On Pottermore Christmas Day 10, J.K. Rowling Gives Us Reanimated Corpses and Murdered Muggles — Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, Harry Potter fans! J.K. Rowling has rewarded her avid Pottermore Christmas riddle-solvers with some new writing (finally!) on day 10, the first new content since day 6's information about vampires at Hogwarts. And for those of you expecting happy, merry holiday content, let's just say Rowling decided to take another path.

But first, the riddle:

Three things:

  1. I see that "escape," and "lake" rhyme, and I'll let it go this one time, Rowling.
  2. If readers don't remember, the answer is spoiled in the top right corner of the page.
  3. Of course we remember! They haunted our nightmares well after reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

Well all remember these horrifying creatures, (spoiler!) the Inferi. And when we type it in and click through the first image, we are transported into the horror movie-esque scene of Harry and Dumbledore attempting to escape from Lord Voldemort's Inferi. And if you click in the right place, Rowling has loads of all-new background information about these non-zombies for us.

Rowling goes on to describe the benefits and limitations of using Inferi, but next is where it gets really creepy:

Umm ... merry Christmas!

Well, that should make us readers all feel a little more sorry for the Inferi. But Rowling has more, and it's behind-the-scenes scoops on her process writing about these characters, which shows just how much thought she puts into each and and every element of her series, no matter how small.

Seriously, she thinks of everything. So much applause. And there's one more reason, and it's my favorite.

Rowling goes on to explain how she decided to name the Inferi, but we're all just so happy there's new writing for Pottermore Christmas that we're too busy jumping up and down to fully comprehend all of it just yet.

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