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(Amazon)   £.K. Rowling d€cides to release that $pecial limited edition Harr¥ Potter book to the public after all   (amazon.co.uk ) divider line
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2008-07-31 10:28:13 AM  
/golf ¢lap
 
2008-07-31 10:31:41 AM  
She can twist me into her tangled plot.
 
2008-07-31 10:50:07 AM  
She'd be stupid not to. Good for her.
 
2008-07-31 10:53:13 AM  
+1.00
 
2008-07-31 10:59:53 AM  

El Farquistador: /golf ¢lap


for you also. Very well played Subby.
 
2008-07-31 11:02:52 AM  
Hey, she can milk it for all it's got as far as I'm concerned. She's more than earned it.
 
2008-07-31 11:41:43 AM  
Money money money money

/money!
 
2008-07-31 11:42:45 AM  

Churchill2004: Hey, she can milk it me for all it's got as far as I'm concerned.


Better.
 
2008-07-31 11:43:30 AM  
Its just like the beanie babies B.S. It is all a marketing ploy to sell more and more stuff. Their will be more books as long as theirs a market for them.
 
Rib
2008-07-31 11:44:36 AM  
Except all the money made is going to charity. But never let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good Fark headline. :-)
 
2008-07-31 11:44:48 AM  
What is this lady's problem?

I don't understand why everyone is always out to squeeze every last penny out of everything they work for. Why can't they just be happy with what they have? Why do they have to try to force products down my throat like this?

She's made enough money! She doesn't need anymore!

/popcorn
 
2008-07-31 11:44:53 AM  
¥€$!
 
2008-07-31 11:44:54 AM  
There has to be a reasonable, rational explanation for why she might propose to do this. Everyone can see why she would crave more money, but really, can't she just get back to when it was about the story?
 
2008-07-31 11:46:22 AM  
We should be paid to read it, as an apology for the steaming piles of crap that were the last couple of books.

Might read it after my library gets it. Sure as hell not going to buy it.
 
2008-07-31 11:46:31 AM  

Churchill2004: Hey, she can milk it for all it's got as far as I'm concerned. She's more than earned it.


I just don't see how a person "earns" a billion dollars. That's absurd. Her mega bank account is not a testament to her imagination but really a testament to the public's lack of imagination. Fame has a snowball effect. The first million people buy something because they like it. The next 50 million people buy it because the first million did.

I've never in my life read a book that just floored me and made me scream, "Good God! How did an ordinary human write this?" Nothing is a billion dollars worth of good. Nothing. Not the Beatles, not Shakespeare.
 
2008-07-31 11:47:07 AM  
Always though the first book should have been
Harry Stoner and the Sorcerer's Pot
 
2008-07-31 11:48:00 AM  
www.finalevents.com

Yes, YES feed you fools! Feed on more of her crap!
 
2008-07-31 11:48:24 AM  
Churchill2004: Hey, she can milk it for all it's got as far as I'm concerned. She's more than earned it.

Not sure how "she's more than earned it". Writing mediocre books and sold on the hype of being a welfare mum. £500m for that?
 
2008-07-31 11:48:26 AM  
I'd read it.
 
2008-07-31 11:48:46 AM  
Harry Stoner and the Sorcerer's Pot

Hairy Bottom and the Sorcerer's Bone.
 
2008-07-31 11:49:19 AM  

okami36: We should be paid to read it, as an apology for the steaming piles of crap that were the last couple of books.

Might read it after my library gets it. Sure as hell not going to buy it.


I thought 6 was the best of the series, but 7 was so disappointing that I don't see myself reading any more of her work.
 
2008-07-31 11:49:24 AM  
Someone please post what happened at the end.
 
2008-07-31 11:50:06 AM  

frostbyt: Someone please post what happened at the end.


dumbledore dies
 
2008-07-31 11:50:09 AM  
Squidgilum - exactly. It's not like the cure for cancer comes out of her arse.
 
2008-07-31 11:50:29 AM  

lukelightning: Harry Stoner and the Sorcerer's Pot

Hairy Bottom and the Sorcerer's Bone.


Hairy Rotter And The On-Fire Gobbling.
 
2008-07-31 11:51:16 AM  

Squidgilum: I've never in my life read a book that just floored me and made me scream, "Good God! How did an ordinary human write this?" Nothing is a billion dollars worth of good. Nothing. Not the Beatles, not Shakespeare.


I'd say the Beatles and Shakespeare are. The art enriched society and made people think differently, that's a pretty massive effect.

Also a Confederacy Of Dunces seems like several million dollars of awesome so far, I'm about halfway through it.
 
2008-07-31 11:51:17 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: Churchill2004: Hey, she can milk me for all it's got as far as I'm concerned.


i232.photobucket.com
I have nipples Greg J.K. Could you milk me?
 
2008-07-31 11:51:49 AM  

steevmit: Hairy Rotter And The On-Fire Gobbling.


Hairy Plotter on the Sorcerer's Knob
 
2008-07-31 11:52:13 AM  
1) The money is going to charity.
2) Who the hell is "L.K. Rowling"?
 
2008-07-31 11:52:33 AM  

ApocoLypstick: Hairy Plotter on the Sorcerer's Knob


Hairy Pot, Her.
 
2008-07-31 11:53:30 AM  
Why the Rowling hate? I loved the book series. Was an uber nerd and went to the midnight release party and all that. Am excited about the prospect of another Harry Potter book. Or any book she might write. Although I agree with Squidgilum and I too have never sat up and thought "Good God! How did an ordinary human write this?" , I still enjoy reading books by fairly competent authors. And if I should find an author I like, I will read all of their books. Not to mention Rowling actually made a video/tv obsessed youth culture actually read something that wasnt a cereal box at breakfast.
 
2008-07-31 11:53:50 AM  

jakeone: Churchill2004: Hey, she can milk it for all it's got as far as I'm concerned. She's more than earned it.

Not sure how "she's more than earned it". Writing mediocre books and sold on the hype of being a welfare mum. £500m for that?


Awesome. I had no idea it was that easy.

/ Off to find a welfare mum who wants a book deal. Or maybe I should up the ante and fina a one-armed ginger orphan with terminal cancer?
 
2008-07-31 11:53:57 AM  

CatJumpJohn: Also a Confederacy Of Dunces seems like several million dollars of awesome so far, I'm about halfway through it.


this.
 
2008-07-31 11:54:10 AM  

r0bVious: What is this lady's problem?

I don't understand why everyone is always out to squeeze every last penny out of everything they work for. Why can't they just be happy with what they have? Why do they have to try to force products down my throat like this?

She's made enough money! She doesn't need anymore!

/popcorn


Bill Watterson just might be the only artist in the history of the world that I respect. He had a hit with the brilliant "Calvin & Hobbes," refused to cash in on it with T-shirts, greeting cards, coffee mugs, cartoons or Broadway musicals. Then he wrapped it up, called it a done deal and vanished.

God bless that guy!
 
2008-07-31 11:54:52 AM  

Pinner: Always though the first book should have been
Harry Stoner and the Sorcerer's Pot


Harry Pothead and the Sorcerer's Stoned?
 
2008-07-31 11:55:46 AM  

steevmit: Hairy Pot, Her.


Hairy Boffer and Hermione's Chamber of Secrets
 
2008-07-31 11:56:21 AM  

Heamer: There has to be a reasonable, rational explanation for why she might propose to do this. Everyone can see why she would crave more money, but really, can't she just get back to when it was about the story?


I see what you did there.
 
2008-07-31 11:56:40 AM  

Squidgilum:
Bill Watterson just might be the only artist in the history of the world that I respect. He had a hit with the brilliant "Calvin & Hobbes," refused to cash in on it with T-shirts, greeting cards, coffee mugs, cartoons or Broadway musicals. Then he wrapped it up, called it a done deal and vanished.

God bless that guy!


www.modchipman.com
Then how do you explain... THIS??
 
2008-07-31 11:57:09 AM  

mike143708: CatJumpJohn: Also a Confederacy Of Dunces seems like several million dollars of awesome so far, I'm about halfway through it.

this.


Worst book ever. *shudders* I asked the librarian for the best book he had ever read and he suggest this tripe. *shudders*

Maybe I didnt get it?
 
2008-07-31 11:58:09 AM  

Squidgilum: Churchill2004: Hey, she can milk it for all it's got as far as I'm concerned. She's more than earned it.

I just don't see how a person "earns" a billion dollars. That's absurd. Her mega bank account is not a testament to her imagination but really a testament to the public's lack of imagination. Fame has a snowball effect. The first million people buy something because they like it. The next 50 million people buy it because the first million did.

I've never in my life read a book that just floored me and made me scream, "Good God! How did an ordinary human write this?" Nothing is a billion dollars worth of good. Nothing. Not the Beatles, not Shakespeare.


So I assume you don't feel Bill Gates earned his money either?

McDonald's certainly doesn't ignite my tastebuds with flavor, and yet they sell a brazillion burgers a day, what's that all about?

You say that she didn't earn it because of her imagination, but because of the public's "lack of imagination". What the hell does that mean?

What is "imagination" if not relative between people? Do you have an imagination-o-meter you used to gauge these things? If "people" don't have much of an imagination, and she has "a little", then I'm willing to say she has command of an immensely grand imagination, simply because it's relative as soon as you try to make a comparison.

She did earn that money. Because she did something no one else managed to do. My proof? She wrote books that sold x number of copies. I didn't do that, you didn't do that, Joe McPublic didn't do it... supply and demand. The supply of writers of Harry Potter is in extremely short supply, and she'd created an immense demand for herself. Price goes up. That's how you "earn" anything, whether it's writing a book or cooking food at a restaraunt or selling drugs. You make demand for yourself and your product rise in any way you can.

/But that's just what I think.
 
2008-07-31 11:58:20 AM  
Harry Potter and the Truckload of Money
/Special Edition
//Special Collector's Edition
///drugs would be cheaper...
 
2008-07-31 11:58:27 AM  
Wow, there sure are a lot of failed writers on Fark today.

I'll point out what someone else pointed out already, FTFA:
"Net proceeds from the Collector's Edition and the Standard Edition support the Children's High Level Group, a charity registered in England and Wales under registered charity number 1112575."

And come on, people. Yes, right now 500M pounds is, like 1B US, but remember. After taxes that's gotta be, what, only about 10k US. And consider she'll be dead in about 20 years living under the UK's horrible socialized medicine.

Let her enjoy it while she can, people. Cause, well, with the afore-mentioned socialized medicine, it isn't like her quality of life is all that great from here.

//sarcasm off
///except the failed writers on fark comment
////as a writer, I am finding you all hilarious
 
2008-07-31 11:59:26 AM  
Oznog: Then how do you explain... THIS??

That's not his work. Calvin-pissing-on-things decals lets me know the driver is an idiot. The only thing worse is Calvin praying. Ugh.
 
2008-07-31 11:59:47 AM  

CatJumpJohn: I'd say the Beatles and Shakespeare are. The art enriched society and made people think differently, that's a pretty massive effect.


I think the total combined works of shakespeare and the beatles (all four artist's bodies of work) are together worth at least a billion. If we had to put a limited amount of stuff in a giant vault to be opened in a thousand years after a huge holocaust (like 99.9% of world death) I think that they'd definately make the cut.

Harry potter? Not so much.

/I fully expect Hemingway, Shakespeare and Chaucer will enjoy passing her around in Hell.
 
2008-07-31 12:00:27 PM  

Amelia Bedelia's a slut: Maybe I didnt get it?


Maybe not. I recommend it to pretty much everyone, though, and everyone seems to love it. So maybe there's something wrong with your sense of humor? :)

/jk
/rowling
 
2008-07-31 12:00:41 PM  
Oznog

Someone drew it themselves you idjit.
 
2008-07-31 12:01:22 PM  
Hairy Pooter and the Sorcerer's Bone.
 
2008-07-31 12:02:05 PM  

Rib: Except all the money made is going to charity. But never let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good Fark headline. :-)


This
 
2008-07-31 12:02:11 PM  
Squidgilum:
Bill Watterson just might be the only artist in the history of the world that I respect. He had a hit with the brilliant "Calvin & Hobbes," refused to cash in on it with T-shirts, greeting cards, coffee mugs, cartoons or Broadway musicals. Then he wrapped it up, called it a done deal and vanished.

God bless that guy!

Bill Watterson was/is one of those people that can rise above. He treasured his creation more than the piles of money it could make for him, and I respect that.

...but the fact is, in my mind, he did earn that pile of money. He just didn't take it. The value was there.
 
2008-07-31 12:02:13 PM  

r0bVious: What is this lady's problem?

I don't understand why everyone is always out to squeeze every last penny out of everything they work for. Why can't they just be happy with what they have? Why do they have to try to force products down my throat like this?

She's made enough money! She doesn't need anymore!

/popcorn


Im gonna venture and guess you will not be purchasing this book?
 
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