J.K. Rowling‘s website, Pottermore, with which she keeps the world of Harry Potter alive and expanding through news, articles and various other activities, has become the butt of jokes on micro-blogging site, Twitter, ever since its recent revelation. In their latest post, Pottermore revealed that witches and wizards simply used to relieve themselves wherever they stood and vanish from spot to escape evidence. This was said to be the case before the world of magic adopted Muggle plumbing methods in the 18th century.
The tweet read, “Hogwarts didn’t always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence. #NationalTriviaDay” (sic). This too-much-of-information dump, unnecessarily out of nowhere, struck Potter fans in a state of shock who reacted in a rib-tickling manner.
Read reaction tweets here:
Having had a massive impact on pop culture with her Harry Potter books and movie adaptations, author J.K. Rowling seems to be slowly wearing off the game since unlike the HP series, her return with Fantastic Beasts movie and Crimes of Grindelwald has failed to rake similar high octane noise among the fans. While Fantastic Beasts movie was warmly received, Crimes of Grindelwald has been woefully panned but the “digital heart” of the Wizarding World, Pottermore, has topped as the worst offender among all. Gone are the days when the author was credited for penning out books and film series that stood out for their exclusivity and balanced intricate character study, massive world-building and mind-blowing action seamlessly.