JK Rowling recalls 'amazing' moment she met her idol Morrissey - The Guardian

JK Rowling recalls 'amazing' moment she met her idol Morrissey - The Guardian

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JK Rowling has said that she wishes she could go back to her 16-year-old self, “who’s lying there in the dark with the joss sticks, listening to Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”, and tell her that one day she will meet Morrissey – and that the Smiths singer will know who she is.

The novelist, who has sold over 450m copies of her Harry Potter books and whose almost 6m followers on Twitter regularly fall into paroxysms of delight when she responds to them personally, was speaking to Lauren Laverne for Saturday’s Weekend magazine. Rowling told Laverne that she understood why the Harry Potter book “still means so much” to adults in their 20s, “because I know how much it meant to me to meet Morrissey”.

Their encounter occurred in Harvey Nichols, revealed the self-confessed “big Smiths fan”. “We were looking at each other, getting nearer and nearer, and at almost exactly the same moment we both put out our hands. What was amazing to me was, Morrissey knew who I was,” said the novelist. “I was with my sister-in-law and she said, ‘Put. Your. Hand. Down.’ I was walking around afterwards with my hand out, like that ... I said, ‘Morrissey touched me!’ She said, ‘I know, you look stupid.’”



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And again, are you dumb or what? This is not NEWS. Not long ago she told exactly the same story. (And yes, please attack me, I'm quite used to it by now)
 

BrummieBoy

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Can someone please ask JK Rowling what her response is to Boz's #ProfitFromParis email? And Morrissey posting 'Zion King' on his propaganda channel 'TTY'? What would her 16 year old self make of him? What does she make of his spectacular implosion? Perhaps she attributes it to Voldermort. Is there no spell she can cast to return Morrissey to sanity? She could make a whole series of books/films about how a gifted teenage lyricist turned into an ugly andropausal troll.

Oh, yes. Can you also ask her to review 'Lisp of The Lulz'? Thanks.

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And again, are you dumb or what? This is not NEWS. Not long ago she told exactly the same story. (And yes, please attack me, I'm quite used to it by now)
YOU'RE a fucking idiot. It's a brand new Guardian article based on a brand new Lauren Laverne interview. So you can take your reflex German fuckwittery and shove it up your capacious German arsehole. How conflicted you must be - I posted it, so you HAVE to respond in the negative - but it's a NEW article about Moz, and not, as most are recently, unkind. In the end, your reflex need won through. You can go jump off a fucking bridge, you fuck.
 
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did it need a rerelease cause the info was there for anyone to find if they looked online. she must need to raise her profile and the guardian just needs to sell more papers recycling news. and questions. shes probably in cahoots with the guardian to raise some profit for herself. its obviously all about the money. we know for sure and talk likewise. wonder if this site makes any money off attacking people and starting fights. it must
 
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Can someone please ask JK Rowling what her response is to Boz's #ProfitFromParis email? And Morrissey posting 'Zion King' on his propaganda channel 'TTY'? What would her 16 year old self make of him? What does she make of his spectacular implosion? Perhaps she attributes it to Voldermort. Is there no spell she can cast to return Morrissey to sanity? She could make a whole series of books/films about how a gifted teenage lyricist turned into an ugly andropausal troll.

Oh, yes. Can you also ask her to review 'Lisp of The Lulz'? Thanks.

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It's pretty obvious that she's scared he is coming for her position on the best sellers list.
 
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And again, are you dumb or what? This is not NEWS. Not long ago she told exactly the same story. (And yes, please attack me, I'm quite used to it by now)
Do you arrange the tinned food in your cupboards? I be your life sucks if one tin is out of kilter with the others.
 

BrummieBoy

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did it need a rerelease cause the info was there for anyone to find if they looked online. she must need to raise her profile and the guardian just needs to sell more papers recycling news. and questions. shes probably in cahoots with the guardian to raise some profit for herself. its obviously all about the money. we know for sure and talk likewise. wonder if this site makes any money off attacking people and starting fights. it must
Yes, JK Rowling, like Morrissey, struggles to get press attention....WAIT!

Thank you for alerting us to JK's as co-conspirator with The Guardian. Is this part of the 'Zion King' plot? Is she trying to become richer than the Queen? Maybe she was spying on Moz in Harvey Nichols on the order of the Queen? I bet Morrissey KNOWS who is plotting against him. I'm shocked to have to consider it might include the author of Harry Potter.

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http://www.theguardian.com/books/20...issey-harry-potter-interview-robert-galbraith

Excerpt:

JK Rowling has said that she wishes she could go back to her 16-year-old self, “who’s lying there in the dark with the joss sticks, listening to Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”, and tell her that one day she will meet Morrissey – and that the Smiths singer will know who she is.

The novelist, who has sold over 450m copies of her Harry Potter books and whose almost 6m followers on Twitter regularly fall into paroxysms of delight when she responds to them personally, was speaking to Lauren Laverne for Saturday’s Weekend magazine. Rowling told Laverne that she understood why the Harry Potter book “still means so much” to adults in their 20s, “because I know how much it meant to me to meet Morrissey”.

Their encounter occurred in Harvey Nichols, revealed the self-confessed “big Smiths fan”. “We were looking at each other, getting nearer and nearer, and at almost exactly the same moment we both put out our hands. What was amazing to me was, Morrissey knew who I was,” said the novelist. “I was with my sister-in-law and she said, ‘Put. Your. Hand. Down.’ I was walking around afterwards with my hand out, like that ... I said, ‘Morrissey touched me!’ She said, ‘I know, you look stupid.’”

Thanks Uncleskinny for posting this. Cute story. Nice to see a little brightness in these dark times.

'how I love all of
the very simple things of life
such a little thing
a fumbling politeness'
 
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YOU'RE a fucking idiot. It's a brand new Guardian article based on a brand new Lauren Laverne interview. So you can take your reflex German fuckwittery and shove it up your capacious German arsehole. How conflicted you must be - I posted it, so you HAVE to respond in the negative - but it's a NEW article about Moz, and not, as most are recently, unkind. In the end, your reflex need won through. You can go jump off a fucking bridge, you fuck.
If you came out with that crap in a football ground there's a good chance you'd be on a racism charge
 

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I see. Do you have some reference examples you can tell us about?
Seriously, you are taking a risk with comments like that. If someone decides to bring a complaint (doesn't even have to be the victim) you actually could end up with a conviction for racially aggravated harassment. The internet doesn't make you immune, it just provides a record of what you said.
 

Uncleskinny

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Seriously, you are taking a risk with comments like that. If someone decides to bring a complaint (doesn't even have to be the victim) you actually could end up with a conviction for racially aggravated harassment. The internet doesn't make you immune, it just provides a record of what you said.
Absolute, 100% horseshit. There has to be an intent to stir up racial hatred. Go look at the legislation.
 

Cornflakes

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Absolute, 100% horseshit. There has to be an intent to stir up racial hatred. Go look at the legislation.
What legislation are you talking about? Have a look at s28(1) Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Or just continue to take your criminal record in your own hands, if you prefer.
 

Uncleskinny

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Yes, it's there alright, but I think you probably clicked on link about incitement, which is not what we're taking about here. Try the heading titled "Hostility".
Nothing in there at all relating to my post. At all. If someone wants to test the law, go right ahead.
 
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When you're pointing out that someone is German, and it has nothing to do with your point except, possibly to say that you can see where they post from, neither of those things puts you in the best light. What does their being German have to do with anything?
And when someone points out that your statement appears xenophobic and bigoted , and you run to look up the law instead of looking at what you posted and why they might get that impression from it, it makes you look like some kind of keyboard hooligan. If that is the impression you intended to make, carry on. Well done. But otherwise you might want to consider how others read it.

"There has to be an intent to stir up racial hatred." What does that sound like? It sounds like delusional Derek17 talking about how "slits for eyes" was a joke with no harm intended.
 

Cornflakes

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Nothing in there at all relating to my post. At all. If someone wants to test the law, go right ahead.
Who's to say I haven't already gone right ahead?

If you really think, reading back over your post, that it displayed no hostility to anyone and/or that the hostility was nothing to do with anyone's race (which, for legal purposes includes nationality, in case you were wondering), then you may well have nothing to worry about. My personal view, though, is that that wouldn't be a reasonable thing to think. If someone were willing to make a statement that they read the post and felt harassed, alarmed or distressed then, on the face of it, that's all that's needed for a racially aggravated s4A public order offence.

You don't have to believe me, and I can see why you would feel compelled to call bullshit on a public forum, but maybe you'd like to have a think about it all the same.
 

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Who's to say I haven't already gone right ahead?

If you really think, reading back over your post, that it displayed no hostility to anyone and/or that the hostility was nothing to do with anyone's race (which, for legal purposes includes nationality, in case you were wondering), then you may well have nothing to worry about. My personal view, though, is that that wouldn't be a reasonable thing to think. If someone were willing to make a statement that they read the post and felt harassed, alarmed or distressed then, on the face of it, that's all that's needed for a racially aggravated s4A public order offence.

You don't have to believe me, and I can see why you would feel compelled to call bullshit on a public forum, but maybe you'd like to have a think about it all the same.
Rubbish. Go back and read what I said. I said a capacious German arsehole. An arsehole that's German. And German Fuckwittery. Fuckwittery that's German. If you think, for a second, that warrants any legal intervention, then go ahead and do it, and see what happens.
 

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