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Seven Things the Movies Forgot About Hermione 


In the original books, Hermione was a clever, kick-ass character made highly relatable by her imperfections. The movies erased most of her flaws, making her a better ‘role model for girls’, but a far less interesting person: a typical weakly written strong woman.

So here are a…

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other girls might be hot but my dentist says my teeth are wonderfully shaped


whenever i see a quote by an author, i wonder if they said that or if one of their characters said it

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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.

" - 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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Sorry Hales, I’m gonna be self-centered and just answer the questions and not come up with new ones haha love youu

1. Favorite book? The Fault in Our Stars/ Paper Towns (wow look at me so cliche)

2. Best animation in a movie? I’m a fan of the hand-drawn classics- gotta go with Sleeping Beauty, I love the style in that one.

3. Favorite voice actor/actress? Susan Egan, Jodie Benson

4. One place you HAVE visit. England- haha now that I have a british roommate.

5. What did you want to be when you were younger? A shamu/dolphin trainer!

6. Favorite hobby? fencing yoo

7. Name 3 weird habbits (or just normal habbits). I have to have my hair in a bun after a shower (I hate wet hair on my back), Sometimes I meow at people?!?!? and talking to myself also trimming split ends when I’m bored haha

8. A music album you would recommend to someone. The Heist Macklemorreeee

9. Do you prefer writing essays or reading textbooks? Writing essays times a million

10. A friendship you regret having? hahaha oh gosh, I’ll let you know when we hang out

11. Say one great thing that happened today. When I said I couldn’t think of anything my roommate said “you woke up to this beautiful face” haha so that was pretty great


Little Missing Moments - I love you, Hermione.

“I love you, Hermione,” said Ron, sinking back, rubbing his eyes wearily.
Hermione turned faintly pink, but merely said, “Don’t let Lavender hear you saying that.”
“I won’t,” said Ron into his hands. “Or maybe I will … then she’ll ditch me …” 

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It’s happened. My flappy bird score is higher than my ACT score. I am the supreme.

there’s all these posts about going for your dream despite people telling you you can’t do it, but my problem is everyone tells me I can, but I tell myself I can’t



the worst part about flappy bird is there is no fucking learning curve. like if you get a 6 the first time playing it just be happy because you ain’t ever gonna beat that


haha omg i woke up so many times during that trip i probably saw you at your absolute lowest

the worst part about flappy bird is there is no fucking learning curve. like if you get a 6 the first time playing it just be happy because you ain’t ever gonna beat that

"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, because J.K. Rowling won’t stop editorializing canon." - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (via frantzfandom)

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