Saturday, October 20, 2007

Well, I guess I am more like Dumbledore

A while back, I posted that according to an online test, I was either Luna Lovegood or Albus Dumbledore. Well considering the new revelation from J.K. Rowling, I guess I am closer to Dumbledore.

It seems that Rowling planned that Dumbledore would be gay and that fact becomes an important aspect of the last book, Harry Porter and the Deathly Hallows. Al thought it is not blatantly stated in the book, an attraction between two men changes the direction of the plot.

I think it is cool the way Rowling has placed the character in the book but did not make a big deal about his sexuality. I guess if she had, the book would have received even more vitriol from the fundamentalists.

But I bet there will be all kinds of hoots and howl es as the Televangelists start with the "I knew there was something Satanic about those books" spiel.

Oh well, I just like the fact that in the literary world, a world that has been read by millions, a beloved gay man can hold one of the most powerful positions.

Dumbledore, my hero!


steve'swhirlyworld said...

I think it's awesome that Rowling is going there!

Ur-spo said...

it sounds a bit like a publicity stunt, but i am glad nevertheless.