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17 August 2017, 15:04
Really hoping there's Sim versions of Harry, Ron and Hermione.
JK Rowling is quickly becoming one of our Twitter heroes. Not only does she talk about important issues but she regularly stays in touch with fans from the world of Harry Potter.
Above all though, we just love that she’s always super-relatable, and none more so than her recent photo.
What was just meant to be a simple post about her broken laptop, caused a Twitter frenzy when fans noticed a familiar icon on the navigation bar of her laptop. It turns out that the author of Harry Potter plays The Sims.
Yep, the game that you probably played in the 90’s and got addicted to due to being able to run peoples lives how you wanted, and don’t tell us that you didn’t spend hours designing your dream home.
And yes, that’s correct, the 93rd most powerful woman in the entire world just loves geeking out over her Sims characters and as you can probably imagine, the internet is loving this revelation.
It all started when the author tweeted out to her 11.7 million followers with the news that she was replacing her ‘glitchy old laptop’ with ‘broken keys’ for a brand spanking new version.
Today was supposed to be the day when I let go of my glitchy old laptop with the broken keys and transferred everything to a new one but pic.twitter.com/KM7P4ZVVjR— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 16, 2017
After opening the images to full size, eagle-eyed fans spotted The Sims logo hovering in the task bar of the MacBook and The Sims' official account even shared a cheeky, magical reply:
Hopefully that taskbar gets sorted into your new computer. That would be great. pic.twitter.com/myYwjxqQlj— The Sims (@TheSims) August 17, 2017
Fans have since been sharing alternative names for Harry Potter books.
Harry Potter and the Pool with no Ladder— Ana (@anapiesy) August 16, 2017
Harry Potter and the Kitchen That Was Set On Fire While Making Cereal— Jemima Skelley (@jemimaskelley) August 16, 2017
Harry Potter and the plate on the floor blocking the bathroom entrance— Toucc (@AntlerWeasel) August 16, 2017
harry potter and the chair you can't walk around— Abby Boyd (@AbbyBoyd1212) August 17, 2017
Now, we have a few questions about this:
We’re imagining little tiny Hogwarts, a Godricks Hollow and a Previt Drive.
SO. MANY. QUESTIONS.
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