They don't call her "J.K." because she's so serious on Twitter.

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Today is J.K. Rowling's birthday. Another year goes by. Accio the march of time. In the Harry Potter author's honor, let's look back at her most delightful trolling moments and refrain from practicing any dark arts for the rest of the day.

1. The time she played an elaborate mind game to make us think we all went to Hogwarts.

2. The time she expressed second thoughts about typing all your favorite characters to death.

3. The time she refused to explain female wizard menstruation.

4. The time she shut down all the nerd debates about how much Hogwarts tuition costs.

5. The time she vague-tweeted about the mysterious reason why her new Harry Potter project had to be a play.