Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Movie)

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a movie based on the textbook Harry Potter and his friends used at Hogwarts. The film was released on November 18, and J.K. Rowling announced on October 14 that there will be five total films from this series.

The movie begins in 1926 New York, when five Aurors are sent flying from an unknown white light. Dangers are increasing for the magical world with a magical force destroying the city and threatening to reveal magic to anti-wizard fanatics. Grindelwald has also disappeared from Europe and could be anywhere.

Newt Scamander, a magizoologist (a wizard who studies magical creatures), arrives in New York with his case full of magical creatures and his dream to save and care for the misunderstood beasts. Newt’s visit gets sent on a detour when he runs into an aspiring baker and a demoted Auror, leaving his creatures scattered around an already troubled New York. Percival Graves, a director of the Magical Security department, suspects Newt and his new friends are a part of the chaos happening around New York. Newt is now sent on a wild chase to find his magical creatures while avoiding the Magical Congress of the United States of America where he soon discovers that there are dark forces in New York that he never expected.

Wow, I have waited for a long time to see this film. I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter books, and I was extremely excited to see that the textbook Harry Potter and his friends read would be turned into another movie about the magical zoologist in America. This movie introduces the wizarding world in a new light and with new characters I immediately fell in love with (especially when I saw that Newt was wearing a Hufflepuff scarf – my house!). After watching the movie, I had many questions about the Obscurials, Leta Lestrange, Dumbledore and Grindelwald, Newt’s past life, and his expulsion from Hogwarts. Overall, I can’t wait for the next movies to come out and finish telling this untold story of the wizarding world.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne is the eighth story of the Harry Potter series. This story, unlike the rest, is written in script form because it is originally a play. The play premiered July 30, 2016 in London, and the script/book form was released July 31, 2016.

 

The story starts out with Harry Potter, now 37 years old, standing at King’s Cross with Ginny, James, Albus, and Lily Potter. It has been nineteen years since the Battle of Hogwarts, and Harry is trying to balance being an employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father. The school year is just about to begin, and Albus is going to be a first year at Hogwarts. Albus is worried about living up to his father’s legacy, so when his first year doesn’t go as great as he hoped it would, everything seems to go downhill. Harry worries about his son, but whenever he tries to reach out to him he seems to make it worse. Worst of all, Harry’s scar begins to hurt for the first time in nineteen years, which can only mean one thing: Darkness is coming again.

 

When I first heard this book was coming out I was super excited. I love Harry Potter and love reading articles from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore about the wizarding world. When I found out this was a script and not an actual book I was a little disappointed, but soon got over it when I learned this new story would pick up right where the last book left off. I liked this book a lot, but it did get confusing at some parts because it was hard to tell who was talking. Also, there weren’t as detailed descriptions like the other seven books had because it was written in a different way. However, I would still recommend this book to any huge Potter fan.

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

 

 

 

For about ever, my friends have been trying to get me to read their favorite book series, Harry Potter. Until a few weeks ago, I was firm on NOT getting in to deep with this craze. But it turns out, I am at high risk of becoming a Potter-er. I “sped,” through the second book in the series in a few weeks.
The book series by J.K. Rowling chronicles the life of a young wizard named Harry Potter. The pure-blood, muggle-raised Harry had no idea that he was a wizard until he received a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The second book of the series, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, centers around second-years Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and of course, Harry Potter. In this book, the adventure starts when mysterious attacks begin petrifying the victims. No one knows who is behind the attacks, but they all know that it is due to the opening of the thought to be mythical Chamber of Secrets. The chamber was rumored to have been built by the Slytherin Heir, Salazar Slytherin. Ron, Hermione, and Harry set off to solve the mystery, defeat the monster who lurks in the chamber and cure the victims.

The Box of Life, Part 2

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Queen Glory is very sorry about the horribly unfinished first part of this story. It was posted to the Writer’s Block page before she could finish it. She must have accidentally hit the “submit for review” button. Anyhoo, she presents her second part. She recommends reading The Box of Life first to get a sense of what’s going on . She hopes you enjoy it! – Shiny, Queen Glory’s scavenger typist

“I rigged up a pulley system with my dad. It might work.”

“Well, Amelia, in case you haven’t noticed,” Kay said sarcastically, “it wouldn’t really fit. In fact, it would push us halfway out of the tree house.”

“Well, then we can work on it on the ground.”

Kay visibly exhaled. “That’s probably a much, much better idea.”

Kay bent back over his telephone, which rattled and rocked off its cradle as the door slammed open. Marie, Amelia’s annoying older sister, stood in the gap. Her nose wrinkled in annoyance at the sight of Amelia’s newly blue-streaked hair.”Dad says get that box of your wrenches off the kitchen table,” she announced, completely ignoring Kay as usual. In her never-ending quest for popularity, she considered people like Kay beneath her. “And while you’re cleaning up, kick Jones out of the tree house.” She wheeled and slammed the door behind her.

Amelia sighed. “Well, I guess I’d better go do that before Her Highness has a stroke.”

“You don’t mean kick me out, do you?”

“No, I mean get the wrenches off the table! I’ll be back in a minute with them, OK?”

“Sure.” Kay said absently. He had connected the telephone and now turned his interest to the locket. Quickly finding that it’s kind of hard to repair something that shattered, he set it aside and moved on to the box. He opened it and froze.

The box had a lot of intricate, rusty gears and rods inside, clicking and rotating. In the center a series of meaningless numbers showed up one after the other on a dial that looked like an old-fashioned speedometer. Under them was a square copper plate. The funny thing about it was that the box had no end. Kay looked in. He literally buried his head in the box, which looked like it could barely hold a baseball. He pulled a yardstick off a shelf and stuck it in. It didn’t even hit any of the gears.

“Interesting,” he said out loud as Amelia walked in with her box of wrenches.

Amelia walked over and took a peek. She immediately noticed something Kay hadn’t. There was a coppery ladder descending down. Her hand hesitantly brushed it and then she was instantly on the floor of the box with no noticeable movement or sensation. It wasn’t really a box, more like a factory with steam covering the ground, clicking rods and an endless hissing noise in the back of her mind.

Then Kay was next to her on the ground. “All I did … was touch the …. ladder.” he said hesitantly.

They got up silently, unable to process what had happened fully, and walked together towards the middle of the box. The now giant speedometer was still clicking in the middle, and the copper plate was the size of a soccer field. Amelia walked onto it and froze.

“Amelia?” Kay called. She gave no sign that she noticed. He put his foot on the plate, at the same time glancing at the speedometer and wondering what it had to do with anything else in the box. So as he froze alongside Amelia, he was able to watch the dial stop at 02010961 and wonder why everything was turning to gold.

“Find the box three more times.” a disembodied voice announced.

Suddenly, they were standing outside a train compartment. Something was different about each of them, they just couldn’t put their finger on it. The very different clothes? Maybe Amelia’s hair color change? But it was obvious they had to turn the knob. They were never really sure which one of them opened the door on the four boys inside, but they definitely knew where they were now as they watched the train station slip away behind them.

Harry Potter is awesome

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Ok so I’m like one of the only people in my grade who’s read Harry Potter and Harry Potter is my favorite book series ever. It really sucks because I’m the only one who can Harry Potter references and jokes in class when something happens that relates to the books. I’ll say the Harry Potter joke or reference and no one will get it which is dumb because then my cleverness has gone to waste. Actually there is a girl in my class who likes Harry Potter just as much as I do but she’s really quiet and we only sit near each other in one class, so it’s kind of hard to talk about those types of things. I’ve tried to get my friends to read Harry Potter or at least watch the movies but they refuse because “the books are too big” or because “it’s boring”. That annoys the heckleton out of me because they are not boring whatsoever; and yea they’re big but that just makes for a better plot and character development. I really recommend Harry Potter to any one who hasn’t read it because it’s so interesting and good and realistic even though it’s about witches and wizards.