Friday, December 10, 2004

An update at Rowlings' Site
It seems our favorite author has gotten sick of seeing the same news headline up at her site, and has decided to change it. The news is nothing to have us HP fans wondering or speculating to. Just news on herself and the book. This is what she had to say:

"I have nothing noteworthy to report, because I have been spending nearly all my time sitting in front of my computer writing, re-writing and taking the occasional break to bang my head off the desk in frustration or else rub my hands together in fiendish glee (I think the latter has happened once). Meanwhile, the distance between the keyboard and yours truly increases day by day as my third child races Harry's next adventure into the world."

She has also updated her Rubbish Bin page, to simply say no, people have Not called her a nick of Joanie. Commenting that she can't wait to hear what they say her husband calls her, "Kevin perhaps."
She also had this to say in the Rumors Sect:
Harry stands trial again in HP&THBP
This theory has been put forward to explain why Harry does not spend as long in Privet Drive during this book as previous ones, but I am happy to say that he leaves the Dursleys early for a much pleasanter reason than a court case.

Luna and Neville will hook up in HP&THBP
The Luna/Neville shippers are much less vehement and scary than the Harry/Hermione, Ron/Hermione tribes, so I hope I won’t receive too much hate mail for quashing this rumour. I see Neville and Luna as very different kinds of people and while they share a certain isolation within Hogwarts, I don’t think that’s enough to foster true love - friendship, perhaps, although I think that Neville would always find Luna’s wilder flights of fancy alarming.

The Lestranges were sent after Neville to kill him
No, they weren’t, they were very definitely sent after Neville’s parents. I can’t say too much about this because it touches too closely on the prophecy and how many people knew about it, but the Lestranges were not in on the secret.

The Order of the Phoenix communicates using chocolate frog cards
This is such a great idea that I was in two minds whether to shoot it down; however, a chocolate frog card, or any object that would have to be remembered and carried on the person, would always be vulnerable to loss, destruction or trickery. The Order communicates in a way that requires nothing but a wand. You saw the Order’s method of communication in use even before you knew about the existence of the Order; it was employed by an Order member.

Gideon and Fabian Prewett were Molly Weasley’s brothers
Yes, they were, but their history is not particularly significant in terms of the overall plot, except in so far as their deaths obviously explain and excuse some of Mrs. Weasley’s fears and her arguably over-protective stance with regard to Harry.

Just a FEW rumors and odds and ends for everyone.
Thanks to JK Rowling who takes the time to not only share with the rest of us her wonderful stories, but to keep us updated as well as have this manner of communicating with her fans. ;)

**Also, many congrats to HPANA on the latest fan site to be awarded and noted by Rowling on her site. :)

**Update. There have been too MANY updates to name or list here. Please be sure to check out Everything in her site. ;) Including a new poll question.

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