When I was a child, I was, to put it mildly, obsessed with "Harry Potter."
A voracious reader, I must have read and reread the series at least 30 times and never tired of it. But each time, when I got to the very end, I'd be filled with this indescribable despair; it was like losing a family member. I didn't want to know what life would be like without new books.
Fortunately, I grew out of that (don't get me wrong, though, HP is still my main man). A small part of me, however, still gets way too excited whenever JK Rowling announces another tidbit about the series we hadn't known before.
Today is no exception.
As all true "Potter" fans know, September 1 marks the day all pupils return to Hogwarts. And this September 1 is an extra special one: It's the day little James Severus Potter, Harry's eldest son, arrives at Hogwarts for the very first time.
Rowling announced in a tweet today James was sorted into, as you may have already guessed, Gryffindor — just like his mom, his pops and their parents before them. She also noted, cheekily, Hufflepuff Head Boy Teddy Lupin (Professor Lupin's son) was “disappointed” by the Hat's decision:
Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody's surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2015
Now that we're existing in the same time as Harry Potter's boy, we're hoping we'll learn more about him. There's always the chance the soon-to-be-released play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," will revolve around him.
But who really knows? Rowling always has a few tricks up her (robe) sleeve. We'll just hold on to the hope, as we did as children, that Harry Potter will live on, one way or another.