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J.K. Rowling Apologizes For Killing One of Her Harry Potter Characters


Someone fetch my Time Turner!

Um, spoilers for the last Harry Potter book?

Remember that time J.K. Rowling said she regretted killing one of her characters and everyone was like, “OH SHE MUST MEAN FRED” and then she said fudging Florean Fortescue? Well, at least we have this now:

She doesn’t regret this one but at least she knows how hard it hit us. Let’s all toss back a Skiving Snackbox in honor of his memory.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."