Open Letter to J.K. Rowling – Pleas for Harry Potter Pinball

Open Letter to J.K. Rowling – Pleas for Harry Potter Pinball

<takes a swig of Felix Felicis>

 

Dear Ms. Rowling,

 

First off, thank you for the amazing Harry Potter world you created.  You have brought so much joy to my life and so many lives across the world with your incredible writing, creativity, and imagination.  It is truly a gift to the world.  Thank you thank you thank you.

 

I’m sure you’ve heard a million stories from Harry Potter fans but I am going to share mine with you as well.  Rewind about 11 years, my wife had been talking to me about these “Harry Potter” books and that she thought I would like them.  I kept telling her I’m not into that type of book with the magic and fantasy-type genre.  We found out around that time that she had to have a surgery with significant recovery time.  I decided to start reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone as a way to get her mind off things.  I talked to her about Diagon Alley, about how she would deserve a Nimbus 2000 after she recovered from the surgery, about Hogwarts, Hagrid, the Dursleys, everything Harry Potter, just “pretending to be interested”.

 

But then I accidentally started enjoying it.  I’m not sure when it happened, when I became a Potterhead, but I believe it was after reading this line in the first book:

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

 

Then, here is the moment I knew I was hooked.  At the time I was playing shortstop for a softball team.  My wife said she was fine if I went to play the game that evening, even though she was still recovering from surgery.  I told her I’d stay with her…I wanted to be with her, but it was mainly because I wanted to finish the first book.  This is the first time I’ve admitted to this.  My brother, who played left field, will be texting me after reading this to say “I KNEW IT!”.

 

My name is Jeff and I run this website called This Week in Pinball.  I started the site because I love pinball almost as much as Harry Potter, and I want to help grow pinball.  I do the site just for the love of pinball.  I love pinball because it brings people together of all races, political affiliations, sexual orientations, genders.  Just like Harry Potter!

 

Fast forward 11 years to today.  My wife’s hobby is gardening.  Each spring, she starts listening to Harry Potter on audiobook.  I love many books and have tried to talk her into reading/listening to many other books.  But every year, it is Harry Potter for her.  If she finishes The Deathly Hallows, she just starts over again.

 

Each week on This Week in Pinball I include rumors of upcoming titles.  And each week I include a plea for a Harry Potter pinball machine – all of which can be found below.  Thank you for your incredible imagination and determination in writing the Harry Potter books, and please consider allowing a Harry Potter pinball machine.

 

Thanks,
Jeff

This Week in Pinball

 

2/5/18:TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to let Snape (Professor Snape) test Neville’s potion on me at the end of class if you approve this!

 

1/29/18: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be more aggressive about spreading the word about the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W) if you approve this!

 

1/22/18: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to ride the Knight Bus without taking dramamine if you approve this!

 

1/15/18: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to steal an egg from a Hungarian Horntail if you approve this!

 

1/8/18:TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to take a Bludger to the head if you approve this!

 

1/1/18: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to eat one of Hagrid’s rock cakes if you approve this!

 

12/18/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to take remedial potions with Professor Snape if you approve this!

 

12/11/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to give Dobby ALL my socks if you approve this!

 

12/4/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to listen to the life history of all of Mrs. Figg’s cats if you approve this!

 

11/27/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to share a stall with Moaning Myrtle if you approve this!

 

11/20/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to let Professor Lockhart fix my broken arm if you approve this!

 

11/13/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, if you approve this I’d be willing to teach Defense against the Dark Arts even though that position is cursed!

 

11/6/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d be willing to battle a case of spattergroit if you approve this!

 

10/30/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d do a stint in Azkaban if you approve this!

 

10/23/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I’d hang out with Lupin on the night of a full moon if you approve this!

 

10/16/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I would be willing to play fetch with Fluffy if you approve this!

 

10/9/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I would be willing to teach Grawp the English language if you approve this!

 

10/2/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I would be willing to pet-sit a Blast Ended Skrewt for a full month if you approve this!

 

9/25/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I would be willing to drink Crabbe or Goyle flavored polyjuice potion if you approve this!

 

9/18/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I would be willing to live with the Dursley’s for an entire year if you approve this!

 

9/11/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, when I look into the Mirror of Erised, I see myself playing a Harry Potter pinball machine – please approve this!

 

9/4/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, my boggart turns into a world without a Harry Potter pinball machine – please approve this!

 

8/28/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I am willing to walk into the forbidden forest – WITHOUT my wand – if you approve this!

 

8/21/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I am willing to subject myself to listening to mandrakes without earmuffs if you approve this!

 

8/14/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I am willing to subject myself to the Cruciatis curse if you approve this!

 

8/7/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, I will wear a Harry Potter shirt for 3 months straight if you approve this!

 

7/31/17: TWIP dreams of the day Harry Potter Pinball will be added to these rumors. Ms. Rowling, how can I help make that happen?

 


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