the magic begins - A character you feel the need to defend“Least loved, always, by the mother who craved a daughter … Least loved, now, by the girl who prefers your friend … Second best, always, eternally overshadowed … ”
I will defend Ronald Weasley until the day I die.
Yes, the movies ruined him. But even with that aside, people tend to have such a willful misunderstanding of his character that they shove him off as useless, mean, and dumb.
So Ron, anytime I can, I will come to your aide.
He’s like my Batsignal.
the magic begins » A scene you really wanted to be in the movies, but wasn’tThe Ron/Hermione kiss (the right way)
SO MANY FANDOMS, MARI.
When the boat touched the shore, he swept her up into his arms, brushing his lips against the dark, heavy felt of her graduation gown and burying his nose into her hair, whispering with such pride, “Will you marry me?”
This man, this man, will I ever be able to deserve him? she thought, as she nuzzled her head deeper into the flannel of his shirt, listening to his ooo’s and ahh’s as he watched the snow gently falling outside the window.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Ron vs. Sirius
sketchvember day 29. The Real Ron Weasley does not whimper in a corner. The Real Ron Weasley is a Gryffindor knight.
^ YES. PLEASE GET RON WEASLEY RIGHT NEXT TIME.
^THE REAL. RON. WEASLEY.
And would doing this have made Hermione wimpy? HELL TO THE NO. It’s not like there’s a limit on how many brave characters you have.
HE HAD A BROKEN FUCKING LEG AND HE SAYS THIS. I JUST—RON LET ME LOVE YOU.
OK I’VE GOT TO SOAP-BOX FOR A SECOND.
What is WITH people and Ron/Hermione? I just—I freaking—
I understand that they fought A LOT. That they were flawed. But we also never once got to see them in a relationship. How are we to say how smoothly or how roughly it would have gone. I dare say they would have had their fair share, maybe LARGER share, of bumps than most people. But the picking on Ron/Hermione has GOT to STOP.
I feel like I’ve been defending them my entire life, and the movies certainly haven’t helped. At the basest line of my reactions here, I can sum up with this: Ron/Hermione in the movies??? PROBABLE. Ron/Hermione from the BOOKS? NEVER.
So please let’s assume that all my conversations about Ron/Hermione EVER pertain to their ACTUAL CHARACTERS and not the BS POS mockeries they were in the films.
Do I think Ron/Hermione broke up maybe once or twice before getting hitched? Sure do. I don’t think they stayed apart for long, but I think Hermione at least would have had the sense to know when they needed time apart. If there is a large thing I disapproved of in the epilogue it was how young they all were with 11 and 12 year-olds. Harry I would absolutely buy wanting children right away, but Ron and Hermione? My own head!canon for them would have waited longer. Ron had a LOT of growing up left to do. I can’t imagine him being or feeling ready for children for a long time. And Hermione is such a career girl. Career comes first. (I must amend this slightly. I don’t think that Hermione is anti-family, because OBVIOUSLY she isn’t. But in her married life, and in a life POST-War, I think she’d choose to focus on her career and what she could do with her passion. Ron could get upset at her caring more about Elf!Rights than spending time with him, maybe eventually starting a family, etc.) And that would have been a huge contention point for them eventually. So yes, I agree, that bit was tied up far too neatly.
But I must beg this question: Why do people think Ron and Hermione would break up and not Harry and Ginny? You want to talk about war and how it changes people, for Christ’s sake, then, look at the Boy Who Lived, Died, lost everyone he considered a father!figure, was betrayed by his mentor, and never got the chance to live a normal childhood. If you really must pry apart the edges of a vague and seemingly perfect epilogue, then why not pry apart the psychosis of Harry Potter? What’s HIS PTSD like, I wonder? How does that effect Ginny, the winningly smart, funny girl, who must battle with her husband some nights for his sense to be regained?
In short, I don’t think either couple would split up, but that’s because JKR structured them perfectly for each other. And yes, maybe that is too perfect, Joss. But considering your propensity for the destruction of happiness, I’m not surprised you start tackling the happiness of characters in other series besides your own.
It’s a children’s book. And goddamnit, if kids can’t be happy, then who can.
Holy crap never thought about that…. but yeah, I suppose all of them have new boggarts.
The Harry and Ron relationship perfectly illustrated.
That’s the problem with having such a crappy screen-writer. He’s pretty crappy.
I’m sure he also felt that he was “catering toward the individual actor’s needs”, which is why he plastered Rupert with stupid physical comedy bits instead of a real character and held comedy back from Dan. But you see, that was wrong on two levels.
1) Yes, you should consider your actors, and catering to them when they’re younger makes sense. But these kids grew up. And you failed to challenge them.
2) Any actor worth their salt can tell you that Rupert is an emotionally rooted actor, and Dan is an intellectual actor. So Rupert is actually better inclined to channeling drama and Dan is better inclined to produce comedy. I’m not saying they can’t do both, what I’m saying is that, by not allowing them to rise to their full potentials, it stunted them as actors and it stunted the characters they were meant to portray. As we all saw, Rupert was bloody TERRIFIC at channeling inner turmoil in DH Parts 1 and 2, and Dan was bloody TERRIFIC at the comedy bits with Prof Slughorn in HBP.
Steve Kloves—the failing of the entire fandom rests on your shoulders. You were aided greatly, I will note, by director faults. For example, I know that you wrote in Hermione’s slapping of Draco as it was written: a slap. Cuaron changed it to a punch. For all I know, you may have even drafted her mental breakdown in that film. You also wrote several brave!Ron lines that didn’t make the final cut in several films. I know that you’re not entirely to blame.
But you are to blame.
Look, I know that this is just a design concept picture. But look at Hermione. Clinging ALL over Harry.
Like, come on, movie, if you can’t even get this shit right in a DESIGN PROMO, there is no hope for you. She clings to RON. RON fucking WEASLEY, badass extraordinaire, and doesn’t think about jumping on a dragon because that’s mother fuckin’ suicide and she HATES FLYING.