Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lie in the sand and visualize like its 75 again

Dear World,

A couple of days ago my friends and I decided to make our own dinners and to just enjoy each other's company. It was about 5 of us so it was really just laid back. Well, I didn't really make dinner, I just kind of sat there. I wasn't just sitting there because I was lazy, I mean yea I'm lazy, but if I were to be cooking people's lives would be in danger. So I guess it works out to everyone's benefit that I just sit on the sofa and watch reruns of Desperate Housewives as everyone else slaves away in the scorching kitchen. So after dinner was made we all just sat around the table and ate.

Somehow the topic of Dumbledore's sexuality came up. For those of you who don't know, Dumbledore is a character in the wildly popular Harry Potter books. Apparently J.K Rowling made him gay? First off, you can't just make people gay with a flip of a wand, and what was the point of making him gay? Is he going to come out to the children of Hogwarts when the next book comes out? I don't know what her intentions were with that, but that's beside the point.

When my friend said "Oh yea apparently J.K Rowling made Dumbledore gay," I responded with "That's stupid, that doesn't do us any good." Emphasis on us. Did any of you guys catch what I just did? I said us, as in that doesn't do us gays any good. I realized what I was saying like 2 seconds after I said "us," but because I didn't want to correct myself and draw even more attention to the slip up I just completed my sentence. My friend looked at me and said "Us? are you a part of the gay community?" She said it really jokingly and I said "I met us as in, it doesn't change the storyline of Harry Potter at all, and that it was pointless to have Dumbledore be gay. Like it doesn't do us readers any good." Good save huh? Damn I am fast on my feet.

I mean the whole situation wasn't that big of a deal, but it had me thinking. If I unconsciously referred to myself as an individual in the gay community by using the word "us" maybe I am that much more comfortable with myself. I never would of made a mistake like that years before. So I'm thinking I am getting there. So thank you Dumbledore for helping me realize that I am much more comfortable with myself. So maybe J.K Rowling did have a purpose for making Dumbledore gay. Watch, the next book Dumbledore gets caught having sexual affairs with Ron and Harry. But for now, let me have my moment. Dumbledore is gay because he helped me realize that I am a tad more comfortable with myself. Lastly, I leave you all with this image.

Peace and Love,


Anonymous said...

There are no more Harry Potter books, the series is finished. So saying that Dumbledore was gay seems just to be something J.K Rowling must've done for her own private backstory of the characters, which she apparantly had made up a whole lot of that was never written about.

Maybe her idea was that making a beloved character gay would normalize being gay in the minds of her readers and making it something positive.

Pilgrim said...

Hey P.P., I seldom comment on you, but this calls for it. As far as I followed the Potter-Saga, there is no hint that especially Prof. Dumbledore could be queer. I´d rather opt for this arrogant blond boy. Propz Pilgrim

Anonymous said...

I was sitting here quietly reading along with your serious post and then I saw the picture at the bottom and laughed out loud! The idea of Dumbledore being gay is just comical ... because you're right, it adds nothing to the story, and it takes nothing away, it's just funny, maybe even absurd. Regardless, the idea of him actually saying "I Like Men" in his voice just made me laugh, so thanks!

David said...

awesome post. glad you are feeling more comfortable with yourself than before. it just takes time and patience for yourself :)

i agree with anonymous... it seems rowling made dumbledore gay because he was such a benevolent character and in turn people's attitudes towards the lgbt community might change if things like this happened more often.

sorry for the rambling. i'm running on 4 hours of sleep. love the tahiti 80 song btw!


Aek said...

Interesting, and nice save btw. :P

It's always good to be comfortable with oneself, I think.

borg_queen said...

It's probably just marketing. There's a lot of money from homos.

dannie said...

when you said US i took it as the fans and viewers of the HP series...not as the gay community. good save though.

Bruce said...

Hmmm...maybe that's exactly why she did it, for people like you who need a little nudge once in a while to help them realize just how far they have come in their personal journey.

Anonymous said...

Hmm...I really doubt your freudian slip of the tongue reveals that your are more comfortable with yourself. But it seems more likely that you are not comfortable with yourself, and that your repressed gayness is trying to break free. It was also kind of obvious Dumbledore was gay in the seventh book when she describes his affair Gindlewald.

Richard said...

Never read past the 4th book to find out that Dumbledore was gay. Maybe I'll pick up where I left off.

Then again, I don't really care to read about the sexual escapades of a 400 year old wizard.

I think that your slip does mean that you're more comfortable. When I started coming out to my friends, I let many things slip like that until they flat out just asked me... and by that point it wasn't hard to admit that I was.