Post by beatabeatrix on Jul 31, 2007 12:34:46 GMT -5
Comfort food for me. One option is missing, though - became even more determined than before. Right now I'm on chat with a firend of mine to whom I've never mentioned the ship before, explaining why I'm quite sure it IS A REAL SHIP.
Then I saw the threads. And rolled my eyes a little, I admit.
I had absolutely zero expectation that JKR would confirm ADMM, and, personally, I never would have wanted to ask her the question or know what she thought about it because I don't want canon narrowed even more than it has been, especially since DH. That said, it wasn't a surprise, and because I expected that, were she to answer the question, she would likely say something very similar to what she did, it didn't really bother me. Hence the shrug. But because I figured that the people who wanted the question asked and answered were mature people who could see that there was a very good chance that the answer would be negative, and that they had prepared for that eventuality when they pursued the issue, I rolled my eyes. Not too pooh-pooh anyone's feelings, but because it's such human nature to be so fixed on a particular answer that the possibility that the answer may be something different just doesn't occur to people.
But this is fanfiction, and as such, it's not canon. It may or may not be canon-compliant, but it's all AU. I wish the question hadn't been asked, and I wish it hadn't been answered, but since the site was no doubt bombarded by variations on that question, and it was therefore asked, and JKR answered it, I have to acknowledge it. It doesn't mean much as far as fanfiction goes, since one can write them as a couple or not, regardless of what JKR says in an interview -- heck, Ron and Hermione were clearly being set up as a couple since very early in the series, and yet that never stopped the SSHG shippers, and the presence of RWHG in canon is only one of the obstacles to an SSHG ship. So . . . I shrug again. (BTW, ellipses indicate a pause, trailing off, interruption, or that there were words that were edited out. Here I am using them to indicate a pause. ;D)
So, after all that, I went back to work on my 355,000+ word MMAD fic, whistling a cheery tune to all the MMADness I was creating! ;D
Post by notoriousscrat on Aug 1, 2007 2:51:27 GMT -5
I'm pretty much with MMADfan here. I kind of figured that's the answer we'd get and despite what I have to admit is a rather insatiable curiousity (I'd know absolutely everything if I could) I could have done without the question being asked. That said, I'm okay with having an answer. I'm just ignoring it. I honestly have a hard time taking it seriously. It was so short that it just doesn't mean much to me. A simple 'no' is rarely something I take as a serious roadblock. I was always one of those kids who had to know 'why' if I was to be expected to behave.
Post by misshoneychurch88 on Aug 1, 2007 11:07:59 GMT -5
I cried, had a temper tantrum(a mini one alone in my room), got depressed, got angry that she said no, ot angery that she dismissed it so quickly(still mad about that one), finally got into a lifebat and strted thinkign rationally, but still feeling like crap, then I didn't eat for the rest of hte day(anti-comfort food I guess) but really wanted a Scotch, eventually settled for a Guiness and a kick ass brownie.
...but thats not an option, so I'm going with cried alot
Dame Maggie Smith could knock J.K. Rowling into the middle of next week AND kick her sorry ass on Thursday...
(ok I still secretly love you Jo, but seriously, this is not helping our relationship here)
Post by childminerva on Aug 12, 2007 11:34:11 GMT -5
Okay, here's what happened. I was using a hotel computer while away for the summer and Sprinks emailed me w/ the news. I sent back a note saying WTF? and then went for a walk w/ a friend of mine and together we planned an angsty ADMM fic. I'm still a shipper...JKR just let Min's character get away from her and has no idea how Min really feels. But we do, so it's all good.
I chose the 'I kicked my computer numerous times, yelling WTF?' option. Because although I didn't kick my computer, I did yell, really loud and then I punched my keyboard. And then, to calm myself down I hit my head on the wall, (which works but it's hardly something I'd recommend ) And then, I went downstairs and tried to explain very patiently to my mum why J.K Rowling was officially out of it, to which my mum gave me a look that was like 'WTF go away,' which just made me sad because she never believed they were a couple in the first place so then I went back on my computer to cheer myself up with fic.
But, looking back I don't think I was angry that she said no, I think I was angry that she just dismissed it out of hand and didn't give any explanations. So now I'm kinda like 'not everyone falls in love with everybody else?? WTF WE'RE NOT TRELAWNEY/THE GIANT SQUID or some other such nonsense.' But seriously, still love JKR because like, she gave the world Bellatrix....*hums a happy tune*
After reading this post through I have decided I need anger management. And probably like a decade of therapy. But, oh well...*hums a happy tune*
I can dream before the break of day, That I am back with you again. Then the morning blows it all away and leaves an echo of your name.
Her eyes, that's where hope lies. That's where blue skies meet the sunrise. That's where I go when I go home.
Post by morgainegaunt on Aug 14, 2007 4:46:40 GMT -5
That JKR tried to sink our ship took me completely be surprise. I haven't been on mugglenet or on this board for a few days so I didn't know about the chat at all.
I stumbled over the transcript whil searching for arguments to support my hypothesis about Snape. I scimmed through the whole chat and all of a sudden, I read THAT question and than I read THAT answer and I didn't do anything but staring at my computer for about two minutes or so. Then I got back to my hypothesis, finished my comment on a Snape-fanside, stared at my computer again.
After a few hours or so, I decided to live in denial. A few day later, when I was on this board here again, everyone's comments really cheered me up. So, I think, I'm okay, again.
"It unscrews the other way" ~Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I started to use the internet only 10 months ago, so for me in my ignorant bliss the boat sank when I read about Albus dying...I read the english book aloud to my 12 year old daughter (english is her second language, that's why I read to her, that makes it easier to understand). I cried so much, that after my fifths or sixth tissue she asked me, if she should continue reading...
Post by CrankyCauldron on Aug 9, 2008 20:51:13 GMT -5
I'm feeling melodramatic, and so I chose "I died"! LOL Which may not be strictly true, but means I can haunt JK endlessly whispering 'AD MM, ADMM, ADMM ADMMADMMADMMADMMADMMADMMADMMADMMADMMADMMADMMADMM..............'
Until she reneges on her statement and lights the lighthouse so our ship can sail safely into harbour, where it damn well belongs!
Post by Katheryn Mae on Sept 27, 2008 21:50:49 GMT -5
I well ... I swore rather loudly, yelling "WTH? Minerva Dumbledore forever!" (As in Minerva being married to Albus.) Then everytime oone someone mentions it, I feign deafness until ... well, they leave.
Besides ... "not everyone falls in love with everyone else." That seems like a BIG hit that Albus loved her ... you know? But I live in denial....for ever. And I am going to haunt JKR, playing her AD/MM fan-videos from YouTube until she gives in. (Besides ... hippogrifkeeper and I think that would be a good message for her.)
I hadn't heard about it for a long time until I came across this board. I was in the middle of reading the thread considering if I should join this board. Then, I was simply stunned when I read the news. I felt absolutely nothing. I just got up, walked around the kitchen two times contemplating what I just read, and then returned to the computer to read the rest of the thread. By the end and with everyone's comments, I felt better and just decided to shrug it off. So...just surprised that happened. If I was that person I would have never asked not really caring if it was canon or not.
I have to admit that I wasn't hurt by the actual news. She has admitted she was wrong before though. For instance she admitted that after thinking about it Neville/Luna might actually be plausible. It would be cool if she took it back and thought it was possible, but she probably won't.
Well anyway, I'm used to liking noncanon couples. It just shocked me how it came out of nowhere.