I know I’m a bit behind the times with this post… But have you all checked out Pottermore?! I mean, my God, that site is just fantastic!
The basic idea of Pottermore is to allow fans to learn more and delve deeper into that series we all at least know, if not love: Harry Potter. Unfortunately, only the first book is up for exploration, leaving many cranky people to guess when The Chamber of Secrets will be unveiled.
Nevertheless, The Philosopher’s Stone awaits you, with all seventeen glorious chapters imbued with gorgeous images (check out the ones below! Amazing, right?), hidden items to add to your trunk, and never-before-seen information about characters and locations, written by J.K. Rowling herself.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Harry Potter site without those little touches: going to Ollivander’s to receive your wand; being sorted into a House; and battling it out for the House Cup.
I’ve done all these things, and had a grand time doing so!
Here’s my awesome wand:
Here’s my awesome house:
(I was not at all surprised to be sorted into Hufflepuff, of course.)
And here’s the awesome House Cup hour glasses:
(Sadly, Hufflepuff is losing. By a lot. I can’t help but fear that some people recreate a Pottermore account if they aren’t happy about being sorted into Hufflepuff, meaning we have many members, but not a lot of active participants. Sad, really…)
Once you’ve been sorted into a House, any items you collect in your exploration of the chapter go towards House points. You can also duel other people and make potions. Seriously: It. Is. FUN!
If you’re already on Pottermore, or if I’ve reignited that Harry Potter lust within you and you’re on your way to creating an account, then come connect with me! My username is ScarletProphecy11225.
Hope to see you over there!
- Love The Bad Guy