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(Huffington Post)   JK Rowling confirms Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a trilogy, much like The Godfather, Star Wars, and The Hobbit   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 43
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2014-03-30 03:34:26 PM
Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?
 
2014-03-30 04:13:09 PM

cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?


Yup.
 
2014-03-30 04:14:33 PM
Well, I wouldn't be here for any other reason.
 
2014-03-30 04:14:52 PM
The Fellowship of the Fantastic Beasts, The Two Fantastic Beasts and Return of the Fantastic Beasts?
 
2014-03-30 04:16:33 PM

cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?


LOL  .

That Said  Fantastic Breasts and where to find them would have a good shot at being the best selling self help type book ever,
 
2014-03-30 04:18:17 PM

grimlock1972: cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?

LOL  .

That Said  Fantastic Breasts and where to find them would have a good shot at being the best selling self help type book ever,


Except for the chapter detailing a trip to the Clarmont Lounge in Atlanta.
 
2014-03-30 04:23:48 PM

Tom_Slick: grimlock1972: cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?

LOL  .

That Said  Fantastic Breasts and where to find them would have a good shot at being the best selling self help type book ever,

Except for the chapter detailing a trip to the Clarmont Lounge in Atlanta.


"This pair has found a useful niche as a can crushing device. In return for this service, they receive single dollars."
 
2014-03-30 04:29:25 PM

Tom_Slick: grimlock1972: cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?

LOL  .

That Said  Fantastic Breasts and where to find them would have a good shot at being the best selling self help type book ever,

Except for the chapter detailing a trip to the Clarmont Lounge in Atlanta.


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2014-03-30 04:37:04 PM

cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?


Yes and I was hoping Emma Watson would be in it.
 
2014-03-30 04:45:35 PM

ReapTheChaos: cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?

Yup.


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2014-03-30 04:59:35 PM

Clash City Farker: The Fellowship of the Fantastic Beasts, The Two Fantastic Beasts and Return of the Fantastic Beasts?


And the inevitable Rowling inspired fan fiction, the Fantastic Beasts With Two Backs.
 
2014-03-30 05:00:04 PM
This is not news. We knew it was going to be a trilogy months ago
 
2014-03-30 05:02:01 PM

theflatline: Tom_Slick: grimlock1972: cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?

LOL  .

That Said  Fantastic Breasts and where to find them would have a good shot at being the best selling self help type book ever,

Except for the chapter detailing a trip to the Clarmont Lounge in Atlanta.


Lets see, that's AB, AB, and I'm guessing the midget stripper is Abby.
 
2014-03-30 05:03:43 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: Clash City Farker: The Fellowship of the Fantastic Beasts, The Two Fantastic Beasts and Return of the Fantastic Beasts?

And the inevitable Rowling inspired fan fiction, the Fantastic Beasts With Two Backs.


Originally entitled To the Fantastic Beasts and Back Again.
 
2014-03-30 05:32:44 PM
Just read the synopsis - "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contains the history of Magizoology and describes 75 magical species found around the world." So, I guess it's gonna be Harry Pokemon...

"Ork! Ork! Ork!'

"Look! It's a Bluggywug! A water type! I choose Yooooooou!" Then, you go to some "Hitchhikers Guide CGI entry about it as it spins around 360 degrees...

Still. Probably better than the next Star Trek...
 
2014-03-30 05:49:09 PM
Monster Manual was the first thing I thought of.
 
2014-03-30 06:51:15 PM
I would love it if they took the time to actually build up the HP world internationally instead of making it all Britain-centric. The US could have several wizard schools from different cultures. They referenced a "Salem Institute" in Goblet of Fire, but there is a lot of cool potential for variation. Maybe a Louisiana school for witch doctors/voodoo, or maybe one that specializes in Native American stuff.

That being said, I would love it if Grindelwald's rise to power was something that got fleshed out, since he seems to have been the wizard version of Hitler.
 
2014-03-30 07:01:12 PM

cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?


check.
 
2014-03-30 07:06:32 PM
Did she burn through all of her money already?
 
2014-03-30 07:09:00 PM
Dan Brown in drag.
 
2014-03-30 07:11:47 PM

bborchar: Did she burn through all of her money already?


Writers have to write.  Can't help it.
 
2014-03-30 08:28:21 PM

bborchar: Did she burn through all of her money already?


Actually, kind of. She's donated something like 80% of what she's earned to charity.
 
2014-03-30 09:09:52 PM
I shall type my
 
2014-03-30 09:12:15 PM
Post in three separate
 
2014-03-30 09:13:52 PM

Strolpol: they


You can just refer to her as "she". In fact, she is not interested in doing that. As far as I know she went to great lengths to insist that the principal cast would be entirely British when she negotiated the film deals.
 
2014-03-30 09:14:02 PM
installments
 
2014-03-30 09:38:24 PM

Strolpol: I would love it if they took the time to actually build up the HP world internationally instead of making it all Britain-centric. The US could have several wizard schools from different cultures. They referenced a "Salem Institute" in Goblet of Fire, but there is a lot of cool potential for variation. Maybe a Louisiana school for witch doctors/voodoo, or maybe one that specializes in Native American stuff.



That was one thing where there was far too much hand-waving.  While she was willing to accept and discuss the existence of Europe, she pretended as if the United States simply wasn't there.  She could have at least said that the witch trials in the 1600s meant that wizarding had never caught on in North America and left it at that.
 
2014-03-30 10:06:14 PM

Strolpol: I would love it if they took the time to actually build up the HP world internationally instead of making it all Britain-centric. The US could have several wizard schools from different cultures. They referenced a "Salem Institute" in Goblet of Fire, but there is a lot of cool potential for variation. Maybe a Louisiana school for witch doctors/voodoo, or maybe one that specializes in Native American stuff.

That being said, I would love it if Grindelwald's rise to power was something that got fleshed out, since he seems to have been the wizard version of Hitler.


If you really want to read a book about an American magic school, I highly recommend The Magicians by Lev Grossman. It avoids a lot of HP's tropes and magical cliches. It's set in a college-type school (with all the poor decisions and hedonism that entails). The protagonist is not "the chosen one", just a nerdy, slightly self-loathing introvert. And magic has some dedinite mechanics, it isn't as simple as knowing how to swish a wand properly and pronounce levi-O-sa.
 
2014-03-30 10:23:45 PM

grimlock1972: cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?

LOL  .

That Said  Fantastic Breasts and where to find them would have a good shot at being the best selling self help type book ever,


It would have exactly two words:  "The Internet"
 
2014-03-30 11:05:13 PM

Mr Tarantula: Strolpol: I would love it if they took the time to actually build up the HP world internationally instead of making it all Britain-centric. The US could have several wizard schools from different cultures. They referenced a "Salem Institute" in Goblet of Fire, but there is a lot of cool potential for variation. Maybe a Louisiana school for witch doctors/voodoo, or maybe one that specializes in Native American stuff.

That being said, I would love it if Grindelwald's rise to power was something that got fleshed out, since he seems to have been the wizard version of Hitler.

If you really want to read a book about an American magic school, I highly recommend The Magicians by Lev Grossman. It avoids a lot of HP's tropes and magical cliches. It's set in a college-type school (with all the poor decisions and hedonism that entails). The protagonist is not "the chosen one", just a nerdy, slightly self-loathing introvert. And magic has some dedinite mechanics, it isn't as simple as knowing how to swish a wand properly and pronounce levi-O-sa.


This is a point that many magic movies and shows are ver unclear on. Is magic a "gift" that certain people have? Or is it simply a matter of saying the right spell?
So many times they say someone has "great power" but then show some muggle accidentally read a spell and conjur up some huge monster or something. If it's simply a matter of saying the right words then what power comes into it, other than being able to remember the words?
 
2014-03-30 11:06:12 PM
Hey Subby... Star Wars was never supposed to be a trilogy, despite what the bad man next door told you that one day you came over to watch the movies and ended up playing Stormtrooper Strip Search.
 
2014-03-30 11:57:16 PM
Master headline, subby.
 
2014-03-31 12:02:06 AM

Strolpol: I would love it if they took the time to actually build up the HP world internationally instead of making it all Britain-centric. The US could have several wizard schools from different cultures. They referenced a "Salem Institute" in Goblet of Fire, but there is a lot of cool potential for variation. Maybe a Louisiana school for witch doctors/voodoo, or maybe one that specializes in Native American stuff.

That being said, I would love it if Grindelwald's rise to power was something that got fleshed out, since he seems to have been the wizard version of Hitler.


Canadian public wizard school has the same pedagogical setup as American wizard school, but British wizard school standards. All students have to study French wizardry up to grade 6, but then can option into French wizardry immersion. Of course, for two weeks every year, all the students study aboriginal wizardry but it isn't on a test or anything so it's considered very important and everybody forgets about it.
 
2014-03-31 02:31:26 AM

Flint Ironstag: This is a point that many magic movies and shows are ver unclear on. Is magic a "gift" that certain people have? Or is it simply a matter of saying the right spell?


I think that's something that's actually covered in the books: that the wizards keep an eye on young muggles and those who show magic talent are invited to Hogwarts when the time comes; I'm pretty sure it's covered in Herimone's backstory, as she's one of the few characters who doesn't have a wizard parent.
 
2014-03-31 05:46:49 AM

Strolpol: I would love it if they took the time to actually build up the HP world internationally instead of making it all Britain-centric. The US could have several wizard schools from different cultures. They referenced a "Salem Institute" in Goblet of Fire, but there is a lot of cool potential for variation. Maybe a Louisiana school for witch doctors/voodoo, or maybe one that specializes in Native American stuff.

That being said, I would love it if Grindelwald's rise to power was something that got fleshed out, since he seems to have been the wizard version of Hitler.


Last I heard, the "Fantastic Beasts" movie will have an American protagonist, and will happen in New York during the 1920's.
 
2014-03-31 07:11:33 AM

Strolpol: I would love it if they took the time to actually build up the HP world internationally instead of making it all Britain-centric. The US could have several wizard schools from different cultures. They referenced a "Salem Institute" in Goblet of Fire, but there is a lot of cool potential for variation. Maybe a Louisiana school for witch doctors/voodoo, or maybe one that specializes in Native American stuff.

That being said, I would love it if Grindelwald's rise to power was something that got fleshed out, since he seems to have been the wizard version of Hitler.


I would want to see how the wizard government is set up. Is the Ministry of Magic a Ministry within Her Majesty's Government? Is the Minister appointed by the Prime Minister?

Is there a Department of Magic in the US with a Secretary of Magic that's appointed by the President?
 
2014-03-31 07:20:18 AM

Aar1012: I would want to see how the wizard government is set up. Is the Ministry of Magic a Ministry within Her Majesty's Government? Is the Minister appointed by the Prime Minister?


Well, this was obviously answered in the books. The Ministry of Magic is a shadow government that works beside the Muggle government, who only take cares of magical folks. The sixth book (I think) actually shows the new minister of Magic introducing itself to the new Muggle Prime Minister once he took office, so now, the Muggle Prime Minister has no say in the affairs of the Minister Of Magic.
 
2014-03-31 08:56:47 AM
The Godfather was NOT a trilogy.
 
2014-03-31 09:56:40 AM

Clash City Farker: The Fellowship of the Fantastic Beasts, The Two Fantastic Beasts and Return of the Fantastic Beasts?


I didn't see breasts in the title, but after the Boobies I read it in your titles.  Was good for a lol or two.
 
2014-03-31 12:47:41 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Flint Ironstag: This is a point that many magic movies and shows are ver unclear on. Is magic a "gift" that certain people have? Or is it simply a matter of saying the right spell?

I think that's something that's actually covered in the books: that the wizards keep an eye on young muggles and those who show magic talent are invited to Hogwarts when the time comes; I'm pretty sure it's covered in Herimone's backstory, as she's one of the few characters who doesn't have a wizard parent.


But if saying a spell is all that it takes to make something happen, as many movies and tv shows have shown, then what talent is needed?
AFAIK the HP movies show magic as pure talent, you have it or you dont, but many movies have shown both talented wizards and yet had muggles just read a spell and some huge thing happens suggesting there is no skill needed. If you say the right words the spell will work.
 
2014-03-31 05:25:57 PM

Flint Ironstag: But if saying a spell is all that it takes to make something happen, as many movies and tv shows have shown, then what talent is needed?


In Rowlings universe, simply reciting a spell doesn't work, which is why magic "doesn't work" for most people.

I can't remember who she's writing about, but in one of the books, she's talking about one of the characters as an infant and all the trouble they caused because they were able to make magic things happen unconsciously, without any spells.  Someone would do something which pissed them off and they'd curse them without even knowing what they were doing.

Under the same logic, it's why some wizards can cast spells without saying anything.
 
2014-03-31 11:11:53 PM

LL316: The Godfather was NOT a trilogy.


The book wasn't, but there were three movies, 1, 2, 3, count'em.
 
2014-04-01 08:09:34 AM

GungFu: ReapTheChaos: cman: Anyone else first think that the headline said "breasts"?

Yup.

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or the series where her male assistant tried to catch them when they slipped...?
 
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