Can we talk about Harry Potter?
The Harry Potter fandom has really jumped back into action lately, hasn’t it? It’s not like it was ever really dead, but with the new play, book, AND movie coming out the whole Harry Potter universe has gotten a bit of a revival.
The Internet is brimming with all things Harry Potter, and as a long time Potterhead I’m loving every second of it! :D
Who else is getting really excited about all the buzz going on?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
You know, I like that they decided to make a play rather than “just” a book or movie. The Potterverse now nicely covers pretty much all forms of entertainment. Also, a theatre play sounds classy, doesn’t it?
From what I’ve seen on the website, my general opinion is that everything looks great. The cast seem spot on, Paul Thornley especially look exactly how I would imagine a grown-up Ron to look like!
Damn, I wish I could go to London to see the play… I will get the book version as soon as possible, though! Are any of you going to see the play live?
Have you read the new writing by J.K. Rowling? I would’ve expected a North American school of witchcraft and wizardry to be much more based on Native American magic/mythology/culture etc. That was a bit disappointing, but the story was still fun to read.
When the old Pottermore sorted me into Slytherin I had a bit of an identity crisis. Last year I had to retake the test when the new Pottermore came out, and this time I was sorted into Ravenclaw. Guess that’s the final verdict. To be honest, Slytherin has grown on me and I feel like I’m still at least part Slytherin now. A Slytherclaw if you will.
Ilvermorny has four houses, just like at Hogwarts, and there’s even a sorting test on Pottermore. When I took the test I was sorted into Thunderbird.
I don’t feel a very strong connection to Ilvermorny as it has been basically unknown to us until now. I also can’t say I have any opinions about my house. From the description, it does sound like Thunderbird would suit me very well, so I’m not opposed to the result. As a side note, I obviously must have a thing for birds in the HP universe… :P
Being Scandinavian, if I were to attend a magical school I would probably have ended up at Durmstrang. It has been named the “North European” school, and even though the location is hidden it is most likely somewhere in Scandinavia, the Baltic states, or north-west Russia. Any of those locations would be closer to me than Hogwarts or Beauxbatons, so it would make the most sense to go there.
Since Durmstrang has been portrayed negatively for the most part I’m not sure how I feel about that…
Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them
This is one of the most anticipated movies of the year for me! The trailer is making me wish it was November already, I can’t wait to watch it! It looks to be made in the same style as the Harry Potter movies, which were absolutely beautiful, so my expectations are high.
Have you seen the new trailer released yesterday? I’m so excited! :D
Bonus: Severus Snape and the Marauders
In case you haven’t heard of this before; I just want to share this cool short film made by a group of fans. It revolves around an encounter between, well, Snape and the Marauders. The film is set in 1978, just as they have all graduated from Hogwarts.
SSATM started as a project on Kickstarter and was finished in March this year. You can watch it for free on Youtube, and if you haven’t yet I think you should. I found the film really well made, with decent effects and nice actors.