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Come Up: Only start creating a lore after you already finished half of the series and keep adding stuff a decade after finishing it Steal 90% of your deep lore from real life history and other authors to fill out your world map Create an entire universe with a bloody, theological history with hundreds of characters and dozens of devastating wars, then write a childrens book in it aethelflaedladyofmercia: Ok like I think people are forgetting something very important about JKR.Namely, she did not make up this stuff after the fact. Back in the day, JKR was extremely open about the fact that there was tons of lore behind the scenes she could not address in the books. She couldn鈥檛 address it, btw, because it was a known fact in the publishing industry that young adult novels had to top out at like 250, maybe 300 pages because kids didn鈥檛 have the attention span for anything longer. And early HP was middle grade, which is the next age category down. She was only able to start addressing deeper lore halfway through the series because that鈥檚 how long it took to convince her publishers it wouldn鈥檛 scare readers away.(I distinctly remember another, long-established children鈥檚 fantasy author dedicating a book to JKR because the success of HP was the reason said author was able to negotiate an extra 100 pages into that novel.)In the mean time, she was in a ton of interviews. She was absolutely the most open author about her worldbuilding. If a fan asked her a question and the answer wasn鈥檛 a spoiler, she answered it every time. JKR was famous for this. She was worshipped for it practically. I remember on the early internet boards, when one fan had the chance to meet her in a Q&A we would all pile together and come up with as many questions as possible. Ask what year Beauxbatons was founded. Ask who the ghost of Hufflepuff is. Ask McGonagall鈥檚 age. Ask Lily鈥檚 maiden name. Were all the Marauders in Gryffindor? Which of Gilderoy Lockheart鈥檚 stories were stolen and which were flat out made up?We collected these interviews, we held them as canon, we altered our fanfic to accommodate what she revealed. And then, all of a sudden, that wasn鈥檛 what the fans wanted any more. When she finished HP, she said she was done, that she鈥檇 move on to other projects. No one wanted any of her non-HP stuff. No one cared. So she came back to build the Fantastic Beasts verse, with exactly the same policy about answering fans that we had welcomed back in the early 2000s.So, like, you don鈥檛 have to enjoy what she鈥檚 doing. The fan community has changed, and that鈥檚 fine. But JKR contributed a lot to the children鈥檚 fantasy genre and to the way fandom operated, and we should at least acknowledge that.
Come Up: Only start creating a lore after
 you already finished half of the
 series and keep adding stuff a
 decade after finishing it
 Steal 90% of your deep lore from
 real life history and other authors
 to fill out your world map
 Create an entire universe with a
 bloody, theological history with
 hundreds of characters and dozens
 of devastating wars, then write a
 childrens book in it
aethelflaedladyofmercia:

Ok like I think people are forgetting something very important about JKR.Namely, she did not make up this stuff after the fact. Back in the day, JKR was extremely open about the fact that there was tons of lore behind the scenes she could not address in the books. She couldn鈥檛 address it, btw, because it was a known fact in the publishing industry that young adult novels had to top out at like 250, maybe 300 pages because kids didn鈥檛 have the attention span for anything longer. And early HP was middle grade, which is the next age category down. She was only able to start addressing deeper lore halfway through the series because that鈥檚 how long it took to convince her publishers it wouldn鈥檛 scare readers away.(I distinctly remember another, long-established children鈥檚 fantasy author dedicating a book to JKR because the success of HP was the reason said author was able to negotiate an extra 100 pages into that novel.)In the mean time, she was in a ton of interviews. She was absolutely the most open author about her worldbuilding. If a fan asked her a question and the answer wasn鈥檛 a spoiler, she answered it every time. JKR was famous for this. She was worshipped for it practically. I remember on the early internet boards, when one fan had the chance to meet her in a Q&A we would all pile together and come up with as many questions as possible. Ask what year Beauxbatons was founded. Ask who the ghost of Hufflepuff is. Ask McGonagall鈥檚 age. Ask Lily鈥檚 maiden name. Were all the Marauders in Gryffindor? Which of Gilderoy Lockheart鈥檚 stories were stolen and which were flat out made up?We collected these interviews, we held them as canon, we altered our fanfic to accommodate what she revealed. And then, all of a sudden, that wasn鈥檛 what the fans wanted any more. When she finished HP, she said she was done, that she鈥檇 move on to other projects. No one wanted any of her non-HP stuff. No one cared. So she came back to build the Fantastic Beasts verse, with exactly the same policy about answering fans that we had welcomed back in the early 2000s.So, like, you don鈥檛 have to enjoy what she鈥檚 doing. The fan community has changed, and that鈥檚 fine. But JKR contributed a lot to the children鈥檚 fantasy genre and to the way fandom operated, and we should at least acknowledge that.

aethelflaedladyofmercia: Ok like I think people are forgetting something very important about JKR.Namely, she did not make up this stuff...

Come Up: Anonymous 10/25/19(Fri)20:56:36 No.55046566 story time because I want to share and it's a special day be me, 22, KHHV, NEET no real purpose in life, autistic >live in a small town but still don't know anyone >down the street is a harvest festival going on go there on a whim see nice old man making caramel apples hand dipped >i go over and buy one with some pocket change l ow saved up >it's really good we talk about caramel apples >his name is Ted >he asks if I'd like to help him make apples enthusiastically say yes, go to a factory next day at 9 AM >I get to dip the apples and put the sticks on them >I box them up and sell them, get to decorate them too Told I would not last longer than a year by floor manager since nobody does >Get to know Ted, he has no kids and his wife died in a boat accident we talk every day about apples and candy >he gets me into football we watch football together, he lets me show him anime >7 years pass >I've been there the longest Ted doesn't come to work, I call him No response, I go to his house >Door unlocked, go in and see him on the floor call 911, he had a stroke and died later that day in the hospital cry for days because my only friend is gone >A few days pass, I learn that he left the factory and the apple shop to me >note says "You're the hardest worker I've ever met, I know you will make me proud" >burst into tears in front of lawyer every day I go to that factory to work hard >l come up with all sorts of ideas to decorate the apples every holiday Still KHHV, but I love making apples >Whole town knows me as the apple man Never been happier making caramel apples Today would have been his 76th birthday. We got a huge catering order done today in time for Halloween. Business is better than ever. I know you're watching me, Ted. I hope I'm making you proud. this is one of the most wholesome things ive ever read :)
Come Up: Anonymous 10/25/19(Fri)20:56:36 No.55046566
 story time because I want to share and it's a
 special day
 be me, 22, KHHV, NEET
 no real purpose in life, autistic
 >live in a small town but still don't know anyone
 >down the street is a harvest festival going on
 go there on a whim
 see nice old man making caramel apples hand
 dipped
 >i go over and buy one with some pocket change l
 ow
 saved up
 >it's really good
 we talk about caramel apples
 >his name is Ted
 >he asks if I'd like to help him make apples
 enthusiastically say yes, go to a factory next day at 9 AM
 >I get to dip the apples and put the sticks on them
 >I box them up and sell them, get to decorate them too
 Told I would not last longer than a year by floor manager since nobody does
 >Get to know Ted, he has no kids and his wife died in a boat accident
 we talk every day about apples and candy
 >he gets me into football
 we watch football together, he lets me show him anime
 >7 years pass
 >I've been there the longest
 Ted doesn't come to work, I call him
 No response, I go to his house
 >Door unlocked, go in and see him on the floor
 call 911, he had a stroke and died later that day in the hospital
 cry for days because my only friend is gone
 >A few days pass, I learn that he left the factory and the apple shop to me
 >note says "You're the hardest worker I've ever met, I know you will make me proud"
 >burst into tears in front of lawyer
 every day I go to that factory to work hard
 >l come up with all sorts of ideas to decorate the apples every holiday
 Still KHHV, but I love making apples
 >Whole town knows me as the apple man
 Never been happier making caramel apples
 Today would have been his 76th birthday. We got a huge catering order done today in time
 for Halloween. Business is better than ever. I know you're watching me, Ted. I hope I'm
 making you proud.
this is one of the most wholesome things ive ever read :)

this is one of the most wholesome things ive ever read :)

Come Up: Anonymous 10/25/19(Fri)20:56:36 No.55046566 story time because I want to share and it's a special day be me, 22, KHHV, NEET no real purpose in life, autistic >live in a small town but still don't know anyone >down the street is a harvest festival going on go there on a whim see nice old man making caramel apples hand dipped >i go over and buy one with some pocket change l ow saved up >it's really good we talk about caramel apples >his name is Ted >he asks if I'd like to help him make apples enthusiastically say yes, go to a factory next day at 9 AM >I get to dip the apples and put the sticks on them >I box them up and sell them, get to decorate them too Told I would not last longer than a year by floor manager since nobody does >Get to know Ted, he has no kids and his wife died in a boat accident we talk every day about apples and candy >he gets me into football we watch football together, he lets me show him anime >7 years pass >I've been there the longest Ted doesn't come to work, I call him No response, I go to his house >Door unlocked, go in and see him on the floor call 911, he had a stroke and died later that day in the hospital cry for days because my only friend is gone >A few days pass, I learn that he left the factory and the apple shop to me >note says "You're the hardest worker I've ever met, I know you will make me proud" >burst into tears in front of lawyer every day I go to that factory to work hard >l come up with all sorts of ideas to decorate the apples every holiday Still KHHV, but I love making apples >Whole town knows me as the apple man Never been happier making caramel apples Today would have been his 76th birthday. We got a huge catering order done today in time for Halloween. Business is better than ever. I know you're watching me, Ted. I hope I'm making you proud. this is one of the most wholesome things ive ever read :)
Come Up: Anonymous 10/25/19(Fri)20:56:36 No.55046566
 story time because I want to share and it's a
 special day
 be me, 22, KHHV, NEET
 no real purpose in life, autistic
 >live in a small town but still don't know anyone
 >down the street is a harvest festival going on
 go there on a whim
 see nice old man making caramel apples hand
 dipped
 >i go over and buy one with some pocket change l
 ow
 saved up
 >it's really good
 we talk about caramel apples
 >his name is Ted
 >he asks if I'd like to help him make apples
 enthusiastically say yes, go to a factory next day at 9 AM
 >I get to dip the apples and put the sticks on them
 >I box them up and sell them, get to decorate them too
 Told I would not last longer than a year by floor manager since nobody does
 >Get to know Ted, he has no kids and his wife died in a boat accident
 we talk every day about apples and candy
 >he gets me into football
 we watch football together, he lets me show him anime
 >7 years pass
 >I've been there the longest
 Ted doesn't come to work, I call him
 No response, I go to his house
 >Door unlocked, go in and see him on the floor
 call 911, he had a stroke and died later that day in the hospital
 cry for days because my only friend is gone
 >A few days pass, I learn that he left the factory and the apple shop to me
 >note says "You're the hardest worker I've ever met, I know you will make me proud"
 >burst into tears in front of lawyer
 every day I go to that factory to work hard
 >l come up with all sorts of ideas to decorate the apples every holiday
 Still KHHV, but I love making apples
 >Whole town knows me as the apple man
 Never been happier making caramel apples
 Today would have been his 76th birthday. We got a huge catering order done today in time
 for Halloween. Business is better than ever. I know you're watching me, Ted. I hope I'm
 making you proud.
this is one of the most wholesome things ive ever read :)

this is one of the most wholesome things ive ever read :)