J.K. Rowling Just Clapped Back At Twitter User Criticising The Quidditch Scoring System

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling is not here for anyone daring to criticise Quidditch.

The critically acclaimed author took on a fan on Twitter, who claimed that the wizarding sport's scoring system made 'zero sense'.

The aim of the game in Quidditch is to score as most point as possible by the end of the match, with two teams playing against each other riding flying around the pitch on broomsticks. There are four balls involved - a quaffle for passing, two bludgers, which can knock you off your broomstick, and an illusive Golden Snitch, which the Seeker must chase.

Chasers and the Keeper play with the quaffle trying to score points through the rings, whereas Beaters play with bewitched bludgers, hitting them away from their players towards other teams. Each goal scored is worth 10 points, and catching the Golden Snitch is worth 150 big ones.

So, if that doesn't make total sense to you, then J.K. Rowling has a few extra words.

Quoting the fan's criticisms, the author explained: "It makes total sense. There's glamour in chasing an elusive lucky break, but teamwork and persistence can still win the day.

"Everyone's vulnerable to blows of fate and obstructive people, and success means rising above them. Quidditch is the human condition. You're welcome."

Her clapback now has over 50,000 likes and retweets, all silencing the Quidditch haters.

J.K. Rowling isn't afraid of chatting about Harry Potter theories on Twitter, and she confirmed another huge one on Hermione Granger last month.

Potterheads will remember that back in the The Goblet Of Fire novel, the writer included a passage on Viktor Krum - Hermione's new love interest - pronouncing her name completely wrong when they were introduced.

The Bulgarian wizard called her Her-my-own rather than Her-my-o-nee, and some fans thought the franchise's author penned the exchange to specifically tell fans how to say her name correctly.

"Theory: @jk_rowling included that passage on how to pronounce Hermione's name in Goblet of Fire just to school all of us who were saying HER-MY-OWN like Viktor Krum," speculated the fan on Twitter.

Addressing the speculation head on Tuesday, the novelist responded: "Theory correct," in a tweet that now has over 16,000 likes.

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