i want to sleep next to you. i want to sleep next to you and i want to wake up in the middle of the night and roll over and kiss you and know that you aren’t going anywhere.
Anonymous asked: Some people hate Ginny just as much as Umbridge and that's really scary.
Ginny Weasley has done nothing to deserve the hate she gets.
There are two ways that people hate a character: As a character, or a person. Usually, you find people hating Umbridge as a person, and Ginny as a character, which I absolutely don’t understand. Ginny Weasley is given more exposition and justification of her actions/life than Umbridge ever is, and she deals with the shitty aspects of her life damn well. For some reason, people think because she had a hard life and overcame it, or because she was good at things, these traits somehow make her unrealistic?
She grew up the youngest of seven children, of course she would have to learn to speak up for herself. And that, along with her lower class background, would create a drive to prove her worth among a crowd. She made sure her brothers knew she was not to be pushed around, and that the school knew it too. She practiced Quidditch independently and matched pace (and arguably was better) than someone who had been the youngest person in a century to be put on the team. She was noted by Slughorn, who sought out exceptional talents. Why is it any less probable that she would achieve these things than Harry himself? Hermione is considered the brightest witch of her age, and yet she rarely gets anyone question the legitimacy of the statement.
So, she was good-looking and got with the protagonist. What’s wrong with that? Ginny and Harry make sense. She also wasn’t afraid to call him out on his bullshit, was able to reach him on a level his friends sometimes could not, and deeply understood him. Ginny spent a year being possessed by Lord Voldemort. She didn’t have to fight him with the help of a wand, she had to get him out of her head. Even Harry only had to deal with the occasional painful vision, rather than completely losing his free will. Yes, he was a horcrux, but Voldemort could not take him over completely. And Harry had group of adults that he could look to for answers. Who could eleven-year-old Ginny go to, who would believe her? She was essentially stripped of all agency and used as an object. And you know what? She fought like hell. She tried her damnedest to make sure that diary stayed away. She had enough strength of character to deal with a horcrux at eleven when later, the trio could barely handle at seventeen. Harry needed someone to be strong for him sometimes, when he always had to be strong for everyone else. And more importantly, Ginny proved the type of person, the type of character she was by surviving all that. Not forgetting it, but surviving it and living and make sure no else ever had to deal with it again.
So yeah, I don’t think it’s unrealistic that Ginny was exceptional. If anything, I wonder why she doesn’t have more of a fan-base. She embodies both a strong character, and strong person. More than her talents, her capacity to love despite having seen dark consequences of vulnerability is what draws me to her. And that’s why I don’t have time for anyone’s misogynistic “Mary-Sue” spiel.
do you ever think that oliver wood was created for the sole purpose of innuendo
even his name is an innuendo
It gets even better when you realize the actor’s name was Sean Biggerstaff.
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