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JK Rowling: secret slasher?

I don't count Rowling's interviews as spoilery; I'm only cut-tagging because she mentions a new character in book 7 as a romantic interest of Dumbledore's, even though it's not specifically mentioned in the book:



"Answering a question posed to her at tonight's book reading at Carnegie Hall in New York, Harry Potter author JK Rowling said she "always thought Dumbledore was gay" and that he originally fell in love with the wizard Grindelwald.

Rowling also said she had read through Steve Kloves' script for the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and corrected a passage in which Dumbledore was reminiscing about past loves by crossing it out and scrawling "Dumbledore is gay" over it.

Upon hearing her response, a hush fell over the audience in attendence and then applause exploded. Rowling remarked that if she had known that would be the response, she would've revealed her thoughts on Dumbledore earlier." Taken from here: http://www.hpana.com/news.20228.html

So where *is* all the Dumbledore/Grindewald slash, anyway?

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bop_radar
Oct. 20th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
Wow! That's really cool. *reels*
norwich36
Oct. 20th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
I KNOW!!!!!!!! *Insert flaily hands*

*Blows raspberries at the Christian right who already oppose the books for supporting witchcraft or something ridiculous*
myownghost
Oct. 20th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
i haven't read the books but have seen discussion of the DD/Grindelwald connection. surely there will be slash! (cool that she announced it publicly like that. but i'm bummed that she paired remus with tonks. heh. i love snupin.)
norwich36
Oct. 20th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
I know, considering how Remus really seemed to be coded as gay, it would have been nice if she had gone that way. And it would have been nice if she could have textually acknowledged it in the book. But still--it's pretty cool of her to say that.
ladydreamer
Oct. 20th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
I'm pretty convinced that Remus was bi. But at the same time, I think her handling of the Lupin/Tonks relationship was hackneyed. I sort of shipped them as WELL as Lupin/Snape until I saw what Lupin/Tonks was doing in the books.
norwich36
Oct. 20th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)
Well, to be fair, she was pretty constrained in book 7 by telling everything from Harry's POV--but yeah, Remus/Tonks ended up pretty much a mess in the books.
myownghost
Oct. 20th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
yes, he was coded as gay or, as jenny says below, as bi. but it's still kind of a thrill for her to acknowledge DD this way. yip!
ladydreamer
Oct. 20th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
ilu. really. SNUPIN FOREVA!
myownghost
Oct. 20th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
yes, foreva! some of the best stories i've read in the fandom were snupin -- they play off each other so very well.

i agree with what you said to nora above, that lupin came across as bi. but then, in my world, everyone is bi, so maybe i'm not the best judge. *g*
ladydreamer
Oct. 20th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hee. You have a nice world, then.
voldything
Oct. 20th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER
norwich36
Oct. 20th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Yes!!!! IAWTC!
likethemodel
Oct. 20th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
This is an awesome Albus/Gellert fic.
norwich36
Oct. 20th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link!
bagheera_san
Oct. 20th, 2007 07:48 am (UTC)
First thing I did: sent the link to an article about this to my best friend. She's not a slasher, but she's still going to squee about this.

JKR, you rock.
sadface
Oct. 20th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
CANON GAY
norwich36
Oct. 20th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
It's pretty awesome. More awesome would have been if it had been mentioned in the book, though.

How do you make the sparkly flashy thing, anyway?
sadface
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
[span style="background: transparent url(http://ukauctionhelp.co.uk/istore/sparkle.gif) repeat scroll 0%"][blink]YOUR TEXT HERE[/blink][/span]

:D
norwich36
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU!!!
prim_rose_etta
Oct. 20th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
am I being too picky?
I guess I'm being picky about reading this when I'm still half-way through the final book and would really not like to hear this right now. Perhaps your cut could avoid giving up the spoiler itself?

Instead, something like, " JKR offers surprising sexual orientation for major HP character"

*sigh*
norwich36
Oct. 20th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
Re: am I being too picky?
It's not a book 7 spoiler, though. It doesn't come up at all in the plot in any way, shape or form--it's just background info in Rowling's head.
prim_rose_etta
Oct. 20th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: am I being too picky?
oh!
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norwich36
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? And I've seen lots of people complaining that she should have put it in the books, but honestly, it could still come up in the last two movies.
xgirl2222
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
It's cool that she admitted Dumbledore is gay (since I'm still pissed about the whole Ginny is Harry's Tru Luv debacle, this helps) but is anyone really surprised? I think most of us were on the "Grindewald is so Dumbledore's secret boyfriend" bandwagon.
norwich36
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't know that anyone is surprised that Dumbledore is gay; I just think they're surprised she would publically acknowledge that.
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