Tuesday, October 23, 2007

your love life's d.o.a.

lolcats are sometimes really hilarious.

in case you missed it JK Rowling outed Dumbledore last night. This is obviously a development that affects us all deeply. There were no other gay wizards mentioned though, which is interesting... I guess the parallel issue would be muggles marrying non-muggles. The whole series was increasingly socially political, both within the wizarding world (obviously) and in the muggle world (ie the thinly veiled cuts at the US government thought by the Prime Minister). This is definitely a positive... it keeps the book from being "fluff" or too easily disregarded as being for kids, and it (kind of) has a message. On the other hand, it's going to make it way too easy for some crazy to refer back to the series after every major terrorist attack/war/social conflict until the end of time and show how it was "predicted"... conspiracy theorists are intense.

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