History Trivia / JKRowling

30th Jul '17 10:23:52 PM vifetoile
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** And while we're at it, no, Nagini is not the boa constrictor that Harry set free in ''Philosopher's Stone.''
1st Mar '17 7:51:59 PM Anddrix
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* InternetBackdraft: Native American fans who are concerned that her Ilvermorny series appropriates their culture, as well as some non-Native Americans who saw it as poorly researched with regard to American history and politics, tend to voice their opinion online. There is also a meta-backdraft from fans who dislike the idea that she might be somewhat racist, as racism is something she got famous speaking out against.
1st Mar '17 7:46:23 PM Fireblood
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* InternetBackdraft: Native American fans who are concerned that her Ilvermorny series appropriates their culture, as well as some non-Native Americans who saw it as poorly researched with regard to American history and politics, tend to voice their opinion online. There is also a meta-backdraft from fans who dislike the idea that she might be somewhat racist, as racism is something she got famous speaking out against.



** Turned down Music/MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.

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** Turned She turned down Music/MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: The first Strike novel carries a spirited denunciation of the British tabloid press (which spent years intruding into Rowling's life--and not always in a peaceful manner, either). The second Strike book revolves around novelists, gee, I wonder where she got that idea?

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The first Strike novel carries a spirited denunciation of the British tabloid press (which spent years intruding into Rowling's life--and not always in a peaceful manner, either). The second Strike book revolves around novelists, gee, novelists. Gee, I wonder where she got that idea?
5th Feb '17 5:54:17 AM NWolfman
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* CreatorBacklash: She's understandably not too happy about her work being the TropeNamer for DracoInLeatherPants. For the most part, she's laughed it off, but is nonetheless [[GirlsNeedRoleModels nervous about the influence]] this mindset might have on young women.

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* CreatorBacklash: She's understandably not too happy about her work being the TropeNamer for DracoInLeatherPants. For the most part, she's laughed it off, but is nonetheless [[GirlsNeedRoleModels nervous about the influence]] influence this mindset might have on young women.
5th Feb '17 5:53:18 AM NWolfman
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* CreatorBacklash: She's understandably not too happy about her work being the TropeNamer for DracoInLeatherPants. For the most part, she's laughed it off, but is nonetheless [[GirlsNeedRoleModels nervous about the influence]] this mindset might have on young women.
1st Jan '17 2:29:31 AM Anddrix
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* BeamMeUpScotty: She never actually wrote the first book on the back of a napkin (she had napkins but was too shy to borrow a pen, so she had to spend the entire trip juggling the story in her head). When she heard this rumour, she laughed and joked that they'll be saying that she wrote it on teabags next.

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



* 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]]
* MagicalNativeAmerican / MightyWhitey: Has been accused of being racist to Native Americans in her series History of Magic in North America, but does not seem to understand why.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Turned down Music/MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.

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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]]
* MagicalNativeAmerican / MightyWhitey: Has been accused of being racist to Native Americans in her series History of Magic in North America, but does not seem to understand why.
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Turned down Music/MichaelJackson's offer to write a HP musical.



** 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.]]

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** 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 [[ExecutiveVeto Rowling nixed that.]]
1st Jan '17 2:22:03 AM ElectroKraken
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* AcclaimedFlop: She wrote a detective novel called ''The Cuckoo's Calling'' under the pen name Robert Galbraith that received strong reviews but only sold about 1,500 copies. However, sales increased sharply after the author's true identity was revealed.



* WordOfGod: Lots of it, but most famously the WordOfGay on Dumbledore.

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* WordOfGod: Lots of it, but most famously the WordOfGay on Dumbledore.Dumbledore.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The first Strike novel carries a spirited denunciation of the British tabloid press (which spent years intruding into Rowling's life--and not always in a peaceful manner, either). The second Strike book revolves around novelists, gee, I wonder where she got that idea?
16th Oct '16 4:16:59 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* MagicalNativeAmerican/MightyWhitey: Has been accused of being racist to Native Americans in her series History of Magic in North America, but does not seem to understand why.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican/MightyWhitey: MagicalNativeAmerican / MightyWhitey: Has been accused of being racist to Native Americans in her series History of Magic in North America, but does not seem to understand why.
16th Oct '16 4:15:54 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* MagicalNativeAmerican/MightyWhitey: Has been accused of being racist to Native Americans in her series History of Magic in North America, but does not seem to understand why.
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.
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