- Tori purging/starving before and during pageants
- Tori character development
- More on Cam’s backstory
- Maya having an A plot by herself
- Zig not being a background character in almost every episode again
- Tristan A plot
- Tristan character development
- Tori having her home life explored
- Tristan/Owen bromance
- Zig and Papa Novak interacting
- Mama Saunders coming to Canada for a visit
- Big Brother Saunders being mentioned and appearing
- Maya interacting with Katie and Mama Matlin
- Awkward Tristan in a cute, healthy relationship
- PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING BUT A LOVE RECTANGLE
Omg. Why do my friends send me these things
Claire posted this in my fanmail.
Therefore, I need to reblog it.
I can’t handle this.
Clearly this is the reason why I love the internet.
Annoying Facebook Girl
DISCLAIMER: This is a very long post and was fuelled by my need to defend my preference because of non-canon shippers who continue to bash and hate. IF YOU DON’T SHIP CANON, STOP READING. NOW. DON’T REBLOG TO MAKE DISPARAGING REMARKS. THIS IS MY TRUTH, NOT YOURS.
I never really wrote anything about why I ship Harry and Ginny.
It’s not because I have limited time or reasons. I just felt that the reasons were quite obvious, especially in a literature stand point.
When I first read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I knew that Ron and Hermione would end up together and I thought Harry would die. It was only after I finished reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets that that perception changed, and it was only because of Ginny Weasley.
For me, there was no point in creating Ginny if she’ll not figure greatly in the life of Harry. Ron didn’t have to have a sister. He could have easily been the youngest child with five older brothers. The Weasleys were already Harry’s surrogate family, even if Ginny weren’t in the universe.
So what was her purpose? Certainly not to be a wallflower. Centainly not to be Harry’s friend, that’s what Hermione was for.
Tom Riddle didn’t have to possess Ginny Weasley. If the story was just to get Harry killed by having him rescue someone from the Chamber, it could have Ron or Hermione. It would have made more sense if one of his bestfriends were used to trap Harry, because they were already his bestfriends.
Ginny didn’t have to be the one to be rescued, but in the end she was the one used by Tom Riddle to get to Harry: it’s a classic story of the prince rescuing his princess, locked in a tower, by battling one of the dragons of his arch-nemesis.
By the end of the second book, it was very clear that Ginny was created to serve one purpose and one purpose alone: to be the love interest. Hers was the character that would be the hero’s ultimate prize after he’s been able to defeat the enemy.
As a Literary student, the symbolisms in the second book were so hard to ignore: the hero, the dragon, the sword, the enemy, the trapped princess, and the rescue.
I remember having conversations about it with the friend who recommended the books to me and we were arguing not of whether Harry will end up with Ginny but when it would happen. For us, it was a certainty: not an “if” but a “when”.
That was it for me.
There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that Harry will end up with Ginny.
Literary history dictates this to be true.
I was never part of the online fandom before the release of the sixth book, so I never experienced the so-called shipping wars. But if I had been there, I would have defended Harry and Ginny, even if it meant I needed to quote Shakespeare/Austen/Tolkien and back. I have over a century of literary history to back my claim.
So, for you haters, here are my answers to those life supports you’re all still clinging to:
1.Ginny was underdeveloped: If Ginny didn’t develop in the course of the seven books, the why do some of you prefer that Harry end up with Luna rather than Ginny? How in heavens name did Luna develop in HBP or Deathly Hallows?
Can you tell me anyone else aside from Harry, Ron and Hermione who was consistently developed in the entire series? The books were written in Harry’s POV so the character developments we read reflect those of his own point of view: this is a limitation of employing such a writing style; it’s always in the perception of the character of which the story is told. Since Harry didn’t interact with any other character as consistently as Ron and Hermione, then LOGICALLY, it’s only really Ron and Hermione’s characters we claim as “fully-developed”.
And before anyone of you say Dumbledore and Snape were developed, let me all stop you by saying that NO THEY WERE NOT. Both of their development came via a story, Harry never saw it himself. He never figured it out on his own, it was presented to him in a book, a memory. Harry only REALIZED why they were who they were because of those, but not because he personally saw it; that was a literary tool as well, not character development. It was more of to serve the plot than to forward the characters.
Back to Ginny: so to say Ginny was less developed as a character than others is just nitpicking. Personally, I don’t understand why Ginny and Harry/Ginny haters don’t nitpick on how Neville became such a confident leader in the latter part of Deathly Hallows - why isn’t fandom giving him a hard time on that: that transformation of Neville also happened off the pages, the same way Ginny developed off the pages from a shy 11-year-old girl to the young lady Harry fancied in Half-Blood Prince. What’s the difference between Neville and Ginny in that regard?
2.The pairing was forced: Really? How is that? JKR has been planting seeds of this romance since Ginny ran after the Hogwarts Express in the first book; it was solidified when Harry rescued her in the second book.
There were little snippets here and there, but since most of you were too busy ignoring the anvil hints of Ron and Hermione’s romantic development, you just imagined a romantic one between Harry and Hermione, right?
3.Jo’s words of “it could have happened”: Sure, it could have happened. The same way that my bestfriend and I could have fallen in love because we’ve known each other since we were 12 years old. But the operative word there is “COULD HAVE” in the end, IT DIDNOT! The possibility of friends falling in love is true, but it doesn’t happen always.
Also, maybe some of you failed to realize that Hermione has two bestfriends, and rule of bestfriends falling in love did happen, its just that its between Ron and Hermione.
Again, MY SHIPS SAILED, YOURS WAS NEVER BUILT.
4.Last, the movie is Harmony heaven: LOLZ. This is the biggest misconception you haters have. The movies aren’t a slant to Harry and Hermione: it has and will be a marketing campaign to capitalize on Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
They are the celebrities of this franchise. They were the ones who kept the media’s attention glued to Potter while Rupert, Bonnie and Tom were too busy being protective of their private lives. Dan and Emma were the ones thrust into the limelight because Rupert wasn’t marketable yet.
Harry and Hermione’s interaction in the movies have always been platonic. There was never a time, either in the adapted or added movie scenes, when Harry and Hermione went outside the boundaries that was set by JKR. There hasn’t been one Harry and Hermione scene that I would have hesitated to do with my bestfriend. Yes, I would have worried about him; yes I would have fought with him, alongside him; yes, I would have hugged him; and yes, I would have stayed in that tent even when my heart’s breaking because the person I’m inlove with walked out on us; that so-called tent dance (despite it being so OOC for book!Harry and book!Hermione), it was sweet and it happens between honest to goodness heterosexual bestfriends.
That’s what friends do: they stick to their promises, even when it’s hard, most especially when you know that you’re the only one he has at the moment.
Is there some lifeline I failed to debunk?
Yes? No? Maybe. Are you all crying bitter tears. Well, too bad you failed to read the right undertones Jo left.
And now here are my reasons why I ship Harry and Ginny:
1. Because the loudest sound is love unspoken.
2. He doesn’t love her because he needs her; he needs her because he loves her.
3. Because in this life, there’s only one person who can give you butterflies – in Harry’s case, his chest monster.
4. Because when you find the person who can make you forget of all the bad things in life, that person is worth everything.
5. Because he doesn’t need her to be in his life, HE WANTS HER IN HIS LIFE.
There’s a million things to add to that list, but I want to keep it short and simple because yes, in the Harry Potter universe it was easy to decide who would end up with whom, some people were just too myopic to read what was intended to be read.
couldn’t have said it better myself.