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Confirmed: Dumbledore and Grindelwald Were Definitely Doin' It (Or At Least Wanted To)

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J.K. Rowling has confirmed that Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald definitely had a sexual element to their relationship. Herein lies the beauty of creating a work of fiction: When you say it, it must be true! It’s like being God, only better, because you actually get royalties from the shit you made.

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Rowling revealed the truth about the characters’ once-close relationship on the special features of the Blu-ray edition for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. (Forget the Notes app, THIS is where major revelations should always be made.) As Rowling says, via RadioTimes:

“Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship. But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. You can’t know, you can believe you know.

“So I’m less interested in the sexual side—though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship—than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationships.”

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Speak for yourself, lady. I haven’t gone looking, but I am sure there is A LOT a lot of Dumbledore/Grindelwald porn out there.

It’s been 12 whole years since Rowling announced that Dumbledore was gay, and his relationship with Grindelwald been very much apparent. Still, sometimes it’s nice to hear these things said aloud. On the next Blu-ray special features revelation, I hope Rowling stands on a chair and proclaims “These two were fuckin.’”

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mortal-dictata
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“So I’m less interested in the sexual side—though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship—than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationships.”

Which is why you chose to put all that “fascinating” stuff both off the page and off the screen eh J.K?

Rather than simply accepting that her works, while still interesting and staple pieces of children’s literature, have fallen out of step with more modern British culture and demographics, her continued attempts to appear “retroactively woke” (along with the continued defending and employment of a domestic abuser) have made her a laughing stock of many bar the most hardcore “Potterheads”.

She loved BAME Hermione... after BAME fans created far better fanworks featuring the idea so she appropriated and claimed credit for it as her plan all along despite only ever drawing and portraying her as White (her own piss-poor understanding of ethnic minorities and their own cultures along with her lack of respect for them shown up by the awful usage of Native American folklore in the writing for Fantastic Beasts).

She loved LGBT+ Sirius/Remus and Dumbledore... after LGBT+ fans created far better fanworks featuring those ideas so she appropriated and claimed credit for it as her plan all along despite never showing any hint of LGBT+ behaviour, if anything deliberately hiding it once claiming characters are from that community.

But yeah, really shocked that someone who ended their book series with “and everyone stayed happily married to their high school date, even if that date was their school bully or their brother’s ex” wouldn’t be good at displaying realistic relationships, especially when she dismisses LGBT+ as “whatever label we want to put on it”...