“They let me take home my time turner, my wand, and my cloak. I chose the time turner because I always thought it was such a beautiful thing; it’s so intricate and detailed. The third film was my favorite, so that was particularly special for me. The cloak is something I’ve worn for all the films, and the wand is so symbolic of my character.” - Emma Watson
Are you going to let your inner Hogwarts student out for Halloween or the midnight showing of DH?
For Halloween I’m going as a race car driver and Lola is going as my race car. For DH, I’m wearing my Dumbledore’s Army shirt, timeturner necklace, and shoes that I drew HP shit on. I don’t know what Lola’s doing, but she’ll probably dress in kind.
Good GOD, do I love this Tumblr. I’ve been on board since about book two and I still can’t get enough of this ship. I’ve been reading through some of the questions asked recently and I saw someone talking about a certain person’s assertion that certain shippers are “delusional.”
To be honest, I was not an active, militant shipper at the time of that particular interview. I didn’t even follow interviews that much. I read the books and wrote and read fanfiction, but I didn’t really get involved or interested beyond that. When I found out about the accusation, it was at least a couple years after the fact and I wasn’t exactly put out.
I’m not an idiot. I’ve never been an idiot. I saw the signs. Hermione running to the bathroom and crying because Ron said something mean about her. Their little fights over the silliest things (we can insult URST all we want, but it’s a valid argument in most countries), the arm of the action figure under Ron’s bed on Boxing Day. So I saw it—I knew. I just preferred to concentrate on other things. Harry remembered that Hermione was in the girls’ bathroom when Ron was the one who caused her to run in there in the first place. Ron was put in the hospital wing for two important “missions” two years in a row. Harry went out of his way to smooth over his relationship with Krum for Hermione’s sake.
When I found out that I was being called delusional, it didn’t really bother me. I’ll freely admit that I live a large part of my waking hours in a state of delusion. I’m a dreamer, I’m a writer, I’m an H/HR shipper. I will proudly admit that I am delusional because one of those “anvil-sized” hints probably knocked me too hard on the head anyway.
At least, those are my thoughts on the matter.
Hi :) So I was reading the reasons we ship Harry/Hermione (which I agree to wholeheartedly by the way) and I read one that I didn't really get: "Because we actually ship Harry and Hermione despite Emma and Dan." I was wondering if you could explain. Thanks :)
I’m not sure if I’m right because I didn’t write that list, but I think it means that we ship Harry/Hermione despite the fact that Emma and Dan are not together.
Disclaimer: I’m not a shipper of Emma/Dan. I think the shipping should be kept to the characters and that the actors should be left out of it, but I think that’s what that reason was implying.
===> I saw this on my dash. I need my fellow Harry/Hermione shippers to comment on the "problem" that is obviously there. I really don't want to go hating on other shippers but THIS PICTURE really ticked me off. Now I had to crop it and stuff because the person who reblogs this is one of my tumblr crushes and I love her posts EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE. I don't wanna unfollow her just because she posts R/HR, but it's THIS post that I really wanted to go ARGHHHHH!!! Seriously, people, as we all know, there are a LOT of problems going on that R/HR shippers just seem to be so clueless of!! I'm sorry for the slightly long rant but this picture really got on my nerves!!
I honestly don’t see a problem with this picture. They have a right to ship who they ship, just as we have a right to ship who we ship. I have a problem with the pictures that perpetuate the notion that Ron and Hermione’s anger and violence towards each other constitute love, but I don’t have a problem with people shipping who they ship.
I was reading your post on 'Reasons why we ship Harry/Hermione' and I just realized that H/Hr has more reasons than R/Hr. Seriously, I wish JKR would write an alternative ending or something. :D
There are a lot of reasons to support H/Hr. I’m really grateful to mistylehoang for that post because it’s a pretty comprehensive list about why we think what we do. JKR may not agree, but you can’t argue that we don’t raise good points. :)
Hey (: I absoutly adore your Tumblr. H/Hr ftw! :)
I was just wondering, could I have your opinion on this Daniel & Emma graphic I made?
thank you <3
You’ve said before that you strive to use exact wording and precise metaphor in order to include as much hidden meaning in your books as English teachers and analysts claim there is. Do you think that this is the case with all authors? Can you give examples, including classic authors, such as those whom might be taught in schools?
Yes, this is the case with all authors, but it doesn’t matter. Whether an author intentionally put a metaphor in a book is completely irrelevant. The reason metaphors exist in books is not so that your English teachers can torture you by having you search for them but instead because reading critically and nonliterally is a huge part of being a person: It is through metaphor and symbolism that we enter into the life of someone else, and begin to ask their big questions as if they were our own.
It’s worth remembering here that language is itself a symbol (like, you are decoding these characters on your screen and turning them into ideas; if I were writing in Japanese, you wouldn’t be able to turn the characters into ideas) and so all reading is inherently critical. Metaphor and symbol is just another step in the same process, the process of sharing ideas among people who are separated by time and space and death and everything else. So the question of whether J.D. Salinger WANTED Holden’s questions about the ducks in the pond to be a metaphor for his own fears is not an interesting question. The interesting thing is how that metaphor gets inside of us and turns us into Holden, and gives us a way of thinking about our fears of growing up and growing old and losing what is magical about life. THAT is a really interesting thing, and it can only happen inside of us through metaphor. We owe it to ourselves to read critically not so that we can get good grades in English but so that we might have better ways to think about the big questions of our existence and the existence of others. Whether J.D. Salinger wanted us to be better at being human doesn’t really matter; even if he didn’t want to, he still gave us some nice tools to make us more aware and engaged.
I feel compelled to toss my two knuts into the recent discussion.
Every once in a while I check back with this tumblr to see what’s been going on and I’ve noticed the discussion about the viability of H/Hr from some of your recent visitors. Naturally you’re going to get many who agree with your point of view, but the vehemence of the objections by some of the R/Hr fans is really the interesting bit. It’s like they take personal affront that some — even many! — fans think JKR got it WRONG WRONG WRONG in the end with the OBHWF finale.
Earlier today, one Anonymous poster asserted (without proof or cogent argument), that “everybody knows h/hr will NEVER happen. it’s practically incest.” (sic) Ignoring for the moment either a slavish devotion to the styles of e.e. cummings, a broken Shift key, or a poster so frothing-at-the-mouth incensed that they can’t be bothered to capitalize sentences correctly — let’s ask the question: Why is that?
Why is it “practically incest”? See, this is a word that reveals the mind of the poster. They didn’t use the phrase, “it’s stupid”, or “it’s retarded”, or “it’s completely ridiculous”. They used “practically incest”. To Anonymous, it’s not just disagreeable, it’s disgusting; it’s just wrong, it’s taboo. The notion of H/Hr being equated with incest means that the very idea of this relationship violates and offends not just Anonymous’ opinions, but Anonymous’ very moral core. It’s repugnant in a deep, fundamental manner that only the word “incest” can convey.
The only way this can affect this Anonymous poster is for one thing to be true: Harry and Hermione are as close as blood. Anonymous has bought into the “you’re like a sister to me” throw-away line, which has apparently been translated to “you’re practically blood related” in the mind of Anonymous. Funny how Ron and Hermione don’t have that issue, when they’re supposed to be The Trio(tm). If The Trio were equally as close to each other as Harry and Hermione are supposed to be, then it should be JUST AS INCESTUOUS for Hermione to end up with Ron (or Ron with Harry for those slash fans).
This isn’t the case now, though, is it? Ron and Hermione’s relationship bears close examination for this, an exercise already done by many posters here (including the excellent founders of this tumblr). A recurring theme are the fighting = love equations, or the fact that Ron’s jealousy is decidedly bipolar when it came to H/Hr accusations by certain characters throughout the series.
The only way for Ron and Hermione to not have an incestuous relations is that the relationship is necessarily not as close as Harry and Hermione’s. That’s it. You CAN’T argue incest on one side of the Trio without acknowledging that simple truth.
One consequence of acknowledging this fact is that Harry and Hermione must then have the closer (and I argue, the better) relationship. That JKR intended it to end the way she wrote it is, frankly, irrelevant. In a field where the mantra is “Show Don’t Tell”, I’ll just say this:
H/Hr: All Show, No Tell R/Hr: All Tell, No Show.
H/Hr fans don’t need to be told how close Harry and Hermione’s relationship is. The companionship, the quiet support, the touches, and hugs, and tears all SHOWED us the way it was.
If JKR had kept faith with the Show Don’t Tell mantra, she would have realized that her characters grew in a way she didn’t direct or expect. Characters often have minds of their own. That’s fine; she’s a first-time authour, albeit an uncommonly successful one. It happens. But R/Hr fans have to realize that readers make up their own minds, too. And what we saw wasn’t what we were told. We’re not slavish drones to the gospel of JKR. We simply disagree and I believe fandom is the richer for it.
You posted this on my photo/banner/graphic-
"VIOLENCE AND ANGER DO NOT EQUAL LOVE. THEY EQUAL ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS. "
Please, if you do not ship who i ship, restrain from posting stuff like this on my pictures. Thanks. Katie.
I’ll try to keep it to a minimum, and I shouldn’t have put my statement in caps lock so I apologize for that, but I stand by what I said and I stand by my right to post what I want on my blog.
I would just like to apologize if I was too critical of JK Rowling in my last post. I didn't mean to insult the way she wrote her books, I was just giving my interpretation of the way her characters interact. I love her writing and very grateful to her for what she created. This is actually the first time I joined in and commented in HP fandom, I didn't want to join in before because I've seen people of both sides of the ships get really intense with their arguments and it gets downright personal sometimes. Actually when the sixth book came out, I lost my interest in the fandom because of the ship-wars. Now I just got back into it because the 7th movie will be out and it'll soon be over. And I found this blog, which may be biased to one ship but welcomes everyone else so thank you.
Oh I know I tend to post long "asks" but I want to comment on the issue of HHr being incestous; I think whether it's Harmony ship or the canon ships, both can be incestous because the trio have known each other since they were 11 and they've spent 6 years living together in one castle and spent summers together so yeah everything is all in the family for both. And to go off tangent, I've never really thought of any ship from any fandom as incestous except for Doctor/Donna from Doctor Who but then again I'm still lying because if Rose never existed, I wanted Donna to be with the Doctor. Yeah I babble a lot.
There’s a difference between being critical of a book and hating on the author. Don’t worry. We try to be as accepting as possible of other ships, but when they attack, we attack back.
I don’t want to get into a DW shipping debate here, but I think that the Doctor and Donna have the greatest friendship ever and it would be a shame to ruin that with romance. I never thought of them as anything but friends. If there hadn’t been Rose, I would have wanted the Doctor to be unattached. I used to like him with Amy, but Amy/Rory is my DW OTP now. (If you want to talk to me about Doctor Who, or any other fandom that’s not this one, do it on my personal blog.)
I understand if you think Harry should have been with Hermione
But why are you going to get mad at Jo Rowling? SHE GAVE YOU THIS FUCKING SERIES. WITHOUT HER THERE WOULD BE NO HARRY AND HERMIONE TO SHIP.
If you say you like Harry Potter but then you go and insult Jo Rowling, you don’t make any sense to me.
Exactly. I’ve gotten a couple of messages that have some hate for J.K. Rowling and I try to ignore that part of the message. The issue isn’t with her. She wrote an amazing series and the romances are only one small part of a multi-faceted world that she created. We should be thanking her for giving us something to debate about, not hating on her because she didn’t write everything exactly the way we thought it should go.
I really don't know why some people care so much with our shipper. If you like R/Hr or H/Hr doesn't matter... no one it's wrong. It's just a point of view.
I accept the way that J.K. finish the series. It's her book... but I'm still H/Hr for the rest of my life.
It's like I said once in my tumblr:
"No, I’m not crazy or delusional. I just have another point of view about a perfect relationship, with no fights all the time, with understanding, harmony and friendship."
I just want to say that I have NOTHING… NOTHING BUT LOVE for this site, the moderators, the people with all their wonderful input, and the die hard Harry/Hermione shippers on Tumblr and all around the world.
I saw the new trailer and how Hermione was hitting Ron. And her and Harry were like "Are you still mad at him?" "I'm always mad at him." THEN WHY DID YOU MARRY HIM? I just don't understand that dynamic. I mean even David Yates has said there is sexual tension between Harry and Hermione and Steve Kloves the screenwriter has recognized the dynamic. I love how for years, J.K. Rowling tried to deny any thing about H/Hr and then when the screenwriter brings it up, she goes "Yeah, it could've gone either way." WTF? I don't understand it!!
That’s always been my main issue. Bickering does not equal love and what Ron and Hermione do is so much more than bickering. Bickering doesn’t make you not speak to each other. It doesn’t make you say, “I’m always mad at him.”
I’ve never understood. I can kind of see it, but their chemistry pales in comparison to Harry’s and Hermione’s.
Actually, Ron and Hermione don't have "URST". Their "URST" is basically bickering and downright stupidity. (Yes, this is the Anon who started the long discussion. My apologies.)
Harry and Hermione, if they had gotten together, would've have a relationship built on complete and utter trust, and strong friendship.
Ron and Hermione's relationship is basically built on... nothing. (Not even their supposed "URST") Truly. They've been "best friends", yeah, I get that. But, if looked at carefully, I believe Ron is only friends with Hermione, because of Harry. In fact, I clearly remember her blatantly ignoring Ron when they had first met. I also believe that, if not for Ron, Harry and Hermione would've been good friends when they were younger.
I mean, can we please face the truth? In what abnormal world does fighting and bickering count as sexual tension? I actually think they just had too much to fight about. That is not sexual tension, people. That is downright stupidity. And I'm not saying that to be mean to all those R/Hr shippers, I'm saying because I'm being realistic here.
And yes, Ron was jealous and all that rubbish. But it wasn't exactly an I'm-jealous-because-I-like-you kind of jealousy, it was actually more of a big brother type of jealousy. He'd only been jealous when it came to people like Viktor Krum. When Rita Skeeter was printing those rumours about H/Hr, Ron barely batted an eyelash. Yes, I know he wasn't speaking with Harry at the moment, but you cannot deny the fact that he wasn't even remotely jealous.
I don't know why Ron was specifically jealous with Krum. I mean, Harry and Hermione had hell of a relationship more than her and Krum. I don't know if it was because he couldn't trust Krum with Hermione or if it was because Krum was threatening to his "relationship" (if you can even call it that) with her, but I truly, honestly, completely believe that Ron WASN'T jealous of Krum because he wanted to be with Hermione.
Again, this is just my opinion. No need to hate. The world doesn't need anymore of those.
(To clarify: this is the Anon from yesterday, not the hate Anon from today. This message has just been sitting for a while.)
Blood Status: Muggle born
Favorite book: Prisoner of Azkaban
Sirius/James/Lupin: Impossible to pick, really.
Quibbler/Daily Prophet: Quibbler!!!
Favorite Movie: Prisoner of Azkaban (mostly because of the H/Hr stuffs. :”>)
How did you find my blog?: Someone reblogged you and I went to your page. :)
Why do you follow me?: Because H/Hr is my life. I’ve obsessed about them since movie 1. Plus I support every Harmony site/blog I can find. It’s my way of relaxing and it helps me debate my H/Hr side to my R/Hr or H/G friends. :D Oh, and H/Hr is my OTP. :”>
Hi, Paula! (My name was almost Pauline before my parents decided to name me Nicole. So we’re practically twins.)
I do love the H/Hr stuff in the PoA movie, but I can’t reconcile the movie with the book. Usually I understand the changes they made, but there were just so many changes and deletions of things that were important to the plot that I couldn’t really love the movie like I do the others.
Ship who you want.
Harry/Hermione had a strong friendship and I'm pretty sure it could have gone that way. Just because they didn't end up together doesn't mean it's wrong to see them together in your mind. I follow this blog because I love their friendship more than words can speak, just like I love Ron/Hermione more than words can speak.
Anon just needs to un-wad his panties and gtfo.
Did you hear about how Pt. 1 of Deathly Hallows got rated PG 13 plus "brief sensuality" by the MPAA? Only "sensual" moment I can think of in this part is the Harry/Hermione horcrux scene. Wonder what that means?
ANON IDK DO YOU THINK THAT HARRY AND HERMIONE ARE GOING TO MACK IT HARDCORE? I DO.
everyone knows h/hr will NEVER happen.
it's practically incest.
you'd've thought DH would have ended this madness.
or at least AVPS...
"harry marries ginny, there is literally no way forward from that point."
I think, my dear Anon, you’re missing the point of this Tumblr and of this ship.
We are fully aware that H/Hr will not happen. And that it didn’t happen. And that J.K. Rowling didn’t write it that way.
We don’t care. This is the ship that makes the most sense to us. It’s the one we love. We have valid reasons for thinking it could have and should have gone that way. Ms. Rowling herself said that it could have gone that way.
Also, how is Harry/Hermione practically incest when Ron/Hermione isn’t? The three of them were best friends. How was Ron’s and Hermione’s relationship any different than Harry’s and Hermione’s aside from the fact that Ron and Hermione spent a large portion of a few books not speaking to each other?
from @mistylehoang REASONS WHY WE SHIP HARRY AND HERMIONE Because Harry and Hermione are suited. Because they think on the same level. Because Harry and Hermione move instinctively together. Because these two admire each other. Because they actually respect one another. Because Harry and Hermione complement each other. Because they can communicate without words. Because Harry and Hermione have friendship, bravery and love. Because they have caring, comfort, and chemistry. Because Harry and Hermione both have hair problems. Because these two have the same initials. Because they are both the only child in their family. Because they both know what it’s like coming from muggle upbringing. Because they don’t need parallels, but James/Lily would approve. Because Harry and Hermione strongly act like James and Lily. Because Hermione made the Murtlap essence for Harry after his detention. Because Hermione cancelled her skiing trip for Harry. Because he dumped his entire bag of Galleons into the fountain thinking of her. Because she did something she never did before and kissed him on the cheek. Because Hermione gave Harry his first hug and his first kiss. Because she brought him out of his room at Grimmauld Place. Because Harry thought of Hermione with a grin. Because her eyes filled with tears and she beamed at Harry. Because she did this as Bill and Fleur declared their vows “bonded for life.” Because Hermione wanted Harry to be a prefect with her. Because she’s excited that Harry gets to use the Prefect’s Bathroom. Because she brushed the top of his head and he closed his eyes at her touch. Because she was the only one who noticed that Harry’s scar was hurting him. Because she brought him toast and walked with him around the lake. Because Hermione stayed with Harry when Ron walked out. Because she went with him to Godric’s Hollow. Because they polyjuiced into an old married couple holding hands. Because Hermione conjured a wreath for Harry to place at his parents graves. Because he catches her before she hits the forest floor. Because Hermione gives Harry a hug that nearly knocks him flat. Because time and time again Hermione flings herself at Harry. Because Hermione always watches Harry’s matches. Because she goes to all of his Quidditch matches even when they’re fighting. Because her eyes were blood-shot from crying after Harry’s quidditch accident. Because she saved Harry from Umbridge’s Cruciatus curse. Because he saved her from Millicent Bulstrode’s headlock in the Duelling Club. Because they always save one another when the other is in danger. Because it was Hermione’s idea for Harry to lead Dumbledore’s Army. Because Harry’s bleeding hand was wrapped in Hermione’s handkerchief. Because they traveled back in time, connected by the infinity symbol. Because they rode on the hippogriff, the symbol of love. Because they sit alone in the common room when everyone else is in bed. Because she was disappointed that Harry won’t stay up and knit with her. Because Hermione thinks Harry is more fanciable than ever. Because when she told him that, Harry felt the room grow hot. Because Harry thinks Hermione is jaw-droppingly attractive. Because she helps him prove the truth to the wizarding world and clear his name. Because Hermione knew that Harry would never put his name in the goblet. Because Hermione knows when Harry is lying. Because Harry loves every present that Hermione gives him. Because Harry thinks she is better than him. Because he thinks highly of Hermione. Because you always think highly of the person that you love. Because he doesn’t want to disappoint Hermione with low scores. Because Hermione knows Harry more than anyone else. Because she knows more about him than he does. Because Hermione knew all about Harry before she knew him. Because she sees him as “just Harry” and not the “Boy-Who-Lived.” Because Hermione calms Harry down. Because Hermione is the only one willing to deal with an angry Harry. Because she is also the only one that can properly put Harry in his place. Because they are able to disagree without calling each other names. Because they took steps closer to one another as they argued. Because Harry still put Hermione first while he was with Ginny. Because Hermione would risk everything for Harry even if she has doubts. Because she’s always looking out for his heart and his best interests. Because Harry wants to protect her and also has her best interest at heart. Because she’s willing to risk their friendship to protect him. Because Hermione is always willing to help Harry. Because she’s also willing to break the rules for Harry. Because Hermione always worries about Harry’s whereabouts. Because Harry remembered her when no one else did. Because Harry always has Hermione in his head whevever he is. Because Harry needs Hermione badly. Because they talk about each other to their crushes. Because their dates have been jealous of the Harry/Hermione bond. Because Harry cut his date with Cho short to meet Hermione. Because in times of trouble, Harry and hermione reach out for each other. Because when things get tough, they instinctively cling to each other. Because a great wizard deserves the brightest witch. Because Crookshanks loves Harry and not Ron. Because Harry sides with Hermione over Ron in Half-Blood Prince. Because Ron needed a book to do what Harry’s been doing subconsciously for six years. Because “Oh Harry!” is more suitable in bed than “Honestly Ron!” Because Hermione reminds Rowling of herself and Harry reminds her of her husband. Because the HP movie producers and the WB constantly promote them. Because even Regis Philbin, Jonathan Ross, & Steve Kloves wanted it to happen! Because Hermione Potter sounds way better than Hermione Weasley. Because their kids won’t look like Ronald McDonald. Because this ship does not need crappy looking manipulated images. Because Harry and Hermione make for a more romantic and realistic story. Because the best things in life are rarely obvious. Because real love is not a raging flame, but a calm breeze. Because the best romances come from deep friendship. Because true friendship is better than bitter diatribe. Because we actually ship Harry and Hermione despite Emma and Dan. Because we particularly don’t like getting hit by anvils. Because who’d want Ginny Weasley when you can have Hermione Granger? Because we’re not into Harry’s Oedipus complex. Because our ship doesn’t need canon to sail.
Someone just posted an ask that at the end mentioned how people are always suspicious of Harry and Hermione. I never got how Ron and Hermione has all this sexual tension, but it was never ever noticed. Whereas Rita Skeeter, Viktor Krum and Cho (At the least) all thought that Harry and Hermione had something else going on. There were no such hints of any couple. I find it strange.
That’s something I never understood. So many people thought that Harry and Hermione were a couple. (I think Colin Creevey was also in that list.) Where were the people who mistook Ron’s and Hermione’s relationship for romantic if there was so much supposed UST?