History Trivia / JKRowling

9th Aug '16 2:13:34 AM Silverblade2
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.amazon.com/review/R8GYN2HLDXVFB/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B007189SBQ&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful This review of The Cuckoo's Calling]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down Music/MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.
** How might HP have turned out had her mother not died?
** The original pitch for the Harry Potter film was for it to be a CGI film, with Haley Joel Osmont being the voice of Harry, and taking place in America. [[ExecutiveMeddling Rowling nixed that.]]
* WordOfGod: Lots of it, but most famously the WordOfGay on Dumbledore.
** GodNeverSaidThat: The rather infamous ShipSinking [[http://www.mugglenet.com/jkrinterview2.shtml interview with Mugglenet]]. Rowling got attributed with a certain faction of shippers for calling them delusional, when it was actually the interviewers who stated it.

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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.amazon.com/review/R8GYN2HLDXVFB/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B007189SBQ&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful This review of The Cuckoo's Calling]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down Music/MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.
** How might HP have turned out had her mother not died?
** The original pitch for the Harry Potter film was for it to be a CGI film, with Haley Joel Osmont being the voice of Harry, and taking place in America. [[ExecutiveMeddling Rowling nixed that.]]
* WordOfGod: Lots of it, but most famously the WordOfGay on Dumbledore.
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GodNeverSaidThat: The rather infamous ShipSinking [[http://www.mugglenet.com/jkrinterview2.shtml interview with Mugglenet]]. Rowling got attributed with a certain faction of shippers for calling them delusional, when it was actually the interviewers who stated it.



*** To wit, she admitted that the pairing of Ron/Hermione was partly WishFulfillment, and that it might not have worked out as an adult relationship, while simultaneously confessing that she felt that Harry/Hermione ''could'' have worked (which, frankly, she has stated before). She mentioned (in the same interview) that while Ron and Hermione could still work, she could have written it better and for the right reasons.

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*** ** To wit, she admitted that the pairing of Ron/Hermione was partly WishFulfillment, and that it might not have worked out as an adult relationship, while simultaneously confessing that she felt that Harry/Hermione ''could'' have worked (which, frankly, she has stated before). She mentioned (in the same interview) that while Ron and Hermione could still work, she could have written it better and for the right reasons.reasons.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.amazon.com/review/R8GYN2HLDXVFB/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B007189SBQ&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=#wasThisHelpful This review of The Cuckoo's Calling]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down Music/MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.
** How might HP have turned out had her mother not died?
** The original pitch for the Harry Potter film was for it to be a CGI film, with Haley Joel Osmont being the voice of Harry, and taking place in America. [[ExecutiveMeddling Rowling nixed that.]]
* WordOfGod: Lots of it, but most famously the WordOfGay on Dumbledore.
25th Mar '16 4:50:16 AM NightShade96
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* CreatorBreakdown: Early on in the makings of ''Harry Potter'' her mother passing away from a years-long battle with multiple sclerosis influenced the more emotionally heavy moments in the story. The theme of death in the last novel was rooted to a lot of Rowlings own feelings about the subject and her faith.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Early on in the makings of ''Harry Potter'' her mother passing away from a years-long battle with multiple sclerosis influenced the more emotionally heavy moments in the story. The theme of death in the last novel was rooted to a lot of Rowlings Rowling's own feelings about the subject and her faith.
26th Jul '15 7:30:48 PM theenglishman
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** Nor is she the playwright for ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'', as was also widely reported; Jack Thorne is writing the book based on a story by Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany. This confusion is at least more understandable, as she ''is'' writing the screenplay for ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''.
25th Jul '15 4:23:11 PM nombretomado
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down MichaelJackson's Music/MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.
26th May '15 10:32:26 PM SunriseWarrior
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* BeamMeUpScotty: She never actually wrote the first book on the back of a napkin (she had napkins but was to shy to borrow a pen, so she had to spend the entire trip juggling the story in her head). When she heard this rumor, she laughed and joked that they'll be saying that she wrote it on teabags next.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: She never actually wrote the first book on the back of a napkin (she had napkins but was to too shy to borrow a pen, so she had to spend the entire trip juggling the story in her head). When she heard this rumor, rumour, she laughed and joked that they'll be saying that she wrote it on teabags next.
2nd Jan '15 11:07:13 PM gemmabeta2
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* BeamMeUpScotty: She never actually wrote the first book on the back of a napkin. When she heard this rumor, she laughed and joked that they'll be saying that she wrote it on teabags next.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: She never actually wrote the first book on the back of a napkin.napkin (she had napkins but was to shy to borrow a pen, so she had to spend the entire trip juggling the story in her head). When she heard this rumor, she laughed and joked that they'll be saying that she wrote it on teabags next.
16th Sep '14 5:22:43 PM CaellachTigerEye
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*** To wit, she admitted that the pairing of Ron/Hermione was partly WishFulfillment, and that it might not have worked out as an adult relationship, while simultaneously confessing that she felt that Harry/Hermione ''could'' have worked (which, frankly, she has admitted before). She mentioned that Ron and Hermione ''might'' have worked anyway, but basically admitted that she could have written it better and for the right reasons.

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*** To wit, she admitted that the pairing of Ron/Hermione was partly WishFulfillment, and that it might not have worked out as an adult relationship, while simultaneously confessing that she felt that Harry/Hermione ''could'' have worked (which, frankly, she has admitted stated before). She mentioned (in the same interview) that while Ron and Hermione ''might'' have worked anyway, but basically admitted that could still work, she could have written it better and for the right reasons.
24th Jul '14 11:51:06 AM theenglishman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Actually, she was the [[InvertedTrope executive]], and prevented some more "questionable" decisions that Warner Bros. was looking to do with the stories, one of the most famous being her demand that the films be filmed in the UK with a cast of UK actors.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Actually, she was the [[InvertedTrope she was the executive]], and prevented some more "questionable" decisions that Warner Bros. was looking to do with the stories, one of the most famous being her demand that the films be filmed in the UK with a cast of UK actors.
31st Mar '14 9:36:53 AM TheUltimate3
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** And seven years later, it comes full circle with [[http://www.hypable.com/2014/02/01/jk-rowling-ron-hermione-relationship-regret-interview/ J.K. Rowling admitting Harry and Hermione should have been the Canon Couple.]]
*** Not exactly - she admitted that the pairing of Ron/Hermione was partly WishFulfillment, and that it might not have worked out as an adult relationship, while simultaneously confessing that she felt that Harry/Hermione ''could'' have worked (which, frankly, she has admitted before). She mentioned that Ron and Hermione ''might'' have worked anyway, but basically admitted that she could have written it better and for the right reasons.

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** And seven years later, it comes full circle with [[http://www.hypable.com/2014/02/01/jk-rowling-ron-hermione-relationship-regret-interview/ J.K. Rowling admitting Harry and Hermione should could have been the Canon Couple.worked out together.]]
*** Not exactly - To wit, she admitted that the pairing of Ron/Hermione was partly WishFulfillment, and that it might not have worked out as an adult relationship, while simultaneously confessing that she felt that Harry/Hermione ''could'' have worked (which, frankly, she has admitted before). She mentioned that Ron and Hermione ''might'' have worked anyway, but basically admitted that she could have written it better and for the right reasons.
21st Mar '14 9:03:01 PM CaellachTigerEye
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*** Except she didn't say that - she said that she regrets Ron and Hermione getting together, it's [[GodNeverSaidThat the news articles that outright assumed that she meant she should've gone for Harry/Hermione as the endgame]]. She didn't say they ''shouldn't'' have gotten together, but nor did she say that they ''should''.

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*** Except she didn't say that Not exactly - she said admitted that the pairing of Ron/Hermione was partly WishFulfillment, and that it might not have worked out as an adult relationship, while simultaneously confessing that she regrets felt that Harry/Hermione ''could'' have worked (which, frankly, she has admitted before). She mentioned that Ron and Hermione getting together, it's [[GodNeverSaidThat the news articles that outright assumed ''might'' have worked anyway, but basically admitted that she meant she should've gone for Harry/Hermione as the endgame]]. She didn't say they ''shouldn't'' could have gotten together, but nor did she say that they ''should''.written it better and for the right reasons.
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