Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Harry/Hermione-gate


In other news: Jane Austen rises from her grave to claim that she regrets Mr Darcy and Elizabeth ending up together. “Mr Wickham was probs the way to go." Fandom is shocked and confused.


(In response to J.K. Rowling's recent remarks about how Hermione should have ended up with Harry, which undoubtedly you've already heard about.  Source.)

6 comments:

  1. Ha:) I liked Gayle Forman's twitter response which was something like this "It's like walking in on yuor parents having sex. Turn around, erase it from your brain and move on." :)

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    1. Yes! That is exactly how I feel! Although it seems like the more I try to erase it from my mind, the more it feels like IT"S STUCK THERE FOR ALL ETERNITY.

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  2. I totally disagree! It's true, Ron and Hermione is not believable. He couldn't have challenged her enough to keep her happy and interested.

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    1. No way, man! Ron was one of the only people to stand up to her. Yes, he wasn't as strong as she was intellectually, but, really, no one was.

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  3. Have you seen the full interview transcript that Hypable released today (http://www.hypable.com/2014/02/07/jk-rowling-ron-hermione-interview/ if you haven't)? It puts the comment into a little bit more context which makes it a bit more acceptable, in my opinion. Personally, I don't agree with the statement on the whole... but more so on the basis that I don't think Hermione (or Ginny, for that matter) should be reduced to, essentially, an object for marriage. There is so much more to her than is being allowed by this ongoing debate about who she should have ended up with. But... if we're going to go there... Draco/Hermione all the way! XD

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    1. Ha! Your Draco/Hermione comment made me laugh. :) I agree with everything you've said. I was sort of annoyed when I first heard about it, then even more annoyed when it was blown out of proportion by everyone. Having read the article, the statement doesn't seem quite so bad. It just goes to show how a little context can make a huge difference, right? But, all that aside, I think you've really hit the nail on the head with your comment: the overreaction over who Hermione married reveals a strange and unwelcome obsession our society has with female marriageability. It's a shame since, as you've pointed out, there is so much more to Hermione than that.

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