At Number 4 Privet Drive in Newcrest, things are certainly about to get interesting for a bunch of young wizards who have just arrived. The eight young wizards were dressed in their house uniforms, as they had just been sorted, but the Sorting Plumbob had just remembered that it forgot to sing it’s sorting song! Because of this, they allow the wizards to go inside the house as he sings the song to himself.
Oh, you may not think I’m pretty,
But don’t judge on what you see,
I’ll eat myself if you can find
A smarter plumbob than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I’m the Hogwarts Sorting Plumbob,
And I can cap them all.
There’s nothing hidden in your head,
The Sorting Plumbob can’t see,
So try me on and I will tell you,
Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.
So put me on! Don’t be afraid!
And don’t get in a flap!
You’re in safe hands (though I have none),
For I’m a Thinking Cap!
After the Sorting Plumbob had finished it’s song, one of the students, Joel Potter apparated himself into a magical plane known as CAS, although not many people know what it means. Smiling, he begins to introduce himself.
“Hi! I’m a representation of Joel Rochdale and SummerFalls as if they were in the Harry Potter world. I’m here to convey a message from SummerFalls, so I will be him for the time being. And, I will now apparate out of here and take the Polyjuice Potion!” Joel Potter explained before he apparated out of CAS and into a room that was open to the sky. Behind him was a bunch of Harry Potter posters, however he was now SummerFalls.
“I would say that Harry Potter has been a major influence in my life in terms of my imagination and my creativity. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the first novel I ever read and I instantly fell in love with it. I loved how the world was built up from nothing and I loved how all of the characters were so diverse and interesting.
As the years went on, and the final book was released when I was 7, I went with my older sister to get it signed and I met J.K Rowling! It was like a dream come true, and I honestly almost fainted. I regret being too shy to say anything, haha!
Now that I’m 15, I realise that I want to write Fantasy because Harry Potter opened that door for me. It opened my imagination up to lots of magical creatures that I had the potential to create and magical systems that had the power to go deeper. I also grew emotionally with Harry Potter, as I slowly grew attached to the characters and cried when most of them died.
Writing wise, Harry Potter was probably my main inspiration for my earliest writing works, but today I am also inspired by many other things. But still, I’ll never forget the things that Harry Potter has taught me.
So, Happee Birthdae Harry Potter and thank you, for always being there for me and for always saving the world when you can. I’ll always remember when we all first saw the grown up you in the cupboard under the stairs.
Love from, Joel
Writer and Harry Potter Super Fan!”
(P.S, Happy Birthday to J.K Rowling and Neville Longbottom too!)