Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Thoughts on "Deathly Hallows" as seen through my Beanworld Filter


Anonymous said...

So Rowling, like Proffy, couldn't figure out what Twinks were for...
This is a very cool doodle. A Beanworld/Potter crossover. Life is good.

Larry Marder said...

Well...sorta kinda....
I think it's no secret that the Four Realities sprung outa my mind as a by-product of thinking a lot about the Tarot in the late '70s.

Wands became Slats
Cups became Hoops
Pentacles became Twinks
Swords became Chips

I did find it quite interesting that JK Rowling used (more or less) three of the four symbols of the Tarot in her construction of the Deathly Hallows symbol.

The “Three Brothers" fairy tale itself was (more or less) built upon the structure of the Three Little Pigs.

I've never been clear (not that I've looked into it at all) how knowledgeable Rowling is about magical and mystical esoterica--or if she is just like the rest of us creating fantasy--taking bits and pieces of stuff that interests us and cobbling it all together into something we like...and hope others will like too.

I do know this though--Harry Potter started out as English boarding school kid lit and ended up the most refreshing variation on the Grail Quest theme since Star Wars. To me it rests quite comfortably with the other great Grail Quests including the Arthurian romances, Wizard of Oz, Samuel R. Delany's Nova and Lord of the Rings.

I'm sad that the series is concluded and I hope that she will mine the vein some more in some cool way like...oh I dunno--give us an illustrated version of the book Dumbledore bequeathed to Hermione--"The Tales of the Beedle Bard" and let us read the intriguingly named yarns mentioned like "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," and "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump!"

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