Harry Potter Thread: Dobby lives!

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  1. WC

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    What is the issue? All I see if TERF and I don’t know what that is. A quick google suggests some uber feminist anti trans situation?
     
  2. zeberdee

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    I had to look it up - Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist

    basically, she said trans women aren't women.
     
  3. Truman

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    She wrote an opinion column/post defending an employer for firing worker because they were trans.
     
  4. Bo Pelinis

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    What a terrible idea.
     
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  5. billdozer

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    This was the tweet
     
  6. TDCD

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    What? That’s not what happened at all from what I saw
     
  7. WC

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    This reads like she’s defending Maya, whom I’m assuming is the trans person?
     
  8. Truman

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    I got it backwards. She defended the person that got fired, not the employer.
     
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  9. TDCD

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    My Uber credible source the daily mail said this

     
  10. Truman

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    I got it backwards Maya, got fired for saying you cant change the biological sex of a person. JK is defender her, not the employer.
     
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    No. Maya is a woman who got fired for questioning if trans women should legally be considered women.
     
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  12. WC

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    I’m tracking- do better JKR.
     
  13. Hatfield

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    Rabble rabble rabble
     
  14. JeremyLambsFace

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    Or even don't do better but just do that quietly to yourself
     
  15. CF3234

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    I was a poor child of summer
     
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  17. football501

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    Hermione would never be an anti vaxxer
     
  18. IanBoyd

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    This girl did a re-read/review/nitpick series going over all 7 books

     
  19. zeberdee

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    what did I miss today?
     
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  21. PeterGriffin

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    He’s bad fuck Snake
     
  22. Iron Mickey

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    Has "read a different book" been covered?
     
  23. IanBoyd

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    Spotted the guy who had to take Remedial Potions
     
  24. PeterGriffin

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    Thankfully, Slughorn took over after my OWLs so almost any score could get me into 6th year potions where I could learn to brew wizard Rohypnol and the only important potion to ever know, Felix.
     
  25. The Blackfish

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    Didn’t watch this one but I’ve seen a few of hers in the past and thought she sucked.
     
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  26. Wendel Clark

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    Am I the only that plays Hogwarts Mystery?
     
  27. Fargin' Icehole

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    Platform?
     
  28. Wendel Clark

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    Its an app. Your character is at Hogwarts before Harry. Ive been grinding this game everyday for 2 years and I am basically all the way caught up. In Year 6, Fred/George/Cedric are 1st years.

    But its basically a whole story and thats why I keep playing. There are cursed vaults you are looking at Hogwarts you are looking to find and destroy.
     
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  29. Fargin' Icehole

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    I think we played this. Lots of places you get stuck for awhile and can purchase your way through. I think we ditched it because of all the in app purchases.
     
  30. Wendel Clark

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    Yeah its a time game it takes energy to complete stuff but you receive 1 energy every 4 minutes. I have played for 2 years and not spend a penny. Its just a daily grind to get everything. Now theres a quidditch side quest and you can adopt Care for Magical Creatures animals which takes notebooks which you can buy or grind to get.
     
  31. CF3234

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    No but Battle for Hogwarts board game is awesome.
     
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  32. SugarShaun

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    My wife played that app all the time. Not sure if she still does or not
     
  33. Wendel Clark

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    the problem is I can’t stop. When they released it they only had the first 3 years some. Now it’s chapter 21 of year 6. And they only release 1 chapter every week and sometimes skip a week for side quests
     
  34. Fusiontegra

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    Looked at it when I was wrapped up in the books last year but grinding in mobile games has taken its toll on me over the years. The chore of trying to keep up or catch up without spending money drains all the fun out of it.
     
  35. football501

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    Do you have the monsters expansion pack?
     
  36. CF3234

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    I got it as a wedding gift, but it's still in the wrapping. why?
     
  37. football501

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    Just curious if you'd added that in. It makes it much harder, at least in my experience.
     
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  38. Wendel Clark

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    What’s the game similar to?
     
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  39. SugarShaun

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    Agree
     
  40. Hank Scorpio

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    So we've kind of had Harry Potter movies on in the background this last week and my 6 yr old has been somewhat into them, asking questions and such (will probably start reading the books to her soon).

    Today she randomly hit me with "Voldemort looks like grandpa" (my dad). Talk about a range of emotions between shock, sadness, and hilarity because I see where she's coming from but the reason being is because he looks like he's on death's door.
     
  41. BJ

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    The restriction of debate, whether by a repressive government or an intolerant society, invariably hurts those who lack power and makes everyone less capable of democratic participation. The way to defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion, not by trying to silence or wish them away. We refuse any false choice between justice and freedom, which cannot exist without each other. As writers we need a culture that leaves us room for experimentation, risk taking, and even mistakes. We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences. If we won’t defend the very thing on which our work depends, we shouldn’t expect the public or the state to defend it for us.

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  42. JeremyLambsFace

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    JK just wants a safe space to be able to mouth off about how she hates trans people without being accountable for those takes.
     
  43. AlternativeFactsRule

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    This has worked so well for eliminating the anti-vaxx and QAnon movements. Their silliness has been completely exposed by exposure and debate and they’ve as a result faded away and are no longer a threat to our world. Great point, JK.
     
  44. Tobias

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    rowling is gonna end up issuing a weird retcon that voldemort was actually trans

    she fucking hates trans people
     
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  45. DelapThrows

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    I don’t know what you all are talking about. JK died back in July of 2007.
     
  46. Tobias

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  47. Xander Crews

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    It’s insanity how an author who wrote a book series that not so subtly tackled issues such as diversity, inclusion, and the dangers of hate and bigotry can be so tone deaf to an issue she clearly knows nothing about.

    She turns out to be just another idiot with money who thinks she’s far more intelligent than she is because of said money.
     
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    Not just jk

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  49. JeremyLambsFace

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    Their arguments are not without merit and on the whole I tend to agree with them...but the problematic piece is allowing people like JK Rowling to sign on when her position is 100% just looking to avoid accountability for being repeatedly anti-trans.

    That isn't open debate, it's just asking to be excused for being a bigot.
     
  50. Xander Crews

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    Not being hyperbolic when I say they might as well have asked Richard Spencer or Alex Jones to sign on to that.

    it’s not debate when one side sees a group of people as less than human.
     
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