Blackwolf the Dragonmaster's Diary of Magecraft

Being a Chronicle of the Inner Secrets of, and Spells of Magick as Wielded by, the Philosopher of the Internet and Unofficial Sorcerer-in-Residence of the City of New York

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As New York's Unofficial Wizard, my mission is to encourage the Mortals of Manhattan to imagine responsibly!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Blackwolf Ponders Power!

As we fast approach the world premiere of Order of the Phoenix, The Movie, and then, just a week later, the worldwide publication of Deathly Hallows, your Dragonmaster has begun of late to wonder just how much of Harry Potter we REALLY think we know. What had started out as a simple children's story has escalated into a global-encompassing epic chronicle of two worlds at war --- a Second War --- against an evil, horrific grotesque malignancy determined to conquer the forces of Immortality.

We all knew, ultimately, where this was going to lead us. The only problem is simply that only Jo saw it coming. This, of course, leads us to the far larger question: Why didn't she let us in? And for that matter, why wouldn't she let us in? What sort of escape, if any, was she planning? Keep in mind here that, by "escape," I refer to the fact that the Lady Rowling did not necessarily want, much less ask to become, Britain's richest woman other than Her Majesty the Queen.

Why did J.K. Rowling feel in her own mind that she did not want us to know certain things --- not the least of which includes the murder of Albus Dumbledore: a ghastly crime for which I don't believe I can ever forgive her. Ultimately, as in all things, it all boils down to power. "There is neither good nor evil," Lord Voldemort ranted toward the close of Sorcerer's Stone. "There is only power --- and those too weak to seek it." In that respect, then, I am forced to wonder what sort of world are Humans leaving their children and their children's children? Has J.K. Rowling become, effectively, an unwitting modern-day Nostradamus by turning her last Potter novel into a horrific treatise on the end of Civilization? We know by now that Hogwarts is no longer safe. That, ultimately, means that the world must once more change, and a greater force must manifest itself, before the Wizards of the Planet Earth --- and, come to that, the rest of the 28 Known Galaxies --- can consider themselves free to once again walk among Mortals.

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Master Blackwolf