the first couple of times I did the sorting hat quiz years ago, I got sorted into Hufflepuff.

I made 2 accounts and did the test twice and got sorted into Hufflepuff both times

I just took the quiz again right now because the Sorting Hat quiz feature was back up and I’m a Ravenclaw?????????????????

I’M HAVING AN IDENTITY CRISIS

JK ROWLING HOW

EXPLAIN??!!!!?!?!??!

  • James:So when the moon's only partly full, you only feel a little wolfy?
  • Remus:You could say that.
  • Sirius:Well, you can go ahead and hang your head out of the car window if you feel like it.
  • Remus:I'm a werewolf, not a golden retriever.

A host of new print and digital publishing has been announced from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, including a Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book of new stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II.

Print and digital editions will publish simultaneously after the play’s world premiere this summer, and will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances.

Theatre previews allow the creative team the chance to rehearse and explore scenes further before a production’s official opening night. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens for previews several weeks before its official first performance on Saturday 30 July and the Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will later be replaced by a Definitive Collector’s Edition.

Pottermore will bring you further updates on the Definitive Collector’s Edition as we learn more.

Readers and moviegoers last saw Harry waving off his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, in the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up after that moment and is staged in two parts, due to the ‘epic nature of the story’.

The play opens in London’s West End this summer, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It is officially the eighth story in Harry Potter canon and a new play by Jack Thorne.

Interest in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from Wizarding World fandom has been massive, and now Potter fans across the globe will be able to join Harry, Ron and Hermione on the next stage of their journey.

Jamie Parker, who originated the role of Scripps in The History Boys, has been cast as Harry. He is joined by Olivier Award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni as Hermione and theatre, film and TV actor Paul Thornley as Ron.

For J.K. Rowling’s devoted readers 2017 is also a momentous year, as it marks the twentieth anniversary of the UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Next year will see the publication of four special editions of the first book in the UK, one for each of the four Hogwarts houses. There will also be a brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017, with new content by J.K. Rowling, as well as new formats and editions of the Hogwarts Library books – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Pottermore doesn’t play favourites, but we’re especially looking forward to nabbing a copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated by Jim Kay. That’s coming a little sooner, in October 2016, and we’ll be prodding Jim for a look at his latest work soon because we’re nosy like that. (x)

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J.K. Rowling is publishing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' as a book
J.K Rowling's Harry Potter sequel may be a stage play, but that doesn't mean you can't read it at home.

On July 31, Rowling will publish the script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in print and ebook format, making the story accessible to everyone who can’t make it to the theatrical version in London’s West End.

Pottermore announced Wednesday that Rowling will publish a “special rehearsal edition” of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which takes place nine years after the seventh Harry Potter book, and stars a new cast of adult actors as Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The first edition comes out shortly after the play’s London premiere, and will later be updated with a “definitive collector’s edition.” (Like most new plays, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may go through some minor changes during its preview period, before its official opening.)

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anonymous asked:

do you think you'd be okay with linking what you said on twitter? i havent heard of the new wizarding houses yet

since part of it was convos w/people with private profiles I’ll just summarize what we said instead of linking it

so Pottermore posted information abt three of the eleven main wizarding schools: Mahoutokoro (Japan),  Uagadou (Uganda*), and Castelobruxo (Brazil). Uagadou’s page doesn’t actually say it’s in Uganda - we only know it’s in Uganda because jkr got called out for just saying “Africa” and even though she specified that it “welcomes students from all over the enormous continent,” the other six schools that have established information about them were in specific countries.

there are several issues with Uagadou and the fact she didn’t give it a country home on the page is just one. here are other things (as pointed out by me or @basedonika​) 

  • “Although Africa has a number of smaller wizarding schools… there is only one that has stood the test of time (at least a thousand years)” okay, why does Europe have three wizarding schools but the entire continent of Africa only has one main one? colonialism?
    • later in the same paragraph she says that “much (some would say all) magic originated in Africa” but it only gets one wizarding school?
      • considering that Uganda alone has over forty cultural languages, how are these students gonna communicate? if this school predates colonialism then they wouldn’t have English, French, or Dutch as common languages so how are they doing?
      • I pointed out that as an Igbo person, we have cultural gods and spirits. spiritual doctors are still a legitimate and active thing in Nigeria but she’s confining wizards to one main school? in this century?
  • “The wand is a European invention, and while African witches and wizards have adopted it as a useful tool in the last century, many spells are cast simply by pointing the finger or through hand gestures.” this lowkey feels like she’s calling us savages
  • “Many older and more experienced witches and wizards felt threatened by fourteen-year-olds who could turn at will into elephants and cheetahs…” this was pointed out on Twitter to be sketch as hell
  • also this is just me being annoyed - knowing American history alone if there’s a wizarding school in North America there’s got to have been a separate one founded by black wizards, so it makes it even more “wtf” that there’s only one prestigious wizarding school in the entire continent

things about Mahoutokoro 

  • “The ornate and exquisite palace of Mahoutokoro is made of mutton fat jade…” white nephrite jade is called ‘motton fat jade’ in China and jade generally is important within Chinese culture. the only jade historically associated with - or found in - Japan is jadeite. why use jade for a Japanese school?
  • Mahoutokoro translates to ‘magic place’ & the pronounciation was wrong, per Twitter
    • actually just read this twitter thread it’s great 
      • “and stands on the topmost point of the ‘uninhabited’ Volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima.“ oh god I just looked up Iwo Jima. ‘The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. “ yikes!

things about Castelobruxo

  • the name translates to ‘castle of witches’ in Portuguese
  • ”…takes students from all over South America” which is great, and obviously she knows that people in Brazil speak Portuguese, but did she know that most SA countries don’t speak Portuguese?
  • “Libatius Borage (author of, among other works, Advanced Potion-Making, Asiatic Anti-Venoms and Have Yourself a Fiesta in a Bottle!)” why

anyways I have ignored everything from Pottermore from the last three years up until this point and I wish JKR had actually given a fuck about true racial representation instead of this supplemental bullshit she’s adding now