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The Implications of Rappaport’s Law

The Implications of Rappaport’s Law

We know that Ilvermorny is the youngest of the wizarding schools; founded in the 1620s. It is unusual that it was founded by a family: an Irish witch, an English Muggle and their adoptive sons. The school was their home and it was unlikely they…

Chinese Creatures in Secrets of Dumbledore

Chinese Creatures in Secrets of Dumbledore

The code name for FB3 was vermillion. Maura Leamy has tweeted about the inclusion of Chinese Beasts in FB3 here Of course, the Zouwu was featured in Crimes of Grindelwald. But the Zhuyan mentioned in the tweet above is another option. The demiguise is native…

When Was the Triwizard Tournament Cancelled?

When Was the Triwizard Tournament Cancelled?

The Triwizard Tournament began in 1294 and was held every 5 years, with the schools taking it in turns to host. By 1994, it hadn’t been held for roughly 100 years.  The 1890s overlaps with the Fantastic Beasts timeline enough to be of interest.  In…

Is Modesty Barebone A Witch?

Is Modesty Barebone A Witch?

In Fantastic Beasts Grindelwald mistakes Credence for a squib and Modesty for an obscurus. Certainly, he could sense magical energy from her.  Then we have the wand. Modesty told Mary Lou that it was a toy and I believe she was telling the truth. But…

The Ilvermorny Quartet

The Ilvermorny Quartet

The American Wizarding school is unique in that new students have a wand choosing ceremony after the Sorting. There are 4 major wand makers and these match very well with the four known Ilvermorny students of the Fantastic Beasts era.  Tina Goldstein: Thunderbird: House of…

How Old Is Minerva McGonagall?

How Old Is Minerva McGonagall?

1888: Minerva McGonagall is born to parents, Robert and Isobel in the Scottish Highlands  1900: Minerva attends Hogwarts and is taught Transfiguration by Professor Dumbledore  1907: Minerva graduates Hogwarts and joins the Ministry of Magic  1910: McGonagall works in the Transfiguration Department under Albus Dumbledore,…

‘Secrets of Dumbledore’ Fan-Made Poster

‘Secrets of Dumbledore’ Fan-Made Poster

I was bored and I figured I could make a poster for fun. So yeah, here it is. (I’ve also provided a making-of, time-lapse video below.)

Fantastic Beasts Animation

Fantastic Beasts Animation

A little bit animation experiment to imagining what if Fantastic Beasts have an anime adaptation. I want to share some process that I did while working on several of my fan animations 1. Auror Tina Goldstein Apparate in Paris A very short animation reimagining Tina…

Tycho Deciphered: A Breakdown of ‘The Predictions of Tycho Dodonus’

Tycho Deciphered: A Breakdown of ‘The Predictions of Tycho Dodonus’

A complicated yet fundamental element to the understanding of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, ‘The Predictions of Tycho Dodonus’ was a book of poetic prophecies, written by the eponymous Seer. The important prediction, Prophecy 20, is the one that is pivotal to the plot…

Fashionable Development: An Analysis of Queenie Goldstein

Fashionable Development: An Analysis of Queenie Goldstein

The complex Queenie Goldstein took a surprise turn of character in the Crimes of Grindelwald, yet her change in allegiance is very cleverly demonstrated in her appearance. HAIR In fiction, hair is often depicted as a character’s embodiment of control; a form of showing where…