ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

Any Potterhead who's remotely active on social media is probably aware that J.K. Rowling is an avid tweeter and regularly answers fan queries about the Harry Potter series. But when it comes to a couple of far too frequently asked questions, the author's patience is starting to dwindle.

In addition to clarifying any confusion regarding the Cursed Child script that is most definitely not a prequel and not a novel, Rowling wants fans to stop asking one other question.

At the end of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, Harry destroys Tom Riddle's diary (another Horcrux, although Harry didn't know it at the time), but in the process his skin is pierced by a basilisk fang.

Harry feels the effects of the the beast's venom at first, but he is cured by a tear from Fawkes the phoenix just before he succumbs to the poison. Pretty lucky Fawkes was there, since phoenix tears are the only known cure for basilisk venom. That Dumbledore fellow really thinks of everything!

Maybe it's just me, but I had no clue this was even a point of contention. Harry didn't really die, so the Horcrux that Voldemort unintentionally placed inside of him wasn't destroyed. Simple as that!

The prolific Harry Potter author doesn't mind answering most questions and actually seems to enjoy engaging with her fans. But for the love of Merlin, never ask her why the Horcrux wasn't destroyed in Chamber Of Secrets. She did say please, after all. Twice, in fact.


What question are we never going to ask J.K. Rowling?

(Source: Twitter)


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