Number one, if you don’t know what Pottermore is, then I suggest you stop reading and go Google it or something. I’m not going to try to explain it here because I’m not sure that I could make it sound as awesome as it’s going to be. Besides Camp NaNoWriMo; August session, this month Pottermore has been what has occupied my mind for the majority of this month. While you’re Googling Pottermore, also Google The Magic Quil challange and Pottermore Beta and all that stuff, because I’m jumping right into the middle of all that stuff.

Yesterday, the first batch of “owls” (emails, to muggles) to welcome beta testers into Pottermore were received. Instead of just all the Day 1 (see: Magic Quill challenge) people getting in as we all thought was going to happen because of the “first come, first serve” comment that was somewhere, I don’t remember (I’m really good at this blogging thing, as you can obviously tell), The majority of people to get in were day 1 and day 2 people and then decreasing numbers of the rest of the 7 days. Needless to say, the Pottermore Family was angry. The ones that didn’t get their owls, anyway, I’m not really sure what some of the opinions of people who did get their owls are about this, I didn’t ask, but I suppose they’re basking in the beautiful brilliance that is Pottermore and couldn’t care less one way or the other (Well, I guess they could… maybe they do care. I don’t know because I did no research at all for this blog post, I just started talking).

In my opinion, I think it’s a dreadful shame that the pure excitement of finally getting into Pottermore soon has been tainted by being angry at other members of our family for getting in first. I understand the anger and jealousy if you are a day one person who hasn’t got in yet. I talked with several of you yesterday and I understand how unfair it is that Pottermore didn’t stick with what it said, but I guess my perspective is a little different. I am a day 4 registrant.

This morning when I woke up, I logged into Twitter and was a little too lazy to scroll down through a billion tweets to find out what had happened since I had departed to bed the night before, so I asked my Pottermore Family and they told me that a second batch of emails had been sent out. My first thought, of course, was that I had to check my email to see if I’d gotten in, but then I was a little nervous. Not with the prospect of finally getting in, but of how some of my day 1 family members who were still partying away with no owls would feel that I got mine and they didn’t. I checked my email, no owl, and I felt relieved! I know that all my family members who didn’t get in said they were happy for the others but mad at Pottermore, but I still couldn’t help but have felt guilty if I’d gotten in. Like I’d cut in line or something.

I think it’s a shame that the excitement I feel for Pottermore is mixed with worry about what other people will think of me if I get in before them. I think it’s a little sad… I don’t want to get into Pottermore before any of my Pottermore Family, if I could choose people to be stuck with, partying with no welcome owls, it would be those guys. I’d want to get in at the same time so that we can do this together, because they’re my family.

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