Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts and Me @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! How to join up & upcoming topics here.
This week is a free week, which means we get to pick the topic we want to discuss. I went through older topics that I might have missed back when I still hadn't discovered this MEME, but then I decided that what I really want to discuss with my fellow Potter-fans is:
What the bloody hell happened to Pottermore?!
I know that this isn't news anymore but I have to vent. I might not have been the biggest user of Pottermore in the past, but I did enjoy exploring through the site when I had time to kill. It was the closest thing to actually going to Hogwarts that we had! Sure it wasn't quite what we'd all expected it would be initially, but we had some fun there - especially last year when Faith and I made playing a part of Harry Potter Month. It felt like the perfect way to celebrate Harry's birthday and I was already looking forward for an excuse to play it again next July ;)
But then...in September of this year, Pottermore seemed to suffer from ingesting a poorly brewed Polyjuice Potion. Everything that I loved about the site seems to have vanished. Instead, it looks like...well to be honest, I'm still not entirely sure what the hell it looks like. Is it a Harry Potter news site? Is it JKR's personal website now? Is it supposed to promote the new play? WHAT IS IT'S PURPOSE?!
I'm sad because I never got to explore all of the books, having only made it to OotP, but since HBP and DH are two of my favorite books, I was really looking forward to exploring those! What I really don't get is why they didn't leave the old site alone and launch this new site as a separate project altogether?! I'm seriously hoping that JKR has something up her sleeve with this move - like possibly finally giving us our HP Encyclopedia (which I will wait for till the day I die!) - but if that isn't the case, I am majorly bummed out.
What do you guys think about the new site?