Dumbledore - oh my goodness gracious me!

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  1. Scarlet Pimpernel

    Scarlet Pimpernel demned elusive

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    Hmm, I hope this thread doesn't degenerate into vitriol - perhaps I should be posting it in the Politics and Society forum. Mods, please move it if it is more appropriate elsewhere.

    J.K. Rowling Outs Hogwarts Character - MSN Movies News

    What do you all think?

    For my own part, I think it's cool, if only to have one more proof of the existence of homosexuals in all levels of society. But it doesn't make a difference to me as far as my enjoyment of the books. It's interesting character background information, but it doesn't affect the story.

    *SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*SPOILER*
















    And as far as people objecting to bringing sexuality into a children's series, why weren't you complaining when Harry snogged Cho in book five?
     
  2. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    Hiya Scarlet,

    Fed up of lurking??!!:)

    Well the applause suggests a positive reaction, which can only be good.

    Cos I ain't read em!

    Well how often have people complained when sexuality is portrayed through boys and girls (and men and women) snogging and then sometimes getting married in endless children’s books through the years? Not much I imagine.

    The sooner children realise that our sexuality, whatever it is, is just another part of what we are, the better. Then we're less likely to grow up into bigots and homophobes.


    s.

    PS is the Netherlands a land of enlightenment?
     
  3. flowperson

    flowperson Oannes

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    Hi Scarlet...I agree with Snoopy, the applause tells you what's right in all of this.

    By the way, when I was a boy scout (yes I was) I read the free magazine "Boy's Life" voraciously each month that it arrived for me in the mail. Never once was there any article about sex in it.

    That was also about the time that I began to carry a "jimmy hat" in my wallet at all times so that I could scrupulously adhere to the boy scout motto at all times..."Be Prepared".

    And yes Snoopy, The Netherlands is the land of enlightnment, especially in its coffee houses.

    flow....:p
     
  4. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    As I suspected.:rolleyes:

    There was a TV programme on recently comparing the 2 European countries with the highest and lowest teenage pregnancies; guess which 2...

    In the UK, sex education is way later than in the Netherlands; where (as I recall) quite young children were shown discussing (in class) use of contraception. What a surprise then as to our respective rates of teenage pregnancies...

    s.
     
  5. Pathless

    Pathless Fiercely Interdependent

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  6. taijasi

    taijasi Gnōthi seauton

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    Only one small fox pass there, Pathless. You put "Bill O'Reilly" and "think" together in the same sentence! What were you thinking! ;) :p
     
  7. greymare

    greymare New Member

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    I'm just waiting for Q to add something here. LOL, Yes, I am evil. love the Grey
     
  8. flowperson

    flowperson Oannes

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    Oh my dear...I am so sorry that so many thousands of miles separate us from each other tonight.

    flow....:p
     
  9. flowperson

    flowperson Oannes

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    Stay well my son. Even if Rupert read your post, I'm sure he wouldna' ken it. After all...he is "the alien".

    No see, even O'Riley knows that if you think too much in America you're automatically labelled an "extremeist". Maybe even a terrorist or an enemy combatant. No, he certainly wouldn't even think of thinking while on television.

    Whatever did I just say ?

    flow....:rolleyes:
     
  10. greymare

    greymare New Member

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    ok ok WE are evil. (mmwwwooaaaar) (that is supposed to be an evil laugh)
     
  11. Francis king

    Francis king New Member

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    i always knew dumbledore was gay- we had a beautifully illicit tryst whilst at Eton...
     
  12. Snoopy

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    Keep practicing.:rolleyes:

    s.
     
  13. greymare

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    oh snoop you just shot me down. lol
     
  14. Leafblade

    Leafblade A spirit fox

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    I honestly think she was actively seeking controversy. The books were finished, no need to say anything else about the characters if people didn't pick up on it by time the books were done.
     
  15. Snoopy

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    I saw something in the news about one of the characters being a closet leftie, just what's the world coming to???:eek:

    s.
     
  16. Muslimwoman

    Muslimwoman Coexistence insha'Allah

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    Oh she was just attention seeking, I was a huge fan of the books and nothing in the books suggested that Dumbledore had any sexuality at all.

    Anyway - who died? I haven't read the last one.
     
  17. Francis king

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    they all do, muslimwoman! hahaaaaa
     
  18. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Because the books suck and have never read them... The films also suck, but alas I have seen them... You are trying to suggest that the one with the largest beard and pointy hat (to show he is boss a bit like how the native indians show rank.) Takes it up the harris? :\ This mental image I now have is disturbing more than I already am....... Does he also like little boys? I can see a freaking connection there.... Come here Master Potter... Let me show you something.... I can make my thumb vanish.......

    Ugh ron weasley fell for that one... Never been the same ever since....
     
  19. flowperson

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    17th...We all missed your inimitable style and way with words and images. Welcome back bragh ! Carry on !

    flow....:p
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    You know, I know that! I was thinking sheesh these poor people, they have been deprived... DEPRIVED I say! Of my valid and eye opening input on many subjects... As you can see in this brief period of time on this morrow... I have been rampaging around to get you people the low down!
     

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