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Elena Galatas

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  2. Edit: Updating my time because I'm too competitive for my own good >.>
  3. Unfinished: https://i.imgur.com/aoOi1CF.png (the puzzle preview is up) Finished: https://i.imgur.com/uJmT3Vi.png
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  7. This one took a bit longer because I was working and forgot to pause the clock lmao Unfinished: https://i.imgur.com/mGWHGq6.png Finished: https://i.imgur.com/Mx9TLj4.png
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  10. ...honestly that had never even crossed my mind. I had always imagined McGonagall was there at that time for some reason. I know she worked for the Ministry of Magic before she came to Hogwarts, but she was sort of seamlessly included in the films, and it didn't even occur to me that they were taking place much too early for her to be there. the HP Lexicon has her DOB listed as 1935 so she wouldn't have even been born yet by the time of the first three movies, let alone have been someone teaching Newt and Leta while they were at Hogwarts. It looks like they're trying to retcon her age a bit, but I don't think her addition made too much of a difference one way or another aside from, like you said, the addition of having a fan-favourite character on the big screen.
  11. Warning: There will be spoilers, but I've marked them off. I hope lmao. I saw Secrets of Dumbledore last weekend (and I'm seeing it again this weekend, but that's not the point >.>), and I have to say that this one did a bit better than the last film in some areas, but not as great in others. I really like being able to see and learn more about magical creatures that we haven't been introduced to yet; learning about the Swooping Death and seeing it in action was really cool in Fantastic Beasts, and watching Newt introduce Jacob to all the creatures was one of my favorite parts. I'm a massive animal lover, so of course it makes sense I would totally fall for the magizoologist lol. In any event, I really wish we were able to see more creatures in the later films like we did in the first film, but I think Secrets of Dumbledore did a decent job otherwise. All in all, I really liked the film. The way it ended wasn't entirely how I thought it would end, but I also think it ended in an intriguing manner, and I can't wait to see more films in the future.
  12. Also, as a secondary thought, I really wish that I had seen Will's warning myself earlier! I had gone onto the Harry Potter wikipedia to look at something about Creedence, and I saw all the spoilers from the third movie involving him, and it definitely was a shock. I hate the fact that they add in spoilers quite this early without any such warnings.
  13. I've seen the movie now, and I will definitely refrain from posting any sort of spoilers, but I can say I did enjoy it immensely. I think my biggest hangup with Queenie switching to Grindelwald's side just because he could offer her marriage to a no-maj was the fact that some of the regulations were a bit unclear. My main thought was "if the MACUSA won't let you marry in America, why can't you move somewhere that will allow you to do so?" Now, I definitely understand the idea of moving somewhere else entirely just to marry someone seems ridiculous, especially when your own family is somewhere else (with Tina being in the States), but at the same time she's a member of the Wizarding community! The Floo Network existed, so she could have easily gone to visit Tina (and Newt because it's no spoiler they end up together; that was established in either the HP novels themselves or in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (the novel), I just don't remember which) via Floo Powder. So, again, I raise my point of if the two of them want to marry so badly, why couldn't they have considered the idea of relocating to the UK where it's not illegal to marry a Muggle? Newt himself calls the Anti-Muggle laws 'backwards laws', and we have half-bloods and muggleborns witches and wizards that exist, so it stands to reason that it's not quite as frowned upon over there. That also brings up the question of what happened with the Muggleborn children in America? Surely there were some Muggle families where a magical child was born; after all, I think this is partially where we get Obscurials from. Were all of them forced to suppress their magic? Like...I don't understand why Queenie had to join Grindelwald just to be able to marry Jacob when she knew that joining him would surely cause a serious strain on their relationship, and I really don't understand why Americans were quite so Anti-Muggle; they can't even quote the Salem Witch Trials as the reason because the witch trials were a worldwide problem. Yes, it's important to keep the knowledge of the Wizarding Community a secret, but that doesn't mean some No-Majs/Muggles couldn't have been trusted. I think the Anti-Muggle Association laws were what stressed me out the most lol.
  14. I haven't seen the film yet, either, simply because I live in the United States and it did not premiere until today. That being said, I'm seeing it tomorrow, and I honestly am equally apprehensive and excited to see it. Crimes of Grindelwald left me with mixed emotions, but the largest one is complete confusion by Queenie's decision to join Grindelwald. That was absolutely the last thing I expected from her. I think there is a part of me that can understand her desire to just be able to be herself and be free to marry who she wants (ie. Jacob) , but I still never thought she would abandon her sister like that. I'm going into the film with an open mind and a hopeful feeling, but there is a large part of me that just hopes they fixed what (I feel) they messed up in the previous film. I can say, though, that I've seen a lot of people saying "there's absolutely no way that Creedence is some long-lost Dumbeldore brother!" like he was told by Grindelwald, and while I agree with this - we have a fairly well-known layout of the Dumbledore family's childhood and such - that doesn't necessarily mean that he can't be related to the Dumbeldores in some way; from what I've seen, Grindelwald doesn't necessarily outright lie, so much as twist and manipulate the truth to his own advantage. I think that's one of the most dangerous things about him. He knows exactly how to manipulate people to do his own bidding. Speaking of Grindelwald's manipulations, this just brings me back to the idea of Queenie joining him. The more I think about it (while writing this out) the more I can see how he managed to convince her to join him. The man is extremely manipulative, but he's also incredibly charming and charismatic. He knows what he wants, and he knows exactly how he can achieve it. Grindelwald knows that with someone like Queenie on his side, someone who is equally charming as well as a powerful Legilimens, he can get much further in his plans than without her. As for her legilimency and using that to see through Grindelwald's plans to his ultimate goal (one she would never support), I have no doubts that Gellert Grindelwald is a very gifted Occlumens. We saw Voldemort try and fail to penetrate Grindelwald's mind when he was in Nurmengard in 1998, and that was 53 years later; you can only imagine how much stronger he was when he was younger and in his prime. So when others ask how Queenie didn't see Gellert's true intentions, my best guess is that he is protecting his mind from her with occlumency. Combining his status as an Occlumens with his manipulations and charisma, it's honestly a bit surprising that he didn't have even more followers than he did. With all of that said, I'm more excited than anxious about Secrets of Dumbledore, and I am just counting down the hours and minutes until I see the film. It's 20 hours, 39 minutes, and 20 seconds as of right now. >.>
  15. Am I watching Lord of the Rings for the 100th time? Why yes. Yes I am...

    1. Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      \o/ I love watching them -- and I think I've watched the extras even more times than I've watched the movies. Oh yessss.

    2. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      Lol I have a marathon at least once every month or two. I love them so much. I’m still working on actually reading the books, BUT I love Tolkien and the movies so much. I’m starting Two Towers when I get home/on lunch if I can find it on Netflix xD

  16. I still need a new Captain Swan siggie >.> XD

    1. Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

      nice 2048 game you made, though. :) (everyone, look in DoHGaS - she MADE that second 2048!)

    2. Elena Galatas

      Elena Galatas

      lol thank you xD

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