JK Rowling, you witch.
When you launched pottermore.com last week, you had to know what Muggles everywhere were thinking.
Pottermore? Pottermore?? JK Rowling is going to write a new Harry Potter book, we immediately surmised.
You’ve said more than once, JK, that you might not be finished with Harry and the gang.
But what did you announce instead? E-books for everyone…of the existing Harry Potter saga.
Where’s the magic in that?
Sure, you’ve promised additional materials that will only be found in the e-books. That’s all well and good. We’ll enjoy that, of course.
But knowingly dangling the possibility of more Potter books in front of a rabid public? You should be ashamed of yourself. I demand an apology — a written one, in fact.
In the form of an eighth novel.
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If you were on Twitter at all on Halloween, you may have noticed that one of the trending topics was #potterday.
It seems the fans of the Harry Potter books and films were chatting them up, and why not? On a holiday where ghosts and goblins walk the earth, talk of wizards and death eaters seems apropos.
But when I read the potterday tweets — and added one of my own (heck, I like Harry as much as the next muggle) — I noticed a few felt it necessary to slam “Twilight” in the process:
“Who needs vampires? We have magic.”
Why do you have to dislike “Twilight” to like Harry Potter? Are the two mutually exclusive? Why is life always a competition?
It reminds me a bit of my youth. (Yes, I can remember back that far.) When “Star Wars” came out, many “Star Trek” fans — and I am pointing the finger straight back at myself — were insulted by the very presence of this new saga and boycotted it. Years passed before I saw “Star Wars” in its entirety, and that was mainly because of Harrison Ford. He was big time by then, and I wanted to see his take on Hans Solo.
In retrospect, it was a ridiculous reaction.
I think the same thing about the Mac/PC wars. I own a PC, and always have — mainly because an overwhelming majority of the business world operates on PCs. I have worked on a Mac in the past, and I personally didn’t find the transition from PC to Mac to be difficult. I think both platforms have their pros and cons, and I am entertained by the vehement love/hate that people display for the different platforms.
I just don’t see it.
But, that’s me. I like PCs. I like Mac’s. I like “Star Trek.” I like “Star Wars.” (Okay, I’ll always like “Star Trek” a bit more…it was my first sci-fi.)
And I love Harry Potter and “Twilight.” To me, they are very different and are not competing or attempting to muscle one another out at the box office.
Can’t we all just get along?
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