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« on: October 20, 2007, 02:38:42 PM »

Apparently Dumbledore is gay.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 02:39:30 PM »

It's not that much of a surprise.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 06:13:02 PM »

That's a fairly pointless revelation. It won't stop the 7th book from being shit.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 06:34:05 PM »

They DO realize that he's a fictional character right? Jesus, what a stupid attempt to push for more sales. And that's all it is.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 07:13:02 PM »

...and yet another amiable protagonist is the victim of a last minute deep, dark, terrible secret that completely goes against the character and throws the story/mythos into a needless tizzy.  Dumbledore doesn't NEED to be gay.  It's enough that his love of esoteric knowledge was his tragic flaw whereas Aberforth was the grounded one.  Plus, geniuses are so fulfilled by the pursuit of knowledge that they don't require or desire love.  

Forget that suing India shit.  THIS makes Rowling a first rate bitch for pulling a weirdass WTF plot twist out of her ass that is, well, "gay."  Damn, why can't some artists just leave well enough alone?  I'm looking at you George Lucas as well.  

Have I complained about this enough in all my Final Fantasy rants of late?  Maybe *that's* why I reacted the way I did.  Final Fantasy has proven time and time again how dumb the last minute "oh by the way, did I forget to mention..." WTF plot twist really is.  

And Deg, I agree with you that book 7 was garbage.  I gave my treatise why in that Potter book 7 thread in the books/movies forum so dig that up if you really want to know why I hated it.  The fries don't need any more gravy... although that last batch of fries were not very tasty.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 07:16:51 PM »

I don't see his liking dicks changing anything really.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 08:08:25 PM »

Yea, I agree with everyone else. Making Dumbledore gay isn't going to change anything.

But I must admit that is kind of scary considering all the hooplah made over his relationship with Harry. :P
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 10:17:49 PM »

Gay isn't a deep, dark terrible secret.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007, 10:28:52 PM »

Depends on who you ask and where in the world. :P  In all seriousness though, I was being melodramatic and exaggerating.  Again, that's because I've been complaining about similar sentiments in various FF games so I pretty much copy-pasted my sentiments about that here.
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007, 03:44:54 AM »

And the point is...? Seriously, why? What does this add to the story? I'm sure this news will make some slash fangirls very happy, but other than that... Pointless.
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2007, 03:56:44 AM »

Silly Dumbledore, dicks are for chicks.
Pardon that.

True, what a pointless fact to reveal almost half a year after the book's release.  I guess this is like one of those final product pushes of a product before teh slow, steady decline to the "bins".
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2007, 04:18:02 AM »

Heh, I can see the Anti-Potter crowd blowing this one out of proportion.  This does irk me in the fact that Rowling is a MUCH different Christian than I thought her to be.
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2007, 10:08:43 AM »

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gay= pederasty. I seen that fucker touchin on the dicks.
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2007, 12:12:57 PM »

Of course he's gay, he's in books about children worshipping Satan.

Damned Pagan bookery!
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2007, 04:20:28 PM »

contrary to most of the hate, I think how the author dealt with this was excellent. It seems that she had this in mind all along (especially since she past a note to the director of the 6th movie), and just casually passed it off as one of his many character traits. This is exactly what it is, and how it should be dealt with. The fact is, it ISN'T important, it has no bearing on the story, and has no reason to be talked about in the books, but when someone quietly asks, she answers it as one of the little tidbits she didn't think was very important.

The fact that others are making a big deal about this isn't her fault. Obviously, she couldn't have thought that they wouldn't, but it's out of her control. It's not like she had a coming out party for the guy, it was a casual tidbit she past in a Q&A session. Something as minor as an elderly headmaster's sexuality shouldn't exactly be treated with gusto.

I applaud her for both the decision to not reveal it in the books (that would have been gratuatis) and how she finally chose to reveal it.

Let the Ian McKellen/Dumbledoor jokes begin, though.
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