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It’s About Time, Pottermore!

Posted in Books, Harry Potter, Movies with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2011 by Samantha Rose

So I FINALLY got my Pottermore e-mail!! I’m not very far into the site yet, but I have learned a few things already. So, here they are. (Sorry for those of you who don’t understand or if I spoil anything for anyone.)

1. The site has no music. It’s a bummer, but some people have been watching the movie while playing, or listening to the soundtracks through iTunes or whatever. I personally just listen to my iTunes library on shuffle because it doesn’t really matter to me. Sure, it would be cool to listen to the soundtrack while exploring the site, but it’s not a big deal for me.

2. Brewing potions is really hard. It took some time for me to figure it out, and I actually ended up getting on skype and asking Molly how to do it. Turns out I was putting the wrong thing into the potion. It was much easier once I learned how to correctly read instructions. πŸ˜‰

3. The directions for casting spells are not very clear. So if you’re having trouble with spells, this is how you do it. Click on the first letter of the spell, click it again once the circle around the letter is at the biggest and brightest point. That will shoot a line towards the next letter. Click the next letter in the spell once that line is close or on the letter. Repeat this process until the spell is cast! (hope that helped!)

4. The site is meant as a companion to the books, so there isn’t a whole lot to do if you’re looking to play games. Mostly it’s reading and collecting little items for your trunk. This may change as the site develops, so we’ll wait and see.

Right now, I am really enjoying the site. It’s fun to hear more about the characters, places, and objects, and the site is really beautiful. If you’re on Pottermore, add me! My username is ChestnutPatronus162, and I’m a Hufflepuff. (Wasn’t super excited about Hufflepuff…I always thought of myself as a Ravenclaw but whatever!)

Hunger Games and Pottermore

Posted in Books, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Movies, Twilight with tags , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by Samantha Rose

No, I have not yet entered into Pottermore. I’m getting so impatient!! Although it would be awesome to be a Gryffindor, I would love to be a Ravenclaw. Heck, I’d settle for Slytherin! Just please, someone shoot me if I’m in Hufflepuff. Just kidding…kind of. I mean, everyone knows Hufflepuff is the worst house, right?!? (Sorry if you were placed in Hufflepuff…) Ok for those of you wondering what the heck I’m rambling about, it’s about Harry Potter/Pottermore. Once you enter Pottermore, you are sorted to one of the four houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or Hufflepuff.) But I haven’t been in to Pottermore yet…but I’ll post about it once I do get in.

Another really amazing book series is the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The series is being made into movies (Of course..) which I’m actually really excited for. I had my doubts about the cast, but after viewing the teaser trailer and several movie stills, I have faith in the cast. Anyway, Lionsgate has recently opened an interactive site with the Hunger Games. Although nothing is really available yet, you can be placed in a District (There are 12 Districts in Panem, which is basically the country of the book). I got District 8-the textile district. There is another fan-made site which has also yet to be fully opened. Again, you can be placed in a District. I was placed in District 11 (Rue’s district!) on this website. Both sites look interesting, and I look forward to seeing more from them.

A while ago, I posted about Twimore, a spoof of Pottermore made by Kaleb Nation. Although Twimore was a spoof, it does make you wonder if there will be an interactive site for the Twilight Saga soon. Stephenie Meyer’s site rarely posts, although other fan sites are going strong. To be honest, I hardly keep up with the Twilight Saga anymore, and I haven’t seen Eclipse since I watched it in theaters. (A bit of a shock, right?) Even if Twilight doesn’t have an interactive site, I feel like these types of sites could become standard for popular book series. They certainly do offer an in-depth experience of the novels, and I’m excited to see what Pottermore and the Hunger Games’ sites will be like.

So what do you think? Should interactive sites for novels become a thing?

Twimore

Posted in Books, Harry Potter, Twilight with tags , , , , on August 9, 2011 by Samantha Rose

So I’m sure some of you have heard about Pottermore.Β If you haven’t, Pottermore is a new site from J.K. Rowling that officially opens in October. It’s an interactive site that offers exclusive content on the world of Harry Potter and the books. It’s a pretty big deal for any Harry Potter fan (which is me). They had early registration last week, and I got in! So I’ll be one of the million people that gets into the site early. (My username is ChestnutPatronus162)
But, one of my favorite author/blogger/youtube person, Kaleb Nation, decided to parody this site and call it Twimore. He made a video similar to J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore announcement and even created a website. He offered early registration as well (My username on Twimore is RainbowVampWolfXoXo which I personally find awesome & hilarious). He also put an exclusive sneak peek of Stephenie Meyer’s new book…called Erupting Star. You can click here to go read it. My favorite part is the table of contents. Enjoy!!