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Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide

Close persons and friends may appreciate a list of all things Newt Scamander-related, to help them understand how to care for this unique creature.  Here is a composed list, which shall be ongoing.  Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide - pg 1.

Brief notes and Findings:

  • When very deep in thought, Newt will usually put something to or in his mouth.  Fingers pressed to lips, wand between teeth, or, in unfortunate circumstances, tie being chewed on.  These are the signs of a happy, productive Newt, and should not be bothered.  Make note to check back in several hours, as this Newt is likely to forget to eat.
  • An angered, protective Newt is a very dangerous Newt.  He is very easily recognizable by sharp, command-like instructions, nonverbal spells cast at your assailant(s), and a need to stand in front of you.  Note: This Newt is not harmful to you, and once all external dangers are removed, should be gently and cautiously talked down, both with quiet words and soft touches.  Some outside assistance may be required; i.e. a light calming draught or a fluffy, non-violent creature.
  • When frustrated, Newt can become exceedingly waspish and sarcastic.  Do not take these attacks to heart, and give him space.  Your Newt will come to you with a proper apology eventually, and you can help him work through his most recent problem then.
  • Even at the best of times, a happy and content Newt will forget about basic necessities, such as eating and sleeping.  It is important to make sure that he is getting enough of both, and has regular contact with those outside of his case, regardless of current research.  Note: Exceptions must be made for creature hatchings, births, or injuries.  Newt will not respond to any outside force during these times.
  • While very shy, Newt is an extremely tactile creature himself.  If it’s noted that he has spent too much time sequestered away with his creatures, attempt small, forward gestures and light hair pettings.  A Newt who is comfortable with you may offer cautious touches or hugs in return.  Be sure to accept these, and reward all interpersonal behaviour with smiles, affectionate words, and treats. Note: Chocolate and marzipan are always accepted.  

anonymous asked:

favorite books/authors?

Poetry:
Complete Poems, Anna Akhmatova
Selected Poems II: 1976-1986, Margaret Atwood
New Collected Poems, Eavan Boland
Selected Poems, Gwendolyn Brooks
Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson
The Beauty of the Husband, Anne Carson
Glass, Irony & God, Anne Carson
Selected Poems, T.S. Eliot
Seam, Tarfia Faizullah
Averno, Louise Glück
Poems 1962-2012, Louise Glück
Opened Ground, Seamus Heaney
The Black Unicorn, Audre Lorde
Certain Magical Acts, Alice Notley
In the Pines, Alice Notley
New and Selected Poems: Vol.1, Mary Oliver
Extracting the Stone of Madness, Alejandra Pizarnik
The Collected Poems, Sylvia Plath
Incorrect Merciful Impulses, Camille Rankine
Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine
The Poetry of Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke
If Not: Winter, Sappho (tr. Anne Carson)
Crush, Richard Siken
Selected Poems, Marina Tsvetaeva

Fiction:
The House of Spirits, Isabel Allende
Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood
An Oresteia, Aeschylus, Euripedes, Sophokles (tr. Anne Carson)
The Complete Plays, Anton Chekov
The Complete Poems and Plays, T.S. Eliot
Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripedes (tr. Anne Carson)
My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin
Niels Lyhne, Jens Peter Jacobsen
Selected Stories, Alice Munro
Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

Non-fiction:
The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson
Men in the Off Hours: “Dirt and Desire: Essay on the Phenomenology of Female Pollution in Antiquity,” Anne Carson
Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J. R. R. Tolkien, J.B. Croft
Selected Letters, Martha Gellhorn
Letters: Summer 1926, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Rilke
The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Letters to a Young Poet,  Rainer Maria Rilke
Straw for the Fire, Theodore Roethke
Wartime Writings 1939-1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters
Journal of a Solitude, May Sarton
Reborn: Notebooks & Journals 1947-1963, Susan Sontag

Authors:
Anna Akhmatova
Simone de Beauvoir
Anne Carson
Sandra Cisneros
Emily Dickinson
Louise Glück
Hermann Hesse
John Keats
Clarice Lispector
Katherine Mansfield
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Anaïs Nin
Alice Notley
Mary Oliver
Alejandra Pizarnik
Sylvia Plath
Adrienne Rich
Rainer Maria Rilke
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Susan Sontag
Wisława Szymborska
J.R.R. Tolkien
Marina Tsvetaeva
Oscar Wilde
Virginia Woolf

Io sono un cazzo di soldato senza una guerra. Ed esito, barcollo ma non mi ci vedi a terra.
—  Tiziano Ferro

Newt’s finally finished writing his book, and, as promised, has brought copies for his friends.

“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice,”