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20 February 2009 @ 02:35 pm
Today (or was it yesterday?) shiiki made a post that happened to link to this "HP Companion" thing, and I decided to peruse the whole thing. I'm obviously not into Harry Potter like I once was, but the books -- especially Philosopher's Stone -- still give me a kind of warm squishy feeling (otherwise known as "nostalgia" but stfu, I like "warm and squishy") and so the site made me go "awww". Plus I actually read a thing or two I didn't already know, which is really saying something.

If I was more eloquent this might be a post about childhood and/or nostalgia or something, but I am not, so instead I bring you a POLL. For SCIENCE.

Somehow by way of Twilight and Doctor Who I gathered a lot of people on my flist who ship H/Hr. So I bring you questions. For science, and great justice.

Poll #1352688 no one does ship wars like harry potter!

I ship(ed) H/Hr, and I like(d) Ron with...

Ginny (what?)
Oliver Wood
I had no preference regarding Ron.
Ron should've been Dumbledore.
No one, Ron can DIAF.

Or something else entirely that I have not thought of:

If Harry and Hermione had kids, they would name them...

Albus, Lily and James. Obviously this was Harry's idea.
Rose and Hugo. Obviously those were Hermione's idea.
None of the above, because Hermione would not allow her kids to have dumbass names, and Harry would not agree to Rose or Hugo
They would not have kids, they would just be bamf forever.
I can't believe you're reminding me about the epilogue. HDU.


On a totally unrelated note, look a meme:


I don't usually do these. I guess I was feeling narcisstic. Link me if you've got one!
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Kali: arrested development_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
My general attitude towards HP ships was "WHATEV", but when I was trying to think of who Ron would've/could've ended up with aside from Hermione, I just kind of drew a blank. I didn't even really know if there was a general consensus or not.
Frances: HP - H/Hr - BanB Artgoldy_dollar on February 20th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Man, that epilogue gave me nightmares for, like, a whole week.
Kali: the oncoming storm_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)

See, most of the people I actually met through HP fandom shipped R/Hr/liked DH well enough/etc, but then when I started poking around in other places I gathered all these friends who are like... massively scarred. It cracks me up.
inksplotched on February 20th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
I almost ship Harry/Hermione just because if they did have kids - which I doubt they would - the names would be 4934635464 times more badass.
Kali: WHAT UP?_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I mean, harry's clearly behind the Fail of his own kids' names, but I do think Hermione would've been like NO WE ARE NOT NAMING THEM AFTER YOUR DEAD PARENTS GOD.

Then again I think she was behind "Rose" and "Hugo" and.... I dunno, those struck me as almost stranger than Albus/Lily/James. Because you kind of expect Harry to be a sentimental fool, but then it's like LOL RANDOM NAMES.
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Kali: does it need saying?_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
A fair point. I've seen that before, yeah.
ざわ ざわ~: HP >> Christcrux!megglez13 on February 20th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
I liked the epilogue, hdu.
Kali_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
I didn't mind it either. I figured from the perspective of H/Hr fans though it was ... much-loathed.

Also just much-loathed in general. Idk.
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Corn's a fruit! Syrup comes from a bush!: barney suicideburn_to_emerge on February 20th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
God, I hate the epilogue. And it has nothing to do with shipping, because I like R/H, and am mostly indifferent to Ginny/Harry. It's just so... childish? Pointless? idk
Kali: WHAT UP?_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)

It wasn't at all what I was expecting. I was alright with it because I get what she was trying to do with the full-circle happy family blah blah, but yeah, not what I was expecting at all.
Jen: hp. h+g. waiting such a long long time.snowfire on February 20th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
I grew to like the epilogue just because everyone hated it! Poor, unloved, random epilogue.

Okay, and. I kind of shipped H/Hr, but ended up shipping H/G even more because I have this deep and abiding love for Ginny, but I ... shipped Ron with Luna? Even though I shipped Luna with Krum or Neville more. I just didn't like R/Hr a lot, even though I'm okay with them now because if I'm going to be indignant over ships in Harry Potter it's totally going to be over how Neville and Luna didn't get together.

Kali_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
I do that a lot too. I stayed indifferent towards th epilogue overall, though.

Ron and Luna seems to be the only ship (besides ron/no one) that is taking a lead. Also, yes! Neville and Luna! I don't care much about HP ships but I feel like they would be cuter than Neville/Hannah and Luna/Random Guy.

Because everyone marries someone they knew in highschool, obvs. lirl.
🌹: HP - Ron/Hermionela_petite_singe on February 20th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)

*awesome fangirl is awesome*
christycorr on February 20th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
I did ship H/H. For, like, five minutes.

They wouldn't have been Rose and Hugo because then the ~cute~ R/H thing wouldn't have worked. Harriet and Hugo, maybe. Or something of the sort.
Kali: spend it with you_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
I think I kind of shipped them when I was younger, because I figured duhhhh, of course the hero gets the girl.

Yeah like I told Sara, the "cute" R/H thing totally sailed over my head and I have to be constantly reminded of it for it to even register. The possibilities of crying children watching their parents argue can make for a very powerful (and common and canon) scene!

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Lizbazcat89 on February 20th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
and am also very excited because I just realized that this is for that whofic.....which means that I change my answer in the first question to Luna. DEFINITELY Luna.

And Hermione wouldn't be down for dumbass names.
Kali_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Yes it is for ~SCIENCE~

Also I am going to IM you about lulz in 3-2-1-go
(no subject) - bazcat89 on February 20th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
come on sweet catastrophe.upcomings on February 20th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Kali_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
It seems to be a sore spot for everyone of that inclination, lol.
Camilla: Hufflepuff Quotemo_chan on February 20th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome poll! I gotta admit I hate R/Hr, but I never really got on board with the H/Hr thing either. I always shipped Krum/Hermione, because Krum never had problems realizing his feelings!

Stupid Ron.
Kali_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
You know, when I did my pre-DH epic series reread, I was kind of surprised by how sweet Krum/Hermione kinda was. Brief, but cute. And in OOTP she's writing to him all year! It's cute, idk.
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~cait: an bluetangerinetheepiccek on February 20th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
I really liked Ginny? And I liked her with Harry? So that's why I shipped Harry/Ginny. But really, I was blinded by the James/Lily to ship anyone else for srs
Kali_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
I was blinded by the James/Lily to ship anyone else for srs

Yes me too, obvs. No one else mattered.
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Ing: D: !!! [ten/donna]hysteriagalore on February 20th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
When I read book 1 I kind of wanted everyone to die at the end of book 7 (no particular reason, just because). Therefore I couldn't have cared less about any ship except for pre-death Lily/James perhaps (and recently Severus/Lily when I'm tired/drunk/sentimental).

I... don't think the epilogue was all that bad (except that out of all those people the deatheaters only got a few. Voldemort you prawn.)
Kali_thirty2flavors on February 20th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
LOL I kind of wanted a huge death toll in DH too, just 'cause it seemed realistic. And then JKR did slaughter a fair number of characters, even if only a few were big important ones, so kudos to her.

Also, Lily/James is made of win.

Alsoalso, I didn't mind the epilogue either. I was just sort fo 'meh' about it.
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dizzy4411: hp-harry/ginnydizzy4411 on February 21st, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
HARRY/GINNY FOREVER!! In non-capslocky reaction, I love the canon HP ships. I love all about HP, including the epilogue. In fact, I kind of adore JKR for giving us such a lear cut happily ever after ending. My only issue is not enough Ginny. IMO, H/Hr is nowhere in the books, though it can be argued the movie leans that way a little. OBHWF!! (I do not mean to offend with my clearly strong feelings)
Kali: does it need saying?_thirty2flavors on February 21st, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
The only qualm I have with Harry/Ginny is that sometimes I see icons and get excited because I think they are Lily/James. And then they are Harry/Ginny.

But yes, when it came to HP I was very satisfied with the canon ships because I was never in it for the ships and I liked that they took such a back seat to everything else. They were never about the romance and I loved that. That plus my ambivalence lead to a sort of "anything goes" attitude of mine when it came to ships, though I side with canon just... because I always have a hard time going against canon.

Lily/James was the only ship I cared about much though.