Just looking at her face makes me cry
Not only was she the first female writer to make the Forbes billionaires list, she then became one of the very few people to take herself off that list by giving so much to charity that it actually made a dent in her fortune.
And she gets it. There aren’t enough generous billionaires in the world who remember where they came from, therefore private charity isn’t the ultimate (only) answer to poverty like some politicians would have us believe. We are all interconnected, we all need each other, in democratic countries we are part of the government, and so keeping needy people from falling into complete destitution and despair is an important and worthy role for government to take. It benefits all of us in the long run. And nobody who feels comfortable and secure now (fewer and fewer of those people around these days) has any guarantee they won’t need help themselves someday.
JK Rowling…reason numbers 2.7 billion why I adore this woman.
My hero for so many reasons.
when i say i like harry potter i don’t mean yeah hp is pretty cool i mean i have literally grown up with it surrounding my life i have been reading and rereading the books for as long as i can remember and i can quote the movies word for word and my hogwarts house is a massive part of my identity and it actually physically pains me that i never got my hogwarts letter and i just
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
I won’t lie. I love that she was swooping in to hug him before he even finished thanking her.
The most aggravating thing to me about this dumb Pottermore site (besides the fact that it won’t take my freaking email address; to quote Ali “Pottermore, you are drunk.”), is that I absolutely love that background image with the stone and the desk and the candles and the owl and I just want to STEAL it so badly! And it won’t let me! And I’m too much of a failure at source code to figure out why I can’t find it. But I love it. And I want it. If I can manage to get it, I’m gonna use it for everything, the way I did with the Dr. Horrible background.
Also, if you go to the video on YouTube, its unlisted. And the pottermore channel is “unavailable.” Weird.
tl;dr - If you can get that background image and send it to me, I will love you forever.
Does it really matter now if I get a bit drunk and disorderly? I’ve finished the books.
JKR is my spirit animal.
Of COURSE it matters! If we get you drunk enough, maybe you’ll spill all of your seekrits ^_^