Rowling Not Writing Book About Wizards — Good News on At Least Three Levels
Just FYI, this was an answer to a question 'what got you through a period of distress', not an announcement… https://t.co/LdlzvgfOra
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 12, 2022
This tweet from Rowling is good news on at least three levels:
First, she isn’t “writing a book about wizards,” which I will assume means she is writing a book in the Cormoran Strike series. Three cheers for that affirmation.
Second, the comment thread that followed this tweet is relatively free of Gender Theory Extremists sharing their transgressive view that what she is doing is meaningless to them until she repents of her murderous war on transgender folk. That’s always encouraging, though these hostilities are far from over, no cease-fire being admitted or allowed in the Culture Wars.
Third, and most delightful, at least to this reader, is that more than one person responded to Rowling’s non-announcement with the request that she write up the Fantastic Beasts screenplays they way she originally imagined them (rather than as the ‘Original Screenplays,’ the script from the film as cut and released).
Please release Fantastic Beasts books with how you planned it to go
— Maura Leamy (@MauraLeamy) November 12, 2022
please write a Fantastic Beasts novel
— katy | tina goldstein supremacist (@katisfania) November 12, 2022
SAME. I just need content about them, they help a lot with my anxiety… also i relate and love Tina so much
— katy | tina goldstein supremacist (@katisfania) November 13, 2022
That’s not quite a ‘ground-swell’ or a ‘movement,’ but at least the idea championed here since the first film of a return to the novels-to-film-adaptation formula is trending…