I’m going to address that thing that JK Rowling said. You know the thing.
The thing where J.K. Rowling admitted that she thought Hermione and Harry would have made a better couple than Hermione and Ron. I mean. Okay. I can see how that would surprise some people. But the people it didn’t surprise is anyone who watch HPDHp1 and saw the raw sexual tension between Harry and Hermione when they were dancing in the tent. Yes, I’m aware that I just referenced the MOVIE and not the book.
Let’s talk about Harry Potter’s relationships in the books and in the movie. So, in the end of it all, he ends up with Ginny (even in the books I didn’t want that to happen); in the BOOK, Ginny is a spitfire red-head who gets all the boys she wants and is intensely and passionately in love with Harry, and it shows. In the MOVIES Ginny has the same amount of personality as a block of cement. Either way, I didn’t want them getting married, I just didn’t like them together. I’m probably the only one who feels this way and I know that so deal with it. I really didn’t want him to end up with Hermione because I know the value of having a completely platonic best guy friend (who you might randomly get intensely close to throwing down with while dancing in a tent in the middle of nowhere while you’re on a mission to save the world from evil).
I was a full Ron/Hermione supporter all the way through the series. I feel like it was just understood that they would end up together. I don’t know why I (we) just understood that, but I (we) did and there’s nothing wrong with that. I think that Ron is that guy who doesn’t know how to express himself emotionally until he finally has the girl. I totally believe he would have treated Hermione like a queen and would have done everything in his power to make her happy.
Is this revelation honestly the worst thing she could have said about our beloved Harry Potter Series? I mean, did we read those books for the love story? I DIDN’T.
I read the books to see good triumph over evil, to find out whose side Snape was really on, to escape into magic, and to see NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM FREAKIN’ OWN THE SHOW and make us all thankful none of us look like we did when we were 12.
Erin Strecker was ON POINT in her open letter to J.K. Rowling about this whole thing. Seriously. Erin if you read this blog post I want to take you out for coffee and nerd out with you the next time I’m in NYC. I know this info from your Twitter I promise I’m not a stalker. Anyways.
I could easily do without all the ways Rowling wishes she had tinkered with the stories I love so very much. But, this is her world and I’m just living in it. Her revelations about the story after it’s all said and done have little impact on how I interpreted it. Although this gif-set is easily the most hilariously accurate thing I’ve ever seen on the issue.