I find it really important to my emotional well-being to know exactly how much control JK Rowling had over the Cursed Child.
Like… did she make up the new characters and bullet-point every part of the plot? Did she just give John Tiffany and Jack Thorne a vague synopsis to work with? Did they come up with it all themselves and she happily okayed the entire book as the peak of literary perfection? Did she sign off on it beforehand and had no say in the final product and is now screaming into the void just as we are?
So, the end of the last book in the series takes place in 1998. The epilogue to that book—and the day that the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins with—takes place “19 years later.” 1998 + 19 = 2017, not 2016.
My Padma and Parvati for this week’s Harry Potter Design Challenge! When I looked up their book descriptions pretty much all you get is they were called the prettiest girls in their grade, they wore their hair in braids, and apparently they wore silver “P” necklaces (I don’t particularly remember this part but Oh well). You never hear much about Padma but Parvati always came off as a giggly fun loving girl to me. Although they were identical twins I didn’t want to just essentially make them the same person as twins are often portrayed as in media. I figured since they were sorted into different houses they must have very different distinct personalities. So I decided to make Padma a bit more serious and preppy than her sister. Hope you enjoy!! :D (PS since I went with book descriptions for characters I also went with the book version of the ravenclaw colors: blue and bronze instead of blue and silver like the movies.)