"Dumbledore is gay."

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  1. Strawberry

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071020/en_nm/rowling_dc_1

    Har har.
     
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    This was strange news. I wouldn't have expected this at all. Almost like saying voldermort was a hemaphrodyte, wouldn't be surprised if Rowling revealed that next.
     
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    Haha! I saw her in a recent interview where her low cut top slipped and her breasts came out a bit, that made all the papers.

    And now she reveals this! I think she must be looking for a bit of excitement now she's done with all the books.
     
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    I don't understand how this can make the news if the series is supposedly over and the story has been completed of this FICTIONAL work, especially when it is the revealing that a FICTIONAL character was gay and the author didn't feel the need to add it into the books. Just a ploy to make her work seem "edgier", how stupid.
     
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  5. Strawberry

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    I understand what you're saying, however, I believe she just wanted his charater to seem more, "in depth."
     
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    I hope that doesn't make the people that had loved his character before hearing this change their opinion. I read the books avidly, waited patiently, counted the days, loved them all and it doesn't matter in the slightest. Gay or straight he's still a genius character. It's an interesting bit of trivia but his sexual orientation doesn't matter.
     
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    Yeah, although (imo) dumbledore was already a very complicated character whose story remained largely untold even at the end of the last book.
     
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    when i was referencing wikipedia a few months back while reading the deathly hallows, someone had posted a paragraph saying most or all characters in HP were bisexual.
    it seemed more like vandalism, can't recall the page.

    btw, is this a sequel to that "british coach accused of lesbianism" thread ;-)
     
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    This I agree with. I swear I had more questions when I finished that book than I had answers. But this news doesn't surprise me, in fact it makes perfect sense. I do wonder if it was included in one of the last 3 books and was just edited out of the final version, for brevity, because it was irrelevent, or whatever.

    The fan fiction that's out there is a heck of a lot racier than this story, so anyone who thinks we need to 'protect the children' might want to take a real look at what some of those children are cooking up on their own.
     
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  10. Morpheus

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    The rumour of DD being gay has been circulating around the internet for some time--fans are very astute and will connect dots even if they were unintended. I think JK just wants to protect the nature of her characters so she is going public and giving out details to quell the noise.

    BTW, Richard Harris made a much better Dumbledore than this Gambon fellow.
     
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    i found this all very amusing. maybe dumbledore secretly wanted to get with harry.
     
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    Lends an entirely new meaning to the phrase, Harry's magic wand!
     
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    that way, Gandalf had a friendship with Saruman, and then they became enemies.
    just thinking ...

    oh btw, the previous post #12 will be deleted shortly.
     
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  14. Morpheus

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    Magic does not eminate from the wand, so "magic wand" is nonsensical. The wand merely amplifies and directs the magic. Case in point, House Elves don't need wands and young wizards often create magic without intending and without their wand. Just saying...;)
     
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    yea i agree. announcing that was pointless

    btw some of the people on that site have no life whatsover... omg omg dumbledore is gay omg omg yay. like **** move on with your life no one cares... or at least, no one SHOULD care...
     
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    It should not matter even if we were talking about a real person, and this is a fictional character.
     
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    aahh never had seen this one coming!!:eek: :? he was in love with Grindelwald??? :?
     
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  19. Morpheus

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    ^ reread the part where Harry meets DD in the "afterlife." DD breaks down in tears supposedly because of his sister's death, but also, I think, because of how he was blinded by love (re Grindelwald) and by love lost.
     
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    You mean the king's cross chapter after Vold tries to kill him?
    I just opened the book,to see what you're saying,and it says in that chapter that above all it was the hallows that above all drew them together with Grindelwald and that the shared a dream etc...I dunno I just can't see that.:confused: lol I am still a little bit .."shocked" about this...wow
     
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    She talked about that because someone asked her if Dumbledore was gay
     
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    not really.HP 7 is the fastest selling book in the HISTORY. J.K rowling is the FIRST ever billionaire writer.
    Harry potter and his universe are one of the most beloved so far.Fans would like to know some things more about the characters and unanswered questions. So,no it's not stupid.
     
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  23. Morpheus

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    She is also protecting the franchise by controlling the nature of the characters (and sustaining interest).
     
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  24. Morpheus

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    There is a point where DD breaks down and Harry has to console him. That's the part I was referring to. I may be wrong, but I thought the break in composure was due to more than just the description of his sister's death and that he may have inadvertantly been the one to kill her. Seems like there was an element of "lost love" or rejection embedded in that scene.
     
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  25. ananda

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    According to my dictionary, gay means lighthearted and cheerful.
    So what's the fuss all about ?
    DD wasn't all that serious a character, iirc.
     
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  26. Breaker

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    Eh, fair enough. Whatever makes fans of her's happy.
     
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    Morpheus - I'm glad you cleared that up. I lost a bit of sleep trying to pin down the source of magic for house elves...;)
     
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    I'm starting to realize I may be a geek. Damn! Why didn't anyone tell me. :p
     
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    That quality makes you endearing to at least one member of this forum, Morpheus. :)
     
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