fantasticbeasts_kinkmeme ([personal profile] fantasticbeasts_kinkmeme) wrote2016-11-23 07:38 am

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Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
I figured it couldn't hurt to have a thread for random questions about the canon for those who can't find answerrs and are hoping their fellow "anons" (and not so anons) knew. Mostly because I have a question.

Does anyone know if the Niffler has a canon name and/or gender?

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't think a Canon name was mentioned but I think he's a he?

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2016-12-03 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh bollocks. Well it's too late to change what I have posted so far now.

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2016-12-10 07:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Speaking of Nifflers, do we have any more information about their behavior than the blurb that's written in the original FBAWTFT book? Also, I've only seen the film once and can't remember, does the Niffler make noises? There's a prompt I'd really like to fill but I'd want to know more about their habits and disposition if I can. Alternately, are there any domesticated magical creatures that do cute things?

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2016-12-13 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
I think it made noise? *Shrugs* If it helps any it looks like a cross between a playtpus and an echidna to me, so you could probably borrow a bit off them...

Puffskiens. I think. If licking the inside of noses is cute. Pygmy Puffs were invented by the Weasley Twins, though, I think.

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2017-01-25 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Way lttp here, but in case anyone wants this for future reference: in the film the Niffler makes a lot of huffing and snuffling and chittering noises, also a few grunt-like sounds, but never anything properly voiced.

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2017-01-03 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Does anyone have a list of good exclamations that wizarding world types might make? Not just profanity but equivalents for things like oh my god, I swear to god, etc.

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2017-01-03 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I know I've seen "Merlin!" and "Merlin's beard!" Not sure if "I swear to Merlin" is a thing, but it seems to follow that general pattern. Or really, you could just have fun with it: "goblins' balls!" "that's a pile of centaur crap!" "[I swear] by Merlin's wand!" (Actually, that's a more natural-sounding equivalent for "I swear to god" imo.) Go wild.

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2017-01-04 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
I don't have a list. Merlin stuff is pretty standard. Tina at one point says "Mercy Lewis" in a way that we might use "Jesus" or "Good God" or something.

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2017-01-25 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
So "Mercy Lewis" is of course of Salem/The Crucible fame... I've seen a fic where Graves swears "Proctor's ass!" which I thought was a neat take on the same theme.

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2017-01-18 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Anyone have any details on the ranges/limitations of different kinds of wizarding transport? I know JKR has said apparition is limited to places you know, and gets riskier over longer distances. But how far can floo/portkeys go? Are there any other kinds of long-distance transport or are muggle steamer ships it for inter-continental journeys?

Re: Questions About Canon

(Anonymous) 2017-01-19 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
I think we're meant to understand Floo as a sort of in-country network for transport since there's no evidence of using it for international travel or fire-calls in the books. It also doesn't appear to be anything like a Floo network in FBAWTFT, but I don't know that JKR has actually said anything about it.

Port-keys I'm not sure about, but they're probably the best bet for use.