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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-22-07 09:37 AM
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3. Well, that's why I included this part
I grant that this scenario is about as unlikely as having the Potter series offered up as the book-of-the-month for the Family Research Council

It wasn't so much a matter of "I suspect that Rowling is a Rightie" as "how does an author affect the reader's involvement with a work?"

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  -Question for Potter fans Orrex  Oct-22-07 09:05 AM   #0 
  - interesting question Orrex  supernova   Oct-22-07 09:27 AM   #1 
  - seeing as she recently outed dumbledore as being gay...  QuestionAll   Oct-22-07 09:33 AM   #2 
  - Well, that's why I included this part  Orrex   Oct-22-07 09:37 AM   #3 
  - Is it just me  temeah   Oct-22-07 09:44 AM   #4 
     - Yeah it does.  CarolinaPeridot   Oct-22-07 11:30 AM   #6 
     - It's not just you  Orrex   Oct-22-07 11:31 AM   #7 
     - so who controls the canon?  MrCoffee   Oct-22-07 02:37 PM   #21 
        - There are several ways to look at it  Orrex   Oct-22-07 03:14 PM   #22 
        - Right on, Orrex!  temeah   Oct-23-07 09:34 AM   #38 
        - Short answer-- We do! (readers)  temeah   Oct-23-07 09:39 AM   #39 
     - but who's to say that's what she was doing?  unpossibles   Oct-22-07 02:26 PM   #19 
  - I don't believe she could have written what and as she did  China_cat   Oct-22-07 11:27 AM   #5 
  - I'd like to offer a disclaimer  Orrex   Oct-22-07 11:34 AM   #8 
     - Ah, but would a "raving neocon" do such a thing?  bbernardini   Oct-22-07 12:08 PM   #14 
  - I think it would definitely taint my enjoyment of the books.  XemaSab   Oct-22-07 11:36 AM   #9 
  - Why, exactly?  Orrex   Oct-22-07 11:45 AM   #10 
     - I like knowing who the author is.  XemaSab   Oct-22-07 12:03 PM   #13 
        - Nothing wrong with learning about an author!  Orrex   Oct-22-07 09:14 PM   #32 
           - If you go to Rowling's website you can find Easter eggs  XemaSab   Oct-22-07 09:22 PM   #33 
  - If the books were the exact same?  northzax   Oct-22-07 11:49 AM   #11 
  - You and I seem to be of approximately the same view  Orrex   Oct-22-07 11:54 AM   #12 
  - I'd be disappointed but it wouldn't diminish my love for the  Maine-ah   Oct-22-07 12:21 PM   #15 
  - if jk were a neocon  dembotoz   Oct-22-07 12:23 PM   #16 
  - Not to worry, friends. J.K. Rowling describes her political views in a recent issue of EW.  Aristus   Oct-22-07 02:10 PM   #17 
  - No, I'm more mature than that.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-22-07 02:16 PM   #18 
  - I'd be very upset about it.  mzteris   Oct-22-07 02:33 PM   #20 
  - If her beliefs didn't creep into the book fine...see Terry Goodkind  turtlensue   Oct-22-07 04:50 PM   #23 
  - Didn't know that about Goodkind, but I don't read him  Orrex   Oct-22-07 08:48 PM   #27 
  - I used to really like Mr. Anthony as well...  turtlensue   Oct-22-07 09:04 PM   #31 
  - The later books in the Sword of Truth series are disgusting.  Evoman   Oct-23-07 10:37 AM   #40 
     - I feel exactly the same way.  Hong Kong Cavalier   Oct-23-07 10:56 AM   #41 
  - yes it would  Connonym   Oct-22-07 05:05 PM   #24 
  - Woody Allen's a good example  Orrex   Oct-22-07 08:38 PM   #25 
  - I can enjoy people's art no matter their political leanings.  YellowRubberDuckie   Oct-22-07 08:39 PM   #26 
  - I think that's true but...  Orrex   Oct-22-07 08:52 PM   #28 
  - only if their art is good enough to make you forget your revulsion of them  Connonym   Oct-22-07 09:34 PM   #35 
  - No way. I care about "War and Peace" for itself, not Tolstoy's politics.  barb162   Oct-22-07 08:57 PM   #29 
  - Pre- or post-edit, I think that you've said it nicely  Orrex   Oct-22-07 09:04 PM   #30 
  - Unless it's a autobiography,  Scooter24   Oct-22-07 09:27 PM   #34 
  - If you require all your art to be produced by really nice people,...  cemaphonic   Oct-23-07 01:04 AM   #36 
  - Many of the artists I love are total creeps  jgraz   Oct-23-07 01:32 AM   #37 

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