Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Pottermore: New Exclusive Content...(Analysis)

Floo Powder!!

yes, they released today or yesterday surprisingly, it got me off guard. of course I did go right away :p.
some interesting stuff I may say about the Floo Powder, I didn't expected it. Chapter 4, Floo Powder, you have to interact first, by putting the floo powder in the fire, when becomes green, click the bottom of the fire you'll see ("Read About") http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter4/moment2


Floo powder was invented by Ignatia Wildsmith in the thirteenth century. Its manufacture is strictly controlled. The only licensed producer in Britain is Floo-Pow, a company whose Headquarters is in Diagon Alley, and who never answer their front door.
No shortage of Floo powder has ever been reported, nor does anybody know anyone who makes it. Its price has remained constant for one hundred years: two Sickles a scoop. Every wizard household carries a stock of Floo powder, usually conveniently located in a box or vase on the mantelpiece.
The precise composition of Floo powder is a closely guarded secret. Those who have tried to ‘make their own’ have been universally unsuccessful. At least once a year, St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries reports what they call a ‘Faux Floo’ injury – in other words, somebody has thrown a homemade powder onto a fire and suffered the consequences. As irate Healer and St Mungo’s spokeswizard, Rutherford Poke, said in 2010: ‘It’s two Sickles a scoop, people, so stop being cheap, stop throwing powdered Runespoor fangs on the fire and stop blowing yourselves out of the chimney! If one more wizard comes in here with a burned backside, I swear I won’t treat him. It’s two Sickles a scoop!’

interesting to notice is that you need license to produce floo powder, I guess, it makes sense, it's the same as apparating, because it can be disastrous if we don't really know how to do it, if you spell the place wrong, injuries, you need authorization to install in a fireplace from the Ministry.
It's interesting to notice, the ones on produce keep in secret how to produce, if was someone giving the secret to someone else, it could cause injuries, it seems is jinxed on those took the secrets of producing them. It seems to be really cheap, floo powder and it is in every wizard family.
From the accidents of trying to produce floo powder on it's own, it can be not only disastrous, it also must be precise, it should be very difficult to even produce efficiently to be required a lot of precision. 

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