Showing posts with label jk rowling. Show all posts
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Why It's Okay to Have All The Feels About the New Potterdom

Based on all of my blog posts and even my other blog (shameless plug), this doesn't need to be admitted. But I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. I live and breathe this series, and because of my devotion to this world that has given me so much love, understanding, and escape, I don’t have the emotional range of a teaspoon when it comes to this fandom. So much so, that when the series was supposed to end via Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011, it was a rough road to closure and acceptance that there wouldn't be a new story to explore in J.K. Rowling's universe.

And then, the dawn of a new Potterdom arrived. It all started up again seven years ago with the interactive Pottermore site (RIP) and the possibility of spin-offs to expand the universe with Fantastic Beasts and Cursed Child came to fruition. As exciting revelations of the wizarding world unfolded, it also invited controversies that left fans baffled and disappointed; incidents from casting to confusing developments in worldbuilding that have made me question: Does the new canon add anything to the story we love? Can we support Fantastic Beasts with victim shaming? As additions has grown, my feelings bounce between reawakened excitement and cringe-worthy confusion. My emotional range has reached cauldron-sized proportions, and to be honest, not all of them are good. This post contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.