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Mike Mike: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-10-31 09:52:40

Yeah yeah

I've just found out that you can't catch "The Gay" from Taco's, so to those I offended with my misinformation, whoops.

As for the whole "Dumbledore is gay" thing. The ONLY problem I have with it is this: What's the point? Rowling never alluded to him being straight or gay. It makes no difference in the story, so why bother? If it mattered in the plot, then yeah, cool beans. If it's to sell more books... that's a pretty cheap tactic. If it was just to be edgy... then it's a petty form of edgy. If it's to piss off all those conservatives and such that cry about witchcraft and devilry relating to Harry Potter... I can get on board with that.

I'm not some homophobe... but seriously.. when gay/straight doesn't matter... why not leave it up to reader's imaginations? Meh... it doesn't matter, maybe I don't understand because I'm not a writer.

I still loooooove my Harry Potter... I just don't understand why any of this matters.

Anywho, thanks to all of those who have helped me in forming these last few strips. And thanks to Zero Punctuation's Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw for making me laugh my ASS off in his review of Super Paper Mario and inspiring me to find use of "The Gay"

Mike Mike: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-10-31 09:54:38

Bah, forgot

Here's a link to that SPM review I was talking about. This guy is awesome and makes me look forward to the middle of the week.

Lastly, Happy Halloween, you fucks.

Mike Mike: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-10-31 09:54:54


Forgot again.

This is the link.

There, fuck.

Dave Dave: (dave-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-10-31 12:27:38

Cut and Paste

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Steve Steve: (steve-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-10-31 17:23:48

"Teh Gay"

So is Dumbledore gay or the actor? I don't understand. Was this in the book? Mike said they didn't hint either way so I'm wondering about the hype. Anyway...

Apparently I am an evil mastermind manipulator, I don't see it.

Oh yeah, WTF! is that in my hands...

Dan Dan: (dan-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-11-01 06:16:19

How it went down...

Steve the answer to your question is both.

Ian McKellen is quite gay. He has been out to the public at large for several years now.

AS for Dumbledore, here's how the situation went down. Rowling was having a Q&A session with fans a couple of weeks ago at Carnegie Hall. At one point the question was raised, 'Did Dumbledore, who believed in the prevailing power of love, ever fall in love himself?'
To which Ms. Rowling answered, 'My truthful answer to you...I always thought of Dumbledore as gay.' and then went on to explain how he once fell in love with another wizard who became evil and thus had to destroy him or some such nonsense. She also mentioned having to correct one of the screenwriters of HP6 because they had written in a scene with Dumbledore reminiscing about a girl.

In summation:
Dumbledore = Gay as Christmas

My personal reaction:
Meh. Whatever. It's a little bit of character background information that the creator kept in the back of her mind. That it never came up in the series isn't surprising, and is, in fact a good thing. Gay characters in the mass media, especially those who are not the main viewpoint characters, tend to be one dimensional, with their sexuality being their only defining character trait. Dumbledore had other things going on, good on him. Now, if Dumbledore had been the focus character of the series and the subject had not come up until now, then that would be just cause for a call of shenanigans. In my head Dumbledore is chilling somewhere, having a cup of tea with Sulu and Lexington from Gargoyles and they're all having a big laugh about how people make too big a deal out of things.

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