These laws are an embarrassment to our country. The evidence is overwhelming that Stand Your Ground laws lead to more murders and worsen systemic racial discrimination.
u ever just get pissed off that all the marauders were in gryffindor?? or is that like? just me?
like a lot of times i wish i really wish sirius was in slytherin like the rest of his family and overcame the family name. but lets be real he’s more loyal…
via a more hipster-y Pam Oliver
So, I’m having a lot of thoughts about this Harry/Hermione thing from from JK Rowling. I’ve always shipped Harmony, but THIS IS NOT ABOUT THAT. Everyone can ship whoever you want, the book belongs to you now.
What I’m thinking, though, is Rowling has stated several times that Hermione was initially based on herself. That Hermione ended up being very different, but that she was the one Rowling crafted using her own personality and background as inspiration.
So imagine you are in the same situation. And maybe, when you start thinking about relationships, you realize it makes sense to put together the two constantly fighting best friends. But at the same time, Hermione is *you*. She’s changed and become different and maybe she’s now what you’ve always wanted to be. Still, she’s you.
And there’s some part of you that’s always going to want to end up with the hero.
After all, Ron does some brave things, but the books were always built on Harry’s ability, Harry’s loyalties, Harry’s allies, and, in the end, Harry’s sacrifice. So it’s not too much to think that you want yourself to end up with him.
So that’s what I think Rowling was thinking about. But then she realized she maybe hadn’t left enough hints in that direction for Harry/Hermione to make sense. Maybe she thought it make more literary sense for Ron and Hermione to be together. And maybe, deep down, she thought that it would be bad to put together *her* character, her self-insert, with the hero.
But there’s nothing wrong with wanting her to end up with the hero and regretting that she doesn’t.
Still, these are just musings. Remember, as John Green always says, books belong to their readers. Continue as normal.