Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling seemingly always has a ton of projects going on at the same time, but a series of tweets over the last 48 hours have whipped fans into an absolute frenzy:
Very busy at the moment working on a novel, tweaking a screenplay and being involved in @lumos campaigns. Back when I've finished something!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 5, 2014
.@peruseproject See, now I'm tempted to post a riddle or an anagram. Must resist temptation... must work...— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 5, 2014
Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 6, 2014
Something to ponder while I'm away X— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 6, 2014
Ponder the Internet did, and what a Redditor found would have been some of the most exciting news Potter enthusiasts around the world have heard in years:
If you wanted more of Harry and the gang, though, you’re going to be disappointed. Here’s the actual answer:
#helpfulhint The solution is the first sentence of a synopsis of Newt's story. It isn't part of the script, but sets the scene.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
An example of something it doesn't say: "I brung bick Harry. U gladd. Me go wurcke now. No speak."— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
Nor even: "Eye am havving a larf their's nuthing hid in thair." There is a sentence in normal English about Newt Scamandar there!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
Typo alert: ScamandEr, not ScamandAr (long day). Now take out 'Newt Scamander' and 'New York' and see what you can make of the rest! #hint3— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
For those unaware, Newt Scamander is the main character in Rowling's upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, a Potter spinoff she is preparing for the big screen. This news is sort of cool, but not nearly on the same level as an eighth Harry Potter book.
UPDATE: And after much fun was had, Rowling revealed the answer to the puzzle:
.@EmyBemy2 YES!!!!!!!!!!!! People, we have a winner!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
So now you know that the movie will take place in New York. Aren't you so glad you spent your entire day thinking about this?
[via Huffington Post]