Fun Fridays: J.K. Rowling’s Announcement

Last night (at least that was the time in Australia) J.K. Rowling made an announcement on YouTube. Incase you missed it or didn’t know about it and are a Potter fan, I thought I’d share it here as a Fun Fridays post instead of something else.

The clip became live at around 9pm (AEST) and yes I had the laptop opened, while I was watching Go Back To Where You Came From, so I could sneak peaks at the count down. If you hadn’t seen it before, there was a count down timer and plenty of owls perched on branches doing birdy things like shaking, twitching, and ruffling their feathers. It was nice.

As for the announcement, I was a little disappointed in all honesty. Granted I don’t exactly know the whole deal with it and there’s still a lot of speculation even after an announcement of Pottermore, but I don’t think it sounds like something I’m interested in (perhaps I’m too old? In any case, I’m sure it will still be something awesome for Potter fans). It sounds more like an interactive social community and what I would love more is for J.K. Rowling to announce another book. Not necessarily a Potter book because I think that series is pretty much done, but any other work, a new series, a new stand alone book, something else we can read.

The reason I would love that more than Pottermore is because I think Rowling has great talent when it comes to writing, if Harry Potter is anything to go by, and I’d love to see what else she comes up with. I know I’m not the only one too, so perhaps that’s a bit too much pressure from the world itself? Who knows?

I do know one thing, even if I don’t think Pottermore will be of interest to me, I’ve still subscribed for notification of when registration is available because I’m still curious!

If you’re a Potter fan, what do you make of Rowling’s announcement, what are your speculations around Pottermore, and are you going to check it out?

2 thoughts on “Fun Fridays: J.K. Rowling’s Announcement

  1. http://www.hp-lexicon.org/timelines/timeline.php

    See from a bit before Dumbledore visits Riddle in the orphanage we could have the childhood McGonagall, Hagrid & Riddle all around the school whilst Dumbledore is battling with himself over facing Grindewald, the previous headmaster Dippet would be there & a younger potionsmaster Slughorn.

    Other than the Marauders time this would be the other interesting time for a Hogwarts based story due to the characters there at that time, well, at least it might make a good fanfic… 😛

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  2. I could got for a prequel to the Potter series – rather than the Marauders one everyone asks for I want a Dumbledore V Grindelwald one with appearences of Tom Riddle at the school (pretty sure the timeline overlaps)

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