Character(s): Newt Scamander Categories: fluff; angst; comfort; could be platonic or romantic, whatever floats your boat Words: 1265
In which the reader is Newt’s partner in crime and fellow Hufflepuff, and is just really stressed about this man’s safety. (Takes place after they caught the occamy and before the whole Credence deal went down.)
In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.
Don’t kill me for this, I’m on a sugar rush and I got a theory about this movie that probably makes no sense whatoever
So Fantastic Beasts is gonna stretch through 1945, yes? What happens from 1926-1945? Well, first we see the Roaring 20s, 1920-1929, which Queenie is clearly a fan of with her bobbed hair and showing skin (considering the timeline, showing skin). After that? Great Depression, 1929-1939. What pulls the U.S out of the Great Depression? World War Two, 1939-1945. Who is targeted in World War Two? Jews (and other races- for now focusing on them). Why am I bringing this up? Goldstein. A Jewish surname. Who share the surname? The two bob-haired sisters Queenie and Porpentina. Porpentina and Queen Goldstein. Goldstein is a famously Jewish surname(Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Gold ‘gold’ + Stein ‘stone’). Anthony Goldstein, the other Jewish wizard in the franchise, his wiki CONFIRMS that he, Queenie, and Porpentina are related, which basically confirms that Queenie and Porpentina have some Jewish heritage.
There’s a few possibilities I can already guess for the future movies
Movie 3, 4, or 5 will take place in Germany, Poland, England, France, Hungary, or Denmark (My personal bet is France)
Porpentina and Queenie are gonna have really shitty luck
The actual Percival Graves(IF there is one) might currently be somewhere in northern Europe or England(if he, y’know, exists and isn’t dead)
A society which reverences the attainment of riches as the supreme felicity will naturally be disposed to regard the poor as damned in the next world, if only to justify itself for making their life a hell in this.
R. H. Tawney, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926)
When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.