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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Sequel (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Peter North, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Ninclow

    Ninclow Fourth Year

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    ... A sperg?
     
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    I think BTT was referring to Asperger's syndrome, a version of autism.
     
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    Colloquial slang for someone with autism.
     
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    I figured, it's just that I, being an Asperger, was interested to know whether that was a kind of slur or just a matter of shortening down the name of my diagnosis. Not to seem completely prone to preconception of anything or about anyone, but I've experienced being judged and labeled because of the diagnosis, so I react a bit spontaneously when I see or hear things that might indicate someone have a low opinion on people like me just for having Asperger's.

    Sorry if I ought to have made that clearer, and my apologies if I've offended anyone. I don't mean to imply anything about anyone, really, I'm just kind of cautious.
     
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    Sorry for double post, but...

    Newt Scamander had his traveler's permit rejected by the Ministry of Magic for being uncooperative and reluctant to share details about the reason behind his last excursion overseas - as we can see from props photos on Pottermore (easier to find on the harrypotter wikia). Yet, Newt goes to France. I think I know how: Do you remember Newt riding on the back of a grindelyow (sure I misspelled that) or whatever that creature was underwater in the trailer? I think he traveled to France through the Great Lake at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

    As Rowling once said: "The lake is the setting for the second task that the Triwizard competitors must face in Goblet of Fire, which is also my favourite task. I find it satisfyingly creepy; I like the diversity of the methods employed by the competitors to breathe underwater, and I enjoyed plumbing the depths of a part of the grounds that had never been seen before. In the original draft of Chamber of Secrets, I had Harry and Ron crash into the lake in Mr Weasley's Ford Anglia, and meet the merpeople there for the first time. At that time I had a vague notion that the lake might lead to other places, and that the merpeople might play a larger role in the later books than they did, so I thought that Harry ought to be introduced to both at this stage. However, the Whomping Willow provided a more satisfying, less distracting crash, and served a later purpose in Prisoner of Azkaban, too. The Great Lake (which is really a Scottish loch, apparently freshwater and landlocked) never did develop as a portal to other seas or rivers, although the appearance of the Durmstrang ship from its depths in Goblet of Fire hints at the fact that if you are travelling by an enchanted craft, you might be able to take a magical shortcut to other waterways."

    Leave it to Dumbledore to find a way for Newt to travel to other countries without the Ministry being able to detect him! :-D

    I think there is something there, guys! :-D
     
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    This is something that has been speculated on in every Youtube deconstruction of the trailer since its release but you're right to bring it up here.

    Personally I had believed the Kelpie to be bringing him from Dover to France but I'm chill with them giving more Hogwarts time.
     
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    I haven't really watched many trailer deconstructions, but I can't say I'm all that surprised that I'm not the only one to have reached that conclusion. By the way, why do you think it's from Dover to France?