Alan Rickman and the Words He (Possibly) Never Said

by on October 11th, 2010
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There’s something that has been bothering myself and my fellow Rickmaniacs on Tumblr (and possibly on other sites) for the past few months. It started sometime after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 premiered, and that is this fictional quote:

“When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, ‘After all this time?’ And I will say, ‘Always.’”

This quote been a source of debate ever since it popped up on Tumblr, and while it was cute and funny for the first few days, it seems to have become one of those ‘troll memes’, something that a collective group of people decidedly make to annoy others and get them worked up; these people must’ve met up in a chat-room and came up with this nonsense during a spark of inspiration for a work of fan fiction.

While I don’t know for sure that he hasn’t said this in personal conversation with someone in confidence (because I don’t know him personally and don’t hang out with him everyday, nor do I know anyone who does), I’m positive it hasn’t been heard in any interviews that he’s done, and no one’s asked him about it. It’d be great if someone asked him about the quote for his clarification (so people can quit clogging the Alan Rickman tag on Tumblr). It’d also be fun to give this ‘scandal’ some kind of a funny name, but it’s gotten old and it’s time to put the kibosh on it.

I believe that Mr. Rickman may be exhausted with anything and everything Harry Potter-related, considering he’d been playing Severus Snape for ten years. Ten years, yet I could be wrong; he may secretly love it, and it’s possible that he sneak into a room and put’s on Snape’s cloak for old time’s sake.

But the question begs to be asked: can this be put to a stop, once and for all?Rickmaniacs (Alan Rickman fans) on Tumblr have made it clear that they’ve had enough, and it’s getting to the point where people are threatening violence, and no one needs to go to jail over something this juvenile.

So just for clarification:

“He never said that stupid quote, and I hope it dies a horrible death.”
-Deannah Robinson

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