But before I can talk rationally and coherently discuss this new development, if you will please excuse the following:
OH MY ROWLING! ZOMG! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS
It's official, guys. I mean, I have a Gryffindor patch on my backpack, and my penpal made me a Gryffindor bracelet, but now J.K. ROWLING has confirmed it!
I have regained my composure and would like to inform the world that I have joined Pottermore. After not getting into the Beta testing in October and clicking back every week since then to see if it was finally open to the public yet.
And finally my labors were rewarded.
Friends, my name is NifflerCauldron2980 (add me as a friend!) and I am a Gryffindor! My wand is cedar and unicorn hair, 11 inches, unbending. And so far I have contributed a great 14 points to my House (but I'm not sure how I did that).
Basically, Pottermore is pretty cool. My favorite part is reading J.K. Rowling's little notes and backstories about the characters and plotlines and how it all came together. The extra stuff, where it lets you duel people and brew potions and things, is fun as well.
But, WOW brewing potions is hard. And stressful. All these thoughts were going through my head:
- Which of these little bags of ingredients is snake fangs? TELL ME NOW.
- Where the freak is my wand??!
- Who knew heating cauldrons to the right temperature was so hard?
- I'm really good at grinding bezoars.
- What am I supposed to do for the three minutes that my potion brews? Just stare at the screen and hope that I didn't add too many porcupine quills?
I have tried, and failed, to brew the Antidote to Common Poisons at least six times. All of these failures are because I let my cauldron overheat while it is cooking for five seconds.
Potions are hard. How was Lily so good at it??
Also, there's one, easily remedied issue that makes me sad:
However, all I see is:
Alas. I shall stay with my friend-less-ness and continue to fail at brewing potions. Wish me luck!