I admire your blog a lot and since I am only now starting to read the books and just joined the fandom, can I ask why you don't like Emma Watson? I am just curious because growing up, the movies were all I had. It's fine if you don't want to answer, I was just curious. Thank you!
i am very sorry if you took offense to my salt, friend! i really never wanted to make anyone feel uncomfortable or upset or make you feel like something you enjoyed was wrong!
i will explain a bit more about my issues with the movies. because, as i see it, a lot of the problems stem from the portrayal of hermione and emma ( again, as i understand ) played an influential part in shaving off some of the traits i love about her.
there have been a lot of great posts on the subject that i will happily link once i locate them but basically the problem boils down to this - in trying to make hermione a Strong Female the movies robbed her of every trait that made her an interesting character. taking away the negative traits, the weak moments of a person doesn’t manage to make them strong, it ends up dehumanizing them. it especially worked against a major point that i always loved about the dynamic between the trio which is that they NEED each other. they work well as a team because, together, they balance each other out. hermione was given harry’s ability to think quickly, ron’s - well basically his everything. it didn’t leave them with much to be interesting characters on their own.
it’s this idea that she needed to be free of her emotional outbursts, her hyper-logical thinking, and her lack of social grace in order to be strong that i found really irritating. they turned her into supergirl and didn’t realize that all she ever needed to be was hermione granger to be cool as fuck.