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Harry Potter/JK Rowling Anonymous 6243

Not the same anon as the /b/ thread, thought the thread is gonna be removed but it was worth discussing anyway.

Anonymous 6244

I was never crazy for HP but read the first few books multiple times. Went off HP after the stupid add on about their kids in the last book. Went off JK after she went against Scottish independence. Now got a new appreciation for her for standing up to the trans terrorists.

Anonymous 6248


I agree with the OP on /b/, I never got the appeal of this series. All the characters were ugly as sin and the rules about magic make it boring. The Hogwarts houses are horribly unbalanced, so you just have the overpopular "hero" class, edgelord "villain" class, uninteresting pseudointellectual class, and the dumbass memer class that nobody wants to be in.

So many other forms of fictional media make magic more interesting, whether it's how the spells are cast or what magic looks like.

Also now a lot of the old fans are denouncing JK Rowling because she tweeted that she doesn't agree that sex (the physical anatomy) should be erased, and that makes her an evil transphobic TERF now.

Anonymous 6249

>and that makes her an evil transphobic TERF now
Good. These people don't learn until their fellow progressives turn back on them.

Anonymous 6264

I dislike her writing diversity into her books after the fact (should've made the decision at publishing) and her recent statements. I really only enjoyed the original books as a kid and have not really enjoyed the spin-offs. I thought The Cursed Child was terrible and Fantastic Beasts was just okay.



Anonymous 6265

She actually wrote a lot of diversity into the books for the time. People keep trying to judge them by present day standards but the first book was published more than 20 years ago. Yes, she has tried to change some things after the fact but it doesn't mean there wasn't any diversity to start with.

Anonymous 6268

I also don't understand why people, in their frenzy to condemn her for every possible problematic aspect of the books, seem to lose sight of the fact that she started out as a struggling single mother with a degree in Classics and French who essentially zero writing experience (afaik). I don't give a fuck about her or the books but do people not realize that shit like Cho Chang's name or Gringotts goblins supposedly being an antisemitic dogwhistle are as much, if not more, the fault of her editors/publisher? People on Twitter really don't want to believe that if pretty much any average person wrote a sprawling book series they would almost certainly include some inadvertent cultural insensitivities, especially in the fucking pre-social media world of the 90s. Since she's a "TERF" all of these things become sins that further prove how horrible of a person she is, of course.

Anonymous 6269

The goblins in the books aren’t anti-semetic. Notice that arguments for that only ever focus on movie stills and don’t quote the books because there are no passages that hint at it. That’s hardly her fault. There might well be history of goblins and jews but it’s clear she was unaware of it and the book was written before the internet was widespread.
I’ve also seen a few Chinese people point out that Chang is a common Chinese surname in the UK and that the Cantonese reading of 秋 is Cho and can be a first name.

Anonymous 6276

when i made the og thread on /b/ i didn't know rowling was speaking about trans stuff again…explains why trannyspot anon was frothing
either way though hp is mad gay

Anonymous 6277

Yeah, no, I don't deny that- I simply think her opinion to bring the books 'up to modern standards' on Twitter after the fact feels pretty disingenuous.

Anonymous 6278

*her attempts, not opinion. sorry, headaches

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