Alan Jacobs

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Pauline Bock:

Someone needs to call a halt to the excessive afterlife of Potter’s fictional universe. It was vast enough in the (seven) books and (eight) films – we didn’t and don’t need a community website, a theatre play, the printed script of said play, a new movie, the printed script of said movie, and even more movies.

Why does someone need to call a halt to it? Why can’t you just, you know, not pay attention? I see this kind of piece a lot: I am not interested in X, ergo X should not exist. Perhaps because “I am not interested in X” isn’t long enough to earn you a byline.