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"Dumbledore Is Gay" says Rowling

Discussion in 'Harry Potter Book Series' started by Motokid, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. mothermayhem

    mothermayhem New Member

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    It is not a question of if Dumbledore is gay or not, and so what if he is,
    it does not, for me anyway, detract from who he was in the story.
    My question was what was Rowlings point. For what ever reason she has, she stirred something up. The Harry Potter Saga was over. Everyone more or less moved on, except probably the truly die hards and fan-atics. Which I am neither. I enjoyed the journey, but was glad to see it end.
    I was just wondering what she what she thinking when she made this announcement after all was presumably said and done.
     
  2. mothermayhem

    mothermayhem New Member

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    right on philw
     
  3. beer good

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    Again, if his sexuality doesn't impact the story one way or another, why does it matter if he's gay or straight? It's not a matter of gay porn, after all.

    I thought Neil Gaiman's thoughts on it were pretty spot on.
     
  4. abecedarian

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    I have to agree with you both, and in a way, thats part of what I was trying to say. She made a lovable character, whose sexuality was never a part of the picture, so what she says now really doesn't impact how we( my family and I) view that character or the entire series.
     
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    That depends on if the author wants to make a feminine "hello i'm the gay man in this story" character, or not. Neil Gaiman said it better than i can.
     
  6. Motokid

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    Why is there any need to define a characters sexual preferences after 7 volumes of work have not adequately defined it already?

    Why not leave it ambiguous as that's clearly what was done in the books?

    At least there are a few hetero's in the story.

    click me <---:D
     
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    venusunfolding New Member

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    It's not like she held a press conference to make the announcement. She was asked a question at a book signing, and answered it the way she saw fit.
     
  8. mothermayhem

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    Good enough I guess. Got people talking right enough.
     
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    I agree.

    And, I still think that unless it says so in the book, the most we can do is speculate. Even if Rowling says something, she has to publish a new book to confirm it in my opinion. Text is final.
     
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    -BBC News - JK Rowling outs Dumbledore as gay
     
  11. Motokid

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    I wish I could provide the source link to this, but.....as the main stream media likes to print.....it came from "experts".
     
  12. Darren

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    "He is my character. He is what he is and I have the right to say what I say about him..."

    Speaking yesterday at a news conference in Toronto.
     
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    I believe the question was if he had ever found love? Basically, if she's written about Dumbledore believing he was gay she can either skirt the issue or tell the truth. if she's written the entire series believing he was straight and had answered to that effect no one would care.
    The fact that the media is going nuts is just further evidence of the homophobia is our society.
     
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    next character "outing"? i thought she was done writing these books? i kind of lost interest after like the 4th books. what number is she on now..11..13?
     
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    The hermaphrodite article is just for fun, but yes, it appears that although she is finished with the books she wants to continue living in Harry fantasy land and weaving whatever she wants. I think the fame and money and mania went to her head.

    Oh yeah, and I've never read any of the books, and apparently won't. This after-the-fact stuff seems classless.
     
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    Well said.
     
  17. Motokid

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    Other expert sources have been overheard asking:

     
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    :D :D :D :D That is VERY good!
     
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    Who cares? Harry Potter was a fun series (Well, no; last one sucked, sorry :( ), and if Dumbledore was gay, all the power to him. And like, holy crap-Jesus, I usually stay in tune with the news, but this made CNN FRONT PAGE?. That is sad and stupid on so many levels.

    As for Rowling herself, she had the right to say what she said; she's a writer, and it's a writers job to be creative. Doing what she did (and spawning this), just hits home her need to be creative even further.

    And again relating to Rowling, someone said "the media///blah has gone to her head." I agree. When she started pissing and moaning to the press that someone leaked her book, I wanted to find a microphone and cuss her out to no man's end. To be such a control freak is pathetic. That was entirely irrelevant, but I thought I'd just throw it out there; like Harry Potter, think Rowling is an idiot. Mmm.
     
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    I can't believe how much press this has gotten. Since Dumbledore is an old man throughout the entire series, and there is much about his life that wasn't completely revealed, why would we expect to even know his sexual orientation? Ron's twin brothers never seem to have girlfriends, either. Neither does Sirius Black, although we do know about the posters in his bedroom, I suppose. I don't care. Hopefully, no one does.
     

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