Hi guys! Just FYI if this seems familiar, I am editing it for the third time as things keep happening.
Vanessa is better at 30 second recaps (sorry Casper!) THIS IS AN AWESOME PODCAST!
Thank you for doing such an awesome podcast. I was really upset about the new tweets that JK Rowling did, and how hurtful they can be for the trans and non binary members of the community. I have always looked up to JK and as a little kid I just thought she was the greatest. I am imperfectly struggling about how to be able to live the books, while also addressing the problematic parts, and also trying to grapple with the separating the author from the book.
Please continue the podcast. I believe that the Harry Potter community has helped so many people, and changed so many lives, and the books, and the community can still be amazing, without the author. Most of the past year of the Harry Potter community has come from the fandom, not from the author. It is okay to love a book, and still treat it as sacred, while also completely shutting out the author.
I completely support your decision to not financially support her at all, and I think that that is a hard choice that you guys are very brave to make. I would love if you could do some maybe fan fiction or fan made stuff.
I recommend maybe getting Mike Schubert on the pod to discuss it with you.
I was listening to the last episode on the theme of peace, and wanted to share what I thought in the sacred imagination. In the sacred imagination, I was Hermione. I was completely insecure and nervous and just awkward. I wasn’t sure if you should give Harry a hug, or put my hand on his shoulder, or keep quiet and just not knowing how to handle it. I was in someone else’s body, in a place that I had never been, and I just felt so out of place.
Thank you so much!
P.S. I don’t mind if you read this on the podcast if you want to but you don’t have to.