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Social media has been a great tool in general, but where as once getting in touch with our favorite artists and celebrities required writing a letter, sticking it in the mail and a) hoping that it makes it to its destination in tact, b) somehow managed to get read and c) said person is able to find the time to write back. But now it’s as easy as sending a Tweet, and as three recent Harry Potter fans learned, sometimes it is just that simple. While considering some of the lingering mysteries of the book and film series, inquiring minds decided to go to the source. author J.K. Rowling, and by the miracle of Twitter Rowling provided some insight into those mysteries.

A fan event called #HarryPotterBookNight brought new fans and old fans together last night to re-live the thrills, chills and spills of the seven volume Harry Potter book series, and naturally, this lead to the posing of questions about the series’ unanswered mysteries. The details may be small, but the questions themselves were provocative enough to bring a special guest out on #HarryPotterBookNight, the author herself, Rowling. Either by way of secret passage or room of requirement, Rowling granted some lucky fans some closure.

For instance, what’s the deal with the Black Family home. It was implied that the Blacks, Sirius excluded, were dark wizards, so why did they want to buy a house in a Muggle-filled neighborhood. What of the re-sale value?

Love that “persuaded” in quote marks. My guess is that they were “persuaded” with extreme severity. In another question, Rowling was asked about the fate of Fluffy. Who’s Fluffy? Remember the three-headed dog that guarded the Philosopher’s Stone (or the Sorcerer’s Stone for you Americans)? What ever happened to him after that first Harry Potter adventure?

Clearly @EmyBemy2 is a dog lover. But speaking of animal questions, the final of the three concerned the giant snake-like Basilisk. You’ll recall that Harry was bitten by the venomous beast in The Chamber of Secrets and was saved by the tears of Dumbledore’s phoenix. But considering that Basilisk venom is one of the few things that destroys a horcrux, which Harry already was at the time, why wasn’t the horcrux in Harry destroyed in book two?

Well there you go, although Rowling got a little snippy there in the end. So lesson of the day: Don’t be afraid to send your Harry Potter question to Rowling via Twitter, because you never now if you might get an answer. Unless it’s horcrux or Basilisk related and then Rowling might bite your head off apparently.

Source: MTV

Category: Books, Film

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