I’ve just gotten home from camp, and imagine my surprise when I receive an email informing me that Pottermore has opened up more of Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire. So I’ll do a live blog now, and then other stuff will come trickling in later (although, again, procrastination, school, excuses, busy, busy)
Saw Moody – he has really long hair, wow! Promptly collected a prawn flavoured Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavoured Bean.
Knocked on the door…zoomed and made some portraits gasp: Alastair makes for a somewhat disreputable figure.
Pepper imp! Which refuses to be collected? And finito’d with the bar, and finito’d with the chapter
Poor Draco – no matter how cruel he is, he doesn’t deserve being turned into a ferret due to a painful spell! And here’s the bit of newspaper that so inflamed Ron.
Collected a bright green fanged frisbee and a galleon…and, oh dear, I’ve made Ravenclaw lose a point! My own house (sorry, fellow ‘claws)
There appears to be no zoom, so off I go to the next chapter!
Collected a chocolate frog card from the blackboard and made the spiders jump in pain (eurgh) and oh, that’s awful! Instead of a zoom, you hear laughter and Moody puts a spider under the Imperius, making it do cartwheels.
Oh! First time there are two moments so far – yay! Stephen Fry narrates S.P.E.W. while Crookshanks twitches his nose and the box of badges shakes. While Ron might not want one, we get to collect a badge, making us official supporters of Hermione’s noble cause. Homework scrolls unfurl, predictions of demise and suffering are made – Divination would be a breeze, right?
I have found a fizzing worm! Whatever that may be. The zoom provides access to 5 galleons, another glimpse of the fanged frisbee, and Sirius’ letter.
Beautiful Beauxbaton’s carriage! Unlocked some new content…which provides a few tid-bits, including the fact that Fleur Delacour fought in the battle of Hogwarts (as well as revealing that you can no longer copy and paste from the site)
Picked up some poison ivy, wormwood and a Palomino hair, as well as made the horses flap their gorgeous wings and lots of birds fly away in fright.
Oh, the Durmstrang ship is beautiful, if slightly menacing, especially with all that sea-fog.
Came across some seaweed, tubeworms and a limpet, made the waves crash around the ship, and read about Durmstrang Institute.
The Goblet of Fire bathes the room in red and I take a closer look at Harry’s name…and collected a pumpkin. Why is it Halloween?
Also picked up some batwings and aging potion from the centre table, and five galleons from underneath the left one.
Couldn’t find anything to do in the first zoom. In the second I found a chocolate frog, a dusty galleon, a Bertie Bott’s bean, and annoyed some portraits.
Oh, Goyle looks disgusting! But his badge is cool.
I can make Hermione remove her hands so I can see her teeth grow! And behind her is a galleon and horklump juice. In Snape’s classroom is a bezoar.
Moment two: a snuggly cupboard with an authentic-looking Rita Skeeter. Her quill writes as you hover the mouse after each line, and if you open her purse, you can unlock the Daily Prophet.
I also found a mushroom flavoured Bertie Bott’s bean, and something else which I find myself unable to collect. some spider’s legs, after taking a peek at the spider itself. And the door opens! You can see Dumbledore’s shoe and blue robe, but not much else.
Horned slugs in a dragon enclosure? How on earth have they survived? Also, what is a chocolate frog card doing in the egg-box? Maybe Charlie Weasley collects them as well 🙂
The dragons’ roaring resembles the wind, to me. Also, if you hover on the tail on the left side of the screen, it seems to act as a lever, and a dragon produces fire!
Last chapter: dragons!
Found some dragon’s blood, a chocolate frog card and horned slugs, and I made the Hungarian Horntail breather fire.
Well, nothing spectacular, and it seems that a lot of enthusiasm for Pottermore has died off, but I will continue doing these, I think. Now, to all the backlogged posts I needs must write (there is a list 🙂 )
So, it’s past midnight here, but I only just got the notification that GOF is open to all Houses now, so I’ll zip through everything now before going to bed! It’d the holidays, anyway…
(I’ll tidy this up later)
huh, the Riddle House reminds me a bit of part of my school – the original, 125 year old part. It has the ivy and everything!
Collected a horned slug off the pillar, zoomed in and grabbed the rose thorns
Rattling doors and a green light…not a very good sign, is it?
Tried to go to the next part, but nothing came up apart from words? This is for ‘The Scar’
Oh, it’s because chapter two has no moments!
Moving on., then…
Closer look at Ron’s letter, and Harry’s letter to Sirius
Galleon, cracker, chocolate frog card, and that’s that!
This is odd, are they doing only every second chapter and one moment per chapter all of a sudden or something? Or am I getting the new process completely wrong?
Picked up a flower head, knocked over a photo
Ooh, read about the Floo Network. Well, ain’t this fancy? Transcripts of J.K. Rowling reading her thoughts now, and an amusing tale of coup de foudre (love at first coal-smudged sight), but the English only is a bit limiting to people, I’d think
Cool zoom! There’s a flash and then you see the Weasleys explode out of the chimney!
Debris, spider legs, beetle eyes, all sorts of interesting stuff up there.
Hover your mouse along the screen and watch the Dursley’s living room go to pieces – for vindication, perhaps?
I do like the black and white stills, though
Well then! It’s just like Molly said, you could mistake Bill for a fashionable girl! hehe, table wars…
Lots of butterflies and gnomes running about, some frog spawn and flower heads, another rose thorn – this is brimming with things to see
Stuff, things, old mangy boot, I ought to be in bed, oh dear 3 hours of sleep a night for 4 days is Not Good and I have a long day tomorrow
Oh, portkeys! Can’t go to sleep yet! And a deflated soccer ball, much like the feeling I got when I found that there wasn’t anything much new in the new content.
Lots of tents, a sideways zoom…Where’s Wally? Or rather, the Weasleys and Harry? Unlocked colours, that sounds a little odd – maybe J.K. is going to refer to octarine? Nope, but it is interesting!
Found a map of the campsite – you have to let the tent open its flaps, and some other things, and lots of flag waving and pant-waving going on.
okay. I actually need to sleep. I’ll finish this tomorrow. Promise!
I am BACK! And still with only 2 full bars for this Book, but oh well. Please keep in mind that I really suck at these things, so it’s definitely NOT a complete guide
The Golden Snitch!! Is right there, but I can’t find anything to do here apart from zoom and move the mouse to watch the bludgers react.
I’m obviously missing something here…any advice?
The Dark Mark looks very impressive…even though there are no zooms.
Found a toadstool, some poison ivy and made some crows fly away in terror
Go, go Chudley Cannons, go! Have got a badge, and will support them (in their losses)
Opened a rucksack, but that hasn’t made anything else happen, and a chocolate card frog.
The pictures zooms sideways, and you get to see all the poster-people move around and the frog (since when does Ron have a frog???) croak. And done! YES! Third full bar (out of 10…:P)
The last chapter up so far, and the last moment
I zoom out from the rain and the carriages come into focus. They rattle around.
I found a bezoar stone!
And horned slugs and dried nettles, and wormwood but I can’t seem to collect them – the bar is full? This is a glitch, pottermore, a glitch!
Well, nothing extraordinary – In fact, I’d say it’s been rather sparse of activities so far. And moments.
What do you think? Any advice on what I’ve missed?
I’ve just gotten home, and imagine my surprise when I’m told that Pottermore has opened up the rest of Prisoner of Azkaban!! It’s great, because now I have something else to do instead on homework!
First of all, I’m trying to get the hang of the new look – it’s a bit confusing, and I’m not exactly sure how to zoom in on things any more! It looks great, if a bit crowded…
This will, as always, be a live blog in which I’ll talk about my impressions and then link to other more complete guides (from the new “completion bars” at the bottom of each chapter, it looks as if I’ve been consistently missing things in EVERY chapter, which is odd, as I always make sure to update my posts with everything other people have found, as well as double-check on my Pottermore account. huh.)
IF YOU GO TO ELMBLADE’S POST here SHE HAS EVERYTHING!!! (some of which I really can’t be bothered to go back and do, because I’m lazy…)
Wow, with such a crowded screen, everything just seems more framed and, to be honest, like it is suited to a much larger screen, though Professor Lupin’s marshes are gorgeous. I kind of wish that the side bars were smaller, or could pop up and then be minimised again…However, I have found some leeches in the pool just off centre on the screen!
I also collected some light green knotgrass growing on the right base of the water barrel, and made a grindylow swim around…
Zooming in, I found lots of red caps popping up and down from holes! Also some horned slugs in another pool, and on the next zoom, after carefully hovering over everything, collected fluxweed from next to the boggart trunk, and failed to capture a hinkypunk carrying a lantern. Apparently I need to find two more…I think I’ll be happy with all of my unfinished bars – I do have a life, you know 😛
Second moment – back to Hagrid’s where I immediately spotted a purple Chocolate frog card and an aubergine Bertie Bott’s flavoured bean. I also scared some crows out of the tree. On the zoom, I found some valerian sprigs at the bottom of Dumbledore’s feet, dried nettles near Hagrid’s large boots leaning on his hut, and made the door shake with my mouse.
After I shined the axe and made it sparkle, the scene reverted to its original state and I saw that my completion bar was, well, complete. Yay!!
Wow, it’s dark in the forest! But then I hovered my mouse a bit and Harry’s wand lit up. You can make it go darker and lighter by moving your mouse across it.
Picked up some beautiful asphodel, another leaping toadstool, which we still haven’t used in a potion yet, some fluxweed, and made the Whomping Willow try to wallop Harry and Hermione.
In the next, moment, I can hear dear Stephen describe Sirius Black, although I can’t see him, and picked up some mushrooms. Ooooh! There is a mysterious, dementor-like figure…but it’s not, it’s a Secret Keeper, who brings new knowledge from J.K. Rowling (not that it’s really anything new)
By slamming the door, plaster falls from the door, and thus you can find woodlice. Keep moving the mouse around that section of wall, and more falls down, along with some beetle’s eyes.
Right! Just realised the figure is Sirius Black! Oops..
Finished moment two, if you hover on the middle of the of the bed, where the two curtains part, you can make a spider come down
Nothing to do here but hover over various features of the animagi and Lupin and makes them twitch their ears and snarl silently
Double clicked on the scene, Scabbers fell, and there was a great big flash as he was transformed into Wormtail, causing some plaster to fall and scarab beetle bodies to appear for the audience’s collection. From another alcove of fallen plaster, you can collect batwings
As always, you can’t see anyone’s faces – Wormtail is cringing away in fear.
Unlocked lycanthropy from Lupin, who was too busy fighting Sirius to notice me 😛
This is really cool stuff! Excitingly fresh, too! Very, very cool, and long!
Also collected some dittany – yay! Now I have an extra-speedy healing in my armoury, for when I get splinched in another 4 books!
Zoomed in and collected monkswood and wormwood, and made Lupin and Sirius snarl even more
Yay! Finally, another full bar!
After zooming in, at the edge of the water I picked up some spines of lionfish, tubeworms which look like flowers, and a clearly vital-for-the-plot-and-my-sanity pebble, which is useful as a paperweight. In a virtual game. I can see how that could come in handy. 😛
By clicking on Harry’s wand I deflected the Dementor’s – shame we couldn’t see a corporeal Patronus – and filled the bar again!
The spinning of time is a little dizzying, but I managed to click on the time turner to read.. Rowling’s thoughts, as well as new info. O happy day! It really elaborates on the limitations of time travel as J.K. Rowling created it, for obvious reasons (take heed, all fanfiction writers who use the trope of going back in time – it is officially non-cannonical in every way now, not just in terms of not being a Rowling-written narrative). This is really fascinating…although now I REALLY don’t see how Hermione received permission for one!
Double clicked and the time turner cleared…
And I’m five galleons richer! Also found another Bertie Bott’s bean, cheese flavoured. And a Montrose Magpie badge!
There’s something at the foot of every house hour-glass except for Hufflepuff 😦 Poor puffers.
Click on the doors again for a full bar. Now, moving on…
and the site became UNAVAILABLE!!!! Will be back tomorrow for the rest, I think, as it isn’t refreshing.
And I’m back! Hopefully the site won’t crash on me today! Onto rescuing Buckbeak!
Er, what??? Same scene but missing the things I collected previously…oh, yes, time travel! Am I going to find anything here?
Why, yes I am! Unicorn hair was picked up from where Hagrid left it on the fence. The zoom, which is different and focuses on Hagrid, Harry, Ron, Hermione and Buckbeak, has found me some billywig stings, and a galleon.
Buckbeak is getting a bit restless though, so I’ll be moving on…but not before I spot shadows from the future peeking out of the forest!
Found a Murtlap tentacle in the lake! The lapping of the wavelets distracted me a bit from the beauty of Prongs – I am so glad they decided to make him look like that – he is stunning! Not just a ball of airy gases like in the two final movies (Yates!) He really glows…
Zoomed in and immediately collected some more tubeworms that I spotted from the distance, then clicked on Prongs for some exclusive information on the Patronus – some of it’s history and a clarification of how it is formed and why it is so hard to cast.
Finally, after scouring the shore for ages, I found the slimy seaweed!
Galleon! Sirius is saved!! Chocolate frog card!!! Owl treat!!!! Flappy wings and hooty owls!!!!! Bar COMPLETE!!!!!!
Professor Lupin is leaving, which is sad 😦 But he’s left an inkpot, and a chocolate bar, and lots of other goodies in his office – I guess he was in a hurry to pack!
I’m assuming the roller is from Professor Lockhart from the previous year…
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HIS NAME IS EDWARD????????? Well, I didn’t see THAT coming! According to new content release by Rowling, Teddy’s name isn’t actually Theodore, it’s Edward. There isn’t a Theodore middle name either – I wonder where the nickname originated from…
P.S. This moment is very glitchy, I’ve noticed – so has Elmblade
Oh, this is so bittersweet…Lupin’s story, from how his parents first met, right up to his death. Pages and pages – I am in happy agony right now.
last moment – a bouncing carriage taking us back to the muggle world…
Nothing at first, but on the zoom, you can collect a gobstone – if you’re quick! Also various sweets and a well hidden galleon.
Make Pig squeek, and read Sirius’ letter to Harry, and his permission slip so that Harry can visit Hogsmeade next year…
And then say goodbye for another long while until the first chapters of Goblet of Fire are ready
There weren’t any games this round, but Pottermore sure has made a lot of changes! The art has been exceptional as always, and I’m looking forward to see how it continues to evolve!
Maybe I’ll look over past chapters again sometime – I hear that moments and items have been added!
Today, Pottermore announced the winners of the third House Cup competition.
And the winner is… Slytherin!Congratulations snakes!
Here are the final standings:
1st Place: Slytherin – 26,990,924 points
2nd Place: Ravenclaw – 26,916,194 points
3rd Place: Gryffindor – 26,740,44 points
4th Place:Hufflepuff – 26,715,401 points
It was another very close race, but ultimately Slytherin House came through at the end and won. Ravenclaw won second, Gryffindor third, and Hufflepuff came in last, unfortunately. This is the second time Slytherin has won the House Cup; they also won the first Pottermore House last June.
Pottermore has transformed the previously purple Great Hall banners into green once again, in honor of Slytherin’s victory. You can see how the Great Hall looks in the picture above.
The prize for this House Cup is a special badge that Slytherin House members will later be able to collect on Pottermore.com. As explained…
So, I’ve just got home, and instead of doing my 7 assignments/tests/homework essay/internals, I’ll be doing this – yay!!!
As always, I’ll be updating this as I go, and give links to other blogs that could help at the bottom.
So, this is the first time I’m doing this with sound the whole way through, as in the past it either wasn’t possible, or the area I was doing it in wasn’t sound-appropriate. So far, I like the background noise – bats squeaking and LOTS of kids giggling and talking and clapping and generally being rowdy.
Firstly, there’s a really cool visual of hundreds of bats flying around, but zoom again and the screen lowers to an eerie Great Hall, with ghosts’ heads being chopped off and lots of pumpkin-light lit faces…
Unsurprisingly, you can find batwings, peeking out from under the second table on the left, as well as 5 galleons from under the third table to the left. You can also collect the pumpkin directly in front of you at the end of the hall.
Also, if you hover along all four tables, the house ghosts pop out!
Onto the next moment – Peeves floats above the students, looking very colourful and clown-like and cackling, while I can distinctly make out Harry, Ron and Hermione’s backs on the right of the image.
Picked up a pepper imp after much hovering, from the red-headed boy next to what looks a bit like Snape?…aha! Collected a galleon from the black darkness somewhere below Peeves.
If you zoom in, you get to read about Hogwart’s Paintings – really interesting about how the depth of a painting’s knowledge is imparted…and what are those old headmasters/mistresses doing, pretending to be sleepy all the time? Creepy old eavesdroppers….
Just one moment here – Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff – very windy and stormy from the sound of it, absolutely awful weather…and *shudder* dementors!!!
OMG!!!!!!! WHAT IS THIS???????
SOUND! A NARRATOR! who’s talking??? This is pretty cool…I wonder how much of the chapter gets recited…quite a bit actually!
The zoom pans up and follows the action as well…also, see Cedric go after the snitch!
Three moments, to make up for the past chapter, I suppose…ooh! Marauder Map inside info – scrummy! and SPOILER WARNING! my screen says – this has to be good then, doesn’t it?
“The magic used in the map’s creation is advanced and impressive; it includes the Homonculous Charm, enabling the possessor of the map to track the movements of every person in the castle, and it was also enchanted to forever repel (as insultingly as possible) the curiosity of their nemesis, Severus Snape.”
Well, that answers that question – I always wondered whether the insults would be directed to anyone who tried to unlock the map without knowing the password, or just Snape. heehee, those immature gits 😛
Ends with Barty Crouch Junior’s confiscation of it, mysteriously…why not which of his kids got it? I bet it was James – the legend out there goes that James stole it from his father’s study and so Harry decided he was a worthy Maruading owner of it…is that actually real? Or just a piece of fanfiction that has been melded to seemingly become a part of cannon?
Gornhilda Of Gorsemoor – the one eyed, hump-backed witch has a name! And a chocolate frog card!
Also, mistletoe berries – does Harry have to kiss a statue? Because they are right above them both…
Aha! If you leave the door open and then zoom in, you can collect Jiggery Pokery and Hocus Pocus, a new book of spells!
Next stop: HONEYDUKES! Everything looks delicious 😀 I now have a craving for lollies – I think I’m going to go get some chocolate…
ooh, look, they’re anticipating my needs! Collect a bright green acid pop! See a purple bubblegum bubble if you hover over the blond girl on the right. Also, click for a closer view of the Dementors In Hogesmeade notice.
The zoom takes you out, where you can collect a peppermint toad and a chocoball (bottom tier), and if you wave your mouse, a variety of reactions are seen – from breathing fire to levitating!
In the next moment, everything is blurred with icy snow, as we take a look outside…zoom in and collect a chocolate frog card from between Fudge and McGonagoll, the former of which is wearing a lime green bowler!
okay, my screen has just disappeared – this is weird….hopefully the technical problem will be solved soon.
back again – still can’t get that piece of holly I am sure is there…but I found a snowball next to the boy who breathes fire! You can also open the front of the Hog’s Head bar, but not walk in.
Found a chocolate frog card – Dunbar Oglethorpe, what an odd name!If you hover over Hermione, you can see her lift the book up as she tries to hide…
Zoom in and read about Gobstones – the game Eileen Prince was a President of – and collect some spellotape, as well as a homemade mince pie. Also available to us collectors is a red bauble from the Christmas tree!
Oh, this is cool – as soon as you find the gobstones and zoom out again, Stephen Fry starts taking again! (yes, that’s who’s talking!)
Again, just one moment…why? Firstly, was distracted by red wrapping – chocolate!!!!My beloved!!-and it’s a new content thing as well! Quite short, though, and doesn’t give away anything new, unfortunately.
Collected a chocolate frog card from the desk in front of Harry – you have to keep the mouse there for a while before the draw opens.
Zoomed in and was able to close the trunk over the boggart, as well as collect a pumpkin flavoured bean from the draw of the paper-covered desk. The cabinet on the left opens, and on the bottom shelf are 5 galleons in a bag – so they aren’t shiny 😦
sorry, my computer just shut down – too much stress, I think – it’s old, and been working hard all day as mum edits her PhD.
Have you noticed that there are no activities so far…at ALL???? I’m disappointed 😦
I found a galleon! And whoever that is on the benches is snoring...oh, it’s Colin Creevey – of course!It’s Madam Hooch, actually, according to others.
Grass flavoured bean on the pitch between goal posts 1 and 2, although the field is looking rather dry itself.And a chocolate frog card of the only ever dead referee – on the floor of the stands. Also, to the right of the tunnel-thing that leads to the changing rooms is some dried nettles.
Zoom up to a beautiful sunrise as Ron tries out the Firebolt, doing fancy turns and generally having fun.
Erm, why isn’t the firebolt clickable for new content? Strangely, it’s the third hoop that gives up information on The Firebolt i ] I’m confuzzled… but a nice little insight on the secrets that make the Firebolt so special (we should’ve known it’d end up being the goblins)
There seems to be a green thing eating a newspaper?
No more time to think about anything else as Stephen Fry starts talking again. huh. I thought it was pronounced “Caa- dah- gon“, but it’s a short a at the start.
Chocolate frog cardin the laundry! Toothflossing Stringmints on the chest! Then zoom around, and zoom in to find a galleon on the left-most chest! Ron’s dungbomb! And see his torn sheets from Sirius Black’s ‘attack’.
We get to see the inside of Hagrid’s hut! Very full of, well, a Hippogriff, as well as some Flobberworms, Fang and a dead ferret, this is a lovely image that also gives up:
A bath bun
A chocolate card frog
A closer look at Hagrid’s appeal
The erm, Shrieking Shack? It’s very red all of a sudden – that was a bit of a surprise, as I was expecting old, grey-brown rotting wood.
I can see Harry’s head!! It appears as though it scared Malfoy and his pose, as they hurtle down the track.
Stole a bar of joke soap off Ron. Also, a leaping toadstool from the base of a tree.
Zoom in and collect some lavender from the nearby hill, and on the red spot on the lower hill, some Valerian!
Back to Snape’s office – oh we are in trouble! Full of bottles and jars, I’m sure to find something in this moment. In fact, there seems to be a lot to find in these chapters…though nothing to do ( 😦 I’m still disappointed).
Right, I am.Dragon liver and bat spleens from the bottom shelf, Pufferfish eyes on the third shelf, Eels eyes from the fourth…
Then Snape throws some floo powder-powder (which reminds me that I need to see A Very Potter Threequel sometime soon!) and the fire turns green and Remus begins to appear.
“Gryffindor, Gryffindor,Gryffindor,Gryffindor,Gryffindor!!!!!!!! “The crowds cheer as Oliver Wood’s dream finally comes true! Harry lifts the Quidditch Cup as he in turn is lifted into the air…faint, garbled yells of what I think is “Woohoo! Yeah! We love you Harry!” resounds across the pitch. There is a small gaggle of Slytherins in the back – they don’t look happy…
Found some binoculars around the neck of a girl who is partly hidden behind a waving arm.
Zoom in to see McGonagall an Hagrid waving, as flags continue to wave in the background.
A chocolate card is found – again, it is partly obstructed by a moving object – a red and gold flag this time. Also found 5 galleons on the right-hand side stands.
And that, as they say, is that (for now).
So what did you think of these chapters? Personally I found the images just as beautiful and talentedly drawn and animated, and I loved the increasing amount of things to gather. But.
I think there could’ve been a few more moments in a few chapters, as there were a few with just one, and (yes, I know, I seem to be saying this a lot), there ought to have been an activity – l=playing gobstones, or having to catch Ron for information on the Firebolt, or something!!!
Do you agree? Disagree?
Also, if you want a complete Finder’s Guide, look at Elmblade’s blog post here.
If I’ve missed something, I’d be really appreciative if you could tell me!
I thought I’d post this, as I share my birthday with Gred and Forge, and I really liked the two pieces of artwork featured below – wish I could draw like that!
“I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a lavatory seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you. Madam Pomfrey, however, felt it might not be very hygienic, and confiscated it.”
– Chapter Seventeen, The Man with Two Faces, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Today we are celebrating Fred and George Weasley’s birthday and sharing with you a selection of wonderful pieces of fan art from our Pottermore Galleries.
Sorry I’m a little late; I’ve been busy for the past few days (read, on a plane – all shall be revealed later), and so missed this magnificent occasion. I shall now remedy it, from the other side of the world!
Saw the galleons immediately, but then realised I couldn’t click on them yet 😦
Took a closer look at the papers on Harry’s bed – the newspaper article and Ron’s letter – as well as the letter in his hand. And a birthday card. And Ron’s note on the sneakoscope, thought the item in question was missing.
Picked up the chocolate frog card by Harry’s feet.
And….that’s it – I couldn’t open any of the drawers or anything.
Again, just one moment. A downward zoom, and click on the spilt glass of sherry for new content on Aunt Marge! I liked her side note, as she did use quite a stereotypical ‘nasty’ dog, and I felt that she could have dispelled some of the prejudice against bulldogs.
Another chocolate frog card…but I still can’t pick up the Monster Book Of Monsters (I tried in chapter one, too). And I can see Sirius lurking in the back there…
Unlocked the Knight Bus content by clicking on the hot water bottle, and got some nice content (unlike Aunt Marge, which wasn’t anything new really.)
Took a closer look at ‘Black At Large’, and tipped over the umbrella stand, and almost knocked over the cup by hovering my mouse on it.
Picked up the walking stick – you can once it’s hit the floor – and double clicked, making the whole scene bounce around as the bus geared up for Diagon Alley. There’s a tennis ball bouncing around, and I can’t get to it quick enough!! I give up, because while I can make it go purple, I can’t click on it!!!!!! Frustrating!
Shopping…I hate shopping, both real and virtual
Collected a tub of blowflies sitting on the trunk on the left, and turned the white rabbit into a black tophat with a pass of my mouse! On the second zoom, Scabbers escapes, and on the third, I can pick up his rat tonic and the chocolate frog card.
Nothing on the first zoom…first bean of the book (sausage)!! And when I pass my mouse of Lupins outstretched hands, a flame appears and lights the room, and the Dementor’s hand withdraws…(no!!!!why did you do it movie version?!? It’s meant to be a PATRONUS!!!! That’s how Harry is first introduced to them, and knows to ask Lupin for help!!!!)
The frame gives new content, which is awesome, detailed and completely new (well, his characteristics aren’t, but I’ll take Cadogan’s pony! :D)
Clicks take you on a journey into three different frames as Sir Cadogan helps out with directions by running through them, then takes you back to the beginning.
Professor Trelawny’s room in all its steamy splendour is shown, and I pick up a chocolate frog card, a pack of exploding snap and a tea cup (the one at the left end of the bottom left hand shelf ).
Here in the Hippogriff paddock, Ipick up a dropped chocolater frog card from beside the bags, and read about the retired Professor Kettleburn (only one arm and half a leg, oh my!).
Well, that was quite challenging!! You click, and a boggart appears – I got a mummy and Snape as Mrs Longbottom – and you have to ‘kill’ it to unlock the new conent about them. However, the spell needs to be quite strong to work, and so needed a few tries on my part.