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J.K. Rowling’s Tweets and Harry Potter’s Legacy

Although the final book in the Harry Potter series was published over a decade ago, the Harry Potter universe has continued to expand dramatically. This is not only thanks to the film series, the amusement parks, or the Fantastic Beasts series. One of the most fascinating, if not infamous, sources of information into the wizarding world comes from J.K. Rowling’s twitter account.

 

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It started back in 2007 when Rowling disclosed that our beloved headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, was gay. This took the fanbase by storm, and the revelations kept on pouring in over the years: Hermione might be black, there are Jewish students at Hogwarts, many quidditch players suffer from CTE’s, there’s no tuition fee at Hogwarts, etc.

 

 

One of the more recent bombshells came when J.K. Rowling revealed through the Pottermore twitter account that “Hogwarts didn’t always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence.”

Some believe that Rowling is just milking the cow for everything it’s worth. There is a trending meme format going around where people insert absurd Harry Potter facts into a fake J.K. Rowling twitter account.

 

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Whether or not we’re left scratching our heads at some of the additions, the Harry Potter fanbase eats it up like candy. We’re so invested in this world that every little drop of information is precious. As Harry Potter’s birthday roles around this July 31st—the same day as Rowling’s—we are left to wonder at the legacy this series left behind. However, no matter how many arbitrary details are added on after the fact, fans will always admire the wizards they’ve come to know and love. No tweet can ever change that.

 

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