Among other updates at JK.Rowling.com (here's a list of them), Jo posted in her rumors section that Snape was not hiding under the invisibility cloak the night the Potter's died, thus debunking one of my theories. However, the door to the Room of Requirement is now open, which always means that fun is about to ensue!
I went to check it out asap, of course. There are a bunch of items traditionally thought to be lucky--a four leaf clover, a rabbit's foot, a horse shoe, a feather. I would imagine one has to click on them in a certain pattern to reveal their secret. Not being good at that sort of thing, I'm waiting with baited breath for someone to post how it works.
Update: The secret behind the door is a second W.O.M.B.A.T. test. Jo put up the first W.O.M.B.A.T. earlier this year, and I sadly missed it. Not wanting to make such a mistake again, I hurried to take this second W.O.M.B.A.T. It was a little tricksey, I have to say.
To avoid spoiling it for people who are into figuring this sort of thing out for themselves, I'm posting the directions to get to the W.O.M.B.A.T. below. (So if you don't want to know, don't click on the link!)
- Go to jkrowling.com, enter the site, click on the eraser on the desk.
- Once you're facing the door, double click on the door handle to open the door.
- Light the candle on the desk by clicking on it.
- Click on the feather (quill) on the desk; it should automatically move into the inkwell.
- Click on the W.O.M.B.A.T. test paper (the thing to the left of the desk that looks kind of like a book); it should rustle and close.
- Click on the four leaf clover at the bottom left-hand corner of the desk; it will turn into a key.
- (This is the tricky part.) Drag the key so that the top of the key (the circle-y part) is touching the keyhole on the desk drawer. The keyhole is just barely visible on the inside of the silver deck drawer handle. Once you have the key in place, release it there.
- The desk drawer should open to reveal the W.O.M.B.A.T. paper inside.
- Click on the hour glass on the desk (the brown circle) to begin.