So here’s the big news today. J.K. Rowling, at a book reading in New York, was asked: “Did Dumbledore, who believed in the prevailing power of love, ever fall in love himself?” Rowling responded by saying that she “always thought of Dumbledore as gay,” which elicited a rousing ovation. Now she’s being heralded as brave and all this stuff.
Bollocks, I say!
I have no problem with Dumbledore being gay, if he was written to be gay! People have come out and said, “Oh yes, I saw the clues,” which is more B.S. You can’t go back, after all the books have been written and the series completed, and say, “Oh hey, that major character, he was gay.” That’s not brave; that’s revisionist. That’s saying Greedo shot first. (Han Solo, Greedo… Google it if you don’t get it.)
Relatively easy day at work. Was able to catch up on a lot of sales stuff. I went to see 30 Days of night with Michael after work. I enjoyed it. I thought it was a good idea for the vampire genre- why not go to a town where it’s night for a month and have our way with the residents? It wasn’t the greatest movie ever, but I think it was pretty good for what you could expect our of a vampire movie. A few flaws in logic, and I don’t think I’d buy the movie, but it was enjoyable.
After I got home Amanda and I watched Smallville, Supernatural, How I Met Your Mother, and Heroes. Heroes was particularly good, I thought.