We always knew it wasn't over!
Earlier today, J.K. Rowling has published a new short story (in the form of an article, written by our not-so-beloved Rita Skeeter) which takes place in the Potterverse! What's more,
Rowling's Skeeter's article, following the Dumbledore's Army as they
reunite at the finale of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, takes place in this very
moment, making it our first true glimpse into the goings-on in the Wizarding
World at the present day since the epilogue of "Harry Potter and the
Dealthy Hallows"! Today, Skeeter has taken up her Quick Quotes Quill and
taken to stalking reporting about our favorite Wizarding army, their
"next generation", as well as some of the well-known figures in the
Wizarding World, such as the famous Bulgarian seeker Victor Krum and the WWN
favorite Celestina Warbeck.
The whole article can be found at Pottermore, where it was originally published, and which brought on the spectacular crash of the site, the likes of which some of us remember from the early-Pottermore and Pottermore-beta days. (No, really. The site was down for a couple of hours following the publication of the article.) By far more enduring, but not at all impervious to the news, is Twitter, where Harry Potter, as well as the hashtag #HarryPotterIsBack, is currently trending.
We, of course, always knew it wasn't over. But it's pointless denying what a bout of nostalgia this unexpected insight into the world of Harry Potter has brought on. Nor do we deny the power of "All was well", which for years we have regarded as our final farewell. But a true Potterhead always wonders what shenanigans the non-Muggles are up to these days. And this time, for once, our curiosity was well-rewarded.
Of course it is happening inside our heads. But why on earth should that mean that it isn't real?
What was your reaction to our renewed glimpse into the Wizarding World? We're in equal parts nostalgic and thrilled, and eager to share our impressions with anyone who was as touched by this article as we were. Leave a comment below or visit our Twitter, Instagram or Facebook if you're also in need of some fandom love.
J.K. ROWLING WRITES SHORT STORY ABOUT HARRY POTTER: THE ADULT YEARS
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