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Over the last few weeks I got into Harry Potter again and browsed through some posts here on Tumblr; needless to say that lots of them pissed me off big time. I want to list all the arguments against my OTP that I think don’t make too much sense. Sure you are entitled to your own opinion, but man, what’s canon is canon and please refrain from twisting some facts.
It is too predictable / It happened too fast without much build-up
Apparently there are two kinds of anti-Hinny shippers. Some say they don’t ship it because it was way too predictable and it was clear Hinny will be together, the other side of the fandom claims that Hinny happened without much development or without subtle hints. That’s when I wonder: there are the 7 books everyone read; how can people see the same text so differently? I believe we can say lots of things to back up or counter both arguments but there are certain aspects that can’t be ignored.
In my opinion Harry ending up with Hermione would have been a lot more predictable simply because in most love triangle stories the hero gets together with the main girl. Of course Hermione and Harry never had any spark or anything going on between them whatsoever but Rowling could have decided to write the books that way before she even got started. She didn’t though; and I think that makes both Romione and Hinny really unique. It was Ron who got together with the heroine and Harry himself chose someone who is a strong and well-developed character but not that relevant to the plot itself.
I also don’t agree with the other argument; I believe Hinny was always there in a quite subtle way. Since it was really subtle till I would say the 5th (or even 6th) book it’s definitely not predictable but nor does it lacks development. Throughout the story we get to know slowly but surely how much Ginny is exactly the type of woman Harry needs in his life. She is witty, independent, stable and is the only one who is able to pull him out of his occasional bad moods. She knows what it is to be mentally possessed by Voldemort; this is a huge factor that helps them understand each other. All this came to the surface really slowly; I believe Hinny is one of the best developed relationships in the series. The build up until a certain point is really subtle but surely recognizable.
Ginny is just a fangirl
Yes she was a fangirl till her 3rd year or so. She worshiped the “Boy-Who-Lived” and did not see the real Harry. But over the years she definitely grew out of this; she fought for her own happiness and did not wait around. After getting to know him she saw the real Harry and was in love with the boy without the scar. Ginny can keep him grounded, make him feel himself, feel as if he is “just Harry”. I mean… this is the main point of Ginny’s story: having a crush/infatuation —> realizing your happiness depends on you and you alone —> getting over the crush —> actually falling in love for real with the person behind the celebrity mask. If you missed the main aspect of her character then I’m sorry but you need to reread the books.
She does not deserve Harry
Love is not about who deserves who. Love is about feelings; you can’t control who you fall in love with. If Harry loves her and if she makes him happy (we know she does) then why wouldn’t she “deserve” him as you say? Non of them are a trophy; if they are in love they sure as hell should be together and I shall ship them like FedEx. Harry is my favourite character and throughout the series I wished for his happiness. If Ginny makes him happy I will ship them.
Ginny is a mary-sue
While I definitely understand why people would say she is a mary-sue, I don’t think she falls to that category. She is pretty, athletic, witty, independent and popular. Yet I don’t see why being good at things and also being pretty would make anyone a mary-sue? I mean I think that’s pretty much a realistic combination for a girl. She also has flaws that are hard to deal with. She has a terrible temper and is basically a less-obnoxious version of Fred and George; she likes to do pranks and can go over-the-top when she thinks she is only joking. When she is angry she can also say pretty hurtful things to people too.
To be honest I don’t think any of the characters are a mary-sue in the HP series.
Harry fell in love with her because she looks like his mother
This is the anti-hinny argument that makes me the angriest because it makes no sense whatsoever and in my opinion also really offensive. The only thing Ginny and Lily have is common is the red hair but even that one is different. Lily is described as having dark-red hair while Ginny’s is flaming red. How can you even say they look the same just because they both have read hair? I mean it’s the same as saying all Asians look the same just because they have dark-brown/black and straight hair. And even if they would look the same the argument still does not make any sense since Harry didn’t even know his mother. Why would he look for a person he didn’t even know in his potential partner?
If I come across any arguments I don’t really like I will edit this post I guess. If you read this then wow you are a hero for going through all of this text! :) Thank you!
Colin Firth on Inside the Actors Studio 2011
the amount of sass though
book!romione > is this the moment
““Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “Oi! There’s a war going on here!”
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
“I know, mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, “so it’s now or never, isn’t it?”.
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