J.K. Rowling may not tweet often, but when she does, it’s magical.
The Harry Potter author took to Twitter Friday to send out the following update: “It’s the 16th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. I’m having a moment’s silence over my keyboard. I hated killing some of those people.”
You guys! Despite cavalierly killing Lupin, Tonks, Fred Weasley, Colin Creevey, Lavender Brown, Severus Snape and dozens more, she does have feelings!
I can’t believe I’m explaining this, but: The Battle of Hogwarts was the final big battle in the Harry Potter books, and took up a majority of the franchise’s last movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. When Harry, Ron, and Hermione finally return to Hogwarts after a (long) jaunt through the forest, Malfoy Manor, and Gringotts, Voldemort orders that Harry be turned over to him and the Death Eaters. When the professors and students of Hogwarts refuse (#TeamPotter), a massive fight begins. Even people you thought would definitely be safe (Fred!) die. Rowling’s Battle of Hogwarts also gave fans Badass Neville Longbottom and the immortal line “Not my daughter, you bitch!” It did not give readers Lord Voldemort hugging Draco Malfoy. That was some weird Hollywood thing.
If you need me, I’ll be having a moment of silence over my keyboard for Sirius Black, every day for the rest of my life — because, for some of us, that was the most painful Harry Potter death of all.