Friday, 9 February 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Dumbledore is Gay. Dumbledore is Gay. Dumbledore. Is. Gay. Deal With It.

You may or may not know that the chance has once again been lost to allow the Harry Potter universe's Albus Dumbledore to BE gay on-screen.





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Why is that important when J K Rowling has already said (over ten years ago,) that Prof. Dumbledore is a gay dude? Because word-of-God/author is not the same as on-screen canonisation (official-ness.) It comes across as queer-baiting. At best.







So being the Bookish Rebel that I am - and a Queer chick t'boot - I thought I'd bring you some fanfiction which does a better job than Ms. Rowling.

(And yes, for this one I DO blame her: she's writing the stories, isn't she?!)





'Soon we must all face the choice between what is right, and what is easy' Dumbledore gif
#JustSaying Ms Rowling.
(Via Giphy)








Honestly, though, it wouldn't even have had to be as detailed an exploration of Dumbledore's sexuality as this fic is, here's some simple ideas:

  1. Dumbledore rejects a female's romantic advances, and tells her it's because he's GAY.
  2. Someone asks Dumbledore why he never found a nice girl. And he tells them it's because he's GAY.
  3. Dumbledore makes comments about the hotness of various dudes. Y'know, cos he's GAY.
  4. Dumbledore fails to notice the hotness of various women - again, cos he's hella GAY.

(Sensing the theme?)





See? What would that take, like 5 minutes at most?

Tbh, all you need is a minute of screen-time in what will undoubtedly be a reeeealllly long film.









So, anyways, because Dumbledore is GAY, here's a fic about his teenage love affair with Gellert Grindelwald:


(May contain mild spoilers)












Keep changing the world with fanfiction my nerdlets!





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8 comments:

  1. I love this post, because it gives a firm answer to Dumbledore’s sexuality in the simplest of ways, which Rowling has failed to do. I have lost my patience with this woman and have a very ranty post going up on Wednesday because of it.

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    1. Ha, I'll be keeping an eye out for your ranty post ;)

      Yeah - I have little patience for her any more. But she's created something that's bigger than her now. It belongs to the fans, to myth, to history. It's ours now, to shape as we wish ;)

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  2. When I read her response “ he is gay we just don’t show it” I was furious what kinda of answer is that??? Sometimes I just rather people said it with all the ugliness than treating us like idiots

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    1. *sigh* I just... is a little equality too much to ask? Like, really???
      People!

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  3. Argh, the news that they're not going to mention, IN A MOVIE WHERE DUMBLEDORE BATTLES GRINDELWALD, that Dumbledore used to be in love with Grindelwald. Like how could that not be relevant character information? The whole thing makes me want to punch a wall.

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    1. I know, right?! Like, he's what... *pretending* to everyone that there's no history there?! Argh!

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  4. I do wonder how much control Rowling has over this sort of thing... but I also feel like she just randomly after-the-fact tried to add diversity to her books, and this whole incident just makes it seem even more so like that's what happened. I love your suggestions because, seriously, it doesn't take much to show that he's gay. It's not like the movie would have to be rewritten.

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    1. She literally writes the screen plays though! Argh!

      Like, this has been a thing for ten years. He's fighting his ex *in the film* - and you don't want to even mention it?! Wtaf?! *sigh*

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