenon, and there aren't many that do that, so it's hard to draw up parallels.
the concept of the author as god has been around for centuries, and its completely irrelevent whether a million people are obsessed with harry potter or 3 people are.
I'm not saying it's how it should be or whatever, but it's how it is. Fans 'accept' it - everything Rowling states is fact and they want to know it all - it's the creation of a world as much as a creation of literature.
The vast majority of books live in its pages - and I don't think Harry Potter completely does.
al this is supposed to be arguing against.
No, I'm just confused. I always get lost in discussions.
that this is somehow different to any other author
but it still counts as a point no speechmarks.
Others are prepared to engage with the books in a critical way, the same as with any other novels.
are an insane number.
Jokes aside, if you want a bewildering array of critical writing and analysis of the Harry Potter books, I've got a friend who can hook you up.
I'm going to go play with my Hermione Interactive Wand, thanks.
anything about Dumbledore being straight, if someone had asked if he was straight and she had said yes, no one would care.
I really don't see why saying Dumbledore is gay, whether it be before or after the books were written, should matter at all.
that 90% of people are straight, no way.
people should stop making such a fuss about people being whatever sexuality they are "£$"£%£^$&
and it sounds right to me.
are gay/bi? I really can't believe that for a second, especially considering the amount that my friend knows.
Plus plenty more people are bi-curious but not actually bi or gay.
When I grew up I didn't know any gay people and certainly of all the people I know in London not more than 1 in 10 are gay or bi.
Some people will know more gay or bi people than others but I'm pretty sure you'll find it counts as 10% across the country.
(more or less) as recorded in various census information and suchlike.
Also, you do understand the difference between anecdotal evidence and data, right?
that sounds ridiculously low to me, and obviously there are more gay/bi people in certain areas, I'm just surprised that that is the % when a lot of the people my friend knows are all gay/bi.
I don't meet many new people, my friend does.
well...not really the gay scene, more the myspace/emo scene.
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whats the difference between her writing a new book in which dumbledore fucks bums and saying it in an interview?
However, it may change the way in which certain scenes in future films are shot. Dumbledore won't be able to put a fatherly hand on Harry's shoulder without being thought a predatory paed.
played by Stephen Boyd.
remains the best news story of all time.
you get that shit all the time. It's not every day a popular children's character is outed as being an arse bandit.
she can say what she wants. and anyone can choose to take on board what she says as truth or not. its like the star wars novels. do they "count"? no one cares, really.
does her saying it make it true? no, but her interviews etc are peritext to the works. would people see it as different if she disclosed it in a new piece of fiction? a short story published in teh daily mail where dumbledore runs around bumming animals?
dunt exist anyway
and heres some wiki:
I miss being a literature student.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH THERE ARE NO ANSWERS NOTHING ACTUALLY EXISTS IN THE FIRST PLACE AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHGGHG
anyone coming to fuckbuttons tonight? on a good day they can put my mind to rest
No, I don't like it. She could come out in an interview next week and be all like "Oh, Harry's scar was actually self harm" and it would be canon?
You wanna tell people about your characters? You write a book, plain and simple.
new books are bullshit too. you can take or leave them
Sequels are bullshit? You're wrong 2: The Bloodening.
into one of the characters of a book i grew up with. It makes sense to me after reading the book.
Not really supposed to spark debate of whether JK is allowed to make up stuff/reveal stuff after she's written the book, she can do as she pleases, its her story after all.