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Postby Catch-up » Mon Oct 22, 2007 03:18 pm

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Postby stu d'apples » Mon Oct 22, 2007 03:52 pm

Ye Gods! If the Religious Right hated JK and Harry before they really are going to despise them now :lol: They'll probably think of it as the rise of the Antichrist. :lol:
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Postby Stibbons » Mon Oct 22, 2007 04:04 pm

Yes, the Fundies Say The Darndest Things site (FSTDT) already has examples of how people are horrified that Rowling has done this, people saying they'll throw out their books now, that it shouldn't be allowed in children's books, etc, etc.

Sad part is that a look at the various forums shows a similar furore amongst the fans, how some people think it's wrong but will ignore it, others that they can't read the books again. Very few seem to be "So? Get over it, it doesn't have any impact on the story."

See Dumbledore's wikipedia page has had to be locked already...

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 22, 2007 04:18 pm

How incredibly sad. Why shouldn't Dumbledor be gay? Makes perfect sense and explains the closeness of the friendship. :)
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Postby stampscat » Mon Oct 22, 2007 04:37 pm

As much as I applaud JKR's decision to make Dumbledore gay, and her honesty in talking to children about this (which, one hopes, will lead to the children being a bit less homophobic) I fear it will be another weapon for the wrong-minded right-wingers to aim at the Harry Potter books, especially given Dumbledore's closesness to Harry.
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Postby Errata » Mon Oct 22, 2007 04:46 pm

Personally I don't mind, sure it explains a lot, but I don't see that it as anything to do with the story, and also the relationship with Harry and Dumbledore, I've always seen it as a close student/teacher one, even to go so far as an almost family-like one. So I don't care, it's really has no effect on the story, and also it makes Dumbledore more human, to me, anyway.
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Postby LadyLydia » Mon Oct 22, 2007 05:58 pm

Well, I always thought Sir Ian McKellen should have played Dumbledore :wink: and apparently I was right. :D

Wasn´t there also a discussion about a gay Gandalf long ago? :roll:
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Postby Bonsai » Mon Oct 22, 2007 06:20 pm

Next were going to find out the patricians gay :shock: now that would be interesting lol
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Postby Pat » Mon Oct 22, 2007 07:05 pm

Gay? I'd always assumed he was a Cylon.
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Postby Darren » Mon Oct 22, 2007 07:12 pm

Had it been "revealed" during the course of the books coming out, or better actually written into them, then it would have been interesting.

To do it now would smack of a phrase involving "horse", "dead" and "flogging".
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Postby Bonsai » Mon Oct 22, 2007 07:23 pm

maybe he could be into that too :wink:
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Oct 22, 2007 07:39 pm

I don't see where it impacts the stories one way or another. It doesn't explain anything that seemed mysterious or disjointed in the book that I recall. It seemed like a pointless revalation.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 22, 2007 07:47 pm

All in all, it is a pretty pointless revelation. Sure it might go some way to make one or two things clearer, but it doesn't impact any more on the story than if we'd learned that Dumbledor was once married.

I wonder if Ms Rowling just decided to drop this little bit of info in out of sheer devilment. :lol:
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Oct 22, 2007 07:59 pm

I wondered that too! :lol:
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Postby CaptainPixie » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:34 pm

I like it, I think it's lovely! also explain's alot about old Albus bless him!
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