First of all let me just point out how much I LOVE Hogwarts and Harry Potter! However, seeing as I’m American, I have slim chance of ever receiving my letter (*dreams crushing*). Oh also I’m in my twenties so there’s that.
When I first heard of J.K. Rowlings new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I was seriously skeptical. I love Harry Potter, I’m talking huge fan. For my anniversary I insisted we go to Universal Studio, just so I could see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There was pumpkin juice, Butter bear (oh it was Heaven in a cup), Chocolate Frogs, Magic Wands, and of course Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans. Money was spent without a care folks, pictures were taken, accents were tried. Huge. Fan.
So what is this Cursed Child business? Harry Potter is over, there was a beginning and an ending and it’s done. Also, what is this Ilvermorny you speak of? An American Wizarding School??? They’re gonna ruin it! They’re going to kill it like they killed Twilight! They’re clearly just trying to make money now……….or so I thought.
I decided I would look into this Ilvermorny business, after a few months of bitterness. So I typed it in, opened up Pottermore, and began reading.
“The great North American school of magic was founded in the seventeenth century. It stands at the highest peak of Mount Greylock, where it is concealed from non-magic gaze by a variety of powerful enchantments, which sometimes manifest in a wreath of misty cloud.”
Of course once you start reading something you can’t just stop willy nilly, so I read on. Until I had finished the story of Ilvermorny’s history. My mind was changed, nay….my heart was changed. Once again J.K. Rowlings writing enraptured me. I barely noticed when I had finished until I realized I was clicking on all the links looking for more. I wanted more, I needed more. I want to take the quiz, I want to be sorted! I’m even hoping I get to be in Pukwudgie!!!! Never mind that they aren’t cute in the slightest. It’s just, William!!!
What I’m trying to say is, if you have doubts about this new school and new story, visit Pottermore first. Read about the history (it’s really not that long) and founding of Ilvermorny before writing it off like I almost did. I have a feeling minds may be swayed 😉 I really don’t know why I doubted Rowling. I feel ashamed 😦 her writing really is fantastic and her ability to create worlds has once again astounded me. I’m putting the link down below, just so you guys wont have to go very far. Because you know, opening up another tab can be so daunting when you just want more Potter!
Finally, having just taken the quiz, I am a………Thunderbird!
“Named by Chadwick Boot after his favourite magical beast, the Thunderbird, a beast that can create storms as it flies. Thunderbird house is sometimes considered to represent the soul of a witch or wizard. It is also said that Thunderbird favours adventurers.
I’m so excited to be sorted into this house. It’s no Pukwudige but I still really like it 🙂 if you haven’t taken your quiz yet, what are you waiting for?! Get yourself sorted and let me know in the comments what your house is 🙂 I’d really like to know and share in your excitement.
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