A stunning announcement came Wednesday from Universal Orlando resort and JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of novels.
It's an announcement that has thrilled the legions of fans of the books and the movies and has set the Internet ablaze with excited speculation.
The joint announcement is that everybody who has ever visited one of Universal's Harry Potter-themed attractions, or who has ever bought one of JK Rowling's books, will be given a brief cameo in the upcoming movies set in the Wizarding World. Actually, no they won't.
No, it won't happen. Not really. That was all "just pretend" as I wrote this test story which is not for publication. I mean, let's face it, both Universal Orlando and JK Rowling are very very good at what they do, but they aren't that good. Nobody on Earth is that good.
Besides, if something like this were really going to happen, do you honestly think I'd still be sitting here typing and testing a cool new software and publishing system?
I'd be at Universal Orlando and at the local book shops, making sure my ugly face showed up in one of these movies.
Sadly, this is a fun idea that is a practical impossibility.
And this is the place where I break for a new element and see if I can upload a video link with the proper preview settings.
Well, I'll be ...
That worked quite well, and far better than I had been expecting.
Really, all that remains is for me to finish this test story and see how the published product looks.
Not bad. Not bad at all.
I might actually get the hang of this Internet thingy one of these days.