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J K Rowling and her poorly written cash cow to stagger on...

Postby Withywindle » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:57 am

Surprise, surprise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11458056

Probably on my own here but this woman can't write for s##t. Derivative, borderline plagiarist rubbish. Probably realising she can't write anything original she is going back to the twaddle that made her a few quid.

Quite fancy her though! :evil:
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Re: J K Rowling and her poorly written cash cow to stagger o

Postby TomCotton » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:13 pm

Milk it for every drop.
Put the next series on the book shelf next to the Eragon drivel. :roll:
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Postby Candy Kane » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:01 pm

Eragon? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

*Shudder!*

I must admit, I like Harry Potter, up to the last book. Harry becomes an annoying little gimp in the end. The ending is a bit pat, to be honest, and I don't get how he arrived at the detente with Scorpius.
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Postby shireling » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:37 pm

We've been enjoying the movies and, except for the first novel, we haven't read the books. In the Half-Blood Prince, there is a plot twist I saw used once in Doctor Who from the Tom Baker years.
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Postby Candy Kane » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:40 pm

Oh, yeah? What was that?
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Postby shireling » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:43 pm

He was looking for the pieces that made up the key to time.
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Postby Candy Kane » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:52 pm

Oh, wow, that must have been a corker of an episode. I can see what Withy means by "derivative." She may well have been influenced by that.
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Re: J K Rowling and her poorly written cash cow to stagger o

Postby Padfoot » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:32 am

The ending is a bit pat, to be honest, and I don't get how he arrived at the detente with Scorpius.

You mean Draco, don't you? Scorpius would be Draco's son. ;)

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Postby Shuggy » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:56 am

I think Withy's actually being restrained when it comes to JK Rowling. Figuratively speaking, she owes money to Tolkien, Enid Blyton and Terry Pratchett.

Plus you also have the 'Bumper Book of Fantasy and General Cliched Plotlines' which she obviously kept close by while writing...

I mean let's have a look at some 'coincidences' (and these are just off the top of my head):

Voldemort: the Dark Lord who has been defeated before and is rising again and amassing power; nobody really dares speak his name out loud - Thankyou, Professor Tolkien, LOTR and Sauron.

Whomping Willow: A bad-tempered sentient willow tree that attacks and tries to capture our heroes - Thankyou, Professor Tolkien, LOTR and Old Man Willow.

Dementors: Wraithlike creatures in ragged, flowing black robes that strike terror into the hearts of all who see them and make high-pitched screaming noises - Thankyou, Professor Tolkien, LOTR and the Ringwraiths.

Dobby: A small, skinny, odd-looking subservient creature that tries to help our heroes, but is actually more than it seems to be - Thankyou, Professor Tolkien, LOTR and Gollum.

However, the most compelling example (for me) of her cynical, money-grabbing plagiarism can be found in ‘The Encyclopaedia of Middle Earth’. For those of you that own it, flip to the section on ‘Flora and Fauna of Middle Earth’, and scan through each entry as far as ‘E’. A name will jump out and hit you square between the eyes… You’ll KNOW when you see it.

For those of you who don’t own the Encyclopaedia, or can’t be arsed looking, scroll down..


























Under the ‘D’ section you will find reference to an extremely large swamp dwelling mosquito (possibly the ones which harass the Hobbits in FOTR) called a ‘Dumbledore’.

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Postby Withywindle » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:45 pm

Yep. bang on.

Nice rack though. ;)
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Postby Shuggy » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:49 pm

Oh, she'd definately get some.
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Re: J K Rowling and her poorly written cash cow to stagger o

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:42 pm

Dang! I never thought of it that way. And yes, Padfoot, I should have said Draco.

Is it wrong to like it anyway?

Now that I think of it, though, I get the Enid Blyton and the Terry Pratchett thing. It's just that she somehow managed to convince me that it was a fun ride. That, and I'm lazy, let's be honest here.
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Re: J K Rowling and her poorly written cash cow to stagger o

Postby MsBrandybuck » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:03 pm

Wasn't Fenrir the werewolf lifted right out of the legend of Sigurd, the Volsung Saga?

Though I'm with you, Candy- she scrambled up her derivatives and made a fun story out of it. And hey, it could have been a lot worse.
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Postby Candy Kane » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:04 pm

Dare I say... Eragon? Oh, sod it, I said it!
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Re: J K Rowling and her poorly written cash cow to stagger o

Postby MsBrandybuck » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:10 pm

I'll see your Eragon and raise you Twilight. :roll:

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