The Day That I Started Caring About Harry Potter Again

Back in October, I wrote an article entitled “The Day I Stopped Caring About Harry Potter“. While I recommend reading the article in its entirety, I’ll sum it up before I continue: I was upset that the story was going to continue after the “All was well” finality that Deathly Hallows brought us. Moreover, I was…

Beasts: A Fantastic First Look

If this is your first time hearing about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, you might be a “no-maj”. Fantastic Beasts is, of course, one of two schoolbooks of Harry’s that J.K. Rowling published in 2001 during the unbearably long wait between Goblet of Fire (published in 2000) and Order of the Phoenix (published in 2003). It’s…

Another James Potter Goes to Hogwarts

James Sirius Potter (or James Potter II), Harry and Ginny Potter’s firstborn son, boarded the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross station today. This makes James two years older than his younger brother, Albus Severus Potter, who we know from the Deathly Hallows epilogue, “Nineteen Years Later”, will board the Express to Hogwarts in 2017. We know this,…

Pottermore Insider, Commenting Are Gone: More to Come

It’s been a few days—okay, fine, weeks—okay, fine, months (since December)—since I’ve visited Pottermore. Since there hasn’t been any updates since then, there hasn’t been a need. But then I notice this small, almost unnoticeable post on my news feed on Facebook from Pottermore. It was posted yesterday at 5:00 a.m. (my time–CDT). It reads…