Since this week was Hogwarts Pride Week, I thought I’d mention something about that. Many of you may know the website Pottermore. For those of you that don’t, it is a site where you become a witch or wizard at Hogwarts. You are given a wand (which chooses you through a personality quiz) and Sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin (I am a Ravenclaw myself). Once you finish with this, you can play through the story of Harry Potter. There are beautifully drawn panels of artwork that represent different moments in different chapters, in which you can collect things like Potions ingredients, Galleons (for buying school books!), and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Some of them are interactive; for example, you cast the Alohomora charm in the first book and throw gnomes over the garden fence in the second book. Right now they are in the midst of creating Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (I will warn you now, it takes forever for each section to come out; but, while you’re waiting, you can earn house points through duels and potion-making). I would recommend this site for anyone who loves Harry Potter and has dreamed of finding out what House you would be in or how you would do in Potions class.
Draco Dormiens Numquam Titillandus!