Update from Germany

We are having a completely lovely long weekend away. Yesterday we went out to the ancient Roman town Trier and had a look in the Constantine museum; it was very interesting but terribly crowded. We went to look at the Porta Nigra and saw Karl Marx’s birthplace (from the outside). We also had a lovely Kaffee und Kuchen in a Konditorei. Yum yum! :D

Today we are having a lazy Sunday, staying in. I have played the piano a lot (they have such a lovely piano here) and i have a few books to read. I am feeling more confident about speaking German than i have been before, and i find i understand a lot more than i used to.

In other news, i hear JK Rowling has announced that Dumbledore is gay! Brilliant! I’m glad it was at least on Ms. Rowling’s mind, even if not explicit in the books. After shooting down the Remus and Sirius speculations by giving Remus such a hetero-centric Book 7, i had feared that Jo was completely anti-queer. To admit to having a gay character in the books makes things far more realistic, and totally strengthens the pro-tolerance themes, i think.

Rowling told the audience that while working on the planned sixth Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she saw the script carried a reference to a girl who was once of interest to Dumbledore.

She said she ensured director David Yates was made aware of the truth about her character.

Haha, and Jo admits that Dumbledore was in love with Grindelwald. “Oh, my god, the fan fiction!” My dear Jo, that fan fiction was already circulating less than a week after Deathly Hallows was released! ;)

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