Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Did Rowling Provide a Flashback to Ron and Hermione's First Meeting? Day 9 of the 12 Days of #FantasticBeasts

On the ninth day of Fantastic Beasts, my true love gave to me... Easter Eggs!

Welcome to day 9 of the 12 Days of Fantastic Beasts! Who doesn't love Easter Eggs for Christmas? Scroll below for three of the dozen+ we found from Fantastic Secrets Behind Fantastic Beasts.


Ashwinder Egg by Kayla Perkinson

Flashback to Ron and Hermione’s First Meeting

Newt—(pointing at hot dog mustard still on Tina’s lips)
(p. 31).

Remember the smudge of dirt Hermione pointed out on Ron’s nose when first meeting him on board the Hogwarts Express? We know these new two are going to get on famously.

Mrs. Weasley’s Clock

I’m sure many Potter fans thought, just like I did, when seeing the MACUSA threat-level clock—Mrs. Weasley! This new (old) clock that points to the danger of the American wizarding community’s exposure to the No-Maj world looks remarkably similar in form and function to the one Mrs. Weasley used to track the safety of her family members. More on the MACUSA clock in the Plot chapter.

Credence’s hand wounds—Provide an unhappy flashback to Harry’s wounds from Umbridge’s lines.

What Easter Eggs did you find in Fantastic Beasts? Please share them in the comments below.

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About the Book:

Fantastic Secrets Behind Fantastic Beasts

Explore JK Rowling's secrets, one clue at a time!

Fantastic Secrets Behind Fantastic Beasts is THE guide for all Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them fans eager to experience anew the excitement of of finding clues and sharing speculation, just like they enjoyed during the height of the Harry Potter series. New fans will be amazed at the secrets lurking underneath the surface of Rowling's newest film. Diving deeply into the story's mysteries, S.P. Sipal offers a detailed analysis of the analogies, myths, and clues JK Rowling hid on screen and on page to charm her fans once again.

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  • Is there an Animagi hidden in the story?
  • Why will there be FIVE movies?
  • What secret is Modesty hiding?
  • Did Frank wipe out ALL the memories from that fateful night?
  • And was Grindelwald already in possession of the Elder Wand?

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