It was thanks to the book blogging world that I found out that Pottermore was open to the general public last week. And faster than you can type in Hogwarts, I was signed up and ready to be the most bad ass wizard since well….him.
When I arrived at
Hogwarts Pottermore the first thing I found out was I didn’t get to pick out my username. I had a series of choices, due to some weird child safety law, to pick from and ended up choosing (CharmMist15227 which really sucks because my sister got a much more bad ass name BatOak4233).
After much sulking about my My Little Pony wannabe name, I continued my Pottermore experience and got down to the good stuff. Buying a wand and the sorting.
Both of these quizzes were quite excellent and I was very impressed. Especially the wand quiz which not only was fun, but informative.
In case your wondering. My wand is 12 1/2 inches made of rowan wood with a dragon core and is unbending.
This is a rowan tree. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a rowan tree till I found out my wand is made out of it.
Now for the best part. The sorting. The Potter nerd that I am, I have taken several sorting quizzes throughout the years always ending up either one or two houses: Slytherin or Ravenclaw. So to say the least I was happy when I found out that I was in the house of the snakes.
After marveling over my snake status there wasn’t too much to do other than to make potions which I refuse to do or duel people which I do way too much. Dueling is ridiculously easy which is sort of a problem though because everyone figures it out after all (i.e. there’s one particular bad ass spell while the rest of them or just sort of wimpy).
Overall Thoughts: While there are some massive problems with Pottermore it is a good waste of time especially when one should be studying for their finals and finds themselves dueling with random people instead.