Harmony shipper rant ahead …. if you dont like. dont read.
When people say that Harmony shippers are delusional, im like….
HAVE YOU READ THE WORDS IN THIS BOOK????
Now before you start spazzing about me underlining on books, I did this the FIRST time I EVER read a harry potter book (yes I started with the fourth), I was probably ten, and I ALREADY shipped them. Damn, I didn’t even know what shipping meant and I still shipped them so hard.
Anyways, Im trying to be totally subjective now, but is it just me or did anyone else really see a spark here? I mean, if Harry and Ginny and Ron and Hermione were “destined” to be together, then WHY THIS? WHY??
PREACH. There are many ways to show that Harry and Hermione are like siblings. The author stating “she had done something she had never done before” gives the wrong impression and the kiss on the cheek is definitely misleading since that is a gesture usually shared between couples. If this is meant to be a friendly gesture, than Hermione kissing Ron on the cheek in OoTP loses its importance because she has performed that act with Harry previously. Which is why with most Ron and Hermione scenes, acts that are meant to be interpreted as “intimate” or “couply” do not have much of an impact for me since she has usally shared them with Harry in previous scenes. The only act which she hasn’t performed with Harry is the kiss on the lips she gives Ron in DH. However, there is nothing “profound” about that which would somehow indicate that he is the “love of her life” in comparison to Harry for whom she has sacrificed so much. Furthermore, Hermione has also kissed Viktor as well so again, it is a bit extreme to go from kissing Ron on the lips to marrying and having children with him in the epilogue. Harry and Hermione’s bond is described in a much more profound and significant way (ex, the “bonded for life” moment at Bill and Fleur’s wedding or the Godric’s Hollow scene in DH) which can be distinguished from Hermione’s relationship with any other boy in the series.