@Kyeh@sammydog01@werehatrack I’m not here to get into an argument. If we put most if not all humans let alone authors on the chopping block, we’d have absolutely zero shit to read. We all harbor things that others may or may not agree with. Life is about learning. I will say I think that the things she’s been vilified for are mostly hearsay and gossip. If you actually go and read her own verbiage, she explains what she wrote.
Again you may or may not agree with it but, there have been far more egregious things said by other people with far higher stature that are celebrated and also vilified by many. I will say that if anyone has read her books, they can agree that they are truly iconic works regardless of what someone may have heard through the grapevine. I’m not at all religious, but I ask those who have never sinned or said anything they’ve ever regretted or maybe even spoken but had people taken out of context for a specific agenda, to stand and throw stones.
I’m just weary of mentioning Harry Potter and having people triggered by bollocks they’ve “heard”. Most people can’t even give you specifics about why they’re angry. Most that have approached me just say she’s “anti trans” but about 90% of those people have no clue what she actually said. Just what they’ve heard which is she’s anti trans. It truly boggles my mind.
Anyway. I’m not here to defend JKR. I don’t know her personally. I know she wrote some amazing books. She said something that pissed some people off. She also went on to explain what she said. Most of what I’ve heard as of late is just blase mob mentality which I don’t have time for. If you’re going to “hate” someone, at least do the research and understand why you feel that way. Don’t just “hear” what your friend said and accept it as fact.
I just know that I’ve said things that were taken out of context or used to bolster other people’s own arguments even when misused. I can’t even begin to imagine what that would feel like when it was millions of people that you don’t even know. And aside from all of that. The books are amazing. If you haven’t read them, I’m sorry. Again. That’s not why I’m here. Im just an artist who’s trying to make cool shit and hopefully inspire other people to do the same. That is all.
Well said. I never purposely avoided the books myself, I just didn’t get around to reading them, although if they’d been around when I was younger I’m sure I’d have been a huge fan. I loved Alice in Wonderland and Sword in the Stone and the Edward Eager and E. Nesbit books, so … I think it’s cool that a lot of kids who weren’t really interested in reading got turned onto it by Harry Potter, so I think J. K. Rowling’s done a lot of good.
@Kyeh@sammydog01@werehatrack when I was getting my meh bee tattoo and touch up to my current ink, there was a woman in the studio that went off on JK. She didn’t actually know what JK had said but that she was anti trans. She then went on to explain how she loved the lord of the rings and that she knew that’s Tolkien was some crazy racist but he was born in a time when they didn’t know better so she was okay with that. It just truly boggles my mind. I lived in England for five years and witnessed and confronted severe and blatant racism which I was accustomed to though never understood growing up south of New Orleans. It was so strange to listen to the vitriolic speech against another woman when she wasn’t even completely sure what she’d said. She just knew she hated her and that she’d said really awful things even though she couldn’t actually recall what they were. Then to hear her actually quote some of the racial hatred that Tolkien spoke was just perplexing to me and most everyone else in the studio. I just think that people are far too quick too judge and it makes me sad. But I always try to see the best in everyone and know we all are inherently flawed and probed to making mistakes. It doesn’t make us evil. It just means that there’s no such thing as perfection.
@sillyheathen Were you shocked at how SMALL this thing is, contrary to the power lanterns? I’m actually fine with it being small, but it’s about half the size I thought it would be! And I obviously didn’t read the not-so-fine print, because the dimensions are right up there in the specs.
@Kyeh YES!!! I thought it was going to be much larger. Maybe not quite rooms size but definitely not as small as it is. One of my daughters has confiscated it and all three are planning on a rotation schedule.