"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" ~Albus Dumbledore

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Hogwarts? No, not really.

I wish I could say I'd been busy getting ready to go to Hogwarts, stuffing my face at the Feast, starting my classes, but I can't. Because as much as I wish I was at Hogwarts, I am not. I appear to have missed the train, as it were. Anyway, I am nineteen, I should have graduated and moved on by now. Actually, I think I would stay on as an apprentice. Maybe Hagrid's. Or Professor Sprout's. Not sure I would have stayed with my Head of House though (Snape, if you're interested).

This leads me onto another subject: Pottermore. As you may or may not remember, I posted about Pottermore when the announcement came out, expressed my excitement and my confusion and left it at that. However excited I was for it, it didn't seem to be nearly the same as some of the others scattered around the internet that I stumbled across. This in itself made me feel somewhat... inadequate, like I was a "true" Harry Potter fan. Stupid, I know; you don't have to be part of every single related thing to be a fan of something. And so I wasn't all too aware of the early entrants for Pottermore - I checked one or two days of that week but again, I missed the train. In fact, I was so late and unaware, I was the last girl stumbling up the steps to the platform as the train had already left and was tooting around the corner. Taking my last chance with it.

Ok, I'm going to stop being so dramatic now.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that while I am happy for everyone who got into Pottermore early (which appears to be everyone, for God's sake!) it is a little annoying for me to see, all over the internet, expressions of joy and happiness unbound for their screen names, their houses, their wands, and all the features that some of us are missing out on! Fine, I admit, I'm jealous!

Huff. Ok, let's change the subject before I throw a full-blown hissy fit. Anyone been watching Doctor Who? I apologise for not writing some sort of review on the first two episodes, it just slipped my mind. I will say that I am glad that River has gone for now, Rory kicks ass, Amy is still as hilarious as ever and the Doctor is amazing. Oh, and those Night Terrors? Ahh, bloody scary or what! I couldn't get to sleep for an hour Saturday night because of those creepy dolls!

So, let me know if anyone is holding a grudge against Pottermore, or if you have any opinions on Doctor Who so far? I, personally, can't wait until James Cordon comes back in episode 11 *sighs dreamily*.

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving Doctor Who! Probably just because I've missed watching it daily (I only just started watching it recently and got through like 3 episodes a day) I've already written (poorly) about what I think of them.
    Rory is by far my favourite lately and I hope he gets some more screen time because I feel we don't see him nearly enough :P
    Can't wait for the next episode!