This isn’t the first time J.K. Rowling has fielded a tweet about Quidditch, and it almost certainly won’t be the last.
Anyone who does think about challenging the Harry Potter author’s fictional sport, though, may want to think twice. Because she is definitely 100% done it.
On Tuesday evening, someone tagged her in a tweet reading, “the scoring system of quidditch makes zero sense”.
Her response was… pretty blunt.
It makes total sense. There’s glamour in chasing an elusive lucky break, but teamwork and persistence can still win the day. Everyone’s vulnerable to blows of fate and obstructive people, and success means rising above them. Quidditch is the human condition. You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/0VYCgo13xh
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 9, 2018
Those are definitely the parting words of someone who does not want to read another tweet about Quidditch again, ever.
Doesn’t look like she’ll be getting her wish, though.
I still dont like the scoring system. If a team is down by over 150 points they have 0 incentive to go for the snitch, as they would lose if they caught it.
— CoachZetsu (@Zetsubonokami) October 9, 2018
You mean like Krum did in the World Cup when his team was losing? He knew they weren’t going to win so he grabbed the snitch and put the team out of its misery. In other words, there is nothing wrong with losing so long as you do so with dignity. Same goes for winning.
— Tom S (@ToolSched) October 9, 2018
On the plus side, you know you’ve created a memorable fictional sport when people are still discussing its finer points over 20 years after you first wrote about it.