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J.K Rowling's Wizarding reluctance.

by π™ΊπšŽπš•πš•πš’πšŽ π™³πš˜πšžπšπš‘πšŽπš›πšπš’ ☾ 2 years ago in celebrities
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Is she just more interested in a paycheck?

-Harry Potter.

Living with two big sisters in the early two-thousands could be an overwhelming task. Me and my siblings are all five years apart respectively, Meaning my eldest sister Gina is in fact ten years older than me and enjoyed many of the perks of being a 90’s kid. Which was not just limited to VHS tapes.

Gina had grown up in the golden era of the β€˜Golden trio’, In case you aren’t familiar with the term, It's the moniker that J.K. Rowling’s famous trio of wizards featured in the β€œHarry Potter” franchise had earned. My siblings had a true love for reading, Something I didn’t gain until later on in life- Still quite early, I learned to love to read by way of fan fiction, I would immerse myself in worlds that had been previously built on the big screen and would thrive while doing it.

Books truly have a way of shaping people, Their personalities, and how we go about our daily life. There is even a study that goes as far to say that people can acquire personalities of fictional characters if exposed to them for an intense or long period of time.

I am someone who believes in the written word, Someone who truly thinks that the right book can change someone's life. The right essay can change your mind or way of thinking. Reading can undoubtedly change who you are as a person.

A lot of authors will claim that they want nothing more than to build their worlds or to share their beliefs. Some authors want to simply prove a point or shed light on a subject that would otherwise be left in the dark.

However, I’d like to focus on an author who is well known throughout the whole world, The author I previously mentioned, J.K. Rowling. I know what you’re thinking, This is just going to be another rant about her bigotry beliefs, Blatant racism, Homophobia and transphobia but you’re wrong. Although I agree that those issues need to be brought to light- I don’t have all the facts to compile enough evidence to write a real article about it, And I always believe that when writing about someone’s character you should be able to cite your sources.

As an avid fan of the Harry Potter franchise, I do feel that I have enough experience within the Harry Potter fandom to speak on J.K. Rowling’s money grabbing tendencies. Anyone who has created a franchise is always on the lookout for β€˜more’. They want to find more ways to profit from the subject or world that they’ve created. Youtubers make β€˜Merch’, As do bands and musicians.

J.K. Rowling has quite literally found millions of ways to continue profiting off of her Harry Potter franchise. Usually I wouldn’t complain about more Harry Potter content, The problem with the content she's continuously putting out is that it's content no one wanted or asked for.

I’ve scoured forums, Tumblr, Instagram, Even facebook and I can tell you I haven’t found a single person who asked for Fantastic Beasts before the Movie. I can inform you however, That since the very beginning of Harry Potter, People have asked for books and Movies, Any form of content for the marauders and their pleas have come on deaf ears.

Many people have asked for prequels that actually relate to the Harry Potter character, Stories about Harry’s parents, In depth books about their stories- To have content on Snape and his past, Even books about Tom Riddle- Something we see glimpses of in the movies and books but could fill out complete novels of their own.

J.K. Rowling has written small books on β€œPotion Recipes” (A cook book), The rules of quidditch and much more. However she hasn’t listened to what her readers have actually asked for.

I’m not the type of person to run around and point fingers, But it seems to me like J.K. rowling is just ungrateful. Listen, I don’t ever condone the notion that content creators owe anyone anything- However, I do feel that if she does owe us one thing, Its to at the very least listen to what the people actually want.

Writing recipes based off of the Harry Potter world and Rules for a fictional sport can only do so much. Most people who love Harry Potter wont even end up reading those books, Only buying them to add to their β€˜Magical Collection.’

Part of me wonders if she just doesn’t know how to write anything as golden and magical as the original Harry Potter series. The closest fans have gotten to answers that could be solved in more books are a series of tweets that leave people a bit confused.

The problem with J.K. Rowling is that she doesn’t seem to care what her readers want as long as the books she pops out sell. Many people even want a series on the golden trio after their Hogwarts graduation- They want more of the world they love and the characters in it, However it seems J.K. Rowling would rather make fluff piece cook-books than delve back into the real wonderful wizarding world.


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  • K.H. Obergfoll6 months ago

    This is a very interesting story; I often wonder if capturing the original essence of the Harry Potter world would pale in comparison to what it was when it was first released...either way, would be fun to see more work done from her on the series.

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