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Earth to J.K. Rowling...

So, I'm sure we've all seen or heard this rumor that JK Rowling is going to kill Harry in the end of the 7th book. Many fan-folk believe destroying both Voldie and Harry is the only way to bring good and evil into a state of equilibrium. Honestly, I don't know what she'll do. It kind of stopped being a "children's book" series awhile ago, so the series doesn't have to end with rainbows, peppermint snapdragons, and happy bunnies frolicking through a green valley of freedom. Besides, in the words of Mitch Hedberg - may he rest in peace, "any book is a children's book if the kid can read."

The thing that caught my attention, was when aaskie posted this little snippet:

But Harry's creator is sure that Harry must die."After I am dead, they will not be able to bring Harry back," is her justification.

Now, I never knew J.K. gave a name of who she was going to kill off. I heard two people are going to die, and I thought - well, duh. First Cedric, then Dumbledore...we have to up the ante, don't we?


"After I am dead, they will not be able to bring Harry back."

Jigga what?! Lady, you have no idea what they can do to Harry, and they definitely don't need to wait for you to be dead in order to do it. Liek duh, zomg. Some fic writers have already turned him into a seahorse*, for cryin' out loud. For one thing, J, you've made Voldemort almost impossible to kill. Even when he's melted off the back of Quirrell's head he doesn't die. Even if he had been dead, he could've came back through that damn diary. He's got horcruxes... and the realm you've created is filled with endless possibilities and magic, which means you don't even have to explain said possibilities. If Voldie can slip through death's clutches time and time again, of course writers can bring Harry back. We may not know what else they'll do to him... but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

*MPREG: Male and Pregnant. Male seahorses carry the young, hence... seahorse.

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 3rd, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
just ask George Lucas, I'm sure he could tell you all about the meaning of the word "prequel"
Jul. 3rd, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Dude, I know! shoebox_project, anyone? Marauder fic is HUGE!
Jul. 3rd, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
xD So true
Jul. 4th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
She actually said something to the effect of "I can see how authors might feel the need to kill off their main characters at the end of a series so that other authors can't bring them [like Harry] back when the original author is dead." She's never out-and-out said she's going to kill Harry (she would never give such an important plot point out before the release of the book!). This is just people taking her comments out of context - just like people thinking she's killing off only two people in the last book, when really she just said that in the final book she's killing off two more people that she hadn't expected she'd kill - meaning that actually like 10 people or something could be killed in the book.
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