Saturday, October 20, 2007
Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: , master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. , author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at .
After reading briefly from the final book, "," she took questions from audience members.
She was asked by one young fan whether finds "true love."
"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.
She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert , 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."Here's what I don't understand. Why do we care? She didn't write about it in the book, so she must not have felt it added to the story. Does it add to the story or the character after the fact? I just don't understand why the gay/straight issue is important in children's literature, in this setting.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Last night, around 11, I finished the dress part and took it in for her to try on. It's a little big right now, but the seams can be sewn deeper. I was adjusting a pattern and really didn't want it to end up too small. However, her response to it is less than enthusiastic. I now have no interest in finishing the dress because I am pretty sure she will hate it. I'm guessing she didn't look hard enough at the pattern and she thought it was going to be different when it's finished.
The other 4 are getting store bought ones this year.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I'm pretty sure he's testing me to see just what it takes to break me.