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I'm not fussed that Rowling's got opinions about her own universe, but didn't she once call Harry/Hermione shippers delusional? Protesting too much, I suppose she was. Oh, well, it's not as though her opinion has any bearing on book canon, right? (And we can "fix" the parts of it we don't like with fan fic, yes?) *loves fandom*

Here's more love of a fuzzier kind:

Albus & Minerva Embracing in the Night

Albus/Merva 4evah!


Feb. 3rd, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
I've always liked Harry/Luna and Ron/Lavender. I think Lavender could have been a particularly interesting character as she matured (she's a bit much in the early books but it's teenage hormones combined with jealousy over Hermione's grades I expect, also H herself isn't exactly that likeable).

Neville/Ginny makes sense particularly given the 7th book and how they are the student leadership at the castle.

And Draco/Hermione could be good as well. Isn't he always the one battling for top grades spot with her? And he could also mature and lose a bit of his superiority complex. Plus you have the muggleborn-pureblood union of modern day (Andromeda/Ted being the wrong generation) and they BOTH have ambition to do great things. They could be the smart mixed blood couple that goes on to be a wonderful example and actually IMPROVE a lot of the problems still extant in the world. Many of the characters are physically and emotionally exhausted by the end of the war and understandably just want life as normal back. But life as normal led to the current situation. I think Hermione has the zeal to push things forward and change the current situation for the better. Plus you get some redeeming aspects of the Slytherins. (Was always ticked about how JK handled their mysterious and sudden disappearance from the Final Battle. There are much better reasons than "oh they're all death eaters or cowards.")

Can you tell I'm procrastinating something? Putting WAY too much thought into this right now... LOL.
Feb. 3rd, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
Jumping in to say that yes, a mature Lavender would work well for Ron, and just what is this epic you've got brewing?
Feb. 4th, 2014 03:30 am (UTC)
Don't feel bad. I procrastinate over writing all the time. If it weren't for some really grand folk (like Iuls) in fandom talking me into actually committing my ideas to actual writing and posting, I'd never have done more than lurked, LOL!

To me, Ron was with Lavender because he wanted to be 'normal'. Both he and his family were fully involved in the war. At this point, the poor guy just wanted to be a popular jock with a pretty girl on his arm that admired him for him. Lavender gave him all of that and more - allowing him to virtually put his head in the sand until he was poisoned. She gave him the needed confidence in himself.

Neville took Ginny to the Yule Ball - so there is the opening for that pair, along with the events of Year 7.

As for Slytherin House at the end - that scene was a mirror and response to the Leaving Feast in Year 1 where Dumbledore stole the House Cup from them. I've always felt that the Hogwarts wards broke when Minerva tossed them out on their ear. The DE's didn't actually breach the castle until after that occurred.

See - told you I have thoughts on everything! *grins* I'd love to see where you are headed with yours.