Why the Villain Reveal in FANTASTIC BEASTS is so Troubling

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Last night, I went to the cinema with my mum to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And we loved it. The creatures were amazing, Newt was the sweetest darling (look at his tiny hopeful face!), and the visual effects were just stunning.

The eagle thing swooping, everyone crying over Jacob, wand umbrellas, the teapot dragon, the mole-platypus (ooh, this one’s a Niffler). Not to mention Queenie being the greatest, the literal giant ball of rage, a TON of apparating because this lot are grown-up wizards who can, and the CASE. Holy heaven, steal my beating heart, Newt’s CASE.

Also, I love you, Eddie Redmayne, but you are one heck of a mumbler on the important words. If someone could link me to some kind of guide to the magical creatures which appeared in the film, I would be ETERNALLY grateful.

But now, I want to talk about the ending, more specifically the villain reveal, because I came away with a lot of feelings about it and most of them were icky.

There will be major spoilers from here on in. I mean it. Stop reading now. If I’d known this before going into the cinema, it might have ruined the whole film for me, so you have been WARNED.

Seriously. Stop reading if you haven’t already seen the film.

I mean it.  Continue reading

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Ten Books On My TBR


I know what you’re thinking. Only ten?? But hear me out for a second. My TBR these days is mostly digital – I simply can’t justify buying all the books I want to read, in terms of money and in terms of shelf space. So my TBR currently contains 66 books. I use Goodreads to keep track, so you can view the whole list here. I also shelve for diversity to make myself more aware of what exactly it is I’m reading, and have an especial fondness for my asexuality and faith shelves – I’ve read precious little that could fit into either of these categories, and I want to have a whole period of just reading books that include characters who identify as I do with these terms.

So, for Top Ten Tuesday, I’ve decided to highlight the ten books from this list I’m most excited to read. Hopefully writing this list will commit me to reading them!  Continue reading