dear-danrad:

“[Kloves] felt a certain pulll between them at that point. And I think he’s right. There are moments when [Harry and Hermione] touch, which are charged moments. One when she touches his hair as he sits on the hiltop reading about Dumbledore and Grindelwald, and [two] the moment when they walk out of the graveyard with their arms around each other.”

JK Rowling

dear-danrad:

I tried very hard to soften it, I suppose. Just because someone had a view on Harry/Hermione didn’t mean they weren’t genuine, or that they were necessarily misguided. In fact, I will say this, Steve Kloves who has been the script writer [on the Potter films], who is enormously insightful on the series and a very good friend, after he read book seven he said to me, ‘You, know, I thought something was going to happen between Harry and Hermione, and I didn’t know whether I wanted it or not. ” 一 JK Rowling

harvelle:

“Now the fact is that Hermione shares moments with Harry that Ron will never be able to participate in. He walked out. She shared something very instense with Harry” - Jk Rowling

In addition to making the Granger's the Potters neigbours in the early drafts, Jo also planned that the Grangers would be the ones to keep Harry 

sexyhorcruxkissesftw:

shouldhavegonethatway:

failedsoul:

WHAT. Harry & Hermione neighbors?

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We all know what would’ve happened (is happening.) ;D

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OMG,…

Here is the source, from JK Rowling’s official website:

"The very, very earliest drafts of the first chapter of ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ have the Potters living on a remote island, Hermione’s family living on the mainland, her father spotting something that resembles an explosion out at sea and sailing out in a storm to find their bodies in the ruins of their house. I can’t remember now why I thought this was a good idea, but I clearly recognised that it wasn’t fairly early on, because the Potters were relocated to Godric’s Hollow for all subsequent drafts."

The part where the Grangers take Harry in sounds familiar to me but I can’t find a confirmation of that fact.

dirtyprettywordsx:

“I had always planned that Harry’s true soul mate, which I stand by, is Ginny, and that Ron and Hermione have this combative but mutual attraction. They will always bicker, there will always be rough edges there, but they are pulled together, each has something the other needs…Now the fact is that Hermione shares moments with Harry that Ron will never be able to participate in. He walked out. She shared something very intense with Harry.” -J.K. Rowling.

dirtyprettywordsx:

“I had always planned that Harry’s true soul mate, which I stand by, is Ginny, and that Ron and Hermione have this combative but mutual attraction. They will always bicker, there will always be rough edges there, but they are pulled together, each has something the other needs…Now the fact is that Hermione shares moments with Harry that Ron will never be able to participate in. He walked out. She shared something very intense with Harry. -J.K. Rowling.

All Was Well.: What is the thing you want most from your readers?J.K. Rowling: What... 

laksjdhfg09:

What is the thing you want most from your readers?

J.K. Rowling: What makes reading unique is that it is a very private experience. My readers have to work with me to create the experience. They have to bring their imaginations to the story. No one sees a book in the same way, no one sees the characters the same way. As a reader you imagine them in your own mind. So, together, as author and reader, we have both created the story. Reading is not like watching a film or television, because we both see the same images and that’s a very passive experience. Reading is an active experience because you bring your imagination to it. When you do that, the reader and the author are having sort of a conversation. In a good story, the reader is very aware of what’s in the author’s mind. That’s what makes reading magical.

 Relevant to the discussion from earlier.

couldhavegonethatway:

aradira:

welovelifelifelovesyou:

heckyeaharmor:

-somethingspecial-:

savingpeoplething:

intoasylum:

invisiblemansearch- (evilcomma):

“Now the fact is that Hermione shares moments with Harry that Ron will never be able to participate in. He walked out. She shared something very intense with Harry. So I think it could have gone that way.” - JK Rowling

couldhavegonethatway:

aradira:

welovelifelifelovesyou:

heckyeaharmor:

-somethingspecial-:

savingpeoplething:

intoasylum:

invisiblemansearch- (evilcomma):

“Now the fact is that Hermione shares moments with Harry that Ron will never be able to participate in. He walked out. She shared something very intense with Harry. So I think it could have gone that way.” - JK Rowling


“I had always planned that Harry’s true soul mate, which I stand by, is Ginny, and that Ron and Hermione have this combative but mutual attraction. They will always bicker, there will always be rough edges there, but they are pulled together, each has something the other needs…Now the fact is that Hermione shares moments with Harry that Ron will never be able to participate in. He walked out. She shared something very intense with Harry.” -J.K. Rowling.

“I had always planned that Harry’s true soul mate, which I stand by, is Ginny, and that Ron and Hermione have this combative but mutual attraction. They will always bicker, there will always be rough edges there, but they are pulled together, each has something the other needs…Now the fact is that Hermione shares moments with Harry that Ron will never be able to participate in. He walked out. She shared something very intense with Harry. -J.K. Rowling.

  • Stephen Fry: Can we settle an important question?
  • JK Rowling: Yes.
  • Stephen Fry: How do you pronounce your last name?
  • JK Rowling: It is Row-ling. As in rolling pin.
  • Stephen Fry: So if any of you hear someone pronounce her name “Rohw-ling”, you have my permission to hit them over the head with — not with Order of the Phoenix, that would be cruel. Something smaller, like a fridge.