The dust has settled from J.K. Rowling’s latest Twitter revelation where the renowned author of the Harry Potteruniverse told us Dumbledore and Grindlewad were in an ‘intense’ sexual relationship. Rowling has become renowned for casually dropping details about her beloved fantasy series that shake up our view of the world with details we weren’t necessarily keen to know. Luckily, as we attempt to process her latest bit of information and wait with nervous trepidation for the next one, the internet had some hilarious responses to Rowling’s latest bit of unwanted Potter trivia. Here are some of the best ones from the Twitterverse.
Like Ben Rosen, who showed us that Rowling was getting a little too real.
JK ROWLING: dumbledore and grindelwald had sex
JK ROWLING: so did you and dobby
JK ROWLING: you will never feel love like that again
What were some of your favorite memes and responses to J.K. Rowling’s latest revelation? And what are your opinions of her continued ‘interesting’ trivia pieces about her universe? Are you ready for what her next terrifying piece of information might be? We’re certainly not!
This is definitely the cutest spell I’ve ever seen cast!
According to Eonline, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) and Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis), the two salient figures representing the Hogwarts houses Slytherin and Gryffindor, hung out in L.A. with serious Harry Potter vibes!
In this picture, we can see Felton is acting as if he’s threatening Lewis, with one hand over his prey and the other holding a dark green bag imprinted with a Slytherin mark. Lewis, however, does not look like an ordinary prey－he is PROUD! With Felton’s caption, “See how close he was to converting” and the hashtag “gryffindork,” OWWWWW, we’ve decoded this situation－Draco Malfoy, as if his villain fuel continues, is hijacking our little cute Neville!
Well, our tiny Neville is not tiny anymore! He was best known for his brilliantly bright and brave behavior when confronting Voldemort’s snake in Deathly Hallows, and in his Instagram post, Lewis jokingly shouts out, “Take your Slytherin paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” The ape metaphor implies to Felton’s acting in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).
Well, this Hogwarts house humor is not the first of its kind. Eonline also recalled that in 2015 when Felton enrolled on Pottermore, he tweeted:
Today was the day. I finally did it. I joined Pottermore and was sorted into……..Gryffindor. Heart broken x #slytherinforlife
I believe J. K. Rolling’s fantastic books about the Wizarding World not only present an imaginary territory in her mind, but also unfold dimensions of creativity for so many Harry Potter fans… And this allows them to be Fan-tastic.
Screenpaint has this amazing article about HP fans’ creativity. We love to see Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermonie, James and Lily, and Lupin and Tonks in Rowling’s original settings. They’re romantic couples, no doubt. Yet, paralleling the Potterverse, there are lines of flight sprawling and multiplying with a group of unsatisfied, bold, and creative fans-artists. They reimagine the romances among characters, scatter them, and paint the world.
The following are twenty amazing art pieces introducing some unexpected (Yas I’m surprised by some) and some expected (for some fans who have prophetic eyes) couples from the Harry Potter world:
Yasss, maybe in some fans’ mind, Ginny is not the best fit for Harry － Neville is. Both of the boys are proved to be the true Gryffindorian students who can draw out the Sword of Gryffindor from the sorting hat.
Some cues are like hidden gems shining in the dark cave, aren’t they?
Featured Image via Screenpaint (orignal Rijsamurai on Tumblr)
Last Tuesday, Pottermore posted a tweet claiming that all of Harry Potter’s Defense Against the Dark Arts professors were problematic, and let’s just say that Potter fans on Twitter were….not too pleased about the tweet.
Defence Against the Dark Arts teachers ranked:
The Potterheads of Twitter replied furiously, defending Remus Lupin, one of the most honorable characters in the Potterverse, and a teacher who once held the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts professor.
Many Potter fans argued Lupin has been through and sacrificed enough that he shouldn’t be seen as “problematic.” I always felt Lupin was the best Defense Against the Dark Arts professor because of all the lessons he taught Harry in the classroom and while Harry was fighting against dark forces. He was the closest connection to Harry’s parents after Sirius and it is understandable why fans felt a little upset.
According to Bustle, fans tried to remind Pottermore of how even though some see Rowling’s version of lycanthropy as being based on HIV/AIDS, and the treatment of this situation as being very problematic (this is just a theory, please do not shoot the messenger) even if this is the case, it does not mean that Lupin himself was problematic.
Here are some other witty tweets from fans to show how much Pottermore missed the mark.
Lupin was not problematic, the world around him was. Give that sweet wolf a break, a chocolate perhaps so he would feel better bc of this
Last year, my friends and I took a Harry Potter pilgrimage to London, where we visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studios in Watford, and also saw the West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Yes, I know you are very jealous, and, to be honest, you should be. The whole thing was really, really great. Anyway, in the play, the actors all pronounced Voldemort’s name with a silent ‘t.’ At the time, my companions and I wondered where the decision to deviate from the accepted pronunciation came from, but now it is clear: the orders were handed down from Rowling herself.
Pottermore has published a list of the most commonly mispronounced words in the Potterverse. Hermione tops the list, as, even though the films taught us to say her name correctly, many fans had previously been pronouncing it “Her-me-own. Hermy-won and Herm-own-ninny.”
Next comes Voldemort. In their article, Teen Vogue note that J. K. Rowling “retweeted a tweet in 2015 reading, ‘One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the ‘t’ is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.’ She then added, “but I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who pronounces it that way.” Who’da thunk?
Moresmordre, the evil incantation used to conjure the Dark Mark, is actually pronounced “mores-more-druh.”
Via Radio Times
The pronunciation of centaur Firenze‘s name was never clear. Even in the films they pronounce it ‘Fear-enz,’ which just doesn’t really sound right, but it’s difficult to see what else it could be. Well, apparently it’s actually said like ‘frenzy.’ Sure.
These are the ones that got me the most, but check out the full list on Pottermore and see which ones you’ve been butchering!