The Weapon We Have Is Still Love

Raven. She/Her Pronouns. 19. Champlain College. Nerdfighter. Ravenclaw. Shadowhunter. INFJ. Queer. Vegetarian.

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Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

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—  Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)

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pippiphooray:

I love fanfic writers because fanfiction is just so kind and selfless. You give us really enjoyable stories completely free of charge and I am really, really grateful for it.

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helpcorgi:

This is a general self help challenge. Feel free to shift or change things around to fit your abilities.
The key to this challenge is to do the main challenge for that day and also do the ones before (i.e. Day #8 challenge includes all the challenges up to Day #8,excluding Rest Days). This is to build good habits and encourage positive thoughts. Rest days are meant once every week.

Smile to yourself in the mirror and say something kind about yourself


Go to sleep at an appropriate hour that will allow you to get at least 8 hours of sleep


Wake up before 10am


Make yourself a healthy breakfast


Go outside for 20 minutes


Say good morning to someone


[ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.


Write one positive thing about yourself


Ask someone about their day/week


[ Special ] Make yourself a wellness toolbox. Put inside all the things that make you feel good


Wear something that makes you feel comfortable, rock it!


Wake up before 9am


Talk to someone (about anything!)


[ Rest day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax.


Compliment yourself


Begin a thoughts journal, record your feelings to identify negative thoughts and tackle them into positive ones


Do stretching exercises when you wake up


Say something kind to someone


Clean your room


[ Rest Day ] Pamper yourself! Make yourself a nice healthy beverage and relax. 

Resources: 
Sleep calculator: [ x ]
Breakfast Ideas: [ x x x ]
Healthy Drinks: [ smoothies tea hot chocolate other ]
Wellness Toolbox ideas: [ x x ]
Online Notebook/Writing: [ x x ]
Stretching Exercises: [ x x ]
Woof woof! Corgi hopes this can help you get closer to loving yourself!

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