‘Ello ickle first years! Join us as we journey to King’s Cross and hop aboard the Hogwarts Express.
This week we voice our concerns over the the lack of savory Wizarding Foods, theorize over what might have happened if Harry hadn’t sat with Ron on the Hogwarts Express, and we have another…uncomfortable…Brush with Fame (with guest star Tim Lanning).
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I saw Tim Lanning’s post on twitter linking the potter podcast, saying how it’s his favourite show. Was a little nervous and rightfully so. Good job, guys!
I would kill to be on it!!!!
TIM NOW IS THE TIME THAT I REMIND YOU: MURDER IS STILL A CRIME.
Podcast feedback (ish?)
You guys were discussing the reason why Wormtail would defend Ron…
I remember wayyyy back around the time that OotP was out (just when the forums were really getting popular… If I recall correctly) there was huge debate about whether or not JKR planned for Pettigrew to be Wormtail at the start (as well as the others, of course). Being on the wrong side odd that debate could make you enemies and lose you friends, no matter which side you were on. I think that, at this point, it’s pretty obvious what the correct side was…but I’m not saying what side that is. 😉
That’s a really good point. It’s super hard to look at any completed series retrospectively and determine with authority what was or was not planned, you know? (Even with author weigh in.) And who says that you can’t take advantage and weave something like that in later if the opportunity presents itself? It certainly would have been interesting to have been there (in the forums) immediately after the Wormtail reveal in PoA.
Though, man, knowing fandom as well as I do and the way that hot button issues (or not even that hot issues) can be incredibly divisive…I probably would have avoided that entirely!!
By the way, I know the Animagus reveal was in PoA but the forums (Mugglenet and Leaky Cauldron) weren’t nearly as popular yet.