According to the interview, J.K. Rowling said that she regrets marrying Hermione to Ron in the internationally known story. And of course, after hearing this “outrageous” piece of information the Romione shippers went nuts.
Firstly, I want to add the article so that you can see the exact words that were said by the famous writer:
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment.* That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.
I know, I’m sorry. I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”
*(Rowling has often stated that the character of Hermione bears several personality traits in common with her creator.)
Apparently she wasn’t breaking Emma’s, who replied “I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.”
And to twist the basilisk fang she just stabbed shippers in the collective heart with, Rowling added that as it is, Ron and Hermione would probably need relationship counseling. Wow. You hear that, Ginny Weasley? It wasn’t supposed to be you.
Or you could find a big part of the interview here.
A thing that is not included in the excerpt is that Rowling says that Hermione would have been a better match for Harry, than Ginny is.
Now, let’s get some things straight! The people who went all crazy about this have no right to be, because she is the author and she has every right of expressing her thoughts and opinions on her work.
And to those who have been saying really, really nasty things about her: If she hadn’t write the story, you wouldn’t have anything to fight about now…
Me, as a Dramione shipper, I am happy about this piece of information because I share JKR’s and Emma’s opinion. And that is Ron not being able to make Hermione happy in their future together. And I know that there will come questions like: “Why? They are so perfect together!”..Well, I feel that Hermione’s witty personality, intelligence and just her general characteristics would make Ron unable to make her happy over the years.
Now, I am not saying that Ron is stupid and ugly for Hermione, no. I am only saying that Hermione’s type should be more like her regarding the personality traits and also the physical ones.
That was my honest opinion, and I hope that I won’t get much hate for expressing my opinion regarding this interview, and also these relationships between some very well known characters throughout the whole world.
I need to post the definition of some terms that I used. If you were interested and actually read this, than you know for sure these words, but there might be people that don’t know them.
- fandom=is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of sympathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest.
- shipper=derived from the word relationship, is the belief that two people, fictional or non-fictional, would be interesting or believable (or are, or will be, or should be) in a romantic relationship.
Until next time,keep safe and far from Romione shippers :)),
Lexi xxxxxx! 🙂