Saturday, October 20, 2007

Harry Potter Update

My Way News - J.K. Rowling Outs Hogwarts Character: "NEW YORK (AP) - Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall.

After reading briefly from the final book, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,' she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds 'true love.'

'Dumbledore is gay,' the author responded to gasps and applause.

She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. 'Falling in love can blind us to an extent,' Rowling said of Dumbledore's feelings, adding that Dumbledore was 'horribly, terribly let down.'

Dumbledore's love, she observed, was his 'great tragedy.'

'Oh, my god,' Rowling concluded with a laugh, 'the fan fiction.'"


Randy Johnson said...

She shouldn't have done that. It will just give the anti-Harry Potter contingent some "real" ammunition. In their minds anyway.

Brent McKee said...

Like they needed any "real" ammunition.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Come on! It's a savvy public relations move on J.K. Rowling's part to claim the moral high ground and keep Harry Potter in the news now that she's no longer writing books.
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Anonymous said...

I don't mean to throw a monkeywrench into any of this but I think the real meat of the item - oh dear, i hope i have not facts pawed - the real meat of the item was that whats'ername was reading aloud from one of her own books. I don't get this. I don't get this weird pathetic crap about writers standing before some crowd of 2 or two million, reading their own prose aloud for the supposed entertainment of the audience. No audience could properly endure this. The audience can read the writer's crap themselves and probably with a lot more enjoyment. I have yet to hear one of these orators yet who could intone a sentence with any listenability. And whose prose is that spectacular that it becomes a wonderful listening experience to hear it clanged by a deluded oratic horror who in his own ears hears symphonic greatness, while the stunned and writhing audience is hearing a monotoned, listlessly performed isolated-prose segment stripped of all the singular qualities that only silent reading by the intended READER can provide? Who started this bizarre, pompous-beyond-all-compass self-serving pathetic torture?

Unknown said...

I don't know who started it, but it's been going on for a long time. Maybe Charles Dickens is to blame.

Anonymous said...

Oh, great: king of the bloviaters. Figures.

Anonymous said...

Guess Gomer hasn't been to one of my readings. Yuk, yuk. Joe