Pottermore is a new place for Harry Potter fans to congregate and celebrate everything Harry Potter beyond the life time of the series. It's a place to read new things about the story and characters that only Rowling knows. A place to officially be sorted into a Hogwarts House. A place to be a crazy fan-gril. Or fan-boy.
And Pottermore was hosting an early entry period where they would give out a clue a day for seven days; July 13st to August 6th. The clues would be in descending order of difficulty and they would be at a different time everyday. The goal? Answer the question and find The Magical Quill.
So, being the crazy Harry Potter fan I am, I stayed up all night, every night, for a chance to find the clue and the quill. Can you imagine the size of those bags under my eyes!? Craziness!
I finally struck gold on Day Five, when I had stayed up starting at 3 am until 10:40, when the clue was posted. Is it just me, or does it seem that every time you have something SUPER important and time-sensitive, that your internet all of a sudden moves UBER slow!? Mine does. I like to imagine throwing rocks at my computer, as if it would be afraid of my mightiness. Anywhoo, the CLUE. I refreshed the page for the bajillionth time and THERE. IT. WAS.
"What is the house number of Grimmauld Place? Multiply by 21."
OMG. Easy breezy! So, I used my amazing magical math helper (the calculator), found the answer (252), and set off to find the magical quill! But it was hard to find. It was hidden as an ad on the top of the page! I've learned to tune ads out after the eight years I've been on a computer. Who looks there!? (That's the point. D:) So I found it, clicked it...and TA-DAH! My agonizing wait was over and my head fell into the keyboard from sheer exhaustion.
After registering and validating the account, I became an official member and Beta tester of Pottermore!