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Name: you guys can call me weezly
(also paranoid about pictures, sorry, have some of me as a toddler at Disneyland)
Food: anything with potatoes.
Drink: coffee, probably
Book: this is a terrible question and I refuse to only pick one so top 5 (in no particular order): Harry Potter (series, counts as one), Never Let Me Go, The Night in Question, Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever, In the Woods (don’t hold me to this 5, there are so many and I can’t choose and I froze but these are things I love)
Film: this is as bad as the book one. Uh, The Social Network, Finding Neverland, Never Let Me Go (everything about this is perfect), Peter Pan, Tangled, 10 Things I Hate About You (same disclaimer as other one)
TV Show: (we’re doing top 5 for all of these, okay? I’m bad at making decisions) The West Wing, The Walking Dead, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Pushing Daisies, Gilmore Girls (there are so many good shows, though)
Bands: Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab for Cutie
Place: Amherst, probably.
School Subject: I always liked English, I think? And history.
Male Actor: Gut reaction was James McAvoy so we’ll go with that
Female Actress: Sandra Bullock
Siblings: younger sister. (If you wanna be technical, and why not - I’m pretty open on here - one older half sister I don’t really see by my dad, three younger half sisters I’ve never met, also by my dad, and a younger half sister by my mom - this is who I’m talking about when I say ‘my sister,’ probably 99% of the time)
Dream Job: TV writer/showrunner
Fears: Being forgotten/forgetting, spiders
Piercings: my ears are pierced but I haven’t worn earrings since I was 6 so the holes have pretty much closed up
Languages: English, and I can sorta read/write/understand Spanish. Comprehension’s way better than speech
Reason behind URL: I love the Weasleys (specifically Ron) and I liked the messed up spelling of the name from GoF, and 14 is my favorite number (because birthday)
Why you joined: for Walking Dead stuff
I tag thedronesneedyou, and anyone else who wants to play.
First URL: weezly14
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.❞
get to know me meme: [2/6] male characters » ned the piemaker
The truth is that there are a lot of people like you, us, with strange hobbies or talents or gifts and we try to hide it because we’re afraid that it makes us seem weird or it will turn people off, but that’s a mistake. What makes me unique has brought every person I love into my life.
One of the perks of food service: free coffee, and free specialty drinks when customers don’t know what they ordered and request something else. Also expired soufflés.
but what if the snow queen is mrs. swan and when they are in the middle of a showdown she calls emma by some nickname that she used to call her back then
(maybe duckling becuase hello url)and emma is suddenly 3yo again and whispers “mommy?” and snow is there and it’s heartbreaking and emma can’t use her magic against tsq and jajdlaskjdlasjdklasjdlak