I know it's been finals this whole week and next and everybody is stressing but take some time. Decompress. Read/write/comment on some fic. Your brain will thank you.
30 Days of Harry Potter
It's still Saturday here! So, Day 8:
08. Your favorite ship(s)
OH SWEET BABY JESUS IF THIS ISN'T ALREADY OBVIOUS.
There's hugging (read: affection).
There's dancing (read: comfort).
There's haaaaaaaaaand holding (read: intimacy). And they're not ashamed of it. At. All.
There's possibility (read: hope).
There's communication (read: honesty).
There's concern (read: love).
...and did I mention the dancing?
Also, Dumbledore ships them.
Snape ships them.
Draco ships them.
Cho ships them. Hell, McGonagall probably ships them too.
*Side note: Due to her awesomeness, I have decided, heretofore, to refer to Professor McGonagall as:
But back to the HMS Harmony. When did our ship become so flipping angsty? I remember a time when Harry was Head Boy and Hermione was Head Girl and it was all unicorns and rainbows and cakes made of smiles. Harry would sneak around the castle in the middle of the night with his invisibility cloak so he could take Hermione out on his Cleansweep to get her closer to the stars because the astronomy tower was infested with something or the other so they couldn't have night classes but he knew she really wanted to turn in a complete assignment even if it wasn't required.
And now, they slay me with the angst. Yet, I can't ever let them go. I could never resign to defeat just because they're not canon. They're just this really beautiful thing based on friendship and equality. There's understanding in the silences. They have their own season. They ground each other. When Harry is being a douche Hermione calls him on it and when Hermione is being a douche Harry calls her on it and they both take that to heart. They have a partnership. They pick each other up instead of apart and how can you not love that? Ultimately, they can't survive without the other.
Some other ships I like: Ginny/Neville: This is cuteness and adult-like but not a mockery of the seriousness. They make me 'aw'.
Ginny/Draco: IDEK, I just really like the idea of them cos Ginny is sassy and Draco is a ponce and for some reason they remind me of David and Maddie from Moonlighting. Plus, they'd have pretty babies who's names wouldn't be redonkulous like ALBUS SEVERUS. I mean I love Dumbledore and Snape but yeesh, that kid is gonna get teased no matter WHO his parents are.
Sirius/Lily: OMG!I!KNOW! However, this is a relatively new development. It's the bad boy/good girl thing. Plus, there's the whole my best friend's girl taboo thing going on there. I mean it's the poor little rich boy and the girl next door! It's sexy and attractive and kinda naughty and I am in severe like with this idea. When The Kids have had their way with me I'm definitely delving more into this ship of temptation.
Luna/Ron: Just cos.
Luna/Neville: They have some kind of connection. That whole both of our parents are crazy thing...
09. Fanfiction: discuss
10. Favorite book moment(s)
11. Character you're crushing on
12. Favorite movie scene(s)
13. Least favorite character(s)
14. Moments in the books/movies that made you cry
15. Whatever tickles your fancy
16. How have you participated in the fandom over the years?
17. Your favorite celebs from the movies or fandom
18. If you could change one thing about canon, what would it be?
19. A favorite fanart
20. A favorite quote
21. How has the HP fandom connected you to other fandoms, interests, or people?
22. Your favorite villain
23. Share some HP icons
24. Rant about Steve Kloves something
25. Song that reminds you of HP
26. What aspect of the books has been best translated to film?
27. What aspect of the books has been most poorly translated to film?
28. Hogwarts subject you would most like to take
29. Favorite location
30. Whatever tickles your fancy