textual games (was; Checking in)

JOdel at aol.com JOdel at aol.com
Tue Feb 3 23:02:59 EST 2004

> People tend to treat the HP books as if they were holy texts, and every 
> word changed is a blasphemy

No. They are treating it as a literary mystery game with everyone fine-tooth 
combing the text for *clues*. Changes to the text are hotly debated as to 
whether they are "authorized" or not with a view as to whether they are clarifying 
the author's intentions or not. Once the series is complete the fun will be 
over for this particular segment of the fandom.
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