5 things to love/hate about the new Pottermore

Pottermore unveiled its new website today. Even though I will so completely miss Pottermore in its “original and best” form, there are many things that I’m loving so far about Pottermore in its newest iteration. 1. Mobile accessibility (but with less to do on the desktop version) Finally, I can access Pottermore on my smartphone and my tablet. But is…

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…

Pottermore: A Place for Ghost Plots, Not Ghostwriting

A few days after Pottermore announced its “12 Days of Christmas” campaign, I came across an article within “muggle media” (which is a term that I’ve started using lately to refer to “non-fandom” media—websites that aren’t solely focused on a few fictional fandoms, like this one is) sharing that announcement. The article was probably touting…

Pottermore: “New Content” Round-Up

As more and more “new content” from J.K. Rowling makes its way onto Pottermore, the likelihood that Jo will publish a print encyclopedia (with the same content) diminishes. As disappointing as this sounds, let’s remember that we are receiving all of this new content for free, via Pottermore (though Jo would likely raise quite a…