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(Digital Spy)   JK Rowling will focus on writing silly little fake reports from the Quidditch World Cup instead of writing another Robert Galbraith novel   (digitalspy.com) divider line 41
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2014-04-15 11:00:20 PM
Harry Potter isn't my brand of vodka but I don't think "JK Rowling" and "Fail" belong on the same screen.
 
2014-04-15 11:35:25 PM
Now I'm a backstory fiend so I loved a lot of what she's written for Pottermore. Example, McGonagall's backstory, before they shortened it for no good reason.

But these latest two Quidditch things seem kinda phoned in.
 
2014-04-15 11:54:48 PM

Mugato: Harry Potter isn't my brand of vodka but I don't think "JK Rowling" and "Fail" belong on the same screen.


Considering how much she's donated to charity Ms. Rowling gets a pass from me.
 
2014-04-16 12:39:17 AM
JK Rowling can write "An Ode To A Lump Of Green Putty I Found In My Armpit One Midsummer Morning" if she wants to.
 
2014-04-16 12:45:29 AM

gunga galunga: JK Rowling can write "An Ode To A Lump Of Green Putty I Found In My Armpit One Midsummer Morning" if she wants to.

Don't panic.  It's not the worst.

 
2014-04-16 12:49:18 AM
i usually mock people that say what i'm about to say, and make hipster jokes but...

WHO GIVES A fark?
 
2014-04-16 12:56:00 AM

Mugato: Harry Potter isn't my brand of vodka but I don't think "JK Rowling" and "Fail" belong on the same screen.


I was thinking that too. If that's a failure, then sign my ass up!
 
2014-04-16 01:30:57 AM
With a few billion in the bank she can sit around writing erotic fanfic of her own stuff.
 
2014-04-16 01:33:50 AM

wildcardjack: With a few billion in the bank she can sit around writing erotic fanfic of her own stuff.


That would be much more interesting than Quidditch crap.
 
2014-04-16 01:44:06 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-16 02:06:09 AM

GreenAdder: [i.imgur.com image 470x840]


Hey at least no cheetos stains on the t-shirts,  unlike most farkers.
 
2014-04-16 02:46:01 AM
Dobby
 
2014-04-16 02:47:20 AM

Mugato: Harry Potter isn't my brand of vodka but I don't think "JK Rowling" and "Fail" belong on the same screen.


Exactly. Even if you don't care for what she's serving, you must admit that she single-handedly made your children read again. Now, commence with the hatred of what your children like...
 
2014-04-16 04:28:34 AM
Why doesn't she just write a trilogy of non Voldermort related books with them as adults.

She obviously wants to write more...
 
2014-04-16 05:08:35 AM

srhp29: Why doesn't she just write a trilogy of non Voldermort related books with them as adults.

She obviously wants to write more...


To the contrary I would love if she wrote a book or two only about Voldemort. His childhood, his rise to power, the first round of badness all ending with his confrontation with baby Harry. I think there is a great story to be told there.
 
2014-04-16 05:12:41 AM

srhp29: Why doesn't she just write a trilogy of non Voldermort related books with them as adults.

She obviously wants to write more...


I imagine the Potter books were like tightrope walking the Grand Canyon - if you manage to do it once without plummeting, you're more than content to just leave it as a one time thing. The pressure not to suck and "rape my childhood" must be crushing.
 
2014-04-16 05:41:18 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: srhp29: Why doesn't she just write a trilogy of non Voldermort related books with them as adults.

She obviously wants to write more...

To the contrary I would love if she wrote a book or two only about Voldemort. His childhood, his rise to power, the first round of badness all ending with his confrontation with baby Harry. I think there is a great story to be told there.


I'm not sure if you're making a Star Wars prequel reference there, but you stop thinking along those lines RIGHT NOW.
 
2014-04-16 05:42:46 AM
As long as she doesn't start detailing trade embargoes, turning Voldemort into a whiny emo guy with a tacked-on love interest or introducing racist stereotypes to serve as comic relief, I think she'll be OK with filling in more backstory in her world.

Fantasy authors often have a hard time leaving their own worlds because they spend so much time creating them. And as long as those worlds remain vibrant and interesting, they're right to do so.
 
2014-04-16 05:59:04 AM

secularsage: As long as she doesn't start detailing trade embargoes, turning Voldemort into a whiny emo guy with a tacked-on love interest or introducing racist stereotypes to serve as comic relief, I think she'll be OK with filling in more backstory in her world.

Fantasy authors often have a hard time leaving their own worlds because they spend so much time creating them. And as long as those worlds remain vibrant and interesting, they're right to do so.


Yeah... I'm a crappy author, have just written one novel that is FAR from being publishable, and I have a hard time getting away from the world I spent so much time creating.
 
2014-04-16 07:33:41 AM

Vorral: Mugato: Harry Potter isn't my brand of vodka but I don't think "JK Rowling" and "Fail" belong on the same screen.

Exactly. Even if you don't care for what she's serving, you must admit that she single-handedly made your children read again. Now, commence with the hatred of what your children like...


No, she didn't. My nephews both said "I'll wait for the movie to come out", and my husband and I read to our children everyday.

I read the books in college, one time each. They were not very enthralling.
 
2014-04-16 07:46:15 AM

padraig: secularsage: As long as she doesn't start detailing trade embargoes, turning Voldemort into a whiny emo guy with a tacked-on love interest or introducing racist stereotypes to serve as comic relief, I think she'll be OK with filling in more backstory in her world.

Fantasy authors often have a hard time leaving their own worlds because they spend so much time creating them. And as long as those worlds remain vibrant and interesting, they're right to do so.

Yeah... I'm a crappy author, have just written one novel that is FAR from being publishable, and I have a hard time getting away from the world I spent so much time creating.


maybe i'm weird, but i don't have this problem.  i write stories too (my first officially published novel is on amazon right now) and i have no desire to keep working in the same universe once a story is done.  my second novel, in progress, is set in a totally different fictional world.  the next novel i write after this one will be a scifi story, and i have several other novel ideas in the fantasy genre that are all completely separate.  all my novels are standalone books.  sometimes i feel like i'm the only fantasy writer who isn't writing a trilogy or a series.
 
2014-04-16 08:18:31 AM
I would pay real money for her to write a story about a scandal involving the Quidditch World Cup being played in a desert in summer.  Have the Ministry and FIQA* tied up in a bribery scandal.

Vorral: Mugato: Harry Potter isn't my brand of vodka but I don't think "JK Rowling" and "Fail" belong on the same screen.

Exactly. Even if you don't care for what she's serving, you must admit that she single-handedly made your children read again. Now, commence with the hatred of what your children like...


However, it is perfectly okay to like the books but detest that insipid piece of fan fiction masquerading as an epilogue.


/*My first instinct, despite four years of French in high school, was to write QIFA.  Because you know some wizard with the mentality of a thirteen-year-old would have done that.
 
2014-04-16 08:26:29 AM

secularsage: Fantasy authors often have a hard time leaving their own worlds because they spend so much time creating them. And as long as those worlds remain vibrant and interesting, they're right to do so.


The problem is that Rowling isn't a very good author. She's created a world that appeals to the wish fulfilment side of children and not much else. She can't write a cohesive plot. She can't write character development. She can't deal with moral choices. And she doesn't write well about being a teenager.
 
2014-04-16 08:45:31 AM

UNC_Samurai: I would pay real money for her to write a story about a scandal involving the Quidditch World Cup being played in a desert in summer.  Have the Ministry and FIQA* tied up in a bribery scandal.

Vorral: Mugato: Harry Potter isn't my brand of vodka but I don't think "JK Rowling" and "Fail" belong on the same screen.

Exactly. Even if you don't care for what she's serving, you must admit that she single-handedly made your children read again. Now, commence with the hatred of what your children like...

However, it is perfectly okay to like the books but detest that insipid piece of fan fiction masquerading as an epilogue.


/*My first instinct, despite four years of French in high school, was to write QIFA.  Because you know some wizard with the mentality of a thirteen-year-old would have done that.


True that the epilogue was tripe. The only saving grace I give her is that she wrote it after she finished book 2, when she still wasn't sure how stories were supposed to go. Scuttlebutt says she wouldn't let an editor touch the epilogue.
 
2014-04-16 09:50:26 AM

enderthexenocide: maybe i'm weird, but i don't have this problem. i write stories too (my first officially published novel is on amazon right now) and i have no desire to keep working in the same universe once a story is done. my second novel, in progress, is set in a totally different fictional world. the next novel i write after this one will be a scifi story, and i have several other novel ideas in the fantasy genre that are all completely separate. all my novels are standalone books. sometimes i feel like i'm the only fantasy writer who isn't writing a trilogy or a series.


I've written around a dozen or so stand alone screenplays (novels way too longform for me).  Each one existed as an individual entity, but some of them also took place in the same reality.  Example two of them had a scene that took place at the same location and place concurrently, but it was just background cross-over.  All that was true until I wrote my first sci-fi thing, which was a different beast.  Rather than just picking New York, Chicago, central Ohio, etc I had to create an entire world.  Once that was completed I had this universe that I really liked.  Planets, species, historical events, etc. were all created and flushed out.  Problem was I killed all of my characters so I had nowhere to go.

//Also wrote a crime story that introduced a secondary character (detective) who would be great as a primary character for a second story, but then I remembered US Marshals.
 
2014-04-16 10:11:01 AM
She's more of a marketing miracle than a substantial author.  But she's certainly a good person, too.  Very bootstrappy.
 
2014-04-16 10:20:42 AM
FYI:  http://www.digitalspy.com/celebrity/news/a551680/new-jk-rowling-rober t -galbraith-book-the-silkworm-for-june-release.html#~oBBJ4DWh2ij7Mg  she is working on new Robert Galbraith book.

Why you should give a fark:

1,  Most of you obviously do, or you would't be posting.  Or maybe you're just reacting to subby's poutrageous headline.

2.  Her first Robert Galbraith novel seems to have gotten good reviews.  So it is encouraging that she is continuing work under that pseudonym.  And perhaps they will have more appeal to older readers.

3.  She might still be richer than the Queen.  But she still faces challenges as an author, and making efforts to still appeal to her fans and write beyond her earlier works should be encouraged by all, and encouraging to other writers

/ not submitter
 
2014-04-16 10:27:18 AM
The new one that's coming out has been written for like a year. So one would assume that the third one may be as well. Also, she does have a fair amount on her plate writing the screen plays for the Harry Potter prequel movie series
 
2014-04-16 10:29:43 AM

srhp29: Why doesn't she just write a trilogy of non Voldermort related books with them as adults.

She obviously wants to write more...


There is more to the world to be explored but it's kind of hard to find a bigger villain than Voldemort in that world
 
2014-04-16 10:36:29 AM

taxandspend: I've never really felt the need to do anything but write stand-alone books/screenplays. I came to the conclusion long ago that not everything needs a sequel. I think my writing is better of for it.


For me that was always the intent.  However after you spend all this time with these characters and places sometimes you find that there might be another story to tell.
 
2014-04-16 12:58:16 PM
haven't read the books but enjoyed all the movies to varying degrees
but always found the Quidditch segments tedious
so people actually enjoyed those parts?
 
2014-04-16 02:30:24 PM
Well, I was dragged to the first and third movies, saw parts of the others on TV. I recognize that they're well made films but not really my thing. But the Potter land at Universal is awesome, even though I don't know what anything is. The butter beer is good though.
 
2014-04-16 02:42:53 PM

Seequinn: 3.  She might still be richer than the Queen.


Not anymore, actually. She's given a shaitload away to good causes.
 
2014-04-16 03:55:44 PM
The first Galbraith mystery was good.  Nothing stop-the-presses but a fun, solid mystery.  I'll be glad to see another one.

/still waiting to find Casual Vacancy at a garage sale or library sale
 
2014-04-16 04:02:36 PM

Trik: haven't read the books but enjoyed all the movies to varying degrees
but always found the Quidditch segments tedious


Apparently, so did she. I read an interview with her where she talked about how she eventually hated having to write the Quidditch bit in every book.
 
2014-04-16 04:46:36 PM

Mugato: Well, I was dragged to the first and third movies, saw parts of the others on TV. I recognize that they're well made films but not really my thing. But the Potter land at Universal is awesome, even though I don't know what anything is. The butter beer is good though.


The movies were terrible.


/the books were better.
 
2014-04-16 04:54:19 PM

Needlessly Complicated: Mugato: Well, I was dragged to the first and third movies, saw parts of the others on TV. I recognize that they're well made films but not really my thing. But the Potter land at Universal is awesome, even though I don't know what anything is. The butter beer is good though.

The movies were terrible.


/the books were better.


Really? What made the movies worse than the books? Not really familiar with either.
 
2014-04-16 05:58:32 PM
Some of the most literate and well-read people I know enjoyed the hell out of the HP series.
 
2014-04-16 06:28:01 PM

Mugato: Needlessly Complicated: Mugato: Well, I was dragged to the first and third movies, saw parts of the others on TV. I recognize that they're well made films but not really my thing. But the Potter land at Universal is awesome, even though I don't know what anything is. The butter beer is good though.

The movies were terrible.


/the books were better.

Really? What made the movies worse than the books? Not really familiar with either.


For the same reasons most movies based on books suck: taking too many liberties with the stories. The first and second books were mostly faithful adaptations. Movies from books 3-7 were loose interpretations of the source material, not helped by the fact that they were trying to cram 500+ pages of text per book (PoA was shorter, I think) into a 3-hour movie (with the exception of the last book, which they split into 2 movies).

Now, for full disclosure, the movies had good acting, costumes, sets, cinematography... not technically bad movies. They are mostly enjoyable on their own but, for example, in Prisoner of Azkaban, they leave out a lot from the book so the plot doesn't make a lot of sense. Anyway, you miss some of the fullness of the story and characterization in the movies compared to the books.

"The movies suck" was perhaps an overly glib statement.
 
2014-04-16 06:56:18 PM

Needlessly Complicated: For the same reasons most movies based on books suck: taking too many liberties with the stories


Well Jaws, Jurassic Park and to a lesser extent The Shining were better movies than their books.
 
2014-04-16 07:35:58 PM

Mugato: Needlessly Complicated: For the same reasons most movies based on books suck: taking too many liberties with the stories

Well Jaws, Jurassic Park and to a lesser extent The Shining were better movies than their books.


That's why I said "most." There are exceptions (I didn't read the other books you listed but I did used to read a lot of Crichton books and I usually liked the books better than the movies. Yes, even "The Andromeda Strain." The books went into more depth into intestesting science, if you are into that kind of thing. Maybe I'm just a strange bird who just likes books better than movies. Maybe it's the whole "the movie ruined what I imagined the stuff in the book was like" factor? Don't know.)

And to get REALLY OT, the JP movie had some good points but the characters in the book were way less annoying and cartoony than in the original book. I didn't even bother with the JP sequels... they just sounded awful.)

/apologizing for threadjack
 
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