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."
The Ravenclaw common room is located high up within a tower and known for its panoramic views of the school grounds. It is a large circular room filled with bookcases and blue furnishings. It is also one of the only common rooms to feature a statue of their house founder. The entrance requires no password but the solving of a riddle asked by a bronze eagle knocker. Incorrect answers result in having to wait outside for someone else to answer their riddle successfully. Once inside you can sit under the impressive starry domed ceiling and listen to the relaxing sounds of the wind whistling around the exterior of the tower windows.
Thranduil: The sassiest King in Middle-Earth
Hannibal: *screams from mountain top* I EAT PEOPLEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Jack Crawford at the bottom of the mountain: *screams back* YOU EAT PINEAPPLE? ME TOO!!
“Allison has a mini-breakdown where she says, “I’m always terrified,” or something like that. (…) I remember that there was something going on in my personal life, at that moment, so it was nice to have that be my release. That might be too much information. It was cathartic. Acting is really therapeutic for me, personally. That’s something that I’ll always remember. I don’t know how it’s going to look, but I gave it my heart and soul.”
Stannis Baratheon - The King
GET TO KNOW ME MEME: [1/10] favorite movies → The Dark Knight (2008)
"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
❝ I think the best advice for a girl who wants to be powerful … I think it really requires believing in yourself, trusting yourself. I think so many people look to other people for how they should look and how they should feel and what’s cool and I think the best thing is when you really trust and believe in yourself and love who you are. It’s when you’re the most powerful.
They built the wall to make us safe. The faction system keeps the peace. Everyone seems to know where they belong, except for me.
Inner voice: *Hey, so you have that paper to do and it’s not hard, and you can start it now. So, what are you going to do?*
Me: I think I’ll watch some anime.
#LOOK AT THE PAIN IN HIS EXPRESSION THOUGH #HE DOESNT WANT TO KILL STILES #HE DOESNT WANT STILES TO BE HARMED #BECAUSE HE CARES FOR THAT DORKY KID #HE KNOWS IS STILL IN THERE #THAT DORK KID WHO HELD HIM IN WATER FOR TWO HOURS #THAT KID THAT UNDERSTAND HIM #THAT KID THAT DOESNT BLAME HIM FOR HIS MISTAKES #WOW BYE