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Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:42 pm

Breaking news from the entertainment world....

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/book...ter.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

Fair-use excerpt:

"Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay."

"J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall. After reading briefly from the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love."

"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.

She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, 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.""
 
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:21 pm

I read this yesterday and I just don't see the big fuss.

1 - It doesn't add anything to the storyline since the books are complete.
2 - It was never really mentioned in the book other than some brief mention of lost love and refer back to #1.
3 - Who caresif he's gay? Oh maybe some flat earth society morons but they already hated the book.

The only thing I saw that was a bit disturbing was the mention of so called "fan fiction" where people, excuse me...nerds, write their own liittle stories with the characters. It seems that Dumbledore has been the center of many wild gay sex stories just as Hermione (sic?) has been part of some crazy stories as well. Why can't folks just leave the books for what they are and not do all the other nerdy crap? It's a book, not a lifestyle choice.
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:28 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
It's a book, not a lifestyle choice.

Why? $$$$$$$$$$££££££££££££€€€€€€€€€€€€
 
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:35 pm

It blows my mind that a supposedly serious news outlet like CNN pays people to write this stuff, and publishes it without blushing.

Let me get this straight: a fictional character in a book is told to be gay by the book's author.












SO WHAT???

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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:52 pm

Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
Breaking news from the entertainment world....

....oh, and in other news, plane crashed, many people dead. Good night everybody!

[Edited 2007-10-21 08:54:32]
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:00 pm

Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
Dumbledore Is Gay

Correction: Dumbledore Was Gay.

He is deceased.
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:08 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
Why can't folks just leave the books for what they are and not do all the other nerdy crap? It's a book, not a lifestyle choice.

Replace "book" with "website" and you have a.net  Smile
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:09 pm

I wonder if Dumbledore was gay all along, or she just decided it recently. It obviously doesn't make a difference because nowhere in the books does it mention anything of the sort.
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:37 pm

Who cares, its a fictional book, what is it going to further piss off the christian right, maybe so, but who gives a S#%T, its a FICTIONAL book.
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:21 pm

and her next project is a book chronicalizing the backing stories of all the Harry Potter characters. why not start marketing it now with something scandalous and savvy ... it'll sell as many copies as the books did. that's another $200 million right there.

Quoting Toast (Reply 3):
It blows my mind that a supposedly serious news outlet like CNN pays people to write this stuff, and publishes it without blushing.

Harry Potter is the biggest known phenomenon in publishing history. since about 1999 you couldn't have run *enough* stories about Harry Potter.
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:52 pm

Next, we'll find out that Cthulu was Dubledore's first boyfriend(and first attempt at zoophilia).

Ridiculous.
 
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:58 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 5):
Correction: Dumbledore Was Gay.

Personally, I think Albus Dumbledore never engaged in a gay relationship after his falling out with Gellert Grindelwald over the death of Albus' younger sister Ariana. In short, he may have been tolerent of gays, but from the time of Ariana's untimely passing to his own death he devoted his full-time life to Hogwarts, first as Transfiguration professor then as Headmaster.
 
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:04 pm

Just out of Curosity,

How many, if any, of you have seen "Equus" and Harry Potter's "magic wand?"

Just wondering what it looks like, LOL.

I have a friend who saw it in London and said he was "un-cut", if you will....

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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:54 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 7):


I wonder if Dumbledore was gay all along, or she just decided it recently. It obviously doesn't make a difference because nowhere in the books does it mention anything of the sort.

Apparently she knew it all along. She passed a note to the director of one the movies who wanted to show Dumbledore with a girl.

I thinks it's a nice touch to the story. If you've read all seven books, you're sort of familiar with Dumbledore... when you then hear of his sexual orientation, it's like finding out about a distant aquaintance. "Oh he's gay? I never figured.. makes sense though".
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:11 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 12):
How many, if any, of you have seen "Equus" and Harry Potter's "magic wand?"

try here:

www.image.google.com and search for equus harry potter.

As for Dumbledore being gay, who gives a rat's ass?

Now the freaks of scoiety that already badmouth HP for witchcraft, satantic rituals and the occult can add homosexuality to their list. Seems lot a lot of sleepless night ahead for them.

[Edited 2007-10-21 16:13:18]

[Edited 2007-10-21 16:14:00]
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:17 pm

Quoting Toast (Reply 3):
and publishes it without blushing.

Thats what the makeup is for!  Wink

Quoting STLGph (Reply 9):
and her next project is a book chronicalizing the backing stories of all the Harry Potter characters. why not start marketing it now with something scandalous and savvy ... it'll sell as many copies as the books did. that's another $200 million right there.

If not more$$$$$$$$$$
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:21 pm

Quoting UnknownUser (Reply 4):
....oh, and in other news, plane crashed, many people dead. Good night everybody!

HAHAHAH For real, CNN should talk about something that matters.

Who cares what sexual orientation anyone has, especially a fictional character, in a fictional book.
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:45 pm

Quoting Lrdc9 (Reply 15):
If not more$$$$$$$$$$

oh, yeah i meant 2-hundred million for Rowling ;p

Quoting Flyorski (Reply 16):
HAHAHAH For real, CNN should talk about something that matters.

as mentioned earlier ...

Quoting STLGph (Reply 9):
Harry Potter is the biggest known phenomenon in publishing history. since about 1999 you couldn't have run *enough* stories about Harry Potter.
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:57 pm

This explains Dumbledores fascination of Harry Potter and all the deep conversations they had alone in Dumbledores office............
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:58 pm

Quoting JCKastrup (Reply 18):

you could have at least italicized deep.

geesh.
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:01 am

I would've given him one
 
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:03 am

Quoting JCKastrup (Reply 18):
This explains Dumbledores fascination of Harry Potter and all the deep conversations they had alone in Dumbledores office............

I didn't know that Hogwarts was a Catholic institution....  Wink
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:07 am

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 21):
Hogwarts was a Catholic institution....

didnt you see the similarities?  Big grin
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 14):
www.image.google.com and search for equus harry potter.

The images appearing there are faked. I have an image which shows which pictures the photoshopped version came from.  Wink
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RE: Dumbledore Is Gay

Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:33 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
The only thing I saw that was a bit disturbing was the mention of so called "fan fiction" where people, excuse me...nerds, write their own liittle stories with the characters

I once dated a girl that was into this fan fiction crap. The stuff they could come up with! And it seems that 90% of the people who do this are middle aged women. My own observation was that they went crazy over taking hetro men and writing stories about them having sex with other men. They sell this crap at "fanzine" conventions, to other women naturally. And don't forget the "artwork" they create to go along with their stories!

Personally, I think it's kinda sick to write this kinda stuff. Why don't they just create new characters in their own heads to write these stories with instead of someone else's characters & stories?
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