Technically speaking, @JK_Rowling has been a thing for more than half a decade, but most of that time the "Harry Potter" scribe's account was locked under a super-strong silencio spell. As she warned right off the rip, she originally meant for it to exist and cast away posers, and that's about it.
In the beginning.../big>
Muggles by the millions clicked right on the little "follow" icon anyway with the hope of someday charming her into the digital fold, even though for years she kept being like, "Nope. Really, really busy, guys."
"Seriously. Stuff to do."
Though she did resist the dank pits of social networking for an impressive stint, deep down we all knew it was really only a matter of time before she would finally come in and brighten the place up a bit with some of her special magic.
Alas, the wait was not in vain. Our gal Jo (we get to call her that now, right?) has at long last deigned to grace the interwebs with her presence, and it is exactly as awesome as expected.
'Cause first of all, she's just as saptastic about her stories as we all are, yo.
And, by the way, she's totally been trolling everyone this entire time.
Queen J.K. knows precisely what her loyal subjects need. Exhibit A: This 411 on her ridiculously adorable patronus.
(Warning: The sight of this creature may and probably will induce gushy feels.)
The fact of the matter is that there is no better source for the answers to your most pressing post-"Potter" inquiries, because duh.
Even when they are a bit … odd.
And only J.K. herself can phone in some political Potter punnery and get away with it.
Of course, it is way more fun when she just starts messing with people. Obviously.
See? Told ya. Troll. Total troll.
Not to mention, she is ridiculously effective with the Tumblr screengrab mic drop maneuver.
But J.K. Rowling is also the modest sort, you see.
… Which does not mean she will in any way hesitate to lay the virtual smack down when needs be.
… Or offer up an unsolicited shout out to some old friends.
Best of all, the lady doth know how to hit us all directly in the flipping feels, like so:
[Insert sappy, gooey face and/or flaily arms here.]
So, yeah. It has taken five long years to happen, but our pretend BFF J.K. Rowling has finally emerged from her web-resistant shell to assume her rightful place as the highlight of your news feed, Potterheads, and thus we all win. Especially if she decides to be extra generous and live-tweet some of the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" process … wink wink, nudge nudge. Lumos!
P.S.: Hey Twitter, in case you didn't notice, J.K. Rowling pretty much owns you now. Best to just let it happen, k?