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JK Rowling is Up to No Good... for a Good Reason

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Posted by: sue
February 21, 2009, 07:43 AM

Today, we are happy to report that J.K. Rowling has been up to no good....for a good reason. The Harry Potter author paid a visit to a hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she brought cheer in the form of unique graffiti on the walls of the unit. The Scotsman writes: "Ms Rowling, 43, daubed graffiti on the walls of the Young People's Unit at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside, which cares for teenagers with complex psychiatric conditions.

Consultant psychologist Dr Jane Morris said: "She really does spread magic. She's a natural and knows how to talk to young people. And she's extremely cool. She does graffiti on the walls which is probably worth a fortune.

"She's drawn all of us and wrote 'JK Rowling was here'.
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And her way with the capital's troubled teens impressed staff.

Dr Morris said: "I'd offer her a job any time as she's already a great therapist."

We at TLC think that Peeves certainly would approve!

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123 Comments

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24135 Points

Awesome! I would love to see it! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on February 21, 2009, 07:50 PM report to moderator
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141 Points

We love you Jo. You are truly amazing. xxxx

Posted by Ivanushka on February 21, 2009, 08:13 PM report to moderator
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2588 Points

what an amazing woman she is.

Posted by phantomdave79 on February 21, 2009, 08:15 PM report to moderator
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249 Points

Mademoiselle Marauder __ She’s such an amazing person.

Posted by HufflepuffQueenie on February 21, 2009, 09:24 PM report to moderator
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804 Points

That kind of wins. I wonder if the hospital is going to have to start fighting off tourists now?

Posted by Aduende on February 21, 2009, 09:26 PM report to moderator
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367 Points

This is so fantastic… Kids with psychiatric illnesses so often get overlooked and stereotyped, and I just love to see Jo opening up to them with her compassion. She’s so amazing.

Posted by choirgeek on February 21, 2009, 10:12 PM report to moderator
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892 Points

She can come and draw on my walls anyday

Posted by Kara000 ~ROAR~ on February 21, 2009, 10:15 PM report to moderator
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209 Points

Be more awesome, Ms. Rowling. Go ahead and try. You can’t, ‘cause you’re too awesome already. :P

Posted by Aga Veneficus on February 21, 2009, 10:30 PM report to moderator
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2062 Points

cool! I wanna see pictures too. I know graffiti by JKR on my walls would lift my spirits. It’s awesome that she’s so caring.

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on February 21, 2009, 10:49 PM report to moderator
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4844 Points

It is nice to see someone with her great talents doing something soo cool!!! Hats off to you Jo!!!!

Posted by Lady Grey OoM2,CW*ROAR* on February 21, 2009, 11:02 PM report to moderator
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thats really cool and i like the awarness she’s bringin to the subject

Posted by swyndellspell on February 21, 2009, 11:13 PM report to moderator
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6921 Points

That’s really cool! Jo is great!

Posted by badger666 on February 21, 2009, 11:53 PM report to moderator
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Jo is always doing good things for charity! :) Cheers to her!

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on February 22, 2009, 12:14 AM report to moderator
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319 Points

Jo Rowling is seriously one of the coolest authors of all time.

Posted by Professor Witchard on February 22, 2009, 12:50 AM report to moderator
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152 Points

I really wish I could see that graffiti. It’s also great that psychiatric patients are getting recognition, since physical illness often takes precedence.

Posted by forthejokes on February 22, 2009, 01:42 AM report to moderator
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