We Want Pottermore!

September 29th, 2011 by

Okay, I have a confession to make: I meant to write this post earlier — but I’ve been too busy exploring Pottermore!


A few months ago, Nancy posted as much about Pottermore as we knew at the time: Upcoming website for Harry Potter fans. New tidbits from J.K. Rowling. Beautiful illustrations taking you through the story. And… well, that’s about all we knew.

But now we’re lucky enough to have early access to Pottemore before the site is available to the public next month! Along with 999,998 other fervent fans, we sat vigil at our computers for a week in August, hoping to get spots as Pottermore beta testers. And our obsession dedication paid off!

So for the past few days, we’ve been running around the grounds of Hogwarts and neglecting our real-life responsibilities… such as writing blog posts for Kidsmomo! And I can’t speak for Nancy, but I’ve even been putting off bathroom breaks as long as possible! Uh, is that TMI? Sorry, but it’s the truth!

One reason I’ve been glued to Pottermore is because you never know how long your access is going to last. See, there are 999,999 other fervent fans all trying to log onto the site at the same time as me. So I’ve grown accustomed to seeing pages like this:


And this one:


Not to mention this one:


And… this one — my personal favorite for its global usefulness:


But don’t worry, guys, I’m very stubborn determined, and I persevered past all these frustrating messages — which is fitting because the Pottermore Sorting Hat has proved once and for all and I am indeed… A HUFFLEPUFF!


Check out my Pottermore Gateway, all decked out Badger Style (is that a thing? it is now!):


AND check out my super wicked awesome amaaaaaaaaaaazing wand:



Thanks to my totally stupendously incredible wand, I’ve made it pretty far through the story of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You may remember from Nancy’s post that that’s how Pottermore works; you take the same journey as Harry, from Privet Drive to Diagon Alley to Hogwarts. Right now, the first Harry Potter book is the only one available.

Anyway, as I was saying, thanks to my completely absolutely magnificent wand, I’ve made it pretty far through the story of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. But then I got to this part:


And I know that as a Hufflepuff, I’m supposed to be hard-working and determined and all that, and I really did intend to solve the puzzle and everything, but I have to admit, I couldn’t concentrate long enough to figure it out. Why? Because I’d been on Pottermore for hours and hours and I was HUNGRY! And you guys know how much I love my eats.

So maybe one of you can help me figure this out?


If you know the solution, leave me a comment with the answer! And if you’re on Pottermore yourself, definitely friend me: AccioOak58. See you at Hogwarts!

— Karen

When Karen finally got her access to Pottermore, she sent this text to Nancy (misspellings and all): “Pottemroee! Pottermore! Pottermore!”

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Full disclosure: Karen works at Scholastic, which publishes the Harry Potter books in the United States, but unfortunately her job has nothing to do with Pottermore. Alas.

One Response

  • claire writes:
    December 3rd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    the smallest bottle will get you toward the stone, the rounded bottle at the right end of the line will take you back toward the chess set. GOOD LUCK!

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