Thursday, August 9, 2012
Sorry for the lack of blog posts./updates. I recently got back into Pottermore. If you don't know what it is, it is a website J.K. Rowling created for Harry Potter fans to re-experience the wizarding world in a whole new way. Visitors become wizards and witches themselves. They become Hogwarts students and get sorted into a house. The set-up is pages with back and forth arrows. It is kind of like going through a book, re-reading the story of Harry Potter. Right now only the first book is out and a couple chapters of the second though. On each page on searches for items to collect which lead to extra readings that allow fans to find out more about the wizarding world than the books and movies let on.
I was lucky enough to be on of the first groups of beta testers and joined on August 1st of 2011. I heard from other people online that it was very quick to go through and they quickly ran out of things to do, so I decided to take it slowly. Before my muggle school started, I stopped at chapter 8. Muggle school kept me busy and I had (sadly) forgotten about Pottermore until recently. I have finally finished the first book! I totally stopped at chapter 8 because I couldn't brew a potion correctly at all! Now, that I have learned, I'm excited to brew more potions. I haven't dueled yet, but I am very much nervous to do so!
I understand why people were bored after finishing the first book. The only things left after finishing the reading were brewing potions and dueling (or re-reading). I can see how it gets repetitive after a while. I am currently re-reading everything and haven't started Chamber of Secrets yet. It's still very exciting to me, since there's so much more to do. There are tons of potions I haven't brewed (although they can be very frustrating) and I am still so afraid of dueling!
If you play on Pottermore or soon will, let me know your username and we can be friends!
I am Thornspell77 and I am a Hufflepuff!!!! I always knew! (I'm super duper happy about it!)
*All the places I wrote "Pottermore" are links to the site!
**Also, I have been all sad recently because I couldn't meet Hello Kitty at Yougurtland this past Tuesday. (I had a dentist appointment.) See here if you'd like to see photos from the Official Hello Kitty Blog.