Stephen Fry: Can we settle an important question?
JK Rowling: Yes.
Stephen Fry: How do you pronounce your last name?
JK Rowling: It is Row-ling. As in rolling pin.
Stephen Fry: So if any of you hear someone pronounce her name “Rohw-ling”, you have my permission to hit them over the head with — not with Order of the Phoenix, that would be cruel. Something smaller, like a fridge.
BEAUTIFUL POST IS BEAUTIFUL
J.K. Rowling’s detailed plot outline for Order of the Phoenix (via buzzfeed) (click to enlarge, but largest image is at the source)
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Either way it was pretty amazing that she got to meet Jo in that sense and then thereafter be discussed on live national television so ya know.. not that bad if you have those bragging rights xD :)
Harry Potter Etymology | Fred & George Weasley
FRED: “Frederick,” English form of a Germanic name meaning “peaceful ruler”, derived from frid “peace” and ric “ruler, power”.
GEORGE: Derived from the Greek word (georgos) meaning “farmer, earthworker”, itself derived from the elements (ge) “earth” and (ergon) “work”.
WEASLEY: From J.K. Rowling’s site weasels were known to have a bad reputation, especially in Ireland, as an unfortunate animal. And well, the Weasleys are unfortunate because they’re poor. The Weasleys and the weasel both share red hair.
J.K Rowling said that her inspiration for Hagrid came from when she was 19 in a pub in the west country and this terrifying looking guy came in with these other biker guys and the only thing he talked to J.K about was how his cabbages were getting on
I teared up a bit
remember when jk rowling was like “i’m not very good at drawing”
Since JK Rowling thinks that no one will, I think it’s high time that we prove our queen wrong
So I walked into the dentist this morning. My dentist asked me how my weekend was. I said “Good, I watched Captain America last night. I really liked it.” And my dentist says “Oh, my son is in that movie.” At first I thought he was joking but then I realized
Dr. Robert Evans
I looked it up
My dentist is Captain America’s dad
My doctor is JK Rowling’s husband.
JK Rowling’s husband has asked me if I am sexually active.
Sometimes we fail to realise the magnitude of this statement.
If it weren’t for Jo not catching that train we wouldn’t have Harry Potter. The posters on our wall and the books on our shelves. Those movies we camped out to see and the memorabilia scattered across our rooms.
Our lives wouldn’t have been touched by that boy with the messy hair and his lightening bolt scar.
We would have never met an overshadowed ginger boy who grew to be a hero.
We would have never met that girl that showed us that being smart isn’t just books and cleverness.
We would have never met a boy who stood up to his enemies and his friends even though he had lost almost as much as the Boy Who Lived.
We would have never met the silvery blond who taught us that being different is wonderful.
We would have never met a man who lost everything and was despised by society yet he still found love and a family.
We would have never met a brilliant, smiley old man who held a wealth of secrets within his past.
We would have never learnt that evil and good are actually an evershifting spectrum.
We wouldn’t have learnt that family isn’t just blood.
We wouldn’t have learnt that you aren’t defined by what you are biologically rather by the person you are.
Our lives wouldn’t have been changed.
We may very well have learnt this stuff later on in our lives, but Harry Potter saved me in a time when I needed to be saved. It brings me back to my childhood every time I open those pages.
So thank you Jo for missing that train.
Thank you for changing my life and so many others.
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