Owl party!

” ‘Yes. That. Well, that one, ladies and gentlemen, is a most curious little potion called Felix Felicis. I take it,’ he turned, smiling, to look at Hermione, who had let out an audible gasp, ‘that you know what Felix Felicis does, Miss Granger?’
‘It’s liquid luck,’ said Hermione excitedly. ‘It makes you lucky!’

Funny how your luck can turn in just one evening! No, I didn’t manage to get hold of a bottle of Felix Felicis! I just decided to spend an evening away from the computer instead of constantly refreshing the Insider, Pottermore Twitter and my e-mail inbox. And apparently, it was the right decision, because it worked! I checked my e-mail right before going to bed, and there it was: my own personal welcome e-mail!

Really looking forward to explore Pottermore! (Finally some blogspiration!)

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Still. Waiting. Day 8

Day 8 and no owl. With Pottermore spoilers popping up everywhere, it’s becoming harder to stay calm. How can I stay calm? I’m a proud day 1 Potterhead and as so many other day 1’ers, I haven’t received my welcome e-mail yet. And I want it. Badly!

Can’t post any interesting stuff until my owl’s here, so for now, this is all I got:

Update: Around 05:15pm BST Pottermore updated their Twitter account and the Insider, saying that they had sent out a new batch of welcome e-mails. Ironically, I had just asked them ever so politely to send us an update or a new batch of e-mails, soon. Forgot to ask them to include my welcome e-mail, so here I am, staring at my empty inbox AGAIN. *sigh*

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Waiting, day 6

Oh help, day 6 already. Watching AVPM to kill some time. So funny!

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Waiting break, day 5

“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Wake up call. A storm hit Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. Trees fell down, festival tents collapsed. 5 people died, 11 people got heavily injured, 60 people have minor injuries. There are things far worse than not getting your Pottermore welcome e-mail. Today no Pottermore frenzy for me, my thoughts go out to all the victims and their families and friends.

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Waiting, day 4

“For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own.”

Wait, am I indeed still waiting? Guess I am, now I’ve seen my empty inbox. Sorry, I got a bit confused after the dream I had last night. I actually dreamt I got my welcome e-mail! Well actually, I was dreaming that I was sleeping, when suddenly I just knew I had an e-mail. So I woke up (in my dream – are you still with me?), checked my e-mails and there it was: my very own, wonderfully magical Pottermore welcome e-mail! I turned off the computer because I knew I had some sirius exploring to do in the morning, and I went back to bed to get some rest. Then I woke up, for real. My eyes were still closed, but I do remember thinking I should get up to check my inbox again, to see if it was real or just a dream. I fell asleep once more, and in my dream I checked my inbox again. It was still there! So I knew I could not have dreamt it!

You can imagine how frustrated I felt when I really woke up this morning and saw my empty inbox. So… I’m still part of the No Owl-party. *sigh*

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Waiting, day 3

Harry: “And now we wait?”
Hermione: “And now we wait.”

So… I wait. And wait. I’ve been waiting for many things: for my hair to grow, for school to be over, for a boyfriend, for my diploma, for the perfect job… But lately, it seems that I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for just one thing: Pottermore.

Follow the OwlWaiting has never been hard to do. I always knew I would some day get what I was waiting for, so it wasn’t hard to be patient. And now, just like that,  in just a few days’ time, waiting has magically become the hardest thing to do. Is it because I am desperately looking for some distraction? Possibly. Is it because I’m really excited about Pottermore itself? Definitely. But most of all, it is because I don’t want to let go of Harry just yet.

When I first heard about the possibility to gain early access to Pottermore, I thought ‘ooo interesting’. Then I heard they were only going to hand out 1.000.000 golden tickets, and I thought ‘toooooo bad’. I spent my days clicking and clicking that ruddy refresh button, just like all other Potterheads, so I was so incredibly surprised I did manage to get in on the first day, July 31. I couldn’t wait to get in! Now, more than two weeks later, I still can’t wait to get in, but something’s cracked inside me. My patience is being put to the test. Severely.

As a first dayer, I really hoped Pottermore would indeed stick to its ‘first come, first serve’ policy. They haven’t. People who got the easiest clues on day six and seven, have gotten into Pottermore before me and other enthusiastic Potterheads. Don’t get me wrong, I am very excited for them and I do hope they enjoy the experience, but it just doesn’t seem fair that real Potterheads don’t get the preferential treatment they’ve deserved by finding the Quill on day one.

If I had wanted to, I could’ve made a new account each day. I didn’t miss any of the clues, I solved them all and found the Quill on every page. Knowing that that would be against Pottermore’s rules, I just didn’t go ahead and click the subscribe button. But I can’t help but thinking, if I had made different accounts on different days, would I’ve already received my welcome owl?

If you ask me, Pottemore’s definitely got some explaining to do.

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