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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 7:30 a.m. PST

says JK Rowling :


well…duh !

Hermione (in the form of Emma Watson) agrees….

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 7:31 a.m. PST

That should be Hermione in the title …..

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 7:35 a.m. PST

She's too good for that whiny self-centered obnoxious brat Harry. "It's all about ME!" She needs someone steady like Ron.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member02 Feb 2014 8:23 a.m. PST

So why didnt it happen?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 8:42 a.m. PST

They will ret con it with the remake hopefully.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 9:09 a.m. PST

Seriously, Rowling just has to let go.
I love how she announced that Dumbledore was gay…AFTER the 7th book had been written and published and sold. It might have been courageous if she had written that in Book 3 or 4, but she had to wait until she had made her killing financially.

How many "changes" does she have in store?

jpattern202 Feb 2014 9:45 a.m. PST

Maybe we'll find out why Myrtle was *really* moaning.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 10:57 a.m. PST

I actually liked the fact that a strong male lead and strong female lead character didn't have to get romantically involved, and yet could actually be friends. Men and women working together, caring about each other as human beings, without desperately longing to have sex with each other. Yeah, I know … crazy talk …

Oddball02 Feb 2014 1:00 p.m. PST

Is this going to be like when Han shot first?

I thought the books were fine. If I was going to make changes I would have had Snape get into a knock down brawl with Voldemort and the snake.

The snake takes a bite at Snape and Snape kills it, but that gives the Dark Lord the opening he needs, killing Snape.

Snape died to easily, he was a tough guy, should have gone down swinging.

Oddball02 Feb 2014 1:06 p.m. PST

The other thing is that Longbottom should have taken out Bellatrix to even the score for his parents.

I always thought it was strange that Ms. Weasley, middle aged mother, suddenly becomes this warrior taking on one of the most dangerous villains in the book, finishing her off in seconds.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 2:13 p.m. PST

I always thought it was strange that Ms. Weasley, middle aged mother, suddenly becomes this warrior taking on one of the most dangerous villains in the book, finishing her off in seconds.

She had just lost a son and I think the imminent prospect of losing her only daughter was the kicker. Although I've not read the books, I did like the fact that it showed that frumpy, batty Mrs. Weasley was actually a quite formidable witch. She was in the original Order of the Phoenix, after all.

GoneNow Inactive Member02 Feb 2014 3:05 p.m. PST

This is one of those series that anything can be changed without disrupting the storyline. Because… "A wizard did it".

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 4:28 p.m. PST
ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Feb 2014 6:25 p.m. PST

It does seem a little strange, but I have to say that I felt the very BEST scene in all of the movies (which I did enjoy) is in the first half of the Deathly Hallows when Harry and Hermione are dancing in the tent after Ron stalks off. I felt the scene was very touching and very poignant and seemed like both of them were expressing the unspoken idea that maybe, just maybe Hermione could have been Harry's love instead of Ron's. A short, brilliant scene, IMO.

artslave Inactive Member02 Feb 2014 7:58 p.m. PST

Absolutely not! I always thought their relationship was filling a great need for a real, caring sibling. They were brother/sister, not romantically linked. This was a terrific thing to include in a "kids" book to illustrate how people can find deep caring and friendship outside of romance.

Streitax Inactive Member03 Feb 2014 9:32 a.m. PST

I'm on John's side. JK is just trying to keep her face on TV and her name in the news.

tkdguy03 Feb 2014 10:34 p.m. PST

Dissenting opinion here: link

Parzival04 Feb 2014 8:24 p.m. PST

Point of order: The Guardian article does not say that Rowling ever said that Harry and Hermione should have wed. Rather, she says that she forced the Hermione-Ron relationship in a way that she feels was unrealistic and represented wish-fulfillment on her part. That's not the same thing. Emma Watson says that the couple would need marriage counseling (not that she has either the life experience or knowledge to make such a judgment). It's the fans and the headline writer who tacked on the Harry + Hermione alternative, not Rowling.

I will give Rowling credit in recognizing that perhaps the Hermione-Ron pairing was dramatically convenient, following the classic "opposites attract" trope. (I recall C.S. Lewis's conclusion of The Horse and His Boy, where he notes that the two young protagonists argued so much that they were wed so they could keep on with it. grin) But she actually handled it better than she thinks, establishing a quite believable romantic link between the two.

The Ginny/Harry romance is a bit more forced, IMHO. But the books aren't about that, so in the end I really don't care either way. At least she's not trying to do the Lucas rewrite.

jpattern205 Feb 2014 7:10 a.m. PST

not that she has either the life experience or knowledge to make such a judgment
Then again, Emma "lived" with "Ron" off-and-on for a decade, which is longer than many marriages last, so maybe she *does* know what she's talking about. grin

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2014 7:24 a.m. PST

Interestingly there's also an article in The Guardian on shipping fiction


I've never heard it referred to as shipping before I was under the impression it was called "slash fiction".

jpattern206 Feb 2014 9:10 a.m. PST

"Shipping" comes from "relationship" and seems to be a fairly recent term for this kind of thing. "Slash," on the other hand, has definitely been used since at least the early '70s.

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