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How to prepare for Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

Some of you may already have seen the film, but for others like me, this week will be the moment when we’ll finally get to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. To say that I’m thrilled would be an understatement, because it’s something that I and many with me have been looking forward too for quite some time. Finally we get to have our wands out (no pun intended) and enjoy the Wizarding World once again. But how do you emotionally prepare for such a big moment in your geeky fanlife? I mean, this will be the first time you will see a film that you will probably know by heart a few years from now. That first time is always special. Let’s take a look at how you should magically prepare yourself.

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1. Take friends who will understand you.

So my boyfriend knows nothing about Harry Potter and he seriously judged me when I came home from the Studio Tour with a wand. So he is definitely not the one I’m taking to see the film for the first time, instead, I am taking two of my friends who are also big Potterheads, because they will understand it when I clap like a maniac or cry like a baby. You should do the same. This is a very special moment. Do not let the muggles, or no-majs- ruin it for you.

 

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2. Bring the Tissues

I don’t know how many heart-breaking moments there will be in round 1 of the saga, but you might just want to take a box of tissues with you in case you get super emotional when the opening theme starts playing. Oh lord, the shivers. The memories. It’s already too much to handle! *takes tissues*

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3. Try to contain your squealing and clapping

This is going to be a tough one. I already squealed and clapped when I watched the trailer in the cinema. Can you imagine what it will be like when the film actually starts? But sadly you will not be alone in the room and it is not cute when everybody is quiet except for your making sounds like you are a pig that’s up for slaughtering. Unless everybody else is making noises. Then it’s totally cool for you to react.

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4. Show your Potter pride

Whether you take your wand or wear your Potter gear (check out that Marauder’s dress, the Gryffindor sweater and that Slytherin shirt below), be proud of your fandom. This is a new chapter. The next few years we have an excuse to go back to the Wizarding World again without it being weird. Take that opportunity! Show the world that you are magical! You’re with like-minded individuals for those two hours. Especially if you are a Hufflepuff, this is your chance to shine!

 

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5. Don’t be sad when it’s over.

You can still go see it as many times as you like. Staff at your local cinema might find you weird, but who the hell cares? Hogwarts, and the Wizarding World, will always be there to welcome you home. And when you truly are sad that the film ended, just remember that we have four more to go! And the magic continues…

The reviews have been great so far, so I am really excited for tomorrow. Naturally you will be able to read a totally unbiased review after I’ve watched it. So thank you J.K. Rowling for another round of magic.

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Article written by Ingrid

Ingrid is the twenty-something owner of The Sassologist, who loves everything that has to do with pop culture. While she is one of many who is in the process of writing a novel, she is also currently in denial over not being a witch. Her Hogwarts letter has yet to arrive. In the meantime she writes about pop culture and dreams about unicorns.

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