Five Ways to Survive the Wait for “Fantastic Beasts” on DVD
We saw it. We loved it. We saw it again. And now we wait. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released amid a whirlwind of chaos back in November. Finally, we got to step into J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world again! But now we’re in the slow, Newt-less lull between the end of movie theater screenings and the DVD release date of March 27. We’re nearly there, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having wizarding world withdrawal symptoms and need to Apparate back to 1920s New York. What better way to pull us through the final stretch than to decree our top survival tips?
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2. Reread Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Why not reread the book from which this story began? After all, it was Newt’s journey to write this book that sent him around the world and to America in the first place. Reminisce on Newt’s search for the invisible Demiguise! Let your heart melt a little at the thought of Pickett the Bowtruckle! A new, expanded edition of one of Obscurus Books’ finest publications will be released on March 14! What better time could there possibly be to read our beloved Hufflepuff’s own writing?
3. The Soundtrack
Music does wonders for igniting feelings in audiences, so maybe if you close your eyes, don your Hogwarts scarf, and clutch your wand, it will feel like you’re with the new quartet once again! There are plenty of places where you can hear the whole score, such as iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and the good old CD. You may even hear a few bars of “Hedwig’s Theme.”
4. Fan Fiction
Some love it. Some hate it. Yes, it’s not for everybody, but at a time when we’re all desperately anticipating watching Fantastic Beasts once again, isn’t it a good opportunity to try something new? A few pieces are starting to trickle like Pensieve memories onto MuggleNet Fan Fiction, and it’s only a matter of time before writers in the fandom get a surge of ideas they need to share with us all. Fan fiction is an excellent way to occupy yourself at times when you could really do with a Summoning Charm for another slice of J.K. Rowling’s brain. Consider Fantastic Beasts your fan fiction starter kit, and see where your Ravenclaw curiosity wanders from there!
5. Reread Harry Potter!
Of course, we couldn’t not include a reread of our favorite series on this list! Harry Potter is the perfect medicine to soothe all ailments, including missing your favorite new characters! Sadly, this isn’t mandatory reading for the entire population, so you’re going to have to do this on your own Muggle time. However, take this post as a key from us to unlock your Potter heart once again, take Sorcerer’s Stone down from the Harry Potter shrine, and start reading. You’re going to need to brush up on your knowledge ahead of future movies, so it’s best to start now!
Be Slytherin, Fantastic Beasts fans, and gather every ounce of resilience. Unless there’s a Time-Turner nearby, the wait is nearly over!