Thursday, July 19, 2007

A little about Mr. Potter

Ok, so I’m reading a story on MSNBC (or Newsweek) about the leaks in the Potter release and how it affects the future of the publishing industry.

My hunch is that the moral of the story is that you shouldn’t have so much lead time before release, but what do I know about that crap.


There was a funny item from the article, though.  A little girl had gone on line to grab a download of the text.  The first couple were frauds, but then she hit paydirt.  This is how she knew:


“This time, she was convinced she had the real thing by the end of the first eight pages, when she found some lovely details on Dumbledore’s youth that only J.K. Rowling could have included, she said.”


Lovely details from Dumbledore’s youth that only J.K. Rowling could have included?  As if this person were a childhood friend?  HE’S A FICTIONAL CHARACTER AND THE DETAILS OF HIS YOUTH ARE FICTION!!!  FICTION!!!


The only difference between J.K. Rowling’s made up version of this dude’s youth and my version of this dude’s made up youth is that she’s going to get paid a heap for it.  It’s not like her making it up actually made it happen.


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