In 2007, I pulled Dumbledore out of his closet by telling my fans he’s gay. Back then I said this would keep the fan fiction going for 10 years. Well, 10 years has passed and the fan fiction is stale, so I’m gonna drop another knowledge bomb on y’all. Professor McGonagall is a furry.
It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I put hints throughout all 7 books. Cats are stereotyped as prim and proper and McGonagall, if anything, was the personification of a bottle of hand sanitizer.
Professor McGonagall originally appeared to us as a cat. It was easily my most in your face hint. Whether it was Privet Drive or her when she appeared in her transfiguration classroom, I wanted to convey that this woman loves being a cat. Her happiest times are the moments as she transforms into a cat. When she looks like the middle stages of an Animorph.
Some fans have asked me why didn’t I keep McGonagall a furry for the rest of the series, and the answer is pretty simple. I wanted to be tasteful. Furries don’t think they’re animals, they feel comfortable as them. They’re like a favorite pair of sweatpants. You’re not going to wear them out to a club, but late at night or on a casual work day is fine.
I’ll be back in another 10 years with another reveal when this material dries up. I won’t say what it is, but it’ll be about how a certain gamekeeper is polyamorous.