I read in the Metro this morning, and in the Standard last night,* that yesterday J.K. Rowling was at the Victoria and Albert Museum to promote the creation of Pottermore.com.
I’m not going to lie, this idea does horrify my quite a lot.
While, I’ve never been a fan of hers, I have read four of the Potter books, and have promised my girlfriend to read the rest. Rowling’s disregard for mythology is something I will not go into now.
What concerns me is that half of the content for the new site already existed before she planned to create it. No matter what, any creative effort will lead to surplus, but that surplus is cut for inferiority.
I imagine the site’s target audience will flock to it, but I fear it will not be very good.
* Standard procedure, really.,