A new and happy day for all you muggles as J.K. Rowling launches her very own website, which also has answers to questions you might have about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, and some wizard tips and tricks too — umm, not really.
The site was launched on Tuesday, and the homepage represents an uncluttered (rather, less cluttered) version of Rowling’s writing table.
“Once upon a time, JKR.com was a cosy corner of cyberspace where I could share things I was writing, answer readers’ questions, debunk baseless press stories and be as serious or as frivolous as I fancied on any given day,” wrote Rowling.
The website doesn’t have much new stuff except for Rowling’s promise to write on it more often and FAQs about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — which sure will be of some interest to Potterheads.
“I wanted to bring my website back to what it used to be: something real and personal. This is a faithful representation of my writing desk, except that I haven’t put on the bits of stale popcorn and biscuit crumbs that usually litter the surface,” she continued.
I think it got hugged too hard and panicked. It’ll be back.
The website ran into trouble initially due to the heavy traffic on the evening of its launch but it’s working all fine now — go ahead and explore it muggles — I know you crave to know what goes on in the wizard-creators head and also what’s on her writing table.
The bestselling author gives all the fellow-wizards a little peek in on her desk where she weaves magic into her stories.
There are a number of questions that the author answers about Fantastic Beasts, like Why did Newt go in through No-Maj customs and others related to Veritaserum, Revelio and Harry Potter too, which we won’t mention here — let some mystery prevail in the world of wizardry.
There is also a good news for all those questions that go answered as the author points out that in all probability you’re asking all the right questions, which shall be answered in the future.
Rowling wrote: “I’m being asked all kinds of excellent questions about Fantastic Beasts that I can’t answer right now because the answers would give away too much about future plots. If you burning question isn’t here, you are probably safe to assume that it will be answered in the sequels!”
While there isn’t much new to go through for you muggles, Rowling will be updating her new website with the latest news about her books and movies.
Well, there is also a hidden button on this magical site. Go over to the website and scroll down a bit until you come to a point where you can see the crushed piece of paper (as shown in the image above).
Clicking on the piece of paper will take you to Rowling’s debunking page where she’s going to denounce rumours in the future.