Once upon a time, JK Rowling wrote some books about a little wizard fella. Movies and merchandise and people in their thirties who still try and use a fictional boarding school’s houses as some sort viable human taxonomy followed, and Rowling made alllllllll the money in the world.
But there wasn’t to be a ‘happily ever after’ to this particular fairytale, because instead of being content to just sit back and let the world enjoy her creation while gorging herself on the ceaseless tide of franchise money that flowed her way, Rowling decided that the world was crying out for her continued input. That input usually takes on one of two forms now: DBC (deranged billionaire centrist) meltdowns on Twitter against a progressive Labour Party; and perhaps even more deranged, needless tinkering with her fictional universe.
One upshot of the latter at least is that it has led to some brilliant parodies, not least a recent AskReddit thread, which asked the question: ‘You gain control of JK Rowling’s twitter account for a day. What unnecessary piece of information do you add to Harry Potter lore?’ You can check out the full thread here, but below are some highlights:
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