Just a short post this week, I have relatives staying and the house is chaos.
Bonus content on Pottermore about the Hogwarts admissions process: there’s a locked tower somewhere with a book and quill on a table. There’s no ink, absolutely nobody has any idea how it even works (lol JK couldn’t think of anything), but apparently as soon as a child shows signs of magic the quill tries to write their name down and the book somehow decides whether to allow it or not? If the evidence of magical ability isn’t ‘dramatic’ enough the book shuts and won’t let the quill write the name down. So it’s even stupider than we thought; whether someone gets in or not is entirely dependent on the will of a sentient book nobody understands. And nobody’s ever tried to change this BLOODY STUPID system, or work out how it works.
JK, I think I preferred it when you refused to explain anything.
I remember her mentioning the quill/book system before and I’ll say the same thing now I said then: THIS IS STUPID! She’s showing her children’s book roots again. I thought these were supposed to be SERIOUS and GROWN UP and have real worldbuilding and all that other shite she’s tried to pass them off as. I agree with you, it was better when she wasn’t trying to explain things.