I've never understood why people ship harry x ginny. To me, it's always just been a lazy het-ship tacked on at the last minute. They're also just too alike- it feels like Ginny is just a carbon copy of Harry, but then female, and that that's the only reason they're together. And sometimes, it felt like Ginny was just there to be Harry's girlfriend, in that everything about her character was just so she could make a nice match for him. All in all, I've always found it hard to like them together.
have we read the same books, nonnie? i recommend a reread, but, in the meantime, let’s address why i think you’re wrong
harry and ginny share a lot of characteristics - both are impulsive, stubborn, witty, courageous, athletic, occasionally reckless; they also come from wildly different backgrounds, have different character arcs - and they battle similar demons, and, at the end of both their personal journeys, yes, stand a warrior. which helps their relationship tremendously. jkr described them as soulmates once, and there’s a reason for that, because they get each other. they know how the other one ticks. may i remind you of ootp, in which harry, as i’m sure you remember, has a tendency to isolate himself from his friends, like he does when he believes voldemort has possessed him? may i remind you it’s ginny, only ginny, who manages to break down the walls he’s built, because she is a) the one person who knows what being possessed felt like and b) not willing to put up with harry’s bullshit? which elegantly leads me to my next point, because that was in ootp, in other words, a long time before harry even started crushing on her?
what i’m saying is that these two were friends, really good friends, long before harry fell for her. they had other boyfriends and girlfriends, but they hung out, they got along - we learn later that ginny never gave up on him - ”i always hoped” - and yet she consoles him when things with cho start falling apart, gives him advice, tells him to talk to her. the girl was FOURTEEN and hopelessly in love with a boy who did not like her back, and stood by his side anyway, refused to give up on their friendship, refused to abandon him. i mean. maturity level 1000000
the last bullet point was honestly mostly a ginny weasley appreciation rant but damnit i will never get over the strength and resilience and maturity this FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL DISPLAYED I’M IN FUCKING PAIN
and for some further evidence for my last two points, take a look at ginny’s reaction when they break up. ginny is not surprised. she is not angry. she is heartbroken, yes, she’s hurting, but she did know this would happen eventually, that harry would leave and risk his neck to hunt voldemort, and she doesn’t try and convince him not to. not because she doesn’t care, but because she knows him too well to try and stop him.
she doesn’t tell him to be careful, to stay, to hide. she knows he has to go - not because of the prophecy, but purely because of who harry is.
and she gets him.
she knows who he is. and harry appreciates that. that’s why they work. that’s why he loves her.
now on to the last part of your message, which feels mostly based on the movies if i’m gonna be honest with you. ginny goes through a whole personal journey of her own before harry starts considering dating her. the girl harry falls for in hbp has come a spectacularly long way from the girl he rescued from the chamber of secrets. but she doesn’t need harry for that journey. we see her play quidditch, stand up to her brothers, defend her friends, develop a+++ magical skills, join the d.a., fight at the ministry, have boyfriends, hex people who cross her, grow confidence, and all of that and more she does on her own. she didn’t need harry for that. she wasn’t harry’s girlfriend for that.
last but not least, you are free to dislike them. you don’t have to ship them. i’m not telling you to ship them. you don’t need a justification or reason to not ship someone - i know how tumblr gets sometimes, but “i’m just not into it” is a good enough reason. no need for arguments that have been proven faulty a million times - and no need to put them in a hinny shipper’s inbox.
@erindarroch, this is for you! Your post got me looking at HxL photos and then of course I just saw this one on the Internet,and it’s a pretty good depiction of their height difference, and ugh, they’re both so gorgeous together holding hands like that it’s just disgusting, right? :)
I’m so sorry about all the ugh, umm, uff and like hahah. Also I’m sorry for my ramling and the length of this I just can’t shut up!! AND AT ONE POINT I STARTED TALKING IN CROATIAN I AM SORRY FOR THAT HAHA. And I said that Elain is one year older than Nesta but I meant Feyre hehe but I think you guessed what I meant
The questions are: Name and username Where are you from? Pronounce the following words: Archeron, Rhysand, Cresseida, Thesan, Rhoe Galathynius, Illyrian, Manon, Abraxos, Prythian, Lucien, Ianthe, Suriel, Bryaxis, Carridwen and Nuala, Elide, Velaris, Cadre, Rowan Whitethorn, Chaol Westfall, Yrene Towers, Nehemia Ytger, Rifthold, Adarlan, Chrocan, Kaltain Rompier, Sorscha, Dorian Havilliard, Lyria, Asterion horse, Valg, Eyllwe, wyrdmarks, rowaelin, feysand How did you find out about the books? When did you start reading them? Favorite character from TOG? Favorite character from ACOTAR? Have you read The Assassin’s Blade? Do you plan on reading the ACOTAR Novellas? Favorite ship/s? Read a page from your favorite book from TOG (or ACOTAR) Which scene destroyed you the most? If you read fanfiction, name your favorite or some of your favorites Fave headcanons? Favorite quote/s? If you could choose any piece of media to readapt the Maasverse in, what would you choose? (e.g: movie(s), tv show(s), animation, a musical, videogames, etc) TOG or ACOTAR? Why? Which would be your ACOTAR Court? Why? And last but not least, say 3 unpopular opinions. Do it, go off
I thought no with an ensemble show like Voltron, when people bring up Mary Sues, it's in the sense of "It bothers me that this one character is so much more special and exciting than everyone else, when they're all supposed to be stars." Which is why you most often see it levelled at Allura and Keith.
What I find hilarious about this is, in season 1, a lot of people adamantly insisted Keith was being relegated to the background/not getting any narrative love and everyone else was getting all the plots.
Season 2 was a big arc for Keith, and suddenly people are terrified it’s Too Much and he’s overshadowing everyone.
People don’t seem to have reached the takeaway that, y’know, with seven main characters, people will rotate in prominence because they cannot have big arcs for everyone all at the same time. Other characters will continue to have stuff going on in their lives even if they are not the center focus of a major upcoming plot.
Season 3 could prominently feature Lance, or Hunk, or Pidge, or Allura, or even Coran. That Keith is still going to be Doing Things and existing as a main character does not mean it is becoming The Keith Show.
There are people who think that that scene on the promo where Star grabs Marco's hand and the following scene where Marco has a surprise face goes together, but I don't think so, because the background it's different. Maybe they're coming back from the concert and Jackie says something to Marco and that's why he looks surprised?
I really don’t know what’s going on in that scene, but it’s probably either before or after the concert, given the different, starry background, instead of the crowd being behind them.
The only thing I can tell for sure is that he’s holding Jackie’s hand, given the skin colors.