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Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~
Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.
Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.
And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’.
It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).
The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one cares that he loves men, and that is wonderful.
And that’s why it’s more powerful — in so many other novels, there is a ‘token gay person’, where ‘being gay’ is their identifier. Like, they mean nothing more to the novel than being a homosexual stereotype. I think J. K. Rowling did Albus Dumbledore right.
Apparently Harry is quite vanilla. Not very experimental.
Films shot here: Harry Potter, Braveheart, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Skyfall …
Choice excerpts from J. K. Rowling’s new book, The Casual Vacancy:
‘…clutched his school bag more closely to him, to conceal the erection brought on by the heavy vibration of the bus.’
‘Andrew returned to his contemplation of the dirty window with an ache in his heart and in his balls.’
A selection of my favourite novelty/fandom tees.
Not sure whether I should be proud or embarrassed.
Harry Potter (Slytherin), Sherlock (BBC Benedict Cumberbatch), The Hunger Games, Celtic Thunder
I didn’t want to study for my final exam so I decided to crack open my packet of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and try them out with my siblings. It was so much fun.
My brother said the rotten egg one was the worst thing ever and apparently tasted worse than the vomit one. The earthworm one made my sister gag. Funniest thing ever.
Doing my HRM assignment (due tomorrow!!!!) and I came across this journal article. 8) I love that they have managed to relate it toHarry Potter, but seriously, how did they manage to spell ‘Rowling’ wrong?! As if any one does not know her name inside out? :O
If I have offspring, I shall name them ‘Belladonna’ and ‘Bellatrix’; both shall be ‘Bella’ for short. And then people will ask, ‘Is that short for Isabella?’ or ‘Were you named after Bella Swan?’ and they will say, ‘No, we’re deadlier than that.’ Oho ho ho.
Don’t sweat it, Hermione. Harry will fix it later using the Elder wand.
Stooopid boy. This gets me every time.
Is it Fred or George?
I could never remember which of the Weasley twins is the one that loses the ear and which of the pair (sadly) died.
Then I realised that the ‘G’ for ‘George’ reminds me of an ear, and alas! George is the twin that loses the ear. And that leaves Fred, who is the one that dies. -goes and cries-