Now that the Harry Potter books and movies have all been released, you might think my love for the series has died down. You would be wrong. I listen to the audio books usually once a year (currently on book six... and Harry just saw the memory of Tom Riddle in the orphanage, and he is about to pretend to slip the lucky potion into Ron's drink before the big quidditch match.. Ah, the memories!) I check in with mugglenet more often that I care to admit (WHAT?), and I still love wearing my Harry Potter shirts (who wouldn't?)....
So yeah. I am still a pretty big fan. It's just that now my nerdiness rarely has an opportunity to come shining through. That is, until yesterday. I was sitting in the dentists front office when I read about JK Rowling writing the SCREENPLAY for the MOVIE based on the Book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. My reaction was something like this:
And I know most of you don't even know what 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' even is ... and that really is sad for you. It's a textbook in the series that the students read. Several years ago JK wrote it for charity, but that's just the textbook. The new movie will be about the author of the book, Newt Scamander, and his adventures within the magical world.
So I know it's ridiculous to be THIS excited since it isn't even a NEW Harry Potter movie... it takes place 70 years before good old HP, But STILL. It's based in the magical world, and JK is writing it. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?!?!
Possibly a lot, but I prefer to think NOTHING! It will be perfect and magical and I WILL LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT! Plus, I will get to see it with Henry. And if there is one thing that has made me sad about Harry Potter, it's that the series ended before Henry was old enough to share in the excitement of a new book or movie release with me. Looks like that might have at least kind of changed, and that in itself is exciting.