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.
Waiting 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.