Just imagine the fanfiction now. Slashfic indeed followed. Over the past decade-plus, Rowling seems to have lost touch with, if not downright alienated, the portion of the internet she hopes to engage with and delight with her cutesy, random-seeming new factoids.
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It instantly hurtled around the internet and the world. One more reason to love gay men. After reading briefly from her mega-selling book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, on Friday night, Rowling took questions from an audience of 1, students.
Saturday 14 September UK News feed. If you thought the twists and turns of the Harry Potter series ended with the closing of the final book, think again. Harry Pottermania.
Rowling first declared that Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, Hogwarts headmaster and half-moon-spectacle enthusiast, was gay. Although the Harry Potter book series ended in with the corresponding film series finishing off inthe Wizarding World has lived on in behind-the-scenes dispatches from Pottermorethe two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Childand the prequel film series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Dumbledore has popped up as a character in each.
Even the best creators can have a hard time knowing when to stop. The sequel trap has tripped up many a beloved series, written and cinematic, but none so much as in the world of fantasy. But that turned out to be quite the undersell.
JK Rowling is known for dropping in random facts about the wizarding world, years after the books were published — from Nagini actually being a human huh? But her latest titbit of information has annoyed peoplerather than giving them a warm and fuzzy sense of nostalgia. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship.
She took audience questions and was asked if Dumbledore found "true love". The audience gasped, then applauded. Rowling said her books are a "prolonged argument for tolerance" Fan sites have long speculated on Dumbledore's sexuality as he was known for having a mysterious, troubled past.