Pottermore is bloody well AMAZING!!!

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Okay, so I must say, at first I was less than dazzled by the experience. I had been waiting since the second day of the "Magical Quill Challenge" for my welcome email, and was so very far beyond just excited that I  had really built up some unbelievably magical experience in my mind by the time I received it, and was almost disappointed in the reality. However, I have found that the site greatly improves as you navigate it. It could use music though!

There are loads of new tidbits about characters, production, publication, set design, creatures, bits and bobs......and on and on....that is completely new for the hopeful and increasingly happy explorer. It really becomes exciting when you finally make it to Diagon Alley! Once there you will be able to purchase school supplies and even a beasty. The graphics from here on are truly magical and the information offered is staggering in detail. (From here, there be spoilers)

You are given a test at Olivander's to ensure you are paired with the right wand. To add even more interest to the fact that there is a ridiculous amount of possible wand combos, you are given an excellent account of what the attributes are for the various types of wood and cores used.
Mine, for example, is a Hazel and Unicorn - Ten and Three Quarter inches - Hard. The combination makes my wand so loyal to me that the wood will refuse to obey and the core will wilt to a literal death should I happen to die. It also reflects my emotional state when I use it.

Soon after your foray in Diagon Alley, you are sorted into your house at Hogwarts. A hint: if you happen upon a question that is just impossible to answer during the "ceremony" you can cut back by clicking the arrow at the bottom left to return to the previous scene. I did exactly that, and when I returned to it, the questions were different. Answer as honestly as you can and you may be shocked. I  thought I was bound for Ravenclaw, so you can imagine my speechlessness when I was sorted into Griffindor.

I haven't made it past there yet....so....more to come

Oh, and I believe JKRowling is quite correct that the experience is amplified by reading the book as you go......excellent!!!


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