Well, I think it happens sometimes, and probably more often in rather small communities such as the wizarding world is. and it's not as if it happens to everyone in HP - just two couples in the older generation and two in the younger: Remus/Tonks, whatever you think of it, and Bill/Fleur, as well as all the post-story pairings like Luna/Rolf, show that it's not universal.
But I think it was inevitable for the main characters. 'Then they all split up, and six years later Harry met a Muggle called Lucy who he went on to marry' would make perfect sense form a realistic point of view, but would be very narratively unsatisfying.
Age: Indeterminate (prematurely aged by a life of villainy).
While my only investment in the shipping of the series came down to what I thought was going to happen rather than what I thought should happen... my reaction to this is that, if she's setting up a duality between "personal reasons" and "credible reasons," saying this now sounds very much like she has a personal problem with the story rather than a problem of credibility. She could've just left well alone, it's not like anybody's still bitter about how things turned out (I hope). But then again, if this was in the context of an interview, she had to be honest - it's kind of like when she revealed that she imagined Dumbledore as gay, where that was a response to a question but everyone treated it as if she'd called a press conference to announce it.
Post by Dr. Craigenstein on Feb 12, 2014 11:02:22 GMT -5
“Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, Harry" said Hermione, before catching sight of Ron's raised eyebrows, blushing slightly and saying "oh you know what I mean - Goyle's Potion looked like bogies.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Malathion and its oxygen analog maloxon are carcinogenic in Osborne-Mendel and Fischer-344 Rats.
Comet: And the title song
Jan 10, 2018 12:34:31 GMT -5
Comet: Also I'm a little bit disappointed that I didn't manage to quote Steven Pinker in the psycholinguistics paper I'm writing, because I'd've loved to make a section titled 'Pinker and the Brain'
Jan 10, 2018 12:35:47 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: having seen your “the grice is right” gag, all i can say is your uni must have very different academic writing guidelines to mine
Jan 10, 2018 20:50:31 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: wish puns and tv references gave students advantages here
Jan 10, 2018 20:51:09 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: one time my lecturer hammered into us all that using long quotes in essays was a bad idea and *shudder* OPENING an essay with a quote was unthinkable
Jan 10, 2018 20:52:29 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: and not long after i found one of my mum’s essays from when she was at uni, opening with a humongous slab of a quote from yes minster, and for which she had gotten a good mark
Jan 10, 2018 20:54:25 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: compared to both of you i got the short end of the stick
Jan 10, 2018 20:55:44 GMT -5
¿bear?: i only managed the page counts in my high school lit essays because i found out that, in mla, if you quote a poem it still gets double spaced
Jan 10, 2018 22:35:03 GMT -5
pepper: if allegations come out against michael cera i'm never consuming any media ever again in my life
Jan 12, 2018 19:22:20 GMT -5
Comet: I'm really sorry your uni doesn't appreciate puns, Mona I'm not sure if it's actually an advantage for us, but nobody has told me to stop yet, so I just keep doing it
Jan 13, 2018 7:27:29 GMT -5
Comet: The latest instance, by the way: A section in the aforementioned paper titled "How can you be Saussure?"
Jan 13, 2018 7:27:58 GMT -5
Cafe SalMONAlla: good luck with your paper and hope stephin merritt doesn’t sue you
Jan 13, 2018 9:42:35 GMT -5
¿bear?: today was penthouse day lol
Jan 14, 2018 15:21:30 GMT -5
pepper: rip the penthouse
Jan 14, 2018 18:14:22 GMT -5
pepper: not even hermes showed up
Jan 14, 2018 18:14:34 GMT -5