Seriously, two monumental people in the space of a week? Seriously?
Dear Alan Rickman,
Did you know that Robin Hood, where you played the sheriff of Sherwood, was the first VHS that I ever recorded from my television?
I saw Bruce Willis kill you. I saw Johnny Depp put a knife to your throat. I’ve seen you laugh in Sense and Sensibility. I have seen you love, cheat and regret in Love Actually. I have seen you love so much in Harry Potter. And yes I am that generation but that is probably the role I know you most from. Because strangely, I feel like I know you. Even if I haven’t met you. Now you will never be 80 and you will never be in your rocking chair reading Harry Potter. And somehow, that hurts.
Sorry to see you go Alan and be sure one of the wands pointing the night sky yesterday was mine.
For all of us Potterheads some good news have come out way.
J. K. Rowling announcing a spin off movie, a play…. and now guess what is out there?
An underground map featuring famous stops in the Harry Potter world. Obviously it’s not scaled correctly or even accurate, I mean… Azkaban will certainly not be in Essex.
But some things do follow the norm: Platform 9.3/4 and Diagon Alley is in Victoria, which could actually be possible.
There’s something curious about this fandom (that I am certainly in): it just keeps on giving… I mean, the last book was published in 2007. That’s EIGHT years ago…. We’d surely be over it by then… But no. We still had the movies to cling on to. Until 2011. Then there was the web platform in which you could go through the books and know the background of the characters – McGonagall’s story is still one of my favourites… You can still check it out in Pottermore.
It just keeps on giving and I keep eating it all up!
Anyway, I thought this was cute and decided to share. You can see more at the map here in Marshable