Way back in september last year, I got asked by IGN to help them with an article about J.K. Rowling and how her transphobia has impacted both trans people, and the wider Harry Potter fandom. It took a lot of work consulting on the text and images, but I am glad to finally see […]
It’s funny, but most of the memories I have of Harry Potter are almost nothing to do with the actual books and everything to do with the people I was sharing them with.
Like when I was a kid, still in school, I would read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to my younger siblings. My favourite bit was the Sirius-Pettigrew confrontation at the end. I used to LOVE read-screaming the lines, “THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED! DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS!” It was so dramatic and thrilling. But that was my voice, not JK Rowling’s-
When the last Harry Potter book came out I went to the midnight opening of the Milton Keynes Waterstones with a friend. First we saw Hairspray (which is a really good movie) and then we went next door to the shopping center. There were excited kids running around everywhere, it was like a little party. I got a t-shirt. I think I still have it, but I don’t wear it-
When I was a fully grown adult me and the same friend went to London for the day and we stopped at King’s Cross station. They had a Harry Potter tourist area there, they probably still have it. (I’m not going back.) We got in line and waited for ages and got our photo taken at the magic wall. My frienddidn’t even like Harry Potter! But she was still willing to do all that.
So those are the sort of things I think about now.
Chaz Bono has spoken about being a transgender Harry Potter fanatic and dealing with JK Rowling’s “dangerous” beliefs. The prominent trans activist, son of Cher and Sonny Bono, revealed in a podcast interview that he was a huge Harry Potter fan before Rowling’s repeated trans outbursts – and got large tattoos of an eagle, lion…
“When the person who writes your favourite series of books about oppressed people decides to start oppressing you, it’s very strange, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s hard to wrap your head around.
“On a personal note, it’s just sucked. But, politically, it’s dangerous, because I don’t think people realise that she’s just regurgitating the same debunked things that people have been saying about us for 30 years.
“It’s just wrapped up in a new package with, you know, a zillion Twitter followers.”
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. has greenlit the third Fantastic Beasts movie in the Harry Potter spinoff series with production starting spring 2020. While the regular cast is returning, we hear that comedian and actor Jessica Williams, who was featured briefly in part 2’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will have a bigger role this time around with […]
what happened to the tiny little dragon pals that the triwizard champions drew from that bag????? harry mentions it being in the boys dorm later but never mentions it again like ??? if I had a tiny dragon companion i could carry around on my shoulder like a weird, spiky little bird i would literally never let it out of my sight