If you could ask JK Rowling anything

  1. arieltelsa

    arieltelsa www.arieltelsa.etsy.com

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    I actually did meet JK Rowling.. I won that contest back in october to go to New York to see her read. When I got up to meet her I sort of blithered and told her I loved her. Yeahhh.

    But seriously, I've always had these two questions I really want the answers to. How did James and Lily (and Frank and Alice) "thrice-defy" Voldemort? And what were the two times Slughorn took Felix Felicis?

    What would you ask her?
     
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  2. Grimward

    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    Which book part does she most regret seeing cut from its counterpart movie, and which movie scene was least faithful to her vision as depicted in the counterpart book.

    Welcome to The Chrons, Arieltelsa, and many happy returns!
     
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  3. Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    Why did she write the 7th one so badly?
     
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  4. PTeppic

    PTeppic Reetou Diplomatic Corp

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    Not sure if she's been asked any of these before:

    If, having reached later books, there's one (or more) things in earlier books she wishes she'd added, not included, or written differently in hindsight? I assume there's several, so which was the most awkward to work round?

    Are there any sub-plots she's cut during editing she wishes had survived to the final print? And vice-versa?

    At what point did she realise the effect she was having on children's reading habits?

    Does she regret the over-hype that her books have caused?

    Is she concerned about the environmental impact of her over-hyped launches (especially 5-7) and the hundreds of thousands of copies which will be read once or twice then binned/etc.?

    Which is her favourite personal in-joke?

    Which scene in the series most closely resembles one from her own life?

    If she'd been at Hogwarts, which of the named characters would she most have been like?
     
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  5. HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Have brain, will travel

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    LOL, Maji, you just made me chuckle with this comment. Heh...
     
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  6. TheEndIsNigh

    TheEndIsNigh ...Prepare Thyself

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    When are the prequels due out? How many books in the series will there be and has she signed the film deals yet?
     
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  7. chopper

    chopper Steven Poore - Epic Fantasist & SFSF Socialist

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    can i borrow a few thousand pounds?
     
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  8. Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    Thankyou but I would honestly ask that.

    Now that made me laugh. What could I do with a thousand pounds...get it exchanged for Australian dollars to start with...
     
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  9. Wiglaf

    Wiglaf Well-Known Member

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    Her books aren't that bad but there have been many great children's series over the years. How did she manage to get the movies made while the series was still being written and have them be decently done. Most series get movies made well after they were written and often the movies are horrible. For example, Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain were widely read until Disney released The Black Cauldron animated in the style of their Gummy Bears TV show and killed all further interest.
     
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  10. Amelia312

    Amelia312 Derranged Pixie..

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    I'd ask her if she regretted killing off any of the characters in her later books and if she would have changed anything.
     
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  11. hopoffhopon

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    Could you anyhow transform your gorgeous writing skills to me, please? *an angel smirk*
     
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  12. biodroid

    biodroid Expensive Gadget User

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    Why did you rip off other stories to make an "original"?
     
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  13. MJRevell

    MJRevell www.mikerevell.com

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    Because that's essentially what writing (and indeed storytelling) is.
     
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  14. tangaloomababe

    tangaloomababe Living in Paradise

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    So what's next?
     
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  15. The Ace

    The Ace Scottish Roman.

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    Would you ask the same of Lewis, Tolkein, Faust, McCaffrey, Pratchett et al ?:rolleyes:
     
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  16. Miss Taylor

    Miss Taylor slightly afraid of knarls

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    What on earth possesed you to pair Harry with Ginny when Luna is so awesome?
     
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  17. Miss Taylor

    Miss Taylor slightly afraid of knarls

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    Oh, and what was it that Dudley saw in book 5 when he was demented that freaked him out so badly. Unless I blatantly missed it, it's never explained anywhere, a lose end she missed maybe?
     
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  18. Moggle

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    I suppose I'd ask her if she had ever considered giving Ron and Hermoine their own voices in the books even if occassionally as opposed to just letting Harry interpret everything. I love the books but it got a little old after a while of just hearing Harry's thoughts. I wanted to know what his friends were thinking as well.
     
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  19. Grimward

    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    Now there's an interesting idea....picture hearing everything thru Ron's "emotional range of a teaspoon"....;)

    I'd love to see how the wizarding world spins thru Luna's mental filter, though....and Fred/George, too.
     
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  20. Rand

    Rand Well-Known Member

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    Really enjoyed the series, but...

    I'd have to ask her why she created a character who she strongly implied was one of the greatest wizards of all time, then made him so inept at using magic, and finally admitted his power wasn't really magical talent but his ability to love. Nice moral for a guy who did more than he was able to, less so for one who consistently did quite a bit less than it was implied he should have been able to.
     
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