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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2016, 04:11:52 PM »
Next week, Hermione is gonna be a male.

Just because there are a hundred episodes of her going out with a boy, going into the girls bathroom, and generally being described as a female doesn't mean nuttin', you discriminatory pigs!
Nah, Hermione is clearly a dragon. Nowhere did it say anything to contradict that.
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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2016, 04:25:28 PM »
Hermoine does have crazy kinky hair to help support the "Hermione is black" trend

just adding kindle to the fire  ;D
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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #62 on: June 07, 2016, 04:26:14 PM »
Hermoine does have crazy kinky hair to help support the "Hermione is black" trend

just adding kindle to the fire  ;D
That was in the original tweet from JKR that sparked the whole commotion.

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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2016, 04:27:55 PM »
Hermoine does have crazy kinky hair to help support the "Hermione is black" trend

just adding kindle to the fire  ;D
You racist! Calling black hair kinky!!!
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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2016, 04:41:23 PM »
I read it differently. "Can be" black is different than "is" black. She's just saying that this interpretation is not completely ruled out by the canon. I don't read either of her posts as meaning Hermione was originally written as a black girl.
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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #65 on: June 07, 2016, 04:42:42 PM »
That political correctness trumps intelligence and common sense. These are the same people that would faster molest a grandma in the airport than a 25 year old male Arab.

Huh?  How does PC have anything to do with taking artistic liberties and possibly not sticking to an exact canonical interpretation?  Maybe you can claim that we're too into being inclusive, but it's her story (even if she claims it's everyone's), and if it doesn't bother her, I'm not sure why people are making a big hoopla about it. 

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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #66 on: June 08, 2016, 10:33:12 AM »
so did anyone actually buy tickets or is anyone here going to see the play? (or did anyone buy tickets for resale)

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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #67 on: June 08, 2016, 10:34:09 AM »
so did anyone actually buy tickets or is anyone here going to see the play? (or did anyone buy tickets for resale)

i wouldn't even if i was in London or if it was here on Broadway. i am VERY excited about Fantastic Beasts though!!!
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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #68 on: June 08, 2016, 10:47:55 AM »
i wouldn't even if i was in London or if it was here on Broadway. i am VERY excited about Fantastic Beasts though!!!

Why not?
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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #69 on: June 08, 2016, 10:53:28 AM »
That political correctness trumps intelligence and common sense.

That. And also trumps reality.

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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #70 on: June 08, 2016, 10:57:01 AM »
Why not?

i don't really like live theatre
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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #71 on: June 08, 2016, 10:57:46 AM »
Huh?  How does PC have anything to do with taking artistic liberties and possibly not sticking to an exact canonical interpretation?  Maybe you can claim that we're too into being inclusive, but it's her story (even if she claims it's everyone's), and if it doesn't bother her, I'm not sure why people are making a big hoopla about it.

No one has any problem with her taking artistic liberties. The problem is that that she says she's not doing that.

I read it differently. "Can be" black is different than "is" black. She's just saying that this interpretation is not completely ruled out by the canon. I don't read either of her posts as meaning Hermione was originally written as a black girl.

That is kind of the issue - a normal reading of canon would seem to say that Hermione is white. Again, for those who say (including JK Rowling) that it's just an expression, please show me a good author who uses the expression to refer to a black person being scared, simply as a turn of phrase.

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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #72 on: June 08, 2016, 11:01:55 AM »
No one has any problem with her taking artistic liberties. The problem is that that she says she's not doing that.

That is kind of the issue - a normal reading of canon would seem to say that Hermione is white. Again, for those who say (including JK Rowling) that it's just an expression, please show me a good author who uses the expression to refer to a black person being scared, simply as a turn of phrase.
I think people are getting way too worked up about this. What's the big deal if Hermione is black? Yes, those two quotes about the white face and looking very brown make canonical support for black Hermione a bit tortured, but frankly using those two to say that black Hermione is definitively ruled out by canon is also overdoing it. JKR hasn't said in any of her statements that Hermione was always black, which would be ridiculous. She's just saying that there is some wiggle room to interpret that way while technically remaining within canon. Fans wondered what her opinion was and so she provided it!
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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #73 on: June 08, 2016, 11:05:34 AM »
Which is exactly what taking artistic liberties implies.

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Re: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child In London
« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2016, 11:06:14 AM »
I think people are getting way too worked up about this. What's the big deal if Hermione is black? Yes, those two quotes about the white face and looking very brown make canonical support for black Hermione a bit tortured, but frankly using those two to say that black Hermione is definitively ruled out by canon is also overdoing it. JKR hasn't said in any of her statements that Hermione was always black, which would be ridiculous. She's just saying that there is some wiggle room to interpret that way while technically remaining within canon. Fans wondered what her opinion was and so she provided it!
You are surprised people suspect her agenda?