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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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2235 Points

thats good. . . . she even got a backup work there. . . .!!! cuz the doc is ready to offer her a job anytime. . .!!! jo iz amazing. . .

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on February 22, 2009, 01:16 PM report to moderator
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523 Points

She is just so amazing.

Posted by Jennibelle on February 22, 2009, 02:31 PM report to moderator
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320 Points

She can write on my walls anytime!!

Posted by jeannemclROAR on February 22, 2009, 02:32 PM report to moderator
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346 Points

graffiti has always had a bad reputation but as you can see it can be used for good as you can see. this is why graffiti art shouldn’t be called vandalism but urban art because any form of art is just way for the artist to express his or hers feelings.

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on February 22, 2009, 02:42 PM report to moderator
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190 Points

That’s so sweet of her! You’re amazing Jo!!

Posted by lollifant on February 22, 2009, 03:19 PM report to moderator
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12569 Points

That is so lovely.

Posted by tinagin [ROAR]! on February 22, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator
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46 Points

Jo’s just amazing !!! :)

Posted by dopaminescenesta on February 22, 2009, 05:01 PM report to moderator
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292 Points

That’s so cool! I’d like to see a photo too.

Posted by Knives in the Moloko on February 22, 2009, 06:44 PM report to moderator
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2482 Points

Well done, she’s such a great person.

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on February 23, 2009, 05:16 AM report to moderator
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224 Points

She’s amazing…making us proud all the time!!And Peeves would soooooo approve lol

Posted by scarymissmary28[WBM!] on February 23, 2009, 05:49 AM report to moderator
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655 Points

I hope someone puts a pic up soon!

Posted by Fwanninator on February 23, 2009, 10:05 AM report to moderator
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2417 Points

she’s a sweetheart

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on February 23, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
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91 Points

That is so BA it’s not even funny and now we HAVE to see photos. And as a therapist myself, I’d love to get some tips from her about talking to teens!

Posted by stuckinanhpmoment on February 23, 2009, 10:19 PM report to moderator
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13596 Points

Jo never stops doing good deeds. At least in the U.S., mental conditions are given short shrift — and it’s good that she cares about these young people.

Posted by Garden State Geek on February 24, 2009, 11:13 AM report to moderator
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76 Points

I’m always amazed how easily brilliance seems to come to her. Really, what an amazingly creative and genuine thing to do.

Posted by Wizziby on February 24, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
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