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June 16th, 2011, 10:40 AM

So this site pops up about a month before the release of the final movie, it's leading people to believe there could be a new book/series on the way. Clicking around on the site leads visitors to a Youtube account displaying a countdown clock. I've read all sorts of wild ideas about what this could be, from a CGI TV series about Owls (erm...) to a brand new book series. I kind of do want it to be a new series just because the world is pretty cool, but it also seems like it could overshadow the big "final" push that's all over advertisements for the final movie and it could totally be something underwhelming.

June 16th, 2011, 11:13 AM
No CG Owls, please.

I hope it's not more Harry Potter & co. books. That really would ruin the finality of the series. I'd also prefer it if the next thing Rowling did wasn't even in the 'potter-verse' or whatever you'd call it since it's got 7 books and it's, well, done. She should move on to something else, something new. I'm sure she could come up with something that's just as good.

June 17th, 2011, 4:26 PM
I want more books. Even if it has nothing to do with Harry Potter, Rowling created such a beautiful world that I'd love to hear more stories from it. I love the companion books to the series (like the textbooks and the fairy tales) and wouldn't mind seeing more like them, but even just hearing more stories about the world, be it at Hogwarts, about life after Hogwarts, anything. I've been listening to the books over again (yay Stephen Fry audiobooks!) and I keep getting sad during my favourite parts simply because I've had to accept that after HP7 there's nothing. I'm so excited that I could be wrong. :D

June 17th, 2011, 7:46 PM
Hmmm. I kinda want to see the next generation, the kids of the protagonists from books 1-7, get a story. But it would defeat the purpose of the series ending. :/ Maybe a prequel, about Harry's parents and that lot? I think Harry Potter is too magical (no pun intended!) to just leave alone, look at the impact its had on literature and popular culture, for over a decade no less.

Mr Cat Dog
June 23rd, 2011, 11:15 AM
So... it's a forum/e-book store where Rowling lets people in on the stuff she had to cut out from the books? Meh.

June 23rd, 2011, 3:06 PM
Yeah that was a very, very underwhelming announcement. Damn you, internet hype.

:( Still, wish I could've gotten my email address in, though even if I got into the beta or whatever, I probably wouldn't go in there much. I find most of the huge Harry Potter fans to be a bit terrifying which is why I always stayed out of the fandom, haha. Oh well!

Shining Raichu
June 24th, 2011, 4:15 PM
So, this is JK Rowling's way of thanking her readers for all their loyalty? That's really nice of her, but personally I'd prefer she thank us by writing more books for us to read :P

I just want her to start writing again; her last book (the Beedle the Bard one) came out in 2008, and it's now half way through 2011 - it's TIME. It really is. I think the Potter world is WAY too vast for it to just be left alone, it's an entire universe that she could write more stories from without it even going anywhere near Harry and co. But even if she wants to start fresh and write new books in a totally different world, that's fine. Just write something, woman.

June 24th, 2011, 5:36 PM
So... it's a forum/e-book store where Rowling lets people in on the stuff she had to cut out from the books? Meh.

Is this true? Aww, that was not what everyone wanted expected. :\
I hope she writes the "stuff" in a way that's reminiscent of the books, and not just by giving it away in Q&A Format or anything like that. :3 If that is the case, then I guess this means that she wouldn't be writing much about this universe in her later books (if she ever decides to write again), because pretty much everything else not stated in the books will be in that store.

Like everyone, though, I still hope she writes anything at all in the near future.