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Started by halfnelson on 10-Feb-2018 23:58:32
Millennials turn against JK Rowling...

Apparently

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2018/02/jk-rowling-created-army-liberals-now-they-are-turning-against-her

Christ, they're a bloody judgy lot about certain things, these young 'uns.

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BasilSeal - 11 Feb 2018 14:10:48 (#1 of 139)

Millennials turn against JK Rowling...



- millennials

+ hard core of obsessive nutters.

Arjuna - 11 Feb 2018 14:15:43 (#2 of 139)

“I just think she wrote many beautiful things in Harry Potter, but she doesn’t live up to them in real life.”

she is such a sell out

Catspyjamas17 - 11 Feb 2018 14:17:03 (#3 of 139)

Not in evidence at Harry Potter tour yesterday. More Gen X and Y adults than children.

Catspyjamas17 - 11 Feb 2018 14:19:32 (#4 of 139)

Also a 17 year old is *not* a millennial. She's the same generation as my daughters.

Brunothecat - 11 Feb 2018 14:20:49 (#5 of 139)

Not really much in the way of "turning against" in that NS piece. Half a dozen disgrunntled people who probably need to get out more, no organised book burnings or custard pie incidents. Not yet, anyway.

browserbutton - 11 Feb 2018 14:22:05 (#6 of 139)

Previously, readers had responded in a similar way to dear and precious Enid Blyton. INGRATES!

https://www.sundaypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2017/01/586bc19eb69b8.jpg

bossab2 - 11 Feb 2018 14:25:14 (#7 of 139)

My son is part of the postmodernist Harry Potter generation.

He reads Harry Potter covers on the internet.

Macpaddy - 11 Feb 2018 14:26:27 (#8 of 139)

Who doesn't?

Catspyjamas17 - 11 Feb 2018 14:27:29 (#9 of 139)

They are sixth formers, hn.

Have you never heard of the expression "sixth-form politics?"

Brunothecat - 11 Feb 2018 14:28:08 (#10 of 139)

Beaky. He reads advertisements for furniture polish and specialist lubricants.

halfnelson - 11 Feb 2018 14:38:55 (#11 of 139)

#9 - fair point, cats. This sort of stuff has always gone on, but I guess the web just amplifies it and gives them a wider platform.

SheikYerbouti - 11 Feb 2018 16:01:19 (#12 of 139)

For people who ascribe their woke liberal ideals to reading HP, this isn't very Liberal really.

RosyLovelady - 11 Feb 2018 16:06:51 (#13 of 139)

I suppose it's out the question that they might have picked up these liberal ideas elsewhere.

Brunothecat - 11 Feb 2018 16:12:55 (#14 of 139)

Probably from the other bloke, Sauron or something I think they call him…

SheikYerbouti - 11 Feb 2018 16:14:02 (#15 of 139)

Perhaps when your average HP fan is not on Potterworld.com or whatever, they're commenting on YouTube videos.

Gotout - 11 Feb 2018 16:14:11 (#16 of 139)

Trial by Facebook?

TigerPaws - 11 Feb 2018 18:46:11 (#17 of 139)

What's liberal about an old fashioned private school, unaccountable school 'masters and professors and winning 'house' points?

SheikYerbouti - 11 Feb 2018 18:49:37 (#18 of 139)

The creatures outside looked from clammy to tigerpaws, and from tigerpaws to clammy, and from clammy to tigerpaws again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

TigerPaws - 11 Feb 2018 19:25:25 (#19 of 139)

The Ku Klux Klan had Grand Wizards and Dragons, Grand council of Centaurs, Geniis, realms, dens, dominions, giants, the list is endless!

A fine liberal organisation.

barkis - 11 Feb 2018 19:31:41 (#20 of 139)

Their meetings must have been like fantasy fans' conventions.

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