Quidditch

I don’t know about you, but I thought it was high time we get a new book posted on here. :) I’ve been working through trying to tie up some of the loose ends I’ve left hanging on the site. I’d published pages for the seven long books, but only one of the three short ones; I also had put up a page for every Off Camera section in my queue save one. So I’m hoping to get those two sections finished, thereby cleaning things up a bit!

So today I bring you Quidditch Through the Ages, one of the “companion” books Rowling has published to go along with the series. I hope you enjoy it!

On a side note, yes, I did hear the news that Rowling is planning to write a screenplay for a movie titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’m… not sure how I feel about it. I’ve never been a Potter fan who’s clamored for more-of-anything-Potter, because I fully believe Rowling capable of producing work that detracts from the world, rather than adding to it. Care and thought are needed to ensure this doesn’t happen (see my previous post about Pottermore – I love the idea of Pottermore and the treat of new information, but the execution is bothering me!). So I guess I’ll reserve judgment for now. Obviously I’ll go see the movie, it just remains to be seen whether I’ll be enjoying myself or yelling at the screen. Here’s hoping it’s the former.

~ by Josie on September 22, 2013.

6 Responses to “Quidditch”

  1. It’s great that you’ll be working another book here, but I feel that you’re a little too vested in your idea of what the Harry Potter world is. It is an interpretation from the texts after all, and you’re entitled too your views, but ultimately, it is a world that Rowling created and she holds the right to create/add/modify it as she feels is best. It is her creative baby, and though it’s wonderful that fans are so invested in it, (that’s the wonderful thing about being a geek, I can be super enthusiastic and unapologetic about it) … It is still her prerogative to do what she likes with it.
    I think we, as fans need to respect that of her, and of other fans whose interpretations may differ from our own.

  2. I hear where you’re coming from about the FB movie, but considering this is an in-depth project, I have to believe Rowling will have to be more careful (unlike Pottermore, where she seemingly jots down whatever comes to mind with no thought for continuity). So I’m gonna remain excited, even if it is settign myself up for disappointment. Because if Jo is good at one thing, it’s telling incredible stories; since the movie will be more story than factual tidbit, it should be great.

    P.S. I totally squeed when I saw this post – I miss the Companion updates!

  3. I, too, squeed at the e-mail notification for this post. I love having reasons to re-visit rather than just nostalgia. I agree with hpboy13–this film seems like it will be more story than facts which should make it really fun.
    And honestly, sometimes I really enjoy yelling at the movie screen (what else is MST3K for?) but I’m hoping I don’t have to do that with this next “Harry Potter” film.

  4. I don’t know how I feel about it either. All good things must come to an end. We had an ending – a lovely one – and to resurrect it now feels like…I don’t know. Like it’s cheapening the experience.

    Maybe it’ll be this great addition to the universe, but, like you, I’m withholding judgment.

  5. I’m taking a wait and see attitude towards this screenplay. Personally I could never have too much Harry Potter and would love nothing more than for Jo Rowling to create more novels. As for her “ability to create work that detracts from the world” well I’m not sure what you mean by that. No one is perfect and not everything one creates will be a masterpiece but that doesn’t mean she should stop creating. I have read both The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling and thought they were both brilliant in very different ways. Whatever she does I wish her good luck and continued success.

    Oh and I am very active on Pottermore and while I’ll admit there are some issues that need worked on overall I love the site and all the amazing people I have meet through my participation there. Congrats to my beloved Hufflepuff for the win of this past term House Cup!

  6. Well, maybe the fantastical beasts and where to find them theatrical work based on newt scammander will be a musical with animal puppets like lion king! Ha ha! I get so invested in this fictional world because her characters and plot are so well designed. The reader just gets drawn to the characters. I look forward to the play/book and am curious how the creatures will be done. I wonder if newt scammander is in personality a bit like hagrid with his love of horrifying monsters. Does newt think they are beautiful and winsome? Who knows but I want to find out. And maybe the search for the mythological jabberwocky and searching for Phoenix’s is like Luna’s search for crumple horned snorcacks or whatever. After all Luna does marry newt’s grandson.

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