Since 2001, people have been in on board the magical hype train, and they are still not done with the franchise as WB has brought it back into the mainstream through Fantastic Beasts. This mystical world written by JK Rowling has inspired a dignified fan base for so long. The books, the movies, and the merchandise have all been mainstream for so many years. But the infamous school of Mystique arts (not Kamar Taj), Hogwarts has not always been all good.
In fact with the new info that we have come across on the National Trivia Day, you’d laugh, be disgusted and fearful of Hogwarts all at the same time! J.K. Rowling’s official Harry Potter website Pottermore has come up with a reminder that Wizards used to be extremely gross and careless before the invention of plumbing and a proper sewage disposal plan. We have gotten glimpses of Hogwarts’ toilets through films like The Sorcerer’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets, and they were fairly creepy, tbh.
But you wouldn’t believe what used to happen before Plumbing came to be a thing. Plumbing is certainly a recent invention, while Hogwarts was established in 990AD, hundreds of years before the creation of modern systems of plumbing. So, JK Rowling has actually answered a question that no one had been wondering until today, i.e. how did the Wizards go with their Bowel movements when there were no clean toilets. The answer to this something that could either crack you up, or make you feel totally disgusted over your choice of being a Potterhead!
The Pottermore Website has given us the answer by tweeting the fact:
“Hogwarts didn’t always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence. #NationalTriviaDay.”
Vanished the Evidence! Now if you put science to magic, you could imagine that if one substance gets vanished, it has to turn up somewhere. The Evidence cannot be vanished off of the face of the Earth as matter cannot be created or destroyed, even in the Wizarding world. So just imagine the different scenarios of vanishing the evidence.
The wizards could have just made it invisible, which means that people would have been walking in poop all the time, only they weren’t aware of it. Vanishing poop and putting it elsewhere would have given so many people throughout the world some unpleasant surprises!
If the Wizards weren’t careful enough to transport their poop into a certain waste pit, then they must have filled the entire world with their dumps. So, ancient Wizards are definitely gross. We should perhaps have a parody movie of this! Wizards crapping the face of the world, and poops turning up in different places of the world. Imagine the title – “Not so Fantastic Poops and Where to Find Them.”
Well, we should thank God that the Potterverse took up Plumbing. The reason for that was probably not because the Wizards were covering up the world with their crap trying to cover up the Evidence, but it was that plumbing actually matters to the story of Harry Potter. Plumbing led to the giant monster fight sequence in the first Harry Potter film, and it is what led to the discovery of the Chamber of Secrets.
Talking about the Harry Potter Universe, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was the latest film of the franchise, and even though it was not without its problems, but it was certainly a worthy successor to the first movie that actually built up the next 3 films of the franchise.
For world building, this film certainly should get full marks. This was the first appearance of young Albus Dumbledore in this franchise and we have to say that Jude law portrayed the character really well. His portrayal got us more excited for the upcoming battle between Dumbledore and his old friend Gellert Grindelwald.
Grindelwald got his fair share of time to spend in the film and it did well upon the story arcs of Newt, Tina, and most of all Credence. It also did justice to its newcomers with the likes of Leta Lestrange, Theseus Scamandar and actually gave a cool back story to Nagini.
But what was great about the film was it was building up towards the ending of the film right from the start. There were no subplots. It was putting bread crumbs in the soup right from the beginning only to take dinner away from us at the end. The film left us on two massive twist cliff hangers which actually became the biggest talking stock amongst the fans.
Hopefully, the upcoming films will do justice to what has been set up till now, and not have any scenes involving the Pre-Plumbing era of Hogwarts.