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(BBC)   Harry Potter and the Cash Grab Spinoff   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 23
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2013-09-12 01:27:56 PM  
5 votes:

FrancoFile: Walker: From celebritynetworth.com:
JK Rowling is a British author and one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom, with a net worth of $1 billion.

How much money does this woman need????

I'm more concerned with her empire (see Walt Disney).
a) she's crowding out other voices in children's literature and fantasy literature
b) she and her descendents will lawyer up so that her copyrights never expire (she's already done with once, squashing a 3rd party index/guide/concordance)


Crowding out? One can make the argument that she created a market for tween literature. When I was a kid, there seemed to be a big jump between kiddie books and adult lit. Finished with Babysitters Club/hardy boys/cleary/judy blume? Off to read Dickens and Austen.
2013-09-12 02:25:41 PM  
3 votes:

sign_of_Zeta: perigee: The... regret I have about Rawlings is that, considering her origins, she has a Billion dollars - and could change the Real world of the homeless. And yet, here she is, and there they are.

If having lived through the situation doesn't activate some compassionate crusade in someone That wealthy... what chance does any cause have?

You do know she give boatloads to charity, right? And from what I remember especially poor single mothers.


"New information about Rowling's estimated $160 million in charitable giving combined with Britain's high tax rates bumped the Harry Potter scribe from our list this year," Forbes noted in its "Billionaire Dropoffs" list.

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2013-09-12 02:05:37 PM  
2 votes:
Mike Chewbacca:  Tonks!

accio wand! ENGORGIO!


The Tonks full frontal in Game of Thrones is nice.
2013-09-12 01:29:42 PM  
2 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: Until she puts out a sub-par book/movie, she gets my confidence.

/wasn't a really big fan till Azkaban
//first 2 books were "meh"


Azkaban was the first one I wore the spine out on. Always thought Sirius Black was a great character, one of the best on there.
2013-09-12 04:44:30 PM  
1 votes:

Dr. Kefarkian: ReapTheChaos: Wow, the butthurt over wealthy people never ends here on Fark. It's also good to see that the "everything should be free and up for grabs" crowd have poked their troll heads in as well.

I don't have a problem with wealthy people.  I have a problem with people who buy dumb shiat with their wealth.
It's the "I have fark you money" crowd that draws most of the ire here on FARK.

A net worth of $1,000,000,000.00 is "fark you" money.  Definitely.



Your "dumb shiat" is somebody else's "cool stuff"...who the fark are you to decide what somebody should buy with their money?  Do you pay all your bills and then donate the remainder of your paycheck to charity?
2013-09-12 04:18:49 PM  
1 votes:
I'm pretty liberal, but I have no problem with someone earning a lot of money doing actual real work that produces a product people eagerly purchase.  If only that description matched most of the -wealthy in this world, there would be a lot less bitterness.
2013-09-12 02:33:49 PM  
1 votes:
I enjoyed the movies for the most part, but things really went downhill starting on the 4th...just way to much material to cram into a 2.5 hour movie.  Shame because Goblet of Fire was my favorite book.
2013-09-12 02:30:25 PM  
1 votes:

Fubini: //They should let Michael Bay David Lynch direct a Harry Potter film


I might actually go see that.
2013-09-12 01:55:44 PM  
1 votes:
I love all the people who biatch on Fark when someone is successful.  I can only imagine its because they have never come up with a creative idea of their own and then worked their ass off to make it a success.  Hipster Socialists are all fine with the "everything should be free" creed until someone walks into their house, kicks them in their ken-doll like nutsack and takes their ironic man-grooming shears and vintage Ant-Man lunchbox.

JK Rowling came up with a tremendously inventive idea, wrote it beautifully, and marketed it shrewdly.  She can profit off it for as long as - and for as much as - she wants.  Ditto for George Lucas.  If it were that easy to have such a monster success, it wouldn't be a once in a generational thing.
2013-09-12 01:48:42 PM  
1 votes:
A Harry Potterverse movie is a far better thing than a 4 hour Twilight "Director's Cut"

Why is this a cash-grab, yet Michael Chricton or Stephen King movies are ok, subby? You don't like it when female authors make money on movies?

What about James Bond/Jason Bourne franchises? Their authors are dead, yet their estates (or the copyright owners) still make gobs of cash off movies and no one biatches.
2013-09-12 01:38:59 PM  
1 votes:
Even though this isn't, I have no problem with someone doing cash grab projects when they donate significant portions of their wealth to charity.
2013-09-12 01:31:38 PM  
1 votes:
Also, subby, she's got two new books one of which is being made into a tv series and another is going to be made into a film series. She doesn't need to go back to Harry Potter for more cash
2013-09-12 01:26:11 PM  
1 votes:
Until she puts out a sub-par book/movie, she gets my confidence.

/wasn't a really big fan till Azkaban
//first 2 books were "meh"
2013-09-12 01:24:04 PM  
1 votes:
I very good friend of mine had the chance to work with the Harry Potter franchise years and years ago, before the movies came out but after after HP was hugely popular. JKR has a real issue with other people writing her characters. In fact, the project my friend was working on was cancelled specifically because she didn't want someone other than her writing any of her characters, especially not Harry, Ron, and Hermione. That being said, I completely understand why she feels that way.

Meanwhile, I'll just be happy there's another Potterverse movie in the works. It probably won't suck.
2013-09-12 01:23:15 PM  
1 votes:

Dr J Zoidberg: Yes I am a big enough Harry Potter nerd that I will see this. Currently listening to a Harry Potter podcast about that


I probably will too. They did an awesome job on creature creation for those movies. I'd love to see what they do with the ones that were only mentioned and never shown.
2013-09-12 01:21:22 PM  
1 votes:
Wow, the butthurt over wealthy people never ends here on Fark. It's also good to see that the "everything should be free and up for grabs" crowd have poked their troll heads in as well.
2013-09-12 01:19:49 PM  
1 votes:

Sning: FrancoFile: give me doughnuts: FrancoFile: Walker: From celebritynetworth.com:
JK Rowling is a British author and one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom, with a net worth of $1 billion.

How much money does this woman need????

I'm more concerned with her empire (see Walt Disney).
a) she's crowding out other voices in children's literature and fantasy literature
b) she and her descendents will lawyer up so that her copyrights never expire (she's already done with once, squashing a 3rd party index/guide/concordance)

It's her universe, so she gets to say who plays in it.

There's a reasonable argument to be made that guides and indices do not infringe copyright.  Hence Cliff Notes, Sparknotes, etc.

Cliff Notes / SParknotes also pay for the rights to publish those guides fyi.


It is probably less about the money and more about boredom and enjoying the attention. But I imagine that more money will get her closer to the fabled "Oprah Money" tier...
2013-09-12 01:17:16 PM  
1 votes:

FrancoFile: give me doughnuts: FrancoFile: Walker: From celebritynetworth.com:
JK Rowling is a British author and one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom, with a net worth of $1 billion.

How much money does this woman need????

I'm more concerned with her empire (see Walt Disney).
a) she's crowding out other voices in children's literature and fantasy literature
b) she and her descendents will lawyer up so that her copyrights never expire (she's already done with once, squashing a 3rd party index/guide/concordance)

It's her universe, so she gets to say who plays in it.

There's a reasonable argument to be made that guides and indices do not infringe copyright.  Hence Cliff Notes, Sparknotes, etc.


Cliff Notes / SParknotes also pay for the rights to publish those guides fyi.
2013-09-12 01:09:12 PM  
1 votes:

FrancoFile: Walker: From celebritynetworth.com:
JK Rowling is a British author and one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom, with a net worth of $1 billion.

How much money does this woman need????

I'm more concerned with her empire (see Walt Disney).
a) she's crowding out other voices in children's literature and fantasy literature
b) she and her descendents will lawyer up so that her copyrights never expire (she's already done with once, squashing a 3rd party index/guide/concordance)


It's her universe, so she gets to say who plays in it.
2013-09-12 01:08:03 PM  
1 votes:
I'll see it! I don't care what you all think!

:D!
2013-09-12 01:03:48 PM  
1 votes:

Walker: From celebritynetworth.com:
JK Rowling is a British author and one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom, with a net worth of $1 billion.

How much money does this woman need????


I'm more concerned with her empire (see Walt Disney).
a) she's crowding out other voices in children's literature and fantasy literature
b) she and her descendents will lawyer up so that her copyrights never expire (she's already done with once, squashing a 3rd party index/guide/concordance)
2013-09-12 12:54:31 PM  
1 votes:
I gotta say, there's nothing wrong with a good author producing good fiction and getting paid for it. I'm sorry that subby feels like making money is a bad thing.

Also, it'll at least be no worse than the other dreck they call films these days. It's not another Michael Bay film.

//They should let Michael Bay direct a Harry Potter film
2013-09-12 12:52:40 PM  
1 votes:
From celebritynetworth.com:
JK Rowling is a British author and one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom, with a net worth of $1 billion.

How much money does this woman need????
 
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